Roosevelt Elementary - Home of the Raiders

The page is for the school and PTA to help increase communication with parents. This does not take the place of the newsletter or website.

The nonprofit portion of this page is for the PTA. Elementary school in Boise Idaho's historic east end.

Operating as usual


Visit to order your Roosevelt yearbook today!

Visit to order your Roosevelt yearbook today!


This week is pledge week, next week is read week!

Please visit the link below to set up your kid(s)’ fundraising accounts right now:

Click on “Add Participant” at the bottom of the page and add your child(ren).

Once you set up the participant page you will receive an email with a link to your child’s pledge page. Share that link via text, email, Facebook, Twitter, etc. so that friends, neighbors, coworkers and family can donate--it’s that easy!

This week is pledge week, next week is read week!

Please visit the link below to set up your kid(s)’ fundraising accounts right now:

Click on “Add Participant” at the bottom of the page and add your child(ren).

Once you set up the participant page you will receive an email with a link to your child’s pledge page. Share that link via text, email, Facebook, Twitter, etc. so that friends, neighbors, coworkers and family can donate--it’s that easy!

Photos from Roosevelt Elementary - Home of the Raiders's post 02/08/2021

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Who else can we get on board!? Parents, neighbors...


Kindergarten registration on Monday March 8th will be by appointment this year. Please call the office to schedule your visit. 208-854-6030. Registration forms can be submitted online at

Kindergarten registration on Monday March 8th will be by appointment this year. Please call the office to schedule your visit. 208-854-6030. Registration forms can be submitted online at


Panera fundraiser tonight! Tell friends and neighbors to order with our code!


Tuesday dinner to support Roosevelt! Swipe for details!


Do you know about Amazon Smile? It’s the same as Amazon, but when you turn on Smile they donate .5% of your purchases to Roosevelt! 💰


If you’re on the fence about ordering Roosevelt gear, we need you! We need to meet minimum quotas to be able to place our order. Ordering closes this afternoon!


Don't leave Roosevelt out of your Black Friday shopping! The spirit wear shop is taking orders for one more week only!

Order at:

Instagram: @RooseveltBoisePTA


Roosevelt's Spirit Wear shop is open for two weeks!

Check out our new red sweatshirt with the raiders logo. We also have silver athletic shirts and the pink tree shirts available!

Order at before Friday, Dec. 4th.

Instagram: @RooseveltBoisePTA


There's still 2 more days to bid in the 2020 Roosevelt PTA Online Silent Auction. Roosevelt needs your support to ensure the continuation of technology, music and art at our school!

Bidding ends at 4:00pm this Friday Oct 23rd.

View the list of available auction items at:

Contactless payment via Venmo or bring a check to the Roosevelt front office.



Hey Roosevelt Community, we need YOUR support!
Since our biggest annual PTA fundraiser was cancelled last spring due, your generous contributions to our school are more important than ever!

Announcing the 2020 Roosevelt PTA Online Silent Auction!
View the list of available auction items at:

Online bidding opens at 8:00am on Monday, October 19.
Bidding ends at 4:00pm on Friday, October 23.

Contactless payment via Venmo or bring a check to the Roosevelt front office.

Thanks for your support and GO RAIDERS!

[06/18/20]   Boise School Board Approves Fall Reopening Plan
Five Days a Week In-Person School and Online Learning Options Approved


Boise, ID -- 06/18/2020 -- The Boise School Board today approved a Fall 2020 Reopening Plan for students in the Boise School District. The plan provides students and families with the option to return to school in the Fall for in-person learning or enroll in the District's online learning program.

"Every student in our District deserves access to a great education, delivered by a highly-qualified Boise School District teacher, regardless of whether the teaching and learning occurs in a traditional classroom or online," said Board President Nancy Gregory.

"Whether our schools are open, we have students who are unable to attend their traditional school, or we find ourselves in a COVID-19 closure similar to what we experienced this spring, we will be prepared to support, care for, and, most importantly, teach our students," added Gregory.

The Board-approved plan reflects input from hundreds of community stakeholders, including parents, educators, health professionals, state officials, as well as Boise School District health, safety, food, transportation and facilities administration.

The plan, while comprehensive, is neither exhaustive nor static. Day-to-day school-level operational plans, athletics and activities guidelines, as well as detailed information regarding the District’s new online school, will be available in the near future.

"The plan we adopted today creates a framework for our principals to work with in customizing their own building plans. It also honors the choice of families and provides flexibility to respond to changing conditions in our community," explained Gregory. "We appreciate the dedication of our administration and staff through this challenging time. We are all focused on how to best serve our students.”

Fall 2020 Reopening
Boise School District Pandemic Operation Plan

Our Promise to You: Core Beliefs & Interests
Our neighborhood public schools play a critical role in the vibrancy, unity and well-being of our community. While pivoting to respond to an unpredictable future, we will remain firmly grounded in our core beliefs and interests. With that in mind, we will:

Offer students a high-quality, comprehensive educational experience five days a week, whether in-person or online
Respect the U.S. Centers for Disease Control guidelines and adopt practices we can control
Be creative, flexible and sustainable in our instruction, school operations and problem-solving
Be responsible stewards of our resources
Ensure every student has a meaningful connection to a responsible and caring adult
Be empathetic and respectful of each individual’s choices and individual needs
Provide the social and emotional services necessary for our students and staff to be successful
Consider input and feedback from students, staff, families and patrons with respect and compassion
Provide our parents, students and staff with the training and tools needed to adapt to an ever-evolving educational environment
Maintain credibility and trust through sincere and timely communication

Highlights of Fall 2020 Reopening Plan
Provide Monday through Friday in-person learning at all Boise Schools beginning the start of the 2020-2021 school year on August 17, 2020.
Provide an option for students to enroll in an online learning program with a robust learning curriculum that mirrors the District's in-person curriculum, as much as possible. Registration for the online learning option will open July 13th and run through July 31st. Further information about online registration will be announced in the near future.

School Specific Pandemic Operation Plans
School teams will now create school-specific pandemic operation plans to support the District's Elementary School Pandemic Operation Plan and Secondary School Pandemic Operation Plan. School principals will obtain input from their staff and parents and communicate about those plans in their July school newsletters/communications.

Each school's Pandemic Operation Plan will support the following personal protective equipment (PPE) strategy (per CDC guidelines):

Use of masks and face shields by staff. (Recommended)
Use of masks or face shields by students. (Recommended)
Sneeze guards -- Main office space in each school.
Mobile hand sanitizer stations in each school.
Hand washing stations/sanitizing stations in each classroom.
Intentional physical distancing measures.
Take measures to reduce class size and maximize space -- remove furniture, master schedule changes
Digital thermometers in each school.
Disinfectant wipes available in each classroom.
Disinfectant spray bottle in every classroom.

"We sincerely appreciate all the input received, including the results from our parent and staff surveys and public comments, explained Superintendent Coby Dennis, Boise School District. "Parents clearly told us that our priorities must include creating an online culture that reflects, to the best of our ability, the level of student engagement found in a traditional school environment, while providing the flexibility parents and students need to thrive online. This plan provides families a choice between in-person and on-line education so they can choose the best option for their student’s needs.”

In making today's announcement, District leaders reassured parents, students, staff and the Boise community that the District is committed to seeing that every student has a meaningful connection to a responsible and caring adult.

“In short, Boise School District will continue to foster the power of the teacher-student relationship as we move forward with our plans to provide an excellent and safe learning environment for all students," added Superintendent Dennis.

Further information about Boise School District's COVID-19 response can be found on our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information & Resources webpage. 06/01/2020

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Virtual PTA Meeting - this Thursday!!

We are hosting one last PTA meeting for the 19-20 school year this Thursday evening at 7:00 PM. We will be wrapping up details including a budget summary, Spring Fling information, and other school/PTA news.

Tiffany Robb, PTA Treasurer, is hosting the PTA Zoom meeting. When you sign in, please make sure your name is entered to help identify you through Zoom. Tiffany will utilize a waiting room which means she will approve each person who enters our Zoom meeting.

Topic: Roosevelt PTA meeting
Time: Jun 4, 2020, 07:00 PM America/Boise

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Hey Roosevelt, it's not too late and we need YOUR support!

Since our biggest annual fundraiser (Spring Fling) was cancelled, your generous contributions to our online “Paddle Raise” are more important than ever!

Your donation will go directly to helping every Roosevelt student have continued access to resources such as a dedicated art teacher, 1-to-1 devices in the classroom, and software licenses. These amazing resources are not a given, and may not continue at Roosevelt without your help!

Please make a donation in one of two ways:
The Roosevelt PTA website:
Venmo @RooseveltRaidersBoise (Please mention “donation” in the comments)

We hope that your family has a great summer while continuing to stay healthy and strong.

Thank you and GO RAIDERS!


Yearbook Pick-up Tomorrow!
If you ordered a yearbook, pick-up day is Wednesday, May 27 from 9-11am or 1-3pm. If you missed the order deadline, you are in luck! We have a limited quantity available for purchase. Cost is $15 and you can pay with cash (exact amount please; we will not have change) or check, payable to Roosevelt PTA. Or you may also venmo payment, @RooseveltRaidersBoise (please specify yearbook in the comments), in advance and we will have your yearbook ready.

We will be following similar procedures as were in place when collecting student belongings:

If driving:
1 Pull up to the school along the Maple Street side of the building heading South. Do not exit your car if another person is picking up a yearbook.
2- Once the car in front of you has pulled away, have one person exit your car. The staff member near the table will wave you over to the table.
3- A table will be set up with yearbooks. Please take the yearbook copy/ies that you ordered from the top of the pile and our staff member will check your name off the order list. Return to your vehicle, then pull forward for the next vehicle.

If walking:
1- Approach the school from the corner of Maple and Jefferson.
2- Wait at the corner until it is safe to approach. The staff member near the table will wave you over.
3- A table will be set up with yearbooks. Please take the yearbook copy/ies that you ordered from the top of the pile and our staff member will check your name off the order list.
4- If there is a line of people waiting, please stay 6ft from the next person.

Please have only 1 person exit the car to collect the yearbook. Yearbooks will be placed on a disinfected table in piles and we ask that you grab the copy on top. In line with CDC recommendations, volunteers will be wearing masks and gloves and will keep a safe distance. Here is some other CDC information you might find useful,

We would advise you to proceed in the level of protection needed for your family. 05/19/2020

Weekly Parent Update 5/18/2020

Weekly Parent Update 5/18/20 Roosevelt 5/18/2020 This week: Goodbye parade: Thursday May 21st, 3:30-5:30 Raider Pride Goodbye Parade See note inside link about giving teachers goodbye cards The final installment of the 6th grade newspaper: Roosevelt Record Thank you 6th graders! We will miss you next year. How you can h...


Roosevelt Community: Announcing the 2020 Roosevelt Elementary Online "Paddle Raise" Fundraiser!

Roosevelt’s biggest annual fundraiser is taking place online this year, in lieu of our in-person event (Spring Fling) due to COVID-19.
Each year, the Spring Fling fundraiser generates nearly 77% of Roosevelt’s annual PTA budget. These donations provide experiences for every student over & above what the school’s general budget provides, such as a dedicated art teacher, 1-to-1 devices, software licenses (these things don’t exist at all schools!). And with the recent 5% public education budget cuts, this year your donations are more important than ever!

What better way to say thank you to our amazing teachers than to help fund their classrooms and our wonderful school programs?

You can make a donation in one of two ways:
The Roosevelt PTA website:
Venmo @RooseveltRaidersBoise (Please mention “donation” in the comments)

We hope that your family continues to stay healthy and strong.

Thank you for your support and GO RAIDERS! 05/15/2020

Treasure Valley Census

Boise School District Update

We know it is almost impossible to keep up with the latest developments as our community responds to COVID-19. Each of these items below are evolving rapidly, and there are many details to be worked out. Please bear with us as we continue to work through these challenging times.

Budget Update
As we plan for the future, we are beginning to develop a deeper understanding of both the short and long-term impact the COVID-19 crisis will have on the District’s budget. We’ve included a brief snapshot of the factors we are considering as we develop our budget for the 2020 - 21 school year:

The Governor’s order of a 1% budget holdback in 2019 - 20 state funding for K-12 has already reduced funding to Boise School District by $1.45 million.

The Governor has announced that he will request an additional 5% holdback for K-12 for the 2020 - 21 school year. Boise School District will lose an estimated $7.3 million under a 5% holdback.

This estimate does not include reduced state funding ($500,000) due to limited alternative school enrollments for summer 2020 or a reduction in interest earnings ($750,000).

While some relief will come from Federal coronavirus spending (CARES Act) in the amount of $3.8 million, the majority of these funds will be earmarked to cover costs associated with providing online education and meeting the needs of our special populations.

There is also uncertainty regarding a possible decline in Fall enrollment due to individual family decisions to keep students out over concerns of COVID-19.

Prior to the Coronavirus crisis, the Boise School District projected an estimated drop of 300 students in enrollment for 2020 - 21.

Bond Projects
Due to current and future concerns over significant cuts to our budget, we will pause all pre-bid capital projects, including the expansion and remodels slated for Longfellow, Collister and Roosevelt Elementary schools, as well as the construction of a new school in Harris Ranch. While we have been able to cover some rising construction costs from our General Fund budget, we cannot assume those dollars will be there as we plan for the future.

Fall Planning
Unfortunately, there are more questions than answers for the 2020 - 2021 school year. We are monitoring the guidance provided by the Idaho State Board of Education and Central District Health. At this point, our expectation is that our schools will open, as scheduled, in August. While we will offer a safe in-person school experience, we do know it will look differently than how our schools operated prior to COVID-19. Here’s what we are doing right now:

In an attempt to develop a more accurate picture of parent expectations, we will conduct a survey of parents prior to the end of this academic year to solicit input on day-to-day learning options, school environment, as well as overall concerns.

We will offer a deeper, richer and more interactive online learning experience for students who cannot physically return to school and those families who choose not to have their children participate in traditional school due to COVID-19. A team of teachers, content supervisors, principals and District Administrators are working to develop our online learning program.

In anticipation of the need for a more robust online educational experience, as well as the need for either short or long-term closures due to major outbreak or student/staff infection, the District will roll-out a One-to-One device plan for the Fall.

At this point, we are considering multiple strategies to comply with social distancing guidelines and still be able to provide an environment favorable to learning. Some options, such as staggered or alternate day attendance schedules, may create more issues for families than they solve. Put simply, there is no magic bullet.

Additional Items of Note

May Primary/School Levies:
For the first time ever, the State of Idaho will conduct a mail-only vote for the May 19, 2020 Primary Election. For more information, please visit

In addition to the usual candidate primary races, a number of school districts, including our neighbors, West Ada and Mountain Home are requesting supplemental levies. Please do not forget to vote this May.

Complete U.S. Census:
Did you know that an accurate Census count helps support our students and education programs? From preschool programs up to universities, the 2020 Census will have an impact on the funding that our education systems receive. It’s up to you, and all of us, to be counted. Please complete the 2020 Census. Learn more at:

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through the many challenges related to the coronavirus crisis. Your support of our students and families has been a true bright spot in what has been a difficult time for our community. Please stay safe and stay well.

Boise School District Administration

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Boise, ID

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