Principal's Message

Welcome back to the 2017-18 school year, Roosevelt families!

Dear Roosevelt Families,

Welcome back to school! I am super excited that I will be assuming the principalship at Roosevelt Elementary. I am committed to bringing my twenty years of service to our district to Roosevelt. We will build a positive culture that ensures high standards of teaching and learning for all students. Our strong team of teachers will be working collaboratively to support all students' social-emotional growth to promote confidence and excitement for learning. We are adopting Benchmark Advance as our new ELA curriculum. This quality English Language Arts program offers learning to all students in a way that builds 21st-century literacy to prepare for middle school and beyond. Please help us make your child successful by making sure that your child comes to school every day on time, and that whenever possible, doctor appointments are scheduled for after-school or holiday hours. We have a very strong team of teachers and we pledge to work continuously, together, to make Roosevelt a Safe, Happy, and Rigorous learning environment where all children have the opportunity to thrive. Both Ms. Chiboucas and I have an open-door policy and we welcome you any time. We urge you to join us as partners in your children's learning, through volunteering, becoming part of our PTA, School Site Council, ELAC, and any other parent committees. 

See you on August 10th!


Hilda Huerta

Trying to register your Kindergartener? Registrations are taking place at the District Office, 840 South Main Street Salinas, CA 93901. You will need to bring a current immunization record, birth certificate and proof of residence. 

Students are required to wear white collared shirts or Roosevelt t-shirts / sweatshirts (purchases can be made at school office during regular school hours). Students are required to wear black slacks, shorts or skirts. Shorts and skirts must be no shorter than one inch above the knee. Shoes should be black or tan in color. Outer wear should also be black or white. Students will be informed when there are Spirit Days, specific dress for special occasions. 


Notes From Our Superintendent


Attorney General Kamala D. Harris’s first statewide report on elementary school truancy and chronic absence, In School + On Track 2013, revealed that elementary school students who miss school are more likely to struggle academically and eventually to drop out of school altogether.

New research from the past year confirms that truancy and absenteeism in elementary school have far-ranging implications for academic achievement and student engagement in school. Chronically absent kindergartners performed below their better-attending peers on math and reading skills assessments—effects that are particularly pronounced as absences increase.

In California, fourth graders who missed more than three days of class in the month prior to taking national assessments scored more than a full grade level below their peers with no absences during that period.