Roosevelt Elementary School

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Frequently Asked Questions


How much does school lunch cost? You can buy one lunch for $2.50. You are welcome to pay in the school office or online at

What if I forget to give my child a home lunch or money for school lunch? They will be given a school lunch and will owe the money.  If they owe multiple lunches, they will not be given a school lunch.       

Absences and Tardies 

What do I do if my child is absent? Either call the school that day or have a child bring a note to school the next day explaining the absence. 

What do I do if my child is tardy? If your child is more than five minutes late, they should check in at the office before coming to class. If your child misses class for a medical appointment, please bring a note from your medical provider.

What if my child will be absent for five or more days in a row?
If you tell the teacher in advance, the teacher can give you independent study work and your child will not be charged with any absences.

Incoming Kindergarteners

When are school tours? Each year families are invited to attend a school tour.  Three tours are held during the year and are facilitated by the principal.  This is a handy and informative way to see the school, its classrooms and to ask questions. Please call our office for exact tour dates.

How do I register my child for Kindergarten? Registration for Kindergarten begins at the end of February. Registration is done online at  Documentation for registration (information found in packet):  for all new students to register in San Leandro Unified School District, families must provide the following:

  • Proof of Residency:  (Three documents) These must be current utility bills (EBMUD, PG&E, Cable, Garbage)
  • a mortgage statement, property tax statement, escrow statement or lease/rental agreement.
  • and California School Immunization Records

Volunteering in the Classroom

When can I volunteer in the classroom? Check with your teacher about regular or occasional volunteering in class. Some teachers provide a schedule and you can sign up based on your availability. 

Do I need to fill out any forms in order to volunteer? Yes, you need to fill out a volunteer packet, a TB test and Live. If you have filled it out in previous years, you may need to update it.         

Field Trips 

Can my child’s sibling come along on the field trip? Sorry, for liability reasons, school rules prohibit siblings from attending field trips. 

Do I need to fill out any forms to drive on a field trip? Yes, you need to fill out a volunteer packet in the office and a form that states that you have adequate car insurance.