About Us

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A message from Principal, Shawn Peck

It’s a great day to be a Falcon! I am excited to be entering my 5th year as a member of the Faribault Public School District and my 1st as principal at Roosevelt. All of us at Roosevelt are looking forward to welcoming students back to school and helping them learn every day. Together, we seek to maintain our commitments to excellence, building a safe and welcoming school environment, and taking steps to ensure that ALL students - no matter their race, religion, native language, or background achieve their fullest potential. 

This school year will mark my 19th as a teacher, coach, or administrator. I have dedicated my career to serving students and staff with enthusiasm, love, and empathy. I am excited to bring this passion to Roosevelt and join such a strong team of educators who advocate daily for what truly matters: Our students. Perhaps above all, I am looking forward to listening and learning from the families we serve so we can ensure we are meeting the needs of every student who walks through our doors each morning.

It is going to be a great school year! We are going to fill our building with love, joy, curiosity, and the steady buzz of learning every day. Please know that you are always welcome to call, email, or stop by Roosevelt if you have any questions or concerns. 

We Are Faribault!


Roosevelt Elementary School 

Our teachers

  • Set high learning expectations for all students.

  • Offer leadership which allows these expectations to be achieved in a supportive, caring environment.

  • Place a high priority on spending the most time possible on facilitating learning while utilizing a relevant and continuous curriculum.

  • Actively encourage parent and community involvement and support.

Ways to help your child succeed in school

  • Ask your child about his or her day at school.

  • Ask to see your child’s homework each night.

  • Provide an appropriate place and time to do homework.

  • Check to see if your child did quality work.

  • Assist your child, yet encourage them to do their work independently.

  • Help your child organize materials for the next day.

  • Make sure your child is well rested and arrives to school on time.


Home and School Communication

Open communication between home and school is critical to your child’s success. We will try to keep you informed by monthly newsletters, classroom weekly peeks, conferences, report cards and open houses. Monthly newsletters are sent from the office with the OLDEST and ONLY child in each family (in an effort to conserve paper) and are also available on the school’s website. Classroom teachers send weekly/monthly peeks to communicate important information from the classroom.

We hope you will keep us informed as well. It is very important for you to communicate important information with us such as change of address, telephone numbers, place of employment and emergency contacts.


Building the habit of daily attendance helps your child see that school is important. The only excused absences from school are for student illness, medical appointments that cannot be scheduled outside the school day or serious illness/death in the family. When your child is absent from school, please remember to call the health office by no later than 8:30 a.m. at 333-6701. Messages can be left at this number any time of the day or night. To insure that our students are safe, staff will be contacting families at home or work when we do not receive a call. When returning after an absence, students must bring a note indicating the nature of the absence.