New Student Orientation » Welcome to Roosevelt STAY!!!

Welcome to Roosevelt STAY!!!


We want to welcome you to the 20-21SY virtual orientation! We look forward to getting to know you personally throughout the school year in our virtual class and meeting rooms. The transition to a new school can be challenging.  

As you engage in the virtual school space, we hope that you feel loved, challenged, and prepared to obtain your high school diploma! Click here to check out a virtual welcome video from our school leadership team! (You must first log into Microsoft 365 to access the video) 


The following are links to see what your new school has to offer you! We hope that this FAQ-style orientation will support you in understanding the design of our virtual(and physical) school (All videos have the option to add closed captioning. Click on the CC icon in the lower right-hand corner, choose your preferred language, and play! 

What time does school start? Where do I find my schedule?  

Live instruction begins daily at 9:05 am. Click here to see the full bell schedule for each daily live instructional block 


CLICK HERE to visit our school counseling page, where you will meet our STALLION COUNSELING TEAM!  

If you haven’t scheduled a meeting with your college counselor to discuss your transcript, please send an email to them TODAY to schedule a “letter-of-understanding" meeting. Click here to access the staff list.  

This year at RSTAY, we want you to have access to all of the tools you need to join our virtual school campus. Do you need a laptop, tablet, and/or internet?  

You can borrow one from us for FREE! Please email us at or call 202-576-8399 to make an appointment for technology pickup.  


The “BIG 3” - Canvas, Microsoft 365, & Summit 

At Roosevelt STAY, we use three important applications: Canvas, Microsoft 365, and Summit. To log in to these applications please click here to be redirected to the virtual learning login page: 

  • Username: 
  • Password (Birthday): MMDDYY 

Canvas ( Each day, you will need to login to the Canvas portalin order to be counted as attended. If you do not log in to the Canvas app between 9:00 am and 11:59 pm daily, you will be marked as absent for the day. The Canvas landing page also includes direct links to the Microsoft 365 and Summit applications.  

Microsoft 365 ( is the hub that holds important applications such as your student email inbox, access to Microsoft Word, PowerpointExcel, and much more!  

Microsoft 365 also houses Microsoft Teamsthe app which allows you to join live instruction each day. You can download the Microsoft Teams app onto your computer, tablet, or phone by clicking here. If you’re already using a DCPS computer, just click the purple Microsoft Teams icon on your home screen! 

Here’s a short video on how to log into live classes and communicate with teachers using Microsoft Teams!  

Connecting with Microsoft Teams as a student 

Where are my assignments?  

At RSTAY, we utilize a self-directed learning platform; Summit Learning: 

Watch the two introductory videos below to learn more about self-directed learning and the Summit Learning application, which houses all of your work. Click here to access Summit Learning through ONE DRIVE. 

Self-Directed Learning with Summit 

Summit Learning Platform 

What is Career and Technical Education (CTE)? 

In addition to our Summit curriculum, which offers self-paced credit coursework towards your high school diploma, we also offer a robust Career & Technical Education(CTE) program! This program is FREE to DC residents ages 16+. CTE courses include: Barbering, Cosmetology, Early Childhood Education, Mass Media, & Culinary Arts.  Please contact Mr. James Price or the main office for more information today!  

Check out our CTE commercial, featured on FOX 5 below, and click here to check out the CTE webpage. 

How do I find student events and announcements? 

Check us out on:

Twitter: @RooseveltSTAY

IG at @RooseveltSTAYOA

Facebook: RooseveltSTAY


The RSTAY STUDENTS page on Microsoft Teams is our “virtual hallway”. Click in to see cool announcements, celebrate spirit weeks, and meet your other classmates.