Dear RMS Families, Here is the latest news. 


(F) Dec 11 FINAL HAP collection day 

(W) Dec 16 6th grade Choir Concert 7pm

(M) Dec 21-(F) Jan 1 NO SCHOOL- winter break

(M) Jan 4 NO SCHOOL – furlough day

(Tu) Jan 5 NO SCHOOL – professional development day

(Tu) Jan 12 PAR Meeting- everyone is welcome! 6pm

(M) Jan 18 NO SCHOOL – MLK Jr. day

(Th) Jan 21 6th grade Band Concert 7pm

(F) Feb 5 NO SCHOOL – mid tri progress report

(Tu) Feb 9 PAR meeting- everyone is welcome! 6:00pm

(W) Feb 10 Legacy of Power Portland Field Trip

(Th) Feb 11 7/8th grade vision testing 9am

(F) Feb 12 Activity Night 6:30pm



Roosevelt’s annual food and money drive is almost over!  HAP is our Helping All People program, which serves local families and Food for Lane County.

We are asking families who can, to bring in money and food donations and to help us assemble food boxes of non-perishables, purchased turkeys and fresh fruit and produce.

We are hoping for healthy and protein rich items.  Some suggestions here:

·       canned items such as tuna, beans, vegetables, soup, broth, meats, chili, fruit, etc.

·       rice and grains

·       pasta, tomato sauces, parmesan cheese

·       milk: powdered, soy, almond

·       cold or hot cereal

·       pancake mix, syrup

·       breakfast bars, protein bars

·       peanut butter and jelly

·       loaves of bread

·       beverges such as coffee and hot chocolate

·       bags of oranges: cuties, tangerines

·       applesauce

·       snacks!

We are also in need of medium sized BOXES!

If you have any spare BOXES please send them in to the office…and thank you!!

If you have an interest in volunteering for the collection and packing part of HAP, please contact Julie Marks at

Dates: Dec.11th 2:15-3:45, Dec.14th 1:00-4:00, Dec.15th  1:00-4:00


* All volunteers must have a current background check at Roosevelt (4j background checks are site specific.  Even if you have a current background check at another school, you will need to complete one for RMS).  To submit a background check, please go to  Background checks are valid for a period of 2 years.  please contact Julie Marks at for more information.



Would you like to volunteer at Roosevelt but have a busy schedule?  We have the perfect job for you!  We need a parent to send in our box tops twice per year.  This can be done at home on your own time.  Please contact Julie Marks at Thank you!



Thursday, Feb. 4th – IHS with French Immersion breakout session, 7:00 pm, SEHS Cafeteria

Tuesday, Feb. 9th – SEHS, 7:00 pm, SEHS Cafeteria

Tuesday, Feb. 9th – IHS presented in Spanish, 7:00 pm, Ed Center Auditorium (This session is presented for the entire district)

Thursday, Feb. 11th – IHS, 7:00 pm, SEHS Cafeteria

* South and IHS are not holding a joint session this year.



Back by popular demand – Roosevelt tee-shirts and sweatshirts . . . and even a book bag.  Celebrate Roosevelt’s 65 years in this building by purchasing a specially designed tee-shirt or sweatshirt commemorating the end of 6-1/2 decades in this building.  Your students are in a unique position, being the last students in this building.   Options include regular tee shirts and athletic quick dry styles, in red and gray.  Take a look at the examples in the C Hall display case.  Order forms are in the office.




– Sign up now for snow day alert texts!-

When winter weather arrives, schools may be closed or delayed or buses may use snow routes. School districts decide early in the morning whether there is a need to change the school schedule or bus routes. These decisions are made districtwide and are the same for every 4J school.

There are several ways to find out if there is a change on snowy or icy days: 

• Text-message alerts via Twitter — to sign up, just text FOLLOW 4JWEATHER to 40404 

• 4J website, 

• KRVM 91.9 FM

• Other radio and television news stations 

If there is a school closure or other change, the school district will announce it before 6:30 a.m. If schools and buses are on their regular schedule, there will NOT be an announcement. 

Parents of students who ride school buses that have alternate snow routes have been informed of what to do. Snow route information can be found on the district website at

If school is in session, families are encouraged to consider road conditions in their areas and make their own decisions based on safety. Parents’ individual decisions about school attendance will be honored.

For more information, visit


Días de mal clima del invierno: Cómo saber si las escuelas estarán cerradas 

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Cuando hay mal tiempo en el invierno, las escuelas pueden cerrar o comenzar tarde y los autobúses pueden cambiar a las rutas de nieve. Los distritos escolares deciden temprano en la mañana si es necesario cambiar el horario escolar o las rutas de los autobúses. Estas decisiones son tomadas por el distrito entero y son las mismas para todas las escuelas de 4J.

Los padres de familia tienen varias formas de informarse si hay un cambio en las escuelas en los días cuando hay nieve o hielo:

• Antes del mal tiempo, puede suscribirse a las mensajes de texto para avisos (en ingles) — enviar a 40404 un texto que dice FOLLOW 4JWEATHER 

• Puede contactar el teléfono de emergencia en español, 541-790-7738 

• Puede visitar el sitio web del distrito (en inglés) 

• También, puede escuchar a la estación de radio KRVM-FM 91.9 (en inglés), o otras estaciones de radio y de televisión que también estarán anunciando si las escuelas están cerradas. 


El distrito escolar anunciará al público antes de las 6:30 a.m. si las escuelas estarán cerradas debido al clima o si los buses están activados para las rutas de nieve. El distrito no hará ningún anuncio al público si los horarios y rutas no son cambiados.

Los padres de los estudiantes que viajan en los buses que utilizan rutas de nieve han sido informados de lo que deben hacer. Información de las rutas de nieve se puede encontrar en el sitio web

Si las clases están en sesión, tome en cuenta la condición de las carreteras en su área para tomar una decisión dando prioridad a su seguridad. Respetaremos la decisión que tomen los padres de familia en cuanto a la asistencia a clases.

Para más información en inglés, visite el sitio web


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