Hello RMS families. Please read below for information about track and field, yearbook photos, school choice, and snow days. Best regards, Andree Phelps
(F) Feb 2 – NO SCHOOL
Roosevelt Middle School Track & Field 2018
Any current RMS student who is interested in participating in Roosevelt’s track and field tream in the spring should attend an information meeting in the big gym during their lunch on Monday, February 12. Important information and forms willll be distributed at these meetings. Practices will begin in March and track meets are held on Thursdays starting in April and continue until the Middle School District Meet in May.
Being part of the track team at RMS is important in a variety of ways. First, it provides a healthy activity that many of our students need in our current world of technology and video games. Second, it teaches each athlete the importance of being part of a team. Finally it gives our students a chance to connect and foster positive, supporting relationships with people, both students and staff, they may not normally interact with during the regular school day.
Required paperwork and season schedules will be available at these meetings on February 12th, and subsequently in the office and from Coach Eric Johannsen. Please do not hesitate to contact Coach Johannsen if you have any questions about the upcoming season.
Eric Johannsen Head Track Coach
The Yearbook team is working hard and needs your help with submitting pictures of the areas listed below. Thank you in advance for contributing to this important project for RMS!
- Halloween (at home or at school)
- Sports or other activities like plays, music, dance etc. that students dedicate themselves to
- Immigration Simulation
- RAD walk
- Activity Nights
Easy Directions to upload Pictures:
Go to: community.lifetouch.com | Enter school code: JAEDRF and follow the directions from there. Thank you!
Come see what our schools offer!
In Eugene School District 4J, every school offers an excellent education for our students. Students may enroll in their neighborhood school at any time, or request enrollment in a different 4J school, provided there is a place available. School choice requests will be accepted in an order determined by lottery.
To be included in the lottery, 4J residents must apply by Wednesday, January 31, at midnight. This is an earlier deadline than in previous years. Non-district residents must apply between March 1 and Friday, April 1, at midnight. All students who want to obtain a transfer must apply, including new incoming siblings and students who have moved but want to stay enrolled at our school.
School visits are scheduled in the month of January. If you have any friends or family members who are considering school choice, please invite them to come learn more about our wonderful school and their school choice options!
Roosevelt’s School Choice Visitation Events
January 25 – 9:30am – 10:45am
January 25 – 6:00pm – 7:15pm
Elementary School Showcase
4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St.
Saturday, Jan. 6, 10 a.m.–12 noon
One-stop school choice information fair
Learn about the school choice process
Talk to representatives from every 4J elementary school
Spanish interpretation provided
School Choice Information Meetings
4J Education Center, 200 North Monroe St.
Saturday, Jan. 6, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. (part of the School Showcase)
Tuesday, Jan. 16, 7 p.m.
Spanish interpretation provided
Learn more: www.4j.lane.edu/choice
¡Vengan a ver que ofrecen nuestras escuelas!
En el Distrito Escolar de Eugene 4J, cada escuela ofrece una excelente educación para nuestros alumnos. Los alumnos pueden matricularse en la escuela de su vecindario en cualquier momento, o solicitar matricularse en otras escuelas de 4J, siempre y cuando haya puestos disponibles. Las solicitudes de elección de escuelas son aceptadas en un orden determinado por medio de una lotería.
Las visitas a las escuelas están programadas durante el mes de enero. ¡Si usted tiene amigos o familiares que estén considerando la elección de una escuela, por favor invíteles a aprender más sobre nuestra maravillosa escuela y sus opciones de elección de escuelas!
Eventos de elección de escuelas en Roosevelt
January 25 – 9:30am – 10:45am
January 25 – 6:00pm – 7:15pm
Exhibición de escuelas primarias
sábado, 6 de enero, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Una gran oportunidad para enterarse acerca de sus opciones para elegir su escuela:
Haga las preguntas que tenga sobre la elección escolar
Apúntese para visitar las escuelas
Hable con los representantes de cada escuela primaria de 4J
Se proveerán intérpretes en español
Reuniones informativas sobre la elección de escuelas
sábado, el 6 de febrero, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. (durante la exhibición escolar)
martes, el 16 de enero, 7–8 p.m.
Centro Educativo 4J, ubicado en el 200 N. Monroe St. en Eugene
Información general acerca de las solicitudes y el proceso de inscripción
Se proveerá intérpretes en español
Unfortunately, we have seen a recent increase in bicycle thefts from the bike rack area in front of the school, even during school hours. We are considering options for better survellience of the bike rack area, however, here are some tips students can learn to prevent bicycle theft:
Lock your bike using a quality U-Lock – bikes locked with cable locks have been cut
Lock your front wheel with a cable
Don’t leave your bike overnight
Lock your quick release seat
Remove head and tail lights
Students are encouraged to register their bikes online at www.eugene-or.gov/bikeregis
Don’t use a U-lock around your bike’s top tube, says Michael McGettigan, owner of Trophy Bikes in Philadelphia. A thief could use the frame as a lever to pop it open. Use the lock to secure a wheel to your down tube.
Are you curious about global events? Do you enjoy considering different perspectives on world issues? Do you want to make a difference in your local and global community?
Admission into Eugene IHS is through the 4J District lottery process; all students must fill out an online 4J School Choice Lottery Application. 4J School Choice Lottery Applications for 2018-19 will be available in January. Go to the 4J District School Choice web page for school choice deadlines and applications: http://www.4j.la
IMPORTANT DATES for the 2018-2019 School Year:
January 1: Online application period for 4J School Choice Lottery opens for in-district students
January 31: Deadline to submit in-district 4J School Choice Lottery Applications
Immersion students will be enrolled in Eugene IHS without the lottery process because they entered immersion through the lottery in elementary or middle school. However, immersion students do need to submit the Eugene IHS Enrollment Form to the Eugene IHS office at South or Sheldon by the January 31st deadline. This form will be included in a special mailing to immersion families.
Interested Parents and Students:
Please come to one of the special information nights listed below to hear more about Eugene International High School and enrollment information.
Thursday, January 11, 7:00 pm, South Eugene cafeteria (includes French Immersion break-out session)
Thursday, January 18, 6:30 pm in the South Eugene cafeteria (joint session with South; South information 6:30-7:30, Eugene IHS information 7:30-8:30)
WINTER WEATHER: SNOW DAY INFORMATION
When winter weather arrives, schools may be closed or delayed or buses may use snow routes. These decisions are made by the district early in the morning and are the same for every 4J school.
Sign up for text-message alerts — send a text to 40404 that says FOLLOW 4JWEATHER (if you receive extra messages you don’t want, reply SET DISCOVER OFF )
Like Eugene School District 4J on Facebook, facebook.com/4Jschoo
Check the district website, www.4j.lane.edu
Tune in to local news media
No news = No change. If schools and buses are on their regular schedule, there will NOT be an announcement.
School Closure = No school for students. Decision about afternoon/evening activities will be made by noon.
Two-Hour Delay: School starts two hours late and ends at the regular school dismissal time, even if the day would normally have had a weekly late-start or early-release schedule. Roosevelt’s two-hour delay schedule is 10:50-3:30
Snow Routes: Some school bus routes have alternate “snow routes” that avoid higher and steeper elevations. If you need information about your student’s bus route, please see www.4j.lane.edu/transporta
Parent Choice: Please consider the road conditions in your own area in making your decision about school attendance, and notify the school if your student will be staying home. Parents’ decisions about absences for weather-related safety reasons will be honored.
For more information, please see www.4j.lane.edu/weather.
Clima de invierno: Información de días de nieve
Cuando hay mal tiempo en el invierno, las escuelas pueden cerrar o comenzar tarde y los autobuses pueden utilizar las rutas de nieve. Estas decisiones se toman para el distrito entero y aplican a todas las escuelas de Eugene 4J.
Notificaciones de día de nieve: Nuestro distrito escolar comunicará cualquier cambio de horario de jornada escolar o rutas de autobuses lo mas pronto posible de varias maneras, siempre antes de las 6:30 a.m.
Regístrese para recibir alertas de mensajes de texto—mande al número 40404 el mensaje FOLLOW 4JWEATHER (y si recibe mensajes adicionales que no desee, responda SET DISCOVER OFF )
Revise la página web del distrito (www.4j.lane.edu)
Revise la página de Facebook del distrito (facebook.com/4Jschools)
Consulta las estaciones de noticias locales por radio, televisión o internet
Marca el número de teléfono de emergencia en español, 541-790-7738
Ninguna notificación = Ningún cambio. Si no hay ningún cambio de horario o de rutas de autobuses, NO habrá ningún anuncio.
Horario de clases:
Cierre de escuela (“Schools Closed”) = Los alumnos no asistirán a la escuela. Decisiones sobre actividades extracurriculares se tomarán antes del mediodía.