Hello RMS families. Please read below for information about activity night, track and field, updated eScrip information, yearbook photos, school choice, and snow days. Best regards, Andree Phelps


(Th) Jan 25 – Roosevelt School Choice meetings – 9:30 am and 6pm
(F) Jan 26 – 6th grade Drama Showcase
(W) Jan 31 – School Choice deadline

(F) Feb 2 – NO SCHOOL

(F) Feb 9 – Activity Night – 6:30pm
(M) Feb 12 – Track meetings 11:45 am (6th grade) and 12:40pm (7th and 8th grades)
(Th) Feb 15 – 7th/8th grade band at Spencer Butte Band Festival
(M) Feb 19 – NO SCHOOL
(Sa) Feb 24 – Solo and Ensemble Festival

We need volunteers for Activity Night, Friday Feb. 9th from 6pm-9pm. There are several activities that you can help supervise: concession dance, bingo, monitoring exits etc.  Please signup at Activity Night

If you ave any question you can contact Gina Thompson at gmt0204@gmail.com or Laura Fuhriman at fuhriman_l@4j.lane.edu. All volunteers must have a current background check at Roosevelt. To submit a background check please go to www.helpcounter.net/eugene.


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.

State law requires that student-athletes complete physical exams every two CALENDAR years when participating in athletics.Therefore, if the athlete’s last sports physical examination expires before the end of the season on Thursday, May 24th, 2018, a new one must be completed before any participation, both in practices and in meets, is permitted.  So, if your student-athlete’s last sports examination occurred prior to May 24, 2016, then you should get him or her scheduled for a sports physical now so there will be no delay in starting practices in March with the rest of the team.  Copies of the physican-signed sports physical should be submitted to the school office.

Eric Johannsen Head Track Coach
Phone:  541-790-8551
Email:  johannsen_e@4j.lane.edu

Help Earn Free Money for Roosevelt!
Sign up for eScrip and earn a donation for our school whenever you shop at Market of Choice, participating restaurants, or online retailers.
Go to www.escrip.com and:
  • Register your credit/debit cards
  • Designate Roosevelt Middle School—Recipient ID # 6723045
Roosevelt will earn a percentage of your purchases each time you shop at Market of Choice, eat at Sizzle Pie, Jameson’s, Dickey’s Barbecue (or other participating restaurants), or shop online at the eScrip online mall (https://shopping.escrip.com/).
Already registered on eScrip? Thank you! Please go online to update your cards & confirm that you have established Roosevelt as the beneficiary.

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
  • Assemblies

Easy Directions to upload Pictures:

Go to: community.lifetouch.com  |   Enter school code: JAEDRF    and follow the directions from there. Thank you!

It’s School Choice Time 
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.

Get answers about the school choice process
Spanish interpretation provided

Learn more: www.4j.lane.edu/choice

Es el tiempo de elección de escuelas (“school 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.

Para participar en la lotería, los residentes de 4J deberán completar una solicitud antes de la medianoche del miércoles, 31 de enero. Esto es mas anticipadament que en años previos. Los que no residen dentro del distrito deberán completar una solicitud durante el 1º de marzo y hasta la media noche del 1º de abril. Todo alumno que desee obtener un traslado deberá completar una solicitud, incluyendo los alumnos nuevos que tengan hermanos matriculados en una escuela de 4J, y alumnos que se hayan cambiado de distrito, pero deseen quedarse en la misma escuela.

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.

Centro Educativo 4J, ubicado en el 200 N. Monroe St. en Eugene
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

Más información: www.4j.lane.edu/choice/spanish o llamar al 541-790-7717

We appreciate the number of students at Roosevelt who either bike or walk to school.  This dedication to non-motorized commuting to school not only supports a healthy lifestyle, but also assists all of us with less traffic for student pick up and drop off.

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/bikeregistration. Additional information is also available at that site.

Bike-Locking Tip of the Month from Eugene Springfield Safe Routes to School
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?

You might be interested in Eugene International High School!  Eugene IHS is an award-winning alternative high school in international studies for students in grades 9-12.  Located at Churchill, Sheldon and South Eugene, the school is open via district lottery to any student who wishes to attend.  If you are curious about the world and want to be part of a close-knit community of learners in a unique environment that is both challenging and supportive, we hope you will consider Eugene IHS as your high school choice.

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.lane.edu/choice.

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.

South region
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)


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.

Snow day notifications: Our school district communicates any decision to change school or bus schedules as quickly as possible in several ways, all well before 6:30 a.m.

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/4Jschools
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 schedule:
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/transportation/snowroutes.

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.

Retraso de dos horas (“Two-Hour Delay”): Las clases comenzarán dos horas mas tarde y terminarán a la hora regular incluso si el día normalmente hubiera tenido un horario de entrada tarde o de salida temprana. En la escuela Roosevelt el horario de retraso de dos horas sería 10:50-3:30.

Snow Routes: Algunas rutas de autobuses escolares tienen rutas alternativas de nieve (“snow routes”) que evitan elevaciones mas altas y empinadas. Podrá encontrar más información en www.4j.lane.edu/transportation/snowroutes.

Opción de los padres (“Parent Choice”): Por favor considere las condiciones de las carreteras donde vive al tomar la decisión de mandar o no a su estudiante a la escuela. Notifique a la escuela si su estudiante no asistirá a clases. Las decisiones de los padres sobre la ausencia de sus estudiantes por razones de seguridad en el clima inclemente serán respetadas.

Podrá encontrar más información en inglés en el sitio web www.4j.lane.edu/weather.