Read this week’s eNEWS for a notice of upcoming events, a thank you to volunteers, information on our Helping All People (HAP) food drive, a request for yearbook photos, hazardous weather information, and radon testing information.

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Upcoming Events
Nov. 29th (Th) – 7/8 Drama Showcase (6:00 PM)
Nov. 30th (F) – 7/8 Drama Showcase (6:00 PM)
Dec 3rd (M) – No School (First Trimester Final Grading)
Dec. 6th (Th) – Band Concert (6:00 PM)
Dec. 7th (F) – Choir/Orchestra Concert (6:00 PM)

Thank You Volunteers!

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped with the Immigration Simulation this year. It was a great success! The kids really enjoyed the experience thanks to the volunteers’ superb acting abilities. Thanks to: Judy Volem, Raymond Nielson, Rileigh, Hansen, Sarid Ditton, Kathryn Genoves, Mandy Burk-Beall, Shelly Galvin, Joanna Bartlett, Monic Cassagrande, Prita Mani, Shay Frankel, Tammy Young, Anne Sharman, Cathy Rasmussen, Jane Smart, Jennifer Snelling, Kathy Lynn, Amy Cecchini, Jen Thoennes, Maggie McCart, Jamie Harms, Kelly Ayres, Heidi Zola, Robin Fee, Anna Sim, Leah Salerno, Cassadie Ross, Jen Huang, Jen Volem, Larisa Lilles and Melody Spear.

7th Grade Science Soap-Making
I want to send a special thank you to the following parents who helped my classes make soap: Victoria Robinson, Trevor Means, Dallis Nordstrom-Rohde, Lorna Flormoe, Rebeca Humble, Tricia Berg and Sara Loveless. I could not have managed alone and the kids loved it! Soap will be coming home in about a week. It should be allowed to set for a couple more weeks once it gets home and should be used on hands only.


Helping All People (HAP)
It’s that time of year to begin collecting food and money in house for our annual HAP drive (Helping All People) – from now until Dec 14th. The non-perishable food collected in this drive, along with the money raised to purchase fresh, perishable food items, such as, turkey/ham/tofurky, fresh fruit and vegetables, milk, butter, etc., will be shared with our community and Food For Lane County. This year, the goal for each house will be to fill a box from a list of needed food items AND to collect a minimum of $50.00 per house to pay for fresh food items.
1. Each house will be asked to fill its box from a list of MOST needed non-perishable foods. For those not sure, they can participate, no problem – bring food and money only if your family can and wants to support the drive. EXTRA food is always welcome and appreciated and can support those houses who will need help completing their list.

2. This year we are setting a goal of $50.00 per house (that’s $2.00 per student) for the fresh, perishable food items. We are asking for a $2.00-$20.00 donation, but every dime counts! Extra money will help support those houses who do not reach their goal (though most houses have pretty easily raised this minimal amount in the past).

Food collection starts this week!

Thank you for your support.

* Also, please check all expiration dates – thank you!

Photos Needed for the Yearbook!
Parents, grandparents, teachers, community friends – please consider uploading pictures of RMS students to be used in the RMS yearbook. We are looking for pictures of:
Sports or activities (e.g., horseback riding, dance, musical theatre, choir, band, etc.)
Immigration Simulation
Activity Night

Go to: | NEW USERS – Enter Access code: PEDOID | Create an account and follow the directions from there.

Uploaded images will be considered for the yearbook as appropriate. Please submit photos that are at least 300 dpi to ensure acceptable print quality for the yearbook. Note: Photos from social media websites may not be acceptable quality. Please consider this when uploading images.

2018-19 Hazardous Weather Information
The weather is mild now, but winter will be here before we know it.

Please familiarize yourself with the ways to learn about a weather day:

On days when school is in session on the regular schedule, the district will NOT make an announcement: No news = no change.

In the event of a weather closure or delay, the decision will be communicated as quickly as possible through local news media, text alert via Twitter, Facebook, and district website, normally all before 6:15 a.m.

Parents and students are encouraged to subscribe to receive text alerts (send a text message to 40404 saying FOLLOW 4JWEATHER ) to get the news as quickly and easily as possible. Please see for more information.

Radon Testing: Week of Dec. 10th
To continue providing safe, healthy school facilities where students learn, grow and play, the district will test for radon in all schools. Roosevelt Middle School will be tested during the week of December 10, 2018. A new state law requires that all districts in Oregon test school buildings for radon before January 1, 2021.

What is radon? Radon is a naturally occurring gas that comes from soil and rock. Radon can work its way into buildings, including homes and schools, through cracks in the ground and openings in foundations or under structures. Breathing high levels of radon over a long period of time can cause lung cancer. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, behind smoking. You can’t see, smell, or taste radon.

How will the district test for radon? The only way to know if a building has elevated radon is to use specialized testing equipment. The test is non-invasive and poses no danger to staff or students. It consists of placing a cardboard packet for a few days in rooms that are in contact with the ground. *Please do not tamper with or move these test kits, and keep exterior windows and doors closed (except for normal entry/exit) during the testing period.

For more information about radon and the district’s testing plan, please visit

The health and well-being of our students and staff are our top priority. Thank you for your cooperation.

Estimadas Familias de Roosevelt Middle School,

Para continuar proporcionando instalaciones escolares seguras y saludables donde los estudiantes aprendan, crezcan y jueguen, el distrito llevara a cabo pruebas en todas las escuelas para detectar si hay gas radón. El examen para Roosevelt Middle School se llevará a cabo durante la semana del 10 de diciembre del 2018. Una nueva ley estatal requiere que todos los distritos de Oregon examinen los edificios escolares para detectar si hay radón antes del 1 de enero del 2021.

¿Qué es el radón? El radón es un gas natural que proviene del suelo y de las rocas. El radón puede filtrarse en los edificios, incluyendo hogares y escuelas, a través de grietas en el suelo y aberturas en las fundaciones o bajo estructuras. El respirar altos niveles de radón durante un largo período de tiempo puede causar cáncer del pulmón. Según la Agencia de protección ambiental, el radón es la segunda causa principal de cáncer del pulmón, seguido por el hábito de fumar. El radón no se puede ver, oler, ni probar.

¿Cómo mediría el distrito el nivel de radón? La única manera de saber si un edificio tiene un nivel elevado de radón es utilizando un equipo de prueba especializado. La prueba no es invasiva y no representa ningún peligro para el personal o los estudiantes. Consiste en colocar un paquete de cartón por unos días en los cuartos que estén en contacto con el suelo. “Por favor no toque o mueva estos paquetes y mantenga las ventanas y puertas exteriores cerradas (excepto la entrada/salida normal) durante el periodo de prueba.

Para obtener mas información acerca del gas radón y el plan de detección del distrito, por favor visite

La salud y el bienestar de nuestros estudiantes y personal son nuestra máxima prioridad. Gracias por su cooperación.