Weekly News & Updates


Please read this week’s eNews for information on the schedule for this final week of the school year, the 8th grade promotion drive-thru celebration, yearbook distribution, auditions for the Eugene Springfield Youth Orchestras, the 2020 HOPE Challenge, South Eugene High School Cheer try-outs, and ArtSpark Online lessons.

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Updated Calendar for the Remainder of the 2020-2021 School Year

June 8th – June 9th – Late assignment turn in, supplemental learning activities provided, no office hours and no new assignments
June 9th – 8th Grade Promotion Drive Thru
June 9th – June 11th – Technology, textbook, and school instrument turn in (email with details to follow)
June 12th – No School – Furlough day

Congratulations 8th Graders!

To celebrate the culmination of the 8th graders’ middle school experience, we will be holding an 8th Grade Promotion Drive/Bike Through Ceremony on Tuesday, June 9th.
We truly wish we could hold our traditional promotion ceremony and 8th grade dance. The district has approved a promotion drive/bike through ceremony for all middle schools.

Here are the details for 8th graders and their families:
Entry Times:
* 6:30 – 7:00 last name A – H
* 7:00 – 7:30 last name I – Q
* 7:30 – 8:00 last name R – Z

* Head east on W 24th and turn right into the RMS Entrance
* Turn RIGHT into the carpool lane
* Follow the carpool lane around and past the front of school
* Turn RIGHT at the corner of the soccer field to leave RMS out Hilyard
* Follow exit signs

To support traffic flow, please avoid driving west and turning left on 24th into the RMS parking lot. 
Staff will be stationed alongside the carpool lane, waving and cheering on the students as they move through the Roosevelt Loop. 

Staff will maintain 6 feet of separation with cones and/or balloons. The entrance of the school will be decorated and festive for our students. Due to social distancing restrictions, we are asking families to stay in their vehicles and not congregate on site.

Update on Yearbook Distribution

Yearbooks went to the printer later than usual this year because of shutdowns resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, yearbooks will not be delivered to Roosevelt until sometime during the summer.  The plan to distribute to families will be shared in August. Thank you for your patience.

Eugene Springfield Youth Orchestras–Auditions and 2020-21 Season Programming

ESYO board and staff have created alternative plans and programs next year, if we are unable to meet as an orchestra. We’re hoping small groups will be possible, and we are creating strings education videos and will hold master classes, lesson, and sectionals online. 

Our auditions are now open to any young musician! The auditions are scheduled to take place over zoom June 11, 12, and 13. As this is quite short notice, we will happily extend the deadline into the next week for new students. The link to the process is below, and includes audition steps, schedule, and links to sign-up forms. They will be short, requiring only scales and a 3 min. solo.

We feel confident that we can still provide unique musical experiences for young musicians – and scholarships for private lessons and program fees will continue as always. 

AUDITION PROCESS: https://esyorchestras.org/auditions/process/

The original deadline for sign-up was Friday, June 5th so students need to submit their sign-up form as soon as possible. We will send their assigned audition time soon after that.

The 2020 HOPE Challenge

Middle Schoolers Take on COVID-19

The HOPE (Helping Our Passions Emerge) Challenge is a free entrepreneurship competition for middle school students , providing an opportunity for students to learn entrepreneurship by allowing their ideas to come to life.

Compete with students grades 6-8 to develop and pitch a solution that seeks to solve an arising problem created by COVID-19.

Students are expected to respond to the prompt by submitting an elevator pitch video (1-3 minutes) that provides a high-level overview of your product or service. View the Competition Guidelines to learn what to include in your video! Registration is free.


1st Place: $200
2nd Place: $125
3rd Place: $75
Additional prizes on website

The HOPE Challenge begins on June 8th, 2020 10:00 AM PST and ends on July 15th, 2020 11:59 PM PST.

For more information go to: https://www.thehopechallenge.org/

South Eugene Cheer Try-Outs

If you are an 8th grader headed to South Eugene High School next year & are interested in being on the cheer team sign up for try-outs now! No experience needed. Deadline June 8th.

To tryout click on the link below and fill out the registration form

South Eugene Cheer

Reasons to join cheer:

* Make new friends
* Flexibility
* Coordination
* Team Player & Leadership Skills
* It’s fun!
* College Scholarships

ArtSpark Online!


With the news that schools will be closed through summer, Lane Arts Council and ArtSpark have created a free online arts education tool for all Lane County Students: ArtSpark Online! Video lessons are led by local artists and available online for streaming or downloading, with printable guides available for families without internet access.

Available lessons include:
* Natural Dyes with artist Alex Ever
* Puppetry with artist Noah McLain Philpot
* Theatre Arts with artist Victoria Wills
* Songwriting with artists Olive DelSol and Pattrick Price
* Observational Drawing with artist Jess Graff
* & more on the way!

Click on the button below to access the ArtSpark Online lessons.
ArtSpark Online!

Follow along and access your unlimited creative capacity!

Earn Free Money for Roosevelt!

Click on the link above and register your credit/debit cards, designating Roosevelt Middle School—Recipient ID #6723045. Earn money for Roosevelt every time you shop at Market of Choice, Sizzle Pie (& other local restaurants).

Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Roosevelt. You can search by our name or by our non-profit number GB554. Click on the link above.

Download the Box Top for Education App in Google Play or the App Store, sign up (or sign in) and take a picture of your receipt within 14 days of purchase. It will automatically credit the school for each product. For more information, click on the link above.

Visit the Roosevelt website for more information related to the school