This week’s eNEWS includes a schedule of this week’s events, a message from the principal and assistant principal, and information regarding: a soccer academy, a virtual 5K run, and eScrip registration; as well as a call for photos for the yearbook. As always, it ends with a look ahead to next week.

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This Week’s Schedule & Events

Fun Kahoot games with prizes in House all this week!
March 1st (M): A DAY
* 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM, Parent virtual lunch is canceled today
March 2nd (T): B DAY
March 3rd (W): FLEX (C) DAY
* Clubs and activities in the afternoon! 
March 4th (Th): A DAY
* Middle and high school pathway change requests due
* 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Distribution Day, Swing by to pick up library books, notes, prizes, etc.
March 5th (F): B DAY


Message from the Principal & Assistant Principal

Greetings, families! 

Welcome to March… we hope you all enjoyed the glorious spring weather yesterday and that more sunny days are in our future. We’ve just ended Black History Month and will celebrate next week in House with a week-long symposium. This week, we honor the start of Women’s History Month with International Women’s Day on Monday, March 8.  

We are at three weeks and counting to the end of trimester two. Now is a great time to check in with your student about any missing work and to make plans to support them getting to office hours. So much can be accomplished with just one conversation and a student who was feeling stuck may feel so much better in even a short ten minute chat. We have definitely seen an uptick in students attending office hours– which is fantastic!– and we hope we can continue the trend.

With trimester three coming so quickly, we are ever closer to starting up in hybrid. On Friday, February 26, families received an email communication from the district with this important line: 

“If you want to change your student’s learning pathway for the third trimester, please complete the online request form by Thursday, March 4.”

This is the last time before hybrid begins families will be able to change their choice for the third trimester. Final numbers from this information will help RMS determine the third trimester schedule we’ll be able to run, how close we will be to the required 100 or fewer contacts, and how our teachers can best prepare to support three different cohorts: Cohort A, Cohort B, and online only.  

Currently, students are slated to come into the building two days a week in the hybrid model. Cohort A will come in Mondays and Tuesdays and Thursdays and Fridays are reserved for Cohort B. Students who remain online will be a separate cohort. A more specific schedule will be available in the coming weeks. We do know all students will still have asynchronous work to complete in the mornings before live/synchronous time begins in the afternoon.  

We are busily preparing to welcome students back, having already a group of about forty students participating in Limited In-Person Instruction (LIPI). Students coming in for hybrid will see extra signage, new traffic flow patterns, several new entrances and exits, and blocked areas for grade level classes. We’ll have specific protocols for food and bathroom breaks and everyone will be masked with lots of opportunity for hand-washing. Here’s hoping for a beautiful spring so we can take advantage of RMS’s many unique outdoor spaces! 

No matter your choice, we’ll provide full details and updates as soon as we’re able. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions specific to hybrid and we’ll share what we know so far… thanks in advance for understanding if we don’t have all the answers yet.  
Our best to you and your families,

Courtney and Mike  


Yearbook: We Need Your Help!
In a year like no other, it seems important to document our experience as a school, honoring student activities and taking a look at how we fared during the global pandemic of 2020-21. We are working to put together a yearbook… twenty or thirty years from now, this time will be one we look back upon with curiosity, shaking our heads at the enormity of it all. 

We need your help! To insure a variety of perspective, we are going to need a *lot* of photos. Please upload photos in the following categories in this google drive :

* Individual student photos
* Club events
* Pets During Zoom 
* Stay-At-Home Hobbies
* Anything else you can think of!

Please clearly label your photos with:

* Your student’s name, last then first   
* A short note about the photo’s context

We look forward to seeing your photos!


Eugene Timbers Discovery Academy: U11-14 Boys and Girls

Eugene Timbers Futbol Club is excited to introduce our U11-14 Boys and Girls Discovery Academy. This is a 6 month program (May-November) that will allow players to participate in a well-coached, high-level soccer environment. The Discovery Academy is designed to introduce players to a competitive program that provides an opportunity to explore the game of soccer with licensed coaches with the potential of joining our year-round Premier or Competitive teams.

The Discovery Academy will follow the ETFC coaching curriculum and play in the appropriate fall league based on the level of each team. In addition, ETFC will run two free “Discovery Days” clinics, Wednesdays, May 12th and 19th. This is a great opportunity for players to participate in training sessions with ETFC staff. These sessions will allow players and parents to explore our club. Discovery Academy tryouts will be held Tuesday May 26th. Training begins June 1st. 

Please contact Ty Ohrtman for registration and any questions
regarding the Discovery Academy.

Ty Ohrtman
Email: tyohrtman@gmail.com
ETFC Discovery Academy Director


Run for a Cause
Ophelia’s Place will celebrate Women’s History month by hosting a Run For Girls Virtual 5K. The virtual run (or walk) will take place anytime during the week of March 7-13, 2021. Registration is $30 per adult and $15 for youths under 18 years old. Race packets will either be mailed to participants or can be picked up from Ophelia’s Place in downtown Eugene. For more information about the race or to register click on the following link:  http://opheliasplace.net/events-calendar/ophelias-place-2021-run-for-girls-virtual-5k/

“Ophelia’s Place is a prevention based organization dedicated to helping girls make healthy life choices through empowerment, education and support.”


Help Roosevelt Earn Money for Our School!
You can help Roosevelt earn money for our school by registering your credit card with eScrip. Each time you make a purchase at a participating store (Market of Choice) Roosevelt receives a donation. Watch the following video for a short explanation of how eScrip works: eScrip. Click on the following link to register your credit/debit cards, designating Roosevelt Middle School—Recipient ID #6723045: eScrip Registration


A Look Ahead …

Week-long House Symposium: Honoring the Legacy of MLK, Jr
March 8th (M): A DAY
March 9th (T): B DAY
March 10th (W): FLEX (C) DAY 
March 11th (Th): A DAY
* 4:15 PM – 5:30 PM, RMS AVID/Site Council meeting
March 12th (F): B DAY

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.