This week’s eNEWS includes a schedule of this week’s events, a message from the principal and assistant principal, and information regarding Design Arts apprenticeship, NAACP & Lane ESD AABSS Program – parent Night, Lane County Transit for students, coffee chat for parents with a 4J social worker, QPR suicide prevention training follow-up, 9th grade transition, ACE Award nominations, PAR Meeting, the student newspaper and a call for yearbook photos. This week also contains a list of mental health support resources. As always, it ends with a look ahead to next week.

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This Week’s Schedule & Events

Please note that this week is a four-day school week. In preparation for trimester grading and the transition to Canvas for 3rd trimester, teachers will not hold office hours on Wednesday or Thursday. Please help your student plan accordingly.

March 15th (M): A DAY
March 16th (T): B DAY
March 17th (W): A DAY
* No Office Hours, Teacher planning time and prep for 3rd trimester
March 18th (Th): B DAY
* No Office Hours, Teacher planning time and prep for 3rd trimester
* 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Distribution Day, Swing by to pick up library books, notes, prizes, etc.
* 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM, PAR Zoom Meeting
Zoom URL: https://zoom.us/j/9366455771
Meeting ID: 936 645 5771
One tap mobile: 19712471195
March 19th (F): NO SCHOOL, Grading day

Message from the Principal & Assistant Principal
 Hello, RMS Families! 
Springing forward and springing into hybrid and same-school online in just three weeks! 

By the end of this week, we are aiming for your student to have their third trimester schedule prior to spring break. We hope to share these in House by Wednesday in StudentVue though classes may also be available in Canvas by then, too. If you have questions or concerns, please give us a call. So we can keep our cohorts tight to adhere to state requirements for opening, it is unlikely we’ll be able to accommodate any schedule changes. 

After this week, we truly hope everyone is looking forward to a restful and rejuvenating spring break. When we return on Monday, March 29, we will be in our new trimester schedule and still in comprehensive distance learning. On April 12, we will transition to our new hybrid model. We believe we’ll have that new schedule information to share with you by the end of the week.  

Thanks for your continued patience and understanding. We are so excited to see some of you back in the building very soon and will be prepping students the week after spring break for the return.  

Have a great week ahead! 
Courtney and Mike 

Parents at Roosevelt (PAR) on Thursday! 
PAR will hold the regularly scheduled monthly meeting this week on Thursday, March 18 at 6:30 pm. Please look for Zoom information below. Topics include updates to the trimester three schedule, shifting to a hybrid model, and welcoming both staff and some students back to the school building. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday!  
Zoom URL: https://zoom.us/j/9366455771
Meeting ID: 936 645 5771
One tap mobile: 19712471195

Applications are now open for the spring 2021 term of Lane Arts Council’s Design Arts Apprenticeship Program! The application is available in English and Spanish at http://lanearts.org/arts-apprenticeships/.

The Design Arts Apprenticeship program offers Lane County middle and high school students apprenticeship opportunities with professionals working in graphic, digital, and physical design.

Student apprentices will learn new skills and uncover potential career paths through engaging, direct, and hands-on learning.

Students can choose between virtual or in-person participation this term.
* In-person sessions will follow OHA guidelines for safety.
* The fully virtual version of the program allows Lane County students from any location to easily participate!
* In-person groups will meet in the Eugene/Springfield area or Cottage Grove, based on what option best fits the student’s need.

Mentor-led groups meet for approximately 2.5 hours per week for 10 weeks to work directly on design projects. Apprentices also participate in engaging design-focused workshops, and showcase their final products during a week-long public display.

Please share this opportunity with students who may be interested and encourage them to apply! Reach out to artsed@lanearts.org with any questions.

NAACP & Lane ESD AABSS Program – Parent Night
Once a month the Lane NAACP & Lane ESD African-American-Black Student Success program are hosting a Parent Night.

Join us to learn about resources & to share your thoughts, experiences, and concerns!
Our Parent Nights are here to help answer questions and share resources & supports around education for Black students & families.

The next event is on Monday, March 29th from 6 PM – 7:30 PM. To register or get the zoom link information, click here. For questions contact Eric Richardson at EricR@naacplanecounty.or
Or Holli Johnson at hjohnson@lesd.k12.or.us.

Students Ride Transit for Free!
Lane Transit District (LTD) will continue allowing students to ride without a bus pass until September. For now, all students need to do to ride free is tell the driver that they are a 4J student. When LTD resumes fare collection, students can still ride for free, but only if they get a pass from their school. We will share more information about how to get a free pass as we near September. Please contact mazze_s@4j.lane.edu or 541-516-0887 with any questions.

¡Los estudiantes tienen transporte gratis!
El distrito de tránsito de Lane (LTD) continuará a permitir que los estudiantes puedan usar el bus sin su pase hasta el mes de septiembre. Por ahora, lo único que tienen que hacer los estudiantes para obtener su pase es notificar al conductor del bus que son estudiantes de 4J. Cuando el LTD reinicia la colección de tarifas estudiantiles, los estudiantes pueden seguir usando el bus gratis, pero solo con el pase de LTD de su escuela. Compartiremos más información sobre como obtener alrededor de septiembre. Por favor, si tiene alguna pregunta o duda, comuníquese conmigo por email a mazze_s@4j.lane.edu o por teléfono al 541-516-0887.

Coffee Chat for 4J Parents
From February through June join a 4J social worker for coffee chats. Monthly themes will center around emotional wellbeing and community support.
Events will occur on the following days each month from 6 PM- 7 PM:
Sheldon – 1st Thursday of the month
Churchill – 2nd Thursday of the month
North – 3rd Thursday of the month
South – 4th Thursday of the month
Use the zoom information given to join the chat:
ZOOM ID: 974 1894 7252
PASSCODE: 100531
If you have any questions please call 541-650- 1163 or email covernali_m@4j.lane.edu.

QPR: Suicide Prevention Training Follow-Up
Two weeks ago, the South Eugene parent group, working in conjunction with RMS and Spencer Butte, presented QPR– Question, Persuade and Refer– a suicide intervention training for parents. The training provided basic principles for understanding suicide, how to identify warning signs, how to engage with people with thoughts of suicide and how to connect them with a variety of resources.  

Because many of you let us know you couldn’t attend and because we could not record the session, Lee, Mike and Courtney have shared more information about our RMS response to suicide prevention:
In addition, if you are in need of additional information, please check out these resources:
https://preventionlane.org/prevention-topics/suicide-prevention https://www.4j.lane.edu/departments/safety/suicide-prevention
As always, please never hesitate to reach out, no matter what, for any concern. 

9th Grade Transition
South Eugene is committed to providing a seamless transition from middle school to high school where students feel both excited and prepared to begin their journey with us. Join us for an informative presentation about planning for 9th grade courses and high school success at South! Our administrators, 9th grade counselor, and 9th grade transition coordinator look forward to sharing information and going through the course selection (forecasting) process in preparation for the 2021-2022 school year. 

The webinar will be held on Tuesday, March 30th from 7 PM – 8 PM and will be recorded for families who are unable to attend. 
In addition, the SEHS scheduling team will be virtually meeting with Roosevelt 8th grade students Thursday, April 1 and Friday, April 2 in science classes to complete forecasting.

If you have questions please contact the ninth grade transition coordinator Emily Rousseau (rousseau_e@4j.lane.edu).
We look forward to meeting you!  To join the March 30 webinar please use the following link: 
Date: Tuesday, March 30th from 7 PM – 8 PM
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/94613894614?pwd=bDdFT3M5eS93OHVPRC9ybHFmenFYdz09
Passcode: 591606

The RMS News
The newest edition of the student run newspaper, The RMS News: Where Roosevelt Begins, has just been published. Here you will find topics regarding hybrid classes, books recommendations, a Q and A regarding LIPI, an article about Black History Month and even a new cookie recipe and a comic.  

You can read it and subscribe to the blog here: https://rmsnewspaper.wordpress.com/. If you have topics you’d like to see discussed or addressed on the blog, please email thermsnewspaper@gmail.com. 

Nominate “A Champion in Education” Today!
This school year is like no other. The pandemic has so greatly altered school operations and all aspects of our normal lives. Who is your champion in education through this year of unprecedented challenges? An inspiring teacher? An encouraging school secretary? A caring school counselor or nurse? A problem-solving tech support staff member? A dedicated nutrition services staff member? A principal who is an inspirational leader?

Now is the time to recognize their contributions by nominating them for an ACE (A Champion in Education) Award!

To learn more and nominate a 4J employee, visit 4j.lane.edu/2021-ACE. The nomination deadline is April 15.

One nominee in each of the three categories (teachers & licensed specialists, classified staff and administrators), will be named an ACE Award champion and win a $250 grant from the Eugene Education Foundation for the 4J school or program of their choosing. Every nominee will be recognized as an exceptional educator at the awards ceremony.

Join us in celebration of our amazing educators and cheer on the nominees at the virtual awards ceremony on June 3, 6–7 PM.
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact 4J Communications at johnson_hi@4j.lane.edu.

¡Nomina a “Un campeón de educación” hoy!
Este año escolar es diferente a cualquier otro. La pandemia alteró enormemente el funcionamiento de las escuelas y todos los aspectos de nuestras vidas cotidianas. ¿Quién es tu campeón de educación durante este año de desafíos sin precedentes? ¿Un(a) maestro(a) que te inspira? ¿Un(a) secretario(a) escolar que te motiva? ¿Un(a) consejero(a) o un(a) enfermero(a) de la escuela que es amable? ¿Un miembro del personal del servicio técnico que es resolutivo? ¿Un miembro del personal de servicios de nutrición dedicado? ¿Un(a) director(a) que ejerce un liderazgo ejemplar?

Ha llegado el momento de reconocer sus contribuciones nominándolos para el premio ACE (Un campeón de educación).

Para obtener más información y nominar a un empleado del distrito 4J, visita la página web 4j.lane.edu/2021-ACE. La fecha límite para nominar es el 15 de abril.
Se nombrará campeón de los Premios ACE a un nominado en cada una de las tres categorías (maestros y especialistas licenciados, personal clasificado y directores) y se les otorgará una beca de $250 de la Fundación Educativa de Eugene que podrán usar en la escuela del distrito 4J o en un programa de su elección. Se reconocerá a cada nominado como un educador excepcional en la ceremonia de premios.
Únete a nosotros para homenajear a nuestros increíbles educadores y aclamar a los nominados en la entrega de premios virtual que se celebrará el 3 de junio, de 6:00 PM a 7:00 PM.
Si tiene preguntas o necesita asistencia, por favor comuníquese con el departamento de comunicaciones de 4J al 541-790-7707.

Mental Health Support
If you or a loved one is struggling with mental health right now, please check out these links for support. You are LOVED, we miss you, and can’t wait until we are all back together again!
HOOTS (Helping Out Our Teens in Schools) is offering mental health support by phone for students, families, and staff of 4J high schools during school closures. The phone line is accessible from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday and is staffed by crisis counselors who normally work HOOTS clinic or work on CAHOOTS. Video support is available from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM on weekdays and is accessed by emailing hoots@whitebirdclinic.org with your name and preferred time. HOOTS is able to provide short term counseling and mental health support, resource referrals and OHP sign up. Students, families and staff of 4J please call (541)246-2342.

A chat-line for students. Teens are available to help daily from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM Pacific Time via call, text, chat or email (adults are available by phone at all other times). YouthLine is a free, confidential teen-to-teen crisis and help line. No problem is too big or too small for the Youthline!

A national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth via call, text, and chat: 866-488-7386          
The Trevor Project

YouthEra has virtual “drop-ins” from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Discord Streaming live (moderated chat) with two state-certified youth peer support specialists, on Twitch Monday-Friday from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
All of the phone services are free and confidential. See also Youthline as part of Lines for Life.
Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime, about any type of crisis. A live, trained Crisis Text Line Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment. 
Safe Oregon, the 24/7 statewide school safety tip line, is here for you; for all students and the whole community. Anonymously or confidentially report student safety concerns (suicidal ideation/thoughts, cyberbullying, child abuse, drug/alcohol abuse, etc.) and we will pass this information to school personnel and law enforcement (when necessary).

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!

A Look Ahead …
March 22th-26th: NO SCHOOL
March 22 (M): A DAY
March 30th (T): B DAY
March 31st (W): FLEX (C) DAY
* No office hours, clubs or interventions: Hybrid prep
April 1st (Th): A DAY
April 2nd (F): B DAY

Earn Free Money for Roosevelt!

You can help Roosevelt earn money for our school by registering your credit card with eScrip. Earn money for Roosevelt every time you shop at Market of Choice, Sizzle Pie (& other local restaurants). Register your credit/debit cards, designating Roosevelt Middle School—Recipient ID #6723045.
Click on the link above to get started.

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.

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