4/19/2021

4/19/2021

This week’s eNEWS includes a schedule of this week’s events, a message from the principal and assistant principal, and information regarding state testing requirements, teacher and staff appreciation, 8th grade promotion meeting, SEHS forecasting, EEF fundraising gala, free weekly meals, Lane County Transit for students, food for Lane County survey, coffee chat for parents with a 4J social worker, track season, family fun at the Eugene Public Library, free tutoring with SEHS Rotary Interact, Science Factory tutoring program through NAACP, activities and events through the Hult Center and a call for yearbook photos. This week also contains a link to the 15th Night resource guide for youths, a list of mental health support resources and support group information for LGBTQIA+, BIPOC and LATINX. As always, it ends with a look ahead to next week.

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This Week’s Schedule & Events
April 19th (M): A DAY
* 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM, Zoom for all students (House and Periods 1-3)
* 12:40 PM – 3:10 PM, Hybrid Red Cohort in person (Periods 1-3), Hybrid  White Cohort and SSO asynchronous work at home
* 3:10 PM – 4:00 PM, Teacher office hours
April 20th (T): B DAY
* 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM, Zoom for all students (House and Periods 4-6)
* 12:40 PM – 3:10 PM, Hybrid Red Cohort in person (Periods 4-6), Hybrid  White Cohort and SSO asynchronous work at home
April 21st (W): FLEX (C) DAY
* 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Red Cohort,  White Cohort  and SSO work asynchronously, NO ZOOM
* 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM, Office hours, clubs, supports
April 22nd (Th): A DAY
* 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM, Zoom for all students (House and Periods 1-3)
* 12:40 PM – 3:10 PM, Hybrid White Cohort in person (Periods 1-3), Hybrid Red Cohort and SSO asynchronous work at home
* 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM, 8th Grade Promotion Zoom meeting
* 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM, Parents at Roosevelt Zoom meeting
* Both meetings@ https://zoom.us/j/9366455771 (Meeting ID: 936 645 5771)
April 23rd (F): B DAY
* 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM, Zoom for all students (House and Periods 4-6)
* 12:40 PM – 3:10 PM, Hybrid White Cohort  in person (Periods 4-6), Hybrid Red Cohort and SSO asynchronous work at home
* 3:10 PM – 4:00 PM, Teacher office hours

 

Message from the Principal & Assistant Principal
Greetings, all! 

 We had a great first week of hybrid/same school online and hope you did, too… a few notes for those coming in next week and those staying at home:

 * For hybrid: 
* Students need to bring their iPads to school, fully charged. Please remind students to turn them off in the evenings or restart them in the morning.
* We are not using lockers, so students should only bring what they can carry from class to class.  
* Cell phones should be turned off and put away upon arrival to school.  
* Grab and go lunches are available each day before and after school.

* For same school online:
* We are prioritizing SSO students for Homework Club:
* Extended Homework Club is available Monday & Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 1 – 3 pm and 3:15 – 4:00 pm.  
* On Wednesdays, Homework Club starts at 10:30 am.  
* The flow of the week is very different than during CDL: Mondays and Thursdays, students focus on periods 1, 2, and 3 only and do not need to look for asynch assignments for periods 4, 5, and 6. On Tuesdays and Fridays, the focus is on period 4, 5, and 6. 

Thanks for sharing your experiences from last week… we know what a transition it was for students coming in. Being masked, learning about new expectations and protocols, all while seeing peers and teachers in school for the first time in a year was exciting and enlightening. We look forward to the second week, making adjustments as we go. 

Now that hybrid/SSO is underway, the spring will go very quickly. We’ll have more updates for you next week about upcoming events and information. Have a great second week of hybrid/SSO!

Our best,
Courtney and Mike  

 

Updates to State Testing Requirements
All public schools in the U.S. are required to systematically assess student learning and report participation and results in school accountability systems. Students in Oregon are assessed periodically to measure proficiency in state and district standards, including completing statewide assessments in certain grades.

State tests were suspended in 2019–20, during the state-mandated closure of school buildings due to the coronavirus pandemic. In this exceptional situation, Oregon was granted a one-year waiver to federal requirements for statewide assessments and accountability.

A waiver has been requested again for the 2020–21 school year, as school has continued to be significantly disrupted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and other factors. The Oregon Department of Education has asked the U.S. Department of Education for a temporary waiver to federally required testing for this school year.

The initial waiver submitted by the Oregon Department of Education to the U.S. Department was not approved. The state will submit a revision to the original request and if it is not approved, the earliest testing could begin by mid-April.

In accordance with Oregon law, parents and guardians may opt their students out of state tests. For more information and to access the opt-out form, please visit the 4j website: https://www.4j.lane.edu/instruction/statetesting/

 

Teacher and Staff Appreciation
I scream, you scream, we all scream for our awesome teachers and staff! Regardless of all that’s been thrown their way, they’ve kept their collective cool and made the most out of distance learning. What better way to celebrate their resilience than with a sweet treat from a local mainstay? This month we are collecting funds to provide our teachers and staff with $10 Prince Puckler’s gift certificates. In an effort to streamline this process, this month we’re collecting funds from families and making one bulk purchase from Prince Puckler’s. If you’d like to participate, please sign up at https://signup.com/go/UGgwczc for the number of cards you’d like to contribute before sending the funds to Alexis on Venmo at Alexis-Borrevik (last four digits 9061 if needed) or emailing ancborrevik@yahoo.com to set up another way to transfer funds. Gift cards will be purchased and dropped off at school on Thursday, April 29th. Thank you for your continued support of our teachers and staff. 

 

Volunteers Needed for the 8th Grade Promotion Planning Committee
Dear Parents, 
We are getting ready to plan for the 8th grade promotion. If you are interested in being part of the 8th grade promotion planning committee, please join us on Thursday, April 22 5:30 PM -6:15 PM
https://zoom.us/j/9366455771
Meeting ID: 936 645 5771

Thank you very much
Laura Fuhriman, RMS School Volunteer Coordinator

 

Track Season 2021

Tentatively, we may be holding a modified track season! Many details still to be worked out and we will share more just as soon as we know it. If your student is interested, they will need a current physical to participate. Please contact Karen Kingzett in the front office regarding your student’s most recent physical.

 

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!
* first day of Hybrid

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!

 

EEF Annual Gala Invitation
Hello 4J Parents,

We cordially invite you to attend our biggest fundraiser of the year, our Annual {virtual} Gala- “A Brighter Future” on April 27th, 2021 5:30-6:30 PM. Led by Executive Director Dana Fleming and Emcee Celeste Edman, we’ll also be joined at our event by Interim Superintendent Cydney Vandercar and some other very special surprise guests!

EEF is so excited to share the stories of hardworking teachers, students and staff, and how we have a brighter future because of our incredible community. It is more important than ever that we have your help making this event a success: the money raised from our annual gala is used to fund grants to teachers in schools and programs across 4J. EEF wants to grant as many applications as possible next year so that all students will have a brighter future. Many hands make light work, so please tell all of your friends to join us on the 27th as well!

Tickets are FREE, but you must register to join us for the evening. You can do so at: tinyurl.com/2021eefgala. You can even order boxed dinners, appetizers, desserts, and gifts to pick up on April 26th at the Campbell Center and enjoy while you watch. There is a cutoff date of April 20th for ordering food and beverages, so please get those orders in soon. 

We look forward to seeing all of you (virtually) soon. Until then, stay safe!

Jessica Barnhart (she/her)
Assistant Director
Eugene Education Foundation
PO Box 1015
Eugene, OR 97440
Office: (541)790-7744
Cell: (541) 912-3882
eeflane.org
eef@4j.lane.edu

 

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.

 

Free Meals Shift to Weekly Delivery
Now, as students return to school buildings in a hybrid model, schools will serve daily meals to students attending school on-site each day, and shift to once-a-week delivery for distribution of other free youth meals.

Families can sign up for free weekly meal boxes to be delivered each Wednesday after spring break here.

For more information regarding free meals, please follow this link:
https://www.4j.lane.edu/2021/03/free-meals-change-to-weekly-delivery/

 

Coffee Chat for 4J Parents
Join a 4J social worker for coffee chats. Each month topics to be explored will include wellness, parenting, and/or community resources. Family Activity Baskets will be raffled every week!

Events will occur every Thursday from 6 PM- 7 PM. Use the zoom information given below 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.

For Coffee Chat information in Spanish click here.

 

Food For Lane County Survey
Throughout the month of April, FOOD for Lane County is asking Lane County residents to participate in a survey about hunger. FFLC and their partners track the number of people who access food assistance, but these numbers don’t tell the stories about why people need help with food, or what they could be doing better to feed our neighbors. Please help fight hunger by completing this short survey! It is only 25 questions and should only take about 10 minutes. ALL survey responses will be anonymous! If you would like to participate in the gift card drawing you will be redirected to a new page upon completion of the survey: www.foodforlanecounty.org/hungerfactors

 

Family Fun for “Dia” at the Eugene Public Libray
Celebrate “Día” with Eugene Public Library this April! Everyone is invited to enjoy family activities in Spanish and English all month leading up to Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) on April 30. All events are free, with no library card needed. To learn more about this event click here.

To learn more about Eugene Public Library, including how to get a library card to use additional services, call 541-682-5450 (press 5 for Spanish) or visit eugene-or.gov/library.

 

Science Factory Tutoring Program
The Eugene/Springfield NAACP is hosting the Science Factory Tutoring program.
When: every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00PM
Where: Eugene Science Center
2300 Leo Harris Parkway
Eugene, OR 97401

The program ends on June 11th. For questions call (541) 484-1119 or send an email to communications@naacplanecounty.org.

 

Free Tutoring with SEHS Rotary Interact
The South Eugene High School chapter of Rotary Interact is offering free tutoring for middle school students.

To get started make an appointment by filling out this form on their website. A member of Rotary Interact will contact you to discuss your student’s needs and connect you with a student tutor.

All tutoring sessions will take place through video chat.

 

Hult Center Performances and Activities
National Geographic Live – Behind the Curtain: Secrets of Whales with Brian Skerry
Thursday, April 22, at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

In celebration of Earth Day, join us for a special behind-the-curtain look at National Geographic Explorer and Photographer Brian Skerry’s riveting journey as he sets out to discover the hidden culture of whales in the new Disney+ original series, Secrets of the Whales. The show will also include special insight into the pages of the May issue of National Geographic magazine, The Ocean Issue, and Skerry’s beautiful new book, Secrets of the Whales.

This special preview event will include stories and visuals, and live, moderated audience Q&A with Brian Skerry.

Closed captioning will be available for this event. For more information click here.

Virtual Careers in the Arts Course
The Education & Community Engagement Department’s Virtual Careers in the Arts series is going strong, and we would love to have you join! This series of interviews allows students an opportunity to connect and learn how arts professionals developed their careers. Students can livestream these sessions and ask questions in real time, or watch recordings posted on our YouTube Page. 

This course is held on the second Tuesday of every month.

If you or your students are interested in attending these sessions live, please contact our Education and Community Engagement Department at HultEducation@eugene-or.gov
For more information on events and activities at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts click here.

 

15th Night Resource Guide for Youth by Youth
The 15th Night Youth Action Council (YAC) is so excited to share their Resource Guide For Youth By Youth. It includes all kinds of resources for young people in our community; from emergency shelter, to job application assistance, reconnection to school, or where to find a meal on Fridays at 4pm, this resource guide covers it all. Read more.

 

Middle School BIPOC and LATINX Support Group
A BIPOC and LATINX peer support group will be held every Wednesday from March 17th – June 15th from 2 PM to 3 PM via Zoom.

The group will be led by Looking Glass’ certified peer-supports. Peer-supports are individuals with shared identities and experiences related to mental health and wellness. Peer-supports have received specific training in providing mental health peer-support services to individuals in the community and have gone through 4J’s background check.

To attend the support group fill out this form or contact Maria Covernali at covernali_m@4j.lane.edu.

 

Middle School LGBTQIA+ and Allies Support Group
An LGBTQIA+ peer support group will be held every Wednesday from March 10th – June 16th from 3 PM to 4 PM via Zoom.

The group will be led by Looking Glass’ certified peer-supports. Peer-supports are individuals with shared identities and experiences related to mental health and wellness. Peer-supports have received specific training in providing mental health peer-support services to individuals in the community and have gone through 4J’s background check.

To attend the support group sign up here:
tiny.cc/lgbtsupportgroup.

For questions contact Maria Covernali at covernali_m@4j.lane.edu.

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.

Upcoming meetings and events
* April 23: Burrito Friday @ 44 W 7th Ave. (3-5pm) 
* April 30: Burrito Friday @ 44 W 7th Ave (3-5pm) 
* May 7: Burrito Friday @ 44 W 7th Ave (3-5pm) 
* May 13: RAN Partner Meeting via Zoom (10-11am)  

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).

 

A Look Ahead …
April 26th (M): A DAY
* 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM, Zoom for all students (House and Periods 1-3)
* 12:40 PM – 3:10 PM, Hybrid Red Cohort in person (Periods 1-3), Hybrid  White Cohort and SSO asynchronous work at home
* 3:10 PM – 4:00 PM, Teacher office hours
April 27th (T): B DAY
* 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM, Zoom for all students (House and Periods 4-6)
* 12:40 PM – 3:10 PM, Hybrid Red Cohort in person (Periods 4-6), Hybrid  White Cohort and SSO asynchronous work at home
April 28th (W): FLEX (C) DAY
* 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Red Cohort,  White Cohort  and SSO work asynchronously, NO ZOOM
* 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM, Office hours, clubs, supports
April 29th (Th): A DAY
* 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM, Zoom for all students (House and Periods 1-3)
* 12:40 PM – 3:10 PM, Hybrid White Cohort in person (Periods 1-3), Hybrid Red Cohort and SSO asynchronous work at home
April 30th (F): B DAY
* 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM, Zoom for all students (House and Periods 4-6)
* 12:40 PM – 3:10 PM, Hybrid White Cohort  in person (Periods 4-6), Hybrid Red Cohort and SSO asynchronous work at home
* 3:10 PM – 4:00 PM, Teacher office hours

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.