5/3/2021

5/3/2021

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, walk and roll to school, free weekly meals, Lane County Transit for students, coffee chat for parents with a 4J social worker, Earth Day art with 4J, bike education, free tutoring with SEHS Rotary Interact, Science Factory tutoring program through NAACP 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
PLEASE NOTE- It’s a four-day week with no school on Friday!  White Cohort will come on Wednesday and Thursday.
May 3rd (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
May 4th (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
May 5th (W): 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
May 6th (TH): 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
MAY 7th (F): NO SCHOOL
* No classes in session on Zoom or asynch: Grading and professional development

 

Message from the Principal & Assistant Principal
Dear families:

Short week, short update! Please check with your student this week to make sure they are on track for missing assignments as we near midterms– no school at the end of the week for planning and grading.  

Please also look for a separate email Monday with information about school pictures and our intent to provide a yearbook for students to commemorate a most unusual year.  

Have a great week! 
Courtney and Mike 

 

State Testing this Spring
If you missed the April 30 deadline to declare your student’s state testing intentions, please read through the district information at http://www.4j.lane.edu/instruction/statetesting/. You can opt your student out of testing by emailing or by sending this form to the Roosevelt registrar, Kelly Ayres, ayres_k@4j.lane.edu. Thanks for your help so we can better organize and plan for May 19 and 26.

 

Walk + Roll to School!
Our school is participating in the May Walk+Roll to School Challenge and we need your help! Our goal is for as many students as possible to increase their physical activity and help the planet by walking, biking, scooting, skating, using a mobility device and riding the school bus to get to and from school! 

If you live too far to walk or bike and want to ride the bus, check in with the 4J Transportation Department (541-790-7474). Or, you could Park ‘n’ Stride. This involves parking a 10 minute (or more) walk away from school and walking the rest of the way. 

Same School Online students can participate on their supply distribution day!

This is the time to try something new or to make a habit out of something you’ve only tried before! Join us this May in walking and rolling to school!

¡Camine y ruede a la escuela!
¡Nuestra escuela está participando en el Desafío de mayo Camine y Ruede a la Escuela y necesitamos su ayuda! ¡Nuestro objetivo es que tantos estudiantes como sea posible aumenten su actividad física y ayuden al planeta caminando, montando en bicicleta, patinando, usando un aparato de movilidad y montando en el autobús escolar para ir y volver de la escuela!

Si vive demasiado lejos para caminar o andar en bicicleta y desea viajar en autobús, consulte con el Departamento de Transporte (541-790-7474). O podrías “Park ‘n’ Stride”. Esto implica estacionarse a 10 minutos (o más) a pie de la escuela y caminar el resto del camino.

¡Los estudiantes de Same School Online pueden participar en su día de distribución de material escolar!

¡Este es el momento de probar algo nuevo o convertir en hábito algo que solo ha probado antes! ¡Únase a nosotros este mayo para caminar y rodar a la escuela!

 

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!

 

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 Meal Pickup for Children and Youth Begins May 5
Beginning May 5, Eugene School District 4J will provide 4J students and youth 18 years old and younger free grab-and-go meal bags every Wednesday in place of the weekly food box delivery.

The weekly meal bags can be picked up between 12:45–2:15 PM at all 4J middle schools, except Arts & Technology Academy.
Each meal box contains four “heat and eat” breakfasts and lunches, plus five dinner meals. Vegetarian, no gluten, reduced-fat milk/soy milk options, and other dietary restrictions or allergen options are available.

When:
Wednesdays, May 5–June 30, 12:45–2:15 p.m.

Where:
* Cal Young Middle School, 2555 Gilham Road
* Kelly Middle School, 850 Howard Ave.
* Kennedy Middle School, 2200 Bailey Hill Road
* Madison Middle School, 875 Wilkes Drive
* Monroe Middle School, 2800 Bailey Lane
* Roosevelt Middle School, 500 E. 24th Ave.
* Spencer Butte Middle School, 500 E. 43rd Ave.
Youth meal boxes can be picked up at all 4J middle schools except Arts & Technology Academy.

Eligibility Information
* Meal boxes are for ANY child age 18 and under
* No income requirements apply, and students do not have to qualify for free or reduced-price school meals
* Children do not need to be students in 4J

Free school meals will continue to be available through the summer and the 2021–22 school year.

COVID-19 protocols: Please keep in mind that masks must be worn and social distancing rules must be observed at all times. Students and families picking up meals must wear masks covering their nose, mouth and chin, and maintain at least 6 feet of distance from any person who is not a member of their immediate household.

 

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.
*Click here for a Spanish version.

 

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.

 

4J Earth Day Art-a-bration: SHIFT! Small Shifts, Big Impact
K-12 students are invited to submit art for the 4J Earth Day Art-a-bration. 

Shift-Act-Create-Share
* -Shift- Choose a Shift. Small shifts, make a big impact.Shift to a new green habit! 
* -Act- Take action-shift a habit to make a change. Spend at least two weeks making your shift into a new habit.
* -Create-Draw, paint, collage, sculpture, public service announcement, poetry, spoken word, a song, a dance move, an invention-You.do.you. Be creative. Note: Audio/video 30 seconds or less.
* -Share-submit your creation via photo, video or mp4 and a short paragraph about the habit you shifted and how your art represents your shift and a wish for the planet.

There are many ways to reduce our carbon footprint-meatless meals, rethinking waste, conserving water, reducing and reusing items, getting outside and more! All living things are connected and we all share Earth as our home. When we make shifts to greener habits, it makes the world a healthier place to live. Take the pledge and commit to reducing waste! Read more at: http://bit.ly/earthweekactions

All submissions will become part of a Virtual Gallery. All entrants will be entered into a drawing for prizes donated by local businesses. The Earth Day Art-a-bration runs from now until May 21st.
Earth Day Art-a-bration submission form

4J Dia de la tierra – Celebración de arte: CAMBIO! Pequeños cambios, grandes impactos

Invitamos a los estudiantes de K-12 a presentar una obra de arte para la celebración de arte del día de la tierra de 4J. 

Cambiar-Actuar-Crear-Compartir
* Cambiar – escoger un cambio. Pequeños cambios pueden tener grandes impactos. ¡Cambiemos a nuevos hábitos verdes!
* Actuar – tomar acción, cambiar algún hábito. Pasar al menos dos semanas generando cambios hacia nuevos hábitos. 
* Crear – Dibujar, pintar, collage, escultura, anuncios de servicio público, poesía, discurso, canción, baile, una invención. ¡Haz lo que tu quieras de la manera mas creativa! Ojo: audio/video debe durar menos de 30 segundos. 
* Compartir – presentar tu creación vía foto, video, audio con un corto párrafo sobre el hábito que cambiaste y como el arte representa ese cambio y tu deseo para el planeta.  

Hay muchas maneras de reducir nuestra huella de carbono – comidas sin carne, reconsideración de basura, la conservación de agua, reutilización y reciclaje, actividades afuera y mucho más. Todos los seres vivos son conectados y todxs compartimos la tierra como nuestro hogar. Cuando hacemos cambios hacia hábitos verdes, ayuda que el mundo sea un lugar mas sano y saludable para vivir. ¡Hagamos el compromiso a cuidar nuestro hogar y reducir nuestra basura! Más información al: http://bit.ly/earthweekactions

Todas las presentaciones serán parte de la galería virtual y una rifa con premios donados por negocios locales.

Earth Day Art-a-bration submission form

 

Spring Youth Bike Opportunities
*Click here for a Spanish version.

 

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 through 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 through 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 
* 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 …
MAY 10th (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
MAY 11th (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
MAY 12th (W): FLEX (C) DAY
* NO ASSIGNMENTS: Students should complete EasyCBM testing for Math and Reading
MAY 13th (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
MAY 14th (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.