5/17/2021

5/17/2021

This week’s eNEWS includes a schedule of this week’s events, a message from the principal and assistant principal, and information regarding OSAS testing, walk and roll to school, picture day, SEHS Summer Bridge Program, UO Summer Sail Program, 6th and 7th grade elective selection, free weekly meals, Lane County Transit for students, coffee chat for parents with a 4J social worker, the last Parent Night hosted by NAACP and Lane ESD AABSS Program, Earth Day art with 4J, bike education, free tutoring with SEHS Rotary Interact, Science Factory tutoring program through NAACP, SPICE summer camp and a need 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
MAY 17th (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
* PICTURE DAY for students in Red Cohort Science classes for periods 1, 2 and 3!
* 3:10 PM – 4:00 PM, Teacher office hours
MAY 18th (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
* PICTURE DAY for students in Red Cohort Science classes for periods 4, 5 and 6!
MAY 19th (W): FLEX (C) DAY
* OSAS Testing for Red Cohort Hybrid students and SSO students with last names beginning A-L
* 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM, PICTURE DAY for Same School online students and Eugene Online Academy
MAY 20th (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
* PICTURE DAY for students in White Cohort Science classes for periods 1, 2 and 3!
* 6:30 PM, AVID parent meeting for prospective students
MAY 21st (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
* PICTURE DAY for students in White Cohort Science classes for periods 4, 5 and 6!
* 3:10 PM – 4:00 PM, Teacher office hours

 

Message from the Principal & Assistant Principal
Greetings, RMS families! 
We hope you were able to enjoy the spectacular sunny weekend… the other day, we were reminiscing in our front office about the start to our school year, the valley clouded in choking smoke and an incredible uncertainty about the year ahead. How far we’ve come in the last seven months… and how close we are to living life with more normalcy! Our eyes are on September and the excitement of welcoming all our students back to school even if there are still some protective measures in place.

In the spirit of increasing normalcy, you may have heard last week, the district announced that high schools will hold in-person graduation ceremonies. Thus, middle schools will also be able to hold 8th grade Promotion events. If Lane County is in extreme risk, events will be for students and staff only. If we are in high or moderate risk, each student will be able to have two guests spectating from a distance. We may also be able to do a livestream feed. Exciting! 

No matter what that event may look like, our amazing parent volunteers are hard at work crafting a reverse parade for our 8th grade students to be in conjunction with any events. Stay tuned for more details regarding the last week in June and know some celebrations are coming up soon! 

And, regarding celebrating… we hope over the course of the next few weeks, you’re able to take some time with your student to acknowledge their perseverance and resilience in this most unusual year. What they’ve experienced, how they’ve worked to overcome significant hurdles in distance learning and the ways they’ve tried their best to make the most of the situation is humbling and worthy of recognition.  

We also celebrate you– all our parents, caring adults, and supportive family members– whose worlds shifted incredibly this year. Whether you’re the neighbor who shared carpool, the parent who arrived home late from work each night to review Canvas with your student, or the friend who reached out to offer reassurance, we would not have made it through this year without relying on each other, listening and problem-solving together.  

Though we’re not to June yet, each of us is doing what we can to support our students in these final weeks. As always, do not hesitate to reach out with your questions and observations… we’re happy to share what we’ve learned and provide additional perspective.  

Many thanks and have a great week!
Courtney and Mike

 

OSAS Testing this Week and Next
If your student is OSAS testing on Wednesday this week or next, please note the schedule and expectations below– thanks!

* Students should arrive by 8:45 AM for a quick start at 9:00 AM. We’ll welcome them at the front entrance with the testing information they need and a breakfast snack.
* If students aren’t taking the bus, we are dismissing them when they are done testing. Please make a plan with your student for an early pick-up if needed.  
* Students can grab a sack lunch at noon when they leave.  
* If you are Hybrid, please note your dates:
* Red Cohort: Please come on May 19
* White Cohort: Please come May 26
* If you are Same School Online, please note your dates:
* Last names A-L: Please come on May 19
* Last names M-Z: Please come in on May 26

And, last call, 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 sending this form to the front office at Roosevelt or emailing it to Kelly Ayres, ayres_k@4j.lane.edu.  

For your student:

 

Forecasting for Grades 6 and 7
Beginning May 17, students will receive information in House about forecasting for electives next year. It is crucially important students attend House this week to understand how the elective schedule will work next year! We are really excited about our elective offerings for next year– and hope you’ll take a moment to go through the course descriptions with your student. Please visit our website for additional information: https://roosevelt.4j.lane.edu/index.php/course-descriptions-preference-sheets/.  

 

SEHS Summer Bridge Program for Incoming 9th Graders
South Eugene High School’s Summer Bridge program is open for registration! All incoming 9th grade students are welcome to register for the August 2-6 experience. Students will meet new friends, gain valuable insight into high school, and have fun! Please see the attached flyer for more information and links to register or visit the SEHS 9th Grade Info Homepage.

Click on the following links pdf versions of the registration form in English and Spanish.

Please direct all questions to Emily Rousseau, the 9th grade transition coordinator at South Eugene High School: rousseau_e@4j.lane.edu

 

UO Summer SAIL Program
The UO Summer Sail program also is open for registration. Make college your reality: Check out the Summer Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL) program at the University of Oregon! SAIL offers FREE one-week academic summer programs virtually and on the University of Oregon campus. SAIL invites rising freshmen through seniors, including 2021 graduates, who meet eligibility requirements, to apply. Choose from a wide variety of subject areas taught by distinguished University of Oregon faculty volunteers through fun, social, and interactive activities. SAIL is committed to increasing student enrollment and success in college – SAIL offers sessions on the college admissions process, scholarships, and how to navigate financial aid. Experience what college life is all about and how to make it happen at SAIL! Register here!

 

Smile for the Camera!
Yes, it’s picture week! Students need photos for their school ID and to appear in the RMS yearbook. Pictures will be taken during science class– a quick trip to the gym and then back to class for instruction. 

* Red Cohort (in-person Monday/Tuesday): During science class Monday, May 17 (Science periods 1, 2 and 3) or Tuesday, May 18 (Science periods 4, 5 and 6).  
* White Cohort (in-person Thursday/Friday): During science class on Thursday, May 20 (Science periods 1, 2 and 3) or Friday, May 21 (Science periods 4, 5 and 6).
* Online students (Same School Online and Eugene Online Academy): Wednesday, May 19, 12-4 pm in the Roosevelt small gym.  Please come anytime between noon and 4 pm on May 19th.  Form a line on the east side of the building between the gym and the parking lot. All students should wait in line on the sidewalk wearing an appropriate face mask and respecting social distancing protocols.

If you decide to purchase pictures, all orders must be placed online and printed pictures will be mailed to families directly from Lifetouch either at or soon after the end of the school year. To see the order options and to place your order, go to mylifetouch.com and enter picture day ID: EVTK9QQHJ.

 

Yearbook: We Need Your Help!
We are working hard to make a yearbook a reality this year and we need your help! To ensure we document a variety of experiences, please share photos with us by uploading to our google drive or emailing images to rmsyearbook2021@gmail.com.

Themes include:
* Club events
* Pets 
* Hobbies
* 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!

 

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 Transportation Department. 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. 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!

 

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
Eugene School District 4J continues to provide 4J students and youth 18 years old and younger free grab-and-go meal bags every Wednesday.
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, Now through June 30, 12:45–2:15 PM

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.

 

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 last Parent Night of this school year will be on Monday, May 24th 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.

 

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

 

SPICE Camp is Open for Summer Fun!
SPICE provides summer camps and science outreach to support girls developing science identities and interests. Participation is open to students who will be in the 6th through 9th grades in Fall 2021. SPICE camp is designed to yield maximum benefit to girls. Preference is given to girls, transgender, and non-binary applicants. For boys who are interested in a similar experience, we recommend camps from the Eugene Science Center, Nearby Nature, and the Boys and Girls Clubs. 
For more information visit https://www.spicescience.org/camp.

 

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 until 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 until 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.

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 24th (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 25th (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 26th (W): FLEX (C) DAY
* OSAS Testing: Students check into Canvas as usual to check for work
MAY 27th (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
* 6:00 PM, 5th grade parent transition meeting on Zoom
MAY 28st (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.