Below is a quick glance at what you will find in this week’s eNews.

Schedule of Events
COVID testing and kit pick-up and drop-off, picture day, PAR meeting, early release, A and B school calendar

Roosevelt School News
A message from the Principal and Assistant Principal, Slowing down around school, student organization, teacher appreciation, PAR meeting, COVID testing and kit pick-up and drop-off, picture day

Extra Curricular Activities
Speech and Debate club

Community Resources
Students ride free with LTD, free tutoring with SEHS Rotary Interact, virtual talk about racial justice hosted by United Way of Lane County, family body research project through UO, the NATIVES program

Mental Health Support
Multiple links for support, 15th Night resource guide

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Schedule of Events
This Week
* Receive COVID Testing Kit
* 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, PAR Meeting, https://zoom.us/j/9366455771 (Meeting ID: 936 645 5771)
* COVID Sample Drop Off
* Picture Day
* 2:35 PM, Early Release from School

Next Week
* Receive COVID Testing Kit
* COVID Sample Drop Off
* No School – Progress Report/Professional Development Day
**A and B School Calendar for 2021-2022

Roosevelt School News
Message From The Principal and Assistant Principal
Greetings, RMS Families:

We’re settling into October with the first month of school behind us. Thanks to those of you who could join us on Zoom last week for Open House. The next opportunity to meet with teachers will be during conferences on Wednesday, November 10. More information will come in the next few weeks!

If you’re curious about what your students can expect this year in their classes, please sign onto Canvas and watch our teachers’ videos and read through their syllabi by clicking on each Canvas shell and using the blue navigation bar to choose “Syllabus.” This will provide you a good starting point for supporting your student in managing their classes and experience this year.  

This week, we look forward to our Parents at Roosevelt (PAR) re-boot! After a year of school closure, though we’ll continue our PAR meetings on Zoom, we’re looking forward to planning and organizing for the year ahead. Our community thrives when our parents can step in to learn from and connect with each other, and when we can support each other in our middle school experiences. 

Have a great week and thank you for always reaching out to let us know how your year is going! 

Our best,
Courtney and Mike

Please SLOW Way Down!
The RMS parking lot is a tricky space with lots of coming and going in a short period of time after school. Please, slow down, watch for students and other cars and when possible if you’re picking up, make arrangements to meet your student elsewhere– the tennis courts, on Patterson Street, by the Y or in the back area off of Hilyard.  

If you are picking up or dropping off in the afternoon, please remember the following:

* Stay in the right pause parking lane, marked by the green curb, at drop-off and pick-up and move as far forward as possible toward the soccer field. Do not use the left “drive-through” lane to leapfrog into a spot further up– we’ve had many near misses and almost-accidents when drivers do this. 
* If you need to exit your vehicle, do not use pause parking. Please find a parking spot.
* Between 8:15 – 9:15 AM and 3:15 – 4:15 PM, please turn right out of the parking lot onto 24th Avenue, the alternative exit to using Hilyard Street. The “right-turn only” rule keeps traffic flowing and is predictable for pedestrians.   
* Please observe the speed limit for School Zones, especially along 24th Avenue. The speed limit is 20-MPH on all streets used to approach RMS.

Thank you for your help in keeping all our students safe and our parking lot predictable!

Keeping Your Student Organized
At RMS, students use both our planner and Canvas to organize and keep track of assignments and activities. Coming up in House, we’ll have some explicit activities to help students manage between the two platforms. Most of us navigate between both digital and paper and after a year of distance learning, figuring out which methods work best for students is taking some consideration.  

Just like our iPads, our planners are key for student success and students should keep track of them, just as they do their iPads. When you have a moment, please take some time to go through your student’s planner with them. It contains the school handbook, a year-long calendar and a space where students wrote their schedule.  

If students lose their planner, we do have some spare copies. We ask for a $5 fee for second and third replacements. Thank you!

Teacher Appreciation
We are now a month into the school year, and our teachers have worked incredibly hard to get the school year off on the right foot for all our students. Let’s thank them with breakfast as they spend October 15th in professional development sessions and putting together progress reports. 

You can sign up to contribute to our October Teacher Appreciation here. Please bring all donations on Thursday October 14th so that we can have everything set up when the teachers arrive on the 15th. You can bring your donations to the front office.

Parents at Roosevelt (PAR)

PAR Meeting
Come join us for our first Parents at Roosevelt (PAR) meeting of the year Tuesday October 5th from 6:30pm-7:30pm as we get set to support our parents, teachers, and students in rebuilding our community after a COVID year. We will be talking about what is currently available for our parents, teachers, and students in our Roosevelt community as well as what we can do to make it even better. We would love to have you there, to hear your thoughts, and have you be a part of this awesome group as we kick off another fantastic year at RMS!

https://zoom.us/j/9366455771 (Meeting ID: 936 645 5771)

COVID-19 Health and Safety
Available on our website is the newest information about Covid-19 health and safety. Along with increased signage, spacing to the best of our ability in classrooms, sanitation stations throughout the building, and our mask mandate, we have moved to three lunches to reduce the number of students eating at any given time. In our dining hall, we’ll open our three garage doors and the majority of tables will be outside in the courtyard or on the patio.  

Sign up for COVID-19 Testing
In addition please follow this link to find information for opting your student into free COVID-19 testing. If you would like your student to participate, please read the information and scan the QR code to register. Please also complete this waiver and email it to Laura Fuhriman at fuhriman_l@4j.lane.edu. Doing so will allow us to provide your student with the necessary materials for testing. We’ll have more updates once we compile student registrations.

Already Signed Up?
If you signed up for voluntary COVID testing your student’s test kit will be distributed directly to them on Tuesday during House.  When you receive the kit, collect your samples Tuesday evening or before school Wednesday morning and return your sample to the front office on Wednesday, by 12:00 noon. Families will be notified by the UO via email of results.  
If you have questions, please email Laura at fuhriman_l@4j.lane.edu.

Smile for the Camera 10/6/2021!
Picture day is Wednesday, October 6. ALL students have their pictures taken for activity cards and the yearbook. Picture order forms are available from your student’s house advisor. The order form and your payment should be brought to school on October 6 and given directly to the photographer. Picture fees must be paid at the time pictures are taken. Please make checks for pictures payable to Lifetouch. If you instead choose to purchase pictures online, go to mylifetouch.com and enter picture ID EVTB2S498.
**Click here for the Picture Day Flyer including a Spanish version.

Extra Curricular Activities
RMS Debate Club is Back!
If you would like to develop your public speaking, critical thinking, and research skills, join Speech and Debate Club! 

Join your peers and high school leaders to research, discuss and debate relevant topics and learn how to create engaging speeches. No experience needed. We hope to see you at an introductory meeting on Zoom this Thursday, October 7th from 4:30 -5:30 PM in order to learn more about the plan for our club this year. Access the Zoom link at: https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/93946972570.

Community Resources
Students Ride Free on LTD
All students in kindergarten through 12th grade can ride Lane Transit District (LTD) buses for free. Students may ride anywhere, anytime in the Eugene–Springfield metro area. Students may ride free until October 31 by telling the driver they are a 4J student. After October 31, in order to continue riding for free, students will need a student transit pass they can get from school.  

Middle school students need parent/guardian permission to get a pass. If you would like Roosevelt to create a pass for your student, please enter their information here or if you prefer to fill out a paper copy, please click here.  

Learn more: https://www.4j.lane.edu/safety/free-student-transit-pass/; and http://www.ltd.org/student-pass.  

Los estudiantes viajan gratis en LTD
El Distrito de Transporte del Condado de Lane (LTD por sus siglas en inglés) ahora ofrece transporte gratuito en autobús a todos los estudiantes de kindergarten a 12° grado. Los estudiantes pueden viajar en cualquier lugar, en cualquier momento en el área metropolitana de Eugene – Springfield. Los estudiantes pueden viajar gratis hasta el 31 de octubre si le dicen al conductor que son estudiantes de 4J. Entonces necesitarán un pase que obtengan de la escuela.

Los estudiantes de secundaria necesitan el permiso de los padres / tutores para obtener un pase. Si desea que Roosevelt cree un pase para su estudiante, ingrese su información aquí o si prefiere completar una copia impresa, haga clic aquí.

Para más información en inglés visite: https://www.4j.lane.edu/safety/free-student-transit-pass/; y http://www.ltd.org/student-pass.

Free Tutoring with SEHS Rotary Interact
In the current pandemic, many children have lost access to reliable resources to help their learning. Rotary Interact of South Eugene High School has a solution: online tutoring. Sign up your elementary or middle school student to receive help from high school students on a variety of subjects, at no cost! For more information contact Walker Sheidow (wsheidow@gmail.com) or Debbie Snow (debbiesnow12@gmail.com).

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 high school student tutor.

All tutoring sessions will take place through video chat.

Check out the flyer in either English or Spanish.

Using Your Voice for Racial Justice: A Virtual Conversation with Ruby Bridges-Hall
As part of our 75th anniversary celebrations, United Way of Lane County invites you to a conversation with civil rights advocate Ruby Bridges-Hall about racial justice and how you can advance equity and inclusion in Lane County.

More About Ruby Bridges-Hall
At only six years old, Ruby Bridges became an icon in the civil rights movement when she stepped foot into William Frantz Elementary School – single-handedly initiating the desegregation of New Orleans’s public schools in 1960.
60 years later, in Lane County and across the nation, our communities are still fighting for racial justice in our schools, businesses, governments, and beyond, with much accomplished, and much still to do.

Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear from Ruby Bridges-Hall, learn how you can inform and support the Racial Justice Fund, and discuss how, together, we can advance racial justice throughout Lane County.

Where: Hosted Online Via Zoom Webinar
When: Thursday, October 28, 2021, 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here.
Click here for more information.

The Family Body Project
The University of Oregon is inviting young women (aged 13 – 18) and their parents to participate in a research study to promote body positivity. Participating families will randomly be chosen to either join a four-week eating disorder prevention intervention (consisting of 4 hours total) or an eating disorder prevention video group. All participating families will be compensated for their time with gift cards from local retailers (Target, Fred Meyer, Amazon) totaling $95 over the course of the study. Currently, both groups will take place through confidential virtual methods. All services are provided in both Spanish and English!

Potential participants can email Deanna Linville at linville@uoregon.edu or leave a confidential voicemail at her office number: (503) 298-5052. Potential Spanish speaking participants should contact Celeste Mena Morales at cmenamor@uoregon.edu or (971) 319-1344. 

**Click here for more information.

The NATIVES Program Information
The NATIVES Program is a federal grant designed to meet the academic, & cultural needs of America Indian/Alaska Native students, to create a sense of community and belonging, and assist educators with the resources and support to address SB 13 (now known as Tribal History/Shared History) standards with all students. It is a way to bring tribes, bands, guardians, and other community partners together in support of our kids.
**Click here for more information.

Mental Health Support
Mental Health Support Links
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.

YouthLine 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!

Trevor Project 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).

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.

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.