11/15/2021

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, early release every Friday, no school days, A and B school calendar

Roosevelt School News
A message from the Principal and Assistant Principal, Tdap vaccine for 7th graders, thank you messages, math education nights, volunteer lunch mentor coordinator, H.A.P. info, becoming an Observer in Canvas, COVID: managing our resources, COVID testing and kit pick-up and drop-off

Extra Curricular Activities
Help create Black Student Magazine

Community Resources
Students ride free with LTD, no school day camps, free tutoring with SEHS Rotary Interact, free tutoring with NAACP, free Spanish tutor, the NATIVES program

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

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Schedule of Events
This Week
NOVEMBER 15th (M): A DAY
NOVEMBER 16th (T): B DAY
* Receive COVID Testing Kit
NOVEMBER 17th (W): A DAY
* COVID Sample Drop Off
NOVEMBER 18th (TH): B DAY
NOVEMBER 19th (F): A DAY
* 2:35 PM, Early Release from School

Next Week
NOVEMBER 22nd (M): B DAY
NOVEMBER 23rd (T): A DAY
* Receive COVID Testing Kit
NOVEMBER 24th (W): B DAY
* COVID Sample Drop Off
NOVEMBER 25th (TH): NO SCHOOL
* NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Break
NOVEMBER 26th (F): NO SCHOOL
* NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Break

**A and B School Calendar for 2021-2022

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

We hope you enjoyed your conference last week with your student’s House advisor and have a better sense of how your student has transitioned this fall. Should you have additional questions about specific classes, please do reach out first to the teacher for more information and kindly allow twenty-four hours for a response given busy schedules. Thank you!

Very quickly, we are approaching the end of the trimester. The first term ends on Friday, December 3 and Monday, December 6 is a grading and planning day for teachers. After the Thanksgiving holiday, students have just one week to wrap up classes and finish assignments. Our teachers remain uber-flexible and some will also set due dates for late or missing work. If your student completed their self-reflection for conferences and your advisor was able to share information from it, most students understand where they need to put their time and energy in the final weeks of the term. We will also continue regular academic check-ins– Monday Mapping– during House each week.

As we mentioned last week, November and December bring some wonderful community events to Roosevelt. You’ve read about HAP– Helping All People– and this week, we’ll share with students about our annual school-wide event. We’re set to kick off right after the Thanksgiving holiday. In addition to HAP, we’ll also start our direct drive campaign to end before the winter break. This will be our only request for additional funding support from families this year.

Looking forward to a full week ahead– one of only two in November!
Our best,
Courtney and Mike

HAP– Helping All People– Starts Soon! 
For over a quarter of a century, families at Roosevelt have shown their generous spirit by donating food and other supplies to Eugene-area families during November and December. In shifting with changing times, we are opting for collecting pre-paid gift cards and cash donations to distribute to families in our school community. More information on how to donate is coming soon.

We will run HAP through House beginning the week after the Thanksgiving holiday. Our Student Government will play an integral role in compiling gift bags for distribution and our incredible volunteer coordinator, Laura Fuhriman, liaison Alison Wagner and counselor, Lee Baker, will be our adult contacts.

Our PAR group would also like to invite all of our families and friends to gather for a fun run/walk on December 11th at 9 AM to stretch our legs, get to know other families at Roosevelt, and enjoy some donuts and cider together. There is no entry fee to participate, but there will be a donation box for HAP on the donut table. More details to follow in the next few weeks.

Our timeline for the event appears below:
* November 15 – 19: Preview and launch HAP in House
* November 22 – 26: Thanksgiving week
* November 29 – December 3: HAP drive and collection begins
* December 6 – 10: HAP drive and collection continues
* December 11: 9 AM, fun run/walk hosted by PAR
* December 13 – 17: Gift cards compiled and delivered to families

From Staff: Thank you, PAR!
On Wednesday evening, November 10, during conferences, staff enjoyed a delightfully simple soup supper with delicious bread and outrageously amazing desserts thanks to our parents! Seriously, we’re still raving about the chocolate chip cookies, Sweet Life cake and homemade cupcakes, along with the amazing chowders and minestrone. On a rainy and windy night, after a long day of conferences, a meal from PAR made our evening shine… many thanks to all of you who generously donated your time and talents!

Re-useable Water Bottles Needed Immediately
Please help us out.  An unintended impact on school systems is the amount of PPE we need to have available for students daily. We find ourselves repeatedly ordering large quantities of face masks. Please remind your student to bring their face mask to school daily.  If students bring their own masks plus one or two back-ups, we can use our resources for other school needs.

Additionally, as part of our COVID protocols, students are not able to use school drinking fountains. We can use the water bottle filling stations… but many students forget to bring a water bottle to school. As a result, we are going through stacks and stacks of paper and plastic cups– not good for our school budgets or the environment. If you have clean, gently used, reusable water bottles you’d like to donate to RMS, we are happy recipients! Send them with your students or drop them off in the front office.

Message from PAR
Thank you to all those who contributed to our soup and bread appreciation dinner. It was so much fun to be able to provide a hot meal for our teachers and staff as they stayed late for conferences.

Each month PAR will help out something together for our teachers and staff to say thank you, but you are always more than welcome to drop them a word to let them know what you appreciate about them too.

Don’t forget to mark your calendars with the date of the next PAR meeting on December 7th, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. There will be more details as the date grows nearer.

Resources: Math Education Nights
We enjoyed seeing all of you who were able to join us at our first math education event last Thursday. Our next session in December will focus on how to modernize math instruction and what complex instruction looks like in the classroom. We have our eyes towards some big changes happening in K-12 math education across the state.

If you missed the event, check out these resources:
* Zoom recording of our session
* PDF of Google slide presentation
* List of resources and information
We look forward to seeing you on December 9– check out our flyer for topics and dates!

RMS Seeking New Volunteer Lunch Mentor Coordinator
Roosevelt is looking for a new volunteer Mentor Coordinator. Our Middle School Lunchtime Mentoring Program supports at risk youth by partnering them with a Mentor for lunch once a week. In March 2020 we had 125 students being mentored in 4J. The Mentor Coordinator volunteers weekly on Thursdays from about 11:15 AM -2:00 PM, and does another 15-30 minutes of communications during the week. The volunteer Mentor Coordinator is fully trained and supported by the 4J staff Mentor Coordinator. This is a fantastic way to get involved at Roosevelt, and make a difference in the lives of young people, come join us!

Please contact Kate Becker for more information:  becker_k@4j.lane.edu  or 541-517-0394

Tdap Booster for 7th Grade Students
Oregon law requires 7th grade students have their Tdap booster.
Students must have current school records of all required vaccinations or valid exemptions to continue attending school on and after Exclusion Day, a date set by the State of Oregon that is in February of each school year.

Where to get immunizations: Vaccines are available at many health care providers’ offices, many pharmacies, Lane County Public Health (541-682-4041), and the school-based health centers at North Eugene (541-790-4445) and Churchill (541-790-5227). Call for information or to schedule an appointment

Nonmedical exemptions: If a parent seeks a nonmedical exemption from one or more required immunizations, the parent must provide a completed Vaccine Education Certificate, available from a health care practitioner or from the online vaccine education module at www.healthoregon.org/vaccineexemption, along with the completed Certificate of Immunization Status. The Vaccine Education Certificate must be valid for all of the vaccines for which a nonmedical immunization exemption is being sought. A separate certificate is required for each child.

Click here for Information about exemptions.

Observing Your Student in Canvas
Would you like to be able to see what your student is doing at school in Canvas? Become an Observer on Canvas. As an Observer you will be able to check grades, monitor assignments and due dates, as well as communicate directly with your student’s teachers.

**To be set up as an observer, use this link to request a pairing code. Then click here for step by step instructions on setting up an Observer account. The same instructions can also be found by watching this video in English or Spanish.

COVID-19
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 11:00 AM. Families will be notified by the UO via email of results.

If you have questions, please email Laura at fuhriman_l@4j.lane.edu.

Extra Curricular Activities
Help Create Black Student Magazine
Join Black middle and high school students from across Oregon in creating the next edition of Black Student Magazine!

This fall you have an opportunity gather weekly on Wednesdays via Zoom to celebrate Black culture and make new friends statewide while improving your writing and multimedia skills.

Participating students receive mentoring and writing support from University of Oregon journalism undergraduates who are also students of color. Learn photography, writing, layout, design and leadership skills. No prior journalism experience is required.

COME JOIN… IT’S FREE!
Where: Zoom, https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8928501934
When: Wednesdays After School, October through December 2021
* 3:30 PM, Special Guests
* 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Mentoring

**Click here for more information or click here to register.

Community Resources
Students Ride Free on LTD

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 December 30 by telling the driver they are a 4J student. After December 30, 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 30 de diciembre 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.

Black Student Parent Night
As part of the Lane African American/Black Student Program, Lane Education Service District is hosting a Black Student Parent Night on Tuesday, November 16th from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Some of the questions to be addressed include:

* How can we help you to navigate through the K-12 system?
* Do you know who to contact at your child’s school if you need additional support?
* Do you know where to find black activities for black families in Eugene?
* Do you know about the Lane AABSS Facebook page?
* What concerns do you have?
* Would you utilize tutoring if it was provided?
* What do you need and how can we help?

Chat with other parents online using this zoom link.

**Click here to see the flyer including the agenda.

No School Day Camps at Sheldon Community Center

Free Spanish Tutoring
Need a little extra help with Spanish class? An enterprising South Eugene student is ready to help! She can also be reached on social media handles– Insta, FaceBook, and Twitter: @hyggetutoring. Finally, you can email her about free tutoring services: Hyggetutoring@gmail.com.

NAACP Free Tutoring Program
Need educational support? NAACP is offering free tutoring for all BIPOC youth and peers in grades K-12.
What: NAACP Free Tutoring
When: Saturdays, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Who: ALL BIPOC youth and peers in grades K-12
Where: Science Factory, 2700 Leo Harris Dr.
Cost: FREE
Contact: EricR@naacplanecounty.org, 541-484-1119

**Click here to check out the flyer

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.

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.