3/14/2022

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, A and B school calendar, no school, spring break

Roosevelt School News
Message from the principals, masks optional, guest speakers wanted, ACE award nominees, track and field this spring, state testing info, volunteer opportunities, parking info, new mailbox, PAR news including staff/teacher appreciation, yearbook purchase, the NATIVES program, becoming an Observer in Canvas, COVID: managing our resources, COVID testing and kit pick-up and drop-off, school choice for non-district residents

Extra Curricular Activities
Design arts apprenticeship program, Ophelia’s Place spring activities, spring basketball league with YMCA

Community Resources
Students ride free with LTD, Hult newsletter, free tutoring with SEHS Rotary Interact, free Spanish tutor, UO telehealth research study, Middle School night out with YMCA,

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

Missed an eNews? Don’t worry, all eNews newsletters are posted to the RMS website as well.

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Schedule of Events
This Week
MARCH 14th (M): A DAY
MARCH 15th (T): B DAY
* Receive COVID Testing Kit
MARCH 16th (W): A DAY
* COVID Sample Drop Off
MARCH 17th (TH): NO SCHOOL
* No School, Grading Day
MARCH 18th (F): NO SCHOOL
* No School, Staff Work Day

Spring Break
MARCH 21st (M) – 25th (F): No School
MARCH 28th (M): School Resumes, Third Trimester Begins

**A and B School Calendar for 2021-2022

Roosevelt School News
A Message from the Principals
Dear RMS Families: Two years ago to this date, we closed our school doors and didn’t re-open for more than a year. When we really think back to March 2020, the ways in which we all managed– students, parents and families, teachers and staff– is significant. And, the ways in which we’ve adapted to respond and support each other in the last two years is a testament to our resilience and desire to make a difference for our students. As we make our way through the rest of the year, our hope is that this can buoy us even as we continue to manage our transition back to full time school– now almost ? the way through!

We face another transition today. Starting now, face masks are optional at school. Our district made this decision based on the current public health guidance, changing pandemic conditions and local data. Staff and families also gave input and while a majority of stakeholders preferred masks be optional moving into the spring, we know this change may be uncomfortable for some. Another change might feel disconcerting for both students and staff… and we spent some time in House last week to reassure and reinforce that mask use is a personal choice.

Some students and staff may continue to wear masks… and we encourage every family and student to make the choice that is right for them. We seek kindness and respect for every person’s choice, and consideration of their comfort levels. We’ve encouraged students to be kind to each other and to help each other, in yet another transition.

Below, you’ll see some reminders about additional health protocols still in place. It’s important for students to stay home when they’re sick, maintain physical distancing, and keep their hands clean. Volunteers and visitors in our building are still limited.

We have three days this week to implement this transition and then we’re off for spring break. As we’ve indicated in the last two eNews publications, many teachers set deadlines last week for assignments so students can finish strong this term. Please encourage students to talk to their teachers even as the term ends. We’ll have an end-of-term survey for students in House this week for them to share their experience thus far and will share back their observations after spring break.

Until then, we wish you all the best for a restful break… and look forward to seeing everyone back in a week!
All our best,
Courtney and Mike

Masks are Optional
Masks are now optional, AND, students who are experiencing symptoms of any illness should stay home. Please call school to share about students who have tested positive and students who are feeling sick.

Here is the latest Oregon Health Authority guidance in use at schools:

Any student or staff can be at school if after exposure (regardless of vaccine status) as long as they are symptom free and well.

Any student experiencing ONE PRIMARY SYMPTOM may return after symptoms are improving and any fever has been resolved without medication for at least 24 hours.

Any student experiencing TWO OR MORE PRIMARY SYMPTOMS may return:
* If Negative COVID test result: same as one primary symptom
* If no test result: after 5 days exclusion
* If Positive COVID test result: see above for student who tests positive

PRIMARY COVID SYMPTOMS:
* COUGH
* FEVER 100.4 OR HIGHER OR CHILLS
* DIFFICULTY BREATHING OR SHORTNESS OF BREATH
* LOSS OF SENSE OF TASTE OR SMELL

Anyone with a POSITIVE COVID-19 test will be excluded from school for 5 days and will be asked to wear a mask for 5 more days after they return to school.

Other, related OHA guidance:
* Diarrhea: ( 3+ watery stools in 24 hours OR sudden onset of loose stools OR student unable to control bowel function when previously able. may return 48 hours after last episode.
* Vomiting: (one or more episodes that can’t be explained): may return 48 hours after last episode.
* Fever only: may return after 24 hours fever free without the use of fever reducing medication.

COVID-19 SUPPORT HOTLINE: call 866-917-8881 or text OHACOVID to 6122
This service is available Mon-Friday 8-6 and Sat 10-4.

**Click here to read a guidelines for keeping students home from school due to illness.

Attention: 8th-Grade Families!
South Eugene is excited to begin students’ transition from middle school to high school. SEHS counselors and admins hosted an incoming 9th-grade Family Information Night on Zoom. If you missed it, you can find a recording of it here.

**Click here to find out more information about 8th grade transition to South Eugene high school.

Guest Speakers Wanted
Hello RMS Parents and Families!
I am reaching out to all of you for possible contacts! Now that some of the COVID restrictions are lifting, we are able to bring in guest speakers to our classrooms. Each guest will need to complete a safety protocol which includes showing proof of vaccination. I like to invite several guest speakers from various career fields in Trimester 3 to talk about their work with my AVID class (maybe someone who enjoys and / or is skilled at interacting with middle schoolers)! This allows students to directly ask questions from someone actually doing the work, and hopefully be motivated and inspired to consider and pursue a future career that will be of high interest to them! I surveyed my AVID students for a list of potential career opportunities. I would greatly appreciate it if you could pass along any awesome potential contacts you may have in one or more of the following varied fields.

Thank you in advance for your assistance and support!
* Accounting
* Sports Medicine
* Real Estate
* Pro Sports 🙂
* Physician – multiple fields of medicine
* Law
* Fine Arts
* Performing Arts
* Film artistry: make-up, costume design
* Film / TV writer, producer
* Cinematography
* Actor
* Forensic Science
* Interior Design
* Graphic Design
* Therapist
* Graphic Novel Artist
* Chef – Culinary Arts
* Business – Stocks / Investor
* Military
* Marine Biology
* Social worker / Mental Health Worker
* Wilderness Guide / Trainer / Animal Therapy
* Law Enforcement – Detectives / Special Units
* Underwater Welder 🙂
* Pilot / Flight Attendant
* Child Psychology
* Tech / Coding
* Photography / Photo Journalism

Thank you ALL for your assistance and support!
Marty Smith
AVID Elective Teacher

Order Your RMS Spirit Wear Now!
Roosevelt spirit wear is now available to order until April 1. Order Roosevelt tee shirts and/or sweatshirts at this google order form. After you make your selections and submit the google order form, please deliver a check made payable to Roosevelt Middle School in the full amount of your purchase, or pay online through Schoolpay. Your order will not be processed until payment in full is received.

The deadline for orders and payment is April 1, 2022. No exchanges or refunds. 

Nominate “A Champion in Education” Today!
Who is your champion in education? An inspiring teacher? An encouraging school secretary? A caring school counselor or nurse? A problem-solving tech support staff member? A dedicated nutrition services staff member? A bus driver who always takes the time to listen? A principal who is an inspirational leader?

Now is the time to recognize their contributions by nominating them for an ACE (A Champion in Education) Award!

To learn more and nominate a 4J employee or volunteer, visit 4j.lane.edu/2022-ACE. The nomination deadline is March 31. (Note about volunteers: A small number of volunteers performing essential services have been permitted in schools this year. Though a much smaller force, their assistance is deeply valued.)

One nominee in each of the four categories (teachers & licensed specialists, classified staff, administrators, and volunteers), will be named an ACE Award champion and win a $250 grant from the Eugene Education Foundation for the 4J school or program of their choosing. Every nominee will be recognized as an exceptional educator at the virtual awards ceremony.

Join us in celebration of our amazing educators and cheer on the nominees at the virtual awards ceremony on May 10 at 6 PM. (Watch for details)

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact 4J Communications at johnson_hi@4j.lane.edu.

Submit a nomination by March 31: bit.ly/2022-ace
Learn more: 4j.lane.edu/2022-ace

¡Nomine a “Un campeón de la educación” hoy!
¿Quién es su campeón de la educación? ¿Un(a) maestro(a) que inspira? ¿Un(a) secretario(a) escolar que motiva? ¿Un(a) consejero(a) o un(a) enfermero(a) de la escuela que es amable? ¿Un miembro del personal de apoyo técnico que resuelve los problemas? ¿Un miembro muy dedicado del personal de servicios de nutrición? ¿Un chofer de autobús que siempre tiene tiempo para escuchar? ¿Un(a) director(a) que es un(a) líder inspiracional?

Ha llegado el momento de reconocer sus contribuciones nominándolos para el premio ACE: Campeones en educación (A champion in education en inglés).

Para obtener más información y nominar a un empleado del distrito de 4J, visite la página web 4j.lane.edu/2022-ace. La fecha límite para nominar es el 31 de marzo. (Nota sobre voluntarios: Este año se permitió un número pequeño de voluntarios considerados esenciales. Aunque representan una fuerza pequeña, su categoría ha regresado a los Premios ACE por su invaluable asistencia.)

Los Premios ACE nombran un campeón por cada una de las cuatro categorías (maestros y especialistas, personal clasificado y directores) y se les otorga una beca de $250 de la Fundación Educativa de Eugene que podrán usar como una donación a una escuela del distrito o a un programa de 4J de su elección. Cada nominado será reconocido durante la ceremonia de premios como un educador excepcional.

Acompáñenos a celebrar a nuestros increíbles educadores y a homenajear a los nominados en la entrega de premios virtual que se celebrará el 10 de mayo a las 6:00 p.m.

Si tiene preguntas o necesita ayuda, por favor comuníquese con el departamento de comunicaciones de 4J por correo electrónico: garciavilla_j@4j.lane.edu o llame al 541-790-7707.

Haga su nominación antes del 31 de marzo en: bit.ly/2022-ace-spanish
Para más información: 4j.lane.edu/2022-ace

OSAS Testing is Back!
Prior to the pandemic, the state of Oregon required all schools to offer the Oregon Statewide Assessment System (OSAS), a series of assessments to gauge student performance. During school closures in 2020 and 2021, Oregon first suspended and then limited state testing requirements.

Now that we are back to school in person, we are returning to a regular testing schedule. Students test in English language arts and math in grades 6, 7 and 8 and in science in grade 8. Roosevelt will most likely begin testing in April and May with more detailed schedules to be sent after spring break.

If you have questions about your school’s testing dates, your student’s test scores or your school’s report card, please call or email Kelly Ayres: ayres_k@4j.lane.edu or 541-790-8508. Thank you for partnering with us to help your student succeed in school and beyond.
Useful Links:
* State Testing Information
* OSAS Testing Information
* School Report Cards

School Choice for Non-district Residents
In Eugene School District 4J, every school offers an excellent education for our students. Students may enroll in their neighborhood school at any time, or may request to enroll in a different 4J school provided there is space available. School choice requests will be accepted in an order determined by lottery.

To be included in the lottery, non-district residents must apply between March 1 and 31. All students who want to obtain a transfer must apply, including new incoming siblings and students who have moved but want to stay enrolled at our school.

Learn more & apply:
www.4j.lane.edu/choice

En el Distrito Escolar de Eugene 4J, cada escuela ofrece una excelente educación para nuestros alumnos. Los alumnos pueden matricularse en la escuela de su vecindario en cualquier momento, o pueden solicitar matricularse en otras escuelas de 4J, siempre y cuando haya puestos disponibles. Las solicitudes de elección de escuelas son aceptadas en un orden determinado por medio de una lotería.

Para participar en la lotería, los que no residen dentro del distrito deberán completar una solicitud durante el 1º y 31º de marzo. Todo alumno que desee obtener un traslado deberá completar una solicitud, incluyendo los alumnos nuevos que tengan hermanos matriculados, y alumnos que se hayan cambiado de vecindario o distrito y deseen quedarse en la misma escuela. La inscripción no es automática.

Para más información y solicitar:
4j.lane.edu/choice/#spanish

Spencer View Apartment Streets/Lanes Not Open to Roosevelt Drop Off or Pick Up
Please remember the Spencer View Apartments, across 24th from Roosevelt, are not open to Roosevelt families for drop off or pick up. Roosevelt families have been observed:

1. parking in the fire lane between the tennis courts and the apartments
2. using the apartments’ streets and lanes as shortcuts between Patterson and 24th
3. speeding through the complex.

Please remember, parking or even stopping in a fire lane is illegal. This is private property and not a short cut to Roosevelt. Small children play outside.

Let’s be good neighbors and stay out of the Spencer View Apartment complex.

Roosevelt’s New Mailbox
You may have noticed Roosevelt’s new mailbox next to the pause parking lane in the parking lot. This is a private mail box intended only for USPS delivery of school mail to Roosevelt. Please do not leave your outgoing mail in this box, as it will not be picked up or delivered.

Roosevelt Track and Field 2022
The Roosevelt 2022 track and field season starts soon. Any current Roosevelt student interested in participating in track and field should pick up all the required forms in the office or print them from this site. Track practices will most likely begin in April at 3:45pm in the Roosevelt big gym. The practice schedule will be available soon, but in past years, practice has been held daily. Practice is generally 3:45-5:00 or 5:30pm. The schedule for all dual meets, as well as the sub-district meet and district meet, will also be available from the school district soon.

Student athletes must be present at no less than two practices during the week to participate in that week’s track meet. Our team is open to all – experienced track and field athletes and beginners, as well.

State law requires that student-athletes complete sports physical exams every two years when participating in athletics. Therefore, if the athlete’s last sports physical examination expires before the end of the season in late May, 2022, a new one must be completed before any participation, either in practices or in meets, is permitted. So, if your student-athlete’s last sports examination occurred prior to May 26, 2020, then you should get them scheduled for a sports physical now so there will be no delay in starting practices in March with the rest of the team. Copies of the sports physical are available here or in the Roosevelt office. The sports physical forms, completed and signed by your student-athlete’s medical care provider, should be submitted to the school office, along with all of the other required forms, found here. Hard copies of all required forms are also available in the Roosevelt office.

School District 4J charges a $100 per student-athlete participation fee to cover the costs of running the middle school track and field program in Eugene School District 4J. We ask that each family pay as much as they are able. Partial and full scholarships are available based upon individual/family need.  WE DO NOT WANT MONEY TO PREVENT ANYONE FROM PARTICIPATING!  Contact the school secretary (541-790-8544) for information about scholarships. In addition, donations to cover Roosevelt track team jerseys, tee shirts and equipment will be greatly appreciated. All checks should be made payable to Roosevelt.

Proof of insurance is required for all student-athletes. If your student is not fully covered by insurance carried by the parent/guardian, then inquire in the Roosevelt office about School Time student accident insurance available through Myers-Stevens & Toohey. Application forms are available online.

There are also numerous opportunities for parents to volunteer.  Information about volunteering is included in the packet of track and field forms found here.

Being part of the track team at Roosevelt is important in a variety of ways. First, it provides a healthy activity that many of our students need in our current world of technology and video games. Second, it teaches each athlete the importance of being part of a team. Finally it gives our students a chance to connect and foster positive, supporting relationships with people, both students and staff, they may not normally interact with during the regular school day. Required paperwork is available here or in the Roosevelt office. All completed forms must be turned in at the office before students may begin practice. If you have questions, please contact the school secretary, Karen Kingzett, 541-790-8544 or kingzett@4j.lane.edu.
**Required Track and Field Forms

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.

Volunteers Needed
LSU and APISU Advisors
RMS is seeking active and engaged volunteers who can step in to support a Latinx Student Union (LSU) and an Asian and Pacific Islander Student Union (APISU). Currently, we run both a Black Student Union (BSU) and a Native American Student Union (NASU) with advisors from the NAACP and the 4j Natives program, respectively.

Participation in our student unions is focused on strengthening identity through examining traditions and cultural values, developing leadership skills, fostering community building, being responsive to social justice issues, and providing support for the overall well-being and academic and social success of our students.
We would like for our students who identify with the Latinx and Asian and Pacific Islander communities to be able to meet in affinity… please contact the front office for additional information. Thanks for your ideas and support!

YEARBOOK
We are looking for a tech savvy volunteer to help with our Yearbook club. We are meeting after school on Mondays and Tuesdays. If you would like to join, or would like to volunteer in another capacity, please contact Laura Fuhriman at fuhriman_l@4j.lane.edu.

Track and Field
Please contact Laura Fuhriman at fuhriman_l@4j.lane.edu if you are interested in volunteering during our Track and Field season.

PAR News
March Teacher/Staff Appreciation
With March upon us, we are getting set to bless our teachers and staff this month with a salad bar as they have a grading day to wrap up the 2nd trimester on Thursday March 17th. If you are willing and able to sign up for an item for the salad bar, please do so using the link below and make sure to drop off your item to the front office by Wednesday March 16th so that we can have everything set and ready for the 17th. Thanks so much for all your generosity over the past months. It is such a joy to be able to encourage those who serve our children well. Thanks in advance.

**Sign up for March Teacher/Staff Appreciation

Purchase Your 2021-2022 Yearbook Now
Now is the time to order your student’s yearbook. Quantities are limited, so consider purchasing a 2021-2022 yearbook ASAP! The cost is $30 ($15 for students who qualify for the federal free and reduced lunch program).

If you would like to pay with credit card (there is no processing fee) please visit the following the web link to purchase your yearbook:   https://www.schoolpay.com/link/Roosevelt-2021-22-Yearbook . If your student qualifies for the federal free and reduced lunch program, go to this link: https://www.schoolpay.com/link/Roosevelt-2021-22-Yearbook-freereduced.

If you prefer to pay with cash or check, please send your payment to the office. Make checks payable to Roosevelt Middle School with “Yearbook and student name” written in the memo space.

Please check with Karen Kingzett, kingzett@4j.lane.edu, BEFORE completing your order to make sure you did not already purchase a yearbook at the beginning of the year. Some parents are inadvertently paying twice for a yearbook.

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 News
Trouble Accessing COVID Vaccines?
Do you want COVID vaccinations but due to your housing situation you cannot gain access to the vaccine? Lane County Public Health (LCPH) has mobile vaccine deployment for qualified individuals. To find out more information contact the LCPH call center at 541-682-1380. The call center in open Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM. They can help request a mobile vaccine visit.

Free COVID-19 Test Kits
Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from USPS.com. Here’s what you need to know about your order:
* Limit of one order per residential address
* One order includes 4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests
* Orders will ship free starting in late January
Click here to order your free test kits.

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
Spring 2022 Term Design Arts Apprenticeship Program
IMPORTANT DATES FOR SPRING 2022 TERM:
* Applications Due: March 14th
* Kickoff Event: April 6th
* 10-Week Apprenticeship: April 11th – June 17th
* Final Showcase: July 1st

Applications are now open for the Spring 2022 term of Lane Arts Council’s Design Arts Apprenticeship Program! The application is available in English or Spanish.

The Design Arts Apprenticeship program offers Lane County middle and high school students apprenticeship opportunities with professionals working in graphic, digital, and physical design.

Student apprentices will learn new skills and uncover potential career paths through engaging, direct, and hands-on learning.

Students can choose between virtual or in-person participation this term.
* In-person sessions will follow OHA guidelines for safety.
* The fully virtual version of the program allows Lane County students from any location to easily participate!
* In-person groups will meet in the Eugene/Springfield area or Cottage Grove, based on what option best fits the student’s need.

The apprenticeship program:
* Pairs 3-4 students with an artist mentor, for a total of 25 after-school hours over a 10 week period for intensive, direct learning.
* Supports students in creating a hands-on project that can be presented or demonstrated at the end of the term.
* Introduces business aspects of a creative career.
* Provides students professional training opportunities through workshops and community talks with international designers.

Please share this opportunity with students who may be interested and encourage them to apply! Reach out to artsed@lanearts.org with any questions.
**Click here to check out the flyer.

Ophelia’s Place Spring Activities
What is Ophelia’s Place?

Ophelia’s Place is committed to helping girls make healthy life choices through prevention, support, and education.

OP provides a range of services and support to meet girls and families where they are, when and how they need it. Services are available in person or virtually, and individually or as a group. Offerings include after and out-of-school workshops and activities; school girl empowerment groups; presentations to students; and strength-based therapy.
Girls cannot overcome challenges alone. (No one can.) Because of that, we offer guidance for parents, teachers and peers, including boys. That’s where our trainings for parents, teachers, and in-school programs come in. We also provide professional development training to youth-serving organizations.

**Check out this flyer (in both Spanish and English) of upcoming activities. And to register click here.

Spring Basketball League through YMCA
YMCA will be running a spring basketball league.

* WHO: 2nd- 8t h Graders
* WHEN: Practices start March 28
* SEASON: Games run April 9 – May 21
* WHERE: Practice facilities are TBD.
* All games will be held in Eugene/Springfield
* COST: $100 member/$110 non- member

**For more information or to register, click here.

Community Resources
Request Your Child’s Free LTD Pass!
In 4J, elementary and middle school students need parent/guardian permission to receive a student transit pass. To get a free LTD student transit pass, fill out the permission form at this link or request a paper copy from the front office.

The student transit pass can be used to get anywhere within the LTD service area, including on weekends and after school.

¡Solicite el pase LTD gratuito para su hijo!
En 4J, los estudiantes de escuelas primarias y secundarias necesitan el permiso de los padres/guardián para recibir un pase de tránsito. Para obtener un pase de tránsito estudiantil LTD gratis, complete el formulario de permiso en este enlace o solicite una copia impresa en la oficina.

El pase de tránsito para estudiantes se puede usar para llegar a cualquier lugar dentro del área de servicio de LTD, incluso los fines de semana y después de la escuela.

Middle School Madness with the YMCA
The YMCA will be hosting a new teen night program: Middle School Madness!

* Who: 6th – 8th Grade Students
* Cost: $5/ Y Members – $10/ Community Members
* When: March 11, April 11, May 13
* Drop off: 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM,
* Pick up: 11 PM
* Where: Eugene Family YMCA
* What: An opportunity for middle school students to safely get together with peers, play gym games and Wii, enjoy snacks, and arts and crafts!

Please reach out to youth@eugeneymca.org or call us at 541.686.9622 for financial assistance. We can help!

**Click here to check out the flyer or click here to register online.

Hult Center Education and Engagement
Explore educational programs with the Hult or take it a step further and volunteer!

10X10 Series
This year, the Hult Center launched the 10×10 series, a music performance series showcasing emerging artists. A primary goal of this series is to bring more diverse voices to the Hult Center stages while increasing access for our community. The Hult Center believes it is vital we provide an avenue for these emerging artists to perform and be seen by new audiences, and that every community member has the opportunity to experience art regardless of demographic and/or socioeconomic status. Tickets are $10.

Arts Ambassador Program
This Fall, the Hult Center launched the Arts Ambassador Program, a volunteer program that assists with all performances and events at the Center. Currently, there are a 125 active volunteers ranging in age from 16-87. The program is going strong and Ambassadors have already volunteered a combined total of close to 500 hours!

National Geographic Live – Greenwood: A Century of Resilience – with Alicia Odewale
Performance on Monday, Mar 28, 2022 at 7:30 PM
A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, archaeologist Alicia Odewale is uncovering stories of resilience in the hundred years since the attack on Black Wall Street in the city’s vibrant Greenwood district. Considered one of the worst episodes of racial violence committed against Black people in American history, the Tulsa Race Massacre left a devastating toll on generations of survivors and their descendants and impacted the very footprint of the district itself.

In conjunction with this presentation, the Eugene Public Library has compiled a reading list for Adults, Young Adults and Children on the Tulsa Race Massacre and its Legacy.
**Click here to find out more!

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.

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.

UO Telehealth Research Study
The University of Oregon is looking for caregivers, foster parents, parents, grandparents, and other adult family members raising a middle schooler to participate in a telehealth research study. There are many ways the COVID-19 pandemic may have negatively impacted your family. You or your child may have experienced increased depression, anxiety, stress, or social isolation. This might make the school year more challenging. This project aims to provide caregivers with tools to help their middle school student manage these challenges, get good grades, and improve behavior at home and at school. Families will participate over a 6-month period.

Interested in learning more? Go to https://www.middleschoolstudy.org/information.
Contact us to see if you qualify for the study at MSStudy@uoregon.edu or (971) 219-2025.

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.

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