4/11/2022

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, track practice, no school, 8th grade pictures

Roosevelt School News
masks optional, guest speakers wanted, track and field this spring, state testing info, volunteer opportunities, yearbook purchase, the NATIVES program, becoming an Observer in Canvas, COVID: managing our resources, COVID testing and kit pick-up and drop-off, mental health resources, yellowjacket trapping notification, 8th grade promotion pictures, AVID program for 9th grade, lost and found, superintendent and school board positions, PAR teacher/staff appreciation, new signage, activity night

Extra Curricular Activities
Ophelia’s Place spring activities, chess club, SparkLab

Community Resources
Students ride free with LTD, free tutoring with SEHS Rotary Interact, free Spanish tutor, Middle School night out with YMCA, host a foreign exchange student

Mental Health Support
Free access to Care Solace, multiple links for support, 15th Night resource guide

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Schedule of Events
This Week
APRIL 11th (M): B DAY
* 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM, Track Practice
APRIL 12th (T): A DAY
* Receive COVID Testing Kit
* 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM, Track Practice
APRIL 13th (W): B DAY
* COVID Sample Drop Off
* 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM, Track Practice
APRIL 14th (TH): A DAY
* 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM, Track Practice
APRIL 15th (F): NO SCHOOL
* No School

Next Week
APRIL 18th (M): A DAY
* Activity Night cards go on sale!
* 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM, Track Practice
APRIL 19th (T): B DAY
* Receive COVID Testing Kit
* 8th Grade Pictures
* 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM, Track Practice
APRIL 20th (W): A DAY
* COVID Sample Drop Off
* 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM, Track Practice
APRIL 21st (TH): B DAY
* 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM, Track Practice
APRIL 22nd (F): A DAY
* 2:35 PM, Early Release from School
* 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM, RMS Activity Night

**A and B School Calendar for 2021-2022

Roosevelt School News
RMS Activity Night
Friday, April 22, 2022 from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
What is Activity Night?
Activity Night is a fun and safe opportunity for all Roosevelt students to socialize in a supervised and familiar place.
What are some of the activities?
* DJ/Dancing in the small gym
* Karaoke
* Bingo
* Ping Pong
* Concessions – pizza, chips, popcorn, juice (all $1.00 each)
* AND MORE . . .
Price:
$3.00 in advance – free for any student who qualifies
$5.00 at the door
ACTIVITY NIGHT CARDS GO ON SALE IN HOUSE MONDAY, April 18.
**For more information check out the flyer.

RMS Commitment Statement: New Signage in the Forum
Thanks to a generous grant from Parents at Roosevelt and ongoing conversation and dialog with various stakeholding groups across the school, Roosevelt’s Commitment Statement now hangs in our forum for all to see. The statement was developed more than a decade ago and over the course of distance learning, we shared it with Site Council, PAR, Student Affinity Groups, RMS Staff Leadership, and our peer leaders to gather input and impressions and to support language that sends a clear message about belonging at Roosevelt. The sign is a welcome addition to our RMS aesthetic and an important statement about what we believe and value at Roosevelt Middle School. We can’t wait for our community to see it!

Mental Health Resources – from your Admin and Counseling Team
**Activation Warning– Suicide***

In the past five months, eleven young people– younger than age 24– have died by suicide in Lane County, several of them in our South region. These events meet the CDC’s definition of a suicide cluster– an unexpected number of deaths in our region in this timeframe. There is no evidence to suggest these deaths are linked and on average, 10-12 youth die by suicide in Lane County each year.

No students at our school have died by suicide related to the following information, and we know it is likely we have students who have heard about or been impacted by recent deaths. Suicide prevention is everyone’s business, and we are asking for your help in creating as much protection in our school community as we can. According to the 2016 Lane County Student Wellness Survey, 24% of 8th-graders and 20% of 11th grade students in Lane County have seriously considered suicide.

Pandemic living has taught us the importance of talking about and addressing mental health and Lane County schools are responding. We want to offer information and resources to assist you in talking with your student about mental health. Linked here, you will find a Lane County resource list for families. This guide from national experts is also an excellent tool for talking about suicide with children. More resources and information at: https://preventionlane.org/prevention-topics/suicide-prevention.

What you can do?
Our intention is not to create panic, but to normalize talking about feelings of anxiety, depression, sadness and grief and to ask our community to help prevent future deaths:
* Ask your child(ren) directly about suicide.
* If they tell you they have thought about suicide, do your best to remain calm and listen carefully and thoughtfully with curiosity and without judgement.
* Access resources for your child(ren).
* Lock up or remove firearms, medication, and alcohol in your home.

While the topic of suicide can be difficult to discuss, we know being about to talk about suicide thoughts or feelings helps protect our young people. It does not increase risk to ask directly about suicide, and we know that often the opportunity to safely talk about suicide thoughts is a source of relief.
If you would like more support for your student, please reach out to our counselor and admin team or your student’s House teacher. Thank you for being willing to join in our community’s efforts to increase safety and wellness for our students.

Community Suicide & Grief Event on April 14th
On April 14th, Lane County Public Health will host a Community Resilience Forum at the Hilyard Community Center from 6:30 PM -7:30 PM. Our community has been deeply impacted by suicide over the past few months and Lane County Public Health is deploying a variety of resources in the community to support those in need. This forum will be an important element in that response to publicize this work and invite people into conversation on this topic. At the forum there will be a panel of experts in grief, trauma, and suicide prevention share their perspectives on how community members can respond to and support the needs of their families and loved ones. They will also discuss how people can get involved in proactive strategies to support community health and wellness in the future.

* Spanish and ASL interpreters will be available on site.
* The event will be recorded and can be viewed the following day on preventionlane.org.
* Child care will also be available.

Contact Roger Brubaker – Lane County Public Health Suicide Prevention Coordinator with any questions at roger.brubaker@lanecountyor.gov

Get It Before It’s Gone!
Our Lost & Found will be cleaned out on the no-school day, Friday, April 15. Please remind your students to check the Lost & Found in C Hall for any of missing items by Thursday, April 14.

PAR News
April Teacher/Staff Appreciation
Well, it is that time of month where we get to appreciate our amazing RMS teachers and staff! For April, we are going to do something a little different. We will be collecting monetary donations from parents to purchase $5 coffee cards for each teacher and staff member from our local coffee shop, Seize the Cafe. Donations can be made to the front office labeled Teacher/Staff Appreciation. So that we make sure that we have everyone covered, please sign up with the amount you plan on donating using the sign up genius below. Thanks so much. ~ PAR
Teacher/Staff Sign Up

Superintendent and School Board Info
Superintendent Selection: Be a Part of the Finalist Interview Process
Thank you to everyone who has participated and provided input in the Eugene 4J superintendent selection process so far. The school board is committed to the authentic engagement of our community and valuing everyone’s voice in the superintendent selection process. You are invited to participate in the next stage of the process:
* Interview Question Submissions, due April 25
* All members of the community are invited to submit questions for the interview panels to consider. What do you want to ask candidates to be the district’s next permanent superintendent? Learn more and submit a question: bit.ly/3uHaskp
Thank you. We look forward to your involvement!

School Board Positions Open: Apply to Serve by April 18 at 8 AM
The district is soliciting applications to fill two vacant school board positions. The school board will select two community members to appoint to fill the vacancies. District residents are invited to apply to serve on the board to complete the remainder of the departing board members’ terms, through June 2023.

School board positions are nonpartisan and are not connected to any specific region or ward of the district. Service on the Eugene School Board is a significant commitment, including both public meetings and time spent outside of meetings. School board members are not paid.

To apply, please complete and submit the online application form by 8 a.m. on Monday, April 18. To request assistance or apply offline, contact the board secretary at 541-790-7706.

Learn more and apply: 4j.lane.edu/2022/03/school-board-vacancies-2022

Selección del superintendente: Sea parte del proceso de entrevistas de los finalistas
Gracias a todos los que han participado y aportado información en el proceso de selección del superintendente de Eugene 4J hasta el momento. La junta escolar está comprometida con la participación auténtica de nuestra comunidad y valora la voz de todos en el proceso de selección del superintendente. Se le invita a participar en la siguiente etapa del proceso:
* Envío de preguntas para entrevistas, fecha límite: el 25 de abril
* Se invita a todos los miembros de la comunidad a enviar preguntas para que se consideren para las entrevistas. ¿Qué quiere preguntarles a los candidatos para ser el próximo superintendente permanente del distrito? Obtenga más información y envíe una pregunta: bit.ly/3uHaskp
Gracias. ¡Esperamos su participación!

Posiciones abiertas en la junta escolar: Solicite para servir antes del 18 de abril a las 8 AM
El distrito está recibiendo solicitudes para llenar dos posiciones vacantes en la junta escolar. La junta escolar seleccionará a dos miembros de la comunidad para designar para llenar las vacantes. Se invita a los residentes del distrito a postularse para servir en la junta para completar el resto de los términos de los miembros salientes de la junta, hasta junio de 2023.

Los puestos de la junta escolar no son partidistas y no están conectados a ninguna región específica del distrito. El servicio en la Junta Escolar de Eugene es un compromiso importante, que incluye tanto las reuniones públicas como el tiempo que se pasa fuera de las reuniones. A los miembros de la junta escolar no se les paga.

Para presentar una solicitud, complete y envíe el formulario de solicitud antes de las 8 am del lunes 18 de abril. Para solicitar asistencia o presentar una solicitud no por línea, comuníquese con la secretaria de la junta al 541-790-7706.

Obtenga más información y presente su solicitud: 4j.lane.edu/2022/03/school-board-vacancies-2022

Annual Yellow Jacket Trapping Notification
Every summer yellow jackets become a safety issue for 4J students, staff and community members, requiring risky nest removal, extensive labor and occasional chemical treatments. As a preventative measure, Facilities is placing non-toxic pheromone yellow jacket traps out at Roosevelt to reduce the number of nests that are established annually. Though these traps are intrinsically safe for staff, students and beneficial pollinators, they are considered a pesticide by ODA and we are required to notify all staff, faculty, adult students, parents or guardians of minor students of their use.

Attention: 8th-Grade Families!
Applications for the AVID 9 program at South Eugene High School are now available for all incoming 9th grade students. AVID is a program that supports students in achieving academic success in high school while preparing them for admission to college. Applications can be picked up from Marty Smith, RMS AVID Teacher, or in the SBMS front office. An attachment to our application has also been included with this newsletter. Applications can be submitted online or using a paper form which can be turned in to Marty Smith or to the RMS front office. Applications must be turned in or submitted no later than Thursday, April 14.

Additional information about AVID is available on the South Eugene High School webpage. If you have any questions or would like to discuss the SEHS AVID program, please contact Laura Queirolo, SEHS AVID Teacher, at queirolo_l@4j.lane.edu.

Scan here for an SEHS AVID Application:

Attention: 8th-Grade Families!
8th Grade Promotion Pictures

Tuesday, April 19 is picture day for 8th graders.

group picture of the entire 8th grade class will be taken during House (9:55 AM – 10:25 AM).

All 8th graders will have an individual picture taken during periods 2-6 (10:35 AM – 3:35 PM). Students will have their pictures taken during their social studies classes. Teachers have the schedule and know when to send your student down for pictures, so students do not need to worry or wonder about when to leave class.

Individual pictures will appear on students’ promotion certificates, which will be distributed during promotion on June 16. Unfortunately, there will not be an opportunity for makeups and outside pictures cannot be used for the certificate, so we hope every 8th grader can be present on picture day. These pictures have nothing to do with yearbook pictures, they are only for promotion certificates.

Both pictures are available for purchase through Lifetouch, but this is completely optional and has no impact on the printing of your student’s promotion certificate. Advisors will distribute picture packets in House and they are also available in the office, or go online at mylifetouch.com (individual picture ID: EVTFQHBF2; group picture ID: FO011044T0).

SEHS Transition from Middle School Info
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

Roosevelt Track and Field 2022
Head Coach for Track and Field
Roosevelt has hired Trevor Betenson as head coach for the upcoming season. Although Trevor is new to the head coach position he’s not new to Roosevelt track and field. He’s been with the program since 2017.

His daughter Capri is a 7th grader at Roosevelt and he has been involved in competing or coaching track the past 30 years. He was a hurdler and sprinter in high school and competed for Utah State University as a hurdler and sprinter where he was a two year team captain. He is an accountant by trade and is the Chief Financial Officer for Palo Alto Software. He has been coaching High School and Middle School track for many years.

It’s not too late to sign up. Practice starts April 11 and will be everyday, Monday through Thursday. The first meet of the season will be the week of May 2nd and finish with a sub-district meet June 2.
Please sign up by April 18th so you don’t miss any of the meets!

Track and Field Sign Up Info
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 begin April 11th at 3:45 PM, ending at 5:15 PM. Practice will meet Monday through Thursdays each week. 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

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.

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!

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.

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

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.

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.

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
Chess Anyone?
CHESS CLUB is returning to Roosevelt after Spring Break! We will meet in-person on Tuesdays in the Library Forum, 3:45-4:45PM, through June 7th. All members of the Roosevelt club will also be eligible to play our Online Game Nights, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Your child can enjoy up to 3 chess experiences per week for one tuition fee.

**Go here for information and to register: https://www.southsidechess.com/clubs–online-classes.html

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.

SparkLab on Friday April 15th
Join us at SparkLab on Friday April 15th for an interactive, hands-on non-school day workshop: MakeCode Arcade.

Description and Details:
Youth will learn how to use MakeCode Arcade from a special guest instructor from Microsoft MakeCode. They will get personalized tips on creating a game to be proud of. Each participant will leave with a game that they can share with friends and family. Lunch, snacks, beverages, and all the necessary equipment and supplies will be provided, free of charge.

Date: Friday, April 15th
Time: 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Grades: 5th – 8th
No school: All Eugene 4J, and Springfield Secondary Schools
Cost: FREE

Register here: https://connectedlane.org/makecode/
Please contact Justin Thibedeau, jthibedeau@lesd.k12.or.us, 541-780-5173, with any questions.

We hope to see you then!

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.

Be a Host Family
Have you ever thought of hosting a high school foreign exchange student?
International Experience (iE) is a non-profit high school student exchange organization helping families hand select a student to become a part of their family for the upcoming school year or semester.

**Click here to check out the flyer.

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.

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.

Mental Health Support
Free Access to Care Solace
4J families, does your student or a family member need help with mental health care? Eugene School District 4J is providing students, staff and their families free access to Care Solace, a confidential care coordination service, to help provide an additional layer of care and address the growing need for mental health care and substance abuse treatment.

Care Solace will connect you to verified community care providers matched to your needs, including providers that accept your medical insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, or sliding scale options for those without insurance. Their care companion team is always available. Get help finding care providers that meet your needs at caresolace.com/eugene or call 888-515-0595 anytime, day or night, in any language. (Note, Care Solace is not a mental health service provider or emergency response service. In the event of a life-threatening emergency, call 9-1-1 or the National Suicide Hotline at 800-273-8255.)

Learn more: 4j.lane.edu/2022/03/care-solace-mental-health-care-coordination-service/

Familias de 4J, ¿Necesitan ayuda con la atención de salud mental de algún miembro de su familia? El Distrito Escolar de Eugene 4J brinda a los estudiantes, el personal y sus familias acceso gratuito a Care Solace, un servicio confidencial de coordinación de cuidados, para ayudar a proporcionar una capa adicional de atención a la salud mental y tratamiento de abuso de sustancias para abordar la creciente necesidad de atención mental.

Care Solace le conectará con proveedores de atención comunitaria verificados que se ajusten a sus necesidades, incluidos los proveedores que aceptan su seguro médico, Medicaid, Medicare u opciones de pago por escala de ingresos para aquellos sin seguro. Su equipo de acompañantes de cuidados siempre está disponible. Obtenga la ayuda de contactos que satisfaga sus necesidades en caresolace.com/eugene o llame al 888-515-0595 en cualquier momento, de día o de noche, en cualquier idioma. (Tenga en cuenta que Care Solace no es el proveedor de los servicios de salud mental ni un servicio de respuesta a emergencias. En caso de una emergencia de vida o muerte, llame al 911 o a la Línea Nacional de Suicidio al 800-273-8255).

Infórmese: 4j.lane.edu/2022/03/care-solace-mental-health-care-coordination-service/

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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