5/31/2022

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, track meet

Roosevelt School News
A message from the Principals, PAR info, masks optional, yearbook purchase, becoming an Observer in Canvas, COVID: managing our resources, COVID testing and kit pick-up and drop-off, COVID testing: opting out, 8th/9th grade info: summer bridge program, SAIL program, 8th grade promotion, RMS math info, math interview

Extra Curricular Activities
Ophelia’s Place spring activities, volleyball camp, SE soccer camp, Lacrosse camp for women

Community Resources
students ride free with LTD, free tutoring with SEHS Rotary Interact, free Spanish tutor, Middle School night out with YMCA, BIPOC art contest

Mental Health Support
Upcoming events, free access to Care Solace, mental health info from the administration and counselors, multiple links for support, 15th Night resource guide

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Schedule of Events
This Week
MAY 30th (M): NO SCHOOL
* No School, Memorial Day
MAY 31st (T): B DAY
* 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM, Track Practice
* Receive COVID Testing Kit
JUNE 1st (W): A DAY
* 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM, Track Practice
* COVID Sample Drop Off
JUNE 2nd (TH): B DAY
* 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Sub-District Track Meet @ NEHS
JUNE 3rd (F): A DAY
* 2:35 PM, Early Release from School

Next Week
JUNE 6th (M): B DAY
JUNE 7th (T): A DAY
* Receive COVID Testing Kit
JUNE 8th (W): B DAY
* COVID Sample Drop Off
JUNE 9th (TH): A DAY
* 8th grade promotion fees and permission forms due
JUNE 10th (F): B DAY
* 2:35 PM, Early Release from School

**A and B School Calendar for 2021-2022

Roosevelt School News
A Message from the Principal and Assistant Principal
Good morning, RMS families!

We hope you had a great holiday weekend as the countdown to the end of the school year begins in earnest. After this short week, we have only two weeks left of school and as we approach the final days of the school year under pandemic circumstances, we look forward to a September free of restrictions and a return to the rich and engaging activities that define the Roosevelt community!

And, with only fourteen school days left, now is a great time to sit down with your student, review the term and make a plan to finish out the year strong. We’ll do the same in House this week and next, and having a family member who can support from home is a powerful way to bridge between school and family. In addition, please note: Friday, June 10 is the last day for students to turn in work for the year.  Beginning Monday, June 13, we will begin iPad inventory and students will turn in their devices during House Monday and Tuesday that last week of school. Please be on the lookout for spare devices, extra charging cables, and random keyboards in your midst at home and please support your student in returning items to school– thank you!

Over the last few months, our school community has been focused on what it means to be an upstander in the Roosevelt community. This has culminated in several school-wide events including a student-led assembly two weeks ago and a school-wide campus clean-up this week during House. In House and during the assembly, students identified projects important to our school community, including encouraging others to be kind and supportive, and to interrupt hurtful behaviors, statements and actions. Peers encouraging others to ‘say something’ if you ‘see something’ is one of the best ways we know to help create the community we want to see… this forms the basis of our CORE program at RMS and direct student involvement fundamentally supports a safe and positive school climate.

And speaking of safety, we know last week was a sad and intense one for all of us. Even if students weren’t fully aware of all the details surrounding the Texas shooting, undoubtedly, staff and student interactions and conversations were tinged with some awareness. If you are looking for additional resources for how to discuss this shooting event and others, please consider this outline from the Crisis Management Institute in Salem, Oregon. Though it’s geared for teachers in classrooms, it provides a helpful framework for families seeking to clarify and support students at a level with which you are comfortable.

Helping students make sense emotionally of tragic events is part of what we do… as is practicing keeping students safe physically. This week, we will resume our regular drill schedule; we postponed our May practice from last week. This week, we will practice both an earthquake and evacuation drill. Please note, the earthquake drill has students taking cover under their desks prior to exiting the building. We recognize this may feel strange to students and will encourage and remind them why we practice: To stay safe during a real emergency.

Staying safe also means communicating clearly with our community when something unsafe is happening in or around school. When and if there is ever a true emergency and Roosevelt goes into a lockout– no direct threat to students, staff or facilities– or a lockdown– a potential threat– the main sources of information to families will be via email, auto dialer and text from the school and/or district. We work directly with law enforcement anytime we have a real lockout or lockdown and communicate with families the most relevant information as quickly as we can. We truly appreciate everyone who shares tips and sends them our way– the RMS campus tends to be a thoroughfare property in the neighborhood with close proximity to Amazon Park and the UO campus and we see more traffic than some other school buildings.

And, of course, we had lots of student traffic last week– on Friday, over 100 students participated in the student-led, school-wide walk-out against gun violence in schools. While we cannot condone or participate in student protests, we understand the sentiment and student desire to take action. We deeply appreciate how safe, responsible and respectful students were who participated, and we look forward to working with our student organizers to encourage their leadership in school around a variety of topics.

Finally, on the topic of school safety, security and belonging, if your student is on Instagram specifically, can you please talk to them about posts being made on several accounts? ‘Confessions’ and ‘ship’ accounts seem to be popular and at least three different accounts have come to our attention recently that are inappropriate and distracting for middle school students. Ask your students to see their Instagram account, look at what they’re posting and consider what others are saying. We like this resource,  this article, and this guide all from Common Sense Media for talking to students about the indelible digital imprint they are leaving. Thanks for taking a moment today to research, report and reach-out.

We hope you enjoy the remainder of this school year and wish you a wonderful summer holiday coming quickly, keeping safety and belonging in mind.

Many thanks,
Courtney and Mike

PAR News
Final Teacher/Staff Appreciation Event of 2021-2022
Thank you to all the parents who have contributed to the teacher and staff appreciation this year. Those little regular reminders to the teachers and staff put a smile on their face and encourage them in the daily grind as they serve our children well. Instead of cramming all of teacher appreciation into a week in the spring, we decided to spread it out this year with monthly events. We have one final appreciation for this school year with the theme of “Thanks for helping our students learn and grow.” We will be delivering plant starts and seeds with a thank you from all of us on June 3. If you are willing and able to contribute starts or seeds, you can sign up using the link and deliver the items to the office by June 1st. I would also encourage you all to consider dropping an email or note to your student’s teachers letting them know how grateful you are for them too!

Thanks for an awesome year! We will see you again next year. ~PAR

Final Teacher/Staff Appreciation

Silent Auction
For many years, the Parents At Roosevelt (PAR) have hosted a silent auction as part of our Spring Showcase as a way of raising money to support our Roosevelt community through teacher grants, field trips, track scholarship, activity nights, graduation events and more. Through the pandemic, our last Showcase was cancelled yet we still were given donations towards the auction. Thus, PAR will be putting together an online silent auction to sell the previous donations. You can check out all the different gift cards and auction items using the link below and bid on items from May 23rd -June 5th. Items purchased can be picked up and paid for at the front office and all funds will go towards PAR events next school year.

www.32auctions.com/roosevelt2022

Thanks in advance. ~PAR

8TH GRADE FESTIVITIES ARE COMING!
It’s almost time to give a fond farewell to our 8th graders! The 8th grade promotion ceremony is Thursday, June 16, 6:30-7:30 PM in the large gym, with students arriving at 6:00 PM. The dance, exclusively for Roosevelt 8th graders, follows promotion on June 16 at 7:30-9:00 PMFriday, June 17 is a full day of school, including an ice cream social for Roosevelt 8th graders only.

Detailed information and permission forms are attached to an email that will soon be sent directly to 8th grade parents. That information will also be available on Roosevelt’s website and will be distributed to 8th graders in House in the coming days. In the meantime, we need your help to send them off to high school in style. We have volunteer opportunities to: set up and take down the dance decorations; set up and staff the snack table at the dance and clean up afterwards; staff and serve frozen treats at the ice cream social; ALL TO CELEBRATE OUR 8TH GRADERS.

And 7th grade parents, we encourage you to pay it forward by chaperoning the dance, in anticipation of next year’s 7th grade parents chaperoning your then 8th graders’ dance.

If you are interested in helping with 8th grade promotion activities, please email Laura Fuhriman at fuhriman_l@4j.lane.edu.

Purchase Your Yearbook ASAP!
Roosevelt’s 2021-2022 yearbook will be delivered in only a couple of weeks. Quantities are limited, so consider purchasing a yearbook ASAP! The cost is $30 ($15 for students who qualify for the federal free and reduced lunch program).

Pay online at:  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.

Checks and cash may be paid in 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.

Interviews with Parents about Changes in Math
Parents/guardians of students at Roosevelt are invited to take part in a research project studying changes to Oregon’s mathematics education system. Interview responses will inform training materials for school employees across the state of Oregon about parent/guardian perspectives on the changes to math. While there is no direct benefit for participating in this study, parents will indirectly benefit through improved quality of support. The interviews will take place on Zoom and will last approximately 45 minutes.
* Would you like to share your perspective in an interview? Click here to reserve your time.
* Have questions? Email: Maddy Ahearn, PhD Candidate at the University of Oregon, mahearn@uoregon.edu

More Math News
Please join the 4j school district on Thursday, June 2, 6:30–7:30 PM to learn more about ODE’s new K–12 standards, changes to middle and high school course offerings, and a preview of the upcoming curriculum adoption process. Participants are invited to submit questions in advance.
Our RMS community has spent a year digging into the changes, considering options and reading research. Our teachers have participated in ongoing professional development and lesson studies and are working to re-tool curriculum based on the significant changes required by the new standards.

We’re looking forward to the event that will bring our whole community into the conversation. We invite you to participate via this Zoom link and to Ask a Question prior to the event.

Sesión informativa sobre la educación de matemáticas
Jueves 2 de junio, de 6:30 a 7:30 PM
Enlace de ZoomHaga una pregunta
Se ofrecerá interpretación al español
La sesión será grabada y el video estará disponible para verse después

COVID-19 Testing: Opting Out
If you no longer wish to participate in the weekly COVID-19 test program, please contact the UO at c19studentsupport@uoregon.edu.

If you have any extra COVID-19 tests kits, please send them to school. Your student can drop them off in the office.

Attention: 8th-Grade Families!
SEHS Penpal Project– Outreach from the SEHS Student Government
Are you feeling like your 8th grader is worried about starting high school? Do you wish they had a current high schooler to help quell their fears? South Eugene High School’s student government is putting on an incoming 9th graders’ pen pals program!

Just have your 8th grader fill out this Google form in order to get paired up with an SEHS student government member. They’ll be able to ask questions surrounding high school classes, clubs, sports, and even things as simple as how to navigate the school or what the cafeteria food is like. All correspondence will happen through 4j email until June 17th. We’re here to help your future high schoolers in this transition!

UO Summer SAIL Program
SAIL is a FREE week-long summer program hosted on UO campus where students have the opportunity to experience college firsthand. This summer, SAIL will offer in-person Day Only programs as well as Day + Residential Programs where selected students will get to stay in a UO Dorm Hall! Students can choose from a wide variety of subject areas taught by distinguished UO faculty who volunteer their time for the opportunity to connect with and educate SAIL Students through fun and interactive activities. Interested students should apply on our website: sail.uoregon.edu

Summer Program Dates for 2022:
* August 1- 5
* August 8 – 12

**To find out more information, click here to check out the flyer.
**Click here for information in Spanish.

Summer Bridge Program for Incoming 9th Graders
4J Summer Bridge is a program for any incoming 9th grade students at the high school they will be attending next fall. Students starting 9th grade at Eugene Online Academy may register to attend at their neighborhood high school.

Hear about high school from the experts! Junior and senior students will be at Summer Bridge with answers to your questions. They are ready to share lots of stories and advice about surviving and thriving in high school. By knowing what to expect, you’ll have a head start in high school! Find your way around your school and know where your classrooms are. Discover important school resources and how to access them. Connect with old friends and make new ones.

Learn the key ingredients of high school success from awesome Summer Bridge teachers!

Sign up by June 13, 2022.

Programa “Summer Bridge”
¡Prepárate para el éxito en la Preparatoria! El programa “Summer Bridge” está diseñado para ayudar a los estudiantes de 9º grado a prepararse para un buen comienzo en la escuela preparatoria. Durante la semana de Summer Bridge, los estudiantes participarán en actividades interesantes y divertidas con el objetivo de fomentar una buena transición al 9º grado.

Los estudiantes se conectarán con viejos amigos y conocerán a otros nuevos, escucharán a los estudiantes del tercer (11° grado) y último (12° grado) año de la preparatoria sobre las claves de éxito en la escuela, conocerán increibles maestros, conocerán mejor su escuela, y aprenderán sobre los recursos y las personas que pueden ayudarles a navegar por la escuela preparatoria.
La participación en el programa “Summer Bridge” es gratuita.

Registrarse antes del junio 13, 2022.

Information & Application
* Dates: August 1–5, 2022
* Morning Session: 8:30–11:30 a.m.
* Afternoon Session: 12:30–3:30 p.m.

Summer Bridge Registration Form 2022

Formulario de Inscripción del Programa “Summer Bridge” 2022

For more information contact:
* South Eugene HS:  Emily Rousseau
* Churchill HS:  Gene Chism
* North Eugene HS:  Bill Wagner
* Sheldon HS:  Jackie Owens

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.

Interested in Volunteering
Interested in volunteering at RMS in the near future and/or for the next school year, please contact Laura Fuhriman at fuhirman_l@4j.lane.edu.

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
New Zone Art Camps
New Zone Art Gallery in downtown Eugene is now offering summer art camps for kids, teens and adults.
To find out more, please visit their website or check out this flyer.

Women’s Lacrosse Camp
This summer South Eugene High School is offering a four day long Summer Women’s Lacrosse Camp. All levels of experience are welcome! This camp is open to athletes that will be in 3rd-9th graders in the coming fall. Thank you!

Hosted by Sara Long (Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach South Eugene Highschool)

DETAILS:
When: June 27th – 30th, 9:00am-1:00pm, Monday-Thursday
Where: South Eugene Highschool Turf Field
Camp Cost: $135 – Scholarships available (contact us)

T-shirt and snack provided!

Want to volunteer? Contact us!

Athletes will be split up by grade level and skill level

WHAT TO BRING:
* Lunch
* Stick, Eye Protection, Mouth Guard, Cleats or Sneakers
* Clothes to move around in
* Water Bottle
* Sunscreen
* Needed medication (inhaler, epipen etc.)
* US Lacrosse Membership

Register Herewww.selaxcamp.com
Contact Information: Southeugenelaxclub@gmail.com
Head Coach: 503-915-5958

Summer Art Camp
The Dotty and Frank Light Family are offering arts and technology summer camps for youth 11-18 yrs, with scholarships for low income families. Students will develop new skills and techniques in sculpture, painting, digital art and music, printmaking, leather making and more! Using traditional mediums and iPads/iPencils for each student, these camps are for ages 11-14.

This year, we are also offering an Artist Apprenticeship program for ages 15-18 to work alongside our camp instructors.

Their website has more info, detailed curriculum, scholarship forms and registration links. Let me know if you have any questions.

**Click here to check out the flyer.

Volleyball Camp Info
Are you interested in volleyball or just looking to stay active this summer?

Register for our All Skills youth camp this summer June 27th-30th at South Eugene High school. Brochure can be found in the Roosevelt front office or contact Alicia Chamness (chamness_a@4j.lane.edu) for more information.

Rose Children’s Theatre Summer Camps
Rose Children’s Theatre will be hosting a series of theatre camps this Summer. The camps will cover a variety of theatre and offer opportunities for Grades K-12. For more information and to register your student, head to https://rosechildrenstheatre.org/camps-workshops/summer-musical-theatre-camp/
RCT will be announcing our Fall show soon.

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.

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.

BIPOC Youth Art Contest
Calling all Black, Indigenous, Person of Color (BIPOC) Youth Artists! CALC is hosting an art contest to open up space for expression and dialogue around REVOLUCIÓN / REVOLUTION.

What does revolution mean/look like to you? ¿Qué significa la revolución para ti?

From the body to family to identity to relationships to government to power to community to safety to education to economy: revolution on the smallest to largest scales and everything in between!! All of these entities are constructions, and we need to hear from young people to reimagine a more just and sustainable world. Your thoughts, visions, and reflections matter.

Revolución a todas escalas — desde el cuerpo a la familia, las relaciones, el gobierno, el poder, la comunidad, la seguridad, la educación y la economía. Todas estas entidades son construcciones y necesitamos escuchar de les jóvenes para reimaginar un mundo más justo, más sustentable. Tus pensamientos, visiones y reflexiones importan.

The last day to submit your art is July 1, 2022.

**For more information about the competition click here or 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: June 9
* 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
Upcoming Events
May 24th – All Spanish Suicide Prevention Training (flyer attached), QPR, River Road Elementary School/Ed Camino del Río library, 6 – 8:00 PM (childcare provided)
* Instructors from Centro Latino Americano: Moníca Blaine and Julia Hernandez
* Click here to check out the flyer.

May 31st – Teen Substance Use and Coping (flyer attached), Churchill High School cafeteria, 6 – 7:30 PM
* Guest Speakers:
* Sadie Baratta, Substance Use Disorder Epidemiologist, Lane County Public Health
* Cheryl Gifford, Director of Mental Health, Serenity Lane
* Click here to check out the flyer in Spanish and English.

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/

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.

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.

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