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, last day of school

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, 8th/9th grade info: SE girls soccer program, Summer Bridge program, SAIL program, 8th grade promotion, math interview, thank you, donations needed

Summer Camps
Ophelia’s Place spring activities, volleyball camp, SE soccer camp, Lacrosse camp for women

Community Resources
students ride free with LTD, Olympic day event, Camas Ridge event, math recording, 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
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

Next Week
JUNE 13th (M): A DAY
JUNE 14th(T): B DAY
* Receive COVID Testing Kit
JUNE 15th(W): A DAY
* COVID Sample Drop Off
JUNE 16th (TH): B DAY
* 6:00 PM, 8th Grade Promotion
* 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM, 8th Grade Dance
JUNE 17th (F): A 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
Dear RMS Families:
As we approach the final days to end this incredible and unprecedented year, we’d like to extend our appreciation to our families. In this post-distance learning world and return to the physical building, we’ve tried to work closely and partner with our families to provide students the best possible support. Your flexibility and understanding is unparalleled and we look to September for a more normal start-up, with students who now remember how to do school in person, and better understand what it means to be a part of a school community.

And, of course, we aren’t quite done with the current phase of pandemic learning this spring. Mirroring our city and county statistics, RMS has seen a significant number of staff and student absences the past three weeks with many individuals finally succumbing to Covid. This has been particularly disruptive to classes – we’ve had many unfilled and inconsistent positions due to guest teacher shortages. We are very grateful for guest teachers who can step in and pick up with lessons and support students… and we know this isn’t ideal for student learning and it remains a reality of this school year. It appears the current surge may reach a peak this week, just in time for the end of the year.

In these last two weeks, please keep in mind students will be turning in their iPads on Monday, June 13 in House. The last day for students to turn in assignments is this Friday, June 10. Turning in iPads will constitute another major shift for students and we will support them in planning for this. Next fall, students will be issued Mac laptops which will stay on campus and won’t travel back and forth to school, minimizing breakage and loss. We will still have devices available for students to check out and take home, but generally, school devices will stay at school. And, accordingly, we will adjust and shift expectations for homework and turning in work on Canvas.

Not only will students be turning in their iPads in House next week, they will spend some time celebrating together at the end of the week on Thursday and Friday. This week in House, students are preparing a time capsule and starting to reflect together, considering everything this year has been. They will include a written response to some fun and serious questions and can also bring in a small item that represents them and the year they’ve experienced to place in the time capsule. We hope this is a fun and memorable way to end the year, looking ahead to next year when they open the time capsule together in the spring.

Again, thank you for your flexibility and patience over the course of this year. It’s difficult to encapsulate what this year has been for students, staff and families and we appreciate your on-going communication and sharing as we all work together to be back in community.  We’re looking forward to seeing more of you in person next year with a return to additional community events that bring us all together.
Our best,
Courtney and Mike

Eighth grade promotion 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 PM. Friday, 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 was sent directly to 8th grade parents. That information is also available on Roosevelt’s website and was distributed to 8th graders in House. 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.

We need your help! ACT’s 2022 Community Service Projects
We are part of RMS’s ACT (Active and Caring Teens) class, which for the past 18 years has focused on making a difference in our school and greater community. Each year, RMS’s ACT class focuses on an issue of concern in our community; we then choose a local organization to support, who addresses this need. This year, we’ve chosen to support First Place Family Center, an organization that supports unhoused families in need of a place to stay; they are currently in need of certain supplies. You can help support FPFC through a diaper drive from June 6th through 13th, for diapers in sizes 4, 5 and 6, as well as baby wipes and quart size ziploc bags. All donations make a difference in supporting local families. Thank you for your support!
*Donations will be collected in House.

Thank You to Volunteers
We greatly appreciate for the volunteers who join us for the seeds planting and the science field trip. THANK YOU: Sarah Loveless, Katie Lynch and Julie Kim.

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

Attention: 8th-Grade Families!
South Eugene Girls Soccer Program
The South Eugene Girls Soccer program is having a meeting this Friday, June 10th at 5:30pm at the South Eugene High School turf field. The purpose of this meeting is to provide:
* general information to incoming freshman families about the Girls Soccer program at South Eugene High School, including the yearly schedule and tryouts
* an opportunity for parents and/or players to get answers to any questions they may have about high school soccer
*  an opportunity to meet the coaches

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


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)

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

* 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.

Come Say Farewell to Camas Ridge Building
For more than 70 years, the elementary school building at 29th and University Street in South Eugene has nurtured generations of students and been a well-loved presence in the neighborhood that surrounds it. It’s now time to say farewell to the old building, knowing that a new state-of-the-art school building soon will rise in the same spot for future generations of students, teachers and neighbors.

To honor the history of the old building and the memories its halls contain, Camas Ridge is inviting current and past Camas Ridge, Harris and Eastside students, families, staff and neighbors to say goodbye to their old schoolhouse before it’s gone. Please join the Camas Ridge community and friends for an evening of celebration and remembrance, honoring the past 73 years in the current school building.

Looking Forward on Math Education
Many thanks to those who joined us from the South region to consider changes to math curriculum and course sequencing in the years to come. The Zoom recording from the Thursday, June 2 district-wide meeting will be available this week … until then, more information can be found by visiting the district website.

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.

Olympic Day Event
The University of Oregon, TrackTown USA and TrackGirlz are celebrating 50 years of Title IX with a special Olympic Day event around the NCAA Track & Field Championships. Come hear from an elite group of panelists who contributed toward history, culture, and sport as they share their experiences as women in the sport of track and field and give insight into the importance and impact of Title IX on their lives. All attendees will then get FREE admission into the final day of the NCAA Track & Field Championships to watch the women compete for national titles.
* What: Olympic Day “Celebrating 50 years of Title IX”
* When: June 11 – 12:00pm
* Where: Jane Sanders Stadium
* Who: All K-8 students + families
* Cost: FREE
* Pre-registration requiredClick here
* Limited to the first 1,000 registrants
**Check out the flyer in Spanish and English.

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.

Mental Health Support
Mental Health Resources
Suicide is a leading cause of death among young people in Oregon, and has recently increased in Lane County. This has been identified as a suicide cluster, a higher than usual number of deaths in our region.

Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of all in our community who have died by suicide, and with our entire school community who are impacted by their loss.

The district has been working with Lane County Public Health and the Oregon Health Authority to share information, develop services and provide resources for students, staff and families over the past months in response to the local increase in youth suicide, including additional access to mental health care services and parent education about youth mental health and suicide prevention. Some of these resources are listed below:
* Suicide prevention resources
* Mental health resources
* Oregon Healing Collective oregonhealingcollective.com or 541-968-4325
* Cascade Behavioral Health cascadehealth.org/counseling or 541-345-2800
* Anxiety management groups are offered free for high school students this summer by Oregon Healing Collective: oregonhealingcollective.com/groups or 541-968-4325
* Care Solace can help you find mental health care options matched to your needs. The district is providing this service free to families through this summer. Connect with care at caresolace.com/eugene or 888-515-0595.
* Lockboxes to safely store medication and firearms are available for free: Reach out to your school counselor or contact 4J’s suicide prevention coordinator at meyer_a@4j.lane.edu.

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.

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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