Roosevelt Middle School eNEWS | October 24th, 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, activity night, picture retakes
Roosevelt School News
A message from the principals, attendance, traffic at RMS, PAR info, volunteering info, masks optional, becoming an Observer in Canvas, COVID testing and kit drop-off, activity night, Tdap boosters, Halloween appropriate costumes
Clubs and Extracurricular Activities
Students ride free with LTD, Dia de Los Muertos celebration, Moana JR show, host families needed
Mental Health Support
Free access to Care Solace, multiple links for support, 15th Night resource guide
Schedule of Events
OCTOBER 24th (M): B DAY
OCTOBER 25th (T): A DAY
- Drop Off COVID-19 Test Kit
OCTOBER 26th (W): B DAY
OCTOBER 27th (TH): A DAY
- 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM, Picture Retake Day
- 4:00 PM, “No Place for Hate” training, Site Council – Location: RMS Library
OCTOBER 28th (F): B DAY
- 2:35 PM, Early Release from School
- 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM, Activity Night
- (Students are welcome to dress up for Activity Night; dress up day is Monday, October 31 for Halloween.)
OCTOBER 31st (M): A DAY
- (Students are welcome to dress up for Halloween and should follow the guidelines we share in House.)
NOVEMBER 1ST (T): B DAY
- Drop Off COVID-19 Test Kit
- 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, Parent’s Education Night w/Ophelia’s Place,
- Topic: Safe relationships, teen dating, consent
- Location: RMS Library
- ZOOM: https://zoom.us/j/9366455771
- Meeting ID: 936 645 5771
NOVEMBER 2ND (W): A DAY
NOVEMBER 3RD (TH): B DAY
NOVEMBER 4th (F): A DAY
- 2:35 PM, Early Release from School
Roosevelt School News
A Message from the Principal and Assistant Principal
Greetings, RMS families:
Welcome to the real fall we’ve been waiting for– soaking rain, foliage displays made even more dazzling by intermittent sun, and clean, fresh air… and yay for outdoor activities at lunchtime again!
We have some busy weeks behind us and coming up… thanks to those who made it out for donuts at the EEF Run for Success on Sunday. We’re hoping that becomes an annual event to take the place of any additional fundraisers RMS might organize. This Friday we have our first Activity Night of the year– students are welcome to dress up for the event– and Halloween, of course, is the following Monday. The week after that is a short one– please check your email at the end of this week to learn more about conferences coming the week of November 7.
Until then, just a short update from us this week… as always, please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions or ideas and we appreciate your input.
Courtney and Mike
Picture Retakes: October 27th
Picture retakes are Thursday, October 27th during first period (9:00 AM – 9:50 AM). If students are having retakes, they must bring the original picture packet to school on Thursday to give the photographer.
Any students who did not have pictures taken on the first picture day should definitely plan to have pictures taken Thursday, October 27th, even if you choose not to purchase pictures.
If you do want to purchase pictures, packets are available in the office or you may order online with the code: EVT6NVH.2K
For those of you who ordered picture packets, they will be handed out in House starting on Monday!
RMS Fall Activity Night
When is Activity Night?
- Friday, October 28, 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
- Ping Pong
- Concessions – pizza, chips, popcorn, juice (all $1.00 each)
- AND MORE . . .
- $3.00 in advance – free for any student who qualifies
- $5.00 at the door
ACTIVITY CARDS GO ON SALE IN HOUSE MONDAY, October 24.
More information can be found here.
Reminder: Appropriate Costumes for Halloween
We love to have a little fun at school, with some additional parameters when it comes to Halloween costumes. Please keep the following in mind as you are helping your students plan costumes:
- Costumes should follow the regular 4j dress code as outlined in the Roosevelt Middle School Student Handbook.
- Costumes should show sensitivity to and awareness of our culture of safety and belonging.
- In accordance with the 4j school district’s discrimination and harassment policy, we ask that costumes not perpetuate harmful stereotypes about groups of people.
- Halloween costumes should not include masks, excessive amounts of fake blood, internal organs and/or fluids on the outside of the body, and no fake or real weapons of any kind.
We recommend students who are navigating costume decisions try dressing up as someone they admire, as a fictional character in a movie or book, or as an animal or an inanimate object instead. Students may be asked to modify their costumes, change out of or have a change of clothing brought from home on Friday if necessary– thanks in advance for your help and we’re excited to have a little fun together as a school!
Traffic Updates: Accidents and YMCA Construction
Construction at the Y will be ongoing for the next two years which will continue to impact traffic to and from RMS and other local schools. Last week, a number of sidewalks and pedestrian crossings closed.
Please help us support your student! If they walk or bike to and from school or are walking to meet you elsewhere after school, remind them to *exit down the front steps* and *across 24th* where we have a crossing guard to stop traffic.
Many students are still attempting to cross at Patterson Street or they are walking east in the bike lane on 24th Avenue– pretty dangerous without a protected sidewalk.
The closures include:
- The east-west crosswalk at Hilyard Street south is closed and the north-south crosswalk at 24th Avenue east is open.
- The north-south crosswalk at 24th Avenue west is closed and the east-west crosswalk on Hilyard Street north is open.
- Pedestrians can cross from west to east, on 26th Avenue to the east side of Hilyard Street. It’s best if students travel on the east side of Hilyard Street before 26th Avenue because traffic stacks up at that intersection during drop-off and pick-up.
As always, it’s best to walk, bike, or arrange for a different pick-up and drop-off location for you and your student including the Very Little Theater or the SEHS track/tennis courts. Thanks for your patience and attention!
Our teacher and staff appreciation is here! We will be providing a meal for our teachers and staff during conferences, November 9th, to remind them how “souper” they are and how thankful we are for their investment in our children. You can sign up to help contribute to this event using the link below. If you are interested in helping with set up or clean up, please contact Jamie Harms at email@example.com
Thanks for helping make our Roosevelt community a great place to be!
RMS Parent Equity Group
We invite you to participate in our RMS Parent Equity Group, focused around a series of book studies about educational equity, access and inclusion. We’ll meet the third Tuesday of each month– at 6:30 PM in the Library at school. Titles we’ll consider appear below and we welcome your additional suggestions. Thank you!
- Ijeoma Oluo: So You Want to Talk About Race
- Ta-Nehisi Coates: Between the World and Me
- Ibram X. Kendi: How to be an Antiracist
- Heather McGhee: The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone
- Isabel Wilkerson: Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
The next RMS Parent Equity Team meeting will be Tuesday, November 15 at 6:30 pm.
BIG THANKS to all of our parent and community volunteers the past 7 weeks! We truly appreciate all you do.
Join our incredible volunteers group
We still have open shifts (weekly) for the front office and the library. Activity Night is coming up as well as different projects that we would love for you to join us to lighten the work.
If you are interested in volunteering at RMS please contact Laura Fuhriman, firstname.lastname@example.org, as soon as possible, as the process to become a volunteer can take more than two weeks.
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.
Sign Up for COVID-19 Testing
RMS has enrolled in the OHA/UO COVID-19 Screening Testing Program this year. This is an optional, weekly saliva test, via a take-home test kit. Please review this info/registration-flyer for more information.
If you would like to participate, please sign up by completing these two steps:
- STEP 1: Complete the UO K-12 Student Information Survey at https://tinyurl.com/k12covidscreening. The registration survey can be viewed in English or Spanish. We have a rolling enrollment; students can sign up anytime. Testing can begin about 1-2 weeks after student sign-up begins.
- STEP 2: Complete and return the OHA Consent Form. This form is required for all participating students and must be completed and returned to the school at the start of the program – plan to bring this form on your first test pick up day. If you do not have a printer, your school can provide a printed copy at test pick up. Schools are required by OHA to retain these consent forms.
Ages 5 – 14
Test Kit Drop off Info
Students should return the kits every Tuesday morning. Collection bins are located at the front office for sample drop-offs. Students should have their test kits in hand when arriving at school so they can be quickly and easily dropped in the designated bins.
**Check out the flyer (French and English) for more information.
Clubs and Extracurricular Activities
Eugene Youth Basketball Camp: October 30th
- Churchill High School
- Sunday, October 30th from 1-5 pm
- Register at: nextgencamps.com
RCT Presents Moana JR: November 4th, 5th, 11th and 12th
Rose Children’s Theatre spent months collaborating with Pacific Islanders in the community and is thrilled to be bringing Moana to life onstage as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage. With empowering messages of bravery and selflessness, Moana JR. is sure to bring out the hero within each of us. Come support the cast of talented kids from 3rd through 10th grade, including some from Roosevelt Middle School, with this epic experience for your eyes and ears.
4 students from Roosevelt will be in the show!
Performances at the Richard E. Wildish Theater
- November 4, 5, 11 & 12 at 7:00 PM
- November 5, 6, 12 & 13 at 2:00 PM
Dia de Los Muertos Celebration: November 4th
Join the Dia de Los Muertos celebration!
- When: Friday, November 4th
- Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
- Where: North Eugene High School
This celebration is free and open to all 4J families. There will be art workshops for kids, music, art displays and food for purchase.
Charlemagne Seeking Host Families
Every year, Charlemagne Elementary hosts interns from France who work at the school and provide much-needed language support and cultural perspectives. Hosting an intern is rewarding and exciting– you gain a new friend and an international connection for years to come. If you are interested in hosting an intern for about three months, please email email@example.com. Host families provide three meals a day and a bedroom for the intern. Thank you for your interest!
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.
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
- 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!
- 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 this link 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.
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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