Roosevelt Middle School eNEWS | January 4, 2023
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, Winter Break
Roosevelt School News
A message from the principals, PAR info, volunteering info, becoming an Observer in Canvas, COVID testing and kit drop-off, Tdap boosters, picking up students early, fundraising at MOD Pizza, incoming freshman info: IHS, ordering yearbooks
UO Math Competition, Students ride free with LTD, Middle School Madness with YMCA
Mental Health Support
Free access to Care Solace, multiple links for support, 15th Night resource guide
Schedule of Events
JANUARY 2nd (M): NO SCHOOL
- Winter Break, No School
JANUARY 3rd (T): NO SCHOOL
- Winter Break, No School
JANUARY 4th (W): A DAY
JANUARY 5th (TH): B DAY
JANUARY 6th (F): A DAY
- 2:35 PM, Early Release from School
JANUARY 9th (M): B DAY
JANUARY 10th (T): A DAY
- Drop Off COVID-19 Test Kit
- 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM, Chess Club
- Location: RMS Library Forum
- Meets every Tuesday
- 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM, PAR Meeting
JANUARY 11th (W): B DAY
- 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM, 8th Grade Parent Info for Eugene IHS
- Location: SEHS Cafeteria
JANUARY 12th (TH): A DAY
JANUARY 13th (F): B DAY
- 2:35 PM, Early Release from School
- All Day, Mod Fundraiser for RMS
- Location: 77 E. 29th Ave
- Online Ordering Fundraiser Code: MODF17570
Roosevelt School News
Incoming Freshman News
Transitioning from 8th grade to 9th grade is an exciting time and can raise many questions. This section is devoted to helping parents and their 8th grade students find answers to (most) of those questions. Check here for information regarding end of school activities at RMS, summer programs and information about high school.
School Choice for Eugene International High School
Eugene International High School (Eugene IHS) is a choice school for students in grades 9-12 offering a 4-year interdisciplinary humanities curriculum focused on international studies. Students spend two class periods each school day in their IHS classes and the other three class periods in host school classes.
ANY student can enroll. All interested students must fill out an online 4J School Choice application, regardless of attendance area: www.4j.lane.edu/choice. The in-district deadline is January 31, 2023.
IMPORTANT DATES for the 2023-2024 School Year:
- January 1
- Online application period for 4J School Choice Lottery opens for in-district students
- January 31
- Deadline to submit in-district 4J School Choice Lottery Applications
- March 1
- Online application period for 4J School Choice Lottery opens for out-of-district students
- March 31
- Deadline to submit out-of-district 4J School Choice Lottery Applications
Spanish and French Immersion students from Monroe and Roosevelt will be enrolled in Eugene IHS without the lottery process because they entered immersion through the lottery in elementary or middle school. However, immersion students do need to submit the Eugene IHS Enrollment Form to the Eugene IHS office at South or Sheldon by the January 31st deadline. This form will be included in a special mailing to immersion families.
Eugene IHS will hold special 8th grade parent information nights: Please join us for any of the special information nights to learn more about our exciting school. The presentations will be the same on each night. Please attend any night you can.
- South region:
- When: Wednesday, January 11, 7:00 PM
- Location: South Eugene High School Cafeteria (Includes French Immersion break-out session)
- Any region – Presentation delivered in Spanish for Spanish Speakers:
- When: Thursday, January 19, 7:00 PM
- Location: 4J Education Center Auditorium in the 4J District Office located at 200 N. Monroe St., Eugene
- Any region – Zoom Meeting (for anyone who can’t make one of the in-person presentations):
- When: Wednesday, January 25, 7:00 pm
- ZOOM link (also available on the Eugene IHS website): https://zoom.us/j/91711106921?pwd=bmM5SjZhVjFmV0dTTkFJdjYxZEFZZz09 Meeting ID: 917 1110 6921, Passcode: 901335
If your student has an interest in the world, and wants to learn about other countries and cultures, we hope they will consider becoming part of our Eugene IHS family.
For more information contact one of the Eugene IHS offices below, or visit the Eugene IHS website at www.ihs.4j.lane.edu.
- Eugene IHS @ Churchill: 541-790-5225
- Eugene IHS @ Sheldon: 541-790-6636
- Eugene IHS @ South Eugene: 541-790-8030
Purchase Your 2022-2023 Yearbook Now!
Now is the time to place an order for your student’s yearbook! The cost is $30 ($15 for those who qualify for the federal free and reduced lunch program).
If you would like to pay online please visit the following link to purchase your yearbook: https://www.schoolpay.com/link/Roosevelt-2022-2023-Yearbook
If your student is already qualified for the federal free and reduced lunch program, please use this link: https://www.schoolpay.com/link/Roosevelt-2022-23-Yearbook-freereduced
If you prefer to pay with cash or check, please send your payment to the office. Checks can be made to Roosevelt Middle School with “Yearbook and Student Name” written in the memo space.
If you are not sure if you’ve already purchased a yearbook, please reach out to Skye Stier, email@example.com
January 13th: Fundraiser at MOD Pizza
Bring this flyer in or order online using the provided code and MOD will donate 20% of your bill to support Roosevelt!
- When: ALL DAY January 13th
- Where: MOD Pizza – 29th/Willamette
- Fundraiser Code: MODF17570
Picking up your student early from school?
During the years we were shut down for COVID, no visitors were allowed into school. With changes to pandemic policy, we are now able to welcome essential visitors and volunteers in our schools… and this includes parents who are picking up their student for an appointment or to leave early. This is a change from the beginning of the year. When you arrive at school for a pick-up, please park, come to the main entrance, and wait in the lobby while we fetch your student. With this change, we also seek to reduce any potential miscommunication or missed messages.
In addition, if your student is leaving early for the day, they *must* check out with a school adult first and sign out on the green sheet in the front office. This is crucial; students should not leave the building without clear instructions from adults or signing out. Thanks for your help!
Happy New Year from PAR!
As we jump into this new year, we want to invite all of you to come out on Tuesday January 10th from 6:00 PM -7:30 PM at RMS or over Zoom to our next PAR meeting. We will discuss some ideas for teacher and staff appreciation for the term, review teacher grants, consider a few fundraising opportunities, and begin putting pieces into place for a Spring Showcase community event. We are thankful for you and your investment in our RMS community.
Best wishes as you come back from the holidays. See you soon!
Opportunities to Help
Are you interested in joining our Volunteers Team?
You can found more info on our website at: https://roosevelt.4j.lane.edu/index.php/volunteer/
Below are a few ongoing projects/needs where we are looking for volunteers.
- Office Volunteer and SUB Volunteers
- Library Volunteers
- Landscaping, Drama, Display Cases Volunteers
- Right now, we are looking for volunteers to make signs for our different clubs to exhibit in our display case.
- General Classroom Volunteers
- Opportunities during school days either for on-going projects or to help in classrooms.
Tdap Boosters for 7th Grade Students
Oregon law requires 7th grade students have their Tdap booster. Students must have current school records of all required vaccinations or valid exemptions to continue attending school on and after Exclusion Day, a date set by the State of Oregon that is in February of each school year.
Where to get immunizations: Vaccines are available at many health care providers’ offices, many pharmacies, Lane County Public Health (541-682-4041), and the school-based health centers at North Eugene (541-790-4445) and Churchill (541-790-5227). Call for information or to schedule an appointment.
Nonmedical exemptions: If a parent seeks a nonmedical exemption from one or more required immunizations, the parent must provide a completed Vaccine Education Certificate, available from a health care practitioner or from the online vaccine education module at www.healthoregon.org/vaccineexemption, along with the completed Certificate of Immunization Status. The Vaccine Education Certificate must be valid for all of the vaccines for which a nonmedical immunization exemption is being sought. A separate certificate is required for each child.
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.
Roosevelt Chess Club winter term starts Tuesday, January 10th. New players are welcome to try the club before committing. We meet in the Library Forum each Tuesday after school, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM. Please join us!
Click here to register: http://www.southsidechess.com/school-clubs.html.
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: $10/ Y Members – $25/ Community Members
- When: 11/18, 12/16, 1/20, 2/17, 3/17, 4/21, 5/19
- Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
- Where: Eugene Family YMCA
- What: An opportunity for middle school students to safely get together with peers, play gym games, enjoy snacks, and arts and crafts!
Click here to register online.
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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