Roosevelt Middle School eNEWS | January 30, 2023
- Roosevelt School News
- A Message from the Principals
- Drug Arrest Near RMS
- Extended Absence Form
- RMS Parent Education Night
- Activity Night
- PAR News: Staff and Teacher Appreciation and Fundraiser Success
- Community Resources
- Youth Preparedness Council Applications
Schedule of Events
JANUARY 30th (M): B DAY
JANUARY 31st (T): A DAY
- Drop Off COVID-19 Test Kit
FEBRUARY 1st (W): B DAY
FEBRUARY 2nd (TH): A DAY
FEBRUARY 3rd (F): NO SCHOOL
- No School, Mid-term Progress Report Day
FEBRUARY 6th (M): B DAY
FEBRUARY 7th (T): A DAY
- Drop Off COVID-19 Test Kit
- 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, RMS Parent Education Night
- Where: RMS Library
FEBRUARY 8th (W): B DAY
FEBRUARY 9th (TH): A DAY
FEBRUARY 10th (F): B DAY
- 2:35 PM, Early Release from School
- 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM, Activity Night
Roosevelt School News
News from the Principals
We’ve arrived to the midtrimester! This week students will wrap up the first six weeks of trimester two and the midpoint of the 2022-23 school year. This is a great opportunity to empower your students to check in with teachers on any last minute assignments, projects or tests prior to the grading day on Friday, February 3– a no-school school for students!
We continue our focus in House on developing community and a sense of belonging and this week will ask for feedback from students about their experiences so far this year, socially and academically. We administer a school-designed survey three times a year so we will be able to compare what students said in October to what they have to share in February. The results tell us a lot about how students are feeling at RMS, how they believe they are learning, and what structures and supports they are accessing.
One of our survey questions asks students whether “people at RMS accept others from different backgrounds, for example, people of different races, ethnicities, and genders.” This question is germane to our commitment to our community and our identity as a school. Our commitment was tested this last week when we worked through a number of challenging events at school, namely, a sharp uptick in students using biased and hateful speech and racial slurs. Several instances– across grades, programs, gender and racial identity– resulted in student consequences while several others focused on restorative conversations to educate, and build empathy, compassion and awareness.
We do not condone the use of any kind of targeted or hateful language and over the next couple of weeks in House we intend to run several in-depth sessions on the history of some slurs, address the “I was just joking” or “I was only kidding” mentality and revisit work around being an upstander. We want to empower students to step in when they hear or witness biased language and hate speech of any kind. Students will likely practice some role plays and scenario work. It takes all of us to step in and that is our intent as we examine and re-examine culture in our school.
As you can imagine, we had a busy last week at Roosevelt and we encourage you to skim the information below to stay up-to-date on school and community events. We particularly invite you to consider attending an upcoming Parent Education event– we’ll host a film screening next week that explores the relationships between adolescents and their devices. We’ll host our final education event in March and center our conversations around suicide awareness and prevention. These are valuable events supported by knowledgeable community members. Please mark your calendars now: February 7 and March 7.
We hope everyone is well, staying healthy and looking forward to that half-way point of the year!
All our best,
Courtney and Mike
Drug Arrest Near School
Last week, we learned that law enforcement officials from the Lane County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man who was believed to be selling drugs to children from his RV parked in various locations between South Eugene High School and Roosevelt Middle School, including Amazon Skate Park.
Information on the arrest from Lane County Sheriff’s Office (1/24/22): “Detectives served a search warrant on the suspect and his RV in the 600blk of E. 22nd Ave. in Eugene on January 19th. During the warrant service, Linville was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and several pounds of marijuana. A stolen firearm was also found in Linville’s RV. Linville was arrested and lodged at the Lane County Jail on charges including Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, Unlawful Delivery of Marijuana, and Delivery of MDMA within 1,000 feet of a School.”
Drug possession or use at RMS is rare, but it can and does happen at any school. We take it very seriously. No amount of illegal drug use is safe or healthy for our students. We educate our students about drugs and drug abuse, but it is important for this conversation to happen at home as well as at school.
Parents have great influence on their children’s decision-making, including the decision not to use drugs. I encourage you to talk with your students about marijuana, alcohol and other drugs as soon as possible. It is never too early to start this conversation.
You can find some helpful tips for talking to kids about drugs, along with other resources, online at The National Institute on Drug Abuse and the Partnership to End Addiction. Another resource you may find helpful is this “Talking With Your Teen About Marijuana” brochure from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration. If you’d prefer to talk to someone about how to talk with your child about drugs, our team is available to connect you with excellent resources.
Arresto por drogas cerca de la escuela
La semana pasada, supimos que los agentes de la ley de la Oficina del Sheriff del condado de Lane arrestaron a un hombre que se creía que vendía drogas a niños desde su casa rodante estacionada en varios lugares entre la Preparatoria South Eugene y la Secundaria Roosevelt, y también en el parque de patinetas Amazon Skate Park.
Información sobre el arresto de la Oficina del Sheriff del Condado de Lane (24/1/22): “Los detectives entregaron una orden de cateo al sospechoso y su casa rodante en la cuadra 600 de E. 22nd Ave. en Eugene el 19 de enero. Durante el cumplimiento de la orden judicial, se descubrió que el sospechoso, de apellido Linville, estaba en posesión de metanfetamina y varias libras de marihuana. También se encontró un arma de fuego robada en su casa rodante. Linville fue arrestado y presentado en la cárcel del condado de Lane por cargos que incluyen delincuente en posesión de un arma de fuego, posesión ilegal de metanfetamina, entrega ilegal de marihuana y entrega de MDMA dentro de los 1,000 pies de una escuela”.
La posesión o el uso de drogas en nuestra escuela es raro, pero puede suceder y sucede en cualquier escuela. Lo tomamos muy en serio. Ninguna cantidad de uso de drogas ilegales es segura o saludable para nuestros estudiantes. Educamos a nuestros estudiantes sobre las drogas y el abuso de drogas, pero es importante que esta conversación también se lleve a cabo en el hogar y no sólo en la escuela.
Los padres tienen una gran influencia en la toma de decisiones de sus hijos, incluyendo la decisión de no consumir drogas. Los animo a que hablen con sus estudiantes sobre la marihuana, el alcohol y otras drogas lo antes posible. Nunca es demasiado pronto para iniciar esta conversación.
Puede encontrar algunos consejos útiles para hablar con los niños sobre las drogas, junto con otros recursos, en línea en El Instituto Nacional sobre el Abuso de Drogas y la Asociación para poner fin a la adicción. Otro recurso que puede resultar útil es este “Consejos para adolescentes sobre la Marihuana” folleto de la Administración Federal de Abuso de Sustancias y Salud Mental. Si prefiere hablar con alguien sobre cómo hablar con su hijo sobre las drogas, nuestro equipo está disponible para conectarlo con excelentes recursos.
Planning an Extended Absence? Please fill out our form!
The district 4J Attendance Committee has created a consistent 4J Pre-arranged student absence request form. Parents and guardians, thank you for completing this form for all absences that are 3 or more days in length. Parents or guardians only need to complete the first section and then turn into the office. Don’t have your student’s permanent ID number? Not to worry! Our office staff can assist with that once the form is submitted.
Funds Needed for Cooking Class and PE Equipment
We are incredibly grateful to the families who were able to donate to our December Direct Drive. With your help, we were able to put the money towards school endeavors which include the direct purchase of special supplies for our elective classes and buying additional hours for support staff to help keep our students safe and connected.
We now have two specific needs for which we’d like to raise additional funds:
- Our PE classes are seeking new funding for equipment for outdoor springtime sports. Every 7th and 8th grade student is currently enrolled in PE and every 6th grade student has one term this year of PE. https://www.schoolpay.com/link/RMSPEdonations
- Our cooking classes are getting expensive! This year, we are running more sections of Family Recipes than ever before. It is a popular class and with the cost of food and supplies sky-rocketing, the class is quite expensive to offer. If you can donate grocery store gift cards to Safeway and Albertsons that would be very helpful. Donations can also be made here: https://www.schoolpay.com/link/RMSFamilyRecipes
Thanks to everyone who can step in to both volunteer time and offer resources!
February and March RMS Parent Education Nights
We’re looking forward to our final two parent education events of the trimester two– please see below for details. Parent Education Nights provide invaluable information and resources for middle school families. They give us a chance to connect about our amazing middle schoolers, consider new ideas and share tips and strategies. Hope to see you at our next event!
- Tuesday, February 7: A screening of the flim Like in the RMS Library at 6:30 PM. A description of the film is below and the trailer can be viewed here: https://www.impactful.co/like.
- “LIKE breaks down why we find social media so irresistible, examines who is controlling whom, and gives viewers the tools to pivot to a more balanced and contented relationship. It features Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, including the co-creator of the ‘LIKE’ button, experts in brain science, and teenagers. Medical and science experts explain the behavioral changes that come from chemical effects on the brain. But the 49-minute-long LIKE does not leave you with a sense of fear and foreboding. The core of the documentary is built around the kids and teens interviewed, and the empathy that they build with their audience as they look honestly at their usage and dependence on these tiny devices, consider the good that can come from and be transmitted via social media and rethink the relationship to one where they are much more aware and in balance.”
- Tuesday, March 7: Suicide prevention, session w/ SEHS, SBMS, RMS Library at 6:30 PM. Join local experts and hear speakers who will take us through prevention strategies, discuss signs and signals, and provide information about keeping our young people safe, and staying alert and responsive as parents and educators.
Reminder about Pick-up After-School
Traffic after school is tricky! With ongoing construction at the YMCA, limited pull-through space in our parking lot, and 600 RMS students letting out all at the same time, the area in and around our school and SEHS are congested. Please, be patient with each other and with students. Please remind your students our crossing guard is there for their safety and protection as they traverse 24th Avenue. Thanks for slowing down, looking around, and staying aware and calm.
Places to park and wait:
- SEHS track/tennis court parking lot
- Very Little Theatre parking lot
- Side streets off of 24th and Hilyard (Patterson, 25th and 26th, etc.)
Please DO NOT park and wait:
- Spencer View apartments– this is private property and people have been ticketed
- 4j Bus Zone
- RMS parking rows– please only use the pull through
It’s School Choice Time: See what our schools offer!
In Eugene School District 4J, every school offers an excellent education for our students. Students may enroll in their neighborhood school at any time, or may request to enroll in a different 4J school provided there is space available. School choice requests will be accepted in an order determined by lottery.
To be included in the lottery, 4J residents must apply by January 31 at midnight. Non-district residents must apply between March 1 and 31. All students who want to obtain a transfer must apply, including new incoming siblings and students who have moved out of our school neighborhood or the district and want to remain enrolled next year.
Virtual and in-person school visits are scheduled in the month of January. If you have any friends or family members who are considering school choice, please invite them to learn more about Roosevelt Middle School and their school choice options!
School Choice Information Sessions
- Get answers about the school choice process
- Spanish interpretation provided during Spanish presentation
Virtual School Visits
- Learn about your neighborhood school and more!
- Each school offers live virtual visits or in-person info sessions with an opportunity for questions
- Request interpretation support in advance
School Event Schedule: https://www.4j.lane.edu/school-visits-2023
RMS Event Schedule:
- Tuesday, January 10 at noon on
- Zoom: https://4J-lane-edu.zoom.us/j/9366455771 (Meeting ID: 936 645 5771)
- Thursday, January 19 at 6:30 PM in person at Roosevelt
Learn more and apply: www.4j.lane.edu/choice
Es el tiempo de elección de escuelas (“school choice”)
¡Vengan a ver que ofrecen nuestras escuelas!
En el Distrito Escolar de Eugene 4J, cada escuela ofrece una excelente educación para nuestros alumnos. Los alumnos pueden matricularse en la escuela de su vecindario en cualquier momento, o pueden solicitar matricularse en otras escuelas de 4J, siempre y cuando haya puestos disponibles. Las solicitudes de elección de escuelas son aceptadas en un orden determinado por medio de una lotería.
Para participar en la lotería, los residentes de 4J deberán completar una solicitud (4jschoolchoice.com) antes de la medianoche del 31 de enero. Los que no residen dentro del distrito deberán completar una solicitud durante el 1º y 31º de marzo. Todo alumno que desee obtener un traslado deberá completar una solicitud, incluyendo los alumnos nuevos que tengan hermanos matriculados, y alumnos que se hayan cambiado de vecindario o distrito y deseen quedarse en la misma escuela. La inscripción no es automática.
Las visitas a las escuelas están programadas durante el mes de enero. ¡Si usted tiene amigos o familiares que estén considerando la elección de una escuela, por favor invíteles a aprender más sobre nuestra maravillosa escuela y sus opciones de elección de escuelas!
Reuniones informativas de elección de escuela
- Martes 10 de enero a las 18 h en inglés y jueves 12 de enero a las 18 h en español
- Información general sobre el proceso de solicitudes.
- Se proporcionarán intérpretes de español.
RMS Event Schedule:
- Tuesday, January 10 at noon on
- Zoom: https://4J-lane-edu.zoom.us/j/9366455771 (Meeting ID: 936 645 5771)
- Thursday, January 19 at 6:30 PM in person at Roosevelt
Más información: www.4j.lane.edu/choice/spanish
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
PAR invites you to help spoil our RMS teachers with a bit of coffee and chocolate this month.
We are collecting chocolate bars and $5 coffee cards to gift to our teachers and staff on February 3rd during their work day. If you are willing to contribute, you can bring your donations to the front office where PAR will include them with a thank you to the teachers and staff.
Fundraiser Success: Thanks for Your Help!
Thank you to all who came out to our MOD Pizza fundraiser. Besides enjoying dinner together we raised almost $460 to help our school! These funds will be used to support our Families Recipes class in providing ingredients for the students as they not only learn to cook, but how food fits into their family and our community cultures. It is a fantastic class and a joy to support them.
We are looking to host a few more Nights Out Fundraisers in the coming months. If you have any good community connections willing to host, please let us know! You can contact Jamie Harms (email@example.com) with any ideas.
Good day everyone,
Once in a while RMS various departments are looking for volunteers to help with projects or in their classroom.
We are also looking for volunteers to help with the front office, the library, Activity Night (October and February), Picture days, Showcase… and as well as participants in our PAR (Parent At Roosevelt). We are starting to get things in motion for our showcase (April 2023), we will need many helping hands. We will let you know what is needed and you let us know how much you can be involved, the more
Please CLICK HERE to fill up the Google Form. Check all the areas where you will be willing to help with. That doesn’t mean that you will need to volunteer every time, but it will help us to create the appropriate lists for the different needs.
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!
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.
South Eugene Babe Ruth Spring Registration: Now Open!
Registration is now open for the South Eugene Babe Ruth 2023 youth baseball season!
Players ages 6-14 are invited to evaluations on Saturday, February 4th or Sunday the 5th for team placements. New and former players are very welcome. Go South!
Registration & info: https://southeugenebaberuth.sportngin.com/
2023 Sheldon Boys and Girls Youth Lacrosse Clinics
Get ready for the lacrosse season by signing up for the Sheldon 1st-8th grade boys and girls lacrosse skills clinics. Two total sessions. Each session is 90 minutes long.
Join Sheldon’s coaches and varsity players for a series of clinics designed for both beginners and returning players.
- Returning players should bring all of their equipment.
- New players will have no contact drills and will be separated from the returners. Loaner lacrosse sticks will be provided if needed.
Dates for the Boy’s Lacrosse Clinics are:
- Friday, February 10th, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM at Sheldon Turf Field
- Saturday, February 11th, 10:30 AM to Noon at Sheldon Turf Field
Dates for the Girl’s Lacrosse Clinics are:
- Saturday, February 11th 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM at Sheldon Turf Field
- Sunday, February 12th 10:30 AM to Noon at Sheldon Turf Field
Cost for the Two Clinic Series: $50
- You must register at least one week prior to the clinic to guarantee receiving a camp t-shirt
- Sibling discounts are provided and pro-rated pricing available if you can’t attend all the sessions
Registration will ONLY be through the Sheldon lacrosse website: www.sheldonlacrosse.com. Registration for the Sheldon Youth Clinics will NOT be on the Kidsports webpage. Players are encouraged to sign up for the Kidsport’s regular season on their website: kidsports.org (Enrollment in January – February, Season starts in March).
Parent Contact: Kevin Strode
Youth Preparedness Council
The Youth Preparedness Council (YPC) application is now open! Students in 8th to 11th grade who have a passion for disaster preparedness, helping others, and are involved with their community are encouraged to apply.
The YPC offers an opportunity for teens to share their ideas and feedback with FEMA, improve their leadership skills, and develop preparedness projects. National YPC members also participate in an annual youth summit in Washington, D.C. with FEMA leaders and preparedness professionals to network and learn more about the field of emergency management. The Summit this year will take place in July 2023.
Applicants from FEMA Region 10 (AK, ID, OR, or WA) who are not selected for the National YPC will have their application reviewed for the regional YPC, which is a great opportunity to meet like-minded teens from our area.
FEMA will host three webinars for potential applicants to learn more about the YPC application process and to ask FEMA staff questions. This application closes on March 6, 2023. Apply today!
- Register for the Jan 30th at 5pm PT Session
- Register for the Feb 16th at 11:30am PT Session
- Register for the Feb 28th at 5pm PT Session
FREE Open Gym at KidSports
Night Sports Open Gym for 13 to 19 year olds hosted by J.A.M. – Juvenile Advocacy and Mentorship
- KidSports – 2054 Amazon Parkway
- Thursdays 7:30-9pm
- Open Gym: basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, games, organized activities, free play, raffles, and support.
Parent Group of LGBTQ+ Students
A parent group for LGBTQ+ students has formed! We have met and want to include more parents. This group is for parents of students of all ages in Eugene schools.
Please join us for:
- safe space for support & community
- education regarding LGBTQ+ youth issues
- education regarding LGBTQ+ student rights
- exposure to school & community resources
- advocation for LGBTQ+ student inclusive schools in unity with other parents
When: 3rd Tuesday of every month
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: Sheldon High School Library
**Click here to see 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: $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!
All students in kindergarten through 12th grade can ride Lane Transit District (LTD) buses for free. Students may ride anywhere, anytime in the Eugene–Springfield metro area.
Middle school students no longer need parent/guardian permission to get a pass. If your student would like a pass, please have them stop into the front office and request one from there.
Los estudiantes viajan gratis en LTD
El Distrito de Transporte del Condado de Lane (LTD por sus siglas en inglés) ahora ofrece transporte gratuito en autobús a todos los estudiantes de kindergarten a 12° grado. Los estudiantes pueden viajar en cualquier lugar, en cualquier momento en el área metropolitana de Eugene – Springfield.
Los estudiantes de secundaria ya no necesitan el permiso de los padres/tutores para obtener un pase. Si su estudiante desea un pase, pídale que se detenga en la oficina principal y solicite uno allí.
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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