RMS Wildcat Weekly

June 4th, 2021 Information for our Families

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Greetings Wildcat Families!

Happy Friday!


What an exciting week! Our RMS Band performed beautifully on Thursday evening with the Vista High School Band and Color Guard at VHS. It was magical to see our students performing and highlighting the progress they have been able to make despite the difficulties of this year!


Our RMS students also had a rich and wonderful experience with our RMS CareerFest 2021! Students engaged in strengths finding through the RIASEC, developed resumes, explored financial literacy, and had the opportunity to hear from professionals in virtual career pathway presentations. Thank you to our counselors and teachers for making this event happen for all RMS students, both virtual and classic!


Our 6th grade students participated in our first 6th Grade Book Night! They each had the opportunity to take home a copy of Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard#3 The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan and up to 4 more books of their choice! We are so excited to provide them with books to support summer reading, enrich their literacy skills, and help develop a life-long love of reading! If your virtual 6th grade student was unable to come, see details below for a make-up pick-up! With only two weeks left of school, we have quite a few more exciting events coming up.


A few highlights to look for in this week's Wildcat Weekly:


  • Calendar of End-of-Year Events- we have a lot going on!

  • Important info for Chromebook and textbook returns!

  • 8th Grade Promotion and 8th Grade Beach Party (Field Day) Details

  • ALL GRADE LEVELS: Please read the information about traffic flow for June 18 (last day) and watch the video for details.


Thank you, and have a wonderful week!


Sincerely,

Heather Golly

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RMS CareerFest 2021!

Statement from the VUSD Community Update about no "Vista Virtual" in 2021-22

2020-2021 Student School Calendar

Click here to see the most recent Student Calendar for the 2020 - 2021 School Year.

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8th Grade Promotion- Save the Date!

RMS will be hosting a drive-thru promotion ceremony to honor our 8th graders. Please attend based on your child's last name.


Friday, June 18th

Last names A-C: 8:30 am - 9:00 am

Last names D-K: 9:00 am - 9:30 am

Last names L-P: 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Last names Q-Z: 10:00 am - 11:00 am


There will be a photo opportunity on the driver's side as you pull through the campus (ONLY 1 CAR ALLOWED PER STUDENT). Students will be asked to exit the vehicle and walk across a stage as we read their names and celebrate them. They will also receive a promotion certificate and any special recognitions they may have been awarded.


All virtual 8th grade students will return their Chromebooks and textbooks as they enter the parking lot.


Students will receive their promotion certificates, promotion t-shirts, and other gifts from our wonderful PTA!


We look forward to seeing you there!

RMS Traffic Flow for June 18, 2021

Our last day of school, June 18, is a minimum day, and we are hosting our 8th Grade Drive-Thru Promotion Ceremony. To help alleviate traffic issues with arrival and dismissal for our 6th and 7th grade Classic students on June 18, and to ensure a smooth drive-thru for our 8th grade students, please adhere to the Traffic Flow Promotion Map 2021. View this video for more information.

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8th Grade Promotion Signs


Distribution of the signs was on Tuesday, May 18 for both Classic and Virtual 8th graders. If your student was not able to stop by on Tuesday, May 18th please call the (760) 726-8003 to schedule an appointment for pick-up.

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8th Grade Beach Party at Roosevelt!

2021-2022 ASB class is hosting an 8th grade Beach Party at Roosevelt!


8th graders- on June 11th come ready to celebrate your last year in middle school!! Friday June 11th during 6th period lunch, 2nd period, and 3rd period Roosevelt ASB class will be hosting a special Beach Party full of fun activities! Please check your email for more information.


**VIRTUAL STUDENTS ATTENDING HAVE ALREADY SUBMITTED AN RSVP.

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6th Grade Book Night

On Wednesday, June 2nd our 6th graders had the opportunity to take home a copy of Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #3 The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordon, and up to 4 more of their choice.


If your virtual 6th grader was not able to stop by, they will be able to pick up their books when they come to drop off Chromebooks and textbooks on June 18 from 2-5 pm.

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RMS Beginning Band Concert

RMS Beginning Band Concert

June 9th at 7:00pm

at RMS Football field.

Ticket required for entry. Limited to two audience members per performer.

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Virtual Spring Choir Concert


You are all invited to the RMS Virtual Spring Choir Concert "Good Vibes All Around the World"


Thursday, June 10th, 2021


** YouTube link will be sent out the week of the concert.

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Library News: School supply returns

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Please do not place stickers on your Chromebook. Please also refrain from writing, even in pencil, on your Chromebook. All stickers and markings must be removed from the Chromebook before they are turned in at the end of the year.


Classic students: ALL library books are due back in the library by June 4! Overdue notices will be sent home after that. You will be returning your TEXTBOOKS, CHROMEBOOK, and CHARGER to the library during your ELA class during the last week of school. Please see the schedule linked below!


Virtual students: Your LIBRARY BOOKS, TEXTBOOKS, CHROMEBOOK, CHARGER, and HOTSPOT (if you have one) are due June 18. Please see the schedule linked below!


CLASSIC Library Return Dates


VIRTUAL Library Return Dates

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SUMMER RAD ACADEMY

Thank you to everyone who registered for our RMS Summer RAD Academy! You should have received an email confirmation that you have registered. We will send more logistics and details early next week.
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Summer Enrichment Program at VHS for incoming 9th graders

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BLAST After School Tutoring! In-person!

Are you falling behind in your classes? Do you need a quiet space to do your homework and ask for help? Then come after school to "make the grade" and have a "BLAST"! Boost Learning After School Tutoring (BLAST) aims to help students succeed in their classes in a supportive environment after school.


In-person: There is a maximum of 25 students allowed in the classroom, so come on over after school before spots fill up! 3:15-4:15 pm in Rm H12.


Virtual: click on the Zoom link to join in! https://vistausd.zoom.us/j/97126866400

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7th and 8th Grade Science: CHYA Curriculum

7th and 8th grade science classes will be starting the California Healthy Youth Act (CHYA) Health curriculum in June. A copy of the informational letter that was shared by 7th and 8th grade science teachers and emailed to 7th and 8th grade families regarding the Health curriculum is attached here again for your review:CHYA Health Letter Eng 2-21 CHYA Health Letter Spa 20-21, along with a description of the CHYA curriculum: CHYA Curriculum Information Parents and guardians can examine written educational materials used in comprehensive sexual health education and HIV prevention instruction at the Vista Unified School District Office (1234 Arcadia Avenue, Vista, CA 92084) or may request a copy of the California Healthy Youth Act (California Education Code Sections 51930-51939) by contacting the district office. If you have any questions, please contact your child's science teacher.
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PTA Announcements for Parents

Call for Board Members

Roosevelt PTA is putting together the Board for next year! It’s a perfect way to get involved and help ensure our students’ success. In particular we are looking for a talented Treasurer, as well as someone to head up our Spirit Wear operations. If you’ve got some skills and time to share with a fabulous group of caring parents, please consider joining us! Email rooseveltmiddleschoolpta@gmail.com for details, positions and to sign up.

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CLASSIC Return- 5 Days Per Week

CLASSIC Schedule for Roosevelt Middle School (Starting 4.5.21)


Our gates open at 7:30 am Tuesday through Monday and at 8:30am on Mondays. Breakfast is available for all students. Our 6th graders will enter through the gate by H13 (signage will be posted) and our 7th and 8th graders will enter through our main gate into the lunch area. Students will be directed to line up by their first period classes by 8:20 am.


Please remember it is crucial our entire RMS community to follow clear expectations so that we can return as safely as possible. These expectations will include procedures and requirements for...


  • masks

  • individual student plastic dividers

  • arrival and dismissal

  • one directional hallways during passing periods and lunch

  • social distancing inside and outside of the classroom

  • lunch procedures

  • bringing their charged Chromebook and personal supplies every day

  • practicing safe hygiene, including washing hands frequently and using hand sanitizer when entering classrooms

  • daily health screening of your student


Students who live two miles away or more from the school, may apply for school bus transportation. Please call or email Marcos Chavira at 760-726-2170 ext. 92804 or marcoschavira@vistausd.org. Please allow a two week period to review your application to see if it can be approved depending on the route of your home address.


We will need our families to be partners in these efforts to keep everyone safe by reinforcing these requirements and by ensuring that if students are showing ANY symptoms of COVID-19, they must not come to school. Please see the detailed information on the COVID-19 Decision Tree to help you screen for symptoms and see what to do if there has been confirmed exposure to or a confirmed case of COVID-19.


Our RMS Covid-19 Prevention Program is posted on our RMS Website for your reference, along with other important documents.

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VUSD After School Education and Safety (ASES)

Roosevelt Middle School offers an After School Education and Safety (ASES) Grant Program to students grades 6th-8th. This is a cost-free grant program based on student attendance, providing homework assistance, tutorials, and enrichment activities for your child.

ASES is currently working as an in-person program with our normal days (Monday-Friday) from 3:08-6:08 p.m.


To complete the 2021-2022 ASES Pre-registration CLICK HERE


If your son or daughter will no longer be participating in ASES or you are interested in enrolling your child, please contact Ms. Christine at (760) 685-2386 or email christineramirez@vistausd.org

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Cameras On!

Thank you for helping us to communicate the importance of engagement in our virtual classes. We have seen an improvement already in cameras on and communication in the chat! Again, we want to share a collective message that our expectation is that all students participate actively in their Zoom classes. Some examples of actively participating are the following:


  • Turn your cameras on during specific portions of the lesson as determined by the teacher.
  • Respond verbally or in writing when prompted.
  • Utilize the Chat feature appropriately to communicate with teachers and peers.

It is crucial that cameras are on and that students are actively participating in class in order to support engagement, community-building, and motivation for learning. We need your support as parents/guardians to stress the importance of these expectations with our Wildcats. Students who have particular issues having their cameras on should reach out to their teachers.

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Hapara News

Exciting news! We are pleased to announce that a very helpful tool called Hapara is now working with our Canvas and is once again available for our teachers. Hapara is an important tool to assist teachers with digital citizenship and classroom management. This tool allows teachers to monitor what students are accessing during class on their Chromebooks. We will be supporting our teachers in setting it up for their classes, and we wanted our parents to be aware of this tool and what it does. We have attached letters that detail the privacy policy and how we are adhering to the ethical monitoring policy for this instructional tool. Please let us know if you have any questions.


Hapara Parent Letter English

Hapara Parent Letter Spanish

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Family and Community Liaison

Don't miss out on information about free meals from the Vista District and WaveCrest Café all summer from June 23 to August 11, 20201. Read the flyer here!


Important information about COVID-19 vaccine clinics and community resource fair. Check the flyer here for more information.


Also check the food distribution information on Saturday June 12th, flyer here


Feeding San Diego is hosting free food distributions on the fourth

Wednesday of the month through December. Check the flyer for more information.


BE COVID SAFE First and Second vaccine at no cost! Health insurance and appointments not required to be vaccinated. For more information check the flyer.


OUT & ABOUT.-A great program for students provided by Palomar Family Counseling. Please check the flyer for more information. It is recommended only one event per child is chosen, this way more kids may participate. Transportation will be available. Parents may participate in any activity for a fee; children are free. Link for registration: https://bookeo.com/outaboutpfcs


Parent Center Office Hour with Ms. Gabby Remember on Tuesdays from 11:00 am. to 12:00 pm. Connect with Ms. Gabby for any questions you may have. Get information about resources and the Zoom link. flyer, or Email your Roosevelt Family and Community Liaison Ms. Gabby Thompson, gabrielathompson@vistausd.org, or contact her at extension 63013

Library News

Students, please do not place stickers on your Chromebooks. Please also refrain from writing, even in pencil, on your Chromebooks. All stickers and markings must be removed from the Chromebooks before they are turned in at the end of the year.


ALL library books are due back in the library by June 4! Overdue notices will be sent home after that. More information will be coming out soon about textbook and Chromebooks returns. Virtual students: You can sign up for a time to visit the library, browse the shelves, and grab a book! With district guidelines for safety in place, please sign up for a time to visit the library using this link, and please wear a mask.


Device Coverage 2020-2021

If you have not purchased your 2020-2021, Device insurance yet, our only option at the moment is to accept payment online, through our school Webstore. Click here, then click on the RMS Webstore link, and select 20/21 Device Coverage-CC. You can pay with a debit or credit card.

Yearbook

Yearbooks are still available for purchase. Order your yearbook now by clicking this link: https://www.jostens.com/apps/jcom/router.mvc?affiliateId=1005832

Counseling Corner



Follow us on Instagram @rooseveltcounseling for updates.

Use the PSST tool (THIS LINK) to report something anonymously.

Health Office:

The Health Office would like to remind all parents/guardians that only PCR Covid Test results are accepted as proof of testing for Covid19. Please contact amymcguire@vistausd.org with questions or concerns.


The Health Office would like to remind SIXTH GRADE parents/guardians that the T-dap vaccine is required for all students entering the 7th grade. ALL students are required to have 2 Varicella vaccines. Notifications have been mailed to parents/guardians of students missing these vaccines. Please contact the Health Office with any questions or concerns.

School Nurse Contact Information:Amy McGruire: Cell:760-936-3825 Email: amymcguire@vistausd.org. Please contact me with any questions or concerns. Please also refer to Health and Safety Webpage for information: https://www.vistausd.org/healthandsafety

High School Information:

Attendance

Attendance is key to student success! Please encourage your student to sign on to virtual learning every day and on time. Teachers are required by Senate Bill 98 to take attendance every period, every day.


Students are considered "present" if they log in to their scheduled Live Zoom meetings each day (synchronous) AND if they log on and complete any work during their Learning Options & Work Time (asynchronous) periods.

If students complete work early in a Learning Options & Work Time period, they can log in early for a different period and continue independently with their work in that class. The intention is for each student to log in to each of their classes every day and make progress on their classwork.

New Attendance Codes:

A = absent

1 = present for a live Zoom meeting

2 = present for an asynchronous period (by logging into the class on Canvas and working on classwork)

Remember, absences must be cleared within 72 hours (3 school days) after the student returns to school. If your student was accidentally marked absent or if you are planning a trip in which your student will miss 5 or more school days, please notify the attendance two weeks in advance to set up an independent study contract.

If you have any concerns, please communicate with your student's teacher or with our attendance office (760) 726-8003 x63020 or yeseniabeas@vistausd.org

VUSD Community Update of June 2nd

Click here to read the latest

VUSD Community Update of June 2nd, 2021 here

Updated School Accountability Report Card

Please click here for Roosevelt's SARC. A hard copy of Roosevelt's SARC is available upon request at your school site.

Communications

If you are not receiving emails or communications from the district or from Roosevelt, please let us know. It is likely that the information that is linked in AERIES is not up to date, or your emails might be getting blocked by your email provider. You can check your junk and spam folders, and you can contact tiffanyequihua@vistausd.org if you would like help checking your contact information in AERIES. In these times, it is crucial that your contacts are correct so that you can stay informed. We are also continuing to post information on our website, on Twitter @rooseveltmiddl2, in our Facebook Group "Roosevelt Wildcats Parent Group," and through School Messenger calls, emails, and text messages. Check out the informative video that our counselor Cory Way created to help you troubleshoot and understand why your email might not be connected correctly.

Check our RMS and VUSD pages and follow us on social media here: