Roosevelt Wildcat Weekly

March 18, 2022 Information for our Families

Dear Wildcat Families,

This week we would like to welcome our new Assistant Principal, Mr. Smith. Mr. Smith comes to us with years of experience as a middle school AP. Mr. Smith has spent the week getting to know the students and staff here at RMS.

We are excited to announce that Vista Unified has secured at-home COVID-19 testing kits for all students in the district. The kits will be delivered to our school site early next week and sent home with students by Friday, March 25th. We need everyone's help to test 24 hours before returning from Spring Break on Monday, April 4th. If your student tests positive or has any symptoms associated with COVID-19, please do not send them to school. Instead, call the school office for next steps. Thank you for helping us keep our students in school.

We hope you have a wonderful week.

RMS Administration

RMS Campus Tours

Our last RMS campus tour is this Tuesday, March 22, at 3:45 p.m.



The California Healthy Youth Act (CHYA)

All 7th grade science students will be participating in the California Healthy Youth Act Curriculum starting in May. If you have any questions or would like to review the materials used in the comprehensive sexual health education and HIV prevention instruction please contact the Vista Unified School District Office.

Please click the red button below for more information.

The California Healthy Youth Act (CHYA)

Parents and guardians have the right to excuse their child from comprehensive sexual health education and HIV prevention education by providing a written request to the school principal.


we had a successful Festival of the Arts experience over the weekend!

It was wonderful seeing so many of you in attendance showing support for our amazing Artful Learning school. The Art Booth kept busy passing out brochures about our school and answering guest questions, and facilitating a free Gelli Printing station, which was a hit! We had groups of Wildcat students leading the Gelli Printing, and it was inspiring seeing them take on the teacher role by leading guests in artmaking. Our Wildcat Band and Choir sounded amazing!

Thank you all for your help and support.

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Vista High school future farmers of america

Vista High School future farmers of America visit eighth-grade science class on 3/16/22. All students and staff benefit from the VHS FFA visit! Thank you for sharing your expertise with our Wildcat students!

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We love our RMS PTA!

Thanks to our RMS PTA for providing Italian Ice to the RMS staff on Thursday. Teachers, Administrators, and Staff enjoyed it!

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Staff Neurographic Mural is Up!

RMS Staff participated in an Artful Learning lesson at our March 2nd professional development. Staff learned about the use of Neurographic Art as a way to help students connect with their emotions.

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1st Every Mattress Sale Fundraiser at RMS.

To All Vista Unified Faculty & Staff,

Our 1st Every Mattress Sale Fundraiser will take place Saturday, March 19th, from 10 am-5 pm. If you or your family need replacing a bed in your home, please consider attending our event. (See attached letter and flyer about our event)

Thanks for your support


Greg Anderson

Director of Music- Roosevelt Middle School

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Students are almost finished with ELPAC which is the state testing for English Language Learners. Our students are doing a great job staying focused during the test.



Registration for ASES will begin on April 4th. You can check the website for more information: ASES at RMS


Amazing AM program at the Boys & Girls Club of Vista for RMS students

Boys & Girls Club of Vista is offering a free morning program for the Roosevelt students who are waiting for the bus to take them to school. We think this would be a great opportunity for them to have safe place to go to while waiting for the bus. Please take advantage of this opportunity! Click on the flyer for registration or check the QR code.


VUSD Strategic Planning Survey


Vista Unified requests your feedback with the survey. This survey is related to the Guiding Coalition and our ongoing Strategic Planning process.

This survey is to get us feedback on:

Student Portrait: The top 6 characteristics and skillsets we want all VUSD students to have when they graduate.

Adult Portrait: The top 5 characteristics and skillsets we want all adults working in VUSD to have in order to effectively support students.

Systems Portrait: The top 6 characteristics and focus areas we want VUSD to have in order to effectively help students and adults acquire and possess the qualities above.

Hope that helps with the general explanation. I would use the same to describe the processes to parents.

Check all the information here:

Community Engagement Series 2 Links

School Themes Paper Survey

Ask the Community Liaison Ms. Gabby at your school for any questions at

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Girls on the Run is SO MUCH FUN!

Girls on the Run is a life-changing 8-week program that encourages 3rd-8th grade girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running! Using an experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running, GOTR inspires girls to achieve their limitless potential. Girls on the Run will be offered this Spring Season at Roosevelt!

WHO: RMS girls in 6th-8th grade

WHEN: Practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays afterschool from 3:15-4:45pm. Our season will culminate with a celebratory on May 15th at Mission Bay with all SD County Teams! Click Here for our Season Calendar. FIRST PRACTICE IS MARCH 15TH.


Program Cost: $225. Financial Assistance is available! Please see below:

  • Government Assistance or Equivalent Aid: If your girl qualifies for MediCal, CalFresh, or SNAP benefits, you are eligible for an automatic discount, $10 registration fee. Please reach out to or call (619) 813-9020 to obtain a discount code.

  • Family Discount: 10% off the registration fee if you are signing up one or more girls within the same household.

  • Military Discount: $25 off the registration fee if your child is the dependent of an active, reserve, or retired military member.

  • Payment Plan: This option allows families to pay the full registration fee in two payments. 50% now and 50% on November 12th.

  • Income-Based Aid: This option provides a reduced registration fee based on household income.

TO REGISTER: Please visit to register. Registration is open January 1 through March 6. Space is limited.

Please contact me via email at or by phone (760) 726-8003 ext. 63007 if you have any questions,

Thank you,

Nancy Licona

Head Coach, RMS Girls On The Run


We started the sewing club at RMS. Join us every Thursday!

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It was so nice to have you back!

On Thursday the sewing club moms focused on organizing all the available material for the sewing club. They also participated in a great ELAC meeting. It was a pleasure having them on campus again!

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Please encourage your students to take advantage of the free breakfast and lunch RMS offers daily to ensure they eat regularly.



All absences must be cleared within 72 hours (3 school days) after the student returns to school. If your student was accidentally marked absent please contact our attendance office. 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.

B&GC Co-Ed Soccer & Girls Basketball

Join Roosevelt Middle School Spring 2022 teams coming in March!

Practice Dates & Times: Tryout and Practice Dates TBD

Practices and games held at Roosevelt Middle School

Parent meeting information to follow.

Pick up your Release and Hold Harmless Agreement at the front office to participate in tryouts.

For more information email Hillary Wheeler at or


RMS is looking for your help

Parents, are you or anyone you know looking for part time work for 6 hours per day WITH BENEFITS while your children are at school? RMS is looking to hire Instructional Assistants to help out in all of our classrooms. Instructional Assistants work Monday through Friday from 8:30am - 3pm on school days only. Please call the front office if you are interested or if you have any questions!
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Kona Ice returned to RMS! Every other Tuesday at both lunches. Next Kona Ice on April 12th.

Membership: Become a PTA member for just $10, join online:

Fridays are Spirit Days! Rock your RMS spirit wear or wear red and black on Fridays to show your Wildcat pride!. Visit the Spirit Cart at lunch for fun, free goodies at lunchtime for those showing off their RMS spirit.


Snack Stop and Dippin Dots are back!

Remember to bring spare change on Fridays for dippin' dots!

Wednesdays at lunch, purchase extra snacks from PTA. Fridays, we offer Dippin Dots for $5.


Support and contribute just $10 in an envelope and drop it in the PTA drop box at the Roosevelt main office!

PTA connects families, schools, and communities by providing programs and services at your child’s school. PTA is the nation’s largest volunteer-led child-advocacy association working to drive improvements in the education, health, and well-being of all children and families. When you are a member of PTA, you are an advocate for your child and for all children.

Become a member today! As a member, you are able to vote at Association meetings held twice a year, receive benefits by being a PTA member, and most importantly, support Roosevelt Students. You can also make direct donations to support grade-level grants, which provide funds for 6th grade Greek Day, 7th-grade Safari Park field trip, and 8th grade Heritage Day as well as other projects and programs. Please help support our programs and students! You can join by visiting this site:

Email: Facebook: /RooseveltMiddleSchoolPTA Instagram: @rmspta

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Family and Community Liaison

Hi Wildcats families!

Computer workshops (3/16/22) and sewing club already started!

You may email your Roosevelt Family and Community Liaison, Ms. Gabby Thompson,, or contact her at extension 63013 for any needs your family might have.



If you need food from our Roosevelt Food Pantry, please stop by the school or ask for Ms. Gabby. Your student is welcome to come to the Parent Center as well. VTO (Vista Teen Outreach) provides support for our families in need. Please check the information below for some restrictions for students on campus and the proper use of food from the RMS food pantry. food pantry regulations

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Health and Safety Update

As a school community, we need your help to ensure that we can safely keep students in school and minimize the number of quarantines we might need. If there is a family that is waiting on the results of COVID tests, please keep your student home until the results come in. If your student is not feeling well, please don't send them to school.

Please refer to the VUSD COVID-19 Case Dashboard for updated information on COVID cases. The Dashboard is updated by 7:00 pm daily.

A few other reminders about protocols:

  • Notify us immediately if your child or any member of your household becomes ill with COVID-19.

  • Please keep your child home from school if they have ANY of the symptoms listed on the decision tree guidelines (fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea).

  • Have your child vaccinated. Remember, your child will not need to be quarantined if they come in close contact at school if they are fully vaccinated and asymptomatic. The vaccination will keep them in school and able to participate in all of the extracurricular activities like athletics, band, dance, ASB, etc.

  • If your child is quarantined, then they will receive support/connection with a VUSD Learning Support Teacher, via Zoom and email.

  • If your child is quarantined, they are to follow along in Canvas for their coursework.

  • If your child is fully vaccinated, they are NOT required to Quarantine at this time.


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BLAST Tutoring

Our amazing teachers, Ambrosia Solis and Robert LaPorte, will be hosting after-school tutorials Monday through Thursday! Please see the flier linked for the full schedule.

Please keep in mind, it is first-come, first-serve.


Counseling Corner!

Please see our completed RMS CLUBS LIST. With the exception of the Backpacking club, all of our clubs are open to visitors. No need to sign up. Just have your student show up at the time and place listed on our RMS CLUBS LIST.

Caseloads: Mr. Way - 6th Grade and 7A | Ms. Licona - 8th Grade & 7B

Go To: to make an appointment with either of our AWESOME School Counselors :)

Follow us on Instagram @rooseveltcounseling for updates.

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


Purchase your yearbook

Welcome back Wildcat Families!

We are back to school and ready for a great year of memories! Remember to pre-order your 2021-22 Yearbook at a 20% discounted price (compared to the end of year price) by following the link or using the QR code! As always, thanks for supporting our award-winning Yearbook program!


Library Announcements

Chromebooks have been distributed to all students. We highly encourage you to purchase the device insurance plan, which covers the replacement and repair costs for chromebooks and their chargers. The insurance plan can be purchased online, in the RMS Webstore. The plan will protect the device against ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE, THEFT, FIRE, FLOOD, NATURAL DISASTERS, POWER SURGE and VANDALISM. This plan will provide full replacement cost coverage and will protect the item on and off school grounds.


Health Office

Please send a refillable water bottle with your student everyday. Roosevelt has refill stations available for your student to use.

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

The Health Office would like to remind SEVENTH 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. September 15 is the deadline for turning in missing immunizations. Please contact the Health Office with any questions or concerns.

School Nurse Contact Information:Amy McGruire: Cell:760-936-3825 Email: Please contact me with any questions or concerns. Please also refer to Health and Safety Webpage for information:


Independent Study Contracts Needed To Continue Learning During to Quarantine

The Vista Unified School District is committed to providing ongoing opportunities for students to continue their education and earn attendance credit while on quarantine. Currently, the state only allows districts to provide these opportunities through independent study, and parents/guardians must agree for their students to voluntarily participate. We need your help to sign a short-term independent study contract so that our schools can get the funding they need to maintain services for all students.

Currently, students on quarantine are marked with excused absences, but once parents/guardians approve for their student to participate in independent study during quarantine, the student will begin to generate positive attendance. Students enrolled in this short term independent study during periods of quarantine will have access to classroom content through Canvas, the district learning management system. Students can complete classroom assignments to stay current with the classroom learning and earn attendance credit. Keep in mind that when a student is marked absent, the school loses funding for that student for as long as they are absent.

Please, check your email from VUSD sent on September 24th for the personalized link. If you cannot find the email with the personalized link, please follow this link VUSD Independent Study Online Form to complete the form.


Parent Canvas & Parent VUSD Email

Click here to see instructions to create a Parent Canvas account and how to check the parent VUSD email


VUSD Parents: Notification for Remind

Vista Unified School District is committed to engaging families as partners in education. We continue to refine our communication systems to provide up to date information about teaching and learning, collaboration, family engagement, and college and career pathways. One important improvement of our plan is to implement a more efficient and seamless communication platform called Remind......[READ MORE]


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