Roosevelt Wildcat Weekly

August 29, 2022

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PBIS Schoolwide Expectations

This week in your child's Social Science class, expectations were shared regarding the importance of showing respect and kindness towards ourselves, others, and our environment.

On Friday we held our annual Pride Talks in which we reviewed our schoolwide expectations for being successful, respectful, safe, and of service. Students also reviewed our personal electronic devices policy and our dress code. Please see the link below for the presentation.

We look forward to working in partnership with you as we work to provide a positive and safe campus for all students.

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Picture Day

Picture day for IDs and Yearbooks will be Tuesday, August 30th during your student's PE class. All students will be required to take a school photo for their ID cards.

Back to School Night

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RMS Sports are Back!!

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Income Verification Forms = RESOURCES FOR VUSD!!!!

Please take a moment to complete an Alternative Income Verification form, following the instructions provided in the Superintendent's Notification of Alternative Income Verification memo. This provides critical information to provide our student meals and other support programs across the district.

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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 9:00 am - 3:30 pm on school days only. Please call the front office at (760) 726-8003 if you are interested or if you have any questions!

ASB Cards

Buy an ASB card for your student on the RMS Webstore. With an ASB card, your student gets a ticket to all 3 school dances this year. ASB cards are only $11, which is a savings of $4 for the dance tickets. October 14th is the last day you can buy one.

RMS Cell Phone Policy Reminders and Protocols

Dear Wildcat Families, This is a friendly reminder that student cell phones must be turned off and put in their backpacks during school hours. Families, we ask for your support in reminding your students of this school policy. Thank you.

PE Clothes

The PE students began dressing out on Friday. If you still need to purchase PE clothes, they are available to be purchased either online through the RMS webstore or in the front office before or after school. PLEASE KEEP, PRINT, OR TAKE A PICTURE OF YOUR RECEIPT!

Quantities and sizes are extremely limited! Please email your PE Teacher with any questions. Buy PE uniform here.

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Schedule Changes

Our AMAZING counseling team is working to balance student class sizes. As we try to limit changes to student schedules, at times it is necessary to ensure our classes are balanced for the benefit of our students. Please know we will only make adjustments to student schedules if absolutely necessary.

On Wednesday, August 24th, our counseling team began to take elective change requests. If your student would like to request an elective change, please have them report to the counseling office to complete the form. Schedule change requests will be taken through Thursday, September 1st.


  • Change is dependent on availability and class sizes
  • Cannot conflict with academic classes
  • Teacher requests or pride/period changes will not be accommodated
  • Completing the form does not guarantee a change in schedule

Important Transportation Update


RMS school bus service is being severely disrupted due to the shortage of bus drivers in our county. Please see the letter above for all the details. Here is the excerpt related to RMS:

"The following general education routes for your school will be offered at the start of the school year effective, Wednesday, August 17, 2022:

Roosevelt Middle School with pick up/drop off at 1580 Calle Jules: 8:00 a.m. and 8:30

a.m., returning 4:05 p.m. and 4:35 p.m."

At this time, if you are registered to attend one of these schools for the 2022-2023 school year, please use the link below to request a bus pass for one of the available transportation options or to indicate if you would prefer to attend a school closer to your home if the school bus offering should have higher demand than seats available and you are placed on a wait list. Sign up here:

ASES 2022-23 Application

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Roosevelt Middle School Morning Program Application

Greetings, Roosevelt Middle School Families,

Vista Unified School District is excited to share that we will provide engaging learning and enrichment opportunities for middle school students before school at each of our middle schools for the 2022-2023 school year.

Morning extended learning programs will be available:

  • 7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Mondays (late start)
  • 7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Tuesdays - Fridays

All families are welcome to complete the following application; however, we will be enrolling students on an ongoing basis, based on staffing and program capacity at each school site. We will contact you to complete the registration process once we confirm a space is available for your child.

We would appreciate your prompt return of this application to support our planning. We look forward to working with you.

Roosevelt Application Link:


Christine Ramirez

Roosevelt Middle School

Helpful FAQs

We distributed these helpful 2022-2023 FAQs for Roosevelt Middle School during registration to answer any questions you may have. If you have any other questions that are not included here, please reach out to our office at 760-726-8003. Thank you!
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VUSD Community Update

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Below is a list of general supplies that will help students be prepared for the upcoming school year. Individual teachers will also share specifics for their classes as well.

  • Backpack

  • Pens

  • Pencils

  • Loose-leaf lined paper

  • Highlighters

  • 3-ring binder and dividers

  • Spiral Notebook

  • Pencil pouch to hold writing utensils

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Water bottle- there are no drinking fountains, but you can refill your own water bottles.

  • Earbuds/headphones


  • Every student will receive their planner on Monday, August 22nd during their 7th period class..
  • Make sure your student brings their RMS Planner every day!
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Hello Wildcat families!

I am very excited to announce that we will begin workshops for parents in September. See the options in the following link or use the QR code on the workshop flyer. Choose the parent workshop of your preference here:

Our food pantry is available for students who need to take some food home. You can visit the Parent Center and ask for Ms. Gabby.

Find and connect support financial assistance, food pantries, healthcare, and other free or reduced-cost support:

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

I am so excited to see you again and meet our Wildcat family's new families! You and your students are ALWAYS at our school and the Parent Center.

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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 if you would like help checking your contact information in AERIES.

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 our Facebook Group "Roosevelt Wildcats Parent Group," and through Remind 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.

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. The information below provides a preview of this important new feature of our communication plan.....[READ MORE]

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We are accepting referrals for our yearly Grief Counseling Group facilitated by Elizabeth Hospice. The group will be in January. Please CLICK HERE to submit a referral if you know of a student who has lost someone close to them. It is super fast and you don’t need to add much detail.

We will be coming into your student's classes in September to give our “Intro to School Counseling Supports” For 6th and 8th grade we’ll be presenting in ELA and for 7th grade we’ll be presenting in Math. Thank you! CLICK HERE to see what and when we’ll be presenting the rest of the year.


We have begun accepting Elective Change Requests and will keep the window open until September 1st. Students may pick up a paper form from the counseling office which must be completed and returned with a parent's signature. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate all schedule change requests, but we will do our best to do so.

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

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.

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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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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 PCR/Antigen 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. 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:

Partnering to Combat COVID-19 in Our Schools

Vista Unified will continue to follow the guidance from the SDCOE COVID-19 Decision Trees for K-12 Schools.

  • Individuals who test positive must isolate at home and may be released from isolation on day six, provided that symptoms are improving, they are fever-free for the past 24 hours without fever-reducing medication, and they have a negative test result from a rapid antigen test taken on or after day five.

  • If the individual is asymptomatic, day zero of isolation is the day the individual was tested. Day one is the first full day following the day the individual was tested.

  • If the individual is symptomatic, day zero of isolation is the day of symptom onset, regardless of when the individual tested positive. Day one is the first full day following the day that symptoms started.

  • Employees eligible for shortened isolation must continue to wear a highly protective mask at all times in the workplace around others, except when eating or drinking, for 10 days after the date of the positive test.

  • Students ending isolation early are strongly recommended to wear a highly protective mask when around others, except when eating or drinking, for 10 days after the date of the positive test.

Roosevelt Bell Schedule 2022-2023

Click here to see the new bell schedule starting August 17, 2022

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