Roosevelt Wildcat Weekly

August 27, 2021 Information for our Families

Greetings Wildcat Families,

Happy Friday! Thanks for another wonderful week! Our students are continuing to demonstrate responsibility and respect as they are getting to know their teachers and their classes in this new school year. Administration and counseling spent time in Social Studies classes this past week reviewing our RMS rules and policies so that all students are aware of what we expect from our Wildcats. They also shared information about ways to get involved in extracurricular activities and clubs so that our students can make the most out of their middle school experience. All students in every class were so attentive and respectful!

Thank you all for your efforts this week in supporting our campus supervisors and administration as we continue to improve the traffic flow. We're definitely finding a better rhythm, and we appreciate your help and consideration of others! We have many important announcements in this week's Wildcat Weekly. Please read through updates about the following:

  • Back-to-School Night Info
  • SSC and ELAC Nominations
  • Picture Day Info
  • Health and Safety Update
  • PTA Update and 1st Dine-Out
  • and more...

Have a great week!

Go, Wildcats!

RMS Administration

Helpful FAQs

We distributed these helpful 2021-2022 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!
Roosevelt Bell Schedule 2021-2022

Click here to see the new bell schedule starting August 18, 2021

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We are pleased to welcome....


The Canine Companions for Independence Facility Dog to our Wildcat Family!

Click here to read more about Harvest and for contact information if you would prefer your student to not have interaction with Harvest.

We look forward to having Harvest motivate and inspire our students!

Picture Day is Thursday, September 2nd. All students will take their picture during their P.E. class for their school ID and Yearbook. More information on the picture packages will be available soon.

Save the Date for our VIRTUAL BACK-to-SCHOOL NIGHT

Please save the date for our Virtual Back-to-School Night on Thursday, September 2nd! See the schedule below. We will have a live PTA/Title I Meeting at 5:15 pm (link will be shared next week) that we hope you can attend. We will be sharing links to our Principal’s Welcome Video and to each teacher’s Back to School Night “Meet the Teacher” video so that you have an opportunity to learn more about their educational programs and classes. Links to videos and PTA live Zoom will be shared on 9.2.21. Check your emails and students’ Canvas courses on 9.2.21!

RMS School Site Council

We need your help! We are in need of one more parent representative for our RMS School Site Council. We are fortunate to have two returning parents this year. This is an excellent opportunity to be involved! Please consider submitting a nomination by filling out this form: RMS Parent/Guardian Nominations for School Site Council


Please join us and become a member of the ELAC committee. You will have the opportunity to discuss, evaluate and advocate for improved the services for English Learners, to assist in the development of the Single Plan for Student Achievement including budget recommendations, and to create a structure for communication.

Please verify the information below and contact our Assistant Principal Mr. Sosa or Ms. Gabriela Thompson, Family and Community Liaison

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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.

We will include a Health and Safety Update in each RMS Wildcat Weekly and we will notify you in this update if there have been any positive cases on campus. This week, we did not have any positive cases on campus. If you would like to check for a notification on a daily basis, please refer to the VUSD COVID-19 Case Dashboard. The Dashboard is updated by 7:00 pm daily.

A few other reminders about protocols:

  • If there is a student or adult who was a “Close Contact” of a person who is identified as Covid+ then we will send a notice to families in those classes about being exposed to a person who is a close contact of a Covid+ person.

  • If there is an active case of Covid, on campus, and your student was identified as being a Close Contact (defined as within 6' proximity for a cumulative 15 minutes in 24 hours) then you will be notified and your child will be Quarantined. The exception is if your child has been fully vaccinated (defined as 2 weeks post-final vaccination). Proof must be provided in this case.

  • 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.

In the last VUSD Community Update, Dr. Doyle included a very important Health and Safety Call to Action for Parents:

  • Action #1: Notify your school immediately if your child or any member of your household becomes ill with COVID-19.

  • Action #2: 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).

  • Action #3: Keep your child home from school if they have been exposed to someone who has tested positive. They should NOT return to in-person learning until given a return date by our nursing staff. This includes exposure to someone living in the home who is positive.

  • Action #4: Do not send your child back to school if the child or anyone in the household is awaiting a COVID-19 test result. Only send your child back if they have a negative test result or if they have completed the entire quarantine period.

  • Action #5: Have your child vaccinated if they are 12 to 17 years old. 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 we can proactively respond to these five calls to action, then we can dramatically reduce the impact of quarantine on all students.

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Restaurant Night PTA Fundraiser

Tony Pepperoni Pizzeria fundraiser

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

11am - 9pm

Take-out, dine-in, or delivery!

Tony Pepperoni

805 College Blvd #102

Oceanside, CA 92057 (by Walmart at College/ 76)

Click here for the full flyer

Roosevelt PTA

Membership envelopes: Don’t forget to send in the PTA membership envelope you received with your child’s planner during registration with $10 to the front office. The first 10 envelopes received will get their choice of spirit wear! If you’d rather join online you can visit:

Save the Date for Pizza! Our first restaurant fundraiser of the year will be at Tony Pepperoni on Sept. 8. Check next week’s Wildcat Weekly and our RMS PTA Facebook and Instagram pages for the flyer.

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

Treasurer needed: Do you have mad accounting skills? Want to make this year the best year ever for our kids? Then consider joining our rockstar PTA board as our Treasurer. This is a key position that must be filled in order for PTA to exist. Training will be provided and we will make the job as easy as possible and be respectful of the time you can contribute. Email to find out more.

Calling Band and Choir Parents: PTA is looking for liaisons for band and choir to assist with fundraising events like the popular dine-outs. Help make our outstanding music programs even better. Email for more information.

PTA Meetings: To help accommodate diverse parent schedules we are alternating our monthly meetings to be held in the morning and the evening. All parents or guardians are welcome! The next meeting is scheduled for Sept. 9 at 8:35 am on campus. Come meet our stellar board of directors and see how you can help make a difference this year.

Library Announcements- Chromebook Distribution

Chromebooks will be distributed to each student beginning Monday, August 23! Sixth graders will receive their Chromebooks on Monday 8/23, 7th graders on Tuesday 8/24, and 8th graders on Wednesday 8/25. 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.

Counseling Corner!

We are now accepting elective change requests and the last day to turn in signed forms will be Wednesday, 9/1. Students may pick up a paper form from the counseling office and must be completed and returned with a parent signature. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate all schedule change requests, but we will do our best to do so.

Follow us on Instagram @rooseveltcounseling for updates.

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


Attendance is key to student success!

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're planning on missing school for 3 or more days, please reach out to the attendance office two weeks before the absences so we can help you set up an independent studies contract.

Health Office

Please send a refillable water bottle with your student every day. 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 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: Please contact me with any questions or concerns. Please also refer to Health and Safety Webpage for information:

Family and Community Liaison

Hi Wildcats families!

I am looking forward to meeting you soon! You can contact me at the Roosevelt Parent Center. This school year we will continue with the food pantry, resource help, and looking forward to creating our parent workshops.

Don't miss out on information about free meals from the Vista District and WaveCrest Café. That's right, all school meals for the 2021-22 school year are offered to students at no cost. That includes breakfast, lunch.

Email your Roosevelt Family and Community Liaison Ms. Gabby Thompson,, or contact her at extension 63013 to set an appointment for assistance or with any other needs your family might have.

Check for more news below!

Parent Center News, Resources and more! Click here!

Click on the flyer to open the links.

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Purchase your yearbook

Yearbooks are only $40 right now! Buy yours by following this link
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RMS Recommended School Supplies

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

MASKS: Remember that the California Department of Health (CDPH) is requiring all students and staff to wear masks indoors at school. Make sure you have a clean and comfortable mask and that you wear a mask every day!

RMS PLANNERS: Bring your RMS Planner every day!

New Student Agreements for 2021-2022

All of our students reviewed our New Vista Unified Student Agreements with their second period classes on the first day of school. These agreements provide guidelines and requirements for students that are designed to keep everyone safe, such as the use of face masks and reminders about social distancing and handwashing. CLICK HERE for a copy of the Secondary 21.22 COVID-19 Student Agreements that all students have reviewed and signed.


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 Twitter @rooseveltmiddl2, in 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]

VUSD Community Update of August 24th

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