RMS Wildcat Weekly

February 19th, 2021 Information for our Families

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Greetings Wildcat Families!

Happy Friday!

We had a short but busy week, and we have quite a few events next week as well, including an RMS Virtual Wildcat Welcome Tour for new Wildcats and an ASB Movie Night. Many of our students had the opportunity to either watch or learn about the NASA Perseverance Rover successfully landing on Mars yesterday, which serves as an exciting reminder for our students of what we can accomplish through collaboration, hard work, and perseverance!

As many of you know if you saw the last Community Update from Dr. Doyle, we are bringing Classic students back to campus the week of March 1st in smaller groups. Classic students will have one day of in-person instruction according to the model adopted by the board. We will be sharing details for this schedule on Monday, February 22nd, along with the alpha breakdown for groups, so that Classic students will know if they will be assigned either Tuesday or Wednesday for their on-campus day. We are excited to see our Wildcats coming back to campus!

Thank you to all of our Wildcats who submitted videos for our Virtual Wildcats Got Talent! The link is below. And thank you to our RMS ASB and ASES Program for hosting the show! We hope you enjoy the creativity and talent of our students and staff!

Thank you, and have a wonderful weekend!


Heather Golly

Wildcats Got Talent TONIGHT!!

Watch the talent show by CLICKING HERE.

RMS Bell Schedule

2.8.21 Updated Roosevelt Middle School Virtual Schedule

All students will follow the virtual schedule through next week. We will share details for our Classic schedule that will begin March 1st soon. Virtual schedules and classes will not be changing.

IMPORTANT! Hapara Update

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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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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Wildcat Families and Students,

If you were unable to make it to our RMS Yearbook Portrait Day, we have good news! Please check out the attached fliers for instructions for submitting your photo to Yearbook Plus. We want to make sure that you are a part of this historical year's yearbook. The deadline for submitting If you have any questions, please feel free to contact DanielGuerzon@vistausd.org (Yearbook Advisor).

Roosevelt Middle School Yearbook Plus Photo Instructions

Bilingual Yearbook Plus Instructions

Thank you!

RMS Wildcat Yearbook Staff

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

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Mano a Mano, hosted by PASS Americorps

We are happy to announce that PASS AmeriCorps has partnered with the Mano a Mano Foundation to offer a virtual Spanish Language Parent Workshop!

Instead of being offered in-person, the series will be via Zoom, from 5:30-7:30 pm Monday through Friday until February 24th.

Please see the flyer for details. Here is the website for additional information on the foundation: https://mamf.org/en/. In the series, the Mano a Mano Foundation’s founder, Dr. Beatriz Villarreal, will offer information and resources (in Spanish) on many of the topics and challenges that parents are facing today.

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ASES Homework Helpline, Visual Arts, and Tea Time

The RMS ASES Team is now providing virtual support to our ASES students. We will be providing Homework Helpline, Virtual Arts, and Tea Time (Virtual Games) from 3-5 p.m.

Homework Helpline with Mrs. Lina & Ms. Christine


Meeting ID: 953 0639 0372

Passcode: ASES

Visual Art with Mrs. Maddison & Mrs. Shirley


Tea Time (Virtual Games) with Mr. Vincent & Ms. Christine


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PTA Announcements for Parents

Rubios PTA Fundraiser: Join us on Wednesday 2/24 for our next restaurant dine out event at Rubios. Order online or on the app with promo code “Donate” at checkout to make sure a portion of sales get donated to RMS PTA.

Virtual Student Store Open While Supplies Last: Order snacks online at https://rooseveltmiddlepta.square.site and receive free contactless delivery by including the address and phone number with the order. Choose from Popcornopolis Caramel Corn Popcorn, Dippin Dots, and Poptarts in various flavors. Supplies are limited and are first-come, first-served. Contact Liz DeBaets lizdebaets@gmail.com for questions. Unfortunately, we cannot offer to pick it up.

PTA announcements here!!


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Counseling Corner!

Follow us on Instagram @rooseveltcounseling for updates.

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

Library News

Library Appointments

Classic Students: If you have library books checked out, and they are due while school remains virtual, have no fear! You will not be charged overdue fines. Please keep your library books until we are back on campus. In the meantime, 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.

Family and Community Liaison

Parent Center Office Hour with Ms. Gabby Remember on Tuesdays from11:00 am. to 12:00 pm. Connect with Ms. Gabby for any questions you may have. Get information about resources and the Zoom link.

Low-cost internet services Please click here to view local internet service providers offering COVID-19 assistance, as well as additional internet & technology access resources.

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

Health Office:

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: Lisa Franck: Cell: 760-691-0165 Email: lisafranck@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


VUSD Community Update of February 16

Click here to read the latest VUSD Community Update of February 16, 2021.

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.

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


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.