Roosevelt Wildcat Weekly

October 1, 2021 Information for our Families

Greetings Wildcat Families,


Happy Friday! We had another great week on the RMS campus as we celebrated our August/September Students of the Month. Our focus for the months of August and September was Respect. We recognized students who were demonstrating the ability to have respect for themselves, for others, for learning, for our school, and for our community.


This month our PAWS (Positive Attributes Wildcats Show) of the month is Integrity. We are asking students to think about their choices and to do the right thing even when no one is looking.


Have a great weekend!


Go, Wildcats!


RMS Administration

Roosevelt Bell Schedule 2021-2022

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

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RMS 2021-2022 Clubs

Club Rush was last week and we had a blast. Thank you to all of the students who made posters and promoted their clubs. If your student didn’t sign up for a club, THAT’S OKAY! There is still plenty of time. We are finalizing the Club List Schedule now and we will post it in the Wildcat Connect Canvas Course and sharing it here in the Wildcat Weekly.

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YOUR PHOTOS ARE READY!


Good news! JostensPIX was recently at your school to photograph picture day, and your student's photos are now available for viewing and ordering! Click on the button below to get started.

VIEW AND ORDER PHOTOS HERE
https://shop.jostenspix.com


PHOTOS NOT APPEARING IN YOUR GALLERY?
FIND YOUR STUDENT USING EVENT CODE: FE130221


** Make-up picture day will be Thursday, 10/21/2021 during lunch.

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Help Wanted for Snack Stop and Dippin Dots Sales

If you are available between 11 am and 1 pm on Wednesdays and/or Fridays, we could use your help with selling items at our Snack Stop on Wednesdays or Dippin Dots cart on Fridays. Click here to sign up for a shift or two: Roosevelt Snack Stop & Dippin’ Dots

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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 had 1 positive case 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 August 24th 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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Family and Community Liaison

Hi Wildcats families!


If you need me to call your student to receive a food bag from our pantry on Fridays, or if you would like to pick one up, please let me know. You may email your Roosevelt Family and Community Liaison Ms. Gabby Thompson, gabrielathompson@vistausd.org, or contact her at extension 63013 for 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.

Thanks to the Moms that came to the RMS Sewing Club.

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Counseling Corner!

Club Rush was last week and we had a blast. Thank you to all of the students who made posters and promoted their clubs. If your student didn’t sign up for a club, THAT’S OKAY! There is still plenty of time. We are finalizing the Club List Schedule now and we will post it in the Wildcat Connect Canvas Course and sharing it here in the Wildcat Weekly.


Caseloads:

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

Go To: bit.do/rmscheckin 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.

Roosevelt PTA

Snack Stop is back! Wednesdays at lunch purchase extra snacks from PTA. Parents: if you are interested in volunteering to staff the Snack Stop please email rooseveltmiddleschoolpta@gmail.com.


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: https://jointotem.com/ca/oceanside/roosevelt-middle-pta


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.


Calling Band Parents: PTA is looking for a liaison for the band to assist with fundraising events like the popular dine-outs. Help make our outstanding music programs even better. Email rooseveltmiddleschoolpta@gmail.com for more information.

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 amymcguire@vistausd.org 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: 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


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.

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 Community Update of September

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.


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]