RHMS Family Newsletter


Dear Families,

We hope you had a peaceful and restful break. As we head into the new year, we will be reteaching common area expectations. Each day this week, we will focus on a different letter of our RHMS acronym and how each attribute looks, sounds, and feels. Each student will receive a passport that they must fill out during class and keep track of for the week. If they complete it and turn it in on Friday, they will receive a prize on Monday.

  • Monday: Responsible
  • Tuesday: Healthy

  • Wednesday: Mindful

  • Thursday: Supportive

  • Friday: Review

Social Media & Internet Safety Presentation

I am pleased to announce on January 13 & 14, Multnomah Deputy District Attorney, BJ Park will join RHMS for two separate presentations on social media & Internet safety. The January 13 session is geared toward adults. The January 14 session is aimed at students.

During Mr. Park’s presentation he will share:

  • How To Talk To And Approach Children About Internet Safety.

  • Worst Case Scenarios Where Law Enforcement Gets Involved

  • Practical Dangers Of The Internet

  • How The Internet Is Not Private

  • What We Do On The Internet Is Permanent

  • Concrete Examples Of How To Protect Your Family

Winter SUN Classes

It's time to sign up for Winter SUN classes!

Please go to the Roseway Heights SUN School Website for all the class descriptions and registration information. Paper Release of Information (ROI) flyers will be available at school starting Monday, 1/3, and students who have already fully registered for SUN in the fall (no need to fill out the forms again!) can choose new classes or verify continuing SUN class schedules with Ms. Lindsay at lunchtime next week.

ROI forms to print, the SUN registration google form, and the Winter SUN class selection google form can all be found on the SUN website.

We're excited to continue some great classes from the fall and summer terms, and to offer new classes this winter as well! Join us for Basketball, Beyond Differences, Betties360, Black Student Magazine, Chess Club, Conexiones, Cooking, Drama, Dungeons & Dragons, Eco Club, Fartun’s Group, Homework Club with Mr. Mo, IRCO INSPIRE, Minecraft Club, Music Club, Painting, Soccer, Skate Don’t Hate!, and Ultimate Frisbee!

Classes begin Monday, January 10th.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Questions? Contact Lindsay, SUN manager. SUN cell: 971-347-5319; Lindsay.ruoff@portlandoregon.gov; Lruoff2@pps.net


Thanks to everyone who has offered to volunteer at Roseway!

  • If you are interested in becoming eligible to volunteer at Roseway Heights, please see the district's volunteer training information.
  • We will be hosting two volunteer orientations: January 5 and January 26 at 10 am.

If you are unable to make either of those dates/times, please contact us directly.

Student COVID-19 Testing and Test to Stay Program

For students who are not vaccinated, we will be starting the Test To Stay program this Wednesday, January 5, which will reduce the time a student is out of school to quarantine if they have been exposed to COVID-19. Screening testing provides early detection of COVID-19, even when individuals have no apparent COVID-19-like symptoms.

If your student is unvaccinated and you wish them to participate, sign the consent form for the BinaxNOW test, which we have been offering for symptomatic students and staff in our schools since spring. (You only need to do this once if you have already signed the form.)

With the Test to Stay program, students who are exposed to COVID-19 at school can continue to come to school and will receive onsite testing on specified days during the subsequent two weeks. Students who remain asymptomatic and have negative test results will not need to quarantine.

Quarantine Periods

Although the CDC has adjusted the quarantine time period down to 5 days, at this time, the OHA and MESD have not made this adjustment. All PPS schools are continuing to follow the 10 day quarantine until further notice.

Upcoming Dates

  • First Day of School in 2022: Monday, January 3, 2022

  • Volunteer Orientation: Wednesday, January 5 @ 10 AM

  • Martin Luther King, Jr Day: No School, January 17, 2022

  • Volunteer Orientation: Wednesday, January 26 @ 10 AM

  • End of Quarter Two: Thursday, January 27, 2022

  • Teacher Planning Day: No school for students, Friday, January 28, 2022