Roosevelt Wildcat Weekly

October 15, 2021 Information for our Families

Greetings Wildcat Families,


Happy Friday! We are excited to be on campus in person and thank you for being supportive with getting your students here daily!


Safety is a primary concern for our students, we need your help in making the morning drop off at school as safe as possible. Please do not drop students off while you are in the middle lane, students MUST be dropped off on the left or right hand side. If they are dropped off on the left hand side, be sure they know to use the crosswalk ONLY. We appreciate your help in keeping students safe.


Starting Monday, 10/18/21 we will be offering RMS BLAST, Boost Learning After School Tutoring! We hope students take advantage of this opportunity to receive extra support if they need it. The flier with details is linked BELOW.


Finally, during the month of October, we have a school wide focus on Integrity. Students will be recognized as Students of the Month for demonstrating Integrity by teachers and staff. If your child is recognized, you will be notified via email.



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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BLAST Tutoring

Our amazing teachers, Ambrosia Solis and Robert LaPorte, will be hosting after-school tutorials beginning NEXT Monday! Please see the flier linked for the full schedule.


Please keep in mind, it is first-come, first-serve.

RMS Spirit Week

This year's first spirit week is coming! Be a part of the fun!


Monday 10/18- PJ Day

Tuesday 10/19- Skeleton Day (Black and White)

Wednesday 10/20- Mad Scientist Hair Day

Thursday 10/21- Crazy Hat Day

Friday 10/22- Orange and Black Day

Fall Concert

Join us for this year's Fall Choir Concert.

Our students will be performing on Wednesday, October 20th in the MPR at 7:00pm

Make Up Picture Day

If your student did not get their picture taken for the 2021-2022 school year, we will have makeup day on Thursday, October 21. Our photographers will be available in the MPR during lunch for makeup pictures.

ASB Stamp

Students who purchased the ASB stamp will be called into the office this week (10/18-10/22) to get their student ID stamped. Please make sure your student carries their school ID with them at all times.


Students who would like to purchase the ASB stamp may do so before school or after school in the office or at our school webstore. ASB stamps are $20.

Fall Dance

Our first school dance of the year will be

Friday, October 22 from 3:15pm - 4:30pm

Tickets will be $8.00

Click here to see the Dance Menu


Tickets will be available for purchase from Monday 10/18 until Thursday 10/21. Dance tickets are not sold on the day of the dance.


Students who purchased the ASB stamp will be called up to the office on the week of the dance to get their stamp on their school ID.

RMS Halloween Costume Policy

Reminder for students to be aware of school policies while participating in optional dress up events.

A MESSAGE FROM PE TEACHERS

Dear parents, please help us donating your old workout shorts and brightly colored t-shirts to use for loaners during the PE classes. We need adult Medium, Large, and XL. We are looking for long men's basketball style shorts and brightly colored t-shirts.

Independent Study Contracts Needed To Continue Learning During to Quarantine

The Vista Unified School District is committed to providing ongoing opportunities for students to continue their education and earn attendance credit while on quarantine. Currently, the state only allows districts to provide these opportunities through independent study, and parents/guardians must agree for their students to voluntarily participate. We need your help to sign a short-term independent study contract so that our schools can get the funding they need to maintain services for all students.


Currently, students on quarantine are marked with excused absences, but once parents/guardians approve for their student to participate in independent study during quarantine, the student will begin to generate positive attendance. Students enrolled in this short term independent study during periods of quarantine will have access to classroom content through Canvas, the district learning management system. Students can complete classroom assignments to stay current with the classroom learning and earn attendance credit. Keep in mind that when a student is marked absent, the school loses funding for that student for as long as they are absent.


Please, check your email from VUSD sent on September 24th for the personalized link. If you cannot find the email with the personalized link, please follow this link VUSD Independent Study Online Form to complete the form.

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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 0 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.

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Roosevelt PTA

Poinsettia Sale Benefits Music Programs: Order a gorgeous poinsettia by Oct. 25 to support RMS choir and band programs. Order online or return an order form to Ms. Inouye. Poinsettias cost $13 and will be available for pickup before winter break.


Help Wanted: Come help us with the Snack Stop or Dippin' Dots sales! Every Wednesday the Snack Stop is open to sell snacks and drinks, and every Friday the Dippin' Dots cart is out to sell during student lunch. It's FUN and EASY! Hours are 11 am to 1 pm. Just click here to sign up for a shift (or two or three!)


Snack Stop and Dippin Dots are back! Wednesdays at lunch purchase extra snacks from PTA. Fridays we offer Dippin Dots for $5.


Membership: Become a PTA member for just $10, join online: 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.

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

Counseling Corner!

If your student didn’t sign up for a club, THAT’S OKAY! Please see our completed RMS CLUBS LIST. With the exception of the Backpacking club, all of our clubs are open to visitors. No need to sign up. Just have your student show up at the time and place listed on our RMS CLUBS LIST.


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.

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]