Roosevelt Wildcat Weekly

March 4th, 2022 Information for our Families

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Dear Wildcat Families,

As a reminder, Wednesday, March 9th, will be a nonstudent day. All staff will be participating in professional development.

This week we completed our expectation presentations for our 6th and 7th graders. We are focusing on Being Respectful, Being Responsible, and Being Safe. Here are some key points from the presentations that we would love for you to reiterate with your student:

  • Please keep your hands, feet, and belongings to yourself (We have seen a tremendous reduction in the amount of physical aggression on campus over the last three weeks. We are working on making sure every student keeps their hands, feet, and belongs to themselves, and understands that play fighting will not be tolerated on campus).

  • Please pick up your trash and throw it away when you are done eating (Although this is getting better, students are still eating lunch and leaving their trash on the tables. We ask that you please remind your student to clean up after themselves).

  • Cellphones must be turned off and put into backpacks once students enter the campus (This reduces distractions in class, helps to reduce students taking pictures and videos on campus, which is not allowed, and reduces the number of cell phones being misplaced)

  • Be on time to class ( Please remind your student of the importance of getting to class on time).

Thank you for your continued support of our RMS family.

RMS Administration

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Thanks to the parents who attended Coffee with the Principal last Tuesday. A very productive meeting with important information by the principal, Mrs. ZIlk, and the RMS counselors.

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Next week, our RMS Boys Varsity Basketball team is playing for the championships on Tuesday, March 8th @ 4:00 pm., at Vista High School. EVERYONE COME OUT AND SUPPORT!! Good Luck Wildcats!

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Please encourage your students to take advantage of the free breakfast and lunch RMS offers daily to ensure they eat regularly.
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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 planning a trip in which your student will miss five or more school days, please notify the attendance two weeks in advance to set up an independent study contract.

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Students studied mandalas from around the world and elements of radial design found in nature. Color theory was explored to practice various color schemes, tints, tones, and shades. Asymmetry and symmetry was utilized to come up with each vibrant design.

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Our Wildcats enjoyed the great selection of books during our RMS Book Fair

Thank you, Ms. Bennet, our RMS librarian, for being so AWESOME!

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Beginning Band Concert

We want to send a HUGE shoutout to Mr. Anderson for his amazing beginning band concerts last week. Students demonstrated their learning progression from how to hold an instrument, playing a single note, and playing an entire song. Mr. Anderson brings out the best in his students. We are so proud of him and our Wildcat band.

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Girls on the Run is SO MUCH FUN!

Girls on the Run is a life-changing 8-week program that encourages 3rd-8th grade girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running! Using an experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running, GOTR inspires girls to achieve their limitless potential. Girls on the Run will be offered this Spring Season at Roosevelt!

WHO: RMS girls in 6th-8th grade

WHEN: Practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays afterschool from 3:15-4:45pm. Our season will culminate with a celebratory on May 15th at Mission Bay with all SD County Teams! Click Here for our Season Calendar. FIRST PRACTICE IS MARCH 15TH.


Program Cost: $225. Financial Assistance is available! Please see below:

  • Government Assistance or Equivalent Aid: If your girl qualifies for MediCal, CalFresh, or SNAP benefits, you are eligible for an automatic discount, $10 registration fee. Please reach out to or call (619) 813-9020 to obtain a discount code.

  • Family Discount: 10% off the registration fee if you are signing up one or more girls within the same household.

  • Military Discount: $25 off the registration fee if your child is the dependent of an active, reserve, or retired military member.

  • Payment Plan: This option allows families to pay the full registration fee in two payments. 50% now and 50% on November 12th.

  • Income-Based Aid: This option provides a reduced registration fee based on household income.

TO REGISTER: Please visit to register. Registration is open January 1 through March 6. Space is limited.

Please contact me via email at or by phone (760) 726-8003 ext. 63007 if you have any questions,

Thank you,

Nancy Licona

Head Coach, RMS Girls On The Run

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B&GC Co-Ed Soccer & Girls Basketball

Join Roosevelt Middle School Spring 2022 teams coming in March!

Practice Dates & Times: Tryout and Practice Dates TBD

Practices and games held at Roosevelt Middle School

Parent meeting information to follow.

Pick up your Release and Hold Harmless Agreement at the front office to participate in tryouts.

For more information email Hillary Wheeler at or

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Save the date! There will be artwork by RMS students on display at the Festival of the Arts on March 12 from 10 am to 4 pm.

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There will also be performances by the RMS band and choir! Choir at 10:30 am and Band at 10:50 am.

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Coming Soon! Raising Cane's Fundraiser

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1st Every Mattress Sale Fundraiser at RMS.

To All Vista Unified Faculty & Staff,

Our 1st Every Mattress Sale Fundraiser will take place Saturday, March 19th, from 10 am-5 pm. If you or your family need replacing a bed in your home, please consider attending our event. (See attached letter and flyer about our event)

Thanks for your support


Greg Anderson

Director of Music- Roosevelt Middle School

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RMS is looking for your help

Parents, are you or anyone you know looking for part time work for 6 hours per day WITH BENEFITS while your children are at school? RMS is looking to hire Instructional Assistants to help out in all of our classrooms. Instructional Assistants work Monday through Friday from 8:30am - 3pm on school days only. Please call the front office if you are interested or if you have any questions!


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Join us for Roosevelt's home games and support the RMS PTA by buying snacks. The next home games will be:

2/1/22, 2/3/22, 2/8/22, 2/10/22, 2/15/22, 2/17/22, 2/22/22

Starting Tuesday, February 1st, Kona Ice returns to RMS! Every other Tuesday at both lunches.

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

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.


Remember to bring spare change on Fridays for dippin' dots!

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Support and contribute just $10 in an envelope and drop it in the PTA drop box at the Roosevelt main office!

PTA connects families, schools, and communities by providing programs and services at your child’s school. PTA is the nation’s largest volunteer-led child-advocacy association working to drive improvements in the education, health, and well-being of all children and families. When you are a member of PTA, you are an advocate for your child and for all children.

Become a member today! As a member, you are able to vote at Association meetings held twice a year, receive benefits by being a PTA member, and most importantly, support Roosevelt Students. You can also make direct donations to support grade-level grants, which provide funds for 6th grade Greek Day, 7th-grade Safari Park field trip, and 8th grade Heritage Day as well as other projects and programs. Please help support our programs and students! You can join by visiting this site:

Email: Facebook: /RooseveltMiddleSchoolPTA Instagram: @rmspta

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Family and Community Liaison

Hi Wildcats families!

Computer workshops and sewing clubs in 2022 are coming soon!

You may email your Roosevelt Family and Community Liaison, Ms. Gabby Thompson,, or contact her at extension 63013 for any needs your family might have.



If you need food from our Roosevelt Food Pantry, please stop by the school or ask for Ms. Gabby. Your student is welcome to come to the Parent Center as well. VTO (Vista Teen Outreach) provides support for our families in need. Please check the information below for some restrictions for students on campus and the proper use of food from the RMS food pantry.



"IT BEGINS WITH A DREAM" is a great workshop excellent for families. Click on the flyer to register.

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Find out what to do if your student is not feeling well or has been exposed to COVID.


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 5 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:

  • Notify us immediately if your child or any member of your household becomes ill with COVID-19.

  • Please 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).

  • Have your child vaccinated. 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 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.

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BLAST Tutoring

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

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

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Counseling Corner!

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: 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.

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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!

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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.
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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 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: Please contact me with any questions or concerns. Please also refer to Health and Safety Webpage for information:

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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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Parent Canvas & Parent VUSD Email

Click here to see instructions to create a Parent Canvas account and how to check the parent VUSD email

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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......[READ MORE]

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