RHS Counseling Connection

2020 - 2021: January

RHS students and families,

We hope you had a restful, safe and healthy holiday break. As we near the end of the semester on January 28th, the Counseling team would like to remind you that we are here to support your students. Whether they are stressed about final grades, need support connecting with teachers or just need to check in about mental health, you and your students are both welcome to reach out to us any time.

RHS Counseling Team

Important Upcoming January Dates/Events

January 21st

Last day of Portland Evening (Night) School classes. Second semester registration Starts February 1st, please reach out to your counselor if you have questions.

January 28th

End of First Semester, second semester starts on February 1st. You will begin a new set of four classes during second semester. You can see what classes you will have, in your StudentVUE account. When you log into your StudentVUE account click on Class Schedule. Next, click on Quarter 3 (upper right hand corner of the page) and your new classes will be listed. If you have questions about what you are taking next quarter please reach out to your School Counselor.

2021-2022 Forecasting

School counselors will soon be in touch with all 9th, 10th and 11th graders regarding forecasting (selecting classes) for the 2021-2022 school year. The RHS course guide and course offering video will be available in the coming weeks. Your counselors are looking forward to connecting with you to select courses for next school year. If you have any questions, as always, please do not hesitate to reach out.

PPS Youth Resource App

We now have a PPS Youth Resource App- Say goodbye to the old Pocket Resource Guide and Hello to the new PPS Youth Resource App! This App was created by a PPS Mental Health advisory group along with the input of over 100 PPS students from around the district. The app is full of youth friendly community resources. Please get the word out and download this FREE app to your phones.

Amazing Opportunity From Brave Space

Click on the flier to apply!

Mental Health Supports & Resources

Safe + Strong Helpline: 1-800-923-HELP(4357)

Portland Suicide Lifeline: 503-972-3456

Multnomah County Mental Health Crisis Line: 503-988-4888

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800 273-TALK En Español: 1-888-628-9454

Crisis Text Line: text “HOME” to 741741

The Teen Line: 1-310-855-HOPE (4673) (Text "TEEN" to 839863)

YouthLine: 1-877-968-8491 (text "teen2teen" to 839863)

Trevor Project: Supporting LGBTQiA+ youth: TrevorLifeLine, 1-866-488-7386 (text "START" to 678678)

Trans Lifeline: Supporting trans community members, 877-565-8860

BIPOC Student Mental Health Supports

Student Health Center

During distance learning, students can still access their medical & mental health services at the Roosevelt Student Health Center regardless of insurance provider. School counselors can also make referrals for students interested in receiving ongoing counseling support.

Roosevelt HS School Based Health Center

503-988-3909 - Call for an appointment 8:45 am - 4:45 pm

Online Black and African American NAMI Peer-to-Peer

An education program focused on mental health, wellness, and recovery for the Black and African American community. Register by calling 503-228-5692 or emailing education@namimultnomah.org

Dates: January 16 - March 6, 2021

Schedule: Saturdays at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT

Location: Online via Zoom

NAMI education courses offer a safe and confidential space while providing opportunities for mutual support and growth. Every course is free of charge, and registration is required. Register today, classes fill up fast!

Use this resource for:

  • Share a rough draft of your paper and have it proofread.
  • Help tackling how to do a math problem.
  • Practice questions and study guides for the PSAT.
  • Live real-time tutoring in Spanish as a foreign language.
  • Live one-to-one help from 2 pm to 10 pm daily in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.
  • Ayuda con la prueba de ciudadanía
  • Giúp với thử nghiệm công dân

SUN Clubs and Resources

Clubs officially started meeting the first week of October, access our list of clubs by visiting this linktree image or visiting the RHS school website! If you have any questions, please email Josephine Arceo at jarceo@pps.net. And don’t forget to follow @Rooseveltsun20 on Instagram for club and resource updates.

Distance Learning Tips

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Check out the district At-Home Strategies for Distance Learning page for more resources and don't forget about the PPS Virtual Calming Room!

Need help writing a resume or looking for volunteer/internship experiences? Do you want to learn about different career options and get help with post high school planning?

Check out the Fall 2020 RHS Career Newsletter and connect with our amazing Career Coordinator, Raisa!

Important information for Seniors

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Seniors, all documents that need to be submitted to colleges/universities you are applying to, are uploaded and sent through Maia Learning. If you haven't already added schools that you are applying to, on Maia Learning, you need to do so as soon as possible to make sure that your applications are complete. Please contact your counselor if you have any questions or need help navigating Maia Learning.

College Visits & MaiaLearning

Look for weekly emails from MaiaLearning and our College Coordinator, Angel Gutierrez, for upcoming virtual college visits! Angel will be sending out a list of college visits happening each week. The email will also have information about how to sign up for each visit!

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to Angel!

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FAFSA and ORSAA are now open!

To be eligible for most types of financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA). These applications compile financial information and other details about students and families, which the US Department of Education and the State of Oregon use to determine financial need and eligibility for various financial aid opportunities. You do not need to fill both applications out, if you have questions about which application is right for you, please contact our College Coordinator or your counselor.

FAFSA Application

ORSA Application

FAFSA Completion Night!

Our partners at The College Place put together these webinars to help explain how students can pay for college, including going over the FAFSA. You can access the webinar here in English and here in Spanish.

Financial Aid & Scholarship Opportunities & Resources

You can find a list or scholarship sites on the RHS Counseling web site under the Financial Aid & Scholarships tab. Here is a list of scholarships with January deadlines:

Upcoming Scholarship deadlines:

Important Information from PCC

Letters of Recommendation

Your counselors want to write the best possible letters for you and in order to do that, we need you to do the following:

  • Complete the Counselor Letter of Recommendation Request Form (brag sheet), you can find links to this form on the RHS website or you can email your counselor if you need a copy. This is important, please complete this form with as much detail as you can provide.
  • Submit this form to your counselor as soon as possible and schedule a time to meet with them at least 3 weeks before you need the letter.

Requests for letters of recommendation must be made at least 3 weeks before you need to submit your letter!

Need to Contact Your Counselor?

If you have any questions or concerns, please send your counselor an email. We look forward to checking in with you all!

Important Support Staff

In light of ongoing events in Portland and across the country, including grieving the losses of so many Black men and Black women to police brutality, the Roosevelt School Counseling team wants to acknowledge that we stand in solidarity with our Black students and families. We are here to listen and to support each of you. We commit to combating systemic racism within our school and community and we understand that simply making a statement is not enough. Our role and responsibility is to advocate for policies, practices and beliefs that combat systemic injustice. We are working within our department and our school to listen and grow. Young people are a critical part of this movement; please know that we support you and we care about you.