ETA Newsletter

September 2022


Check out some of the latest info from our ETA Magnet program at their website.

ETA Announcements

ETA Potluck

Wednesday, Sep. 28th, 5:30pm

5110 Walzem Road

San Antonio, TX

Come join us in the cafeteria, where clubs, activities, and campus organizations will present. This event is a great opportunity for any students new to ETA to discover what extra curricular opportunities are on campus!

Meet the Director

Wednesday, Oct. 5th, 5-7pm

5630 Walzem Road

San Antonio, TX

Come join us at Raising Cane's to meet the new ETA director, Jonathan Boykin. As part of the event, a portion of the proceeds from sales will go back to ETA.
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Pink Out

Saturday, Oct. 1st, 2pm

5110 Walzem Road

San Antonio, TX

As a tradition, the entire TR campus gathers together around this event to socialize and build on our school community. Please save the date and plan on joining us in representing both ETA and TR as part of our school community!

NEEF Big Give

Thursday, Sep. 22nd, 6pm to Friday, Sep. 23rd, 11:45pm

This is an online event.

Every year NEISD participates in the North East Education Foundation "Big Give" event. These events are designed to provide additional funds for school projects that may not otherwise happen. This year, ETA's focus will be in redoing the school hallway to create an updated space for students that is conducive to working and studying. Students in our program often take on heavy course loads and spend more time in the halls than students of a traditional campus working on school projects and assignments. We would like to redo these spaces to make them student centered and well designed for this work.

The way the big give works, is that parent and donors make online donations for to a specific school for their listed purpose. At certain times on Thursday and Friday there are "match minutes" which is time donations receive extra funding if they meet the criteria. The link for these match times will be below, and if you follow the twitter (@etaneisd) you will get reminders for important match times and rules. For example, Thursday starting at 6:09 PM, all donations of $100 (or less) will be matched dollar for dollar, up to a total of $10,000 of matching. Friday at 8:09 AM, 12:09 PM, 3:09 PM, 4:09 PM, and 5:09 PM are the same rules however different matching donors. These times are when we get the largest bonus for donations as donations are effectively doubled. If anyone was considering donating more than $100, please consider breaking it into smaller donations during these match times to effectively double the entire donation.

SETA Launch

Next year, incoming freshmen and 6th graders will be the first groups admitted to the Space and Engineering Technologies Academy. SETA will have four pathways for students - Aviation, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, and Manufacturing. Additional information about SETA will be released throughout the next few months. For now, the Instagram and twitter accounts have been created and can be followed. The handle is @SETANEISD

ETA Alliance News

Hello ETA families!

We have a busy September and October coming up...

the ETA alliance will be reaching out to those that have requested to volunteer. Your time and help is very much appreciated. Please let us know what you can help with.

Events will be emailed to all ETA Alliance members. If you are not yet a member, You can join today at

Also, we have NEW ETA SWAG T-Shirts that are Star Wars and Stranger Things themed! See pic … and you may order here

Meet Mr Boykin! “Dinner with the Director” Oct 5th at Raising Canes 5-7pm (see flyer above)

We also have several Spirit night opportunities.

These businesses will donate from 15-33% back to the ETA Alliance. This will help support the ETA CLUBS and ETAA SCHOLARSHIP goals! Please attend and share the flyers. Thank you for your support!

And we have our monthly ETAA meeting on next Tuesday, October 11th, we would love for you to join us! Special thanks to all of our ETA Alliance board members again for all of your hard work and support.

Please reach out if you have any questions, and I look forward to seeing you all soon!

Dianne Joaquin

President, ETA Alliance Booster Club

Cell# 210-317-4454


ETA Spirit Shirt Sale

Stay looking fresh in the newest ETA t-shirts! Go online today and see their new merch alert section. All shirts are only $15 and cash payment is available by emailing the contact below.

ETA Online Merch Store:

If you have any questions about products please email ETA alliance at

Theodore Roosevelt High School News

Homecoming Week

TR students celebrated Homecoming the week of Sept 9th. We showed our spirit with creative dress-up days and an exciting afternoon pep rally.

On Friday night, the Varsity Rough Rider football team took the win against Lee HS at Comalander Stadium. This made our feet dance with extra spirit on Saturday night as we ended the week with a festive Homecoming dance!

Thank you to all the parents, students, and faculty who participated in the TR festivities! It was a great week filled with wonderful memories!

Homecoming Pep Rally

Homecoming Game

Homecoming Dance

Honoring September 11

The years keep passing, twenty-one now, and Americans of all ages will never forget.

Roosevelt Family Events

Greenback Night - September 20th

Attention all Rough Rider families, Roosevelt is ready to meet you! Put on your walking shoes and get ready to mingle with our fabulous teachers, counselors, and PTSA. Our teachers are ready to show off student work and explain what their course is all about.

See the flyer below for times and special event sessions.

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Taco Cabana PTSA Night - September 20th

Take a break from cooking and grab some food from Taco Cabana on Friday, September 20th. Let the cashier know you are there for Roosevelt Night and TWENTY PERCENT of your ticket is donated back to Roosevelt High School.
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National Night Out - October 4th "Save the Date"

Get ready for a night of flashlights and laughs, as we start the 2022 Roosevelt Cluster National Night Out. This annual free community event brings together thousands of residents to enjoy free food, music, activities, games, performances, and exhibitors.

Community members from the North East San Antonio community are invited to gather and meet their neighbors, local non-profits, and community agencies to get to know each other and take a stand against crime and drugs.

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Roosevelt Athletic News

TR Fall Sports Schedule

Let's get ready for NEISD Fall Sports by downloading the Ticket Spicket Application. Ticket sales will only be offered online at the Roosevelt Ticket Spicket Application. This will also include tickets sold at all stadium games.

Roosevelt Ticket Spicket App:

Team Schedule Links

Varsity Football Schedule

Varsity Volleyball Schedule

Varsity Tennis Schedule

Cross Country Schedule

Texas High School Coaches Association

On September 1st our very own Coach Ibarra was selected as the THSCA Coach of the Week! We are so grateful to have Coach Ibarra impact our students here at Roosevelt High School.

Dish Networks High School Coach of the Year

We're happy to announce Coach Lee has been recognized as the top five nominees for Dish Networks High School Coach of the Year. This award recognizes a hometown coach for impacting their community.

Rough Rider families let's show the power of our Roosevelt cluster by clicking the link below and getting Coach Lee this win. Voting takes place from September 1 - 31st and can be done once a day. That's 31 votes for one person if you do it daily! So, set those voting alarms and click the link below to vote daily.

Voting Link:

(NEISD has blocked the voting site, so some people may have difficulty voting if they use the NEISD district network)

School Spirit Sign

Let your community know that you have Rough Rider Spirit. Brag about your students' sport, club, or organization with a yard sign.

See the flyer below and contact Data Alliance at if you have any questions.

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PTSA Membership

Have you joined the Roosevelt PTSA for the 2022 - 2023 school year? If not, let's become a member today with a quick scan of a QR code. Another way to join is by turning in a registration form in person to the vice principal secretaries. PTSA Membership Form

A one-year membership is only $7 and opens eligible memberships to scholarships. If you have any questions about PTSA contact or on social media at /

NEISD Clothes Closet

Roosevelt PTSA needs your help in collecting underwear and gently used jeans for our NEISD community. Students of all ages visit the NEISD Clothes Closet seeking many clothing items. However, the need for underwear and jeans is growing rapidly.

Please drop off any donations of packaged underwear or gently used jeans in the boxes located near the front office or library.

Another option is using the PTA Amazon Wishlist for donations. Simply scan the QR code to the flyer below to select an item to purchase and donate to NEISD Clothes Closet.

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Reflections 2022

Calling all students who want to show their voice. PTSA is accepting entries in various contents to show their creative side in Reflections 2022-2023! Please reference the entry letter below or contact PTSA for further details.

Reflections Letter

Reflections Rules Page

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NEISD School Calendar

Early Release Date- Mark Your Calendars

Tuesday, September 27th Early Release is at 2:00pm.

Future Early Release Tuesdays are: October 25th, November 29th, January 31st, February 28th, March 28th, and April 25th.

Roosevelt Support Services

Roosevelt Counseling Department

Meet the Counseling Team and get connected to counseling information and resources by clicking here.

Listed below is a reference contact list for Roosevelt's Counseling Department.
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NEISD Supports Uvalde

On September 6th our Roosevelt faculty and students wore maroon in support of Uvalde. We are all thinking of the teachers and students returning for the 2022 - 2023 school year. #UvaldeStrong

Building Family Connections

Roosevelt Family Specialist

Melissa Mendiola is Roosevelt's Family Specialist. Her email is Ms. Mendiola is available to assist with any needs or issues in a student's home life that can negatively affect a student's ability to excel at school. She is able to provide support and services for all students and their families, creating a true connection between home, school, and community. The family specialist's role is to bridge the gap of communication between parents, the school, and the community and provide resources to families who are experiencing barriers and guide all parents to fulfill their role as the child’s first teacher.

Principal Coffee

The fresh smell of coffee brewing in Mrs. Mendolia's office was made with love for our parents on Wednesday, September 7th.

Each month Roosevelt High School will host a Principal Coffee talk to discuss our campus topics. It's a great way to meet our campus principal Mr. Norwood.

The next coffee with the principal is November 15th at 10 am.

Texas State Campus Tour

Your goals, your interest, and your story are an important part of your academic journey. On Saturday, September 23rd take a tour of Texas State University. It's never too early to think about your future as a Texas State Bobcat.

Contact Melissa Mendiola for further details on this event.

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UTSA Parent Summit

Are you a parent interested in learning more about college pathways or financial aid? If so, please join us at the UTSA Parent Summit on Saturday, September 24th. Please reference the agenda below regarding the time of each session offered at the free event.

**Please note that registration is required using the QR code located on the flyer.

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NEISD School Nutrition Services

Rough Rider Cafe

Each student at Roosevelt High School will receive one free breakfast and one free lunch in the 2022-2023 school year. Any additional breakfasts or lunches will be charged to the student. Students without adequate funds will not be allowed to purchase extra items or meals.

Information about the school cafeteria is available on the NEISD School Nutrition website

Important Policy Reminders- No Food Deliveries Allowed

Students are not allowed to have food deliveries to Roosevelt campus at any time (from Uber Eats, grub hub, restaurants, etc). Thank you for your understanding.

Rough Rider Academics

NEISD 2022 - 2023 Exam Exceptions

The district has updated the Exam Exemption Guidelines for 2022 - 2023 to include absences and tardies.

  • Absences and tardies for last week and this week (8/10/2022- 8/19/2022) will not go towards exemptions.

  • An extenuating absence due to a positive covid test will not count toward exemptions.

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Attendance: Notes for Absences

If your student will be absent, it's important to submit any documentation for absences to TR Attendance Office. The fax number is 210-650-1291. Documentation can also be emailed to the attendance clerk, Ms. Kimberly Hulsey,

Skyward Family Access

In order to receive the most up-to-date information including emails and text messages from Roosevelt, please be sure to update your contact information in Skyward.

Access the NEISD Skyward Family Access Portal here

Student Code of Conduct & Secondary Student/Parent Handbook 2022-2023

Parents and students can access the Student Code of Conduct and Secondary Student/Parent Handbook for the 2022-2023 school year by clicking here

Please note, Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to open the files, and since the files are extremely large, they may take several minutes to open.

Roosevelt Magnet Program Information


Check out some of the latest info from our DATA Magnet program at their website.

You can also see their weekly newsletter by visiting the "Director's Den".

Theodore Roosevelt High School

Rider Pride IS Alive!

Theodore Roosevelt School Mission Statement: Our mission is to challenge and encourage each student to achieve and demonstrate
academic excellence, technical skills, responsible citizenship, and a healthy lifestyle for success in global society.

Address: 5110 Walzem Road San Antonio TX 78218

Phone: 210-356-2200