Roosevelt Wildcat Weekly

May 23, 2022 Information for our Families

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From the RMS Library

Textbook returns happening soon!

Students will be returning all of their textbooks that they were issued when the school year began. Students will bring their textbooks to school on the day assigned below, according to their language arts teacher. Please find your student’s language arts teacher on the list below and have your student bring their textbooks to school on their assigned day.

Ault: Friday, 5/27

Balch: Thursday, 6/2

Bartolome: Thursday, 5/26

Donisi: Wednesday, 6/1

Gilbreath: Wednesday, 6/1

Graf, K.: Friday, 5/27

Keith: Tuesday, 5/31

Lynn: Thursday, 6/2

Marshall: Wednesday, 5/25

Ramirez: Wednesday, 5/25

Stein: Thursday, 5/26

Velasco, J. (6th grade): Tuesday, 5/31

Velasco, L. (8th grade): Wednesday, 5/25

Viramontes: Thursday, 5/26

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 SURGES, and VANDALISM. This plan will provide full replacement cost coverage and will protect the item on and off school grounds.


RMS Cell Phone Policy Reminders and Protocols

Dear Wildcat Families, This is a friendly reminder that student cell phones must be turned off and put in their backpacks during school hours. Families, we ask for your support in reminding your students of this school policy. Thank you.



Roosevelt Artful Design Academy - Summer 2022

We have the dates for the Rad Summer Academy, June 13-June 24. Check the flyer for more information. Current students and new 6th graders can register and have the option to participate in either a bridge or enrichment session or both. Free lunch will be provided. Click the link: or you can scan the QR code to register your student.

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ELAC meeting at RMS

Thank you to the parents who attended the ELAC meeting this Thursday and discussed the school needs, action plan, and survey results. Your participation and ideas are crucial for the meetings.


Congratulation to our employees of the month!

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These are some reasons why they were selected as employees of the month


  • Commitment: When asked, students talk about how the extra support is helping them; they cannot say enough about how Mrs. Lawler makes them feel welcome and safe to do better in their classes.

  • Dedication: Tatiana provides a structured environment with clear and consistent expectations. Students know where their gaps are, how Mrs. Lawler is going to help them, and what their intended outcomes are. Students also go to H-8 during Lunch B, and students know how they can and cannot behave. Her stern and caring presence allow students that time to reflect on their choices. Thank you for your dedication, Mrs. Lawler.

  • Expertise: Her goals at the beginning of the year were to provide focused, direct teaching aimed at bringing emerging readers to grade level, create a culture of literacy fueled by a love of reading, and support ELA by providing scaffolds for students. She continues to work on these goals using a data-driven decision-making process to assist our students; thank you, Mrs. Lawler. We appreciate all you do.


  • Mrs. Rivera is exceptionally supportive of our students with IEPs. She does not hesitate to work hard at helping students in their mainstream classes.

  • She is very flexible when needed, especially this year while we have been short-handed.

  • Students appreciate her support, even students who do not have IEPs feel comfortable asking her for help. Thank you Mrs. Rivera for being a positive role model and support for our students.


Parent Portal Class

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Thank you, parents, for coming to our school and learning information about your students in the parent portal. Great class Ms. Waite! Thanks for all your support.


Pizza Party!

Important and exciting news. DO NOT BE LATE in May! The classroom with the least tardies (one per grade level) from May 16th - to May 27th, will have a pizza party on June 2nd. There will be three $50 certificates of Mountain Mike's Pizza for three students, (one per grade level) with the best attendance!. The pizza party will be sponsored by our amazing RMS PTA! $50 certificates from the great Sallie A Hunt Foundation!

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Welcome Parents & Guardians of Vista Unified School District!

In our continuing efforts to collaborate with families and gain feedback about our efforts to promote and support student success, we have developed the following survey. We value your opinions and experiences and ask for your participation in this brief, voluntary survey.

For more information, please click here: VUSD LCAP Survey.


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Purchase your yearbook

Dear Parents,

We are getting excited for the pending arrival of our yearbooks. Please make sure to order your yearbook as soon as possible so we can prepare our list for yearbook distribution day!

Click on this link to order:

Or use this QR code to order with your phone:


VUSD Community Update

Esteemed Parents,

The following topics are included in this Community Update:

  • School Start Time Changes for 2022-2023
  • Deepest Sympathies to the Community of Buffalo, New York
  • Safe Gun Storage Community Webinar
  • Summer Programs for the Arts

Community Update


COVID-19 testing and vaccinations sites

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ASES now accepting 2022-23 school year applications!

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Vista's Art Under the Stars!

Come enjoy some of our visual and performing arts Wildcats "Vista's Visual Arts Under the Stars. "The show runs from April 12th to May 27th in the Vista Civic Center Gallery.

Enjoy a tour highlighting our amazing Wildcat artists!

We hope you can make it!

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Parent Center

Hi Wildcats families!

Find and connect to support. Financial assistance, food pantries, health care, and other free or reduced-cost help start here:

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. food pantry regulations

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.

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The California Healthy Youth Act (CHYA)

All 7th grade science students will be participating in the California Healthy Youth Act Curriculum starting in May. If you have any questions or would like to review the materials used in the comprehensive sexual health education and HIV prevention instruction please contact the Vista Unified School District Office.

Please click the red button below for more information.

The California Healthy Youth Act (CHYA)

Parents and guardians have the right to excuse their child from comprehensive sexual health education and HIV prevention education by providing a written request to the school principal.


Counseling Corner!

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.


Amazing AM program at the Boys & Girls Club of Vista for RMS students

Boys & Girls Club of Vista is offering a free morning program for the Roosevelt students who are waiting for the bus to take them to school. We think this would be a great opportunity for them to have safe place to go to while waiting for the bus. Please take advantage of this opportunity! Click on the flyer for registration or check the QR code.


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Next Khona Ice Abril 19th!

Help Wanted: Come help us with the Snack Stop or Dippin' Dots sales! Every Wednesday the Snack Stop is open to selling 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:

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.

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



All absences must be cleared within 72 hours (3 school days) after the student returns to school. If your student was accidentally marked absent please contact our attendance office. 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.


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!



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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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.

Please refer to the VUSD COVID-19 Case Dashboard for updated information on COVID cases. 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.


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 PCR/Antigen Covid Test results are accepted as proof of testing for Covid19. Please contact with questions or concerns.

The Health Office would like to remind SIXTH 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. 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:

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:


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 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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