Roosevelt Wildcat Weekly

March 11, 2022 Information for our Families

Dear Wildcat Families,

Minimum Days

Wednesday, March 16th

Thursday, March 17th

Student-Led Conferences

Next week we will be hosting Student-Led Conferences on Wednesday and Thursday. Please use the following link to sign up.


We continue to see much improvement in our student's behavior on campus. We are focusing on keeping our hands and feet to ourselves, cleaning up after ourselves, and listening to the adults on campus.

PTA Meeting

Please join us for our next PTA meeting at 8:30 on Tuesday, March 15th.

Thank you for your continued support of our RMS family.

RMS Administration

Student Led Conferences

Student-Led Conferences will be on Wednesday, March 16th (In Person) and Thursday, March 17th (Virtual). ALL students will follow our RMS Minimum Day Schedule on March 16th and 17th . Students will attend school in person from 8:30-11:30 on both minimum days. To schedule your appointment click on the following link:

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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.

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Congratulations to the employees of the month, Certificated and Classified

That is why Mr. Calderon is so AWESOME and why he was chosen as Certificated Employee of the month!

  • Mr. Calderon advocates for his students and fellow staff members. He takes on leadership roles and is a positive voice at RMS.

  • Mr. Calderon inspires students, even those who are reluctant to learn math. Students are excited to show off their progress, and it speaks volumes about his patience and dedication to teaching.

  • Mr. Calderon takes a sincere interest in his students, and it is apparent that he cares deeply about preparing his students for higher education, whether academic or behavioral

And for this and many many other things! Congratulations!

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---- RMS Security Team: Mari, Jim, and Tavia ----

And this is why Mari, Jim, and Tavia are so AWESOME and why they were chosen Employees of the Month Classified!

  • They are a cohesive, flexible, and efficient team, and they continue to work together to make RMS safe.

  • Our security team builds rapport with students by greeting them, checking in, and helping guide them to make the right decisions.

  • Mari, Jim, and Tavia can be seen everywhere on campus before school, during passing periods, at lunch, and after school, keeping kids on track.

  • Mari, Jim, and Tavia have developed relationships with the kids by caring for their needs and sincere efforts to make them feel valued and connected.

And for many, many more things! Congratulations!

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Campus tour visit

Thank you to the families who attended our campus tour last Tuesday. We will continue with more campus tours on March 15th and the last tour one on March 22nd.
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Raising Cane's Fundraiser

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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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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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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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Vista's big give 2022 Loteria night

We are looking forward to our next community event, a Loteria night, next Wednesday, March 16th, at Guadalupe Brewery in downtown Vista. Please join us to play the game, eat food, enjoy, or for our silent auction. This is family-friendly and open to all.

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Looking ahead, we will be having a Best Pizza and Brew night in April, and Friday, April 22nd, will be our All Middle School social.

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We start the sewing club this Thursday 3/17

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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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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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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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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 (3/16/22) and sewing club in 2022 start this week!

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. food pantry regulations

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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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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.

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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