Roosevelt Wildcat Weekly

September 10, 2021 Information for our Families

Greetings Wildcat Families,

Happy Friday! It was a short week, but a busy one! Thank you to everyone who supported our dine-out at Tony Pepperoni's this week. It was very successful! What a great way to help our fabulous PTA that does so much for our school!

Our Wildcats are really getting into the rhythm of their classes now, and they're engaging with their teachers and classmates in exciting work. Our students are completing FastBridge math and reading diagnostics in their ELA and math classes in the next few weeks. These assessments are diagnostic universal screeners that help our teachers have the data they need to make instructional decisions and to provide targeted support and intervention in reading and math. Please encourage your students to do their best!

Next week we will have a MINIMUM DAY on Wednesday, September 15, so that teachers can participate in professional development. School is over at 11:30 am, so please be sure to pick up students on time. You can click on the Roosevelt Bell Schedule for the minimum day schedule.

Remember- one more week for RMS Spirit Wear! The RMS socks, RMS masks, tote bags, sweatshirts and t-shirts are so awesome! Don't miss out! Orders must be in by September 19th! Details are below!

Check out the announcements and updates below for info about...

  • Middle School Sports
  • Jostens Photos
  • RMS Spirit Wear
  • Vaccine Event on 9/18
  • SSC and ELAC
  • and more!

Thank you, and have a wonderful week!

Go, Wildcats!

RMS Administration

Patriot Day

Patriot Day is a National Day of Service and Remembrance. On this day Americans across the country are called to volunteer in their local communities in tribute to the individuals lost and injured in the attacks, first responders, and the many who have risen in service to defend freedom.

Twenty years ago, on September 11, 2001, we suffered the deadliest terrorist attacks on American soil in U. S. History. Although we remember the attacks, those are overshadowed by the incredible acts of heroism by thousands of Americans that helped each other on that day and many more days after that. My dear cousin, NYC Firefighter Jeffrey Olsen, was one of the 343 firefighters who died on 9/11 in the twin towers. His station, Tenhouse, is on Liberty Street and is located across the street from the World Trade Center. He was one of the first firefighters to enter the towers after the attack. Though we are struggling with many complicated societal issues right now, it is important that we stand together for each other and remember the fallen and their wonderful contributions to our country.

--Heather Golly

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Roosevelt Bell Schedule 2021-2022

Click here to see the new bell schedule starting August 18, 2021

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Boys and Girls Club Sports

Though there has been a delay at the beginning of this school year, we are working with Boys and Girls Club to get our middle school sports up and running as soon as possible. In the meantime, Boys and Girls Club is offering middle school girls volleyball at the Boys and Girls Club right now through November. Vista Parks and Rec has flag football openings right now as well. Updated sports info can be found at

We will be starting boys basketball in October followed by girls basketball and co-ed soccer. We are working to see if we can get cross country as well. Thank you so much for understanding and support. We all know how important it is for our students to have as many positive outlets as possible!


Good news! JostensPIX was recently at your school to photograph picture day, and your student's photos are now available for viewing and ordering! Click on the button below to get started.




  • You can personalize your photos with a variety of backgrounds and text
  • Photos are shipped directly to your home
  • High-res digital downloads are available
  • If you have more than one child, you can order together and pay once


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RMS Spirit Wear Orders

ORDER BY Sept. 19: Sales are open now! Visit the store online at Orders MUST be received by Sept.19 and will be delivered to the school for pickup so there are no shipping fees!


Canvas Parent (Desktop)

  1. Go to:

  2. Select “Parent of a Canvas User? Click Here for an Account

  3. Enter your name in the Your Name field.

  4. Enter your email in the Your Email field.

  5. Enter your password in the Password field.

  6. Re-enter your password in the Re-enter Password field.

  7. Enter a pairing code to link your account to your student in the Student Pairing Code field.

  8. Agree to the terms of use by clicking the You agree to the terms of use checkbox.

  9. Click the Start Participating button


RMS School Site Council

We need your help! We are in need of one more parent representative for our RMS School Site Council. We are fortunate to have two returning parents this year. This is an excellent opportunity to be involved! Please consider submitting a nomination by filling out this form: RMS Parent/Guardian Nominations for School Site Council



Please join us and become a member of the ELAC committee. You will have the opportunity to discuss, evaluate and advocate for improved the services for English Learners, to assist in the development of the Single Plan for Student Achievement including budget recommendations, and to create a structure for communication.

Please verify the information below and contact our Assistant Principal Mr. Sosa or Ms. Gabriela Thompson, Family and Community Liaison

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COVID-19 Vaccine Event


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 1 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:

  • If there is a student or adult who was a “Close Contact” of a person who is identified as Covid+ then we will send a notice to families in those classes about being exposed to a person who is a close contact of a Covid+ person.

  • If there is an active case of Covid, on campus, and your student was identified as being a Close Contact (defined as within 6' proximity for a cumulative 15 minutes in 24 hours) then you will be notified and your child will be Quarantined. The exception is if your child has been fully vaccinated (defined as 2 weeks post-final vaccination). Proof must be provided in this case.

  • 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.

In the last VUSD Community Update, Dr. Doyle included a very important Health and Safety Call to Action for Parents:

  • Action #1: Notify your school immediately if your child or any member of your household becomes ill with COVID-19.

  • Action #2: 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).

  • Action #3: Keep your child home from school if they have been exposed to someone who has tested positive. They should NOT return to in-person learning until given a return date by our nursing staff. This includes exposure to someone living in the home who is positive.

  • Action #4: Do not send your child back to school if the child or anyone in the household is awaiting a COVID-19 test result. Only send your child back if they have a negative test result or if they have completed the entire quarantine period.

  • Action #5: Have your child vaccinated if they are 12 to 17 years old. 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 we can proactively respond to these five calls to action, then we can dramatically reduce the impact of quarantine on all students.




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We are NOT trying to push Vaccinations on people. We are simply sharing information.

  • If your child is fully vaccinated and not symptomatic, then they are NOT required to quarantine out of school due to being a Close-Contact Classroom Exposure to a Covid+ person.
  • "Fully Vaccinated" is defined as being 2 weeks after the final shot required is received.
  • You may email your Vaccination Card to

Vaccination opportunities remain available to our Vista community through the following city partners:

Linda Rhoades Recreation Center

600 N. Santa Fe Avenue, Vista, CA 92084

Open Tuesday - Saturday

Vista Community Clinic

Call or text for an appointment


Vista Works For You: Get Vista Vaccinated
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This Wednesday 15th, and Thursday September 16th!

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Family and Community Liaison

Hi Wildcats families!

Good news! The RMS Parent Center begins its technology workshop for parents this Wednesday 15th and Thursday, September 16th! Check here the Syllabus of the class. Contact Ms. Gabby to register. Limited space due to restrictions.

Email your Roosevelt Family and Community Liaison Ms. Gabby Thompson,, or contact her at extension 63013 to set an appointment for assistance or with any other needs your family might have.

Check for more news below!

Parent Center News, Resources and more! Click here!

Click on the flyer to open the links.

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Roosevelt PTA

Spirit Wear ORDER BY Sept. 19: Sales are open now! Visit the store online at Orders MUST be received by Sept.19 and will be delivered to the school for pickup so there are no shipping fees!

PTA Meeting Sept. 9 at 8:35 am: To help accommodate diverse parent schedules we are alternating our monthly meetings to be held in the morning and the evening. All parents or guardians welcome! The next meeting is scheduled for Sept. 9 at 8:35 am on campus. Come meet our stellar board of directors and see how you can help make a difference this year.

Membership envelopes: Don’t forget to send in the PTA membership envelope you received with your child’s planner during registration with $10 to the front office. The first 10 envelopes received will get their choice of spirit wear! If you’d rather join online you can visit:

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.

Calling Band Parents: PTA is looking for a liaison for band to assist with fundraising events like the popular dine-outs. Help make our outstanding music programs even better. Email for more information.

Helpful FAQs

We distributed these helpful 2021-2022 FAQs for Roosevelt Middle School during registration to answer any questions you may have. If you have any other questions that are not included here, please reach out to our office at 760-726-8003. Thank you!


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!


We are pleased to welcome....


The Canine Companions for Independence Facility Dog to our Wildcat Family!

Click here to read more about Harvest and for contact information if you would prefer your student to not have interaction with Harvest.

We look forward to having Harvest motivate and inspire our students!


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.


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:


Counseling Corner!

Follow us on Instagram @rooseveltcounseling for updates.

Use the PSST tool (THIS LINK) to report something anonymously.



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 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.


New Student Agreements for 2021-2022

All of our students reviewed our New Vista Unified Student Agreements with their second period classes on the first day of school. These agreements provide guidelines and requirements for students that are designed to keep everyone safe, such as the use of face masks and reminders about social distancing and handwashing. CLICK HERE for a copy of the Secondary 21.22 COVID-19 Student Agreements that all students have reviewed and signed.


If you are not receiving emails or communications from the district or from Roosevelt, please let us know. It is likely that the information that is linked in AERIES is not up to date, or your emails might be getting blocked by your email provider. You can check your junk and spam folders, and you can contact if you would like help checking your contact information in AERIES.

It is crucial that your contacts are correct so that you can stay informed. We are also continuing to post information on our website, on Twitter @rooseveltmiddl2, in our Facebook Group "Roosevelt Wildcats Parent Group," and through Remind calls, emails, and text messages. Check out the informative video that our counselor Cory Way created to help you troubleshoot and understand why your email might not be connected correctly.

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. The information below provides a preview of this important new feature of our communication plan.....[READ MORE]

VUSD Community Update of August 24th

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