Roosevelt Wildcat Weekly

April 29, 2022 Information for our Families

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Up Coming Events!

  • 5/4 Future Wildcat Orientation 6:00-7:30 pm
  • 5/12 Spring Showcase 5:00-7:00 pm
  • 5/20 8th Grade Social 5:00-7:00 pm
  • 6/8 8th Grade Promotion 10:00 am (More Info Coming Soon)
  • 6/12-6/24 Summer RAD Academy
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Save Ukraine Now

Schools across Vista Unified have expressed an increasing desire to support the families who have been directly impacted by the conflict in Ukraine. Accordingly, we have organized a districtwide fundraiser, led by a group of passionate Mission Vista High School students and staff members to make this happen.


All proceeds will be donated to Save the Children, a highly reputable charity organization whose mission is to provide physical aid (food, medical, hygiene, etc.) and psychological aid to Ukrainian families with young children who have been directly impacted by the conflict.


Please consider donating any dollar amount by clicking here or scan the QR code on this flyer.

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VUSD LCAP Survey

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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My Girlfriend's Closet at Mira Costa

Mira Costa is collaborating with My Girlfriend's Closet (MGC). This organization is a mother & daughter team, and they have a wonderful FREE opportunity to assist your students with a pop-up shopping spree store event on our East Oceanside Campus on May 14th. The only requirements are that they are in need of this opportunity and are aged 12-22. MGC has a partnership with MACY'S. They will provide new, young, and hip clothing, shoes, and accessories, including more professional attire for a job, college, and scholarship interviews selected by the Daughters of MGC. This is the first year they are doing this event in North County, and we want all our students and community members to benefit from this wonderful opportunity. Call Ms. Gabby for registration at (760)726-8003 or to the email address gabrielathompson@vistausd.org
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Important and exciting news. DO NOT be absent and DO NOT BE LATE in May! The classroom with the fewest tardies will have a pizza party. And there will be three $50 certificates of Mountain Mike's Pizza for three students, one from each grade with the best attendance! More details are coming soon. The pizza party will be sponsored by the great Sallie A hunt Foundation and our amazing RMS PTA!

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Click on the link to see the options for donation: Donate here, choose the Available Slot for your preference and click at the bottom. Submit and Sign Up and add your information. If you have any questions, please ask the RMS office.

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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: https://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A00723560

Or use this QR code to order with your phone:

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Parent Volunteers Are Welcomed Back into Classrooms

We are excited to announce that all parent volunteers are welcomed back into classrooms starting this week. The COVID-19 positive levels have been low for a number of weeks, so it is time to lift some of our safety protocols. Mask wearing for our volunteers is no longer required. However, volunteers are still required to provide vaccination status or the negative result from a COVID-19 test. Strategy 1 of our Blueprint for Educational Excellence and Innovation identifies parents as our number one partner in education. We are grateful for the support and encouragement that parent volunteers provide to all 29 schools in Vista Unified.

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COVID-19 testing and vaccinations sites

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ASES now accepting 2022-23 school year applications!

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Early Education Fair

Our 6th Annual Early Childhood Education Fair will be held on Saturday, May 7th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at VIDA, and everyone is invited to attend. This is a wonderful community-wide event that will bring in 2,000 students, families, staff, and community partners. Students and parents will not only have the opportunity to learn more about our schools and the programs that we offer but also be connected to resources from our community partners. Please see the flyers for additional information.

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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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DR. VILLARREAL'S WORKSHOP SERIES HAS COME TO VUSD!

The Mano a Mano Foundation offers a variety of conferences covering a variety of educational topics. Our program teaches Latino parents how to be better parents and help their children be successful in school and in life. With more than 25 years of experience lecturing on prevention and education on topics that include drug and alcohol abuse, among others.

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The workshops will be presented in Spanish only. For any questions, contact your Community Liaison Ms. Gabby Thompson, at gabrielathompson@vistausd.org. You can participate on any Wednesday with your children and family. Excellent workshops.

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Learn More About Free Transit Passes for Anyone 18 and Under

SANDAG's Youth Opportunity Transit Pass allows anyone 18 and under to ride San Diego transit (bus, trolley, Coaster, and Sprinter) for free for the next 14 months starting on May 1. There are several ways children and families can take advantage of this opportunity, such as using their existing online bus pass or getting a hard copy card through SANDAG.


There are also resources and a promotional toolkit with materials in English and Spanish (more languages coming soon) available on the SANDAG website. Please share this information with appropriate district staff members so they may work directly with schools and students in your district to access this opportunity.
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CONGRATULATION TO THE RMS M.S. BAND!

Remember last March 19th, the 1st Annual RMS Band Mattress Fundraiser? All sales made benefited the band, and today Mr. Anderson and his band group received a $4,000 check from CFS, Custom Fundraising Solutions, due to the sales and efforts of Mr. Anderson, the RMS band, and all the families who supported them. Congratulations!

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Girls on the run

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Our excellent RMS Girls On The Run team ran their practice 5k on campus yesterday, April 28th, after school. Parents, guardians, and staff were invited to run with them, and they had a blast; plus they burned some calories! 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! Way to go, Ms. Licona and girls on the run, staff, and volunteers, for all your support! Special thanks to Ms. Bennet for graciously volunteering to sponsor a mid-run hydration station to provide water and moral support and to all the parents that donated drinks and snacks. What an extraordinary experience for our Wildcat family!

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RMS Sewing Club

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Our amazing sewing club moms finished 15 braids for the RMS folkloric club. The following week we will continue repairing dresses for the choir. Thank you for all your support and camaraderie, beautiful moms!

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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: https://www.findhelp.org/


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, gabrielathompson@vistausd.org, 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.

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Counseling Corner!

Caseloads: Mr. Way - 6th Grade and 7A | Ms. Licona - 8th Grade & 7B

Go To: bit.do/rmscheckin 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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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: https://jointotem.com/ca/oceanside/roosevelt-middle-pta


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: https://jointotem.com/ca/oceanside/roosevelt-middle-pta


Email: rooseveltmiddleschoolpta@gmail.com Facebook: /RooseveltMiddleSchoolPTA Instagram: @rmspta

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ATTENDANCE IS KEY TO SUCCESS!

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.

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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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Lunch

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.

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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 amymcguire@vistausd.org 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: amymcguire@vistausd.org. Please contact me with any questions or concerns. Please also refer to Health and Safety Webpage for information: https://www.vistausd.org/healthandsafety

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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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