Roosevelt Wildcat Weekly

January 21st, 2022 Information for our Families

Greetings Wildcat Families!


Happy Friday!


I am honored to have been chosen as the new Principal of Roosevelt Middle School. Over the last few months, I have had the pleasure of getting to know many of your students and I must say they are incredible! I am looking forward to working alongside you as we work in partnership to create exceptional learning experiences for our students that tap into their strengths, interests, and values.


As an Artful Learning school, I am excited for the opportunities our students have to incorporate the arts into everyday learning. I feel very fortunate to be a part of the Roosevelt family and I am excited for the amazing things to come. Thank you for your continued commitment and support. We could not do this without you!


Sincerely,


Amy Zilk

Principal

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COVID-19 FAQ's

Find out what to do if your student is not feeling well or has been exposed to COVID.

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Please check out the dates of our RMS Campus Tours for new 5th graders, parents, and guardians!

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VUSD Vision and Strategic Plan Community Engagement, Series . Please take the time to share your thoughts and opinions about the future you want to see in the Unified School District by January 24th. Click on the form to participate. Your feedback is very important!

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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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VUSD High School Tours and Information

8th grade students: You have three incredible high schools available to you in the Vista Unified School District. Your transition to high school is coming up quickly and we want to make sure you have plenty of information about your options. Please take a look at all three high schools and begin discussing your plans with your parents and teachers.

Message from Rancho Buena Vista High School:

Hello future Longhorns! RBV is excited to offer campus tours for those interested in getting to know more about our school. Please follow this link (https://bit.ly/3rsM0TW) for more information about how to sign up. Questions? Email Assistant Principal Sam Eshelman - samueleshelman@vistausd.org.

Message from Vista High School:

Welcome future Panthers! Attached are the dates for the upcoming Vista High School campus tours. Please also see the attached google form to use for prospective panthers to use to sign up for those dates. We look forward to meeting you soon! Questions? Please contact our VHS Front Office (760) 726-5611 or visit our website.

Message from MVHS:

MVHS will be hosting school tours starting next week. We wanted to share this information for any interested parents wanting their students to attend Mission Vista High School. Families are welcome to attend any of the seven tours that are held before the VUSD Magnet School Application window closes.
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Family and Community Liaison

Hi Wildcats families!


The Family Alliance Community Exchange program (FACE) from CSUSM will start in February. Register here: https://csusanmarcos.wufoo.com/forms/z14lvldo0tnmpp5/ Check the flyer below for more information.


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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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 January 16th 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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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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Snack Stop and Dippin Dots are back! Wednesdays at lunch purchase extra snacks from PTA. Fridays we offer Dippin Dots for $5.

If you are available between 11 am and 1 pm on Wednesdays and/or Fridays, we could use your help with selling items at our Snack Stop on Wednesdays or Dippin Dots cart on Fridays. Click here to sign up for a shift or two: Roosevelt Snack Stop & Dippin’ Dots


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.

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Counseling Corner!

If your student didn’t sign up for a club, THAT’S OKAY! 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: 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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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 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

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 Community Update of January 16th

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]