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Roosevelt High School 

Parent eNews  01.15.2021

School Announcements

2020/21 RHS Remote Learning Schedule
2020/21 School Year Calendar
Back To School Packet


RHS Finals Schedule
Semester two schedules are now available on the SOURCE

Restock the Pantry & Help Roosevelt Families in Need
The Roosevelt PTSA Packs for Teens program provides families in need with food, toiletries, and cleaning supplies. Please help us to restock our pantry by shopping the Pantry wish list.  Items purchased from the Target wish list will be shipped to pantry organizers and then brought to the pantry for distribution. A minimum purchase of $35 may be required for delivery. As an alternative, your donations through our secure site are greatly appreciated.  
Need Help? Please contact Erin Bailey, our Academic Intervention Specialist, if your family would like support.


Senior Events
Seniors (Class of 2021!) make sure you stay up to date on Prom, graduation and other important information by reviewing the Senior Events page.


Roosevelt Yearbook Photos
Seniors can book an appointment at Rowland Studios for their yearbook photo. Roosevelt senior yearbook photos are traditionally taken on a green background wearing a tux or black drape. This year, seniors are asked to wear their own solid black shirts for the photos. You can find more info on yearbooks in the Daily Bulletin.


Are You a Freshman Interested in Student Government?
Freshman who are interested in student government and leadership can now apply to be part of the Associated Students of Roosevelt (ASR). For more information, please click here.


Roosevelt Alumni for Racial Equity - Scholarship and Documentary
Roosevelt Alumni for Racial Equity (RARE) is a multiethnic group of RHS graduates who have
teamed up to try to bridge the racial divide by holding discussions and pursuing projects
related to racial equity issues. One project is to offer two annual scholarships of $5,000 each
for economically disadvantaged students of color at Roosevelt High School – the James A
Davis Jr Memorial Scholarship – with the first awards to be made to graduating seniors in the
spring of 2021; the other is a documentary film about how voluntary busing and integration
affected RHS and its students, both then and today. Please visit the RARE website to learn
more, to get involved, apply for the scholarship, or make a donation.


Language and Translation Supports
To make sure all our families have access to the latest fall 2020-21 updates and resources, SPS has created web pages in each of our community's top six languages: Amharic, Chinese, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

Student and Family Meals
Families can pick up breakfasts and lunches Monday-Friday, 11:15AM-1:15PM at 40 area schools, including Bryant Elementary, Sand Point Elementary, Eckstein Middle School, Nathan Hale High School, and Olympic Hills Elementary. You can find more details on student meals and how to apply for Free and Reduced Lunch here.


Roosevelt School-Based Health Center
The Neighborcare Health Center at Roosevelt offers both remote and scheduled, in-person visits to students. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment for you or your child, please send an email to alexandram@neighborcare.org.  If you or your child are not yet registered, you can complete a registration form here.


JOIN YOUR PTSA!
At RHS PTSA all of our funds come from Membership Dues. Your dues dollars help support our many programs including Packs for Teens, Race and Equity Committee, Staff Appreciation and Advocacy for students and families. JOIN NOW!


Do you have an announcement for the eNews?Submit content for the RHS eNews by Wednesday at 5pm to the RHS Parent eNews editor (rhs.ptsa.comm@gmail.com) and it will be published the following Friday.

Do you need more information or more resources? Check out the RHS PTSA website or reach out to your PTSA Advocacy Chair, Natalya Yudkovsky, at natalya.yudkovsky@gmail.com.

Upcoming Events

RHS Theatre Presents TWO NEW PLAYS Streaming LIVE!
EVERYBODY - January 16 at 7:00 PM
PASSAGE - January 16 at 2:00 PM

Under the guidance of Seattle-based professional guest director Aviona Creatix Rodriguez Brown and directed by current RHS students, catch PASSAGE and EVERYBODY streaming LIVE. Single viewer/single device tickets are $8 and $10, while household passes (2+ viewers on 1 device) are available for $18. You can also buy a Household Ticket Package for $35 which includes BOTH shows and saves you big in tickets fees. Get your tickets here!

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (NO SCHOOL) - Monday, January 18

Information on Changes to Future RHS English Language Arts Classes
Wednesday, January 20, 4:00PM

Join Zoom Meeting, ID 899 3750 9396, passcode 624060
Starting 2022-2023, under district mandate, RHS ELA will shift from single-term electives like Philosophy, SciFi, and Women’s Lit to yearlong 11th and 12th grade ELA courses. Among questions raised by these changes is whether we will continue to require an AP LA or College in the High School year or, instead, offer no AP or CIHS courses at all. The ELA department invites interested members of the community to attend a meeting to discuss future options. For more information, see the RHS ELA alignment FAQ sheet.

Academics, College, and Career

Job Application Info Session
Tuesday, January 19, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Learn about resumes, cover letters, and job interviews with our UW Dream Project CCRA, Michelle Um! Attend Session

National USA Gap Year Fair 2021
Saturday, January 23, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM PST

Thinking about taking a gap year and wondering what your gap year program options are for 2021? Join us for this combined webinar & virtual gap year fair to get the most up to date information about gap year basics, how the gap year field has adapted to COVID, tips for researching & planning your gap year, navigating the college deferral process, and which programs are accepting applications this year. Register here.


The DO-IT Scholars Program
DO-IT Scholars is a comprehensive program that empowers students with disabilities to succeed in challenging fields of study and employment. The program provides students: access to technology, peer support, mentor support, college preparation, and work-based learning. The foundational event for Scholars is Summer Study, held each year in July on the University of Washington campus. Most Scholars begin the program in their sophomore year. Applications are accepted throughout the school year for the upcoming summer. However, priority is given to applications received by January 30th.


Washington State Opportunity Baccalaureate Scholarship
The Washington State Opportunity Baccalaureate Scholarship provides up to $22,500 in financial aid support and access to career-launching support services for students pursuing high-demand STEM and health care majors. This scholarship can be used to cover tuition, fees and other indirect costs of attendance such as housing, transportation, food and more. Funding can be used for any eligible STEM or health care degree at any eligible public or private college or university in Washington state. Application deadline: Feb 11, 2021
Applicants must expect to have a GED or high school diploma by June, 2021 to apply.


Interested in Running Start? Save this date! February 9, 2021
Running Start is a state program by which high school juniors and seniors can participate in credit bearing courses offered at local 2 year colleges free of charge. RHS counseling staff along with representatives from North Seattle College will host a virtual information night on the evening of February 9. More details will follow.


FREE Online Tutoring Through Seattle Public Library in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese
The Seattle Public Library is partnering with Tutor.com! Get help with a variety of subjects in a safe and secure online classroom. 1-1 help is available in math, writing, science, history, foreign languages, college essay writing, Advanced Placement (AP) courses and more. Find out more and sign up here.


Study Tips for RHS Students
Academic Intervention Specialist Erin Bailey has been publishing weekly Study Skillz tips on YouTube for our RHS students. Parents can find good tips on helping their kids stay organized.


RHS Scholarship Bulletin
January Scholarship Bulletin
RHS Career Center Announcements

Athletics

Roosevelt Girls Lacrosse Spring Season 2021 Registration Extended!!
Our season is planned to run from April 26th through early-to-mid June, with 8 games scheduled to begin the week of May 10th. Register here.

Roosevelt athletic paperwork is online. Please complete your packet via the link located on the Athletic page. Athletic Paperwork deadlines:
Season 1: Wednesday, February 17th
Season 2: Friday, April 16th

Proposed start schedule for Metro League sports
Proposed start schedule for WIAA sports

Performing Arts

RHS Theatre Boosters/AFORD Meeting
Tuesday, January 19, 7:15 PM

Join Zoom MeetingMeeting ID: 899 7857 0370, Passcode: 320598
Want to support theatre at Roosevelt, or just find out what's going on? Come join us!

As You Like It Musical Meeting - Parents & Students Required
Tuesday, February 9, 7:00 PM

Mr. Stuart, Ms. Greve, & Jon (musical director) will go over details, schedule, and Patron of the Arts (POTA) Fundraiser. Can't wait! Go to rhstheatre.net for the Zoom meeting link.

Advocacy

WSPTA Legislative Report - Week 1
The state legislative session opened on January 11th. Washington State PTA Legislative Consultant Marie Sullivan will be bringing us weekly reports on legislation important to students and families. Check out the latest report and stay informed! And don't forget to sign up for WSPTA Action Alerts to support this year’s legislative platform.

Washington State PTA Advocacy Week
January 18-22, 2021

The Washington State Legislature will convene a new virtual legislative session on January 11th. Its main goal will be to put together a budget for the next 4 years. WSPTA and local PTAs will be working together to advocate on behalf of children and families, with a focus on our new legislative platform. We will be asking members to take action and advocate from home throughout our annual Advocacy Week. To participate and stay informed, subscribe to the WSPTA Action Network.

School Board Executive Session: Superintendent Hiring Process
Thursday, January 21, 3:30-6:30 PM

This is open to the public, but no public testimony will be heard. Click here for the agenda.

Your Stories Needed During the 2021 Legislative Session
The Washington PTA (WSPTA) has a fantastic legislative platform for 2021, and we need your help to advocate for it. During the upcoming virtual legislative session, you can testify virtually from home, or in writing. Personal stories can send a powerful message to lawmakers. If you have a story to tell that aligns with our legislative platform, please reach out to your RHS PTSA Advocacy Chair, Natalya Yudkovsky. She can provide you with all the support you need from WSPTA to successfully testify.


Washington State PTA Region 6 Listening Session on Special Education
Monday, January 26, 7-9 PM

Join our host, WSPTA Region 6 DEI/FACE Chair, Cherry Holmes, and her guest speakers to help families and communities to work together to support students with special educational needs. This is a safe place for communicating any concerns or struggles that may come up. Advance registration required.


Upcoming Special Education Family + Community Forums
The Special Education Department, in partnership with families, facilitators, and community-based organizations will be hosting our second round of engagement sessions with families in December and January. The purpose of these sessions is to summarize the information we received at our first listening sessions in late August, share updates on our work so far this year, listen to feedback from families, and answer questions.

Washington State PTA Advocacy Platform

Technology

School Laptops Must be Updated Every Weekend
To update:
  1. Turn on laptop
  2. Log in
  3. Restart
  4. Reconnect to WiFi
  5. Log in again
  6. Leave on for at least 1 hour

Laptop Problems?
If students are unable to log on or need assistance: please call or email our tech support team. The team is available, Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Call: 206-252-0100. Email laptops@seattleschools.org.

Roosevelt Centered Tech Support
RHS librarian Deb Gallaher has compiled a treasure trove of Roosevelt centered tech support information here.

Technology Resource Centers
Eight temporary Technology Resource Centers are open to support students and families with remote learning technology. Supports include remote learning software, computers or internet access, and general technology information.


How-to Videos for Common Platforms
Need help with Schoology or Teams? How-to videos, including translated versions, are now available. These videos will teach you how to log in, navigate your student’s school courses, submit assignments, and more.

Community Events and Resources

Fundraiser for Jaleel Williams' Family
Jaleel Williams is a former student at View Ridge Elementary. During the 2019 school year, Jaleel was repeatedly disciplined by being locked inside a gated outdoor enclosure for the entire day, in view of his classmates. Jaleel was admitted into a child’s psychiatric hospital in December. Jaleel's mother, Janelle Williams is now raising money to find housing and support their living expenses for a year. Please donate at their GoFundMe campaign if you would like to help.


Seattle MLK Youth Event
Sunday, January 17th, 2:00-4:00 PM

Seattle MLK Jr. Organizing Coalition youth interns will present a short video of students sharing their activism and world views. Tune into Rainier Avenue Radio for the premier broadcast including interviews with the producer & director.
Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, Website
App: Search "Rainier Avenue Radio" on both iPhone and Android

COVID Vaccine: Allergy, Anaphylaxis and Answers
Free Webinar – Wednesday, January 20, 2021 – 4:00 PM ET

There are so many questions about the new COVID-19 vaccines. National experts answer questions about allergies to the vaccine, vaccine distribution and cases of anaphylaxis attributed to the vaccine. Register.


Seattle Hospitality Worker Emergency Relief Fund
Help For Low-income Workers In Bars, Restaurants, Hotels, And Motels
The City of Seattle has partnered with Wellspring Family Services to provide one-time cash assistance to help meet the basic needs of workers in the hospitality industry impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Application and FAQ.

Environmental Leaders Summit
Wednesday, January 20, 1:00 - 3:45 PM

Join youth and environmental professionals across Puget Sound to discuss environmental issues such as climate change, waste reduction, natural resource benefits and management, marine health, and more! Share your ideas and learn from others in this interactive conference. Keynote speaker Samara Almonte joins us from the podcast Raíces Verdes, which is dedicated to validating, archiving, and sharing the experiences of Black, Indigenous, and People of color in connection to the environment. This event is open to youth in grades 8-12. Register by January 15.


The Bush School Parent University Presents Digital Safety With Jo Langford
Wednesday, February 3, 5:30-6:30 PM

In this age of remote schooling and nonstop developments in educational technology, now more than ever, it is important for families to educate themselves on digital safety. Please join us for an overview of t/ween behavior in this digital age. Due to online platform capacity, advance registration is required, but there is no cost associated with your ticket. Click here to learn more about Parent University or contact Events and Community Engagement Manager Amelia Kramer for further questions.


Forefront Suicide Prevention Presents: Parenting Through COVID-19
Wednesday, February 24, 7:00-8:00 PM

The new normal for parents/caregivers across the country involves working from home, taking on new responsibilities for educating their children, isolation, big questions and significant world events. Join UW psychologists and professors Jim and Lizz Mazza for a virtual Q & A as they discuss their top social emotional education strategies for raising kids during these challenging times. Only 100 seats available, so be sure to reserve yours now! You can also submit questions in advance.


Free Printing at Seattle Public Libraries
Need to print something? Seattle Public Libraries are offering FREE printing services at participating Curbside Pickup locations--10 pages of B&W per patron, per day.  Send your document by email, web or mobile device. Service limited to curbside pickup days and times.


Seattle Parks & Rec Middle School and High School Community Center Learning Sites
Sites provide support for SPS virtual learning. There is access to recreational, enrichment, and mentoring programs, and lunch is provided daily. Sites closest to our community are at Meadowbrook and Magnuson Community Centers. Learn more and register on the Parks & Rec page.

Volunteer

If you need Service Learning hours, please visit the RHS Career Center Internships and Volunteering Opportunities website.

Volunteers Needed at SPS Schools
If you are in a position to add a volunteer commitment to your life in support of students most adversely affected by COVID-19, please consider volunteering remotely to support students and educators. Training on using MS Teams (our virtual classroom platform) will be provided - you do not need to have this software on your computer. Please view the most urgent volunteer support needs here. Then, complete an interest form so you can be matched with a virtual classroom!
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