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Roosevelt High School 

Parent eNews  02.05.2021

School Announcements

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


Second semester schedules are on the SOURCE
Semester 2 Textbook & Materials distribution schedule

Registration for 2021/22 Classes
Registration for classes next year will run through February 25th online through the Source. You should have received an email from the Counseling office with instructions. The email includes guidelines by grade level, the course descriptions, and online registration instructions. Counselors have also prepared (current) grade-level specific virtual Workshops for students: 9th grade, 10th grade, 11th grade. ADA versions of all these materials will be available on the RHS website and on the Counselors’ Schoology pages soon. If you still have questions after reviewing the materials, RHS Counselors will be hosting drop-in Support Sessions at the following times:

  • Tuesday, 2/9: 12:00 – 12:30 pm, 3:15 – 3:45 pm
  • Thursday, 2/11: 12:00 – 12:30 pm, 3:15 – 3:45 pm
  • Tuesday, 2/23: 12:00 – 12:30 pm, 3:15 – 3:45 pm
  • Wednesday, 2/24: 12:00 – 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, 2/25: 12:00 – 12:30 pm, 3:15 – 3:45 pm

Did you know that Roosevelt offers Latin? Latin 1 is open to all students, including rising juniors and seniors. Consider taking Latin as your first or your second World language, or simply as an interdisciplinary humanities elective. The Latin community is inclusive and welcoming to all types of students, and is supported by a Latin club with opportunities for leadership and travel. Should you have any questions, contact your counselor, or Ms. Scofield.

Naviance Tasks (HSBP Graduation Requirement)
RHS students, just a reminder, please complete your Naviance Tasks! This is part of your High School and Beyond Plan requirement for graduation. Directions are provided on the RHS Counseling Schoology page. Here are your required tasks below:

  • 9th Grade: *Strengths Explorer; Resume; Review and Update Course Plan
  • 10th Grade: *Complete the Do What you Do Assessment; Review and Update Resume; Review and Update Course Plan
  • 11th Grade: *Complete the SuperMatch College Search; *Add 2 Colleges to Favorites List; Review and Update Resume and Course Plan
  • 12th Grade: After High School Plan; *Finalize Resume; *Complete SPS Graduation Survey (not available until Spring 2021)

SPS In-Person Learning Update
Last week SPS launched an In-Person Learning Plan page on their website that includes a 4 phase plan for return to buildings, detailed updates on the bringing preK-1 students back in-person, and updates on the bargaining process. Some takeaways on the current information:

  • It is unlikely that general education preK-1 students could return to in-person March 1st
  • Grades 2-12 can return to buildings in Phase 3 in a phased approach
  • No date is set for beginning Phase 3

2021-22 SPS Budget Update
Next school year, Seattle Public Schools will have a $69.8M budget shortfall due to several factors, including limits on how much money SPS can collect through our educational levies and state formulas that determine the amount of funding Seattle receives for transportation and other critical programs. Learn more about projected budget shortfalls and the proposed 2021-22 reductions, including Option School transportation.


Does your family need some extra help right now? The Roosevelt PTSA Packs for Teens program delivers weekly packs of food, toiletries and cleaning supplies to families. Please contact Erin Bailey, our Academic Intervention Specialist, if your family would like support.

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.


Need Immunizations?
Is your child behind on immunizations, but you are concerned about going into a clinic?  Roosevelt Teen Health Center is offering car visit vaccinations (sorry, no COVID vaccines yet). Please use this link to contact us or call 206-527-8336.


Guide for Urgent Care
Not sure whether you should take your child or teen to urgent care or the emergency room: Seattle Children’s has a new guide in English, Spanish and Arabic. Urgent care doesn't do well visits, sports physicals, or return to play after concussion. You can contact your primary care provider, or the teen health center will gladly assist you with those services. Call to make an appt. 206-527-8336 or go to this link to register.


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. And memberships must be renewed every year! 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

Roosevelt Special Education PTSA Meeting
Monday, February 8, 4:30-6:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting, Meeting ID: 810 5049 4539, Passcode: roosevelt 
We will give updates on remote/in-person learning and will welcome Miguel Smith, from the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR).  Miguel will be presenting an overview on support and services that the DVR offers our students during and post high school.

Running Start Information Session
Tuesday, February 9, 7:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting
Sophomores, juniors, and their families: If you are interested in learning more about the Running Start program for next year and are not a current Running Start student, please attend this information session. Running Start is a program that allows 11th and 12th grade students enrolled in a WA State public high school to take college courses at Washington's 34 community and technical colleges. Students earn both high school and college credits for these courses.

Running Start students and their families do not pay tuition, but are responsible for mandatory fees, books and transportation.

Academics, College, and Career

March School Day SAT - CANCELLED
Due to health and public safety concerns, the administration of the March 2021 school day SAT has been cancelled. The plan is to provide the school SAT to all seniors in fall 2021. Students are still able to register and take the PSAT and SAT but will need to register on their own through the College Board.


Seattle Skills Center: 2020 – 2021 Second Semester Class Opening
The Seattle Skills Center is a FREE SPS program that prepares and advances high school juniors and seniors for college, career, and life. Skills Center provides this training through regular school year courses and our summer program. Courses offer 3 high school credits for one year course completion, industry recognized certification, advanced learning, and college credit. If Interested, please contact your Counselor, a teacher, or the Skills Center directly. Click here for more information on courses and to enroll.


Young, Gifted, and Black (YGB) Workshops
Saturday, February 6, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

YGB is hosting a virtual workshop and mentoring for African American high school students with a 3.0 or higher GPA. The purpose of this conference is to promote positive self-esteem, social consciousness, and cultural awareness, while simultaneously emphasizing the importance of higher education. UW faculty and staff work to connect with students and provide them with the resources they need to pursue the goal of higher education. Register.


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.


Hispanic Scholarship Fund
As an HSF Scholar, you will have access to HSF’s invaluable Scholar Support Services and be eligible to receive a scholarship, depending on available funds. The program is open to graduating seniors of Hispanic heritage with a minimum 3.0 GPA who plan to enroll full time in college in the fall of 2021. Deadline: February 15. Details and Application.


2021 Boeing Manufacturing Internships and Fellowship Program
Boeing is offering internship and fellowship programs for students 16 years of age or above. The application deadline for all programs is February 28, 2021.

Quest Bridge: College Prep Scholars Program – High School Juniors
The College Prep Scholars Program equips high-achieving high school juniors from low-income backgrounds with the knowledge, confidence, and resources to apply to top colleges. College Prep Scholars are historically five times more likely than other applicants to receive full four-year scholarships through the National College Match. Application deadline: March 24th.


Local Scholarships: Check out these historically under-applied-for local scholarships.

Summer Programs 
If you haven’t decided how to spend your summer, you may want to think about the possibility of participating in a summer program. If summer programs interest you, you should act soon! Application deadlines come early in the year. Please visit the RHS Career Center Website's Summer Programs tab!


AP Payment due dates: February 1 - March 5
A payment portal has been set up in SchoolPay. For further questions, please contact stkennedy@seattleschools.org.


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.


RHS Scholarship Bulletin
Februrary Scholarship Bulletin
RHS Career Center Announcements

Athletics

Sign Up Today for Slo-Pitch Softball
Practice begins February 22nd at 4PM at Roosevelt High School. We will meet on the track.
Slo-Pitch will be a no cut sport. No matter your skill level we encourage all to turn out. We will teach you the fundamentals of the game. Questions? Contact Coach Zahn.


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

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

Washington State PTA Legislative Report
The latest WSPTA Legislative Report contains information on proposed House COVID relief budgets that include money for “safe reopening of schools”, as well as lots of links to bills that align with the WSPTA Legislative Platform. Some bills of note are:
  • HB 1302 would open up College in the High School programs to 9th graders and cap the cost of courses at $65 per credit.
  • HB 1036 would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the carbon intensity of transportation fuel.
  • HB 1396 would increase the number of US history and government credits that students must earn to graduate from 1.5 to 2.5.
WSPTA Advocacy Issue Highlight of the Week
Support Students and Preserve Education Funding: Washington State PTA shall advocate for legislation or policies that support students during and after COVID-19. Get more details about the issue in this handout, or by watching this short video.


Washington State PTA Advocacy Platform

Technology

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

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

Girls on the Run Junior Coaches Needed
Girls on the Run Puget Sound teaches girl identifying youth in 3rd-8th grade how to be joyful, healthy, and confident while creatively integrating running and walking. We are looking for high school girls age 16 to 18 to apply for our Junior Coach program. Our program will provide leadership opportunities, instructional training, service hour credits, and a ton of fun! There are safe, in-person and 100% virtual coaching positions available. Applications for Junior Coaches close on February 26th.


Internship & Volunteer Opportunities

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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