Roosevelt High School 

Parent eNews  03.12.2021

School Announcements

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.

It’s award season! Golden Globes, the Oscars and the PTSA
Be a part of the process and nominate your choice for the following awards. Write a paragraph, or two, about why you feel your nominee is the best choice for the Golden Acorn, Outstanding Advocate, Outstanding Student Advocate and/or Outstanding Educator Award. Send your nominations to, and a committee of three will pick the winners. They will be announced at the General Membership Meeting on May 3rd! For more information, check out our website.

Support the RHS Golf Team
Each MONDAY during the month of March, the Magnuson Cafe and Brewery is donating 10% of their intake to the Roosevelt Golf team.  Eat in or order out!  Go Riders

Yearbook Information
  • Books are now available for purchase online only via for $50. Books are limited this year, so please do not hesitate to purchase now.
  • Seniors who are not getting their photo taken at Rowland studios please submit a selfie
  • Upload your student’s selfie by 3/15 - instructions here
  • Student needs a name change? Please fill out this form by 3/15 so that we can add their preferred name to the yearbook.
  • Senior Spread - Come to the front steps of RHS on March 13th, 1-2 pm if you want to be featured on the Senior Siblings, Senior Squads, or Senior Best Friends pages!
  • Grad Ads are due March 15th - more info here

Apply for Hands for a Bridge! Applications are due March 22nd. More information about this 11th and 12th grade Language Arts class is linked here.

JOIN THE PTSA BOARD 2021/2022 - OPEN POSITIONS include Secretary, VP of Race and Equity committee, VP of Class Funds, Advocacy Chair, Membership Chair and more.  Full list: Open Positions

Become a Member of our PTSA!  Help support all our great programs.  JOIN NOW!

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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

Upcoming Events

Roosevelt PTSA Race and Equity Gathering
Wednesday, March 17, 7:00-8:15 PM

Please register for this Zoom gathering.
The Roosevelt PTSA Race and Equity Committee welcomes all RHS families to our first community gathering. In this kick-off we plan to share the anti-racism and equity activities that are underway at RHS, and then engage with everyone who is curious about these topics. We will continue these monthly conversations throughout this school year. Questions? Email

March 15th thru 19th - RHS Community week
Check out this page for schedule and more events happening next week.


Seattle Schools

Is Our Building Ready for In-Person?
SPS has been working to prepare buildings for in-person instruction. They’ve created a chart to track preparations. Click HERE to take a look at Roosevelt’s building status, or any other school you’re interested in.

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.

2020/21 School Year Calendar

Race and Equity in the Community

Art Exhibit - Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle
Seattle Art Museum, March 5 - May 23
Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle questions the stories we’ve been told by amplifying narratives that have been systematically overlooked from America’s history. This exhibition reunites Lawrence’s revolutionary 30-panel series Struggle: From the History of the American People (1954–56) for the first time since 1958, and SAM will be its only West Coast venue. These modernist paintings chronicle pivotal moments from the American Revolution through to westward expansion and feature Black, female, and Native protagonists as well as the founders of the United States.

A Chapter In U.S. History Often Ignored: The Flight Of Runaway Slaves To Mexico

Dr. Ben Danielson: Equity & Access in Healthcare
Tuesday, March 16, 5pm

After 20 years leading the Odessa Brown Children's Clinic, Dr. Ben Danielson resigned in November in protest over what he claimed were racist practices at the clinic’s venerated parent institution, Seattle Children’s. Crosscut Northwest Newsmakers sits down for an extended conversation with the man in the middle of the story. Hear directly from him about what led to his decision, see how he feels about what has happened since, and get his perspective on the fight against systemic racism. Get tickets for this FREE virtual event here.

A Conversation About Growing Up Black - A New York Times video interview with young men and boys about their experiences.

A Conversation With Latinos On Race - A New York Times video interview with Latinx men and women about their experiences surrounding race and ethnicity.


Academics, College, and Career

SPS March Scholarship Bulletin
RHS Scholarship Bulletin

Seattle Skills Center Info Session -March 18th at 5:30pm
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. Please join the info session to learn more about Seattle Skills Center and courses they offer! Register

All Access Arts Streaming
The Creative Advantage is expanding the ALL ACCESS Arts Stream and this March and April they’re offering free high-quality, accessible, live, out-of-school time arts classes for students. All classes are free and advanced registration is required. Learn more!

Youth Maritime Program 2021
The Goodwill Youth Maritime Program is a two-year program that provides high school students with a smooth transition through their senior year toward a career in maritime. The program helps build strong soft skills and helps connect students with future career opportunities in the maritime industry. Check it out here

UW Summer Nursing Camp
There will be a fully online Nursing Summer Symposium. Current high school sophomores and juniors who are interested in learning about the nursing field and how to get into nursing school are invited to apply. Held completely online from July 12 – 16, 2021. Application by April 15th. Apply Here

Young Executives of Color
YEOC is a FREE nine-month college pipeline hosted by the UW Foster School of Business. Students attend sessions one Saturday every month on the UW Campus. The program serves and cultivates the academic potential of underrepresented high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors in the state of Washington. Deadline May 1st.  Apply Here

Summer STEM Institute
The Summer STEM Institute is a six-week virtual summer program for high school students. The program was started last summer by educators, students, and graduates from Stanford, Harvard, and MIT to continue educational opportunities during COVID-19. The program consists of three parts:

  • Research and data science bootcamp
  • Masterclass lecture series
  • Mentored research project

Learn more about SSI and apply on our website.

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.

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!


Varsity Girls Soccer! Now streaming on Facebook:
Volleyball on Instagram live!  Account: roosevelt.volleyball

Boys Lacrosse
Registration is now open for the Roosevelt Boys Lacrosse 2021 Spring Season. Early registration runs until March 8th. Practices begin on April 19 and the season will run through June 19. Boys lacrosse is an ASB club sport. Interested players should visit the team website to register. Questions can be directed to Coach Drew Wright. Scholarships are available upon request.

Sign Up Today for Slo-Pitch Softball
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 deadline for Season 2: Friday, April 16th

Make your ASB payment by clicking here. This payment is required for athletic participation.

Athletics MemoAthletics 2021 FAQ
, Proposed start schedule for WIAA sports


43rd Legislative District Virtual Town Hall -Saturday, March 13, 1:00-2:00 PM
Reps. Nicole Macri and Frank Chopp and Sen. Jamie Pedersen will share their thoughts on their legislative priorities and answer your questions on the issues you care about. The event will stream live on Facebook (you do not need a Facebook account to watch) and on YouTube and Twitter @WaHouseDems. Submit questions ahead of time or live during the event by leaving a question in the comment section.

Zoom Town Hall with 46th District Rep. Gerry Pollet - Saturday, March 13, 9:30 AM
Make your voice heard by connecting with your legislator. Please email Rep. Pollet to get the link and include Saturday Morning Discussion as the subject line. Also, please let him know in advance what topics are of interest to you.

Help Prevent School Budget Cuts
Seattle Public Schools and other districts in the state are experiencing declines in enrollment this year, and in the upcoming school year. Declines in enrollment mean less funding and fewer teachers - Roosevelt is projected to lose 7 teachers next year. Additionally, since state transportation funding is dependent on transportation used in previous years, there may be a decline in state funding for transportation just as schools reopen. We need the state to step in and keep districts whole during this time of uncertainty. Please email your legislators, and the legislators in charge of crafting the budget, and tell them that they need to preserve school funding at pre-Covid levels. Seattle Council PTSA has drafted a sample letter that you can use, which includes legislator email addresses, but personalized letters are very helpful.

Washington State PTA Legislative Report
March 9th was the deadline for bills to come out of committee so they can be reviewed by the other chamber of the legislature. Unfortunately, the bill that would have outlawed high capacity magazines for firearms (SB 5078) did not make it to a vote. But several bills that align with the WSPTA legislative agenda are still alive, including HB 1139, which would mandate remediation of lead in school drinking water outlets. One important bill to monitor is E2SSB 5128, which would have provided school districts with transportation funds to minimize the impact of fewer students riding buses this year. The bill now essentially requires districts to use federal funds to cover any transportation deficits before any state funds would kick in. For more information on what happened in the legislature this week, check out the WSPTA Legislative Report.

Protect School Children From Lead Exposure
Washington State PTA supports House Bill 1139, which would pay for and require testing for lead, and remediation of public school outlets (faucets, etc.) that have elevated levels of lead. The fix can be as simple as installing filters on contaminated faucets. Lead can negatively impact children’s physical and behavioral health, even at very low levels. Please protect our children from lead exposure by supporting HB 1139. The easiest way to do this is by clicking "Comment on this bill" when you click on the link to the bill.


Community Events and Resources

Ending the Silence - Mental Health Event
PNW Parent Education and the National Alliance present a second version of “Ending the Silence” on Monday, March 29, 2021 at 6:30 pm. This FREE online event is for parents/caregivers AND their tweens/teens who are in grades 6-12. The goal of this relevant and engaging presentation is to begin a larger discussion about mental health so that young people dealing with mental health conditions or simply struggling with the intense emotional burden of current events will realize they are not alone. For more information and to register Click Here

Wednesday, March 17th - Smart But Scattered, 5pm
Sponsored by The Bush School Parent University

Executive skills are critical to the acquisition of academic skills, but, more importantly, they are the skills students need to get things done. They are brain-based skills such as task initiation, sustained attention, working memory, planning, organization, and goal-directed persistence that are absolutely critical to school success. Dr. Peg Dawson, co-author of the books Smart but Scattered and Smart but Scattered Teens, will describe how these skills develop throughout childhood and suggest strategies parents can use to help children acquire the critical skills they need to be successful students. 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.

Show How Covid Has Impacted Your Life
Mission InspirEd, a student-run nonprofit from Seattle, is sponsoring Tales of Quarantine, a free nationwide initiative challenging students ages 6-18 to showcase COVID’s impact through a wide variety of artistic expressions. The competition will span from February 22nd through March 21st and cover three categories of art: Media, Visual, and Writing. Students are encouraged to submit an original piece of artwork that showcases their creativity and skills, and can win up to $1,000 and be featured on the news.

2021 US District Court and Ninth Circuit Essay Contest
This year’s essay and video contest asks students to consider a fundamental question—“how should we as a society strike the appropriate balance within the framework of our Constitution between safeguarding our rights and fulfilling our responsibilities to each other?” Students should focus on important events in American history and global events that have challenged us to find a balance between inalienable individual rights and collective responsibilities to each other. Click here for more information. Deadline March 17.

Interested in How Stories Can Change the World?
Narrative 4 is a global organization driven by artists, shaped by educators and led by students. Our core methodology, the story exchange, is designed to help students understand that their voices, stories, actions and lives matter, and that they have the power to change, rebuild and revolutionize systems. Find out more about Narrative 4 and attend a live event.

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.



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.

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  If you or your child are not yet registered, you can complete a registration form here.


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

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.



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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