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Roosevelt High School 

Parent eNews  02.12.2021

School Announcements

2020/21 RHS Remote Learning Schedule
Second semester: Semester 2 Textbook & Materials distribution schedule

Registration for 2021/22 Classes 2021 Class Registration Information
Registration for classes next year will run through February 25th online through the Source.

Don’t Miss These Occupational Elective Opportunities!
If you or your student would like to talk about Roosevelt’s occupational education/elective classes in the field of Business, Marketing, Engineering, or Computer Science, which can help your student discover and prepare for their future career path, please email department chair Michelle Carter.

ELA Dept Votes to Retain College in the High School and AP Courses
On February 10, the ELA department voted to continue to offer and require a “college” year made up of College in the High School, English 101, and/or Advanced Placement courses. Family surveys favored this decision, with 75% unreservedly supporting RHS continuing to require a year of such courses, and with 81% of a subgroup of families of students of color supporting the decision. The ELA department would like to thank the community for their input and ongoing support.

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.

Underclassmen YEARBOOK Photos Needed!
In order to maximize inclusion of students represented in the yearbook, we are asking that all underclassmen (grades 9, 10, 11) submit their own picture to be included in the student section of the yearbook! We are asking that students please submit these photos as soon as possible. For more information, click here or contact Mr. Rainwater

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.

JOIN YOUR PTSA!  www.roosevelthsptsa.com
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!


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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 natalya.yudkovsky@gmail.com.

 

Services

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

Seattle Schools

2020/21 School Year Calendar

Apply to be a Kingmaker
SPS' Office of African American Male Achievement is excited to offer an opportunity for African American male students in 7-12 grade. Kingmakers of Seattle Extended is a program focusing on the cultural, historical, social, and emotional needs of Black boys and teens. The next cohort will start Feb. 23 twice a week for five weeks after school. Students are encouraged to apply by Friday, February 19.

SPS In-Person Learning Update
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.

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.

Upcoming Events

Feb 15 thru Feb 19 Mid-Winter Break NO SCHOOL

Anti-Racism Training for ALL PTSA Members
Saturdays 2/20, 2/27 & 3/6, 3-5PM

Seattle Council PTSA is providing FREE anti-racism training with education consultant Erin Jones. Participants are expected to attend all 3 sessions. Stay tuned for info on how to sign up.

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. For students who wish to take the test before fall they can still do so at the College Board where they can locate a separate testing site and register.

The Links Scholarships for Black Seniors
The Greater Seattle (WA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated is giving out up to $15,000 in scholarships to African American/Black high school seniors. On Saturday, February 13th, they will host a scholarship workshop to provide application process support from 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Register for the Zoom link. Apply.

Washington State PTA Scholarship Program
WSPTA offers four $2,500 scholarships to graduating seniors from Washington state public high schools with an active PTA, who will be starting college (either two-year or four-year) in the fall. Click here for more information. Deadline March 1st.

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.

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

Important RHS Athletics Update, SPS Athletics Memo, and Athletics 2021 FAQ

Girls Water Polo Seeks Parent Board Members
Girls Water Polo is establishing a parent board which will be responsible for managing all aspects of the team, including hiring a new coach. If you are interested in learning more about the next steps for the team, please join us for a Zoom meeting on Wednesday, March 3rd from 7-8pm. For more information and to get the Zoom login, please contact Sarah Bricknell or Kate Plesha.

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

Advocacy

Washington State PTA Legislative Report
The latest WSPTA Legislative Report contains information on recent bills that WSPTA members have testified about, as well as lots of links to bills that align with the WSPTA Legislative Platform. Some bills of note are:
  • HB 1476 would provide enrollment stabilization funds to districts that have seen enrollment declines due to the pandemic
  • HB 1373 would require schools to post contact information for behavioral health organizations on their website home pages and social media websites used by the school district
  • SHB 1162 would reduce the number of credits required for high school graduation from 24 to 20 and establish an additional performance-based graduation pathway option

WSPTA Advocacy Issue Highlight of the Week
Increasing Educational Equity by Closing the Digital Divide: Washington State PTA shall support legislation, policies, and funding that ensure equitable digital inclusion and access for all students, families, and staff 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

Centering the Mental Health of Black Youth
Thursday, February 25, 7:00 PM

KCTS 9 has partnered with the WA Therapy Fund Foundation and The Root of Our Youth for a virtual event to support the mental health and well-being of Black youth in our region. We will discuss barriers, reducing stigma and successful strategies for mental health and well-being within the Black community, featuring the testimony of teens and young adults with lived experience. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

Washington State PTA Essay Contest
The objective of the WSPTA Essay Contest is for students to write an essay about an influential role model that has had a profound impact on their life. The influential role model must be a real person that the student has interacted with, not a fictional character. Deadline March 1st.

Washington State PTA Game Development Competition

Students alone or in teams of up to six members, develop a game, either a physical board game or a computer game based on an assigned theme. Students’ submissions are judged in the following areas: best board game, best computer game, arts and animation, game design, programming (code), and audio design. Click here for more information. Deadline March 1st.

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.

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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