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Roosevelt High School 

Parent eNews  01.29.2021

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 begin on Thursday, Feb 4th. You will need to review the Counselors’ “Course Registration Workshop” for your grade level which will be available online. All the materials you will need for registration will be posted online. A schedule with links for virtual drop-in help sessions will be available at that same time. We plan to have everything available on the RHS website and Counselors’ Schoology pages by Feb. 4th.

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)


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.

Would you like to support the pantry? To volunteer with the program and to be added to the email distribution list, contact us. Support the pantry by shopping through the Pantry Target wish list or donate through our secure site.


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. 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

Academics, College, and Career

AP Payment due dates: February 1 - March 5
A payment portal will be set up in SchoolPay and you will be notified when you can make a payment. For further questions, please contact stkennedy@seattleschools.org.


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.


NACAC National Virtual College Fairs
Sunday, January 31 1-7 PM Eastern Time
Juniors! The first NACAC Virtual College Fair of the year is this Sunday. There will be 571 colleges attending, where you can discover and find the right college for you when you apply your senior year.


Seattle Promise - FREE College!
SPS seniors, don't miss out on tuition-free college opportunities! Apply to Seattle Promise by Feb. 1. With 130 programs and three college campuses to choose from, Seattle Promise scholars can find a truly promising future.


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.


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.


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
January Scholarship Bulletin
RHS Career Center Announcements

Athletics

New sports this year: Girls bowling and Slow-pitch softball. For more information, please email Coach Sherlock.

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 that will be considered in committees next week:
  • HB 1336 would authorize public utility districts, ports districts, cities and towns, and counties to provide retail telecommunications services. This would potentially expand broadband internet access throughout the state.
  • HB 1273 would require all public and private K-12 schools, colleges, and universities to make menstrual hygiene products available at no cost by the beginning of the 2022-23 academic year.
  • HB 1164 and SB 5078 would prohibit the manufacture, possession, distribution, importation, selling, offering for sale, purchasing, or transfer of large capacity magazines with the capability of holding more than ten rounds of ammunition

WSPTA Advocacy Issue Highlight of the Week
Increase Access to Nursing, Mental Health, and Social Emotional Learning Staff: Washington State PTA shall support the medical and mental health of all students P-12 with innovative funding solutions for increased non-teaching staff including but not limited to nurses, counselors, psychologists, and social workers in schools, provided in-person or according to the best practices in telehealth access. 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

COVID-19 Vaccine Update
We are currently in Phase 1B tier 1 of vaccine distribution. The vaccine is available to anyone 65 and older, and all people 50 and older who also live in a multigenerational household. This is in addition to populations eligible during phase 1A including health care workers at high risk for COVID-19 infection, first responders, people who live or work in long-term care facilities, and all other workers in health settings who are at risk of COVID-19. Learn more about who gets the vaccine and when.


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

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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