Roosevelt High School 

Parent eNews  01.08.2021

School Announcements

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

RHS Finals Schedule

RHS PTSA In-Person School Survey
The Roosevelt HS PTSA Board has been hearing from families with questions about restarting in-person school. We have been closely following district and School Board meetings and plans surrounding in-person school. Now we want to hear from our families. In collaboration with the Eckstein PTSA Board, we have created an anonymous survey to find out what you know about district plans to restart in-person, as well as your thoughts about in-person school. Your voice will help us advocate for your needs. Please fill out the survey by Tuesday, January 12. Survey results will be publicized in the eNews next week.

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.

SPS Intent to Return In-Person Survey 
On March 1, PreK-1 students and students being served in Special Education Intensive Service Pathways (SEL, Moderate Intensive, Focus, Developmental Preschool, Distinct and Medically Fragile) will have the opportunity to return for in-person instruction. Families of these students have been asked to complete a survey to share if your student will return to in-person instruction or continue remotely. The survey deadline is January 10. Questions? Check out the return to in-person FAQ.

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  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 ( 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

Upcoming Events

Virtual Town Hall With Superintendent Juneau
Tuesday, January 12, 4:30 PM

Superintendent Denise Juneau and guests will host a virtual town hall to share updates and answer questions on outdoor and community-based learning opportunities.

RHS Theatre Presents TWO NEW PLAYS Streaming LIVE!
EVERYBODY - January 12, 14, and 16 at 7:00 PM
PASSAGE - January 13 & 15 at 7:00 PM and Jan. 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

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

Free College Choice and Aid Workshop
Thursday, January 14, 7PM

Eastside college choice expert Elisa Anderson and former radio host and financial aid expert Albert Israel, CFP will be presenting a free college choice and aid workshop designed for parents of college bound high school students. Elisa will focus on college choice, majors, locations, etc. and Albert will focus on how aid is quantified and if that aid can be increased. RSVP here.

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

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.

Bank of America Student Leader Program for Juniors and Seniors
Bank of America’s Student Leaders program connects 225 community-minded high school juniors and seniors to employment, skills development, and service. They're awarded paid summer internships with local nonprofits, and participate in a national leadership summit in Washington, D.C. that focuses on skill-building and creating a more civically engaged society. Application deadline is January 31, 2021.

The College Success Foundation's Scholarships
The College Success Foundation’s scholarship application cycle has begun. Applications will close on January 31, 2021.

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.

January 26 School Day PSAT Canceled
The January 26, 2021 school day PSAT and PSAT/NMSQT have been canceled. The College Board will not be providing additional school-day administration dates for the PSAT/NMSQT during the 2020-21 school year. The PSAT/NMSQT is the route of entry into the National Merit Scholarship Program. Since students were unable to take the 2020 PSAT/NMSQT (offered in October 2020 and January 2021) due to school closures, students may use SAT scores as an alternative method for entry requirements. Information can be found in the Alternate Entry to the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program document.

FREE Online Tutoring Through Seattle Public Library in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese
The Seattle Public Library is partnering with! 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


Roosevelt Girls Lacrosse Spring Season 2021 Registration is NOW OPEN!!
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. Registration deadline: January 15.

Roosevelt athletic paperwork is now online. Please complete your packet via the link located on the Athletic page. For more information, please click here. There is no ASB/Athletic payment needed at this time!

To see the latest proposed start schedule for WIAA sports click here.


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.

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.

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.

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


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

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

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.

YESC Art Series
January 13, 4:00 - 5:15 PM

YMCA Earth Service Corps (YESC) is launching an Art Series starting this month that will continue until June! Each month will have a different creative focus including drawing & painting, nature photography, videography, and nature art (art created using natural materials). Register here.

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.

Download the WA Notify App
Washington Exposure Notifications (also known as WA Notify) is a new tool that works through smartphones, without sharing any personal information, to alert users if they may have been exposed to COVID-19.  It is completely private, and doesn’t know or track who you are or where you go. For more information, click here.

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.


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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