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Roosevelt High School 

Parent eNews  04.02.2021

School Announcements

Take the Intent to Return to In-person Survey. Your personal survey link will show up in your email.  Due date April 6thQuestions?

Reminder: On April 5-7, 6-12 students, except those enrolled in Special Education Intensive Service Pathways, will be learning asynchronously so that teachers can take training and prepare for the return of students on April 19.Students will return to remote learning on April 8-9. Learn more

Return to In-Person school: Update HERE
Seattle Education Association (SEA) and the district have agreed on 6-12th grade instructional models for remote and in-person learning for the remainder of the school year. These models will begin on Monday, April 19. 6-12th grade students served in Special Education Intensive Service Pathways will return on April 5.  The agreement prioritizes continuity of learning for all 6-12 students, while ensuring that students who choose to stay 100% remote remain in classes with current peers, content teachers. All students, in-person or remote, will continue to be engaged in four full days of instruction. Wednesdays will continue to be remote for students. Students that choose In-person will attend in-person classes two afternoons a week – either Mondays and Tuesdays or Thursdays and Fridays.

YEARBOOK
The yearbook wants you to submit any writing you have done this year! They would love to hear what students have been writing. Submit HERE The deadline is April 7th

If you want to be in the yearbook in the listed spreads below please show up to RHS on April 7th between 1-4 PM. THIS IS THE LAST CHANCE TO BE IN THE YEARBOOK! Best friends 9-11th, Siblings (9-11th), Fashion, Marching band & Music & others.

JUNIOR NEWS
Junior RHS College Info Session  – April 21st from 5:30 PM – 7:30PM
Please join our College Info Session and learn about College Application, Personal Statement, and other updates. Register HERE

Check out our Junior PTSA WEBPAGE https://www.roosevelthsptsa.com/juniors

RHS ASR
Run for ASR Class Council! Each Class Council is made up of four members per graduating class that are elected by students in the class year they represent. Class Councils provide leadership for the class and plan programs that bring the class together and promote strong community connections. Everyone is eligible to run for election regardless of experience. Packets are due on April 19th! Apply HERE Email: rhsasr@gmail.com

Apply for an ASR Appointed Position! Appointed positions are roles within the leadership class that are specialized based on the needs of the school. Along with this application, you will be scheduled for a virtual interview with Ms. Plesha, members of the Executive Council, and RHS staff members. Selections will be made after all interviews have been completed. Applying for an appointed position does not guarantee you a spot in the class. Packets are due on May 5th.  Apply HERE Email: rhsasr@gmail.com

Purchase Grad Class Gear using the links: Senior Class t-shirt ; Junior class t-shirt & sweatshirt ; Sophomore Class t-shirt & sweatshirt

PTSA
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.
Pantry wish list or Donate Us: rhspacksforteens@gmail.com Website

JOIN THE PTSA BOARD 2021/2022 - OPEN POSITIONS include 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!

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

RHS Girls Lacrosse Fundraiser
Saturday, April 3, 5-9:00 PM, Chipotle, U-Village

The Chipotle at U-Village is giving the team 33% of the proceeds for the night of Saturday, April 3, from 5-9pm when you order and mention Roosevelt High School Girls Lacrosse, or order online using the code KZAABKE for pick up (DOES NOT apply to deliveries). So rally your family, friends, and neighbors. Celebrate spring with a dinner at Chipotle and raise money for the RHS Girls Lacrosse Team.

PTSA Board Meeting April 5th, 7pm - 8pm. Check our website for the Zoom link

Orchestra Fundraiser - thru April 14th
We have another great opportunity for some spring color through our spring plant sale.   We use the same great growers that are just across the border in Canada. 
Spring plants are on sale now! ORDER today!

Junior RHS College Info Session April 21st – 5:30 PM – 7:30PM
Please join our College Info Session and learn about College Application, Personal Statement, and other updates. Sign up HERE

 

Seattle Schools

Contact Tracing at SPS
SPS is working to mitigate risks by creating a robust contact tracing program. This program works alongside our daily health screenings. If there is a case of COVID-19, we are prepared to limit exposure and stop the spread. Learn more

SPS Return to In-Person Health and Safety Protocols
Reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission is everyone's responsibility. Local, state, and federal health guidelines have informed the development of the SPS COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols. SPS has been using these protocols since the beginning of the pandemic. Here are the top 10 things families need to know, in English and with links to translations in 8 languages.

SPS Website Redesign Update and Invitation to Test
SPS is running a usability study on a draft website redesign for our district and school websites. You are invited to participate in an online session where you will be asked to complete several short tasks on a basic outline of a webpage design. Your participation is important to us!

Language and Translation Supports
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

Raising White Kids Podcast: Jennifer Harve‪y‬ Future Hindsight

Highline Black & Native Leaders Speakers Series with Gyasi Ross - Monday, April 5, 6:00 pm
Highline Public Schools Native Education Program invites you to its Black & Native Leaders Speakers Series featuring Blackfeet attorney, poet, author, and all around remarkable human being, Gyasi Ross. Join the event on Facebook Live.

Seattle Arts and Lectures Presents Ibram X. Kendi
Live & Online - Wednesday, April 7, 6:00 pm

The author of “How to Be an Antiracist” and “Stamped from the Beginning,” Ibram X. Kendi is one of America’s foremost historians and leading antiracist voices. The format for this event will be a live, online conversation with Dr. Edward Taylor. Tickets & Information

PTSA Race & Equity Committee
The Race & Equity Committee meets every other week to plan activities and discuss issues related to inclusion, diversity, and equity at RHS. The committee has rolled out a series of monthly conversations to encourage discussion and community building. The next one is April 21st. Everyone is welcome at the meetings and the monthly engagements! Please see the website or email recrhsptsa@gmail.com for more info.

Washington State PTA Statement of Solidarity with Asian American Community
Washington State PTA (WSPTA) recognizes and acknowledges that all children are affected by violence against our fellow citizens. Last week's events in Atlanta add to a long history of abuse and inequity in our country. National PTA President Leslie Boggs stated, "National PTA condemns the shootings in Atlanta and other recent violence against Asian Americans. Our association stands firmly against racism in all forms and denounces all racial violence in our country. The acts of hate have a profound effect on the communities impacted, and our nation must do better." Read the full WSPTA Statement here.


 

Academics, College, and Career

New SPS College and Career Cravings Blog: Up-to-date opportunities. Check it out here
SPS March Scholarship Bulletin
RHS Scholarship Bulletin


New scholarship opportunity for ANY senior at Roosevelt!
The Golden Grads Merit Scholarship Committee has extended their Teddy Roosevelt essay contest to the entire Roosevelt graduating class of 2021. Write a brief essay about Teddy Roosevelt and you could walk away with a cash prize of $1000!
Details are posted on your School Counseling Schoology page or you can email Ms. Richard for the instructions at clrichard@seattleschools.org. The deadline is now April 9, 2021.

T-Mobile Internship, fast-track training Full Stack Web Developer program for current high school juniors in the Seattle Public Schools. It is forecasted that there are 1.4 million unfilled jobs for Full Stack Web Developers in the USA, with an average starting salary around $58,000 in our region. We are currently accepting applications for this program. All applications have be extended to be due by 5:00 pm on Friday April 9th. Register

Elevator Construction Apprenticeship - Interested in assembling, installing, and replacing elevators, escalators, dumbwaiters, moving walkways and other equipment in new or old buildings? Meet a woman Elevator Constructor, Nuria Navarrete!  Learn what she does and why she loves the work. Want more information? Please visit Seattle Local 19. 206-282-4885 smcginity@neiep.org www.iuec19.org

Students Exploring Pharmacy (STEP) Summer Program
A program designed to inspire high school students as they explore pharmacy as a career option. Students engage in hands-on activities that provide an introduction to pharmacy practice and perspective on the numerous ways a pharmacist contributes to improving people’s health—in ways that go far beyond dispensing medications. Apply by April 30th, here

Youth Force Virtual Youth Resource Fair on April 14th from 3:30-5:00! This event is limited to those ages 14-21 and will be held virtually due to COVID-19 regulations. We intend to have 20-30 companies and organizations participate and speak to teens about jobs and local opportunities! Sign up now!: bit.ly/YFVRF21 questions? yfcoordinator@positiveplace.org.

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!

Athletics

Varsity Girls Soccer! Now streaming on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RRider.live
Volleyball on Instagram live!  Account: roosevelt.volleyball

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

Advocacy

Advocacy Submission Process Open-Grassroots Advocacy. Powered by PTA.
Any PTA member is encouraged to submit an issue, resolution, or legislative principle that addresses concerns that affect children on a state-wide level. As a grassroots association, we rely on our members to provide the priorities that we will advocate for at the state level and within our communities. Learn more about our legislative priorities here and the history of our advocacy efforts here.

The submission process is now open. The deadline for submissions is June 1, 2021. Legislative issue submission information - Legislative principle submission information - Resolution submission information

Washington State PTA Legislative Report
Here’s the status on some bills of note:
  • E2SHB 1139, which would require testing and remediation of lead in drinking water, passed out of the Senate education committee without amendment and is now in the Senate Ways & Means Committee.
  • ESHB 1273, which would require schools to supply free menstrual products in bathrooms, passed out of the Senate education committee and is now in the Senate Ways & Means Committee.
  • EHB 1342, which would eliminate lunch co-pays for students who qualify for reduced-price lunches, passed out of the Senate education committee and is been passed to Rules Committee for second reading
  • ESSB 5044, which would require professional development on equity, cultural competency, and dismantling institutional racism, has passed the Senate and has now been referred to Rules 2 for review

Community Events and Resources

SkyHawk Spring & Summer Job Opportunities 
Skyhawks are looking for well-rounded individuals who have a passion for teaching youth about sports in a fun, safe, and interactive environment. Candidates need to have high-energy and also be responsible leaders focused on providing quality, safe camps, and classes. This is a great learning experience for individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in coaching, teaching, sport management or enjoy working with kids.  Apply Now

Parenting to Embrace Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Wednesday, April 21, 5:30 PM, FREE

Join educator Monique Marshall for the fifth installment of the Bush School’s virtual Parent University series. Learn how to raise the next generation to be more culturally competent and confident than many adults are. Monique will invite us to think about how we were brought up and offer a healthy and more holistic approach to raising our children. This interactive workshop is designed to invite dialogue and offer a framework for equity and inclusion work at home and in school. Advanced registration is required, but there is no cost associated with your ticket.

 

Services

Student Meals
Students 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. *new change, meals no longer available for adults

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.

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
  • New site: the Roosevelt High School technology resource center will open March 23.
  • Closure: the John Marshall Building technology resource center closed on March 19.
Find a schedule and all locations on the Technology Resource Center page.

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.

 

Volunteer

Earn Community Service Hours in our own community by volunteering every Sunday from 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm, NE 65th Street under the I-5 bridge. Volunteers serve home cooked meals. Service includes setting-up/taking down tables and chairs, serving food, separating trash/recycle or handing out toiletries. Are you in? Sign up for the next serving date and be put on the mailing list: ravennapopupkitchen@gmail.com. 

University Food Bank (https://www.udistrictfoodbank.org/involved/). Ages 15-17 accompanied by a parent/guardian. MAGPAKPANTRY@UDISTRICTFOODBANK.ORG. Hannah (Volunteer Coordinator) 206-523-7060 ext. 706. Description: Volunteers are helping to distribute food to customers 6 days a week. Volunteers assist with packing premade non-perishable boxes, shopping for customers, sorting donations, restocking shelves and helping maintain a clean and safe grocery store.

Volunteer to Connect With Older Adults
RHS students looking for a volunteer opportunity can enroll in the Sages and Seekers program. This program pairs students with older adults to have conversations about life and work to dismantle the stigma around aging.

Internship & Volunteer Opportunities

 
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