Roosevelt High School 

Parent eNews  03.26.2021

School Announcements

Join the RHS Thrift Bag Rotation!
The RHS UThrift club has a rotating bag that you can donate clothes to, and take clothes from. You do not have to be a member to participate! You receive one credit for each item you donate. One credit earns you one piece of clothing! Reach out to us on Instagram @rhs_uthrift for more information!

Juniors! You can purchase a Junior class t-shirt by clicking here.

School Day Changes for Elementary and Students in an Intensive Service Pathway
All K-5 grade students and 6-12th grade students enrolled in an Intensive Service Pathway will be learning asynchronously (learning independently on planned learning activities) on March 29, 30, and 31 so that teachers can take training and prepare for the return of students on April 5. Educators will begin health and safety trainings and preparing classrooms for students. During the days the educators are in training, they will be unable to hold class remotely. Students enrolled in an Intensive Service Pathway, which include SEL, Moderate Intensive, Focus, Distinct, and Medically Fragile pathways, will be provided materials from their teacher.

PTSA Awards
Nominate your choice for the following awards. Write a paragraph about your choice for the Golden Acorn, Outstanding Advocate, Outstanding Student Advocate and/or Outstanding Educator Award. Send your nominations to Deadline April 5th. For more information, check out our 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!

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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

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! We are also selling raffle tickets to win a round of golf at Sand Point Country Club with Coach Max. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at the restaurant.

Roosevelt Choirs Virtual Concert
Tuesday, March 30
, 7pm on Zoom

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.


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

SAVE THE DATE This Moment in Asian Solidarity at Courageous Conversation Virtual Forum Monday March 29th 1:30pm PT
More information and Zoom link to follow.  Please invite your friends, family and colleagues.

“Girls Rise Up!” Saturday, March 27, 10:00 AM
The Root of Our Youth student organization hosts the next session of "Girls Rise Up". This weekly virtual gathering is designed for young women and female-identifying middle and high school and college age people. Discussion themes may include racial identity, internalized misogyny and healing.

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 Family Engagement Recap
The PTSA Race & Equity Committee held its first Family Engagement event last week. Over 40 parents, students, faculty, and prospective families attended. The group learned about the Race & Equity activities that have been underway at RHS for nearly a year, including teacher affinity groups and ongoing training on racism and inclusion, upcoming focus groups and school wide surveys to assess the culture and climate, the anti-racism resolution passed by the PTSA, and efforts to make it easier to report incidents. This was the first of a series of monthly gatherings intended to bring the community together to learn about each other, and to broaden our understanding of the complex issues we face in our schools and in our communities. The next event is on April 21st. Everyone is welcome! Registration information will be sent out closer to the date. Email or check the website 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

College Aid Workshop From Local Experts - Thursday, April 1, 7PM FREE
Local college choice authority Teri Thompson, test prep expert Greg Smith, and local college aid authority and radio host Albert Israel CFP, will be the speakers at a free virtual informational workshop addressing college financial aid, how that aid is assigned to individual families, how that aid can sometimes be increased, what role test prep plays, and how to pick the right college for your child. RSVP for this Zoom event.

Seattle Promise FAFSA/WASFA Workshops - March 23, 24, 25, 30, or April 1, from 4-6 PM
Students who are eligible for the Seattle Promise scholarship are required to complete their FAFSA or WASFA by April 15. Our Seattle Promise partners are offering several workshops to support all Seattle Public Schools students and families with completing the FAFSA and WASFA applications. All Seattle Public Schools students and their families are invited to attend, even if they have not applied to Seattle Promise. The workshops are free and offered in multiple languages.

Summer 2021 Online Intro to Radio Journalism Workshop (PAID) – Deadline Extended
In RadioActive Youth Media's fun, challenging, and hands-on virtual workshop, teens learn radio journalism and storytelling skills, build confidence, and work with others while creating a true radio story about one person. The 2021 workshop will be held online on Zoom, and will run from  July 12 thru August 6. This is a PAID opportunity open to teens ages 15-18 in the greater Seattle area (King, Pierce, Snohomish, and Kitsap counties). Youth earn $600 for completing the workshop.Deadline is May 4th. Apply Now

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

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

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!: questions?

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 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!

Performing Arts

Roosevelt Choirs Virtual Concert
Tuesday, March 30, 7pm on ZoomRoosevelt Choirs presents Project Planet: choir and photography students will share a video collaboration of seven original songs on Climate Change.

RHS Orchestra Boosters Spring Plants Fundraiser
Free delivery. Order thru April 14th. Plants will be delivered April 30 and May 1.

RHS Orchestra Celebrates Community Week - In celebration of Community week RHS Orchestra created this video to share with our community.


Varsity Girls Soccer! Now streaming on Facebook:
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


Washington State PTA Legislative Report
This week state Democrats will release their budget proposals. The budgets may be influenced by a recent rosy state revenue forecast. In addition to that good news, the American Rescue Plan signed into law by President Biden earlier this month is estimated to bring in $1.85 billion for K-12 education in Washington’s schools. School districts are required to reserve 20% of their share of these funds to address learning loss. The rest may be used to update ventilation systems, reduce class sizes to help with physical distancing requirements, buy PPE, and hire support staff, among other eligible activities. You can find more details about budgets and bills supported by WSPTA in the weekly 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 copays for students who qualify for reduced-price lunches, passed out of the Senate education committee and is now in the Senate Ways & Means Committee.
  • ESSB 5044, which would require professional development on equity, cultural competency, and dismantling institutional racism, has passed the Senate and is now in the House Education Committee.

Seattle Special Ed PTSA Provides Input on Student Isolation and Restraint
On March 22, the Seattle Special Education PTSA sent comments to SPS on proposed revisions to Policy 3246 regarding Restraint and Isolation. SPS plans to present a revised Policy 3246 to the School Board later this spring. The PTSA asked the District and School Board to commit to banning isolation of students and drastically reducing restraint of students as responses to student behavioral issues. Instead, the PTSA asks that schools adopt and implement positive behavior support programs to help prevent student behaviors that lead adults to believe they have no choice but to isolate or restrain the student.


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

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.

The Moth All Country Story Slam
All Country is a free, virtual, out-of-school performing arts project. High school students from all over the country meet to practice and perform Moth stories every Saturday for 7 weeks. The program ends with a performance for friends, family and fans. Applications are due March 22.



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  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
  • 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.



Internship & Volunteer Opportunities

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.

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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