Thursday, June 20, 2013

Information about Roosevelt Middle School

 Information as best as I can remember


(Burgundy, Grey, White, Khaki, Beige, Black)

RMS logo polo shirts (that can be purchased at the school or from LandsEnd)
School color polo with collar and buttons (without logo)
School clubs and event T-shirts only

Khaki pants, shorts (for both boys and girls), skirts (for girls)
Girls can also wear school color plaid (grey/burgundy)

RMS logo sweatshirts available through the school and at
Plain sweatshirts no writing or other logo, solid color (burgundy/marron, beige, grey, black)
Cardigan (burgundy/maroon, white, grey, khaki/beige, black - solid or stripes)
Jackets (burgundy/marron, khaki/beige, grey, black)

PE Clothes:
Shirts $6 (solid grey or white)
Shorts $11 (grey, burgundy/maroon) 
Locks for the PE lockers can be brought from home or can be purchased at the school. School purchase is recommended so if there is a problem with lock/combo etc., the school can solve it.

Many of the above clothing items can be purchased at the school, various stores including Marios on El Cajon, JC Pennys etc. Uniforms can also be purchased online at using Prefered School #900152158.

School Schedule

Orientation on August 22 at 10 am

First day of school is Sept. 3
Schedules by grade levels will be posted that morning
REMEMBER that Sept 3 is a short day - plan accordingly

1st bell: 7:25 am
Start time: 7:30 pm
End time: 2:28 pm

Short day schedule on Tuesday out at 1:20

Lunch for 6th graders is 11:16-11:46

The day consists of 7 periods which include:

2 periods of english/language arts (with the same teacher but at different times)
1 period humanities
1 period math
1 period science (science and math are in 2 hour a block with the same teacher)
1 language (Spanish or French)
1 PE

(Class sizes will be 20-24 to one)

School events:

Day of Peace: Peace sign day
Walk for a group or charity
Sophia Day: Health Day when they give back to Rady Children's Hopital
IB Festival/Open house


Ride Bike
Bus (route 7)
Magnet students have access to a bus if they are 5 miles away or further. Inquire with the office for details
Parent Drop off
(When dropping off students Zoo drive is the best. Upas is used for school bus loading and unloading and is very congested - no double parking, tickets are given)


No cost for lunch
lunches can be brought from home
Snacks can be purchased with cash or account (application for account is in the back of the school package)

Course Placement:

You will need to turn in the cards that were sent home from Birney.
You need to indicate whether your language choice is Spanish or French
Placement tests for Math, French and Spanish are at the beginning of the year.
Students will be placed in courses initially based on transcript, 2013 (5th grade) standardized test results and GATE identification, and then adjustments will be made to class assignments based on placement test results.


All students must have a planner so that they can make notes about homework, where teachers can send notes to the parents.
Planners should be checked nightly by parents.

Ways Parents can connect:

- Parent Connect an online resource
- Email teachers or counselors
- Call teachers or counselors
- Write note to teacher in student planner

Parent Involvement:

- you can be on campus, in classroom, or attend events
- attend meeting with teachers and counselors
- volunteer at the school
- volunteer in the classroom
- help with the before and after school programs and/or clubs
- supervise during lunches
- help with back to school night
- join the PTA
-serve on School Site Council

Volunteers who work with kids, need to be TB tested and background screened by FBI/CIA and finger printed.


- If your child will be absent you must call the school within 72 hours
- Ask for missed work (or check on Parent Connect)
- You can make up a missed day by attending Saturday School
- Make your appointments for you children on short days after school is out.

After School Programs:

Primetime provided by the Mission Valley YMCA.
This is free but tightly restricted. You must attend it 5 days a week till 5 pm--if you miss days, you are subject to removal.

Fee-Based After School also provided by YMCA, is available 1-5 days as needed

Both of the above include after school homework groups (1 hour)
and include clubs.

Clubs Only allows students not in either after-school program access to clubs. The cost for clubs vary but are free to Primetime students.

Some of the clubs that RMS has are:

- Garden Club
- CSI Club
- Junior Theater
- Girls in Science
- MESA (Math, Engineering, Science)
- Cheer
- Sports (Vollyball, Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, Tennis) you must maintain a 2.0 GPA to participate in Sports
- Tennis - free tennis lessons every Tuesday.

Cell Phones:

You may bring cell phones to school. They must be turned off during the school day. If you are caught with your phone on, talking or texting, you phone will be confiscated.

Social Media:

Although RMS can not control the use of social media, it is discouraged. Facebook and other sites require you to be at least 14.
- If you choose to let your kids have social media accounts, please monitor them.
- If your child is involved in any online bullying, gossip or other activities that affect others at Roosevelt, it will be dealt with by the school.