Roosevelt High School

College Ready – Career Focused – Committed to a Just World

6941 N. Central StPortland , OR 97203Ph (503) 916-5260Fx (503) 916-2704

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  • Hoodies Up Day volunteers needed

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    Attention Parents: Volunteers needed! Our annual Hoodies Day is quickly approaching and we are in need of parent volunteers for our Banner Nights on Thursday, January 30th, Friday, January 31st, and February 4th from 4 to 7 pm. Please come spend a few hours helping our students with materials as we work to black out the school and pay tribute to Trayvon Martin's life. Email or send a text to 503-395-7158 to let us know you'll be there. 
  • Panda Express fundraiser for CommuniCare

    It's time for the second Panda Express fundraiser to raise money for Roosevelt Theatre's CommuniCare Group. The fundraiser is on Mon. Jan. 27 from 5-9 P.M. at the Panda Express on N. Lombard at Interstate. Anyone wanting to donate must bring the digital or paper flyer with them and present it when you purchase. All funds raised will be matched 10:1 this spring and granted back into the local St Johns arts community

  • Roosevelt Finals Schedule

    This year, Roosevelt's finals schedule will align with the other PPS high schools. Our first semester finals week will be:
    Monday:        No school (MLK Day)
    Tuesday:        Periods 1 - 8 
    schedule for Jan 21  
    Wednesday:   Periods 1, 2, and 4
    finals day 1  
    Thursday:      Periods 5, 6, and 8
    finals day 2  
    Friday:           Periods 3 and 7
     finals day 3
  • Fried Chicken Fundraiser

    Dub's Famous Fried Chicken school fundraisers header  

    Dub's St. Johns is a soul food restaurant located at 8727 N. Lombard inside of Marie's. The restaurant has been supporting local North Portland schools for the past 6 years with fried chicken fundraisers. By giving 100% of the proceeds from the sale of their Famous Fried Chicken Dinners, Dub's has helped schools and students in our neighborhood with an infusion of funds.
    Every Tuesday beginning at 5pm, Dub's will sell Fried Chicken Dinners that consists of 2 pieces of chicken, mac & cheese and garlic mashed potatoes for the price of $15. Each school has a date on which they will receive 100% of the proceeds of the sale from these dinners. Roosevelt's date is March 24 (during spring break), beginning at 5:00 PM.

Weekly Memo

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  • Weekly Memo - January 21

    Roosevelt Weekly Memo to Families
    Tuesday, January 21, 2020

    College Ready Career Focused Committed to a Socially Just World

    Dear families,

    This week is finals week.  Please make sure your student gets a good night sleep and something to eat each day.  Students have flex time at the end of each day this week to talk with teachers, finish tests, and complete any work that needs to be turned in.  Please take a moment to look at ParentVue and ask your student about specific classes to make sure they get everything done by Friday.  Next week is a four day week (teacher planning day is Monday).  We are looking forward to starting the second semester next Tuesday!

    Go Riders! 

    KD Parman, Principal 
  • Weekly Memo - January 13

    Roosevelt Weekly Memo to Families
    Monday, January 13, 2020

    College Ready ‐ Career Focused ‐ Committed to a Socially Just World

    Dear Roosevelt families,

    It looks like the winter weather is going to miss Portland this week.  I know students love a snow day, but I am glad that we will, most likely, have a full week of school to ensure students are going into finals prepared with as much class time as possible this week.  Our finals schedule is a little different than it has been in past years, so please look it over and make sure you and your student know when they are taking each of their final exams. Flex time - during finals - is a great time to complete assessments and talk with teachers.  Please make sure you student is on time to school this week and next to prepare for final exams.  

    For our freshmen and sophomores - it is very important that our students pass their classes to ensure they are on track to graduate.  9th grade students who are on track to graduate are FOUR TIMES more likely to graduate from high school. Getting good habits in place in 9th grade is very important for students’ success in high school and beyond!  On Track means students are passing all of their core classes and are passing at least six of their eight classes each year. We have started talking with our 9th graders about being on track and also that B’s are better!  Sure, it’s great to have Cs in your classes (and be passing), but it’s also important to work on earning Bs or better in all of your classes. Make sure you check Parent Vue to see how your student is doing. If they are failing or have a C ask your student what they can be doing to improve their grade before the semester.  If they don’t know - feel free to email or call the teacher and ask! It takes all of us working together to ensure students graduate from Roosevelt college and career ready with a plan. Thank you for all you do at home to ensure your student in on a mission to graduate from Roosevelt!

    Go Riders! KD Parman, Principal
  • Weekly Memo - January 6

    Roosevelt Weekly Memo to Families
    Monday, January 6, 2020

    College Ready Career Focused Committed to a Socially Just World


    Dear Roosevelt families,

    Happy New Year!  As we start up the new year, please remember that finals are right around the corner.  This Saturday, we will have Saturday School from 9:00 to noon.  We will provide breakfast and teachers will be available to help students.  Your student can come for the morning, make-up work, and make sure they are on track for the end of the semester.  Remind your student that there are flex days this week and next.  

    Go Riders!                                                                                                                                         KD Parman, Principal 

  • Weekly Memo - December 16


    Monday: B day

    Tuesday: A day

    Wednesday: B day

    Thursday: A Flex day

    Friday: B Flex day



    Dec 16-18: Bring It On: The Musical rehearsals (3:30pm - 9:00pm)

    Dec 18:  Site Council (4:00 - 5:00 PM in room 105)

    Dec 19: Winter Concert (7:00pm)

    Dec 23-31: Schools Closed


    Jan 1-3: Schools Closed

    Jan 6: Students return to classes

    Jan 6-10: Spring Production: Bring It On The Musical Rehearsals (3:30pm - 9:00pm)

    Jan 7: Coffee with the Principal  (8-9am: Spanish and 9-10am: English in Room 105)

    Jan 13-17: Spring Production: Bring It On The Musical Rehearsals (3:30pm - 9:00pm)

    Jan 20: Schools & District Offices Closed (Martin Luther King Day)

    Jan 21: All Period Day

    Jan 21-24: Spring Production: Bring It On The Musical Rehearsals (3:30pm - 9:00pm)

    Jan 22:  Site Council (4:00 - 5:00 PM in room 105)

    Jan 22-24: First Semester Finals

    Jan 24: Second Grading Period Ends

    Jan 27: Teacher Planning Day (No School)

    Jan 28-29: Spring Production: Bring It On The Musical Rehearsals (3:30pm - 9:00pm)

    Jan 30: Winter Acting Showcase (3:30pm - 9:00pm)

    Jan 31: Winter Assembly (9:39-10:31)

    Jan 31: Spring Production: Bring It On The Musical Rehearsals (3:30pm - 9:00pm)


    SPOTLIGHT - This is a place to introduce you to a staff member or partner who helps our students or parents, and who you might not have met. To find other family resources, check out the Family Resource Directory on the RHS website.

    Jessica Willis, MSW
    M4C: Mobilizing for College (formerly GEAR UP)

    Hi! My name is Jessaca Willis and I coordinate the College Advocate Mentor (CAM) program with GEAR UP at Roosevelt. My job is to support CAMs in engaging classes in more conversations around college identity and college readiness. Our program provides classroom-based mentoring (so, different from the usual 1:1 model) and we are currently working with 11th and 12th grades (next year we'll be with 9th and 12th). Please reach out to me if you have any questions or are interested in learning more about our college student mentors and how they support classrooms!

    Steve Smith
    Office of College & Career Readiness
    (971) 200-0474

    Hello. My name is Steve Smith. I am the GEAR UP TOSA (Teacher on Special Assignment) for the Roosevelt Cluster. I am currently working with Roosevelt High School, George Middle School, Astor K-8, and Chavez K-8. My role is to help build and facilitate relationships between families, students,  and teachers. I also work with College Access Mentors and teachers to enrich curriculum and provide college and career exposure opportunities. Our current cohorts are 7th and 8th grade as well as 11th and 12th grade. Utilizing the Transformative Data Inquiry Project (TDIP Survey), we are able to capture student voice and begin to adopt a pedagogy and curriculum that reflects the unique needs of our students. Our program supports teachers by providing near peer mentors in our partner schools. These mentors provide classroom enrichment opportunities to students. I also work with teachers to develop targeted strategies of instruction to ensure that all students are successful. Please come see me in the in the Counseling Annex (109M) if you have any questions. Thank you. 



    Athletics - Next week is the last week before we head out to Winter Break!  Here is a link to next week’s events. GO RIDERS!! - Sanjay

    Mental Health Corner - Are you a parent/guardian/caregiver who is struggling with a child/teen’s behaviors? Collaborative Problem Solving is an approach that has been used for many years to help kids and caregivers understand that kids do well if they can. This means we change our way of looking at those challenging behaviors to see them as kids not having the skills they need to manage what comes up for them.

    OHSU’s Collaborative Problem Solving program is offering an 8 week, online-only, parent class. It will “meet” from 6-7:30 pm each Monday. Scholarships are available to cover part or all of the cost of the class. Please find more info at this link. -Caitlin Clark, Roosevelt Family Therapist,

    Flex Days - Next week, we have flex days on Thursday and Friday. Which teachers are available each day? Here’s the schedule for this year:

    Thursdays: math, science, PE, health, visual and performing arts, CTE, and SpEd teachers

    Wednesdays & Fridays: English, social studies, AVID, world language, immersion, and ELD teachers

    Picking a student up for an appointment? Please send a handwritten, signed note with your student, with the specific time, date and reason they need to leave, as well as their name and yours. They can show the note to their teacher, to leave class early, then drop the note off in the attendance office so that Lisa Greenwood can enter the reason into Synergy. 

    Holiday Cookie Exchange - Come participate in a fun, easy cookie exchange. This Wednesday, December 18th, bring 24 home-baked treats (and empty containers for yourself) to the family room (105) at lunch (11:30 AM). Each baker will take a few cookies from everyone else’s batches, and leave with an assortment of treats. This year, let’s each donate a cookie from our own batches, to make an assortment for our favorite Roosevelt group (we’ll vote on the group—maybe the health clinic? Our Teen Parent services coordinator? The counseling center? Another idea?). RSVP to Kim Castle ( so we know how many folks will participate. 

    Library Corner - 

    Friends, please use and widely share this document on doing easy research using PPS resources.  Let's get students using databases!

    All your favorite authors can be watched on this channel!

    Text YES to 68453 -  Parents, if you would like to receive our event reminder text messages, and have not been getting them, please text YES to 68453. You can opt out at any time. If you have TMobile, you may get a message saying “access denied,” in which case TMobile can walk you through getting access to use short codes.                    

    From your Roosevelt Supporter Club (formerly PTSA) - 

    Merchandise Sales: We’ll be selling our gear through halftime at the final home basketball game before winter break on Friday, December 20th. If you’re looking for something for your favorite Rider, this is a great time to check out what’s available!

    Ticket Selling Opportunities: Thank you to the volunteers who’ve signed up to help with ticket sales. There are still 12 more home sporting events between now and the end of February that need volunteer ticket sellers. It’s an easy, two-hour gig and helping out makes you eligible to receive some great RSC gear! Check your calendar and sign up to help today!

    Concessions Captain Training: We’re looking for two or three more adults to help out in concessions during the Winter Season! Students, coaches, and teachers run concessions but are supervised by a Concessions Captain. This person is on hand to open and close concessions, answer questions, provide a little training to the students and other volunteers, and count the money at the end of the evening. On Friday, December 20th, you can come to learn more about this super fun role! The training starts at 5 pm. Please email if you’ll be able to attend or if you’d like more information. We’d love to have you join us!

    Clothing Closet: Your gently used coats, hats, scarves, hoodies, and other warm gear are always appreciated at the RHS Clothing Closet. If you’ve got an item or three to pass along, donations can be dropped off at the main office.

    Want More Info? Check out our website, follow us on Facebook or Instagram and sign up for our mailing list.


Noticias Semanales

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  • Noticias Semanales 13 de enero

    Noticias Semanales para las Familias de Roosevelt

    Lunes, 13 de enero de 2020

    Listos para la Universidad, Enfocados en la Carrera, Comprometidos con un Mundo de Justicia.

    Estimadas familias de Roosevelt,

    Al parecer Portland va a extrañar la nieve esta semana. Sé que a los estudiantes les encantaría tener un día de nieve, pero me alegro de que, muy probablemente, tengamos una semana completa de clases para asegurar que los estudiantes vayan a las finales preparados con la mayor cantidad de tiempo posible esta semana. Nuestro calendario de exámenes finales es un poco diferente al de los últimos años, así que revíselo y asegúrese de que usted y su estudiante sepan cuándo tomarán cada uno de sus exámenes finales. El tiempo flexible -durante las finales- es un buen momento para completar evaluaciones y hablar con los maestros. Asegúrese de que su estudiante llegue a tiempo a la escuela esta semana y la próxima para prepararse para los exámenes finales.


    Para nuestros estudiantes de primer año y segundo año, es muy importante que nuestros estudiantes aprueben sus clases para asegurarse de que estén en tiempo para su graduación. Los estudiantes de noveno grado que estén en tiempo para su graduación tienen CUATRO VECES más probabilidades de graduarse de la escuela preparatoria. ¡Establecer buenos hábitos en el noveno grado es muy importante para el éxito de los estudiantes en la escuela preparatoria y más allá! En tiempo significa que los estudiantes están aprobando todas sus clases básicas y que aprueben al menos seis de sus ocho clases cada año. ¡Hemos comenzado a hablar con nuestros alumnos de noveno grado acerca de estar en tiempo para su graduación y también de que obtener calificaciones de B es mucho mejor! Claro, es genial tener Cs en sus clases (y aprobar), pero también es importante trabajar para obtener calificaciones Bs o más altas en todas tus clases. Asegúrese de revisar ParentVue para ver cómo está su estudiante. Si están fallando o tienen una C, pregúntele a su estudiante qué pueden hacer para mejorar su calificación antes de que finalice el semestre. Si no lo saben, ¡no dude en enviar un correo electrónico o llamar al maestro y preguntar! Se requiere de todos nosotros trabajar juntos para garantizar que los estudiantes se gradúen de Roosevelt preparados para la universidad y la carrera de Roosevelt con un plan. ¡Gracias por todo lo que hace en casa para asegurar que su estudiante tenga la propósito de graduarse de Roosevelt!

    ¡Adelante Jinetes!
    KD Parman, Directora

  • Noticias Semanales 6 de enero

    Noticias Semanales para las Familias de Roosevelt
    Lunes, 6 de enero de 2020

    Listos para la Universidad, Enfocados en la Carrera, Comprometidos con un Mundo de Justicia.

    Estimadas familias de Roosevelt,

    ¡Feliz año nuevo! Al comenzar el nuevo año, recuerde que las finales están a la vuelta de la esquina. Este sábado tendremos sábado de escuela de 9:00 hasta el mediodía. Proporcionaremos desayuno y habrá maestros disponibles para ayudar a los estudiantes. Su estudiante puede venir por la mañana, recuperar trabajos y asegurarse de que está en camino para el final del semestre. Recuerde a su estudiante que hay días flexibles esta semana y la próxima.

    ¡Adelante Jinetes!
    KD Parman, Directora

  • Noticias Semanales 16 de diciembre

    Noticias Semanales para las Familias de Roosevelt
    Lunes, 16 de diciembre de 2019

    Listos para la Universidad, Enfocados en la Carrera, Comprometidos con un Mundo de Justicia.

    Estimadas familias de Roosevelt,
    A medida que nos acercamos a las vacaciones de invierno, siempre me tomo un momento para pensar en todas las cosas maravillosas que ya han sucedido este año escolar. Nuestro primer coro en años, nuestra mayor inscripción, el fútbol calificó para el torneo estatal. ¡Todos estos eventos muestran que Roosevelt está en ascenso! Estoy muy orgullosa de nuestros estudiantes, maestros y comunidad. Gracias por todo lo que hace para apoyar a su estudiante. ¡Felices vacaciones!

    ¡Adelante Jinetes!
    KD Parman, Directora

  • Noticias Semanales 9 de diciembre

    Noticias Semanales para las Familias de Roosevelt
    Lunes, 9 de diciembre de 2019

    Listos para la Universidad, Enfocados en la Carrera, Comprometidos con un Mundo de Justicia.

    Estimadas familias de Roosevelt,

    ¡Diciembre ha tenido un gran comienzo! ¡La asistencia diaria de los estudiantes aumentó en cada período de clase la semana pasada! Gracias por su trabajo recordando a sus estudiantes que deben llegar a tiempo y en clase todos los días. Los deportes de invierno han comenzado, y esperamos que nuestros Riders representen a Roosevelt en toda la ciudad en los próximos meses. ¡Que tenga una buena semana!

    ¡Adelante Jinetes!
    KD Parman, Directora


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