February 26, 2021
Wednesday, March 3 - Rising 7th grade Special Ed Orientation for parents (see below)
Thursday, March 4 - Rising 7th grader orientation and academic fair presentation (see below)
Friday, March 5 - Interim Report cards
Wednesday, March 10 - 7th Grade Counselors at Greene (individual meetings-student scheduling)
Thursday, March 11 - 7th Grade Counselors at Greene (individual meetings-student scheduling)
March 15-19 - SPRING BREAK - NO SCHOOL
AIR Testing Information
As you may know, earlier this week the federal government announced that they would not be offering state testing waivers. This means we will be administering AIR tests to students. Below you will find the dates for each test.
While the testing waiver will not be granted, the tests will not hold the same level of accountability for districts as they have in the past. Scores will not be published or used for district/building report cards and there will be no penalties or enforcement for test performance or participation levels. Results will not be used for teacher evaluations. Students will not be retained or placed in leveled classes based on their results for classes at the Greene School.
If there is a reason your child will not be testing, you will need to email Mr. Tudor (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the reason. Please let us know if there are any questions.
Reading-Tuesday, April 6th and Wednesday, April 7th 8:30-10:30
Science-Thursday, April 15th and Friday April 16th 8:30-10:00
Math-Tuesday, April 20th and Wednesday April 21st 8:30-10:15
Reading-Thursday, April 8th and Friday, April 9th 8:30-11:00
Math-Thursday, April 22nd and Friday, April 23rd 8:30-10:15
Transition Information for Rising 6th Graders
Save the Date! We are tentatively planning our Get Connected to EHG Day for August 16, 2021. This is the day students and parents can come to the Greene School to pick up their chromebook, have their picture taken, drop off school supplies, and tour the school.
Transition to the Junior High
Reminder for Rising 7th Grade Parents/Guardians:
Please keep an eye on your mailbox next week for scheduling information for next school year. It includes an important scheduling planning sheet, an “at a glance” course planner, information on immunizations, and information regarding additional support courses that your child may need. Have a great weekend!
Junior High Course Planner now available online!: The 7th Grade Junior High course planner can be found on the Junior High website via the Counseling Page: Sycamore Junior High School → Counseling → Course Planner & Scheduling
Week of March 1st: A mailer including important scheduling information will be mailed home for Rising 7th grade students.
March 3rd: Rising 7th grade Special Education Orientation for parents at 7:00pm via Live Google Meet. Google Meet Link
March 4th: Rising 7th grader orientation and academic fair presentation posted on Junior High Website in the evening (can watch at your convenience)
Week of March 8th: Junior High Counselors will meet with F2F and Virtual Students to make elective course choices.
Week of March 25th: Students will receive course verification sheets listing selected courses.
Keep an eye out for updates and reminders in the newsletter!
Greene School Talent Show!
The Greene School Student Council is sponsoring a Virtual Talent Show!
Your child (ren) will have the option to enter a virtual talent show. This is an optional activity, it is not a competition, and there will be no winner. Since we are doing our talent show virtually this year, your child(ren) will submit their video on a Flipgrid. All Greene School Students, no matter their grade or learning form this year, will have the same Flipgrid. The rules state that acts can be done in a group, but ultimately that decision is up to you. If your child(ren) does (do) choose to enter, be sure that all acts are in before the 5th of March. Talent show acts have to be done at home. Teachers will be able to view the Flipgrids and they will be encouraged to share them during Flex on March 12. Please know that only people inside of the Sycamore School District will be able to see this.
For more information and rules, please click on the link below.
From our school nurse
Attention: Parents of 6th Grade Students
Two immunizations are required by the state of Ohio (ORC 3313.67) before the start of 7th grade. Tdap (tetanus, diptheria, and pertussis booster) and Meningitis (MCV4). Your child may already have had them at their 11 year old check up. If so please obtain a copy of those immunizations. If not, please make an appointment for your students to get these two immunizations. Once you have obtained copies of TDAP and MCV4, send them to Laurie Dobrowolski RN at E.H. Greene Intermediate School. Thank you!
Fax: (513) 792-6172
From our Cafeteria - Menu for the week of March 1-5
Lunches for the week will include Chicken Nuggets with pretzel, Turkey Hot Dog, Cincinnati Chili Spaghetti, Pancakes with egg and sausage, and French Bread Pizza! Remember breakfast is available every day, the students can't miss us, we are at both entrances!
Just like it has been all year Breakfast and Lunch are Free.
If your student(s) are quarantined at home and you would like access to school meals, you can sign up for the virtual meal curbside pick up by registering here and get meals this way until you are back at school. All meals are free to ALL students. Find out more information about pick-up times, locations, and FAQs by clicking here.
From Child Nutrition
FREE MEALS FOR ALL SYCAMORE STUDENTS EXTENDED
For all of the families that have been taking advantage of the free breakfast and lunches for ALL Sycamore schools and students this opportunity had been EXTENDED until the end of the 2020-21 school year!
All Sycamore families can enjoy free breakfast and free lunch all school year long.
Click here for more details for face to face families.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently authorized the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) through the 2020-2021 school year. To qualify for P-EBT during the 2020-2021 school year, children must be approved for free or reduced-price meals either in the 2019-2020 or the 2020-2021 school years.
If families qualify for free or reduced price meals LAST school year and you have not filled out a form yet for the 2020-21 school year, it is important that you fill out a form again this school year if you feel you will qualify.
If families did not qualify for free and reduced priced meals last school year but believe they might this school year due to financial changes during this unprecedented time please fill out a free and reduced price meal application online here. Any families who qualify this school year will not only receive P-EBT for each student they have in the district, but also receive free or reduced priced meals for the first 30 days of next school year.
We understand that everyone is receiving free meals this school year, but filling out this form is necessary for ANY other benefit that it provides - this includes but is not limited to the P-EBT through ODJFS, fee waivers, extracurricular waivers, building assistance programs, etc.
More information on filling out a free and reduced price meal application can be found here.
Contact the Child Nutrition Department with any further questions. (513) 686-1796.
After School Activities starting soon
Here are the starting dates for additional after school activities/clubs that will begin soon. Registration information will be coming in the next couple of weeks.
Girls' Running Club - Week of April 12 - Wednesday session added!
"Thank you for your interest in Greene Lightning Girls Running Club! Due to high demand, we have opened up a Wednesday session starting on April 14th. We will meet from 3pm-4pm after school. Dates are as follows: April 14th, April 21st, April 28th, May 5th, and May 12th. Click below for the link to sign up. I will only be accepting the first 20 responses I receive. THANK YOU!"
Girls' Basketball - Monday, April 26
Here is the link to sign up for Girls' Basketball
Please see the Activity Brochure at the end of this newsletter for more club descriptions and information on how to sign up.
Greene School Yearbook - Uploading photos
We realize this has been a most challenging school year and we would like you to help us with our yearbook photos. We want to ensure that all of our Greene students appear in the yearbook, and we would also like to show what student life has been like at the Greene School.
If your student was not photographed during our two fall picture days, you may upload a portrait to a website, which Jostens has created for Greene School photos. Please be sure to include name, grade, and homeroom. The website allows parents to upload photos directly to our yearbook "library." You will "choose a file", enter your email address, and fill in the requested information. Also, if you have any photos of your student(s) engaging in school sponsored activities, you may also upload those photos as well. Here is the website.
This website will be available until March 15, 2021. Thank you for your assistance in making the Greene School yearbook a memorable one!
Order Your Greene School Yearbook Now!
Enter your school code which is 201557, then click "Go to your school account login".
Next, click on the link below your school name.
Login if you are a returning user or register as a "new user."
Now you are ready to purchase the Greene School Yearbook!
Mindpeace Resources - Mental Health and What to Look for During COVID
Mindpeace has shared this "presentation" for educators and parents to know and understand warning signs of distress during COVID in kids. Here is a link to this resource.