The Navigator Newsletter

Sycamore Junior High Family Communication

January 13, 2023

We are half way there!!


Goodness me! We are officially half way through the school year. We have had so much fun watching your children laugh, learn, and grow. This is a lllooooooonnnnnngggggg weekend and we hope you enjoy every minute. Sleep in, enjoy your days off on Friday and Monday. Technically Friday is a Personal Learning Day so please ensure that your work is being completed & turned in. If you have any questions please email teachers directly.

For parents dropping off for Athletics this weekend, please be aware that the parking lot closest to 71 (bus lot) will be closed this Friday - Monday, due to Construction. Speaking of construction, we are still on schedule and moving toward completion of the building. You can see the Brick facade is up on the new auditorium and painting classrooms has begun. If you'd like to check out the new space please view the video below.

Who Dey!!

-Mrs. Schunk, Mr. Meyer, Mr. Cole

Mark you Calendar

  • January 13: No School Student Personal Learning Day

  • January 16: No School Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

  • January 19: 8th Grade Freshman Camp @ High School

  • January 24 & 25: MAP Testing (8-10:15am)

  • January 26: 2nd Quarter Report Cards Posted Online

  • January 31: Clubs and Activities Picture Day

  • February 6-10: Thank your School Counselor!! Nat'l School Counseling Week

  • February 8: Teacher Requested Family Conferences (Virtual Only)

  • February 10: Q3 Interim

  • February 16: Teacher Requested Family Conferences (In-Person & Virtual)

Walk Through the new Sycamore Junior High School! SHP 3D Design Renderings

Teacher Requested Family Teacher Conferences

We have a second round of Family/Teacher Conferences in February. These are teacher scheduled conferences (invite only). The teachers will individually reach out to the families of students they feel that a meeting would help with student achievement. A link will not be sent out for families to schedule a meeting; however, if a family has specific questions or concerns, they are always encouraged to reach out to the teacher at any point in the school year.

Schedule Planning for Next Year

Scheduling for the 2023-2024 school year is upon us! There are several activities that take place in January & February to help students plan and prepare for next year. A general outline of the items related to scheduling is provided below. We hope this will help students start thinking ahead.

Video link:

Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

Wellness Program Guidelines

Did you know that the Sycamore District has Student and Staff Wellness Program Guidelines that must be reviewed and updated every three years? Check out the latest updates here!

If anyone is interested in learning more about the District Wellness Committee, please contact

Big picture
Big picture

Hassle Free Fundraising

Don’t forget, if you are purchasing gift cards this Holiday Season you can help the Junior High PTO. Just purchase your gift cards through RaiseRight, it’s that simple! Click here to get started.
Big picture
Big picture

Do you have photos you would like to submit to the Yearbook Club?

Click HERE and find the “Submit Photos Here” button (you must be logged into a Sycamore account to upload)! We want to represent ALL students in this year's historic yearbook.

Daily Student Video Announcements

Check out this link to view our student created video announcements. Mrs. Jarvis does a fantastic job leading these students to take ownership of their learning while also providing a service to our school community!
Nurse Spot

To schedule an appointment with the School Nurse: New or Refill Medication. Please call 513-686-1760 to arrange to meet with the nurse. Non-Emergency walk-in drop-offs may not be able to be accommodated.

Speak Up/Save Lives

By calling or testing the statewide hotline



you can report anything that is suspicious or endangering you, your friends or school.