Greene Notes

September 18, 2020

Our Flight Pattern

Welcome to the E.H. Greene Intermediate School Newsletter! We will share important information and highlight the great things our students and teachers are doing at our school. You can expect this in your inbox each week on Friday afternoon.

Important Dates

Tuesday, September 22 - Picture Retake Day, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm - OLD GYM

Wednesday, September 23 - Reading MAP testing - am

Thursday, September 24 - Math MAP testing - am

Deadline to order calculators

The deadline to order a calculator is Friday, September 25. Please use the order form below.

Thank you.

Next Week is Spirit Week

SHS Homecoming looks quite a bit different this year, with no fans at the game and no parade. But that doesn't mean we can't celebrate, Sycamore! Join us next week for Homecoming Spirit Week, both at home and in all of our schools! Share your spirited photos on social media using the hashtag #AvesHomecoming
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Greene School T-Shirts

Please remember to send in your payment if you ordered a Greene School t-shirt. Please place cash or checks (made out to "Sycamore Schools") in an envelope with your child's name on it. Payments can be turned in to your child's homeroom teacher.

SYCAMORE SCHOOLS ATTENDANCE LINE

New this year: Sycamore Community Schools has established a centralized Sycamore Attendance Line. To report an absence for both face-to-face and virtual students, please call (513) 686-1707 and listen carefully to the prompts to make the appropriate selection for your child's school. We're asking both face-to-face and virtual families to report COVID-related illnesses by calling this line.
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Notes from the School Nurse

What a great start for this school year! Just a few reminders:

1. Perform the Daily COVID19 checklist with your child before school everyday.

2. Encourage them to continue to maintain social distancing at the bus stop and when entering and exiting school.

3. Keep an additional clean mask in their pencil pouch or backpack.

4. Praise them for all their great work so far.


Thank you,

Laurie Dobrowolski BSN, RN, LSN

E.H. Greene Intermediate School

dobrowolskil@sycamoreschools.org

Phone 513-686-1753

Fax 513-792-6172

From Child Nutrition

USDA and ODE passed a new waiver for all schools that participate in School Nutrition Programs. As of today, Sycamore Schools is now able to serve breakfast and lunch to all students for FREE until the waiver expires on December 31st (or until the allotted program funds are no longer available—whichever comes first.)

This does not change anything in the process of receiving breakfast or lunch at school for your Sycamore student other than that if a student makes a reimbursable school meal they will not be charged. A student has to take 3 components and one HAS to be ½ cup of fruit or vegetable for their meal to be considered reimbursable. Click on the links below for more information by learning model:

Virtual Learning- Free Meal Information

Face-to-Face- Free Meal Information

Breakfast and Lunch for Week of September 21 - 25

Just a few reminders... At Greene and in the elementaries all Breakfasts have to be pre- ordered and must be ordered by noon on the day before because we deliver breakfast to the classrooms. (Order Monday morning for Tuesday Morning) and all Monday orders must be in before noon on Fridays.


Menu for 9/21 thru 9/25

Monday - Breakfast - Cereal w/cheese sticks or donuts.

Lunch - Chicken Nuggets w/ pretzel rod or Cheeseburger or Hamburger, or Bagel Meal or Deli Sandwich.


Tuesday - Breakfast - Poptarts or Banana Bread

Lunch - Turkey Hot Dog or Chicken Patty Sandwich or Garden Salad or Deli Sandwich


Wednesday - Breakfast - Muffins w/yogurt or donuts

Lunch - Big Daddys Cheese or pepperoni Pizza o Cheeseburger or Homburger or Deli Sandwich or Bagel Meal


Thursday - Breakfast - Poptart or Benefit Oatmeal Bar

Lunch - Pancakes, egg and sausage or Chicken Patty Sandwich or Deli Sandwich or Garden Salad


Friday - Breakfast - Cereal w/cheese stick or Donuts

Lunch - Big Daddys Cheese or pepperoni Pizza or Cheeseburger or Hamburger or Deli Sandwich or Bagel Meal.

Notifying the school about an absence, dismissal changes, early pickups for your student...


In order to limit the transfer of paper this year, parent communication ( formerly done by a parent communication form) will be done through email. This would include a change of dismissal, leaving for an appointment, late arrival or an absence of any kind.


If it is necessary for a student to leave school early (before the regular dismissal time), or a child is being picked up by anyone other than the custodial parent, or is going home in any
way other than his/her typical procedure the parent should call or e-mail the school's main office prior to 2:00 PM. An email should be sent to ehgattendance@sycamoreschools.org. Parents should come to the school's main office to have the student called from class. Parents will remain outside the building. To ensure student safety, identification may also be required to pick up a student.

Updating Final Forms

As in the past, we need ALL parents or guardians to log into Final Forms and update any necessary changes for our 2020-2021 school year ASAP. Also newly added is a Covid-19 Parent Agreement that must be signed before the school year begins. You are required to sign the forms at the beginning of each new school year. A signature is also required after any update or as additional forms are added.


We are asking that ALL parents of students log into FinalForms and complete their forms for the 2020-2021 school year ASAP so that potential issues/problems/questions can be addressed before our return to school in September. Some forms require a student signature.


Changing your contact information

If you would like to make changes to your contact information, including email addresses, please go to Final Forms and make the changes. This will update the system. The parent 1 contact information is the most commonly used. The homeroom teachers are not able to make changes for you.

Reporting Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Incidence

In an ongoing effort to provide a safe learning environment, Sycamore is requesting parents, students, and staff to inform administration (or whoever) of any perceived incidences of harassment, intimidation, or bullying.


Per the Sycamore Board of Education policy JFCF, harassment, intimidation, and bullying are defined as any provoked and intentional written, verbal, electronic or physical act that a student has exhibited toward another particular student more than once and the behavior both:

  1. causes mental or physical harm to the other student; and

  2. is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for the other student.

To view the complete policy, visit www.sycamore schools.org, under the Board of Education tab, scroll down to “Policies”, search for policy “JFCF” and “JFCG-P”.


Sycamore will do everything possible to address any complaints of harassment, intimidation, and bullying. We encourage students, staff, parents, and community members to report this type of behavior to the district if help is needed to solve a problem.


To report an incident of harassment, intimidation, and bullying,

  1. Go to the district’s website, www.sycamoreschools.org or on the individual school’s website under “Bullying Prevention” to find the form.

  2. Report Bullying

  3. Fill the form on-line and submit it electronically.

  4. Hard copies of this form are available in each of the schools.

Complete the hard copy of the report form and turn it into the building principal.

The building principal or designee will promptly investigate all reported incidences.


It is difficult to investigate reported incidences that are anonymously submitted. However, every effort will be made to maintain the confidentiality of the reporter. Deliberate false reporting of harassment, intimidation, and bullying is prohibited.

Tech Help

If you need technical assistance, please send an email to : helpdesk@sycamoreschools.org. You may also call 513-686-1793; if no one answers, please leave a message and someone will give you a call back.

PTO NEWS!

Welcome to the 2020-21 school year at EH Greene! Although this year may look different, we plan to continue to support the staff and students at EH Greene like we always have. Your PTO membership is a great way to show your support and help us fund a variety of valuable programs.

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HOMEROOM PARENTS NEEDED! ARE YOU READY?

As we have in the past we are recruiting homeroom and wing parents for the 2020-2021 school year. As with much of this year their traditional role of organizing four class parties will be different. We do not yet know what, if anything, that will be - at least for this first semester. Please fill out this form (https://forms.gle/xVJLHEYCLxdu5tAW9) if you are interested in volunteering in the Homeroom Parent Role. If you have questions, please contact Ann Walker at (513)375-4297 or thebesthappens@aol.com

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PTO help wanted!

We know this school year does not look like any other school year, but the PTO is working hard to fill our volunteer slots in the event we can do some of our activities. As with other schools we are on hold for most of our activities. We are all hoping for some sort of normalcy, and fingers crossed we get there. Below you will find a google form to fill out for any committees or general volunteer positions for this school year. We know that some of these activities are unlikely, but in the event that something changes we would like to have people in the positions. There is a link to descriptions of each position in the introduction on the google form. Thank you for considering. Any questions can be directed to Betsy and Kathy at grptovpprog@sycamoreschools.org

https://forms.gle/3wFayjFmZhCjGygz5

Betsy Rinehart

Kathy Mercurio

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Photos from Picture Day are ready to view

E H GREENE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
Event Code: FE40920


YOUR PHOTOS ARE READY!

Good news! JostensPIX was recently at your school to photograph picture day,
and your student's photos are now available for viewing and ordering!


Click on the button below to get started.

VIEW AND ORDER PHOTOS HERE
https://shop.jostenspix.com

PHOTOS NOT APPEARING IN YOUR GALLERY?
FIND YOUR STUDENT USING EVENT CODE: FE40920DID YOU KNOW?

  • You can personalize your photos with a variety of backgrounds and
    text
  • Photos are shipped directly to your home
  • High-res digital downloads are available
  • If you have more than one child, you can order together and pay
    once

Helpful Instructions to find your student's photos on the Jostens website

Here are the instructions parents can follow if you do not have an email address associated with your student:

  1. Go to https://shop.jostenspix.com
  2. Create a free account
    1. Under the orange “Sign In” button, there is a link that says “First Time? Create free Account”…click here and it will take you to the registration page
    2. Enter the requested information (first and last name, email address and password)
  3. This will take you to the main landing page. Directly above the orange “Smile!” circle there is a sentence which reads “Click here to find your student and begin personalizing your photos.”
    1. Click on the blue, underlined word “here” which is a hyperlink
  1. You will now be on the “Search For Your Student” page
    1. Enter the school’s name
      1. As you begin typing, select the school name from the dropdown list that is displayed
      2. Our system does not support periods, so your school can be found by entering “E H Greene” (there is a space in between the E & H)
    2. Enter your Event Code: FE40920
    3. Enter your child’s first and last name
    4. Select the orange “Search” button
  1. Your child’s information will appear below. After the grade level there is orange text that reads “Add Student”…click that link
  2. A popup window will appear asking you to “Enter a Secure Access Code”
  3. Select the “Request Secure Access Code” button
    1. This will generate an approval request for the school to confirm/verify
      1. Please allow the school’s administrative team one – two business days to approve your request
  4. Once they have approved your request, you will be able to log in to the website and be taken directly to your student’s portraits

1N5 WARRIOR RUN - The Race For Life

Sycamore High School’s speak up AVES student group invites you to join our team for the annual 1N5 Warrior Run. This year’s event is a virtual “choose your own path” event that encourages participants to complete a 5K - YOUR WAY! The challenge runs from September 26 through October 10. Registration proceeds support the work of 1N5, our community partner, committed to mental health education across the state, city and our district. Sponsorship funds raised come directly back to Sycamore Schools to support mental health programming. Additionally, if Sycamore High School can win the high school challenge, they earn additional funds and opportunities to support mental health at Sycamore High School, and most of all, bragging rights! Visit our team page for more information and register or donate today!

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