Sycamore Leaf

February 12, 2022

Principal's Report and Health Updates

We were happy to receive a formal letter on Wednesday from the LACDPH. The letter verified our lack of positive cases over the past 10 days and lifted the "outbreak" status for our school. Though positive cases are to be expected moving forward, we are glad to see numbers improving around us. We continue to depend upon everyone's support and communication. It is essential that everyone is feeling well while at school. Ask your child how they are feeling before leaving for school, and keep your student at home if any symptoms are present. Use our 24 hour attendance line, 909-398-0325, to contact Norma or email her using our NEW ATTENDANCE email at

As numbers of positive COVID cases and hospitalizations continue to decline in the community, we anticipate changes in the protocols put in place during the surge. Please know we will update you as soon as that occurs.

PCR testing for COVID-19 will continue to be required prior to the return to school if COVID symptoms are present. CUSD will continue to provide testing at school sites (see below). If this is your first time attending one of our testing sites, see the link below to access a one-time testing form.

Student Testing Form

Adult Testing Form

CUSD's Weekly Testing Sites this week:

Tuesday: at Vista del Valle Elementary from 2:45-3:45 PM.

Wednesday: at Sumner-Danbury Elementary from 1:00-2:00 PM

Thursday: at Taylor Hall, just above CHS from 3:30-5:00 PM

Testing can also be obtained through one of the resources below or your physician:

Kindergarten Registration

Children who will be five years old by September 1, 2022 are eligible to be a part of this fall's kindergarten class. Registration days for Sycamore's kindergarten are this week: February 15, 16 and 17. Please see the Student Services link of the district website to complete the registration process.

Please be aware: the eligibility age for transitional kindergarten has changed, any child that turns 5 years old between September 2 and February 2 is eligible for transitional kindergarten.

The Talent Show is coming soon!

Each February, we host an Annual Sycamore Talent Show to give students an opportunity to share their talents and skills with an audience of friends and family. All students are able to participate. They need only to ensure their performance is well-planned and appropriate for our young audience. This year, our show will be virtual. On Sunday, February 27, we will open the Talent Show for the entire school and families to enjoy.

Participants will upload a performance-ready video of their act to Mrs. Stanger between February 15 and February 23. The video needs to formatted as .MP4 and submitted to the Talent Show Google Folder using this link. Students will be notified by February 24 if their act needs to be revised in any way. Students need to submit a signed permission slip to participate. Please email the completed permission slip to Mrs. Stanger at or bring it to school by February 23. Here are the parameters for acts:

· Students may appear in only one individual or group act. Accompaniment may be provided by those in your home.

· Joint acts can be created by editing separate videos into one or by having participants follow the current protocols for masking and distancing.

· Acts are limited to a maximum of 3 minutes.

· All acts (lyrics, background music, spoken material, movement, dress, etc.) must be appropriate for elementary aged students.


February 15 is the 100th Day of School!

Sycamore's Kindergarten Registration days are February 15, 16 and 17. (Registration is online. See notes above.)

Talent Show permission slips and videos are due by February 23.

Foothill Transit Public Outreach

Foothill Transit is currently in the public outreach process for the proposed cancellation of a route segment for Line 292 that serves the City of Claremont. Specifically, the segment serves El Roble Intermediate School and we want to make sure any potential riders are made aware so they can voice their feedback. More information about the proposal can be found at the below link:

We want to hear from you! (

A public hearing for community input will be on February 15th at 5:30 PM via zoom with the below details to register. Please consider joining to advocate for this resource.

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El Roble's Middle Years Program International Baccalaurette

During the 2022-2023 school year, all El Roble students will be exposed to the philosophy and curriculum of the Middle Years Program (MYP) International Bacceloreate (IB). As an introduction, El Roble staff will be hosting parent meetings to share tenets of the program and information on how the practices at El Roble will be shifting next year. Meeting dates continue this week. See the flyer for details.

Yearbook Orders

It's time to start ordering yearbooks!

Visit and use our school code 164860 then click on the link below "Sycamore." Purchase your child's book for $15.00 by April 2. If you have any questions, please contact Tina Hensley via email at

Thank you.

Sycamore and Uncommon Good Citrus Exchange

We hope you will continue to bring your family's excess citrus fruit to the side gates on Wednesdays. This allows fellow families to pick up fruit their family can use. Uncommon Good will pick up all remaining donations and distribute it to the families they serve. For additional information about Uncommon Good - please click here.

Independence Day Contest

The 2022 Independence Day Committee invites all Claremont students in grades K-6 to enter their ideas for the theme of the 72nd Annual Fourth of July Celebration. Each theme submitted must be five words or less and have no more than 36 characters. The student with the winning entry will receive fireworks tickets, a certificate, a special place in the parade and will lead the flag salute at the Flag Raising Ceremony.

The deadline to submit an entry in the Theme Contest is March 17, 2022. Entry forms are available at the event’s website, the Alexander Hughes Community Center (1700 Danbury Rd), and attached to this email.