The Navigator Newsletter

Sycamore Junior High's Parent Communication

October 8, 2021

Speak Up/Save Lives

By calling or testing the statewide hotline

- 844-SAFEROH -

- 844-723-3764 -

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

Coming Up

This Week:

  • October 13: Picture Retake Day - NEW DATE
  • October 15: No School - Staff Professional Development Day
  • October 16: Flight Fest (2K, 5K, 10K and fundraiser)


  • October 21, 22, 23: JH Play 7:00pm @ SHS
  • October 28: End of Quarter 1
  • October 29: No School - Teacher Records Day
  • November 11: 4:30-7:30pm - Parent Teacher Conferences (virtual)
  • November 12: No School - Parent-Teacher Conferences (virtual)

Picture Retake Day Oct 13

Strawbridge Studios will be at SJH for Picture retake/Make-up Day the morning of October 13th from 8:00am - 11:30 am.

Students who ordered photos and are having their pictures RETAKEN should bring their complete original picture package to turn in. Students having their photos taken for the first time do not need to do anything preparation.

Ordering is done entirely online at . Click on "Order Pictures and Yearbooks". Enter our picture code: FM375884 to begin the ordering process.

To make the distribution process easier, picture packages will be shipped directly to your home. When ordering, please use the name your student uses in school records.


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TAKE A run/walk – register for the 2K/5K/10K

Register for the 2K/5K/10K at

Volunteer for the OUTSIDE event!

Don't Cook! Raise Money for Flight Fest !

Eat out on Thursday, October 14 at Blue Ash Chili or Currito! Help the PTO!
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Silent Auction is Underway - Bid!!

Bid on the silent auction items at:

Flight Fest Flight Plan

Dear Sycamore Junior High Parents:
This is your Flight Fest 2021 Flight Plan! Flight Fest is the Sycamore Junior High’s one major fundraiser, supporting over 20+ clubs for the almost 900 7th & 8th students, as well as many other school initiatives.

**Flight Fest will follow the Sycamore Community Schools Healthy Aves Plan. Our event will be held entirely outside. At this time guidelines state that outside activities do not require a mask, but you may wear one if you so choose. Restrooms will be accessible inside the building (mask required when inside). Masks & hand washing/sanitizing stations available, all volunteers who will be handing out medals or food/water will be wearing gloves. We ask that all participants and volunteers adhere to these guidelines. You can find the Healthy Aves Guide here *****

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Ski Club is BACK in 2022~

Any student interested in joining the junior high ski & board club, the window for joining opens October 25. Whether you have never been on skis or a snowboard in your life, to a gnarly expert skier or boarder….Ski club invites you to 4 afternoon/evening trips to Perfect North Slopes. Enjoy the great outdoors with your friends as you glide down the slopes…. Ski & Board Club….Winter Fun for Everyone!

Everything you need to know about SJH Ski & Board Club is found in google classroom: Code# Sei54fm

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CCHMC Raphaella Teixeira Announcement

Sycamore Community Schools is excited to announce the addition of another school-based therapist to serve the mental health needs of students through our partnership with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital (CCHMC).

After an extensive interview process with CCHMC, Raphaella Teixeira will be joining the team as an on-site licensed therapist at both E.H. Greene Intermediate and Sycamore Junior High School.

Read the full announcement HERE.


Get a jump on what you should know!

College, Careers, & Coffee with Great Oaks Career Campuses & At The Core

  • "Super-electives" at Great Oaks give your student an advantage when planning for college.
  • Discover educational & career options available to YOUR student.
  • Engage now to be prepared later.
  • These programs enhance a college prep plan and help students graduate with confidence and clarity.
  • Unique and powerful experiences your student could otherwise miss.

Join representatives from Great Oaks Career Campuses & At The Core for an interactive discussion for parents about the unique opportunities available to your student. All sessions are 90 minutes.

Four coffee chats are available this fall. Click the link below to RSVP.

  1. Tuesday, October 19 at 4:00 p.m. (Anderson Branch Library)
  2. Wednesday, October 20 at 6:30 p.m. (Deerfield Township)
  3. Tuesday, October 26 at 9:30 a.m. (virtual)
  4. Wednesday, October 27 at 6:30 p.m. (virtual)

For In-person chats, seating is limited. Coffee and refreshments will be provided. For virtual chats, a recording will be sent to all who register.


The 2022 SJHS Yearbook is on sale NOW! Purchase TODAY for the lowest price of the year!

The SJHS Yearbook Club is committed to documenting this school year for YOU! Order your yearbook today for your LOWEST price! The cost is $30/copy. This price will increase to $35 on October 23, 2021.

Click HERE to order your 2022 Yearbook.

Interested in joining the Yearbook Club? Membership is still open! Click HERE and look for the “Join Yearbook” button!

Do you have photos you would like to submit to the Yearbook Club? Click HERE and find the “Submit Photos Here” button! We want to represent ALL students in this year's historic yearbook.

Questions? Contact Mrs. Melissa Speelman

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.

Please review THIS DOCUMENT for more information.

Attention Registered Nurses

The Sycamore Community School District is currently looking for registered nurses who would like to be employed as substitute nurses. Applicants must have current nursing experience, preferably with children, special needs, diabetes and an active nursing license.

If you qualify and are interested, please call Julie Ferron, R.N. at 686-1743 or email at

From our Nurse

Parents/Guardians please check with your children each morning to make sure they feel well.

You will find the Covid-19 Daily Parent/Guardian Checklist linked here and on our website.

Please visit the District's Healthy Aves page for more detailed information.

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