The Navigator Newsletter

Sycamore Junior High's Parent Communication

June 3, 2021

Last day of School! Have a Safe, Healthy and FUN Summer!

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School Goals

Ensure safety of self and students

Provide engaging, standards-based digitized curriculum both F2F and Virtually

Remain prepared to adapt

INFORMATION FOR ALL FAMILIES

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Coming Up

Have a great summer!


Mark Your Calendars:

  • June 14 - July 9: Summer School

  • August 23: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm Schedule Pickup/Pictures

  • August 24: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Schedule Pickup/Pictures

  • August 30: Transition Day - 7th Grade ONLY

  • August 31: Transition Day - 8th Grade ONLY

  • September 1: All Students

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.

Sycamore Junior High Offices Closed

Please note: The offices will be closed from June 17 through July 25 for summer break.

Fall Sports Information

If your child would like to play a sport in the fall, please refer to the Fall Sports Information Document. Practices and tryouts are generally in late July/early August.

Dress Code

As you and your junior high student shop for clothes over the summer, please refer to our dress code. Thank you!!

News Crew Links

Sycamore Junior High Summer Reading


Help prevent summer reading loss by reading a great book! Studies have shown that reading proficiency levels can decrease over the summer. To help lessen the loss of reading skills, students at Sycamore Junior High are encouraged to keep reading all summer. All of the language arts classes at the junior high have summer reading expectations. Assignments and instructions are located in Google Classrooms that students access using their Sycamore student accounts*. See below for the Google Classroom codes. All summer reading assignments are due on the first day of school.


*New to Sycamore and do not have an account? Look for the asterisk at the bottom of each course description.


Honors Language Arts 7

Students enrolling in Honors Language Arts 7 for the 2021-2022 school year need to use the Google Classroom code fjnujob to access the summer reading assignment and instructions. Students must use their Sycamore provided student account* to join the Google Classroom.


*New to Sycamore and do not have an account? Click here to download a PDF of the summer reading assignment instructions.


Honors Language Arts 8

Students enrolling in Honors Language Arts 8 for the 2021-2022 school year need to use the Google Classroom code i637diw to access the summer reading assignment and instructions. Students must use their Sycamore provided student account* to join the Google Classroom.


*New to Sycamore and do not have an account? Click here to download a PDF of the summer reading assignment instructions.


Language Arts 7 and 8

Students enrolling in Language Arts 7/8 for the 2021-2022 school year need to use the Google Classroom code h7zzngf to access the recommended summer reading. Students must use their Sycamore provided student account* to join the Google Classroom.


*New to Sycamore and do not have an account? The junior high language arts department recommends that you read at least one book this summer. You can choose any book that appeals to your individual interests. We encourage you to choose a book that interests and challenges you. There is no written assignment. Your language arts teacher will ask you about your book at the beginning of the year to learn more about your preferences as a reader.




Sara Sheldt

Language Arts and Reading Teacher

Language Arts Department Supervisor

Sycamore Junior High School

Yearbook Pickup

Pickup for yearbooks if your student is a virtual student or a F2F student who was absent on June 3rd is Friday, June 4th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm or Monday, June 7th from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Attention 8th Graders

If you were absent on Wednesday or did not attend 8th grade day as a virtual student, you may pick up a water bottle in the lobby of the building on Friday from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm or Monday June 7th from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

2021-2022 Supply Lists/Backpacks

As you start shopping for supplies for next year, please refer to our GENERAL SUPPLY LIST and TEACHER-SPECIFIC SUPPLY LIST. Ohio's Tax-Free weekend will be August 7-9, 2021.


Next year, junior high students will be allowed to carry backpacks. Because our hallways are small and space is restricted, we ask that you send your child with a modest-sized backpack. To help in this effort, our teachers have worked to limit the supplies that the students will need for each class.


Students will be able to access lockers three times a day to retrieve items for morning and afternoon classes:

    • Before school

    • In the middle of the school day - 7th grade between 3rd and 4th bells and 8th grade between 4th and 5th bells

    • After school

Withdrawal Information

Students moving or transferring to a different school for 2021-2022 school year:


If you know that your child will NOT be attending Sycamore Junior High or Sycamore High School for 2021-22 school year, please fill out a Student Withdrawal Form ASAP. The school district requires this form to be completed before students can transfer to another school.


For this form, please open the following link: Sycamore Student Withdrawal Form


Please drop off this completed form to Mrs. Manning in the Counseling Office at Sycamore Junior High School by June 9. Also this form can be faxed to 513-792-6192 or scanned to manningt@sycamoreschools.org

A Message from Child Nutrition

Free Meals for 2021-22 School Year

Sycamore Schools will offer FREE breakfast and lunch at every school for the entire 2021-22 school year for ALL Sycamore students. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has passed meal waivers for the entire school year allowing this. Please note, this only applies to a student's first meal, any second meals or a la carte drinks and snacks will still cost money and be offered daily.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Summer Learning Enrichment Courses - Deadline Extended!

Summer Learning registration has been extended. Register today, don't delay.

https://tinyurl.com/ez6uncmr


Classes run from June 14 through July 9.


Please see the Summer Learning course catalog for additional information

AROUND SYCAMORE: DISTRICT-WIDE NEWS AND EVENTS

Aves Cross Country Camp

GRADES: Incoming 4th - 8th graders.


Please see Aves Cross Country Camp info sheet for more information.


Questions? Please email Rick Shomo at shomor@sycamoreschools.org

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