Greene Notes

September 24, 2021

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.

E.H. Greene Intermediate School

Address: 5200 Aldine Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242

Office Hours: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

Phone: (513) 686-1750

Attendance Phone: (513) 686-1707 or ehgattendance@sycamoreschools.org

Important dates for your calendar

Letter Days this Week:

C Day - Monday, September 27

D Day - Tuesday, September 28

A Day - Wednesday, September 29

B Day - Thursday, September 30

C Day - Friday, October 1


Monday, September 27 (C Day) - Picture Re-Take Day - 8:00 - 12:00 pm

Wednesday, October 6 (B Day) - PTO Meeting - 10:30 - 12:00 pm - Virtual (see below for link)

Friday, October 15 - NO SCHOOL - Professional Development Day

Thursday, October 28 - End of First Quarter

Friday, October 29 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Records Day

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 of any perceived incidents 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.sycamoreschools.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 incidents.

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.


Arrival and dismissal time changes

We are working to streamline the dismissal process. Staring on Monday, September 27, the Tardy Bell will now ring at 8:10 am instead of 8:05 am. We will also be dismissing walkers and bike riders at 2:40 pm. We are working with the transportation department to ensure we have an efficient process and we expect to share additional adjustments soon.

Closing the Greene School

As you know, this is the last year in the old Greene School. While we are looking forward to opening a new building, we are also working on ways to honor the memories that have been created here.


HERE is a survey we are asking you to complete. We have created a Transition Team to help with this work. The transition team currently consists of teachers, administration, parents, and staff alumni. We plan on burying a time capsule in the lower courtyard of the new building as well as other activities. Your input on this survey will help shape our path in honoring all that have walked the halls of EHG before it is demolished.

Music Changes

All music change requests must be made by Sunday, September 26th. Please email your child's counselor requesting the music class to drop and the music class that you would like to add. After 9/26, students will be committed to their music choice.


Mrs. Asher (students A-K): asherj@sycamoreschools.org

Mrs. Bachmann (students L-Z): bachmannt@sycamoreschools.org


Activity Brochure

We are excited to release the Activity Brochure. These activities are a great opportunity for students to get involved and meet new friends. The sponsor of each club will come on our video announcements to share about the club and how to sign up a couple of weeks before they begin.


ACTIVITY BROCHURE 2021-22


Activity Update:

Boys Basketball is full - no longer accepting forms.

Final Forms - please check and update your information

Please check and update your student information on Final Forms.


As in the past, we need ALL parents or guardians to log into Final Forms and update any necessary changes for our 2021 - 2022 school year ASAP. That way, any potential issues/problems/questions can be addressed before our return to school at the end of August. Some forms require a student signature. The Covid-19 Parent Agreement 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.


Please be sure to go to the "Transportation Information" section in Final Forms. Here you may give permission to those who may pick up your child from school, and designate emergency contacts. Please be sure to "check" all those who will be able to pick up your child from school. Thank you.

Student Picture Packets and Picture Retake Day - Monday September 27th

If your child had their picture taken on "Get Connected Day" but you did not order photos, you may still order them online. Inside the packet you have received is a flyer with ordering information. It will instruct you to go to "mylifetouch.com", then enter your "Portrait ID" code and your "Access Code" that are indicated on the flyer. Please note that there is Free Shipping on your order of $29.99 or more. Just use this CODE: SHIPFREE21 when you place your order.


Picture Retake Day

There will be a Picture Retake day on Monday, September 27th, from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon. If you want to have your child's photo re-taken , please have your child bring the picture packet with him/her on the 27th and give to the photographer.


If your child did not have his/her picture taken on August 16th, please make sure your child has their picture taken on the 27th. Be sure to place an order online before the 27th. Go to mylifetouch.com and enter your Picture Day ID: EVTMKBSJ4 to place your order. Picture packets will be made for prepaid orders. If you are not able to pay online, there are order forms at the Main Office.


Click HERE to see the schedule of when your child's homeroom will be photographed on September 27th.


We hope to have all students photographed so they will appear in the Greene School yearbook!

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 ferronj@sycamoreschools.org.

From Our School Nurse

Medication

If your child takes medication at school, please complete the medication order form and return to Laurie Dobrowolski, the school nurse. This form must be completed for daily medications, over the counter and emergency medications needed at school. Students are not allowed to

transport their own medication to school.


Immunizations

If you are new to the district, please provide a copy of your child's most current immunizations. Feel free to reach out to the school nurse if you have any questions: Laurie Dobrowolski BSN, RN, LSN dobrowolskil@sycamoreschools.org, phone 513-686-1753, and FAX 513-792-6172.


Mask Update

Face mask tips:

  • should fit snugly and comfortably
  • must be secured with ties or ear loops
  • should comprise multiple fabric layers
  • breathing should occur without restriction while wearing mask
  • should be able to wash the face mask without causing damage or losing the face mask’s shape

Gaiters will not be considered an acceptable facial covering for school should a requirement be put into place.


Reporting a COVID related absence

If your child has been exposed, tested positive or has potential COVID symptoms please call our Attendance Line 686-1707 or click on this link to complete this form. Following this process helps us track the necessary information more accurately.


Report your child's COVID related absence here


Thank you,

Laurie Dobrowolski BSN, RN, LSN

dobrowolskil@sycamoreschools.org

Phone 513-686-1753

Fax 513-792-6172

Staff of the Month - nomination form

We invite students and parents to nominate a staff member who they believe makes the Greene School a great place to learn.


Here is the link to the nomination form: Staff Member of the Month


Thank you!

Greene PTO

You can join the PTO by clicking HERE!


Updated PTO Handbook for 21-22 is available here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uVI5FCNo4ow7n-BFldtKTfZTJL8tH6UZ/view?usp=drivesdk


Please join us for the next General PTO Meeting, which will be virtual.


Greene PTO General Meeting
Wednesday, October 6 · 10:30 – 11:30am
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/owj-nwmh-yda
Or dial: ‪(US) +1 484-841-5015‬ PIN: ‪796 880 966‬#

Homeroom Parent Signup Form

Being a Homeroom Parent is a great way to support your child’s homeroom teacher and help them pull together celebrations or other social events. Bring your unique planning skills and personality to the role


Please note that with pandemic safety precautions at Greene School, parents will not be permitted to help in the building, but teachers will appreciate your help brainstorming fun activities and purchasing, preparing and dropping off materials for classroom events.


Deadline for signups: Friday, October 1st. For more details and to sign up for 5th or 6th grade click here: https://forms.gle/NHeJ32ysowxygLHLA. Questions? Please ask Evelyn Wagner at evelynabeles@gmail.com or (513) 600-2444

Virtual Candidates Forum

n Wednesday, September 29 from 7 P.M. to 9 P.M., the Sycamore Schools PTOs will present a virtual Candidates Forum that will be live broadcast via Sycamore Schools Youtube page.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSte160Qx-RfMilMb90DChQ/featured


We have elected to host the event virtually to grant all candidates and viewers the same opportunity to attend. Please be aware that there will be no audience participation due to the number of candidates and time constraints. Candidate contact information, links, and the material will be presented at the time of the forum.

Each candidate in attendance will have the opportunity to introduce themselves and speak about their campaign. There will then be a period for each of the candidates to answer the most common questions received by the PTOs. Questions can be submitted until midnight on Friday, September 24. Please follow the link below to submit a question. All candidates will have an opportunity for a closing statement following the question and answer session. For those who cannot attend the live feed, a recording will be available for future viewing.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1OqlhEFgkYeREkx760n74K8ZL6DqTGTkeRZ5md4fmOUE/viewform?edit_requested=true

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