The Navigator Newsletter

Sycamore Junior High's Parent Communication

September 24, 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


  • September 24: Quarter 1 Interim period ends


  • October 13: Picture Retake Day - NEW DATE
  • October 16: Flight Fest (2K, 5K, 10K and fundraiser)

Interim Period ends Friday

The first quarter interim grading period is ending Friday, September 24. We encourage you to check in with your child about his/her progress. Current grades can be found in Parent Portal.

Reminder: Open House Videos

Videos prepared by our teachers for the Virtual Open House on September 14 are still available in Parent Portal under your child's class list. Just log in to Parent Portal, select your student, the class, then click on the OPEN HOUSE tab on the left. Specific directions were emailed on September 14.

If you have follow-up questions for your child's teacher, please email them directly. They are happy to help!

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.

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


Picture MakeUp Day

The NEW DATE for Retakes/Make-Up will be October 13.

Parents should go ONLINE to and click on "Order Pictures and Yearbooks". Enter our picture code: FM366799

SJH Swimming and Diving Team

Is your child interested in joining the 2021-22 Sycamore Jr. High Swimming & Diving Team?

If so, there will be a short informational meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 3:15p in the cafeteria. This meeting will only last 30 minutes. Our season begins the week of November 1! Practices are at Sycamore High School.


Watch the Board of Education Candidate Forum

Next 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. Community members are invited to submit their questions in advance (see below). There will be no other audience participation in the event due to the number of candidates and time constraints. Candidate contact information, links, and material will be presented at the time of the forum.

Each candidate in attendance will have the opportunity to introduce themself and speak about their campaign. There will then be a period for each of the candidates to answer the questions from the forum moderator based on those submitted in advance. Questions can be submitted until midnight on Friday, September 24. Please follow this link to add 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.


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Volunteer at Flight Fest!

Who doesn't love an early Saturday morning?!? Sycamore JH Flight Fest needs your help and we can't do this without you.

4 HOURS MAX, DONE by 11 am. Please check out the sign-up genius below to see if one of the needs fits your weekend schedule.

Please contact Carissa Thompson at with any questions.

The annual Flight Fest race and silent auction is ALMOST HERE!

Do you have any services, gift cards or merchandise you would like to donate to help make the silent auction more successful? Click on the Flight Plan link to find out more"