Sycamore Community Schools
Thank you, Sycamore Family!
On behalf of the Sycamore Community Schools Board of Education, students, and staff, I want to thank the community for their overwhelming support for Issue 18. Passage of this bond issue will allow the district to deliver the educational environments that our students deserve.
Our vision for the future includes learning environments that are adaptive and easily support a broad spectrum of learning styles and innovative practices. These projects will impact every grade level and every corner of our district not only for our current students, but future Aviators who haven’t been born yet, teachers we have not met, and a community we cannot entirely envision.
The district is humbled and inspired by the strong turnout for this school election. We are grateful to have a community that is so highly engaged in the work of the district. Your voice has been heard and the district is excited to move forward as a unified community.
Three years ago, we started a journey to engage our students, staff, families, and community in our Master Facility Plan process. While we have come so far already, there is still much work to be done, including designing and constructing our facilities and keeping our financial commitment to our community.
On November 20, the Board of Education passed a resolution to inform the Hamilton County Auditor to not collect more than 2.4 mills for this bond issue. This resolution also starts the process to issue bonds and ensure that the district takes advantage of 40-year-low interest rates. Please be assured that we will continue to do everything possible to guarantee that your hard-earned tax dollars will be spent in the most cost-effective manner possible.
Our design process is already underway and will continue to involve students, staff, and members of our vibrant community. Similarly to the previous three-year commitment of open engagement, the district will provide opportunities for those who want to be involved in the near future. In the meantime, we encourage you to check for updates on our website: goav.es/masterfacilityplanning.
We take seriously our responsibility, as a strong school district, to keep our communities strong. Thank you again to our community for coming together in this display of support and commitment to students for generations to come.
Frank A. Forsthoefel
Let's Get To Work!
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Sycamore Elementary Schools Named Among Best Schools
Sycamore Community Schools is proud to have all four of our elementary schools named in the Cincinnati Business Courier's Top 25 Top 11 Greater Cincinnati Best Public Elementary Schools:
#2: Maple Dale Elementary
#3: Symmes Elementary
#4: Montgomery Elementary
#11: Blue Ash Elementary
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Snow Day Test Call
This is a reminder that Sycamore Community Schools will be testing our mass notification system tonight (12/2) at 5:30 p.m. to ensure families receive phone calls and text messages in the case of a school cancellation or delay.
If meteorologists warn winter weather is on the way, a team of administrators will drive the local roads overnight to determine whether or not it is safe for our school buses, students, and staff to travel to school. Calls will be made no earlier than 5:00 a.m. and no later than 10:00 p.m.
For families, Sycamore Community Schools will use the primary phone number and email entered in Final Forms to contact you. Please log on to Final Forms to verify that your primary contact information is correct.
If you need to change your primary phone number or address, please update that information in Final Forms. Then, contact the front office at your child’s school to ensure your new contact information is manually updated in our system.
For staff, the district will use the phone number provided to payroll and your @sycamoreschools.org email address to contact you in case of a school cancellation or delay. Contact Haley Rust, Payroll Supervisor at email@example.com if you need to make a change to your primary phone number.
Families and staff do not need to opt in to receive emergency calls or emails. If you would like to opt-out of future calls or emails, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be aware that opting out will result in you no longer receiving any calls or emails from the district (ie. school closings, crisis/emergency notifications, newsletters, regular district, and school communications)
We will also communicate delays and closings to you through local media, social media, text messages, and our website. Download the Sycamore Community Schools mobile app today to be the first to know about closures and delays via our push notifications. You can also follow @TopAviator and @AviatorOps on Twitter for updates live on the roads.
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SHS Bookstore Job Opportunity
The Sycamore HS PTO is looking for an individual to serve as the store manager and merchandise buyer for the Aves Hangar Bookstore and Spirit Shop, located on the school’s campus, anticipated to begin in January 2020. This is a new position and will replace the role currently held by volunteer managers.
Retail experience and knowledge of sales and marketing principles are necessary. This is a contract position, with an average expected work-load of 20 hours/week. The schedule is somewhat flexible. Incentive opportunities are also available.
For more information on responsibilities, time commitment, requirements, etc, please visit: https://www.sycamoreschools.org/Page/3365
You can also follow our schools and services on Twitter:
Sycamore High School @TheRealMrMader
Sycamore Junior High @SycamoreJrHigh
E.H. Greene Intermediate @EHGreeneSchool
Blue Ash Elementary @BlueAshElem
Maple Dale Elementary @MapleDaleElem
Montgomery Elementary @Montgomery_Elem
Symmes Elementary @SymmesElem
Sycamore Culturally Responsive Practices @WeRSycamore
Child Nutrition Services @SycamoreCNS
Human Resources @SycamoreHR
Operations & Student Services @AviatorOps
Special Education @AVESAbilities
Assistant Superintendent @AviatorCoPilot
Curriculum and Instruction @AviatorLearning
Aviation Station @SycamoreSTEAM
Aviator Athletics @AvesAthletics
Mental Health Services @speakupAVES