Greene Notes

November 20, 2020

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.

Important Dates

Wednesday, November 25 - Friday, November 27 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

Monday, November 30 - Friday, December 4 - All students will work virtually from home

Tuesday, December 1 - Evening Conferences

Friday, December 11 - Interim Report Cards

Monday, December 21 - Friday, January 1, 2021 - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

Information about the Shift to Virtual Learning

As many of you heard, on Wednesday night, the Board of Education approved a plan presented by our Superintendent to move students who are in the Face to Face model to virtual learning for the week following Thanksgiving Break, November 30-December 4. Below is information about this shift. If you have questions, please reach out to me (tudorm@sycamoreschools.org). As I receive additional information, I will share it with you. You will also receive additional information from your child’s teacher.


Virtual Instruction

We have been preparing to make this shift to virtual learning this entire school year. Your child’s experience will look much different from what it did in the Spring virtual setting. Teachers will be working with students to follow their weekly guide. The guides have been a tool we have been using to help students follow their work in each class since the beginning of the school year. Additionally, each student will also receive a virtual schedule template from their homeroom teacher. This schedule will mimic the face-to-face setting. You can click HERE to view the template. Teachers are expected to teach new material while students are learning virtually. Students are expected to attend and engage in all classes according to their schedule.


EHG Office Hours and Contact Information

The Greene School Office will continue to be open from 8:00 am until 3:30 pm while students are learning virtually. If you have any questions you can call (513) 686-1750 or email dennemannm@sycamoreschools.org.


Tech Issues (Contact information)

If you need technical assistance, please send an email to : helpdesk@sycamoreschools.org. You may also call 513-686-1793; if no one answers, please leave a message and someone will give you a call back.


Food Service

Virtual meals for Thanksgiving week will be picked up on Tuesday, November 24 and need to be signed up for before Sunday. We will only be providing 2 days of meals since we are only in school for 2 days. Some families will receive either a hamburger and a chicken sandwich OR pancakes with eggs and a pizza. There will be 2 days of breakfast, veggies, fruit, juice and milk.


F2F meals will be chicken tenders with a pretzel rod on Monday and on Tuesday Hot Dogs with choice of chili and cheese.


The week we all will be virtual (November 30 - December 4) is as follows: Assorted Breakfast items, Juice, fruit, veggies, milk. You will also receive an assortment of lunches just in case you are tired of leftovers. They include Chicken Nuggets, Bagel Meal, Pizza Munchable, Deli Sandwich and a turkey munchable.


For all of you new to this, go to the Child Nutrition link on the district website, find the virtual meals order form and order the number of meals you will need, even children not in school yet are eligible, just provide their name. During this week, parents will be able to pick up meals here at Greene as follows:


Face to Face Curbside Pickup: Tuesday, December 1st, from 8:00 - 9:00 am and from 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Virtual Curbside Pickup: Wednesday, December 2nd, beginning at 9:30 am. We will stay open a little longer than usual because our staff is here until 1:00.

Please take advantage of these meals - they are free, they cost you nothing.

Request to Change Learning Models at the Semester Break

Sycamore Schools is now accepting requests to change your student's learning model for the second semester. You DO NOT need to fill out this form if your student plans to stay in their current learning model. Please fill a separate form for each student in your household who wants to switch models by November 30 at 10:00 p.m. If you do not complete a form by the deadline, your student will be automatically re-enrolled in their current learning model. Please review our Frequently Asked Questions regarding the second semester and the process to change models. To access the request form, please click here. You will receive an email confirmation after you submit the form.

Student Council

We recently shared information with students about how to join Student Council. Please remind your children to check their email daily. Below is what we shared with them. For a full list of all clubs and activities we will offer, check the bottom of the newsletter. A link to the Activity Brochure will be in every newsletter.


Do others consider you a leader? Do you have interest in school community and spirit? Are you a dependable student that works well with others? If the answer is yes, then virtual student council might be for you!


If you want to join, consider the following:

1. We will meet digitally on Google Meet (no in-person meetings)

2. Our first meeting is Tuesday, December 1 at 4:30

3. You don't have to come to every meeting. Just come when you can!

4. If you struggled with remote learning in the spring, virtual student council might not be your jam!

5. Meeting dates will be posted to the Google Classroom in the future


Questions can be saved for our first meeting, December 1 @ 4:30. Again, if you can't make it, that's okay! We will see you next time.


If you want to join, add our Google Classroom using this code: xhebugq

Greene Machine Auditions!

Do you like to sing and dance? Greene Machine Show Choir is a group that meets after school to learn fun songs and dances. The deadline to submit your Audition Application is Friday, December 11. Go to the website below to learn about how to audition.


https://sites.google.com/sycamoreschools.org/greenemachine/home

Operation Give Back (OGB) - Canned Food Drive

Operation Give Back (OGB) is an organization that provides assistance to local families in need. With the holidays just around the corner, the Greene School will help stock their food pantry with our Canned Food Drive. We are now collecting canned goods and any other non- perishable food items (such as cereal, mac and cheese, pasta, peanut butter, etc.), along with toiletries (toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, personal hygiene items, etc.). Please note that we cannot accept items in glass. There is a large bin located in the Front Lobby for your donations. We will accept your donations until November 24, 2020. Thank you!

Report Card Information

First-quarter grades are now available via your Sycamore Parent Portal. A PDF of your child’s report card will be able to view and print. We will not be sending home a printed version of the report card.


We want to make you aware that there may be an increase in absent hours reported if your student was under quarantine at any point throughout this first quarter. This is due to a coding error and will reflect correctly in the future. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation while we address this issue.


If you need a reminder about how to access Parent Portal or need to set up an account, here are directions for access to Parent Portal. If you need assistance, please contact The Technology Help Desk (513) 686-1793 or email them at helpdesk@sycamoreschools.org If you have any questions regarding your child’s report card, please contact your child’s teacher.

Hearing and Vision Screening for 5th Graders

Annual Hearing and Vision Screening will be conducted for all 5th graders starting the week of November 9th and will be ongoing until Thanksgiving Break. Please email the school nurse if you do NOT want your child screened.

dobrowolskil@sycamoreschools.org

Copied on Correspondence Requests

If you need or want to be copied on correspondence (for anything the school sends out), please send an email to arfstromc@sycamoreschools.org.

Thank you.

Breakfast and Lunch for Week of November 23-24, and November 30 - December 4

Monday 11/23 - Chicken Tenders with a pretzel, hamburger, cheeseburger, bagel meal or deli sandwich.

Tuesday 11/24 - Hot Dogs with your choice of chili and or cheese!, Chicken Patty sandwich, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Deli Sandwich or a garden Salad.

Breakfast is offered each day in the lobbies for both drop off and bus riders.


Monday, 11/30 - Friday, 12/4

By now you know we are not coming back to the building the week of the 30th, but that doesn't mean you have to miss lunch or breakfast! We prepare meals now for our virtual friends, and you can get them too. Parents can go to the district website, click on the Child Nutrition link, then look for the virtual meals order form and order by Sunday; it's that simple.


Curbside Meal pick up for Greene F2F families will be on Tuesday, December 1 at Greene from 8:00 - 9:00 am, and from 10:00 - 12:30 pm. Just like in person meals the virtual meals are FREE. You will get 5 days of Breakfast, juice, fruit veggies and milk. Plus different lunch entrees including chicken nuggets, bagel meals, pizza munchable, deli sandwich and a turkey munchable.

F2F Meal pick up for the JH and the HS will also be on Tuesday, 12/1 from 8:00 - 9:00 am and 10:00 am - 12:30 pm. Pick up at the elementary schools will be from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm.


Have a Happy Happy Thanksgiving and we will see students on the 7th!


If your student(s) are quarantined at home and you would like access to school meals, you can sign up for the virtual meal curbside pick up by registering here and get meals this way until you are back at school. All meals are free to ALL students. Find out more information about pick-up times, locations, and FAQs by clicking here.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences

ALL conferences will be held virtually, for both Virtual Classroom and Face-to Face students. Parents will receive details regarding the conferences as they get closer. Dates are as follows:


Dec. 1 (Tuesday) Evening Conferences (Gr. 5-6 only)

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A Delicious Fundraiser!!! Mio's!

Please support E.H. Greene PTO while enjoying an awesome meal from Mio’s Pizzeria! On Tuesday, December 1, Mio’s in downtown Blue Ash will generously be donating 15% of the day’s food sales to Greene'sPTO! This applies to dine-in and carry-out orders. No flier is needed. Thank you to Mio’s for being so supportive and kind!

Dine In - 9500 Kenwood Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242

Order by phone - 513-984-6467

Order online - https://miospizza.hungerrush.com/Order

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Sycamore GEAR

Do you have questions about navigating the Sycamore gifted program with your child? Do you have a story or expertise to share? Are you desiring to be more connected to the GEAR community? If so, go to www.SycamoreGEAR.org, find a date that works for you, and join for casual conversation and connection about these topics and more.
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Sycamore Arts and Crafts Showcase


Sycamore Band and Orchestra Boosters will not be hosting the 20th annual Arts and Crafts Show in 2020. However, we have created an online showcase to connect our vendors/shoppers. Please visit www.sbob.org/craftshow to view the list.

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EHG Activity Brochure 2020-2021

The Greene School is now offering after school activities! Please click on this link for the full brochure, which has class descriptions and registration information.