Greene Notes

May 15, 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.

An End to the Year

Your children will be missed! We know there is so much that goes into a typical end of the year. While we were not able to do it all, below is what we are planning.


6th Grade


  • Each homeroom or team will have an end of the year virtual party. Teachers will be communicating when they are and how to get on.
  • Virtual Goodbye: each team is working on their own special way to say goodbye to students.
  • Students will receive certificates in the mail for academic achievement and involvement in clubs and activities through the school.
  • We invited students to participate in a Virtual Field Day. They can create a field day activity at home, take a picture and then post it to their team page (Blue Team, Purple Team, White Team, Gray Team).
  • Students will be invited to join a team scavenger hunt. Each team will compete against the other three grade level teams. Your child's teacher will email them more instructions next week.


5th Grade

  • Each homeroom or team will have an end of the year virtual party. Teachers will be communicating when they are and how to get on.
  • We invited students to participate in a Virtual Field Day. They can create a field day activity at home, take a picture and then post it to their team page (Yellow Team,

    Orange Team, Red Team, Green Team).

From the Principal

This is a year we will never forget! The first three quarters were great and will be how you are remembered. I know ending the school year at home was not what you expected. I also know that many of you learned valuable lessons about responsibility, time management, and having to solve problems on your own. The Greene School marks the halfway point. You are just as close to kindergarten as you are graduation. The next half will look much different. Take the lessons you have learned over the past couple of months and use them to make you better. I will always believe in you and I will see you around the district!


Thank you to the amazing parents and the PTO. I know the past two months have required us to adjust to the stay at home order. I am truly blessed to work in this community. Thank you for choosing Sycamore. Your involvement in the educational process is what makes this such a special district. Please trust that we are preparing for your children to return to the school building, whenever that may be. We will be ready to help them get back on track or push further ahead. Do your best to enjoy this summer.


A Message from Mr. Meno

It is always bittersweet when the end of a school year arrives at Greene School. While I get excited to meet our new students and welcome others back to school, I also become sad to see the rest of you go! I will genuinely miss you. As you move on to the Junior High and beyond, give everything you have into all that you do! For those of you returning to Greene next year, let’s work to make next year your best year! Thank you to all of you for allowing me the privilege to be your assistant principal. I LOVE being an Aviator! We have the best students, staff, and community. I know we had a challenging end to our year, but you all persevered. This lesson in adversity will only make you stronger in the future. Have a wonderful summer!

Closing the Year from Mrs. Constable

Thank you for a wonderful 2019-2020 school year! As a new member of the Greene family this year, it didn't take long for me to realize what makes Greene the best of the best! We have amazing students, staff, families, and community members that are "all in" when it comes to making the educational experience for our 5th and 6th graders exceptional. Best wishes to our 6th graders, whom I will miss greatly! I am hopeful that we can celebrate you in person when we are permitted. Fifth graders, I can't wait to see you next school year! I hope everyone has a safe and fun summer and I am honored to be your assistant principal!


End of Year Information

IXL

We wanted to let you know that your child will have access to their IXL account until the end of July. Practice away!


Locker Clean Out Day

The schedule is below. The district will require all students to wear a mask or face covering to enter the building.


Special Area Classes

Specials Classes for Rising 6th graders will stay the same next year. If you would like to make a change, please email gouldm@sycamoreschools.org to make this happen. You will need to indicate the class you would like to add as well as what you would like to drop.


Locker Clean Out Day(s)

Our District Office has developed a plan for students to retrieve items from their lockers. Below is the schedule.


      • Monday (5/18) = Yellow, Red, White, and Blue

    • Yellow Team Students will enter through the Yellow Wing Doors

    • All other students should enter from main lot

      • A - H = 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

      • I - N = 9:00 - 10:00 AM

      • O - S = 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

      • T - Z = 11:00 PM - 12:00 PM


      • Tuesday (5/19) = Orange, Green, Purple and Grey

    • OrangeTeam Students will enter through the Yellow Wing Doors

    • All other students should enter from main lot

      • A - H = 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

      • I - N = 9:00 - 10:00 AM

      • O - S = 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

      • T - Z = 11:00 PM - 12:00 PM


      • Wednesday (5/20) = students that missed their day

      • Students will enter through the main lobby

        • 5th Grade 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

        • 6th Grade 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM



Here are important things to remember:


  • The building will be divided up allowing students (parents to remain outside) to enter in order to retrieve materials.

  • Students are recommended to wear their own PPE and social distancing protocols will be followed.

  • Ensure students are feeling well and have taken their temperature before entering into the building or assisting with the process.

  • Students will return books and other items to tables that will be available in areas near their lockers.

  • If your child does not need to retrieve items from their locker, there is no need to attend to return books or other school items at this time.


If you are unable to attend, but would like to retrieve items from your child’s locker, email gouldm@sycamoreschools.org and a time will be arranged.


Yearbooks

We have not yet received yearbooks from this school year. Our current plan is to distribute them once students return to the school building.


If you are moving...

If your family is moving or planning to move out of the Sycamore District before the start of the 2020-2021 school year, please contact Mrs. Gould at gouldm@sycamoreschools.org. We are currently placing students and if your child will not be attending Greene next year, please let us know as soon as possible. Thank you!

For Rising 7th Graders: 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.


Honors Language Arts 7

Students enrolling in Honors Language Arts 7 for the 2020-2021 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.


Language Arts 7 and 8

Students enrolling in Language Arts 7/8 for the 2020-2021 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.