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Sycamore Junior High's Parent Communication

October 1, 2021

SJH Mission, Vision & Values

  • Mission: Create a culture of academic excellence through inclusive and innovative learning opportunities for the whole child.
  • Vision: Empower all learners to reach their full potential in a globally competitive world.
  • Values: Academic Excellence, Diversity & Inclusion, Community, Character, and Collaboration

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


MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

  • October 6: JH Swim & Dive Team Informational Meeting
  • October 13: Picture Retake Day - NEW DATE
  • October 15: No School - Staff Professional Development Day
  • October 16: Flight Fest (2K, 5K, 10K and fundraiser)
  • October 28: End of Quarter 1
  • 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 (or whoever) of any perceived incidences 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 online 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 in to 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.

The 2022 SJHS Yearbook is on sale NOW! Purchase TODAY for the lowest price of the year!

The SJHS Yearbook Club is committed to documenting this school year for YOU! Order your yearbook today for your LOWEST price! The cost is $30/copy. This price will increase to $35 on October 23, 2021.


Click HERE to order your 2022 Yearbook.


Interested in joining the Yearbook Club? Membership is still open! Click HERE and look for the “Join Yearbook” button!


Do you have photos you would like to submit to the Yearbook Club? Click HERE and find the “Submit Photos Here” button! We want to represent ALL students in this year's historic yearbook.


Questions? Contact Mrs. Melissa Speelman

speelmanm@sycamoreschools.org

Partner's Club

Partners Club is an after school group that provides an opportunity for students with disabilities to build friendships with their peers. Partners Club members will participate in leisure and recreation activities such as arts & crafts, games, and more! Partners Club meets monthly on the second Tuesday of the month from 3:04 - 4:00 in the cafeteria. Transportation will not be provided so students need to be picked up promptly at the front of the JH at 4:00 pm. Snacks will be provided, but you must sign up to attend.

The registration form is available on Google Classroom and is due by October 8th.

The Partners Club Google Classroom code is 3in23zu

French Club

JOIN FRENCH CLUB!

Discover French culture & cuisine!

Watch French films!

Make a playlist of French music!

Play French games!

Celebrate French holidays!

Meet new friends!

ALL STUDENTS WELCOME!

The next meeting will be announced soon.



If Interested, join FRENCH CLUB GOOGLE CLASSROOM:

Join Code: gk2kedv

Questions? Email Madame Hunt at huntl@sycamoreschools.org

FLIGHT FEST: OCTOBER 16

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Silent Auction

Don't forget the Silent Auction goes LIVE today Oct 1 at 3PM!!!

Sponsorship

Did you know...families have the opportunity to help make this year's Flight Fest an even bigger success! It's EASY to become a family sponsor at www.aviatorflightfest.com

Flight Fest Flight Plan

Dear Sycamore Junior High Parents:
This is your Flight Fest 2021 Flight Plan! Flight Fest is the Sycamore Junior High’s one major fundraiser, supporting over 20+ clubs for the almost 900 7th & 8th students, as well as many other school initiatives.

**Flight Fest will follow the Sycamore Community Schools Healthy Aves Plan. Our event will be held entirely outside. At this time guidelines state that outside activities do not require a mask, but you may wear one if you so choose. Restrooms will be accessible inside the building (mask required when inside). Masks & hand washing/sanitizing stations available, all volunteers who will be handing out medals or food/water will be wearing gloves. We ask that all participants and volunteers adhere to these guidelines. You can find the Healthy Aves Guide here goav.es/healthyaves *****

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.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044daaa622a3f94-aviator5


Please contact Carissa Thompson at Carissa@thompsonhub.com with any questions.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

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 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.

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