March 4, 2022
E.H. Greene Intermediate School
Address: 5200 Aldine Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242Office Hours: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
School Hours: 8:10 am - 2:45 pm
Phone: (513) 686-1750
Attendance Phone: (513) 686-1707 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Important dates for your calendar
Letter Days for the week of March 7, 2022:
Monday - C, Tuesday - D Day, Wednesday - A Day, Thursday - B Day, Friday - C Day
Important Upcoming Dates:
Saturday, March 12 - Deadline to order a Greene School Yearbook
Monday, March 14-Friday March 18 - Spring Break - NO School
Thursday, March 31 - End of 3rd Quarter
Thursday, April 14 - Walkathon
Friday, April 15 - Spring Vacation Day
Monday, April 25 - No school - Teacher Professional Development Day
Transition to the Junior High
Hello 6th grade families!
As we continue to go through the scheduling process for next year, please take a moment to view our Rising 7th Academic Information Video. Here is the link to the video. You can also view the slide presentation and full video on our website here: https://www.sycamoreschools.org/Page/3303
The Junior High counselors are also excited to be meeting with all the 6th grade students next week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. We will be meeting individually to help select world language, music, and electives courses. Course verification sheets, which are a list of the courses planned for next year, will be made available in eBackpack on March 25th. Parents will be able to review planned courses at that time, and if any changes need to be made, can contact their Junior High School counselor.
A mailer was sent earlier this week that you should receive no later than this weekend. It includes information regarding scheduling for next year. One of the handouts in the mailer, the Course Planning Sheet, can be found here for easy access. It helps explain how a student's schedule fits together. Students are encouraged to review class options this weekend to assist with selecting classes next week.
Our Course Planner can be found here: https://www.sycamoreschools.org/Page/2594
Looking forward to meeting the 6th grader students next week!
The JH Counseling Team
The Junior High has begun the process of transitioning your son/daughter as a seventh grader! We are confident that the outstanding academic foundation Greene has established will carry on here at the Junior High. In addition, the Junior High has a dynamic after school life with many athletic opportunities and clubs. We look forward to your family joining our Junior High community. While the transition process is in the early planning stages, we are very excited to think about your son/daughter joining us in August!
Below are some important dates regarding the scheduling and transition process:
Junior High Course Planner now available online!: The 7th Grade Junior High course planner can be found on the Junior High website via the Counseling Page: Sycamore Junior High School → Counseling → Course Planner & Scheduling
March 3rd : Rising 7th grader orientation and academic fair presentation posted on Junior High Website in the evening (can watch at your convenience)
March 8th,9th,10th: Junior High Counselors will meet with Greene students to complete remaining course selections.
Week of March 28th: Students will receive course verification sheets listing selected courses via My eBackpack.
HERE is a letter about the World Language class at the Junior High.
Greene Walking Program is back!
The PTO is excited to start the Greene Walking Program back up this spring. The program is a great opportunity for you to get some exercise, burn off some energy during recess, and earn prizes at the same time. The program will be available every Tuesday and Thursday during recess, starting on March 1st.
All you have to do to participate is add your name to the google doc that was included in the email you received about the program.
There is no obligation to walk each week, but that is how we will keep track of the laps you have walked. 7 times around the track is 1 mile. For the first mile you walk, you will receive a sneaker keychain. Different prizes will be given out for each mile after that.
There will be a parent volunteer at recess keeping track of your laps so make sure you check in with him/her after each lap. Simply give them your name each time you pass and start earning prizes!
So grab a few friends, enjoy some fresh air and exercise and have fun!
Greene Walking Program - Parent Volunteers Needed
We are looking for parent volunteers to help with the Walking Program to take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays during recess, starting March 1st. Volunteers will help tally laps walked and hand out prizes during 5th and 6th grade recesses. Please see sign up genius below or contact Erica Armstrong email@example.com or Melissa Moeddel firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Walkathon is coming!
Time to dust off the running shoes, the Greene students are heading outside on Thursday, April 14th for Walkathon. We are raising money for Arts Alive, Aviation Station/STEAM Bus, School Clubs, Field Day, Teacher Appreciation Lunches, Teacher and School special requests (playground, special classroom projects, teacher classroom supplements, etc.). In addition, we will donate 10% of our profits to Sycamore Bridges and Operation Give Back, local charitable organizations that work directly with families and kids within our district who have specific needs.
**All parents please be on the lookout for a Google doc that will be coming before spring break.
OPTIONAL COGAT TESTING FOR GIFTED PLACEMENT
Optional CogAT Testing (Rising 6th/7th Grade Students)
We are offering an OPTIONAL test for gifted placement for the 2022-2023 school year. If you are interested, you may register your student for the CogAT that will be held on Thursday, March 31st.
Here is the sign-up link: CogAT Optional Testing Link for Parent Sign-ups. This registration link will open on Friday, March 4th and be accessible until registration closes on Sunday, March 13th at 11:59 p.m.
For your reference, the Gifted Requirements for advanced language arts and accelerated math placement are receiving a 128 cognitive score on the CogAT and scoring in the 95th percentile on the Math and/or Reading MAP assessment. Requirements for double accelerated math placement are receiving a 144 cognitive score on the CogAT and scoring in the 98th percentile on the Math MAP assessment.
If you have any questions about this testing, please contact one of the following people:
Gifted Subject Leader: Tracy Coleman email@example.com
Assistant Principal: Jay Meno firstname.lastname@example.org
Reminder to order your Greene School yearbook - Deadline is March 12th!
This year, all orders are done online at ybpay.com and you will need to enter this ID code: 14499722. The cost of the yearbook is $17.00 and it will feature a sturdy soft cover with all color pages. The deadline to order is March 12, 2022.
Lost and Found
We want to update you on lost and found. Our wonderful students have been working hard on this project. They have reunited items with students if there were names on them. More items are being added everyday. There is catalog of lost items and each item has a number. You can view all the items HERE. If you recognize something, HERE is a form you can use to claim it.
Please note that anything left after Spring Break will be donated to charity. Please do take a look at the items that have been catalogued and claim them using the linked form. We hope to have all the Lost and Found items returned to their owners! Thank you!
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 email@example.com.
From Our School Nurse
If you are new to the district, please provide a copy of your child's most current immunizations. Feel free to reach out to the school nurse if you have any questions: Laurie Dobrowolski BSN, RN, LSN firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 513-686-1753, and FAX 513-792-6172.
Reporting a COVID related absence
Thank you for your patience as we navigate COVID at EHG. To report your child's absence due to a positive test, symptoms or recent exposure call 513-686-1707 option #1. You can also go online and report their absence by clicking on the link below. Thank you for your help with this matter.
Attention: Parents of 6th Grade Students
Two immunizations are required by the state of Ohio (ORC 3313.67) before the start of 7th grade. Tdap (tetanus, diptheria, and pertussis booster) and Meningitis (MCV4). Your child may already have had them at their 11 year old check up. If so, please obtain a copy of those immunizations. If not, please make an appointment for your students to get these two immunizations. Once you have obtained copies of TDAP and MCV4, send them to Laurie Dobrowolski RN at E.H. Greene Intermediate School by May 14th.
Fax: (513) 792-6172
If you plan on getting them during the summer, please remember to provide a copy for the Junior High Clinic.
Please send your child to school everyday with a refillable water bottle. The water fountains are only accessible for refilling bottles.
Volunteers Needed in the Media Center
We are looking for volunteers for our Media Center.
We need 1 volunteer per shift (60-90 minutes) to help stack books and other tasks.
If you are able to help, please sign up on the (updated) link below. Thank you!!
Camp Invention Coming to Blue Ash Elementary August 1-5, 2022
Are you interested in becoming a Substitute teacher?
To get started, please click here to learn how to apply for a substitute teaching license. You do not need a teaching degree, but you will need a bachelor's degree. All of our classroom substitute teachers are employed by the Comprehensive Substitute Solutions of Hamilton County and the Clermont County Educational Service Centers. Thank you!
Staff of the Month - Nomination form
If you have a staff member at Greene that you would like to recognize and nominate for staff member of the month, please fill out this form: Staff Member of the Month 21-22
Thanks for your nomination!