Greene Notes

April 13, 2018

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 afternoons.

Attendance Line: (513) 686-1756


April 18, 19, 20 - Spring AIR Testing

April 16 - NO SCHOOL for Students (Professional Development Day)

April 24 - Greene's Earth Day 2018 (more information below)


Our district spends a considerable amount of time working on transition. We will reserve this section of the newsletter for information to help you and your children with this process. For the purpose of clarification, we will use the following terms for each grade level: Rising 7th Graders (current 6th graders, class of 2024), Rising 6th Graders (current 5th graders, class of 2025), and Rising 5th Graders (current 4th graders, class of 2026).

Rising 5th Graders

Here are important dates to keep in mind for transition. Advanced Art submissions are due April 16.

This year we will have you select your child's specials classes through an electronic form. We will share that on May 11. It will be in this newsletter and sent through a Black Board Connect Message.

Rising 6th Graders

Here are important dates to keep in mind for transition. Advanced Art submissions are due April 16.

This year we will have you select your child's specials classes through an electronic form. We will share that on May 11. It will be in this newsletter and sent through a Black Board Connect Message.

Rising 7th Graders

The Junior High is looking to implement a program similar to Greene 101. Please respond to this survey to help us plan.

Rising 7th Grade Parents,

Thank you to all who have sent in proof of your child’s

Tdap and MCV immunizations!

  • If you are going to the doctor over the summer, please email me with your plans.

  • If your child already has had them please send a copy via email, fax or with your child.

  • If you have any difficulty getting these immunizations please call me and I will do my best to help you.

Laurie Dobrowolski BSN, RN

513-686-1753 clinic

513-792-6172 fax

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Spirit wear and testing days

Here are a few reminders for students to insure that they are at their best during AIR testing days:

Be sure your computer is fully charged each day;

Get a good night's sleep;

Have a good breakfast each morning.

"Spirit Wear" Days as follows:

  • April 18 - Team Colors; wear as much of your team color as you can

  • April 19 - Wear Green for Greene

  • April 20 - Rep Your Future College

Testing Letter for Parents

Dear Sycamore Families,

As we move through the 2017-2018 school year, our students will once again be presented with the opportunity to demonstrate their progress as part of the schedule for federally and state-mandated standardized testing.

The state’s annual assessments provide a snapshot of your child’s progress in their understanding and application of curriculum standards. From a district perspective, these results allow us to benchmark ourselves against similar districts and to identify trends in data that will guide our work with teachers and students. Our teachers work diligently to fully prepare your child to be successful on these assessments and in other aspects of their growth and development.

Below you will find a link that delineates the specific testing schedule for students in grades 3-12. Please click on the link that applies to your child(ren):

Grade 3

Grade 4-8

Grade 9-12

We are so appreciative of the support you provide your children in our partnership together toward academic excellence. If you have any questions regarding testing, please contact your building administrator.


Karen. B. Naber

Assistant Superintendent

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Junior High PTO

Rising 7th grade parents: Get involved with the JH PTO! Click on the link below to find out ways to lead (Chair positions) or ways to help (volunteer jobs) next year at the JH. Thanks!

LobbyGuard now in use at Greene!

Dear Sycamore Families, Friends, and Stakeholders:

Our district is always looking at ways that we can make our schools safer and implement new processes in order to support that mission. LobbyGuard is a visitor management system that is part of that work. It is a system to "check in" visitors to our school and provides that we are ensuring accountability for all the people in our building. It is a program to assist us with our check in and check out process, ensuring we know who is in the building, who visited and when they came and left.

The program also runs a background check on each individual who enters the school. The LobbyGuard Management software looks for sex offenders and allows us to create a custom list for individuals who are banned from picking up children (i.e. potential custody situations, restraining order, etc.).

The program at Greene began regular use on April 6, 2018 as a pilot for the remainder of the year. The program will be fully implemented the first day of school in August and will be required for any visitor that is entering the school building.l

A couple of key pieces that will be a change for visitors to our school buildings:

  1. All individuals planning to enter the school will be asked for a state issued license or identification. If you do not have a license or state i.d. you will not be permitted to enter the building. You will be asked to wait in the lobby for your student or reason for being present at the building.
  2. If individuals do not have access to a state i.d., they should seek out how to obtain proper identification.
  3. All individuals will be asked to sign in and sign out upon use of the program.
  4. All individuals will be required to wear the badge that prints out with their picture on it for the entire time they are in the building. This easily identifies each person as a visitor. Regular staff will all be wearing their identification badges.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the district.

Class of 2024 Tee Shirt order information (for parents of rising 7th graders) - update

Class of 2024 Parents:

If you already ordered your Class of 2024 tee shirt and chose the school delivery option, please note that your child will receive their shirt when they come to the Junior High in August!

Below is the link to purchase the Class of 2024 tee shirt for next year! As a reminder, the Class of 2024 will have the GOLD tee shirts for their two years at Sycamore Junior High! If you have any questions, please contact Linsey Farroh at:

LINK: Class of 2024 GOLD Tee Shirt


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Earth Day 2018

Plant a Tree for Earth Day!

For Earth Day 2018, Student Council and the Eco Team are sponsoring a tree drive! Council saw a need to replace trees in our community that were lost to the Emerald Ash Borer, development, and climate change, and chose two hardy native trees to offer Greene students:

Plant a Tree for Earth Day!

The Eastern Redbud is a lovely “front yard” tree that grows 20’-30’ tall, thrives in a variety of conditions, and produces rosy-pink flowers in spring.

The Northern Red Oak is a stately “back yard” tree that grows 60’-100’ tall, prefers well-drained soil, and turns bright red in fall.

Since growing a tree requires patience and care, students are encouraged to sign up for a seedling only if they have their parents’ permission and an appropriate space. (Seedlings can be grown in a pot and transplanted if the right spot isn’t available right away.) Trees will be distributed on Greene’s Earth Day, which is Tuesday, April 24th. Other will activities include a visit by three birds of prey from Raptor, Inc., and making bird feeder “necklaces.”

If you have any questions or would like to help, please contact Sarah Newman at

Moving before next school year?

If you are moving out of the District and will not have a student attending schools in Sycamore next year, please see the link below for a form that you will need to complete and return to the school by April 24, 2018. Thank you!

Moving Letter EOY

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Cultural Event Parent Sign Up

If you would like to sign up to represent your country or region for a dish to share or basket item donation, visit the sign up genius link below. Slots for performances are first come, first serve.

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Summer School

Sycamore "Summer Learning and Enrichment" is now accepting registrations on Parent Portal. Summer Learning begins June 11th. For additional information, please see the "Summer Learning Course and Information Catalog".

Summer Tennis Camps

Hello Aviator Parents!

Are you interested in having your son or daughter participate in a summer tennis camp?

Sycamore Coach Mike Teets and some of his players will conduct four evening sessions during the summer at the high school tennis courts.

For more info or to register, contact Coach Teets at


Aviation Station in your neighborhood!

The Aviation Station rolls into your neighborhood to provide Homework Assistance, STEAM activities, and free wifi on the following days each week of the school year:

Mondays 4:00-6:00 p.m.: Fields Ertel Townhomes

Tuesdays 4:00-6:00 p.m.: Hazelwood Community Center

Wednesdays 4:00-6:00 p.m.: Sycamore Terrace

Thursdays 4:00-6:00 p.m.: Blue Ash Kohl’s parking lot (Plainfield & Hunt Roads)

If you would like your child to participate in this free service, please fill out the permission form and return it to your child’s school prior to the day of the Aviation Station visit in your community. For more information regarding the Aviation Station, please visit our website at

Greene School Activity Brochure

Is your child looking to get involved at the Greene School? Below is a link to our 2017-2018 Activity Brochure. You will find information on all of our clubs, including the dates they meet. Please tell your children to watch our video announcements for information on how and when to sign up.

2017-2018 Activity Brochure