Sycamore Community Schools

November 2021 District Newsletter

New Quarantine Guidelines

Hamilton County Public Health (HCPH) has officially adopted new Ohio Department of Health K-12 quarantine guidelines. Effective November 2, 2021, Sycamore Community Schools will begin implementing these “Mask-To-Stay/Test-To-Play” guidelines. The guidelines do not apply to preschool. An email has been sent home to all families and staff with more details. You can also click here for more information.

Vaccination Available for Children 5-11

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is now recommending the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 years old. Beginning today, local health providers are already providing vaccinations for this age group.

Sycamore Community Schools has contacted Hamilton County Public Health (HCPH) to set up voluntary vaccination clinics for families of students ages 5-11 who chose to have their child vaccinated. However, HCPH has not yet provided dates/times for clinics in our district. They are still determining the amount of vaccine that will be available. As soon as we have finalized information, we will share it with families.

Meantime, families who wish to have their children vaccinated have several options available to them including:

  • Cincinnati Children’s: Walk-ins are welcome, or you can make appointments at one of three vaccine clinic locations:

    • Burnet Campus | Wednesdays, 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm, and Saturdays, 8 am – 11:30 am

    • Liberty Campus | Mondays and Thursdays, 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

    • Green Township Neighborhood Location | Tuesdays, 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

  • UC Health: UC is scheduling appointments at 513-584-DOSE or via UC MyChart.

  • Doses may also be available at your local Walgreens, CVS, and Meijer.

  • Check with your child’s pediatrician for additional availability.

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Learn More About Our Curriculum Review

Sycamore Community Schools is currently engaged in the first year of implementation of our new strategic plan to empower all learners to reach their full potential in a globally competitive world. An important goal of this plan is to enhance academic achievement.

To support this goal, the district has partnered with Education Elements to conduct a thorough curriculum review to gain an understanding of current curriculum resources and how those resources impact instruction and student learning. The complete curriculum review will provide information regarding alignment and identify areas of need and growth.

We would like to invite families to join us to learn more about the curriculum review and its findings. These virtual, informational sessions will be led by representatives from Education Elements:

A recording of sessions will be available on the district website.

Montgomery Elementary Recognized at National Blue Ribbon Ceremony

Montgomery Elementary will be recognized at the 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award ceremony on November 4-5 in Washington, D.C. Learn more about this amazing award.

Montgomery Elementary: 2021 National Blue Ribbon School

Blue Ash & Symmes Receive PBIS Silver Award

Two Sycamore Schools elementary schools have received statewide recognition for their work in teaching students positive and appropriate behaviors. Symmes Elementary and Blue Ash Elementary were named 2021 Silver PBIS Award winners by the Ohio PBIS Network for being model examples of strong PBIS. They are among 70 schools from across the state to receive this recognition. Click here to learn more.

18 Sycamore Students Named National Merit Commended Scholars

Sycamore Community Schools is proud to announce 18 Sycamore High School seniors have been named Commended Scholars in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. The distinction places them in the top three percent of U.S. high school seniors. Learn more about these incredible students.

Check Out Our Latest #BuildingOurFuture Update

You can find more updates about the construction happening at Sycamore High School, Sycamore Junior High, E.H. Greene Intermediate, and Symmes Elementary by clicking here.

ICYMI: Watch Our Virtual Master Facility Lunch and Learn

Sycamore Schools Master Facility Lunch and Learn 10/19/21

2022-2023 School Year Calendar

The Board of Education is expected to vote on the 2022-23 academic calendar at their November 17 meeting. We appreciate your patience as we ensure the opening of the school year is successful with our Master Facility projects in the works!
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Always An Aviator Capital Campaign Kickoff: Nov. 18

"Always an Aviator" means leaving a lasting legacy on Sycamore Community Schools. It is time to cement your place in Aviator history. Help us soar by financially supporting the capital campaign to create the elite facilities that this district and community deserve!

While the funding included in the bond issue will address some of the aging needs throughout the district, it does not satisfy the goal of our capital campaign: to go beyond providing standard facilities to our student-athletes and community and reach elite facilities that will match the excellence of our phenomenal district.

We look forward to unveiling our vision of these facilities on Nov. 18 at the Original Montgomery Inn. Register today!

Thanksgiving Break

As a reminder, there is NO SCHOOL Nov. 24-26 for Thanksgiving Break. Enjoy the time off with family and friends! #ThankfulAves
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