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Sycamore Junior High's Parent Communication
May 14, 2021
INFORMATION FOR ALL FAMILIES
Mark Your Calendar:
May 26: PTO Meeting, noon
May 31: Memorial Day, No School
June 2: 8th Grade Day
June 3: Last day of classes
Summer School: June 14 - July 9
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.
8th Grade Day: June 2nd
Dear parents of 8th-grade students,
Our 8th-grade day activity will take place on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at the Blue Ash Rec Center.
F2F students will travel by bus and enjoy activities with staff and their classmates. We will leave the building around 9:45 AM and return around 2:00 PM.
Virtual students who wish to attend MUST respond ASAP by completing THIS FORM. If you do not respond, we will assume your child does not wish to participate.
If you need to access your 8th-grade student during this time, please coordinate with Ms. Lally prior to that day via email at email@example.com or via phone 686-1760.
Students should bring:
Towel and swimwear if they wish to swim
Students are permitted to bring:
Small bag or backpack to carry their belongings
A sack lunch/snacks
Lunch, snacks, and plenty of water will be available to students thanks to our generous PTO.
It is our recommendation that students do not bring valuables to school on this day. We will not be able to respond to stolen or lost valuables, including cell phones. Additionally, students are not permitted to use their cell phones at this event.
In order to have the privilege of attending this event, students must be in good academic and behavioral standing.
Maintain passing grades in your classes. Students with multiple failures for the 4th quarter will not be permitted to attend.
Follow direction from adults. Students that are chronically noncompliant will not be permitted to attend.
Demonstrate respect for others. A student that is rude or disrespectful towards others or property will not be permitted to attend.
Be a leader. Model excellence. Students that continue to violate the code of conduct or demonstrate behaviors that are not outstanding examples of what an SJH student exemplifies will not be permitted to attend..
Please remind your student of these expectations.
Students with current class failures will not be permitted to attend. These students will be addressed individually by Mr. Lavercombe on Tuesday, May 25th. They will be able to remain at school to complete coursework in an attempt to raise those failing grades.
This will be a fantastic day of celebration for our students. If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Lavercombe at firstname.lastname@example.org or 686-1760.
SHS Counselor Update for Rising 8th Graders
Parents of 8th graders:
There is time to review next year's course selections. The classes that students selected and reviewed with their counselor can now be found in Blackboard in the eBackpack. Please review this list and reach out to the high school counselor by May 15 if any changes need to be made.
Mrs. Rose Mitchell (A-K) email@example.com
Mr. Mark Millett (L-Z) firstname.lastname@example.org
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Summer Learning Enrichment Courses
Please see the Summer Learning course catalog for additional information
Advanced Mathematics and Problem Solving (Virtual)
This summer program is designed to challenge and enrich students entering 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Honors and Accelerated math classes. We will explore the power topics through problem solving, group work and math competitions. The students will explore number theory, probability, logic problems, mental math, all while having fun with higher order critical thinking.
Advanced Writing Workshop (Virtual)
This course is an introduction to the art of creative writing and publishing. Class participants will read, write, and revise pieces in a number of genres including personal essays, short stories, poetry, plays, journaling, etc. The central focus of the class will be on various processes for creating, using texts as inspiration and models, and learning from feedback to guide our writing.
2020/2021 Immunization Requirements
Please turn in your required immunization paperwork to nurse Amy Bonham ASAP at email@example.com.
In Ohio, the following vaccines are required by law:
7th-grade students must show proof that they have received (1) dose of Tdap, and (1) dose of MCV4 . This requirement must be met NO LATER THAN THE 14th day of attendance at school for the 2020-21 school year.
If you have questions, please email Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 686-1763.
AROUND SYCAMORE: DISTRICT-WIDE NEWS AND EVENTS
OGB Super Summer Kick Off!!
Sycamore Band & Orchestra Boosters Craft Show May 15
The Arts and Crafts show is a fundraiser for the Sycamore Band and Orchestra Boosters. We need your help to make this fundraiser successful.
Check out the signup genius https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044cafab22a20-sycamore2, and join us for a shift.
THIS SECTION APPLIES TO VIRTUAL CLASSROOM STUDENTS ONLY
THIS SECTION PERTAINS ONLY TO FACE 2 FACE CLASSROOM STUDENTS
In the event of an emergency where an evacuation of the school building is necessary, students will be transported to safety at Sycamore Community Schools’ reunification site:
Blue Ash Recreation Center 4433 Cooper Rd. Blue Ash, OH 45242
Detailed information can be found on the district website under Reunification Plans.
For more information on safety & security at Sycamore Schools, visit the district Safety & Security web page.