August 29, 2020
Materials Pick-up and Picture Day
In order to limit the number on campus at any one time, we have created a schedule based on your child's last name. If the individuals in your family have more than one last name, feel free to come at a single time that works well for you. We also have a few spots available on Tuesday afternoon.
Pick-up time should be attended by a single adult and Sycamore students. From the time you arrive until you exit campus, you will be outside, and you and children over two will need to wear a mask, remain together, and practice physical distancing.
The traffic flow will move in one direction. You will enter campus at the front steps of the school. Your child's picture will be taken outside in the courtyard. Please follow the directions and markings laid out by our photographers. When pictures are complete, you will move west down the hallway to the front of the multipurpose room. At that station, you will sign out your child's technology or decline the offer. We are fully prepared to provide an iPad for every student K-6, and we hope you will make use of this resource. As a last step, you will walk around to the north side of the multipurpose room to pick up the materials your child's teacher has prepared. Families will then exit campus onto Yale Avenue.
Monday, August 31
8:30 AM-10:00 AM ----------Last Name A-E
10:00 AM-11:30 AM --------Last Name F-J
11:30 AM-1:00 PM ----------Last Name K-O
1:00 PM-2:30 PM ------------Last Name P-S
2:30 PM-4:00 PM ------------Last Name T-Z
Tuesday, September 1, (for those who cannot attend on Monday):
1:00 PM-2:00 PM Last Name A-H
2:00 PM-3:00 PM Last Name I-P
3:00 PM-4:00 PM Last Name Q-Z
Again, if you do not feel comfortable participating in this way or you cannot comply with the safety procedures I've outlined, please let us know in the school office and an alternative will be provided.
Monday, August 31
- Materials Pick-Up and Picture Day (see directions above)
- 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM, Kindergarten-First Grade Classes hold Back to School Night (a Zoom link was sent by your teacher)
Tuesday, September 1
- Materials Pick-Up and Pictures (PM only, see directions below)
- 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM, Second-Third Grade Classes hold Back to School Night (a Zoom link will come from your teacher)
- 7:00 PM to 7:45 PM, Fourth-Fifth-Sixth Grade Classes hold Back to School Night (a Zoom link will come from your teacher)
Wednesday, September 2
- First Day of School, 8:45 AM start time, see your teacher's directions for connecting remotely
Monday, September 7
- No School, Labor Day
Click here to see Sycamore's 2020-2021 calendar: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1l1IBZf1a2EI1umeG4pfdqeF77dqp1wuw/view?usp=sharing
School Picture Day
Pictures will be distributed to families in October during a drive-through pick-up. A plan for retakes will be shared at a later date.
Parent Information Night-Recording Available
During the materials pick-up time, families can either receive or decline a district device. The link below allows you to review related forms prior to material pick-up time. The following link provides more information. We will have all forms ready for you at the school. Please feel free to contact me if you have additional questions or if you need help securing wifi.
As you create your family's schedule for the 2020 school year, put self-care at the top of your list. Your modeling will support your children (and you) in the moment and help them build healthy, life-long habits. In addition to planning time for sleep, exercise, and breaks, limit media exposure and find safe ways to connect with others. Regularly check in with your children and patiently listen. As they express worries or frustrations, provide accurate information and focus on preventative actions and habits they already use to keep themselves safe and calm. As a family, practice strategies for mindfulness and encourage the healthy choices your children make for themselves.
I want to share a fantastic resource created by our school district's Mental Health Team and school psychologists. This link will take you to the Wellness Resources page on the District's website. You'll find an evolving collection of resources and information organized for families, elementary and secondary students.
If you would like to talk about mental health resources available through our district or the community, please contact your child's teacher or Mrs. Stanger.
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