Sycamore Canyon Family Newsletter

September 4, 2022

Labor Day

On Monday, 9/5, we will observe Labor Day. There is no school. Enjoy your long weekend!

Friday Flag

Friday Flag is back! Parents/Families, we invite you to join us for Friday Flag each Friday morning at 8:30 AM, starting on Friday, September 9th. As a school we sing the school song, recite the Pledge of Allegience, practice our PAWS Pledge and hand out various awards. Students will be sitting in their classroom lines and families are invited to sit at the lunch tables. We hope you can join us for this weekly event!

Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club begins again this week on Wednesday, September 7th from 8:45-10:45 AM. This is one of our first on-campus volunteer opportunities. Teachers submit work/projects that need to be completed for the classroom. Parents come in and work in our new LRC Building (Learning Resource Center) for a couple hours to complete those projects.

If you are interested, please complete the volunteer packet prior to arriving on campus. You will also need to bring your Driver's License to scan into our computer visitor system. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Jenn in the front office.

Volunteer Packets

Are you interested in volunteering on campus this year? Below you will find the link to the volunteer application. Each adult that wishes to work in Breakfast Club, as a Room Parent, attend Field Trips, become a Garden Volunteer or just work on campus, you must fill out a new application each year. This is the first year that the entire process is electronic, please click on the link for more information. Thank you!

School Site Council

Are you interested in serving on a school committee? We are looking for two parents/community members who would like to serve on the School Site Council Committee. If you are interested, please complete the attached flyer and return it to the school. Thank you!


Are you wondering about district sponsored/approved clubs? Wondering what youth sports programs are available? The Santee School District uploads all flyers to the Peachjar link on the bottom right side of the Sycamore Canyon School Website. Follow this link or click on the link on the website:

Running on the Grass

In an effort to keep everyone safe, we are asking all the students to refrain from running on the grass in front of the school at dismissal time. Thank you in advance for your help, we really appreciate it!


The iPads were distributed to students on Monday, August 29th, however they may not be coming home immediately. Classes will need to complete our lessons on Digital Citizenship prior to them coming home. Each student will receive an iPad, charging block, and cable that will need to be returned at the end of the year.

We understand that during the A.I.R. Process and new enrollment, parents were given the choice to bring devices home or leave them at school. We are encouraging all families to still bring them home this year, given that there is still the possibility of being absent for multiple days and the iPad is a direct link to the student's homework and textbooks. If you have any questions about this, please contact Mrs. Hicks.

Optional iPad Insurance is available again this year. If you are interested in purchasing the insurance, the link is provided below:

Sycamore Canyon Staff Spotlight

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Important Information

Arriving at School:

Our gates will open daily at 8:15 AM. Our school does not have supervision on campus prior to 8:15 AM. School starts promptly at 8:30 AM daily. Please be prepared for traffic and arrive early! Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Breakfast and Lunch:

Breakfast and lunch will be available to all students for free during the 2022-2023 school year. Breakfast will be served before school between 8:00 and 8:30. Lunches will be served at grade level lunch times. Lunch times will be posted on the Sycamore Canyon School Website: Home - Sycamore Canyon School (

School Dismissal Times:

2:20 for Kindergarten-3rd Grade

2:46 for 4th-6th Grade

Staff will be on duty to ensure student safety. If you choose to pick up your child from school, you can meet them at the front of the school or at the street side gate on Settle Road. Please note that there are two lanes for drive-through pick up and drop off. Please be patient and courteous to other drivers and pedestrians.

Pick Up and Drop Off Procedures

Patience and safety must always be on our minds as we work together to safely arrive and dismiss each day. With 330 students attending, we need everyone to work together to keep us all safe.

Stay Informed

There are numerous ways to stay informed about our fabulous school. We also have an Instagram account: sycamorecanyon.