Greene Notes

February 23, 2018

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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



IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR


February 23 - Last day to order Greene School Yearbook online

February 27 - JH Academic Fair 7:00 pm *DATE CHANGE*

March 3 - Band & Orchestra Pancake Day at Sycamore High School from 8:00-3:30

School Safety

Sycamore Families,


In light of the recent tragedy in Parkland, Florida, we wanted to take the opportunity to further communicate our plans regarding school safety.


We continue to be vigilant in our efforts to ensure the safety and security of all students and staff. Members of Blue Ash and Montgomery Police, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, and Symmes and Loveland Fire Department all take part in our Safe and Secure Schools Committee, which meets frequently throughout the year with district administrators, teachers, and students, to improve our safety plans and conduct threat assessments. While we cannot share the exact details of those plans for security purposes, we wanted to share a few measures already in place at E.H. Greene Intermediate School.


  • ALL building doors are locked during the school day.

  • A visitor sign-in procedure requires visitors to be buzzed into a secured area. We are in the process of adding a license/ID check-in procedure.

  • Safety drills are conducted, including tabletop exercises, lockdowns, and full evacuation drills.

  • ALICE training is provided for students and staff.

  • Each classroom is equipped with a window punch-tool in case of an evacuation.

  • The school supervises the hallways, the cafeteria during lunch and outdoor recess, and entrances and exits during arrival and dismissal.

  • Our high school and junior high School Resource Officers along with other local police officers regularly visit our schools to build relationships with our students.


In case of an emergency, do you know where to go to be reunified with your student?


  • Blue Ash Recreation Center (4433 Cooper Road, 45242)


As members of the community, did you know we have the following resource available?


  • Sycamore Schools is finalizing a partnership with Children’s Hospital to provide direct access to mental health care services. More information will be released in the coming weeks regarding this new program.


Lastly, we need your help. If you and your students see something, say something. We strongly encourage you to have conversations with your students about reporting the suspicious behavior--or report the behavior to administration directly, or call or text the Ohio Safer Schools 24/7 Tipline anonymously at 844-SaferOH (844-723-3764)


Please look for additional information, including the upcoming State of the District video, as we continue to improve our safety plans. We look forward to always providing a safe learning environment in which students can reach their full potential.


Thank you,


Matthew A. Tudor

Principal

Transition

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 7th Graders


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


During this week, the following packet was mailed home to rising 7th grade families. The packet included:

  • Your child’s personal course selector with recommendations for 2018-2019 school year

  • Directions for completing the course selector

  • Sample course selector sheets

  • An “at a glance” version of the course planner

  • Immunization requirements

  • Reminder for Rising 7th Grade Academic Fair on Tuesday February 27th


Your child’s course selector needs to be completed and turned into his/her homeroom teacher by March 2nd.


Upcoming Important Dates


February 27

6:00pm - Special Education 6th Grade Parent Orientation

7:00pm - Rising 7th Grade Parent Orientation/Academic Fair


March 2

All Course Selectors and any Course Adjustment Request Forms due



Two immunizations are required by the state of Ohio (ORC 3313.67) before the start of 7th grade. Tdap (tetanus, diptheria and pertussis booster) and Meningitis (MCV4). Your child may already have had them at their 11 year old check up. If so please obtain a copy of those immunizations. If not, please make an appointment for your students to get these two immunizations. Once you have obtained copies of TDAP and MCV4, send them to Laurie Dobrowolski RN at E.H. Greene Intermediate School. Thank you!


Email: dobrowolskil@sycamoreschools.org

Fax: (513) 792-6172


We are asking that records be received at E.H. Greene Intermediate School by May 11, 2018.


There are many more details that I will communicate to parents and students over the next few months.

Pictures for the Yearbook

Parents, we still need photos! Those cell phones take great pictures! When you capture a moment at the Greene School that you are proud of, PLEASE email the picture in its ORIGINAL SIZE to yearbookgreene@gmail.com.


At the music program, kids having fun together, walk a thon, carnival…as long as it is Greene students, pass it on so we can fill our yearbook with some great photos! Don’t wait! Our deadline to submit photos is early March! So, email your photos right away! THANK YOU!!

Greene Yearbooks

Order your Greene School yearbook online now through February 23, 2018! It's easy! Order today at https://ybpay.lifetouch.com and reference School ID code #1592718. The books are $17.00 and will be delivered to students in mid--late May.

Pancake Day - March 3, 2018

SYCAMORE MUSIC DEPARTMENT PANCAKE DAY!

On Saturday, March 3, the Sycamore Band and Orchestra Boosters will host the 56th annual Pancake Day at Sycamore High School, 7400 Cornell Road, from 8 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Pancakes will be served from 8 a.m. until 2:45 p.m.

Tickets are $6 and include pancakes, sausage, beverages and free second helpings of pancakes. Tickets can be purchased from any band or orchestra student or at Sycamore High School the day of the event. Musical entertainment will also be provided by district bands and orchestras from 8 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The public is invited to listen to the performances for free.

Pancake Day is part of the Sycamore Community Schools’ Fine Arts Fair, a free art exhibition at Sycamore High School that showcases Sycamore students’ works of art and photography. The art exhibition is open to the public on Saturday, March 3 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Sunday, March 4 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Proceeds from Pancake Day benefits Sycamore Community Schools’ Instrumental Music Programs.

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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.


http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4ca8ac29a2fa7-greene

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Aviation Station is coming to your neighborhood!

The Aviation Station will be rolling 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 https://www.sycamoreschools.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=2988

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