Sycamore Canyon Family Newsletter

August 28, 2022

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Back to School Night- Wednesday, August 31st

Come and join us on Wednesday, August 31st for our annual Back to School Night. We will start our evening in the Multipurpose Room at the front of the school. After some initial introductions and announcements, we will host two different sessions in each classroom. Please see the schedule listed below:

  • PTA Meeting/Introductions 5:00-5:30 PM
  • Session 1: 5:30-6:00 PM
  • Session 2: 6:00-6:30 PM

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 Are Coming!

The iPads are being 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 and a 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:

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!

Sycamore Canyon Staff Spotlight

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Important Information

Safety at Sycamore Canyon is a top priority. Starting August 29th, parents will be asked to say their morning goodbyes outside the gates. Minimizing our entry points and only allowing students on campus in the morning keeps our students and staff safe. Of course we always welcome and encourage parents on campus as classroom volunteers and for special events such as Back to School Night, Friday Flag Awards, community nights, Lunch on the Lawn, and PTA events. Volunteer applications are coming soon, and we continue to have a sign in process in the office for visitors. Thank you for understanding and ensuring our students' safety.

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.