Greene Notes

February 19, 2021

E.H. Greene Intermediate School 5200 Aldine Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242

Office Hours: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

Phone: (513) 686-1750

Attendance Phone: (513) 686-1707 or ehgattendance@sycamoreschools.org

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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 afternoon.

Important Dates

February 16-25 - OELPA Testing - Individual Speaking

Wednesday, March 10 - 7th Grade Counselors at Greene (individual meetings-student scheduling)

Thursday, March 11 - 7th Grade Counselors at Greene (individual meetings-student scheduling)

March 15-19 - SPRING BREAK - NO SCHOOL

Car Riders Dismissal

We have established a dismissal plan for car riders that is safe and efficient. Recently it has come to our attention that students are being told to "walk" home only to be picked up on one of the streets behind the school. We even observed cars stopping in the middle of the street and blocking traffic to pick up students.


If you are picking your child up from school you need to follow the dismissal process we have established.

Transition Information for Rising 6th Graders

We will use this section of the newsletter to provide updates on transition for our Rising 6th Graders (current 5th graders).


Save the Date! We are tentatively planning our Get Connected to EHG Day for August 16, 2021. This is the day students and parents can come to the Greene School to pick up their chromebook, have their picture taken, drop off school supplies, and tour the school.

Transition to the Junior High

We will keep this section in the newsletter for the next few months. The purpose is to communicate information with 6th grade families about the transition to Sycamore Junior High. If you have specific questions you can reach out to Assistant Principal Clayton Lavercombe (lavercombec@sycamoreschools.org) or Counselor Ben Brenner (brennerb@sycamoreschools.org).



The Junior High has begun the process of transitioning your son/daughter as a seventh grader! We are confident that the outstanding academic foundation Greene has established will carry on here at the Junior High. In addition, the Junior High has a dynamic after school life with many athletic opportunities and clubs. We look forward to your family joining our Junior High community. While the transition process is in the early planning stages, we are very excited to think about your son/daughter joining us in August!

Below are some important dates regarding the scheduling and transition process:


  • Junior High Course Planner now available online!: The 7th Grade Junior High course planner can be found on the Junior High website via the Counseling Page: Sycamore Junior High School → Counseling → Course Planner & Scheduling

  • Week of March 1st: A mailer including important scheduling information will be mailed home for Rising 7th grade students.

  • March 3rd: Rising 7th grade Special Education Orientation for parents at 7:00pm via Live Google Meet. Google Meet Link

  • March 4th: Rising 7th grader orientation and academic fair presentation posted on Junior High Website in the evening (can watch at your convenience)

  • Week of March 8th: Junior High Counselors will meet with F2F and Virtual Students to make elective course choices.

  • Week of March 25th: Students will receive course verification sheets listing selected courses.

Keep an eye out for updates and reminders in the newsletter!

6th Grade Choir Auditions

Jesse Callahan and Deborah Stein would like to thank all of the 6th graders who auditioned for JH choir for next year. There are close to 200 singers! 6th grade students who auditioned for JH choir should check their Sycamore email today for placement information. Students were placed in the choir that we feel they will be the most successful. Remember- with close to 400 kids singing, next year, they WILL know someone in their choir and even better, they WILL meet lots of new people! This selection will also be marked on their course selector. 6th graders who are still interested in being in choir at the junior high are encouraged to contact the directors at steind@sycamoreschools.org or callahanj@sycamoreschools.org. It is not too late to become a part of this award winning program.

Greene School Talent Show!

The Greene School Student Council is sponsoring a Virtual Talent Show!


Your child (ren) will have the option to enter a virtual talent show. This is an optional activity, it is not a competition, and there will be no winner. Since we are doing our talent show virtually this year, your child(ren) will submit their video on a Flipgrid. All Greene School Students, no matter their grade or learning form this year, will have the same Flipgrid. The rules state that acts can be done in a group, but ultimately that decision is up to you. If your child(ren) does (do) choose to enter, be sure that all acts are in before the 5th of March. Talent show acts have to be done at home. Teachers will be able to view the Flipgrids and they will be encouraged to share them during Flex on March 12. Please know that only people inside of the Sycamore School District will be able to see this.


For more information and rules, please click on the link below.


Google Site

From our school nurse

Attention: Parents of 6th Grade Students


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

From our Cafeteria - Menu for the week of February 22 - 26

Lunches for the week will include Chicken Nuggets with pretzel, Walking Tacos, Bosco Sticks, Brunch for Lunch with waffles egg and sausage, and Personal Pan Pizzas! Other options are Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, Chicken Patty Sandwich or Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Bagel Meal, Moo Meal, Garden Salad with a muffin or a fresh made to order Deli Sandwich.

Breakfast is available daily in 2 locations, Main Entrance and Car Rider drop off. Just like our virtual meals, all meals are Free this year!


If your student(s) are quarantined at home and you would like access to school meals, you can sign up for the virtual meal curbside pick up by registering here and get meals this way until you are back at school. All meals are free to ALL students. Find out more information about pick-up times, locations, and FAQs by clicking here.

From Child Nutrition

FREE MEALS FOR ALL SYCAMORE STUDENTS EXTENDED

For all of the families that have been taking advantage of the free breakfast and lunches for ALL Sycamore schools and students this opportunity had been EXTENDED until the end of the 2020-21 school year!

All Sycamore families can enjoy free breakfast and free lunch all school year long.

Click here for more details for face to face families.

PEBT

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently authorized the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) through the 2020-2021 school year. To qualify for P-EBT during the 2020-2021 school year, children must be approved for free or reduced-price meals either in the 2019-2020 or the 2020-2021 school years.

If families qualify for free or reduced price meals LAST school year and you have not filled out a form yet for the 2020-21 school year, it is important that you fill out a form again this school year if you feel you will qualify.

If families did not qualify for free and reduced priced meals last school year but believe they might this school year due to financial changes during this unprecedented time please fill out a free and reduced price meal application online here. Any families who qualify this school year will not only receive P-EBT for each student they have in the district, but also receive free or reduced priced meals for the first 30 days of next school year.

We understand that everyone is receiving free meals this school year, but filling out this form is necessary for ANY other benefit that it provides - this includes but is not limited to the P-EBT through ODJFS, fee waivers, extracurricular waivers, building assistance programs, etc.

More information on filling out a free and reduced price meal application can be found here.

Contact the Child Nutrition Department with any further questions. (513) 686-1796.

After School Activities starting soon

Here are the starting dates for additional after school activities/clubs that will begin soon.


Girls' Running Club - Monday, April 12

Girls' Basketball - Monday, April 26


Please see the Activity Brochure at the end of this newsletter for more club descriptions and information on how to sign up.

Greene School Yearbook - Uploading photos

Parents,

We realize this has been a most challenging school year and we would like you to help us with our yearbook photos. We want to ensure that all of our Greene students appear in the yearbook, and we would also like to show what student life has been like at the Greene School.

If your student was not photographed during our two fall picture days, you may upload a portrait to a website, which Jostens has created for Greene School photos. Please be sure to include name, grade, and homeroom. The website allows parents to upload photos directly to our yearbook "library." You will "choose a file", enter your email address, and fill in the requested information. Also, if you have any photos of your student(s) engaging in school sponsored activities, you may also upload those photos as well. Here is the website.


https://images.memoryebooks.com/416174110.


This website will be available until March 15, 2021. Thank you for your assistance in making the Greene School yearbook a memorable one!

Order Your Greene School Yearbook Now!

Starting today, February 19th, parents can place an order for a 2020-2021 Greene School yearbook. The price for the 2020-2021 Greene Yearbook is $15.00. You may order online until March 12, 2021 at the Josten website below.


Go to: www.memorybook.com/online-pay/parent-pay/.

Enter your school code which is 201557, then click "Go to your school account login".

Next, click on the link below your school name.

Login if you are a returning user or register as a "new user."

Now you are ready to purchase the Greene School Yearbook!

Staff Member of the Month

If you would like to nominate a Staff Member of the Month, please use this link. Thank you!


Staff Member of the Month 20-21

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Mindpeace Resources - Mental Health and What to Look for During COVID

Mindpeace has shared this "presentation" for educators and parents to know and understand warning signs of distress during COVID in kids. Here is a link to this resource.

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EHG Activity Brochure 2020-2021

The Greene School is now offering after school activities! Please click on this link for the full brochure, which has class descriptions and registration information.