Sycamore Community Schools

July 2019

Summer School is a Wrap!

We had a blast at Summer School 2019! There are still opportunities to sign up for Greene 101 and JH Launch in August. See the flyers below for more information on how to get registered today!
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High School Science Wing Renovations

Phase II of the Sycamore High School Science Wing renovation remains on schedule to be completed by the start of the 2019-2020 school year. Last summer, VSWC Architects renovated the second-floor science classrooms. This year, the first-floor classrooms are being redone to include more space for collaboration and flexible learning. The classrooms will be larger, have new technology, and mobile furniture.

Tiny House Project Gets Boost from Pella Windows

Sycamore High School students took a big step forward this school year towards constructing a tiny house. Students just installed eight top-of-the-line windows thanks to a donation from Pella Windows. Work on the interior of the home will begin in the 2019-2020 school year. Students plan to auction off the finished product to raise money for the Architecture program. Learn more about the project.

School Supplies

School Supply Lists for the 2019-2020 school year are now available. Click below to see your school's list:

Just a reminder: Ohio's Sales Tax Holiday is Friday, August 2 - Sunday, August 4. School supplies priced at $20 per item or less will be exempt from sales and use tax.

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School Calendars

Event dates for the 2019-2020 school year are now available online. You can sync our online calendars with your iOs devices, Android devices, Google Calendar, Microsoft Outlook, and more. Click here for instructions to sync the district calendar. If you want to sync your school's calendar rather than the entire district calendar, follow the iCal instructions by clicking on the chain link icon at the top right corner of the calendar. You can also find and sync our online calendar in the Sycamore Community Schools mobile app.

Sycamore Community Schools will mail out a printed calendar for the 2019-2020 school year this month to all families. NEW THIS YEAR: We have included the dates of culturally significant events and observations that could impact a student’s ability to attend a school or participate in certain activities like doing homework or evening functions. Great care has been given to assure the accuracy of these dates. Please let us know if there are any other dates that we should consider including in future calendars.

Update Your Final Forms

Get an early start on the school year by updating your student's information on Final Forms! You can now log-in to your Final Forms account for the 2019-2020 school year.

Sycamore Community Schools has partnered with Final Forms to provide a one-stop shop for all electronic forms including emergency medical, transportation, Computer Agreement forms, etc. For new families, you will only need to fill out the forms once and then update and verify the following year. If you are not new to the district, please log-in to Final Forms to verify that the information from last year is up to date and add your electronic signature to each form.

Click here for a video tutorial of how to fill out Final Forms.

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Free and Reduced Meal Applications

The Child Nutrition Department is now taking free and reduced applications for the 2019-20 school year. You have to fill out a new application EACH year. Click here to apply online. Visit the Child Nutrition tab on the website for the paper form if you would prefer to not apply online. All paper applications can be dropped off or mailed to the Child Nutrition office this summer at 5959 Hagewa Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Contact our office with questions - (513) 686-1796.

School Menus

School menus will be located online this school year through the "my school menus" website or on the Sycamore app. Click here to see the web version - menus will be posted sometime during the beginning of August.
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Sycamore Bridges

Sycamore Community Schools has launched a new effort to connects people who need help with those who can pitch in.

The district has connected with Neighborhood Bridges to start Sycamore Bridges, which will bridge the gap between students and families in need and local advocates and donors.

Counselors, teachers, administrators, and clergy who learn about needs can post them on the Sycamore Bridges website. Requests can be for anything from financial assistance to clothing, food, and furniture needs. Those who want to help can sign up to fill the needs. It's all anonymous and helping is as simple as clicking a button.

Donors can drop off items at the Blue Ash Fire Station 13 on Kenwood Road or the Montgomery Fire Station on Montgomery Road.

Sycamore Bridges has already fulfilled three needs in its first weeks! We are so thankful for our community for helping the following:

1. A local family needed financial assistance to purchase a birth certificate to register their incoming kindergartener.

2. A local family needed help with rent payment.

3. Three high school students needed financial assistance after the loss of a parent.

Sign up now to be a donor and be ready the next time there is an opportunity for kindness. Click here to learn more information. Be sure to follow Sycamore Bridges on Facebook and Twitter.

The Aviation Station is Coming!

The Aviation Station will be back out in the community for some summer fun! Join us from 3:00-5:00 p.m. for STEAM activities at the following dates/locations:

  • July 22- Fields Ertel Townhomes/ Mason Way
  • July 23- Hazelwood
  • July 24- Sycamore Terrace
  • July 25- Blue Ash Kohl's
  • July 29- Fields Ertel Townhomes/ Mason Way
  • July 30- Hazelwood
  • July 31- Sycamore Terrace

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Priority Registration

Do you have a new neighbor or a friend who is moving to Sycamore Schools this summer? Help us spread the word: Priority Registration for the 2019-20202 school year is happening now!
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Follow Us!

Be sure to follow Sycamore Schools on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube!

You can also follow our schools and services on Twitter:

Sycamore High School @TheRealMrMader

Sycamore Junior High @SycamoreJrHigh

E.H. Greene Intermediate @EHGreeneSchool

Blue Ash Elementary @BlueAshElem

Maple Dale Elementary @MapleDaleElem

Montgomery Elementary @Montgomery_Elem

Symmes Elementary @SymmesElem

Sycamore Diversity @WeRSycamore

Child Nutrition Services @SycamoreCNS

Human Resources @SycamoreHR

Operations & Student Services @AviatorOps

Special Education @AVESAbilities

Superintendent @TopAviator

Assistant Superintendent @AviatorCoPilot

Curriculum and Instruction @AviatorLearning

Aviation Station @SycamoreSTEAM

Aviator Athletics @AvesAthletics