Greene Notes

August 21, 2020

Our Flight Pattern

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

Friday, August 28 - Meet the Teacher Day for F2F Students - 8:00 am - 12:00 noon Homeroom/cafeteria (photos - for all students, F2F and Virtual))

Tuesday, September 1 - "New to the District" 5th & 6th Grade Orientation (for student and only 1 parent)

9:00 am - 5th Grade Orientation - Greene Cafeteria

10:00 - 11:00 am - chromebook checkout - 5th & 6th

11:00 am - 6th Grade Orientation - Greene Cafeteria

Thursday, September 3 - First Day "Transition" - 8:00 am - 2:40 pm - for F2F 5th Graders

Friday, September 4 - First Day "Transition" - 8:00 am - 2:40 pm - for F2F 6th Graders

Monday, September 7 - NO SCHOOL - Labor Day

Tuesday, September 8 - First Official Day of School

Meet the Teacher Day

Save the Date! Greene Meet the Teacher day is scheduled for Friday, August 28th!

Students who signed up for Face to Face: We plan on sending class placement information out on Monday. There will be additional information included as well as a sign up genius for Meet the Teacher Day.

Students who signed up for the Virtual Classroom: The district is currently examining class size ratios. There will be a delay in sharing class placement with families until the district is able to finalize staffing.

Supply List for Face to Face Students

  • Earbuds

  • Four 2-pocket folders, one for each core class

  • A 5-subject notebook

  • 24 pre-sharpened pencils

  • Eraser

  • A Box of Highlighters (any color)

  • Box of tissues

  • 2 glue sticks

  • TI-15 calculator for math

*needed for all 6th grade students and 5th grade accelerated math students

*will be available to purchase the first week of school for $15

  • Scissors

  • 1 pack of black dry erase markers

  • Durable pencil pouch (labeled with student name)

  • 12-pack of colored pencils

  • Personal refillable water bottle

  • Personal sanitizer (to be resupplied)

  • Personal tissues (to be resupplied)

  • Mask and back up mask

  • Personal pencil sharpener

  • 2 fine-tip or ultra-fine tip black Sharpies

  • 9x12 Sketchbook (for Art Class)

*Our district office previously shared a supply list for Virtual Classroom Students.

Greene School T-Shirts

Greene School t-shirts are now available for ordering. This year, shirts will be offered in either GREEN or GOLD and will be $10 each. Please click the link to see more details. Ordering deadline is FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th at 3:00.

Greene School T-shirt Order Form


We are working on the healthy reopening. In order to safely cohort students, we will not be able to make any schedule changes. More information on this will be coming soon.

Updating Final Forms

As in the past, we need ALL parents or guardians to log into Final Forms and update any necessary changes for our 2020-2021 school year ASAP. Also newly added is a Covid-19 Parent Agreement that must be signed before the school year begins. You are required to sign the forms at the beginning of each new school year. A signature is also required after any update or as additional forms are added.

We are asking that ALL parents of students log into FinalForms and complete their forms for the 2020-2021 school year ASAP so that potential issues/problems/questions can be addressed before our return to school in September. Some forms require a student signature.

Information Coming Soon...

We are working on plans for the healthy re-opening. Below is information that we will be sharing in coming weeks. All previously scheduled events are postponed. As we reschedule them, we will communicate the date, time, and mode for delivery.

  • Class Placement
  • Chromebook Distribution
  • Changes to our schedule to accommodate cohorts
  • Informative Videos on Building Protocols
  • September 3rd & 4th Transition Days
  • Meet the Teacher Day
  • Curriculum Preview

From Nurse D....

Important Notes from Nurse D

Medication Drop Off - If your child takes a daily medication at school or has emergency medications to be dropped off, we will be doing so on August 28th from 8:00-3:00 pm. There are no visitors allowed in the building, so we will be doing so by calling the clinic and meeting the school nurse at the back door of the clinic.

Immunizations - If you are NEW to the district, welcome to E.H.Greene Intermediate School. Please provide a copy of you child’s most current immunizations.

Mask Wearing - Start practicing wearing your masks everyday for longer and longer periods of time. You can do this! Helping kids get used to masks

Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions.

Laurie Dobrowolski BSN, RN, LSN

Phone 513-686-1753

Fax 513-792-6172

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A note from Lisa Zelvy

Dear Families,

Sycamore Community Schools will proudly continue to provide families access to private mental health services for students in the 2020-2021 school year at E.H. Greene Intermediate.

Returning to school can activate a multitude of emotions for children. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we know our students need support more than ever before.

“Social and emotional wellness is at the forefront of our return to school planning. We are grateful for our continued partnership with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital,” said Lisa Zelvy, Pupil Services Supervisor. “Through telehealth appointments and at times, in person treatment, our students can continue to access care during a time when they need it most.”

Nicole Snyder, our licensed independent therapist from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, will continue to provide care to students and families upon her return from maternity leave on October 12.

While Nicole is out of the building, we know the need for care doesn’t stop. Our team of school-based therapists can be available to support urgent and ongoing needs during her leave. Parents, teachers, and school counselors can continue to make student referrals for service.

In Nicole’s absence, families interested in initiating or restarting services should contact their assigned school counselor, Tracey Bachman or Jennifer Asher. Additionally, families can contact Lisa Zelvy, Pupil Services Supervisor, with questions or to make a referral at or (513) 686-1700.

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2019 - 2020 Yearbooks

The 2019-2020 yearbooks were distributed to students at the end of July. If you were not able to pick up your pre-ordered yearbook at that time, your student will receive it on their first day of school.

For rising 6th graders - books will be in their homerooms

For rising 7th graders - books will be at the Junior High School

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Shop at and Support Sycamore High School

The new online store at features 150+ Sycamore Aviators-licensed items and other gifts including:

  • School supplies and required readings;
  • Aves Face Masks - two styles;
  • Spirit and sportswear from Nike, Under Armour, and Champion brands; AND
  • Novelty and gift items (stickers, water bottles, flags, magnets, mugs).

We offer free contactless delivery within the District (including any school locations for teachers and staff) on all orders $19.99 and above, as well as curbside pickup at the Sycamore High School main office/theatre entrance on Wednesdays in August. If that time doesn't work for you, please reach out, and we will do our best to work out other arrangements.

As always, enjoy tax-free shopping at the Aves Hangar. As a non-profit organization, we never charge tax on any items and sales benefit Sycamore High School. For questions or more information, email Amy Browns Taylor at