The Navigator Newsletter

Sycamore Junior High's Parent Communication

November 5, 2021

Speak Up/Save Lives

By calling or testing the statewide hotline

- 844-SAFEROH -

- 844-723-3764 -

you can report anything that is suspicious or endangering you, your friends or school.

Coming Up


  • November 10: PTO General Meeting @12:00 noon
  • November 11: 4:30-7:30pm - Parent Teacher Conferences (virtual)
  • November 12: No School - Parent-Teacher Conferences (virtual)


  • November 24-26: Thanksgiving Break - No School

Morning Dropoff Expectations

As we are settling into the routines at SJH and the weather is changing, we have seen an increase in car rider drop offs in the morning. This has led to significant backups on Cooper Road and delays for students getting into the building.

Please be aware that every student is expected to be in the building and in class by 8:02 a.m. or be marked tardy. If you arrive late, please drop off your child at the main entrance in the front of the building.

We recommend riding the bus for those students able to do so. If you need to drop off your child, you may need to alter your schedule to arrive earlier. The building opens at 7:40 am and students may go to the cafeteria to wait for the school day to start.

Thank you for your cooperation.

PTO General Meeting 11/10 at noon - Student Anxiety

Parents are invited to join the PTO General Meeting this Wednesday at noon via Google Meet (

As part of the meeting, school based counselors will present and answer questions about how parents can best support the mental health of students focusing on anxiety. They will address how parents can help and when it might be time to seek professional help.

Google Meet joining info

Video call link:

Or dial: ‪(US) +1 484-430-1502‬ PIN: ‪746 115 323‬#

More phone numbers:

OPTIONAL Parent Teacher Conferences

The 1st quarter for the 2021-2022 school year ended Thursday, October 28th. We will be conducting OPTIONAL parent-teacher conferences on Thursday, November 11th from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm and Friday, November 12 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Again this year, conferences will be held virtually via Google Meet.

Conferences are NOT mandatory. In fact, there are far fewer conference slots for a teacher than he/she has students. Please only schedule a conference if you have a pressing issue or concern that requires a discussion with the teacher. Teachers are always available via email to answer your questions!

For more information, please see these instructions



We have an attendance email and VM line for reporting of absences.

Please email or call 513-686-1762.

Report Cards

Quarter 1 Report Cards can now be viewed in Parent Portal.

Please follow THESE DIRECTIONS to access these documents.

Adapt for life

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Dear Parents,

As you know, Sycamore Community School District is partnering with Cincinnati Children’s Adapt for Life program to educate our students, staff, and families on the important topic of mental health and wellness. I’m excited to inform you that, in the next couple of weeks, facilitators from the Adapt for Life program will be working with our 5th, 7th, and 9th grade students. Later in the semester, Adapt for Life facilitators will be leading sessions for 6th, 8th, and 10th grade students. We are committed to the ongoing support of students and Adapt for Life will return in the Spring for follow-up sessions.

Adapt for Life promotes the importance of mental health and wellness. Students develop healthier behaviors and adaptive coping strategies that lead to healthier lives and more desirable outcomes. Information will be provided to students through a range of experiences including presentations, videos, and activities. Each student will leave with a personal “toolbox” of healthy coping skills they can use now and into the future. With practice, these skills can become habits that will help your child tackle stress and other life challenges.

We are fortunate to have the opportunity to bring this program to students. Parents can contact Lisa Zelvy at or Stacey Hoffman, Program Manager for Adapt for Life, at with questions. For more information about the Adapt for Life program, please visit:

Thank You,

Molly Bernosky

Assistant Principal

Sycamore Junior High School

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Yearbook - Ordering and Photo Submittal

The SJHS Yearbook Club is committed to documenting this school year for YOU! Order your yearbook today! The cost is $35/copy.

Click HERE to order your 2022 Yearbook.

Do you have photos you would like to submit to the Yearbook Club? Click HERE and find the “Submit Photos Here” button ! We want to represent ALL students in this year's historic yearbook.

Questions? Contact Mrs. Melissa Speelman

Reporting Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Incidence

In an ongoing effort to provide a safe learning environment, Sycamore is requesting parents, students, and staff to inform administration (or whoever) of any perceived incidences of harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

Please review THIS DOCUMENT for more information.

Attention Registered Nurses

The Sycamore Community School District is currently looking for registered nurses who would like to be employed as substitute nurses. Applicants must have current nursing experience, preferably with children, special needs, diabetes and an active nursing license.

If you qualify and are interested, please call Julie Ferron, R.N. at 686-1743 or email at

From our Nurse

Parents/Guardians please check with your children each morning to make sure they feel well.

You will find the Covid-19 Daily Parent/Guardian Checklist linked here and on our website. Translations of this document may be found HERE.

Please visit the District's Healthy Aves page for more detailed information.


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