The Navigator Newsletter

Sycamore Junior High's Parent Communication

October 28, 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

Friday, October 29: No School - Teacher Records Day


NEXT WEEK:

  • November 3: Parent-Teacher Conference Scheduler goes live @ 8:00am (please see below)


MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

  • 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)

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!


Instructions will be emailed to you at 8:00am on Wednesday, November 3rd. The scheduler will be active from 8:00 am Wednesday, November 3rd to midnight on November 10th.

Attendance

DID YOU KNOW?

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


Please email JHATTENDANCE@sycamoreschools.org or call 513-686-1762.

Sycamore High School Synnovation Lab

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District Curriculum Tour

Sycamore Community Schools is currently engaged in the first year of implementation of our new strategic plan to empower all learners to reach their full potential in a globally competitive world. An important goal of this plan is to enhance academic achievement.


To support this goal, the district has partnered with Education Elements to conduct a thorough curriculum review to gain an understanding of current curriculum resources and how those resources impact instruction and student learning. The complete curriculum review will provide information regarding alignment and identify areas of need and growth.


We would like to invite families to join us to learn more about the curriculum review and its findings. These virtual, informational sessions will be led by representatives from Education Elements.


Virtual sessions will be held:


Sessions will be recorded and viewed after the session. The recording of sessions will be available on the district website.

SJH: IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Order your School Pictures

Picture Retake Day was Wednesday. All ordering from Strawbridge Studios is done entirely online at https://www.strawbridge.net/ . Click on "Order Pictures and Yearbooks". Enter our picture code: FM375884 to begin the ordering process.


To make the distribution process easier, picture packages will be shipped directly to your home. When ordering, please use the name your student uses in school records.

Order your Yearbook!

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

speelmanm@sycamoreschools.org

Ski Club is BACK in 2022~

Any student interested in joining the junior high ski & board club, the window for joining opens October 25. Whether you have never been on skis or a snowboard in your life, to a gnarly expert skier or boarder….Ski club invites you to 4 afternoon/evening trips to Perfect North Slopes. Enjoy the great outdoors with your friends as you glide down the slopes…. Ski & Board Club….Winter Fun for Everyone!


Everything you need to know about SJH Ski & Board Club is found in google classroom: Code# Sei54fm

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 ferronj@sycamoreschools.org.

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.

AROUND OUR COMMUNITY

Gifted Event: Super Saturday Program

The Super Saturday Program is excited to offer a free event to all current and prospective Super Saturday families. This is a great opportunity for families to meet many of our teachers, to ask questions, and to check out the kinds of things we do in our classes.


We do ask families to RSVP so that we are sure to have enough supplies for hands-on activities.


If you have any questions regarding this event, please feel free to reach out to messagecenter@supersaturday.org. We are not requiring students to be registered in the registration system for this event, nor to have turned in their professional recommendation. However, they can register in the system and send in recommendations at any time. Professional recommendation forms can be found on our website .

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