Greene Notes

October 8, 2021

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.

E.H. Greene Intermediate School

Address: 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

Important dates for your calendar

Letter Days this Week:

A Day - Monday, October 11

B Day - Tuesday, October 12

C Day - Wednesday, October 13

D Day - Thursday, October 14

NO SCHOOL - Friday, October 15


Friday, October 15 - NO SCHOOL - Professional Development Day

Saturday, October 16 - Sycamore Junior High "Flight Fest"

Thursday, October 28 - End of First Quarter

Thursday, October 28 - Fall Harvest Parties

Friday, October 29 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Records Day

Dismissal Time Changes - effective Monday, October 11th

Beginning Monday, October 11, 2021, we will have a different bus dismissal procedure.

We will be changing from a “double bus load” to a “single bus load”, meaning that all students who ride a bus will be dismissed at the same time. There will not be two bells of bus dismissals. We will have one call for all bus riders at 2:50 pm.


We have worked out this schedule with transportation for a safe and efficient dismissal of our bus riders. Students will get a new bus number and a new yellow bus tag with their new bus information on it. Some students may have to change buses at the Junior High and there will be staff to assist those students transferring to different buses to home.


Walkers and bike riders will continue to be dismissed at 2:40 and car riders will be dismissed at 2:45 to wait for their rides.

Progress Reports

Today, Parents are able to login to their Parent Portal account to view Progress Reports. Teachers have updated grades.


Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled for November 11th (3:30 - 7:30 pm) and November 12th (7:30 am - 3:00pm) . You can look for information on how to sign up for virtual conferences in your child’s team newsletter.

Blocksi

Each student device is set up with a filtering system called Blocksi. Parents are able to set up an account to monitor their children's device usage off campus. Below are direction with a point of contact for help.


Blocksi Parent Instructions

Flight Crew

Mr. Graulty and the Flight Crew have been working hard to continue to support and model "a school environment where all students wake up inspired to learn and return home knowing they did their best at the end of the day". This past few weeks, the students worked to make a video to share with students and parents with an inspirational and positive message. You can view the video here!

Closing the Greene School

As you know, this is the last year in the old Greene School. While we are looking forward to opening a new building, we are also working on ways to honor the memories that have been created here.


HERE is a survey we are asking you to complete. We have created a Transition Team to help with this work. The transition team currently consists of teachers, administration, parents, and staff alumni. We plan on burying a time capsule in the lower courtyard of the new building as well as other activities. Your input on this survey will help shape our path in honoring all who have walked the halls of EHG before it is demolished.

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 School Nurse

Medication

If your child takes medication at school, please complete the medication order form and return to Laurie Dobrowolski, the school nurse. This form must be completed for daily medications, over the counter and emergency medications needed at school. Students are not allowed to

transport their own medication to school.


Immunizations

If you are new to the district, please provide a copy of your child's most current immunizations. Feel free to reach out to the school nurse if you have any questions: Laurie Dobrowolski BSN, RN, LSN dobrowolskil@sycamoreschools.org, phone 513-686-1753, and FAX 513-792-6172.


Mask Update

Face mask tips:

  • should fit snugly and comfortably
  • must be secured with ties or ear loops
  • should comprise multiple fabric layers
  • breathing should occur without restriction while wearing mask
  • should be able to wash the face mask without causing damage or losing the face mask’s shape

Gaiters will not be considered an acceptable facial covering for school should a requirement be put into place.


Reporting a COVID related absence

If your child has been exposed, tested positive or has potential COVID symptoms please call our Attendance Line 686-1707 or click on this link to complete this form. Following this process helps us track the necessary information more accurately.


Report your child's COVID related absence here


Thank you,

Laurie Dobrowolski BSN, RN, LSN

dobrowolskil@sycamoreschools.org

Phone 513-686-1753

Fax 513-792-6172

Greene School Welcomes Two New CCHMC Therapists

In our partnership with Cincinnati Children's Hospital (CCHMC), therapists, Ariel Smallwood and Rafaela Teixeira, are serving the mental health needs of students and their families at the Greene School this year.


Sycamore Community Schools is proud to continue to provide access to private mental health services for students. Ariel Smallwood is serving students at E.H. Greene School as an on-site licensed therapist. Smallwood replaces Nicole Snyder who has taken a new position outside of our district.

Smallwood has eight years of counseling related experience. Most recently, she has served as a school-based therapist at Central Clinic, working with students in elementary and middle school. She has also served as a professional counselor at IKRON Corporation, Withrow University High School, and as a community living support worker at Cumberland Behavioral Group, and Autism of the Bluegrass. She received her Masters in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Cincinnati.


If you would like additional information about Smallwood’s services, she can be contacted directly at smallwooda@sycamoreschools.org or (513) 686-1750. For more information about district mental health initiatives and services, including CCHMC’s medication management services for Sycamore families, contact Lisa Zelvy via email at zelvyl@sycamoreschools.org or via phone at (513) 686-1700.


After an extensive interview process with CCHMC, Raphaella Teixeira has joined the team as an on-site licensed therapist at both E.H. Greene Intermediate and Sycamore Junior High School.

“The number of students engaged in treatment continued to increase last school year in grades 5-8,” said Lisa Zelvy, Pupil Services Supervisor. “As a result, an additional therapist was hired so that students can continue to access care in a timely manner.”


Teixeira joins Sycamore with eight years of counseling experience. Most recently, she has served as a licensed mental health counselor and substance abuse specialist for Merakey in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She has also served as a bilingual mental health professional at The Solutions for Families, the health and wellness coordinator for Vinfen Human Services in Allston, Massachusetts, and a care specialist at Butler Behavioral Health Services in Hamilton, Ohio. Teixeira received her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from William James College.


If you would like additional information about Teixeira's services, she can be contacted directly at teixeirar@sycamoreschools.org or (513) 686-1750. For more information about district mental health initiatives and services, including CCHMC’s medication management services for Sycamore families, contact Lisa Zelvy via email at zelvyl@sycamoreschools.org or via phone at (513) 686-1700.


The partnership with CCHMC and their services does not require any financial support from the district. Students and families needing services can cover therapy visits through private insurance, Medicaid, or private pay options. Assistance may be available for families experiencing financial difficulty.


Parents, teachers and school counselors can make student referrals for service. Students can also self refer for services. Ultimately, the decision to move forward with therapeutic services is up to the family.

Greene School Team T-Shirts

Thanks to those of you who ordered team t-shirts! We wanted to let you know that the t-shirt order is on delay. As with many products at this time, our supplier is having difficulty getting shirts shipped to her company. We are keeping in touch with her and as soon as she is able to get enough shirts to fill our order, she will print them and get them to us. Thanks for your patience.

Staff of the Month - Nomination form

We invite students and parents to nominate a staff member who they believe makes the Greene School a great place to learn.


Here is the link to the nomination form: Staff Member of the Month


Thank you!

Greene PTO

You can join the PTO by clicking HERE!


Updated PTO Handbook for 21-22 is available here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uVI5FCNo4ow7n-BFldtKTfZTJL8tH6UZ/view?usp=drivesdk

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SYCAMORE YOUTH WRESTLING CLUB 2021-2022

WHO: Students 1st-6th grade, regardless of size or experience

WHAT: Wrestling is a disciplined sport that instills good sportsmanship and builds confidence. Instruction will consist of teaching basic wrestling moves, drilling, and live wrestling. There are many weight classes, so you compete against others your own size and age.

WHERE: Sycamore High School Wrestling Room. Park on the bus ramp and enter stairs near the pool. Turn left and walk towards the pool. Turn right at the hallway. The wrestling room will be in the last door on the right before you enter the gym.

COMPETITION: We are expecting to have more competitions than last year. The Sycamore Takedown Tournament is already scheduled 11/14. Most tournaments are on Sundays. Some are on Saturdays. There is usually a $15 fee per tournament. Competing is not required.


PRACTICE: Practices will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. Additional practice time may be added if needed, based on the level of the wrestlers. Practice begins Tuesday, November 9th. Practice and Competitions Schedules


EQUIPMENT: Personal water bottle. Hand sanitizer. Shoes (wrestling or gym), gym shorts and a t-shirt. Headgear recommended.

SIGN-UPS: Register online HERE. Payment should be made after Thanksgiving break. The cost for participation is $75. Fee includes shorts and t-shirt, and insurance. Sign-ups welcome until 12/10/2021.

STAFF: Head Youth Coach: Jason Staggs staggsj@sycamoreschools.org (513) 477-7755

Assistants: HS and JH coaches and numerous parent assistants. More volunteers needed!


QUESTIONS: Contact Jason Staggs, Head Youth Coach, at staggsj@sycamoreschools.org or (513) 477-7755, or Jeremy Pletz, Head Varsity Coach pletzj@sycamoreschools.org or (513) 375-5597.


We will be taking the following precautions due to COVID - 19.


  • Masks need to be worn while indoors. Kids can remove masks in the wrestling room.

  • Kids will have to sanitize their hands when entering and leaving the wrestling room.

  • The locker rooms can be used for using the bathroom only. Wrestlers will change shoes and clothes in the wrestling room.

  • Please bring a personal water bottle and hand sanitizer.


The wrestling club will be viewed as its own “bubble” but we will attempt to create smaller groups within it.


For more information go to www.sycamorewrestling.com.


The content of this flier is not an activity of the Sycamore Community School district. No district funds or resources were used in the printing of this flier.

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Activity Brochure

We are excited to release the Activity Brochure. These activities are a great opportunity for students to get involved and meet new friends. The sponsor of each club will come on our video announcements to share about the club and how to sign up a couple of weeks before they begin.


ACTIVITY BROCHURE 2021-22


Activity Update:

First Media Club Meeting - Monday, October 11 - 3:00 pm

(Media and Computer Clubs are now full)

After School Art Club started October 5 - meets Tuesdays - 2:50 - 3:50 pm

First Student Council Meeting - Tuesday, October 26 - 3:00 pm

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