Symmes Elementary School

Newsletter

September 4, 2020

Mark your Calendar!

  • September 7: Labor Day- No School
  • September 8: First Day ALL Students
  • September 15, 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm or 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm: Curriculum Preview-content will be delivered electronically, sessions will be live.
  • September 16th, 7:00pm - 8:30pm: Help night provided by Symmes Ambassadors, geared towards face-to-face families
  • September 17th, 7:00pm - 8:30pm: Help night provided by Symmes Ambassadors, geared towards virtual families
  • October 27: Picture Day

SCHOOL HOURS for Face to Face Students

  • 9:30 am - 4:00 pm: Full day kindergarten & Grades 1-4
  • 9:30 am - 12:25 pm: Morning kindergarten
  • 1:05 pm - 4:00 pm: Afternoon kindergarten



  • 9:15 am - 9:27 pm: Drop off times for car riders
  • 4:00 pm: Pick up time for car riders (see below for additional details)

Symmes Elementary- Parent Drop Off Procedures


  • Car drop off is open from 9:15-9:27

  • Please pull into the parking lot and immediately turn right into the front parking lot. Follow the drive through the staff parking lot and along the front of the building. A staff member will be standing near the front door and will motion for you to stop at the correct spot.

  • Parents must stay in their car.

  • Students should exit only from the passenger side door and should open their own door

  • Students should not exit the car until they have a mask on.

  • Students will enter the building from the front door that is closest to their car.

  • Students will be directed to have their temperature taken and will go to their classroom.

  • Stay in that spot until the adult waves to you that it is safe to leave.



***For students who need assistance unloading, parents should park and walk their child to the sidewalk.

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Symmes Elementary- Parent Pick Up Procedures


  • Car pick up is open beginning at 4:00

  • Please be sure to have your assigned number placed prominently in the window. If you don't have a number, let the staff member helping know and we will make sure you get one.

  • Please pull into the parking lot and immediately turn right into the front parking lot. Follow the drive through the staff parking lot and along the front of the building. A staff member will be standing near the front door and will motion for you to stop at the correct spot.

  • Parents must stay in their car.

  • Students should will enter only from the passenger side door and should open their own door

  • Stay in that spot until the adult waves to you that it is safe to leave.



***For students who need assistance loading, parents should park and call the front office unless other arrangements have been made with Symmes Staff.

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On August 25 more than 1,100 books were gifted to Sycamore PK-4 teachers. The books were purchased with funds raised this summer through the Diverse Books for Sycamore campaign. This program, organized by three Sycamore supporters, was launched in early June to raise money to put more diverse books in our elementary school classrooms. Community members and friends donated over $11,000 to fund this project. This donation was amplified by our partner, Blue Manatee Literacy Project, who will donate one book for every book that was purchased to a child or teacher in need in the greater Cincinnati area as part of their on going mission.


If you are interested to purchase some of these titles for your home, Blue Manatee has created a portal for Sycamore families listing some of the popular titles that teachers chose for their classrooms (and a few added adult titles as well!). Use the code SYCAMORE20 for a 20% discount. https://www.bluemanatee.org/sycamoreschools

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School Fees


Parents, don't forget to pay your child's academic fees for the 2020-21 school year (and any outstanding balances, if applicable). You pay the academic fee through Parent Portal on our website.

SCHOOL PICTURE INFORMATION


This year, we will be partnering with Jostens for our school photography services. You will be seeing emails from Jostens sent through Sycamore periodically which will detail the dates and procedures for picture taking and ordering. Pictures will be mailed directly to your home. Jostens will also be our service provider for yearbook information. More information on picture day will be coming soon.

Final Forms Reminder

Every student must have competed Final Forms before the start of school. Please login to Final Forms and check that all of your child's forms are complete. If you completed Final Forms earlier this summer, please note that a new page has been added which you need to sign to be considered complete. You will know you are complete if the list of pages requiring your signature are all green.

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