The Navigator Newsletter

Sycamore Junior High's Parent Communication

September 10-14, 2018

Building Goals

*Ensure Safety of Students and Staff

*Cultivate a Positive Climate

*Implement Formative Instructional Practices

COMING UP at the JH!

This Week

September 12: PTO Meeting 10:30am

Mark your Calendars

September 17: Picture Day

September 28: No School (Professional Development Day)

A.L.I.C.E. Training

Today students in grades 7 and 8 attended training with our School Resource Officer, James Martin, from the Montgomery Police Department. Officer Martin provided ALICE training. The purpose of ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) training is to teach strategies to survive a life-threatening event. If you would like additional information about ALICE training, visit their website


Please join us for our upcoming PTO Meeting on September 12 from 10:30- 11:30 in Sycamore Junior High School's Media Center to listen to our guest speaker Lisa Zelvy talk about our upcoming Flight Fest event along with clubs and activities that the students can join this year.

For more information about the Junior High PTO please visit

Join the PTO ! Click HERE for an easy way to join and pay your membership fee.

Get involved through our Volunteer Opportunities. For more information click HERE.

Get ready for FLIGHT FEST!

Mark your calendars for the 8th Annual Sycamore Junior High Aviator Flight Fest 5k/10k Race & Festival on Saturday, October 20, 2018! Please visit our website at to Register for the Race and get more Flight Fest 2018 information.

Online Silent Auction will be available for viewing Tuesday, September 4th! Don’t miss Instant Buy Opportunity for 2 tickets to Chris Stapleton concert on Oct.4th at Riverbend. Go to to see Flight Fest Silent Auction.

Follow us on twitter @avesflightfest to get race updates and information on new items added to Silent Auction.

Please contact Michelle Ciotola at to learn about business and family sponsorships, volunteer opportunities, or any questions regarding Aviator Flight Fest.

School Picture Day

If you child missed pictures at schedule pickup or would like to have his/her picture retaken, students may do so on September 17. Visit Our Picture ID number is JC018007Q1

Chess Club

  • Meetings are weekly, after school.
  • Open to beginners and experienced players alike.
  • Learn about a fun and fascinating game and of course, play chess!
  • See registration form for more details!
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In case you missed it

Clubs & Activities at SJH


Sycamore Junior High is excited about our new support system, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). With PBIS, the goal is to encourage good behavior and a culture which is safe, supportive and welcoming for all students. Helping students develop these skills ensures that we are developing successful, engaged citizens that are able to contribute productively in the world after high school. At Sycamore, we will focus on the following expectations to help students develop and practice appropriate educational behaviors:

  • Be Respectful

  • Be Responsible

  • Be Safe

  • Be a Problem Solver

PBIS is a proactive approach to establishing the support needed for all students in school to achieve social, emotional, and academic success. Key focus areas of PBIS include prevention, positive behavior supports, using data to better determine the individual needs of students, team meetings to support students with complex emotional and behavioral needs, and community-based supports for families, youth and schools.

Immunizations for 7th graders

Thank you to all 7th grade families who have turned in immunization records. As we work to process those records received, please continue to be patient before you follow up. If there is a problem, you will be contacted via email by Amy Bonham. If you have not turned in your child's proof of immunizations from a doctor's office, please do so ASAP. The cutoff date was September 5th.


August 13, 2018

Dear Sycamore Families,

Sycamore Community Schools takes the safety and security of our staff and students very seriously. As part of an Ohio Revised Code requirement, the District is required to inform students and parents/guardians before the first day of school each year of our emergency parental notification protocols.

In the event of an emergency where an evacuation of the school building is necessary, students will be transported to safety at Sycamore Community Schools’ reunification site:

Blue Ash Recreation Center

4433 Cooper Rd.

Blue Ash, OH 45242

In the event of an evacuation, families should report to this location to pick up their student(s). A Reunification Information Document will be used in an event of an emergency where a reunification process is required. This document will be made available at the Blue Ash Rec Center to assist us in releasing your child to you.

In an emergency, we will disseminate information through our mass notification system, which includes phone calls, emails, mobile app alerts, as well as the district website and social media. Additionally, we will continue to provide updates through the above avenues as needed.

We are asking parents to verify their emergency contact information is up to date in Final Forms in order to be contacted in case of emergency. If you make any changes to your contact information in Final Forms, please confirm that the changes have been received by your child’s school by calling the front office.

Around Sycamore

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Sycamore Athletic Boosters


WHO: We are the only Sycamore Booster organization serving all Sycamore Athletics.

WHAT: Sycamore Athletic Boosters raise money for a broad range of athletic

programs at Sycamore Junior High & Sycamore High School. We help fund

shortfalls in School Board approved athletics and annually assist over 100

teams where coaches identify specific needs.

WHY: We strive to provide as many athletic opportunities as possible for our students

by maintaining a large athletic program and by keeping our pay-to-play fees

as low as possible.

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