Greene Notes

March 5, 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

Friday, March 5 - Interim Report cards

Monday, March 8 - Independent Learning Day (at home) - School Office hours: 8:00 am- 1:30 pm

Wednesday, March 10 - 7th Grade Counselors at Greene (individual meetings-student scheduling)

Thursday, March 11 - 7th Grade Counselors at Greene (individual meetings-student scheduling)

March 15-19 - SPRING BREAK - NO SCHOOL

Friday, April 2 - Spring Vacation Day - NO SCHOOL

April 6-23 - AIR testing - see below for specific dates and times

Interim Reports

We will not be sending physical copied of Interim Reports this year. Teachers have updated their grades and you are able to login to Parent Portal to see how your child is progressing.

AIR Testing Information

As you may know, earlier this week the federal government announced that they would not be offering state testing waivers. This means we will be administering AIR tests to students. Below you will find the dates for each test.


While the testing waiver will not be granted, the tests will not hold the same level of accountability for districts as they have in the past. Scores will not be published or used for district/building report cards and there will be no penalties or enforcement for test performance or participation levels. Results will not be used for teacher evaluations. Students will not be retained or placed in leveled classes based on their results for classes at the Greene School.


If there is a reason your child will not be testing, you will need to email Mr. Tudor (tudorm@sycamoreschools.org) with the reason. Please let us know if there are any questions.


TESTING DATES

5th Grade

Reading-Tuesday, April 6th and Wednesday, April 7th 8:30-10:30

Science-Thursday, April 15th and Friday April 16th 8:30-10:00

Math-Tuesday, April 20th and Wednesday April 21st 8:30-10:15


6th Grade

Reading-Thursday, April 8th and Friday, April 9th 8:30-11:00

Math-Thursday, April 22nd and Friday, April 23rd 8:30-10:15

Transition Information for Rising 6th Graders

We will use this section of the newsletter to provide updates on transition for our Rising 6th Graders (current 5th graders).


Save the Date! We are tentatively planning our Get Connected to EHG Day for August 16, 2021. This is the day students and parents can come to the Greene School to pick up their chromebook, have their picture taken, drop off school supplies, and tour the school.

Transition to the Junior High

We will keep this section in the newsletter for the next few months. The purpose is to communicate information with 6th grade families about the transition to Sycamore Junior High. If you have specific questions you can reach out to Assistant Principal Clayton Lavercombe (lavercombec@sycamoreschools.org) or Counselor Ben Brenner (brennerb@sycamoreschools.org).


Reminder for Rising 7th Grade Parents/Guardians:


Please keep an eye on your mailbox next week for scheduling information for next school year. It includes an important scheduling planning sheet, an “at a glance” course planner, information on immunizations, and information regarding additional support courses that your child may need. Have a great weekend!


  • Junior High Course Planner now available online!: The 7th Grade Junior High course planner can be found on the Junior High website via the Counseling Page: Sycamore Junior High School → Counseling → Course Planner & Scheduling

  • We have a new elective at the Junior High, Inspiration Nation. Here is a short video on the course. You can also read the description in our course planner.

  • Week of March 1st: A mailer including important scheduling information was mailed home for Rising 7th grade students.

  • Week of March 8th: Junior High Counselors will meet with F2F and Virtual Students to make elective course choices.

  • Week of March 25th: Students will receive course verification sheets listing selected courses.

Keep an eye out for updates and reminders in the newsletter!

From our school nurse

Attention: Parents of 6th Grade Students


Two immunizations are required by the state of Ohio (ORC 3313.67) before the start of 7th grade. Tdap (tetanus, diptheria, and pertussis booster) and Meningitis (MCV4). Your child may already have had them at their 11 year old check up. If so please obtain a copy of those immunizations. If not, please make an appointment for your students to get these two immunizations. Once you have obtained copies of TDAP and MCV4, send them to Laurie Dobrowolski RN at E.H. Greene Intermediate School. Thank you!


Email: dobrowolskil@sycamoreschools.org

Fax: (513) 792-6172

From our Cafeteria - Menu for the week of March 8-12

Next week's meals will include Spaghetti with Marinara or Meat Sauce and a breadstick, Mini Corn Dogs, French Toast Sticks with egg and sausage, and Pizza. Other choices include hamburgers, cheeseburgers, chicken patty or spicy chicken sandwich, moo meal, bagel meal, garden salad and fresh made to order deli sandwich.


If your student(s) are quarantined at home and you would like access to school meals, you can sign up for the virtual meal curbside pick up by registering here and get meals this way until you are back at school. All meals are free to ALL students. Find out more information about pick-up times, locations, and FAQs by clicking here.

From Child Nutrition

FREE MEALS FOR ALL SYCAMORE STUDENTS EXTENDED

For all of the families that have been taking advantage of the free breakfast and lunches for ALL Sycamore schools and students this opportunity had been EXTENDED until the end of the 2020-21 school year!

All Sycamore families can enjoy free breakfast and free lunch all school year long.

Click here for more details for face to face families.

PEBT

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently authorized the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) through the 2020-2021 school year. To qualify for P-EBT during the 2020-2021 school year, children must be approved for free or reduced-price meals either in the 2019-2020 or the 2020-2021 school years.

If families qualify for free or reduced price meals LAST school year and you have not filled out a form yet for the 2020-21 school year, it is important that you fill out a form again this school year if you feel you will qualify.

If families did not qualify for free and reduced priced meals last school year but believe they might this school year due to financial changes during this unprecedented time please fill out a free and reduced price meal application online here. Any families who qualify this school year will not only receive P-EBT for each student they have in the district, but also receive free or reduced priced meals for the first 30 days of next school year.

We understand that everyone is receiving free meals this school year, but filling out this form is necessary for ANY other benefit that it provides - this includes but is not limited to the P-EBT through ODJFS, fee waivers, extracurricular waivers, building assistance programs, etc.

More information on filling out a free and reduced price meal application can be found here.

Contact the Child Nutrition Department with any further questions. (513) 686-1796.

After School Activities starting soon

Here are the starting dates for additional after school activities/clubs that will begin soon.


Flag Football begins April 5th!

Information with registration and meeting dates will be coming soon!


Girls' Running Club - Week of April 12 - Wednesday session added!

"Thank you for your interest in Greene Lightning Girls Running Club! Due to high demand, we have opened up a Wednesday session starting on April 14th. We will meet from 3pm-4pm after school. Dates are as follows: April 14th, April 21st, April 28th, May 5th, and May 12th. Click below for the link to sign up. I will only be accepting the first 20 responses I receive. THANK YOU!"

WEDNESDAY SESSION SIGN UPS


Girls' Basketball - Monday, April 26

Here is the link to sign up for Girls' Basketball

Girls' Basketball



Please see the Activity Brochure at the end of this newsletter for more club descriptions and information on how to sign up.

Greene School Yearbook - Uploading photos

Parents,

We realize this has been a most challenging school year and we would like you to help us with our yearbook photos. We want to ensure that all of our Greene students appear in the yearbook, and we would also like to show what student life has been like at the Greene School.

If your student was not photographed during our two fall picture days, you may upload a portrait to a website, which Jostens has created for Greene School photos. Please be sure to include name, grade, and homeroom. The website allows parents to upload photos directly to our yearbook "library." You will "choose a file", enter your email address, and fill in the requested information. Also, if you have any photos of your student(s) engaging in school sponsored activities, you may also upload those photos as well. Here is the website.


https://images.memoryebooks.com/416174110.


This website will be available until March 15, 2021. Thank you for your assistance in making the Greene School yearbook a memorable one!

Order Your Greene School Yearbook Now!

Starting today, February 19th, parents can place an order for a 2020-2021 Greene School yearbook. The price for the 2020-2021 Greene Yearbook is $15.00. You may order online until March 12, 2021 at the Josten website below.


Go to: www.memorybook.com/online-pay/parent-pay/.

Enter your school code which is 201557, then click "Go to your school account login".

Next, click on the link below your school name.

Login if you are a returning user or register as a "new user."

Now you are ready to purchase the Greene School Yearbook!

Staff Member of the Month

If you would like to nominate a Staff Member of the Month, please use this link. Thank you!


Staff Member of the Month 20-21

Mindpeace Resources - Mental Health and What to Look for During COVID

Mindpeace has shared this "presentation" for educators and parents to know and understand warning signs of distress during COVID in kids. Here is a link to this resource.

From our PTO .... Lasagne Love -An Opportunity to help our community

Are you looking for a way to help feed families, spread kindness, and help strengthen our community? If so, Lasagne Love may fill your need! "When you become a part of Lasagne Love, you're joining a movement full of people who want to weave kindness back into the fabric of our everyday lives." You can sign up to volunteer, sponsor a chef, or request a meal delivery. See the link below for all the ways you can participate in lasagne Love! Thank you!

Lasagne Love

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EHG Activity Brochure 2020-2021

The Greene School is now offering after school activities! Please click on this link for the full brochure, which has class descriptions and registration information.