June 12, 2021
Our Last Week of School
We are looking forward to an exciting week for students. Many have plans for special class activities this week. Our students will turn in devices and continue with non-tech activities for the rest of the week. CHS Seniors who attended Sycamore will stop by Tuesday afternoon and leave some video messages to share with our students. On Wednesday, we will celebrate our sixth graders in their Sixth-Grade Send-off. We are anticipating news of changes in community protocols for LA County this week. As we have clarity about how those changes affect our school, I will communicate with you.
One more time, I'd like to sincerely thank our families for their support of staff and students this year. What a group effort! We look forward to seeing you in the fall. Until then, I hope your summer days afford your family some well-deserved rest.
On Tuesday, June 15, in-person learners will return their iPads and chargers to their classrooms. It is important to return the iPad fully charged and save essential documents to Google Drive prior to returning the device. If keyboards were borrowed, these should also be returned at this time. CORE/CHAMP and students learning at home in Cohort D will come to campus from 1:00-4:00 on Wednesday to return iPads, keyboards and hotspots. Again, you will need to save anything from the iPad to Google Drive prior to coming and bring the device fully charged. Don't forget the chargers! If you have any questions or concerns, please give us a call in the school office.
Teachers will describe the tech-free learning activities for Wednesday and Thursday.
Tuesday, June 15 students attending in person return all iPads, chargers, hotspots and keyboards to school
Wednesday, June 16 Sixth Grade Send-Off, 9:00 AM (ticketed guests only)
Wednesday, June 16 Students in CORE, CHAMP and Cohort D return all iPads, chargers, hotspots and keyboards to school, 1:00-4:00 PM
Thursday, June 17 Last Day of School
Report cards will be mailed home.
Supporting new Sycamore families
Much like our students, distance learning has impacted our parents' ability to connect with their school-based friends. We'd like to improve upon that and make sure every family feels connected and informed as a member of our school. This fall, we hope to offer new(er) families the option of having a "buddy family," a Sycamore family who would communicate via email, phone or in person to welcome and acclimate them to the routines, activities and unique learning environment of Sycamore. If this idea is of interest to you, either as a new(er) family or as a supporting "buddy" family, please send me an email. We thank you for your help!
Need after school care next year?
Students enrolled in Claremont's Elementary Summer School received letters this week to verify their placement. If you have questions about the program, please contact us in the school office or email Dr. Natalie Taylor at email@example.com.
Claremont Educational Foundation has opened enrollment for their "SLICE of SUMMER" program. Classes are available for K-12 students. Check out Sports Fun! and Speech and Debate classes for elementary students.
In addition, please consider these two local enrichment programs:
LA County Summer Discovery Program
EPIC Ally, Peter Flores
Girl Scout Service Project
Please consider participating in a service project sponsored by one of our Girl Scout Troops.
Sycamore Girl Scout Junior Troop 5604 now has a public Amazon wishlist that you can access and purchase donations that will be shipped directly to the team helping the migrant children at the Pomona Fairplex, at:
We will collect new items at the school as well. Our last day of collection will be Thursday.
Your donations will make aspects of the migrant children's adjustment much easier, and will help them feel more welcome. Please share this Amazon wishlist with family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers!
Tina Hensley, Office Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Norma Perez, Attendance and Health Assistant email@example.com