September 25, 2021
Principal's Report: Attention to the morning routine
Keep your BE-LEAF orders coming in. Our community is loving it!
The BE-LEAF in Sycamore campaign started last year during remote instruction. The Governance Community wanted to find ways to keep our students connected to school and to each other. We were inspired by the concept of “flocking” and “Boo’ing” people. How can we bring these fun and thoughtful gestures to our school community – and the Claremont community – safely? And, our Ways and Means Chair also wanted to raise money for our school! We put our heads together and the BE-LEAF in Sycamore campaign was born!
The campaign is designed to:
· empower students with uplifting messages
· spread messages of community beyond the school yard
· involve the greater Claremont community in sharing these messages
· support our school
We want to model to our kids that cooperation, empowerment and caring are just as important as money. We are building community while raising funds to support our kids.
Google Order Form
Volunteer Sign Up
SMILE! It's PICTURE DAY!
Wednesday, September 29
All students will have an individual picture taken (no class photos at this time).
Monday to Friday, October 4-8
Goal Setting Conferences-Minimum Day Schedule
First to sixth grades dismiss at 1:00 PM daily. Kindergarten schedule remains the same.
Wednesday, October 6
National Walk and Bike to School Day (see below)
Saturday, October 16
"Sycamore Celebrates Oktoberfest." (see the "save the date" below)
National Walk or Bike to School Day
Wed, Oct 6 is National Walk or Bike to School Day, and Sycamore is celebrating it, along with thousands of other schools in the United States and four other elementary schools in Claremont! Walking and biking to school are great ways to build community, save gas, and keep our bodies healthy. Students can walk, bike, scoot, or get to school any way not involving a car. When they get to school, volunteers will be at each entrance gate to give them a sticker and ask for an estimated distance that they traveled (thanks for helping your student with that information!). Live too far to walk? Maybe drive to a location or family that lives closer to school and then walk from there. Have fun, and we hope your student can walk or bike to school on Wed, Oct 6! Email Elise Ferree with any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We want to sincerely THANK every family and staff member for their continued support of protocols to protect our staff and students. We will continue to monitor student health very carefully and will recommend testing when COVID-like symptoms are observed.
Please be sure to report your child's absence right away. We need to have the reason for an absence prior to a student's return to school. And, if your child is out of school for illness, we want to provide advice on next steps just as soon as possible. You can report absences by emailing Norma at email@example.com or by calling the 24-hour attendance line at 909-398-0325. Thank you!
CUSD offers COVID testing each Thursday at CHS from 3:30 to 5:00 PM and each Monday at El Roble from 2:00-4:00 PM. Use this form prior to going FIRST TIME TESTING FORM or go to: https://forms.gle/6Atym7i3JFPMcTLq6 . Walk-ups are allowed. Testing can also be obtained through one of the resources below or through your primary physician:
- LA County COVID testing locations: https://covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/
- San Bernardino County COVID testing location: https://sbcovid19.com/testing-sites/
- CUSD contracted testing location: Upland Ontario Medical Clinic, 1520 N Mountain Ave #128, Ontario, CA 91762, (909) 949-9299 (let them know you are a CUSD family).
This COVID-19 Flow Chart may also be helpful.
If we do have a positive case at our school, a notification will be sent to all families, and students considered to be close contacts will be notified separately.
Water bottles needed
If you need to get something to your child during the school day, such as a lunch or water bottle, simply leave it on the table outside the school office and label it with their name and room number. Thank you for your support with these routines.
Congratulations, Lisa Schuster, CUSD's 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year
Orders are coming soon
Goal-Setting Conferences - October 4-8
Our fall Goal Setting Conferences are just around the corner. The practice of individual goal setting allows students to focus on personalized academic and social goals in addition to the established Standards for their grade level. Students will complete a pre-conference form with their family prior to discussing their goals with the teacher. Watch for details from your child's teacher and sign up for a conference when you and your child can attend. Be aware that conferences are held each afternoon during the week of October 4-8. School will dismiss at 1:00 PM daily. Families will need to make arrangements for daily pick-up at this time.
Tina Hensley, Office Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Norma Perez, Attendance and Health Assistant email@example.com