Greene Notes

December 18, 2020

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.

Important Dates

Monday, December 21 - Friday, January 1, 2021 - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

Monday, January 4, 2021 - School resumes (Virtual Learning on Jan 4 & 5)

Monday, January 18 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, January 20 - Winter Reading MAP Testing

Thursday, January 21 - Winter Math MAP Testing

From our Cafeteria

First I just want to say Thank You to all the families who have supported our program, thank you, thank you. Both Face to Face and Virtual participation is vital to our program, so thank you.


Face to Face meals for the week of 1/4/21 - Chicken Tenders with a pretzel, Mini Pretzels with cheese, Corn Dog, Brunch which includes french toast sticks, egg and sausage and Big Daddy's Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza. Also available will be Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, Chicken Patty Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Bagel Meal, Fresh Garden Salad and a Made to Order Fresh Deli Sandwich. Assorted fruits and veggies everyday. We also offer Breakfast everyday in 2 locations, at the drop off area and at the Bus entrance.



If you ordered a Winter Bundle Bag, it can be picked up at the High School on Saturday the 19th. These contain 2 weeks worth of breakfast and lunches, plus all the sides and Milk. See the Child Nutrition page on the district website for more details. These meals are available to everyone with children under 18.



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.


Have a wonderful winter break, stay safe and healthy!

Greene Cafeteria Staff: Ms. Georgia, Ms. Pam, Ms. Kim, Ms. Ann, Ms. Teresa and Ms. Cathi.

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.

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 CCHMC - Crisis Support for families during the Holidays

PARENT/CAREGIVER EMAIL:

There is a significant increase in stress, anxiety and suicidal ideation among children now; however, there is a decrease in children accessing mental health services. If you recognize any of these warning signs contact your child’s school counselor or school-based mental health partner to make a referral for treatment. For crisis needs, contact the numbers below. Additionally, a short video that discusses more about recognizing signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety during COVID is available here.


Crisis Support Local: Call 513-281-CARE (2273) or text 4Hope to 839863 for help National Crisis Line: Text 741741 or call 1-800-273-8255 when in crisis. Available 24/7.

No hablas inglés? Encuentra ayuda en el sitio web de Suicide Prevention Lifeline o llamada 1-888-628-9454.


NOTE: Call 911 or go to the emergency department if you’re experiencing a medical emergency, a life-threatening mental health crisis, or are directed to go there by a medical provider.

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Sycamore Arts and Crafts Showcase


Sycamore Band and Orchestra Boosters will not be hosting the 20th annual Arts and Crafts Show in 2020. However, we have created an online showcase to connect our vendors/shoppers. Please visit www.sbob.org/craftshow to view the list.

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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.