The Navigator Newsletter

Sycamore Junior High's Parent Communication

October 22, 2021

Speak Up/Save Lives

By calling or testing the statewide hotline

- 844-SAFEROH -

- 844-723-3764 -

you can report anything that is suspicious or endangering you, your friends or school.

Coming Up

THIS WEEK:

  • October 21, 22, 23: JH Play 7:00pm @ SHS


NEXT WEEK:

  • October 28: End of Quarter 1
  • October 29: No School - Teacher Records Day


MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

  • November 11: 4:30-7:30pm - Parent Teacher Conferences (virtual)
  • November 12: No School - Parent-Teacher Conferences (virtual)
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Attendance

DID YOU KNOW?

We have an attendance email and VM line for reporting of absences.


Please email JHATTENDANCE@sycamoreschools.org or call 513-686-1762.

Synnovation Lab

On the video announcements, students saw THIS VIDEO to begin engaging them in the process of thinking about who they are, where they want to go and how they can become part of a learning Community that focuses on Personalization and Meaningful Learning Opportunities.

The Synnovation Lab is a cross-curricular program at Sycamore High School that focuses on increasing authentic learning opportunities and building skills students will need after high school and beyond.

Students and families interested in learning more should keep an eye out for future videos from Synnovation Lab students so they can learn about the #SynnovationDifference as well as virtual open house opportunities to learn more.

Start the process of answering “WHO ARE YOU”. Applications for rising 9th graders will be released December 1, 2021.

Questions? Email Greg Cole coleg@sycamoreschools.org

Flight Fest: Thank You!

Thank you to all our Flight Fest committee members who dedicated their time and efforts to make this event possible. Your time, talent, support, and kindness are invaluable!


Thank you to the Sycamore families, students, teachers, and staff who volunteered to help with Flight Fest and support this event.


Thank you to the businesses that donated to our Silent Auction and to the Sycamore Junior High teams and clubs for their wonderful Silent Auction basket donations


Thank you to the Montgomery and Blue Ash police for keeping our race participants safe.


Thank you to our wonderful SJH custodians who are instrumental in making Flight Fest happen.


Thank you to our business sponsors who helped make this race possible.

Flight Captain- $1500

Fleet Feet

Navigator-$1000

Equipment Depot


Aviator-$750

SHP Architecture, Interiors, Engineering

Cassinelli, Shanker, & Baker Orthodontics
CTL Engineering

Beckham Square Family Dental

Northeast Orthodontic Specialists
Rhino’s Frozen Yogurt & Soft Serve
Cincinnati Anxiety Center
Mathnasium


Fundraising Business Partners

Blue Ash Chili
Currito


Businesses/Organizations/People that donated service and/or items to Flight Fest

Pipkin’s Market
Dunkin’
Whole Foods
Kroger

Mike Morris
Q102 Radio Station

Montgomery Presbyterian Church
AVES T.I.P. & Launch students

Thank you to our Family sponsors who generously give to this school fundraiser.


Family Sponsors


Copper

Clay Lavercombe
The Yang Family

Silver

Molly Bernosky

The Rinehart Family

Gold

The VanderBrink Family

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District Curriculum Tour

Sycamore Community Schools is currently engaged in the first year of implementation of our new strategic plan to empower all learners to reach their full potential in a globally competitive world. An important goal of this plan is to enhance academic achievement.


To support this goal, the district has partnered with Education Elements to conduct a thorough curriculum review to gain an understanding of current curriculum resources and how those resources impact instruction and student learning. The complete curriculum review will provide information regarding alignment and identify areas of need and growth.


We would like to invite families to join us to learn more about the curriculum review and its findings. These virtual, informational sessions will be led by representatives from Education Elements.


Virtual sessions will be held:


Sessions will be recorded and viewed after the session. The recording of sessions will be available on the district website.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Order your School Pictures

Picture Retake Day was Wednesday. All ordering from Strawbridge Studios is done entirely online at https://www.strawbridge.net/ . Click on "Order Pictures and Yearbooks". Enter our picture code: FM375884 to begin the ordering process.


To make the distribution process easier, picture packages will be shipped directly to your home. When ordering, please use the name your student uses in school records.

Time is running out to save $5 on the 2022 SJHS Yearbook. Order by October 23rd!

The SJHS Yearbook Club is committed to documenting this school year for YOU! Order your yearbook today for your LOWEST price! The cost is $30/copy. This price will increase to $35 on October 24, 2021.


Click HERE to order your 2022 Yearbook.


Do you have photos you would like to submit to the Yearbook Club? Click HERE and find the “Submit Photos Here” button ! We want to represent ALL students in this year's historic yearbook.


Questions? Contact Mrs. Melissa Speelman

speelmanm@sycamoreschools.org

Ski Club is BACK in 2022~

Any student interested in joining the junior high ski & board club, the window for joining opens October 25. Whether you have never been on skis or a snowboard in your life, to a gnarly expert skier or boarder….Ski club invites you to 4 afternoon/evening trips to Perfect North Slopes. Enjoy the great outdoors with your friends as you glide down the slopes…. Ski & Board Club….Winter Fun for Everyone!


Everything you need to know about SJH Ski & Board Club is found in google classroom: Code# Sei54fm

Reporting Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Incidence

In an ongoing effort to provide a safe learning environment, Sycamore is requesting parents, students, and staff to inform administration (or whoever) of any perceived incidences of harassment, intimidation, or bullying.


Please review THIS DOCUMENT for more information.

Attention Registered Nurses

The Sycamore Community School District is currently looking for registered nurses who would like to be employed as substitute nurses. Applicants must have current nursing experience, preferably with children, special needs, diabetes and an active nursing license.

If you qualify and are interested, please call Julie Ferron, R.N. at 686-1743 or email at ferronj@sycamoreschools.org.

From our Nurse

Parents/Guardians please check with your children each morning to make sure they feel well.


You will find the Covid-19 Daily Parent/Guardian Checklist linked here and on our website. Translations of this document may be found HERE.

Please visit the District's Healthy Aves page for more detailed information.

AROUND OUR COMMUNITY

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