Symmes Elementary School

Symmesational News

Friday, August 30, 2019

Important Dates to Remember

  • September 2- NO SCHOOL - LABOR DAY
  • September 5- Symmes Ambassadors Gathering, 9:30 - 11:00 am
  • September 6- Grandparents' and Grandfriends' Day
  • September 12- PTO Meeting, 9:30 am
  • September 12- Butterfly Night, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
  • September 24- Picture Day
  • September 26- Family Fun Night, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
  • September 27- NO SCHOOL for students, Professional Development Day for Teachers

Notes and Such


We would like to remind you that it is very important to send notes or communication forms if your child is doing anything other than their regular end of the day schedule (including being picked up early). The end of the day is a very busy time and it is most helpful if your child's teacher is informed at the beginning of the day so they (and your child) can be prepared. We try to limit disruptions to our classes throughout the day as much as we can, so please try to refrain from calling the office with change of plans unless it is an emergency. If you need more communication forms, send a note and we will send some home to you. We appreciate your help and understanding.

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Reporting Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Incidences

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

Per the Sycamore Board of Education policy JFCF, harassment, intimidation, and bullying are defined as any provoked and intentional written, verbal, electronic or physical act that a student has exhibited toward another particular student more than once and the behavior both:

  1. causes mental or physical harm to the other student; and

  2. is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for the other student.

To view the complete policy, visit, under the Board of Education tab, scroll down to “Policies”, search for policy “JFCF”.

Sycamore will do everything possible to address any complaints of harassment, intimidation, and bullying. We encourage students, staff, parents, and community members to report this type of behavior to the district if help is needed to solve a problem.

To report an incident of harassment, intimidation, and bullying,

  1. Go to the website,

  2. Under the tab “Forms”, scroll down until you see the Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Incident Reporting Form for the individual schools.

  3. Fill the form on-line and submit it electronically.

  4. Hard copies of this form are available in each of the schools.

Complete the hard copy of the report form and turn it into the building principal.

The building principal or designee will promptly investigate all reported incidences.

It is difficult to investigate reported incidences that are anonymously submitted. However, every effort will be made to maintain the confidentiality of the reporter. Deliberate false reporting of harassment, intimidation, and bullying is prohibited.

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