September 11, 2021
Monday, September 13 @ 6:00 PM
- Sycamore's Equity and Inclusion Committee Meeting. Everyone is welcome. Zoom link: https://ucr.zoom.us/j/98176963043?pwd=QUd0QUE4amZMc3dZTlltVkpIVVJjUT09
Tuesday, September 14 @ 7:00 PM
- Special Board of Education Meeting: Report of the District Advisory Committee on Racial Equity. Links and information will be posted on the CUSD website.
- T-shirt orders are due! See the Sycamore Gear information below.
We are committed to keeping our students safe at school, and we appreciate everyone's support in this effort. If a student has any COVID-19 symptoms, their family will be contacted to take them home. The student may return if they have a negative COVID-19 test or if a doctor states the symptoms are not related to COVID-19. Without a test or doctor's note, the student will need to quarantine for a minimum of 10 days and until symptoms have improved. The following provides additional detail for common questions. Please email me or contact the school office for more information. Thank you for your support as we weather this together.
COVID-19 Symptoms: Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, fatigue, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headache, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and new loss of taste or smell.
What to do if you are exposed to someone with COVID-19:
Please quarantine for 10 days after last exposure to a contagious person. For people who are in continued close contact with a positive person, quarantine continues for 10 days after the contagious person completes their 10 day isolation period (total of 20 days after the contagious person’s symptoms started). Follow the Public Health Quarantine Instructions at: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/ncorona2019/covidquarantine/
What to do if you are in close contact with someone else who has been exposed to a positive COVID-19 case:
Please continue to practice COVID-19 safety measures and monitor yourself for symptoms. Close contacts of a close contact are not required to quarantine unless they develop symptoms.
What to do if you develop symptoms of COVID-19:
Please stay home until you have a negative PCR test or a doctor’s note stating the symptoms are not caused by COVID-19. Refer the Public Health guidance at: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/ncorona2019/covidcare/
What to do if you test positive for COVID-19:
Please stay home for 10 days after symptoms started, fever free for 24 hours, and any symptoms have improved. Follow the Public Health Isolation Instructions: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/ncorona2019/covidisolation/
COVID-19 Testing: Testing is encouraged for anyone with illness symptoms, an exposure to COVID-19, or general concern. Testing can 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).
- CUSD weekly testing events: Claremont High School every Thursday from 3:30pm to 5:00pm
This COVID-19 Flow Chart may also be helpful.
You've seen the flocks of flamingos around town and you've heard of being BOOED; can you BE-LEAF we are bringing our own twist to Sycamore this fall?
The "BE-LEAF in Sycamore" campaign will spread empowering messages and raise money for our school! You can help us welcome back students and share a little Sycamore pride by helping us BE-LEAF in families all over our community.
Our BE-LEAF fairies will begin granting wishes Saturday, September 11th thru Sunday, October 10th. Check out our flyer and visit https://bit.ly/BELEAF SYCAMORE to get started!
WAIT! - there's more! If you're able to plant BE-LEAF signs with us, we welcome your help. Join us in the fun by filling out the Sign-Up Genius, or texting Amy Carnes, Governance Community Ways and Means Chair, at (310) 980-2585.
Google Order Form
Volunteer Sign Up
Show your school spirit!
We love Sycamore, and we love to wear our Sycamore Gear. This year's t-shirt design, created by Dexter Estrada, is highlighted in the calendar section above. Fill out this order form by our due date of Saturday, September 18. Payment can be made by CASH, CHECK (to Sycamore Elementary School) OR ZELLE. Zelle ID: firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive a confirmation email of your order.
For previous year's designs, please call Tina Hensley to make an after-school appointment. She is happy to show you what we have in stock.
Getting Connected at Sycamore
Sustainability News at Sycamore
Sycamore is celebrating National Walk and Bike to School Day!
Elise Ferree (Sycamore’s Sustainability Coordinator) is looking to form a small team to plan and run the morning event on Wed, Oct 6. Possible roles include designing a flier, handing out stickers the day of the event, and serving as a walking school bus leader for families who want to walk together. Please email Elise at email@example.com if you’re able to help. And save the date – students living near and far from Sycamore will have options for participating!
Also please contact Elise (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’d like to be involved with landscaping the east courtyard or any other garden-related projects at Sycamore this year.
Equity and Inclusion Committee
Sycamore’s Equity & Inclusion Committee will hold its first meeting of the year, this Monday, September 13th from 6-7:30pm. Zoom link below. We’ll discuss our programming ideas for the year, including our first planned event, an Amplifying Voices panel focused on LBGTQ+ student experiences, geared toward parents and educators. We'd love to have your input, and we welcome new-to-Sycamore families! Contact email@example.com with any questions or to be added to our email list.
Meeting ID: 981 7696 3043
Earthquake kits needed
Sycamore takes steps throughout the year to prepare students and staff for emergencies. We practice fire drills monthly, earthquake drills twice a year and lockdown responses four times per year. Should we have an earthquake while at school, we have supplies to support students and staff while we wait for families to get to campus. As we wait, having a few family-provided supplies will be of comfort. Please create an "Earthquake Kit" for your child and send it to school by September 20. This kit will be stored on campus for the year and returned to you in June. Please enclose the following items in a Zip-loc bag and label the bag with your child’s name. If you need assistance, please let us know.
-1 completely self-contained meal (non-perishable foods that do not need cooking)
-1 individual serving of juice as necessary for health needs (water is stored on campus)
-1 Mylar blanket (available at Target, M&I Surplus or camping supply stores)
-1 small note pad and pencil/crayon, or a game
-1 packet of tissue
-1 personal note, poem, quote, or photo from a loved one addressed to the child
Tina Hensley, Office Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Norma Perez, Attendance and Health Assistant email@example.com