The Navigator Newsletter

Sycamore Junior High's Parent Communication

November 11, 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


  • Nov 11: Veterans' Day
  • Nov 11 & 12: Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Nov 12: No School


  • November 24-26: Thanksgiving Break - No School

Parent Teacher Conferences

Due to the short 10-minute nature and Google Meet format of the conferences tonight and tomorrow, tech support is not practical. If you signed up for a parent-teacher conference and experience any technical difficulties, please email the teacher to schedule a different time to talk.

First Quarter Honor Roll

Congratulations to our students who made Honor Roll.

Student of the Week and First Class Breakfast Return to SJH

Each week of the quarter, SJH teachers nominate students that exemplify one of the school's core expectations:

Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe, Be a Problem Solver.

The first quarter Student of the Week nominees were recognized by their teachers for being respectful. At the end of the quarter, these students were invited to participate in a special breakfast with the teacher who nominated them to celebrate their accomplishments. Congratulations to all of our award winners!

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Students of the Week

The following were honored during the first quarter and may or may not be pictured above:

Claire Lemmons

Asher Berg

Margo Simon

Brielle Kirtley

Regis Hearn

Diego Medina Orozco

Cecelia Dempsey

Jada Meade

Lamar Robinson

Griffin Poast

Sam Broxterman

Akul Gumudavalli

Muborak Khamidjonova

Branson Southern

Elma Shafeek

Cyair Clark

Sierra Tarrab

Khadijah Rodriguez-Ndao

Aubree Shade

Damonta Burton

Emily Niehaus

Lost and Found

Has your child lost a sweatshirt, jacket, water bottle or other item?

Have them check the Lost and Found in the main cafeteria. Items from the first quarter will be removed and donated or discarded by Friday 11/19!


You may request that your child be tested on the Cognitive Ability Test (CogAT). If you wish to have your child participate in this round of testing, all requests must be made below by Friday, December 3rd. In order to decrease disruption to your child's instruction, this testing opportunity will take place on Friday, December 10th at 7:00 AM at Sycamore Junior High School. Participating students will miss a portion of first bell, due to testing.

Please note it is the parents' responsibility to provide transportation to school on the day of testing. Additionally, please ensure the correct parent email is entered as this is the email the district will use for communication. Thank you!

If you would like to have your child tested, please fill out this FORM

PTO News: Student Directory

The Student Directory for the 2021-22 school year has now been uploaded to Directory Spot! If you have used Directory Spot in the past, your username and password will continue to work. If you are a new user, please go to, enter your email address as your username and select "Reset Password" to create a password. You may also download the Directory Spot app to your smartphone and use your login information to access the Directory on your phone.

All Sycamore Junior High Families will have access to Directory Spot for the next two weeks, through November 24th. During this time, you will have the ability to add, modify, or delete your information in Directory Spot, so please review your record and make any necessary changes to the entry for your family. You will need to login to the Directory Spot website (not the mobile app) to make changes to your listing.

As of November 25, only families that have joined the Sycamore Junior High PTO will be able access to the Directory. If you have not joined the PTO, please be sure to do so for continued access! Your PTO membership supports many important programs for our students and can be completed online at

Please email if you have any questions about the Student Directory!

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Morning Dropoff Expectations

As we are settling into the routines at SJH and the weather is changing, we have seen an increase in car rider drop offs in the morning. This has led to significant backups on Cooper Road and delays for students getting into the building.

Please be aware that every student is expected to be in the building and in class by 8:02 a.m. or be marked tardy. If you arrive late, please drop off your child at the main entrance in the front of the building.

We recommend riding the bus for those students able to do so. If you need to drop off your child, you may need to alter your schedule to arrive earlier. The building opens at 7:40 am and students may go to the cafeteria to wait for the school day to start.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Yearbook - Ordering and Photo Submittal

The SJHS Yearbook Club is committed to documenting this school year for YOU! Order your yearbook today! The cost is $35/copy.

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

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.


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