Back to School Information

We are only two weeks away from the start of the 2018-19 school year.  This email includes information regarding important back to school information.

Team Assignments, Schedules, and Bus Information
Student team assignments and schedules will not be printed this year.  Students will be able to view their schedule, beginning Monday, August 6 after 4:00 PM, through Campus Portal online or through the app. Bus information will also be viewable through Campus Portal.

Orientation and Open House
Dates have been set for our grade level orientation and open houses.  6th grade orientation will be Tuesday, August 14 beginning at 6:00PM. Students and their parents can come to the Middle School to meet the teachers and administration, get their locker information, and tour the building. School supplies can be brought to be put away at the end of the evening. More information can be found on the Sycamore Middle School website.

Seventh and Eighth Grade Open House has been set for Tuesday, August 21. Seventh grade will begin at 6:00 PM and 8th grade will begin at 7:30 PM.  Parents will come walk their child’s schedule to meet each teacher, hear about the classroom, and curriculum.

Health Information
6th grade students and new, out-of-state students to Sycamore Middle School are required to have a physical on file with the school nurse no later than 8:15 AM on Monday, October 1, 2018. If records have not been received by this date, students will not be allowed to remain in school until these records have been returned to the school nurse. For additional information, please visit our Health Requirements, Physical Exams, and Immunizations webpage.

Athletics
Fall Sports will be starting next week! Football, Cross Country, and Volleyball practices and/or try-outs all begin on Wednesday, August 8.  Additional details on times and locations for first practices can be found on our 8to18 webpage. All students who are planning to participate in a sport must have a current sports physical on file prior to tryouts. All parents must register their students online through 8to18. We have announced a partnership with two local providers to provide a special rate for sports physicals.

Important Dates
Tuesday, August 7

  • Concussion Impact Testing | 9:00 AM

Wednesday, August 8

  • Football Practice | 9:00 AM
  • Volleyball Tryouts | 9:00 AM-Noon
  • Cross Country Practice | 3:00 PM-4:15 PM

Thursday, August 9

  • Football Practice | 9:00 – 11:00 AM
  • Volleyball Tryouts | 9:00 AM – Noon
  • Cross Country Practice | 3:00 – 4:15 PM

Friday, August 10

  • Football Practice | 9:00 – 11:00 AM
  • Volleyball Tryouts | 9:00 AM – Noon
  • Cross Country Practice | 3:00 – 4:15 PM

Saturday, August 11

  • Football Practice | 9:00 – 11:00 AM

Tuesday, August 14

  • 6th Grade Orientation Night | 6:00 PM

Wednesday, August 15

  • First Day of School

Thursday, August 16

  • Picture Day!
  • Fall Parent Athlete Meeting @ Sycamore Middle School  | 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Tuesday, August 21

  • 7th Grade Open House | 6:00 – 7:00 PM
  • Applied Fine Arts/PE Open House | 7:00 – 7:30 PM
  • 8th Grade Open House | 7:30 – 8:30 PM

Hours
Sycamore Middle School will continue our summer hours, 8:00 AM – Noon and 1:00-3:00 PM, Monday through Thursday. We will resume regular business hours on Monday, August 13. Please feel free to contact the Main Office at (815) 899-8170 with questions.