Weekly Update: February 23, 2021


Tuesday, February 23

  • Student Council (virtual) | 2:45-3:15 PM
  • Boys Basketball | 3:00-5:00 PM
  • Yearbook | 3:15-3:45 PM
  • Scholastic Bowl vs. Belvidere Central | 4:00 PM
  • Jazz Strings | 6:00-7:00 PM
  • Board of Education Meeting | 7:00 PM

Wednesday, February 24

  • Newspaper Club (virtual) | 3:00-3:30 PM
  • Boys Basketball | 3:00-5:00 PM

Thursday, February 25

  • Remote Asynchronous Day
  • Theme = None
  • Student Council (virtual) | 2:45-3:15 PM
  • Winter Running | 3:00-4:00 PM
  • Boys Basketball | 3:00-5:00 PM

Friday, February 26

  • Remote Asynchronous Day

Monday, March 1

  • Boys Basketball | 3:00-5:00 PM
  • G-Force | 3:15-4:30 PM
  • Jazz Strings | 6:00-7:00 PM


Planned Asynchronous Days to Facilitate Vaccines
All Syc427 students have scheduled remote, asynchronous learning days on Thursday, February 25 and Friday, February 26. Many teachers and staff in the district will be receiving their second dose of the COVID 19 vaccination on those days. The appointment times which are set up by the DeKalb County Health Department (DCHD) are during the school day on Thursday and Friday. DCHD has also indicated that side effects from the second dose may be more significant than the first. Teachers will post assignments or activities on Google Classroom on both of those mornings by 9:00 AM and will be available during the day as they are able. Students need to check in on Infinite Campus - Student Portal.

Girls Intramural Basketball
Don’t forget to sign up for 7th and 8th Grade Girls Intramural Basketball. The dates are March 3-18. The fee will be $45. Parents must register students on 8to18.


Winter Running
Attention all runners: winter running will take place on Thursdays. We will meet from 3:00-4:00 PM. Please meet at the doors (N2)  by the bus lane and be dressed for the weather because we will be running outside. Winter running is voluntary, so you do not need to sign up or register beforehand. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Hames.

2020-2021 Yearbook
Online ordering for the 2020-2021 yearbook is still open! Go to the button below and enter our school code 16551 to order your yearbook today!


Magazine Fundraiser
Due to the pandemic, the magazine drive is our primary fundraiser for the year. Please support SMS if you are able!

5 Essentials Survey
Districts throughout Illinois are asked to participate in the 5Essential survey to gather information from our faculty, students, and parents to gain insight into the key components of all successful schools. These areas include effective leaders, collaborative teachers, involved families, supportive environments, and ambitious instruction. The results of the survey responses are reported back to the schools for their review and planning for future school improvement focus items within the five areas.

We need your assistance and your feedback. The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete and can be completed on your smart device. Your participation in the parent survey will help us understand the conditions here at the school and guide improvement. Your identity and individual survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child. For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, please visit