Weekly Update – April 13

Upcoming Events

Monday, April 13

  • Remote learning resumes 

Tuesday, April 14

  • Remote learning continues 

Wednesday, April 15

  • Remote learning continues 

  • Spartan Food Pantry at West School |4:30-6:00 PM

Thursday, April 16

  • Remote learning continues
  • Theme Thursday = Farm Day (Don’t forget to post a picture of yourself in Forever a Spartan!)

Friday, April 17

  • Student and teacher work day 


Announcements

March Students of the Month

Congratulations to the March Students of the Month! Thank you for exemplifying our core values and serving as leaders both in and out of the classroom. We are proud of you!

6th Grade:

Segue – John Brandmeyer & Julia Weaver 

Venture – Zoe Field & Callista Morton

7th Grade:

Intrepid – Grace Majerus & Taylor Zemanek 

Synergy – Damia Griffin & Nick Trzyna

8th Grade:

Destiny – Bella Caputo & Tim Overton

Journey – Olivia Kirby & Grace Lichthardt 


4th Quarter Allied Arts

Please make sure your student is signed up in his/her 4th quarter allied art’s Google Classroom. As March 16 was the first day of both 4th quarter and remote learning, this is the only contact allied arts teachers have had with students. You and your student can find 4th quarter classes in the Campus Portal (Parent or Student). Please email the teacher to receive the Google Classroom code if needed.


Food Pantry


Remote Learning Guidelines

Grading

The new guidance from the Illinois State Board of Education provides assessment recommendations on the grading of student work during remote learning. The District will begin assessing student work for our middle school and high school students. Assessment of a student’s work during remote learning can improve a student’s grade, but will not negatively impact their overall grade or their academic standing. 

Attendance

In grades 6-12 if a student has not accessed a course for two consecutive days through their Google Classroom and/or Canvas account, the teacher or building administration will reach out to the student to check-in regarding their participation and/or accessibility to learning opportunities. 


Spring Activities Cancellation 

IESA has canceled sports and activities for the middle school level. This includes scholastic bowl, track, and bowling. Spring sports fees for track and bowling will be refunded by the district. Credit card and check refunds will be issued in the same manner as original payment was received. Cash payments will be refunded in the form of a check. 


Forever a Spartan

If your student has not done so, please encourage him or her to join the Forever a Spartan Google Classroom. We will use this site as a safe way for students to connect and engage with each other and staff. Google Classroom code: ebsyizz. Today we posted a great video explaining the hail that recently hit Sycamore, made by our very own YouTube star, Mr. Hames! 


Yearbook

The SMS yearbook staff is requesting photo submissions of students working on eLearning assignments, projects, reading a favorite book, or anything that is school related! Please email photos to Mrs. Del Fiacco and include your student’s first and last name, grade, and team. Yearbook sales are going on now through Friday, April 17! You may order here and enter school code 16551. Stay tuned for updates!


Art Club

Attention Art Clubbers! Please join our Google Classroom so you can keep creating, even from home! Google Classroom code: vz23dv7.


PE Daily Activity 

All students and families, don’t forget to get your daily activity in! You may choose from a variety of workouts or make up your own. Your PE staff is excited to hear about all the GREAT things you are doing. Stay ACTIVE, Spartans!


Plunge Into Fitness

It’s time to plunge into fitness! Students track their exercise and earn a discount for Raging Waves! Students can pick either a free June Admission Ticket (expires June 30, 2020) or $10 OFF on an admission ticket valid July 1, 2020 – September 7, 2020. The form can be found here. Please mail the form to SMS by Friday, May 15 or scan and email to Mrs. Geraci. Siblings of SMS students may participate as well.


Stay well, Spartans! 

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