Weekly Update – April 20

Upcoming Events

Monday, April 20

  • Remote learning resumes 

Tuesday, April 21

  • Remote learning continues 

Wednesday, April 22

  • Remote learning continues 

Thursday, April 23

  • Remote learning continues 

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

Friday, April 24

  • Student and teacher work day 


School Closure Update

Per Governor Pritzker’s April 17 announcement, Sycamore schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year.  We are working on a plan for students to pick up belongings and drop off school materials, and will update families as soon as this plan is finalized.  We truly appreciate your patience and support as we navigate this unprecedented time.

Parent Support 

The Support Services Team put together some information to help with understanding emotions and helpful tips during this COVID-19 pandemic, as well as a list of local and national resources.


If your student is in need of a district-issued Chromebook, please email Mr. Cleven to arrange for pick up. If you are having any technical difficulties with a district-issued Chromebook, please contact the helpdesk.

SMS Staff Celebrates National High Five Day

We miss our students! SMS staff wanted to say hello on Thursday, April 16 for National High Five Day. To celebrate, we put together a video for our students and families. Please check it out here and enjoy! 

Follow Us on Twitter

Did you know SMS is on Twitter? Check us out @SycamoreMS and give us a follow! 

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.

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.


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. The deadline for online yearbook sales has been extended through Friday, May 11! You may order here and enter school code 16551. 

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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