Weekly Update – May 11

Upcoming Events

Monday, May 11

  • Remote learning resumes 

Tuesday, May 12

  • Remote learning continues 

Wednesday, May 13

  • Remote learning continues 

Thursday, May 14

  • Last day for new remote learning assignments  

  • Theme Thursday = Crazy Socks Day – wear your favorite crazy socks! (Don’t forget to post a picture of yourself in Forever a Spartan!)

Friday, May 15

  • Student and teacher work day 

Monday, May 18 – Friday, May 22

  • Make-up work, revisions, assessment retakes 

  • Enrichment activities 


Remote Learning Update 

During the week of May 18, no new assignments will be posted for remote learning.  All work completed will be for make-up, the revision of previous assignments, or for assessment retakes.  Additionally, students will have the opportunity to complete various enrichment activities, which will not require the use of an electronic device.  

4th Quarter Grades

We wanted to update you on a change we are making to the way 4th quarter grades will be reported on the report card.

In response to the change of instruction to remote learning this quarter and to follow mandates from the Illinois State Board of Education of “no educational harm” to students during the current school closure, all students who earn a passing grade (A, B, C, D) for a class will receive a P (passing) on their report card.  

Students who did not meet the requirements for a passing grade (F) will receive an I (incomplete) on their report card.  We will work with any student who receives an I to provide the support they need to successfully complete the requirements to earn a passing grade.  

Students will continue to receive letter grades on the work they complete this quarter. Assessing student work provides the opportunity for our teachers to provide responsive feedback to our students and provides us a way to measure their success, while also allowing us to make adjustments if needed. Thank you for your support as we navigate this unprecedented end of the school year together. 


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

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.

Student Medication Pickup

If you were unable to pick up your student’s medication on Monday, May 4, please email Mr. Cleven to make arrangements for an alternative date.  

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.

Follow Us on Twitter

Did you know SMS is on Twitter? Check us out @SycamoreMS and give us a follow! Use our hashtag #TogetherWeSpartan with any SMS tweets!

Stay well, Spartans! 

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