Weekly Messenger: September 27, 2021

Protocol For Quarantined Students

If your student has been quarantined by a public health agency or the Sycamore school district, please follow the steps below to ensure your student can continue learning throughout the quarantine period:

  • Daily, students should check the Canvas pages for each of their classes. Teachers will post relevant information and assignments daily, and this will be the primary manner in which students stay connected with their coursework while at home.  Materials that cannot be easily shared via Canvas will be collected and arrangements will be made with students’ families for pickup.
  • As needed, students should schedule virtual meetings with their teachers during their teachers’ office hours. This can be done via email or through the Canvas communication features. We recommend that students check in with their teachers at least once each week they are in quarantine.
  • Upon their return to school, students should check in with their teachers regarding any work that is still outstanding, potential quizzes or tests that need to be made up, or material that they feel they are not comfortable with. 

Student Drop Off and Pickup

Parents, please use the main entrance, E2 (auditorium side) for drop off and pickup of students. Do NOT use the lot in front of the cafeteria, E3 entrance — this is NOT a drop off or pickup zone. 

ASVAB at SHS

Sycamore High School is offering the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) Career Exploration Exam on Monday, November 8th at 8:00am. This test is optional and free to any interested juniors and seniors. Students must sign up ahead of time through this google form if they want to take the test.

ASVAB Registration Form

This exam can be used to not only determine military career choices but also civilian career options. The results of the ASVAB will be valid for military enlistment for 2 years but taking this exam does not require any student to become involved in any military program. Non-military personnel from the ASVAB Career Exploration Program will meet with students when results are available to help interpret scores.  Scores will not be released to the military until a student requests this to happen. For general information about this exam, please visit this page.

Click on the following link for access to practice tests before the exam date.

Practice Tests

College Prep Night Info

Thank you for the great turn out at our College Prep Night for juniors, seniors, and parents. We have updated our counseling office section of the website with an overview of the presentations that were given. Check it out if you were not able to attend.  Students and parents can contact their school counselor with any questions.

College Prep Webpage

Service Academy Information

Representatives Underwood, is currently accepting applications for high school students who are interested in applying to one of the service academies including the U.S Military Academy (West Point, NY), the U.S. Naval Academy (Annapolis, MD), the U.S. Air Force Academy (Colorado Springs, CO), the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (New London, CT), and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point, NY).  Applications for nominations from Rep. Underwood are due by Nov. 30 at 5pm. You can find more information and the application below.

View Information and Application

Sycamore High School Parking Lot

As we continue to have warm weather, we have more students who are walking or riding their bikes to school. Please be very cautious and aware when driving through the school parking lots when picking up and dropping off students. Also, be courteous of other drivers so we are not blocking Spartan Trail.

Visiting Colleges and Universities

Here is a list of upcoming colleges who will be visiting Sycamore High School.  Any student interested in meeting with one of these schools should sign up through Naviance. See the counseling office with questions.  Watch Naviance for updates as more colleges are added regularly.

  • Augustana College - Wednesday, September 29 - 1:00 PM
  • St. Ambrose - Tuesday, October 12th - 8:40 AM
  • Kishwaukee College - Tuesday, October 12 - 1:50 PM
  • Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis - Wednesday, October 13 - 10:00 AM
  • UW Oshkosh - Tuesday, October 19 - 10:00 AM
  • Aurora University - Tuesday, October 26 - 1:00 PM
  • Millikin University - Wednesday, October 27 - 7:50 AM
  • North Central College - Tuesday, November 9th - 10:00 AM
  • Kishwaukee College - Wednesday, November 10 - 8:35 AM

Senior Meetings with Counselors

All seniors at SHS should have completed the post-graduation google form that was emailed to them by their counselor. After students complete this form - their counselor will schedule an individual meeting with them to discuss their plans. Please be sure that all seniors have completed this form and have an appointment scheduled with their counselor.

Senior Portrait Make-Up Days

Senior Portrait makeup days are set for September 27, 28, and 29 by appointment only. 
 
The seniors who were not photographed will receive a mailing from Prestige Portraits/LifeTouch in about a week giving them appointment details.
 
If anyone has questions or would like to schedule a retake, please call customer service at (630) 910-6800 option 5.

Tutoring

Free after school tutoring will be on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 2:45-3:45pm in the library 

Sunday evening tutoring will begin on Sunday, October 3, 2021 from 7:00-9:00pm in the library.