Weekly Messenger 4/20/2020

Announcements

Our goal is to keep students connected to the school during this difficult time.

Sycamore High School will begin notifying parents and students if a student has not engaged in a class since March 16, 2020, or have not engaged in a class, in which they have previously engaged in, during a 48 hour period. You may receive an email, text, or phone call indicating a lack of engagement by your student. This will be in addition to any contact teachers may have made with you. Upon receipt of this communication, you should log in to your Campus Portal and review your child’s classes (in the details section) and look for where the student has an “I” incomplete listed. These are the classes they have been disengaged in during this new reality of remote learning. The process will begin this Thursday, April 23. We ask that you please ask your students to re-engage with their class.

Staff, Students, Parents
If you are experiencing internet issue, here are some options from local vendors: 

Xfinity:
https://www.internetessentials.com/ 

It’s easy to get affordable high-speed Internet at home with Internet Essentials. New customers will receive two months of free service in response to the Coronavirus emergency. 

If you want to apply for Internet Essentials over the phone please call 1-855-8-INTERNET (1-855-846-8376). Call Center hours of operation are from 8 AM to Midnight (EST), seven days a week.

Metronet:
Free Student Internet MetroNet is providing 60 days of free internet service to new residential households in which a student resides. No Installation Fees MetroNet is providing free installation for new residential customers, customer_service@metronetinc.com or call (877) 407-3224  

Frontier:                                                                             
Data cards can be purchased starting at $29.99 for 30 days.  

Google Classroom  
Parents, please encourage your student to join the School Counseling Google Classroom using classroom code: aem3frg.  We want ALL our students in this class! We have already put a lot of important information in the class and this is the best way for you to get announcements that we want to send out to SHS students.  We will use this as a platform to provide students scholarship updates and information for seniors, Naviance tutorials (videos) for all students, general announcements for all grade levels, self-care ideas during our time away from school due to COVID-19, and other activities. 

Please continue to focus on learning and education, but also take some time to focus on you and your family.