Weekly Update: April 13, 2021

Upcoming Events

April 13, 2021

  • IAR Testing for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades
  • Board of Education Mtg. 7:00 PM @ SHS

April 14, 2021

  • IAR Testing for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades

April 15, 2021

  • IAR Testing for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades

April 16, 2021

  • Remote Supply Pickup 9:00 - 11:30 AM (Gym Hallway)

April 20, 2021

  • ISA Testing for 5th Grade only
  • Virtual PTO Mtg. 6:30 PM      

PTO Meeting Link

April 21, 2021

  • ISA Testing for 5th Grade only

April 22, 2021

  • ISA Testing for 5th Grade only


4th Grade Girls Night Out:

Mark your calendars and save the date!  Virtual Girls Night out hosted by your district nurses in partnership with Northwestern Medicine. Monday Night April 26th.  Watch for more details in upcoming emails!

IAR Testing:

The Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) is the state assessment and accountability measure for Illinois students enrolled in grades 3 - 8 in a public school district. IAR assesses the New Illinois Learning​ Standards Incorporating the Common Core and will be administered in English Language Arts and Mathematics.

Southeast will be taking the IAR Assessment today through Thursday of this week. The results of these assessments help us to develop our School Improvement Goals. In addition, individual student scores will be sent home when the results have been returned to the district. Fifth graders will also be taking the ISA (Illinois Science Assessment) next week on Tuesday - Thursday.

You can help your child do their best on the test by:

  • Making sure your child attends school on the days of testing.
  • Making sure your child gets a good night’s sleep.
  • Providing breakfast on the mornings of the tests.
  • Letting your child know that you have confidence in his/her ability to do his/her best.
  • Advising your child not to worry about the test - just to put forth their best effort.

Please remember that we will not be teaching live during our testing sessions. Testing begins at 9:15 AM Tuesday - Thursday of this week. Please look for communication from your classroom teacher about when live times will be held this week.

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Spiritwear Link

Student Registration is Now Open:

Student registration for the 2021-2022 school year is now open. For instructions on how to complete this process, please proceed to the Sycamore District website at On the homepage of the website, you will find the word Resources. Please click on this tab and then click on Online Registration under the References column. This will take you to the instructions for how to complete the registration. The registration application must be completed by Friday, May 22nd. Thanks!

If you have an incoming kindergarten student for the 2021-2022 school year, please contact the district office at (815) 899-8100 and ask for Lori Stover. She will lead you through the kindergarten registration process.

Daily Self Certification:

Please call the school office if your student is feeling ill, and be prepared to answer a few questions that will help us quickly and efficiently evaluate your child so that we can provide you information based on the latest recommended guidelines. It is imperative that if your student is experiencing ANY of the following symptoms, they remain home from school and any extracurricular activities outside the home.

  • Fever or chills  
  • Moderate to Severe Headache 
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Vomiting 
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Congestion/runny nose
  • Loss of sense of taste or smell
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches

We know that things may look a little different this year and we are committed to keeping you informed on the changes that are taking place. Here is an overview of what your student can expect if they come to the Health Office with any of the symptoms listed above:

  • The student will be brought to the health office where the nurse or their designee will quickly evaluate the student’s condition. 
  • If it is determined that they are experiencing any COVID like symptoms the student will be escorted to a designated and supervised isolation area. 
  • The school Nurse will notify the parent/guardian and walk them through the process of what is required for the student to return to school. 
  • Sick students should be safely transported home by parent or guardian as soon as possible.
  • Other household members of the student will be sent home as well. 
  • Students will be expected to remain home from school and any extracurricular activities until cleared to return by the school nurse. 

In-Person Learning Reminders:

  • Drop off time is 8:45-9:00 AM
  • Tardy bell will ring at 9:05 AM
  • Dismissal will begin at 2:05 PM with the bus students exiting the building at 2:05 PM, and the walkers and car riders exiting the building at 2:10 PM
  • All students should wear a well fitted mask to school each day
  • All students should bring a water bottle to school each day
    • Drinking fountains are turned off
  • The building is closed to all visitors at this time
  • We are not dispersing birthday treats at this time. You may send in a goodie bag for all students 72 hours prior to the day we would be sending them home. 
  • Remote students will have a learning pod from  2:30-2:45 PM  Monday through Thursday
  • It will be essential that all students working from home attend our live teaching sessions once we begin our in person learning. Please note that these live learning times indicate start times, but not end times. The teachers will get to decide how long they need to keep the students for based on each individual lesson and activity. 
  • Remote Supply pick up will be weekly on Fridays from 9:00 to 11:30 AM. You will enter through the gym hallway entrance (W1).
  • It will be imperative that all families complete the daily self certification process which includes a daily temperature check.