Eagle Weekly: October 25, 2021

Important Dates

  • Monday, October 25
    • Wear red!
    • Battle of the Books Practice — 3:30-4:15 PM
    • Full Band Rehearsal
  • Tuesday, October 26
    • Pajama Day!
    • School Board Meeting — 7 PM, Sycamore Middle School
  • Wednesday, October 27
    • Neon Day!
  • Thursday, October 8
    • Wear your costume!
    • Late Start — Students can arrive at 9:15 AM, school starts at 9:30 AM
  • Friday, October 29
    • NO SCHOOL 

The Horizon

  • Monday, November 1
  • Tuesday, November 2
  • Thursday, November 4
    • Late Start — Students can arrive at 9:15 AM, school starts at 9:30 AM
  • Friday, November 5
    • End of First Trimester
    • Eagle of the Month Assembly 

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2021-2022 School Year Reminders

Halloween Parade and Parties

  • Thursday, October 28th at 2 PM (outside)
    • The parade will be outside in front of the school on the sidewalk starting from the South West corner of the building to the cafeteria. 
    • Families can watch from the grass in the front of the school
    • If there is inclement weather, we will have it inside, record it and send it out to families. 
    • Parties will happen during the day of the 28th when the teachers would like them. Store-bought food only and a maximum of 3 volunteers per classroom.

Volunteers and Visitors at Sycamore Elementary Schools

In an effort to maintain the safest learning environment possible for our students and staff we will be limiting the number of visitors and volunteers to the building at this time. As part of this commitment, we will be requiring all visitors who enter the building past the office during the school day to be vaccinated. We will also only be allowing volunteers at school activities who are vaccinated. If you are asked to be a volunteer or a visitor at our building please know that you will have to submit proof of your vaccination status to the office prior to entering the building or volunteering at the event.

South Prairie PTO 

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, your student should stay home from school and any extracurricular activities outside the home.

  • Temperature of 100.4 (or greater) degrees Fahrenheit/38 degrees Celsius;
  • Cough;
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing;
  • Chills;
  • Fatigue;
  • Muscle and body aches;
  • Moderate to severe headache;
  • Sore throat;
  • New loss of taste or smell;
  • Vomiting;
  • Diarrhea; or
  • Any other COVID-19 symptoms identified by the CDC or IDPH.

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.
  • Siblings/household members of the symptomatic student may also be sent home.
  • Students will be expected to remain home from school and any extracurricular activities until cleared to return by the school nurse.

Job Opportunities

There are many open positions in Sycamore Community School District 427. We are in desperate need of bus drivers and paraprofessionals. Please take a look and pass the word about these opportunities to join our team!

District 427 Job Opportunities

Internet Support

Federal aid is now available specifically to help families pay for high-speed internet service, plus a computer or tablet. It’s called the Emergency Broadband Benefit, and it provides discounts of up to $50 a month for high-speed internet along with a one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet purchased through a participating provider.  

Households qualify if anyone in the household is eligible for the free and reduced-price school lunch or breakfast programs; participates in SNAP, Medicaid, or Lifeline; received a Federal Pell Grant this year; or lost significant income due to furlough or job loss since Feb. 29, 2020. Please see the link below for more details about this support program.

Internet Service Site


  • Sycamore School District Back to School Website
  • Social-Emotional - Jennifer Kamm, South Prairie Social Worker
  • Sycamore School District Food Service and Menus
  • Begin to practice safety measures that will be commonplace during the school day