Eagle Weekly: September 13, 2021

Important Dates

Monday, September 13

  • MAP Make-up Testing Window (Monday-Friday)

Tuesday, September 14

  • School Board Meeting at Southeast School at 7PM
  • ALICE Intruder Drill 

Thursday, September 16

  • PTO Mum Drop off/pick up 2-6pm

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In this Issue:


2021-2022 School Year Reminders

It’s been great to see South Prairie Eagles back in the building, attending specials, and focusing on relationships. A couple of reminders about school this year:

  • Water bottles are still required as the drinking fountains are turned off.
  • Parents will no longer be able to walk their students to their classroom in the morning
  • Please send students with Extra Masks in case theirs break or need to be replaced
  • PTO South Prairie Spirit Wear orders Due September 15th
  • OSCAR will return for families for both AM and PM support.
    • Click here for more information or to register for OSCAR.
    • OSCAR is available starting at 7:00 AM each morning
  • Picture Day is Oct 4 (more info to come)

Message from South Prairie PTO

We had a successful first meeting! Thank you to those who came in person and tuned in at home! Next meeting is Oct 5th. Some classrooms are still in need of a room parent. Please click the link below to sign-up or to volunteer in other ways. 


4th Grade Recorder

All 4th Grade students must begin bringing a recorder to and from music class starting September 22.

If you already have a recorder at home that will not be used by a 5th Grade student, you can bring that one instead of purchasing a new one. Recorders can be washed in hot soapy water and air-dried.

If you need to buy one, scan the QR code below where you pay $5 on the district online store.

All students who have purchased a recorder through the district will receive their recorder in music class

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5th Grade Band

5th Grade Parents--It's not too late to register your child for Band! Just click here and click on the "Register Here" link.  We've extended the online registration through Wednesday, September 15. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to click on the "Band Handbook" link, or contact one of the band directors at the following e-mails:  smertens@syc427.orgkgoodman@syc427.org, or icrawl@syc427.org.  

Also, if financial considerations are a concern, but you'd like for your child to have this opportunity, please let us know. Thank you!



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.

Spartan Food Pantry Open Wednesday!

The Spartan Food Pantry is excited to welcome guests to shop every other week on Wednesdays. On Wednesday, September 15, patrons can collect food at the District Warehouse on 520 N. Maple Street, Sycamore. Pantry patrons are in-person shopping!  Please bring a mask.   The pantry hours are 4:30PM-6:00PM. The Pantry is open to any family that has a student attending a Sycamore School.  


Job Opportunities

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