Sycamore School District #427

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  • School District Wins the
    Certificate of Excellence Award

     
    award

    The Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International has awarded Sycamore Community Unit School District No. 427 its Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting award for having met or exceeded the program’s high standards for financial reporting and accountability. --More--

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  • Welcome Back

    Welcome Back!  I hope everyone had a great summer.  I think many of us spent more time indoors due to the rainy weather and the necessity to spend more than usual on mosquito repellent.  This is another example, like snow days, of how Mother Nature is definitely in charge.  Due to the number of rainy days, I spent time reacquainting myself with indoor activities. I was reintroduced to an old game… Scrabble.  My memories of Scrabble include trying to create long words to ensure maximum points. Contrary to the long word goal, l have recently noticed many words have been shortened to abbreviated versions such as:

    LOL (lots of laughs)
    BTW (by the way)
    THX (thanks)

    I don’t think this new way of communicating and the old version of Scrabble were meant for each other.  Besides words, other things have been reduced to shortened or mini versions.  Some examples are mini-cheeseburgers,   mini Dairy Queen Blizzards and even mini M&M’s.

    While the idea of a smaller or mini version can be good, in some cases it may be better to remain full size or even larger. This year we hope we can super-size student achievement and celebrations along with the District’s mission and core values.

    Sycamore School District has as its core values:

    Honesty
    Trustworthiness
    Loyalty
    Fairness
    Caring
    Respect
    Citizenship
    Responsibility
    Cooperation

    There is no shortened version for these words or their meanings. The total scrabble points of these put together would definitely live up to the scrabble goal of maximum points.   It is our goal to not only provide our students with the tools they need academically, but also arm them with core values that they can utilize as they develop and grow into young adults. 

    I look forward to a year of super-sized student achievement and celebrations.

    Enjoy the rest of your summer!

    Kathy

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  • Notice of Disposal of Special Education Records

    Attention Parents/Guardians, Former Students, Eligible (Adult) Students:

    Special Education records which have been collected by the Sycamore School District (Syc427) related to the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or the provision of Special Education in the district, must be maintained under state and federal laws for a period of five years after Special Education services have ended for the student. Special Education services end when the student is no longer eligible for services, graduates, moves from the district, and/or completes his or her educational program at age 22.

    This notification is to inform parents/guardians and former students of(Syc427)the intent to dispose of the Special Education records of students who were no longer receiving Special Education services as of the end of June 2010 school year. These records will be disposed of in accordance with state law unless the parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student notifies the school district otherwise and arranges for pickup of records. Records not requested by August 31, 2015 will be disposed of on September 1, 2015. --more--

     

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