Sycamore has a comprehensive Crisis Plan, one that outlines plans and procedures for almost any kind of crisis you can imagine: severe weather, fire, intruder, earthquake, bomb threat, assault, disruptive individuals, hostage, kidnapping, injury, shooting, national disaster, etc. We hope most of these emergency situations never occur, but we are prepared if they do.
I want to share with you the goals that our entire faculty and staff will be stressing this year. We are beginning the school year with 412 students, including 59 new students representing 37 new families. Our enrollment is currently strong.
See the lists of great books from 2016 that were compiled by Sycamore's Head of EC, Head of Lower School, and Head of Middle School. For gifts this year and after, it's a list that is good long after the holidays.
Often parents will stress about the fact that their child isn’t progressing at the same rate as a classmate. At Sycamore, we’re sometimes asked where a child “ranks” in his/her class. Because of the nature of academic development and progress, questions such as this are harder to answer than you might imagine.
It's been a little over a year since we altered the afternoon carpool pattern for the Lower School, and most everyone has made the adjustment to the new pickup procedure. However, while there seems to be a comfort level established with the new pattern, there is also a need to reiterate safety when driving on campus as we are receiving more reports of concerns over speeds through the parking lot: