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Sycamore To Return to Face-to-Face Learning for 2021-22 School Year

After careful consideration, Sycamore Community Schools will return to face-to-face learning for all students in the 2021-2022 school year. This decision takes into account students’ academic and social-emotional needs, updated guidance from health organizations, and improving pandemic conditions, including lower rates of community spread and the high rate of our school staff who have been vaccinated. 

Currently, plans for Fall 2021 reflect the district’s commitment to safety for its students and staff, with the following Healthy Aves protocols in place:

  • Mandatory facial coverings
  • Maintaining a minimum of 3-feet physical distancing between students in classrooms
  • Maintaining a minimum of 6-feet physical distancing for adults
  • Maintaining a minimum of 6-feet physical distancing in common areas or situations where masks cannot be worn
  • Continued PPE provisions
  • Strict cleaning regimens
  • Frequent hand washing

The decision was made to return face-to-face with the support of Sycamore’s Data Assessment Risk Team (DART). Sycamore Community Schools will continue to rely on guidance from the CDC, the Ohio Department of Health, Hamilton County Public Health, and DART in developing plans for the return to face-to-face learning in the fall. We will continue to be nimble, flexible, and responsive to any modifications to health requirements and recommendations to ensure the health and safety of all students and staff. Restrictions may change based on the pandemic conditions as the school year progresses. 

While all students will be scheduled for face-to-face instruction for the fall, families of students with significant medical needs that would prevent them from attending in person should reach out to the Office of Student Services.  The student's IEP or 504 teams will be engaged to address the individualized needs of students in planning for the 2021-2022 school year with families. 

We plan on holding a virtual town hall in the coming weeks to address any questions or concerns you may have about the 2021-22 school year. Please look for additional information regarding these opportunities to provide your feedback. We appreciate your continued support and patience as we prepare for a new school year.