Sycamore Creek Elementary News and Information

Browse below to read important building information and find the link to the latest Smore newsletter.

Sycamore Creek Newsletter

Sycamore Creek Elementary uses to communicate with parents. The link to the newsletter, Sycamore Scoop,  will be sent to parents via email every Tuesday.  In order to receive this email, you must have a Campus Parent Account established through the Infinite Campus program.  You then must opt to have communication sent via email. The district may use other forms of communication based on the preferences you choose, but here at Sycamore Creek, we use email only.

Sycamore Scoop 1/5/2021

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Sycamore Scoop 5/18/21

Sycamore Scoop 10/19/21

Letter from Mrs. Bertke, Principal

Welcome Sycamore Creek Families,

I am super excited to start this year as the principal of Sycamore Creek Elementary.  I have heard very positive things about the students, staff and parents of Sycamore Creek, and am honored to have the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful community.

Our school year will be different than any year we have experienced in education.  It is critical that we face the year with an open mind, understanding and flexibility.  I promise to do my very best to keep in contact with families and communicate important information in a timely manner.  It will be very important that your contact information is correct on Infinite Campus as emails will be the most efficient and effective way to communicate with all families at one time.  Each week a parent newsletter will be sent via email, as well as any other communication that must happen between newsletters.

I encourage you to review the Flexible Learning Plan 2.0 available on the district website to preview what this year can look like.  This plan includes great detail for what instruction will look like, what safety precautions the district is taking and what the expectations are for students, staff and parents.

Our focus on positive character, leadership and accountability are the foundation of all that happens at Sycamore Creek Elementary.  Our foundation is built on Hard work, Enthusiasm, Responsibility and Organization of our students, staff and families.  During these challenging times, it will be even more crucial that students, staff and families maintain high levels of respect and work to build positive relationships so that we are all working together to make this year successful academically while at the same time and most importantly, keeping all members of our community healthy and safe.

Please don’t ever hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or concerns.  I look forward to working with you and your student to help all students reach their full potential and have a successful school year.

Pamela Bertke, Principal


Sycamore Creek Elementary School Nurse Google Site

Marcia Stewart, RN has created a google site to stay in contact during this unique time.  Her site has helpful health information over a range of topics and a link to email her directly with any questions or concerns.  Please visit the School Nurse News Google site.

School Fees 2020/21

School Fees for 2020/21 School Year are as follows:

KG – $19.00,   First – $17.00,  Second – $17.50,  Third – $22.00,  Fourth – $23.50

One-to-One Device Protection – $30 optional fee for grades K through 4; $40 optional fee grades 5 through 12

This protection plan applies to all grade levels regardless if the device is kept at the building or brought to and from school every day.  The device protection is automatically applied to each student via the Infinite Campus Parent Portal Account.  If you choose not to “purchase” the device protection, simply do not pay the fee and it will fall off your account in October.  If you would like to “purchase” the device protection, please pay the fee along with your student’s other fees.  Please keep in mind that paying for the device protection after an incident occurs, will not protect the device.  There is no retroactive coverage.  The device protection must be paid for and in place prior to any accidental damage.

The preferred method of payment is by logging into the Campus Parent account. While schools will accept fee payments, paying via the Parent Portal ensures there is a record of payment (and that students do not misplace a check or cash.)  School offices can accept exact cash amount, check or credit card.

School Fees will accumulate from year to year, so please make sure to keep payments up to date.  Reminder letters will go out to families throughout the school year.

General Information

Lunch Times

First Grade – 11:45am – 12:30pm
Second Grade – 12:15pm – 1:00pm
Third Grade – 12:45pm – 1:30pm
Fourth Grade – 1:15pm – 2:00pm

KLIP – 12:10pm



Due to the current health situation, visitors are not allowed inside any PLSD school building until further notice.

Parents are asked to respect the teacher’s responsibility to provide instruction from 9:15-4:05 p.m. We try to limit the number of classroom interruptions during the school day.

A conference is an ideal way for parents and teacher to get to know one another so the best interest of your child is realized.  Visiting in the classroom is limited and must be scheduled in advance with the teacher.

Social Webpages

Follow Sycamore Creek Elementary on Facebook to watch all the magical things happening at SCE.

School Calendars

The Board of Education approved the 2020-21 school year calendar.  It can be viewed on the PLSD website.