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 Principal: Cheryl Lynn Situm

Sycamore Staff Emails

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You can also access a teacher email if you go to their grade level page and click on their name.

Important Numbers

Phone: 925.855.2800

Fax: 925.736.0224

Attendance Line: 925.855.2898

Email Office Manager

Office Hours: M-F 7:30am-4:00pm

Parent Portal

Below is the link for the Parent Portal login for Infinite Campus

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It will prompt you for registration information

For help on how to create your portal account click here

After School Resources

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2015 Sycamore Valley

Fund A Need

Kick-Start a Technology Refresh Cycle

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What is a Fund‐A‐Need?
The idea behind Fund‐A‐Need is to identify a specific need within our school and raise funds to meet that goal through online auction donations. 100% of the Fund‐A‐Need donations will go to the published need. This year, all of the money raised through our auction Fund‐A‐Need will go directly to updating and refreshing the aging technology at Sycamore.
What is the plan for the technology refresh?
The plan is initially to replace the inventory of laptops at the 5th grade level. Refreshing the inventory of laptops at the 5th grade level creates a trickledown effect that will greatly impact the younger grades. The remaining useable laptops from the 5th grade will be passed down to enable a potential 1:1 ratio in the 4th grade. With more laptops in the classroom in the upper grades, this frees up availability in the Tech Lab for other grade level usage. By maintaining and improving this solid baseline of technology, we allow our children to continue to develop in a technological world. Once we are able to replace the laptops at the 5th grade level, then we will begin to add additional iPads to complete grade level sets in K, 1st and 2nd grades.
What is the funding goal for the technology refresh?
The goal to stay on the leading edge and supply Streams for the remaining 5th grade classes is approximately $28,000. With enough funds raised to provide Streams for the 5th grade and moving remaining functional laptops to 4th and 3rd, we would add additional iPads to Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades. Currently we have cases of 16 iPads for each respective grade level. Our goal is to obtain 10 more iPads per grade level – a total of 30 more. This would provide 26 iPads for each grade level to share. The goal to supply 30 additional iPads would be $12,000.

If you would like to contribute to Fund A Need, click here for the form.


Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)

Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP): Important new ways for parents to engage in decision making

What is the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)? The LCAP is a critical part of the new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF).

Each school district must engage parents, educators, employees and the community to establish these plans.

The plans will describe the school district’s overall vision for students, annual goals and specific actions the district will take to achieve the vision and goals.

The LCAPs must focus on eight areas identified as state priorities. The plans will also demonstrate how the district’s budget will help achieve the goals, and assess each year how well the strategies in the plan were able to improve outcomes.

What are the eight state priority areas that must be addressed in the plans?

There are eight areas for which school districts, with parent and community input, must establish goals and actions. This must be done both district-wide and for each school.

The areas are:

1. Providing all students access to fully credentialed teachers, instructional materials that align with state standards, and safe facilities.

2. Implementation of California’s academic standards, including the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and math, Next Generation Science Standards, English language development, history social science, visual and performing arts, health education and physical education standards.

3. Parent involvement and participation, so the local community is engaged in the decision-making process and the educational programs of students.

4. Improving student achievement and outcomes along multiple measures, including test scores, English proficiency and college and career preparedness.

5. Supporting student engagement, including whether students attend school or are chronically absent.

6. Highlighting school climate and connectedness through a variety of factors, such as suspension and expulsion rates and other locally identified means.

7. Ensuring all students have access to classes that prepare them for college and careers, regardless of what school they attend or where they live.

8. Measuring other important student outcomes related to required areas of study, including physical education and the arts.

In addition to these eight areas, a district may also identify and incorporate in its plan goals related to its own local priorities.

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Be A Mentor

District Volunteer Registration

ALL parents volunteering in any capacity at the school including drivers and chaperones for field trips must register through Be A Mentor. This is a one time registration.  You will not need to do this every year.  You cannot be on campus to volunteer in any capacity until you have been cleared through Be A Mentor.  Please do not wait to register as this process will take a few weeks.

Please go to to get started.


If you need to update your Be A Mentor Account:

Click HERE to log back into your Be A Mentor account to upload your documents.  Click on “Login” at the top right hand corner of the page and in the drop down menu click “volunteer login”.  This will take you to the Be A Mentor "login" page.


If you have questions regarding the application, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to help you.

Heidi Barker

Sycamore Valley Elementary

Office Asst.


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