Sycamore Hills Elementary School



Amber Miller

School Contact Information

Sycamore Hills
15208 East 39th Street South
Independence, MO 64055
Office Phone Number- 816-521-5465
Fax Number- 816-521-5649
Kids Safari- 816-521-5468
Early Education- 816-521-5467

Start Time: 9:00 am
Dismissal Time: 3:54 pm

Labels & Box Tops for Education

Don't forget to send in your Box Tops and Labels for Education!  Our School/PTA earns money. 


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Labels for Education

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Box Top Collection Sheet

Programs Within Sycamore

Kids Safari: Before and After School Care

Kids Safari hours are 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, even on No School Days and Snow Days! Call Doris Brunson, Youth Specialist, at 816-521-5468 for more information.

Early Education: Preschool Ages 3-4 Years Old

Early Ed. hours are 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call Sable Mallen, Early Education Specialist, at 816-521-5467 for more information.

Important Dates

Open Enrollment: 

July 28th to August 1st- 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
July 29th- 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

***You will receive an enrollment packet in July.  Please look over the data sheet and make any changes in a colored pen or pencil.  Please bring that with you, along with 2 forms of residency.  
These are the accepted proofs of residency: Gas or electric utility bill and a current lease or rental agreement, mortgage payment receipt or agreement, deed of trust or 2013 paid personal property tax receipt.
When you have completed these steps your student will be assigned to a classroom teacher!  

Meet The Teacher Night:
Thursday, August 7th- 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Bring your student and their supplies!  This is a great way to meet your teacher and get to know the school.

First Day of School:
Tuesday, August 12th- This will be a full attendance day for grades K-12th.  

School Supply List- 2014-2015



WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dad's of Great Students)  

Father Figures who volunteer for at least one day each year at our school.  

Contact Anthony Day for more information or to become a volunteer.

Watch Dog Website

Kindergarten Families

Meet The Teacher Night:
Thursday, August 7th- 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Bring your student and their supplies!  This is a great way to meet your teacher and get to know the school.

Kindergarten Orientation
Monday, August 11th- 6:00pm to 6:45pm

This will be an informational meeting with your teacher so you can familiarize yourself with curriculum, routines, and have any questions answered.  

First Day of Kindergarten
Tuesday, August 12th- 9:00 am to 3:54 pm

Sycamore Hills Calendar
Sycamore Hills Student and Staff of Character





New District Attendance Policy

 A new attendance intervention has been implemented for the2013-2014 school year.  When a student reaches 4 absences, an attendance letter will be mailed to the home.  If the student reaches 6 absences or more the student's parent(s)/guardian(s) will be contacted by a member of our Attendance Team.

These early interventions with students and parents are to address any barriers keeping students from attending school on a daily basis.

If you have any questions regarding your student's attendance, please contact us at 816-521-5465. 

If your child is sick or absent due to personal reasons, please call the office to report this for your child’s attendance records.  

Mission Statement

The Sycamore Hills Accelerated School community regards education as an ongoing process of learning and creating. The administration, staff, students, parents and community unite to create a school environment for the good of all. They believe that by building on strengths every individual in the school community is empowered to attain maximum development and achieve optimal learning.

ClassRoom Websites and Educational Links

Classroom and Grade Level Sites

You will also find helpful educational websites. 

Artists of the Month

These are students who have produced fabulous artwork and have shown excellent character in art.  


Sycamore Hills is proud to participate in the district’s character education program,CHARACTERplus, a program which emphasizes positive character traits in all areas of a student’s life.

August:  AMBITION – to have strong determination to accomplish goals
September:  RESPONSIBILITY – to be accountable for your actions
October:  INTEGRITY – to do the right thing
November:  CITIZENSHIP – to be a productive and responsible resident
December:  COMPASSION – to understand the challenges of others and to want to do something about it
January:  RESPECT  – to show consideration to self and others
February:  COOPERATION – to respectfully play and work with others
March:  INITIATIVE – to act and make decisions on your own
April:  PERSEVERANCE – to continue trying in spite of difficulties
 May:  SELF-CONTROL – to express your feelings in an appropriate manner
June:  COURAGE – to remain strong when faced with difficulty
July:  LOYALTY – to be faithful to a person, a team or an idea



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