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Sycamore: The Best Thing You Can Do For Your School

Sycamore’s proven school management system is a solid solution for your upcoming school year, and for many years to come. More importantly, Sycamore will make the transition easy and ensure that everyone—teachers, administrators, parents, and students—can do everything they need to do. When you sign up with Sycamore School, we make installation fast and easy and hold your hand every step of the way. Following are just some of the features you can expect from Sycamore:

Sycamore is a robust, online school management system with over 300 features and integrations that enable our schools to have an all-in-one solution. Our ability to integrate with Google at the highest level of any SIS is just one of the many ways Sycamore stands apart from other SIS/LMS providers in the marketplace.

With a quality system and dedicated support staff, Sycamore has become an industry leader in educational technology and the system behind schools in 48 states and 42 countries.  No matter the size of your institution, Sycamore provides what you need to run your school efficiently.

Administrative Management

ADDRESS BOOK: Acts as the school’s online record keeping system for families, alumni, and any other contacts associated with the school.

ATTENDANCE MANAGER: Not only can daily attendance be taken in each classroom, but reports can also be generated to view and export attendance data by day/range.

DYNAMIC REPORTS: Sycamore offers a selection of Dynamic Reports that allow schools to pull data based on selected fields for student and/or families.

FAMILY & STUDENT PORTALS: Families and students have their own portals to log into Sycamore. In doing so, they have access to view grades, report cards, school news, classroom pages, etc.

FAMILY DIRECTORY: The Family Directory is a directory of your school's families and contact information.

FAMILY/STUDENT/STAFF PROFILES: Administrators are able to make changes to each student, family, and staff profile to ensure all data and information is up-to-date. This includes: contact information, student records, medical information, login credentials, etc.

HUMAN RESOURCES: The Human Resources module acts like a Human Resources department. It is a place to process and store information for all current and past employees.

ONLINE HELP MANUAL: With over 400+ features, the help manual has proven to be an invaluable source of knowledge for navigating Sycamore in various areas of the site.

SCHOOL CALENDARS: There is one main school calendar that all staff members, families, and students can view for any and all events happening at the school. The calendar can also be synced with Google Calendar.

SCHOOL NEWS ARTICLES: News articles can be created and set to appear as top stories to be seen on the school homepage and individual classroom pages. All staff, families, and students have access to view news articles to increase the means of information being disseminated and communicated.

SCHOOL PHOTO ALBUMS: On the school homepage and in each classroom, schools can upload photos to a photo album to be made viewable and highlighted for staff, family, and students.

REPORT CARDS: Featuring report card formats of Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle School, High School, etc., schools have options to configure their report cards to the formats that best meet their schools required needs.

TRANSCRIPTS: Schools are able to generate transcripts and academic records after each marking period. Transcripts will then be placed in each student’s profile to monitor their progress throughout their academic careers.

Classroom

CLASS PAGES: Each teacher is designated their own class page for each classroom. In the classroom, teachers are able to take attendance, grade assignments, post grades, communicate with families/students, etc.

CLASS CALENDARS: Each classroom has a calendar for all families/students to view events, lesson plans, etc.

CLASS NEWS ARTICLES: News articles can be created and set to appear as top stories in individual classrooms. The teacher, students, and families associated with each classroom have access to view these articles.

CLASS PHOTO ALBUMS: Teachers can upload class photos to be made viewable and highlighted for families and students in their classroom.

ATTENDANCE: Teachers can take attendance directly from the classroom and document absences, tardies, notes, etc.

LUNCH ORDERS: Teachers can order and/or edit lunches for students from within the classroom.

DISCIPLINE TRACKING: Discipline logs can be tracked throughout the course of a school year. In addition, points can be assigned for violations and detentions that are built-up during a semester or school year.

GRADE BOOK: With three different grading models available, teachers have the option to customize the weight of their grade books and the amount of points for each assignment that best meet the needs of each classroom.

CLASSROOM CURRICULUM MANAGER: This is where a teacher can create and manage their own individualized curriculum for this class and attach specific documents, assignments, and lesson plans.

LESSON PLANS: Teachers have the ability to create their own lesson plans for each class and subject. These plans can include assignments, attachments, print in list/grid view, and are saved in the classroom from year-to-year.

ONLINE ASSIGNMENT SUBMITTAL: Students can log in and submit assignments via a dropbox, which allows students and teachers teachers to make comments, receive instant feedback, and have a digital copy of any and all assignments, projects, etc., submitted.

ONLINE TESTS: Teachers are able to create a multitude of tests in their classrooms for students to take online. If teachers mark the test to be reviewable, students can review the test immediately after they take it to see how well they performed and receive their results immediately.

IEP EVALUATIONS: Students can be added as an IEP student with goals & objectives set for them. In addition, teachers can enter trials and track students' progress.

ATTRIBUTE GRADING: Sycamore offers flexibility for schools that require attribute grading for grades and classes.

NARRATIVE EVALUATIONS:  Teachers can provide parents with a narrative evaluation of their students.

PASS-A-NOTE: An exclusive Sycamore communication feature, administrators and staff can communicate with families, students, and fellow staff members. When a Pass-A-Note is received, it will pop up when users are logged into Sycamore, providing a quick and effective means of communication.

VISITORS LOGS: Easily see who visits your classroom using the Visitors Logs.

REPORTS: Teachers are able to generate reports from within their classrooms to pull attendance data, family demographics, grade reports, etc.

TEACHER SUPPORT VIA CHAT: If teachers have questions relating to their classroom, they can click on the green icon at the top of their classroom page. Doing so will connect them with our teacher chat support team, who are available to chat instantaneously and assist teachers from 8AM-5PM Monday-Friday Central Time.

Financial

ACCOUNTING MANAGER: The Sycamore Education Accounting Mgr module is a tool for schools to manage their Accounts Receivable (charging and receiving payments from families), providing a great interface for financial interactions between the school and your families.

CAFETERIA MANAGER: Offers a point of sale charging service, in addition to full meals, a la carte items, cafeteria scanning, and ordering from home and in the classroom.

CHILDCARE MANAGER: Manages the daily process of checking students in/out who arrive before and after school for care.

DONATION MANAGER: Donations can be received for specific giving campaigns with accompanying receipts and donation statements.

ONLINE PAYMENT INTEGRATION: Integrating with PayJunction, schools can process online payments via echeck and credit card. Payments will be credited to the family accounts immediately and deposited directly into the school’s bank account.

District / Diocesan Management
  • District/Diocese Calendar Events
  • District/Diocese Documents
  • District/Diocese News
  • District/Diocese Photos
  • School and NCEA Reporting Features
Specialties

ASSET MANAGER: Schools can manage the school assets with this feature, which includes inventory labels and a dynamic asset report.

DISCIPLINE TRACKING: Discipline logs can be tracked throughout the course of a school year. In addition, points can be assigned for violations and detentions that are built-up during a semester or school year.

FACILITY MANAGER: For schools that have multiple locations/campuses, this feature helps organize the various buildings and rooms found in those multiple locations.

LIBRARY: Integrate school library books within Sycamore, allowing staff to manage inventory, see which books are checked-in/checked-out, view student activity, generate reports, etc.

NURSE'S OFFICE: Schools can view general medical information, medical alerts, immunizations can be stored, and medical logs can be tracked.

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES: Provides a platform for schools to plan and schedule parent teacher conferences, in addition to parents having the option to sign up themselves.

SERVICE HOURS TRACKING: Daily logs are stored for families and students that take part in service opportunities. Once the service hours have been logged, schools can review the hours by either approving or denying each service log.

TIMECARD MANAGER: Administrators can keep track of employee/staff hours. By utilizing a clock in/clock out feature, employees will log their hours and time-off requests to be viewed and accepted.

VOLUNTEER MANAGER: For any school carnivals, parties, field trips, etc., volunteer opportunities can be created and made available for families to sign up for ‘To Do’ and ‘To Bring’ tasks.

School Communications

BATCH EMAIL: Send emails in bulk, via MailChimp, SparkPost or SMTP to disseminate to a group of recipients.

SCHOOL NEWS ARTICLES: News articles can be created and set to appear as top stories to be seen on the school homepage and individual classroom pages. All staff, families, and students have access to view news articles to increase the means of information being disseminated and communicated.

TEACHERS INSTANT SUPPORT CHAT: If teachers have questions relating to their classroom, they can click on the green icon at the top of their classroom page. Doing so will connect them with our teacher chat support team, who are available to chat instantaneously and assist teachers from 8AM-5PM Monday-Friday Central Time.

TEXT/VOICE MESSAGING (VIA TWILIO): Integrating with the text messaging service, Twilio, schools can send out text and voice messages to parents and employees in the case of emergencies, alerts, etc. There are no additional Sycamore fees for this service, but minor fees within Twilio do apply.

G Suite for Education Integration
  • Create Google Classrooms
  • Google Classroom Maintenance
  • Add Students to Google Classroom
  • Sync Class Rosters
  • Sync Assignments
  • Sync Attachments
  • Sync with Sycamore Grade Book
Powerful Third-Party Integrations
  • Clever
  • G Suite for Education
  • MailChimp
  • PayJunction
  • PayPal
  • SmartTuition
  • SparkPost
  • Twilio
Master Scheduler
  • Different Teachers in Different Class Periods
  • Rotating Bell Schedule
  • Two-Week Cycle
  • University Model
Admissions and Enrollment
  • Automatic confirmation emails
  • Customize the application by grade level
  • Easy-to-use interface
  • Go paperless!
  • Online forms and applications
  • Track prospects from Inquiries to Acceptance

Clear, Transparent Pricing

We believe in complete transparency when it comes to our pricing. The cost of our school management software is—and always will be—up front, honest, and extremely affordable. Isn’t that the way it should be?

When you choose Sycamore School, you get:

  • our entire school management system—no extra modules to purchase;
  • complete data migration;
  • unlimited customer support;
  • a comprehensive training program;
  • automatic, free upgrades and enhancements as they become available; and
  • secure, worry-free data storage and backup.

We know you want to increase enrollment, improve communications, and get parents more involved in their students’ education. Leave your outdated (or too expensive) school management system behind and switch to Sycamore School. We make installation and onboarding fast and easy, and we hold your hand every step of the way.

ONE TIME STARTUP FEE $1,000

(minimum monthly fee $130.00)

EnrollmentMonthly/Student
100-199$1.30
200-299$1.20
300-399$1.10
400-499$1.00
500-599$0.95
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