November 17, 2023
REQUIRED FOR ALL ABSENCES: Absence Reporting Link
If your student will be absent from school, please fill out the survey by clicking on the link:
November 23 - Thanksgiving - NO SCHOOL
November 24 - NO SCHOOL
December 1 - Staff Development - NO SCHOOL STUDENTS
WOLFPACK Pride Drawing Winners for this Week!
RAD Zoo Family Event
Thank you so much for joining us for our family event! It was an amazing turnout! It was so busy that I didn't get to take many photos! 😀. Thank you for your patience with the animal line.
Dress for the weather!
If buying winter clothing items for your children is a financial hardship, please contact our school social workers for help. Our school social workers are Stacy Swenson (Stacy.Swenson@district196.org) and Heidi Dummer (Heidi.Dummer@district196.org). They can both be reached by calling the Southview office at 952-431-8370.
GOOD NEWS CALLS
E-Learning Days/ iPads
Minnesota law allows school districts to have up to five E-Learning Days per school year to allow students to continue their learning from home when weather conditions make it unsafe to attend school in person. In District 196, E-Learning Days are held if there are more than two school cancellations in one school year; the third through seventh inclement weather days, if needed, would be E-Learning Days. For the beginning of this school year, a number of our students have been utilizing iPads in the classroom, but have not been regularly taking the iPads home each day. Beginning November 27, all K-5 students will be expected to take their iPads home and back to school each day to ensure we are fully prepared for E-learning.
If an inclement weather E-learning day occurs:
Please check Schoology/Seesaw in the morning for instructions from their teacher for the days’ assigned learning activities. Teachers will post assigned learning activities on Schoology//Seesaw by 9:30 AM
There will be no live/synchronous (Zoom) instruction. Rather, learning activities will be designed for students to complete independently at home. Students will spend about 30 minutes focused on math, 40 minutes focused on literacy, and about 30 minutes for specialist time.
Teachers can be reached for questions via Seesaw/Schoology message, email or voice mail during normal school-day hours
Report an “absence” if your child is unable to participate in E-Learning due to illness or vacation.
This information was reviewed with students. However, I encourage you to review it again with them at home. Families will be notified with an early morning phone call, email and or text message when an inclement weather E-learning day occurs. The District 196 website and social media sites will continue to keep you updated on this information as well.
Thank you for your support and flexibility, and please feel free to reach out with any questions,
Square 1 Art
We participate in the Square1 Art fundraiser each year - all the money raised goes to our Southview PTO and school.
Your child has created artwork you can see in the personalized catalog that was sent home around/at conferences. Celebrate your child’s artistic achievement by ordering keepsakes to cherish for years! These keepsakes also make wonderful gifts.
You can use your catalog for ordering, or you can search and find your artist using the following link: https://shop.square1art.com/Shop/artwork/Search
Only a few days remain to order your keepsakes by the Nov 22 deadline.
Southview Spirit Wear Available for Purchase
Donations - Staff Wellness Cart
The Southview PTO is collecting treats and gift cards to show appreciation for teachers and staff.
You can use the following link to sign up:
All items can be dropped off anytime between 7:00 - 3:15 in the main office! Thank you for supporting our Southview community!
Donations Requested by Nurse Melissa
- Boys sweatpants - Sizes 5-6 or Small
- Girls sweatpants - Sizes 5-6 or Small
Please send them with your student and have them deliver the items to Nurse Melissa. Thanks!