The Gator Gazette

May 2020

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From our Principal's Pen

Hello, South Creek Gators! I would like to take a moment to thank you for the important role you are playing in your child's education. As a parent myself, I understand the challenge that comes with teaching while balancing the other demands in your work and family lives. If your child did not tell you today, you are doing a great job! Our role is to offer you resources for continuous learning. We are approaching our last week of school! Next week we will wrap up our last week of E-learning for the school year. May 15th will be the last day of the 2019-2020 school year.

Know that we are staying informed with updates from our governor, our state superintendent, and following CDC information during these changing times. If you have further questions please refer to our COVID-19 website:

In the meantime, the staff at South Creek is keeping busy by connecting with our students and getting creative on how we can finish strong. It is important to us that we show our kids how very special they are to us before they begin the next chapter in their school lives.

The activity on our Facebook page this week has warmed my heart! Your words of kindness during this Staff Appreciation Week have been so gracious. Thank you for sharing what our teachers have meant to you and your child. We miss each of your kids dearly.

The staff of South Creek wishes your family well! Stay healthy and stay safe!

Mrs. Wendy Myers, Principal

South Creek Elementary School

Meal Distribution

Meal distribution for FTCSC is held every Monday in April and May (except for Memorial Day) from 3:00 - 5:00 PM at Arlington and Kitley Elementary Schools. We would like to say Thank You to our Child Nutrition Department and the volunteers that help support our FTCSC community!

Don't forget paper/ pencil packets are available every Monday at the same time until May 11th.

The Franklin Flash: Meal Distribution

From our School Counselor

  • If you are struggling financially or are having a difficult time getting enough food or other resources for your family, please reach out.
  • If you do not have transportation to get to some of the district or community resources, I can help you.
  • If you have any concerns about the emotional well-being of your students and would like to talk about it, I can consult with you and your family. Even though we aren't in school, I can still find ways to be there for your students.
  • Weekly counseling lessons are posted on the district website each Monday. We created these based on the needs of your students during this time and to help you and your family.

I am wishing you well!

Mrs. Bailey Walen, School Counselor

Moving over the summer?

If you are planning to move out of Franklin Township (not due to the redistricting) or if you have already moved, please let your teacher know. This helps us to have accurate information for planning our fall classes. We appreciate your communication!

It's Kindergarten Registration Time!

We are very excited to welcome our new Future Flashes into our schools for the upcoming school year! Please click the link below to do the online registration. Please continue to share this information with your friends and neighbors.

Step 2 (providing proof of residency, birth certificate, immunization records) and Step 3 (an academic screening with a teacher) is postponed. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, processing of new student applications for the 20-21 school year may be delayed. After completing and submitting the application, please continue to check the township website as more information will be posted later.

New Student Registration

Do you have a new student coming to Franklin Township? Be sure to visit our Enrollment webpage to get started!
Click on the boundary map if you have questions regarding what school your child will attend this fall.
Our school district is growing! Our district realignment will help us accommodate the students coming to Franklin Township. South Creek Elementary is excited to become a primary K-3 school this fall! Due to COVID-19, our Open Houses previously scheduled have been canceled. Watch our webpage for information to be posted at a later date.
2020-2021 Franklin Township Schools Realignment Webpage

There are several sections you can read including a FAQ page and information regarding School Day Start Times next year.

2020-2021 School Supplies

Parents: Shop & Save on School Supplies
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The information below is for 4th, 5th, & 6th graders moving to Kitley Intermediate next year.

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The McKinney Vento Assistance Act

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Free & Reduced Lunch & Textbook Rental Applications

Parents, please make a note that you cannot apply for free or reduced lunches/textbooks for next year until AFTER July 1st. Applications need to be filled out annually, but it does not reset until after July1st. If you have any questions regarding this process please contact:

Star Express Child Nutrition Programs


We're sure you have heard of Pay Pal, but what about PayPams? Visit the PayPams website to monitor your child's lunch account this fall, receive e-mail reminders when their account is low, and add more money online when they need it!

PayPams is also the website you will visit to fill out the Free & Reduced Lunch Application to see if your family qualifies.


Receive notifications when your child's account is low and add more money online!

Download the Nutrislice App

There is a FREE app that you can download for iPhones and Androids called "School Lunch by Nutrislice." After you open the app, type in "Franklin Township Community School Corporation" and then tap on South Creek. You will be up to date on what we are serving for breakfast and lunch each and every day this fall!

High Ability Webpage

Have you visited Franklin Township's webpage recently regarding our services for High Ability students? You can find information such as important timelines, our district high ability manual, and services for our students identified as Cluster and REACH students all on our website. Check it out!

Before/After School Care

We have a wonderful partnership with our YMCA for before/after school care! If you are needing more information regarding child care this fall, visit the YMCA website for more information.

Employment Opportunities

Want to become an employee in Franklin Township? Visit our Human Resources webpage! Postings for school bus drivers are instructional assistants are common. We recruit the best teachers in the state for our students!

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Don't forget to follow all of our school activities on our South Creek Elementary Facebook Page!

Want to see more? Follow our South Creek PTO on Facebook too!