Weekly Update for Southern Families

For the Week of 11/22/2021

There is no school for students this week. Monday and Tuesday are parent/teacher conferences and the rest of the week is Thanksgiving Break.

Parent/Teacher Conferences - November 22nd and 23rd

Parent/Teacher Conferences are November 22nd and 23rd. Please look for correspondence from your child's teacher to schedule a conference. All conferences are virtual and school offices will be closed on these two days.

IMPORTANT - Daily Covid-19 Self Screener

Each morning, families should review the daily health screener prior to coming to school. If your student has tested positive for COVID-19, has been identified as a close contact to a COVID-19 case or is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, your child must not report to school until cleared by the school nurse. Please notify your building principal and school nurse as soon as possible with this information.

In-School Covid-19 Surveillance Testing

Colonial School District is excited to offer free weekly in-school Covid-19 screening to any student that would like to participate. Covid-19 testing will be conducted on a voluntary basis, but we highly encourage all families to participate.


Click here for additional information and to submit your permission slip for testing.

Stay Up To Date and Connected

  • For Remind text alerts, text the code @soucsd to 81010


  • If you are not getting my weekly update phone calls and emails each Sunday evening, please call one of our secretaries to ensure we have your correct phone number and email.

Arrival and Dismissal

  • Our arrival and dismissal procedures are running well.
  • Occasionally, we still have a late bus or two. Due to the driver shortage, our drivers may need to cover multiple routes.

Please Be On Time

  • Students should be in the building by 8:55. Students arriving after 8:55 will be marked tardy.
  • Students will NOT be marked tardy if their bus arrives late.

School Publicity Photos

In order to get the word out about positive things that are going on at Southern Elementary School and the Colonial School District, we often spotlight classroom activities on our website, teacher websites, our Facebook Page, Instagram, and Twitter. Photos are what make activities come to life! We hope that you are open to photos of your child’s classroom or student activities being used to tell our story. In addition, district officials appreciate the opportunity to photograph, quote and videotape our students for use in the district/school newsletter, calendar, website, and other promotional or training/education materials. We will never use students’ full names with a photo unless it is for an award or other special recognition. As stated on the Colonial School District’s Student Information Card and registration form, if you do not wish to have your child’s photo used in this way, there is a District Form that you can request from the Principal. Once this is filled out and returned to the office, your child’s teachers will be notified. Also, if you are filling out this form, please alert your child that he/she will need to move from the area if any photos are being taken throughout the year.

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