Southside Elementary News

Week of 10/18/2021

From Mrs. Morrow and Mrs. Fureigh

Happy Weekend and Happy upcoming Parent/Teacher Conferences week! We are so excited to see you all and to talk about your sweet kiddos! We appreciate you for letting us be a part of their lives every single day - it is something we do not take lightly. We hope you have a wonderful week!


School will dismiss at 2:00 on Tuesday and Thursday for Parent/Teacher Conferences.

There is NO SCHOOL on Friday, October, 22nd!

Car Drop Off

Every school in the district has an identified car rider drop off and pick up area. It is essential for the safety of students that parents use these designated areas to drop off and pick up their students. Please do not drop off or pick up students outside of the designated areas at each school. Stopping traffic is a safety hazard for all drivers when cars stop unexpectedly in the roadway. Students crossing traffic in any location can be dangerous and should be avoided when possible. Parents that use city streets adjacent to school campuses have become a concern not only to school officials but neighborhood residents. Adjusting schedules slightly to avoid peak pick-up and drop-off times will ensure that time waiting in line will be kept to a minimum. Cabot Public Schools and the City of Cabot thank you for your cooperation as we work to ensure the safety of our students.
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Red Ribbon Week - October 25-29

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FREAKY FRIDAY!!

Cabot High School will be performing "Freaky Friday" on November 1st for our 3rd and 4th grade students. Permission slips will be sent home and MUST be signed and returned in order for your child to attend. Additionally lunches and recesses for Kindergarten, 2nd, and 3rd grades will be changed on this day only. That updated schedule will be shared once it is finalized.


The play will cost $3. Again, only 3rd and 4th grade students will attend this play.


Thank you!

Flu Vaccination Clinic

Flu Vaccination Clinics Dates & Times 2021

Monday, October 18th: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cabot High School Loft (Available to high school students only and Cabot District Staff)

Friday, October 22nd: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cabot Health Unit (For all students and staff)

Health Department Consent Form

Spanish Version

School District Consent Form

STEM DAY ----- COMING SOON!

On November 9th, Southside will have a STEM day!! We will fill the day with all sorts of fun STEM activities! More info coming soon!!

VISION AND HEARING SCREENINGS

Hearing and vision testing for K, 1, 2, & 4th grades will be conducted in November and December.

PAW Pride: Self-Direct

We have been meeting with students and talking about October's Capturing Kids' Hearts Character word: Self-Direct. Self-Direction is important in many situations. Having self-direction impacts work ethic and overall success in life. We have enjoyed talking about various athletes and celebrities who never gave up - even when things got really challenging - and have been extremely successful, when they could have just as easily quit. We have loved the discussions and the empathy that students have shown as they watched and learned how people big and small persevered through hard times and made the BEST out of every situation.

Breakfast Times

Breakfast is served daily from 7:30-7:50. Instruction begins at 8:00. Students should be finished eating breakfast by then so they can begin instruction.

FREE COATS, JACKETS, HOODIES, ETC!

Families can get FREE coats, jackets, hoodies, etc.


October 19 and 21 (Parent Conference Days)

8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

CPS Warehouse (red barn section)

Impact Aid forms

Federal Impact Aid forms will be coming home soon in your child's folder. While the forms are not required, we do encourage you to fill these out and have them turned into the school no later than October 29th. Thank you!
LINK FOR ONLINE YEARBOOK ORDERS!

Please click this link to order your Southside yearbook online!

Parent/Teacher Conferences and report cards

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held:

Tuesday, October 19: 2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 20: 2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Cabot School District will dismiss early at 2:00 p.m. on both days.

There is NO SCHOOL, Friday, October 22.

Safety Protocols & Requirements:
*Face coverings are highly recommended
*One family will be allowed in a classroom at a time
*Please arrive on time
*We ask that you only visit assigned classroom

Pre-K-6th Parent/Teacher Conferences:
Pre-K-6th grade parents will sign up for an appointment time with their student’s teacher. Appointment times will be available from 2:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

If you prefer a virtual or phone call parent/teacher conference, please communicate that with your teacher. You will still need to sign up for an appointment time.

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Link to COVID Info - FAQs

If you have any questions regarding COVID guidelines, please visit our district website:


https://www.cabotschools.org/covid-19information

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Water bottles

Students need to have their water bottles sent to school with them daily. They are encouraged to get drinks throughout the day after recess, P.E., etc. They are especially important this school year because water fountains are closed. We do have water bottle refilling stations in the school. Please make sure to label your child's water bottle with his/her name.


Thank you for your help with this!

Chromebook Safety

  • Cabot Public Schools has taken measures to ensure that district issued Chromebooks are safe to use.
  • The Chromebooks you received from the district are controlled by the Cabot Public Schools network.
  • Once a student logs into the device, the district can track how it is being used, where it is located, and control what is being downloaded.
  • GoGuardian has been installed on each Chromebook. This application restricts access to things on the internet that are inappropriate. Students will only be able to install approved software on their Chromebook. However, no filter will catch everything.
  • Please continue to monitor your child's use with a Chromebook.

Monthly Birthday Celebration


Our day of celebration for October birthdays will be held on:


Friday, October 29th


We will not be celebrating with treats on any other day of the month. We have very strict guidelines that allot only a certain amount of days to be able to have treats throughout the year. If you choose to send treats, please reach out to your child's teacher to discuss types of snacks to bring. Please drop treats off in the office and someone will take them down to the classroom. Parents will not be able to celebrate in the classroom. Thank you for your cooperation!

Important Upcoming Dates:

October:

19th and 21st: Parent/Teacher Conferences 2:30-7:00 ----- school dismisses at 2:00!

20: Unity Day

22: NO SCHOOL

25-29: Red Ribbon Week - More info to come!!

29: PAW Pride - Self-direct

29: Classroom Birthday Celebration


November:

1: FREAKY FRIDAY play at Cabot High School - 3rd and 4th grades ONLY

9: STEM Day at Southside (more info coming soon!)

17: Picture Retakes