South Shades Crest Elementary News

April 7, 2023

Upcoming Dates


11- 2nd-grade ACAP Math Session 1

11- PTO Board Meeting

12- 2nd-grade ACAP Math Session 2

14- eLearning Day PK eLearning plan, K-2 eLearning plan

20- Kindergarten and New Student On-site Enrollment Verification and Tours 4-6pm

26- Progress reports go home


4- K Program (Brinkman, Chapman, Dixon, Gilliam, Howell, Smith)

5- K program (Jett, Knerr, Mayson, Miles, Norton)

5- National Lunch Hero Day

10- National School Nurse Day

12- Field Day

16- PTO Board Meeting

24-Early Dismissal, PK11:00, K-2 11:30

25- Early Dismissal PK11:00, K-2 11:30, Last Day of School

HCS Calendar

Kindergarten Parents,

The Kindergarten Music Program "Take Me Out to the Barnyard" is coming up soon! Please note when your child's class is performing.

Thursday, May 4 at 8:30am: Brinkman, Chapman, Dixon, Gilliam, Howell, and Smith

Friday, May 5 at 8:30am: Jett, Knerr, Mayson, Miles, and Norton

Student attire for the program is a solid white shirt and blue jeans.

Please email me at if you have any availability on Monday, May 1st from 7:45-8:30am to help decorate for the program.


Emma Tosney

Music Teacher

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PTO Information

Please like the PTO Facebook page to stay updated on fundraisers, contests, and more!

South Shades Crest PTO

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National Assistant Principal Appreciation Week

This week we celebrated Ms. Frederick for National Assistant Principal Week. We showed our appreciation for her with her favorite snacks, a gift card, lunch, and small gifts. Thank you Ms. Frederick for loving SSC so good! You help make our school a wonderful place.

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Carpool Volunteers

We are in need of volunteers to help with morning carpool next week! If you would like to help, please sign-up using the link below. Thank you!!

Carpool Volunteers


Thank you to all our sponsors for supporting SSC!
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Are you interested in volunteering for the school this year? If you are, click the link below and fill out this short Google Form.

SSC PTO Volunteer sign-up

PTO Executive Board

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Podcasts are making a comeback these days. I remember when my children were young we would listen to books on CDs in the car on long road trips. I will never forget some of the great book talks that came from the wide variety of books we enjoyed through the years. As young adults, my children share great Podcasts with me all the time. Even with them living away from home we still take the time to talk about the podcasts we listen to in the car. Common Sense Media has a list of podcasts recommended for families. You may want to give one or two a try!

Best Podcasts: Our Recommendations for Families by Common Sense Media.

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2023-2024 SSC Class Placement Information

Before long we will begin looking at class placements for next school year. Your child’s teacher, learning support teachers, counselor, and administrators all have input into class placement to make sure each child is in their most suitable learning environment.
I would like to offer parents the opportunity to let us know what environment you feel is most appropriate for your child. While it is not possible for you to choose your child’s teacher, we do want to make sure all of your concerns are addressed when making next year’s placement. If you should have special concerns you would like us to consider, please note them in the appropriate section provided on this form.
You might include a description of the amount of structure/flexibility needed for the learning environment in which you feel your child works best, or if you have had past experience with a teacher or another student that was either positive or negative. We work very hard to make the best possible class lists and consider all of the given information.
Once we begin making class lists, we will not be able to make changes. For this reason, this form must be completed NO LATER THAN April 1, 2021. This is a firm date and all requests must be completed on this form.

Be sure to complete your child's PowerSchool Registration as soon as possible, I am unable to place students on a class list prior to registration being completed.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

2023-2024 Class Placement Information

Dr. Kara Scholl


South Shades Crest Elementary School

PowerSchool Enrollment

Hoover City Schools requires all students to complete online registration each school year through the registration platform PowerSchool Enrollment. This platform allows us to securely collect, verify, and store student data in our student information system.

New Student Registration 2023-2024- Including New Entering Kindergarten

Returning Student Registration 2022-2023

Use the link in the email sent on 2/7/2023. If you need assistance, please contact the school office.

From the healthroom:

Please remember to have a change of clothes in your child's backpack at all times!

All medications have to be walked in by an adult. NO meds in backpacks please.

If your child tests positive for COVID, please click the following link to self report. You will get a response within 24 hours. Thank you!

HCS Attendance Policy

HCS Attendance Policy

Now is a great time to familiarize yourself with the HCS Attendance Policy. Click here to learn which absences are excused/unexcused, how to submit notes, and the do's and don'ts about an Anticipated Absence form.

Some important points:

  • Students can ONLY be checked out by those listed in Powerschool. You may ADD to your contact list by emailing Include your student's name, the individual's name(s) and contact phone number, and your signature. REMEMBER: A PHOTO ID is required from every person every time a student is checked out.
  • When your student is absent, you have THREE days to return a school excuse to the attendance office. Parent notes and DR excuses may be sent to the teacher via backpack mail or brought into the main office.

Meals at SSC- Breakfast, Lunch and Special Treats

Beginning August 2022, all students who buy lunch will be charged for school breakfast and lunch unless their household qualifies for free or reduced-price meals.

The application is available at in (5) languages: English, Spanish, Arabic, Vietnamese and Chinese Mandarin.

Prices for school meals for SY 2022-2023 are as follows:

  • Breakfast: Elementary/Intermediate $1.75
  • Breakfast: Secondary $2.00
  • Lunch: Elementary/Intermediate $2.50
  • Lunch: Secondary $3.00
  • Reduced-price Breakfast: All schools $0.30
  • Reduced-price Lunch: All schools $0.40
  • There will also be à la carte items such as extra snacks and beverages for an additional fee.

Breakfast Adults $3.00

Lunch Adults $4.00

Please use the following link to view the breakfast and lunch menu SSC Menu

Due to manufacturing supply shortages and food/supply distribution disruptions, the menu will be subject to change each day. The entree menu may also be limited to only (1) hot choice instead of (2) at times, but we will always offer a variety of vegetables and fruits and provide the USDA-required food components.

Parents may join their children for lunch after Labor Day. This will give us a few weeks to learn all of the lunch routines! Your classroom teacher will share their schedule at parent nights.

Set up an account to pay online through My School Bucks.

If families believe they are eligible for free or reduced-price meals, an application can be found and submitted at In addition to qualifying for free or reduced-price meals during the school year, all families that receive approved benefits are eligible for a 2022 Summer P-EBT payment of $391.00 for each child.

Families must apply for free or reduced-price meals no later than August 31, 2022, to be awarded the distribution from the Alabama Department of Human Resources.