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AUGUST 2021

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Empowering Students Through Communications & Lifelong Learning

At South Elementary School, we are a learning community nurturing a culture to provide students the skills necessary to be active, productive, and responsible citizens while empowering students through communications.

Welcome Back 2021
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DISTRICT COVID INFORMATION

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Arrival

  • The doors open at 8:25AM.
  • School begins at 8:40AM.
  • We ask that all parents/guardians dropping students off remain in their vehicles during drop off.
  • We will have South staff members outside to guide the students into the school.
  • You can drop off students at the front of the building in the front drive or in the circle lot.
  • Staff will be located at both locations to assist.
  • Please be patient during arrival as we want to make sure that everyone remains safe.

Dismissal

  • PreK dismisses at 3PM. Pick up will be in the front drive.
  • Busses are loaded at 3:40PM
  • Walkers dismissed and begin loading vehicles at approximately 3:45PM
  • Parents/guardians picking up students should remain in their vehicles during dismissal. Students will be called to each vehicle.
  • Kindergarten and Daycare students can be picked up in the circle lot. If a kindergarten student has an older sibling at South, the older sibling would be picked up in the circle lot also.
  • Students in grades 1-4 can be picked up in the front drive. In the front drive, cars will be moved up in line once the busses have been loaded and dismissed.
  • Traffic in both locations will remain stopped until students are loaded safely. Staff members will be calling names so that students come to the vehicles.
  • Remain in the car rider lines and follow staff direction for movement.
  • Please be patient during dismissal as we want to make sure that everyone remains safe.

RSVP IN SKYWARD FAMILY ACCESS

Families, to ensure we have the correct telephone, email, address information for your students, please complete our Returning Student Verification Packet in Skyward Family Access.
-Link -> https://webspeed1.msdtech.net/scripts/wsisa.dll/WService=wsEAplus/seplog01.w

Absences

To report an absence for your child, please call the office at (765) 349-1486 by 9:00AM.

Checking A Student Out Of School Early

Only adults listed on a student's emergency contacts will be able to check out a student from school. In addition, anyone picking up a child, will need identification to be able to check a student out of school.

INFORMATION FROM FOOD SERVICE

Free Breakfast & Lunch for All Enrolled Students

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will continue reimbursing the MSD of Martinsville for free meals to all students regardless of their income through the 2021-22 school year. Menus and additional information will be posted on our website at www.artiescafe.org.




Free & Reduced Application

Our Free & Reduced Application will be called Curricular Materials & Meal Assistance Application. This application is still needed for families to receive a possible discount on curricular fees and is used by multiple agencies to award additional funding to the district and students. This application can be completed via Family Access.

Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program Grant Recipients

South Elementary School of Communications has been awarded the grant to participate in the United States Department of Agriculture’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) for the 2021-2022 school year. This USDA program offers a unique opportunity to broaden the palates of your students by introducing them to a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, ultimately impacting their nutrition and well-being.

Mark Your Calendar with Important Dates

You can also view these events on the calendar by clicking on "Upcoming Events".


August 9: PTO Meeting 7PM; Please join us for our first PTO meeting. The meeting will be held at South library or via Zoom. Below you will find the zoom link.

https://zoom.us/j/94348072335?pwd=MzNwYmNNRDB2cWd5NlpYUk03RFBoZz09

August 10: Open House and Title l annual meeting 5-6PM

August 11: First day of school for students

August 12: First day for PreK Students

August 14: PTO Bounce Back To School 5-8PM

August 27 & 28: TBRI Parent Training (See Flyer Below); Register by August 13, if interested.

September 6: Labor Day-No School

September 13: PTO Meeting 7PM

September 15: Midterms Posted

September 23: Picture Day

Title I Information

Federal funding has been made available through school-wide Title I services to South Elementary for the purpose of providing students with extra support in reading and language arts. This extra support is availabe for all students at South Elementary. Classroom teachers, Title I teachers, and instructional assistants will provide assistance in reading, language arts, and math through small group and indivdual instruction as children demonstrate need for support. Please contact Julie Sullivan at 765-349-1486 Ext. 1654 with any questions about support your child may receive.

PTO News

Want to get involved?!? Join South Elementary School PTO!!! This year's meetings will be in person, however a virtual option will be available as well. Click on this link to fill out the “Get Involved Form” and the link for our monthly meeting will be emailed to you each month. Meetings will be the first Monday of the month at 7:00PM. Our first meeting will be August 9, 2021. The meeting will be held at South library or via Zoom. Below you will find the zoom link.

https://zoom.us/j/94348072335?pwd=MzNwYmNNRDB2cWd5NlpYUk03RFBoZz09. We will be working to finalize our plans for our "Bounce Back to School" Event. All are welcome to attend and encouraged to participate. This year is going to be great and we need lots of ideas to make it extra special! Hope to see you there!!


PTO also has spirit wear available for purchase. There are South Elementary face masks, lanyards and shirts available. Link coming soon to be able to purchase spirit wear online. Spirit wear will also be available for purchase at this year's open house and "Bounce Back to School" event.

PTO OFFICERS

President: Bethany Willard

Vice President: Stephanie Mills

Secretary: Samantha McDaniel

Treasurer: Leslie Arthur

Visitors

No visitors will be allowed beyond the front foyer area unless they have an approved, scheduled meeting. We will not be having visitors for breakfast, lunch, or in classrooms.

Zonar My View Bus App Available

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