George Southard's Family News

February 2021

From Principal Schmitt

We are half way there! February 1st marked the first day of the 3rd quarter. It is wonderful to see the progress of our students even during a year filled with hybrid schedules, remote learning, and the continuous efforts in staying healthy.

I look forward to what the second half of the year will bring!

Please remember to send your children to school with a clean face covering and to stay home if you are sick. Please call the Main Office if your child will be absent and send a written note upon return.


All students are expected to attend all their Google Meets on remote days. Attendance is taken even on remote days. The expectation is that all assigned school work is returned completed to the best of their ability. We need your help and support with this!

In an effort to add some excitement to Remote Wednesdays, each "Wear-It Wednesday" will have a unique theme:

2/3- Wear your favorite NFL team apparel or colors in celebration of the Super Bowl!

2/10- Wear red, pink, and/or purple in celebration of Valentine's Day!

2/17- No School! Have fun!

2/24- Dress like your 100 years old in celebration of the 100th day of school!

We look forward to "seeing" your children on Wednesdays!


2/4- Early Release Day- Students dismiss at 11:50. Parent-Teacher Conferences

2/9 (BLUE) & 2/12 (GOLD & REMOTE)- Valentine's Day Celebrations

2/15-2/19- No School- Mid Winter Recess

2/23 (BLUE) & 2/26 (GOLD)- 100th Day of School Celebrations

Throughout the month, GS students will be learning about Black History and showcasing their learning through a school-wide "museum" experience. Since we can't go on a field trip, the field trip will come to us!


George Southard students made Valentines for Senior Citizens in local nursing homes!

Student Council is asking each grade to donate the following items by 2/26 to show appreciation for our local Essential Workers:

K students: Travel size hand sanitizer & thank you cards

1st Grade: Gum or Mints & thank you cards

2nd Grade: Pack of “Click” Pens & thank you cards

3rd Grade: Travel size wet wipes & thank you cards

4th Grade: Lip balm/Chapstick & thank you cards

Thank you in advance for your support!


All students participate in outdoor recess even during the snowy weather. Please be sure to send your children off to school with warm coats, hats, gloves, and boots everyday. This outdoor time is so important to stay healthy and to take mask breaks.


Click here for the PTA Winter Newsletter:

George Southard Elementary School

Pride in our Past...Faith in our Future

Home of the Lions

Stay Well,

Deanna Schmitt, Principal