South Mebane Elementary School

Dragon Weekly

August 29, 2021

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Principal's Corner

Greeting SME Families,


We are off to a great start! What an amazing first week of school! I have enjoyed meeting and getting to know all of our students.


Mobile device agreements came home with students Friday. Please take a moment to read, sign and return the agreement to school as soon as possible.


Arrival & Dismissal

AM & PM Car Rider lines can be long and frustrating in the first weeks of school. We all experienced this last week; however, each day the morning and afternoon car rider lines flow have improved and duration decreased. We look forward to continuing to improve on this process.


To further improve the process and shorten the time for students, staff and parents/guardians, we must all partner together.


To help with a more efficient and effective car rider line, we are asking families to do the following


  • Continue to drive with caution
  • In the morning, please make sure your student is ready to hop out of the car. Please make sure they are unbuckled, have their bags in reach and mask in hand.

3rd Street Clubhouse

Currently our 3rd Street Clubhouse before and after school program is full and unable to accept additional students at this time. We regret we are unable to accept additional participants, but will let you know when more space becomes available.


Thank you for choosing South Mebane Elementary School! It is our pleasure to partner with you in your student's education.



Have wonderful afternoon,

Mrs. Hester

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

  • In order to keep everyone up-to-date on our district's Covid-19 data, please take a minute to review the ABSS 2021-2022 Covid-19 dashboard. The dashboard will be updated every Friday afternoon during weeks that school is in session.

    You can find the dashboard in English and Spanish on our website at https://www.abss.k12.nc.us/Page/45700.


  • Students that quarantined during the 2021-2022 school year will access their tasks and assignments during that time via Google Classroom and/or other assigned materials provided by the classroom teacher(s).Teacher will check in with students during that time period to provide feedback and support as needed. Students will not zoom into to the classrooms to receive instruction.

Mark your Calendars


  • September 6th: Labor Day Holiday- No School for Students and Staff
  • September 7th-9th: 4th Grade CogAT Testing (4th grade students in the Alamance-Burlington School System will be assessed using the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) Testing will last approximately 45 minutes each day. This test will not affect classroom grades. Please stress that the test is important and encourage your child to do his or her best. Please refer to the letter sent home this week for more information. If you have any questions, please contact the AIG Specialist Crystal Bailey.)


  • September 8th: 3rd Grade Beginning of Grade (BOG) Assessment. Here is important information regarding BOGs.
  • September 9th-13th: BOG Make Ups

Resources Links

School Website


School Breakfast and Lunch Menus


Bus Schedule SME, like many schools are short school bus drivers. As a result, we will have to complete double run bus routes. Please be sure to check your student's updated bus time. Additionally, we ask that you allow 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after the scheduled times. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work to find bus drivers.


School Calendar


School Supply Lists


Online Payments (Our district is cashless. All payments must be made online.)


ABSS COVID Dashboard

Beyond the Classroom

Beyond the classroom is a section of our newsletter that we would like to highlight and say thank you to community partners for their donations and support of our school. SME would like to say thank you to the follow businesses and supporters Beyond the Classroom.


Thank you


  • Card My Yard Burlington
  • NANDI Africa
  • Polar Panda Snoballs