USC Elementary

Rebel Review - March 2020

Rebel Rights - Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe

February Notes

We had a busy month at USC Elementary! February was I Love to Read Month and our featured book for One School, One Book was Life According to Og the Frog. We continued our school-wide behavior instruction by learning about friendship skills through Making Friends is an Art. We also reviewed our USC Behavior Matrix. On February 18th Minnesota State University Mankato's Department of Theatre and Dance put on A Knight's Tale for our elementary students.

March Dates

Friday, March 6th... Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast

Tuesday, March 10th... 2 hour late start

Wednesday, March 11th... 6th grade Science Fair

Thursday, March 12th... Conferences

March 6-13... Scholastic Book Fair

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2019-2020 USC District Testing Information

We are getting organized to begin MCA Testing in Math, Reading, and Science. Most of the testing will occur between March 30 and April 1. We will send out the final schedule when it is completed.

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Winter Weather

The extended forecast is showing warmer weather, however we know in Minnesota that anything can happen!

Parents - Please send your child to school dressed appropriately for the weather. As a general rule, we go outside for recess if the wind chill is 0 degrees or above. Please make sure your child has a winter jacket, hat, gloves/mittens at minimum. Snowpants and winter boots are highly encouraged!

If you need assistance in obtaining some of these items, please contact one of our School Social Workers - Jen Crawford ( or Melissa Haugh ( via email or call 507-553-5810.

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Flexible Learning Day Information

This August the USC School Board once again approved a plan to implement up to three Flexible Learning Days in the event of emergency closings during the school year. With the plan in place, students and teachers will do school work from home on up to three days when Flexible Learning is implemented.

PK-4 students will complete hands-on learning activities during the day and online work if students have WiFi and devices available. Students in grades 5-12 will log into Schoology, USC’s online learning site, and communicate with teachers to complete the tasks assigned. These potential days away from the school building would not be rescheduled as face-to-face school days.

Families and students will be notified in several ways that a Flexible Learning Day has been called: through the school messaging system from Superintendent Fleming, via the school website, via the school’s official Facebook page, and, if possible, in conjunction with the school closing announcements on television and radio.

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Transportation Changes


If there is a change in your child's regular transportation schedule, please continue to put a note in your child's planner so their teacher knows. We would also like to ask that you contact the elementary office. Your child's safety is our number one priority!

Elementary Office Contact Information

507-553-5810 - OR -

United South Central Elementary

Nick Jurrens

Elementary Principal

District Assessment Coordinator

Twitter - @USCElementary

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