Satellite News

August 5, 2022

Notes from Mr. Kimmel

Satellite Families,


Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year at South Central Elementary School! Our teachers and staff are looking forward to a great year of student learning, achievement, and growth.


We are looking forward to working closely with parents, guardians, and families to make each student's elementary experience a positive one. If you ever have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at the school.


You will be emailed a newsletter, like this one, on a bi-weekly basis throughout the school year. Please make sure to read through each newsletter for important information about upcoming events at South Central Elementary School.


Sincerely,

Nick Kimmel

South Central Elementary Principal

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Important Upcoming Dates

August 9th: Kindergarten Orientation 12:00-2:30

August 9th: Elementary Open House 5:00-6:00

August 10th: First day of School - NO late start

August 17th: First Late Start Wednesday (School begins 30 minutes later)

August 31st: Elementary Picture Day

August 31st: 3rd Grade Parent Night 6:00-7:00

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Meet Our New Elementary Staff

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Kindergarten Orientation

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1st-6th Grade Open House

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August Menu

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Visiting Our School

The South Central Community School Corporation is using the Raptor Visitor Management System to check guests into our buildings and print visitor badges. This system will help to protect our students from unwelcomed visitors.


All visitors who wish to enter the school beyond the office area will be asked to present a valid state-issued photo ID. Acceptable forms of identification include a driver's license, military ID, or passport. This management system will scan the ID and print a visitor's badge with a picture. It will also check the sexual predator database to ensure that known predators are not approved to enter our schools. Admittance of visitors without a state-issued ID will be determined by administration.


A visitor's badge will not be necessary for those who visit to pick up or drop off an item in the office, to attend a conference with a teacher in the office, to attend open house, or other school events outside of regular school hours. Also, our visitor system does not replace our process of performing limited criminal history checks. Visitors, volunteers, and chaperones will still be required to pass criminal history background checks. One background check form will be sent home at the beginning of the school year with each child. If you need any additional background check forms, please contact the school office.


The safety or our students is our highest priority, therefore, visitors will not be allowed to join our students during their lunch hours.

Delayed Start Wednesday

South Central Schools will continue with our weekly delayed start Wednesday during the 2022-2023 school year beginning Wednesday, August 17, 2022. The delayed student schedule will allow the teachers to participate in Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) each Wednesday morning. Student bus routes will be delayed by 30 minutes on Wednesday mornings to accommodate the delayed start of the student school day. Supervision will be available in the North Gym beginning at 7:00 AM for students whose parents must drop them off before the bus arrives. In the event of a 2 hour delay on a Wednesday, students will enter the building at 9:55 AM.

Morning Drop Off Procedures

All students MUST be dropped off in the back of the school in the lane closest to the school. No students should be crossing in front of cars. Students may be dropped off beginning at 7:00 AM. Please do not drop off students earlier as there is not an adult present to supervise.

All cars exiting the back parking lot in the morning need to exit using the north exit only. U-turns in the back parking lot are not permitted.

Afternoon Car Line Pick-up Procedures

For afternoon car line pick-up, you MUST display the official South Central Elementary car sign that has been provided to you. Signs from last year will continue to be used this year.


*Please stay in your car during afternoon car line pick-up. Parking in the parking spaces and walking across to pick-up your child will not be allowed.


*Car signs MUST be visible on the passenger side either on the vehicle dashboard or sun visor.

It is very important that you keep these car signs in a secure place. Car signs must be obtained from the elementary office and include student last name.


*Please do not pull ahead of the line or park in a space. Students will NOT be allowed to go across traffic in order to get into a car. Please stay in the line for pick-up.


*Anyone without a car sign will be required to appear at the office and present photo identification. The school must have received a call/note from the parent or guardian providing permission for the student to be released to this person (if it is not the parent/guardian).


*If you have lost your car sign, or need additional ones, please come by the office to pick up a new one. They will be provided at a cost of $1.00 each. Everyone who needs a car sign will initially receive two.


*Make sure transportation arrangements have been made before your child arrives at school. Written notification from home or a phone call to school will be required in order to change afternoon transportation arrangements. You must contact the school office prior to 1:00 PM if you need to change afternoon transportation.


*Due to the quantity of car riders at the end of the school day, we are asking that if your child needs assistance being buckled in, please have your student get in the vehicle and pull forward. This will allow the line to continue to move.


*Afternoon pick-up time begins at 2:45 PM. Please be prompt when picking up your child.


Because this policy is to protect our students, we cannot make exceptions. Our goal is to make certain that your children are safe.

School Nutrition Programs 2022-2023

Below is a note from Karen Hagenow, our Food Service Director:


The USDA has stopped the Federal Meal Waivers that has allowed us to serve Free meals to all students for the past two years. This means the Corporation will return to the traditional eligibility requirements for free, reduced and paid benefit applications.


If you do not receive email notification by July 29th, 2022 that your student(s) is qualified for Free meals because of SNAP or Medicaid please fill out a new application online through your Harmony student account. Paper applications will also be available at the School Office.


Students who are not approved for free or reduced price meals benefits before the start of school will be classified as Paid and meal charges will begin the first day of school.

Full pay prices:

Breakfast--$1.50

Lunch--$2.60

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Fall Pictures

School picture day is Wednesday, August 31st. All students will have their picture taken regardless if an order was made or not. You can order online by using Code 69326D or by using a paper order form, which will be sent home closer to Picture Day.
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Birthday Bouquet Gram

We will be sending home a Birthday Bouquet Gram order form at the beginning of the school year. If you would like to purchase a Birthday Bouquet for your child's birthday (or special day if your child has a summer birthday), please send the form and $5 in an envelope to school at least one week before your child's birthday. You do NOT have to wait to send the form into the school--we will keep track of when to deliver the Birthday Bouquet Gram to your child.
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Lady Satellite Golf Event

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