Back-to-School 2022-2023

News You Can Use: From the Principal

Welcome to SOUTH SMITHS STATION ELEMENTARY! We have loved getting to know your children since the first day of school Aug. 8th. We are so excited to invite you to our first Parent/Teacher meeting for the 2022-2023 school year. It will be September 20, 2022 from 4:00-6:00 pm CST. Let's kick off Curriculum night by enjoying TACO TUESDAY together @ South! Free Tacos will be served from 4:00-4:45 and then you are invited to go to your child's classroom to meet with your child's teacher(s). We will discuss the curriculum, Title I, schedules, PBIS, STEM, grades, and ways you can get involved @ South. Please make plans to attend. We have a lot to "TACO ABOUT"

New Teachers @ South

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A BIG WELCOME to our new staff!

From left to right top to bottom---Mrs. Jesperson (6th), Mrs. Campbell (3rd), Mrs. Cobb (6th), Mrs. Burkhalter (Library), Mrs. Walrod (3rd), Mrs. Holcey (Sped), Ms. Fagan (Sped)

Meet Your Child's Lunchroom Crew!

Our Lunchroom! 🥗

  • Classes eat together in the lunchroom
  • Some students eat hot lunch and some bring a bag lunch from home
  • Breakfast / Lunch are not FREE this year unless you qualify and complete paperwork
  • This is the link for the Free/Reduced Application

Here's What's For Lunch in Sept.

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Our School Library 📖

  • All students visit the library regularly. They receive direct instruction from our media specialist and also work on their personal reading goals.
  • We will continue our 20 book challenge this year. Can't wait to see your child meet their goal and earn the yard sign to proudly display in your yard.
  • Mrs. Burkhalter is our new media specialist this year and we are so excited she has joined our South family.


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Our Amazing Front Office Staff!

Every day, we are grateful for their hard work!

  • When you see them in the building, introduce yourself!
  • They will ask for your ID when you come to pick up your children or visit a classroom. This is for safety reasons
  • They will also ask you to walk your child into the building if you are using the front parking lot. Children should NOT walk into the front office ALONE. This is for safety reasons.

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From left to right:

Mrs. Burkhart- Bookkeeper

Mrs. Brown- Front desk receptionist / Attendance Clerk

Mrs. Phillips- Principal

Ms. Bledsoe- Assistant Principal

Mrs. Renfroe- Registrar

Mrs. Schmitt- PTO President


Mark Your Calendars:


  • Sept. 5 - No School- Labor Day
  • Sept. 8- Progress Reports go home
  • Sept. 8-10- Vision Screenings
  • Sept. 12-16 BOOK FAIR
  • Sept. 20- 4:00-6:00 pm CST "Let's TACO bout it" Curriculum Night
  • Oct. 3- Class Pictures and Individual Picture Make-Ups
  • Oct. 14 - Report Cards go home
  • Oct. 25 - Trunk or Treat

About Us

South Smiths Station is a Pre-k through 6th grade elementary school in Lee County, Alabama.

More Dates for the YEAR:



First Day of School ---August 8, 2022

Labor Day - No School---September 5, 2022

Progress Reports---September 8, 2022

End of 1st Nine Weeks---October 7, 2022

Report Cards - 1st QTR---October 14, 2022

Schools Closed---November 8, 2022

Progress Reports---November 9,2022

Veteran’s Day Holiday -No School---November 11, 2022

Fall Break- No School---November 21-25, 2022

End of 2nd Nine Weeks---December 16, 2022

Winter Break- No School---December 19- Jan. 2, 2023

Students Return---January 5, 2023

Report Cards - 2nd QTR---January 13, 2023

Dr. Martin Luther King Day- No School---January 16, 2023

Progress Reports---February 7, 2023

Professional Learning Day (No Students)---February 20, 2023

End of 3rd QTR---March 10, 2023

Report Cards - 3rd QTR---March 17, 2023

Spring Break---March 27-31, 2023

Schools Closed---April 7, 2023

Progress Reports---April 24, 2023

Field Day---May 12, 2023 (alternate days May 18, 19)

Awards Ceremony---May 23, 2023

6th Grade Award & Graduation---May 24, 2023

End of 4th Quarter---May 25, 2023

Report Cards - 4th QTR---May 25, 2023