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Empowering Students Through Communications & Lifelong Learning

At South Elementary School, we are a learning community nurturing a culture to provide students the skills necessary to be active, productive, and responsible citizens while empowering students through communications.

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Mark your calendar for these upcoming events!

You can also view these events on the calendar by clicking on "Upcoming Events".

August 4: Student Class info posted in Family Access at 4:00PM

August 8: Open House 5-6PM & Title I Annual Meeting

August 10: First Student Day 2023-2024 School Year

August 15: PTO Meeting 7PM

August 19: PTO Bounce Back to School 5-8PM

August 24: September 11 PTO Fundraiser

September 4: Labor Day, No School

September 5: PTO Meeting 7:00PM

September 8: End of Midterm 1

September 13: Midterms Posted

September 14: PTO After School Movie

September 18-19: 4th grade PLTW Learning Trip

September 29: School Pictures

October 6: End of 1st nine weeks

October 9: Parent/Teacher Conferences (more info to come)

October 11: Report Cards go home

October 13: Elearning Day, No School

October 16-20: Fall Break

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  • The doors open at 8:25AM, 10:25 on Wednesdays.
  • School begins at 8:40AM, 10:40 on Wednesdays.
  • We ask that all parents/guardians dropping students off remain in their vehicles during drop off.
  • We will have South staff members outside to guide the students into the school.
  • You can drop off students at the front of the building in the front drive or in the circle lot.
  • Staff will be located at both locations to assist.
  • Please be patient during arrival as we want to make sure that everyone remains safe.


  • Busses are loaded at 3:35PM
  • Walkers are dismissed and begin loading vehicles at approximately 3:45PM
  • Parents/guardians picking up students should remain in their vehicles during dismissal. Students will be called to each vehicle.
  • PreK, Kindergarten and Daycare students can be picked up in the circle lot. If a PreK or Kindergarten student has an older sibling at South, the older sibling would be picked up in the circle lot also.
  • Students in grades 1-4 can be picked up in the front drive. In the front drive, cars will be moved up in line once the busses have been loaded and dismissed.
  • Traffic in both locations will remain stopped until students are loaded safely. Staff members will be calling names so that students come to the vehicles.
  • Remain in the car rider lines and follow staff direction for movement.
  • Please be patient during dismissal as we want to make sure that everyone remains safe.


RSVP (Returning Student Verification Packet)

Before the start of school on August 10, please complete the RSVP for your student’s Skyward Family Access. This ensures that all contact information is up-to-date in our system. In the event of an emergency, it is vitally important to have updated information in Skyward.

Please log into skyward and check your address, phone number, and emergency contacts. Skyward Family Access -- LINK

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To report an absence for your child, please call the office at

(765) 349-1486 by 9:00AM.

Doctor statements should be faxed to 765-349-5247 or given to the office.

Please make sure students arrive on time. The morning bell rings at 8:40 to start class. It rings at 10:40 on Wednesdays to start class.

Checking A Student Out Of School Early

Only adults listed on a student's emergency contacts will be able to check out a student from school. In addition, anyone picking up a child, will need identification to be able to check a student out of school. Students will be counted tardy if leaving school early.
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Free/reduced applications are now available. Check out the video to learn the application supports in our District.

Meal Application Information:

The August Elementary Menu is posted at the following link,, and then used the arrows to scroll to August. Lunch cost is 2.75 and we are still offering Free Breakfast for all students this year.


No visitors will be allowed beyond the front foyer area unless they have an approved, scheduled meeting. We will not be having visitors for breakfast or lunch. All visitors must have a background check on file in the office before volunteering.


The MSD of Martinsville will follow the same WELL Wednesday schedule as last year. The YMCA will continue to offer its regular YMCA morning childcare program at each school. However, if your family needs free child supervision before school on WELL Wednesdays, please contact the school principal or secretary. WELL Wednesday Schedule -- LINK


If your family needs free supervision before school on WELL Wednesdays, please contact the school principal or secretary now, so your child can be included. If your child will be enrolled in the YMCA program, you do not need to contact the school.


Morgan County’s YMCA and the Martinsville School District will continue to partner to provide before and after school programs. These programs provide adult supervision, homework help, activities, and snacks. Again this year, the YMCA is extending its services on Wednesday mornings from 6:30 A.M., to the delayed start of the school day.

The regular weekly schedule for before and after school care will not change. It will still be starting at 6:30 A.M., each day. For families who will utilize this program all week, the fee is $70 each week per student and includes the extended WELL Wednesday hours.

For families who are interested in utilizing the YMCA’s before school program ONLY on WELL Wednesdays, the fee will be $35 per student.

For all YMCA before and after school programs, families can apply for financial assistance. For questions about qualifying for financial assistance or program features, please contact Robin McDaniel at

To register for the YMCA before and after school program, please visit the following website:

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PTO News

Want to get involved?!? Join South Elementary School PTO!!! The monthly meetings will be the first Tuesday of each month at 7PM. Our first meeting will be on August 15th at 7PM in the library. PTO has spirit wear available for purchase.


Co-President: Heather Goss & Samantha McDaniel

Vice President: Bethany Willard

Secretary: Jessica Hostetter

Treasurer: April Shover

PTO Bounce Back To School Community Event

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New Year, New Background Check!

Anyone wishing to volunteer in the classroom, help out with parties, or attend a field trip must have a background check completed before participating. This process can take time so please contact the office at least two days before your scheduled event. Request made at the last minute may prevent or delay participation in an event.

Title I Information

Federal funding has been made available through school-wide Title I services to South Elementary for the purpose of providing students with extra support in reading and language arts. This extra support is availabe for all students at South Elementary. Classroom teachers, Title I teachers, and instructional assistants will provide assistance in reading, language arts, and math through small group and indivdual instruction as children demonstrate need for support. Please contact Julie Sullivan at 765-349-1486 Ext. 1654 with any questions about support your child may receive.
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A Note from Mrs. Wadlington, School Counselor

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Stay Connected: See What's Happening!

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*Please contact the office if you need this information provided in another language.