South Side Area School District

2021-2022 School Year

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Where Each Child Is Special, All Children Are Loved, And Every Child Is Important!

South Side Elementary is pleased to announce that Kindergarten Registration for the

2021-2022 School Year is now open!


Kindergarten Registration requires the following steps:


Step 1: Register incoming students online by using the link provided down below.


Step 2: Receive an email from SSASD staff on how to upload digital enrollment documents on our District's Student Information System: Sapphire.


Step 3: Complete all necessary enrollment information on Sapphire including required uploads.


Step 4: Be on the look-out for opportunities to bring your child to campus throughout the summer for transition activities. Find this information on our District's webpage and Facebook page.


Step 5: Attend Kindergarten Oriention (parent and student) in August.


Step 6: Take a deep breath! You did it! Celebrate with your child!



** Please note that children must be 5 years of age before September 1, 2021.**

Step 1: Registration

Parents and Guardians may register online by clicking above.

Necessary Enrollment Documents:

Please begin gathering the below information as it will be helpful to have everything in one place when uploading required documents on Sapphire.


All Families:

Kindergarten Curriculum

Kindergarten students are immersed in a rich and hands on curriculum focused on meeting the needs of all learners. Our expert teachers spend their days filling the hearts and minds of our students with daily phonics, reading, math, science and social studies lessons. Children attend daily rotating specials classes including enrichment, music, art, physical education, and library.

We are a 1:1 District and our students are issued an ipad at the start of the year as just one more tool to aid in their learning.

South Side Elementary School

Important Contact Information: Please dial 724.573.9581 followed by the extensions below:


Principal of Grades PreK-1 & Assistant to the Superintendent- Mrs. Welch extension 1407


Elementary Secretary - Mrs. Trimble extension 1401


School Nurse- Mrs. Mzyk extension 1104


School Counselor- Mrs. Emrock extension 1403