South Elementary School News

February 2, 2021

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REGISTRATION TAKES PLACE AT THE CHILD'S ASSIGNED ELEMENTARY SCHOOL


Welcome to South Elementary School! We are excited to have you join us for Kindergarten next year!


Students who turn five on or before September 1, 2021 are eligible to register for kindergarten. Students are not required to be present at registration.

Families can find their home school with the Street Listing and School Assignments online tool.


At registration, we will not be able to accept incomplete registration packets. Registration includes the forms in the packet and the supporting documentation. The required registration packet is attached below or stop by the school before your appointment time to pick up a packet. Please have the registration packet completed before your appointment.

Click here to sign up for a registration time: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C4EA5A922A7FA7-south

PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH ANYONE YOU KNOW THAT HAS A CHILD WHO WILL BE 5 BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1, 2021.

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Dear Families:


Every year, each public school and school district in Massachusetts receives a report card. Just as your child’s report card shows how they are doing in different subjects, the school’s report card is designed to show families how our school is doing in different areas. A link to our school’s report card is available at https://reportcards.doe.mass.edu/2020/02390046.


The report card includes multiple measures of a school’s performance – more than just MCAS scores. It represents a new way of looking at school performance, by providing information on student achievement, teacher qualifications, student learning opportunities, and more.


Report cards are designed to be useful tools for everyone connected to our school. Families can use the information to have meaningful conversations with us about what the school is doing well and where there is room for improvement. Community and education leaders can use the information to better understand how to support students and our school.


You will notice on our report card that our chronic absenteeism rate decreased in 2020 and discipline incidents decreased. This year’s school report card does not display student progress or MCAS results due to MCAS not being conducted in 2020. To improve student performance in our school, we are regularly assessing student performance and working to design instruction to meet student needs. We encourage you to become involved in helping us improve our school. We see parents as critical partners in the success of our students and school, and we are grateful for your continued support.


If you have questions about our school’s report card, would like to become involved in school improvement activities, or would like to request information about the qualifications of your child’s classroom teacher, please contact me at ablaisdell@plymouth.k12.ma.us or 508-830-4390. To see our district’s report card or to search for other schools’ report cards, visit https://reportcards.doe.mass.edu. For more information about school report cards and the glossary of terms, please see the school report card fact sheet below.


Sincerely,

Adam C. Blaisdell Ed.D.
Principal

VIRTUAL PAINT EVENT

Please visit the link below to sign up for the Virtual Paint Event:


https://southelementarypta.memberhub.store/store/items/674075


The link will close at 3pm on Wednesday so that we can get the final count for material distribution on Thursday and Friday


Please let us know if you have any questions or need help.


Looking forward to a great event!


Christine Onnis

PTA President

christine.sespta@gmail.com