Southside Elementary News

Week of 10/4/2021

From Mrs. Morrow and Mrs. Fureigh

Happy October!! It feels so good to have fall here! We are looking forward to cooler temperatures and everything that fall brings! We are looking forward to another wonderful week! We hope you have a great weekend - please let us know if you need anything at all!

Breakfast Times

Breakfast is served daily from 7:30-7:50. Instruction begins at 8:00. Students should be finished eating breakfast by then so they can begin instruction.

MAP Reports

MAP reports were sent home last week. Students have been assessed for growth in the areas of Reading and Math, as well as Reading Fluency. MAP Fluency is a tool to try to catch areas of concern with phonological awareness and processing through reading fluency. For some students, the MAP Fluency scores are consistent with data that is shown from classroom assessments. For other students, it is not. There has to be a consideration of error due to technology use, skipping or freezing of the test, audio issues/pickup, or other technological encounters. However, if there is a concern with phonological awareness based on both MAP Fluency and classroom performance, then we will conduct another screener to hone in on any areas of concern so that we can better plan for instruction or intervention for your child.

Impact Aid forms

Federal Impact Aid forms will be coming home soon in your child's folder. While the forms are not required, we do encourage you to fill these out and have them turned into the school no later than October 29th. Thank you!
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Parent/Teacher Conferences and report cards

Parent/Teacher Conferences are October 19th and 21st. Report Cards will be distributed in Parent/Teacher Conferences.

Early dismissal: 2 p.m.

Conferences: 2:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

***NO SCHOOL on October 22nd!***

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Link to COVID Info - FAQs

If you have any questions regarding COVID guidelines, please visit our district website:

Breakaway Lanyards

Parents, if you send your child to school with a mask lanyard, please make sure they have a breakaway lanyard instead of the standard, solid band lanyard. The breakaway option is much safer for our children. Thank you for your help with this!
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Water bottles

Students need to have their water bottles sent to school with them daily. They are encouraged to get drinks throughout the day after recess, P.E., etc. They are especially important this school year because water fountains are closed. We do have water bottle refilling stations in the school. Please make sure to label your child's water bottle with his/her name.

Thank you for your help with this!

Chromebook Safety

  • Cabot Public Schools has taken measures to ensure that district issued Chromebooks are safe to use.
  • The Chromebooks you received from the district are controlled by the Cabot Public Schools network.
  • Once a student logs into the device, the district can track how it is being used, where it is located, and control what is being downloaded.
  • GoGuardian has been installed on each Chromebook. This application restricts access to things on the internet that are inappropriate. Students will only be able to install approved software on their Chromebook. However, no filter will catch everything.
  • Please continue to monitor your child's use with a Chromebook.

Monthly Birthday Celebration

Our day of celebration for October birthdays will be held on:

Friday, October 29th

We will not be celebrating with treats on any other day of the month. Please do not bring snacks to school on other days. We have very strict guidelines that allot only a certain amount of days to be able to have treats throughout the year. If you choose to send treats, please reach out to your child's teacher to discuss types of snacks to bring. Please drop treats off in the office and someone will take them down to the classroom. Parents will not be able to celebrate in the classroom. Thank you for your cooperation!

Important Upcoming Dates:


1: Homecoming - Dismissal - 2:00, Parade - 3:30

2: Custodian Appreciation Day

15: PAW Pride - Self-direct

20: Unity Day - More info to come!!

23-31: Red Ribbon Week - More info to come!!

29: PAW Pride - Self-direct

29: Classroom Birthday Celebration