South Shades Crest Elementary News

March 24, 2023

Happy Spring Break!

We have had a wonderful STEAM Day! See our Facebook Page for photos! A huge THANK YOU to Mrs. Sunday and everyone who made this day possible!

Next week is Spring Break! Have a happy and safe week! We will see you all on Monday, April 3!

Upcoming Dates


27-31- Spring Break


5- 2nd-grade ACAP ELA Sessions 1 and 2

6- 2nd-grade ACAP ELA Sessions 3 and 4

7- K Farm Trip

11- 2nd-grade ACAP Math Session 1

12- 2nd-grade ACAP Math Session 2

14- eLearning Day PK eLearning plan, K-2 eLearning plan

HCS Calendar

PTO Information

Please like the PTO Facebook page to stay updated on fundraisers, contests, and more!

South Shades Crest PTO

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SSC PTO is on Instagram

The South Shades Crest PTO is now on Instagram and we would love for you to follow us!

SSC PTO Instagram page

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PTO Board Nomination for 23-24 School Year!

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Are you interested in volunteering for the school this year? If you are, click the link below and fill out this short Google Form.

SSC PTO Volunteer sign-up

PTO Executive Board

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As a technology coach, I am often asked how I handled technology with my two children. They are adults now, but when they were younger I had rules. First of all, no devices in the bedrooms. I made sure I could easily see what they were on by having device areas in my kitchen and living areas. Secondly, devices were picked up well before bedtime. Thirdly, no apps or websites that included chat rooms were allowed. Finally, no devices were allowed at the dinner table. This was a time for conversations. At times I would hear, “Mom, that’s not fair! My friends this or my friends that.” This was the start of helping my children develop good screen time habits. Here is a great article from Common Sense Media on Good Screen Time Habits. Enjoy the article!

2023-2024 SSC Class Placement Information

Before long we will begin looking at class placements for next school year. Your child’s teacher, learning support teachers, counselor, and administrators all have input into class placement to make sure each child is in their most suitable learning environment.
I would like to offer parents the opportunity to let us know what environment you feel is most appropriate for your child. While it is not possible for you to choose your child’s teacher, we do want to make sure all of your concerns are addressed when making next year’s placement. If you should have special concerns you would like us to consider, please note them in the appropriate section provided on this form.
You might include a description of the amount of structure/flexibility needed for the learning environment in which you feel your child works best, or if you have had past experience with a teacher or another student that was either positive or negative. We work very hard to make the best possible class lists and consider all of the given information.
Once we begin making class lists, we will not be able to make changes. For this reason, this form must be completed NO LATER THAN April 1, 2021. This is a firm date and all requests must be completed on this form.

Be sure to complete your child's PowerSchool Registration as soon as possible, I am unable to place students on a class list prior to registration being completed.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

2023-2024 Class Placement Information

Dr. Kara Scholl


South Shades Crest Elementary School

PowerSchool Enrollment

Hoover City Schools requires all students to complete online registration each school year through the registration platform PowerSchool Enrollment. This platform allows us to securely collect, verify, and store student data in our student information system.

New Student Registration 2023-2024- Including New Entering Kindergarten

Returning Student Registration 2022-2023

Use the link in the email sent on 2/7/2023. If you need assistance, please contact the school office.

From the healthroom:

Please remember to have a change of clothes in your child's backpack at all times!

All medications have to be walked in by an adult. NO meds in backpacks please.

If your child tests positive for COVID, please click the following link to self report. You will get a response within 24 hours. Thank you!

HCS Attendance Policy

HCS Attendance Policy

Now is a great time to familiarize yourself with the HCS Attendance Policy. Click here to learn which absences are excused/unexcused, how to submit notes, and the do's and don'ts about an Anticipated Absence form.

Some important points:

  • Students can ONLY be checked out by those listed in Powerschool. You may ADD to your contact list by emailing Include your student's name, the individual's name(s) and contact phone number, and your signature. REMEMBER: A PHOTO ID is required from every person every time a student is checked out.
  • When your student is absent, you have THREE days to return a school excuse to the attendance office. Parent notes and DR excuses may be sent to the teacher via backpack mail or brought into the main office.

Meals at SSC- Breakfast, Lunch and Special Treats

Beginning August 2022, all students who buy lunch will be charged for school breakfast and lunch unless their household qualifies for free or reduced-price meals.

The application is available at in (5) languages: English, Spanish, Arabic, Vietnamese and Chinese Mandarin.

Prices for school meals for SY 2022-2023 are as follows:

  • Breakfast: Elementary/Intermediate $1.75
  • Breakfast: Secondary $2.00
  • Lunch: Elementary/Intermediate $2.50
  • Lunch: Secondary $3.00
  • Reduced-price Breakfast: All schools $0.30
  • Reduced-price Lunch: All schools $0.40
  • There will also be à la carte items such as extra snacks and beverages for an additional fee.

Breakfast Adults $3.00

Lunch Adults $4.00

Please use the following link to view the breakfast and lunch menu SSC Menu

Due to manufacturing supply shortages and food/supply distribution disruptions, the menu will be subject to change each day. The entree menu may also be limited to only (1) hot choice instead of (2) at times, but we will always offer a variety of vegetables and fruits and provide the USDA-required food components.

Parents may join their children for lunch after Labor Day. This will give us a few weeks to learn all of the lunch routines! Your classroom teacher will share their schedule at parent nights.

Set up an account to pay online through My School Bucks.

If families believe they are eligible for free or reduced-price meals, an application can be found and submitted at In addition to qualifying for free or reduced-price meals during the school year, all families that receive approved benefits are eligible for a 2022 Summer P-EBT payment of $391.00 for each child.

Families must apply for free or reduced-price meals no later than August 31, 2022, to be awarded the distribution from the Alabama Department of Human Resources.