Southside News

December 11, 2015

From Mr. Backmeyer's Desk

Time is flying and we have one more week in this semester! We have many things to do to finish up and look forward to great effort and focus during the week's work, events, and activities.

There are 2 opportunities for feedback about the next Superintendent of Schools and one about active military.

Important Dates:

  • 12/19 - 1/4 - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

BCSC Community Survey

Please click the link below to participate in a BCSC Community Survey regarding the next Superintendent of Schools. This survey is also located in a hard copy at Southside in the main office. The corporation thanks you in advance for your feedback.

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Below is a Google form we are asking any parent/guardian who is currently active duty in the Armed Forces to complete. The Department of Education is requiring us to ask for this data. This form and information is kept confidential. A paper copy will be sent home Monday if you prefer to complete it and return it after Thanksgiving break.
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From the Nurse's Office...

As some of you are all too aware, there are a lot of different viruses going around this time of year. Currently, we are experiencing a number of students with stomach viruses and upper respiratory viruses. The symptoms associated with the stomach virus include, but are not limited to, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, dizziness, headache, body aches, and stomach cramping. Symptoms associated with upper respiratory virus include, but are not limited to, severe headache, cough, sore throat, fever, fatigue, dizziness and body aches. Not all of these symptoms show with every child.

School policy is for a child to be fever, vomit, and/or diarrhea free for 24 hours without medications prior to returning to school. This will help keep the virus from further spreading. A virus will typically shed for 24 hours after symptoms resolve. Promoting good hand washing at school and at home will also help keep your family healthy. We also recommend your child to bring his/her own leak-proof water bottle to school to avoid using water fountains and increasing the risk of passing on illnesses. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 812-376-4426.

Thank you for all of your help with trying to keep our students healthy.

Kelly Stephens LPN


Thank you to all of the participants and supporters of this year's Fall Festival!

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Information on this great program. Southside has seen HUGE gains for students who are partnered with a "big". We NEED 10 BIGS - If you have time or know someone who would be a good fit, please consider this program.

American Red Cross- FREE Smoke Alarm

Click Here to see the flier that provides a phone number for a FREE smoke alarm.

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What is REMIND?

From - Over 35% of k–12 teachers in the US, and 1.5 million teachers globally, use Remind to connect instantly with students and parents. Over time, we've also seen countless administrators benefit from Remind for school-wide communication. Principals everywhere are forgetting their complex phone trees and are using Remind as a simple way to keep their colleagues in the loop and build community at their schools.

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Annual pop tab contest begins Monday, December 14th.

Mustang Basketball Schedule

Game Schedule

BCSC EBL League Website

Attention all EBL players and coaches: The EBL is excited to announce that all EBL players and coaches will be allowed free admittance to all home high school basketball games this year, except the IHSAA tournament games.(Girls & Boys) The EBL has provided rosters to both high schools and they will have these rosters at the ticket booth. Give them your name and school and they will check you off the list. A huge THANKS to both high schools for making this happen!

Our Vision & Goal

Southside Vision

Good, Better, Best,

Never rest,

Until Your Good is Better,

and Your Better is Best!

Southside Goal

The Southside community will ensure all learners demonstrate growth by modeling positive choices and recognizing the gifts and challenges of each student through a collaborative working environment.

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