The South Side Story
Parent/Guardian Newsletter - October 2021 Edition
A Letter From the Principal….
There's no doubt about it, we are officially in fall. While pools and ice creams stands are closing up, pumpkin farms and corn mazes are busy with those who love this season. I am one of those people, as well as one of the crazy ones that actually enjoys winter.
While it has been a bit of an adjustment this year, with our school being split across two sites, the students are doing very well overall. The teachers are working feverishly to provide them with some normalcy, while focusing on increasing academic, social and emotional functioning.
Thank you for your support at home. As you know, your partnership with the school is an important part of your child's success. Here at South Side we have really been pushing our 3 School Rules/Expectations of "Be Safe, Be Responsible, Be Respectful." For the rest of this month, if you could help us promote our monthly focus of Respect, it would be appreciated. Please provide a little extra praise when you see your children doing things such as holding the door, saying please/thank you, waiting their turn, following directions, etc. This helps us in our mission at SSES. If you don't have many opportunities for this, try to create some or encourage your child to do some of these things on their own.
South Side Elementary Principal
Office Hours: 8:00 - 4:00
School Hours: 8:40 - 2:55
School Phone: 315-697-6372
School Fax: 315-697-6364
Principal: Vanessa McClowry
Secretary: Sandie Cary
Cafeteria Manager: Tammy Campanie
School Social Worker: Amelia Berezein
School Psychologist: Amanda Schlegel
School Nurse: Joanne Vaccaro
Reminders From the Office
An Important Reminder from the Main Office…
Please remember to have identification accessible and ready for school personnel, any time you are picking up during the day or at dismissal on First St. It is important for your child’s safety that you have identification with you each and every time. We appreciate your assistance with this!
If your child will be arriving to school after 8:50 a.m., please call the SSES office ahead of time to let us know. Also, upon arrival please walk your child to the front office entrance and ring the bell. For safety concerns, we ask that you accompany your child to the door. Your child will be checked in for attendance. At RSES, the procedure is the same except students can be dropped off at Door C.
Also, it is important to note that the South Side parking lot is one way only with the entrance on High Street and an exit on First Street.
Thank you for your assistance with this!
As a reminder, we will be having a Halloween indoor/outdoor parade on Oct. 29th. You should have received information regarding the specifics. We will not have volunteers due to COVID protocols, but if you are willing and able, please feel free to send in snacks for the Halloween party. More information about this will be coming from your child's teacher.
September Super Citizen Award Winners
Douglas Appler Jr.
Calendar of Events
October 21st - 2nd Grade Field Trip
October 22nd - Half-Day of Instruction (Professional Development)/NED Show (Virtual)
October 25th - Picture Retakes (2nd Grade)
October 26th - Picture Retakes (3rd Grade)
October 29th - Halloween Parade & Classroom Parties
November 1st - "Change a Family Kicks Off"
November 11th - Veterans Day
November 12th - End of Marking Period 1
November 17th - Parent/Guardian Conferences (Half-Day of School)
November 18th - Parent/Guardian Conferences (Half-Day of School)
November 24th - 26th - Thanksgiving Recess