South News

October Edition

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Attendance Matters!

Arriving to school on time is crucial. The doors open at 8:15 and the tardy bell rings at 8:40, just before daily announcements begin! Students must be INSIDE the building before 8:40 to avoid being marked late.

It is imperative that you walk your child into the building and check them in at the office if they are being dropped off after 8:40am. This ensures that all students are accounted for and we ensure a safe entry into the building.

Attendance is essential for scholastic success. The compulsory attendance laws of Missouri require district resident children between the ages of 7 and 16 years old to attend school. If a child will be absent for any reason, a parent/guardian should notify the school office and send in a doctor's note if applicable. Those experiencing difficulties attending school will receive a series of informational letters encouraging changes in attendance habits. These letters will be sent out at 5, 10, 13 and 17 cumulative absences. This includes being tardy, late arrivals, early dismissals and full day absences.
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Meet our Academic Interventionist, Whitley Karanja!

I help students feel confident about their learning here at South Elementary. Students visit my class in small groups to deepen their knowledge of foundational academic skills. Students get a chance to revisit previous learning from their classroom teachers and solidify that knowledge to make them long lasting learners. My hope for each student who comes to my class is that they find a passion for learning, have a safe place to learn at their own level, and have fun!

Ozark Fire Department Visits South

October is Fire Prevention month! The Ozark Fire Department will be visiting South twice this month to share fire prevention information with Kindergarten & 3rd grade students. We are so thankful for them!

Join South Elementary PTA!

Follow the link below to join the South Elementary PTA!
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Free & Reduced Meal Information

Information and the application for free & reduced school meals can be found here:
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