South Elementary Newsletter

Welcome Back to School! August Edition

Welcome Back!

To all of our returning students and families, Welcome Back! If you're new here, Welcome to South Elementary! You are now a South Star!

We are excited to start a new school year in a couple of weeks! The first day of school is August 21st this year. I have included dates and times for our orientation and Back to School night. There is also some other information you may need to know. We will have lots of information available for you on those dates.

I have received emails from several parents about being on vacation for orientation. Teachers will be calling all of their students' parents/guardians before school starts. You should hear something from them by the 15th. Please understand that when teachers come back into school, they have many meetings and trainings to attend. They will call you as soon as they are available.

I hope you all are as excited as we are to start the new school year. We look forward to seeing everyone's smiling faces on August 21st!


Susan Braswell


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School Breakfast and Lunch Information

Families are expected to pay for meals unless approved for free or reduced meals via application or direct certification. If approved for reduced meals, the cost will be $0.00 per meal. Breakfast is $1.50 and lunch is $2.85 (K-5). We want to make sure every child has an opportunity to eat a healthy breakfast and lunch. We do strongly encourage parents to fill out the meal application for their child(ren) this school year.

If you would like to add money to your child's account, please visit

If you have any questions, you can contact our cafeteria manager, Debra Smith, at the school. (804) 733-2755.

If you would like more information on Prince George County's Food and Nutrition Services, click here.


Looking for before or after school daycare? Champions operates here at the school in the cafeteria before and after school. Check them out!


Wednesday, Aug. 16th, 8:30-11:30am

13400 Prince George Drive

Disputanta, VA

Pre-K Orientation will meet in the Library at 8:30

Kindergarten Orientation will meet in the Cafeteria at 9:30

1st Grade Orientation - In each classroom at 9:30

2nd - 5th Grade Orientation - In each classroom at 10:30

You will be able to meet the teachers and drop off supplies. Teachers will have basic information and your "parent homework" for you. A more formal informational session will be held at Back to School Night in September.

First Day of School

Monday, Aug. 21st, 8:45am

13400 Prince George Drive

Disputanta, VA

Back to School Night

Thursday, Sep. 14th, 5:30-7:30pm

13400 Prince George Drive

Disputanta, VA

Please come meet your children's teachers and learn about the expectations for the school year