South School News

February 2016

Important Times

  • Students can arrive after 7:45am.
  • Breakfast is served until 8:25am.
  • Classes begin promptly at 8:30am.
  • Dismissal begins at 3:15pm.

Contact the Office!

Please call the office before 2:30 if your child needs to go home a different way! Our number at South is 659-3185.

If your child is going to miss school, please call the office before 9 am.

Box Tops

Please clip and save Box Tops for our school!

We will be having classroom rewards for total Box Tops collected per class. Rewards will start when a class reaches 150 Box Tops and will increase with every additional 50 Box Tops. Please ask your friends and neighbors to save Box Tops for our school.

Conscious Discipline

FREE interactive and informative workshops for parents are available this year at the Southwest Early Childhood Center. ALL South parents are welcome to attend! Mark your calendars for the following dates:
  • Feb. 22nd from 6-8 PM
  • March 21st from 6-8 PM
  • April 4th from 6-8 PM

Parent Information available at....

Twitter- @JCSouthSchool

Facebook- JC South School

These are provided as a service to parents. We want to make sure school information is available in a timely manner. Thank you in advance for helping these stay professional and positive.

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Attendance Matters!

  • Research shows that missing 10 percent of the school, or about 17 days per year, negatively affects a student’s academic performance. That’s just two days a month and that’s known as chronic absence.
  • At JCPS, it is our goal for schools to have an attendance rate above 90%. Right now, South is at 89.7%. We are SO close to our goal. Please make sure your child comes to school each day that they are not sick. Every hour of every day counts.
  • We appreciate your help in sending the message to students that school is important!
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Wondering if your young child is developing on target? Parents as Teachers has a FREE screening for that!

Developmental screenings offer parents a quick and effective way to look at how their child is learning and growing in the areas of health, vision, hearing, communication, physical development, problem-solving, and social-emotional development. Annual screening is available for children living within the JCPS district boundaries who are between 4 months and 5 years of age (who are not yet in kindergarten). For more information about screening or to sign your child up, please visit the screening portion of the JCPS Parents as Teachers (PAT) website at or contact Katie Epema, PAT Coordinator at or 659-2350.

Canned Food Drive- February 1st-5th

Our very own South School 5th grade leader, Harley McGee, and fellow classmates Cameron Schaefer, Aleicia Kroeger, and Laila Grier, have organized a canned food drive. Please send in your donations during the week of February 1st-5th. All food items will be donated to the Samaritan Center.

Student-Led Conferences

Please plan to attend our Student-Led Conferences. They are February 4th and February 8th from 3:45-7:45. If you haven't received information regarding this event, please contact your child's teacher.
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