South Shades Crest Elementary News

May 5, 2023

Upcoming Dates


10- National School Nurse Day

16- PTO Board Meeting

18- Field Day

24- Early Dismissal, PK11:00, K-2 11:30

25- Early Dismissal PK11:00, K-2 11:30, Last Day of School

HCS Calendar

PTO Information

Please like the PTO Facebook page and follow us on Instagram to stay updated on fundraisers, contests, and more!

South Shades Crest PTO Facebook

SSC PTO Instagram

May Spirit Night

The PTO partnered with Papa Murphy’s this month to help raise some dough for SSC!

50% goes back to South Shades Crest with every order so order today and show your support!


Large Pizza and Cheese Bread: $20

Large Pizza and Cookie Dough: $20

Large Pizza, Cheese Bread, & Cookies: $30

Pre-orders can be placed now through Monday, May 8th. You can place your order on MySchoolFees or by sending in your order form with cash or check. Order forms went home with your student this week.

Order pickup is Friday, May 12th between 11am-9pm at Papa Murphy’s (5250 Medford Drive- next to Sprouts.)

Thank you for supporting SSC!

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National Lunch Hero Day

Today, May 5th, we celebrate our wonderful CNP staff! Thank you for serving up a little bit of love everyday to our SSC family. You are everyday heroes and we appreciate all that you do!
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Field Day Shirts

Thank you to all who ordered shirts! Orders will be sent home with your student as soon as we receive them from the supplier. We appreciate your support!
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Morning Carpool Volunteers

We are in need of extra hands to help move the carpool line quicker in the morning! We would love your help during morning carpool from 7:15-7:45 for the remainder of the year. Please sign up using the link below. Thank you to those who have already signed up!

Morning Carpool Volunteers

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Are you interested in volunteering for the school this year? If you are, click the link below and fill out this short Google Form.

SSC PTO Volunteer sign-up

PTO 2023-2024 Board, By-laws, And Budget

The following slate of nominees, proposed by-laws, and proposed budget for the 2023-2024 school year were approved at the Kindergarten program on May 4th. If you have any questions, please contact
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PTO 2023-2024 Budget


Thank you to all of our sponsors for supporting our school!
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PTO Executive Board

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Summer is almost here! Did you know when your child signs in to his or her Chromebook they are directed to the Clever page? Clever is an online portal for easy access to commonly used learning applications. If you want your child to have access to Clever and learning applications over the summer I have included directions below to sign in to almost any device.

What is Clever?

  • Clever is an online portal for easy access to commonly used learning applications.

  • Students can access a district page as well as a customized teacher page.

  • Learning applications may include district paid resources, links to webpages, and links to teacher created documents.

Sign in directions for HCS Chromebook:

  • Open Chrome.

  • Clever should open as your homepage. If not, click the home button near the address bar.

Sign in directions for personal computers:

Karen Darroch

Technology Integration Coach

Hoover City Schools

Healthroom End of the Year Reminder

All medications in the health room must be picked up by an adult before noon on May 25th. New medications forms for NEXT year can be found here

Thank you!


Andrea L. McCoy RN

South Shades Crest Elementary School

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PowerSchool Enrollment

Hoover City Schools requires all students to complete online registration each school year through the registration platform PowerSchool Enrollment. This platform allows us to securely collect, verify, and store student data in our student information system.

New Student Registration 2023-2024- Including New Entering Kindergarten

Returning Student Registration 2022-2023

Use the link in the email sent on 2/7/2023. If you need assistance, please contact the school office.

From the healthroom:

Please remember to have a change of clothes in your child's backpack at all times!

All medications have to be walked in by an adult. NO meds in backpacks please.

If your child tests positive for COVID, please click the following link to self report. You will get a response within 24 hours. Thank you!

HCS Attendance Policy

HCS Attendance Policy

Now is a great time to familiarize yourself with the HCS Attendance Policy. Click here to learn which absences are excused/unexcused, how to submit notes, and the do's and don'ts about an Anticipated Absence form.

Some important points:

  • Students can ONLY be checked out by those listed in Powerschool. You may ADD to your contact list by emailing Include your student's name, the individual's name(s) and contact phone number, and your signature. REMEMBER: A PHOTO ID is required from every person every time a student is checked out.
  • When your student is absent, you have THREE days to return a school excuse to the attendance office. Parent notes and DR excuses may be sent to the teacher via backpack mail or brought into the main office.

Meals at SSC- Breakfast, Lunch and Special Treats

Beginning August 2022, all students who buy lunch will be charged for school breakfast and lunch unless their household qualifies for free or reduced-price meals.

The application is available at in (5) languages: English, Spanish, Arabic, Vietnamese and Chinese Mandarin.

Prices for school meals for SY 2022-2023 are as follows:

  • Breakfast: Elementary/Intermediate $1.75
  • Breakfast: Secondary $2.00
  • Lunch: Elementary/Intermediate $2.50
  • Lunch: Secondary $3.00
  • Reduced-price Breakfast: All schools $0.30
  • Reduced-price Lunch: All schools $0.40
  • There will also be à la carte items such as extra snacks and beverages for an additional fee.

Breakfast Adults $3.00

Lunch Adults $4.00

Please use the following link to view the breakfast and lunch menu SSC Menu

Due to manufacturing supply shortages and food/supply distribution disruptions, the menu will be subject to change each day. The entree menu may also be limited to only (1) hot choice instead of (2) at times, but we will always offer a variety of vegetables and fruits and provide the USDA-required food components.

Parents may join their children for lunch after Labor Day. This will give us a few weeks to learn all of the lunch routines! Your classroom teacher will share their schedule at parent nights.

Set up an account to pay online through My School Bucks.

If families believe they are eligible for free or reduced-price meals, an application can be found and submitted at In addition to qualifying for free or reduced-price meals during the school year, all families that receive approved benefits are eligible for a 2022 Summer P-EBT payment of $391.00 for each child.

Families must apply for free or reduced-price meals no later than August 31, 2022, to be awarded the distribution from the Alabama Department of Human Resources.