January 29, 2023
Dear South Families,
We had a wonderful week at South! Due to the storm last week, our third-grade Strings Informance has been rescheduled for tomorrow.
Thank you for sending all of your students in with their appropriate winter gear last week. They had lots of fun in the snow at recess time. We have quite a few "snowpeople" out back now!
Brenda Lee, Principal
Kathy Caron, Assistant Principal
FROM THE CLINIC
With this unpredictable New England weather, I wanted to send a reminder to make sure your children wear/bring appropriate outerwear to school. This includes a winter coat, hat, gloves, snow pants, and boots.
It would also be appreciated if you packed a spare set of clothing for your child to have in their locker (including pants, a shirt, and socks). Many children who need a change of clothing at school do not want to wear what the clinic has to offer.
This is just a friendly reminder to call the attendance line if your child will be tardy or absent, even if you have already emailed the teacher. If the teacher is in a meeting or absent, we do not know that your child will be absent/late. We are responsible for making sure all children are accounted for.
Attendance Line: 978-247-9801
A Doctor’s note/order is required for the following:
- If your child comes in with a cast, an ace bandage, a splint, an arm sling, etc.
- If your child requires crutches, a knee scooter, a wheelchair, or any other equipment.
- If your child needs to be excused from Physical Education Class.
- If your child has weight-bearing restrictions, documentation from the doctor is needed as to what those restrictions are.
Thank you so much for your assistance,
Christina Lemonias, RN
RESCHEDULED GRADE 3 STRINGS INFORMANCE
Due to the snow day, we were unable to have our 3rd Grade Strings Parent Informance, but it has been rescheduled for tomorrow, Monday, January 30, 10:25-11:10, in the Cafeteria. Please remember to enter the building through the K Lobby doors. Please try to arrive no later than 10:20 so our lesson can start on time.
ENROLLING OUR NEWEST SOUTH TIGERS SOON!
Dear families of incoming Kindergarten students:
We share in your excitement for your child to enroll in Kindergarten for the 2023-2024 school year and look forward to them being a part of the Andover Public School community in September.
Kindergarten registration will begin on Wednesday, February 1st to Friday, February 17th. Please access the Kindergarten Student Registration link on our website.
To find which school your child will attend, review our district map at this link. Following your registration, please contact your school directly to make an appointment to submit your registration paperwork.
For your reference, student eligibility requirements are as follows:
As per School Committee Policy (Policy JF: Residency, School Admission, Entrance Age), children must be 5 years old on or before August 31, 2023 and entering Kindergarten in the Andover Public Schools for the first time.
First Grade: (New to Andover /Andover Public Schools)
Children must be age 6 on or before August 31, 2023 and enrolling in the Andover Public Schools for the first time or transferring from another school district or private school.
If a child moves to Andover from another community during their public school kindergarten year, they will be allowed to continue in kindergarten and will be allowed to enter grade 1 of the following year if the kindergarten year is successfully completed.
The first day of school for Pre-K and Kindergarten students is Tuesday, September 5, 2023.
We look forward to meeting all our incoming students and families in the new school year!
Julie M. Riley, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent of Teaching & Learning
Andover Public Schools
SOUTH'S COMMUNITY SERVICE CLUB - LAST DAYS!
Clothing Donation Drive at South Elementary School South Elementary School is hosting a clothing drive in partnership with Catie’s Closet to help children in need in the Merrimack Valley.
Please consider donating clothing to help students in over 50 local schools. Donate new or gently used clothing by bringing them to the lobby at South
Starts: Monday, January 9th Ends: Wednesday, February 1st
Clothes - jeans / pants / sweatpants / long-sleeve t-shirts / short-sleeve t-shirts/ sweatshirts / sweaters / coats / new socks & underwear
Toiletries – toothpaste / toothbrushes / deodorant / shampoo / soap / body wash / shaving cream / razors
Please drop off all donations to front lobby.
All students are able to receive 1 free breakfast and 1 free lunch daily during the 2022-2023 school year. Lunches will need be preordered. Please see the FAQ linke below for further information and the menu.