Southeastern Scene

Weekly Happenings at Southeastern Elementary

Principal's Postings

Welcome to the August 6th, 2021, edition of Southeastern Scene.

Hello Explorers:

It has been an absolute joy hearing our neighborhoods, cottages, playgrounds and classrooms filled with the sounds of new friendships and learning. Thank you to all of our families for coming alongside us in creating a safe and smooth transition into our 2021-2022 school year. We understand that you have taken in a great deal of new information this week, feel free to reach out to your teacher with any clarifying questions that you have.

We would like to share just a few reminders as we head into the weekend:

1. We look forward to meeting you on Monday evening at our Meet The Teacher Night. In addition to the front parking lot, you may also use the back parking lot and enter through door 12. We are on a tight schedule to ensure that all of our families have time with their child’s teacher.

  • Monday, August 9th, First and Second Grade Meet The Teacher, 5:45 to 6:15.
  • Monday, August 9th, Third and Fourth Grade Meet The Teacher, 6:30 to 7:00.

2. If you would like for your child to eat breakfast here at school, please remind them as they leave for school. We are reminding them as they come in the building as well.

3. In order to ensure that our students get home safely and where they need to be, it is extremely important that you update your information in Dismissal Manager. Please see additional information about Dismissal Manager below.

Yours in education,

Mrs. Chastain & Mrs. Monkul

Masks and Return to Instruction Plan

Just a reminder that masks are required for students to wear on the bus.

HSE has updated our return to in-person instruction plan. Please access it by clicking this link.

Reviewing this will help you understand the guidelines that will be followed for school.

Nurse's Notes

Health Forms

Our Individual Health Forms are available on Skyward for next school year. This provides important information to care for your child such as emergency contact info, any allergies/ asthma, permission to give OTC medication if needed, etc. Each year you must go on Skyward and fill out the health form for each of your students enrolled in HSE schools.

Daily Medications

If your student needs to take a daily medication during school hours, please print off and fill out the Student Medication Form found on the HSE district site on “Our District” page under the “Health Service” tab. Please drop off the medication to school prior to the start of school. An adult needs to bring in the medication. Please do not send in the medication with your student.

Severe Allergies, Asthma, Seizures, Diabetes

If your child has any of these health conditions, contact me, and I will talk to you about your child’s needs and give you necessary paperwork for you and your child’s physician to complete.

Questions? Please email me at

Linda Brown, SES Nurse

Cafe Counter

Parents, below is the breakfast and lunch menu. Breakfast and lunch Meal Deals are free for all students this school year. Breakfast is available in the morning for students. Please communicate with your student in the morning before school if you would like for him/her to have breakfast.

If you have any questions, please contact Beth Verhoestra, SES Cafeteria Manager, at

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Important Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, August 9th, First and Second Grade Meet The Teacher, 5:45 to 6:15.
  • Monday, August 9th, Third and Fourth Grade Meet The Teacher, 6:30 to 7:00.
  • Thursday, August 12th, PTO meeting, 6:30 pm at SES.
  • Thursday, September 2nd, PTO Fall Flower Sale Forms Due.
  • Friday, September 3rd, Explorer Day.
  • Monday, September 6th, Labor Day, No School.
  • Thursday, September 9th, 6:30 p.m., PTO Meeting.
  • Tuesday, September 21st, school pictures.
  • Wednesday, September 22nd, Fall Flower Pickup/Popsicles on the Playground.
  • Friday, September 24th, eLearning Day/Staff PD, no students in building.

New school day start/end times, 7:40 am to 2:10 pm

Meet The Teacher Night

Parents, Monday, August 9th, is Meet The Teacher Night for first through fourth grade. This meeting is for parents only, and it is not an open house forum. This is a meeting to allow parents to meet teachers and get an idea of how your student's class will operate this year. These meetings will last 30 minutes, and begin promptly at the set time for each grade

  • First and Second grade meets from 5:45 to 6:15.
  • Third and Fourth grades meet from 6:30 to 7:00.

Names on Items

Parents, please write your students first AND last names on any personal items sent into school with your student, including water bottles, masks, lunch boxes, jackets, back packs, etc. We are already collecting items in our lost and found, and names allow us to return lost items to students.


Skyward is a school management and information system for families in the district. Each family is issued a Skyward account, which includes all of your student(s) information. Please access Skyward by clicking this link.

Skylert Messaging

Please make sure all of your contact information is up-to-date in your student's Skyward account. You will receive Skylert messages from the school, and your information needs to be current to receive these messages.

Back To School Forms

If you have not already done so, please complete the back-to-school forms that are posted to your student's Skyward account. Please click this link to complete the forms.

Questions? Please call the front office at (317) 594-4340.

Front Office Procedures

Building Hours
The SES front office is open from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm. You can reach the SES front office by dialing (317) 594-4340.

Reporting Absences
Parents, please notify the front OFFICE in regards to absences and late arrivals. You can leave a message on our attendance line by calling (317) 594-4340, and selecting option 2. Please leave detailed information, including student's first and last names with spelling, teacher's name, grade, and reason for the absence or late arrival. If late arrival, please include approximate time student will be arriving.

Leaving early for appointment
If student needs to leave early for any reason, only family and individuals listed on the student's approved Skyward list can pick up the student. In the student's Skyward account, under the "Family and Emergency Contact" tabs, you may list people approved by you to pick up your student. Those individuals MUST show a valid driver's license when picking up the student. When arriving, please ring the silver button to the immediate left of the glass door closest to the front office. Please wait inside the vestibule while we get your student for you.

Forgotten Items
If a student forgets an item at home and a parent needs to drop off that item after school has begun, that item may be dropped off in the front office vestibule. There is a table right inside the first set of doors on which you can place the item. Please have student's first and last names, and teacher's name, on the item and we will deliver it to the student.

Dismissal Manager

Please see information below.


All visitors MUST have a Safevisitor background check on file with Hamilton Southeastern Schools to be allowed to volunteer or chaperone in the building. Please see Safevisitor information at, or click this link to get started.

Dismissal Manager

Southeastern Elementary utilizes Dismissal Manager for daily dismissal changes. Each family received specific login credentials and instructions for Dismissal Manager. If you do not see it in your email, please check your spam folder.

All students are assigned to a bus. School Dismissal Manager allows you to indicate that your child will be a bus rider, car rider or go to the YMCA on any given day. The schedule can be set up for an entire semester/school year; but daily and weekly changes can be made. If you need to change your student's dismissal, you will need to log in to your Dismissal Manger account and make the necessary changes by 1:00 pm each day. A list will be generated before the end of the school day with all of the dismissal changes for that day.

Returning parents need to UNINSTALL last year’s App from their phone before installing the new App. The Apps are no longer available in the App Stores. New/Incoming parents will need to add the SDM App to a smartphone, tablet, or web browser via this link. The app is compatible with Android and Apple devices and is free.

You can find Dismissal Manager on our website by visiting and scrolling down to the quick links on the bottom right side of our website, or by clicking this link.

SES Handbook

The Southeastern Elementary handbook has answers to many of your questions regarding policies and procedures for our upcoming school year. The handbook can be found on our website at, or by clicking here.

School Supplies

If you still need to purchase school supplies, you can access the Southeastern Elementary School supply list here. It is ok if your student does not have all of his/her school supplies the first day. They are welcome to bring supplies the first weeks of school.


If your student will be a car rider this school year, please read our arrival and dismissal procedures below.

Car Rider Arrival
  • Pull into the SES parking lot and form two lanes.​

  • Once you get to the orange cones, merge into one lane.​

  • Watch for staff member to motion you to pull forward and then motion for you to stop and put your car in park. ​

  • Watch for staff member to wave students in.​

  • Students may only exit car onto the sidewalk. Students may NOT exit car on the driver’s side of the vehicle. ​

  • Parents will need to stay in the car. Staff will assist students out of their cars. ​

  • Students may enter the building at the 7:30 bell. ​

  • We ask that you please not park in the parking lot and walk your child up to the door. This creates a very unsafe situation for you, your child, and other children.

Car Rider Dismissal

  • Pull into the SES parking lot and form two lanes.​

  • Once you get to the orange cones, merge into one lane.​

  • Watch for staff member to motion you to pull forward and then motion for you to stop and put your car in park. ​

  • Please place a piece of paper with your child’s/children’s first and last name visible in the windshield. ​

  • Students will enter car from the sidewalk. Students may NOT enter car on the driver’s side of the vehicle. ​

  • Parents will need to stay in the car. Staff will assist students into their cars. ​

  • Students will be dismissed at 2:10 to the car rider area. ​

  • We ask that you please not park in the parking lot and walk up to the door to get your child. This creates a very unsafe situation for you, your child, and other children.

Car Rider Map

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Snacks In The Classroom

In accordance with the HSE Wellness policy and procedure, the need for a classroom snack will be determined on an individual classroom basis by the building principal. In the event that snacks are allowed, each student should bring a snack for him/herself only. With the large number of food allergies in schools today, the building principal and school nurse will determine if snacks are not possible for classrooms or entire grade levels for the safety of all students. In these cases, an alternate option can be offered. Snacks on the approved list are as follows:

  • Fresh Fruit or Veggies
  • Cheese
  • Rold Gold pretzels
  • Pepperidge Farm Goldfish (plain, cheddar or pretzel only).
  • Nabisco Teddy Grahams
  • Popcorn
  • Sunshine Cheez-Its

PTO News

Parents, we have a wonderful PTO that coordinates many programs and fun activities with Southeastern Elementary. Please check the latest PTO newsletter by clicking this link.

Stay connected with Southeastern PTO


Instragram: @Southeastern PTO
Twitter: @Southeastern PTO


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Safe Visitor

Please access the safe visitor approval process here.

Community Insider

Please click on this link to view activities and upcoming events within the district.

HSE Report It!

HSE Report It! is a school safety mobile reporting app that allows students, staff and community members to provide anonymous information about concerns for their own safety or the safety of others. HSE Report it!, can be downloaded via Google Play or the Apple App Store. It’s anonymous and reports are made exclusively through the mobile app. HSE Report it! has no length limitations. Reporters can attach photos, screenshots, videos, documents and/or audio recordings to their concerns and they can engage in a two-way dialogue with a real person.
HSE Report It

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