Welcome to South Elementary!
Welcome to South Elementary! We are so excited to have the opportunity to work with all of our new and returning families this year. We want this year to be a positive experience for both you and your child. We will be working to create a caring community where your child can experience success and develop a love for learning. Every staff member has been working very hard to prepare for the return of our wonderful students. We have set very high expectations and made plans to help every student be successful this year.
Student academic success is the main goal of every staff member at South Elementary. We believe that every student will learn to the highest level. We ask for your support and participation in this effort by sending your child to school every day, encouraging your child to read at least 20 minutes every evening, monitoring your child's homework, and asking your child to share what they learned at school each day.
School Day Information
Our school day begins at 8:30 am and ends at 3:30 pm. School doors open for students at 7:45 am. We have a supervised after school program that is available from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm. The cost is $25.00 per week.
Student Dress Code:
*no underwear, undershirts or camisoles are to be visible
*no hoods over the head at school
*other items determined by the school leadership team and approved by the Director to be distracting to educational environment are prohibited
*no "grilled" teeth
*no sweatpants, windpants, pajama pants, or jeans
*large chains, key chains, or other objects may not hang from belts or clothing or be worn as jewelry ("large" is to be determined by the school administrator)
*no items with spikes
*no items or clothing with symbols related to drugs, alcohol, adult clubs, or magazines, gangs, or violence are allowed
*polo-style - collared - black or white color (one additional color as approved by that school) - short or long sleeved (sleeve must cover the shoulder)
*no writing, logos, or any type of design should be on the shirt (except the school colored shirt)
*no holes, cuts, or rips of any kind are allowed
*tucked in at all times
*sized to fit, neither skintight nor sagging
*turtlenecks are allowed if they are black, white, or a school color and are worn under a polo style shirt or sweater
All pants must have belt loops and be :
*flat fronted or pleated - khaki, navy, or black color
*Capri pants - flat fronted or pleated - khaki, navy or black color
*no cargo style pants or pants with deep pockets in the front or back
*no writing , logos, or any style of design should be on any pant
*no holes, frayed cuffs, cuts, or rips of any kind are allowed sized to fit, neither skintight nor sagging; must be worn at waist
*flat fronted or pleated - khaki, navy, or black color - (must be knee length when standing)
*skorts (K-4 only) - khaki, navy, or black color (must be knee length when standing)
*sized to fit, neither skintight nor sagging; must be worn at the waist
*solid color (same colors noted above)
*hemline must at least touch the top of the knee when standing
*Khaki or navy in color (must be knee length when standing)
*must wear a black or brown belt with a silver or gold buckle
*buckle no larger than 2" x 2" square and no specialty, logo, oversized, or wording allowed
*cotton, cotton/poly blend or fleece style - black, white, or approved school color
*must be collared and no hood
*may have a full length or 1/4 zipper
*short or long sleeved
*vest styles are acceptable
If a student wears a sweater, an approved style shirt or turtleneck must be worn underneath.
*no shoes with heels higher than 2 inches
*no house shoes/slippers
*no flip flops
*no rolling shoes
*Each principal will submit to the Director and provide for parents the requirement at that school regarding the wearing of coats nad jackets within their school. (Jackets need to be worn to school, but not in the classroom.)
We extend a standing invitation to our families to join us at school activities and events. We want, we need, and we value your involvement and support in your child's education! Your active participation is key to the success of your child.
Most importantly, please read to your students at least 20 minutes a day with your child... it's the most important time of the day!
We are continuing our attendance incentive program called the PANDA club. It stands for perfect attendance - no days absent. This program will run from month to month and if a student has not been absent, tardy, or signed out early, they will be able to come to school out of dress code on a designated school day.
Tardy is considered signed in after 8:30 in the morning and early dismissal would be signed out before 3:15 in the afternoon. We want to encourage all of our students to be at school every day.