Iron County School District
 
 
January 23- CMS Orchestra tour 9:00am
January 26- CMS Band tour 9:00am
January 26- Marvin & Jessie Play 2:45pm
January 30- February 3-SEP week School dismissed 2:30 pm every day
January 30- February 2- Book Fair 2:30-5:00pm buy one get one free
February 6- Spelling Bee
February 7 & 21- Online book study discussion 7:00-8:30pm (More information below)
 February 9- PTA luncheon 11:45am
February 15- District Spelling Bee 2:00-4:00pm
February 20- No School
February 25- Dribbler's club performing at SUU
March 7 & 21-Online book study discussion 7:00-8:30pm (More information below)

The Utah Parent Teachers Association and the Utah School Superintendent’s Association awarded

Jerry Oldroyd with Outstanding Administrator of the Year.

Jerry Oldroyd is presented with the Utah PTA/USSA Administrator

South Elementary

Monday, February 6th

 Click below for word lists

4th & 5th grade List

Lower grade list

Spelling Bee Rules

 

 

PARENT BOOK STUDY

UTAH STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION and UTAH PARENT CENTER

In 2017, the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Special Education Section and the Utah Parent Center (UPC) will partner to facilitate a parent book study on Mindset by Carol Dweck. All parents who participate will receive a free copy of the book. The book study discussion sessions will be held online from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. You can participate from the comfort of your own home!

Parent Book Study Flyer.pdf

Register here

Check out South's library tab for more information.

Congratulations 2016-17 Reflections Winners!

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PowerSchool

Parent login

(See Mrs. Griffiths in the office if you don't have your student's access information)

Click here for a tutorial on how to set up your powerschool account

How to access and electronically sign our computer Acceptable Use Policy, and Safe Schools Policy:

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You can also access and electronically sign a generic field trips permission slip here, so your child may go on any field trips this year, even if you forget to sign their permission slip!

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Here's a helpful link for GoMath struggles.  There is a video example from every lesson for every grade available.  Suppose you have a fourth grader whose class just had a lesson in division using the distributive property.  First: Click on this link:

http://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/content/hsp/math/gomath2015/na/grk-6/on_the_spot_videos_9780544251519_/index.html

Second:  choose your child's grade (in this case fourth)

Third: choose a chapter/topic (you may do best to choose by topic, as this is aligned with California's core, so the chapters may not exactly line up with ours.  We're going to choose Chapter 4-Divide by one digit numbers because we see that our child's homework is on division)

Fourth: choose the lesson 4.6 Division using the Distributive Property because that aligns even more clearly with the lesson my child's homework is targeting.

Watch the video with your child and see if it is helpful in completing the homework assignment.

Dear Parents and Guardians,

South Elementary understands that the safety of the students and staff on our campus is the first priority in any situation.  Due to the fact that an emergency can occur at any time, South Elementary believes it is of the utmost importance to be prepared for any and all hazards that may affect our schools.  An Emergency Operations Plan has been developed that will help to protect our most precious assets, our students and staff.

We ask that, in the event of an actual emergency, parents do all they can to help make the situation as safe as possible for their child by following the guidelines below:

  • Please refrain from contacting the school during an actual emergency, as school personnel will be busy dealing with that crisis.  We also recommend that you do not contact the Emergency Dispatch Center or other emergency services, as they will in all likelihood, be involved in the same crisis.  Parents will be notified, as soon as possible through text or email with updates about the situation. (see sign up information below)
  • Do not attempt to pick up your child during an emergency, as law enforcement will control parent and public access to the school during that emergency.   Whenever the school is allowed to release students, you will be notified.  Only authorized contacts listed on your child’s registration card will be allowed to pick up your child after an actual emergency.  Please note that a photo ID will also be required of anyone (including parents) attempting to pick up students after an emergency.  This is required as it is possible that school personnel assigned to release students may not recognize you as the parent or authorized adult to pick up the child. This procedure will be followed for your child’s own protection.
  • If students/staff need to evacuate the school, students will be transferred to a safe location. School personnel have been trained to keep your child safe during an evacuation.  When students have arrived at the designated location, you will be notified when and where they can be released to parents and/or whether buses will be able to transport students to their homes. 
  • If you are on the school premises during an emergency, or a drill, you will be asked to follow directions from staff without question.

While it is unsettling to think about emergencies happening to our children, frequent review and practice of emergency procedures at home and at school, will help everyone to be prepared.  Throughout the school year, students will be trained in emergency procedures and will be taught how to react, where to assemble and what to expect in an emergency situation.  We appreciate your help and understanding in this matter.

Our Mission and Vision

The mission of South Elementary School, where excellence and achievement are traditions, is to prepare highly educated, self-reliant, socially sensitive students, by providing a relevant, Core Standards based education through the combined efforts of motivated students, involved parents, a dedicated and caring staff, and the effective use of community resources.

 

The staff of South Elementary has a vision of a school where teachers and students feel welcome and safe. We envision a school with high academic standards and behavioral expectations. Working together as a professional learning community, we see a school in which staff:

  • Have a common purpose and work together in collaborative teams to effectively use data to set SMART goals.

  • Use research based strategies for improving student achievement.

  • Monitor each students’ progress.

  • Enrich every student’s education through participation in the arts.

  • Provide a safe and consistent environment in which students have a right to thrive.

  • Savor opportunities to make a difference in a child’s life.