Fall Recess/Harvest Holiday
October 16, 17, & 20
Teacher Professional Development Days
(No school for students)
October 21 & 22
Frustrated and confused by the GoMath program? South Elementary will be offering parent trainings beginning in November. We will focus on the new strategies and vocabulary presented in the GoMath program. This is not a homework club directed at completing homework, but a training directed at parents who are having a difficult time understanding the new ways of thinking presented in the GoMath program. We will begin November 6, with 3rd and 4th grade concepts from 5-6 PM, and 5th grade topics from 6-7PM.
By the way, here's a helpful link in the mean time. 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:
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.
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What is MTSS?
MTSS stands for Multi Tiered System of Supports. MTSS is the systematic, multi-tiered, problem-solving team approach of providing high-quality instruction/intervention matched to student needs and using learning rate over time and level of performance to make important education decisions.
South Elementary in combined effort with the ICSD will implement MTSS in a continued effort to provide support for ALL students through ongoing collaboration involving teachers, administrators, families, specialists and community partners.
For more information on MTSS, check out our district's MTSS information web page:
http://irondistrict.org/mtss or contact Mrs. Coonen at South Elementary.
(See Mrs. Smith in the office if you don't have your student's access information)
Click the link below for a video tutorial on how to set up your powerschool account
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.
To facilitate quick notification in an emergency, we are asking parents to please sign up for the South Elementary Emergency Notification List through Remind 101. You can choose to have notification sent through text or email. To sign up for text notifications, send a text message to (469) 203-4795 with the message @southinfo. To sign up for email notifications, send an email to email@example.com and leave the subject line blank. This allows us to do a mass text or email without the school personnel or other parents seeing your personal information. We will be using this notification system strictly for emergencies and some drills throughout the year.
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.
Follow this link to our School Land Trust page for more information on what this Community Council's duties include. This council is primarily responsible for how we manage our LANDS Trust Money. Follow the link for the most accurate information on responsibilities and activities. Latest meeting minutes and next meeting's agenda are posted here as well. We are looking for two new Community Council members. Please contact Mr. Oldroyd if you are interested.