1701 S. Hope St.
Jackson, MO 63755
(573) 243-9575

Summer 2020

Greetings South Families!We are excited to kick another year off at South Elementary and we know this is going to be one to remember!  Families should have received an email from the district outlining our educational opportunities this year.  Families may choose a traditional in-person education OR an online education called Ignite Online.  If you have any questions regarding this, please call our board office at 573-243-9501 OR our building at 573-243-9575.  

Over the summer we have been busy preparing our building and staff for a successful year.  We’ve added safety and sanitation procedures to help prevent the spread of illness.  We are working to develop health policies to help guide families as well.  If at any time throughout the year there are questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.  

In order to best protect our students and staff we will not be allowing outside visitors into the building.  This will include class parties.  Students will still participate in two parties per year, but we will not be able to accommodate large groups of people at this time.  If you would like to sign your child in late or out early you will ring our buzzer and wait outside for assistance.  Your child will be brought to you outside.  With this policy in place, we will not be hosting an in-person Open House.  Our teachers will be scheduling Zoom Meetings with their families to show classrooms, give information, and answer any questions.  If you would like to schedule an individual appointment you will contact our office for assistance.  Classroom teacher assignments will be emailed to families on August 14.  You can also call our office on August 14 to find out this information over the phone.  Please stay tuned for specific dates and times for Open House and appointment times.   

Please keep an eye out for an email from the district regarding student devices.  Kindergarten students will receive their devices the first week of school.  They will be bringing these home each night.  First grade students going into second grade will be turning in their device and receiving a chromebook.  All other students will keep their device for this year.  If you are new to our district you will get your device the first week of school.  

At South Elementary, we strive to meet every child’s needs.  I encourage open communication and as any questions or concerns arise, please make an effort to talk with your child’s teacher.  We would be happy to help!  I hope everyone has had a safe and healthy summer and we can’t wait to see you in August!

Krista Birk, Principal

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