Information from Shelton School District: Possible attempted abductions

At 3:51 pm Shelton Police Department notified the Shelton School District that after school on September 18, 2018, at approximately 2:56 pm a 12-year-old female student was walking home in the vicinity of Olympic Middle School and Mt. View Elementary when she was approached by an unknown person in a vehicle. The student was told to get in the car or she would be hurt. The student dropped her backpack, screamed and ran to an alert neighbor who called 911.

Suspect Vehicle- Light brown SUV (similar to a Chevy Tahoe)

Suspect- White male, approximately 30 years old, skinny and wearing an orange cap

At 5:51 pm Shelton Police Department notified the Shelton School District that there was another possible attempted abduction in the Mt View area. The second incident was reported to 911 at approximately 4:40 pm. The Shelton Police Department has reported that at approximately 4:00 pm an 8-year-old female student was walking on “K” Street near Jefferson St. after exiting a school bus. She was approached by a male driving a vehicle who called out to her to come to him. The young girl then ran from the area to her nearby home.

Suspect vehicle – light blue, jeep-type vehicle

Suspect – white or Hispanic male, long sleeve white/blue plaid shirt, brown hair, wearing glasses.

These incidents are currently under investigation by the Shelton Police Department. At this time, it is unknown if the same suspect is involved in both incidents occurring on September 18 in the Mt. View area, the descriptions are somewhat different, but have similarities.

If anyone has any information, please call the Shelton Police Department through MACECOM Dispatch Center at 360-426-4441.

Please remind your students that walking in groups is the safest way to avoid danger. Please be alert to your surroundings and report any suspicious behavior. If you SEE Something, Say Something.

Picture Day – September 27th

Look for picture order forms in your students backpack. Teachers are sending them home the week of Sept.10th. There are extra forms outside the office in the main building.

Safety Plans

Southside, Mason County Sheriff, and Fire District 4 work hand in hand to keep Southside safe.

MCSO Ryan Spurling and Casey Salisbury made a visit to Southside to discuss any safety needs, working together on upcoming drills, and safety suggestions for Southside. This is the third visit by the Mason County Sheriff since the start of the school year. We have also received a call from Fire District 4, anxious to visit the school. We are fortunate to live in such a responsive community. Southside will continue practicing our monthly safety drills including 1-2 drills that will be coordinated with the sheriff and fire departments.


Washington State 2018 Healthy Youth Survey

Our district is participating in the Washington State 2018 Healthy Youth Survey during fall 2018.

The Healthy Youth survey includes questions related to physical activity and diet, unintentional and intentional injury, substance use, risk and protective factors, access to school-based services, and sexual behaviors, abuse and orientation. Survey results are used by schools, communities and state agencies to plan programs to support our youth and reduce their risks.

Participation in the survey is voluntary and the students’ answers are anonymous.

Please read the Parent and Student Notification Letter for more information about the Healthy Youth Survey.


2018-19 School Supply Lists

Kindergarten – Supply List

1st Grade – Supply List

2nd Grade – Supply List

3rd Grade – Supply List

4th Grade – Supply list

Middle School – Supply List


Substitute Teachers & Bus Drivers Needed

We are looking for Substitute Teachers and Substitute Bus Drivers. For further information please visit the “Employment” tab at the top of our page. If you have any questions please call our office at (360) 426-8437.

Superintendent’s Message

Thank you to all who have contributed to making Southside School District an exemplary learning opportunity for our students. It is a privilege to be at Southside School District. We are a quaint community that provides a premier education for all students who attend. We are small enough for each staff member to learn about each and every student and to address academic needs to make school a successful endeavour. The success of our students can be contributed to the collaborative efforts of students, staff, parents, and community members. A successful educational program focuses on students learning and teachers teaching. At Southside, this is our priority. Supplemental enrichment opportunities are also planned.

At Southside, we welcome the support and assistance of family and community members. If you want to be part of Southside School District, please, contact us. Your input is welcome. We are always looking for ways to improve.

Make it a great day!

Doris Bolender