October 25, 2020
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Upcoming School Events

Monday, Oct. 25  to Oct. 30 – Early Release – Conferences, 12:00 pm

Tuesday, Oct. 26 – Board Meeting, 6:30 pm

Wednesday, Nov. 11 – No School – Veterans Day

Friday, Nov. 20 – 12:00 pm Early Release

Tuesday, Nov. 24 – Board Meeting, 6:30 pm

Wednesday, Nov. 25 – 12:00 pm Early Release

Thursday, Nov. 26 & 27 – No School –  Thanksgiving Holiday

Announcements

October 23, 2020

Hello families,

We are pleased to report that our Mason County numbers have dropped to a range that affords us the opportunity to bring more students on campus in a hybrid model. Southside K-2 students will be invited to attend school for 5 ½ hours 2 days per week and work remote 3 days per week. More information will be sent next week to our K-2 families. Please note that we have clear guidelines within which we must operate and Southside must be able to flip to a complete remote model if the situation warrants such action.

Families may still choose to operate in a remote fashion 5 days per week, if preferred. In this option, remote learners will only be able to receive direct instruction via zoom on Wednesdays once the hybrid model is started for your grade level.

As it stands, we expect that the schedule will be broken out in the following way to balance the number of students being served:

Kindergarten/Koehler:Students with the last name that begins with O-Z attend Thursday and Fridays beginning November 5 and 6

Students with the last name that begins with A-N attend Monday and Tuesdays beginning November 9 and 10

Kindergarten/Tiller 

Students with the last name that begins with O-Z attend Thursday and Fridays beginning November 5 and 6

Students with the last name that begins with A-N attend Monday and Tuesdays beginning November 9 and 10

1st Grade/Hack:

Students with the last name that begins with M-Z attend Thursday and Fridays beginning November 5 and 6

Students with the last name that begins with A-L attend Monday and Tuesdays beginning November 9 and 10

2nd Grade/Malpica:

Students with the last name that begins with L-Z attend Thursday and Fridays beginning November 5 and 6

Students with the last name that begins with A-K attend Monday and Tuesdays beginning November 9 and 10

We will consider shifts in days if there is a corresponding family that chooses to switch. There may also be one or two students who must shift due to sibling schedules. Requests for changes in days must be sent to Ms. Spaulding.

With a successful start, we will look at bringing in 3rd and 4th graders in a few weeks after K-2, and finish our hybrid model by bringing in middle school students.

You will be sent a survey that confirms your plans for participation in the hybrid as well as a commitment to transportation, if within Southside District, and meals. This will be our first window of opportunity to begin classes on campus. There will be additional dates for future entrances. We will notify families of these other dates as they occur. Designated entrance dates are being set so that we can establish safety training events for new students entering campus without stopping the routines of students already on campus.

We have been cautious in our steps and are excited to invite students to classrooms.

Feel free to contact Ms. Spaulding or Ms. Bolender via phone or email if you should have questions.

We appreciate all of the efforts of our students and families during this pandemic situation and hope that we can continue working together in the best interest of our students.

Sincerely,

Doris Bolender

Principal/Superintendent

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Bus delivery and pickup schedule core routes. 

Your stop will be your delivery location.

Core Routes for midweek delivery of meals
Please allow 5 minutes either way
8:15 Cole Road Park & Ride
8:25 Lynch Rd @ Phillips- Fire Station
8:36 Cook Plant Farm
8:46 Mill Creek Rd
8:55 Dickenson @ Dickenson Court
9:00 Arcadia @ Evans
9:02 Arcadia @ Red Barn
9:05 Binns Swiger Loop @ Stroud
9:13 Binns Swiger Loop @ McTurnal
9:15 Arcadia Rd @ Noble Glenn Fire Station
9:25 Gosnell @ Snider
9:28 Arcadia @ Morgan
9:40 Southside school
11:05 Arcadia near Alder

 

Core Routes for First & Last Day of the Week delivery/pickup of study materials and meals

Please Allow 5 minutes either way

8:15 Cole Road Park & Ride
8:26 Lynch Rd @ Phillips Fire Station
8:37 Cook Plant Farm Rd
8:51 Mill Creek Rd
9:01 Cascade @ Ridge
9:05 Dickenson @ Dickenson Court
9:10 Arcadia @ Ridge
9:12 Arcadia @ Evans
9:14 Arcadia @ Red Barn
9:15 Binns Swiger loop @ Stroud Road
9:21 Binns Swiger Loop @ Picadilly
9:24 Binns Swiger Loop @ Fireweed
9:30 Binns Swiger Loop @ McTurnal
9:34 Arcadia @ Noble Glen Fire Station
9:40 Gosnell @ Snider
9:45 Arcadia @ Mell PULLOFF
9:50 Arcadia @ Alder
10:10 Old Arcadia @ Shady Lane
10:12 Old Arcadia @ Bayview
10:15 Southside School

 

Reopening information from the State of Washington Office of  the Superintendent regarding reopening Washington schools:

Reopening Washington Schools 2020 Planning Guide

Reopening Washington Schools FAQ for School Districts

Vision & Mission

Welcome to Southside School District- Best School Around. Celebrating 116 Years This Year.

“The mission statement of the Southside School District, as a small, community-centered school, is to inspire lifelong learning and to empower students of all ages to become knowledgeable, contributing citizens by meeting the diverse needs of the whole person in a safe and nurturing environment.”

Non-discrimination Statement:

Southside School District does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, including gender expression or identity, creed, religion, age, veteran or military status, disability, or the use of trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. Read more…