December 3, 2020
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Upcoming School Events


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

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

Thursday, Dec. 17 – 6:30 pm Board Meeting 

Meeting Zoom Link: 

Friday, Dec. 18 – 12:00 pm Early Release

Monday, Dec. 21 thru Friday, Jan. 1 – No School – Winter Break


Dear Southside families,

This third round of large spikes is probably weighing heavy on all of us and has deterred Southside from moving forward with the hybrid model for K-2 at this time. We will continue to meet with those that are already coming in for small amounts of time and hope to grow the number of small groups in the near future. We will notify families when we are able to offer more to them.

Approximately 80% of our families reported that they will be comfortable sending their students to school in a hybrid model when we are able to open it up. We are all hopeful that we will get down to moderate level again following this recent spike and look forward to getting more of our students into the school. Families will also have the choice to continue with full remote learning during any hybrid stage.

Southside staff greatly appreciates all of the work that families are doing to promote continued learning. We yearn for the day that we can offer some sense of normalcy and play a larger role to provide an equitable education for all of our kids.

Stay safe and remember the recommended practices of masks, social distancing, and washing hands frequently.

Best Wishes,

Doris Bolender


Southside School District


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…