It has been a true joy and a wonderful blessing to watch your child grow spiritually, emotionally and academically this year. We have so many different things to celebrate and praise God…one of the biggest is that we have been able to partner with families in a closer way by having you all enter into our school space with us for many wonderful activities. One of my favorite things is when I get to see our students leading chapel with rows of parents and siblings watching. What a wonderful picture of our partnership! I pray that each of your families have a wonderful summer vacation doing all of the things that you love to do together.
Thank you for a wonderful school year together! We are so grateful for the partnership we have with you, and pray that you’ll have a fun, safe summer with your family!
South Side Office Hours
June 6-10: The office will be open from 9am-3pm to assist parents. Tuesday, June 7, the office will only be open from 1:30-3:00pm due to an off-site meeting.
August 1: The office will reopen daily from 9am-3pm, and then resume regular office hours when school begins. There will be a few dates TBD for beginning of the school year all-staff off-site meetings, and those dates will be posted on the door once they become available.
The 22-23 class lists will be available via email on July 1, 2022.
Before/After School Care: 2022-23
If you are interested in using the Before and/or After School Care Program for the 2022-23 school year, please sign up using the South Side Before/After School Care Google Form. The program is for students in preschool-5th grade. If your child(ren) attends South Side and/or Pine Ridge, then you will need to fill out this form for South Side. If you have any questions, please contact Tammy Grassmid at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let’s All Keep Reading this Summer!
Thank you for partnering with us this past school year and celebrating the end of this year with us! One of your celebrations might be how your child(ren) grew as a confident reader this past year. Each of our educational campuses, including South Side, have made a concentrated effort to grow the mechanics of reading as well as each child’s love for reading. Unfortunately, there is an alarming amount of research that shows how much students might slide backward during the summer vacation. Fortunately, there is a relatively easy remedy to keep your child flourishing in reading by having your child read at least six “just right” books over the summer. The Reading Now Network promoted this summer reading concept as described in this “6 to Make It Stick.” filer. You do not need a Lexile range or a Running Record to know what is a “just right” book for your child(ren)–just use the “Five-finger Rule” described in the flier and encourage your child(ren) to read at least six books over the summer!
Automatic Re-enrollment After Kindergarten
Now that we are using PowerSchool for all of our applications and enrollment, the system automatically re-enrolls students of all grades kindergarten and up into the next grade level of the educational program and building that they are enrolled in. Parents will still need to re-enroll their preschool students each year into Powerschool through their kindergarten year, but don’t have to re-enroll for first grade or any grade level after that. Therefore, through PowerSchool, we have automatically enrolled your current kindergarten child(ren) and up to continue in their current educational programs and campuses. In the rare event that you are considering changing educational programs or campuses, please contact Kristen VanRavenswaay via email at email@example.com about any possible changes by June 15, 2022, as we need to finalize teacher assignments before releasing class lists and individual programs will likely release class lists in July.
Our art teacher, Mrs. Hoogland, is looking to collect a variety of supplies for the art room. If you could continue to save these supplies over the summer, and have your child drop them off at the art room when school reopens, it would be much appreciated:
- Large family size ice cream containers with lids
- Empty gallon jugs of milk from Meijer
- Clear 2 lb. deli containers
- Milk jug caps
- Styrofoam meat trays
Important Website Links
- 3: Last day of school, 2nd grade sendoff chapel 10:25-11:15am, Dismissal at 11:30am
- 6-10: Office hours modified (see above)
- 7: Office opens at 1:30pm
- 1: Office opens daily from 9am-3pm
- 5: All PK and kindergarten paperwork is due online/to the office
- 16: Preschool meet the teacher night
- 18: Ice cream social
- 23: First day PK-12 (half day)
- 24: Parent information night
- 31: All school Convocation
- 2-5: No school: Labor Day