Using Our Imagination to Build and Grow

Using Our Imagination to Build and Grow

Using Our Imagination to Build and Grow

Using Our Imagination to Build and Grow

Using Our Imagination to Build and Grow

Using Our Imagination to Build and Grow

Using Our Imagination to Build and Grow

Using Our Imagination to Build and Grow

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EXPLORING NATURE AS OUR PLAYGROUND

We’re excited to re-institute Nature Play at South School. Students may now use tools such buckets, shovels, magnifying glasses, and garden tools to explore, collaborate, and problem solve. It is widely researched and known that nature play can strongly impact a child’s health and well-being.  In addition, play can help children build confidence, creativity, critical thinking and other skills that will serve them throughout their lives. We encourage all children to use their imagination and enjoy the changing seasons on our playground.

COMMUNICATION DEVICES

We’d like to share our policy regarding Smartwatches (e.g. Gizmos, Apple Watch) at school. We understand this serves as a useful tool to communicate with your child. However, we kindly ask that students leave their watch in their backpack and put them “Away for the Day.” Please know that changes in your child’s dismissal will be communicated with your child directly.  If you need something during school hours, please call or email the South School office at southoffice@glencoeschools.org or 847.835.6400.

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GAME OF THE DAY

We’re happy to bring back GAME OF THE DAY on the South School playground. Each day during lunch recess, a teacher will make a “Game of the Day” announcement letting students know what the structured opportunity for the day is (e.g., Freeze Dance, Up-Down Tag, Mr. Fox, Wax Museum).  Encourage your child to participate to ensure all South School students are able to feel connected during recess!

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TRANSPORTATION NOTES

If your child has a transportation change, please use the ONLINE FORM to submit the change by 1:30 p.m. each day.  Please note that we will not be able to accommodate changes after 1:30 p.m.  If you have any questions about dismissal plans please contact Kris McCargar at 847-835-6414. 
DAILY TRANSPORTATION CHANGE (DUE each day by 1:30 p.m.)

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MEDICAL FORMS DUE - OCTOBER 1st

Students in Kindergarten or students new to District 35 must provide proof of recent physical and immunization and vision exam to the school nurse by October 1st, 2022. In accordance with state law, a student that is not in compliance with these mandates must be EXCLUDED from school beginning on October 15th until proof is obtained. Please see the District 35 Student Health Requirements page for detailed information.

Students in Kindergarten and 2nd grade must provide a recent dental exam by May 15th, 2023.

BELONGING BACKPACKS

With the support of the Glencoe PTO, the District is pleased to launch 20 Belonging Backpacks for family checkout from South School. Each backpack is filled with books to support parent-child interactions with diverse texts around the themes of belonging, hope, friendship, kindness, confidence, and fairness.  Please view this VIDEO for background information on the Belonging Backpacks and this VIDEO for checkout information.