SOUTH SCHOOL

SOUTH SCHOOL

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GROW THROUGH MINDFULNESS

Our South School students participated in their final mindfulness lesson this semester. 

-Our Kindergarten students learned about heartfulness - a mindfulness practice based on opening our heart to kind thoughts and feelings. 
-Our 1st & 2nd Grade students reviewed many of the practices they learned during the past six weeks, including mindful movement, mindful conversations, and understanding feelings change. 

Please read our the attached Home Connections and join your child in the mindfulness challenges. 
KINDERGARTEN
1st & 2nd GRADE

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DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP WEEK

Being a digital citizen is about taking ownership of our actions and using technology responsibly, respectfully, and safely.  This week, and throughout the year, South School aims to explicitly instruct students in how to successfully participate in and navigate the digital world. 

Two weeks ago, each grade level began a unit in digital citizenship during their Library/CLC Zooms.  Below are the topics that each grade has been exposed to thus far using literature and Common Sense Media digital citizenship lessons. 

Kindergarten:  Media balance and saying goodbye to technology
1st Grade:  Media balance and listening to our feelings when using technology
2nd Grade:  Defining digital citizenship and media balance

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CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

We are pleased to reach out and share some exciting plans that are in the works for South School.  Our Board of Education has prioritized the use of capital improvement funds to ensure that the heating and cooling systems at South School are updated to provide an optimal learning environment.

Beginning in mid-October, the first phase of the project will commence. Fencing has been set up around the exterior work area at the back field adjacent to Watts. The walkway from Randolph to South School will remain open. Within the work area, machinery will create the borings that will become the geothermal well field for future installation at South School. Work will only occur within the prescribed Village of Glencoe work hours and all machinery will remain within the fenced worked area for the duration of this phase of the project. We anticipate this work will be completed by mid-December.

Please feel free to contact Jason Edelheit, Director of Finance and Operations, should you have any questions regarding this project.

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SCHOOL HOURS

AM SESSION ARRIVAL
8:45 a.m. Arrival for ALL AM students at their colored doors - doors close at 8:55 a.m.

AM SESSION DISMISSAL
11:20 a.m. Bus riders are dismissed
11:20 a.m. Carline starts (Kindergarten at the curb/1st & 2nd grade students in classrooms) 
11:30 a.m. 1st & 2nd grade students not picked up in the carline are dismissed as walkers

PM SESSION ARRIVAL
12:15 p.m. Arrival for ALL PM students at their colored doors - doors close at 12:25 p.m.

PM SESSION DISMISSAL
2:50 p.m. Bus riders are dismissed
2:50 p.m. Carline starts (Kindergarten at the curb/1st & 2nd grade students in classrooms) 
3:00 p.m. 1st & 2nd grade students not picked up in the carline are dismissed as walkers

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We appreciate the many questions which have been shared regarding our plans for the opening of the 2020-2021 school year. In order to more thoroughly address these, we have prepared a Frequently Asked Questions document. This reflects the latest information from CDC and the Illinois State Board of Education as of July 26, 2020. We will continue to update this as additional information is shared to guide our planning.