GROW THROUGH MINDFULNESS
Grow Through Mindfulness (GTM) has returned to South School! Glencoe 35 partners with GTM to teach mindfulness exercises that are known to improve self-regulation, attention, and school climate. The mindfulness sessions will be shared with virtually with all of our classrooms. As a component of this initiative, we will share Mindfulness Home Connections with all of our families. These weekly emails will summarize classroom learnings and suggest child-friendly and family activities. By including children, parents, and teachers we hope to nurture an environment of mindfulness at school and at home.
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, 2020. 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, 2021.
The South School Playground is CLOSED during arrival and dismissal times. We ask for your assistance in following our safety guidelines.
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
ONE BOOK ONE SCHOOL
Come along with us as we read The World According to Humphrey by Betty Birney. Each day, during DROP EVERYTHING AND READ, we will read a chapter together. We look forward to reading together as a building.
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.