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  • Memory Book Ordering

    Posted by Kelly Rokos on 2/24/2020

    It’s time to order a school yearbook for the 19-20 school year!

    You can order online at www.treering.com/validate  and enter South’s code: 101507821946978.

    The cost is $15.46, and the deadline is March 22nd.  Please call TreeRing at 877-755-8733

    with any questions.

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  • Kindness Collection Begins February 10

    Posted by Kelly Rokos on 2/6/2020

    The South Senators are hosting a "Kindness Week Collection"  from February 10-14. We will be collecting toiletries for those who are in need. We are collecting trial size toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothpaste, deodorant and lotion) which will be donated to our local county PADS shelters for distribution. The class that collects the most items- wins 30 Sabre bucks! We hope everyone will take part in this collection, so we can demonstrate our kindness and good citizenship towards our community. We appreciate all of your cooperation with this worthwhile cause!

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  • South's Giving Tree

    Posted by Kelly Rokos on 11/12/2019

    Our South Senator project that runs from November 20- December 20 is collecting new hats, scarves, mittens, and gloves for those in need. These items will be donated for distribution to Turning Point in Woodstock. Please have your donations to school by Friday, December 20th. Please put any donations on the tree in the front entranceway. Thank you for your help in making this project successful! Each person who donates gets 5 Sabre bucks!

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  • Important Information and Reminders

    Posted by Kelly Rokos on 11/8/2019

    1) Winter weather is here! Please make sure that your child is properly dressed in a coat and any other winter accessories as needed.  A sweatshirt is not enough to be able to go outside for recess.


    2) For morning arrival, if your child is a car rider, please ensure they are dropped off between 8:30-8:50 am. Students dropped off between 8:50-9:00am, need to proceed through the front door and go directly to their classroom if there is no supervisor outside. Any child being dropped off at 9:00 am or later, since classroom instruction has already begun, will need to be brought in the building by a parent to sign the child in at the front office.  Thank you for your assistance in making sure our students are here on time, ready to start their day!


    3) Progress Reports will be available Wednesday Nov. 20th via ParentVue. Parents must have their Synergy ParentVue login and password to view their child's progress report. Should a parent need assistance with their log-in/password, they can contact the school office or hd@d47.org.


    4) South is collecting food donations in cooperation with the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce Food Drive for Community Harvest.  This will run until Nov. 20th.  The items can be placed in the large box in the main entryway of the building. Thank you for your donations. 

    5. 5Essentials Survey: This fall, students, staff, and parents across Illinois will have an opportunity to participate in the eighth annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials survey. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about our school. The parent survey (available in English and Spanish) is now open and takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. One survey may be completed and submitted for each child by either parent. We hope you will take this opportunity to provide us with your feedback. To access the survey, please visit http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/.

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  • Guidelines for Keeping Children Home From School

    Posted by Kelly Rokos on 10/4/2019
    • Fever 
    • Your child should stay home if he/she has a fever. The American Academy of Pediatrics definition of fever is 101 degrees or greater. Your child can return to school after he/she has been fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications.
    • Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)
    • If your child's eyes are swollen, red or they are draining, he/she should stay home. If your child was diagnosed with Conjunctivitis, he/she may return to school 24 hours after the first dose of prescribed medication.
    • Rashes
    • Your child should stay home if he/she has a rash you cannot identify. A child with a rash should not return to school until a health care provider has made a diagnosis and determined that the rash is not contagious.
    • Strep Throat
    • If your child has been diagnosed with strep throat, your child should remain at home until he/she has been on antibiotics for a full 24 hours and fever free for a 24-hour period before returning to school.
    • Vomiting/Diarrhea
    • If your child has vomited more than once or has had persistent diarrhea during the previous evening or the current morning, he/she should stay home from school. He/she may return to school only after being symptom-free for 24 hours.
    • Colds
    • Please keep your child home from school if he/she has a moist, productive cough, chest congestion, or thick nasal discharge. Continuous greenish discharge may be a sign of infection and you should consider consulting your health care provider.
    • A sick child cannot learn effectively and is unable to participate fully in classes in a meaningful way. Keeping a sick child home from school prevents the spread of illness to others in the school and allows your child to rest and recover.
    • In addition to the guidelines listed above, please keep your child home from school if your are aware of any communicable disease your child may be carrying that has not been treated and could be passed to others. This is for your child's safety as well as the other students in your child's school. Thank you for your help in keeping your child's school a healthy environment!
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  • School Directory

    Posted by Kelly Rokos on 9/19/2019

    For the past few years, the PTO has organized an electronic (emailed) student directory for interested parents/guardians, which comes in handy for arranging playdates and birthday parties with fellow students.

    If you’re interested in participating, please fill out a form for each of your students at South, using the Sign-up Genius form here,  by September 27th. On the first page, be sure to check the ‘Sign up’ box, then select the ‘Submit and Sign Up’ button at the bottom of the page to proceed to the second page, and follow the prompts for the info needed. Once you’ve completed the form, click on the ‘Sign up Now’ button at the bottom to complete your sign-up; it’s that easy!  If you have any issues, please refer to the attached User Guide for detailed instructions and screenshots, or email leighannbarnett@yahoo.com.

    Note: if you have multiple students at South, you’ll need to complete a form for EACH student

    If you choose not to participate, a directory will not be provided to your family. This is the only opportunity to have your information in the school directory and thus the only opportunity to obtain a school directory for this school year. We hope to email the directory out by the end of September; stay tuned!

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  • Superhero Day

    Posted by Kelly Rokos on 9/17/2019

    “Superhero Day” will take place on Friday, September 27th. Donate $1 to the “It’s All For Kids” Foundation here in McHenry County and you can dress like a superhero for the day. Be a superhero and help out kids fighting cancer!  The class with the most participation will receive 30 Sabre bucks!

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  • Welcome to 4th Grade!

    Posted by Kelly Rokos on 8/23/2019

    I am very excited to be starting the 2019-2020 school year and working with your children!

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