• Get ready to read this summer!!! The Crystal Lake Library is running its Summer Reading Program from June 1- August 6. All South students may participate whether your family has a CL Library card or not. Check out this YouTube video to get all of the details and information!  Here is the link to the Reading Log to record reading minutes.


    Welcome to South!

    During our Remote Learning, starting 3/31/20: Daily lessons will be shared via email and also posted daily on our class Seesaw page. Please email your child's teacher with any questions you may have. We will be sending all information about Remote Learning through Seesaw and synergy emails, please make sure you check it daily!

    Guidelines for Keeping Children Home From School 

    • 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!


    11/12/19 The Giving Tree

    The Giving Tree
    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!


    11/8/19  Updates

    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. 


    1. 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/.


    Dear Parents,
    Our Teacher Assistant Program (TAP) is seeking volunteers from each classroom to help out in our workroom.  TAP's job is to assist teachers with clerical work such as copying, laminating, cutting, etc, giving teachers more time to focus on teaching. 
    Volunteers can assist in the following ways:
    -Stop in before, during or after school to work. The timing is flexible. (Just check in at the office first)
    -Take jobs home (such as trimming lamination) and return the next day.
    -Come to our TAP Drop-In nights
    We currently do all of our communication through WhatsApp. Parents can download the app and use the following link to join our group and receive TAP updates and volunteer opportunities.


    REMINDER: With the increase of allergies and health conditions among our student population, no outside food/treats/candy is being allowed to be brought into the schools for elementary classroom holiday parties (Halloween, Winter, and Valentine’s Day). The students are just as happy to receive stickers, pencils, and/or do craft projects during the 45-minute holiday parties and the risks to our students and amount of food thrown away is significantly reduced and/or eliminated. If room parents organizing a holiday party feel strongly about providing a food item or treat for the entire classroom, they may work with the classroom teacher and the District’s food service provider, Sodexo, to select an item from the “safe foods” list.  Please note: If the decision is made by the room parent(s) to order a food item from Sodexo for a holiday party, the cost of providing the item is the responsibility of the parent(s) organizers. Parents may be asked for (but not required to provide) a monetary donation to help cover the cost of the food. Alternatively, instead of parents donating treats, snacks, etc. for parties like they’ve done in the past, they can be encouraged instead to donate other items, such as stickers, pencils, craft supplies, etc. to offset party costs for activities.

    Recordatorio: Con el incremento de alergias y condiciones de salud entre la población de nuestros estudiantes, ya no será permitido traer bocadillos/comidas/dulces de afuera para las celebraciones (Halloween, Invierno, y Día de San Valentín). Los estudiantes están contentos de recibir calcomanías, lápices, y/o hacer proyectos de manualidades durante las celebraciones de 45 minutos y este nuevo procedimiento reducirá significativamente o eliminara riesgos hacia nuestros estudiantes y la cantidad de comida que se tiene que botar. Si los padres organizadores de una fiesta en un aula están fuertemente a favor de proporcionar un articulo de comida, pueden trabajar con el maestro de aula y el proveedor de servicios alimenticios del Distrito, Sodexo, y seleccionar un artículo de la lista de “alimentos seguros”. Por favor tenga en cuenta: que si la decisión es tomada por los padres del aula para pedir un artículo de comida de Sodexo para una fiesta, el costo de proporcionar el artículo es responsabilidad de los padres que organizan la fiesta. Alternativamente,En lugar de pedir a los padres que donen golosinas, bocadillos, etc. como en los festejos anteriores, los padres pueden ser animados a donar otros artículos, tales como calcomanías, lápices, artículos para manualidades, etc. para compensar los costos de las actividades.


    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!