Southland Elementary - Parent Link
1/6/22
Drop-Off:
Morning drop-off (7:45-8:15) can be done at the Main Entrance/Office or the Elementary wing on the East side of the building only. We are looking at the safety of the students and all the traffic that there is at that time.
If you are dropping off your student after 8:15 or before 3:00, please do so at the Main Entrance, NOT the Elementary Doors. The office needs to make sure that the kids are getting checked in/out accordingly. 
Pick-Up:
After school pick-up (after 3:00) can be done at the Office or classroom. If you are picking up on the East side by the Elementary wing, please come into the building and pick your child up in their classrooms. If you are picking up your student before 3:00, please do so at the Main Entrance, NOT the Elementary Doors. The office needs to make sure that the kids are getting checked in/out accordingly.
Any Absence:
If your child has to be gone from school instruction, please contact the office by phone at 507-582-3568, or by email klowe@isd500.k12.mn.us
Please Wear Winter Gear!!
It is that time of year again. Snow is flying and temperatures are below freezing more often during the morning/day and warm Winter clothing is a must now at school.
Please lable your children's items if possible so if misplaced we are able to return them to the right student.
Upcoming PTO Events
Movie Night
Saturday, January 29th
Southland PTO will be showing a movie held at the school in
Gym 1!! 
(Please check your email for the Parent Link for Moive Title)
Doors Open at 6pm with the movie beginning at 630pm! 
Popcorn will be available (Free Will Donation) – Bring your own beverage that has a SECURE LID!
**Movie showing is subject to change on availability**
BINGO Night
Friday, February 18th
We are planning on an (in)famous special guest to call numbers..... Stayed tuned for more information!!!
Birthday Celebrations
Please remember to send healthy snacks (individually wrapped and purchased from a store), prizes, games or activities to celebrate the special day. We want to encourage healthy choices and follow USDA guidelines and District’s Wellness Program. Also, we ask that you do not send invitations for parties to school for various reasons.

21-22 Yearbook
We have a volunteer for the yearbook this year!!
More information will be coming soon.
20-21' Yearbook UPDATE
They will be here soon!! I will send them home with the students that have pre-ordered them. If you would still like to purchase one, they are $13.
Please make checks payable to "Southland PTO"
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, January 17th

End of 2nd Qtr.
Friday, January 21st

Noon Dismissal
Earn Money For Our School!!
Box Tops: Easier than EVER to earn money for our school with the NEW Box Tops app! They have created a simple how-to video with simple step-by-step instructions for us to share with our school supporters. PLEASE pass this along and share with others in the community.
Coke Rewards: We are now accepting Coke Rewards online or bring them in!

Two Easy Steps:
1. Search for our school
2. Enter your code

Follow this link to enter your product codes: Enter Your Codes Here!

CASEY’S Rewards: Now you can earn points on all your Casey’s purchases – in-store, online or at the pump. Turn those points into donations for our school!

School Board Meeting
January 19th at 6:30 PM
Breakfast/Lunch:
Free Breakfast and Lunch has been extended for the 21-22 school year for ALL families,
through a provision of the National School Lunch Program called the Seamless Summer
Option.
Student Age Care (SAC):
SAC is always an option for child care before, after school, early dismissals or no student days during the week unless otherwise noted in the handbook. Below is the direct link on the district webpage under the Elementary Tab if you would like to utilize this option: https://www.isd500.k12.mn.us/page/3026. If you have any questions, please contact the school at the number above or Heidi Stickle-SAC coordinator at 437-1413 (day) or 438-3697 (evening)
Stay Healthy!
Health/Wellness Info:

Please continue to communicate with the school with any new symptoms of COVID-19, COVID-19 exposures, and/or COVID positive results. ebrumm@isd500.k12.mn.us
We hope you are all staying healthy.

In health and wellness,
Emily Brumm RN

COVID
Decision Tree Guide
In-Person Model Health and Safety Requirements
• Masking is recommend for students and staff
• PPE is available for direct support student services
• Routines of hygiene education and practices
• Daily and frequent cleaning of high touch surfaces
• Building Level COVID-19 program coordinator to monitor situations
• Monitor and exclude for illness
• All positive COVID-19 cases will be reported to MDH
Operations
• Face Coverings
• Face coverings are recommended for students and staff on school property
• Southland students and staff must wear a face covering when riding in school vehicles—Federal CDC Requirement
• A limited number of cloth and disposable masks will be available for students
• Students are encouraged to provide their own face covering
• Social and Physical Distancing
• During in-person learning we will create as much space between students as is feasible with a goal of at least 3 feet.
• International Travel
• Students and staff who travel outside of the United States must follow CDC quarantine guidance
• Facility Use
• Events and activities will follow the most upto-date Southland “Safe Learning Plan” requirements

Health and Safety
• COVID-19 affects different people in different ways
• Infected people have a wide range of symptoms—from mild to severe
• CDC does not currently recommend universal symptom screening for students at school
• Parents will be the fundamental part of the student screening process 
• Students found to be ill at school with one or more common symptom or two or more less common symptoms will be sent home (Please see the COVID Decision Tree Guide above)


2021-2022 Safe Learning Plan
Please click the image to download and review.
VAULT Health link for testing Click Here
or
Call your local medical provider for direction
Parent Link:
The bi-weekly update will be sent to your e-mail you have supplied or a hard copy will be sent home. The newsletter will also be posted on the school web site at www.isd500.k12.mn.us.
Mower County Resource's
Southland School District
200 Water St. NW,
Adams, MN 55909
(507) 582-3568