Southland Elementary - Parent Link
11/11/21
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
Fidgets
We have have seen students exchanging and trading "Pop Fidgets". With the increase in Covid-19 cases that we are expierencing here at school, we are asking that you talk to your children and encourange them not to do this, have them be used appropriately, and write their name on them.
Thank your for your understanding and help.
Elementary Winter Concert

This will be held in the Auditorium on Thursday, Dec. 2nd. Come help us get in the holiday spirit with a concert of many different styles and traditions of music!!

Times
1:15 PM - Entire Concert (piano preludes at 1 PM)
6:30 PM - Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Grade
  • Interlude: Piano Preludes
7:00 PM - 4th & 5th Grade Musical "Paint the Town December"

*Students who take piano lessons are invited to prepare and play a piece as prelude/interlude music in the concert. Please let Mrs. Freund know if you plan to play

There will be a break in the evening concert for an audience shift after 3rd grade performs before the mini play begins. As of right now, our "Safe Learning Plan" only recommends a mask while in the building, NOT required.
Elementary Conferences Nov. 16th & 18th; 4-8 PM
Information has been sent home to sign-up!
Santa's Workshop Donations
Donation's are needed this year. Look for a seperate email with more informaiton to follow.

D.A.C.
Southland's District Advisory Committee is looking for parent volunteers. Committee members receive information and give input to district leaders for the direction of the district and serve for a 2-year term. You would meet 4-times a year, before board meetings. If interested, please contact the District Office 507-582-3568.




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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 Volunteer
The Southland PTO is looking for a volunteer that would be interested in doing the Southland Elementary Yearbook for the 2021-2022 School Year! If you (or a group) are interested in doing this, please contact Chrissy Weis at ccsmile15@yahoo.com to learn more!
*Please note, if we are unable to secure someone to complete the yearbook there will be NO yearbook for the 2021-22 school year**
20-21' Yearbook UPDATE
They are not here yet. As soon as they come in, I will contact parents to let them know they will be coming home with your child. If you have not ordered one and still want to, please contact Katie in the office or let their teacher know.
Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 24th-26th

End of 1st Qtr.
Fri., Nov. 12th

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
November 15th 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