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MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of Southside High School is to make certain that each student realizes his or her own unique potential.  We strive to provide progressive instruction and a broad curriculum to ensure that all students meet state standards and are prepared for future challenges.  

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Seniors who are on track to graduate and in good standing as of the third nine weeks reporting period will be considered “as meeting the graduation requirements” for the State of Alabama.
Schools will be in touch with seniors who have not met the requirements to graduate. Please contact your local school administrator if you have any questions.
We will continue to offer optional enrichment instruction to seniors who have met the requirements in order to continue to prepare them for college and career readiness. Seniors enrolled in dual enrollment courses will follow the attendance schedule set by their respective colleges.
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🐾 Please remember all school facilities, including athletic facilities and fields are closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Please do not trespass in these areas. We ask that you  adhere to these rules. Help us comply with the Governors restrictions. This does not effect the walking track. Thank you. 🐾
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Students, 

This week your teachers will be checking on you.  They will be trying to call you, email you, maybe even have virtual conference to check-in with you! We want to know how you are and how we can help.  Please make sure you check your ecboe student email account to help this process along.  If you need your password reset or login information, please email cassie_clark@ecboe.org.

We miss all of our students during this time! Stay Safe Panthers! 

************************************************************************************ Due to school closures, Balfour has extended the final day to purchase a 2019-20 yearbook to Friday, April 24th.  All sales must be completed online at balfour.com. The book will include specific coverage of the historic and global impact of the Covid-19 on our school, community, and nation. ************************************************************************************ March 15, 2020


Students, Parents & Community, 


Southside High School will be closed beginning Tuesday, March 17 until Monday, April 06.  No extracurricular activities or athletics will be conducted during this period. Absences for Monday, March 16, will be excused as directed by the Alabama Department of Education.  I certainly understand the concern of sending students to school on these days and respect your decision as a parent to keep your child home if you wish to do that.  We will run an 8 period schedule this week Monday-Wednesday for those attending school on these days.


It is important for our students to continue their instruction during the school closure; however, I understand that not everyone has access to online or digital resources.  Students will not be penalized for not completing assignments while the school is closed. Many of our teachers use Google Classroom to share assignments, post notes, lectures, video content and other resources.  Our teachers will be sharing content through this platform while the school is closed; however, all assignments are optional. A hard copy of this content will be available to students while the school is open this week. Students enrolled in Advanced Placement courses may receive additional instructions from teachers during the school closure. Dual Enrollment students should follow Gadsden State’s direction for classes.  ACCESS online courses will continue as normal. 


Our school counselors have posted a need on our Neighborhood Bridges website to fill our food pantry. Please subscribe to neighborhoodbridges.org if you would like to help fill our pantry so that we can help send food home with students that are in need. 


The administration and faculty of Southside High School keeps the safety and health of our students as a top priority.  There has been much planning and precautions put in place to ensure this. The board of education has purchased cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, soap and disinfectant for all of the schools to ensure that we have the supplies needed to ensure the safety and health of our students. 


Please continue to check the school website at sshs.ecboe.org. Nothing about this situation is simple, but I want to assure our students, parents, and community that the faculty and staff of Southside High School will do our best to serve our students and community during this time.  Please be patient with us as we continue to make decisions regarding the school closure. 

 


Julie Tucker

Principal 


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School Closure Update - From Dr. Cosby

03/15/2020
March 15, 2020
I want to provide some information concerning the upcoming school closure as directed by Governor Ivey. The closure will place some hardships on families and we realize that appropriate arrangements must be made. As you know this is a rapidly evolving situation and we will make decisions as necessary. Please note the following: School Days and Closure: Schools will close March 17 and will reopen on Monday, April 6. Please note that this could change. We will have a flexible attendance policy beginning on Monday, March 16  and all absences will be excused should you choose not to send your child to school.
 All athletic and extracurricular activities will be canceled beginning Wednesday and will resume on Monday, April 6. Again, this is subject to change. During this time there will be no contests, weight training, conditioning, practices, or any other related activities.Effective immediately and through April 30 all field trips are canceled. Some of these can be rescheduled while others cannot. Please contact your local school administrator and/or the teacher(s) that are conducting the trip for specific details.
No school work will be required during the closure period; however, schools may be sending home packets or online activities with your child that can help continue the learning process. These packets and work are optional. Please help keep your child engaged in some form of learning during the closure period.
Due to the State of Emergency declaration the missed days will not be required to be made up. I will continue to update information as it is received. Thank you for your patience during this period and stay well.
Sincerely,
Alan Cosby,
Ed.D. Superintendent

cosby

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Southside High School will be closed beginning Tuesday, March 17 and will reopen Monday, April 06.

Due to the school closure, Prom has been moved to May 01, 2020.

Monday’s picture day March 16, is being rescheduled.
Spring pictures, cap and gown and select sports pictures will be rescheduled for a later date. We apologize for the inconvenience.

The meeting for rising freshmen scheduled for Monday March 16th has been cancelled. We will reschedule for a later date. 
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The final day to purchase a yearbook for 2019-2020 will be Friday, March 20th.  You can purchase your yearbook online at Balfour.com or from a yearbook staff member.  At this time, yearbooks are $75.00 each. Yearbooks increase in price throughout the year.  Buy early next year and save $20.00

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PROM INFORMATION: MAY 1, 2020


STEFANIE DERU SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION MS Word Format 
STEFANIE DERU SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PDF FORMAT
Deadline to turn in application is May 1st. Please send applications to Jennifer Liggan at jennifer_liggan@ecboe.org

 ACT After School Tutoring every day in the library. 


Mar. 16 - Spring Pictures
Apr. 18 - Out of Darkness Walk @ SSHS Main Campus
Apr. 23 - Football Spring Parent Meeting
Apr. 18 - Football Spring Practice
May 14 - Underclassmen Awards Day
May 18 - Senior Awards Day
May 20 - Graduation Rehearsal
May 22 - Graduation Commencement Ceremony 8:00 pm @ JSU Pete Matthews Coliseum


PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT AND CREATE AN ACCOUNT TO BE OUR SCHOOL'S PUBLIX PARTNER. CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS.
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Out of Darkness Walk @ SSHS Main Campus April 18th.  You can register as a team or as an individual walker @ afsp.org/SSHS. You can also register the day of the walk beginning @ 8:00 am. The walk will begin @ 10:00 am. We hope to see you there. Please contact Mary Dill @ 256-393-3887 or mchandler3552@gmail.com

out of darkness 2020

 CONGRATULATIONS TO THE
2019-2020 
ETOWAH COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM
 SECONDARY TEACHER OF THE YEAR
MR. JASON RUSSELL! 
RUSSELL 

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PTSO VOLUNTEER FORM

TECH CLUB  LINK


Picture days

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Parents and Students, Please take a few moments to complete these important surveys. We will use the results to guide instruction this school year. 

 

*2019-2020 Climate & Culture Parent Survey

https://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/104777/p2263

 

*2019-2020 Climate & Culture Middle & High School (Grades 6-12)  Student Survey

https://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/104778/p2263


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