Message from the Principal
Dear Southside Parents and Guardians,
I hope this letter finds you well and that the new semester has started on a positive note for you and your child. As we continue our commitment to providing a safe and nurturing environment for all students, I would like to update you on some important matters at Southside.
As part of our ongoing efforts to ensure every student receives the best possible education, we have recently conducted an attendance audit to monitor the attendance patterns of our students. In the first semester of school, twenty-eight percent of students were not physically present for more than ten percent of instructional days.
We understand that various factors can contribute to student absences, and we are committed to working collaboratively with families to address any challenges. In the coming weeks, our school staff will be reaching out to the families of students who have exceeded the ten percent absence threshold. This contact is intended to open a dialogue, understand the reasons behind the absences, and explore ways in which we can support your child's consistent attendance and academic success.
Principal Jennifer Smith