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General Information



1. All visitors must report to the office. Please enter through the front door, go to the office to  sign in and pick up your visitor’s pass, and return to the office to leave your pass and sign out.

2. When checking a student in, go directly to the office to secure a check-in slip. Do not drop  students off at the front entrance. IMPORTANT: Parent needs to accompany students to the office when checking in late. Students not in the classroom by 7:40 are considered tardy. Use  the carpool area in the back of the school before 7:35 or use the front entrance after 7:35 and bring your child into the office.  When the gate is closed, please drive to the front parking lot, park in a parking space (not the fire lane) and bring your child into the office to sign in.

3. When checking a student out, go directly to the office and the teacher will be asked to send the student to the office. Students must be checked out before 2:20.




1. School begins at 7:40 A.M. and is dismissed at 2:40 P.M. Parents may drop their child off from 7:10 a.m.- 7:35 a.m. and begin pick up at 2:40. A bell will ring at 2:37 P.M. to dismiss car riders and fourth and fifth grade bus students.  Remaining bus students and van riders will dismiss at 2:40.

2. Early dismissal - the students will be dismissed at 10:50 a.m. on the following days: November 17, March 8, and April 19th.




1. Every parent must provide the school with current emergency telephone numbers (at least two)  in the event of illness or accident.

2. Emergency forms are given to each child during the first week of school for this purpose. These are to be updated each time a change occurs.



1. If possible, please make payments by check or money order. If cash is used, please send the exact amount. THE OFFICE WILL NOT MAKE CHANGE. (Cash will not be accepted for payment of supply fees.)

2. A separate check for lunch and supply fee is necessary for each child as each account must be kept separately.

3. Checks or money orders should be made payable to Southside Elementary, unless otherwise stated.

4. Students will not be allowed to take part in extra curricular activities (softball, track, field trips, or Achievement Day) until supply fee payment is made.



1. Students’ nine weeks’ grades are based on a variety of assessments. Possible assessments include the following: classwork, homework, quizzes, tests, projects, participation, etc. These assessments are averaged to determine the report card grade using the parish grading scale. Student promotion is based on the Livingston Parish Pupil Progression Plan that outlines the requirements for promotion for each grade level. This varies by grade level and involves a combination of attendance, iLEAP, Iowa, or LEAP test scores, classroom grades, and parish tests.

2. If you desire a conference with your child’s teacher, call the office or write a note to the teacher to  set up an appointment. Conferences during instructional time will not be allowed.  Parents will not be allowed to conference with a teacher if a conference was not scheduled.