State required proficiency exams will begin soon for our Southside students in grades 3-8. Support for students who will be testing includes insuring good attendance at school, plenty of rest, and healthy meals. Testing for Southside will occur on specific dates for each grade level tested between April 24 and May 31. Designated dates will be sent home with students. We will also post the dates on our school calendar. Student participation is a state requirement which provides families, the school, and the state valuable information. Thanks for supporting our students. (Students are encouraged to bring a water bottle on their test days.)
Welcome to Southside School District! We are located in Shelton, Washington, 15 miles Northwest of Olympia, off Highways 101 and 3, on the beautiful Hammersley Inlet of Puget Sound. We have the pride of a smaller, family-oriented community with the benefit of many desired amenities nearby. We are celebrating the 110th Anniversary of Southside School District.
Southside School District has about 200 students in grades K-7 on one campus. Our teachers are all highly qualified, meeting state requirements, to meet the educational needs of our students while maintaining the personalization of a small district setting. Most of our employees have worked at Southside for over 10 years and their average years of experience in education are over 18 years. Generations of families have attended Southside. Approximately 40% of our student population is students and families who waiver into the school district due to the positive attributes of Southside. If you are looking for a quaint and nurturing learning environment with scaffolded, rigorous, and engaging curriculum, Southside School District meets these criteria.
Supported immensely by involved parents and active community members, and led by a capable and caring school board, our principal/superintendent, teachers, and support staff are committed to helping students reach their full potential as students and positive contributors to our community. The Southside community has continued to demonstrate a belief in the importance of education by continually supporting the levies needed to operate this district. Lastly, Southside is successful because of the support of the many parent and community volunteers. We have a parent/community booster club that works collaboratively with the school to insure that our students have opportunities not afforded at other places. Together, our staff and community have a positive impact on the exceptional education of all of our students.
Southside School District does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, including gender expression or identity, creed, religion, age, veteran or military status, disability, or the use of trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. The notice of nondiscrimination is disseminated in the language of national origin minority parents with limited English proficiency (LEP) in the district.
Title II of the American Disabilities Act (ADA), 28CFR 35.107
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (TitleIX), 34 CFR 106.9
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section504), 34 CFR 104.8
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI),34 CFR 100.6
8:15 AM 6th Grade Math MSP Test
8:15 AM 5th Grade Math MSP Test
12:15 PM Early Release Day
8:15 AM 6th Grade Reading MSP Test
8:15 AM 7th Grade Math MSP Test
8:00 AM Highly Capable Test date
1:00 PM ASB Officer Election Assembly