My how the quarter flew by us and we are now headed towards the winter
months. I want to remind all of a few things that we need to be reminded of as we
head into this time of year. First, we will not have school on October 30, 2020
due to a teacher in-service that day. On November 1, 2020, our dress code at the
elementary changes where we can not wear sandals, flip-flops, shorts, tank tops,
etc. to school. We will be calling parents if this happens so that students can
change. We do also recommend that students bring coats as we will continue to
go outside as long as the temperature feels like 20 degrees.
The last thing that I would like to remind parents about is that we will have our
Thanksgiving break starting on November 25th with no school that day and
continuing until we start school on Monday, November 30th. Again, if you have
any questions please feel free to contact the office. Again, stay safe and looking
forward to a great school year.
The Southern Public Schools (SPS) COVID-19 Dashboard will provide information on the number of active cases (Regarding students and staff members) within our district. It will be updated every Thursday by noon when school is in session.
Please click here to access the SPS COVID-19 Dashboard.
Become a Substitute Teacher in a Month
STEP 1 – Apply to UNK Admissions by November 12
Graduate Admissions if you have a Bachelor’s Degree, Non-Degree Seeking
Undergraduate Admissions if you have 60 credit hours of college credit, Non-Degree Seeking
STEP 2 – Register for Online Courses – Courses Run Nov 16 through Dec 4
OPTION A: CENTRAL NEBRASKA SUBSTITUTE CONSORTIUM – Permit will allow you to apply and pay for one permit to substitute in 56 - ESU 9, 10, and 11 school systems.
TE 808P – Human Relations 1 credit hour
TE899 – Special Topics: Substitute Teaching 1 credit hour
OPTION B: INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL SYSTEMS(S) – Permit will allow you to substitute in one school system. You must apply and pay for a permit in each school system where you want to substitute teach.
TE 808P – Human Relations 1 credit hour
Free - Substitute Teaching: What You Should Know and Do. Takes 6 clock hours to complete.
STEP 3 - Apply for your Local Substitute Teaching Permit
STEP 4 – Contact schools to get on their substitute lists.
What is the cost? TUITION: $315 + FEES PER CREDIT HOUR FOR NEBRASKA RESIDENT
Who do I contact to begin the process? Contact Jane Blum email@example.com for detailed instructions.
How long does this permit last? The Local Substitute Permit is good for 3 years.
College-bound students and their parents are invited to participate in one of several upcoming free webinars on “How to Complete the FAFSA.”
An EducationQuest representative will explain the basics of financial aid and how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This is the same information provided during EducationQuest’s Financial Aid Programs. Webinars are scheduled for:
Thursday, February 21 – 7:00 pm (CT)
Webinar link: http://eqf.org/10yZsTR
If you have questions, call EducationQuest at 800.666.3721 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to Southern Seniors Kylee Combs and Katie Forney who have been selected as Southern's Students of the Month for this prestigious Elks Lodge recognition. Students are selected on the basis of Scholarship, Leadership, Citizenship, Community, and Character. They will be honored by the Elks Lodge in November.
Yearbook Snap is a free app for crowdsourcing photos. Students, families, and the school community can take photos and quickly submit them during events. Yearbook Snap can be downloaded in the App store or Google Play or go to yearbookforever.com to upload them for consideration.
About Yearbook Snap:
Submit your best photos for consideration! The access code is SouthernRaiders.
Southern Schools is accepting applications for school bus route drivers, substitute and activity bus drivers. Applicants will be required to obtain CDL and Level I training. Training opportunities will be provided for interested applicants. Applications may be picked up at the Superintendent’s Office at 115 S. 11th Street, Wymore, NE or they can be downloaded off of the district website (Under the District tab and under the Employment tab). Southern Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and this position is subject to a veteran’s preference. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.