Good Morning South Point Families, This is just a reminder that there will be early outs every Friday for the month of January. Students will be dismissed at 12:50 PM. Here are the early out dates: January 8,15,22,&29. Thank you. Mr. Grassel South Point Principal
Hello South Point Families, I hope this letter finds you and your family healthy and safe. As I write this, the halls of South Point are pretty quiet. I sure miss seeing all the kids at school. The staff at South Point is preparing for the students to return to school on Monday, January 4th, 2021. The students will need to bring back all their school supplies. The most important thing is they return their computer and charging cords on January 4th as well. It will be essential for students to have all the things they need to be successful on the first day back at school. If you were issued a hotspot during this temporary distance learning period, please send that back with your student as well. As we move forward with the school year, we are hoping that things can get back to normal as the school year progresses. I want to commend the families, students, and all the staff members at South Point for their hard work during distance learning these past few weeks. It takes a village to make a school great. South Point is blessed to have such great people. We have been pretty lucky with the weather so far this school year. Make sure that you send warm clothes back to school on January 4th. The standard stuff like hats, gloves, jackets, and snow pants are highly encouraged. With all the Covid-19 restrictions, outside activity is very much needed for all the students. District officials are asking all staff members and families to continue symptom screening and calling the school building offices with information about COVID-related illness. In order to enter back into school on January 4th, we must have a strong handle on COVID information to keep everyone safe for the return. Call the school building your child attends about COVID testing, quarantining, positives, or if they are having symptoms! In conclusion, It is my wish that you all have time to enjoy your family and relax over the break. Yours in Education, Mr. Grassel South Point Principal
Good morning EGF families, The School District is currently having some internet issues and working to fix the problem. We hope to have the issues resolved shortly. Thank you for your patience.
12/9/2020 Dear South Point Families, The EGF ISD 595 Board of Education approved the recommendation on December 8, 2020, to extend distance learning for all grade levels through the holiday break. The students are scheduled to return to school on Monday, January 4th, 2021. You have received information from your child's teacher about their class expectations, schedule, and how attendance will be taken care of. The expectations for this period of distance learning is very important. Please make sure your child is getting on their computers, turning on cameras when asked. If your child is not showing up and participating in class it will be considered as an unexcused absence for that day. If your child is going to be absent from class, please contact the South Point office to let us know they are out for the day. Here are some important dates for you to be aware of: Friday, December 11th is an early out. Classes are done at 12:50 pm per Governor's orders Wednesday, December 16th is an early out. Classes are done at 1:10 pm for district-wide PLC’s Friday, December 18th is an early out. Classes are done at 12:50 pm per Governor's orders The school district has provided Chromebook computers for every student at South Point. We are asking families to please have their students keep food and drink clear of the machines at all times. If you do experience any technical issues, please contact the South Point office and we will get you the help you need. The School District will be distributing meals during the distance learning period. Please go to https://sites.google.com/egf.k12.mn.us/egfchildnutrition/menus to find more information about the meal distribution program. Please note - Meals will still be available for pick up at Door #1 of New Heights, South Point, and the Senior High from 11:00 - Noon on weekdays. District officials are asking all staff members and families to continue symptom screening and calling the school building offices with information about COVID-related illness. This is critical because we will have some students coming to school to pick up material, attend childcare, and participate in in-person instruction in special situations. In order to enter back into school on January 4th, we must have a strong handle on COVID information to keep everyone safe for the return. Call the school building your child attends about COVID testing, quarantining, positives, or if they are having symptoms! Thank You, Mr. Grassel
South Point Families, Daycare will run as normal at SP tomorrow.
Hello South Point Families, I just want to take this time to Thank You for all that you do. This is an interesting time in all of our lives. I know we will get through this with a little flexibility and compassion. Your child’s teacher has been working extremely hard to make distance learning successful. I am very proud of all of them. I am also very proud of all the students here at South Point. They have worked extremely hard to get ready for distance learning themselves. We are all hoping we get back into the classroom very shortly. Just a reminder that tomorrow, Friday, December 4th, and Friday, December 11th are early out days per the orders from the Governor of Minnesota. Kids will be in session in the morning, have lunch, and will be dismissed from online class at 12:50 PM on both Fridays. Thank you, Mr. Grassel South Point Principal
Please go to https://5il.co/nch1 to find more information from Superintendent Kolness about the recent decision to pivot to distance learning for all grade levels.
South Point Families, We are ONE week away from Pack the Backpack Food Drive at Hugo's Family Market Place in East Grand Forks! With the support of devoted neighbors like you, United Way is fighting to end childhood hunger. A donation to the Bacpack Program helps provide six meals in students’ backpacks. Together, we are ensuring that no child goes hungry while they are away from school over the weekend. Join us on September 29th and 30th from 9:00 am - 7:00 pm as we collect food items to Pack the Backpack! September 29th -30th 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Hugo's Family Market Place 306 14th St NE, East Grand Forks, MN 56721 We hope to see you there! Dave Sena President/CEO P.S. Not able to join us for Pack the Backpack? You can give online today, click below!