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Welcome to Southwood Elementary 

We, the staff of Southwood Elementary School, in partnership with the community, will provide an environment to enhance growth academically, socially, physically, and emotionally, according to the individual needs of all students. We will measure observable growth in those areas to develop future responsible citizens and to promote the desire for life long learning.


We Believe:

  • A child's education must utilize and involve families and the entire community.
  • Each student can learn and is entitled to a comprehensive, quality education that reflects the expectations and needs of society.
  • Every student should be given opportunities to reach his/her fullest potential in the mastery of skills and content.
  • In fostering an appreciation of diversity and providing a curriculum that affirms diversity.
  • In providing a safe and secure environment for each student and staff member.
  • In providing an equitable curriculum which includes a variety of environments and instructional methods.
  • In evaluating the mastery of essential skills and content through a variety of assessments.
  • A positive attitude of the school community toward learning is a result of pride, respect and responsibility for self, others, and the environment.
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State Board of Education Notice

The State Board of Education recommends that after the Reproductive Health Advisory Board recommends new or a change in curriculum content, preview of those program materials including public viewing should be conducted prior to the local school board approval. These new materials will be viewed on the following date and times for parents/guardians feedback to support positive parent/child communication and guidance.

November 21, 2015 9:00-11:00 a.m. Administration Office

November 24, 2015 5:00-6:00 p.m. Administration Office

Notice to Kentwood Public Schools Fifth Grade Parents

Notice to Kentwood Public Schools Fifth Grade Parents,

 

The Kentwood Board of Education has established a program of reproductive health in accordance with the State of Michigan Public Act 226/335/289.  The Board of Education, by recommendation of the Kentwood Reproductive Health Advisory Committee, has adopted an elementary program for reproductive health to be taught at the fifth grade level.  The Advisory Committee is composed of parents, educators, clergy, medical professionals and other community members.

 

According to these acts, parents/guardians have the right to review the material to be utilized in this program.  In compliance with the statute, the materials will be made available for review at a 6:00 PM meeting on Monday, December 8, at Glenwood Elementary in the Media Center.  At that time parents may review materials used in the fifth grade reproductive health program.

 

By law, parents/guardians have the right to excuse their child from participation in the reproductive health unit without academic penalty.  If your family decision is to excuse your child from participation, please call your child's teacher to make her/him aware of your decision.

 

If you have questions or concerns, please contact your child's teacher or Principal

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