During this past week, Building Principals have been meeting with students to explain revisions to the Student Code of Conduct that are now in effect as well as related revisions to the student handbooks. The revised Code and Handbooks are listed on the Student Handbook page of this website. One of the goals of these revisions is to clarify what bullying is and is not. The new code cites examples of bullying-type behavior, list consequences for each, and also establishes strict penalties for any student found to be a bully. These changes can be read by accessing the Elementary, Middle School or High School handbook posted on the Student Handbook page. In addition to these revisions, the Board is expected to approve a Second Reading of the District's draft Bullying/Cyberbullying policy at the Monday, January 14th Board of Education Meeting. The draft policy can be reviewed at this link.
 
 
 

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Southern Columbia is engaged in a yearlong initiative to Soar into Space in hopes of being chosen as a downlink site for a live feed emanating from the International Space Station. If chosen, students and staff will be afforeded the unique opportunity to speak with the astronauts currently on the space station sometime in spring 2020. To help the District's application stand out among the rest, Literacy Specialist Lindy Novak and Library Manager Amanda Noblit, have created a set activities and events.Learn More

The Take 5 to Save Lives program outlines 5 things that we can all do to work together to prevent suicide.The campaign encourages everyone to take five minutes out of their day to complete five prevention-focused action steps: 1. Learn the Signs: Take a few minutes to learn the warning signs of suicide. 2. Know How to Help- Know what to say and do if someone you know is struggling.3. Practice Self-Care- MLearn More