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South Elementary School is committed to providing our students with engaging learning opportunities in a safe and welcoming environment. We strive to support our students to become respectful and responsible learners and to partner with our families to enrich our learning community.

Principal Newsletter

Principal, Kristin Jares's page where she publishes her Newsletters.

Campus Parent

Campus Parent is our new Student Information System portal for families. You can register your child, see their class information and more.

Breakfast & Lunch Menus

Arbor Food Services provides new lunch menu's monthly, the last week of the current month.

School Supply List

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Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe, Be a Buddy


A Deeper Dive into our School

We invite you to take a few minutes to take a deeper dive into the walls of our school. We are proud to share with you our celebrations, innovations and student engagements happening each and every day.

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Field Day

South School's Field Day this year was a big hit. Students enjoyed all of the activities throughout the day. Some of the activities included were relay races, shoe kicking competition, chalk drawing, giant parachute and more.

Photo of students participating in a race outside during field day.

Supporting the Whole Child

District 62 continues to place an emphasis on supporting the needs of all children especially as it relates to social emotional learning "SEL" and supports.

Video Testimonials

Sharing Our Stories

Celebrating our Success in the Classrooms

We invite you to take a look at the innovation and learning happening inside our school here at South Elementary.

Ms. Kristin Jares

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Ms. Azalia Flores

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EL Resource Teacher

Ms. Emily Curylo

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3rd Grade Teacher

Ms. Andrea Winget

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Kindergarten Teacher

Ms. Libby Juskiewicz

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Director of Second Language Learners

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By the Numbers


Teachers FTE


Support Staff


Languages Spoken



Data Updated on 2/29/24




Teacher Retention

62 United