END OF GRADING PERIODS:
Family Access is also accessible from the South home page. It is highly encouraged for parents to check daily grades and attendance through this program. Parents must register for a password in the main office. This password stays active throughout a child’s career in school.
REPORT CARD INFORMATION
Listed below is the end of each grading period (six – six week grades). Grade reports will be issued approximately one week after the end of the grading period. Marks are given on the following basis: “A” denotes superior work; “B” above average, “C” average; “D” below average; and “F” failing (no credit given).
September 16, 2016 end of 6 weeks October 28, 2016 end of Term 1 December 22, 2016 end of 6 weeks February 17, 2017 end of Term 2 April 7, 2017 end of 6 weeks May 26, 2016 end of Term 3 Monday 8.8.2016 Staff Meetings - No School for Students Tuesday 8.9 Staff Meetings - No School for Students Wednesday 8.10 Classes Begin for Students Monday 9.5 Labor Day - No School Friday 9.16 End 1st 6 weeks Monday&Tuesday 10.10--11 Fall Break - No School Thursday-Friday 10.27--28 Final Exams End of Trimester 1 Tuesday 11.8 Prof Meetings—No School for Students Monday-Friday 11.21--11.25 Thanksgiving—No School Thursday 12.22 End of 3rd 6 weeks Friday 12.23 Winter Break Begins - Built in snow day Monday 1.9.2017 Classes resume for students Monday 1.16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School Thursday-Friday 2.16--17 Final Exams End of Trimester 2 Monday 2.20 Built in snow day Monday 3.13--3.17 Spring Break Begins - No School Monday 3.20 Classes resume for students Friday 4.7 End 5th 6 weeks Tuesday 5.2 Prof Meetings—No School for Students Thursday-Friday 5.25--26 Final Exams End of Trimester 3 Tuesday 5.30 Staff Meetings Make-up Days Added to end of year as need Saturday 6.3 Commencement
SAT Test Dates Test Registration Deadline
U.S. Late (Fee Applies)
October 1 SAT & Subject Tests September 10 September 26 November 5 SAT & Subject Tests October 7 October 26 December 3 SAT & Subject Tests November 4 November 22 January 21 SAT & Subject Tests December 27 January 11 March 11 SAT only * February 13 March 3 May 7 SAT & Subject Tests April 5 April 20 June 3 SAT & Subject Tests May 7 May 26
* test will not be given at South
sat.collegeboard.org/register/sat-us-datesACT TEST DATES
* South does not administer ACT tests
See Curriculum Guide for details.
A separate publication entitled “Curriculum Guide” is published each year and contains detailed information regarding student scheduling, courses available, special programs, and course descriptions. A copy of the “Curriculum Guide” is issued to each student prior to the scheduling process. Students are given a complete list of course offerings in order to select courses for the following school year. Students are expected to finalize their selections by the end of the spring scheduling period.
This process determines the number of teachers available in each department; thus, requests must be accurate. Only changes required to achieve graduation requirements will be made after requests have been submitted, review by guidance counselors and then finalized by students.
There are established guidelines that all students should recognize which apply whenever changes are made on their daily class schedule. All schedule changes require administration and parent/guardian approval under the direction of a school counselor. To meet with a counselor, simply pre-schedule an appointment with the guidance secretary, and your counselor will send you a pass. Here is a list of the important guidelines that will be followed for schedule changes.
- Schedule changes across discipline areas (e.g. changing a course in mathematics for one in language arts) must be completed by the end of the 5th school day of the term.
- Schedule changes may be made after the 5th day as long as the class to be dropped and the class to be added are within the same academic discipline. Permission from both teachers involved is required after the 5th day.
- Withdrawals from courses prior to the end of the first grading period will not be recorded on the official student transcript. After the first grading period of the term if a class is dropped, it will be to a study hall and an F will be recorded on the transcript for the term.