Welcome to Southside Elementary!

Welcome to Southside Elementary - Grady County's oldest AND newest school. 

The original school was housed in our historic auditorium located on 3rd Street. Constructed in 1922, the auditorium was once home to both Cairo High School and Southside Elementary. The auditorium was completely renovated during the 2016-2017 school year. Shortly thereafter, construction and demolition projects occurred creating our current campus configuration and changing our address to 322 4th Avenue, S.E. 

Much of the older wings and remnants of the older campus were demolished to make room for twenty new classrooms, a new media center and administrative offices. We are very proud of our new buildings and the renovation of the auditorium. Southside is a great place for our young people to learn, live, lead and leave a legacy!

Southside estará a lo largo de Hawk Lane usando la ruta regular de recogida y recogida.

Upcoming Events

Our current plan is to have students to return to school Tuesday, September 8, 2020 for the 2020-2021 school year. This plan, however, is tentative due to the situations we currently face with the COVID19 pandemic. Please monitor the Grady County School System website and the local news outlets to keep informed about the status of the upcoming year.  


    Southside Elementary 2020-2021 School Supply List

Please note all grades would greatly appreciate the purchase and donations of such items as Germ-X, Lysol spray, Clorox wipes, tissue, etc. should they be available.

1 full size kindergarten backpack
1 plastic kinder mat (no rolled mats)
2 small bath towels

Regular sized non-rolling book bag
Ticonderoga pencils (My First Pencils)
24 count crayons
Tri-fold kinder mat
1 bath towel

24 count Crayola crayons
1 composition notebook
1 set earphones (not earbuds) labeled with name (earphones are over-the-ear style)
2 packs wide ruled paper

1 box 24 county pencils (no mechanical pencils)
1 box # 16 crayons
2 packs of wide-ruled notebook paper
2 boxes of Kleenex
1 bottle of hand soap

1 three ring binder (2" or 3")
1 pencil pouch
1 pack crayons
1 pair student scissors
3 packs of # 2 pencils (no mechanical)
2 packs erasers (pink pearl 3 pack or pencil cap)
1 multi-pack of glue sticks
3 packs of wide-ruled paper
1 set of earbuds or headphones (labeled with name)

2 12 packs of # 2 yellow wooden pencils
2 chunky erasers (not pencil topper)
1 set of earbuds or earphones (labeled with name)
2 packs of wide-ruled paper
1 3 -ring binder
Book bag, non-rolling

1 200 page composition notebook
1 pack of wide-ruled notebook paper
5 packs of pencils
2 3-ring binders (2 inch)
Inexpensive earbuds (labeled with name)
large book bag, non-rolling

Kleenex tissues
foaming hand soap
baby wipes
gallon & quart (slide sip) Ziploc bags
Book bag, non-rolling

"A man's mind, stretched by new ideas, may never return to its original dimensions." 

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

IMPORTANT - Virtual School Application Link Information

For those families interested in virtual school for the 2020-2021 school year, please note the application link is located on the Grady County School System web page - www.grady.k12.ga.us under the heading RECENT NEWS.

If you register for the virtual school option please note the commitment will be for 9 week increments.

Please follow link below for the GCSS Return to School Plan Graphic

Grady County return to School Graphic1.pdf

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