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SHS Literary and Arts Magazine

Interested in art or writing? The literary and arts magazine is looking for submissions. Check us out on the school website, talk to your English teacher, or see Mrs. Cushwa in room C-111 for more information.  

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Send submissions to

2019-2020 Student Body Officers

Senior Class Officers

Junior Class Officers

Sophomore Class

Freshman Class

NEW! Parent Backpack

Parent Backpack is an online application that replaces the PowerSchool Parent Portal.  With Parent Backpack, you are able to view your child's grades, school attendance, and any discipline incidents when you are logged into the system. Best of all, Parent Backpack works on any device and is mobile friendly.

To access Parent Backpack, go to and create an account. Please access directions by clicking on Creating a Parent Backpack Account- English Directions or Direcciones en Español. 

**PLEASE NOTE: You will still have to come to Southside in person with identification to complete the registration process (listed in the directions above). You will also need your student's ID number as well. 

Parent Chromebook Training

SHS will issue Chromebooks to all students this school year.  Prior to our students receiving them, all parents must:

complete training on Chromebooks policies and expectations
pay the technology fee (depended on free/reduced lunch status)

Chromebook training is now available online.  To complete the online Chromebook training, you must:

Click on the "Students" tab and select "Chromebook Support".  
While on the Chromebook Support page, select the "Chromebook Digital Agreement" tab.  
Parents will be responsible for viewing the Chromebook training slides, completing the Chromebook quiz and Digital agreement pages.   

In regards to technology fee payment, full-pay students have the option of paying online.  Payments will be received by the Front Office and Media Center.  If you have any questions, you can contact Mr. Emerson at (864) 355-8753 or email

Sexual Health Education

Sexual Health and Responsibility for PE 1 and ROTC 1 Students

Dates of Instruction: September 17- October 4

Dates of Parent Preview: September 9-13

AVID is here at Southside!

Do you have a desire to go to college? Are you willing to work hard to make it happen? If so, AVID may be a great fit for you. The AVID Program will be available for the 2019-2020 School Year.  AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a college readiness system to prepare students in the academic middle for four-year college eligibility by taking more rigorous courses at Southside (Dual Credit, AP, or IB). 

The three main components of the AVID college readiness system are academic instruction, tutorial support, and motivational and college prep activities. The AVID curriculum is based on writing as a tool of learning, inquiry method, collaborative grouping, organization, and academic reading.  Contact: Ms. Ransome for more information.