Dear South Families:

It’s almost that time again to welcome you (back) to South! We hope you’ve had a great summer. The week of August 19 you should receive a mailing from the school, including a letter from Principal Joel Stembridge with important information about the beginning of the school year, including which courses your student is registered for and their homeroom (advisory) number. Individual student schedules will be distributed in advisory on the first day of school, September 3. Save the envelope as the mailing label indicates the students’ advisory room number. If you misplace the envelope, staff members will be available the first day of school to direct any students who don’t know their advisory room number.

Thanks go to our principal, Joel Stembridge, who will meet with many freshman and new-to-South parents at four separate information sessions this month! Freshmen parents and parents of new students: please click here if you’d like to attend an information session. Special thanks to our parent hosts who have generously offered to open their homes; we couldn’t have done it without you!  If you are a returning family with an incoming freshman and have not received our 2 previous emails for freshman, please click “Update Your Profile” at the bottom of this email to add Class of 2017 to your profile.

Arena Scheduling Day will take place on Tuesday, August 27 from 9-11:30AM in the Student Center/Cafeteria to resolve scheduling issues prior to the start of school.

New Student Orientation: All freshmen and students new to Newton South are invited to attend an optional orientation and ice cream social on Thursday, August 29, from 2:30-3:30PM in the Student Center/Cafeteria. Parents are welcome to meet with members of the PTSO outside in front of the main entrance to enjoy lemonade, receive a guided tour, and get any last minute questions answered.

The opening week schedule can be found on the Newton South website or seen here.

Our new directory system is almost ready. When you see an email from with the subject “Newton South PTSO Directory Confirmation”, you will know it’s time to add, update and confirm your directory information. Our new system also allows you to pay your suggested PTSO dues online after you’ve finished updating your PTSO directory information.

PTSO Co-Presidents: Betsy Blagdon &Lori Lass