UPDATE: Caterpillars

16 beautiful butterflies were released

this morning at 1030am on the playground.  

The students have enjoyed observing the

metamorphosis of the butterfly.  The entire

process was just over two weeks.



Update on Caterpillars/Butterflies

Monday morning our butterflies are emerging!

Some are in the state of Imago, but most are

full fledged butterflies! There are still two in

their chrysalis.




Caterpillar/Butterfly Update

The caterpillars (larva stage 2) made their cocoon/chrysalis

(pupa stage 3) over the weekend.  Next stage we will be

looking for is the adult (imago stage 4) then into fully fledged






May the 4th at Southside Primary!



Teacher Appreciation Week 2021

















Dear Parent/Guardian,


Under Florida Governor and First Lady DeSantis’s leadership, initiatives for enhancing Floridians’

mental health and wellness resulted in a series of education rules related to mental and

emotional health, substance use and abuse, and child trafficking prevention. The Florida

Department of Education has entrusted Florida School Districts to provide age and

grade-level appropriate education on those topics. For additional information,

refer to the State Board of Education Rules listed below.



To meet mandatory state requirements, the Okaloosa County School District is utilizing

Suite 360, a state-approved online curriculum. All elementary and secondary students

will complete a series of age and grade-level appropriate modules designed by experts in

the field of mental health. Parents wishing to preview lesson summaries, vocabulary,

and follow up questions may access The Florida Edition Teacher Companion Guides

for 2020-2021 here.


For a Frequently Asked Questions document regarding mental and emotional health education

  In Florida’s public schools, click here.


As always, it is our goal to keep you informed and to provide a safe environment for your child

to learn and grow. By meeting these legislative requirements and our goal of safer,

stronger schools, our sincere hope is to provide your child with additional tools to enhance their

health and safety.

If you have questions about these requirements or the program used to meet them, please

contact your child’s school or the Student Services Department at (850) 833-3108.


Best Regards,

Curriculum and Instruction Okaloosa County School District





“Parents, please take a minute to complete the parent survey online.

You do not have to go to the parent portal. Or if you prefer a paper survey,

just let us know and we will provide one for you.

Thank you for all you do to support Southside”.

The parent survey will be open through at least April 16th.

Parents can access the survey through the following links.


Parent Survey - English



Parent Survey - Spanish





Information for VPK for

2021-2022 School Year







Cops for Kids 2020




Congratulations to Southside Primary

School’s Educational Support Personnel

of the Year, Mrs. Classie Wilkes!




Congratulations to Southside Primary

School’s Teacher of the Year

Mrs. Stephanie Hicks!




Southside Primary School's

Pumpkin Decorating Contest





Title I Annual Parent Meeting 2020-2021










USDA Extends Free Meals for Kids through December 31st!


Read article here: https://www.okaloosaschools.com/articles/2020/usda-free-meals




Southside Primary School Updated Health and Safety Procedures













Kindergarten/New Student Registration for 2020-21 SY:

Superintendent Marcus Chambers has announced the opening

of a new OCSD Registration Portal for the 2020-21 School Year.

Through the portal, parents can complete most of the registration process online from home.

The Registration Portal can be found at the District’s website,

www.okaloosaschools.com in the Parents/Students section and on individual school websites.

See full Press Release here!




SUPPLY LIST 2020 - 2021




Zoom directions for students



OCSD Online Assignments

All teacher OCSD Online Assignment folders can be found on the Faculty and Staff page of the website.

Parents can go to OkaloosaSchools.com,

look for the Superintendent’s page,

and subscribe to email list. 







US Census 2020 









#redfored #publicschoolproud



Southside’s Amazing Counselor

- Jan Robinson!

Happy Counselor Week❤️



Parent Satisfaction Survey

Our district is on a continuous journey to make our schools the best places for students to learn,

staff to work and parents to send their children for a great education.

In this effort, we appreciate your support. It is important to gather feedback from you to celebrate successes

and identify areas for growth. Please take a few minutes and complete this Parent Satisfaction Survey to help provide this feedback.

Once the survey is complete, the results will be analyzed by an outside organization.

The data from the survey will be returned to the District to be shared with each school,

its parents and the community.

The survey can be accessed online at OCSD Parent Satisfaction Survey.

Our school may also provide you with a paper copy to complete.

The survey will be available through March 13, 2020.

Thank you for your interest in and support of your child’s education with us.

Please contact your school if you have any questions concerning the survey.




Title 1 Math Night Video






Child Restraint requirements for the State of Florida




Congratulations to our Teacher

of the Year....Candis Sharon!


Student School Accident Insurance

For more information click here: https://schoolinsuranceagency.com/

For coverage information click here: https://schoolinsuranceagency.com/student-insurance-coverage-information/

For schedule of benefits click here: https://schoolinsuranceagency.com/schedule-of-benefits/




Southside Primary School supports

proper funding for Florida Public Schools!





If you would like to buy your child

their own personal set of headphones

for school computer time. 

Click Here for the order form.







Southside Primary School is accepting

VPK registrations for the 2020-2021 school year.  

As you know we fill up fast so please

pass the the word along to friends and family.

Register your child for VPK now for the 2020-2021 school year!

Early Learning Coalition VPK Information for 2020-2021