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Second Grade
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Contact Information

211 W. Douglas
Effingham, IL 62401
PH: 217/540-1530
Fax: 217/540-1559


South Side School


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Welcome to South Side where it is a GREAT place to play, learn, and grow together.  Our team of caring staff members and volunteers knows it is a privilege to work with you and your child!  Our mission is to provide each student with a quality, caring learning environment.  We believe in providing students with an academically strong foundation which is achieved through quality guided reading instruction and interactive math instruction.  We strive to maximize the unique abilities of our children by also providing weekly art, music, PE, and library. 

Our goal is not only to develop lifelong learners but also future citizens.  This is accomplished by providing engaging hands-on learning opportunities for the children as well as focusing on “bucket filling” behaviors which encourage respect, responsibility, kindness, and honesty toward all people.

When you and your child enter the doors of South Side School, you become a part of our TEAM!  
Together Everyone Achieves More and when we work together, all children benefit! 

Again, Welcome to South Side; it is going to be a GREAT year!


Visitors are Welcome!
You are always welcome at the school; however, VISITORS TO SCHOOL ARE REQUIRED BY STATE LAW TO REPORT TO THE OFFICE whenever they enter a school building. Please make sure you stop at the office to sign in and sign out when entering and leaving the building and wear a badge for the safety of the students. Thank you!

Check it out!  There is more information on the "Newsletter-South"  link.