PRINCIPALS PASSAGE
rachelmoore@meigscounty.net
                           Meigs South Elementary
                                                                                    9638 STATE HIGHWAY 58 SOUTH, DECATUR, TN  37322
                                                                                        PHONE: (423)334-5444 FAX: (423)334-1801

Rachel Moore Carol Ledford
Principal                 Secretary

Jean Roberts Ginger Harris
Assistant Principal Bookkeeper

8/8/2016

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year!  It continues to be an honor and privilege to serve as the principal at Meigs South and I look
forward to the promising year ahead.  On Monday and Tuesday, I had the opportunity to speak with all of the students class by class. 
This is a time I look forward to each year as students greet me with excitement and enthusiasm for what the school year holds.

This past summer, we upgraded our school by adding a security vestibule at the front entrance.  Upon entering the school, all guests
will have to stop at the front window to be allowed to enter the office or access the school.  In addition to the security vestibule, we
also added an awning at the back of the school for students who are dropped off or picked up in the afternoon through car riders. 
This was much needed on days that weather is an issue.  I would like to thank Mr. Roberts and our school board for these new
additions which make our school a safer place to be and more kid-friendly.

I would like to take this opportunity to remind all parents of a few things as the new year begins:
Breakfast and lunch are free to all students.  Students are allowed to get a tray - even if they bring their lunch.  Please
encourage your child to eat at school as this is no charge to you.
During arrival and dismissal times (7:30 - 8:15 and 2:45 - 3:30), only school buses are permitted to enter through the middle
gate.  All cars entering the school must enter at the gate closest to Head Start.  This will be a one way only entrance in the
morning and no one should attempt to exit the gate located near Head Start during the time of 7:30 - 8:15.  In the afternoon,
we ask that parents enter through the gate closest to Head Start as well. 
We will continue to accept box tops and Piggly Wiggly receipts as these programs help teachers purchase school supplies for
our students.  Please continue to send box top labels in to the school and drop your Piggly Wiggly receipts off as you leave
the grocery store.  In addition, there is an on-line app called Shoparoo that you can simply scan receipts and our school can
earn money.  We appreciate any way you can help us with these programs.
Fall picture date has been set for Sept. 12th, with a make-up day scheduled for Nov. 10th.  Spring pictures will be taken on
March 22.

Below is a list of activities/events that will be held at Meigs South this year and we hope you can join us for as many as possible. 
Some dates have not been set yet and we will communicate those dates as soon as they are set. 

August
Open House - 8/23 (4:00 - 7:00)

September
Goodies for Grandparents - 9/9
Informational Fair - 9/29

October
Literacy Night - 10/4
Fall Festival - 10/27

January
Open House - TBA

February
Desserts for Dads - 2/10

May
Mom and Me Tea - 5/12
Field Day - TBA


I speak for all the faculty and staff when I say we look forward to a great year and working hand in hand with you to make this year a
success for all students.  It has been, and continues to be, very important to me that everyone who steps through our doors at Meigs
South (staff, students, parents, and community members) feels welcome and are excited to be here.  This attitude enables us to meet
the challenges of academic excellence in a positive and supportive environment.  Please feel free to stop in, call, or email me to discuss
any concerns, suggestions, or ideas to help make this the best year yet!

Respectfully,



Rachel Moore
Principal
Meigs South Elementary