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David D'Andrea

Principal, South Elementary
Phone: 610-489-2991

Welcome to the 17-18 school year!


I hope this message finds you well and feeling excited to begin the new school year, which is only 2 short weeks away.  I would like to share some information and reminders you might find helpful as we anticipate the opening of HAC this afternoon:


  • Home Access Center (HAC) Final Update - HAC is set to open today at 12:00 PM today (08/14/17).  Please refer to the following communication posted on the PVSD website regarding the opening of HAC, teacher letters, and busing information (now accessible online via Versatrans) - Home Access Center Opens Aug. 14th at 12:00 PM   

  • School Supply Lists - click HERE to review recommended general student supply lists.  

  • Immunization Requirements, 17-18 - The PVSD Health Department reminds families to review immunization requirements for their children in advance of the 2017-18 school year. Pennsylvania law mandates that every child be immunized on the first day of school. If this is not possible, families have five days after the start of school (Sept. 6) to get the required immunizations or risk exclusion from school. Please click here to review the required vaccines by grade level.

  • Before/After School Care Forms - To ensure the safety of our students, we never assume your child has the same before/after school care arrangements as the previous school year.  If your student will attend childcare before or after school at the YMCA or one of the local day care centers, a new updated form is required each year.   If you have not done so already, please take a moment to fill out and return the form LINKED HERE as soon as possible.  Forms may be mailed or scanned to Kim Jones at the following:, Fax 610.409.8754, 200 E. Third Ave, Trappe, PA 19426.

  • (**IMPORTANT UPDATE**) Scholastic Summer Reading ChallengeSOUTH ELEMENTARY – we are currently ranked 11th in the world, having logged 964,752 minutes total!  Our good friends in Skippack have closed the initial gap and are currently ranked right behind us in 12th place with 908,732 minutes read.  The window to log minutes closes on September 8th - every minute counts on the way to 2 million minutes read!

  • Opening School Information/Reminders for Parents, 17-18  - you will find information regarding the following topics in this document:

    • Open House, Aug. 22nd, 2017

    • Important Dates to Remember

    • Morning Drop-off

    • Parent Pick-up

    • Student Absences/Excuse Notes

    • Snacks/Lunches

    • Educational Trips

    • Volunteering

    • Elementary Dress Code

    • Handbook Policy for Birthday Recognition


Preparations for the new school year are winding down - we look forward to seeing many of you back at South for Kindergarten Orientation and the Open House on the 22nd!




David D’Andrea

Principal, South Elementary

200 East Third Ave., Collegeville, PA 19426

Ph: 610-489-2991   Email: