School Policies


Southside Community School (SCS) is committed to providing a positive, caring environment that ensures a quality education for each child. We will teach the important academic subjects, while nurturing the development and growth of the child. To ensure that each child is given access to a quality education at Southside Community School, the staff will:

  • Provide interesting classes, while maintaining high scholastic standards in alignment with state standards.
  • Help students develop their physical, emotional, intellectual, social, moral, and creative potential.
  • Provide appropriate resources for students with special needs.
  • Provide positive reinforcement for good choices.
  • Encourage all students to strive for the best, by maintaining high standards of excellence and accountability.
  • Encourage a sense of community, remembering that learning is a shared experience among the students, school staff, family, and the community.

Vision Statement:

Southside Community School’s goal is to ensure the success of every child. We make children our top priority and provide a positive atmosphere for every child to grow and learn. We believe:

  • Every student can learn and achieve.
  • Children learn best in an atmosphere of trust and caring.
  • Every child must have opportunities to feel successful daily.
  • If children are “caught doing good” and praised, they model good behavior.
  • Children can be taught to take responsibility for the choices they make, accept the consequences, and be redeemed if they make mistakes or misbehave.

Pledge of Allegiance and Peace Pledge:

Each morning will begin with the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. All students are asked to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. Additionally, students will recite the Southside Community School Peace Pledge:

Peace begins with me. Members of Southside Community School commit to peace and non-violence. We will respect ourselves and others, treat our place with care, work hard towards equality, be excellent scholars and strong leaders and work together towards a peaceful world.

Anti-Bullying/Anti-Harassment Policy Statement:

Southside Community School is committed to providing all students with a safe and supportive school environment. Members of the school community are expected to treat each other with respect. Teachers and other staff members are expected to teach and to demonstrate by example that all members of the community are entitled to respect.

Harassment of a student by another student or by a teacher or other staff member is a violation of school policy. This includes (but is not limited to) harassment based on race, national origin, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, or disability. Punishable harassment is conduct, including verbal conduct, (1) that creates (or will certainly create) a hostile environment by substantially interfering with a student’s educational benefits, opportunities, or performance, or with a student’s physical or psychological well-being; or (2) that is threatening or seriously intimidating.

Arizona Department of Education Parental Rights Handbook

School Improvement Plan SY2022-2023

Student Handbook

Parent Classroom Visitation Policy

Moment of Silence Policy

Foster Care Transportation Plan

Sports Safety Policy