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Welcome to South Central Elementary School

South Central Elementary is located in Washington County, just off Interstate 79 in Canonsburg, PA. Although it is one of the largest elementary buildings in the Canon-McMillan School District, our school offers the charm of a closely-knit neighborhood learning center.

Everyday 450 smiling faces walk through the front doors into our beautifully remodeled building to receive a state of the art educational experience.  Currently, Canon-McMillan is the ONLY “Code to the Future” district in PA (as well as OH and WV.) South Central is one of the 3 elementary schools integrating STEAM daily into our classroom lessons. Our young computer programmers are leaning to code with 3 "Epic Build Showcases" throughout the year to demonstrate their “Code to the Future” programs to special guests.

Using iPads, SMART Boards, and Chromebooks in every room, our highly skilled teachers in grades K-4 are able to integrate technology into daily lessons and are encouraged to hone their own skills though on-going district initiatives.  South Central teachers mix the use of innovative tools with old fashion teaching to deliver a competitive curriculum at each child’s own level.

To meet the needs of our diverse learners we offer the assistance of three special education teachers and many paraeducators in an inclusion setting. Additional support is provided through Autistic Support, Title I, and Reading Recovery programs. A comprehensive guidance curriculum, school nurse, specific therapists, and English Learners services are also available. For those young learners who qualify - an Extended Day Kindergarten program is offered.Additionally, the SCOPE program is offered for those children identified as Gifted.

South Central represents socioeconomic differences and cultural diversity working together for fun in learning. Our safe and nurturing environment centers around a Whale Done theme of conduct. Just as the trainers working with Shamu know - South Central recognizes that "nice matters." We make every effort to accentuate the positive, build trust and redirect energy when mistakes occur.

Stop in to visit and see for yourself what makes South Central a



SNOW MAKE UP DAYS WILL BE: JAN 15th, FEB 19th, MARCH 29th APRIL 2nd and 3rd

In the event of snow, or extreme cold conditions, school may be cancelled or delayed. An "Alert Now" call will be sent from Central Office to the family's main number listed in our system. This is also posted on local news stations at the bottom the screen.

Students can report between 10:20-10:45 am on 2 hour delays.

Modified Kindergarten Means: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm for morning session

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm for afternoon session

There is NO Extended Day K for days with a delay

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Remind is a communication tool that we use at South Central to share messages via text to the family's cell phones.

To join the Principals' group, call: (724) 398-1460. Enter the message: @southce.

You can also register by visiting the link: www.remind.com/join/southce

If you wish to unlist your number reply to a message with the words: unsubscribe@southce.


All of MARCH Kindergarten Registration for 2018-2019
Fri March 2 NO SCHOOL Staff Development
Mon March 12 PTA Meeting @ 6:15 pm
Wed March 21 SC Literacy Night at Sarris Library 5-7 pm
Thurs March 29 1:30 Dismissal for Staff Development
Fri March30

NO SCHOOL April 2 and 3 are Make-Up Days

Mon April 9-13 PSSA ELA Testing Grades 3-8
Wed April 11 Report Cards Distributed
Mon April 16-20 PSSA MATH Testing Grades 3-8
Mon April 23-27 PSSA SCIENCE Testing Grades 4 & 8 only
Tues May 15 NO SCHOOL Kindergarten Screening InService
* If school is cancelled, the make-up days will be in this order: 1/15, 2/19, 4/3, 3/29, 4/2. If any additional days are needed school will extend past June 1.




Giant Eagle Apples for the Students

Support South Central by enrolling your Giant Eagle Advantage Card and help us earn FREE educational awards with every shopping trip. Log on to:


South Central's ID # is "0997"





The district has a strict policy on birthday treats!

Please note in the Canon-McMillan K-4 handbook: Students are only permitted to send in NON EDIBLE TREATS for a child's birthday celebration. Sorry, but we will have to ask you pick them up if treats are sent to school.

Due to our high number of food allergies, as well as special diet concerns, South Central will not support the distribution of edible items during holiday parties as well. This is for the safety of all of our students.



South Central Elementary
230 South Central Avenue
Canonsburg PA 15317
Phone: 724-745-4475
Fax: 724-873-5228


Mrs. Michelle Tomicek


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Mrs. Tacy Ross


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