Welcome Letter from Mr. Cook

  • Dear Southworth Families,
    I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your child (ren) into our Southworth Elementary School community for this upcoming school year. If you are returning, then you already know what a great school we have. If you are new to Southworth, you will find our school is outstanding for many reasons. First, we have hard working and dedicated staff members that genuinely care about their students and plan meaningful and engaging lessons for your child (ren). Next, we have AWESOME students! Southworth Stars work on a different character trait each month as they learn and grow.

    Finally, Southworth parents are the best! They support the teachers and the school and are actively involved in the daily activities within the school. Our staff encourages and appreciates your involvement at school whether it is through classroom assistance, Booster Club activities, or active communication with your child’s teacher. We hope to see and hear from you often. Please sign up to volunteer and remember to join our Booster Club.

    This handbook was developed as a communication link between the Yelm Community Schools, Southworth Elementary School, and you. I hope it provides the necessary information, explanation of procedures and outlines policies that are critical to a successful operation. Please read this handbook and keep it in a safe place for you to review when needed.

    Charles Cook, Principal


    ** Handbook subject to change.

    Yelm Community Schools does not discriminate in any programs, activities, or employment opportunities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights: DeeDee Buckingham, 360.458.1900, Doyla_Buckingham@ycs.wednet.edu; Title IX Coordinator: Lisa Cadero-Smith, 360.458.6120, Lisa_Cadero-Smith@ycs.wednet.edu; and 504 Coordinator: Shannon Powell, 360.458.6124, Shannon_Powell@ycs.wednet.edu; HIB Coordinator: Brittany LaPalm, 360.458.6124, Britany_lapalm@ycs.wednet.edu.  For the complete district policy, see Board Policy 3210 & 3210P  

    Address: 107 First St.­­­­ N., PO Box 476, Yelm, WA 98597.