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Graduation 2020


Graduation will be at Bon Secours Wellness Arena on Thursday, May 28 at 9:00 am. There is a firm TWO ticket per student limit due to social distancing guidelines. More details to follow. 

Class of 2020 Graduation information 

Graduation Instructions


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Monitoring and Response Bulletin


All GCS schools closed through the end of the month per Governor's order.

Coronavirus Bulletin from GCSD

SHS Final Exam Schedule

The SHS 2020 End of Year testing calendar is attached below.  Remember that students are expected to take their exams on the dates the exam is assigned. Please do not schedule any vacations or medical appointments during this time. Makeup exams are only allowed with prior approval from Mr. Dukes or a doctor's note. 

SHS Final Exam Schedule

AVID is here at Southside!

Do you have a desire to go to college? Are you willing to work hard to make it happen? If so, AVID may be a great fit for you. The AVID Program will be available for the 2019-2020 School Year.  AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a college readiness system to prepare students in the academic middle for four-year college eligibility by taking more rigorous courses at Southside (Dual Credit, AP, or IB). 

The three main components of the AVID college readiness system are academic instruction, tutorial support, and motivational and college prep activities. The AVID curriculum is based on writing as a tool of learning, inquiry method, collaborative grouping, organization, and academic reading.  Contact: Ms. Ransome for more information. 

NEW! Parent Backpack

Parent Backpack is an online application that replaces the PowerSchool Parent Portal.  With Parent Backpack, you are able to view your child's grades, school attendance, and any discipline incidents when you are logged into the system. Best of all, Parent Backpack works on any device and is mobile friendly.

To access Parent Backpack, go to and create an account. Please access directions by clicking on Creating a Parent Backpack Account- English Directions or Direcciones en Español. 

**PLEASE NOTE: You will still have to come to Southside in person with identification to complete the registration process (listed in the directions above). You will also need your student's ID number as well.