About South Side Elementary School

SSES is located on High Street, just a couple of blocks off of Peterboro Street. South Side houses third and fourth graders with a total population is just shy of 200 students.

We are very fortunate to have wonderful students, a caring and dedicated professional staff and supportive parents who work together to create a positive learning community. We are also thankful for our very active and generous PTA that provides countless resources and opportunities for our P-3 population. We strive to create safe, comfortable teaching and learning environments where children feel they belong and where academic, social and emotional needs can be addressed.

Our Building Mission Statement:

We, the staff & students at PSES and SSES, will work together to create a positive and caring school community through our words and actions. We will encourage each other to be safe, respectful, responsible and ready to learn everyday.

Expectations at PSES & SSES:

Be safe
Be respectful
Be responsible

Our Shared K-6 Vision Statement:

Canastota Elementary Schools are safe and supportive environments where all students are encouraged to strive for excellence academically, socially and emotionally. We work in a partnership with our parents and community to create a learning place where students are empowered to achieve their maximum potential and become lifelong learners.

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