About South Side Elementary School

SSES is located on High Street, just a couple of blocks off of Peterboro Street. South Side houses second and third graders and we currently have five sections of second and five sections of third grade. Our 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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