Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Southwood Elementary School, a National School of Character! With the district's initiative to go paperless, this site has been designed to help keep you informed of all school news.

I strongly recommend you visit our website and the Parent Portal on a daily basis to stay informed of school activities and events. All school notices, including those from the P.T.A., can be found by clicking on "Backpack" at the bottom of our home page. A schedule of school events can be found by clicking "Calendar" at the top right side of the home page. You can also follow us on Twitter and contact the P.T.A. via email for more information.

Please be sure to keep your emergency contacts and phone numbers up to date on the Parent Portal. This should include the names and phone numbers of all people who are permitted to pick up your child in the event of an emergency or illness. If you need assistance to access the Parent Portal, please email JMcCue@obps.org or call the main office at 732-360-4539.

Another great way to stay informed is by attending our monthly P.T.A. meetings. Meetings are usually held on the first Monday of each month starting at 7:00 p.m. Meeting dates can be found on our school calendar.

Thank you for your continued support and cooperation. I look forward to working with you and your children!


Karen Foley