Principal's Message

Welcome to Southwood Elementary!

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Please join us on Thursday, September 29th at 4:00 pm in the media center at Southwood for our first SAC meeting. All SAC meetings must be held in person, but a virtual link will also be sent out through Connect Orange for those who want to hear the information being shared but can't join us for the face-to-face meeting. We will be looking for SAC Chair Members, so please attend if you are interested! 

Families, please be sure to go to Skyward with the directions including completing the Parental Consent Forms for 22-23, including a new health form. Thank you!

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It is with great joy that I introduce myself as the new principal of Southwood Elementary School. My name is Allison Garske, and I come to you from a nearby school here in the Southeast Learning Community.

I have served the students of OCPS for almost 20 years, and pride myself in building relationships with students and their families, understanding the unique needs of individual students, with a background in both exceptional student education and behavior that I think will support my work as the principal here at Southwood.

Student learning is a priority for me, and I know every student will have a promising and successful future if we all work together!


I look forward to getting to know everyone in the upcoming year and will be hosting a meet and greet before school starts. Look for information in early July. I hope to see many families then, and hope you are enjoying your time together this summer before we embark upon another exciting year here at Southwood!


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