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Weekly Reminders




Good Evening Patriot Families, This is Teresa Faucette calling with this week's activities.  Students, if you did not make it get your schedule changed on your assigned date, you will have an opportunity to request a change on the first day of school.  Freshman schedule changes will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 21 from 2-5.  If you just have a hole in the second semester, we can fix that after school starts. 

We will be hosting a New Patriot Orientation on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 6pm in the Media Center.  Any student and their parents/guardians new to Southern is invited to attend. 

Our Open House will be on Sunday, Aug. 25 from 3 to 4:30pm.  This is a floating event where your student can walk their schedule and meet the teachers.  There is no program or bells.  Dr. Barnes and Mr. K will be available to answer questions concerning the buses in the Media Center during this time as well.  We hope to see everyone here.  

Monday, August 26 is the First Day of School!!!

Please come out and support our Patriots this week:
Mon. 7/19---Tennis HOME, Golf & Soccer is away
Wed. 7/21---Golf, Tennis & V Soccer all away
Fri. 7/23---V Football HOME vs. Western Alamance
Sat. 7/24---V Volleyball away

This is all of our announcements.  I look forward to working with your family this year!  It's gonna be a great year.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office.  Thank you for your continued support and Good Night










Class of 2020!! 

If you missed your senior pictures, there are three options for makeup pictures. 

Option #1   Eastern Alamance High School
Thursday, August 8 or Monday, August 12 from 10-1 or from 2-4pm. 

Option #2   Western Alamance High School
Wednesday, July 31, August 13 or August 14 from 10-1 or 2-4. 

Your last opportunity is makeup day at Southern on Friday, September 13.

These dates will allow you to get the full senior portrait package.  You still need your $35 sitting fee and you need to identify that you are a Southern Alamance student so the yearbook shot comes to SHS.  This is the yearbook shot only and the sitting fee is $35.  Please be sure to have your senior portrait taken so you are included in the yearbook.  Remember that only portraits taken by the school photographer are used in the yearbook class sections. If you have any questions, please contact the office. 


2019 Fall Class Schedules

(July 8, 2019) Good Evening Patriot Families, This is Teresa Faucette calling with some information concerning schedules.  I know that everyone can view their schedules but they are probably not correct.  There is a lot of work to be done in balancing course numbers, moving courses to different blocks and making sure everyone is in the right course.  PowerSchool has been down since June 27 and the district has not given permission for us to start making any changes.  Please DO NOT call, text or email about schedule changes until August.  I will be sending out a ConnectEd call on when we will meet with students for possible schedule changes. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work on the master schedule.  

If you have registered for ACC courses and have your confirmed registration sheet, we do need a copy of that ASAP so that we can adjust your schedule when it becomes live. 

We will be offering Criminal Justice classes again this school year in partnership with Alamance Community College. These classes are taught on Southern's campus and tuition and books are paid for by our school district.  If students take the class both semesters they have the opportunity to earn a certificate in Criminal Justice Technology. Any rising junior or senior interested in signing up for Criminal Justice should email Ms. Davis in Student Services. Her email address is   

This is a reminder that Summer School starts next week on Tuesday, July 16th. If your student returned a summer school form they are registered.  Summer School is 8:30am-2:30pm. (Lunch will be served.) Students that miss more than 2 days of summer school WILL be dropped. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the office.  Thanks for your continued support and Good Night.


(July 8, 2019) Good evening, this is an important message for all Alamance-Burlington Schools parents...  ABSS is pleased to introduce a new online student enrollment process for the 2019-2020 school year. The online process will eliminate all of the paper forms that parents usually receive to fill out at back to school time. Instead, parents can use any device with internet connectivity such as a cellphone, tablet, laptop or computer to complete the online forms. This week, parents will receive an email with easy instructions on how to get started--you can go ahead and complete the process before school begins.

If you don’t have internet access at home, you can visit the ABSS Central Administrative Office at 1712 Vaughn Road in Burlington during regular office hours or any branch of the Alamance County Public Libraries this summer to use a computer to complete the enrollment process. Or, call your child’s school to schedule time to use a computer there.

Please check your email this week for instructions and go ahead and complete the online forms now before school begins. We hope your family is enjoying a great summer. Thank you.


summ_office_hrs Summer office hours are from 7:30-5:00 Monday-Thursday.

The office will be closed the week of July 1. The office will be open again on Monday, July 8. Follow this link for summer counseling office hours. 

I hope everyone has a safe and restful summer. Stay Cool and Good Night.