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South Connection Enrichment program

Provides supervised activities for K-6 students from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. throughout the school year and during the summer.

Contact us at South Connection:
Lange School
219 W. Dorothy Lane
Dayton, Ohio 45429

Contact hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Operating hours: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tax ID# 31-6000910

2020 Summer Information

South Connection Parents,

Thank you for your patience as we have been determining the viability of providing a summer 2020 South Connection program.  At this time, we unfortunately need to inform you all that we will not be able to provide South Connection this summer.  

Over the past several weeks, there have been efforts by both South Community and Oakwood City Schools staff to explore the possibility of providing a summer program.  These efforts included speaking with the Ohio Department of Health, speaking with the Oakwood Health Commissioner, multiple meetings with both South Community and Oakwood City Schools staff, and a consideration of various options to safely implement a summer program.  Through all of this work, we have determined that there is not a way to provide a summer program that meets CDC guidelines for safety while also providing a positive and affordable experience for students.

Looking to the future, it is our intent to have a South Connection program during the 2020-2021 school year.  Attention will be paid to shifting CDC guidelines and Oakwood Schools operational plans as they are released throughout the summer.

Any summer fees that had already been paid will be credited toward the 2020-2021 school year.  If you are currently signed up for the 2020-2021 school year and you do not plan to return, please let us know.

We also plan to have a more typical summer program available for the summer of 2021.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please direct those to Christy Smith, and/or Frank Eaton,

We hope you all have a safe and healthy summer!

Anita Koerner, South Community - Program Director
Christy Smith, South Community - South Connection Director
Allyson Couch, Oakwood City Schools - Director of Educational Services
Frank Eaton, Oakwood City School - Lange Principal/Special Education Supervisor

Registration Procedures

South Connection is updating its registration procedures. To begin registration for fall breakfast 2020 or fall after school 2020, visit our Google Link.

Incoming kindergarten students and any other elementary students not currently enrolled and attending South Connection K-6 programs will need to register online. Each entry will be time stamped and programs will be filled by the data collected. 

If a family wishes to enroll more than one student, a separate form must be submitted for each child.  However, the time stamp for the first submission will be used for the entire family. 

If indeterminate situations arise, decisions will be at the discretion of the South Connection Program Manager and the Oakwood Board of Education.  If you have any questions, please contact Christy Smith at 937-643-9314.


Christy Smith, Program Manager
Mary Lanthorn
Erin Gibbs
Katie Jolliff-Smith
Patty Smith
Kerry Trent
Alexandria Howard
Olivia Butcher
Ali Bowers
Avery Mitchell
Emily McIntyre
Jean Berry
Sara Hagan

Contact Information

Christy Smith

Emergency Closings

Oakwood closed............South Connection closed
Oakwood 1 hour delay.......South Connection opens at 8:00 a.m.
Oakwood 2 hour delay.......South Connection opens at 9:00 a.m.

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