Quitman Upper Elementary

Mrs. Ivey and Mrs. Chapman write about the Will at Quitman Upper Elementary.

“We only get one chance to prepare children for a world that none of us can possibly predict. What are we going to do with that chance?”  Muriel Summers

This school year will be astronomically different from any other previous school year. Plans for the year will adjust as frequently as necessary to our updated circumstances and needs. Will we be on campus instructing students, or will we be instructing students virtually? 

During this time of many unknowns, we want to ensure you of several things that are certain as we continue preparing our students for the world when they are adults. 

  1. We will provide a connection with our students, whether they are present on our campus or learning from home. As we learned this past spring, school is way more than just learning skills. It is about creating and maintaining a positive relationship with students. While having a relationship with a student will be different if we are not face-to-face, it is not impossible. We will work very hard to make these connections and build relationships that will set our students up for success.
  2. We will continue to provide students with good teaching on standards they need to master. 
  3. We will support our students in every way – behaviorally, academically, and emotionally.
  4. We will support our students’ families in any way possible. In this time of uncertainty, we may not always have the answers, but we will keep looking for answers until we find them.

We will not focus on what we cannot do, we’ll hone in on what we can do. 

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity. An optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Winston Churchill


Quitman Upper Elementary

300 East Franklin Street

Quitman, MS 39355

Phone: (601) 776-6123

Fax: (601) 776-1043


Leah Ivey, Principal

Debbie Chapman, Assistant Principal

QUE Parental Engagement Plan