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Denver South News May 24, 2020

Posted: May 26, 2020
DENVER SOUTH MAY 24, 2020
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2020
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DENVER SOUTH SENIOR AWARDS CEREMONY 2020
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SENIOR FAMILIES PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
Tuesday, May 26th 6:00 pm:SENIOR CAR PARADE
Arrive at Denver South no later than 5:45pm in order to participate in the Class of 2020 Senior Car Parade beginning at 6:00pmIn order to participate, the following PARADE SIGNUP FORM must be completed no later than Monday, May 25th.
****Graduates without vehicle access can participate in this event but must complete the Signup form as well.As specified in form, all vehicles  must be driven by an adult over 18.  One vehicle will be allowed per graduate. Vehicles need to be decorated for the parade prior to arrival at the school. Number of people in car should correspond to number of seat belts. Parade starts at Denver South and follows leader cars on a route through surrounding neighborhood.Respect of ALL traffic laws during the parade is mandatory. All participants and onlookers will need to wear a mask and social distancing measures will be in place.If you have a fever or symptoms of COVID-19, DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL. All attendees in vehicles must stay in their vehicle at all times and those who are attending without a vehicle must observe distancing guidelines at the event.
Tuesday, May 26th 7:00 pm:DIPLOMA CELEBRATION
Directly following the Senior Car Parade, each senior will have the opportunity, while wearing their decorated cap and gown, to individually get out of their car one at a time and receive their diploma on the front steps of Denver South.Complete the following survey no later than Monday, May 25th to let us know that you plan to participate whether by car or on foot:
Drive Thru Diploma Pickup Form
ONE CAR PER FAMILY can participate in this event.PLEASE BRING NAME CARD PROVIDED TO YOU AT SENIOR CHECKOUTTraffic direction within the parking lot needs to be followed in order to ensure that all seniors are celebrated.Graduates and their supporters MUST remain in cars until they have reached the presentation stage.Graduates ONLY will exit car to obtain diploma and have SINGLE photo taken. Graduates must wear a mask when exiting the car. **Mask can be pulled aside for graduation photo only.After photo, cars will proceed towards Louisiana Ave. where they will pick up student after diploma retrieved.All high resolution photos will be accessible after noon on Wednesday, May 27th. See information below.ALL participants or onlookers will need to wear a mask and social distancing measures will be in place. If you have a fever or symptoms of COVID-19 DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL. 
Wednesday, May 27th 12:00pm:VIRTUAL GRADUATIONThe virtual commencement video presentation will be posted to our website.
Saturday, May 30th 6:00pm:VIRTUAL PROM COURTCrowning of Prom King and Queen.Crowns/ Sashes to be delivered. Continue to vote on Schoology
CAR PARADE AND DIPLOMA DISTRIBUTION PHOTOSJenn Piccolo Photography has GENEROUSLY offered to take photos of both the parade and each graduating senior as they receive their diploma, at no cost to the Class of 2020 and their families! Simply CLICK the SECURE link below on Wednesday, May 27th after the virtual ceremony has ended in order to access the photos.SOUTH 2020 GRADUATION PHOTOS
GRADES 9-11 INFORMATION:
IMPORTANT DATES:
May 26: Designation of CREDIT/NO CREDIT vs. GRADE for all classes required
May 27: LAST DAY TO HAND IN ALL ASSIGNMENTS
May 27: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
THERE WILL BE NO CHECKOUT FOR GRADES 9-11. All students will hang on to Chromebooks, textbooks, library books, and uniforms until return to school in August. CHECKOUT FORM needs to be completed no later than May 27th and is accessible through your student’s DPS ACCOUNT.
** Please indicate if your student is in need of something left at Denver South such that arrangements an be made for retrieval.
Online payments: School fees can be paid online through MySchoolBucks. You can create an account or access your account HERE or through Parent Portal. When you log in to the MSB website, outstanding invoices are visible on the landing page.
Annual Family Update: All information for current students must be verified with DPS every year. In order to participate in the online Annual Family Update, you must have an active DPS Parent Portal account.  
Click here to learn how to complete the Annual Family Update. The “Early Bird” window for online Annual Family Update is May 1 through May 31 at 4 p.m.The Annual Family Update will also be available this summer beginning July 20.For more information on how to complete the Annual Family Update, contact the Denver South Registrar: Irasema Najera@dpsk12.org or visit schoolchoice.dpsk12.org.
GRADES VS. CREDIT/NO CREDIT
Trying to determine whether to keep a letter grade or move to Credit/No Credit?
CLICK HERE for DPS guidance.
DPS Regional Summer School Information: If you failed a course in the past, especially a core class, especially Math or Englishyou should consider taking a course over the summer to make up that credit.DPS will be offering a Regional Summer School Remote Learning Program, from June 16-July 17, 2020. Details about how this will be structured to maintain health and safety are pending as we await guidance from DPS senior leadership.
Please complete the form below if you are interested in taking a summer school course. Your counselor will submit the Registration Form to the Regional Summer School Office and details will be communicated to you directly. CLICK HERE FOR FORM
FLYER (ENG/SPA)DENVER SOUTH FOOD PANTRYThe Denver South High School Food Pantry will remain open for current students/families through August 1st.
WHERE: 1175 Osage, Denver 80204
Please come around to the backside of the building at 1175 Osage. 
HOURS: Until May 28 are 4 – 6 pm. 
Beginning Thursday, June 4 the pantry will be open from 9:30 am – 11:30 am every Thursday until August 1st. 
CONTACT INFO: Email: jyelich2@msn.comText: 303 906 2569
PLAY FOR SOMETHING BIGGERThe 3rd Annual Denver South Football Golf Tournament is set to take place on Thursday, July 30th. We are hoping to celebrate the upcoming 2020 season with the Denver South community and of course show our Rebel pride for the football team!Not a golfer, not a problem, there a multitude of ways to get involved. Checkout the attached flyer!
WE NEED COMMUNITY LEADERSHIPJoin the DPS District Accountability Committee (DAC)! The mission of the District Accountability Committee (DAC) is to assist in the improvement of Denver Public Schools by advising the Board of Education on the adequacy and cost-effectiveness of educational programs and policies.The DAC is open to DPS parents, staff, and community members who are interested in the improvement of our schools and assure that Every Child Succeeds.DAC Benefits:•Insight into key district initiatives•Networking opportunities with other community leaders•Opportunity to provide recommendations directly to the Board of Education APPLICATION HERE
Email the application to Nelvis_Alvarez by June 12, 2020, or call at 720-423-3135.
DAC Information ENGDAC Information SPA
THEATER/CHOIR AWARD WEBSITE
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Here you will find awards announcements ranging from Medals of Excellence, Lettering, our prestigious National Awards for theater and choir, as well as our video awards “ceremony.” 
TOOLS 4 TOUGH TIMES
ASSET has partnered with Denver South High School in an effort to provide stress and anxiety management tools for students and their families during this tumultuous time.
CLICK HERE TO ACCESS TOOLS
Free Yoga classesWhen: Every Wednesday 4/29-5/27
Who: Students, families, parents/guardians, or staff.
Time:12:00-12:30 pm.
**Live stream hosted by Aimee Leifer, Yoga Instructor with Denver Rec Center and Jacie Friel, School Health Professional.

Can’t make it for the live stream?? All classes are recorded for you justClick Classroom.Google.Com
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DENVER SOUTH VIRTUAL BOOK FAIR WITH SECOND STAR TO THE RIGHT BOOK STORE ON SOUTH PEARL STREETMAY 11th-AUGUST 1st
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DATES EXTENDED THROUGH THE SUMMER BY POPULAR DEMAND Titles recommended by the Denver South Language Arts Department Additional title recommendations from Second Star to the Right Journals and gel pens Portion of proceeds goes back to Denver South High School to purchase books for students.Link to store will be available in Schoology this week. 
DISTRICT UPDATES
All in-person summer school programs and all summer camps have been cancelled.  DPS Planning for 20-21: Our overriding priority remains the health and well-being of our students and staff. We remain committed to following the guidance of health experts in developing our plans.We do not want to delay the start of next school year. Our health experts have strongly advised us to begin school again in August. The warmer weather of late summer and early fall brings a reduced likelihood of needing to interrupt school schedules because of a spike in COVID-19 infection rates or outbreaks of flu or other common winter illnesses.Schools will continue to operate differently when we reopen. Exactly what that will look like is the work we need to do together, in concert with health officials, over the next two months. But we do know that it will most likely mean some combination of in-person school and remote learning, in order to prioritize health and safety.We will need to continue to be agile and make adjustments in how students and teachers are connecting. Until health officials give clearance for a return to normal school operations, we will need to adhere to social-distancing guidelines and will likely offer a mix of in-person and remote learning. We will also likely need to make schedule adjustments periodically during the school year depending on how successful our community is in containing the virus.
Creativity and community spirit abound at Denver South High School! Check it out in the
5/21/20REBEL REPORT