Weekly Communication 9.17.21

Posted September 17, 2021

Update from Principal Thomas

Dear Denver South Students and Families,

As mentioned previously, we are currently experiencing a statewide shortage of substitute teachers. We are actively looking for community members to join our team. If you are looking for an opportunity to earn some money and give back to our school, we have openings for:

  • Substitute/Guest Teachers:  If you have a sub license, or ability to obtain one, and are interested in being a daily substitute teacher,  please reach out to Beth Strickland at elizabeth_strickland@dpsk12.org.  You can also visit our district site for more information. 
  • Crossing Guards: If you are looking for just a few hours per day, consider becoming a crossing guard.  You can find more information linked here.

At this time we are starting the process of developing a new non-binaray/non-gender specific dress code. We would like feedback from student leadership groups, administrators, staff, and parents/guardians over the next couple of weeks. Please take some time and Click here to give us your feedback.

Until we have common language and proper visual representation of what the dress code will be at South High School, you might get phone calls if your student is found in violation of current dress code policies. We have, and will continue to provide shirts if students are found to be wearing clothing that shows too much skin in sensitive areas (bottoms and chest regions). 

Have a great weekend!

You can access current and past communications, as well as other important information on our website

Go Ravens!

We are Denver South!


Bobby Thomas

Principal, South High School

Upcoming Dates for 2021-2022 School Year: 

September 21 Senior College Planning Night Virtual 6:00pm — 7:30pm

September 21 Listen and Learn Tour 5 -6:30pm at South on the front lawn

September 27-NO SCHOOL for students (staff professional development)

September 28-October 2 Homecoming Week-More information below!

October 8 Lifetouch picture retakes 8:00am-12:00pm

Attendance Policy

Please click here to review the Denver South Attendance Policy. 

Early Pickup: Students will not be released from school without a note signed by a parent/guardian. If you need to pick your student up early, please first stop in the Main Office and our office staff will call your student to the office. 

If your student needs to be released from school and you are unable to

retrieve them, please send a SIGNED note to the Main Office with your student on the day of early release. 

Health and Safety Reminder:

Please remember to come to school each day with an approved mask (no gaiters).  A well-fitting mask that goes over the mouth and nose is required for everyone to enter the building. If you are unable to provide your own mask, just ask at the front door or main office. As a reminder, all teachers will also have masks available in their classrooms. At this time, parents and families are not allowed in the building unless an appointment has been previously scheduled.

Click here to access a message from our school nurse!

Seminar Reminder

  • Seminar on Wednesdays and Thursdays is MANDATORY ATTENDANCE.
    • If your student needs to miss this class for what you as the parent are prioritizing, then you need to call the attendance line at 720-423-6081 (not the counselor or the teacher) and excuse the absence just like you would for any other class. 

Bell Schedule 2021-2022

Click here to access the new 2021-2022 bell schedule 

Homecoming Week Events

Tuesday September 28 

Tennis/Softball Tailgate @ 4:00pm Raven Field, Pack the Bleachers

Wednesday, September 29

Powder Puff Football @ 4:30 pm All City Stadium
Boys Soccer @ 5:30 pm South’s Turf Field 

Thursday, September 30
Movie Night, 6:30-9:00 pm South’s Turf Field

Friday, October 1

Raven Roundup @ 2:45 pm

Homecoming Parade @ 3:45 pm

Food Trucks @ 5:00 pm

Homecoming Football Game @ 6:00 pm

Saturday, October 2

Homecoming Dance “Under the Sea” Courtyard from 8:00-11:00 pm

Purchase a Yearbook!

Buy now to secure early bird pricing. The prices will increase in October. Click here to purchase your yearbook! 

2022 National Merit Scholarship Competition

South is excited to announce the following students have been selected as Semifinalists in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Competition:

Miles Bourgeois
Teresa Buran
Alyssa Robertson
Sophie Wilshire

Congratulations to these Seniors for being selected to continue in the competition for 7,500 scholarships worth nearly $30 million! 

Breakfast and Lunch:

DPS is offering FREE breakfast and lunch to all students for this school year. Breakfast will begin at 8am in the cafeteria. 

Listen and Learn Tour

Denver South will be a host to the Listen and Learn tour featuring Dr. Marrero. During his first 100 days as superintendent, Dr. Alex Marrero is connecting with families, students, alumni, staff, and community members across the district on a Listening and Learning Tour. The tour will take place on Tuesday, September 21st from 5:00 – 6:30pm on the front lawn of South. 

Click here to access the flyer 

Ravens Spirit Store 

Click here to access the spirit store! 


Parking at South is FREE!

All Students will register a vehicle online using the Parking Lot Application
This is for your safety. We want to make sure we know what cars are South cars. 

Please see Ms. Chandler in room 115 for a student parking pass this year.


Homecoming Week is coming up!

PTSA has some great events and ways to support your student that week, click here to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0544aeaa2cabf94-2021

Next PTSA Membership meeting:

Thursday, October 7-8:30p
Visit our website for meeting location information  http://www.denversouthptsa.com 

And, don’t forget to link up your King Soopers and Amazon accounts to benefit Denver South, last year we raised $13,000 from this effort.

Here’s how you do it: 

Here are the simple steps to do this

online – please take a moment to do so today:

·          Go to https://www.kingsoopers.com/topic/king-soopers-community-rewards

·          Click on “enroll now”.

If you have a loyalty /rewards card and have not created an account, you will need to do so before you can enroll. If you do not have a rewards card, you will be prompted to create an alternate ID in step 3 of the account creation process.  

Click the blue “Or, create your Alt ID online” to create your 10 digit code.

Again, under community rewards, search for Denver South High School PTSA or use our school code ES323.

Click “Enroll”  It will show that South High is now linked to your account.

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