Weekly Communication 9.24

Posted September 27, 2021

Update from Principal Thomas

Dear Denver South Students and Families,

Recently, a national trend on TikTok has encouraged students around the country to vandalize and steal items from their schools. We have seen a spike in this type of destructive behavior here at South and as a result, it has created a significant expense for the school. Additionally, this is a health and safety issue because students have been targeting hygiene supplies such as feminine products, soap, and paper towel dispensers 

Vandalism and theft are illegal and can have serious disciplinary and legal consequences for students who participate. It also negatively affects the learning and safety environment for all students. Please take a few minutes to talk to your student about having pride in the community and not taking part in this type of activity.  

As an important reminder, Denver South stands with victims of sexual assault and we encourages our entire community to stand up and speak out against sexual violence. We are here for you. Linked here are resources  to support you and your student. 

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. 

New Administration: Please help us welcome our new interim Assistant Principal, Jen Warren. She joins our team bringing a wide array of experience in education, and is excited and eager to join the Denver South community. She looks forward to learning much about the students and staff, as well as bringing her skill set to contribute to our school community.  

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 27-NO SCHOOL for students (staff professional development)

September 28-October 2 Homecoming Week-See below for specific details!

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

October 13 PSAT 8/9 for all 9th graders and PSAT/NMSQT for all 10th and 11th grade. No School for 12th grade students.

New This Week!

Homecoming Ticket Purchase!

The Homecoming Dance is Saturday, October 2 from 8:00-11:00 pm. By completing this form, you are reserving your tickets to the dance. A confirmation email will be sent to you with the link to make your ticket purchase. Tickets reserved from 9/20-9/24 will be $20 each. Tickets reserved from 9/25-9/30 are $25 each. Tickets bought at Raven Round up or at the door will be $30 each.

At this time, we are not allowed to have guests from outside schools attend. Student IDs will be required at the dance. 


Raven Families – We are in need of convertible cars or trucks to take our homecoming court in the parade. We need about 10 vehicles. If you are able to help and participate, please reach out to Ms. Barrow via email Meredith_barrow@dpsk12.org

Thank you for your support!

Homecoming 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

Low-cost SAT Prep Course at DU for South juniors/seniors 

Do you need to take the SAT but can’t afford to spend $1000+ on prep classes?

We’ve got you covered. Click here to learn more about low-cost SAT Prep courses at DU. 

Multi Language District Advisory Committee

You are invited to a virtual Multilingual Education Districtwide Advisory Committee meeting for families of Multilingual Learners on Wednesday, September 29th at 5 p.m. Please join us on a Zoom virtual meeting to meet our new Superintendent Dr. Alex Marrero and receive important information about Multilingual Education Programs, resources for parents, and much more. For more information and to register, please visit http://bit.ly/MLEDAC_DPS  or call 720-423-2040.

Join us for a Multilingual Education DAC meeting on 09/29 at 5 p.m. Visit http://bit.ly/MLEDAC_DPS  for details. Join meeting with this link:


BESS Information & Parent Survey

As part of our effort to support the Whole Child, our school is implementing a universal social and emotional screening for students. Please complete the questionnaire by 10/22.

Reoccurring Information

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.

Dress Code Feedback

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.

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 the message from our school nurse. 

Ravens Spirit Store 

Click here to access the spirit store!


We appreciate our new and returning PTSA members and welcome anyone who would like to become more involved.  Here are some ways:

Giving Grocery