Weekly Communication 10.7

Posted October 11, 2021


Update from Principal Thomas

Dear Denver South Students and Families,

Next week, we will have a modified schedule due to testing and virtual conferences. Please review the schedule below.

Virtual Conferences will be held Thursday, October 14th from 4-8pm and Friday, October 15th from 8am-12pm.

We are dedicating conferences to students with grades C or below. Parents will be able to select a 15 minute time slot for conferences using our PT conference website. We will send out the link early next week for sign up. Parents will need a GOOGLE email account to be able to sign into the Google Meet link.  If you do not have a Google account, you can click here for steps on how to create one.  

If your students’ grades do not fall in this category, we encourage you to reach out to their counselor or individual teachers.

This week is Classified Employee Recognition Week. We want to thank our classified team members for all they do in supporting our families and students at Denver South High School. 

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: 

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

October 14 & 15 Virtual Conferences 

October 15 No School for Students!

October 18th NO SCHOOL for Students!

New This Week!

PSAT 9 and PSAT/NMSQT 10 and 11

Students should report to their testing rooms at 8:20 so that they can begin testing at 8:25.  Testing will conclude by 12:00 PM unless students get extra time.  Remember cell phones and smart watches are not allowed.  Students are able to bring a calculator and water with them. 

Monday 10/11 Regular class schedule
Tuesday 10/12 Regular class schedule
Wednesday 10/13
Report to Testing Room 8:20 – 8:25
Students will be dismissed based on accommodations 12 – 1:30pm
Thursday 10/14 Early release day for PT conferences. Students will be released at 1:55pm

Please reach out to Jenn Warren at 720-423-6142 or jennifer_warren@dpsk12.org if you have any questions.

Health Update

Click here to read the health updates from our school nurse 

Sculpture Program

The Denver South Sculpture program is looking for sculpture-building material donations. If you have some stuff in your garage, playroom, junk drawer, garden shed, basement, etc. that you want to get rid of, the sculpture program is always looking for new interesting materials to work with. Such as old art supplies, buttons, string, wire, small toys, small electronics, old tools, interesting tins, hardware, small farm equipment, really anything you think might be interesting to make a found object sculpture out of. Donations can be brought to the front office addressed to Kim Beckeman. Thank you so much!

Travel Opportunities 

We are making FRANCE & SPAIN our classroom in 2023!

Dear SHS families–

We are thrilled to continue South’s burgeoning tradition of travel by offering an opportunity for our students to experience the vibrant people, delicious food, unique culture, flowing languages, adventure, and natural beauty of France & Spain in the spring of 2023. We will be hosting an online informational meeting so you can learn more from the comfort of your home while a $200 per student scholarship, Risk-Free Enrollment Period, and space on the tour are available.

We have been talking about this with the students at school and excitement is high! Please use the link below to register, even if you can’t make it (thank you!). For security reasons, you must register using the link below to receive the meeting link. This will be a fun evening and we look forward to seeing your family there!


Katie Bourne & the France & Spain ‘23 Travel Team

Meeting details & registration here:

(for security reasons, you must register to receive the meeting link): 



South Parents!

Help us kick off our Annual I Am Denver South Fundraising Campaign to continue to support the four A’s (Academics, Arts, Athletics and Activities), Mini-grants to teachers, special events and building the new Ravens Welcome Center this summer. Save the Date – November 11 – I Am Denver South Event at Space Gallery Annex – 6p

Donate here!


The School to Work Alliance Program (SWAP) assists young adults with mild to moderate needs in employment to become competitively employed and to achieve successful community outcomes. Click here to see the brochure and fast facts in English and Spanish! 

Recurring Information

  • 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.

Free RTD Passes for Denver Public School Students!

Youth between the ages of 13 – 18 who attend Denver Public Schools (DPS) and have a MY Denver Card can sign up for On MY Way! This is a youth transportation program provided by Denver’s Office of Children’s Affairs in which students can receive monthly RTD passes through their phones from October 1 – December 31, 2021.

Age: 13 – 18
Attending School: Denver Public Schools
Other: Must have a MY Denver Card (visit https://denvergov.org/mydenvercard) and a smartphone to access the mobile tickets.
1. Have your DPS student email* address ready.
2. Register here for On MY Way! (use DPS email).
3. Download RTD’s Mobile Ticket App and create an account (use DPS email).
* Participants must use their own DPS email address (i.e., siblings cannot use the same email).
Once your account is reviewed, monthly passes will be pushed to your RTD Mobile Ticket Wallet.
FOR QUESTIONS: mikhail.vafeades@denvergov.org

Dress Code Feedback

At this time, we are starting the process of developing a new 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.

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.

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.

Ravens Spirit Store 

Click here to access the spirit store! 

Giving Grocery

If you and your family need extra groceries for the week, The Giving Grocery provides free groceries to South Families. For More information click here!