Weekly Communication 4.8

Posted April 8, 2022


Update from Principal Thomas

Dear Denver South Students and Families,

We hope you all had a fantastic Spring Break and are ready for a strong finish to the school. This time of year is incredibly busy as we have many important upcoming events.  Please be sure to check our Friday communications each week to ensure you’re not missing anything.

Our CMAS and PSAT/SAT testing begins next week.  We know that many post-secondary schools are no longer requiring PSAT/SATs, and some students think they no longer need to take the test.  However, the state of Colorado still measures school performance based on the results and participation of these tests.  Our community knows that Denver South is a Distinguished school and we want to be sure our state rating represents the amazing work that is being done here every day. We ask for your support in communicating to students the importance of being present and on time for their testing date.  In order to receive full rating scores, we need 95% participation for each test! To thank students for their hard work, perseverance, and pride for our school community, we will celebrate those grade levels that meet the 95% mark with a school BBQ.  Please encourage your students to help us in meeting these goals. 

April 11: Regular Schedule Periods 1-7

April 12: Regular Schedule Periods 1-7

April 13 : 

  • SAT Testing Day for 11th Graders. Arrive at 7:30am 
  • No School for 9th, 10th, & 12th graders
  • Tutoring available for all students in the afternoon

April 14: 

  • PSAT Testing Day for 10th Graders. Arrive at 7:30am 
  • CMAS Testing Day for 11th Graders. Arrive  at 7:30am
  • No School for 9th & 12th graders  
  • Tutoring available for all students in the afternoon

April 15: 

  • PSAT Testing Day for  9th Graders. Arrive  at 7:30am
  • No School for 10th, 11th & 12th graders
  • Tutoring available for all students in the afternoon

Click here for the full Spring testing schedule. Thank you for your support in making these testing sessions successful! If you have any further questions, feel free to email Jen Warren at Jennifer_Warren@dpsk12.net.

Go Ravens!

We are Denver South


Principal Thomas

Upcoming Dates for 2021-2022 School Year:  (there are lots!)

April 12: CHSAA Orchestra Festival

April 12: Incoming 9th Grade Choice of Studies Night 5:45pm

April 13: Suicide Prevention Training for Adult and Students 

April 14: Senior Dance Showcase

April 21: Career Fair

April 23: Jazz Band at the Greeley Jazz Festival UNC

April 23: Tree Replenishing Day

April 28: Spring Choir Concert

May 2-12: Art Show

May 2-May 6: AP Exams & Spirit Week

May 6: Senior Farewell Sunrise with breakfast

May 6: Spring Pep Rally (Senior Farewell)

May 9-May 13: AP Exams

May 10: Culture Fest

May 11: Senior Finals, normal bell schedule

May 11: Mx Raven 

May 12: Senior Finals, normal bell schedule

May 12: Senior Awards Night 

May 13: Senior BBQ at 12:45

May 13: Senior Checkout at 1:30

May 13: Mandatory Graduation Practice at 3:30

May 13: Senior Car Parade at 6:00 pm (set up will start at 4:30)

May 14: Prom at the Denver Athletic Club from 8:00-11:00 pm (Guests are permitted)

May 14: After Prom at South High School from 11:30-3:30 am

May 17: Graduation Rehearsal at 11:45 am at DU

May 17: Graduation Ceremony at 2:00 pm at DU

Testing Dates

April 13: 

  • SAT Testing for 11th Graders. 7:30 am arrival
  • NO SCHOOL FOR 9, 10, 12th graders.
  • Tutoring available for all students in the afternoon

April 14: 

  • PSAT Testing for 10th Graders. 7:30 am arrival
  • CMAS Testing for 11th
  • NO SCHOOL FOR 9 and 12 graders
  • Tutoring available for all students in the afternoon

April 15:

  • PSAT testing to 9th grade. 7:30 am arrival
  • NO SCHOOL for 10, 11, 12th graders
  • Tutoring available for all students in the afternoon

New This Week

Denver South Career Fair 4/21

We will be hosting a career fair here at South on 4/21 at 2:45 (directly after school) in the gymnasium.  If you or your student are looking for a summer job, internship, part-time job, or full-time entry-level work, be sure to check this out.  There will be employers from all over the city that have immediate job openings. This event is open to all South students, graduates, and family members.  Click here to view the flier and click here to register. Contact Alexa Schlechter alexa_schlechter@dpsk12.net with any questions.



In order to ensure getting a yearbook, students need to order one by April 15th. Yearbooks can be purchased here: https://tinyurl.com/yjw5wn7a 


Summer School Registration

Hi Families! Summer School 2022 registration is now live. If you believe your child needs to recover credit in a course, please access the link to fill out the interest form. Please note that summer school will not be offered at South, and will not be hosted in the building due to space constraints. Please select the school site that will be most convenient for your child. Summer school will run June 21st – July 21st from 8 am to 12 pm, Monday-Thursday. Click here to fill out the interest form 



Families, we need your help!  Please volunteer to support our community at one or all of the following events:

Also, please join us on April 13 at 6:30p as we host the CU Depression Center for Question, Persuade and Refer Suicide Prevention Training. Link to Zoom HERE.


Recurring News 

School Fees

As we get closer to the end of the year, we would like to remind you that all fees need to be paid as soon as possible. Please make sure you log in to your My School Bucks account to review and pay your fees. Remember that these need to be taken care of before the end of the year.

To login to your account please visit the following link My School Bucks or you can log in to your parent portal account and access it through there.

If you do not have an account on My School Bucks, please follow the link below to create one.My School Bucks User guide