Weekly Communication 5.20

Posted May 23, 2022

Update from Principal Thomas

Dear Denver South Students and Families,

This was a week of memorable events for our Denver South students.  We had a successful prom and after prom on Saturday night, and the Denver South community celebrated our Class of 2022 graduates at Magness Arena on May 17. Thank you to the PTSA for helping honor our seniors. These amazing Ravens earned a combined total of $15,733,054 (and still growing!) in scholarships and will be entering careers and attending prestigious universities around the world.  Please join us in wishing our Denver South graduates much success on their post-secondary journeys. 

As we shared earlier this week, we want to hear from you about our next Denver South principal. We highly value the voices of all our stakeholders. To honor this, we would like to invite staff, students, parents, and community members to view the candidates’ presentations and bios at https://bit.ly/DenverSouthPrincipal2022.  Please share your feedback on the strengths and considerations of each candidate based on their presentations and the needs of Denver South. Feedback can be submitted in the survey or by calling the Office of Family & Community Engagement at 720-423-3054. You may also email your feedback responses to brittany_barela@dpsk12.org. Please complete all feedback by Tuesday, May 24th at 10 a.m. There will be also be a community forum on May 23 at 4:45pm.  Click here for more details.

Next week, final exams will begin.  If students have completed all of their final exams and are passing all of their classes, they do not need to attend make-up finals on May 27, June 1, or June 2.  If students have make up exams or are currently failing a class, they must attend school on May 27, June 1, and June 2 (or until their work is complete).

  • May 24-26: Final Exams
  • May 30: No school-Memorial Day
  • May 26-June 2: Make up finals and tutoring for any failing students

Have a great weekend (and stay warm!),

Go Ravens

We are Denver South


Principal Thomas

Final Exam Schedule Grades 9-11

  • Tues, 05/24 – Per. 1, 2
  • Wed, 05/25 – Per. 3, 4, 5 (with lunch in between)
  • Thurs, 05/26 – Per. 6, 7

New This Week

Our Boys Lacrosse team has been having a banner season. They notched a 14-1 regular season record and the first league championship in school history.  Well, they have continued their success into the postseason entering the playoffs as the #1 seed and after wins over Evergreen (13-3) and The Dawson School (18-3), they have earned a spot in the 4A State Championship Final 4.  

This is an opportunity for our community to rally around an amazing team of Denver South student-athletes and show our RAVEN SPIRIT! 

4A State Semi-Final
#1 Denver South vs. #4 Air Academy
Monday, May 23rd 7:30pm at Englewood HS 

General Admission Tickets are $10
CHSAA Postseason Ticket Information

Here’s the State Lacrosse Final 4 Program:  CO State Lacrosse Program


Denver Health Pediatrics at South High School

Thank you for your support of Denver Health Pediatrics at South High School.  If your student requires medical or dental care during the summer, schedule an appointment at our year round location at Place Bridge Academy 7125 Cherry Creek North Drive by calling 720-424-2050.  This clinic is open to any DPS student with a consent for the 2021-2022 school year.

Additionally, the Denver Health Pediatrics School-Based Consent is now available for the 2022-2023 school year.  To sign up your student electronically using our e-consent, complete the form at https://www.denverhealth.org/services/school-based-health-centers/e-consent .  This consent is smart phone and tablet compatible and may be accessed from any device.  For questions, call the clinic at 720-423-6260.  Have a great summer!

Giving Grocery

The Giving Grocery will be open 9:30 am-1 pm on Tuesday, May 24 in Room 141 for any students who want to stop by after their finals.  Please bring your reusable bags if you have them!. 

To learn more and receive updates on the Giving Grocery, please visit our website, follow us on Instagram, or contact us at jenfrenkel@gmail.com or 303-717-7566.

Recurring News 


Students will be able to access scores in their online College Board accounts.  

Student score release for SAT:

  • Scores for students who tested on the primary test date will begin to release on May 4.
  • Scores for students who tested on the makeup date will begin to release on May 18.

Student score release for PSAT:

  • Scores for students who tested on the primary test date and the makeup test date will begin to release on May 20.

Prep for Final Exams!

DPS Partnership with Auraria Campus colleges

We are so excited to finally be able to share information with you regarding this new event in partnership with the colleges on the Auraria Campus.

On Saturday, May 21st DPS will be hosting a college experience for high school students and their families.

The event will be from 10:00-1:00 and families can attend a College 101/Financial Aid session, a student panel and a resource fair, while also taking a tour of the campus. 

Parking and food will be provided! Space is limited and we will need families to register so that we can share with them the details of the day.   

See these flyers for more info!

English Flyer 

Spanish Flyer 

Summer Opportunities (click to sign up!)

Regional Summer School (RSS) 

Who: Students who need to recover credits after failing a class or who have an “Incomplete” on their transcript older than two semesters. 

When: June 21-July 21 (no classes July 4 & 5), Mon. – Thurs. from 8 am-12 pm 

Where: Select DPS schools (see your counselor for more information on locations – **South will not be a RSS site this summer) 

Special notes: Counselors will take requests for RSS from students and families up through May 27th. 

Live Instruction Summer School 

Who: Students who need to recover credit and prefer in-person, live instruction (non-Edgenuity based)

When: June 7-July 15, Mon.-Fri. from 8am-12pm

Where: Emily Griffith High School

Special notes:

  1. Fill out application form with your primary school Counselor
  2. Bring application form down to EGHS registration office Room 327 (Mon-Friday 8am-12pm)
  3. Complete summer school registration and sign up for summer school orientation

Concurrent Enrollment Summer Courses (click for more information)

Who: Students who would like to earn college credit over the summer! 

When: June 21-July 21, Mon – Fri, 8am-12pm 

Where: CCD courses taught at Bruce Randolph and Lincoln HS, CCA courses are taught at Florida Pitt Waller 

Special notes: Students must be able to attend all sessions as they are condensed and accelerated. Registration ends 5/20. Please see counselor to sign up. 

Principal Selection Timeline

Through April 29, 2022 

  • Community Feedback via School Principal Input Survey closes April 29 @ 10 a.m. 

Week of April 25, 2022

  • Regional Instructional Superintendents meet with CSC re: search process and community feedback on school principal profile and determination of questions 

Week of May 16, 2022

  • Candidate Virtual Presentations & Community Feedback Surveys opens May 18, 2022 
  • Candidate Virtual Presentations & Community Feedback Surveys closes May 24, 2022 
    • Given our commitment to providing equitable access through interpretation and translation, candidates will provide a pre-recorded candidate presentation to share their vision and address questions generated through the previous engagement structures.  All Denver South community members, including staff, parents, and students, will have the opportunity to provide input on strengths and challenges through a survey and a Family and Community Engagement (FACE) hotline. 

Week of May 25, 2022

  • Interview with Superintendent Dr. Alex Marrero, Deputy Superintendent of Schools Michael Ramirez, and Associate Chief of Schools Cesar Cedillo

As soon as possible after May 25, 2022

  • Principal Announced