School Days are Near
South High School 2023-2024
7th & 9th Grade New Student Tour & Guide Orientation
Wednesday, Aug. 16th, 5-7pm
1160 Ann Street
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Welcome back to a new school year!
Mark your calendars and register below!
2023-24 District Back-to-School Resource Fair
@ Fort Hayes: REGISTER HERE
August 19, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Check out top resources for getting ready to go back to school:
Important Message from Principal Mrs Christy Nickerson
Dear CCS Families and Community Members,
I hope that you had a restful, healthy, and safe Summer Break. We are planning a full return of in-person learning on August 23rd; the school building opens at 7 am, and classes resume at 7:30 am, with dismissal at 2:30 pm. Attendance facts - Student attendance is highly important and by attending classes regularly, your child is more likely to keep up with daily lessons and assignments and take quizzes and tests on time. Here are a few ways to keep your child in the game of continuous learning.
Your 9th to 12th Grader
Assistant Principal Mr. Bao Lam
Your 7th to 8th Grader
The importance of parental involvement in a child’s life during the teen years is undeniable. While adolescents want independence and time with friends, they continue to depend on the care and guidance of their parents and support from their school & community:
Assistant Principal Mrs. Nolicka Robinson
The transition from middle to high school can be a stressful time with many uncertainties. Taking time to get involved in your child's education can greatly influence his success in school and in life. When parents work together with their child to help her navigate the changes from middle to high school, the result is a confident teen ready to try new experiences, develop new friendships and set high expectations for success.
How can I help my child stay safe in school?
- It is essential to teach and reinforce healthy behaviors to your children. Talk to them about the importance of knowing how a school handles emergency situations and what rules students are expected to follow.
- Maintain strong relationships with your school educators and community members by getting involved with school activities and attending town halls and safety meetings. Then, reinforce that there are teams of adults in place who will do absolutely anything to protect your child should a tragic event happen.
Family Check-In & Connect Calls
614-614-706-5419 or 614-365-6130
FACEBOOK LIVE SESSIONS
Family Engagements @ SHS
SHS Parents/Caregivers Guide
Let's talk about " Habitual Truancy "
A student is considered to be a habitual truant if he/she has UNEXCUSED ABSENCES that meet any of the following benchmarks:
*30 hours of consecutive unexcused absence This is approximately 5 days for a middle school or high school student.
*42 hours of unexcused absence in one month This is approximately 7 days for a middle school or high school student.
*72 hours of unexcused absence in one year This is approximately 11.5 days for a middle school or high school student.
If a student reaches the threshold for habitual truancy, the District is required to develop and implement an Absence Intervention Plan.
Parents/Guardians will be contacted to participate in the development of the Plan.
If a student fails to participate or make satisfactory progress with the intervention process or if the student continues to miss school, the district is required to make a complaint against the parent/guardian and/or the student with Job & Family Services and/or Juvenile Court.
South High School has its own family resource website. Click here to find tons of community resources on one site.
Have students watch the video above to learn how to use a combination locker: click photo below
South High School New Dress Code
School uniforms make getting ready for school more accessible, which can improve punctuality. Uniforms are NOT MANDATORY! All students are encouraged to dress in a manner that is appropriate, comfortable, and conducive to an active academic school day. South High School Spirit Wear is allowed, you can find SHS spirit gear at Family Dollars & CVS on Parsons Ave your community-supporting stores.
The items posted below are NOT ALLOWED!
Shoes & Safety Concerns
Can Drinking Water Make You Smarter?
- Make sure your child/ren has a refillable water bottle as these H20 stations are located throughout the building to keep our students hydrated.
- answer: Water transports oxygen to your brain, which allows it to communicate with the rest of the body. Even the slightest lack of hydration can reduce your concentration and cognitive skills, impairing your ability to think clearly and reach maximum performance.
Columbus City Schools has partnered with COTA to provide supplemental transportation services for all CCS students in grades 9-12 only. All Columbus City Schools high school students can use their Student Success Cards to ride COTA at no charge.
CCS TRANSPORTATION GUIDELINES
REQUEST FOR REASSIGNMENT BUSING: click here!
Check Out Community Opportunities
The Law & Leadership Institute & SHS
The Law & Leadership Institute would like to thank South High School for exposing students to their program and encouraging them to participate. Preparation for post-secondary success starts early on. Thank you Principal Robinson for making sure eighth graders are set up for success!
The following students from South High School are officially LLI scholars:
Congratulations! We are incredibly grateful for the student's commitment to ensuring they have the best chance to succeed, both in and outside the classroom.