Community, School & Families

A South High School Summer Experience

We've Got That Magic

Graduation 2023 - South


The most effective teamwork happens when individual team members harmonize their efforts and work toward a common goal. Our building leaders, teachers, and support staff over the summer created powerful, hands-on enrichment opportunities that will challenge students to continue growing as learners. We are looking forward to the 2023-2024 school year.

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LeVar Burton Joins CCS For Summer Experience Professional Development Session

8th grade promotion: They did that with Style & Smiles!

When parents/family members/caregivers/are involved, students get better grades, score higher on standardized tests, have better attendance records, drop out less often, have higher aspirations, and have more positive attitudes toward school and homework.
CCS Back To School Citywide Celebration

Mark your calendars and register above! 2023-24 Back to School Resource Fair Fort Hayes August 19, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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Mark your calendar for August 23rd, all ccs students' 1st day of school! Plan ahead to be there prior as we kick off the school year with students/families/community partners and tons of information & resources. Welcoming of 7th and 9th-grade incoming students/families & South High School Bulldog Bash Day: More details coming soon!

Complete all important forms here

Stay engaged in your child’s education by setting up and signing into the Columbus City Schools Parent Portal. Through the Parent Portal, you’ll be able to securely access valuable information on your student(s): •Teacher Contact •Grades and Course Schedules •Daily Attendance •Missed Assignments •Paperless Applications for School Choice, Summer School, and Career Tech •Update Contact Information •Pay Fees •Transportation Information

A detailed video of how parent portal works, watch what families can access.

This video link provides a brief overview of the Portal and the Mobile App:

If you’ve forgotten your username/password, click on EXISTING USER in the Portal, then click FORGOT USERNAME/PASSWORD, and the information will be sent to the email used to set up the account. If you no longer have access to the email you used when setting up the account, please send a picture ID and your student’s name and date of birth to


Starting in September, every other Monday @ South High School we will highlight one of our dedicated supportive staff. Families/community members will be able to identify with the services provided at SHS and who to contact for more information and or assistance.

Who am I? Read more about me:

Mrs Meeks South High School Family Ambassador

Community & Family Involvements

Get involved in making the South Side a thriving place for all by participating in local events.

Why is family and community important?

Family and community engagement greatly increases the likelihood that students will learn and thrive. Students are more prepared for school, more likely to achieve, and more likely to graduate when they are supported by schools, families, and communities working together in a coordinated manner. Take advantage of your community opportunities:

Coffee and Conversation on the Southside

Paint and Sip

Join Us on the Southside!

Edgewood Civic Association is hosting a “Paint and Sip” night at Community Grounds on Saturday, July 22nd from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Please see all details on the flyer:

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Ongoing Southside Clean-Ups

Thank you to our friends at the Open Shelter for starting an ongoing Southside neighborhood clean-up! You can help out by joining them on the 2nd Monday of every month from 9am to 11am, starting in front of The Open Shelter.


The Ohio State Fair is one of the largest state fairs in the United States, held in Columbus, Ohio during late July through early August. As estimated in a 2011 economic impact study conducted by Saperstein & Associates; the State Fair contributes approximately 68.5 million dollars to the state's economy.

July 26 - Aug 6, 2023 - The Ohio State Fair!

Gate admission prices

  • Adults (ages 13-59) – $12
  • Youth (ages 6-12) – $10
  • Senior (ages 60+) – $10
  • Children five and under – Free
  • General Parking – Free

Buy early and save!

  • Advance Admission – $8 (valid June 1 – July 25 only)
  • Midway ride-all-day wristbands – $32 each (through July 25 only)

Ohio State Fair Advance-sale Admission

June 01 - July 25, 2023

Advance-sale admission tickets are on sale June 1 through July 25 for just $8! BUY NOW!

Ride Prices:

  • $32 Ride-All-Day Wristband, Advance-sale
  • $35 Ride-All-Day Wristband, At the Fair
  • $1 credits — Fairgoers can buy individual ride credits for $1 each. All rides require 3 or more credits.
Plan Ahead For Next School Year, Get A Jump Start!

Things we need to know for the upcoming school year 2023-2024 click here!


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Required Immunizations

As the new school year approaches, it is important to ensure students are prepared with all their necessary supplies and that they are on top of all their required immunizations.


Behavioral and mental health treatment and prevention services are available at various central Ohio schools. These services offer a patient- and family-centered care approach to student success and mental health and wellness.


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Middle & High School Supply List


Ohio law gives parents and guardians the right to review the curricula taught in their children’s schools. Learn more about parental and guardian review of the district curriculum. Watch board meetings & agendas here.

Looking for work, then look no further!

The City of Columbus is hiring:

  • 3-1-1 Service Representatives. The 311 Service Representative I exam posting is now live on the civil service site. It can be found here. Please note that this is only to apply to take the test, there is no guarantee of an interview or employment. If anyone has specific questions about the test or process, please contact the Civil Service Commission offices at 614-645-8301.
Apply for Columbus City Schools

Welcome to Columbus City Schools' Employment Opportunities where you can review current openings, and overall job classifications and submit your application(s) online!

Columbus City School is hiring:

The Southside Thrive is hiring:

  • Southside Thrive is hiring for a Community Outreach Specialist position with SSTC. Please visit the link for all job details.

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