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Semester ends; no school, Friday

Tigers are reminded, second quarter and the semester will end Thursday, Jan. 28. No school, Friday Jan. 29. First day of third quarter (the half way mark of the school year) will be Monday, Feb. 1.

Two Asynch days, this week

Monday is an A day and Tuesday is a B day, but both Wednesday and Thursday of this week will be Asynchronous days. Take advantage. Check the portal, finish assignments, and if needed, email teachers for appointments to clarify end of term status. 

Come to a Tigerific celebration, Thursday!

Tigers, RSVP now to attend a semester-end party, or to enter the pet or talent shows hosted by South High Ambassadors. NEW - TikToks are a talent! There'll be prizes. See details.

Next week is Academic Planning Night

Families and students in grades 9, 10, 11, are invited to an evening of online presentations Tuesday, Feb. 2, 6-7:30 p.m. | Presentations will be recorded. To attend, click links in English | Spanish | Somali | See flyers.

Conferences set for Feb. 16, 17

Mark calendars for parent-teacher conferences, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 8-4 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 17, 4-8 p.m. | Online sign-up links and phone sign-up information to come!

Next series of Principal Coffees set

Settle in with your own hot beverage, and meet online with Principal Stringer Wednesdays in Februrary, 7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Ask questions, learn the latest about the CDD (district design changes) and impacts on South.
English-speaking families - Feb. 3
American Indian families - Feb. 10
Spanish-speaking families - Feb. 17
Somali-speaking families - Feb. 24

MPS prepares for return of younger students

The first week in February will be a no-school week, but ONLY for grades Pre-K to Grade 5. High school students will remain as distance learners on the current schedule. | See MPS Updates

Distance Learning, how's it going? Hear from teachers

It's very much the consensus, we miss the buzz of hallway interactions and events with families. To regain some of those connections, lost to distance learning, we will be sharing staff experiences, as we continue on this DL journey. Today, hear from chemistry teacher Meg Hoyt.

Stay on track and on task in 2021

Save this handy calendar (courtesy of Principal Stringer), outlining the year's remaining: A days; B days; Asynchronous/Advisory days, and all no school days. The only outlier is Thursday, Jan. 28, which has been designated as an additional Asynchronous day. 

Winter Sports are back on

Following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and MN Department of Health (MDH), Minneapolis Public Schools will resume Winter Athletics, Monday, Jan. 11. Please review the Winter Preparedness Plan for specific details on our return.

Get healthy, stay healthy with the SBC

Happy New Year from your School Based Clinic! We invite students to get confidential, no cost check-ups, birth control, STI testing, mental health therapy, health education, shots and more. To make an online or in-person appointment, call/text: 612.599.3195; or call 612.668.4333.

You may be eligible for free internet service

Experiencing freeze-ups, unreliable connections, compromised bandwidth due to multiple users? Maybe you have no internet at all? If so, apply to be considered for a study offering free internet access, coordinated by the SHS Foundation. | Teachers, make referrals here.

HCLIB to host teen book club

Book lovers, this is for you! Youth Services Librarians Tara and Noah at Hennepin County Library are hosting "Teen Read-along," a book club beginning Thursday, Jan. 14, 7-9 p.m. Register via QR Code or see flyer for registration info.

Be a well-read Tiger in 2021

Did you know you can pick up a South High library book any school day of the week? First, reserve online, wait for a confirmation email. Then mask up and come to Door #1, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Written Directions Video Directions | Questions

NEW Queens class coming!

Want to take a class centered on Black culture, activism and sisterhood? Good news! That class is coming to South High second semester, and open for sign up, now, to students in grades 10, 11, 12. Learn more.

Buy your yearbook on a budget plan

It's not too late to order a yearbook, and you can do so, affordably, with J-Pay™ to easily spread the cost of your yearbook purchase over three payments. No interest. No fees. No stress. Visit

Is your smoke detector chirping? Don't have one?

We have two ways to get a smoke detector, batteries, or CO2 detector, FREE of charge!
• Pick up at South High during school hours, while supplies last.
• Get them delivered to you by calling South High's Health Team at 612.668.4311.

SAVE the date for Academic Planning Night

South High Counselors invite parents and current 9th, 10th and 11th graders to attend Academic Planning NightTuesday, Feb. 2, 6 - 7:30 p.m. Mark calendars, set reminders to learn about the course registration process for the 2021-22 school year. Details to come!

South junior to serve on school board

Congratulations to Mary Ghebremeskal, recognized by the MPS School Board as its 2021 student representative. At South High, Mary's a STEM standout, she's also been a robotics tutor to 1st graders and tech mentor to senior citizens. She sees a future in cyber security. Read more.

Class Officers named

The Class of 2021 will be helmed by newly named Class President Bezawit Abate; Vice President Cassandra Garcia Rios; Secretary Zigi Kaiser and Treasurer Elena Nava! Congratulations!

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