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Message to the Community

Dear T.F. South Family,

We wish everyone a wonderful, fun-filled, safe summer break.  Classes will resume on Monday, August 20.  Many of our teachers will be engaged in summer professional development activities as we prepare for the 2018-2019 school year.

All students are required to read at least one book from our summer reading list as posted on the TFS website at http://www.tfd215.org/south/academics/requiredreadinglists.  Students enrolled in Honors or AP courses may have additional requirements as listed.  Books may be obtained from local public libraries or purchased online.  Parents, we encourage you to read a selection along with your child and take the opportunity to have an academic conversation over the summer months.

Our guidance department uses remind.com to send messages to students and parents about college, scholarship opportunities, important dates, etc.  Text the message below to 81010 that pertains to your graduating class to begin receiving these messages:

  • Class of 2019: @tfs2019
  • Class of 2020: @tfs2020
  • Class of 2021: @tfs2021
  • Class of 2022: @tfs2022

If you are a new student to T.F. South (and not an 8th grade graduate of Heritage or Memorial), you will need to enroll at the District 215 Administration Center located at 18601 Torrence Avenue in Lansing.  Contact Mrs. Holsapple for an appointment as soon as possible at (708) 585-2321.  For more information about required documents, visit http://www.tfd215.org/aboutus/enrollmentregistration/.   Please complete the enrollment process as early in the summer as you are able to avoid long enrollment lines near the start of school that may delay your student’s start date.

Our fall book pickup days are August 6, 8, and 9 from 1:00-6:30 p.m for returning students.  Freshmen students will pick up their books on August 7 from 1:00-6:30 p.m.  Freshmen orientation sessions will take place in the auditorium on August 7 at 1:15, 3:15, and 5:15 p.m.  A meeting for incoming freshman parents will be held that evening at 7:00 p.m., also in the auditorium.

For new and returning students, welcome to T.F. South.  You are entering a school with rich traditions, a dedicated and caring faculty and staff, supportive parents, high expectations, and a wealth of academic and extracurricular opportunities.  Our goal is not just to prepare students to succeed in the world, but to become active members of their communities, problem solvers, leaders, and role models.  We are appreciative of our supportive community.

Yours in Rebel Pride,

Jake Gourley

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