Principal’s Message

October 23, 2020

Dear T.F. South Families,

We are excited to introduce a new schedule on Wednesdays, beginning on November 4, 2020. Starting on this date, Wednesdays will be called “Student Support Wednesdays.” We will not follow our traditional bell schedule through Zoom on Wednesdays, instead giving teachers the flexibility to reach out to specific students in need of support either one-on-one or in groups. This change was made based on feedback from families, students, and teachers. Some of the most important parts are highlighted below:

  • Students will be contacted by teachers on Monday afternoon each week with their assigned Wednesday Zoom meeting time between the hours of 9:05 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
  • Attendance will be taken for those students assigned meeting times on Student Support Wednesdays.
  • If a scheduling conflict should occur, it will be the student's responsibility to notify the teacher and reschedule no later than Tuesday at 3:15 each week.
  • Students not assigned to meet with a teacher on Wednesday are to use the time to work independently on previously assigned work as no new work will be assigned. Social-emotional support groups will be available on Wednesdays via our PPS and Deans Offices.

All students and parents were emailed a more detailed handout regarding expectations for Student Support Wednesdays. Thanks for supporting one another during these difficult times. We are stronger together than on our own.

Jake Gourley, Principal

Contact Information

Main Office: (708) 585-2000

Main Office Staff

Mr. Jake Gourley - Principal
(708) 585-2007

Mrs. LaQuesha Martin-Dean - Assistant Principal of Instruction
(708) 585-2008

Nicole Moore - Administrative Asst.
(708) 585-2007

Celeste Wiggins - Administrative Asst.
(708) 585-2005