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Parent Support group

This academic year’s first meeting of the South Pasadena Parents of Children with Special Needs Support Group will be September 9, via Zoom, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Please contact Ching at to RSVP.

Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.


PSAT/NMSQT at SPHS on Saturday, October 16, 2021

South Pasadena High School will administer the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test on Saturday, October 16, 2021 (time and classroom assignments to be announced.)  The PSAT/NMSQT measures critical reading, verbal reasoning, math-problem solving and writing skills. It is also the qualifying exam for the National Merit Scholarship for juniors.  

PSAT registration begins on September 1, 10 am, with juniors having priority registration through Friday, September 17, 2021. The PSAT registration fee is $25 and SPHS’s registration will only be available online through the SPHS Webstore. Quantities are limited.  First come, first served.  All sales are final and no refunds.

For more information, including how to use the SPHS Webstore and fee waivers, read the August 23, 2021 ParentSquare message from SPHS Counselor Suzie Wong. If are a parent/guardian and do not have a ParentSquare account, contact the SPHS office

Back to School Night!

This year’s Back to School Night this Thursday, September 2, starting at 6:30 pm, will be virtual. Below is a schedule for the evening. On Wednesday afternoon, Principal Eldred sent out a PDF with links to the opening as well as all the teachers’ live presentations.

6:30 pm

Principal’s Welcome
Counseling Dept
Food Services

6:50-6:57 pm

Period 0

7:10-7:17 pm

Period 2

7:20-7:27 pm

Period 3

7:30-7:37 pm

Period 4

7:40-7:47 pm

Period 5

7:50-7:57 pm

Period 6

8:00-8:07 pm

Period 7

Superintendent Yantz sent, on August 27, an informational message regarding the start of school and COVID-19 (testing and protocols). The message is also available on the SPUSD website here.

Free Bingo for SPHS parents!

Tiger Bingo is gearing back up. Come play on August 28 as a precursor to the Boosters’ Tiger Bingo grand re-opening on September 18. See flyer for details.


PTSA needs and values all volunteers and the richness of experience you bring to our school and students. 

No firm commitment is necessary – only the willingness to help if available. We will send emails as events pop up.

If you would like to volunteer, please complete the Sign Up Form. The form can also be found at

Please note: All volunteers must submit proof of vaccination to Dorcus Tanwongprasert at Once you send in proof you will not need to repeat this process.

Thank you for helping us make SPHS the best it can be!

Any questions, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Lolita Lopez at

All Things SPHS forum

Please join the SPHS PTSA for the first General PTSA meeting of the year THIS Monday, August 23rd at 6:30pm, followed by our annual “All Things SPHS” Forum at 7:15pm. Both will be via Zoom.

Because we anticipate a large number of attendees for the forum, the General PTSA meeting has a different Zoom link than the forum. You must, therefore, register for each meeting separately.

Click here to register for the general meeting and then also click here to register for the forum.

General Meeting Agenda includes: 

  • Meet your new PTSA board members
  • Hear what’s going on in the PTSA
  • Review the yearly budget
  • Approve the audit from last year

All Things SPHS Forum includes:

  • Meet your Principal and Vice Principals –  John Eldred, Janet Wichman & David Speck
  • Learn about ASB,  Student Activities, Clubs, Athletics, Boosters, Music Boosters & PTSA 
  • Get your questions answered about how things work at SPHS

This and other PTSA meetings are on the PTSA calendar. Meeting locations and Zoom links are added to that calendar when they are available.

Message from SPUSD

SPUSD sent, on August 10, an informational message regarding optional no-cost COVID surveillance testing for SPUSD TK-12 students and employees.

If you did not receive it via text or email, please check your ParentSquare account. If you have a ParentSquare account for an SPHS student, the post is accessible here. If you are a parent/guardian of an SPHS student and do not have a ParentSquare account, please contact the school to set one up.

Welcome Back Coffee!

Please join us for the PTSA-Booster Welcome Coffee.

Thursday, August 12, 2021
8:00 AM
SPHS Front Patio

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