SCHS Weekly Update for Friday, March 9, 2018

 Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday,March 9, 2018

 

Spring Break

No School Friday, March 23

Spring Break March 26 – 30th

 

 

 

 

 

Prom is April 7th

Parents and Guardians,

This year Prom will be held at the Denver Aquarium on April 7, 2018.  The times will be 8:00-11:00 PM. After Prom will be held at The Wild Game and is sponsored by the RABC, SCOPA and SC Education Foundation.  We will be purchasing a charter bus to transport students to prom, for students that may be interested. The charter bus will run from The Wild Game (After Prom Location) to the Denver Aquarium.  Pick up time at The Wild Game will be 7:15 PM and Departure time from Denver Aquarium will be 11:00 PM. There will be an additional cost to use the charter bus and we plan to keep it in the range of $10.  Tickets for Prom, After-Prom and the charter bus will go on sale 3/19. The bus will be available as a first come first served basis. If interest grows we will provide for additional busses.

Sincerely,

Mr. Finnestead, Ms. Lindsey and your Prom Committee

 

 

 

 

E-Sports at Silver Creek

Students and parents we are trying to an E-Sports tournament at Silver Creek.  Come to an informational meeting in commons right after school on 3/6/18 from 2:45-3:15.  If you have an NES or Gamecube and would like to donate this item, we are looking to use these platforms for some upcoming tournaments.  If you would like to donate them to Silver Creek, please drop them by the Main office. We are also looking for SuperMarioKart and Super Smash Brothers games.  More details to come on the E-Sports Tournament. And we are keeping the games clean, no violent or MA video games.

 

 

 

 

 

2018-2019 Registration Information for ALL students

  • For: classes of 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022

  • Now that students have chosen electives classes, we will begin the process of creating the master schedule. This takes quite a bit of time, so please be patient.

  • Schedules will be ready to view in IC on May 22. It will be important to review schedules at this time. There is a 5 day window to submit any schedule changes / requests.

    • Read the Registration Website. It can be accessed by going to the Silver Creek Website, clicking on Academics, and then on Registration 2018-2019.

    • Be sure to read the FAQ. It is an amazing resource with lots of information.

 

 

 

Student / Staff Raptor of the Month: March

  • 9th grade – Megan Neufeld

  • 10th grade – Eliana  Miller

  • 11th grade – Aidan Abram

  • 12th grade – Adrienne (AJ)  Rodriguez

  • Teacher of the Month……..Ms. Carmen Rubino!!!!

Pictures and information will be posted Monday, March 5. See link for information and pictures. Check it out – LINK

 

 

 

 

February Attendance Celebration:

Student Attendance:

One week of Chick Fil A goes to   – David Zelibor

Texas Roadhouse Dinner goes to  – Lily McCumber

Parry’s Pizza goes to –       Sabrina Notario

3 lunches at Subway goes to    – Megan Mirkis

Teacher Attendance:  

Stephanie Owens- She wins dinner at Texas Roadhouse

Dan Kloster gets lunch at Chick Fil A

James Holtz – Texas Roadhouse Burger meal

An attendance fact….The academic impact of missing school is the same whether the absences are excused or unexcused.

  • Thank you to our students who attend regularly! “Every Class. Every Day.” – It’s important!

  • Read more about SCHS Positive Attendance Program LINK and see pictures of our Attendance Celebration Drawings – updated next week.

 

 

 

 

 

Juniors!

Now is the time for Juniors to prepare for the SAT exam which takes place April 10th. It is never to early to start…even 15 minutes 3-5 times a week can be EXTREMELY helpful! Research shows diligent work like this markedly increases test scores.

St Vrain Valley Schools has purchase the license to SHMOOP, a test preparation software that is FREE to use by Silver Creek Students. It can be found linked to the Ceran site under High Schools.

Silver Creek is running a contest to encourage students to use this site to increase their scores. If you would like to take part, or have questions, please see Mr Goerner!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Counseling/Registrar Office

norrbom_barb@svvsd.org Alphabet A-EL

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  Alphabet EM-LA

ehleparker_kristin@svvsd.org  Alphabet LE-RI

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  Alphabet RO-Z

 

 

The Mead High School Counseling Department would like to invite you to the Third Annual Spring College and Career Fair!

  • Mead High School Gymnasium

  • 12750 CR 7

  • Longmont, CO 80504

  • 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

  • Thursday, March 15, 2018

The fair will be open to all St. Vrain Valley School District students and their families.

 

 

 

In collaboration with Employment Services of Weld County and Frederick High School

A Young Adult Job Fair will be held on March 20, 2018

3:00pm to 6:00pm at Frederick High School!

5690 Tipple Way

See brochure for details

 

 

Girls & Boys State Leadership Opportunities for Juniors:

Colorado Girls and Boys State offer summer educational program to learn about government, and develop leadership skills, patriotism and confidence. Dates are in early June. Girls State and Boys State info and applications can be found on their respective websites. There is no cost to delegates. Applications are due by April 1.

Longmont United Hospital Career Day – For students interested in learning more about healthcare careers, LUH will host a career day on Thursday, April 26, 7:30 am-3:00 pm. Continental breakfast and lunch are provided. Registration required by April 16 at 5 p.m. See brochure for more details and the application

Front Range Community College (FRCC) Open House – to be held Tuesday, Mar. 13, 3:30-6 p.m., Boulder County Campus, 2190 Miller Dr., Longmont. Click here for more info and to register.

 

 

 

College Representative Visits:

Thursday, March 15th @ 12:30 – University of Nebraska @ Lincoln

Friday, March 16th @ 8:30 – Western Nebraska Community College

Friday, March 16th @ 9:00 – Metropolitan State University of Denver

Monday, March 19th @ 10:30 – Colorado Mountain College

Monday, March 19th @ 10:30 – Front Range Community College-Application Day

Please sign up in the counseling office.

 

 

2018 AP Test Registration deadline is extended to Mar. 9!!!  For those students currently taking one or more AP courses at Silver Creek HS.

Taking an AP test allows students the opportunity to earn college credit from their college of choice. You can register for your AP test(s) on the Silver Creek website or at the following link: www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/060953.   After filling out your registration, you may pay by credit card online, or bring cash or check (made out to Silver Creek HS) to the Counseling Office. The cost for most tests is $94, AP Seminar is $142. Fee reductions are available for those on free/reduced lunch, or those in a position of hardship. Need help with registration? Check out this AP instructional video!

AP testing will take place May 7-18. For a list of specific test dates, see  the test schedule posted by College Board. To review AP policies and procedures (dates, scoring, etc.) here is the link to the AP “Bulletin for AP Students and Parents.” Most tests will take place at SCHS in the gym, a few are at other district locations. More details will be announced closer to testing.

Remember to register by March 9th.  Late registrations will incur a late fee. For questions, contact Barb Norrbom in the Counseling Office at (720) 494-3721.

 

 

 

 

 

Athletics

Be sure to support our Raptor Athletes!

Find Sports Calendars and important information for each sport on their pages on the  Athletics Website

For all athletes planning on signing in the spring our tentative date is Wednesday April 11th 2:30-3:30 pm in the library. Please contact the Athletic Secretary for more information  elder_yvonne@svvsd.org

In order to tryout or practice for Silver Creek Athletics, the following items must be completed:

  1. Complete the Online Registration Form.

  2. Submit the SVVSD Student Medical History and Screening form  (or a similar Doctor’s office form) with an authorized physician’s signature clearing the student for athletic participation.  Physicals are valid for one full year (365 days from date of last physical). Please make sure your form has the following: Dr.s signature and date of physical.

  3. In order to submit your completed physical form please bring to the Athletic Secretary or  scan and email a copy to Yvonne Elder (elder_yvonne@svvsd.org) or fax to (720-494-3730).

  4. Pay the SVVSD Athletic Participation Fee by credit card at the time of online registration or bring a check/cash into the main office. Please make checks payable to Silver Creek HS.

 

Mathematics Department

All teachers in the Mathematics Department offer help outside of class time.  Please consult your student’s teacher via syllabus, website, or email to find out what time(s) s/he is available.

Math Club meets Thursdays from 2:40 pm – 3:40 pm in Room E206.  We are currently preparing for MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge to be held in March.

 

 

 

 

 

 

AFTER-PROM

It is hard to believe, but Prom is less than one month away! RABC wants to provide the juniors and seniors who attend and their dates with a safe and fun place to extend this memorable evening. Please consider donating (individuals) or sponsoring this After-Prom to help RABC offset the cost. The event will be held at Wild Game on April 7, 2018. You can find a link to donate or sponsor on our web site (www.raptoractivitiesboosterclub.com).

UPCOMING EVENTS

Mark your calendars for April 11 at 7 PM and come out to hear Dr. Stephan Walker, a well-known local Sports Psychologist who has experience working with athletes from the high school to the professional and Olympic levels. His RABC-sponsored talk is free of charge. This program is for coaches and parents as well as players. Please join us. Let’s pack the house!

RABC, along with SCOPA and the Education Foundation, is also sponsoring a Volunteer Appreciation event. This event is tentatively scheduled for

May 9. More details to come.

RAPTOR RUN

RABC’s second major fundraiser, the Raptor Run, is fast approaching. This fun family event will take place on April 21, 2018. This year it will be a Bolder Boulder qualifier! Sponsor, volunteer or run the Raptor Run. Check it out at https://raptorrun5k.com.

CONCESSIONS MANAGERS

We are in desperate need of Concessions Managers or we will not be able to open the stand for some events. Teams will each lose $175 for their shift if Concessions cannot open. It is really easy, just follow a complete list of instructions. You can even watch most of the games/matches/meets/duals while earning $25 for your team or activity. If you can help, please contact

SCCONCESSIONS01@GMAIL.COM.

Check us out at www.raptoractivitiesboosterclub.com, or on Facebook (@Silvercreek.rabc) or Twitter (@SilverCreekRABC)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 9, 2018

 

Our Mission: To support a culture of excellence for all students through enhanced academic and leadership opportunities

Thanks to everyone that came out to

Hope to report our profits next week!

 

SAVE THE DATE!!!

SCEF Spring Social (formally Mardi Gras Party)

When: Saturday, APRIL 14, 2018

Where: Shupe Homestead.

A new venue in Longmont! Sponsorship levels are listed below.

THANK YOU to those who have already pledged their support!

 

 

Silver Creek Education Foundation “Spring Social – 2018” Sponsorship Levels

As part of our ongoing fundraising efforts, the foundation is hosting a Spring Social on April 14, 2018. We are asking businesses within our community to join our efforts by sponsoring this event.  Four levels of sponsorship are available:

 

 

Raptor $1500 or more:

  •        Your logo will be proudly displayed on the foundation website, on all written promotional material and social media posts.

  •        Your company’s name will be prominently displayed at the event.

  •        Raptor sponsors will have their name etched onto a large brick to be added to the “Brick by Brick” paved area in front of Silver Creek High School or on an individual plaque in the College and Career Center as a permanent commemoration of the generosity of our sponsors.

  •        Will receive a complimentary table for 8 and a bottle of wine.

Silver $1000

  •        Your logo will be proudly displayed on the foundation website, on all written promotional material, and social media posts.

  •        Your company’s name will be prominently displayed at the event.

  •        Silver sponsors will also have their name etched onto a large brick to be added to the “Brick by Brick” paved area in front of Silver Creek High School or on an individual plaque in the College and Career Center as a permanent commemoration of our sponsors’ generosity.

  •        Will receive 4 complimentary tickets to event.

Maroon $500

  •        Your logo will be proudly displayed on the foundation website, on all written promotional material, and social media posts.

  •        Your company’s name will be prominently displayed at the event.

  •        Will receive 2 complimentary tickets to event.

Black $250

  •        Your company logo will be proudly displayed on the foundation website, on all written promotional material, and social media posts.

All donations are tax deductible.  The foundation’s tax identification number is 80-0399889.  Sponsorships must be finalized by March 14, 2018 to allow time to complete the printed materials.

 

Loading your KING SOOPER cards gives 5% back to SCEF and our classrooms! It’s FREE to you and great money toward our school! We appreciate your support!!

Contact Teresa Flanagan, teresaflanagan@gmail.com or call at 404-202-2048. If you have an expired card (unloaded for 90 days) we will gladly get you another.

Silver Creek Education Foundation is now available on

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/80-0399889

SCEF meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7:30 a.m. in the Main Office Conference Room. Next meeting is:

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Thank you, SCEF Board Members!

schsedfoundation@gmail.com | www.schsedfoundation.org

 

 

 

 

The School Store is open every other Thursday during A and B Lunches (1o:30am – 1:00pm)

 

 

Naviance Information

Students and parents, please take advantage of Naviance, made available to all Silver Creek students by the SCHS Education Foundation.  Naviance is an excellent tool that provides students with many opportunities to make a successful transition between high school, college and career.  Please view the link below for instructional videos on how to log-in and use the colleges and careers features, and access mini-lessons that help students learn more about their own interests and aptitudes, as well as all the pathways available to them in high school and beyond.  LINK to Naviance Information.

 

 

 

 

School Lunch

Information for Parent Organizations

Policies for Outside Foods Served in District Schools (click here)

Bake Sales (click here)

Colorado Beverage Guidelines (click here)

Colorado Competitive Food Guidelines (click here)

Online Applications

Pre-Payment Options

Please take advantage of the options to prepay your student’s meal accounts. Prepaid meal accounts help the lunch lines go faster and give students more time to eat, relax, and play. It also gives you peace of mind — not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or having to worry that it might get lost or used for things other than lunch.

Meal Charging Guidelines – It is very important to keep you child’s account current. If you have any questions about the account, please call your child’s school kitchen manager.

Online Payments

MY School Bucks now can be used to make online payments to your student’s lunch account quickly, easily and securely. Online payments are a simple, safe and secure way to make payments to your students account 24 hours a day at your convenience.

Click here to make prepayments to your child’s meal account online anytime at MySchoolBucks.com!

Send Check or Cash

You can always bring money personally or send it with your student. Please place it in an envelope marked clearly with your student’s name, their ID #, the $ amount and the check #. Turn in prepaid deposits to the cafeteria cashier(s) or school office.

Download and Print Out a pre-formatted #10 Envelope for making Deposits

 

 

 

 

 

Student Handbook iBook Edition:

Student Handbook.

 

 

 

 

 

Infinite Campus Tutorial

Infinite Campus is a great resource for parents to check grades, homework assignments, attendance, fees, and much more.  Click here for more information.  If you are having trouble logging in to Infinite Campus or RevTrak, our Help Desk can help.  Contact them at 303-702-7730.

Approved Flyers for March, 2018

 

 

 

IMPORTANT BUS INFORMATION

Attached you will find a MS Word Document that reiterates to parents that student bus passes are required to be stored and kept in a safe place over the summer to avoid their loss, and the subsequent cost of a replacement pass.  In addition, the letter also talks about the implementation of Zpass+, a notification system which sends time and location messages via phone text to parents when their student scans on and off the bus. This is a great program that provides another level of safety and security for the students of SVVSD.  Parents are truly going to love this new functionality. The system is currently active and ready for parents to sign up for an account and begin receiving these valuable text notifications.

Z Pass+ information – In an effort to better serve you, we are implementing a program called Z Pass+ this year.  This free program will allow parents to receive text and/or email notifications via their smartphone whenever their student scans on or off the bus.  This technology is invaluable, and provides an additional layer of safety and security for District students utilizing transportation services. The following link has directions on how to sign up.

Please open the following link for more important bus information.

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In English & Espanol

    Important Bus Pass Information for Parents of Students Riding the Bus     

Students only receive one free bus pass.  For a replacement pass, please contact the Bus Pass coordinator by sending an email to bus pass@svvsd.org or calling 303-702-7540.  The replacement cost for lost, stolen and/or mutilated bus passes is $5.00 and shows up as fee under your student’s name in Infinite Campus.  New students to the district or new to riding the bus may pick up their bus passes at the Main Office of the school they will be attending.

 

 

 

 

Low Cost Health Insurance

Students who are 18 and graduating may be eligible for FREE and LOW-COST HEALTH INSURANCE until their 19th birthdays! This health insurance is available through Medicaid and CHP+ and enrollment occurs right here through St Vrain Valley School District.  Once children turn 18 and are no longer in school, Medicaid no longer counts parent income towards the child’s eligibility! Please call The Healthy Kids Initiative at 720-722-1454 to see if your kids qualify today!

Los estudiantes que tienen 18 años y están por graduar de preparatoria podrían ser elegibles para obtener SEGURO MÉDICO GRATUITO O A BAJO PRECIO hasta que cumplan 19 años!  Este seguro médico es proporcionado por parte de los programas del gobierno Medicaid y CHP+.  Cuando un joven cumple 18 años y no está asistiendo a la escuela, Medicaid no toma en cuenta el ingreso de los padres! Por favor llame al programa de Niños Saludables al 720-722-1454 para informarse si sus niños son elegibles hoy!

SCHS Weekly Update for March 1, 2018

 Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday,March 2, 2018

 

 

 

March Late Start

Wednesday, March 7th

Classes begin at 10 a.m.

Buses run 2 ½ hours later than normal

 

 

 

Senior Panoramic Photo order sheets are in the main office.    Don’t delay, order today.

 

 

Congratulations!

Emma Stenner, freshman, not only participated in last week’s  Colorado HOSA Competition ( Future Health Professionals- formerly Health Occupation Students of America), but she won the Medical Terminology division with a first place medal.  With her win, she will be representing Silver Creek at the International HOSA competition in Dallas this summer.

 

 

 

E-Sports at Silver Creek

Students and parents we are trying to an E-Sports tournament at Silver Creek.  Come to an informational meeting in commons right after school on 3/6/18 from 2:45-3:15.  If you have an NES or Gamecube and would like to donate this item, we are looking to use these platforms for some upcoming tournaments.  If you would like to donate them to Silver Creek, please drop them by the Main office.  We are also looking for SuperMarioKart and Super Smash Brothers games.  More details to come on the E-Sports Tournament.  And we are keeping the games clean, no violent or MA video games.  

 

 

 

 

 

2018-2019 Registration Information for ALL students

 

 

  • For: classes of 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022

  • Now that students have chosen electives classes, we will begin the process of creating the master schedule. This takes quite a bit of time, so please be patient.

  • Schedules will be ready to view in IC on May 22. It will be important to review schedules at this time. There is a 5 day window to submit any schedule changes / requests.

    • Read the Registration Website. It can be accessed by going to the Silver Creek Website, clicking on Academics, and then on Registration 2018-2019.

    • Be sure to read the FAQ. It is an amazing resource with lots of information.

 

 

 

Student and Staff of the Month – Congratulations to:

Ninth Grade: Taylor Piper

Tenth Grade: Lindsey Beckwith

Eleventh Grade: Abigail Martin

Twelfth Grade: Connor Hansen

Staff Member: Bill Legg

…In partnership with Village of the Peaks, the Student and Staff Member will have their picture displayed and receive a gift card as well as have their picture & information displayed on our own Silver Creek Website.

 

 

1st Semester Attendance Celebration Drawing! Congratulations goes to…

Max Ruiz – $50.00 gift card to Play it Again Sports

Rafael Basurto – a week of Chick’fil’A

Amelie Schell – a week of Subway

Olivia Hinklin – 10 passes to Longmont Rec Center

  • An attendance fact….The academic impact of missing school is the same whether the absences are excused or unexcused.

  • Thank you to our students who attend regularly! “Every Class. Every Day.” – It’s important!

  • Read more about SCHS Positive Attendance Program LINK

 

 

 

 

Juniors!

Now is the time for Juniors to prepare for the SAT exam which takes place April 10th. It is never to early to start…even 15 minutes 3-5 times a week can be EXTREMELY helpful! Research shows diligent work like this markedly increases test scores.

St Vrain Valley Schools has purchase the license to SHMOOP, a test preparation software that is FREE to use by Silver Creek Students. It can be found linked to the Ceran site under High Schools.

Silver Creek is running a contest to encourage students to use this site to increase their scores. If you would like to take part, or have questions, please see Mr Goerner!

 

 

 

 

 

Counseling/Registrar Office

norrbom_barb@svvsd.org Alphabet A-EL

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  Alphabet EM-LA

ehleparker_kristin@svvsd.org  Alphabet LE-RI

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  Alphabet RO-Z

College Representative Visits:

Tuesday, March 6 @ 12:30 – Colorado Mountain College

Please sign up in the counseling office.

 

 

2018 AP Test Registration deadline is Mar. 7!!!  For those students currently taking one or more AP courses at Silver Creek HS.

 

Taking an AP test allows students the opportunity to earn college credit from their college of choice. You can register for your AP test(s) on the Silver Creek website or at the following link: www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/060953.   After filling out your registration, you may pay by credit card online, or bring cash or check (made out to Silver Creek HS) to the Counseling Office. The cost for most tests is $94, AP Seminar is $142. Fee reductions are available for those on free/reduced lunch, or those in a position of hardship. Need help with registration? Check out this AP instructional video!

AP testing will take place May 7-18. For a list of specific test dates, see  the test schedule posted by College Board. To review AP policies and procedures (dates, scoring, etc.) here is the link to the AP “Bulletin for AP Students and Parents.” Most tests will take place at SCHS in the gym, a few are at other district locations. More details will be announced closer to testing.

Remember to register by March 7th.  Late registrations will incur a late fee. For questions, contact Barb Norrbom in the Counseling Office at (720) 494-3721.

 

 

2018 Local Scholarships~

It’s officially the FINAL weekend to work on many of our awesome SVVSD Local Scholarships.  The scholarships are posted to Naviance, under Colleges > Scholarship List.  Over $100,000 are offered through Local Scholarships every year. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity! The majority of the Local Scholarships are due to the SCHS Counseling Office next Wednesday, February 28th (specific details and due dates for individual scholarships can be found within Naviance).

Resources to apply:

  1. Watch this instructional screencast.

  2. Download this scholarship list to consider scholarships opportunities.

  3. Visit Naviance to access and download applications.

Need help with your scholarship applications? Counselors will be available all day tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 23, in the College & Career Center, to provide assistance. Come see us with your questions!

Good luck on your scholarships!

 

 

 

 

 

Athletics

Be sure to support our Raptor Athletes!

Find Sports Calendars and important information for each sport on their pages on the  Athletics Website

Congratulations to our athletes who participated in our Winter Signing Ceremony on Wednesday, February 7th in the library! Holly Bosley, Kaeyla Noble, Joseph Roth-Bogrett, Trevor Riters and Thomas Blazon. Good luck to you on your new adventure!

For all athletes planning on signing in the spring our tentative date is Wednesday April 11th 2:30-3:30 pm in the library. Please contact the Athletic Secretary for more information  elder_yvonne@svvsd.org

In order to tryout or practice for Silver Creek Athletics, the following items must be completed:

  1. Complete the Online Registration Form.

  2. Submit the SVVSD Student Medical History and Screening form  (or a similar Doctor’s office form) with an authorized physician’s signature clearing the student for athletic participation.  Physicals are valid for one full year (365 days from date of last physical). Please make sure your form has the following: Dr.s signature and date of physical.

  3. In order to submit your completed physical form please bring to the Athletic Secretary or  scan and email a copy to Yvonne Elder (elder_yvonne@svvsd.org) or fax to (720-494-3730).

  4. Pay the SVVSD Athletic Participation Fee by credit card at the time of online registration or bring a check/cash into the main office. Please make checks payable to Silver Creek HS.

 

 

 

 

Communicating Attendance

Communication between schools, teachers, families, students and the district is an essential part of fostering high levels of student growth and achievement. Supporting better attendance through communication is one important way that schools and families can foster increased student engagement and academic success.

Read more >>  (link to http://stvra.in/icattendance)

SCHS ATTENDANCE OFFICE

Attendance Direct Line:  Lois Davis  720-494-3738

 

 

 

 

Mathematics Department:

All teachers in the Mathematics Department offer help outside of class time.  Please consult your student’s teacher via syllabus, website, or email to find out what time(s) s/he is available.

Math Club meets Thursdays from 2:40 pm – 3:40 pm in Room E206.  We are currently preparing for MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge to be held in March.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 2, 2018

Our Mission: To support a culture of excellence for all students through enhanced academic and leadership opportunities

THIS Monday, March 5th 5-9pm

Next Door Longmont and SCEF

Please RSVP by signing up through

EVENTBRITE

We would love to celebrate and make 50% back to our school with all of you!

SAVE THE DATE!!!

 

SCEF Spring Social (formally Mardi Gras Party)

When: Saturday, APRIL 14, 2018

Where: Shupe Homestead.

A new venue in Longmont! Sponsorships levels are listed below.

 THANK YOU to those who have already pledged their support!

 

Silver Creek Education Foundation “Spring Social – 2018” Sponsorship Levels

As part of our ongoing fundraising efforts, the foundation is hosting a Spring Social on April 14, 2018. We are asking businesses within our community to join our efforts by sponsoring this event.  Four levels of sponsorship are available:

 Raptor $1500 or more:

  • Your logo will be proudly displayed on the foundation website, on all written promotional material and social media posts.
  • Your company’s name will be prominently displayed at the event.
  • Raptor sponsors will have their name etched onto a large brick to be added to the “Brick by Brick” paved area in front of Silver Creek High School or on an individual plaque in the College and Career Center as a permanent commemoration of the generosity of our sponsors.
  • Will receive a complimentary table for 8 and a bottle of wine.

 

Silver $1000

  • Your logo will be proudly displayed on the foundation website, on all written promotional material, and social media posts.
  • Your company’s name will be prominently displayed at the event.
  • Silver sponsors will also have their name etched onto a large brick to be added to the “Brick by Brick” paved area in front of Silver Creek High School or on an individual plaque in the College and Career Center as a permanent commemoration of our sponsors’ generosity.
  • Will receive 4 complimentary tickets to event.

 

Maroon $500

  • Your logo will be proudly displayed on the foundation website, on all written promotional material, and social media posts.
  • Your company’s name will be prominently displayed at the event.
  • Will receive 2 complimentary tickets to event.

 

Black $250

  • Your company logo will be proudly displayed on the foundation website, on all written promotional material, and social media posts.

 

All donations are tax deductible.  The foundation’s tax identification number is 80-0399889.  Sponsorships must be finalized by March 14, 2018 to allow time to complete the printed materials.

Loading your KING SOOPER cards gives 5% back to SCEF and our classrooms! It’s FREE to you and great money toward our school! We appreciate your support!!

Contact Teresa Flanagan, teresaflanagan@gmail.com or call at 404-202-2048. If you have an expired card (unloaded for 90 days) we will gladly get you another.

Silver Creek Education Foundation is now available on

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/80-0399889

SCEF meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7:30 a.m. in the Main Office Conference Room. Next meeting is:

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Thank you, SCEF Board Members!

schsedfoundation@gmail.com | www.schsedfoundation.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UNIFIED SPORTS

Come out to Silver Creek this Saturday between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM and catch the Unified Basketball team tournament. The Silver Creek team is coming off of a great outing against the Longmont Police Department.

UPCOMING EVENTS

RABC is excited to announce that we will be hosting, Dr. Stephan Walker, a well-known local Sports Psychologist who has experience working with athletes from the high school to the professional and Olympic levels. His talk is will take place on April 11 at 7 PM and is free of charge. This program is for coaches, parents as well as players. Please join us. Let’s pack the house!

RABC, along with SCOPA and the Education Foundation, is also sponsoring a Volunteer Appreciation event. This event is tentatively scheduled for

May 9. More details to come. Mark your calendars!

AFTER-PROM

It is hard to believe, but Prom season is almost here! Please consider donating to help RABC offset the cost of After-Prom and keep our kids safe. The event will be held at Wild Game on April 7, 2018. You can find a link to donate on our web site (www.raptoractivitiesboosterclub.com).

RAPTOR RUN

RABC’s second major fundraiser, the Raptor Run, is fast approaching. This fun family event will take place on April 21, 2018. This year it will be a Bolder Boulder qualifier! Sponsor, volunteer or run the Raptor Run. Check it out at https://raptorrun5k.com.

CONCESSIONS MANAGERS

We are in desperate need of Concessions Managers or we will not be able to open the stand for some events. Teams will each lose $175 for their shift if Concessions cannot open. It is really easy, just follow a complete list of instructions. You can even watch most of the games/matches/meets/duals while earning $25 for your team or activity. If you can help, please contact SCCONCESSIONS01@GMAIL.COM.

Check us out at www.raptoractivitiesboosterclub.com, or on Facebook (@Silvercreek.rabc) or Twitter (@SilverCreekRABC)

 

 

 

 

 

SCHOOL STORE

The School Store is open every other Thursday during A and B Lunches (1o:30am – 1:00pm)

 

 

 

Naviance Information

Students and parents, please take advantage of Naviance, made available to all Silver Creek students by the SCHS Education Foundation.  Naviance is an excellent tool that provides students with many opportunities to make a successful transition between high school, college and career.  Please view the link below for instructional videos on how to log-in and use the colleges and careers features, and access mini-lessons that help students learn more about their own interests and aptitudes, as well as all the pathways available to them in high school and beyond.  LINK to Naviance Information.

 

 

 

 

 

School Lunch

Information for Parent Organizations

Policies for Outside Foods Served in District Schools (click here)

Bake Sales (click here)

Colorado Beverage Guidelines (click here)

Colorado Competitive Food Guidelines (click here)

Online Applications

Pre-Payment Options

Please take advantage of the options to prepay your student’s meal accounts. Prepaid meal accounts help the lunch lines go faster and give students more time to eat, relax, and play. It also gives you peace of mind — not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or having to worry that it might get lost or used for things other than lunch.

Meal Charging Guidelines – It is very important to keep you child’s account current. If you have any questions about the account, please call your child’s school kitchen manager.

Online Payments

MY School Bucks now can be used to make online payments to your student’s lunch account quickly, easily and securely. Online payments are a simple, safe and secure way to make payments to your students account 24 hours a day at your convenience.

Click here to make prepayments to your child’s meal account online anytime at MySchoolBucks.com!

Send Check or Cash

You can always bring money personally or send it with your student. Please place it in an envelope marked clearly with your student’s name, their ID #, the $ amount and the check #. Turn in prepaid deposits to the cafeteria cashier(s) or school office.

Download and Print Out a pre-formatted #10 Envelope for making Deposits

 

 

 

 

 

Student Handbook iBook Edition:

Student Handbook.

 

 

 

 

 

Infinite Campus Tutorial

Infinite Campus is a great resource for parents to check grades, homework assignments, attendance, fees, and much more.  Click here for more information.  If you are having trouble logging in to Infinite Campus or RevTrak, our Help Desk can help.  Contact them at 303-702-7730.

 

 

 

 

Approved Flyers for March, 2018

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT BUS INFORMATION

Attached you will find a MS Word Document that reiterates to parents that student bus passes are required to be stored and kept in a safe place over the summer to avoid their loss, and the subsequent cost of a replacement pass.  In addition, the letter also talks about the implementation of Zpass+, a notification system which sends time and location messages via phone text to parents when their student scans on and off the bus.  This is a great program that provides another level of safety and security for the students of SVVSD.  Parents are truly going to love this new functionality.  The system is currently active and ready for parents to sign up for an account and begin receiving these valuable text notifications.

Z Pass+ information – In an effort to better serve you, we are implementing a program called Z Pass+ this year.  This free program will allow parents to receive text and/or email notifications via their smartphone whenever their student scans on or off the bus.  This technology is invaluable, and provides an additional layer of safety and security for District students utilizing transportation services.  The following link has directions on how to sign up.

Please open the following link for more important bus information.

linK

In English & Espanol

    Important Bus Pass Information for Parents of Students Riding the Bus     

Students only receive one free bus pass.  For a replacement pass, please contact the Bus Pass coordinator by sending an email to bus pass@svvsd.org or calling 303-702-7540.  The replacement cost for lost, stolen and/or mutilated bus passes is $5.00 and shows up as fee under your student’s name in Infinite Campus.  New students to the district or new to riding the bus may pick up their bus passes at the Main Office of the school they will be attending.

 

 

 

 

 

Low Cost Health Insurance

Students who are 18 and graduating may be eligible for FREE and LOW-COST HEALTH INSURANCE until their 19th birthdays! This health insurance is available through Medicaid and CHP+ and enrollment occurs right here through St Vrain Valley School District.  Once children turn 18 and are no longer in school, Medicaid no longer counts parent income towards the child’s eligibility!  Please call The Healthy Kids Initiative at 720-722-1454 to see if your kids qualify today!

Los estudiantes que tienen 18 años y están por graduar de preparatoria podrían ser elegibles para obtener SEGURO MÉDICO GRATUITO O A BAJO PRECIO hasta que cumplan 19 años!  Este seguro médico es proporcionado por parte de los programas del gobierno Medicaid y CHP+.  Cuando un joven cumple 18 años y no está asistiendo a la escuela, Medicaid no toma en cuenta el ingreso de los padres! Por favor llame al programa de Niños Saludables al 720-722-1454 para informarse si sus niños son elegibles hoy!

SCHS Weekly Update for February 23, 2018

 Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday,February 23, 2018

 

 

March Late Start

Wednesday, March 7th

Classes begin at 10 a.m.

Buses run 2 ½ hours later than normal

 

 

 

No School Friday, March 23

SPRING BREAK

March 26th – March 30th

 

 

 

 

 

Important Senior Class Panoramic Photo  Information

Hello Senior Parents,

The Senior Class Panoramic Pictures will be taken on Wednesday, February 28th at 10:00 AM in the gym. This is the ONLY time pictures will be taken of the whole Senior class, so please make sure your student is in school and on time for this special event. Students will receive order forms on picture day.  The order deadline for the best price will be Sunday, March 4th. Additional information is available at www.BestClassPicture.com.”

 

 

Jostens: Graduation order delivery

Seniors and parents, if you ordered any products (other than a cap and gown)  Jostens will be here on March 2 between 10:30 and 1:00 p.m. to deliver your order (announcements, clothing, etc.).    If you have a balance due, please ensure that it is paid in order to receive your graduation items.

 

 

 

Saturdays (2/24) Boys Basketball Playoff Game vs Erie HS Important Information

Where: Silver Creek HS Main Gym

When: Game starts at 7:00pm:    Doors open @ 5:30pm

Due to Chinese New Year Activities here at the school the gym and gate will not be open until 5:30pm.

Please plan accordingly.

Ticket prices are set by CHSAA and will be:

General Admission (Adults) $8.00

Students (K-12) and Sr Citizens $6.00

Cash or Checks ONLY-no credit cards

Since this is a playoff game the SCHS Activity/Athletic passes are NOT valid.

This LINK shows the only passes that will be accepted.

If Silver Creek wins on Saturday we will share details on Monday.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing all the Raptor supporters!

 

 

 

 

 

Registration is NOW….ends March 2, 2018

2018-2019 Registration Information for ALL students

     For: classes of 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022

  • Elective registration is Feb. 20 and March 2. – Don’t miss it!

    • Go into your IC account. On the left side of the screen, directly under your student name, a link entitled “Course Registration for 18-19” will appear.

    • When you click on this link, 3 boxes will appear:

      • (1) Required courses: this box contain all the recommended core classes, any audition or special program classes…such as SCLA, CDC, AP, Bella, Advanced Jazz, etc.

      • (2) Requested courses: This is where your elective selection will go. These are the elective courses that you want to take.

      • (3) Alternate courses: These are the courses that you want to take if one of the requested courses does not fit.

        • IMPORTANT – be sure to pick elective courses…if not, we chose them for you! Every year we have students who do not do this, and for many of them, they are put in a class that they did not want simply because they did not choose any alternatives.

        • You really need 6, but 8 is even better!

    • To input a selection there is a bar that extends across the page about 1/4th of the way down with different tabs. Look for the “Course Selection” tab. When you click on this tab, the box to input your course numbers will appear.

    • How do you know when you have enough courses? If you look at the first box, Required Course, you will see two numbers sitting at the top of the box.

      • For freshman and sophomores, you need to enter requested courses until it reads 16/16.

      • For juniors and seniors, you need to enter requested courses until it read 12/16. You can have more, but it must read 12/16.

    • The easiest way to prepare is to have the course number of the classes that you would like to enter ready.

    • It is also important for students to verify their classes at this time…if they disagree with any recommendation, they can fill out an appeal (found on the registration site – link provided above) and submit it during the Feb. 20 – March 2 window.

    • If students to not select electives on or before March 2, classes will be selected for them.

Additional 2018-2019 Registration Information for: class of 2022

    • Read the Registration Website. It can be accessed by going to the Silver Creek Website, clicking on Academics, and then on Registration 2018-2019.

    • Be sure to read the FAQ. It is an amazing resource with lots of information.

 

 

 

 

 

Student and Staff of the Month – Congratulations to:

Ninth Grade: Taylor Piper

Tenth Grade: Lindsey Beckwith

Eleventh Grade: Abigail Martin

Twelfth Grade: Connor Hansen

Staff Member: Bill Legg

…In partnership with Village of the Peaks, the Student and Staff Member will have their picture displayed and receive a gift card as well as have their picture & information displayed on our own Silver Creek Website.

 

 

 

 

1st Semester Attendance Celebration Drawing! Congratulations goes to…

Max Ruiz – $50.00 gift card to Play it Again Sports

Rafael Basurto – a week of Chick’fil’A

Amelie Schell – a week of Subway

Olivia Hinklin – 10 passes to Longmont Rec Center

  • An attendance fact….The academic impact of missing school is the same whether the absences are excused or unexcused.

  • Thank you to our students who attend regularly! “Every Class. Every Day.” – It’s important!

  • Read more about SCHS Positive Attendance Program LINK

 

 

 

 

Counseling/Registrar Office

norrbom_barb@svvsd.org Alphabet A-EL

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  Alphabet EM-LA

ehleparker_kristin@svvsd.org  Alphabet LE-RI

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  Alphabet RO-Z

 

 

 

College Representative Visits:

Wednesday, February 28th @ 12:30 – University of Nebraska @ Kearney

Please sign up in the counseling office.

 

 

 

2018 AP Test Registration

Deadline is Mar. 7!!!  

For those students currently taking one or more AP courses at Silver Creek HS.

Taking an AP test allows students the opportunity to earn college credit from their college of choice. You can register for your AP test(s) on the Silver Creek website or at the following link: www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/060953.   After filling out your registration, you may pay by credit card online, or bring cash or check (made out to Silver Creek HS) to the Counseling Office. The cost for most tests is $94, AP Seminar is $142. Fee reductions are available for those on free/reduced lunch, or those in a position of hardship. Need help with registration? Check out this AP instructional video!

AP testing will take place May 7-18. For a list of specific test dates, see  the test schedule posted by College Board. To review AP policies and procedures (dates, scoring, etc.) here is the link to the AP “Bulletin for AP Students and Parents.” Most tests will take place at SCHS in the gym, a few are at other district locations. More details will be announced closer to testing.

Remember to register by March 7th.  Late registrations will incur a late fee. For questions, contact Barb Norrbom in the Counseling Office at (720) 494-3721.

 

 

2018 Local Scholarships~

It’s officially the FINAL weekend to work on many of our awesome SVVSD Local Scholarships.  The scholarships are posted to Naviance, under Colleges > Scholarship List.  Over $100,000 are offered through Local Scholarships every year. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity! The majority of the Local Scholarships are due to the SCHS Counseling Office next Wednesday, February 28th (specific details and due dates for individual scholarships can be found within Naviance).

Resources to apply:

  1. Watch this instructional screencast.

  2. Download this scholarship list to consider scholarships opportunities.

  3. Visit Naviance to access and download applications.

Need help with your scholarship applications? Counselors will be available all day tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 23, in the College & Career Center, to provide assistance. Come see us with your questions!

Good luck on your scholarships!

 

 

 

Teens can apply for summer jobs with Boulder County Youth Corps

Boulder County residents ages 14-17 can now apply for summer jobs with the Youth Corps. Girls especially are encouraged to apply. Applications are available online and at counseling offices in schools.  The deadline to submit an application is Friday, March 30.

The Youth Corps offers one of the best first job opportunities available in Boulder County.  160 teenagers will be hired to work 30 hours a week, Monday through Thursday, from June 11 to Aug. 1 on a variety of community service projects. Projects will include such activities as trail construction and maintenance, historic preservation, forest thinning, construction and repair of fencing, landscaping and removal of Russian olive trees and noxious weeds.

Corps Members will earn a starting hourly wage of $10.20, with the possibility of earning a $100 bonus at the end of the program based on merit and strong attendance.

I learned helpful tips about keeping our world a healthy place,” one of last year’s Corps Members said of the experience.

For more information or to apply online, visit www.BoulderCounty.org/YouthCorps.  

 

 

 

 

 

Athletics

Be sure to support our Raptor Athletes! Find Sports Calendars and important information for each sport on their pages on the  Athletics Website 

Congratulations to our athletes who participated in our Winter Signing Ceremony on Wednesday, February 7th in the library! Holly Bosley, Kaeyla Noble, Joseph Roth-Bogrett, Trevor Riters and Thomas Blazon. Good luck to you on your new adventure!

For all athletes planning on signing in the spring our tentative date is Wednesday April 11th 2:30-3:30 pm in the library. Please contact the Athletic Secretary for more information  elder_yvonne@svvsd.org

In order to tryout or practice for Silver Creek Athletics, the following items must be completed:

  1. Complete the Online Registration Form.

  2. Submit the SVVSD Student Medical History and Screening form  (or a similar Doctor’s office form) with an authorized physician’s signature clearing the student for athletic participation.  Physicals are valid for one full year (365 days from date of last physical). Please make sure your form has the following: Dr.s signature and date of physical.

  3. In order to submit your completed physical form please bring to the Athletic Secretary or  scan and email a copy to Yvonne Elder (elder_yvonne@svvsd.org) or fax to (720-494-3730).

  4. Pay the SVVSD Athletic Participation Fee by credit card at the time of online registration or bring a check/cash into the main office. Please make checks payable to Silver Creek HS.

 

 

 

 

Mathematics Department:

All teachers in the Mathematics Department offer help outside of class time.  Please consult your student’s teacher via syllabus, website, or email to find out what time(s) s/he is available.

Math Club meets Thursdays from 2:40 pm – 3:40 pm in Room E206.  We are currently preparing for MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge to be held in March.

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 23, 2018

 

 

Our Mission: To support a culture of excellence for all students through enhanced academic and leadership opportunities

Opportunity to Dine Out for a Cause…

Kitchen Next Door and SCEF

Monday, March 5th 5-9pm

You MUST RSVP by signing up through

EVENTBRITE

And we need at least 50 people to RSVP to make it successful!

Spaces still available!

 

SAVE THE DATE!!!

SCEF Spring Social (formally Mardi Gras Party)

When: Saturday, APRIL 14, 2018

Where: Shupe Homestead.

One of Longmont’s newest and most beautiful new venues! Sponsorships are available:

Silver Creek Education Foundation “Spring Social – 2018” Sponsorship Levels

As part of our ongoing fundraising efforts, the foundation is hosting a Spring Social on April 14, 2018. We are asking businesses within our community to join our efforts by sponsoring this event.  Four levels of sponsorship are available:

Raptor $1500 or more:

  •        Your logo will be proudly displayed on the foundation website, on all written promotional material and social media posts.

  •        Your company’s name will be prominently displayed at the event.

  •        Raptor sponsors will have their name etched onto a large brick to be added to the “Brick by Brick” paved area in front of Silver Creek High School or on an individual plaque in the College and Career Center as a permanent commemoration of the generosity of our sponsors.

  •        Will receive a complimentary table for 8 and a bottle of wine.

Silver $1000

  •        Your logo will be proudly displayed on the foundation website, on all written promotional material, and social media posts.

  •        Your company’s name will be prominently displayed at the event.

  •        Silver sponsors will also have their name etched onto a large brick to be added to the “Brick by Brick” paved area in front of Silver Creek High School or on an individual plaque in the College and Career Center as a permanent commemoration of our sponsors’ generosity.

  •        Will receive 4 complimentary tickets to event.

Maroon $500

  •        Your logo will be proudly displayed on the foundation website, on all written promotional material, and social media posts.

  •        Your company’s name will be prominently displayed at the event.

  •        Will receive 2 complimentary tickets to event.

Black $250

  •        Your company logo will be proudly displayed on the foundation website, on all written promotional material, and social media posts.

All donations are tax deductible.  The foundation’s tax identification number is 80-0399889.  Sponsorships must be finalized by March 1, 2018 to allow time to complete the printed materials.

Loading your KING SOOPER cards gives 5% back to SCEF and our classrooms! It’s FREE to you and great money toward our school! We appreciate your support!!

Contact Teresa Flanagan, teresaflanagan@gmail.com or call at 404-202-2048. If you have an expired card (unloaded for 90 days) we will gladly get you another.

Silver Creek Education Foundation is now available on

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/80-0399889

SCEF meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7:30 a.m. in the Main Office Conference Room. Next meeting is:

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Thank you, SCEF Board Members!

schsedfoundation@gmail.com | www.schsedfoundation.org

 

 

 

 

 

GENERAL MEETING

Please join us for our next General Meeting on Monday, February 26 at 6:30 pm. We will be voting on whether we should finance the purchase of a Theraband system, an hydroculator and a vacuum splint bag for our trainer, Anna. These purchases will benefit all of our sports team. Our guest speakers will be Mr Finnestead and Austin Leech, who will be sharing plans for the Silver Creek Expansion, and a representative from Grassroots St. Vrain.

SPRING SPORTS

Spring sports (Baseball, Coed Lacrosse, Coed Track, Girls’ Golf, Girls’ Soccer, Boys’ Swimming and Diving, Girls’ Tennis) practices officially begin on Monday, February 26. Please be sure to sign up. Go to schs-raptors.com. Your student must have a clearance card from the Athletic Office in order to practice.

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOOD LUCK!

Congratulations to Tyler Young (182) and Jake Williams (285) who competed in the State Wrestling Tournament and to the Boys’ Basketball Team that is seeded 7th in the State Tournament. They will take on Erie on Saturday, February 24 at 7 pm at Silver Creek in the second round. Let’s pack the nest! Go Raptors!

Keep up with all of our Silver Creek teams (www.raptoractivitiesboosterclub.com/teams)! Go Raptors!

AFTER-PROM

It is hard to believe, but Prom season is almost here! Please consider donating to help RABC offset the cost of After-Prom, which will be held at Wild Game on April 7, 2018. You can find a link to donate on our web site (www.raptoractivitiesboosterclub.com)

CONCESSIONS MANAGERS

We are in desperate need of Concessions Managers or we will not be able to open the stand for some events. Teams will each lose $175 for their shift if Concessions cannot open. It is really easy, just follow a complete list of instructions. You can even watch most of the games/matches/meets/duals while earning $25 for your team or activity. If you can help, please contact

SCCONCESSIONS01@GMAIL.COM.

OTHER WAYS TO HELP

Sponsor, volunteer or run the Raptor Run on 4/21/18. This event supports RABC and thus sports and activities here at Silver Creek. This year it will be a Bolder Boulder qualifier. It is a great family event, so everyone put your running shoes on and get training together!

Check us out at www.raptoractivitiesboosterclub.com, or on Facebook (@Silvercreek.rabc) or Twitter (@SilverCreekRABC)

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Store

The School Store is open every other Thursday during A and B Lunches (1o:30am – 1:00pm)

 

 

 

 

Naviance Information

Students and parents, please take advantage of Naviance, made available to all Silver Creek students by the SCHS Education Foundation.  Naviance is an excellent tool that provides students with many opportunities to make a successful transition between high school, college and career.  Please view the link below for instructional videos on how to log-in and use the colleges and careers features, and access mini-lessons that help students learn more about their own interests and aptitudes, as well as all the pathways available to them in high school and beyond.  LINK to Naviance Information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Lunch

Information for Parent Organizations

Policies for Outside Foods Served in District Schools (click here)

Bake Sales (click here)

Colorado Beverage Guidelines (click here)

Colorado Competitive Food Guidelines (click here)

Online Applications

Pre-Payment Options

Please take advantage of the options to prepay your student’s meal accounts. Prepaid meal accounts help the lunch lines go faster and give students more time to eat, relax, and play. It also gives you peace of mind — not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or having to worry that it might get lost or used for things other than lunch.

Meal Charging Guidelines – It is very important to keep you child’s account current. If you have any questions about the account, please call your child’s school kitchen manager.

Online Payments

MY School Bucks now can be used to make online payments to your student’s lunch account quickly, easily and securely. Online payments are a simple, safe and secure way to make payments to your students account 24 hours a day at your convenience.

Click here to make prepayments to your child’s meal account online anytime at MySchoolBucks.com!

Send Check or Cash

You can always bring money personally or send it with your student. Please place it in an envelope marked clearly with your student’s name, their ID #, the $ amount and the check #. Turn in prepaid deposits to the cafeteria cashier(s) or school office.

Download and Print Out a pre-formatted #10 Envelope for making Deposits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student Handbook iBook Edition:

Student Handbook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Infinite Campus Tutorial

Infinite Campus is a great resource for parents to check grades, homework assignments, attendance, fees, and much more.  Click here for more information.  If you are having trouble logging in to Infinite Campus or RevTrak, our Help Desk can help.  Contact them at 303-702-7730.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Approved Flyers for February

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT BUS INFORMATION

Attached you will find a MS Word Document that reiterates to parents that student bus passes are required to be stored and kept in a safe place over the summer to avoid their loss, and the subsequent cost of a replacement pass.  In addition, the letter also talks about the implementation of Zpass+, a notification system which sends time and location messages via phone text to parents when their student scans on and off the bus.  This is a great program that provides another level of safety and security for the students of SVVSD.  Parents are truly going to love this new functionality.  The system is currently active and ready for parents to sign up for an account and begin receiving these valuable text notifications.

Z Pass+ information – In an effort to better serve you, we are implementing a program called Z Pass+ this year.  This free program will allow parents to receive text and/or email notifications via their smartphone whenever their student scans on or off the bus.  This technology is invaluable, and provides an additional layer of safety and security for District students utilizing transportation services.  The following link has directions on how to sign up.

Please open the following link for more important bus information.

linK

In English & Espanol

    Important Bus Pass Information for Parents of Students Riding the Bus     

Students only receive one free bus pass.  For a replacement pass, please contact the Bus Pass coordinator by sending an email to bus pass@svvsd.org or calling 303-702-7540.  The replacement cost for lost, stolen and/or mutilated bus passes is $5.00 and shows up as fee under your student’s name in Infinite Campus.  New students to the district or new to riding the bus may pick up their bus passes at the Main Office of the school they will be attending.

 

 

 

 

Low Cost Health Insurance

Students who are 18 and graduating may be eligible for FREE and LOW-COST HEALTH INSURANCE until their 19th birthdays! This health insurance is available through Medicaid and CHP+ and enrollment occurs right here through St Vrain Valley School District.  Once children turn 18 and are no longer in school, Medicaid no longer counts parent income towards the child’s eligibility!  Please call The Healthy Kids Initiative at 720-722-1454 to see if your kids qualify today!

Los estudiantes que tienen 18 años y están por graduar de preparatoria podrían ser elegibles para obtener SEGURO MÉDICO GRATUITO O A BAJO PRECIO hasta que cumplan 19 años!  Este seguro médico es proporcionado por parte de los programas del gobierno Medicaid y CHP+.  Cuando un joven cumple 18 años y no está asistiendo a la escuela, Medicaid no toma en cuenta el ingreso de los padres! Por favor llame al programa de Niños Saludables al 720-722-1454 para informarse si sus niños son elegibles hoy!

SCHS Weekly Update for Friday, February 16, 2018

 Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday,February 16, 2018

 

 

 

 

No School Friday,  February 16th

or President’s Day, February  19th

 

 

 

Parent/Teacher Conferences

February 21 and 22  3pm – 7pm

 

 

 

 

Parent Teacher Conferences will go live for second semester sign-ups on 2/7/18. LINK

The password is raptors

 

 

 

“Hello Senior Parents”:

The Senior Class Panoramic Pictures will be taken on Wednesday, February 28th at 10:00 AM in the gym. This is the ONLY time pictures will be taken of the whole Senior class, so please make sure your student is in school and on time for this special event. Students will receive order forms on picture day.  The order deadline for the best price will be Sunday, March 4th. Additional information is available at www.BestClassPicture.com.”

 

 

 

 

 

SCHS Expansion website link

Parents and Students, are you interested in knowing the latest news on the SCHS Expansion Project?  Please follow Austin Leech’s website at:

(part of his capstone project.)

www.schsexpansion17-18.com

 

 

 

Speech and Debate State Qualifiers!

We had our Speech and Debate state qualifying tournament on Saturday and we are very pleased to report that we had three Public Forum Debate Teams go undefeated (4 – 0) and qualify for state. Debaters must win 3 of the 4 rounds to go to state, but to have all three teams win all four rounds is pretty special!

The teams are:

Riley Hinklin and Colista Bird

Richard Keck and Thomas Hight

Elizabeth Reitzig and Abi Lange

In addition, Katie Lam was top qualifier in Original Oratory. Being top qualifier grants her first round “protection” meaning she will not have any other top qualifiers in her first round of competition.

Needless to say, the students and we were very excited! The state competition is March 16 – 17 at Rocky Mountain High School in Ft. Collins.

 

 

 

 

Host A foreign Exchange Student

Silver Creek High School has had the pleasure of having foreign exchange students from all over the world attend and participate in the our school.  We are looking for families to host students for the upcoming school year for a semester or school year.  Exchange students offer first hand knowledge of cultures and customs from their country.  By having students from other countries participate in education and conversation we are able to offer more to our students and families. The relationships that are formed with the host families and  peers can make a lasting  impact on the student and the community. If you are interested in learning more please feel free to contact Debbie Odom at Exchangeofheartinfo@gmail.com or 303-532-6577

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student Drop Off

There have been quite a few safety concerns regarding student drop off and pick ups in undesignated areas. Please drop off and pick up your students in the main parking lot in the designated areas. Handicapped spaces should not be used as a drop off space or waiting area. No students are allowed to park in the back of the school.  With increased construction, we ask that you use extreme caution when in the back parking area.

Please DO NOT use the staff parking lot and delivery entrance at the back of the school (in red on the picture below) to drop off or pick up students.

Please do not stop your car or do U turns in the red section in the picture. Stopping here impedes the traffic flow of cars coming off of Nelson Rd. and is unsafe for all coming in and out of this driveway. Do not block the entrance to the staff and delivery entrance.  Please help us with this area.  This year we have more employees and service deliveries due to being a regional kitchen.  Additionally, the school is open at 6:45 AM and students may use the library after school until 3:30 PM.  Thank you.

 

 

 

 

Registration Deadlines Are Approaching

2018-2019 Registration Information for ALL students

     For: classes of 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022

  • Read the Registration Website. It can be accessed by going to the Silver Creek Website, clicking on Academics, and then on Registration 2018-2019.

  • Elective registration is Feb. 20 and March 2. – Don’t miss it!

    • On Feb 20, a link in IC will appear in the upper left corner. This is what students will use to input classes.

    • The easiest way to prepare is to have the course number of the classes that they would like ready to enter.  If students work through the steps for each class (see website), they will be prepared with the information needed to enter.

    • NOTE – February 20 is when they will see any and all recommended core classes, AP classes, CDC, IC, audition, and/or application (example SCLS) for which they have been accepted. ** This serves as notification.

    • It is also important for students to verify their classes at this time…if they disagree with any recommendation, they can fill out an appeal (found on the registration site) and submit it during the Feb. 20 – March 2 window.

Additional 2018-2019 Registration Information for: class of 2022

    • Read the Registration Website. It can be accessed by going to the Silver Creek Website, clicking on Academics, and then on Registration 2018-2019.

    • Be sure to read the FAQ. It is an amazing resource with lots of information.

  • February 7 was Registration Night at Silver Creek HS, 6:00 pm. …What do I do if I missed it? Your registration information is available for pick up. It will be available at the front desk.

    • Be sure to read all of the information. We will link the powerpoint (FAQ Section), but know that it will be important to read all the information as the powerpoint does not contain everything that was said.

    • If the permission form is not returned 2/14/18, the Math, English and Social Studies will automatically default to topic Specific Math and traditional English and Social Studies.

    • If students to not select electives on or before March 2, classes will be selected for them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student and Staff of the Month – Congratulations to:

Ninth Grade: Taylor Piper

Tenth Grade: Lindsey Beckwith

Eleventh Grade: Abigail Martin

Twelfth Grade: Connor Hansen

Staff Member: Bill Legg

…In partnership with Village of the Peaks, the Student and Staff Member will have their picture displayed and receive a gift card as well as have their picture & information displayed on our own Silver Creek Website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Semester Attendance Celebration Drawing! Congratulations goes to…

Max Ruiz – $50.00 gift card to Play it Again Sports

Rafael Basurto – a week of Chick’fil’A

Amelie Schell – a week of Subway

Olivia Hinklin – 10 passes to Longmont Rec Center

  • An attendance fact….The academic impact of missing school is the same whether the absences are excused or unexcused.

  • Thank you to our students who attend regularly! “Every Class. Every Day.” – It’s important!

  • Read more about SCHS Positive Attendance Program LINK

 

 

 

 

 

Counseling/Registrar Office

norrbom_barb@svvsd.org Alphabet A-EL

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  Alphabet EM-LA

ehleparker_kristin@svvsd.org  Alphabet LE-RI

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  Alphabet RO-Z

College Representative Visits:

Thursday, February 22nd @ 9:30 – Black Hills State University

Thursday, February 22nd @ 10:30 – Kansas State University

Friday, February 23 @ 8:30 – Colorado Christian University

Please sign up in the counseling office.

 

2018 AP Test Registration is now open!!!  For those students currently taking one or more AP courses at Silver Creek HS.

 

AP test registration is open – the deadline to register is Wed., March 7. Taking an AP test allows students the opportunity to earn college credit from their college of choice. You can register for your AP test(s) on the Silver Creek website or at the following link: www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/060953.   After filling out your registration, you may pay by credit card online, or bring cash or check (made out to Silver Creek HS) to the Counseling Office. The cost for most tests is $94, AP Seminar is $142. Fee reductions are available for those on free/reduced lunch, or those in a position of hardship. Need help with registration? Check out this AP instructional video!

AP testing will take place May 7-18. For a list of specific test dates, see  the test schedule posted by College Board. To review AP policies and procedures (dates, scoring, etc.) here is the link to the AP “Bulletin for AP Students and Parents.” Most tests will take place at SCHS in the gym, a few are at other district locations. More details will be announced closer to testing.

Remember to register by March 7th.  Late registrations will incur a late fee. For questions, contact Barb Norrbom in the Counseling Office at (720) 494-3721.

 

 

 

FROM NEST TO WINGS Annual Conference – Sat., Feb. 24, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm, Front Range Community College

 

FROM NEST TO WINGS OFFERS HIGH SCHOOL YOUNG WOMEN AND THEIR MOTHERS A UNIQUE CONFERENCE DESIGNED TO HELP PERSONALIZE INFORMATION GATHERING ABOUT THE COLLEGE APPLICATION  PROCESS, COLLEGE CHOICE, AND FIRST YEAR COLLEGE EXPERIENCE.  NOT ONLY IS THE INFORMATION PRESENTED OF HIGH QUALITY, PARTICIPANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ASK QUESTIONS AND PERSONALIZE THEIR EDUCATION.  Highly recommended!

For more information and to register, go to Nest to Wings website. Early bird registration through Feb. 7, final registration deadline is Feb. 20. There is a slight cost to attend; financial assistance is available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teens can apply for summer jobs with Boulder County Youth Corps

 

 

Boulder County residents ages 14-17 can now apply for summer jobs with the Youth Corps. Girls especially are encouraged to apply. Applications are available online and at counseling offices in schools.  The deadline to submit an application is Friday, March 30.

The Youth Corps offers one of the best first job opportunities available in Boulder County.  160 teenagers will be hired to work 30 hours a week, Monday through Thursday, from June 11 to Aug. 1 on a variety of community service projects. Projects will include such activities as trail construction and maintenance, historic preservation, forest thinning, construction and repair of fencing, landscaping and removal of Russian olive trees and noxious weeds.

Corpsmembers will earn a starting hourly wage of $10.20, with the possibility of earning a $100 bonus at the end of the program based on merit and strong attendance.

I learned helpful tips about keeping our world a healthy place,” one of last year’s Corpsmembers said of the experience.

For more information or to apply online, visit www.BoulderCounty.org/YouthCorps.  

 

 

 

 

 

Athletics

Be sure to support our Raptor Athletes!

Find Sports Calendars and important information for each sport on their pages on the  Athletics Website

Congratulations to our athletes who participated in our Winter Signing Ceremony on Wednesday, February 7th in the library! Holly Bosley, Kaeyla Noble, Joseph Roth-Bogrett, Trevor Riters and Thomas Blazon. Good luck to you on your new adventure!

For all athletes planning on signing in the spring our tentative date is Wednesday April 11th 2:30-3:30 pm in the library. Please contact the Athletic Secretary for more information  elder_yvonne@svvsd.org

In order to tryout or practice for Silver Creek Athletics, the following items must be completed:

  1. Complete the Online Registration Form.

  2. Submit the SVVSD Student Medical History and Screening form  (or a similar Doctor’s office form) with an authorized physician’s signature clearing the student for athletic participation.  Physicals are valid for one full year (365 days from date of last physical). Please make sure your form has the following: Dr.s signature and date of physical.

  3. In order to submit your completed physical form please bring to the Athletic Secretary or  scan and email a copy to Yvonne Elder (elder_yvonne@svvsd.org) or fax to (720-494-3730).

  4. Pay the SVVSD Athletic Participation Fee by credit card at the time of online registration or bring a check/cash into the main office. Please make checks payable to Silver Creek HS.

 

 

 

Communicating Attendance

Communication between schools, teachers, families, students and the district is an essential part of fostering high levels of student growth and achievement. Supporting better attendance through communication is one important way that schools and families can foster increased student engagement and academic success.

Read more >>  (link to http://stvra.in/icattendance)

SCHS ATTENDANCE OFFICE INFORMATION

Attendance Direct Line:  Lois Davis  720-494-3738

  • Excusing an Absence

  • Arrange to get your student a pass to leave for an appointment

  • Extended Absence Forms

Students who become ill during class should ask their teacher to be excused to the Health Office

 

 

 

Mathematics Department

 

All teachers in the Mathematics Department offer help outside of class time.  Please consult your student’s teacher via syllabus, website, or email to find out what time(s) s/he is available.

Math Club meets Thursdays from 2:40 pm – 3:40 pm in Room E206.  We are currently preparing for MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge to be held in March.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 16, 2018

 

 

 

Our Mission: To support a culture of excellence for all students through enhanced academic and leadership opportunities Thanks to everyone that came out to MODERN MARKET for DINE and DONATE…we made $250.00.  Free money and our first time!

Next opportunity to Dine Out for a Cause…

 

Kitchen Next Door and SCEF

Monday, March 5th 5-9pm

You MUST RSVP by signing up through

EVENTBRITE

And we need at least 50 people to RSVP to make it successful!

SAVE THE DATE!!!

One of Longmont’s newest and most beautiful new venues!

SCEF Spring Social (formally Mardi Gras Party)

When: Saturday, APRIL 14, 2018

Where: Shupe Homestead.

 

Sponsorships are available:

Silver Creek Education Foundation “Spring Social – 2018” Sponsorship Levels

As part of our ongoing fundraising efforts, the foundation is hosting a Spring Social on April 14, 2018. We are asking businesses within our community to join our efforts by sponsoring this event.  Four levels of sponsorship are available:

Raptor $1500 or more:

 

  •        Your logo will be proudly displayed on the foundation website, on all written promotional material and social media posts.

  •        Your company’s name will be prominently displayed at the event.

  •        Raptor sponsors will have their name etched onto a large brick to be added to the “Brick by Brick” paved area in front of Silver Creek High School    or on an individual plaque in the College and Career Center as a permanent commemoration of the generosity of our sponsors.

  •        Will receive a complimentary table for 8 and a bottle of wine.

Silver $1000

  •        Your logo will be proudly displayed on the foundation website, on all written promotional material, and social media posts.

  •        Your company’s name will be prominently displayed at the event.

  •        Silver sponsors will also have their name etched onto a large brick to be added to the “Brick by Brick” paved area in front of Silver Creek High School or on an individual plaque in the College and Career Center as a permanent commemoration of our sponsors’ generosity.

  •        Will receive 4 complimentary tickets to event.

Maroon $500

  •        Your logo will be proudly displayed on the foundation website, on all written promotional material, and social media posts.

  •        Your company’s name will be prominently displayed at the event.

  •        Will receive 2 complimentary tickets to event.

Black $250

  •        Your company logo will be proudly displayed on the foundation website, on all written promotional material, and social media posts.

All donations are tax deductible.  The foundation’s tax identification number is 80-0399889.  Sponsorships must be finalized by March 1, 2018 to allow time to complete the printed materials.

 

Loading your KING SOOPER cards gives 5% back to SCEF and our classrooms! It’s FREE to you and great money toward our school! We appreciate your support!!

Contact Teresa Flanagan, teresaflanagan@gmail.com or call at 404-202-2048. If you have an expired card (unloaded for 90 days) we will gladly get you another.

AmazonSmile?

Did you know that Silver Creek Education Foundation is also on AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

Every item available for purchase on www.amazon.com is also available on AmazonSmile at the same price. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages.

Click here to learn more about it!

SCEF meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7:30 a.m. in the Main Office Conference Room. Next meeting is:

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Thank you, SCEF Board Members!

schsedfoundation@gmail.com | www.schsedfoundation.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPRING SPORTS

The Winter Sports campaign is winding down, so it’s time to sign up for Spring Sports (Baseball, Coed Lacrosse, Coed Track, Girls’ Golf, Girls’ Soccer, Boys’ Swimming and Diving, Girls’ Tennis). Go to schs-raptors.com.

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOOD LUCK!

Congratulations and good luck to Tyler Young (182) and Jake Williams (285) who will headed to the State Wrestling Tournament this weekend (February 15 to 17) at the Pepsi Center.  Go Raptors!

Keep up with all of our Silver Creek teams (www.raptoractivitiesboosterclub.com/teams)! Go Raptors!

 

AFTER-PROM

It is hard to believe, but Prom season is almost here! Please consider donating to help RABC offset the cost of After-Prom, which will be held at Wild Game on April 7, 2018. You can find a link to donate on our web site (www.raptoractivitiesboosterclub.com)

 

 

CONCESSIONS MANAGERS

We are in desperate need of Concessions Managers or we will not be able to open the stand for some events. Teams will each lose $175 for their shift if Concessions cannot open. It is really easy, just follow a complete list of instructions. You can even watch most of the games/matches/meets/duals while earning $25 for your team or activity. If you can help, please contact

SCCONCESSIONS01@GMAIL.COM.

 

 

OTHER WAYS TO HELP

Sponsor, volunteer or run the Raptor Run on 4/21/18. This event supports RABC and thus sports and activities here at Silver Creek. This year it will be a Bolder Boulder qualifier. It is a great family event, so everyone put your running shoes on and get training together!

Check us out at www.raptoractivitiesboosterclub.com, or on Facebook (@Silvercreek.rabc) or Twitter (@SilverCreekRABC)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCHOOL STORE

The School Store is open every other Thursday during A and B Lunches (1o:30am – 1:00pm)

 

 

 

 

 

Naviance Information

Students and parents, please take advantage of Naviance, made available to all Silver Creek students by the SCHS Education Foundation.  Naviance is an excellent tool that provides students with many opportunities to make a successful transition between high school, college and career.  Please view the link below for instructional videos on how to log-in and use the colleges and careers features, and access mini-lessons that help students learn more about their own interests and aptitudes, as well as all the pathways available to them in high school and beyond.  LINK to Naviance Information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Lunch

Information for Parent Organizations

Policies for Outside Foods Served in District Schools (click here)

Bake Sales (click here)

Colorado Beverage Guidelines (click here)

Colorado Competitive Food Guidelines (click here)

Online Applications

Pre-Payment Options

Please take advantage of the options to prepay your student’s meal accounts. Prepaid meal accounts help the lunch lines go faster and give students more time to eat, relax, and play. It also gives you peace of mind — not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or having to worry that it might get lost or used for things other than lunch.

Meal Charging Guidelines – It is very important to keep you child’s account current. If you have any questions about the account, please call your child’s school kitchen manager.

Online Payments

MY School Bucks now can be used to make online payments to your student’s lunch account quickly, easily and securely. Online payments are a simple, safe and secure way to make payments to your students account 24 hours a day at your convenience.

Click here to make prepayments to your child’s meal account online anytime at MySchoolBucks.com!

Send Check or Cash

You can always bring money personally or send it with your student. Please place it in an envelope marked clearly with your student’s name, their ID #, the $ amount and the check #. Turn in prepaid deposits to the cafeteria cashier(s) or school office.

Download and Print Out a pre-formatted #10 Envelope for making Deposits

 

 

 

 

 

Student Handbook iBook Edition:

Student Handbook.

 

 

 

 

 

Infinite Campus Tutorial

Infinite Campus is a great resource for parents to check grades, homework assignments, attendance, fees, and much more.  Click here for more information.  If you are having trouble logging in to Infinite Campus or RevTrak, our Help Desk can help.  Contact them at 303-702-7730.

 

 

 

 

 

Approved Flyers for February

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT BUS INFORMATION

Attached you will find a MS Word Document that reiterates to parents that student bus passes are required to be stored and kept in a safe place over the summer to avoid their loss, and the subsequent cost of a replacement pass.  In addition, the letter also talks about the implementation of Zpass+, a notification system which sends time and location messages via phone text to parents when their student scans on and off the bus.  This is a great program that provides another level of safety and security for the students of SVVSD.  Parents are truly going to love this new functionality.  The system is currently active and ready for parents to sign up for an account and begin receiving these valuable text notifications.

Z Pass+ information – In an effort to better serve you, we are implementing a program called Z Pass+ this year.  This free program will allow parents to receive text and/or email notifications via their smartphone whenever their student scans on or off the bus.  This technology is invaluable, and provides an additional layer of safety and security for District students utilizing transportation services.  The following link has directions on how to sign up.

Please open the following link for more important bus information.

linK

In English & Espanol

    Important Bus Pass Information for Parents of Students Riding the Bus     

Students only receive one free bus pass.  For a replacement pass, please contact the Bus Pass coordinator by sending an email to bus pass@svvsd.org or calling 303-702-7540.  The replacement cost for lost, stolen and/or mutilated bus passes is $5.00 and shows up as fee under your student’s name in Infinite Campus.  New students to the district or new to riding the bus may pick up their bus passes at the Main Office of the school they will be attending.

 

 

 

 

 

Low Cost Health Insurance

Students who are 18 and graduating may be eligible for FREE and LOW-COST HEALTH INSURANCE until their 19th birthdays! This health insurance is available through Medicaid and CHP+ and enrollment occurs right here through St Vrain Valley School District.  Once children turn 18 and are no longer in school, Medicaid no longer counts parent income towards the child’s eligibility!  Please call The Healthy Kids Initiative at 720-722-1454 to see if your kids qualify today!

Los estudiantes que tienen 18 años y están por graduar de preparatoria podrían ser elegibles para obtener SEGURO MÉDICO GRATUITO O A BAJO PRECIO hasta que cumplan 19 años!  Este seguro médico es proporcionado por parte de los programas del gobierno Medicaid y CHP+.  Cuando un joven cumple 18 años y no está asistiendo a la escuela, Medicaid no toma en cuenta el ingreso de los padres! Por favor llame al programa de Niños Saludables al 720-722-1454 para informarse si sus niños son elegibles hoy!

SCHS Weekly Update for February 9, 2018

 Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday,February 9, 2018

No School February 16th

or President’s Day, February  19th

 

 

 

 

Parent/Teacher Conferences

February 21 and 22  3pm – 7pm

Parent Teacher Conferences will go live for second semester sign-ups on 2/7/18. LINK

The password is raptors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(This year’s class picture will be in color)

Senior Class Picture!

February 28th at 9:50 a.m. (Large Gym)

This is the only time the Senior Class of 2018 will have their picture taken.    Be here and be on time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Host A Foreign Exchange Student

Silver Creek High School has had the pleasure of having foreign exchange students from all over the world attend and participate in the our school.  We are looking for families to host students for the upcoming school year for a semester or school year.  Exchange students offer first hand knowledge of cultures and customs from their country.  By having students from other countries participate in education and conversation we are able to offer more to our students and families. The relationships that are formed with the host families and  peers can make a lasting  impact on the student and the community. If you are interested in learning more please feel free to contact Debbie Odom at Exchangeofheartinfo@gmail.com or 303-532-6577

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student Drop Off

There have been quite a few safety concerns regarding student drop off and pick ups in undesignated areas. Please drop off and pick up your students in the main parking lot in the designated areas. Handicapped spaces should not be used as a drop off space or waiting area. No students are allowed to park in the back of the school.  With increased construction, we ask that you use extreme caution when in the back parking area.

Please DO NOT use the staff parking lot and delivery entrance at the back of the school (in red on the picture below) to drop off or pick up students.

 

Please do not stop your car or do U turns in the red section in the picture. Stopping here impedes the traffic flow of cars coming off of Nelson Rd. and is unsafe for all coming in and out of this driveway. Do not block the entrance to the staff and delivery entrance.  Please help us with this area.  This year we have more employees and service deliveries due to being a regional kitchen.  Additionally, the school is open at 6:45 AM and students may use the library after school until 3:30 PM.  Thank you

 

 

 

 

 

 

Registration Deadlines Are Approaching

2018-2019 Registration Information for ALL students

     For: classes of 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022

  • Read the Registration Website. It can be accessed by going to the Silver Creek Website, clicking on Academics, and then on Registration 2018-2019.

  • Elective registration is Feb. 20 and March 2.

    • On Feb 20, a link in IC will appear in the upper left corner. This is what students will use to input classes.

    • The easiest way to prepare is to have the course number of the classes that they would like ready to enter.  If students work through the steps for each class (see website), they will be prepared with the information needed to enter.

    • NOTE – February 20 is when they will see any and all recommended core classes, AP classes, CDC, IC, audition, and/or application (example SCLS) for which they have been accepted. ** This serves as notification.

    • It is also important for students to verify their classes at this time…if they disagree with any recommendation, they can fill out an appeal (found on the registration site) and submit it during the Feb. 20 – March 2 window.

Additional 2018-2019 Registration Information for: class of 2022

    • Read the Registration Website. It can be accessed by going to the Silver Creek Website, clicking on Academics, and then on Registration 2018-2019.

    • Be sure to read the FAQ. It is an amazing resource with lots of information.

  • February 7 is Registration Night at Silver Creek HS, 6:00 pm. …What do I do if I missed it? Your registration information is available for pick up. It will be available at the front desk.

    • Be sure to read all of the information. We will link the powerpoint (FAQ Section), but know that it be important to read all the information as the powerpoint does not contain everything that was said.

 

 

 

Congratulations to our Future Business Leaders of America and their performances at the District Competition.  Many of these students have now qualified to represent Silver Creek at STATE!

Who’s Who in FBLA – Molly McCoy, 1st, State qualifier

Word Processing – Kelly Ireland-Ashley, 1st, State Qualifier

Accounting 2 – Kelly Ireland-Ashley, 3rd place, State qualifier.

Business Ethics – Abby Denning and Mason Williams, 3rd, State qualifiers

Computer Problem Solving – Layton Brewer, 3rd, State Qualifier.

Economics – Richard Keck, 4th, State Qualifier

Computer Problem Solving – Paxton Brewer, 5th

Cyber Security – Tori Taylor – 5th

Electronic Career Portfolio – Aiden Abram, 4th

Introduction to Business – Dylan Shaffer, 5th

Intro to Business Communication – Sophia Collender, 5th

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student and Staff of the Month – Congratulations to:

Ninth Grade: Taylor Piper

Tenth Grade: Lindsey Beckwith

Eleventh Grade: Abigail Martin

Twelfth Grade: Connor Hansen

Staff Member: Bill Legg

…In partnership with Village of the Peaks, the Student and Staff Member will have their picture displayed and receive a gift card as well as have their picture & information displayed on our own Silver Creek Website.

1st Semester Attendance Celebration Drawing! Congratulations goes to…

Max Ruiz – $50.00 gift card to Play it Again Sports

Rafael Basurto – a week of Chick’fil’A

Amelie Schell – a week of Subway

Olivia Hinklin – 10 passes to Longmont Rec Center

  • An attendance fact….The academic impact of missing school is the same whether the absences are excused or unexcused.

  • Thank you to our students who attend regularly! “Every Class. Every Day.” – It’s important!

  • Read more about SCHS Positive Attendance Program LINK

 

 

 

 

Counseling/Registrar Office

norrbom_barb@svvsd.org Alphabet A-EL

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  Alphabet EM-LA

ehleparker_kristin@svvsd.org  Alphabet LE-RI

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  Alphabet RO-Z

 

2018 AP Test Registration is now open!!!  For those students currently taking one or more AP courses at Silver Creek HS.

AP test registration is open – the deadline to register is Wed., March 7. Taking an AP test allows students the opportunity to earn college credit from their college of choice. You can register for your AP test(s) on the Silver Creek website or at the following link: www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/060953.   After filling out your registration, you may pay by credit card online, or bring cash or check (made out to Silver Creek HS) to the Counseling Office. The cost for most tests is $94, AP Seminar is $142. Fee reductions are available for those on free/reduced lunch, or those in a position of hardship.

AP testing will take place May 7-18. For a list of specific test dates, see  the test schedule posted by College Board. To review AP policies and procedures (dates, scoring, etc.) here is the link to the AP “Bulletin for AP Students and Parents.” Most tests will take place at SCHS in the gym, a few are at other district locations. More details will be announced closer to testing.

Remember to register by March 7th.  Late registrations will incur a late fee. For questions, contact Barb Norrbom in the Counseling Office at (720) 494-3721.

FROM NEST TO WINGS Annual Conference – Sat., Feb. 24, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm, Front Range Community College.

FROM NEST TO WINGS OFFERS HIGH SCHOOL YOUNG WOMEN AND THEIR MOTHERS A UNIQUE CONFERENCE DESIGNED TO HELP PERSONALIZE INFORMATION GATHERING ABOUT THE COLLEGE APPLICATION  PROCESS, COLLEGE CHOICE, AND FIRST YEAR COLLEGE EXPERIENCE.  NOT ONLY IS THE INFORMATION PRESENTED OF HIGH QUALITY, PARTICIPANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ASK QUESTIONS AND PERSONALIZE THEIR EDUCATION.  Highly recommended!

For more information and to register, go to Nest to Wings website. Early bird registration through Feb. 7, final registration deadline is Feb. 20. There is a slight cost to attend; financial assistance is available.

 

 

 

 

 

Teens can apply for summer jobs with Boulder County Youth Corps

Boulder County residents ages 14-17 can now apply for summer jobs with the Youth Corps. Girls especially are encouraged to apply. Applications are available online and at counseling offices in schools.  The deadline to submit an application is Friday, March 30.

The Youth Corps offers one of the best first job opportunities available in Boulder County.  160 teenagers will be hired to work 30 hours a week, Monday through Thursday, from June 11 to Aug. 1 on a variety of community service projects. Projects will include such activities as trail construction and maintenance, historic preservation, forest thinning, construction and repair of fencing, landscaping and removal of Russian olive trees and noxious weeds.

Corpsmembers will earn a starting hourly wage of $10.20, with the possibility of earning a $100 bonus at the end of the program based on merit and strong attendance.

I learned helpful tips about keeping our world a healthy place,” one of last year’s Corpsmembers said of the experience.

For more information or to apply online, visit www.BoulderCounty.org/YouthCorps.  

 

 

 

 

 

Athletics

Be sure to support our Raptor Athletes! Find Sports Calendars and important information for each sport on their pages on the  Athletics Website 

Congratulations to our athletes who participated in our Winter Signing Ceremony on Wednesday, February 7th in the library! Holly Bosley, Kaeyla Noble, Joseph Roth-Bogrett, Trevor Riters and Thomas Blazon. Good luck to you on your new adventure!

For all athletes planning on signing in the spring our tentative date is Wednesday April 11th 2:30-3:30 pm in the library. Please contact the Athletic Secretary for more information  elder_yvonne@svvsd.org

In order to tryout or practice for Silver Creek Athletics, the following items must be completed:

  1. Complete the Online Registration Form.

  2. Submit the SVVSD Student Medical History and Screening form  (or a similar Doctor’s office form) with an authorized physician’s signature clearing the student for athletic participation.  Physicals are valid for one full year (365 days from date of last physical). Please make sure your form has the following: Dr.s signature and date of physical.

  3. In order to submit your completed physical form please bring to the Athletic Secretary or  scan and email a copy to Yvonne Elder (elder_yvonne@svvsd.org) or fax to (720-494-3730).

  4. Pay the SVVSD Athletic Participation Fee by credit card at the time of online registration or bring a check/cash into the main office. Please make checks payable to Silver Creek HS.

   

 

 

 

Communicating Attendance

Communication between schools, teachers, families, students and the district is an essential part of fostering high levels of student growth and achievement. Supporting better attendance through communication is one important way that schools and families can foster increased student engagement and academic success.

Read more >>  (link to http://stvra.in/icattendance)

SCHS ATTENDANCE OFFICE INFORMATION

Attendance Direct Line:  Lois Davis  720-494-3738

  • Excusing An Absence

  • Arrange to get your student a pass to leave for an appointment

  • Extended Absence Forms

Students who become ill during class should ask their teacher to be excused to the Health Office

 

 

 

 

 

Mathematics Department

 

All teachers in the Mathematics Department offer help outside of class time.  Please consult your student’s teacher via syllabus, website, or email to find out what time(s) s/he is available.

Math Club meets Thursdays from 2:40 pm – 3:40 pm in Room E206.  We are currently preparing for MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge to be held in March.

The American Mathematics Competition (AMC) will be administered during 1st block on Thurs, Feb 15 (100 tests) and during the late start on Wed. Feb 7 (9 tests).  Please contact Matt Smedley (smedley_matthew@svvsd.org) to reserve a spot for the competition.

The Mathematics Department is hosting an information night for incoming freshmen.  It will be held on Tuesday, January 30 from 6:00 – 7:30 in the auditorium.  We will discuss the two different curricula offered by Silver Creek High School.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 9, 2018

 

 

 

 

Our Mission: To support a culture of excellence for all students through enhanced academic and leadership opportunities

Thanks to everyone that came out to MODERN MARKET for DINE and DONATE…we made $250.00.

Free money and our first time!

Next opportunity to Dine Out for a Cause…

 Kitchen Next Door and SCEF

Monday, March 5th 5-9pm

You MUST RSVP by signing up through EVENTBRITE

SAVE THE DATE!!!

SCEF Spring Social (formally Mardi Gras Party)

When: Saturday, APRIL 14, 2018

Where: Shupe Homestead.

One of Longmont’s newest and most beautiful new venues! Look for information in the next couple of weeks for ways to Volunteer, Sponsor and buy Tickets!

Spring Social Committee is meeting at the Longmont Panera, 10am on Saturday, Feb 10th if you’d like to join us!

Loading your KING SOOPER cards gives 5% back to SCEF and our classrooms! It’s FREE to you and great money toward our school! We appreciate your support!!

Contact Teresa Flanagan, teresaflanagan@gmail.com or call at 404-202-2048. If you have an expired card (unloaded for 90 days) we will gladly get you another.

AmazonSmile?

Did you know that Silver Creek Education Foundation is also on AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

Every item available for purchase on www.amazon.com is also available on AmazonSmile at the same price. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages.

Click here to learn more about it!

SCEF meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7:30 a.m. in the Main Office Conference Room. Next meeting is:

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Thank you, SCEF Board Members!

schsedfoundation@gmail.com | www.schsedfoundation.org

 

 

 

 

GOOD LUCK!

Good luck to our Girls’ Swim Team who will be competing at States this Friday and Saturday (2/9 and 2/10) at VMAC in Thornton, and to our Wrestlers at Regionals at Northridge High School this Friday, Saturday and Sunday (2/9-2/11)! Come out and support our teams!

Keep up with all of our Silver Creek teams (www.raptoractivitiesboosterclub.com/teams)! Go Raptors!

SWAG

Bring the swag you have collected from our RABC giveaways to our last scheduled event, Wednesday, 2/14 at 6:30 pm when the Boys’ Basketball Team takes Centaurus and your name will be included in a prize drawing!

AFTER-PROM

It is hard to believe, but Prom season is almost here! Please consider donating to help RABC offset the cost of After-Prom, which will be held at Wild Game on April 7, 2018. You can find a link to donate on our web site (www.raptoractivitiesboosterclub.com)

CONCESSIONS MANAGERS

We are in desperate need of Concessions Managers or we will not be able to open the stand for some events. Teams will each lose $175 for their shift if Concessions cannot open. It is really easy, just follow a complete list of instructions. You can even watch most of the games/matches/meets/duals while earning $25 for your team or activity. If you can help, please contact  SCCONCESSIONS01@GMAIL.COM.

 

OTHER WAYS TO HELP

Sponsor, volunteer or run the Raptor Run on 4/21/18. This event supports RABC and thus sports and activities here at Silver Creek. This year it will be a Bolder Boulder qualifier. It is a great family event, so everyone put your running shoes on and get training together!

Check us out at www.raptoractivitiesboosterclub.com, or on Facebook (@Silvercreek.rabc) or Twitter (@SilverCreekRABC)

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCHOOL STORE

Open every other Thursday during lunch  10:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  You may also order online by following this LINK 

 

 

 

 

 

Naviance Information

Students and parents, please take advantage of Naviance, made available to all Silver Creek students by the SCHS Education Foundation.  Naviance is an excellent tool that provides students with many opportunities to make a successful transition between high school, college and career.  Please view the link below for instructional videos on how to log-in and use the colleges and careers features, and access mini-lessons that help students learn more about their own interests and aptitudes, as well as all the pathways available to them in high school and beyond.  LINK to Naviance Information.

 

 

 

 

 

School Lunch

Information for Parent Organizations

Policies for Outside Foods Served in District Schools (click here)

Bake Sales (click here)

Colorado Beverage Guidelines (click here)

Colorado Competitive Food Guidelines (click here)

Online Applications

Pre-Payment Options

Please take advantage of the options to prepay your student’s meal accounts. Prepaid meal accounts help the lunch lines go faster and give students more time to eat, relax, and play. It also gives you peace of mind — not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or having to worry that it might get lost or used for things other than lunch.

Meal Charging Guidelines – It is very important to keep you child’s account current. If you have any questions about the account, please call your child’s school kitchen manager.

Online Payments

MY School Bucks now can be used to make online payments to your student’s lunch account quickly, easily and securely. Online payments are a simple, safe and secure way to make payments to your students account 24 hours a day at your convenience.

Click here to make prepayments to your child’s meal account online anytime at MySchoolBucks.com!

Send Check or Cash

You can always bring money personally or send it with your student. Please place it in an envelope marked clearly with your student’s name, their ID #, the $ amount and the check #. Turn in prepaid deposits to the cafeteria cashier(s) or school office.

Download and Print Out a pre-formatted #10 Envelope for making Deposits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student Handbook iBook Edition:

Student Handbook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Infinite Campus Tutorial

Infinite Campus is a great resource for parents to check grades, homework assignments, attendance, fees, and much more.  Click here for more information.  If you are having trouble logging in to Infinite Campus or RevTrak, our Help Desk can help.  Contact them at 303-702-7730.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Approved Flyers for February

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT BUS INFORMATION

Attached you will find a MS Word Document that reiterates to parents that student bus passes are required to be stored and kept in a safe place over the summer to avoid their loss, and the subsequent cost of a replacement pass.  In addition, the letter also talks about the implementation of Zpass+, a notification system which sends time and location messages via phone text to parents when their student scans on and off the bus.  This is a great program that provides another level of safety and security for the students of SVVSD.  Parents are truly going to love this new functionality.  The system is currently active and ready for parents to sign up for an account and begin receiving these valuable text notifications.

Z Pass+ information – In an effort to better serve you, we are implementing a program called Z Pass+ this year.  This free program will allow parents to receive text and/or email notifications via their smartphone whenever their student scans on or off the bus.  This technology is invaluable, and provides an additional layer of safety and security for District students utilizing transportation services.  The following link has directions on how to sign up.

Please open the following link for more important bus information.

linK

In English & Espanol

    Important Bus Pass Information for Parents of Students Riding the Bus     

Students only receive one free bus pass.  For a replacement pass, please contact the Bus Pass coordinator by sending an email to bus pass@svvsd.org or calling 303-702-7540.  The replacement cost for lost, stolen and/or mutilated bus passes is $5.00 and shows up as fee under your student’s name in Infinite Campus.  New students to the district or new to riding the bus may pick up their bus passes at the Main Office of the school they will be attending.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Low Cost Health Insurance

Students who are 18 and graduating may be eligible for FREE and LOW-COST HEALTH INSURANCE until their 19th birthdays! This health insurance is available through Medicaid and CHP+ and enrollment occurs right here through St Vrain Valley School District.  Once children turn 18 and are no longer in school, Medicaid no longer counts parent income towards the child’s eligibility!  Please call The Healthy Kids Initiative at 720-722-1454 to see if your kids qualify today!

Los estudiantes que tienen 18 años y están por graduar de preparatoria podrían ser elegibles para obtener SEGURO MÉDICO GRATUITO O A BAJO PRECIO hasta que cumplan 19 años!  Este seguro médico es proporcionado por parte de los programas del gobierno Medicaid y CHP+.  Cuando un joven cumple 18 años y no está asistiendo a la escuela, Medicaid no toma en cuenta el ingreso de los padres! Por favor llame al programa de Niños Saludables al 720-722-1454 para informarse si sus niños son elegibles hoy!

SCHS Weekly Update for February 2, 2018

 Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday,February 2, 2018

 

 

 

February Late Start

Wednesday, February 7th

Classes begin at 10:00 a.m.

Buses run 2 ½ hours later than normal

 

 

 

 

Parent/Teacher Conferences

February 21  3pm – 7pm

Parent Teacher Conferences will go live for second semester sign-ups on 2/7/18.

The Password is Raptors

LINK

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior Class Picture!

February 28th at 9:50 a.m.

 

 

 

SAFETY

There have been quite a few safety concerns regarding student drop off and pick ups in undesignated areas. Please drop off and pick up your students in the main parking lot in the designated areas. Handicapped spaces should not be used as a drop off space or waiting area.

Please DO NOT use the staff parking lot and delivery entrance at the back of the school (in red on the picture below) to drop off or pick up students.

Please do not stop your car or do U turns in the red section in the picture. Stopping here impedes the traffic flow of cars coming off of Nelson Rd.and is unsafe for all coming in and out of this driveway. Do not block the entrance to the staff and delivery entrance.  Please help us with this area.  This year we have more employees and service deliveries due to being a regional kitchen.  Additionally, the school is open at 6:45 AM and students may use the library after school until 3:30 PM.  Thank you

 

 

 

 

 

Registration Deadlines Are Approaching

   

2018-2019 Registration Information for ALL students

     For: classes of 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022

  • Read the Registration Website. It can be accessed by going to the Silver Creek Website, clicking on Academics, and then on Registration 2018-2019.

  • CDC and IC (Innovation Center Classes) application open until Feb 2. Students must apply. The nuance is, they apply on Rev Track which requires that they set up an account. In setting up an account, there is a section where the student is requested to put in his/her credit card information….it says to do this, BUT…it is NOT required, just click on through that process. If a student is having difficulty, please tell them to contact their counselor. We don’t want students to miss out simply because they thought that they needed to put in a credit card.

    • LINK to application page for CDC or IC

    • For those interested in Cosmetology, SVVSD has partnered with BVSD to offer this program through Boulder TEC Academy! To learn more, the Boulder TEC Showcase Night will be held Thurs., Feb. 1, 5-7 p.m., at 6600 Arapahoe Rd., Boulder 80303. Or contact them at (303)449-4250.

  • Elective registration is Feb. 20 and March 2. On Feb 20,

    • On Feb 20, a link in IC will appear in the upper left corner. This is what students will use to input classes.

    • The easiest way to tell them to prepare is to have the course number of the classes that they would like ready to enter.  If they work through the steps for each class (see website), they will be prepared.

    • NOTE – February 20 is when they will see any and all recommended core classes, AP classes, CDC, IC, audition, and/or application (example SCLS) for which they have been accepted. ** This serves as notification.

    • It is also important for students to verify their classes at this time…if they disagree with any recommendation, they can fill out an appeal (found on the registration site) and submit it during the Feb. 20 – March 2 window.

Additional 2018-2019 Registration Information for: class of 2022

    • Read the Registration Website. It can be accessed by going to the Silver Creek Website, clicking on Academics, and then on Registration 2018-2019.

      • Be sure to read the FAQ. It is an amazing resource with lots of information.

    • January 30 Math Night powerpoint will be linked on the registration site under the FAQ section.

    • February 7 is Registration Night at Silver Creek HS, 6:00 pm. An indepth look at the process as well as receiving and returning some paperwork. Clubs and athletics will be

    • Don’t forget…if you are interested in SCLA, CDC or IC classes – register now….applications extended until Feb. 2 for these 3 programs.

 

 

 

Silver Creek Students Win Scholastic Art Awards

Congratulations to Gold Key Winner: Abigale Palmer – Hotel MonteVista in the Scholastic Arts Contest. Her work will go on to nationals!

Congratulations also go out to Silver Key Winner: Kaitlyn Ryan – pancakes in the Scholastic Art Contest!

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to our Future Business Leaders of America and their performances at the District Competition.  Many of these students have now qualified to represent Silver Creek at STATE!

Who’s Who in FBLA – Molly McCoy, 1st, State qualifier

Word Processing – Kelly Ireland -Ashley, 1st, State Qualifier

Accounting 2 – Kelly Ireland-Ashley, 3rd place, State qualifier.

Business Ethics – Abby Denning and Mason Williams, 3rd, State qualifiers

Computer Problem Solving – Layton Brewer, 3rd, State Qualifier.

Economics – Richard Keck, 4th, State Qualifier

Computer Problem Solving – Paxton Brewer, 5th

Cyber Security – Tori Taylor – 5th

Electronic Career Portfolio – Aiden Abram, 4th

Introduction to Business – Dylan Shaffer, 5th

Intro to Business Communication – Sophia Collender, 5th

 

 

 

 

Student and Staff of the Month – Congratulations to:

Ninth Grade: Taylor Piper

Tenth Grade: Lindsey Beckwith

Eleventh Grade: Abigail Martin

Twelfth Grade: Connor Hansen

Staff Member: Bill Legg

…In partnership with Village of the Peaks, the Student and Staff Member will have their picture displayed and receive a gift card as well as have their picture & information displayed on our own Silver Creek Website.

1st Semester Attendance Celebration Drawing! Congratulations goes to…

Max Ruiz – $50.00 gift card to Play it Again Sports

Rafael Basurto – a week of Chick’fil’A

Amelie Schell – a week of Subway

Olivia Hinklin – 10 passes to Longmont Rec Center

  • An attendance fact….The academic impact of missing school is the same whether the absences are excused or unexcused.

  • Thank you to our students who attend regularly! “Every Class. Every Day.” – It’s important!

  • Read more about SCHS Positive Attendance Program LINK

 

 

 

Counseling/Registrar Office

norrbom_barb@svvsd.org Alphabet A-EL

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  Alphabet EM-LA

ehleparker_kristin@svvsd.org  Alphabet LE-RI

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  Alphabet RO-Z

College Representative Visits:

Tuesday, February 6th @ 12:00 – Colorado State University-Pueblo

Tuesday, February 6th @ 12:30 – University of Colorado @ Colorado Springs

Please sign up in the counseling office.

 

 

 

 

Athletics

Be sure to support our Raptor Athletes! Find Sports Calendars and important information for each sport on their pages on the  Athletics Website

Winter Signing Ceremony Wednesday, February 7th 2:30-3:30pm in the library!

If your student is signing with a college and would like to participate in the Winter Signing Ceremony please contact the Athletic Secretary @ elder_yvonn@svvsd.org

In order to tryout or practice for Silver Creek Athletics, the following items must be completed:

  1. Complete the Online Registration Form.

  2. Submit the SVVSD Student Medical History and Screening form  (or a similar Doctor’s office form) with an authorized physician’s signature clearing the student for athletic participation.  Physicals are valid for one full year (365 days from date of last physical). Please make sure your form has the following: Dr.s signature and date of physical.

  3. In order to submit your completed physical form please bring to the Athletic Secretary or  scan and email a copy to Yvonne Elder (elder_yvonne@svvsd.org) or fax to (720-494-3730).

  4. Pay the SVVSD Athletic Participation Fee $150 – Pay by credit card at the time of online registration or bring a check/cash into the main office. Please make checks payable to Silver Creek HS.

 

 

 

Communicating Attendance

Communication between schools, teachers, families, students and the district is an essential part of fostering high levels of student growth and achievement. Supporting better attendance through communication is one important way that schools and families can foster increased student engagement and academic success.

Read more >>  (link to http://stvra.in/icattendance)

SCHS ATTENDANCE OFFICE INFORMATION

Attendance Direct Line:  Lois Davis  720-494-3738

  • Excusing An Absence

  • Arrange to get your student a pass to leave for an appointment

  • Extended Absence Forms

Students who become ill during class should ask their teacher to be excused to the Health Office

 

 

Mathematics Department:

All teachers in the Mathematics Department offer help outside of class time.  Please consult your student’s teacher via syllabus, website, or email to find out what time(s) s/he is available.

Math Club meets Thursdays from 2:40 pm – 3:40 pm in Room E206.  We are currently preparing for MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge to be held in March.

The American Mathematics Competition (AMC) will be administered during 1st block on Thurs, Feb 15 (100 tests) and during the late start on Wed. Feb 7 (9 tests).  Please contact Matt Smedley (smedley_matthew@svvsd.org) to reserve a spot for the competition.

The Mathematics Department is hosting an information night for incoming freshmen.  It will be held on Tuesday, January 30 from 6:00 – 7:30 in the auditorium.  We will discuss the two different curricula offered by Silver Creek High School.

 

A-GIVE-

WAYS

Our Winter Sports Giveaway Days are winding down. Please come out and support the Girls’ basketball team as they take on Thompson Valley on Tuesday, 2/6 and get yourself some Mardi Gras beads. Collect all six different giveaways (beads, pom-poms and We’re #1 fingers) and bring them to the last scheduled event on Valentine’s Day and your name will be included in a prize drawing!

Giveaway Dates

Tues 2/6 (6:30 pm)      Girls’ bball    

Home vs. Thompson Valley   Swag

 

Wed 2/14 (6:30 pm)       Boys’ bball   

Home vs. Centaurus              Swag

Keep up with all of our Silver Creek teams (www.raptoractivitiesboosterclub.com/teams)! Go Raptors!

CHIPOTLE FUNDRAISER

Thanks to the Chipotle at 1100 Ken Pratt Blvd. and all of you, we raised almost $1200 for RABC. Stay tuned for more opportunities to chow down and support RABC at the same time!

AFTER-PROM

It is hard to believe, but Prom season is almost here! Please consider donating to help RABC offset the cost of After-Prom, which will be held at Wild Game on April 7, 2018. You can find a link to donate on our web site (www.raptoractivitiesboosterclub.com)

CONCESSIONS MANAGERS

We are in desperate need of Concessions Managers or we will not be able to open the stand for some events. Teams will each lose $175 for their shift if Concessions cannot open. It is really easy, just follow a complete list of instructions. You can even watch most of the games/matches/meets/duals while earning $25 for your team or activity. If you can help, please contact

SCCONCESSIONS01@GMAIL.COM.

OTHER WAYS TO HELP

Sponsor, volunteer or run the Raptor Run on 4/21/18. This event supports RABC and thus sports and activities here at Silver Creek. This year it will be a Bolder Boulder qualifier. It is a great family event, so everyone put your running shoes on and get training together!

Check us out at www.raptoractivitiesboosterclub.com, or on Facebook (@Silvercreek.rabc) or Twitter (@SilverCreekRABC)

 

 

 

February 2, 2018

Our Mission: To support a culture of excellence for all students through enhanced academic and leadership opportunities

 

Tuesday, Feb 6th 5-8pm – Ken Pratt location!

Click here for more information

Kitchen Next Door and SCEF

Monday, March 5th 5-9pm

RSVP by signing up through EVENTBRITE

SAVE THE DATE!!!

SCEF Spring Social (formally Mardi Gras Party)

When: Saturday, APRIL 14, 2018

Where: Shupe Homestead.

One of Longmont’s newest and most beautiful new venues! Look for information in the next couple of weeks for ways to Volunteer, Sponsor and buy Tickets!

Loading your KING SOOPER cards gives 5% back to SCEF and our classrooms! It’s FREE to you and great money toward our school! We appreciate your support!!

Contact Teresa Flanagan, teresaflanagan@gmail.com or call at 404-202-2048. If you have an expired card (unloaded for 90 days) we will gladly get you another.

SCEF meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7:30 a.m. in the Main Office Conference Room. Next meeting is:

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Thank you, SCEF Board Members!

schsedfoundation@gmail.com | www.schsedfoundation.org

 

 

 

 

Naviance Information

Students and parents, please take advantage of Naviance, made available to all Silver Creek students by the SCHS Education Foundation.  Naviance is an excellent tool that provides students with many opportunities to make a successful transition between high school, college and career.  Please view the link below for instructional videos on how to log-in and use the colleges and careers features, and access mini-lessons that help students learn more about their own interests and aptitudes, as well as all the pathways available to them in high school and beyond.  LINK to Naviance Information.

 

 

 

 

School Lunch

Information for Parent Organizations

Policies for Outside Foods Served in District Schools (click here)

Bake Sales (click here)

Colorado Beverage Guidelines (click here)

Colorado Competitive Food Guidelines (click here)

Online Applications

Pre-Payment Options

Please take advantage of the options to prepay your student’s meal accounts. Prepaid meal accounts help the lunch lines go faster and give students more time to eat, relax, and play. It also gives you peace of mind — not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or having to worry that it might get lost or used for things other than lunch.

Meal Charging Guidelines – It is very important to keep you child’s account current. If you have any questions about the account, please call your child’s school kitchen manager.

Online Payments

MY School Bucks now can be used to make online payments to your student’s lunch account quickly, easily and securely. Online payments are a simple, safe and secure way to make payments to your students account 24 hours a day at your convenience.

Click here to make prepayments to your child’s meal account online anytime at MySchoolBucks.com!

Send Check or Cash

You can always bring money personally or send it with your student. Please place it in an envelope marked clearly with your student’s name, their ID #, the $ amount and the check #. Turn in prepaid deposits to the cafeteria cashier(s) or school office.

Download and Print Out a pre-formatted #10 Envelope for making Deposits

 

 

 

 

Student Handbook iBook Edition:

Student Handbook.

 

 

 

 

Infinite Campus Tutorial

Infinite Campus is a great resource for parents to check grades, homework assignments, attendance, fees, and much more.  Click here for more information.  If you are having trouble logging in to Infinite Campus or RevTrak, our Help Desk can help.  Contact them at 303-702-7730.

 

 

 

 

Approved Flyers for January

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT BUS INFORMATION

Attached you will find a MS Word Document that reiterates to parents that student bus passes are required to be stored and kept in a safe place over the summer to avoid their loss, and the subsequent cost of a replacement pass.  In addition, the letter also talks about the implementation of Zpass+, a notification system which sends time and location messages via phone text to parents when their student scans on and off the bus.  This is a great program that provides another level of safety and security for the students of SVVSD.  Parents are truly going to love this new functionality.  The system is currently active and ready for parents to sign up for an account and begin receiving these valuable text notifications.

Z Pass+ information – In an effort to better serve you, we are implementing a program called Z Pass+ this year.  This free program will allow parents to receive text and/or email notifications via their smartphone whenever their student scans on or off the bus.  This technology is invaluable, and provides an additional layer of safety and security for District students utilizing transportation services.  The following link has directions on how to sign up.

Please open the following link for more important bus information.

linK

In English & Espanol

Important Bus Pass Information for Parents of Students Riding the Bus     

Students only receive one free bus pass.  For a replacement pass, please contact the Bus Pass coordinator by sending an email to bus pass@svvsd.org or calling 303-702-7540.  The replacement cost for lost, stolen and/or mutilated bus passes is $5.00 and shows up as fee under your student’s name in Infinite Campus.  New students to the district or new to riding the bus may pick up their bus passes at the Main Office of the school they will be attending.

 

 

 

 

Low Cost Health Insurance

Students who are 18 and graduating may be eligible for FREE and LOW-COST HEALTH INSURANCE until their 19th birthdays! This health insurance is available through Medicaid and CHP+ and enrollment occurs right here through St Vrain Valley School District.  Once children turn 18 and are no longer in school, Medicaid no longer counts parent income towards the child’s eligibility!  Please call The Healthy Kids Initiative at 720-722-1454 to see if your kids qualify today!

Los estudiantes que tienen 18 años y están por graduar de preparatoria podrían ser elegibles para obtener SEGURO MÉDICO GRATUITO O A BAJO PRECIO hasta que cumplan 19 años!  Este seguro médico es proporcionado por parte de los programas del gobierno Medicaid y CHP+.  Cuando un joven cumple 18 años y no está asistiendo a la escuela, Medicaid no toma en cuenta el ingreso de los padres! Por favor llame al programa de Niños Saludables al 720-722-1454 para informarse si sus niños son elegibles hoy!

weekly blog for April 3rd

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, April 3rd

 

Spring Break

Spring Break is scheduled for April 6-10.  Check the Silver Creek Calendar for more “end of the year” activities.  Silver Creek Calendar

 

SHOW YOUR RAPTOR PRIDE

AND JOIN YOUR FRIENDS WHO ARE ALREADY

A PART OF RAPTOR HISTORY!

This is a tax-deductible donation to SCHS.  Place your order by April 15th to see your personalized engraved brick paver at Senior Night, end-of-year performances and Graduation. Go to schsedfoundation.org to order your brick today.  Order Form

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SILVER CREEK HIGH SCHOOL RAPTOR DANCE TEAM

1st PLACE AT REGIONALS! CONFERENCE CHAMPS!
WE PERFORM AT ALL HOME FOOTBALL GAMES!
WE PERFORM AT SEVERAL HOME BASKETBALL GAMES!
WE WILL ATTEND A SUMMER CAMP IN LATE JULY!
2015-2016
RAPTOR DANCE TEAM
TRY-OUT DATES
MONDAY, APRIL 13th
  • 2:30-4:30, 9TH – 11TH GRADERS
  • 4:00-6:00, 8TH GRADERS
  • CLINIC DAY, YOU WILL LEARN THE DANCES AND SKILLS TO BE                                        PERFORMED AT TRY-OUTS
TUESDAY, APRIL 14th
  • 2:30-4:30, 9TH-11TH GRADERS
  • 4:00-6:00, 8TH GRADERS
  • CLINIC DAY, YOU WILL REVIEW AND PRACTICE THE DANCES AND SKILLS TO BE PERFORMED AT TRY-OUTS
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15th
  • 2:30-4:30, 9TH-11TH GRADERS
  • 4:0006:00, 8TH GRADERS
  • CLINIC DAY, YOU WILL CONTINUE TO PRACTICE AND PERFECT THE DANCES AND SKILLS TO BE PERFORMED AT TRY-OUTS
THURSDAY, APRIL 16th
  • 2:30-4:30, 9TH-11TH GRADERS
  • 4:00-6:00, 8TH GRADERS
  • LAST CLINIC DAY, YOU WILL PERFECT THE DANCES AND SKILLS TO BE PERFORMED AT TRY-OUTS
FRIDAY, APRIL 17th
  • 4:00-7:00 ALL DANCERS WILL TRY-OUT IN GROUPS OF TWO
  • CALL BACKS MAY BE MADE IF NECESSARY
  • BEFORE YOU LEAVE, YOU WILL RECEIVE A LETTER THAT STATES IF YOU HAVE MADE THE 2015-2016 RAPTOR DANCE TEAM!

 

It’s SHOW TIME!

Silver Creek Theatre Company presents: “The Drowsy Chaperone”!

Join us for the Broadway hit “musical within a comedy” that parodies 1920s jazz shows with fun-loving song and dance! Take your pick of FIVE shows:

7:00 pm April 24, 25, 30, and May 1

2:00 pm April 26

Tickets are $10 for students (and seniors 65+) and $15 general admission and can be pre-purchased at www.silvercreektickets.com or at the door.

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JOIN US FOR A FUNDRAISER NIGHT AT CHIPOTLE (on Ken Pratt)

From 5 – 8 pm on Wednesday, April 15, please join the SC Theatre Company for good food and the benefit of Chipotle’s generosity as the restaurant supports our production at 50% of the proceeds! Please bring a copy of the attached flyer (or show it on your smart device) to the cashier. Paper copies are available at the A-Wing office, or request one from a member of the cast.

Thanks for your support of our production, and we hope to see you there!

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RABC – THANK YOU

First I want to give a huge thank you to all who helped to make the Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars event a great success in one way or another.

The silent auction went over very well.  The volunteers that helped with the silent auction did a fantastic job!  Suzanne Zens & Amy Long were overly gracious and patient when it came to receiving the baskets & items, & did a wonderful job putting that together – PLEASE tell them thank you when you see them.

Patricia Bedell took the lead on decorating & did a beautiful job, it looked so elegant!  She also made the great sign that sat outside at the school & outside of the event.  Thank you Patricia.

I want to also thank Suzanne Zens for putting the program booklet together.  That was a big undertaking and I appreciate her stepping up to do that!  We do have extras, if anyone would like one, let me know.  I will bring them to the next RABC meeting on April 27th.

Student, Nick Nelson, did all the video recordings for us for the show.  I was very impressed with all he did and it truly made the show even better!  Thank you to Nick!!

Mr. Legg & Andrea Martorano helped us out on Friday night for the performance we did for the students (huge thank you to those students who came to watch the show), we could not have pulled that off without them – so thank you!

Thank you to all the volunteers who came to help on Saturday.  You guys rocked it perfectly!

There is no way we could of pulled this off without the help of Stephanie Bogrett & her awesome professional dancers & Brenda (the emcee).  They were all so wonderful to work with & they truly had their hands full with our staff dancers (Marty the stick figure – ha) and of course Mr. Ottem (the other emcee).

To our Silver Creek Staff Dancers, I don’t even have strong enough words to let you know how much it meant to me and to all of us, that you put yourselves out there and gave us a show that was absolutely incredible!  You all exceeded my expectations!  I am in awe of you and thank you from the bottom of my heart.  We could not have done this without you, Erick Finnestead, Marty Tonjes, Melissa Lehman (winner!!), Cindi Lindsey, & Keven Hilliard.

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I do have to give all the credit to Marty for bringing this idea to the Booster Club in the first place and I thank him for being so supportive the whole time and putting up with my 100+ emails and texts throughout the makings of this event.

Drum Roll……. The total amount raised through ticket sales, donations, & silent auction items for our 2015 Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars was $17,199.43!!!!

And our Winning Dance Couple was…. Melissa Lehman & Ernie Lee!!!

Stop by the office & check out the trophy, she will be happy to show it off!

It truly was a great event, one we will talk about until next year rolls around I am sure!  Thank you to everyone who bought tickets and enjoyed the night with us!!

Sincerely,

Kaydene and my awesome team of Board Members, Kelly, Joan, Michelle, & Laurie

Summer Enrichment Programs

Are you undecided about your future?  Are you between the ages of 18-25? Want to find out great things about manufacturing? FRCC is holding a Summer Camp at their Boulder County Campus August 10-14.  This will be four days of hands-on activities and company tours.   FRCC will start accepting on-line payments for the $25 tuition in mid-April. In the meantime, interested students should fill out the application, have it signed and either email or mail it per the instructions. Once FRCC gets 12 confirmed students they will start a waiting list. If successful, this event will be repeated (summers, spring and winter breaks, etc.).   This camp will contribute to a better understanding of the lucrative salary and job security inherent in the machining trade.  For more information see the attached flyer

Aquetza: Youth Leadership, Education, Leadership, and Community Empowerment Summer Program, will be hosted this July on the CU Boulder Campus.

The Aquetza Program is a free, one-week summer residential program that provides high school students across Colorado with an interactive academic enrichment experience focused on engaging youth with strong ties to Colorado’s Latina/o and Chicana/o communities in examining the links between school success and leadership in their cultural communities. This is a free program, with no cost to participants, open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and is scheduled to take place July 12-18, 2015. There is a short application process, with applications accepted through May 15th as we look to fill 30 open spaces for the program. This application can be mailed in, or accessed online at http://tinyurl.com/aquetza2015 or see the attached flyer or application.

PROM

Prom will be held on Saturday, May 2nd at Brookside Gardens in Berthoud from 7:30 – 11 p.m.  Students can purchase tickets beginning next Monday during lunch or from Ms. Lindsey.  The price is $75 per couple or $40 per person.  You can pay with cash or check made payable to SCHS.

The Promposal contest is back.  First place for the most original or/and creative promposal will win two tickets to prom.  Second place will win a boutonniere and corsage. Entries should be submitted to scpromposal@gmail.com (spell out promposal please) by Friday, April 24th.  Winners will be announced on Monday, April 27th.  Purchase your tickets now even if you have entered the contest.  The winner will be reimbursed!

Sophomores, we are in need of four volunteers to help set-up and serve water during the dance.  In exchange for your help, you will be invited to attend after-prom.  You will be responsible for your transportation. Please let Ms. Lindsey if you can help out.

Don’t forget that every student will need a completed contract in order to get into prom.  If you are bringing a guest from another school they will need to have their guardians and a school administrator sign the prom contact.  Do not put this off until the last minute!  Contracts will be available during ticket sales.

After Prom

After Prom is a great conclusion plus a safe secure environment for students to continue celebrating.  Consider helping with this wonderful & safe event.  Sign ups for volunteers will be out soon or you can contact any of the Board Members if you want to help.  We are also seeking monetary donations to help with this event for our students.  (Donation Flyer)  We have set up scholarship funds this year to be given away to a few lucky Junior & Senior students that attend.  All donations are tax deductible, please contact Kelly Dykema at rabctreasurer@gmail.com for a tax receipt.

After Prom is also in need of Food and Beverage Donations.  Attached is a google signup- Write your name next to the item you can bring.  Remember that in previous years most food was donated so feel free to approach a business to donate these items or you can bring them yourselves.  Any questions please contact schsafterprom@gmail.com.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AlBM3Mygm6zadHVoYzJicGpWU0V2NDB5T0VJNHBBS3c&usp=sharing#gid=0

 

Senior Slide Show

Seniors: Start submitting your pictures for the senior slide show to schsseniorslideshow@gmail.com.

RABC B-I-N-G-O

RABC Bingo is in much need of volunteers. We operate bingo every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. and are in need of all positions. More urgently, we are looking for callers and cashiers. Bingo is a great opportunity to make lots of money for your team as well as support RABC.  It’s an easy and fun way to help! Contact us at raptorbingo@gmail.com

Cashiers arrive at 5:30 p.m.

Callers arrive at 6 p.m.

Floor/pickle workers arrive at 5:45 p.m.

Seeking one Bingo Scheduler:

RABC is looking for someone who can take over the Bingo Volunteer Scheduling Position.  Complete training will be available & the hours are flexible.  The great news here is that the Schedule has already been completed until 08/08/15.  You will just be trained in how & when to make the reminder calls & emails to the volunteers.  Positions starts ASAP, please email raptorbingo@gmail.com if you are interested in the position.

Graduation 2015

Last day for seniors is May 14.  The countdown clock is set to release seniors at 10:15 a.m..  After that time seniors will meet in the Large gym to go over the schedule for graduation day.  Parents are welcome to join the walk out at 11:15 a.m. outside the front of the school.   Graduation is Saturday May 23rd at 10:00 a.m. at Silver Creek High School football field.  In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved into the large gym and four (4) tickets will be given to each graduate for families to attend, otherwise graduation will be on the football field.  There is no limit to family members when held on the football field.  Bring your own chairs, no canopies or tents.   More information to follow.  Reminder, that graduating seniors must have all textbooks turned in and fines/fees paid in full before they receive their cap and gown and official transcripts released.

ACT Test Preparation – Strongly encouraged for Juniors

The mandatory ACT test submitted to all juniors is coming up fast- April 28th, 2015.  This test will be the only one offered at Silver Creek.

The ACT is a crucial ingredient in the college admissions process!  Because curriculum, course expectations and grades vary from high school to high school, college admissions departments need an additional measure to help them to determine an applicant’s true capability and probability for success at their institutions.  Almost all four year colleges and universities require ACT (or SAT) scores.

Many students inquire about additional resources that might help them  maximize their performance on the exam. Resources for ACT test-prep can be found on the links below.  Resources include free online test strategies,and sample questions as well as,  intensive, fee-based classes.  Please take time to review these resources with your Juniors and encourage them to be proactive in preparation for this important part of the College admissions process.

Shmoop (Free for Silver Creek students – see Mr. Goerner for log-in information.)

ACT Website www.actstudent.org

Kaplan Test Prep classes

Princeton Review ACT Prep classes

Tutoring Club of Longmont

Tutor Doctor

The College & Career Center has several ACT Test Preparation Textbooks that are also available to students.

Counseling News

If students/families need to meet with Counselors, please make an appointment prior to your visit. Due to our increasing student count, it allows for Counselors to plan accordingly.

thomas_judith@svvsd.org  alphabet A-Go

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  alphabet Gr-N

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  alphabet O-Z

Junior Girls: Applications for the Girls State Leadership program are available in the Counseling Office. Girls state is June 7-12 at UNC in Greeley. Applications are due by April 8.  See Ms. Thomas for more information and an application.

Transcripts: Seniors who need transcripts sent for their college applications need to fill out a Transcript Request form before transcripts can be sent. They are available in the Counseling Office.  Transcripts are $2. If a student is using a Common Application, he or she only needs to fill out one form for all schools on the Common Application. Please also be sure to assign your Counselor as a recommender on your application.

Education Foundation

If you are interested in getting involved with the Education Foundation, our next meeting is Wednesday, April 15, at 7am  in the office conference room.  John Creighton, SVVSD School Board member, will be visiting us at the April 15 meeting at 7:30 a.m.   All parents are welcome to join us for the entire meeting or just John’s part.

Notice to Parents:Public Health Announcement

Attached is an important public health notice that our local public health departments have requested we share with you about the increasing number of measles cases in the U.S.

We encourage you to read the notice and direct any questions about the prevention of measles to the Boulder County Public Health at 303-413-7500 or the Weld County Public Health at 970-304-6420.

Thank you.

Department of Communications

303-682-7404

Parent Letter – Spanish       Parent Letter – English     Symptoms

SCOPA

SCOPA Bingo times are: Saturdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and Sundays from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Bingo Alley near Main and 19th Street. For more exciting news about the performing arts go to SCOPANEWS.ORG!

SCOPA Meetings are at 7:00 p.m. in the choir room.

April 14

May 12

School Store Blog

LIMITED SIZES AVAILABLE – While Supplies Last

Hoodies: $22 (down from $27)

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Crew Neck Sweatshirts: $20 (down from $22)

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Black Zippered Hoodies: $24 (down from $29)

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We have also lowered our prices on Spirit Beads and Lanyards

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Sm Set $1 / Lg Set $2 / Swirl $3  —   Lanyards $3

We hope to see you in the store on Thursdays 10:30am-12:30pm or Online at

Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store

Talon Tribune

 

Drivers Education

Information for the Driver Education classes can be found under the ‘Parents & Students’ blue tab, on the SVVSD website.  The fee is $395 for the 30 hour classroom course which includes 6 hours behind the wheel instruction payable thru RevTrak by credit card or at the first class by check or cash.

You may register online if paying by credit card thru the link under Driver Education on the district website, or call the Driver Education office to register 720-494-3960.

 

Infinite Campus Tutorial

Infinite Campus is a great resource for parents to check grades, homework assignments, attendance and much more.  Click here for more information.  If you are having trouble logging in to Infinite Campus or RevTrak, our Help Desk can help.  Contact them at 303-702-7730.

Art Department

Art Club/National Art Honor Society

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Are you interested in lettering in art, beautifying the school or using your art skills to positively impact the community?  Art Club meets every Friday after school in C108. Contact Mrs. Giese for more information.

RABC

We want you as an RABC member!   Your membership will help us to update athletic equipment, subsidize student clubs and continue providing excellent activities and athletic opportunities for our kids. Your membership means a great deal to our school as we face declining revenue and budgets for our schools.  Meetings are the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Silver Creek Library.

Membership Form

Membership Levels

 

The  2014-2015 Board members are President – Kaydene Hubert – rabcpresident@gmail.com

Vice President – Laurie Carter and Michelle Wright- rabcvicepresident@gmail.com

Treasurer – Kelly Dykema – rabctreasurer@gmail.com

Secretary – Joan Foster – rabcsecretary@gmail.com

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Heidi Feula at 720-494-9662  or email  feula_heidi@svvsd.org. Be sure to include the student’s first and last name as well as the date and reason for the absence. The absence must be called in or emailed within  48 hours of the absence in order to be excused.

TAKING YOUR STUDENT OUT OF SCHOOL DURING THE SCHOOL DAY–  If you would like to pull your student out of school during the school day, please send him/her to school with a signed note indicating the time you would like him/her to be excused.

First thing that morning, the student will need to go to the attendance window to exchange your note for a school excusal pass.  When your student needs to leave class, he/she will present the school pass to the teacher, grab belongings and exit class. Students leaving early should always sign out at the attendance window.  You can meet your child at the attendance window or you can tell him/her to sign out and meet you outside.  The attendance clerk will use your note to excuse your student in Infinite Campus.

 

Approved April Flyers

Important Bus Pass Information for Parents of Students Riding the Bus

Students only receive one free bus pass.  For a replacement pass, please contact the Bus Pass coordinator by sending an email to buspass@svvsd.org or calling 303-702-7540.  The replacement cost for lost, stolen and/or mutilated bus passes is $5.00 and shows up as fee under your student’s name in Infinite Campus.

Sincerely,

Randy McKie

Director of Transportation

Low Cost Health Insurance

Students who are 18 and graduating may be eligible for FREE and LOW-COST HEALTH INSURANCE through their 19th birthdays! This health insurance is available through Medicaid and CHP+ and enrollment occurs right here through St Vrain Valley School District.  Once children turn 18 and are no longer in school, Medicaid no longer counts parent income towards the child’s eligibility!  Please call The Healthy Kids Initiative at 720-722-1454 to see if your kids qualify today!

Los estudiantes que tienen 18 años y están por graduar de preparatoria podrían ser elegibles para obtener SEGURO MÉDICO GRATUITO O A BAJO PRECIO hasta que cumplan 19 años!  Este seguro médico es proporcionado por parte de los programas del gobierno Medicaid y CHP+.  Cuando un joven cumple 18 años y no está asistiendo a la escuela, Medicaid no toma en cuenta el ingreso de los padres! Por favor llame al programa de Niños Saludables al 720-722-1454 para informarse si sus niños son elegibles hoy!

 

weekly blog for March 27th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, March 27th

 Late Start

There is a Late Start on Wednesday April 1st.  School starts at 9:45 a.m.  Morning buses will run 2 ½ hours later than normal time.

Spring Break

Spring Break is scheduled for April 6-10.  Check the Silver Creek Calendar for more “end of the year” activities.  Silver Creek Calendar

Prom/After Prom

It is that time of year, Prom is right around the corner.  It is May 2nd at the Brookside Gardens Event Center.  After Prom is a great conclusion plus a safe secure environment for students to continue celebrating.  Consider helping with this wonderful & safe event.  Sign ups for volunteers will be out soon or you can contact any of the Board Members if you want to help.  We are also seeking monetary donations to help with this event for our students.  (Donation Flyer)  We have set up scholarship funds this year to be given away to a few lucky Junior & Senior students that attend.  All donations are tax deductible, please contact Kelly Dykema at rabctreasurer@gmail.com for a tax receipt.

After Prom is also in need of Food and Beverage Donations.  Attached is a google signup- Write your name next to the item you can bring.  Remember that in previous years most food was donated so feel free to approach a business to donate these items or you can bring them yourselves.  Any questions please contact schsafterprom@gmail.com.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AlBM3Mygm6zadHVoYzJicGpWU0V2NDB5T0VJNHBBS3c&usp=sharing#gid=0

Senior Slide Show

Seniors: Start submitting your pictures for the senior slide show to schsseniorslideshow@gmail.com.  Submissions are due by March 30th.

RABC B-I-N-G-O

RABC Bingo is in much need of volunteers. We operate bingo every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. and are in need of all positions. More urgently, we are looking for callers and cashiers. Bingo is a great opportunity to make lots of money for your team as well as support RABC.  It’s an easy and fun way to help! Contact us at raptorbingo@gmail.com

Cashiers arrive at 5:30 p.m.

Callers arrive at 6 p.m.

Floor/pickle workers arrive at 5:45 p.m.

Seeking one Bingo Scheduler:

RABC is looking for someone who can take over the Bingo Volunteer Scheduling Position.  Complete training will be available & the hours are flexible.  The great news here is that the Schedule has already been completed until 08/08/15.  You will just be trained in how & when to make the reminder calls & emails to the volunteers.  Positions starts ASAP, please email raptorbingo@gmail.com if you are interested in the position.

Graduation 2015

Last day for seniors is May 14.  The countdown clock is set to release seniors at 10:15 a.m..  After that time seniors will meet in the Large gym to go over the schedule for graduation day.  Parents are welcome to join the walk out at 11:15 a.m. outside the front of the school.   Graduation is Saturday May 23rd at 10:00 a.m. at Silver Creek High School football field.  In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved into the large gym and four (4) tickets will be given to each graduate for families to attend, otherwise graduation will be on the football field.  There is no limit to family members when held on the football field.  Bring your own chairs, no canopies or tents.   More information to follow.  Reminder, that graduating seniors must have all textbooks turned in and fines/fees paid in full before they receive their cap and gown and official transcripts released.

REGISTRATION: WINDOW IS CLOSED:

For all students: current SC Students and incoming 9th graders from middle school –

The registration window is closed as of 3/6/15. This means that if you did not register, please contact the Silver Creek Counseling Department as soon as possible to register for classes.

  • If you do not register, classes will be chosen for you.

  • Reminder, it’s important to have the correct course requests as our master schedule is built from student requests. This means that schedule changes cannot be guaranteed in the Fall.

  • Reminder, the classes that appeared as a pre-selection when you registered for your electives are the classes that you will be taking. So, be sure  to check the school’s website in May for any honors or AP summer assignments.

ACT Test Preparation – Strongly encouraged for Juniors

The mandatory ACT test submitted to all juniors is coming up fast- April 28th, 2015.  This test will be the only one offered at Silver Creek.

The ACT is a crucial ingredient in the college admissions process!  Because curriculum, course expectations and grades vary from high school to high school, college admissions departments need an additional measure to help them to determine an applicant’s true capability and probability for success at their institutions.  Almost all four year colleges and universities require ACT (or SAT) scores.

Many students inquire about additional resources that might help them  maximize their performance on the exam. Resources for ACT test-prep can be found on the links below.  Resources include free online test strategies,and sample questions as well as,  intensive, fee-based classes.  Please take time to review these resources with your Juniors and encourage them to be proactive in preparation for this important part of the College admissions process.

Shmoop (Free for Silver Creek students – see Mr. Goerner for log-in information.)

ACT Website www.actstudent.org

Kaplan Test Prep classes

Princeton Review ACT Prep classes

Tutoring Club of Longmont

Tutor Doctor

The College & Career Center has several ACT Test Preparation Textbooks that are also available to students.

Counseling News

If students/families need to meet with Counselors, please make an appointment prior to your visit. Due to our increasing student count, it allows for Counselors to plan accordingly.

thomas_judith@svvsd.org  alphabet A-Go

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  alphabet Gr-N

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  alphabet O-Z

King GMC is offering a $500 scholarship to one graduating Silver Creek Senior. This student will be eligible to win a $2500 scholarship that will be awarded to one St. Vrain District student. Applications are due March 28. See Ms. Thomas in the Counseling office for more information.

Junior Girls: Applications for the Girls State Leadership program are available in the Counseling Office. Girls state is June 7-12 at UNC in Greeley. Applications are due by April 8.  See Ms. Thomas for more information and an application.

Transcripts: Seniors who need transcripts sent for their college applications need to fill out a Transcript Request form before transcripts can be sent. They are available in the Counseling Office.  Transcripts are $2. If a student is using a Common Application, he or she only needs to fill out one form for all schools on the Common Application. Please also be sure to assign your Counselor as a recommender on your application.

Education Foundation

If you are interested in getting involved with the Education Foundation, our next meeting is Wednesday, April 15, at 7am  in the office conference room.  We are also looking for new Board members.  Contact Kim Fuhrman at schsedfoundation@gmail.com or any of the other Board members, if you are interested.  It is a great way to make an impactful difference to our kids’ education.

SHOW YOUR RAPTOR PRIDE

AND JOIN YOUR FRIENDS WHO ARE ALREADY

A PART OF RAPTOR HISTORY!

This is a tax-deductible donation to SCHS.  Place your order by April 15th to see your personalized engraved brick paver at Senior Night, end-of-year performances and Graduation. Go to schsedfoundation.orgto order your brick today.

This is a tax-deductible donation to SCHS.  Place your order by April 15th to see your personalized engraved brick paver at Senior Night, end-of-year performances and Graduation. Go to schsedfoundation.org to order your brick today.

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Notice to Parents:Public Health Announcement

Attached is an important public health notice that our local public health departments have requested we share with you about the increasing number of measles cases in the U.S.

We encourage you to read the notice and direct any questions about the prevention of measles to the Boulder County Public Health at 303-413-7500 or the Weld County Public Health at 970-304-6420.

Thank you.

Department of Communications

303-682-7404

Parent Letter – Spanish       Parent Letter – English     Symptoms

March Lunch Menu

SCOPA

SCOPA Bingo times are: Saturdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and Sundays from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Bingo Alley near Main and 19th Street. For more exciting news about the performing arts go to SCOPANEWS.ORG!

SCOPA Meetings are at 7:00 p.m. in the choir room.

April 14

May 12

School Store Blog

LIMITED SIZES AVAILABLE – While Supplies Last

Hoodies: $22 (down from $27)

schoolstore1

Crew Neck Sweatshirts: $20 (down from $22)

schoolstore2

Black Zippered Hoodies: $24 (down from $29)

schoolstore3

We have also lowered our prices on Spirit Beads and Lanyards

schoolstore4

Sm Set $1 / Lg Set $2 / Swirl $3  —   Lanyards $3

We hope to see you in the store on Thursdays 10:30am-12:30pm or Online at

Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store

Talon Tribune

Drivers Education

Information for the Driver Education classes can be found under the ‘Parents & Students’ blue tab, on the SVVSD website.  The fee is $395 for the 30 hour classroom course which includes 6 hours behind the wheel instruction payable thru RevTrak by credit card or at the first class by check or cash.

You may register online if paying by credit card thru the link under Driver Education on the district website, or call the Driver Education office to register 720-494-3960.

Infinite Campus Tutorial

Infinite Campus is a great resource for parents to check grades, homework assignments, attendance and much more.  Click here for more information.  If you are having trouble logging in to Infinite Campus or RevTrak, our Help Desk can help.  Contact them at 303-702-7730.

Art Department

Artpicture

Art Club/National Art Honor Society

Are you interested in lettering in art, beautifying the school or using your art skills to positively impact the community?  Art Club meets every Friday after school in C108. Contact Mrs. Giese for more information.

RABC

We want you as an RABC member!   Your membership will help us to update athletic equipment, subsidize student clubs and continue providing excellent activities and athletic opportunities for our kids. Your membership means a great deal to our school as we face declining revenue and budgets for our schools.  Meetings are the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Silver Creek Library.

Membership Form

Membership Levels

The  2014-2015 Board members are President – Kaydene Hubert – rabcpresident@gmail.com

Vice President – Laurie Carter and Michelle Wright- rabcvicepresident@gmail.com

Treasurer – Kelly Dykema – rabctreasurer@gmail.com

Secretary – Joan Foster – rabcsecretary@gmail.com

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Heidi Feula at 720-494-9662  or email  feula_heidi@svvsd.org. Be sure to include the student’s first and last name as well as the date and reason for the absence. The absence must be called in or emailed within  48 hours of the absence in order to be excused.

TAKING YOUR STUDENT OUT OF SCHOOL DURING THE SCHOOL DAY–  If you would like to pull your student out of school during the school day, please send him/her to school with a signed note indicating the time you would like him/her to be excused.

First thing that morning, the student will need to go to the attendance window to exchange your note for a school excusal pass.  When your student needs to leave class, he/she will present the school pass to the teacher, grab belongings and exit class. Students leaving early should always sign out at the attendance window.  You can meet your child at the attendance window or you can tell him/her to sign out and meet you outside.  The attendance clerk will use your note to excuse your student in Infinite Campus.

 

Approved March Flyers

Twin Peaks Flag Football

Interested in Carpooling

Carpooling saves time and money as well as congestion in the school parking lot.  If you live outside the Silver Creek Boundaries or inside, consider sharing a ride to school.  Click on the carpooling form, add your information and contact those that live near year to begin carpooling.  This is completely optional and is not organized through Silver Creek High School or the Main Office.

Important Bus Pass Information for Parents of Students Riding the Bus

Students only receive one free bus pass.  For a replacement pass, please contact the Bus Pass coordinator by sending an email to buspass@svvsd.org or calling 303-702-7540.  The replacement cost for lost, stolen and/or mutilated bus passes is $5.00 and shows up as fee under your student’s name in Infinite Campus.

Sincerely,

Randy McKie

Director of Transportation

Low Cost Health Insurance

Students who are 18 and graduating may be eligible for FREE and LOW-COST HEALTH INSURANCE through their 19th birthdays! This health insurance is available through Medicaid and CHP+ and enrollment occurs right here through St Vrain Valley School District.  Once children turn 18 and are no longer in school, Medicaid no longer counts parent income towards the child’s eligibility!  Please call The Healthy Kids Initiative at 720-722-1454 to see if your kids qualify today!

Los estudiantes que tienen 18 años y están por graduar de preparatoria podrían ser elegibles para obtener SEGURO MÉDICO GRATUITO O A BAJO PRECIO hasta que cumplan 19 años!  Este seguro médico es proporcionado por parte de los programas del gobierno Medicaid y CHP+.  Cuando un joven cumple 18 años y no está asistiendo a la escuela, Medicaid no toma en cuenta el ingreso de los padres! Por favor llame al programa de Niños Saludables al 720-722-1454 para informarse si sus niños son elegibles hoy!

 

weekly blog for March 20th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, March 20th

 

RABC fundraiser night at MODMARKET

Tuesday, Mar 24th 5-8pm Head to Modmarket 700 Ken Pratt Blvd, Longmont.  Mention the attached flier or Silver Creek HS and a portion of your bill will go to RABC!!  If you have not been to Modmarket to eat yet, you will be pleasantly surprised!

 

B-I-N-G-O(was his name-o)

RABC Bingo is in much need of volunteers. We operate bingo every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. and are in need of all positions. More urgently, we are looking for callers and cashiers. Bingo is a great opportunity to make lots of money for your team as well as support RABC.  It’s an easy and fun way to help! Contact us at raptorbingo@gmail.com

Cashiers arrive at 5:30 p.m.

Callers arrive at 6 p.m.

Floor/pickle workers arrive at 5:45 p.m.

Seeking one Bingo Scheduler:

RABC is looking for someone who can take over the Bingo Volunteer Scheduling Position.  Complete training will be available & the hours are flexible.  The great news here is that the Schedule has already been completed until 08/08/15.  You will just be trained in how & when to make the reminder calls & emails to the volunteers.  Positions starts ASAP, please email raptorbingo@gmail.com if you are interested in the position.

 

Late Start

There is a Late Start on Wednesday April 1st.  School starts at 9:45 a.m.  Morning buses will run 2 ½ hours later than normal time.

 

Spring Break

Spring Break is scheduled for April 6-10.  Check the Silver Creek Calendar for more “end of the year” activities.  Silver Creek Calendar

 

RABC News:

“Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars” is coming up on March 28th.  Tickets are on sale now through the school store website, in the front office, or by contacting Kaydene Hubert.  The deadline to purchase tickets is March 20th, so buy them now.  The tickets are $35 and include the Silent Auction, Cash Bar, Appetizers, Dinner, Dancing, & Dessert.  Donations for your favorite dancing couple can be made through the school store website as well as on the night of the event.  All checks can be made out to RABC.  (Business donation Letter).  Here are the list of our awesome dancers:

AD/AP Marty Tonjes & Mimi Ferrie

Principal Erick Finnestead & Meg Matthews

Teacher/Coach Vincent Redding & Brittney Kirkpatrick

Coach Keven Hilliard & Katie Taylor

AD Secretary Melissa Lehman & Ernie Lee

Health Clerk Cindi Lindsey & Kathe Caranade

dancingwiththestars

Gift Baskets to be auctioned off-

auctionbasket

Spread the word of this great event & fundraiser.  RABC is a parent organization at Silver Creek High School that works alongside coaches, activity leaders, & administration to support students within Silver Creek. They do this by holding events such as the Homecoming Parade, Homecoming Tailgate, & After Prom. They also serve dinner to the SC staff during conference time & provide financial assistance for our programs equipment & miscellaneous needs. In order to do all these things, they raise funds throughout the year by events like “Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars”, concessions, Bingo, general donations & membership.  Sign up here to help.

A big Thank you to Brenda Taylor Photography for donating her time taking pictures of the event.

brendataylorphotography

After Prom

Consider helping with this wonderful & safe event.  Sign ups for volunteers will be out soon or you can contact any of the Board Members if you want to help.  We are also seeking monetary donations to help with this event for our students.  (Donation Flyer)  We have set up scholarship funds this year to be given away to a few lucky Junior & Senior students that attend.  All donations are tax deductible, please contact Kelly Dykema at rabctreasurer@gmail.com for a tax receipt.

After Prom is also in need of Food and Beverage Donations.  Attached is a google signup- Write your name next to the item you can bring.  Remember that in previous years most food was donated so feel free to approach a business to donate these items or you can bring them yourselves.  Any questions please contact schsafterprom@gmail.com.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AlBM3Mygm6zadHVoYzJicGpWU0V2NDB5T0VJNHBBS3c&usp=sharing#gid=0

 

SENIOR CLASS PORTRAIT

Attention Seniors: Your Senior Class Panoramic Picture will be taken on Tuesday, March 24th at 9:00 AM in the main gym.  Remember – this is the ONLY time pictures will be taken of the entire Senior Class, so DON’T MISS OUT!  You only have one chance to be a part of this special event, so BE THERE on Tuesday, March 24th at 9:00 AM!”

 

Graduation 2015

Last day for seniors is May 14.  The countdown clock is set to release seniors at 10:15 a.m..  After that time seniors will meet in the Large gym to go over the schedule for graduation day.  Parents are welcome to join the walk out at 11:15 a.m. outside the front of the school.   Graduation is Saturday May 23rd at 10:00 a.m. at Silver Creek High School football field.  In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved into the large gym and four (4) tickets will be given to each graduate for families to attend, otherwise graduation will be on the football field.  There is no limit to family members when held on the football field.  Bring your own chairs, no canopies or tents.   More information to follow.  Reminder, that graduating seniors must have all textbooks turned in and fines/fees paid in full before they receive their cap and gown and official transcripts released.

 

Silver Creek Football–Baseball

3rd Annual Spring Lawn Aerating Fundraiser

March 21-22nd

March 28-29th

April 11-12 Rain/Snow Dates if needed

$40 – $80 depending on yard size

For the past two years members of the Silver Creek Football Team have aerated well over 200 lawns in the Longmont area. Due to the great response from the community, we have decided to offer lawn aeration again this year! Players will use the funds raised to attend summer football and baseball camps. To schedule a time to have your lawn aerated on the above dates, please contact Jenn Ordway or Freda Bishop at – footballparentreps@gmail.com

 

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

steam

Engineering exploration day for K-8 students

Courtney Howell took over the GEMS Capstone Project for her SCLA Senior Capstone Project and is also completing her Girl Scout Gold Award.  GEMS  is now known as STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). The event is an open-house style science and engineering exploration day open to younger students, K-8 all around the district, and will be held at SCHS on Saturday, March 21st from 12pm-4pm. Activities at the event include soldering a circuit board, building a rocket, liquid nitrogen demo, robot demo, strawberry DNA extraction, and a Doppler on Wheels. The link to the Facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/steamdaygs.

 

REGISTRATION: WINDOW IS CLOSED:

For all students: current SC Students and incoming 9th graders from middle school –

The registration window is closed as of 3/6/15. This means that if you did not register, please contact the Silver Creek Counseling Department as soon as possible to register for classes.

  • If you do not register, classes will be chosen for you.

  • Reminder, it’s important to have the correct course requests as our master schedule is built from student requests. This means that schedule changes cannot be guaranteed in the Fall.

  • Reminder, the classes that appeared as a pre-selection when you registered for your electives are the classes that you will be taking. So, be sure  to check the school’s website in May for any honors or AP summer assignments.

 

Nominate An Outstanding Teacher

Applications for the Encore Award can be found at www.efsvv.org.  If there is a favorite teacher you want to nominate the deadline for submissions is March 15th.

 

Senior Slide Show

Seniors: Start submitting your pictures for the senior slide show to schsseniorslideshow@gmail.com.  Submissions are due by March 28th.

 

ACT Test Preparation – Strongly encouraged for Juniors

Silver Creek will administer a mandatory ACT test for all juniors on April 28th, 2015.  Students may choose to take additional ACT tests, but the 4/28 test will be the only one offered at Silver Creek.

The ACT is a crucial ingredient in the college admissions process!  Because curriculum, course expectations and grades vary from high school to high school, college admissions departments need an additional measure to help them to determine an applicant’s true capability and probability for success at their institutions.  Almost all four year colleges and universities require ACT (or SAT) scores.

Many students inquire about additional resources that might help them  maximize their performance on the exam. Resources for ACT test-prep can be found on the links below.  Resources include free online test strategies,and sample questions as well as,  intensive, fee-based classes.  Please take time to review these resources with your Juniors and encourage them to be proactive in preparation for this important part of the College admissions process.

Shmoop (Free for Silver Creek students – see Mr. Goerner for log-in information.)

ACT Website www.actstudent.org

Kaplan Test Prep classes

Princeton Review ACT Prep classes

Tutoring Club of Longmont

Tutor Doctor

The College & Career Center has several ACT Test Preparation Textbooks that are also available to students.

 

Counseling News

If students/families need to meet with Counselors, please make an appointment prior to your visit. Due to our increasing student count, it allows for Counselors to plan accordingly.

thomas_judith@svvsd.org  alphabet A-Go

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  alphabet Gr-N

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  alphabet O-Z

King GMC is offering a $500 scholarship to one graduating Silver Creek Senior. This student will be eligible to win a $2500 scholarship that will be awarded to one St. Vrain District student. Applications are due March 28. See Ms. Thomas in the Counseling office for more information.

Junior Girls: Applications for the Girls State Leadership program are available in the Counseling Office. Girls state is June 7-12 at UNC in Greeley. Applications are due by April 8.  See Ms. Thomas for more information and an application.

Transcripts: Seniors who need transcripts sent for their college applications need to fill out a Transcript Request form before transcripts can be sent. They are available in the Counseling Office.  Transcripts are $2. If a student is using a Common Application, he or she only needs to fill out one form for all schools on the Common Application. Please also be sure to assign your Counselor as a recommender on your application.

Education Foundation

If you are interested in getting involved with the Education Foundation, our next meeting is Wednesday, April 15, at 7am  in the office conference room.  We are also looking for new Board members.  Contact Kim Fuhrman at schsedfoundation@gmail.com or any of the other Board members, if you are interested.  It is a great way to make an impactful difference to our kids’ education.

SHOW YOUR RAPTOR PRIDE

AND JOIN YOUR FRIENDS WHO ARE ALREADY

A PART OF RAPTOR HISTORY!

This is a tax-deductible donation to SCHS.  Place your order by April 15th to see your personalized engraved brick paver at Senior Night, end-of-year performances and Graduation. Go to schsedfoundation.orgto order your brick today.

This is a tax-deductible donation to SCHS.  Place your order by April 15th to see your personalized engraved brick paver at Senior Night, end-of-year performances and Graduation. Go to schsedfoundation.org to order your brick today.

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Notice to Parents:Public Health Announcement

Attached is an important public health notice that our local public health departments have requested we share with you about the increasing number of measles cases in the U.S.

We encourage you to read the notice and direct any questions about the prevention of measles to the Boulder County Public Health at 303-413-7500 or the Weld County Public Health at 970-304-6420.

Thank you.

Department of Communications

303-682-7404

Parent Letter – Spanish       Parent Letter – English     Symptoms

 

March Lunch Menu

 

SCOPA

SCOPA Bingo times are: Saturdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and Sundays from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Bingo Alley near Main and 19th Street. For more exciting news about the performing arts go to SCOPANEWS.ORG!

SCOPA Meetings are at 7:00 p.m. in the choir room.

April 14

May 12

 

School Store Blog

LIMITED SIZES AVAILABLE – While Supplies Last

Hoodies: $22 (down from $27)

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Crew Neck Sweatshirts: $20 (down from $22)

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Black Zippered Hoodies: $24 (down from $29)

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We have also lowered our prices on Spirit Beads and Lanyards

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Sm Set $1 / Lg Set $2 / Swirl $3  —   Lanyards $3

We hope to see you in the store on Thursdays 10:30am-12:30pm or Online at

Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store

 

Talon Tribune

 

Drivers Education

Information for the Driver Education classes can be found under the ‘Parents & Students’ blue tab, on the SVVSD website.  The fee is $395 for the 30 hour classroom course which includes 6 hours behind the wheel instruction payable thru RevTrak by credit card or at the first class by check or cash.

You may register online if paying by credit card thru the link under Driver Education on the district website, or call the Driver Education office to register 720-494-3960.

 

Infinite Campus Tutorial

Infinite Campus is a great resource for parents to check grades, homework assignments, attendance and much more.  Click here for more information.  If you are having trouble logging in to Infinite Campus or RevTrak, our Help Desk can help.  Contact them at 303-702-7730.

 

Art Department

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Art Club/National Art Honor Society

Are you interested in lettering in art, beautifying the school or using your art skills to positively impact the community?  Art Club meets every Friday after school in C108. Contact Mrs. Giese for more information.

 

RABC

We want you as an RABC member!   Your membership will help us to update athletic equipment, subsidize student clubs and continue providing excellent activities and athletic opportunities for our kids. Your membership means a great deal to our school as we face declining revenue and budgets for our schools.  Meetings are the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Silver Creek Library.

Membership Form

Membership Levels

The  2014-2015 Board members are President – Kaydene Hubert – rabcpresident@gmail.com

Vice President – Laurie Carter and Michelle Wright- rabcvicepresident@gmail.com

Treasurer – Kelly Dykema – rabctreasurer@gmail.com

Secretary – Joan Foster – rabcsecretary@gmail.com

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Heidi Feula at 720-494-9662  or email  feula_heidi@svvsd.org. Be sure to include the student’s first and last name as well as the date and reason for the absence. The absence must be called in or emailed within  48 hours of the absence in order to be excused.

TAKING YOUR STUDENT OUT OF SCHOOL DURING THE SCHOOL DAY–  If you would like to pull your student out of school during the school day, please send him/her to school with a signed note indicating the time you would like him/her to be excused.

First thing that morning, the student will need to go to the attendance window to exchange your note for a school excusal pass.  When your student needs to leave class, he/she will present the school pass to the teacher, grab belongings and exit class. Students leaving early should always sign out at the attendance window.  You can meet your child at the attendance window or you can tell him/her to sign out and meet you outside.  The attendance clerk will use your note to excuse your student in Infinite Campus.

 

Approved March Flyers

Twin Peaks Flag Football

 

Interested in Carpooling

Carpooling saves time and money as well as congestion in the school parking lot.  If you live outside the Silver Creek Boundaries or inside, consider sharing a ride to school.  Click on the carpooling form, add your information and contact those that live near year to begin carpooling.  This is completely optional and is not organized through Silver Creek High School or the Main Office.

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Important Bus Pass Information for Parents of Students Riding the Bus

Students only receive one free bus pass.  For a replacement pass, please contact the Bus Pass coordinator by sending an email to buspass@svvsd.org or calling 303-702-7540.  The replacement cost for lost, stolen and/or mutilated bus passes is $5.00 and shows up as fee under your student’s name in Infinite Campus.

Sincerely,

Randy McKie

Director of Transportation

 

Low Cost Health Insurance

Students who are 18 and graduating may be eligible for FREE and LOW-COST HEALTH INSURANCE through their 19th birthdays! This health insurance is available through Medicaid and CHP+ and enrollment occurs right here through St Vrain Valley School District.  Once children turn 18 and are no longer in school, Medicaid no longer counts parent income towards the child’s eligibility!  Please call The Healthy Kids Initiative at 720-722-1454 to see if your kids qualify today!

Los estudiantes que tienen 18 años y están por graduar de preparatoria podrían ser elegibles para obtener SEGURO MÉDICO GRATUITO O A BAJO PRECIO hasta que cumplan 19 años!  Este seguro médico es proporcionado por parte de los programas del gobierno Medicaid y CHP+.  Cuando un joven cumple 18 años y no está asistiendo a la escuela, Medicaid no toma en cuenta el ingreso de los padres! Por favor llame al programa de Niños Saludables al 720-722-1454 para informarse si sus niños son elegibles hoy!

 

weekly blog for March 13th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, March 13th

 

RABC fundraiser night at MODMARKET

Tuesday, Mar 24th 5-8pm Head to Modmarket 700 Ken Pratt Blvd, Longmont.  Mention the attached flier or Silver Creek HS and a portion of your bill will go to RABC!!  If you have not been to Modmarket to eat yet, you will be pleasantly surprised!

 

Instrument Drive

Do you have an unused instrument sitting in your basement or closet? How about an extra instrument case laying around? Why don’t you donate it to a good cause? For Alexa Jayne’s SCLA Capstone Project, she will be collecting instruments on Friday, March 20 at Silver Creek from 10am-Noon and 2:30pm-7:00pm. Most instruments and cases in relatively good condition are accepted, as well as cash and check donations. All proceeds will go to less-fortunate kids in Colorado. ATTENTION: 9News plans to be there at 10:30am. Will you?

 

B-I-N-G-O(was his name-o)

RABC Bingo is in much need of volunteers. We operate bingo every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. and are in need of all positions. More urgently, we are looking for callers and cashiers. Bingo is a great opportunity to make lots of money for your team as well as support RABC.  It’s an easy and fun way to help! Contact us at raptorbingo@gmail.com

Cashiers arrive at 5:30 p.m.

Callers arrive at 6 p.m.

Floor/pickle workers arrive at 5:45 p.m.

Seeking one Bingo Scheduler:

RABC is looking for someone who can take over the Bingo Volunteer Scheduling Position.  Complete training will be available & the hours are flexible.  The great news here is that the Schedule has already been completed until 08/08/15.  You will just be trained in how & when to make the reminder calls & emails to the volunteers.  Positions starts ASAP, please email raptorbingo@gmail.com if you are interested in the position.

 

RABC News:

“Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars” is coming up on March 28th.  Tickets are on sale now through the school store website, in the front office, or by contacting Kaydene Hubert.  The deadline to purchase tickets is March 20th, so buy them now.  The tickets are $35 and include the Silent Auction, Cash Bar, Appetizers, Dinner, Dancing, & Dessert.  Donations for your favorite dancing couple can be made through the school store website as well as on the night of the event.  All checks can be made out to RABC.  (Business donation Letter).  Here are the list of our awesome dancers:

AD/AP Marty Tonjes & Mimi Ferrie

Principal Erick Finnestead & Meg Matthews

Teacher/Coach Vincent Redding & Brittney Kirkpatrick

Coach Keven Hilliard & Katie Taylor

AD Secretary Melissa Lehman & Ernie Lee

Health Clerk Cindi Lindsey & Kathe Caranade

Spread the word of this great event & fundraiser.  RABC is a parent organization at Silver Creek High School that works alongside coaches, activity leaders, & administration to support students within Silver Creek. They do this by holding events such as the Homecoming Parade, Homecoming Tailgate, & After Prom. They also serve dinner to the SC staff during conference time & provide financial assistance for our programs equipment & miscellaneous needs. In order to do all these things, they raise funds throughout the year by events like “Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars”, concessions, Bingo, general donations & membership.  Sign up here to help.

dancingwiththestars

A big Thank you to Brenda Taylor Photography for donating her time taking pictures of the event.

brendataylorphotography

After Prom

Consider helping with this wonderful & safe event.  Sign ups for volunteers will be out soon or you can contact any of the Board Members if you want to help.  We are also seeking monetary donations to help with this event for our students.  (Donation Flyer)  We have set up scholarship funds this year to be given away to a few lucky Junior & Senior students that attend.  All donations are tax deductible, please contact Kelly Dykema at rabctreasurer@gmail.com for a tax receipt.

After Prom is also in need of Food and Beverage Donations.  Attached is a google signup- Write your name next to the item you can bring.  Remember that in previous years most food was donated so feel free to approach a business to donate these items or you can bring them yourselves.  Any questions please contact schsafterprom@gmail.com.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AlBM3Mygm6zadHVoYzJicGpWU0V2NDB5T0VJNHBBS3c&usp=sharing#gid=0

 

SENIOR CLASS PORTRAIT

Attention Seniors: Your Senior Class Panoramic Picture will be taken on Tuesday, March 24th at 9:00 AM in the main gym.  Remember – this is the ONLY time pictures will be taken of the entire Senior Class, so DON’T MISS OUT!  You only have one chance to be a part of this special event, so BE THERE on Tuesday, March 24th at 9:00 AM!”

 

Graduation 2015

Last day for seniors is May 14.  The countdown clock is set to release seniors at 10:15 a.m..  After that time seniors will meet in the Large gym to go over the schedule for graduation day.  Parents are welcome to join the walk out at 11:15 a.m. outside the front of the school.   Graduation is Saturday May 23rd at 10:00 a.m. at Silver Creek High School football field.  In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved into the large gym.  Four (4) tickets will be given to each graduate for families to attend.   More information to follow.  Reminder, that graduating seniors must have all textbooks turned in and fines/fees paid in full before they receive their cap and gown and official transcripts released.

 

Silver Creek Football–Baseball

3rd Annual Spring Lawn Aerating Fundraiser

March 21-22nd

March 28-29th

April 11-12 Rain/Snow Dates if needed

$40 – $80 depending on yard size

For the past two years members of the Silver Creek Football Team have aerated well over 200 lawns in the Longmont area. Due to the great response from the community, we have decided to offer lawn aeration again this year! Players will use the funds raised to attend summer football and baseball camps. To schedule a time to have your lawn aerated on the above dates, please contact Jenn Ordway or Freda Bishop at – footballparentreps@gmail.com

 

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

Engineering exploration day for K-8 students

steam

Courtney Howell took over the GEMS Capstone Project for her SCLA Senior Capstone Project and is also completing her Girl Scout Gold Award.  GEMS  is now known as STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). The event is an open-house style science and engineering exploration day open to younger students, K-8 all around the district, and will be held at SCHS on Saturday, March 21st from 12pm-4pm. Activities at the event include soldering a circuit board, building a rocket, liquid nitrogen demo, robot demo, strawberry DNA extraction, and a Doppler on Wheels. The link to the Facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/steamdaygs.

 

REGISTRATION: WINDOW IS CLOSED:

For all students: current SC Students and incoming 9th graders from middle school –

The registration window is closed as of 3/6/15. This means that if you did not register, please contact the Silver Creek Counseling Department as soon as possible to register for classes.

  • If you do not register, classes will be chosen for you.

  • Reminder, it’s important to have the correct course requests as our master schedule is built from student requests. This means that schedule changes cannot be guaranteed in the Fall.

  • Reminder, the classes that appeared as a pre-selection when you registered for your electives are the classes that you will be taking. So, be sure  to check the school’s website in May for any honors or AP summer assignments.

 

Nominate An Outstanding Teacher

Applications for the Encore Award can be found at www.efsvv.org.  If there is a favorite teacher you want to nominate the deadline for submissions is March 15th.

 

Senior Slide Show

Seniors: Start submitting your pictures for the senior slide show to schsseniorslideshow@gmail.com.  Submissions are due by March 28th.

ACT Test Preparation – Strongly encouraged for Juniors

Silver Creek will administer a mandatory ACT test for all juniors on April 28th, 2015.  Students may choose to take additional ACT tests, but the 4/28 test will be the only one offered at Silver Creek.

The ACT is a crucial ingredient in the college admissions process!  Because curriculum, course expectations and grades vary from high school to high school, college admissions departments need an additional measure to help them to determine an applicant’s true capability and probability for success at their institutions.  Almost all four year colleges and universities require ACT (or SAT) scores.

Many students inquire about additional resources that might help them  maximize their performance on the exam. Resources for ACT test-prep can be found on the links below.  Resources include free online test strategies,and sample questions as well as,  intensive, fee-based classes.  Please take time to review these resources with your Juniors and encourage them to be proactive in preparation for this important part of the College admissions process.

Shmoop (Free for Silver Creek students – see Mr. Goerner for log-in information.)

ACT Website www.actstudent.org

Kaplan Test Prep classes

Princeton Review ACT Prep classes

Tutoring Club of Longmont

Tutor Doctor

The College & Career Center has several ACT Test Preparation Textbooks that are also available to students.

Counseling News

If students/families need to meet with Counselors, please make an appointment prior to your visit. Due to our increasing student count, it allows for Counselors to plan accordingly.

thomas_judith@svvsd.org  alphabet A-Go

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  alphabet Gr-N

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  alphabet O-Z

Registration for Advanced Placement Tests starts Feb. 20, 2015. Students need to Register on-line at https://user.totalregistration.net/AP/060953 Registration must be completed by March 19, 2015 for exams in May.

Each exam costs $91 or $15 for students who qualify for the Free and Reduced Lunch program. Please contact Ms. Thomas in the Counseling Office if you have questions. https://user.totalregistration.net/AP/060953

There are several new Scholarships posted on Scholarship board in Counseling office. Some are only available to SCHS seniors, so there is a good chance of being the winner! Apply!

Junior Girls: Applications for the Girls State Leadership program are available in the Counseling Office. Girls state is June 7-12 at UNC in Greeley. Applications are due by April 8.  See Ms. Thomas for more information and an application.

College Representative Visits on Tuesday, March 17th:

7:30 – University of Utah

9:30 – Fort Hays State University

Please sign up in the counseling office.

Transcripts: Seniors who need transcripts sent for their college applications need to fill out a Transcript Request form before transcripts can be sent. They are available in the Counseling Office.  Transcripts are $2. If a student is using a Common Application, he or she only needs to fill out one form for all schools on the Common Application. Please also be sure to assign your Counselor as a recommender on your application.

 

Education Foundation

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Who wants to claim $15,000?  Our children can!  With your help, the Silver Creek Education Foundation raised over $15,000 that will go back into classrooms, scholarships and the College and Career Center.  Thank you to everyone who participated in the on-line auction and the live Mardi Gras event and auction on February 21.

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If you are interested in getting involved with the Education Foundation, our next meeting is Wednesday, March 11 at 7am  in the office conference room.  We are also looking for new Board members.  Contact Kim Fuhrman at schsedfoundation@gmail.com or any of the other Board members, if you are interested.  It is a great way to make an impactful difference to our kids’ education.

SHOW YOUR RAPTOR PRIDE

AND JOIN YOUR FRIENDS WHO ARE ALREADY

A PART OF RAPTOR HISTORY!

This is a tax-deductible donation to SCHS.  Place your order by April 15th to see your personalized engraved brick paver at Senior Night, end-of-year performances and Graduation. Go to schsedfoundation.org to order your brick today.

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Notice to Parents:Public Health Announcement

Attached is an important public health notice that our local public health departments have requested we share with you about the increasing number of measles cases in the U.S.

We encourage you to read the notice and direct any questions about the prevention of measles to the Boulder County Public Health at 303-413-7500 or the Weld County Public Health at 970-304-6420.

Thank you.

Department of Communications

303-682-7404

Parent Letter – Spanish       Parent Letter – English     Symptoms

 

SHELTER INSURANCE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

The Shelter Insurance® Foundation is awarding a $2000 scholarship to a graduating SCHS Student. Shelter Agent Laurie Gomez sponsors and partially funds this scholarship.

A committee of high school officials and community leaders will select the recipient. The committee will consider applicant’s scholastic achievements, educational goals, citizenship, character and leadership the school and community. The scholarship is awarded without regard to race, disability, religion, national origin or gender.

The recipient may apply the scholarship toward tuition, fees or campus housing for any course of study beginning the fall after his or her high school graduation.

Applicants need to  complete the attached application and submit it to Mr. Yeomans in the Counseling Office by  March 20th, 2015.  Late applications will not be considered! The winner will be announced at the end of the school year.

 

March Lunch Menu

 

SCOPA

SCOPA Bingo times are: Saturdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and Sundays from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Bingo Alley near Main and 19th Street. For more exciting news about the performing arts go to SCOPANEWS.ORG!

SCOPA Meetings are at 7:00 p.m. in the choir room.

April 14

May 12

 

School Store Blog

LIMITED SIZES AVAILABLE – While Supplies Last

Hoodies: $22 (down from $27)

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Crew Neck Sweatshirts: $20 (down from $22)

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Black Zippered Hoodies: $24 (down from $29)

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We have also lowered our prices on Spirit Beads and Lanyards

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Sm Set $1 / Lg Set $2 / Swirl $3  —   Lanyards $3

We hope to see you in the store on Thursdays 10:30am-12:30pm or Online at

Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store

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Drivers Education

Information for the Driver Education classes can be found under the ‘Parents & Students’ blue tab, on the SVVSD website.  The fee is $395 for the 30 hour classroom course which includes 6 hours behind the wheel instruction payable thru RevTrak by credit card or at the first class by check or cash.

You may register online if paying by credit card thru the link under Driver Education on the district website, or call the Driver Education office to register 720-494-3960.

 

Infinite Campus Tutorial

Infinite Campus is a great resource for parents to check grades, homework assignments, attendance and much more.  Click here for more information.  If you are having trouble logging in to Infinite Campus or RevTrak, our Help Desk can help.  Contact them at 303-702-7730.

 

Art Department

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Art Club/National Art Honor Society

Are you interested in lettering in art, beautifying the school or using your art skills to positively impact the community?  Art Club meets every Friday after school in C108. Contact Mrs. Giese for more information.

 

RABC

We want you as an RABC member!   Your membership will help us to update athletic equipment, subsidize student clubs and continue providing excellent activities and athletic opportunities for our kids. Your membership means a great deal to our school as we face declining revenue and budgets for our schools.  Meetings are the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Silver Creek Library.

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Membership Levels

The  2014-2015 Board members are President – Kaydene Hubert – rabcpresident@gmail.com

Vice President – Belinda Davison- rabcvicepresident@gmail.com

Treasurer – Kelly Dykema – rabctreasurer@gmail.com

Secretary – Joan Foster – rabcsecretary@gmail.com

 

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Heidi Feula at 720-494-9662  or email  feula_heidi@svvsd.org. Be sure to include the student’s first and last name as well as the date and reason for the absence. The absence must be called in or emailed within  48 hours of the absence in order to be excused.

TAKING YOUR STUDENT OUT OF SCHOOL DURING THE SCHOOL DAY–  If you would like to pull your student out of school during the school day, please send him/her to school with a signed note indicating the time you would like him/her to be excused.

First thing that morning, the student will need to go to the attendance window to exchange your note for a school excusal pass.  When your student needs to leave class, he/she will present the school pass to the teacher, grab belongings and exit class. Students leaving early should always sign out at the attendance window.  You can meet your child at the attendance window or you can tell him/her to sign out and meet you outside.  The attendance clerk will use your note to excuse your student in Infinite Campus.

 

Approved March Flyers

Twin Peaks Flag Football

 

Interested in Carpooling

Carpooling saves time and money as well as congestion in the school parking lot.  If you live outside the Silver Creek Boundaries or inside, consider sharing a ride to school.  Click on the carpooling form, add your information and contact those that live near year to begin carpooling.  This is completely optional and is not organized through Silver Creek High School or the Main Office.

 

Important Bus Pass Information for Parents of Students Riding the Bus

Students only receive one free bus pass.  For a replacement pass, please contact the Bus Pass coordinator by sending an email to buspass@svvsd.org or calling 303-702-7540.  The replacement cost for lost, stolen and/or mutilated bus passes is $5.00 and shows up as fee under your student’s name in Infinite Campus.

Sincerely,

Randy McKie

Director of Transportation

 

Low Cost Health Insurance

Students who are 18 and graduating may be eligible for FREE and LOW-COST HEALTH INSURANCE through their 19th birthdays! This health insurance is available through Medicaid and CHP+ and enrollment occurs right here through St Vrain Valley School District.  Once children turn 18 and are no longer in school, Medicaid no longer counts parent income towards the child’s eligibility!  Please call The Healthy Kids Initiative at 720-722-1454 to see if your kids qualify today!

Los estudiantes que tienen 18 años y están por graduar de preparatoria podrían ser elegibles para obtener SEGURO MÉDICO GRATUITO O A BAJO PRECIO hasta que cumplan 19 años!  Este seguro médico es proporcionado por parte de los programas del gobierno Medicaid y CHP+.  Cuando un joven cumple 18 años y no está asistiendo a la escuela, Medicaid no toma en cuenta el ingreso de los padres! Por favor llame al programa de Niños Saludables al 720-722-1454 para informarse si sus niños son elegibles hoy!

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