Silver Creek High School
Weekly Update for Friday, September 25th
Student pictures that were taken during picture/locker day and ordered through Studio 5 have arrived. Please have your student stop by the Main office to pick them up.
Longmont Public Library Cards
Students that signed up for Longmont public library cards on picture/locker day can pick them up at the attendance window.
Picture Make-up Day
- Make up day for Pictures will be September 28th, 2015. Studio 5 will be located outside the A-wing from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. This is for all students who would like retakes and those students that have not received their ID’s.
- Picture Order Form – Now you can order online! Please visit www.studio5schoolportraits.com use: Login:SilverCreekHS2015. All orders must be prepaid prior to picture day. If you have any questions, please contact Studio 5 at 888-674-0525. Please do not call the school.
Parents and guardians at all grade levels & from all schools are welcome to attend camp iPad. Learn best practices, tips and tricks, and talk with other interested parents.
Topics will include ‘iPad 101’ for Parents (learn the basics of how to use an iPad), managing devices at home, appropriate use of technology, social media, and more!
For more information visit the Family Connections site. https://tech.svvsd.org/family
Here is a link to the sign up page: http://bit.ly/schsipadparents .
Two sessions will be offered (12:30-2:30 PM and 5:30-7:30 PM). Hope to see you all here.
Parent Teacher Conferences will be October 14th and 21st from 3:00-7:10 p.m. Parents will have the opportunity to schedule appointments with their students teacher on the “online Scheduler” starting September 30th. Time slots fill up fast and it is a first come first serve basis. If you are not able to get an appointment for the 14th or the 21st, contact the teacher directly to set up and email or phone conference.
Adults needed for AP Statistics
AP Statistics classes are having class conversations about statistics in the world. The students have prepared by reading a book about the issues in statistics as they appear in medicine, insurance, data collection, economics, politics, etc. To have an engaging conversation, we need adults who are willing to come and be part of the conversation about how statistics and probability are part of your lives.
We will have those conversations during class on October 1 (7:30 – 9:00 and/or 9:10 – 10:38) and October 2 (10:46 -12:15 and/or 1:00 – 2:30). Please email Carmen Rubino (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are able to attend one or more classes.
email@example.com Alphabet A-Go
firstname.lastname@example.org Alphabet Gr-N
email@example.com Alphabet O-Z
Transcript request: Seniors who need an official transcript sent to a college need to pick up a Transcript Request Form in the Counseling Office. Official transcripts are $2.00 each.
College Representative Visits
Thursday, October 1 @ 11:00 – Skidmore College
Please sign up in the counseling office.
National College Fair in Denver – 10/11/15
The Denver National College Fair will be at the Denver Mart on Sunday, October 11, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for you to meet with college representatives from all over the country to find out more about colleges that might interest you. There will be over 250 colleges from across the United States (and some international) There will also be three information sessions at the fair: Tips for Creating Your College List, The Selective College Admission Process, and Financial Aid Information. Register for this free fair at www.gotomyncf.com Please be aware that it is a busy day at the Denver Mart on October 11th so you may want to consider carpooling or there will also be charter bus transportation (Gray Line) from Denver East High School to the Denver Mart. The bus will leave Denver East High School at 12:45 and 1:30 and will leave the Denver Mart at 2:30 and 3:30 to return to Denver East High School.
Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet with colleges from all over the country!
Education Foundation Logo Contest
The Education Foundation is having a Logo Contest. Anyone can participate: Submit your design http://schsedfoundation.org/news-events/logo-contest-registration.
- Follow color branding standards: Maroon, Gray, Black, Silver/Gray colors.
- Must have “Silver Creek Education Foundation” within the verbiage.
- Be as creative as you want. Sky’s the limit!
2016 Senior Shirt Design Contest
We have had one submission to our contest. The design is being reviewed by our Contest Committee. If anyone else has a slogan or art idea for a Senior Shirt, please contact us at:
PLEASE HELP CHILDREN AND NEEDY FAMILIES!
SCLA Capstone Project
www.PizzaHut.com Fundraiser for Charity
In Memory of Maddy Grayless
All Day on September 27, 2015
It’s So Easy – Eat Pizza and Support Charities!
IMPORTANT: MUST Order Online and Use Coupon Code: CSS
Thank you for your support!
Please see the attached flyers for more information. Thank you for supporting our fundraiser!
Student Fees for Semester 1
Student fees were downloaded to Infinite Campus on September 11th. Fees can be paid online with credit card or in the office (cash, check or credit card) after September 11th. Fees paid in the office need to be turned in with the student’s name and the course fees that are being paid (envelope if possible). Teachers cannot accept class fees.
SCHOOL STORE NEWS
We are excited to announce our fall line of products. The artwork has been finalized and the new products are due in the store Thursday, Oct 8th! You can go online and look at larger photos and purchase these new items at: Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store
NOTE: even though you will be purchasing online, these new products will not be available for 2 weeks.
Also, more new products coming (Hats, PJs, Head bands and spirit packs) towards the end of October, just in time for our Holiday Ordering Window (November 1st-14th). All new products, special sizing and colors will be available for ‘pre-order’ for the Holidays. Once ordering closes on November 14th, the new items will be available in the store December 10th. Click here to view the list of products.
RABC Upcoming Events & News
We have a few really exciting things coming up in the next couple of months, you won’t want to miss out!!
Next RABC Meeting – All are invited – September 28th, 6:30 in the Library
HOMECOMING!!! Events start on Thursday, October 15th with the school assembly & then outside for the Homecoming Parade. We encourage all activities to participate in the parade by decorating a float & joining the parade. This tradition is something that the Altona & Eagle Crest kids really look forward to every year, let’s make it the best one yet!! Talk to administration for any rules & regulations.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 16TH 2:00PM-5:00PM: Powder Puff Game, Creek Carnival, Tailgate, & Golf Ball Drop Fundraiser!! This is an event like no other & all are invited, along with the whole community. This will be held in the back of the school & the school sports fields. The tailgate BBQ will start at 2:00 along with several games & inflatable fun for the students & kids to take part in. The traditional Powder Puff game (Seniors take on the Juniors in flag football) will start at 2:30 on the football field. After the Powder Puff game we will thrill you with the Golf Ball Drop, a helicopter will be flying over our sports field & dropping hundreds of golf balls that have been purchased by people in our community. The ball closest to the winning target will win a gift certificate for a helicopter ride for them & a guest!! There will also be several other prizes to win. Make sure you purchase your golf balls today! They are being sold at all home Volleyball & Football Games & at the school store. You can also contact firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase balls.
November 6th & 7th: Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars
If you missed this event in March, now is your chance to make up for it. We have an amazing cast lined up for this year’s event (will share the names at the RABC Meeting on the 28th). What we need from you now-Oct 31st is your team/activities silent auction baskets. All proceeds from these baskets go directly back into your team/activity’s account. It is an easy way for your team/activity to bring in extra funds. We are also looking for businesses that want to be a sponsor for this event, we are selling $25 business card ads in our program. Let us know if you have a business or know of one that would be interested in this.
If you are interested in helping with any of these events, please either come to the meeting on the 28th of Sept or email one of the Board Members. Again we want to say thank you to all the amazing volunteers we have here at SC & the support of the administration & staff!!!
Raptor Activities Booster Club
Silver Creek High School
SCOPA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!
SCOPA helps to fund the performing arts programs throughout the year FOR ALL STUDENTS IN THE A WING. Through our bingo fundraising program we are able to support many opportunities for our A Wing students. Volunteers are needed to help us continue to be successful at reducing student fees and supporting A Wing activities. We run two bingo sessions per week throughout the year. SCOPA NEEDS BINGO VOLUNTEERS!!! To volunteer, go to scopanews.org to learn how to sign up and help.
Volunteer to work Bingo for SCOPA
Come work Bingo for A Wing Fundraising! SCOPA Sessions are every Saturday and Sunday at the Longmont Bingo Alley. Volunteers on Saturday arrive at 10:30am and Volunteers on Sunday arrive at 4:30pm. Session volunteer time is approximately 4 hours.
SCOPA needs volunteers to keep this fundraising program going! Without this efficient fundraising program, student fees go up and scholarships and grant funding goes down.
Visit the SCOPA website for more information
If you buy a TI (Texas Instruments) product, please have your student bring the point coupon on the back to his/her mathematics teacher. Thanks!
High School Mountain Bike Team
If you like to get out and ride the trails – or if you never have but want to try – contact us to find out more. The team welcomes beginner and experienced riders to learn, improve, and compete on great trails around Colorado. We ride with students from other area schools Lyons, Niwot and Longmont.
Contact: Eric Jepsen (Team Director) at email@example.com and visit coloradoMTB.org (part of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association)
Broadcasting School Events
Do you have an interest in broadcasting? If so, Silver Creek is looking at live streaming varsity contests during the school year. We are also hoping to live stream events such as concerts and other programs which our amazing student body has to offer. We need volunteers to help make this a success. If you, or someone you know, would have an interest in learning the world of broadcasting contact Mr Tonjes. Help Silver Creek students show their amazing talents through the world of live stream!!!!
Unified Flag Football
Any student who is interested in playing Unified Flag Football, please see Mr Tonjes. The team is starting to form.
Yearbooks For Sale
Yearbooks for 2015-2016 – Purchase One Now and Save!!! Currently, yearbooks are being sold at their lowest cost of the season, $65, plus you receive 4 FREE YEARBOOK ICONS with your order!
Please see the order form for additional information!
Thank you for your continued support of our YEARBOOK!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Senior pictures are due to Joylynn Bockelmann (yearbook coordinator) by Friday November 20, 2015. Pictures can be downloaded from the Silver Creek website or emailed directly to email@example.com.
SCEF (Silver Creek Education Foundation)
Our Mission: To support a culture of excellence for all students through enhanced academic and leadership opportunities.
We contributed $25,000 this year for the new Naviance software. We’ve given over $100,000 back to the teachers and students, including $2,500 in college scholarships.
Re-design our Logo Contest
You could win a $200 Amazon gift card! See the attached brochure for details.
Eat at Chipotle
Go to the Chipotle on 1100 Ken Pratt Blvd on Monday, on October 12 between 5-8 pm. Bring the attached flyer and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the Silver Creek Education Foundation!
Get a King Soopers Reloadable Card
IF YOU ORDERED A FREE KING SOOPERS CARD AT IPAD / LOCKER DAY, PLEASE HAVE YOUR CHILD PICK IT UP AT ATTENDANCE WINDOW BY FRONT OFFICE.
5% of all transactions go to the SCHS Education Foundation and then back to the classrooms. Use your King Soopers loyalty card and you still receive your fuel points while benefitting Silver Creek. Reload the card at the register BEFORE buying groceries or gas. Cards with a zero balance after 90 days will be inactive, so please contact us for another one.
Contact SCHSEdFoundation@gmail.com or SCHS attendance clerk for a card.
Help Organize or Attend our Biggest Fundraiser — the Mardi Gras Party & Auction
Hold the date for Saturday February 20, 2016 at the Best Western on Ken Pratt. We’ll have dinner, live bands, dancing, a cash bar and a silent auction. Volunteers are needed for this starting as early as October 2015.
Learn more at our website: www.SchsEdFoundation.org
Volunteer in many other ways – see the volunteer form here: http://schsedfoundation.org/?page_id=606
If you have any questions, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
RABC (Raptors Activities Booster Club)
Thank you to all of the parents that came to our first meeting this past Monday. It was a great turn out & we are excited about this year! You can get the Minutes from the meeting under our Booster Club link on the website.
We have lots of great things planned for this Fall, so be sure to keep looking for updated information or contact any of the Board Members.
Dates to mark on your calendar…
September 28th – Booster Club Meeting at 6:30pm in the library
October 15th & 16th – Homecoming Festivities here at Creek (more details to come but you won’t want to miss it!)
October 26th – Booster Club Meeting at 6:30pm in the library
November 6th – Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars dress rehearsal & student performance (details on time & location to come)
November 7th – Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars!!! Held at the Pacific Event Center in Longmont. Silent Auction, Appetizers, Cash Bar, Catered Dinner/Dessert, and Dancing!! You do not want to miss this. It is an Adult Only event & more details to come on it.
Be sure to volunteer for many of our opportunities. Bingo is in need of cashiers, callers, & most important Games Managers. Email Crystal at email@example.com if you can help.
We are also seeking out next years RABC Treasurer, Kelly’s term will be up at the end of this school year & we would like to find someone to train throughout this year. If you have an accounting background or bookkeeping background and want to help in this way, please contact Kelly Dykema at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to all of our new 2015-2016 Members!! We are off to a great start.Please contact any of the RABC Board Members for more information.
Would you like to join a carpool and avoid the morning rush? Does your student need a ride to or from school? The attached spreadsheet is a place where parents can share information to contact other parents in their neighborhoods and start a carpool. This is a volunteer spreadsheet and information put in will be available for all Silver Creek families to view or edit. Silver Creek does not organize or monitor carpools.
Information About School Lunch
St. Vrain Valley School’s Nutrition Service staff believes that nutritious school meals are a main ingredient in students’ ability to learn in the classroom. It’s hard for students to focus when they are hungry. Our staff takes pride in providing meals that meet the USDA nutrition requirements, include as many local ingredients as possible, but taste great too! These employees support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices. Approximately 18,000 student meals are produced in our kitchens each day. In the 2013-14 school year this team produced over 3.25 million meals and snacks for students using over 850,000 pounds of local fresh produce.
Members of our management team are certified in Food Safety and all department team members receive certified food safety training year-round to ensure safe food is served to our students. If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please feel free to contact us at 303-682-725!
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)
Please take advantage of the options to prepay your student’s meal accounts. Prepaid meal accounts help the lunch lines go faster and gives students more time to eat, relax, and play. It also gives you the peace of mind of not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or worry that it might get lost, stolen or used for other 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 by MY School Bucks now can be used to make online payments to your students 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 #, their teacher’s name, the $ amount and the check #. Turn in prepaid deposits to the cafeteria cashier(s) or school office.
If you choose to bring money to school personally or send it with your student, please put it in an envelope clearly marked with the student’s first and last name, their ID #, their teacher’s name, and the amount enclosed.
TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Lois Davis at 720-494-3721 or direct to 720-494-3738 or email email@example.com. 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. Absences called in after 48 hours cannot be excused unless approved by the student’s assistant principal.
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 (or email) indicating the time you would like him/her to be excused. The student should bring the note to the attendance window before school starts. The student will receive a pink pass to give to the teacher for the class he/she will be leaving early from. 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 the note to excuse the student in Infinite Campus. If the absence is a last-minute appointment, call the office as soon as possible so your student can pick up a pass during passing period. We know that emergencies arise and we would like to make the pickup as easy as possible. Planning ahead limits classroom disruption.
Extended absences (vacation) – There is an “Extended Leave of Absence” form students can pick up prior to leaving for an extended time. Forms are only needed if a student will be missing for more than 3 days. This form allows teachers to document any assignments a student will be missing and their current grade in class. Parents and students are required to sign the form, and after teachers have added grades/homework, students must get signatures from administration and return the form to the attendance clerk.
Health office visits- Students who are not feeling well need to let their teacher know so the students can be excused to visit the health office. Students leaving school from the health office can sign themselves out and meet parents outside. Parent/Guardians have 48 hours to excuse absences. We strongly encourage students to contact their parents from the health office and not the teacher’s classroom.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 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!
Before anything else, getting ready is the secret for success.