weekly blog for September 25th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, September 25th

 

Student Pictures

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.

Camp iPad

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

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 (rubino_carmen@svvsd.org) if you are able to attend one or more classes.

Counseling/Registrar Office

thomas_judith@svvsd.org Alphabet A-Go

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  Alphabet Gr-N

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  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!

educationfoundation

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:

SchsSeniorShirt@gmail.com

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!

INFO FLYER

PIZZA HUT FLYER

 

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 rabcpresident@gmail.com to purchase balls.

RABC Golf ball

Tailgate party

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!!!

Kaydene Hubert

RABC President

Raptor Activities Booster Club

Silver Creek High School

rabcpresident@gmail.com

303-845-2290

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

scopanews.org

Mathematics Fundraiser

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!

Athletics

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 mtnmecca@gmail.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 bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org with questions.

Senior Pictures

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 bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org.

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!

chipotle

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:  schsedfoundation@gmail.com

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 raptorbingo@gmail.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 rabctreasurer@gmail.com.

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.

Interested in Carpooling

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)

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 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

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.

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

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.

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Lois Davis at 720-494-3721 or direct to 720-494-3738  or email  davis_lois@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.  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.

Approved Flyers for September

 

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 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!

Positive Quotations

Before anything else, getting ready is the secret for success.

Henry  Ford

weekly blog for September 18th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, September 18th

   Student Pictures

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.

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 (rubino_carmen@svvsd.org) if you are able to attend one or more classes.

Free and Reduced Lunch

All new applications for the free or reduced lunch program for the 2015-2016 school year are due by September 18, 2015.    Forms must be submitted on an annual basis (renewed every year).  The application is available on line at  www.applyforlunch.com  or we have forms in the front office.    If you have any questions, you can call Nutrition Services at 303-682-7255.

Attention Juniors/PSAT INFO

The PSAT exam will be offered here at Silver Creek on Wednesday, October 28th at 7:30 am.  A precursor to the SAT, the PSAT is a great practice tool that provides excellent preparation for the important ACT and SAT college admission exams.  The PSAT is also the sole measure used to determine National Merit Scholarship eligibility for juniors.  This test is voluntary and not mandatory for all students.

There are a limited number of tests available and they will be sold on a first come first served basis.  To register you must bring $17 (cash or check payable to Silver Creek High School) to Leslie Chopp, Registrar in the Counseling Office.  Registration for the PSAT will close on September 24th so don’t delay.

Sophomores who would like to take the PSAT exam can sign up with Ms. Chopp to be on a waiting list.  If spots are available they will be notified in October.

Don’t wait!  Register now for the PSAT!

District College Fair – 9/23 at Longmont High

The District College Fair will take place at Longmont High School on the evening of Wednesday, September 23rd from 6-7 pm.  This is a great opportunity to research colleges and meet Admissions Representatives.

Click the following links to see a list of Participating Colleges and good questions to consider asking the College Reps .

Participating Colleges   College Fair Questions

Counseling/Registrar Office

thomas_judith@svvsd.org Alphabet A-Go

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  Alphabet Gr-N

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  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

Tuesday, Sept. 22 @ 10:00 – Colorado Mesa University

Tuesday, Sept. 22 @ 1:00 – University of Northern Colorado

Wednesday, Sept. 23 @ 12:30 – Colorado State University

Please sign up in the counseling office.

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:

SchsSeniorShirt@gmail.com

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!

INFO FLYER

PIZZA HUT FLYER

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.

 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.
  • Parking Permit Form (required for all drivers; $5.00 cash/check — form is available to print from weekly update/SCHS website)  Please see campus supervisors for the permit.

Upcoming Event – Mark you Calendars (more information to follow)

Parent Teacher Conferences will be October 14th and 21st from 3:00-7:00 p.m.  Parents will have the opportunity to schedule appointments with their students teacher with the “online Scheduler”.   Keep checking the blog for more information and dates that it will be available. 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.

Homecoming Football game is Friday October 16th.  Come support Silver Creek as they take on crosstown rival Skyline High School.  Start time is 7:00 p.m.  Festivities will be happening all week to stay tuned for more information.

Homecoming Dance is Saturday October 17th from 8:00-11:00 p.m.  All students will need to complete a “dance expectations and permission form”.  Forms can be picked up in the Main Office.

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 rabcpresident@gmail.com to purchase balls.

RABC Golf ball

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!!!

Kaydene Hubert

RABC President

Raptor Activities Booster Club

Silver Creek High School

rabcpresident@gmail.com

303-845-2290

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

scopanews.org

Mathematics Fundraiser

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!

Athletics

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.  Race events started last week.

Contact: Eric Jepsen (Team Director) at mtnmecca@gmail.com and visit coloradoMTB.org (part of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association)

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!!!!

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 bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org with questions.

Senior Pictures

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 bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org.

SCHOOL STORE

Hello New and Returning families to Silver Creek 2015/16 school year.  The store committee is working hard to bring new clothing and artwork to the store.  Please keep checking our online store as the new products will be offered as the pieces are finalized.  These NEW items will be able to be pre-purchased and arrive in about two weeks.

We will be getting new Hoodies, Zip Hoodie, Sweatpants, T-shirts, Cinch Bags, Stadium Seats, Hats, Visors and more.  We will also be offering some of our items in that fun Silver & Pink ink combination.

Shop online at Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store

School store is open on Thursdays from 10:30 – 1:00 p.m. located outside the Commons.

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

educationfoundation

You could win a $200 Amazon gift card!  See the attached brochure for details.

Eat at Chipotle

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:  schsedfoundation@gmail.com

Interested in Carpooling

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)

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 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

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.

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

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.

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Lois Davis at 720-494-3721 or direct to 720-494-3738  or email  davis_lois@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.  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.

Approved Flyers for September

 

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 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!

Positive Quotations

Before anything else, getting ready is the secret for success.

Henry  Ford

weekly blog for September 11th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, September 11, 2015

 

iPad Insurance

The iPad insurance window has been extended until Wednesday, September 16th.   The yearly cost is $35.00   We highly encourage students to have this insurance on the mini i-Pads to cover repairs.  You can put down a partial payment to hold this insurance.   After September 16, 2015, the insurance will no longer be available for purchase and students will be responsible to pay for full repair if there is damage to their iPad.

In addition, tampering with your iPad case (taking the case off) will invalidate the insurance immediately.

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:

SchsSeniorShirt@gmail.com

Free and Reduced Lunch

All new applications for the free or reduced lunch program for the 2015-2016 school year are due by September 18, 2015.    Forms must be submitted on an annual basis (renewed every year).  The application is available on line at  www.applyforlunch.com  or we have forms in the front office.    If you have any questions, you can call Nutrition Services at 303-682-7255.

Attention Juniors/PSAT INFO

The PSAT exam will be offered here at Silver Creek on Wednesday, October 28th at 7:30 am.  A precursor to the SAT, the PSAT is a great practice tool that provides excellent preparation for the important ACT and SAT college admission exams.  The PSAT is also the sole measure used to determine National Merit Scholarship eligibility for juniors.  This test is voluntary and not mandatory for all students.

There are a limited number of tests available and they will be sold on a first come first served basis.  To register you must bring $17 (cash or check payable to Silver Creek High School) to Leslie Chopp, Registrar in the Counseling Office.  Registration for the PSAT will close on September 24th so don’t delay.

Sophomores who would like to take the PSAT exam can sign up with Ms. Chopp to be on a waiting list.  If spots are available they will be notified in October.

Don’t wait!  Register now for the PSAT!

District College Fair – 9/23 at Longmont High

The District College Fair will take place at Longmont High School on the evening of Wednesday, September 23rd from 6-7 pm.  This is a great opportunity to research colleges and meet Admissions Representatives.

Click the following links to see a list of Participating Colleges and good questions to consider asking the College Reps .

Participating Colleges   College Fair Questions

Counseling/Registrar Office

thomas_judith@svvsd.org Alphabet A-Go

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  Alphabet Gr-N

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  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

Monday, September 14 @ 1:15 – University of Colorado @ Colorado Springs

Tuesday, September 15:

8:00 – University of Colorado @ Boulder

10:00 – Western State Colorado University

12:30 – Pacific Lutheran University

Thursday, September 17 @ 8:00 – University of Denver

Please sign up in the counseling office.

September 16 Meeting for Families/Students interested Drama at Silver Creek

Les Dweir will be hosting a meeting of all parents of students interested in involvement in theatre and drama club activities at Silver Creek this school year. Please join us on Wednesday, September 16 at 5:30 p.m. in the A-Wing Choir Room (enter through the Auditorium doors that face the front parking lot). We plan to finish around 6:15.

You’ll  learn about the many fun activities and speakers planned for drama club (which meets Wednesdays from 2:30 to 4:15) and get an overview of the commitments of being in a stage production with the Silver Creek Theatre Company (SCTC)! For more information as the weeks pass, students in the club may join the SCHS Facebook page (see Les for info) and all family members can access our blog for rehearsal updates and drama club news at http://sctheatrecompany.com. (All A-wing/performing arts news is found at www.scopanews.org) We hope to see you on September 16!

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.

Pictures Make-ups

  • 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.
  • Parking Permit Form (required for all drivers; $5.00 cash/check — form is available to print from weekly update/SCHS website)  Please see campus supervisors for the permit.

Upcoming Event – Mark you Calendars (more information to follow)

Parent Teacher Conferences will be October 14th and 21st from 3:00-7:00 p.m.  Parents will have the opportunity to schedule appointments with their students teacher with the “online Scheduler”.   Keep checking the blog for more information and dates that it will be available. 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.

Homecoming Football game is Friday October 16th.  Come support Silver Creek as they take on crosstown rival Skyline High School.  Start time is 7:00 p.m.  Festivities will be happening all week to stay tuned for more information.

Homecoming Dance is Saturday October 17th from 8:00-11:00 p.m.  All students will need to complete a “dance expectations and permission form”.  Forms can be picked up in the main office starting October 1st.

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

scopanews.org

Mathematics Fundraiser

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!

Athletics

ATHLETIC FAMILY PASSES:  If you purchased a Raptor athletic family pass, please pick them up at Ms. Lehman’s desk in the main office.  All students that purchased the student pass should have the sports pass on their student I.D.

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.  Race events started last week.

Contact: Eric Jepsen (Team Director) at mtnmecca@gmail.com and visit coloradoMTB.org (part of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association)

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!!!!

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 bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org with questions.

Senior Pictures

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 bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org.

 

SCHOOL STORE

Hello New and Returning families to Silver Creek 2015/16 school year.  The store committee is working hard to bring new clothing and artwork to the store.  Please keep checking our online store as the new products will be offered as the pieces are finalized.  These NEW items will be able to be pre-purchased and arrive in about two weeks.

We will be getting new Hoodies, Zip Hoodie, Sweatpants, T-shirts, Cinch Bags, Stadium Seats, Hats, Visors and more.  We will also be offering some of our items in that fun Silver & Pink ink combination.

Shop online at Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store

School store is open on Thursdays from 10:30 – 1:00 p.m. located outside the Commons.

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.

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:  schsedfoundation@gmail.com

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 raptorbingo@gmail.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 rabctreasurer@gmail.com.

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.

Kaydene Hubert – Co-President, rabcpresident@gmail.com

Michelle Wright – Co-President, mjwright803@gmail.com

Mindy Grabau – Vice President, rabcvicepresident@gmail.com

Kelly Dykema – Treasurer, rabctreasurer@gmail.com

Suzanne Zens – Secretary, rabcsecretary@gmail.com

Kaydene Hubert

RABC President

Raptor Activities Booster Club

Silver Creek High School

rabcpresident@gmail.com

303-845-2290

Interested in Carpooling

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)

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 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

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.

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

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.

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Lois Davis at 720-494-3721 or direct to 720-494-3738  or email  davis_lois@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.  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 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.  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.

Approved Flyers for September

 

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 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!

Positive Quotations

Before anything else, getting ready is the secret for success.

 

Henry  Ford

weekly blog for September 4th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, September 4, 2015

   iPad Insurance

The iPad insurance window will only be open through September 11th.   The yearly cost is $35.00   We highly encourage students to have this insurance on the mini i-Pads to cover repairs.  You can put down a partial payment to hold this insurance.   After September 11, 2015, the insurance will no longer be available for purchase and students will be responsible to pay for full repair if there is damage to their iPad.

In addition, tampering with your iPad case (taking the case off) will invalidate the insurance immediately.

Free and Reduced Lunch

All new applications for the free or reduced lunch program for the 2015-2016 school year are due by September 18, 2015.    Forms must be submitted on an annual basis (renewed every year).  The application is available on line at  www.applyforlunch.com  or we have forms in the front office.    If you have any questions, you can call Nutrition Services at 303-682-7255.

Attention Juniors/PSAT INFO

The PSAT exam will be offered here at Silver Creek on Wednesday, October 28th at 7:30 am.  A precursor to the SAT, the PSAT is a great practice tool that provides excellent preparation for the important ACT and SAT college admission exams.  The PSAT is also the sole measure used to determine National Merit Scholarship eligibility for juniors.  This test is voluntary and not mandatory for all students.

There are a limited number of tests available and they will be sold on a first come first served basis.  To register you must bring $17 (cash or check payable to Silver Creek High School) to Leslie Chopp, Registrar in the Counseling Office.  Registration for the PSAT will close on September 24th so don’t delay.

Sophomores who would like to take the PSAT exam can sign up with Ms. Chopp to be on a waiting list.  If spots are available they will be notified in October.

Don’t wait!  Register now for the PSAT!

District College Fair – 9/23 at Longmont High

The District College Fair will take place at Longmont High School on the evening of Wednesday, September 23rd from 6-7 pm.  This is a great opportunity to research colleges and meet Admissions Representatives.

Click the following links to see a list of Participating Colleges and good questions to consider asking the College Reps .

Participating Colleges   College Fair Questions

Student Fees for Semester 1

Student fees will be 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.

“Welcome Back A Wing”

Thursday, September 10th

5:45pm to 7:00pm

SCOPA (Silver Creek Organization for Performing Arts) welcomes students and families of the A Wing for an information-sharing/gathering to learn more about A Wing programs and activities for the new school year. You can also find out how to get involved through SCOPA to support the A Wing. Dinner will be provided (you don’t have bring a side dish or a dessert this year!!).

The evening event lineup includes:

5:45pm          Kick Off with the Marching Band showcasing a portion of their 2015 program (in the parking lot).

6:00pm          Teachers and SCOPA presentation in the auditorium

6:30pm          BBQ dinner / Picnic Style– bring blankets or lawn chairs

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

scopanews.org

Pictures Make-ups

  • 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.
  • Parking Permit Form (required for all drivers; $5.00 cash/check — form is available to print from weekly update/SCHS website)  Please see campus supervisors for the permit.

Mathematics Fundraiser

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!

Athletics

ATHLETIC FAMILY PASSES:  If you purchased a Raptor athletic family pass, please pick them up at Ms. Lehman’s desk in the main office.  All students that purchased the student pass should have the sports pass on their student I.D.

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.  Race events started last week.

Contact: Eric Jepsen (Team Director) at mtnmecca@gmail.com and visit coloradoMTB.org (part of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association)

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!!!!

Any student who is interested in playing Unified Flag Football, please see Mr Tonjes. The team is starting to form.

Counseling/Registrar Office

thomas_judith@svvsd.org Alphabet A-Go

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  Alphabet Gr-N

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  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

Monday, September 14 @ 1:15 – University of Colorado @ Colorado Springs

Tuesday, September 15:

8:00 – University of Colorado @ Boulder

10:00 – Western State Colorado University

12:30 – Pacific Lutheran University

Thursday, September 17 @ 8:00 – University of Denver

Please sign up in the counseling office.

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 bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org with questions.

 

School Store

Shop online at Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store

School store is open on Thursdays from 10:30 – 1:00 p.m. located outside the Commons.

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.

Join us for our Board meeting on Wednesday, September 9, at 7 am in the Library — Board meetings are usually only for board members, but for the month of September we are opening it up to anyone interested in meeting us and possibly joining the board or a committee in the future.  Please let us know if you plan on attending at schsedfoundation@gmail.com

Get a King Soopers Reloadable Card

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.   If it’s been more than 3 months since you’ve used your card, please get another.  Reload the card at the register BEFORE buying groceries or gas.

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:  schsedfoundation@gmail.com

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 raptorbingo@gmail.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 rabctreasurer@gmail.com.

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.

Kaydene Hubert – Co-President, rabcpresident@gmail.com

Michelle Wright – Co-President, mjwright803@gmail.com

Mindy Grabau – Vice President, rabcvicepresident@gmail.com

Kelly Dykema – Treasurer, rabctreasurer@gmail.com

Suzanne Zens – Secretary, rabcsecretary@gmail.com

Interested in Carpooling

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)

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 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

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.

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

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.

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Lois Davis at 720-494-3721 or direct to 720-494-3738  or email  davis_lois@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.  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 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.  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.

 

Approved Flyers for September

 

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 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!

 

Positive Quotations

Before anything else, getting ready is the secret for success.

Henry  Ford