Silver Creek High School
Weekly Update for Friday, December 18th, 2015
In this Principal’s Update issue:
Talking to your teen about Technology
Semester 1 Accolades in Academics, Arts, Athletics
Important 2nd Semester Schedule Changes
Students will not be permitted to change classes once the new semester begins on January 4th! Class schedules (& teacher rosters) must be situated from the start of the semester to ensure a smooth start for all.
Students are encouraged to see their Counselor now if they would like to consider a class change. Requests for a different teacher (or lunch) will not be considered valid reasons for a schedule change. Please be advised that there are very few openings in alternate or elective classes so changes will likely be difficult to accommodate.
Financial Aid Night for Juniors and Seniors
FINANCIAL AID 101 will be at Skyline HS in the Vance Band Auditorium on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 pm. Learn About the FAFSA Application, the financial Aid process and SVVSD Local Scholarships available. Alexandra Leppert of Front Range Community College will be the presenter at this event.
The St. Vrain Valley Local Scholarship Package is now available for viewing. Open the link to find information about these scholarships as well as tips for navigating the overall scholarship process. Please note that the application deadlines for most of the Local Scholarships is February 29th, 2016. Look here for Scholarships
Upcoming Important Dates
December 21st- January 1st – Winter Break. Second semester classes begin January 4th, 2016. It will be a Maroon Day, blocks A1-A4. Please note there is NO Late Start in January. The next late start is Wednesday February 3rd.
Jan.15th: Open- Enrollment application deadline
January 15th: No School
January 18th: Martin Luther King Day
January 20th: Math Information Night 6:30-7:30 pm
SCEF (Silver Creek Education Foundation)
Our Mission: To support a culture of excellence for all students through enhanced academic and leadership opportunities.
>>> Thank You for Eating at Chipolte
Thank you for those that braved the snow and ate at Chipolte on Tuesday. We raised almost $500 for the Silver Creek Education Foundation!
>>> 2015 Grant Distribution of almost $15,000!!
Here are the SCEF grant recipients:
Nikki Tobias, English: $478.00 for a Macbook Pro upgrade
Kaelyn Wood, English: $3,300 for the ACT Prep Workshop
*possible additional funds of up to $1,400 for an additional 35 student spots for a total 105 student spots by 12/10/2015
Lize Nel, Physics: $2,500 for AP Physics I Equipment
Jennifer Mallet, French: $700 for a Lenovo Thinkpad
Katherine Giese, Art: $1,749 for three artistic behavior storage units
Sarah Heilbronner, Social Studies: $227.18 for a classroom atlas set
Paul Trapkus, Orchestra: $3700 for 60 music stands, 50 chairs and 3 chair storage racks
Felicity Wong, Math: $435 for a an AVER Vision F17 Document Camera
>>> King Soopers Cards
Watch this King Soopers card how-to video that our Silver Creek students created at: www.SchsEdFoundation.org YOU OR YOUR CHILD CAN PICK UP A CARD AT THE ATTENDANCE WINDOW. 5% of all transactions go to the SCHS Education Foundation and then back to the classrooms
>>> The Mardi Gras Party & Auction
Join us on 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.
If you would like to be a sponsor or make a donation for the auction – both are tax deductible — please contact us at SCHSEdFoundation@gmail.com
Learn more at our website: www.SchsEdFoundation.org
SCHOOL STORE NEWS
School Store open at the following Basketball Games
December 18th, Jan 9th & Jan.26th
You can also visit us on-line
Hats – PJs – Hoodies – Silver Headbands – Sweats – Shirts – Beads – Lanyards – Cinch Bags
Have you paid your student’s first semester school fees?
Fees can be paid online with credit card or in the main office (cash, check or credit card). Fees that are paid in the office need to be turned in with the student’s name and a list course fees that are being paid (envelope if possible). Teachers cannot accept class fees.
Happy Holiday’s to all of our Raptor Families from The Raptor Activities Booster Club (RABC)!!!
We hope you all have a very nice winter break & have time to enjoy family, food, & friends. We truly appreciate each and every one of you who have volunteered throughout 2015, we could not do the things we do for our students & school without you!!!
We are looking forward to 2016 and will have many volunteer opportunities coming up. Please keep watching the blog & the RABC Minutes posted on our Booster Club Page of the website for areas we need your help.
Mindy Grabau, our Vice President, has needed to resign from her position on the Board due to family concerns. We thank Mindy for the time that she has put into RABC & look forward to still working with her on events that come up & she is able to help with. With that being said, we will be looking to fill this position as soon as possible. If you or anyone you know is interested in the position, please contact Kaydene Hubert at email@example.com. We would love to have the nominee at the January 25th meeting & to vote them in then. You can contact any of the Board members if you would like more information on the position.
Upcoming Events & Volunteer Needs:
Winter Dance – Looking for a coordinator for the student Winter Dance in early February
After Prom – Looking for a committee to oversee After Prom (April 16th). Last year all parts of AP was divided up between the teams/activities, we will do this again this year, but we need people to be the leaders.
Website Designer-Looking for someone who can help us with an RABC website, we would love to get this started as soon as possible. Contact Suzanne Zens at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Concessions – Looking for someone who would like to oversee the concessions operation at Silver Creek. Training is provided, contact Kaydene at email@example.com if interested.
Bingo– Looking to train new Games Managers NOW! We will be down to only 1 game manager in April and we can not run a large fundraiser like Bingo with only 1 games manager. Training is provided and it is not as hard as it may sound, it is actually fun & really easy. Contact Crystal at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!
Next meeting date of January 25, 2015 at 6:30 in the Library, all are welcome to attend!!
Remember to Go Play Bingo on Wednesday Nights!! Support RABC & take a chance of winning some cash!!
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
Senior pictures were due to Joylynn Bockelmann (yearbook coordinator) on Friday November 20, 2015. Pictures can still be downloaded from the Silver Creek website or emailed directly to email@example.com.
Any student who is interested in playing Unified Basketball this winter, please contact Mr Tonjes (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Registration for spring sports is open! The deadline to sign up for Baseball, Girls Golf, Girls Soccer, Boys Swimming & Diving, Boys Tennis, and Track & Field is February 24, 2016. The season starts Monday, February 29. For additional information, visit the SCHS Athletics website: http://schs-raptors.com/.
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
Students and parents, we would like to introduce you to Naviance. This is an excellent tool that provides students with many opportunities to make a successful transition between high school, college and career. Please view this page for instructional videos on how to log-in, use the colleges and careers features, and access mini-lessons helping students to gain beneficial experiences in high school and beyond. LINK to Naviance Information.
For information on SCOPA visit: scopanews.org
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
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
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
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 email@example.com with questions.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 email@example.com 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!
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