Silver Creek High School
Weekly Update for Friday, January 29th, 2016
It’s official, this year’s Junior class will be taking the ACT as their state assessment. Sophomores will be taking PSAT 10 and Freshmen will be taking CMAS. More to come on this in the near future.
Important Dates Coming up
February 3 – late start day
February 3 – Registration Night- informational only
February 12 – Non-student contact day (no school)l
February 15 – President’s Day- No School
February -24 & 25 – Parent/Teacher Conferences
February 26 – Non-student contact day (no school)
Late Start Schedule
Buses run 2 ½ hours later than normal
(C and D Wings)
(A, E and F Wings)
|Block A1/ B5
Block A2 / B6
Block A3 / B7
Block A4 / B8
|10:00 – 10:56
11:01 – 11:57
11:57 – 12:28
12:33 – 1:29 1:34 – 2:30
|Block A1/ B5
Block A2 / B6
Block A3 / B7
Block A4 / B8
|10:00 – 10:56
11:01 – 11:57
12:02 – 12:58
12:58 – 1:29 1:34 – 2:30
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 Scholarship
Now is the time for students to check their iPads. Do you have any case parts missing, cord, stand or adapter? You will be required to pay for any missing parts before the end of the school year (during checkout). Any damage to the actual iPad will be assessed during the check-out process that will be in place for ALL students this year.
News from Raptor Activities Booster Club (RABC):
We had a great meeting this past Monday, thank you to everyone who was able to be there with us. We had the pleasure of hearing from Mr. Goerner_Philip@svvsd.org & Pranav Iyer (SC Student) on a real exciting new club called Makerspace. We encourage everyone to find out more about this amazing group of students & what they are doing. You can contact Mr. Goerner for more information at Goerner_Philip@svvsd.org. Be prepared to be impressed!
After Prom is April 16, 2016 from 11:00pm-2:00am in the F Wing of the school. This is a great FREE event for all Juniors/Seniors & their dates to attend after the Prom. Juniors and Seniors do not have to go to Prom to attend. We provide this event to help keep our students safe on Prom night. All teams/activities have been assigned a part of the event that they are responsible for organizing. Please watch for information from the Parent Rep of your student’s team/activity for ways in which you can help with this event. We are accepting donations for prizes, scholarships, & general operating expenses now through April 8th. You can bring in cash, checks, or gift cards during school hours and give to Melissa Lehman, please mark the envelope “After Prom”. All monetary donations are tax deductible.
Bingo has been doing well this year. A huge thank you goes out to Crystal Behrens & Amy Griswold who have been the Rock of the Bingo Operation!! Without these 2 ladies, we would not be able to have Bingo and all it brings in financially to our teams/activities. With that being said, Amy has a senior and will be leaving us at the end of the school year. We are in need of more Games Managers!! Please contact Crystal at firstname.lastname@example.org com if you want to learn more about helping in this way. It may sound scary, but it really isn’t!
On Monday night we voted in our new Vice President, Patrice Powell. We are very excited to welcome her to the Board, we know that she will be a great addition. Thank you for stepping up Patrice!!
Our school store has lots of really great products for sale. New PJ pants are in & they look very comfortable, get them before they are gone!! They also have stadium chairs left, these are truly a back/bottom saver for all of those hours sitting in the bleachers. You can purchase all items on line at the school store link https://squareup.com/market/silver-creek-store or on Thursday’s during the lunch periods.
We encourage everyone to take time to watch our amazing Winter Athletic Teams in action before the season ends! You can find all of the schedules on the Athletic Website http://schs-raptors.com/
Our next meeting is February 29, 2016 at 6:30 in the Library – mark your calendars and join us!
Like our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/silvercreek.rabc/ & Follow us on Twitter @SilverCreekRABC
Raptor Activities Booster Club
Silver Creek High School
Our Mission: To support a culture of excellence for all students through enhanced academic and leadership opportunities.
➔ The Mardi Gras Party & Auction
Join us on Saturday evening February 20, 2016 at the Best Western on Ken Pratt. We’ll have dinner, live bands, dancing, a DJ, cash bar, and live and silent auctions. Tickets are $45/person and can be purchased here: http://schsedfoundation.org/news-events/purchase-tickets-for-the-mardi-gras-party
We also have a Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1669471956662556/
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
➔King Soopers Cards
Watch this King Soopers card how-to video created by our Silver Creek students: www.SchsEdFoundation.org YOU OR YOUR CHILD CAN PICK UP A FREE CARD AT THE ATTENDANCE WINDOW OR CONTACT TRACIE PAPE at 720-470-5038 (text or call) or email her at email@example.com. 5% of all transactions go to the SCHS Education Foundation and then back to the classrooms. We have been raising an average of $800 every month since the start of the school year. Use the card to pay for groceries or gas… and you still earn your fuel points!
$20 King Soopers gift card MONTHLY GIVE AWAY!!
Everyone who uses their Education Foundation King Soopers card will be automatically entered into a drawing for a $20 King Soopers gift card every month they use it. Winners will see their name in the weekly blog. Please contact Tracie at SchsEdFoundation@gmail.com to claim your $20 gift card.
Learn more ways the Education Foundation supports students and classrooms at Silver Creek: www.SchsEdFoundation.org
SCHOOL STORE NEWS
The School Store will be open this Wednesday night from 6 to 8 pm for Incoming Freshman Registration Night. We accept Credit and Debit cards along with cash and checks.
Visit us online at
Hats – PJs – Hoodies – Silver Headbands – Sweats – Shirts – Beads – Lanyards – Cinch Bags
Second Semester School Fees
Thank you for paying your student’s first semester school fees. Second semester school fees have been downloaded and are ready for your convenience.
Fees can be paid online with credit card or in the main office (cash, check or credit card). Teachers cannot accept class fees.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration for spring sports is open! The deadline to sign up for Baseball, Girls Golf, Girls Soccer, Boys Swimming & Diving, Girls Tennis, and Track & Field is February 24, 2016. The season starts Monday, February 29. Sign up online at: https://stvrain.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=2_Silver_Crk_HS.
For additional information, visit the SCHS Athletics website: http://schs-raptors.com/.
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A representative from CDC (the Career Development Center) will be visiting the cafeteria during lunch on Monday 2/1, Tuesday 2/2, and Thursday 2/3. This will be a great opportunity to gather information about courses that CDC offers and ask any questions that you may have. Consider stopping by to talk to the CDC Rep!
Students and parents, please take advantage of Naviance, which SCHS Education Foundation has paid to make available to all students. Naviance 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 and 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.
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
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
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!
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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 2014-15 school year this team produced over 3.25 million meals and snacks for students using over 850,000 pounds of local fresh produce.
Members of our management team are certified in Food Safety and all department team members receive certified food safety training year-round to ensure safe food is served to our students. If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please feel free to contact us at 303-682-725!
Information for Parent Organizations
Policies for Outside Foods Served in District Schools (click here)
Bake Sales (click here)
Colorado Beverage Guidelines (click here)
Colorado Competitive Food Guidelines (click here)
Please take advantage of the options to prepay your student’s meal accounts. Prepaid meal accounts help the lunch lines go faster and gives students more time to eat, relax, and play. It also gives you the peace of mind of not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or worry that it might get lost, stolen or used for other things other than lunch.
Meal Charging Guidelines – It is very important to keep you child’s account current. If you have any questions about the account, please call your child’s school kitchen manager.
Online Payments by MY School Bucks now can be used to make online payments to your students lunch account quickly, easily and securely. Online payments are a simple, safe and secure way to make payments to your students account 24 hours a day at your convenience.
Click here to make prepayments to your child’s meal account online anytime at MySchoolBucks.com!
Send Check or Cash
You can always bring money personally or send it with your student. Please place it in an envelope marked clearly with your student’s name, their ID #, their teacher’s name, the $ amount and the check #. Turn in prepaid deposits to the cafeteria cashier(s) or school office.
If you choose to bring money to school personally or send it with your student, please put it in an envelope clearly marked with the student’s first and last name, their ID #, their teacher’s name, and the amount enclosed.
TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Lois Davis at 720-494-3721 or direct to 720-494-3738 or email email@example.com. Be sure to include the student’s first and last name as well as the date and reason for the absence. The absence must be called in or emailed within 48 hours of the absence in order to be excused. Absences called in after 48 hours cannot be excused unless approved by the student’s assistant principal.
TAKING YOUR STUDENT OUT OF SCHOOL DURING THE SCHOOL DAY– If you would like to pull your student out of school during the school day, please send him/her to school with a signed note (or email) indicating the time you would like him/her to be excused. The student should bring the note to the attendance window before school starts. The student will receive a pink pass to give to the teacher for the class he/she will be leaving early from. Students leaving early should always sign out at the attendance window. You can meet your child at the attendance window or you can tell him/her to sign out and meet you outside. The attendance clerk will use the note to excuse the student in Infinite Campus. If the absence is a last-minute appointment, call the office as soon as possible so your student can pick up a pass during passing period. We know that emergencies arise and we would like to make the pickup as easy as possible. Planning ahead limits classroom disruption.
Extended absences (vacation) – There is an “Extended Leave of Absence” form students can pick up prior to leaving for an extended time. Forms are only needed if a student will be missing for more than 3 days. This form allows teachers to document any assignments a student will be missing and their current grade in class. Parents and students are required to sign the form, and after teachers have added grades/homework, students must get signatures from administration and return the form to the attendance clerk.
Health office visits- Students who are not feeling well need to let their teacher know so the students can be excused to visit the health office. Students leaving school from the health office can sign themselves out and meet parents outside. Parent/Guardians have 48 hours to excuse absences. We strongly encourage students to contact their parents from the health office and not the teacher’s classroom.
Infinite Campus Tutorial
Infinite Campus is a great resource for parents to check grades, homework assignments, attendance and much more. Click here for more information. If you are having trouble logging in to Infinite Campus or RevTrak, our Help Desk can help. Contact them at 303-702-7730.
Approved Flyers For January
Important Bus Pass Information for Parents of Students Riding the Bus
Students only receive one free bus pass. For a replacement pass, please contact the Bus Pass coordinator by sending an email to bus firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 303-702-7540. The replacement cost for lost, stolen and/or mutilated bus passes is $5.00 and shows up as fee under your student’s name in Infinite Campus. New students to the district or new to riding the bus may pick up their bus passes at the Main Office of the school they will be attending.
Low Cost Health Insurance
Students who are 18 and graduating may be eligible for FREE and LOW-COST HEALTH INSURANCE through their 19th birthdays! This health insurance is available through Medicaid and CHP+ and enrollment occurs right here through St Vrain Valley School District. Once children turn 18 and are no longer in school, Medicaid no longer counts parent income towards the child’s eligibility! Please call The Healthy Kids Initiative at 720-722-1454 to see if your kids qualify today!
Los estudiantes que tienen 18 años y están por graduar de preparatoria podrían ser elegibles para obtener SEGURO MÉDICO GRATUITO O A BAJO PRECIO hasta que cumplan 19 años! Este seguro médico es proporcionado por parte de los programas del gobierno Medicaid y CHP+. Cuando un joven cumple 18 años y no está asistiendo a la escuela, Medicaid no toma en cuenta el ingreso de los padres! Por favor llame al programa de Niños Saludables al 720-722-1454 para informarse si sus niños son elegibles hoy!
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