Silver Creek High School
Weekly Update for Friday,February 26th, 2016
Please save the date 3/24/16 at 7:00 PM as we will host a private screening at Silver Creek for students, staff and parents of
“Most Likely to Succeed”.
You may sign-up for tickets here LINK Donations collected at this event will benefit the student campaign for “Pennie for Patients”.
A note on safety from Mr. Finnestead LINK
Student Handbook iBook Edition Student Handbook.
Silver Creek Registration for 2016-2017 School Year
(1) For current 9, 10, & 11 Grade Silver Creek Students: Registration window opens February 18 – March 2. (See section 3 below for specific directions on how.)
- Core classes are recommended by your current teacher. (English, Science, Social Studies and Science)
- On Feb 18, you will see the recommended core classes and any audition, AP, SCLA, CDC, and/or any application class.
- On Feb 18, (1) verify your recommended and other pre-selected classes, and (2) choose your elective classes. (Core are guaranteed, unless notified, while elective are not. If unsure, see course book.)
- If you disagree with a recommendation, feel there is an error, or change your mind about an AP class, you can fill out an appeal and/or correction form and turn in during the registration window. Found on SCHS registration website page. (See link above)
- Be sure to review the course description book on the school’s Registration Page or the iBook link above.
- EVERYONE – be sure to choose 8+ alternative elective classes.
- Important – choose carefully and make sure that all course selections are what you PLAN to take as changes in the fall are not guaranteed.
(2) For current 8 grade students, incoming 9 grade students: See above information and below:
- Reminder: Registration help...February 24, 4:00-5:30 pm and February 25, 5:00 – 6:30 pm. As for the C-Lab.
- Lots of information, including a step-by-step process found on the Silver Creek Registration page. See the class of 2020.
- For the Silver Creek Course Book – see the Registration Page or the iBook link above. Pay attention to prerequisites
- IMPORTANT – if you have not already done so, notify the school if you want IMP or content specific math or if you want Integrated English and History or the traditional classes by February 12.
(3) Specific Step by Step – how to register for electives: Go to IC.
- Requests can be added using the student username and password only – a parent username and password will not work.
- The registration link will be at the top of the column that is found on the left side.
- You will see 3 boxes: (1) Required Box = recommended, application, AP, etc. that have been entered for you. These cannot be changed. To make a change, fill out an appeal and/or correction form found on the SCHS Registration Page. (See the link above.);
(2) Requested box = This is where you will add electives choices; and (3) Alternative Box = just in case 🙂
- To add elective classes, (1) click on blue “Course Search” bar – will be the 3rd option bar that goes across the page about ⅓ way down.
- A little box will appear where you can search by name or course number.
- Once added, the class will appear to the right of the box.
- Click on the class that appears.
- You will be given the option of adding it to the Requested Box or the Alternative Box.
- Freshman and Sophomore needs 16 courses = add the Required Box total with the Requested Box total
- Alternative = 8+
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. There will be no exceptions to this deadline! Look here for Scholarship
American Legion Girls State Program
Junior girls who are interested in attending the American Legion Auxiliary Colorado Girls State Program can pick up an application from Ms. Thomas in the Counseling Office. Our local chapter is picking up the cost for this week long summer leadership program. Applications are due by April 8th. Junior boys interested in attending Boys State can also pick up an application from Ms. Thomas in the Counseling Office.
All Mathematics teachers are available to help students who have questions. Please have your student ask his/her teacher about help sessions or tutoring if they need additional time to ask questions or help.
Attention All Seniors –
It’s time to show your Senior Pride and order your 2016 Senior Shirt.
Please stop by the School Store this Thursday, February 25th & next Thursday, March 3rd to place your order.
You can choose your size and pre-pay for your shirt from 10:20 am to 11:50am. They are only $10!
**You can also order online at www.mkt.com/silver-creek-store .
(These shirts are an optional item — not required for Seniors)
Notice — The deadline for ordering these shirts is Thursday, March 3rd
Your SCHS School Store Team
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.
Got lids? We need your lids!
Silver Creek HS student Amanda is working on her SCLA 12 Senior Capstone Project – and she is collecting plastic bottle caps to create her upcycled art installation. We know you probably throw them away or recycle them, but save them for ART! You can drop off at the main office or deliver them to Mrs. Giese.
News from Raptor Activities Booster Club (RABC):
Thank you to everyone who came to our meeting on February 22
& shared in a sweet dessert!
Here is an update on the Winter Sports News from Raptor Activities Booster Club (RABC):
Wrestling just finished their season. Ended in 21st. Had 6 State Qualifiers
Girls Swim made Conference Champions. Placed 5th at State. Team had highest GPA in all of 4A.
Girls Basketball took 3rd @ Northern. Qualify to play at State this coming Friday at Holy Family 5:00pm.
Boys Basketball took 4th @ Northern. Qualify to play at State this coming Friday at Golden 7:00pm
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.
We are accepting and looking for nominations for Board Members for 2016/2017, all nominations need to be turned in to the current Board by our March 28th General Meeting. Voting will then take place at our April 25th meeting. All Board positions are open at this time, we do have 1 nominee for Treasurer and 1 nominee for Vice President. If you or anyone you know is interested in sitting on the RABC Board (President, VP, Secretary, Treasurer) and have any questions, please contact any of the current Board Members.
Bingo is looking for Game Managers- please contact Crystal at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to help in this area. Training is available & it is not as hard as it may sound!! We need to have at least 2 -3 Games Managers licensed & trained by the end of April or we will have to shut our session down! Please step up and help!!
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
We have an on-line silent auction running from February 6-27. We have almost 200 items including gift cards to restaurants and supermarkets, balloon rides, car care, teeth whitening and so much more. All you need is an email address to sign up! Here is our auction site: www.32auctions.com/SCEF2016
Thanks to everyone that came to the Mardi Gras party and live auction last weekend. We had a great time and raised money for the classrooms, teachers and students.
➔King Soopers Cards
Attention Parents! Now is the perfect time to make sure your King Soopers card is still active for SCHS. Please email Tracie Pape @email@example.com or text 720-470-5038 with either your circle sticker # we placed on your card or the last 6 digits of the number in back. If your card is inactive we will gladly hand you another card for FREE and SCHS will gain another 5% earnings from your shopping and gas fill ups! Thanks to all of you for participating in this fundraising program !
$20 King Soopers gift card MONTHLY GIVE AWAY! Our first monthly is Mary Hardwick. Congratulations!!
Learn more ways the Education Foundation supports students and classrooms at Silver Creek: www.SchsEdFoundation.org
SCHOOL STORE NEWS
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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.
Spring Sports start after school on Monday, February 29. Have you signed up and picked up your clearance card from Ms. Lehman in the main office? All student-athletes need to be cleared by Ms. Lehman before they can participate in tryouts or practices.
For additional information, visit the SCHS Athletics website: http://schs-raptors.com/.
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Registration for AP Exams is Open from Feb. 10-March 17th. Please go the link on the main Silver Creek web page. If your student is currently in an AP class, they should be bringing home written information on how to sign up for tests. Please be sure that they attend a pre-registration session on April 21, where more information on the tests will be given.
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.
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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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.
Approved Flyers For February
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!
Open Your Eyes
There is nothing that is not a sign of oneness.
———- Zen Saying