Weekly Blog for February 25th, 2016

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

Link to SCHS Registration Page

 

(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.
  • Reminder:
  • Freshman and Sophomore needs 16 courses = add the Required Box total with the Requested Box total
  • Alternative = 8+

 

Information

Sign-Up for Advanced Placement Exams

 

Scholarships   

 

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.

 

Mathematics Department

 

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

Student iPads

 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.

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RABC

News from Raptor Activities Booster Club (RABC):

Thank you to everyone who came to our meeting on February 22

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& 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 raptorbingo@gmail.com 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

Kaydene Hubert

RABC Co-President

Raptor Activities Booster Club

Silver Creek High School

rabcpresident@gmail.com

 

 

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Our Mission: To support a culture of excellence for all students through enhanced academic and leadership opportunities.

 

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➔ 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.

More photos here:  http://schsedfoundation.org/news-events/purchase-tickets/mardi-gras-2016-photos

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➔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 @trapape@gmail.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

 

School Store

Visit us online  

www.mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store

Hats – PJs – Hoodies – Silver Headbands – Sweats – Shirts – Beads – Lanyards – Cinch Bags

 

 

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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

Senior pictures  can still be downloaded from the Silver Creek website or emailed directly to   (yearbook coordinator)  Joylynn Bockelmann at  bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org.

 

 

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Athletics

Spring Sports

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/.

 

Counseling/Registrar Office

thomas_judith@svvsd.org Alphabet A-Go

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  Alphabet Gr-N

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  Alphabet O-Z

 

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.

 

Naviance Information

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

 

SCOPA

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

scopanews.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 bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org with questions

 

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!

 

School Books

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 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 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!

 

Open Your Eyes

There is nothing that is not a sign of oneness.

———- Zen Saying

Weekly Blog For February 19, 2016


Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday,February 19th, 2016

Parent Teacher Conferences

Please don’t wait to sign up for these conferences since slots fill up very quickly.

Canyon Creek Parent Teacher Conference Scheduler will go live on 2/10 for parents to sign-up.  Parents can access the link here.  The password is, raptors, all lower case.  If you have questions please contact the Main Office at 720-494-3721.

 

Student Handbook iBook Edition Student Handbook.

Silver Creek Registration for 2016-2017 School Year

 

Link to SCHS Registration Page

 

(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.
  • Importantchoose 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.
  • Reminder:
  • Freshman and Sophomore needs 16 courses = add the Required Box total with the Requested Box total
  • Alternative = 8+

 

 

Information

Sign-Up for Advanced Placement Exams HERE

College Representative Visits

 

Tuesday, February 23 @ 10:00 – Western State Colorado University

Wednesday, February 24 @ 10:00 – Western Nebraska Community College

Wednesday, February 24 @ 10:30 – University of Colorado @ Colorado Springs

Please sign up in the counseling office.

 

Important Dates

 

2/20/16 Chinese New Year – It’s free, It’s awesome and it’s educational!  2:00-5:00 pm

2/20/16 Mardi Gras Fundraiser and Silent Auction at Best Western Plaza 5:30-10:00

3/22/16  Annual Senior Meeting and Panoramic Picture 9:30-10:30 Gymnasium (no special schedule) There is not a make-up day for this picture

  

 

Non-Contact Days & Conferences

February 24 & 25 – Parent/Teacher Conferences

February 26 – Non-student contact day (no school)

 

Scholarships   

The St. Vrain Valley Local Scholarship Package is now available for viewing.  Open the link to find information about these scholarships ips 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
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.

 

Student iPads

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.

THANK YOU.

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RABC

News from Raptor Activities Booster Club (RABC):

PLEASE JOIN US THIS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd, FOR OUR RABC MEETING IN THE LIBRARY AT 6:30 PM.  We will have Dick Martyr from the  SVVSD School Board joining us as a guest speaker.  We will be discussing After Prom, Accepting Nominations for Board Members, SC Night at the Bingo Hall, How our Winter Sports Team have done, and we will have a little fun too!!  All are welcome to attend

Parent-Teacher Conference Dinners Needs You NOW!!

It takes many to feed a village and it’s that time of year again for RABC members to host the Parent-Teacher Conference Dinner. Let’s treat our students’ leaders and give them a Great American Potluck Dinner to remember.

Bring your favorite regional dish or Grandma’s secret recipe to share.

Please have your items to the front office, no later than 2:00 on Wednesday, February 24th.

SIGN UP HERE:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EyDN_nNrbrI5SLZ4uUnQ0q5o7vbbPk3hwMboXzWstjQ/edit?usp=sharing

** We also are looking for 2 volunteers to help with set up at 2:15pm and 2 people to assist in clean up at 7:45pm.

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, however 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 Games Managers- please contact Crystal at raptorbingo@gmail.com if you are able to help in this area.  Training is available & it’s s not as hard as it may sound!! Crystal at raptorbingo@gmail.com

Like our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/silvercreek.rabc/  & Follow us on Twitter @SilverCreekRABC

Kaydene Hubert

RABC Co-President

Raptor Activities Booster Club

Silver Creek High School

rabcpresident@gmail.com

 

 

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Our Mission: To support a culture of excellence for all students through enhanced academic and leadership opportunities.

 

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➔ The Mardi Gras Party & Auction

 

We have a 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

We are excited to announce our Mardi Gras ticket  Early Bird Winner- Neal Schirle. Nick wins a FREE night at the Best Western Plaza in Longmont! This may be used on any day for the next year! No black-out dates!

 

➔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 @trapape@gmail.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

 

School Store

Visit us online  

www.mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store

 

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

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 bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org.

 

Athletics

 

Spring Sports

The deadline to register for spring sports is Wednesday, February 24, 2016!  The deadline to sign up for Baseball, Girls Golf, Girls Soccer, Boys Swimming & Diving, Girls Tennis, and Track & Field today!  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/.

 

Counseling/Registrar Office

thomas_judith@svvsd.org Alphabet A-Go

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  Alphabet Gr-N

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  Alphabet O-Z

 

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.

 

Naviance Information

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

 

 

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SCOPA

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

scopanews.org

 

 

Target Ad

 

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.

 

 

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 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)

 

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!

School Books

 

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 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 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!

You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.

Jon Kabat Zinn

 

Weekly Blog For February 12, 2016

  Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, February 12th, 2016

 

Parent Teacher Conferences

Please don’t wait to sign up for these conferences since slots fill-up very quickly.

Canyon Creek Parent Teacher Conference Scheduler will go live on 2/10 for parents to sign-up.  Parents can access the link here.  The password is, raptors, all lower case.  If you have questions please contact the Main Office at 720-494-3721

 

Student Handbook iBook Edition below

Student Handbook.

 

Silver Creek Registration for 2016- 2017 School Year

Link to SCHS Registration Pages

(1) For current 9, 10, & 11 Grade Silver Creek Students: Registration window opens February 18- March 2.

  • 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.
  • 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 the registration window.  Found on SCHS registration website page.
  • 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:

  • Reminder: Registration help…. February 24, 4:00 -5:30 pm  and February 25, 5:00 -6:30pm. for the C- Lab.
  • Lots of information, including a step-by-step process found on the Silver Creek Registration page. Se the class of 2020.
  • For the Silver Creek Book – see the Registration Page or the iBook link above. Pay attention to the prerequistes.
  • 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.

Sign- up For ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAM here

 

Important Information Dates

2/16/16 Annual Sophomore Meeting 9:15-10:15 am  Auditorium(no special schedule)

2/20/16 Chinese New Year – It’s free, It’s awesome and it’s educational!  2:00-5:00 pm

3/22/16  Annual Senior Meeting and Panoramic Picture 9:30-10:30 Gymnasium (no special schedule) There is not a make-up day for this picture

  

 

Non-Contact Days & Conferences

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)

 

 

Scholarships   

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

Junior girls who are interested in attending the American legion Auxiliary Colorado State Program can pick up an application from Ms. Thomas in the Counseling Office. The local chapter is picking up the cost for this week long summer leadership program. Applications are due by April 8th.

Student iPads

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.

 

CAPSTONE PROJECT

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. THANK YOU.Clip

 

RABC

News from Raptor Activities Booster Club (RABC):

 

Parent-Teacher Conference Dinners Needs You!!

It takes many to feed a village and it’s that time of year again for RABC members to host the Parent-Teacher Conference Dinner. Let’s treat our students’ leaders and give them a Great American Potluck Dinner to remember.

Bring your favorite regional dish or Grandma’s secret recipe to share.

Please have your items to the front office, no later than 2:00 on Wednesday, February 24th.

SIGN UP HERE:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EyDN_nNrbrI5SLZ4uUnQ0q5o7vbbPk3hwMboXzWstjQ/edit?usp=sharing

** We also are looking for 2 volunteers to help with set up at 2:15pm and 2 people to assist in clean up at 7:45pm.

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 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 raptorbingo@gmail.com if you want to learn more about helping in this way. It may sound scary, but it really isn’t!

Make sure you get your tickets for the Education Foundation’s Mardi Gras event on February 20th!  This is a great event that our amazing Silver Creek education Foundation putson AND it helps our students and teachers do what they need to do to make Silver Creek so successful! Let your generosity shine by joining us at the event!!

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

Kaydene Hubert

RABC Co-President

Raptor Activities Booster Club

Silver Creek High School

rabcpresident@gmail.com

 

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Our Mission: To support a culture of excellence for all students through enhanced academic and leadership opportunities.

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➔ 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/

 

We have a 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

 

➔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 @trapape@gmail.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!!

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

 

School Store

Visit us online  

www.mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store

 

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

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 bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org.

 

Athletics

 

Spring Sports

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/.

 

Counseling/Registrar Office

thomas_judith@svvsd.org Alphabet A-Go

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  Alphabet Gr-N

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  Alphabet O-Z

 

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!

 

Naviance Information

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

 

SCOPA

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

scopanews.org

 

 

Target Ad

 

 

 

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.

 

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 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)

 

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!

 

School Books

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

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 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!

THE SAME SELF IS IN All Of US

 

Weekly Blog For February 5th, 2016

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Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday,February 5th, 2016

 

ASSESSMENTS

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.

 

Student Handbook.

Please click on the  Student Handbook iBook link above that Beth Cerrone helped to create.  It’s an interactive version of our student handbook on line.

 

Important Dates/Interruptions

2/16/16 Annual Sophomore Meeting 9:15-10:15 am  Auditorium(no special schedule)

2/20/16 Chinese New Year – It’s free, It’s awesome and it’s educational!  2:00-5:00 pm

3/22/16  Annual Senior Meeting and Panoramic Picture 9:30-10:30 Gymnasium (no special schedule) There is not a make-up day for this picture

  

Parent Teacher Conferences

 

Canyon Creek Parent Teacher Conference Scheduler will go live on 2/10 for parents to sign-up.  Parents can access the link here.  The password is, raptors, all lower case.  If you have questions please contact the Main Office at 720-494-3721.

 

 

 

Non-Contact Days & Conferences

February 12 – Non-student contact day (no school)

February 15 – President’s Day- No School

February -24 & 25 – Parent/Teacher Conferences

February 26 – Non-student contact day (no school)

 

Scholarships

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

 

Student iPads

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.

 

RABC

News from Raptor Activities Booster Club (RABC):

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.

Parent-Teacher Conference Dinners Needs You!!

It takes many to feed a village and it’s that time of year again for RABC members to host the Parent-Teacher Conference Dinner. Let’s treat our students’ leaders and give them a Great American Potluck Dinner to remember.

Bring your favorite regional dish or Grandma’s secret recipe to share.

Please have your items to the front office, no later than 2:00 on Wednesday, February 24th.

SIGN UP HERE:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EyDN_nNrbrI5SLZ4uUnQ0q5o7vbbPk3hwMboXzWstjQ/edit?usp=sharing

** We also are looking for 2 volunteers to help with set up at 2:15pm and 2 people to assist in clean up at 7:45pm.

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 raptorbingo@gmail.com if you want to learn more about helping in this way.  It may sound scary, but it really isn’t!

At our last RABC General Meeting 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/

Make sure you get your tickets for the Education Foundation’s MardiGras event on February 20th!  It is a lot of fun and all the money raised stays right here in our wonderful school!

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

 

 

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➔ 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

urchase your tickets by Feb. 6 and be entered into a drawing for a free night at the Best Western Plaza ( good for the night of the event or you have one year to use it! )

We also have a Facebook event page here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1669471956662556/

We have a silent auction running from February 6-27.  We have over 150 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

➔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 @trapape@gmail.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  Thanks to all of you for participating in this fundraising program !

$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

Remember the school store is open every Thursday 10:30 -12:45.  Stop by and shop !

 Or visit  us online at:

www.mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store

We take credit and debit cards, cash and checks.

 

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

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 bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org.

 

Athletics

Spring Sports

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/.

 

Counseling/Registrar Office

thomas_judith@svvsd.org Alphabet A-Go

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  Alphabet Gr-N

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  Alphabet O-Z

 

Naviance Information

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

 

SCOPA

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

scopanews.org

 

 

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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.

 

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 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)

 

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!

School Books

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.

 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Important 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!

 

Ask yourself  this question:  “What do you want to embody in life?”   Take some time out for yourself and reflect on your answer.  You may even want to write down what comes up for you in a journal.