Silver Creek High School
Weekly Update for Friday, May 27th, 2016
Congratulations To Our 2016 Graduates
May 28th, Graduation Day
7:30 a.m. Gates to ceremony site will open. This is the earliest that
Chairs may be placed on the field (no tents or canopies).
Seating is not provided; please bring chairs. Chairs are only
provided for graduates.
9:30 a.m. Seniors report to the Commons in cap and gown. Please do not
bring toys or other distractions! Robes must be zipped. Casual
business clothes or dress clothes) and comfortable dress shoes
Should be worn under robes. High heels often get stuck in
grass turf. Caps may be decorated on top of the flat mortar-
board portion only….no vulgar (etc). Messages or symbols will
permitted. Only school-issued ropes/cords/medals over the
10:00 a.m. Ceremony begins.
11:30 a.m. Ceremony ends (approx.) Graduates MUST pick up actual
diplomas in the Commons following the ceremony.
Below is the link for important dates and graduation Information for Seniors
Student Handbook iBook Edition: Student Handbook.
SCHS Summer Homework – posted on the Silver Creek Website
- Check May 27 for updates
How do you know if you are in honors? When you registered for elective classes, your core classes were posted for you to view. If you saw an AP and/or honors class, you are in the class.
ATTENTION GRADUATING SENIORS & PARENTS
Here’s the link for your graduation pictures that will be taken as you
walk across the stage.
Parent Survey for St Vrain technology
Please help us make the St. Vrain technology program the best it can be by completing this parent survey.
Information for the District’s Summer School Program at Longmont High School is now available.
Click this Link to see course offerings, dates, and registration information. There will also be a summer session of eCredit Recovery which may be a good alternative for students who can not attend the Longmont High School summer school dates. Space is limited and offered on a first come, first served basis so register now! Contact your student’s counselor with questions.
Silver Creek Math Camp
The Mathematics Department is hosting Math Camp July 25 – 29 from 8:30 am – 11:30 am. The camp is open to students who will be in 9th or 10th grade during the 2016-2017 school year. Students will be engaged in non-traditional mathematical tasks to develop mathematical thinking and problem-solving.
Camp is limited to 36 students. Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Notification of acceptance into these courses will be sent out electronically via email, once final rosters have been set.
Application is due May 25. Use this link to complete the application. Students who attend all week will receive SC merchandise and be entered into a raffle for a TI-84 color calculator.
Please email Carmen Rubino at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Congratulations Class of 2016!
Now that you are graduating from high school, many things could change in your life and you may need to make decisions that will impact your future, including: finding a job, going to college, leaving your parents’ house, etc. The journey to independence and self-sufficiency may not be quick and easy, but fortunately there are community resources available to help you along the way. Boulder County Healthy Kids & Adults, in partnership with Saint Vrain Valley School District and Boulder Valley School District, are excited to share this resource guide with you. Click on the link below to find useful information that will help you on your new journey:
Want the chance to win a Target gift card? Please help give us some feedback by completing this short, easy survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GHW9L9W
If you would like someone from Boulder County Healthy Kids & Adults to contact you regarding the services we provide, please click here. https://bouldercounty.wufoo.com/forms/boulder-county-healthy-kids-and-adults/
Class of 2016 Optional Scholarship Survey Link
Every year a list is provided to the Board of Education with a total dollar amount of scholarships offered to our students by school. Please know that your student’s name will not be listed, only the name of the school and scholarship amount. This survey is completely optional.
Advancing Educational Excellence for a Growing Community
Did you know that SVVSD serves over 32,000 students and is growing at a rate of approximately 800 new students per year? Learn more about how our proposed 2016 bond measure and continued community support will guide the future of education in our region. Find out more at St. Vrain.
Silver Creek Registration for 2016-2017 School Year
For all students – current Silver Creek and current 8th grade (students…. the registration window has closed.
- If you have registration questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or your Counselor.
- If you have not registered, classes have been chosen for you.
- Schedules will be released the first Monday or Tuesday in August. Be sure to check your schedule in Infinite Campus.
Some summer athletic schedules have been posted. Please visit the website athletics website: http://schs-raptors.com/ for schedules or additional information.
Online registration for all 2016-17 sports will open on July 1, 2016. In order to be eligible to tryout, all student-athletes must be registered online as well as have a current physical on file with Ms. Lehman in the Athletics Office.
All those interested in trying out need to complete the forms in the online registration system as well as turn in a valid physical with Ms. Lehman in the SCHS athletic office. Physicals are valid for one calendar year, so students who already have a physical on file with Silver Creek just need to verify that information with Ms. Lehman. Need a blank physical form? Click HERE to print.
Once the online registration forms have been completed and physicals turned in, athletes are given a clearance card. Coaches will collect the clearance cards at the first tryout date.
You may NOT participate without a clearance card.
For registration questions, please contact Athletic Secretary, Melissa Lehman: 720-494-3729 or email@example.com.
Tennis camp June 13th- 17th. Forms can be picked up in office or from coach Burns. Free Open hitting will be daily 9-11 starting May 30th
Football has a few Fund Raisers now through June we would like to tell everyone about,
First one is Blue Crane Photography; for a $100 donation to football, Blue Crane will give the recipient
a gift certificate valued at $500 which includes in Studio Portrait session with a credit of $250 to spend towards purchase of photos.
Great deal for senior pictures! Can purchase online at football school store thru May 23rd-June 15th only.
http://shop.silvercreekfootball.com See flyer for more info.
Second- Dicken’s Silent Auction Party Friday June 17th at 6pm. Cost $25 pp, tickets can be purchased online also. Mr. Ottem
and Band will be entertaining us!!!!! Come have some summer fun!
Third- Annual Golf Tournament– June 25th- Need golfers to sign up and join us for this great event which includes dinner!
Can be purchased online also.
Lastly- “Rent a Player” Need help with Spring Clean Up or odd jobs, moving etc…..
Let Football player help you out for a donation, (Can not operate any equipment per district rules)
email us to schedule.
We appreciate your support in our efforts to raise travel funds for our players for their first game of the season in Orlando, Florida!
News from Raptor Activities Booster Club (RABC):
What is the Raptor Activities Booster Club you ask??
The Raptor Activities Booster Club (RABC) is a Non-Profit 501(c)3 parent volunteer organization working together with SCHS administration, teachers, coaches and staff for the enrichment of activities and athletic programs at Silver Creek. In the 2015/2016 school year, we were able to distribute over $40,000 to teams and activities to help their programs. Some examples of what these funds were used for are, protective gear such as helmets and rain suits, new tennis nets, weight room repairs, etc. The success of the Booster Club is only possible through the awesome parent volunteers that we have here at Silver Creek – will you be one of them?
*Identify and fulfill SCHS program needs
*Raise funds to help support SCHS activities and athletics
*Develop community support for SCHS activities and athletics
*Develop positive support and involvement with elementary and middle school feeder programs
*Support legislation for the betterment of high school activities and athletics
Here are some of the Volunteer Opportunities & Events offered through RABC:
*Team/Activity Parent Reps *Homecoming Parade & Tailgate Party *Concessions *School Store
* Bingo *Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars *After Prom *Board Members *Conference Dinners
You can become a member for the 2016/2017 school year here… https://drive.google.com/open?id=1HxZAx_ttWFuRY_cIno0YRlAYNuDqIbjkaiwE1wPnBTo
Our New Board Members for the 2016/2017 year are…Patrice Powell as Vice President, & Kristy Warner as Secretary. A huge Thank You to them for stepping up to be a part of this great organization. They will officially start July 1, 2016.
BINGO NEWS – WE NEED CALLERS & Cashiers!!
We need volunteers to step into the “Caller” position at Bingo, if you are comfortable with a microphone & have always wanted to call out the Bingo numbers, this gig is for you!! We could also use more cashiers. Please reach out to Crystal firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to help. Bingo is sponsored by RABC every Wednesday night.
Mark your calendars for our 1st meeting of next school year, Monday August 22nd, All are welcome to attend!! Hope you have a wonderful summer & we will catch up in the Fall!!
Like our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/silvercreek.rabc/ & Follow us on Twitter @SilverCreekRABC
CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES FOR A BRIGHT FUTURE TO OUR SENIORS!
THE SILVER CREEK EDUCATION FOUNDATION
➔ Yard Signs and Bricks
Graduation is here! Buy a $10 Yard Sign, celebrating your senior. If interested contact us at SCHSEdFoundation@gmail.com
It’s also a great time to leave your family legacy at Silver Creek with a brick for the courtyard and/or your home. The brick is tax deductible and customizable. Click on the link to see examples and costs:
➔ SCEF Scholarships
Thank you to all the seniors that applied for our SCEF scholarships! Winners of our four scholarships, totaling $5000, will be announced at Senior Night on May 25.
➔ King Soopers Cards
Our Monthly King Soopers winner is Lisa Hainline. Congratulations! Please contact Tracie Pape @ email@example.com to collect your gift card! Make sure your King Soopers card is still active for SCHS. Please email Tracie Pape @ firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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!
SCHOOL STORE NEWS
School Store is closed for the season. We will be open in August with new products.
Instructional Technology Advisory Committee
Fees can be paid online with a credit card on RevTrak during or summer break.
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Students and parents, please take advantage of Naviance, made available to all Silver Creek students by the SCHS Education Foundation. Naviance is an excellent tool that provides students with many opportunities to make a successful transition between high school, college and career. Please view the link below for instructional videos on how to log-in and use the colleges and careers features, and access mini-lessons that help students learn more about their own interests and aptitudes, and all the pathways available to them in high school and beyond. LINK to Naviance Information.
Seniors who need an official transcript sent to a college can go to our website and request their Transcripts. Official transcripts are $2.00 each.
SCOPA NEEDS BINGO VOLUNTEERS!!! Bingo is how we fund the performing arts programs throughout the year. Currently, we have a small number of families and individuals that are supporting this program on behalf of every student in the “A” Wing. The majority of the families that support this program volunteer their time nearly every week. We need more volunteers to help, so the current small list of volunteers can have a few weekends off during the year.Without Bingo, student fees will go up and programs will lose the current funding. We are in desperate need of help with volunteer support for our two sessions, weekly. Training and fun is provided at each session so that everyone feels comfortable with each task!
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If you have questions about SCOPA, please contact Laura Ewing at email@example.com
Yearbooks For Sale
Yearbooks for 2015-2016 – Personalized Yearbooks may still be picked up at the front office until June 7th. You may contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions concerning the yearbook.
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 give students more time to eat, relax, and play. It also gives you peace of mind — not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or having to worry that it might get lost or used for 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.
MY School Bucks now can be used to make online payments to your student’s 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.
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 #, the $ amount and the check #. Turn in prepaid deposits to the cafeteria cashier(s) or school office.
TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Lois Davis at 720-494-3721 or her direct line: 720-494-3738, or via email: email@example.com. Be sure to include the student’s first and last name as well as the date and reason for the absence. The absence must be called in or reported by email within 48 hours of the absence in order to be excused. After 48 hours, absences can only be excused by the student’s assistant principal.
TAKING YOUR STUDENT OUT OF SCHOOL DURING THE SCHOOL DAY– Any student who needs to leave during the school day should bring a signed note to the attendance window before school (or you can email a request to firstname.lastname@example.org) indicating the time you would like him/her to be excused. The student will receive a pink pass to give to the teacher for the class from which the student will be leaving early. Students should always sign out at the attendance window before they leave. You can meet your child at the attendance window or 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 want to make the pick-up as easy as possible. Planning ahead limits classroom disruption.
Extended absences (vacation) – There is an “Extended Leave of Absence” form students should submit prior to leaving for an extended time. Forms are only needed if a student will be absent 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. Parents/Guardians have 48 hours to excuse absences. We strongly encourage students to contact their parents from the health office and not from the classroom.
Infinite Campus Tutorial
Infinite Campus is a great resource for parents to check grades, homework assignments, attendance, fees, and much more. Click here for more information. If you are having trouble logging in to Infinite Campus or RevTrak, our Help Desk can help. Contact them at 303-702-7730.
IMPORTANT BUS INFORMATION
Attached you will find a MS Word Document that reiterates to parents that student bus passes are required to be stored and kept in a safe place over the summer to avoid their loss, and the subsequent cost of a replacement pass. In addition, the letter also talks about the implementation of Zpass+, a notification system which sends time and location messages via phone text to parents when their student scans on and off the bus. This is a great program that provides another level of safety and security for the students of SVVSD. Parents are truly going to love this new functionality. The system is currently active and ready for parents to sign up for an account and begin receiving these valuable text notifications.
Please open the following link for more important bus information.
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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 until 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!