Weekly Blog For June 2nd, 2016


Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, June 2nd ,2016


Dear Parent/Guardians:

Silver Creek student schedules will be available for students to view on Infinite Campus beginning the first week of August. If schedule changes are needed, please submit a change request form (which will be available on the Silver Creek website). It is requested that schedule changes are not made via email or phone requests. Please see the SC website in August for additional details regarding schedules and schedule changes.

Picture/Locker Day/iPad distribution for students will be August 11th and 12th. See below for specific times for each grade. If your student is unable to attend their assigned day, you may come on different day. This is an open house format so students can arrive anytime between the designated times.

Students unable to attend Picture-Locker/iPad Distribution day will have an opportunity to get pictures taken, get locker assignments and receive their iPad on August 17.  Please note, this date is a change from the original notification that was sent out.  Studio 5 will be available to take pictures (this is not a re-take day) from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  iPad’s can be picked up in the IMC from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Students must provide proof that they have an ID and a locker assignment in order to receive their iPad.  If you have questions please contact the Main Office or email davis_lois@svvsd.org.   

iPAD Distribution/Picture/Locker Day Schedule

Freshmen – August 11th, 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Seniors – August 11th, 1:30 -3:30 p.m.

Juniors – August 12th, 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Sophomores – August 12th, 1:30 -3:30 p.m.

New Students to the district – August 11th, 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Please enter the school through the north crescent doors (near the A-Wing/auditorium) and begin the iPAD Distribution and Picture/Locker Day process.

New ID‛s and locker assignments are required for entrance to the iPad Distribution in the Library.

IMPORTANT NOTE!!! STUDENTS MUST BRING THE FOLLOWING PAPERWORK TO PROCEED THROUGH THE PICTURE/LOCKER DAY/iPAD PROCESS! These forms will be mailed out to student families by the first week of August.

Paperwork Checklist:

  • iPAD Parent and Student Agreement (Coral Form Required)
  • iPAD fees/fines paid (previous iPAD fees must be paid before being issued an iPad at SCHS)
  • 2016-2017 Permissions (please make any changes, if needed, and return)
  • Picture Order Form – Now you can order online! Please visit www.studio5schoolportraits.com use: Password:SilverCreekHS2016. Cash/check orders will be accepted on the day of pictures with the included form. If you have any questions, please contact Studio 5 at 888-674-0525. Please do not call the school.
  • Discipline Signature Page (required for all students)
  • Student Health/Emergency Contact Information (required for all students EXCEPT those students new to the district and incoming 9th grade students)
  • Outstanding Fees/fines payment or return of lost textbooks (if applicable)
  • Parking Permit Form (Required for all drivers; $5.00 cash/check) There are a limited number of permits. Priority will be given to Seniors, followed by Juniors and finally sophomores on Picture/Locker days. All vehicles parked in the Silver Creek parking lot must have a SCH parking sticker.
  • Athletic Pass Form (Optional form is available to print online or to pick up in the office August 1, 2016)

School starts for Freshmen and all students new to Silver Creek at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 16, 2016. An orientation program will be followed by lunch (provided) and an abbreviated eight-period schedule.

All students (new and returning) attend school on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 7:30 a.m.. Students will begin with their ‘A” day classes 1-4. Lunch will be available for purchase. CDC classes will begin on Thursday, August 18th, 2016.

We look forward to seeing all students in August for Picture Locker Day/iPad Distribution.


Welcome Back Silver Creek High School!

2016-2017 Student Schedules Are Available in IC.

Please read all bullet points prior to requesting a schedule change.

Schedule changes accepted: August 2 – 15, 2016.

Schedule change request forms can be found below.

  • Student classes are available – without teacher names, room numbers, and blocks. Teacher names, room numbers and blocks will be viewable in IC prior to the start of the first day of school on August 16, 2016.

  • Where do you find your list of classes? (1) Go to IC, and (2) follow the directions posted on this link . The view will look different from the ‘normal’ list of classes. But, you will be able to see the list of classes that you are currently enrolled in for the 2016-2017 school year. Be sure to review your classes.

  • Please know that schedule changes are not possible for the following reasons: different teacher, different lunch, change of mind, a friend, incomplete summer assignment, etc.

  • As a reminder, the master schedule is created from student requests; therefore, changes are not a guarantee and are subject to seat availability. (Be sure to check IC again prior to the start of school as some electives may change due to seat availability and/or core classes may be scheduled on a different block due to leveling of classes.)

  • In requesting a different elective, please know that at this time electives are full, so requesting to add/drop electives will be granted based on availability.

  • Please do not directly contact your counselor to request a schedule change. Counselors officially do not return to school until August 12 at which time they will be working hard to: (1) review each and every submitted schedule request, and (2) register students new to the district/state. Submit all requests on the request form.

  • How do you know if your schedule request has been granted? Be sure to check IC before the start of school. However, if for some reason we cannot accommodate your request, you will be contacted via email or phone call.

  • Schedule requests accepted: August 2-15, 2016. Click here for the 16-17 Schedule Change Request Form

  • We are excited to welcome two new counselors to our SC team. The alpha breakdown will be as follows:

        A – EL:     Counselor Barb Norrbom and AP Marty Tonjes

EM – LA:     Counselor Michael Sardinia and AP Eric Ottem

LE – RI:     Counselor Kristie Ehle-Parker and AP Eric Ottem

RO – Z:     Counselor Andy Yeomans and  AP Karen Norris

      * Additional information is found on the Schedule Request Form.


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.



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 rubino_carmen@svvsd.org if you have any questions.



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 norris_karen@svvsd.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 lehman_melissa@svvsd.org.


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.

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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!


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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!



Only $10 each


Purchase at Silver Creek during


And Thursdays during lunch in the commons

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100% community participation would be AWESOME!

Students, Parents, Family, Teachers, Staff!





Check Payable to: RABC (cash also accepted)


Name of Student: __________________________________________________


Total Enclosed: ____________________________________________________


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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?   

Our Mission:

*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…

RABC Membership letter


Our New Board Members for the 2016/2017 year are…Patrice Powell as Vice President, & Kristy Warner as Secretary, we recently voted in a new Treasurer, Stacy Koelfgen!!  A huge Thank You to them for stepping up to be a part of this great organization.  They will officially start July 1, 2016.   


Want to give a huge THANK YOU to all of those who volunteered in some way for After Prom!!  This event is not possible without you.  Thank you to those who donated prizes, money, food, drink, & time!!  RABC is grateful for all of you, the night seemed to be a success & the students seemed to have a good time.  Thank you to all of our awesome Administrators, Erick Finnestead, Marty Tonjes, Eric Ottem, & Karen Norris for being present and to Mary (campus supervisor) & Yolanda (our awesome custodian)!  Check out our Facebook Page to see some pictures from the evening!!  


We also want to recognize Ron’s Printing for the partnership of making the Senior Posters again this year.  This is a really neat project that Laurie Laxton started last year & we look forward to continuing it for years to come.  A huge thank you goes out to Buffalo Wild Wings & Texas Roadhouse of Longmont for donating all of the wings for our students at After Prom!!  Please try to use these businesses in the future & tell them thank you for their support.  



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 raptorbingo@gmail.com 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








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➔ Brick Buy Brick  

It’s 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!  Congratulations to our 4 winners:

MacKenzie Hill $1500  – Secondary Science Education – Univ. of South Carolina

Nick Hartman  $1500   – Economics  –  John Hopkins University

Ryan Speckl    $1000   –  Economics  –  The Ohio State University

Keira Hook      $1000   –  International Affairs & English  –  CU Boulder



Back by popular demand!  We’d like to invite ALL SCHS Families to join us at the front entrance of SCHS for food, live music, and good times!  !  A portion of the proceeds from sales that evening will go back to SCHS Education Foundation!  The following food trucks will be present:  

Smoke Shack BBQ

Oskar Blues Chub Burger (burgers and fries)



➔ King Soopers Cards


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 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 is closed for the season.  We will be open in August with new products.



Instructional Technology Advisory Committee


If you are interested in serving on the district’s Instructional Technology Advisory Committee, please follow this link and submit an application prior to June 25th.




School Fees


Fees can be paid online with a credit card on RevTrak during the summer break.



Counseling/Registrar Office


sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  Alphabet Gr-N

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  Alphabet O-Z


Naviance Information


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.


Transcript request


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.



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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!



(cut and paste this link in your internet browser)


If you have questions about SCOPA, please contact Laura Ewing at scopapresident2016@gmail.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 bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org with any questions concerning the yearbook.


School Lunch


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 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.

Online Payments

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.

School Books

Click here to make prepayments to your child’s meal account online anytime at MySchoolBucks.com!

Send Check or Cash

You can always bring money personally or send it with your student. Please place it in an envelope marked clearly with your student’s name, their ID #, 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




TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Lois Davis at 720-494-3721 or her direct line: 720-494-3738,  or via 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 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 davis_lois@svvsd.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.


Approved Flyers For June




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.


In English & Espanol




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 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!