Weekly Blog For August 26th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, August 26, 2016

 

PARENTS, NOW IS THE TIME TO GET INVOLVED AND LEARN ABOUT OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT!

Leadership St. Vrain is seeking volunteer parent learners.

Attendees will benefit from hearing from SVVSD Directors, Assistant Superintendents and Department Personnel.  There are also guest speakers from the state department and businesses.  This obligation is only 2 hours a month (one meeting per month) and you will learn with other parents throughout the district.  This is not necessarily an action committee but more so a learning committee.

More information can be found here:  http://www.svvsd.org/leadership/committees/leadership-st-vrain .  If you are interested please contact Mr. Finnestead or fill out the application online.

HOMECOMING

POWDER PUFF GAME

The powder puff game will be Wednesday,  September 7th at 5:30-6:45 here at Silver Creek.

PARADE

The Homecoming Parade will take place Friday, September 9th  between 2:55 and 3:00 p.m., beginning at the SCHS Tennis Courts. The parade will proceed down Grandview Meadows to Eagle Crest Elementary and back to Silver Creek. Join us along the route and help us show our teams and clubs that Raptor Spirit!

HOMECOMING FOOTBALL GAME

The Homecoming game vs Mountain View  is Friday evening, September 9th at 7:00. Ticket prices are $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and students.

HOMECOMING DANCE

The Homecoming dance is Saturday, September 10th from 8:30 – 11:30 p.m. Ticket price is $15 and they will go on sale starting August 31st at lunches until Friday, September 9th.  Students planning to bring a guest to the dance who does not attend Silver Creek must pick up a permission form at the office and have it signed by a representative of their guest’s school. The form must be turned in by September 8th.

HOMECOMING CELEBRATION: HELP NEEDED

Raptor Booster Club needs LOTS of help with Homecoming since it is early this year – September 9th!!  We are planning the celebration to take place right after the parade in the back of Silver Creek by the football/soccer fields.  We will have an all school BBQ, games, inflatables, & maybe even a dunk tank!!  Email or text (303-845-2290) Kaydene if you can help.

PICTURE RETAKES

Studio 5 will be at Silver Creek on September 26th from 10:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. for picture retakes.

 

Parents, please help us make drop-off and pick-up easier using these requested measures.

Together we can make drop-off and pick-up easier, safer and quicker if you follow these requested measures:

  1. Arrive to drop-off and pick-up earlier.  School opens at 6:30 a.m.  Students must leave by 2:45 unless in an approved activity.  Do not park on Nelson Rd. awaiting to pick up; use the parking lot.

  2. Enter and/or exit the parking lot from the Grandview Meadows Dr. driveway.

  3. When picking up or dropping off, please do not perform U-turns; this blocks traffic, slows flow and creates potential accidents.  It is especially important that no U-turns be performed once entering the back parking lot from Nelson Rd.

  4. Students and visitors, please use the crosswalk at the roundabout only.

  5. If traffic is moving, please pull over to the right at the next available space before stopping to drop off or pick up.  This measure allows for continuous flow of traffic.

  6.  Since students are walking through the parking lot to the designated crosswalk, please don’t use the parking lot aisles as thru-ways.  Instead, please use the roundabout where a crossing guard will hold students to help clear vehicle traffic quickly.

Late Start

Our first Late Start of the new school year is Wednesday September 7th.  School starts at 10:00 a.m. and morning buses will run 2 ½ hours later than normal pick-up time.  Click here for the late start schedule.

October 5, 2016 Late Start Cancelled

The Colorado Department of Education has identified Wednesday, October 5 as the official statewide October Count Day for the 2016-2017 school year. To comply with this state mandate and ensure maximum attendance, St. Vrain Valley Schools will have a full day of school with a normal start time on Wednesday, October 5 in place of the previously scheduled late start day.

Your assistance with this important state requirement is greatly appreciated as funding for St. Vrain schools and the important resources for our students are directly impacted by the October 5 attendance numbers. For more information, please contact your school’s front office.

Thank you again for your ongoing support for our students and schools.

Department of Communications

Counseling/Registrar Office

norrbom_barb@svvsd.org Alphabet A-EL

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  Alphabet EM-LA

ehleparker_kristin@svvsd.org  Alphabet LE-RI

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  Alphabet RO-Z

Counselors have returned to normal office hours.  To save time please make appointments with them rather than drop by.  Seniors only, if you previously had Mr. Sardinia or Mr. Yeomans and are assigned to a new counselor but are wanting to keep them as your counselor, please make your appointment with them.

Transcript request

Seniors who need an official transcript sent to a college, please pick up a Transcript Request form in the counseling office.  Official transcripts are $2.00 each.

Attention Juniors/PSAT INFORMATION

The PSAT/NMSQT exam (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) will be offered here at Silver Creek on Wednesday, October 19th at 7:30 am.  A precursor to the SAT, the PSAT/NMSQT is a great practice tool that provides excellent preparation for the important ACT and SAT college admission exams.  The PSAT/NMSQT is also the sole measure used to determine National Merit Scholarship eligibility for juniors.  This test is voluntary and not mandatory for all students.

There are a limited number of tests available and they will be sold on a first come first served basis.  To register you must bring $17 (cash or check payable to Silver Creek High School) to Andy Yeomans in the Counseling Office.  Registration for the PSAT/NMSQT will close on September 22nd so don’t delay.

Sophomores who would like to take the PSAT/NMSQT exam can sign up with Mr. Yeomans to be on a waiting list.  If spots are available they will be notified in October.

Don’t wait!  Register now for the PSAT/NMSQT!

Mathematics Department:

If you buy a TI product, please save the “TI-Technology Points” from the package and bring to Ms. Rubino or your student’s Math teacher.

How do you work on becoming better at solving problems? Join Math Club!  We meet every Tuesday from 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.  in room E206.  We will work on problems like those on the American Mathematics Competition and Moody’s Mega Math Challenge.

Athletics

Fall sports have started!  Please visit the website athletics website:  http://schs-raptors.com/ for fall schedules and additional information.

**If your son or daughter did not make a team this fall and you paid the participation fee, please contact Melissa Lehman (lehman_melissa@svvsd.org) to get a refund.

Raptor Athletic Pass

Silver Creek charges admission ($5 adults / $4 students & senior citizens) to many athletic events. Don’t want to pay at the gate to watch your favorite Silver Creek teams?  Purchase a Family or Student Athletic Spectator pass!

Download the form (Athletic Pass Form) and return to Melissa Lehman in the Athletic Office.

School Fees/iPAD Insurance Fee

           Fees can be paid online with a credit card on RevTrak at anytime.  Semester One fees will not be downloaded to student accounts until September 9 (3:00 p.m.)   Class fees will not be accepted until that time.

The LTP iPad Insurance window for the 2016-2017 school year opens August 1st and will close on September 14th. Parents who wish to join the insurance pool for this year will need to make at least a partial payment within this window.  The insurance will be voided if no payment has been made by September 15th. Students with unpaid insurance balances from last year will not have the optional insurance fee automatically added into Infinite Campus for this year. The past due fees must be paid before they are eligible for this year’s insurance.   2016-17 Insurance price: $35.

Read more about the LTP Student iPad Insurance Program

Parents – Get involved in Performing Arts

FUN way to get involved!!! — The “A” Wing (performing arts) collaborates each December to present “A Royal Madrigal Feast,” a Renaissance themed event featuring music, drama, and dining!  Proceeds from the Madrigal help fund the “A” Wing programs.  Planning and preparation happens during the fall semester and we’re looking for some dedicated parent volunteers to join our team!!  You’ll meet and work with great people, helping to create a unique and rewarding performing arts event!!  There are many positions that require volunteer support and at various times throughout the semester, most happening the week of the event.  Please contact our lead parent volunteer, Maureen Williamson, at mauwilliamson@yahoo.com or Mr. Skelton (choir director) at skelton_jeremy@svvsd.org for more information on how you can get involved!  Thank you!!

SCOPA AUG 26 BLOG

Student Handbook iBook Edition: Student Handbook.

News from Raptor Activities Booster Club (RABC):

So far this year has started out in full speed – is your head spinning??  There is so much to take in & so many places to get connected.  RABC has some great things planned for this year and we will be posting & announcing all of it here on the weekly blog and on our Facebook & Twitter pages.  Feel free to jump in anytime throughout the year & join the fun! If you are not familiar with the Booster Club, please make your way to our webpage that is linked to the athletic page.  Make sure you check out the School Store Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store to get all the latest Silver Creek gear, they have some great items this year!!  Make sure you also follow us on Twitter @SilverCreekRABC and Facebook at Silver Creek RABC to get the day to day updates.

Our first meeting will be on August 29th at 6:30pm in the school library.  All our welcome to come, (All Parent Reps are needed to be there).

We are in need of volunteers – please email Kaydene at rabcpresident@gmail.com if you would like to help:

HOMECOMING CELEBRATION -This is for the WHOLE School, it is not just a Football Event

We will need LOTS of help with Homecoming since it is early this year – September 9th!!  We are planning the celebration to take place right after the parade in the back of Silver Creek by the football/soccer fields.  We will have an all school BBQ, games, & even a dunk tank!!  Email (rabcpresident@gmail.com) or text (303-845-2290) Kaydene if you can help in one of these areas…

Set Up:  2:00-3:30

Griller: 2:30-5:00

Serving Food: 3:30-5:30

Supervising an Activity: 3:30-5:30

Clean Up:  5:30-done

Concession Managers – We are looking for opening & closing managers ASAP for the Fall games (Volleyball, Varsity Football, JV Football, Boys Soccer).  It is easy, fun, & a great way to earn funds for your student’s activity!!  Please contact Kaydene at rabcconcessions@gmail.com to sign up for a slot – all managers will be trained.  Here is the link to all of the dates & games we need managers.  Fall Concession Schedule 2016

Don’t forget to go play Bingo on Wednesday nights all year long at the Longmont Bingo Hall (Behind Wendy’s on North Main).  Sessions start at 7:00 – it is fun & you could win money!!!!

Feel free to contact any of the RABC Board of Directors with any questions, suggestions, or if you want to find a way to get plugged in here at Silver Creek!

Kaydene Hubert – President  rabcpresident@gmail.com

Patrice Powell – Vice President  rabcvicepresident@gmail.com

Stacy Koelfgen – Treasurer  rabctreasurer@gmail.com

Kristy Warner – Secretary   rabcsecretary@gmail.com

 

THE SILVER CREEK EDUCATION FOUNDATION

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We hope that Back to School Night was informative and fun! So many wonderful things going onat our great high school! Please make sure you put the upcoming events in your calendars!SCEF Chipotle Night

Wed 9/7/16 (Late Start Day) 4PM-9PM

We receive 50% of Sales with COUPON or just mention Silver Creek!

Aug 26 Ed Foundation

King Soopers

Reloadable KS cards are FREE and 5% goes back to SCEF and our classrooms!Make sure you get a King Soopers card for SCHS. You can email

Tracie Pape @ trapape@gmail.com or text 720-470-5038 to get a card.

If your old card is inactive we will gladly hand you another. For those that use their cards the most each month, we have a drawing for baskets and prizes.

Easiest way to help support and fund the great work at Silver Creek!

Brick – Buy – Brick

Brick

Leave a lasting memory here at Silver Creek, lots of options and icons to choose from to commemorate your years in high school. Anyone can buy one…freshman to seniors, sponsor your business, thank you to staff, honor an athlete…your choice.Great way to give back to SCHS

http://schsedfoundation.org/wpcontent/uploads/2016/05/BBB_FlyerOrderForm

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Refer to our flyer or website for other ways you can get involved.

http://schsedfoundation.org

Please contact us if you have questions or interest at SchsEdFoundation@gmail.com

 SCHOOL STORE NEWS

 

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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.

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, as well as all the pathways available to them in high school and beyond.  LINK to Naviance Information.

Yearbooks For Sale

Yearbooks for 2016-2017 – Personalized Yearbooks can be ordered online or at picture/locker days on August 11th and 12th.   For more information contact Joylynn Bockelmann at bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org.

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.

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

School Books

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

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 consecutive 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 August

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.

Z Pass+ information – In an effort to better serve you, we are implementing a program called Z Pass+ this year.  This free program will allow parents to receive text and/or email notifications via their smart phone whenever their student scans on or off the bus.  This technology is invaluable, and provides an additional layer of safety and security for District students utilizing transportation services.  The following link has directions on how to sign up.

Please open the following link for more important bus information.

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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!

Weekly blog for August 19th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, August 19, 2016

 

PARENTS, NOW IS THE TIME TO GET INVOLVED AND LEARN ABOUT OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT!

Leadership St. Vrain is seeking volunteer parent learners.

Attendees will benefit from hearing from SVVSD Directors, Assistant Superintendents and Department Personnel.  There are also guest speakers from the state department and businesses.  This obligation is only 2 hours a month (one meeting per month) and you will learn with other parents throughout the district.  This is not necessarily an action committee but more so a learning committee.

More information can be found here:  http://www.svvsd.org/leadership/committees/leadership-st-vrain .  If you are interested please contact Mr. Finnestead or fill out the application online.

 

Back 2 School Night

B2SN

Join us for Back 2 School Night on Wednesday, 8/24, from 4:30-8:00 pm.  We will have food trucks – until the food runs out — at Silver Creek to make dinner easy and a portion of the proceeds come back to our classrooms!

 

Parents, please help us make drop off and pick up easier using these requested measures.

Together we can make drop-off and pick-up easier, safer and quicker if you follow these requested measures.

  1. Arrive to drop off and pick up earlier.  School opens at 6:30 AM.  Students must leave by 2:45 unless in an approved activity.  Do not park on Nelson Rd. awaiting to pick up, use the parking lot.

  2. Enter and/or exit the parking lot from the Grandview Meadows Dr. driveway.

  3. When picking up or dropping off, do not perform U-turns, this blocks traffic, slows flow and creates potential accidents.  This is especially important that no U-turns be performed once entering the back parking lot from Nelson Rd.

  4. Students and visitors please use the crosswalk at the roundabout only.

  5. If traffic is moving, please pull over to the right at the next available space before stopping to drop off or pick up.  This measure allows for continuous flow of traffic.

Late Start

Our first Late Start of the new school year is Wednesday September 7th.  School starts at 10:00 and morning buses will run 2 ½ hours later than normal pick up time.  Click here for the late start schedule.

 

October 5, 2016 Late Start Cancelled

The Colorado Department of Education has identified Wednesday, October 5 as the official statewide October Count Day for the 2016-2017 school year. To comply with this state mandate and ensure maximum attendance, St. Vrain Valley Schools will have a full day of school with a normal start time on Wednesday, October 5 in place of the previously scheduled late start day.

Your assistance with this important state requirement is greatly appreciated as funding for St. Vrain schools and the important resources for our students are directly impacted by the October 5 attendance numbers. For more information, please contact your school’s front office.

Thank you again for your ongoing support for our students and schools.

Department of Communications

 

Counseling/Registrar Office

norrbom_barb@svvsd.org Alphabet A-EL

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  Alphabet EM-LA

ehle_kristin@svvsd.org  Alphabet LE-RI

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  Alphabet RO-Z

Counselors have returned to normal office hours.  To save time please make appointments with them rather than drop by.  Seniors only, if you previously had Mr. Sardinia or Mr. Yeomans and are assigned to a new counselor but are wanting to keep them as your counselor please make your appointment with them.

 

Mathematics Department:

If you buy a TI product, please save the “TI-Technology Points” from the package and bring to Ms. Rubino or your student’s Math teacher.

 

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2016-2017 Student Classes Are Available in IC.

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

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.

  • 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.

 

Athletics

Fall sports have started!  Please visit the website athletics website:  http://schs-raptors.com/ for fall schedules and additional information.

**If your son or daughter did not make a team this fall and you paid the participation fee, please contact Melissa Lehman (lehman_melissa@svvsd.org) to get a refund.

Raptor Athletic Pass

Silver Creek charges admission ($5 adults / $4 students & senior citizens) to many athletic events. Don’t want to pay at the gate to watch your favorite Silver Creek teams?  Purchase a Family or Student Athletic Spectator pass!

Download the form (Athletic Pass Form) and return to Melissa Lehman in the Athletic Office.

 

School Fees/iPAD Insurance Fee

Fees can be paid online with a credit card on RevTrak at anytime.  Semester one fees will not be downloaded to student accounts until early September.   The LTP iPad Insurance window for the 2016-2017 school year opens August 1st and will close on September 14th. Parents who wish to join the insurance pool for this year will need to make at least a partial payment within this window.

The fee will be voided if no payment has been made by September 15th. Students with unpaid insurance balances from last year will not have the optional insurance fee automatically added into Infinite Campus for this year. The past due fees must be paid before they are eligible for this year’s insurance.

2016-17 Insurance price: $35

Read more about the LTP Student iPad Insurance Program

 

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

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 consecutive 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.

 

Parents – Get involved in Performing Arts

FUN way to get involved!!! — The “A” Wing (performing arts) collaborates each December to present “A Royal Madrigal Feast,” a Renaissance themed event featuring music, drama, and dining!  Proceeds from the Madrigal help fund the “A” Wing programs.  Planning and preparation happens during the fall semester and we’re looking for some dedicated parent volunteers to join our team!!  You’ll meet and work with great people, helping to create a unique and rewarding performing arts event!!  There are many positions that require volunteer support and at various times throughout the semester, most happening the week of the event.  Please contact our lead parent volunteer, Maureen Williamson, at mauwilliamson@yahoo.com or Mr. Skelton (choir director) at skelton_jeremy@svvsd.org for more information on how you can get involved!  Thank you!!

Student Handbook iBook Edition: Student Handbook.

 

2016 HOMECOMING SHIRTS

Only $10 each

Capture homecoming game

Purchase at Silver Creek

Thursdays during lunch in the commons

100% community participation would be AWESOME!

Students, Parents, Family, Teachers, Staff!

WEAR IT TO SCHOOL ON SEPTEMBER 9th

DAY OF THE HOMECOMING PARADE

Check Payable to: RABC (cash also accepted)

Name of Student: __________________________________________________

Total Enclosed: ____________________________________________________

Size

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M

L

XL

2XL

3XL

Number of shirts

      

News from Raptor Activities Booster Club (RABC):

I hope you are all as excited for this new school year as we are!!  RABC has some great things planned for this year and we will be posting & announcing all of it here on the weekly blog.  Feel free to jump in anytime throughout the year & join the fun!

If you are not familiar with the Booster Club, please make your way to our webpage that is linked to the athletic page.  You can also follow us on Facebook & Twitter!!  And don’t forget to check out the School Store Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store to get all the latest Silver Creek gear, they have some great items this year!!

August 22nd at 6:00pm –  Is the Fall Sports Mandatory Meeting in the large gym, we will have a table set up there to collect new memberships – any new membership added at the meeting will be entered into a drawing to win a SC Stadium Seat!!

August 24th – Back To School Night – Make sure you stop by our table & talk to us about the Booster Club & how you can get plugged in.  We will have volunteer sign ups & we will be giving away some prizes & candy!!

Our first meeting will be on August 29th at 6:30pm in the school library.  All our welcome to come.

We are in need of volunteers – please email Kaydene at rabcpresident@gmail.com if you would like to help:

HOMECOMING CELEBRATION

We will need LOTS of help with Homecoming since it is early this year – September 9th!!  We are planning the celebration to take place right after the parade in the back of Silver Creek by the football/soccer fields.  We will have an all school BBQ, games, inflatables, & maybe even a dunk tank!!  Email or text (303-845-2290) Kaydene if you can help.

Concession Managers – We are looking for opening & closing managers for the Fall games (Volleyball, Varsity Football, JV Football, Boys Soccer).  It is easy, fun, & a great way to earn funds for your student’s activity!!  Please contact Kaydene at rabcconcessions@gmail.com if you are interested in helping with this.

Feel free to contact any of the RABC Board of Directors with any questions, suggestions, or if you want to find a way to get plugged in here at Silver Creek!

Kaydene Hubert – President  rabcpresident@gmail.com

Patrice Powell – Vice President  rabcvicepresident@gmail.com

Stacy Koelfgen – Treasurer  rabctreasurer@gmail.com

Kristy Warner – Secretary   rabcsecretary@gmail.com

 

   

THE SILVER CREEK EDUCATION FOUNDATION

educationfoundation

King Soopers

These are cards are FREE and 5% goes back to SCEF and our classrooms! Make sure you get a King Soopers card for SCHS.  We will have table at Back to School Night.  You can also email

Tracie Pape @ trapape@gmail.com or text 720-470-5038 to get a card.

If your old card is inactive we will gladly hand you another.  For those that use their cards the most each month, we have a drawing for baskets and prizes.

Getting Involved

Looking for 2 Student Representatives (sophomores or juniors) to sit on our SCEF Board and be on some committees.  SCEF meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7AM.

Please contact us below.

Refer to our flyer or website for other ways you can get involved.  http://schsedfoundation.org

Please contact us if you have questions or interest at SchsEdFoundation@gmail.com

 SCHOOL STORE NEWS

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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.

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, please pick up a Transcript Request form in the counseling office.  Official transcripts are $2.00 each.

Yearbooks For Sale

Yearbooks for 2016-2017 – Personalized Yearbooks can be ordered online or at picture/locker days on August 11th and 12th.   For more information contact Joylynn Bockelmann at bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org.

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)

School Books

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.

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

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 August

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.

Z Pass+ information – In an effort to better serve you, we are implementing a program called Z Pass+ this year.  This free program will allow parents to receive text and/or email notifications via their smart phone whenever their student scans on or off the bus.  This technology is invaluable, and provides an additional layer of safety and security for District students utilizing transportation services.  The following link has directions on how to sign up.

Please open the following link for more important bus information.

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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!

 

Weekly update for August 12th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, August 12, 2016

 

PARENTS, NOW IS THE TIME TO GET INVOLVED AND LEARN ABOUT OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT!

 

Leadership St. Vrain is seeking volunteer parent learners.

Attendees will benefit from hearing from SVVSD Directors, Assistant Superintendents and Department Personnel.  There are also guest speakers from the state department and businesses.  This obligation is only 2 hours a month (one meeting per month) and you will learn with other parents throughout the district.  This is not necessarily an action committee but more so a learning committee.

More information can be found here:  http://www.svvsd.org/leadership/committees/leadership-st-vrain .  If you are interested please contact Mr. Finnestead or fill out the application online.

 

First Day of School

 

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 18, 2016.

 

Makeup picture/locker/iPad Day

 

Students who were unable to attend Picture-Locker/iPad Distribution day will have an opportunity to get pictures taken, get locker assignments and receive their iPad on Wednesday 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.

 

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).  Silver Creek charges admission ($5 adults / $4 students & senior citizens) for many athletic events.  If you’re planning on attending SC athletic events, consider purchasing a family or student athletic pass so you don’t have to pay at the gate. Contact the athletic office if you have questions.

 

October 5, 2016 Late Start Cancelled

 

The Colorado Department of Education has identified Wednesday, October 5 as the official statewide October Count Day for the 2016-2017 school year. To comply with this state mandate and ensure maximum attendance, St. Vrain Valley Schools will have a full day of school with a normal start time on Wednesday, October 5 in place of the previously scheduled late start day.

 

Your assistance with this important state requirement is greatly appreciated as funding for St. Vrain schools and the important resources for our students are directly impacted by the October 5 attendance numbers. For more information, please contact your school’s front office.

 

Thank you again for your ongoing support for our students and schools.

 

Department of Communications

 

Counseling/Registrar Office

 

norrbom_barb@svvsd.org Alphabet A-EL

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  Alphabet EM-LA

ehle_kristin@svvsd.org  Alphabet LE-RI

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  Alphabet RO-Z

Counselors have returned to normal office hours.  To save time please make appointments with them rather than drop by.  Seniors only, if you previously had Mr. Sardinia or Mr. Yeomans and are assigned to a new counselor but are wanting to keep them as your counselor please make your appointment with them.

 

2016-2017 Student Classes 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.

  • 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.

 

Athletics

 

Fall Sport Registration

Boys Golf tryouts start on Monday, August 8.  If you have not picked up your clearance card from Ms. Lehman, please do so between 7:15 am and 8:15 am on August 8.

 

The deadline to register for all fall sports (except for boy’s golf) is August 10.  Tryouts/practice officially start on August 15.  Please visit the SCHS Athletic website for sport specific tryout times.

 

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.

 

Raptor Athletic Pass

Silver Creek charges admission ($5 adults / $4 students & senior citizens) to many athletic events. Don’t want to pay at the gate to watch your favorite Silver Creek teams?  Purchase a Family or Student Athletic Spectator pass!

 

Download the form (Athletic Pass Form) and bring to the athletic table at picture/locker day or return to Melissa Lehman in the Athletic Office.

 

Please visit the website athletics website:  http://schs-raptors.com/ for fall schedules and additional information.

 

School Fees/iPAD Insurance Fee

Fees can be paid online with a credit card on RevTrak at anytime.  Semester one fees will not be downloaded to student accounts until early September.   The LTP iPad Insurance window for the 2016-2017 school year opens August 1st and will close on September 14th. Parents who wish to join the insurance pool for this year will need to make at least a partial payment within this window.

 

The fee will be voided if no payment has been made by September 15th. Students with unpaid insurance balances from last year will not have the optional insurance fee automatically added into Infinite Campus for this year. The past due fees must be paid before they are eligible for this year’s insurance.

 

2016-17 Insurance price: $35

 

Read more about the LTP Student iPad Insurance Program

 

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

 

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 consecutive 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.

 

Parents – Get involved in Performing Arts

FUN way to get involved!!! — The “A” Wing (performing arts) collaborates each December to present “A Royal Madrigal Feast,” a Renaissance themed event featuring music, drama, and dining!  Proceeds from the Madrigal help fund the “A” Wing programs.  Planning and preparation happens during the fall semester and we’re looking for some dedicated parent volunteers to join our team!!  You’ll meet and work with great people, helping to create a unique and rewarding performing arts event!!  There are many positions that require volunteer support and at various times throughout the semester, most happening the week of the event.  Please contact our lead parent volunteer, Maureen Williamson, at mauwilliamson@yahoo.com or Mr. Skelton (choir director) at skelton_jeremy@svvsd.org for more information on how you can get involved!  Thank you!!

 

SCOPA

 

Student Handbook iBook Edition: Student Handbook.

 

            2016 HOMECOMING SHIRTS

Only $10 each

Capture homecoming game

Purchase at Silver Creek during

Thursdays during lunch in the commons

100% community participation would be AWESOME!

Students, Parents, Family, Teachers, Staff!

WEAR IT TO SCHOOL ON SEPTEMBER 9th

DAY OF THE HOMECOMING PARADE

Check Payable to: RABC (cash also accepted)

Name of Student: __________________________________________________

Total Enclosed: ____________________________________________________

Size S M L XL 2XL 3XL
Number of shirts

      

News from Raptor Activities Booster Club (RABC):

I hope you are all as excited for this new school year as we are!!  RABC has some great things planned for this year and we will be posting & announcing all of it here on the weekly blog.  Feel free to jump in anytime throughout the year & join the fun!

 

If you are not familiar with the Booster Club, please make your way to our web page that is linked to the athletic page.  You can also follow us on Facebook & Twitter!!  And don’t forget to check out the School Store https://squareup.com/market/silver-creek-store  to get all the latest Silver Creek gear.

 

Our first meeting will be on August 29th at 6:30pm in the school library.  All our welcome to come.

 

We are in need of some volunteers for following events coming up – please email Kaydene at rabcpresident@gmail.com if you would like to help:

    

Thursday/Friday August 11th & 12th –  Locker/Picture Day.  We will have a table set up both of these days.  The times that we need help are…8:15-11:45 & 1:00-4:00 on both days.  We should have at least 2 people there at all times, we will be collecting memberships & talking to parents/students about the Booster Club.

 

Wednesday August 24th 5:30-8:00  –  Back to School Night –   We will be setting up a table this night to meet & encourage parents/families to become RABC members & volunteers. It would be great to have at least 3 people there for 2 shifts (5:00-6:30 & 6:30-8:00).

 

HOMECOMING CELEBRATION

We will need LOTS of help with Homecoming since it is early this year – September 9th!!  We are planning the celebration to take place right after the parade in the back of Silver Creek by the football/soccer fields.  We will have an all school BBQ, games, inflatables, & maybe even a dunk tank!!  Email or text (303-845-2290) Kaydene if you can help.

 

ALL FALL SPORTS PARENTS/ATHLETES: Make sure you attend the Fall Sports Meeting on August 22nd in the large gym at 6:00pm – RABC will be there & would love to chat with you!

 

Feel free to contact any of the RABC Board of Directors with any questions, suggestions, or if you want to find a way to get plugged in here at Silver Creek!

 

Kaydene Hubert – President  rabcpresident@gmail.com

Patrice Powell – Vice President  rabcvicepresident@gmail.com

Stacy Koelfgen – Treasurer  rabctreasurer@gmail.com

Kristy Warner – Secretary   rabcsecretary@gmail.com

   

 

THE SILVER CREEK EDUCATION FOUNDATION

 

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The Silver Creek Education Foundation would like to welcome all the new and returning students!  We hope you had a great summer.

Back 2 School Night

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Join us for Back 2 School Night on Wednesday, 8/24, from 4:30-8:00 pm.  We will have food trucks – until the food runs out — at Silver Creek to make dinner easy and the a portion of the proceeds come back to our classrooms!

King Soopers Cards

These cards are free and 5% goes back to SCEF and our classrooms! Make sure you get a King Soopers card for SCHS.  We will have tables at Ipad/Locker days and Back to School Night.  You can also email Tracie Pape @ trapape@gmail.com or text 720-470-5038 to get a card.  If you haven’t used your card in over 3 months, we will gladly hand you another.  For those that use their cards, we have a monthly drawing for prizes too.

Getting Involved

Refer to our flyer or website for ways you can get involved.  http://schsedfoundation.org

Please contact us if you have questions or interest at SchsEdFoundation@gmail.com

Education Foundation summer flyer

 

                               SCHOOL STORE NEWS

Get your Silver Creek Spirit Wear at the School Store

 

Check out our flyer of new items below.  The store has limited quantities on hand of our new items.  All these new items are available for you to order in just the right sizes during our ‘Back To School Ordering Period’.  See below for details.

 

We will be open during all Picture/Locker day events.  We accept all forms of payment (Cash, Check, Credit Card & Debit Cards) and Credit/Debit cards only for our online store.

 

During the school year the store is Thursdays from 10:30am – 12:45pm. You may also purchase in stock items from our online store at:     Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store

 

“Back to School Ordering Period” – August 5, 2016 – August 25, 2016  all new items and sizes are available for ordering.  Some items are available in Youth, XS, 2XL-5XL and these sizes can only be purchased during this ordering period.  Your orders will be available for pickup in the school store on Thursday, September 8, 2016.

 

PROMOTION – During “Back to School Ordering Period”  Available in store and online

$5 off $50 or more

$10 off $100 or more

Online: use these codes during checkout to get your discount

RAPTOR5 (for $5 off)

RAPTOR10 (for $10 off)

SchoolStore

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.

 

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.

 

Yearbooks For Sale

Yearbooks for 2016-2017 – Personalized Yearbooks can be ordered online or at picture/locker days on August 11th and 12th.   For more information contact Joylynn Bockelmann at bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org.

 

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)

School Books

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.

 

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

 

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 August

 

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.

 

Z Pass+ information – In an effort to better serve you, we are implementing a program called Z Pass+ this year.  This free program will allow parents to receive text and/or email notifications via their smart phone whenever their student scans on or off the bus.  This technology is invaluable, and provides an additional layer of safety and security for District students utilizing transportation services.  The following link has directions on how to sign up.

 

Please open the following link for more important bus information.

linK

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!

 

Weekly blog for August 5th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, August 5, 2016

 

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).  Silver Creek charges admission ($5 adults / $4 students & senior citizens) for many athletic events.  If you’re planning on attending SC athletic events, consider purchasing a family or student athletic pass so you don’t have to pay at the gate. Contact the athletic office if you have questions.

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 18, 2016.

We look forward to seeing all students next week for Picture-Locker Day/iPad Distribution.

We need parent volunteers for Picture/Locker/iPad day.  If you are interested please contact Lois Davis or Melissa Lehman at davis_lois@svvsd.org or lehman_melissa@svvsd.org.

 

Counseling/Registrar Office

norrbom_barb@svvsd.org Alphabet A-EL

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  Alphabet EM-LA

ehle_kristin@svvsd.org  Alphabet LE-RI

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  Alphabet RO-Z

Counselors will return to normal office hours on August 12th. To make appointments email your prospective counselor.  Seniors only, if you previously had Mr. Sardinia or Mr. Yeomans and are assigned to a new counselor but are wanting to keep them as your counselor please make your appointment with them.

 

2016-2017 Student Classes 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.

  • 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.

 

Athletics

 

Fall Sport Registration

Boys Golf tryouts start on Monday, August 8.  If you have not picked up your clearance card from Ms. Lehman, please do so between 7:15 am and 8:15 am on August 8.

The deadline to register for all fall sports (except for boy’s golf) is August 10.  Tryouts/practice officially start on August 15.  Please visit the SCHS Athletic website for sport specific tryout times.

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.

 

Raptor Athletic Pass

Silver Creek charges admission ($5 adults / $4 students & senior citizens) to many athletic events. Don’t want to pay at the gate to watch your favorite Silver Creek teams?  Purchase a Family or Student Athletic Spectator pass!

Download the form (Athletic Pass Form) and bring to the athletic table at picture/locker day or return to Melissa Lehman in the Athletic Office.

Please visit the website athletics website:  http://schs-raptors.com/ for fall schedules and additional information.

 

School Fees/iPAD Insurance Fee

Fees can be paid online with a credit card on RevTrak at anytime.  Semester one fees will not be downloaded to student accounts until early September.   The LTP iPad Insurance window for the 2016-2017 school year opens August 1st and will close on September 14th. Parents who wish to join the insurance pool for this year will need to make at least a partial payment within this window.

 

The fee will be voided if no payment has been made by September 15th. Students with unpaid insurance balances from last year will not have the optional insurance fee automatically added into Infinite Campus for this year. The past due fees must be paid before they are eligible for this year’s insurance.

 

2016-17 Insurance price: $35

 

Read more about the LTP Student iPad Insurance Program

 

Parents – Get involved in Performing Arts

FUN way to get involved!!! — The “A” Wing (performing arts) collaborates each December to present “A Royal Madrigal Feast,” a Renaissance themed event featuring music, drama, and dining!  Proceeds from the Madrigal help fund the “A” Wing programs.  Planning and preparation happens during the fall semester and we’re looking for some dedicated parent volunteers to join our team!!  You’ll meet and work with great people, helping to create a unique and rewarding performing arts event!!  There are many positions that require volunteer support and at various times throughout the semester, most happening the week of the event.  Please contact our lead parent volunteer, Maureen Williamson, at mauwilliamson@yahoo.com or Mr. Skelton (choir director) at skelton_jeremy@svvsd.org for more information on how you can get involved!  Thank you!!

 

Student Handbook iBook Edition: Student Handbook.

 

            2016 HOMECOMING SHIRTS

Only $10 each

Purchase at Silver Creek during

PICTURE/LOCKER DAYS

And Thursdays during lunch in the commons

Capture homecoming game

100% community participation would be AWESOME!

Students, Parents, Family, Teachers, Staff!

WEAR IT TO SCHOOL ON SEPTEMBER 9th

DAY OF THE HOMECOMING PARADE

Check Payable to: RABC (cash also accepted)

Name of Student: __________________________________________________

Total Enclosed: ____________________________________________________

Size S M L XL 2XL 3XL
Number of shirts


News from Raptor Activities Booster Club (RABC):

I hope you are all as excited for this new school year as we are!!  RABC has some great things planned for this year and we will be posting & announcing all of it here on the weekly blog.  Feel free to jump in anytime throughout the year & join the fun!

If you are not familiar with the Booster Club, please make your way to our web page that is linked to the athletic page.  You can also follow us on Facebook & Twitter!!  And don’t forget to check out the School Store https://squareup.com/market/silver-creek-store  to get all the latest Silver Creek gear.

Our first meeting will be on August 29th at 6:30pm in the school library.  All our welcome to come.

We are in need of some volunteers for following events coming up – please email Kaydene at rabcpresident@gmail.com if you would like to help:

    

Thursday/Friday August 11th & 12th –  Locker/Picture Day.  We will have a table set up both of these days.  The times that we need help are…8:15-11:45 & 1:00-4:00 on both days.  We should have at least 2 people there at all times, we will be collecting memberships & talking to parents/students about the Booster Club.

Wednesday August 24th 5:30-8:00  –  Back to School Night –   We will be setting up a table this night to meet & encourage parents/families to become RABC members & volunteers. It would be great to have at least 3 people there for 2 shifts (5:00-6:30 & 6:30-8:00).

HOMECOMING CELEBRATION

We will need LOTS of help with Homecoming since it is early this year – September 9th!!  We are planning the celebration to take place right after the parade in the back of Silver Creek by the football/soccer fields.  We will have an all school BBQ, games, inflatables, & maybe even a dunk tank!!  Email or text (303-845-2290) Kaydene if you can help.

ALL FALL SPORTS PARENTS/ATHLETES: Make sure you attend the Fall Sports Meeting on August 22nd in the large gym at 6:00pm – RABC will be there & would love to chat with you!

Feel free to contact any of the RABC Board of Directors with any questions, suggestions, or if you want to find a way to get plugged in here at Silver Creek!

Kaydene Hubert – President  rabcpresident@gmail.com

Patrice Powell – Vice President  rabcvicepresident@gmail.com

Stacy Koelfgen – Treasurer  rabctreasurer@gmail.com

Kristy Warner – Secretary   rabcsecretary@gmail.com

 

THE SILVER CREEK EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Capture scef logo

The Silver Creek Education Foundation would like to welcome all the new and returning students!  We hope you had a great summer.

Back 2 School Night

Join us for Back 2 School Night on Wednesday, 8/24, from 4:30-8:00 pm.  We will have food trucks at Silver Creek to make dinner easy and the a portion of the proceeds come back to our classrooms!

B2SN_Flyer_2016

 

Getting Involved

Refer to our flyer or website for ways you can get involved.  http://schsedfoundation.org

Please contact us if you have questions or interest at SchsEdFoundation@gmail.com

Education Foundation summer flyer

 

                               SCHOOL STORE NEWS

Get your Silver Creek Spirit Wear at the School Store

Check out our flyer of new items below.  The store has limited quantities on hand of our new items.  All these new items are available for you to order in just the right sizes during our ‘Back To School Ordering Period’.  See below for details.

We will be open during all Picture/Locker day events.  We accept all forms of payment (Cash, Check, Credit Card & Debit Cards) and Credit/Debit cards only for our online store.

During the school year the store is Thursdays from 10:30am – 12:45pm. You may also purchase in stock items from our online store at:     Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store

“Back to School Ordering Period” – August 5, 2016 – August 25, 2016  all new items and sizes are available for ordering.  Some items are available in Youth, XS, 2XL-5XL and these sizes can only be purchased during this ordering period.  Your orders will be available for pickup in the school store on Thursday, September 8, 2016.

PROMOTION – During “Back to School Ordering Period”  Available in store and online

$5 off $50 or more

$10 off $100 or more

Online: use these codes during checkout to get your discount

RAPTOR5 (for $5 off)

RAPTOR10 (for $10 off)

SchoolStore

 

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.

 

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.

 

SCOPA ANNOUNCEMENTS

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!

http://www7.mysignup.com/cgi-bin/view.cgi?datafile=scopabingo_apr16

(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 2016-2017 – Personalized Yearbooks can be ordered online or at picture/locker days on August 11th and 12th.   For more information contact Joylynn Bockelmann at bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org.

 

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

School Books

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.

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

 

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

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 consecutive 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 August

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.

 

Z Pass+ information – In an effort to better serve you, we are implementing a program called Z Pass+ this year.  This free program will allow parents to receive text and/or email notifications via their smart phone whenever their student scans on or off the bus.  This technology is invaluable, and provides an additional layer of safety and security for District students utilizing transportation services.  The following link has directions on how to sign up.

 

Please open the following link for more important bus information.

linK

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!