Silver Creek High School
Weekly Update for Friday, September 30th, 2016
Important Information Regarding Settings in Parent Portal for Emergency Messages
Parents, it has come to our attention that some messages may not be getting through to you. Please visit this website link for instructions on how to manage your subscriptions within parent portal.
College Week at Silver Creek is Coming 10/31-11/4
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Principal’s Update to Class of 2017
Important Information contained about College and Career Readiness, Naviance College Career Tool, College Week at Silver Creek.
Principal’s Update to Class of 2018
Important Information about SAT Preparation offered at Silver Creek.
Semester One 2016 fees have been downloaded for all students. Fees can be paid online with a credit card on RevTrak at any time. You can also pay by check (made to SCHS) or cash at the school.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent Teacher Conferences are October 12th and 13th
Silver Creek has introduced a new online appointment booking system called “Meet the Teacher”. This allows you to choose your own appointment times with teachers and you will receive an email confirming your appointments. We are confident this will be an improvement to the previous system and we welcome any feedback.
Appointments can be made from 9/28/16 and will close on 10/13/16. Should you wish to make any changes after this date please contact the school office.
Please visit https://svvsdsilvercreek.meettheteacher.com to book your appointments. A short guide on how to add appointments is included with this letter and is also available on our website under “Quick Links”.
Instructions Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4y8qInVbva9QnN5VzhGbEFfZG8/view
Login with the above information using the link provided or by accessing this link through our website under “Quick Links”:
LATE REGISTRATION/PICTURE RETAKES
Studio 5 will be back in October again (TBD) to complete any additional picture retakes. If you ordered photos, they will be delivered to Silver Creek shortly. We will call your student down to pick them up once they arrive.
Jostens will be here on Monday, October 3rd at 10:00 a.m. to meet with the Senior class of 2017 regarding orders for caps/gowns/announcements, etc. Please plan on attending this important meeting. You will be released to the Auditorium for the presentation.
Senior Pictures are due by November 18th. Please download your student’s senior picture to the link found on the Silver Creek home page, or send your student’s picture to Joylynn Bockelmann at email@example.com
October 5, 2016 Late Start Cancelled
Rescheduled as Full School Day
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
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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.
Front Range Community College will host an Open House event at their Longmont Campus (2121 Miller Drive) on Thursday, November 3rd from 3 to 6 pm.
Are you considering Front Range? Participants can learn about everything FRCC has to offer. Speak with faculty, career counselors, advisors, and financial aid representatives. Take a tour of campus. Talk to current students. Find out whether FRCC is the right fit for you.
College Representative Visits
Thursday, October 6th @ 1:30 – Denison University
Friday, October 7th @ 8:30 – Montana State University
Please sign up in the counseling office.
Attention Seniors: Are you a candidate for a Boettcher Scholarship?
Since 1952, the Boettcher Foundation has awarded nearly $60 million in undergraduate scholarships to many of Colorado’s best and brightest students. The merit-based awards provide what is essentially a full-ride to any 4-year institution in Colorado.
The Boettcher Foundation Scholarship is extremely competitive and has a rigorous application process. The application deadline is October 21st so time is of the essence! We encourage all interested seniors to review the Selection and Eligibility Criteria and the Frequently Asked Questions sections on Boettcher Foundation Scholarship website to help determine if you are interested in applying.
There is also a helpful Competitiveness Quiz available to help you with this process:
IMPORTANT: If you are interested in applying for the Boettcher Foundation Scholarship, you MUST request to be invited by your specific Counselor. To do this, please email or see them in person and be able to provide your full name and personal email address. This will be the method by which you are contacted by the Boettcher Foundation. Your email will not be used for any other reason.
All teachers in the Mathematics Department offer help outside of class time. Please consult your student’s teacher via syllabus, website, or email to find out what time(s) s/he is available.
Silver Creek Tutoring Program
If you are having trouble in class (or are the parent/guardian of a student who is having trouble in class), visit the Silver Creek Tutoring Program Website to submit a request for a student tutor.
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:
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.
Enter and/or exit the parking lot from the Grandview Meadows Dr. driveway.
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.
Students and visitors, please use the crosswalk at the roundabout only.
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.
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.
Please visit the website athletics website: http://schs-raptors.com/ for fall schedules and additional information.
Raptor Athletic Pass
The passes have arrived at the SCHS Office! If your son or daughter has not brought them home, please send them to the office to pick them up next week.
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.
News from Raptor Activities Booster Club (RABC):
Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars!!! Start planning on attending this event – it will be the highlight of your year!! We have coaches & SC staff dancing with professional dancers to raise funds for their programs & RABC. This season’s event will be November 12th at the Pacific Events Center here in Longmont. This is an adult only event but we will have a student night on November 11th. This event consists of a Silent Auction with Appetizers & Cash Bar, Full Catered Dinner, the Dance Competitions, & Dessert. Not only do you get all of that…you also get to socialize & just have fun!!
Thank you to these amazing SC Coaches/Teachers who have said yes to the challenge of being our Star Dancers for our 3rd season of this great event!!
Karen Greenert – Dance Coach
Alex Grant – Assistant Swim Coach
Hannah Foster – Assistant Swim Coach
Rob Johnson – Boys Soccer Coach
Jason Lathrop & Mike Kisor – Softball Coaches & Teacher
Get ready for the voting polls to open up soon & cast your vote for the SC Star that you want to win their names to be placed on the Mirrored Ball Trophy!!!
Teams/activities are looking for donations to add to their Silent Auction Baskets for this event, please contact Kaydene at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any items that you would be willing to donate. We will have a live auctioneer if we get some large items to auction off!!!
Congratulations to our first ever RABC Raptor Athletes of the Month – Kelley Laxton from Dance & Adam Walter from Boys Golf. We are proud to have you as Raptors!! Keep up the great work & being the awesome teammates you are!!
At our last RABC Meeting, we voted to help Dance, Football, & Wrestling with some equipment needs through the General Fund Requests. We thank all who help to make these purchases possible through your memberships & donations. We are love being able to help all of our programs! Keep encouraging your students to come out to cheer on all of our Fall Sports teams!! All of our teams have been having great success so far and we are proud to be Raptors!! Please like us on Facebook & follow us on Twitter!! Next meeting is October 24th at 6:30pm in the library. We will have a St Vrain School Board Member joining us and an SCLA student presenting her Capstone Project.
Raptor Activities Booster Club
Silver Creek High School
THE SILVER CREEK EDUCATION FOUNDATION
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 @ email@example.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!
SCHS SCHOOL STORE
Get your Raptor Gear Here! Stop by and shop any Thursday from 10:30a.m.- 12:45 p.m. We are open during both A and B lunches as well as the hour between them. We accept all forms of payment in the store on Thursdays, and Credit/Debit cards for our online store. Visit us online at: www.Mkt.com/SilverCreek-Store Or stop by in person and check out all of our spirit items and clothing.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information for Parent Organizations
Policies for Outside Foods Served in District Schools (click here)
Bake Sales (click here)
Colorado Beverage Guidelines (click here)
Colorado Competitive Food Guidelines (click here)
Please take advantage of the options to prepay your student’s meal accounts. Prepaid meal accounts help the lunch lines go faster and give students more time to eat, relax, and play. It also gives you peace of mind — not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or having to worry that it might get lost or used for things other than lunch.
Meal Charging Guidelines – It is very important to keep you child’s account current. If you have any questions about the account, please call your child’s school kitchen manager.
MY School Bucks now can be used to make online payments to your student’s lunch account quickly, easily and securely. Online payments are a simple, safe and secure way to make payments to your students account 24 hours a day at your convenience.
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.
TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Lois Davis at 720-494-3721 or her direct line: 720-494-3738, or via email: email@example.com. Be sure to include the student’s first and last name as well as the date and reason for the absence. The absence must be called in or reported by email within 48 hours of the absence in order to be excused. After 48 hours, absences can only be excused by the student’s assistant principal.
TAKING YOUR STUDENT OUT OF SCHOOL DURING THE SCHOOL DAY– Any student who needs to leave during the school day should bring a signed note to the attendance window before school (or you can email a request to firstname.lastname@example.org) indicating the time you would like him/her to be excused. The student will receive a pink pass to give to the teacher for the class from which the student will be leaving early. Students should always sign out at the attendance window before they leave. You can meet your child at the attendance window or tell him/her to sign out and meet you outside. The attendance clerk will use the note to excuse the student in Infinite Campus. If the absence is a last-minute appointment, call the office as soon as possible so your student can pick up a pass during passing period. We know that emergencies arise and want to make the pick-up as easy as possible. Planning ahead limits classroom disruption.
Extended absences (vacation) – There is an “Extended Leave of Absence” form students should submit prior to leaving for an extended time. Forms are only needed if a student will be absent for more than 3 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.
Student Handbook iBook Edition: Student Handbook.
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 September
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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Important Bus Pass Information for Parents of Students Riding the Bus
Students only receive one free bus pass. For a replacement pass, please contact the Bus Pass coordinator by sending an email to bus email@example.com or calling 303-702-7540. The replacement cost for lost, stolen and/or mutilated bus passes is $5.00 and shows up as fee under your student’s name in Infinite Campus. New students to the district or new to riding the bus may pick up their bus passes at the Main Office of the school they will be attending.