Silver Creek High School
Weekly Update for Friday, December 16, 2016
School will be closed for Winter Break December 19th – 30th. Classes resume on January 2nd.
NO LATE START IN JANUARY
Open Enrollment FAQ
Open enrollment period is December 1 – January 17th
Please visit this link for further information regarding Open Enrollment for 2017-2018. LINK
INCLEMENT WEATHER AND SCHOOL DELAYS OR CLOSURES
When a decision has been made to close or delay school due to weather conditions, every effort will be made by the school district to communicate with you no later than 5:30 am on the school day in question. In the event of a delayed start due to inclement weather, we will start school 2.5 hours later than regularly scheduled start times. Bus schedules will also start 2.5 hours later. We have included links to information regarding the District’s Inclement Weather Policy (Eng/Spa) as well as links to instruction for registering for Messenger. Registering for Messenger through your parent portal will ensure that you are receiving notifications through your Infinite Campus Messenger System (Eng/Spa).
The Silver Creek Theater Company will be holding auditions for their Spring Musical, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Jan. 4 and 5th with call backs Monday, January 9th. Sign up sheets are on the A Wing Theater Bulletin Board. We need Dancers, Jugglers, Beasts, Gastons, Beauties,Teapots and Wolves, so many roles to fill! Be our Guest to be part of the magic! For Audition packets and more information see Les Dweir. Packets will be available starting Monday, December 12th.
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.
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Attention all students: If you are considering a schedule change for 2nd semester you must arrange it with your counselor before you leave for Christmas Break! Please recognize that there is limited space available in elective classes so changes may be difficult to accommodate. Schedule changes will not be allowed once the new semester begins in January!
College Representative Visits
Wednesday, January 18th @ 1:00 – Western State Colorado University
Thursday, January 19th @ 8:45 – Fort Hays State University
Please sign up in the counseling office.
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.
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.
Please visit the website athletics website: http://schs-raptors.com/ for schedules and additional information.
News From TheRaptor Activities Booster Club***
2017Very Exciting and Good ThingsPlanned For The New Year!!***
Join Us!! Next meeting is January 30th at 6:30pm in the library.
EVERYONE is welcome to come and join our meeting as we will also be celebrating with some “Post Holiday” Cheer!***
As 2016 is coming to an end, please consider checking with your employer to see if they offer matching funds for your RABC donation and your membership contribution. Many companies look for opportunities to support their employee’s interests and contributions to 501(c)3 organizations. You can do this by:
1. checking with your companies benefits department to see if matching contributions is an employee benefit; and, if so
2. submit your receipt for your RABC general donation or membership donation per your companies procedure. RABC (Raptor Activities Booster Club) is a 501(c)3 and the Tax ID # is 84-1611028. If you need a receipt or a replacement copy of your receipt, please contact the school store at firstname.lastname@example.org i
f it was for an online membership or email@example.com if it was a general donation.
Some companies also consider grants for organizations that their employees are involved with. Please check with your company’s benefits department for more information about this opportunity. If you have any questions about either of these opportunities or any general questions, please contact Patrice Powell at firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s also not too late to get your RABC Membership and get the tax deduction before December 31st!
PLEASE continue to support and play BINGO.
Come out during holiday break on
Wednesday night and have some fun!!!***
Please like us on Facebook & follow us on Twitter!!
You can also learn more about Silver Creek RABC programs and opportunities at:
Raptor Activities Booster Club
Silver Creek High School
The School Store will be closed for all purchases, including online purchases, until January 2nd 2017!
Please be sure to shop with us again when school resumes. Happy Holidays!
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.
Order your yearbook now by clicking on this link:
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. Students may not be excused from a class and remain on campus. While on campus, students must attend their regularly scheduled classes or be counted “unexcused”.
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.
ATTENDANCE POLICY UPDATE
Students should not be excused from one class in order to go somewhere else in the school building or otherwise remain on school grounds. Parents, please do not excuse your child from a class in order for him/her to avoid a test for which he/she isn’t prepared, or to avoid a particular class he/she doesn’t feel like attending that day. Students who are excused from school by a parent should not be on campus and may lose up to 50% credit on any assessment they miss while avoiding a class to “work in the library” or to try to catch up in another class. Please feel free to call the administration for any clarification of this policy.
Extended absences – 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. Absences may go unexcused if a student does not 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.
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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.
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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.