Silver Creek High School Weekly Update
January 13th, 2017
School is closed Friday, January 13th and Monday, January 16th
Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King
The Longmont Dr. King Committee, City of Longmont Multi-cultural Action Committee, Silver Creek Leadership Academy, and Lexmark invite you to attend the MLK Celebration! The event will take place Monday, Jan 16 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
From 9-10am service projects will be done in the SCHS commons -donations of powdered laundry soap, dryer sheets, sugar free cereal (Cheerios, chex etc) and sandwich sized ziplock bags are needed.
From 10 a.m.-12 p.m. there will be a program in the auditorium featuring inspirational music, speech, and dancing. The event is free, family friendly, and open to the public. Join together with your neighbors as we celebrate our inclusive community! While you’re here check out the art exhibit.
SCLA CAPSTONE PROJECT-KIDS NIGHT OUT!
If you are around this weekend and would like a little break from your kids- James Schultz’ SCLA Capstone Project is Kids Night Out! The event will be held this Saturday, 6-9:30p.m. for your elementary aged kids. The cost is $10 and includes snacks, crafts, and fun with the money going to the humane society! For more information check James’ Facebook page or Sign Up Here . James is also selling cool t-shirts for $20 that you can purchase at the event. We hope to see your kids at KNO and that you can join us on Monday for MLK!
In order to accommodate for all the schedules changes, second semester fees will be assigned to your student’s account by the end of day January 27. Please review each of your student’s classroom syllabus for potential fees. If your student has unpaid first semester fees, please take care of those as soon as possible. Fees will be reviewable and can be paid online with a credit card on RevTrak. You can also pay by check (made to SCHS) or cash (exact change) at the school. If your student dropped a class last semester make sure their books have been returned!
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College Representative Visits
Wednesday, January 18th @ 1:00 – Western State Colorado University
Thursday, January 19th @ 8:45 – Fort Hays State University
Thursday, January 19th @ 9:30 – Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
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.
Spring sport registration is open! If you’re interested in baseball, girls golf, girls soccer, boys swimming, girls tennis and track and field, please sign up today! The deadline to register is Wednesday, February 22. The Spring season will start on Monday, February 27. All students interested in trying out/practicing on the 27th will need to complete the online registration forms and have a valid physical on file with Ms. Lehman. Once registration is complete, students will need to see Ms. Lehman for his/her clearance card. For additional information, visit the website: http://schs-raptors.com/2017/01/04/spring-sport-registration-is-open/ Please visit the website athletics website: http://schs-raptors.com/ for schedules and additional information.
RAPTOR ACTIVITIES BOOSTER CLUB
RABC Bingo is in Jeopardy! We need your help…we need a minimum of 2 Games Managers fully committed and certified by March 1st or we will be shutting Bingo down as of April 1st. As many of you know, Bingo has been our biggest fundraiser since we started in 2007. With the funds raised through Bingo, we have helped our Athletic Teams meet financial needs along with helping to purchase equipment needed for our programs. Please contact Patty Bicknell at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on the role of a Games Manager. You can also find all Bingo information on our webpage found on the school website. Important Letter Regarding Bingo Fundraising
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Mark your calendars now and tell your students about the upcoming Silver Creek Talent Show Fundraiser to support After Prom on Friday March 3rd at 7:00pm in the Silver Creek Auditorium. Watch for more information to come out soon!!!
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Join us on January 30th at 6:30pm in the SC Library for our monthly RABC Meeting. We will have a few of our awesome Silver Creek Coaches share about who they are and why they chose to coach. All are welcome!
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April 29th will be our first Raptor Run 5K Fundraiser!! More details on that coming soon!!!
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Shop at SCHS on Thursdays at A and B lunches.
We accept ALL forms of payment in the store and our online store accepts credit/debit cards.
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Students and parents, please take advantage of Naviance, made available to all Silver Creek students by the SCHS Education Foundation. Naviance is an excellent tool that provides students with many opportunities to make a successful transition between high school, college and career. Please view the link below for instructional videos on how to log-in and use the colleges and careers features, and access mini-lessons that help students learn more about their own interests and aptitudes, as well as all the pathways available to them in high school and beyond. LINK to Naviance Information.
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.