Silver Creek High School
Weekly Update for Friday,March 3, 2017
No School March 24th (non- student contact day)
March 27th -31st
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Currently enrolled AP Students –
AP Test Registration is now open! AP (Advanced Placement) testing allows students to potentially qualify for college credit if they earn a score of 3 or higher (on a scale of 1 to 5). This year, the cost of each test is $93. Fee waivers are available to those in need. Register and pay on the SCHS school website by Friday, March 17th. Testing will take place May 1-12. Contact Ms. Norrbom with questions.
Mead High School is hosting a college and career night on March 16th! Follow this link for complete information.
College Opportunity Fund
Would you like to save money on your student’s in state college tuition? Contact the
College Opportunity Fund at: https://secure.collegeincolorado.org/Home/COF/College_Opportunity_Fund.aspx
College Representative Visits
Tuesday, March 7 @ 7:30 – University of Northern Colorado
Tuesday, March 7 @ 1:00 – Colorado Mountain College
Thursday, March 16 @ 9:30 – CU Boulder
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.
Information about Front Range Community College
Are you considering Front Range Community College? There will be an Open House at the FRCC Boulder County Campus (2121 Miller Dr., Longmont) on Tuesday, March 7th from 3:30-6:00 pm.
Anyone interested in learning more about Front Range Community College can get an inside look at FRCC during this Spring Open House. One of the best ways to find out if a college is the right fit for you is to visit the campus, talk with students and faculty, and see everything the school has to offer. Family members and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Attention Students….The School Newspaper is back! Follow at Creek_Speak to find out prizes you can win from answering trivia questions about the articles.
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 Sports have started! Please visit the website athletics website: http://schs-raptors.com/ for schedules and additional information.
Come out and support the Silver Creek Unified Basketball team at their last home game on March 8 at 5:30 pm against Greeley Central.
March 3, 2017
MARDI GRAS IS TOMORROW!
It’s not too late to join the FUN!
Buffet, Live Band “I and The Many”, Free Games & Prizes, Exclusive Silent Auction, La Momo Mae Desserts, Cash Bar, & $5 Hurricanes.
Saturday March 4th 5:30-10pm Mardi Gras Party brought to you by the SCHS Education Foundation. $50 per person.
Tickets are available here: http://schsedfoundation.org/getting-involved/mardi-gras-party-silent-auction-2017/ Credit card or paypal.
Need to practice your bidding skills (or if you can’t get enough at the party)?
Our online auction IS LIVE NOW through March 11th.
New items recently added. From your favorite device, go
To view online auction items, scroll to the bottom of the page and click “view all items”. Almost 200 items!
Last Month of Midas!
The MIDAS of Longmont is excited to announce it will donate
1% of sales from all students, parents, faculty, and friends of Silver Creek through March 31, 2017.
Call 303-772-2262 to schedule your appointment or visit our location at 1220 Ken Pratt Blvd. Let us know you are affiliated with Silver Creek High School to have 1% of your purchase donated to the Education Foundation! Midas Auto Service and Tires is a full-service auto center and an industry leader in brakes, tires, alignments, oil changes, and much more.
NEWS FROM RAPTOR ACTIVITIES BOOSTER CLUB (RABC)
Congratulations to all our Winter Sports Teams! We are so proud of all our Raptors…way to go!! Spring Sports season is here! Come out and support our great teams and show your RAPTOR PRIDE!
REMINDER: Spring Sports meeting is
this Monday, March 6th at 6:00 pm
Don’t miss out on your RABC Membership also!!
After Prom is April 8th at Silver Creek from 11:00pm-2:00am. We are asking the community for donations to help cover the expenses for this safe and fun event for our Juniors and Seniors (and their dates). This event is one of the highlights of the year for these students…let’s continue this awesome tradition!
Attached is a letter with donation information. *You can drop off prize donations with Melissa in the front office – we are looking for gift cards from $5-$50 value, gift certificates of any kinds or fun filled baskets.
We also will be needing help with areas of After Prom, such as Food Donations, Volunteers for set up, working the event, and clean up. Please follow these links to sign up to help!
Every Wednesday night during the month of March at our 7:00pm RABC Bingo Session, a 50” Flatscreen TV will be raffled off. That’s 5 TV’s!! I am sure every Silver Creek student would love to win a 50” TV! It would be great to see all the Silver Creek Students, Families, Grandparents and Neighbors at the Bingo Alley on Wednesday night. Bring $5.00 for a Bingo packet and a bingo dabber and join the fun! 640 19th Avenue in Longmont.
*It is that time of year where we are looking for new RABC Board Members. Please consider serving our community in this way. Feel free to contact any of the current board members with any questions. Let us know if we can add your name to the ballot – voting takes place at our April meeting.
*Inaugural Raptor Run/Walk 5K – April 29th at Silver Creek!! We are looking for more people to join our amazing committee of volunteers, please email Stacy Koelfgen at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to be a part of this committee.
Make sure you join us for our next meeting in the Library on March 20th at 6:30pm. You won’t want to miss this meeting!!! All are welcome.
Raptor Activities Booster Club
Silver Creek High School
THE SCHOOL STORE
The School Store will ONLY be open on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month during A and B lunches and the time in between (10:30am-12:45pm). The dates for these days are:
March: 2nd & 16th
April: 6th & 20th
May: 4th & 18th
We accept ALL forms of payment in the store and our online purchasing store accepts Credit/Debit cards.
Shop our “In Stock” inventory online at:
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.
Student Handbook iBook Edition:
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.
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.