Silver Creek High School
Weekly Update for Friday,March 17th, 2017
March 24th (non- student contact day)
March 27th -31st
Wednesday, April 5th
School begins at 10 a.m. buses run 2 1/2 hours later
SENIORS: Jostens will be here on March 21 between 10:40 and 1:00 pm to deliver any graduation items you may have ordered (announcements, etc.) Please go to the A wing for pick up. Caps and Gowns will be delivered in May.
Prom details are here!
Prom will be held Saturday, April 8th at the Church Ranch Event Center in Westminster from 8 – 11:30 p.m.
Tickets will go on sale in Ms. Lindsey’s office Friday, March 17th from 7:15 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. until Thursday April 6th. Tickets will be sold at both lunches beginning Monday, March 20th through Thursday, April 6th. Do not procrastinate! Tickets will NOT be sold at the door. This year’s After Prom will be held at the Wild Game Experience in Longmont from midnight to 3 a.m.
Students will play unlimited darts, foosball, corn hole, ping pong, shuffleboard and indoor bocce ball. The Wild Game also has eight regulation-sized bowling lanes as well as dozens of high-tech video games. Pizza, pork slider sandwiches, chips and salsa, vegetables and dip as well as water and pop will be served throughout the evening.
A couple’s ticket will cost $95 and a single will be $50. If you are not attending Prom you can purchase an After Prom ticket for $20. Tickets can be purchased with cash or checks made out to SCHS.
All students, and parents, must sign the dance expectation contract and provide a school ID at check-in. Contracts will be available during ticket sales. No one over the age of 20 is allowed at Prom activities. If you are bringing a guest from another school, they also must sign the dance expectation contract. A dance expectation contract will also be required if you are only attending After Prom.
Think you have the best prom proposal? Send your entries to email@example.com. Four anonymous Silver Creek teachers will judge this year’s contest. The first place winner will receive two Prom tickets, with second place winning a boutonniere and corsage.
Please submit your entry by midnight Saturday, April 1st. You will receive a confirmation email that your entry was received. Winners will be announced Monday, April 3rd in the daily announcements (If you win first place, you will receive a refund for already purchased prom tickets).
Please see Ms. Lindsey in the Health Office or contact her at 720-494-3728 if you have any questions.
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The 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 to apply!
College Representative Visits
Wednesday, March 22nd @ noon – University of Alaska-Anchorage
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.
Colorado Girls State Program
ATTENTION! Girls in the junior class. The American Legion Auxiliary of Unit 32, Longmont, is offering a fun filled and educational week June 11-17, 2017 at the University of Northern Colorado, in Greeley. This is the American Legion Auxiliary Colorado Girls State Program, an opportunity to learn about your government and how it works; a chance to test speaking abilities and interpersonal skills and develop friendships that will last a lifetime. All applications are done online. If you would like to join the 200 Colorado students who will participate in this year’s program, just go to www.alacolorado.com and look under Girls State. Applications are due by April 1st, 2017. There is no cost to the delegates.
Please contact your school counselor for more information.
Girls State Chairman, Unit 32
American Legion Auxiliary
Students! Enter Silver Creek’s First LipSync Competition !
This is Silver Creek High School’s first LipSync competition hosted by SCHS Student Senate. If you have any questions, please email Emma Lilly @ firstname.lastname@example.org PLEASE REVIEW THE RULES BELOW. THE CONTRACT NEEDS TO BE SIGNED BY ALL MEMBERS BY APRIL 3RD AND TURNED INTO MR. MCNICHOLS.
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.
Incoming Freshmen who are applying for courses that are above Algebra 2 / IMP 2 or for a course not consistent with the current math teacher’s recommendations are asked to take a placement test. The placement test is scheduled for April 19 and April 20 (4:00 pm – 5:00 pm) at Silver Creek High School. If your student is either planning on taking a course beyond Algebra 2 / IMP 2 or a course not recommended by the math teacher, please email Carmen Rubino (email@example.com) to reserve a spot on one of these two days. Please include which course for which you are registering.
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.
Do you want to be on the Dance team and Cheerleading teams next school year? Tryouts for the 2017-18 seasons are coming up! See below for additional information on each tryout.
2017-18 Dance team Tryouts
April 5, 6, 7: 4:30pm -7:00pm: Dance Team Tryouts in the Silver Creek Small Gym
April 15: 10:00am : Dance Team Parent Meeting in the Silver Creek Commons
2017-18 TEAM TRYOUT INFORMATION – In order to tryout for the 2017-18 Dance team, all those interested need to complete the online registration forms (WEBSITE) and submit a valid physical to Melissa Lehman in the Silver Creek Athletic office. Dance team registration is listed under Fall sports. Questions regarding the registration process, please contact Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For general dance team questions, please contact Coach Karen Greenert at email@example.com.
2017-18 Cheerleading Tryouts
No prior experience necessary!!
April 3: Cheer Informational Meeting – 6:00 pm in the Silver Creek IMC
April 10 through 14: 4:00pm – 6:30pm: Cheer Tryouts in the Silver Creek Wrestling room
2017-18 TEAM TRYOUT INFORMATION – In order to tryout for the 2017-18 Cheerleading team, all those interested need to complete the online registration forms (WEBSITE) and submit a valid physical to Melissa Lehman in the Silver Creek Athletic office. Cheer registration is listed under Fall sports. Questions regarding the registration process, please contact Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You must be present for all five days of tryouts.
Spotted back handspring recommended for the varsity team
You will be taught a cheer, dance, jumps and stunts
WHAT YOU NEED FOR TRYOUTS
Wear a plain white t-shirt, black athletic shorts with spandex underneath
Wear athletic shoes
Have hair pulled back.
Contact Coach Taylor at email@example.com or 701-580-7840 if you’re interested in joining the team
March 17, 2017 – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Thank you for helping Silver Creek Education Foundation reach its GOAL ! Mardi Gras raised $25,000 to support our students, teachers, and programs at Silver Creek High School!
Thanks again to our Volunteers, Attendees, Sponsors, Donors, and Online bidders! Photos from the event (thanks to Health Clerk and Photographer: Cindi Lindsey) can be found at the link below.
See you all at Mardi Gras 2018!
Last few weeks left of the Midas Fundraiser…
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 Silver Creek 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.
RABC and SCEF are working together for SCHS! 50% of the profits are going to support our teachers during Fall and Spring Conferences next year and Teacher Appreciation Week. THIS ONE IS FOR OUR SCHS STAFF! Just mention SILVER CREEK at checkout. Wednesday, March 22nd, 4-8pm Chipotle @ 1100 Ken Pratt Blvd Longmont.
BIG News from RABC!
After Prom: You may have heard already, but…After-Prom will be celebrated at The Wild Game Experience this year! It will be from 12:00am – 3:00am with no entry after 1:00am. After Prom will be included in the Prom tickets (going on sale this Friday) and there will be a charge of $20 for those who only will be attending After Prom (pre-sale only for this, no tickets will be sold at the event). This is our first time holding After Prom off-site. We are really excited about having this opportunity. We will talk more about this at the Booster Club meeting this coming Monday.
In the past we have asked for prize, food, and monetary donations to help with this event. Since it is off site and there is so much for the students to do there and food is provided, we will not need prize or food donations, however we will still need monetary donations. You can write a check to RABC or send cash and drop it off to Melissa Lehman OR you can donate on the school store website, please share this with your parents:
*** No SHIPPING *** Must pickup Paid orders either in the School Store on the Thursday following your order or in the office any day after. The Silver Creek HS School …
Board Members Needed: As you all know, my time as President has come to an end. It is time for new leadership, new ideas, a new face & voice for the Booster Club. As I stated in the meeting last month, I have been honored to serve the Silver Creek community in this role the past 4 years & in other board positions the 2 years before that. It has been such a wonderful experience for me and I want someone else to have this opportunity to serve in this way. It is very important that we fill this position, along with the Treasurer & Secretary before the school year ends. We would like to have the nominations at our meeting on Monday, March 20th so we can then vote at the April 24th meeting. We do not have a meeting in May, therefore these open seats need to be filled in April. Please contact any of the current board members if you are interested or want to know more about the positions. Good news…all of the current board members are NOT leaving the school – just stepping into different roles, so they are there to support you and help you if needed.
Bingo: Wow!! Bingo has been amazing these past 3 weeks!! We have had record numbers and the Bingo Buzz is awesome. I want to give a HUGE Thank you to all the volunteers who have stepped up to work Bingo. There are 2 more sessions where you could win a 50″ Flat Screen TV when playing Bingo on Wednesday night, then just wait and see what they have in store for you in the month of April!!! Keep telling your friends, neighbors, and family about Raptor Bingo Night – every Wednesday at 7pm at the Longmont Bingo Alley.
Spring Concessions: Please help fill these slots – don’t make the managers work all alone. It is fun and easy! These funds help with events like Homecoming, DWSCS, & After Prom. Spring Concessions 2017
Raptor Run/Walk 5K: Don’t forget to get registered for our Inaugural Raptor Run/Walk 5k!! We have an amazing team working on this event & it is going to be a lot of fun!!! Grab your neighbors, friends, & family!! Get signed up today!! Hope to see lots of alumni Silver Creek students & families there too!! Don’t miss out!! https://raptorrun5k.wordpress.com/
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 remaining dates for these days are:
April: 6th & 20th
May: 4th & 18th
The school store has just revealed its 2017 Senior Shirt for ordering. The artwork was created by our Senior Class Member, Ellie Carson. This is not the Senior Walk Day shirt, this is the School Store’s shirt honoring the Senior Class of 2017.
Shirts cost $10, and you can order yours at the Silver Creek Online Store. 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: https://squareup.com/market/silver-creek-store
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: firstname.lastname@example.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. 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 email@example.com) 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.