Silver Creek High School
Weekly Update for Friday,April 14, 2017
Late Start-Wednesday, May 3
School begins at 10 a.m.
Buses run 2 ½ hours later than normal
CMAS Science Assessments April 18th – Grade 11
All 11th Graders should report to their assigned testing room at 7:30 a.m.
The tests will run the first three blocks of the day.
Rachel’s Challenge is returning to Silver Creek
April 27, 2017
This year Darrell Scott will be presenting to our students.
9th and 10th Grade Assembly 7:45-8:45 AM
11th and 12th Grade Assembly 9:15-10:15 AM
Training for Peer Ambassadors 1:00-2:00 PM
Community Assembly in SC Auditorium 6:30-7:30 PM
More information about Rachel’s Challenge is available here LINK
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AP Testers! Silver Creek will hold our mandatory pre-administrative sessions for AP testing next Wednesday, April 19. Sessions are scheduled for 7:30 a.m. (5th block) and 9:00 a.m. (6th block). Each session will last about 45 minutes. All SCHS testers should attend the Silver Creek sessions in the Commons; please attend the session that best suits your class schedule and avoids other conflicts (such as the blood drive hosted by the National Honor Society). Those who do not attend will be notified to attend the district sessions on April 28.
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.
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 are in season! Please visit the website athletics website: http://schs-raptors.com/ for schedules and additional information.
News from RABC!
Raptor Run/Walk 5K: Remember to get registered for our Inaugural Raptor Run/Walk 5k!! We have an amazing team working on this event and 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/
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 will be voting 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.
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.
RABC Meeting (Last one of the school year):
April 24th – 6:30pm – In the Library
Kaydene Hubert – President
Raptor Activities Booster Club Silver Creek High School
April 14, 2017
Happy Passover and Happy Easter to all who celebrate!
The Silver Creek Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization that was established in 2009 to support a culture of excellence for all Silver Creek High School students through enhanced academic and leadership opportunities. SCEF would like to invite those that are interested in being on the 2017-18 Board and/or interested in hearing more about what we do, please come to our meeting on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19th, 7AM in the SCHS Conference Room. For those interested in joining us to send us an email at SchsEdFoundation@gmail.com so we can send you the agenda.
We also invite you to participate in many of the great ways you as students and parents can document your years at SCHS! We continually sell commemorative bricks through the BRICK-BUY-BRICK program. They are easily personalized and are on display by the SCHS front entrance. http://schsedfoundation.org/brick-buy-brick/
We also will be selling GRADUATION SIGNS at school and during Senior Walk Out Day.
$10 cash or check or $12 with a credit card. What a great way to show everyone how proud you are of your Raptor Graduate!
We are also continuing our KING SOOPERS gift cards! They are FREE and 5% automatically goes back to SCEF and our classrooms! Pick up your card from Lois Davis at the Attendance Office. You can also email Tracie Pape @ firstname.lastname@example.org or text 720-470-5038 for a card. If you have an expired card (unloaded for 90 days) we will gladly get you another. Don’t forget that when you use your card, you are automatically entered into some of the PRIZE drawings! Easiest way to help support and fund the great work at Silver Creek!
Check out the photos if you missed them before Spring Break… pix.sfly.com/_TsxDxWU
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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:
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: 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.
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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.
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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 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.