Silver Creek High School
Weekly Update for Friday,May 12th, 2017
May 27, Graduation Day Information
7:30 a.m. Gates to ceremony site will open. This is the earliest time that chairs may be placed on the field (no tents or canopies). Seating is not provided; please bring chairs. Chairs are only provided for graduates.
9:30 a.m. Seniors report to the Commons in cap and gown. Please do not bring toys or other distractions! Robes must be zipped. Casual business clothes (or dress clothes) and comfortable dress shoes should be worn under robes. Caps may be decorated on top of the flat mortarboard portion only… no vulgar (etc.) messages or symbols will be permitted. Only school-issued ropes/cords/medals may be worn over the gown.
10:00 a.m. Ceremony begins.
11:30 a.m. Ceremony ends (approx.). Graduates MUST pick up actual diplomas in the Commons following the ceremony.
Please be observant of fire lanes and No Parking signs. Additional overflow parking will be available at Altona Middle School.
In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the Main Gym. Each graduate will be given 4 tickets for family members. Communication will be sent out the morning of graduation. Tickets will be included in cap and gown packages. Other friends and family may view the live webcast of the ceremony in additional locations inside the school.
*Handicapped parking spots will be available to individuals who have a handicapped placard or license plate, so there is no need to reserve a spot if your family will be using the handicapped spaces.
Finals Schedule (Grade 9-11)
5/22/17 Classes 1, 2, 3 7:30-12:16
Bus Departure 12:26
5/23/17 Classes 5, 6, 7 7:30-12:16 (Freshmen BBQ)
Bus Departure 1:30
5/24/17 Classes 4, 8 Bus 10:38
10:48 Bus Departure
UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER
May 15 SCLA Evening of Excellence (SCLA 12) 6:00 p.m.
May 16 Underclassmen iPad check in day, 3rd block
May 17 Seniors Last Day (blocks 5&6 ONLY)
Senior Graduation Practice (students only) 10:30 a.m.
Senior Walk Out at 11:30 a.m.
May 22-24 FINALS
May 24th Last Day for students grades 9 – 11
May 24th Senior Night 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
May 27th Graduation 10:00 a.m.
AP Assembly Meeting
May 16 at 2:45 pm in the large gym.
A reminder/verification email will be sent to students who are rostered for each AP class on Friday, May 12 – end of the day.
- This email is to:
- (1) remind students what AP classes they requested.
- (2) let students know if they do or do not have a summer assignment.
- If there IS a summer assignment, students must attend the AP Summer Assignment Assembly after school on Tuesday, May 16…and, students must sign in at the table when they pick up their books and/or materials.
- If there is NOT a summer assignment, students will not need to attend the AP Assembly.
- We will post a roster, by alpha, of students and classes outside of counseling by noon on Monday, May 15.
- We ask students to verify. If they feel there is an error, they need to contact their counselor.
- Available on May 16 will be a Summer Assignment page on the school website.
Summer Assignment Reminder for Honors:
Students taking the following honor classes will have a summer assignment.
- Honors Integrated English/Social Studies 9
- Honors English 9
- Honors English 10
- Honors US History
The assignment will be available May 16 on the school website. As a reminder, not completing a summer assignment is not a reason for a schedule change in August.
Honors students are not expected to attend the AP meeting.
iPad check in/Return information
Seniors returned their iPads WEDNESDAY, MAY 10th.
iPads MUST BE:
Charged to 70%
Updated to IOS 10.3.1
For more information see this Google Doc: Senior iPad return information
Mr Anadon email@example.com
Mr Goerner firstname.lastname@example.org
Underclassmen will be returning their iPads Tuesday, MAY 16th during their regular 3rd block class.
iPads MUST BE:
Charged to 70%
Updated to IOS 10.3.1
Complete iPad checkout slip
Remove iPad from case, inspect for damage
Re-case the iPad
Place iPad (in case) in baggie with check out slip for next fall
*no charging brick or cord will be collected – please have your student store these in a safe place for next year if they won’t be using it this summer.
For more information see this Google Doc: Underclassmen Pad return information
Mr Anadon email@example.com
Mr Goerner firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you purchased a sign to honor your Graduate?
Signs are available for purchase now in the front office.
Each sign is $10 cash or check-offered by the Silver Creek Education Foundation.
email@example.com Alphabet A-EL
firstname.lastname@example.org Alphabet EM-LA
email@example.com Alphabet LE-RI
firstname.lastname@example.org Alphabet RO-Z
Seniors Final Transcript request
All Seniors will be asked to include the college that they have chosen to attend in the fall on the senior survey so that Ms. Chopp can send the final transcript after the spring semester grades are posted.
Senior Parents – Graduation Day VIP Parking
Once again we will be offering VIP parking ($20) for Graduation Day. Please stop by the front office if you wish to purchase a parking pass. Limited spaces are available. Proceeds help us defray Graduation expenses. First come, first served, spots go quickly — don’t delay!
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.
2017 Summer Camps
SCLA Ambassadors Summer Leadership Camp
Silver Creek leadership academy program directors and student ambassadors will be holding a leadership camp for students in 5th through 8th grade. The camp will be held at Altona Middle School June 5 through 8 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.
Click HERE for the SCLA Leadership Camp registration form.
SCHS Youth Baseball Camp
Silver Creek coaches and players will be holding a baseball skills camp for youth players ages 6 to 13. The camp will be held June 19 through June 21: 9:30 am – 11:30 am at the SCHS Baseball field.
The three day camp will stress the fundamentals along with the competitive aspects necessary to be successful in the game of baseball!
Click HERE for the Baseball Youth Camp registration form.
SCHS Youth Volleyball Skills Camp
Silver Creek coaches and players will be holding a volleyball skills camp for youth players in grades 5 – 8. The camp will be held June 19 through June 22: 9:00 am – 11:30 am.
Click HERE for the Volleyball Youth Camp registration form.
SCHS Youth Football Skills Camp
Silver Creek coaches and players will be holding a football skills camp for youth players in grades 3 – 8. The camp will be held July 31 through August 2: 8:00 am – 11:00 am on the SCHS Football field.
Click HERE for the Football Youth Camp registration form.
Spring Sports are in season! Please visit the website athletics website: http://schs-raptors.com/ for schedules and additional information.
Summer schedules for the athletic programs are being posted on the athletic website this month! Please view the online information and contact the coaches if you need more information.
2017-18 fall sport registration will open July 1. Stay tuned for additional information.
May 12, 2017
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.
Document your years at SCHS! Leave a legacy or start your high school career with a personalized brick, they are literally written in STONE and there are SO many activity icons to choose from. We sell commemorative bricks throughout the year through the BRICK-BUY-BRICK program. Check them out, on display by the SCHS Office Entrance, newly named “CREEK CORNER”.
We also will be selling GRADUATION SIGNS at school Kathy Templeton has them at the front desk and we will sell them before, during and after Senior Walk Out Day on May 17th. $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 @ email@example.com 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!
If you ‘d like more information, please visit us online at:
LIKE US on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/schsedfoundation/
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
When shopping at Amazon, you can help the Raptor Activities Booster Club! Go to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/84-1611028 when making your Amazon purchases. It is easy and will really help our our programs!!
Congratulations and Welcome to our new RABC Board Members for the 2017-2018 School Year!
Amy Kim (Co-Treasurer) and Joyce Kelly (Secretary)
Scholarship Applications – please share the attached applications with your teams ASAP – applications are due May 19th!
Foreign Exchange Student Opportunity – Please see the attached flyer about the Aspect Foundation’s Foreign Exchange Program. Please take a moment to look it over and share it with your teams. The Aspect Foundation is looking for 2 families from Silver Creek to host. My family had a foreign exchange student, Violette, during the 15-16 school year through this organization. It was a great learning experience for our family and we are all still in touch our student. My daughter will have the pleasure of going to Belgium this summer to spend 3 weeks with Violette and her family! If anyone is interested in the program please feel free to contact me or reach out to Susan Erker directly (contact information in the flyer).
Raptor Activities Booster Club
Silver Creek High School
THE SCHOOL STORE
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2017 GRADUATES!
The Silver Creek School Store has closed for this school year. Please be sure to shop in August of 2017 when we re-open! Have a safe and enjoyable summer.
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.
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.