Silver Creek High School
Weekly Update for Friday, August 25th, 2017
Paying Class Fees
Parents, Class Fees will be loaded into Infinite Campus September 8th. Payments will accepted in the office starting September 11th.
The Transportation Department Has Delivered Bus Passes to SCHS. Your student may pick up their pass in the main office.
Labor Day is Monday, September 4th
Schools will be CLOSED that day.
**September Late Start **
Wednesday, September 6th
Buses will run 2 ½ hours later
The School Day Will Begin At 10 A.M.
Game- September 15th
Dance- September 16th from 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
If your students has plans to play in the Powder Puff game or intends to build a float, please follow this link to download the safety waiver and safety bulletins: Powder Puff Participant Contract Homecoming Float Safety
**TWO New FUN Programs at SCHS** – check this out
Positive Attendance Program – check out the link explaining the program. We are partnering with lots of different businesses to provide lots of ways to earn prizes for just coming to school….a week of Chi-Fil-A, pizza????
When students improve their attendance rates, they improve their academic prospects and chances for graduating.
The academic impact of missing that much school is the same whether the absences are excused or unexcused.
Student and Teacher of the week – We are partnering with Village at the Peaks recognize our outstanding Silver Creek students and teachers. Link to information – also found on the school’s website.
Teacher of the Week:
Nominated by students, staff, parents, and/or community
LINK to nominate a teacher (open – begin nominations )
Nomination form for teachers also found on school’s website.
Nominations pulled the last two school days of each month.
Chosen teacher will have their name displayed at Village at the Peaks and receive a dinner of their choice.
Student of the Week:
Nominated by SCHS staff – one student from each grade chosen
Link sent to SCHS staff
Nominations pulled the last two school days of each month.
Chosen students will have their picture and name displayed at Village at the Peaks and receive a dinner or lunch of their choice.
firstname.lastname@example.org Alphabet A-EL
email@example.com Alphabet EM-LA
firstname.lastname@example.org Alphabet LE-RI
email@example.com Alphabet RO-Z
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. Parents, please contact the school as soon as possible if you are planning on picking up your student so we have time to retrieve them.
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.
If you purchase a TI product, please submit your TI Technology Points to Carmen Rubino or your student’s mathematics teacher. Thank you!
Math Club meets Thursdays from 2:40 – 3:40 in Room E206. On August 31, we will have an ice cream social and solve some problems!
Fall Sport are beginning. Be sure to support our Raptor Athletes! Athletics Website
Silver Creek Madrigal Dinner
FUN way to get involved!!! — The “A” Wing (performing arts) collaborates each December to present “A Royal Madrigal Feast,” a Renaissance themed event featuring music, drama, and dining! Proceeds from the Madrigal help fund the “A” Wing programs. Planning and preparation happens during the fall semester and we’re looking for some dedicated parent volunteers to join our team!! You’ll meet and work with great people and help create a unique and rewarding performing arts event!! There are many positions that require volunteer support and at various times throughout the semester, most happening the week of the event. Please contact our lead parent volunteer, Maureen Williamson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mr. Skelton (email@example.com) for more information on how you can get involved! Thank you!!
“A” Wing Concert Dates (1st Semester)
Wednesday, October 11 – Orchestra Concert @ 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 19 – Band Concert @ 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 24 – Choir Concert @ 7:00 p.m.
Friday, December 1 – Madrigal Dinner @ 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 2 – Madrigal Dinner @ 2:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 6 – Orchestra Concert @ 7:00 p.m.
RAPTOR ACTIVITIES BOOSTER CLUB
Make sure you check out our awesome new RABC Website. It will keep you up to date on all the events coming up along with many volunteer opportunities. www.raptoractivitiesboosterclub.com
August 25, 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”. http://schsedfoundation.org/brick-buy-brick/
We are also continuing our KING SOOPERS gift cards! They are FREE and 5% automatically goes back to SCEF and our classrooms!
Easiest way to help support and fund the great work at Silver Creek! If you ‘d like more information, please visit us online at:
http://schsedfoundation.org Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/schsedfoundation/
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
SCHS SCHOOL STORE NEWS
Back to School Ordering Period
Youth Small to Adult 5XL Available
$5 off $50 or more AND $10 off $100 or more
(Ends Friday, August 25th)
During the school year the store is open Thursdays from 10:30am – 12:45pm. You can purchase in stock items from our online store at: www.Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store
“Back to School Ordering Period” – August 5, 2017 – August 25, 2017 all new items and sizes are available for ordering. Some items are available in Youth S to Adult 5XL. These special sizes can only be purchased during this ordering period. Your orders will be available for pickup in the school store on Thursday, September 14, 2017.
SALE PROMOTION – During “Back to School Ordering Period” available in store and online
$5 off $50 or more
$10 off $100 or more
Online: please use these codes during checkout to get your discount
RAPTOR5 (for $5 off)
RAPTOR10 (for $10 off)
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.
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.
Approved Flyers for August
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 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.