Weekly Update for September 8, 2017

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday,September 8, 2017





Student Portraits

Student Portrait Packages are in!  You or your student may pick them up in the front office.  If you have not yet ordered portraits you may do so by contacting Studio 5 directly.  www.studio5portraits.reorderphotos.com  View and order portraits and gift/novelty items from your student’s school portraits.  Enter your unique password:  KYPVQZS

Those students who missed picture days and still do not have an ID have another opportunity to have their photo taken on September 29th!  It is encouraged that students carry a school ID at all times so this third opportunity should not be missed. Entry through the office always requires  an ID.   Studio 5 will be in the A Wing for Picture Retakes from 10:30a.m. – 1:00 p.m on September 29th.





Emergency Notifications

Parents-please verify your contact information in Infinite Campus under the “Contact Preferences” tab.  In case there is any type of emergency we will want to have the correct information to notify you.






Paying Class Fees

Class Fees are now available to view on Infinite Campus. You may pay them through ReVTrack or payments will be accepted in the office starting on September 11th.






Game- September 15th at 7:00 p.m.

Dance- September 16th from 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Dance Expectations/Permission form

*Tickets to the dance will be sold during both lunches*



If your students has plans to build a float for the parade, please follow this link to download the safety waiver and safety bulletins.

Homecoming Float Safety






**TWO New FUN Programs at SCHS** check this out

  1. 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.

  1. 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:

  • 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.



Counseling/Registrar Office

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yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  Alphabet RO-Z

Attention Juniors & Sophomores – PSAT INFORMATION

The PSAT/NMSQT exam (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) will be offered here at Silver Creek on Wednesday, October 11th at 7:30 am.  A precursor to the SAT, the PSAT/NMSQT is a great practice tool that provides excellent preparation for the important SAT college admission exam.  The PSAT/NMSQT is also the sole measure used to determine National Merit Scholarship eligibility.  All are welcome to take the exam, but only Juniors are eligible for National Merit Scholarship eligibility.  The PSAT/NMSQT should not be confused with the PSAT-10 that juniors took last April and that sophomores will take next April.  The PSAT/NMSQT test is voluntary and not mandatory for all students.

There are a limited number of tests available and they will be sold on a first come first served basis.  To register you must bring $20 (cash or check payable to Silver Creek High School) to Andy Yeomans in the Counseling Office.  Registration for the PSAT/NMSQT will close on September 15th, so don’t delay.







TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Lois Davis at 720-494-3721 or her direct line: 720-494-3738,  or via email:  davis_lois@svvsd.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 davis_lois@svvsd.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.


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.






Mathematics Department:

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!

AP Statistics will be taking a period to have conversations with adults about how probability and statistics are part of their lives.  If you have ever bought insurance, had medical tests, made a decision based on information, or read a news article you qualify!  Please fill out the linked form if you are available September 28 and/or September 29 (times listed on the form).






2017-18 School Calendar






Fall Sport are beginning.  Be sure to support our Raptor Athletes!  Athletics Website







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





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 (mauwilliamson@yahoo.com) or Mr. Skelton (skelton_jeremy@svvsd.org) 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.



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

Naviance Information

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.





School Lunch

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)

Online Applications

Pre-Payment Options

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.

Online Payments

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.

Download and Print Out a pre-formatted #10 Envelope for making Deposits






Student Handbook iBook Edition:

Student Handbook.






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, we can help.  Call the main office and ask to be connected with Rod Anadon.






Approved Flyers for August









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 pass@svvsd.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.






Low Cost Health Insurance

Students who are 18 and graduating may be eligible for FREE and LOW-COST HEALTH INSURANCE until their 19th birthdays! This health insurance is available through Medicaid and CHP+ and enrollment occurs right here through St Vrain Valley School District.  Once children turn 18 and are no longer in school, Medicaid no longer counts parent income towards the child’s eligibility!  Please call The Healthy Kids Initiative at 720-722-1454 to see if your kids qualify today!

Los estudiantes que tienen 18 años y están por graduar de preparatoria podrían ser elegibles para obtener SEGURO MÉDICO GRATUITO O A BAJO PRECIO hasta que cumplan 19 años!  Este seguro médico es proporcionado por parte de los programas del gobierno Medicaid y CHP+.  Cuando un joven cumple 18 años y no está asistiendo a la escuela, Medicaid no toma en cuenta el ingreso de los padres! Por favor llame al programa de Niños Saludables al 720-722-1454 para informarse si sus niños son elegibles hoy!

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