SCHS Weekly Update for September 22, 2017

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday,September 22, 2017





**TWO great  Programs at SCHS**

  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.

Student of the Month

  • Nominated by the Silver Creek staff

  • Criteria…goes far beyond normal job expectations, exhibits excellence in the classroom and out of the classroom, contributes leadership, and exhibits dedication to Silver Creek.




School Portrait Retakes Are Friday, September 29th


9:00 AM – 1:00 PM  in the A Wing hallway!

Photo ID’s are required for entry through the office.




Counseling/Registrar Office Alphabet A-EL  Alphabet EM-LA  Alphabet LE-RI  Alphabet RO-Z



Attention Seniors:  Are you a candidate for a Boettcher Scholarship?

Since 1952, the Boettcher Foundation has awarded nearly $60 million in undergraduate scholarships to many of Colorado’s best and brightest students.  The merit-based awards provide what is essentially a full-ride to any 4-year institution in Colorado.

The Boettcher Foundation Scholarship is extremely competitive and has a rigorous application process.  The application deadline is October 20th so time is of the essence!  We encourage all interested seniors to review the Selection and Eligibility Criteria and the Frequently Asked Questions sections on Boettcher Foundation Scholarship website to help determine if you will be a realistic candidate to apply.

There is also a helpful Competitiveness Quiz available to help you with this process:

IMPORTANT:  If you are interested in applying for the Boettcher Foundation Scholarship, you MUST request to be invited by your specific Counselor.  To do this, please email or see them in person and be able to provide your full name and personal email address.  This will be the method by which you are contacted by the Boettcher Foundation. Your email will not be used for any other reason.



College Representative Visits:

Western State Colorado University

9/26/2017 8:00

Whitworth University

9/26/2017 8:30

Kansas State University

9/26/2017 9:00

Marymount California University

9/26/2017 11:00

Arizona State University

9/26/2017 12:00

Luther College

9/26/2017 12:30

Grinnell College

9/27/2017 7:30

Centre College

9/27/2017 8:00

University of Tulsa

9/27/2017 9:00

University of Southern California

9/27/2017 9:30

Bethany College

9/27/2017 10:00

Babson College

9/27/2017 10:30

Simmons College

9/27/2017 11:00

American University

9/27/2017 11:30

Nova Southeastern University

9/27/2017 12:00

Coe College

9/27/2017 12:30

Lehigh University

DePauw University

9/28/2017 7:30

9/28/2017 9:00

Tufts University

9/28/2017 12:30

Carleton College

9/29/2017 8:30

Saint Michael’s College

9/29/2017 10:00

University of Wyoming

9/29/2017 11:00

Portland State University

9/29/2017 12:00

Syracuse University

9/29/2017 12:30

Please sign up in the counseling office.





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 ( or Mr. Skelton ( 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.





We have a new new RABC Website!  It will keep you up to date on all the events coming up along with many volunteer opportunities.

Thank you to everyone who helped to make this year’s Homecoming events a huge success!!

Join us on Monday, September 25th for our Booster Club Meeting in the library at 6:30pm. All are welcome! This is a great opportunity to hear about everything that is happening with our SC athletics and activities.

We are looking for Concession Managers to open and close the concessions stands. Here is the Fall Schedule please contact Laurie Monroe at if you can help.

Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars is November 11th at the Longmont Museum.  Mark your calendars now! More details coming out soon.




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:

We have NEW ITEMS in stock!







Be sure to support our Raptor Athletes!  Athletics Website




Attendance Direct Line:  Lois Davis  720-494-3738

  • Excusing An Absence

  • Taking Your Student Out Of School During The School Day

  • Should You Excuse Your Student From One Class To Go Elsewhere On School Grounds?

  • Extended Absences

  • Students Who Become Sick During Class-What To Do

Follow this link to read about Attendance Policies and Information



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.

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).





Emergency Notifications

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







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.







Paying Class Fees

Parents, Class Fees are now available to view on Infinite Campus.You may pay them through RevTrack or payments will be accepted in the office .






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!

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, our Help Desk can help.  Contact them at 303-702-7730.






Approved Flyers for September







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 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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