Silver Creek High School
Weekly Update for Friday,September 29, 2017
The district is requiring all students to change their passwords once a year. If your child has not done so at this time we are asking you to assist your child to do so by following the guidelines in the “Student Password Reset FAQ for Students” (LINK). Students who do not change their passwords by November 1st will have disruptions in instruction by not being able to connect to our wireless, district email, etc. For more information, please contact Phil Goerner (firstname.lastname@example.org), Rod Anadon (email@example.com) or Teresa Gunther (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Your support in this matter is greatly appreciated.
October Late Start
Wednesday, October 4th
The School Day begins at 10 a.m.
Buses Run 2 ½ hours later than normal
Parent/Teacher conferences will be held
Tuesday, October 10th and Wednesday, October 11th
From 3p.m. until 7 p.m.
The Password is……..Raptors
No School October 13th – 16th
**TWO great Programs at SCHS**
Positive Attendance Program
Student and Teacher of the week
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.
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.
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firstname.lastname@example.org Alphabet EM-LA
email@example.com Alphabet LE-RI
firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
Monday, October 2 @ 10:30 – Oklahoma City University
Thursday, October 5 @ 12:00 – Brown University
Friday, October 6@ 10:00 – University of Colorado @ Boulder
Please sign up in the counseling office.
Be sure to support our Raptor Athletes!
Come show your Raptor Pride & support at our football game at Erie tonight!
Register online now for Winter Sports!
Boys and Girls Basketball
RAPTOR ACTIVITIES BOOSTER CLUB
The RABC website will keep you up to date on all the events coming up along with many volunteer opportunities.
Mark your calendars for November 11th and watch for tickets to go on sale soon for our 4th season of DANCING WITH THE SILVER CREEK STARS!!! We have a great line up of dancers this season and you won’t want to miss out. We will have a few fun surprises for you as well.
Be sure to go to our web page for all the up to date details on the event and how you can get involved! www.
We still need concession help – if you are able to help manage a concession stand, please email Laurie Monroe at email@example.com. Here is the concession schedule for Fall 2017 and the Concession Manager Description.
“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.
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!!
THE SCHOOL STORE
Show your Spirit at Spike Cancer Night!!
Rival Volleyball Game versus Niwot!
Tuesday, October 3, C team – 4:30, JV 5:30, Varsity 6:30
**Prizes for student showing best school spirit! Shirts and prizes thrown all night long!
School store will be open at entrance, buy your $1 raffle tickets for a chance to win a $50 embroidered stadium seat! All raffle proceeds given to Rocky Mtn Cancer Center!
SEE YOU THERE!!
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:
Attendance Direct Line: Lois Davis 720-494-3738
Excusing An Absence
Taking Your Student Out Of School During The School Day
(Students Who Become ill During Class should tell their teacher and ask to be excused to go to the Health Office)
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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 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.