SCHS Weekly Update for January 12, 2018

 Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday,January 12, 2018





No school Friday, January 12 or Monday, January 15






 For the safety of our students the doors to the portables will not open to anyone unless a teacher has first notified the main office that the visitor is expected. All visitors are required to sign in at the main office and wear an orange visitor sticker.





Student Parking

Students may park in the main lot in the front of the school as long as they have a permit.  We appreciate our volunteers, therefore student parking is not permitted in the visitor parking or the straight away after the roundabout. Parking in the rear of the building is reserved for staff.  Violators will be stickered.





2018-2019 Registration Information for ALL students

     For: classes of 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022

  • Be aware of Special Programs and Application classes – link to site.

    • ** Notice: CDC & IC (Innovation Center) registration window is December 14 – January 28.

    • Most all other Special Programs, Advanced Placement, and Application class registration window is: January 16-30.

  • Teachers will recommend your core classes (English, Science, Social Studies, and Math) in January, so be sure that you are having those conversations with your teachers now.

  • Read the Registration Website. It can be accessed by going to the Silver Creek Website, clicking on Academics, and then on Registration 2018-2019.

Additional 2018-2019 Registration Information for: class of 2022

  • January 30 is Math Night, 6:00 – 7:30 pm. It will be held in the auditorium. Come find out about our two math programs: Topic Specific and IMP – Interactive Math Program. All math teachers will be present.

  • February 2 is Creek Week Presentation, 9:00 am – 10:00 am.  All incoming Silver Creek 9th graders are welcome to attend. Please check in with the front office.

  • Don’t forget…if you are interested in CDC or IC classes – register now. See information above.

  • Open Enrollment ends, January 16, so be sure to get your application submitted.

  • Applications for Leadership Academy, auditions for fine arts, and other application classes – link opens January 16-30. Be sure to apply.

  • Be sure to read the FAQ. It is an amazing resource with lots of information.




Student and Staff of the Month – Congratulations to:

Ninth Grade: Taylor Piper

Tenth Grade: Lindsey Beckwith

Eleventh Grade: Abigail Martin

Twelfth Grade: Connor Hansen

Staff Member: Bill Legg


…In partnership with Village of the Peaks, the Student and Staff Member will have their picture displayed and receive a gift card as well as have their picture & information displayed on our own Silver Creek Website.

1st Semester Attendance Celebration Drawing! Congratulations goes to…

Max Ruiz – $50.00 gift card to Play it Again Sports

Rafael Basurto – a week of Chick’fil’A

Amelie Schell – a week of Subway

Olivia Hinklin – 10 passes to Longmont Rec Center

  • An attendance fact….The academic impact of missing school is the same whether the absences are excused or unexcused.

  • Thank you to our students who attend regularly! “Every Class. Every Day.” – It’s important!

  • Read more about SCHS Positive Attendance Program LINK




A Day of Excellence: An Inside View of Education in Our Community

On Saturday, January 20, spend the day deepening your knowledge of district operations and celebrate the achievements of our students, teachers, staff and partners who have transformed  St. Vrain Valley Schools into a national model for excellence in public education.

Register now >> (link to

A Day Of Excellence Flyer Spanish

A Day Of Excellence Flyer English






January 12, 2018




Our Mission: To support a culture of excellence for all students through enhanced academic and leadership opportunities

SCEF wrote a check for over $21,000! We paid for:

  •     New Books & Technology in English, Chinese, Social Studies and the Arts Departments

  •     Subscriptions and Audio books for the Media Center, English and Social Studies Departments

  •     Sponsored a NEW Cyber Security Class for next year

  •     Computer drops for the A Wing

  •     Subsidized the SAT Prep Class

  •     A NEW KILN for the Ceramics Program

Thanks to those that: DONATE money, SPONSOR events, DINE out at fundraiser events And USE their King Soopers card!

There’s another great way to help….Use the AMAZON SMILE program!

Change your support organization to Silver Creek Education Foundation TODAY!


Saturday, APRIL 14, 2018

at the

One of Longmont’s newest and most beautiful new venues!

We need VOLUNTEERS to help solicit sponsorships and PEOPLE and local BUSINESSES who’d like to be SPONSORS! Sponsorships start at $250 and go up from there!

If you’d like to be a sponsor! We also would love parents and students to help find sponsors!  We provide needed volunteer hours too!


SCEF meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7:30am in the Main Office Conference Room.

The next meeting is Wednesday, February 14, 2018

We need MORE people carrying and loading their KING SOOPERS CARDS!

Make sure you are loading your cards and so that we get

5% back to SCEF and our classrooms!

It’s FREE to you and great money toward our school!

Contact Teresa Flanagan by email or give her a call at 404-202-2048. If you have an expired card (unloaded for 90 days) we will gladly get you another. 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

Email us at







We are in the thick of our Winter Sports campaign and we want to get the students excited about all of our teams. For this reason, we are planning some promotional giveaways of beads, mini pom-poms, foam fingers, pizza and more. Silver Creek students (not including team members) will receive a piece of “swag” at the door (while supplies last). The item will be different for each event. Collect all six and bring them (except the pizza) to the last scheduled event on Valentine’s Day and your name will be included in a prize drawing!

Giveaway Dates

Tu 1/16 (5 pm)             Girls’ bball           Home vs. Longmont             Pizza

Th 1/18 (6 pm)             Wrestling             Home vs. Niwot                     Swag

Fr 1/19 (6:30 pm)         Girls’ bball           Home vs. Mtn. View              Swag

Sa 1/20 (1 pm)             Girls’ swim          Centennial Pool (All City)     Swag

Tu 1/23 (3:30 pm)        Girls’ swim          Centennial Pool (Seniors)    Swag

Tu 1/30 (5 pm)             Girls’ bball           Home vs. Niwot                    Pizza

Th 2/1 (6 pm)               Wrestling             Home vs. Longmont             Swag

Tu 2/6 (6:30 pm)          Girls’ bball           Home vs. Thompson Valley Swag

We 2/14 (6:30 pm)       Boys’ bball          Home vs. Centaurus             Swag

Keep us with our teams here at Silver Creek (! Go Raptors!

Want to be part of RABC?

Join RABC! Your membership entitles you to a free t-shirt and you can designate a portion of your donation to your favorite team and/or SCLA. (!

Get involved! Attend our next meeting on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 6:30 PM in the SCHS library. Come and help us spend some money! We will be voting on our winter General Funds Requests.

Volunteer to be a Concessions Managers. Concessions is one of the RABC’s largest revenue generators RABC. Help us generate revenue to support all of the athletes and leaders here at Silver Creek. Many hands make light work and you will earn $25 for your team as a manager, If you can help, please contact SCCONCESSIONS01@GMAIL.COM.

Sponsor, volunteer or run the Raptor Run on 4/21/18. This event supports RABC and thus sports and activities here at Silver Creek. This year it will be a Bolder Boulder qualifier. Start training now!

Check us out at, or on Facebook (@Silvercreek.rabc) or Twitter (@SilverCreekRABC)

*One Last ThingIf you have read this far, please email Joyce Kelly at and include the words “Another day off from school already?” in the subject line and the size t-shirt you would like in the body of the email. We will draw one name from all respondents and the winner will receive an RABC t-shirt. We currently have plenty of small, medium, and 2 XL shirts. If you don’t want the shirt, please email anyway and put “No Way” in the subject line. Congratulations to our last winner, Jevon Beck. Thanks for supporting RABC!





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

A college representative from Western State Colorado University will be here on Thursday, January 18th @ 11:30.  Please sign up in the counseling office.






Be sure to support our Raptor Athletes! Find Sports Calendars and important information for each sport on their pages on the  Athletics Website

In order to tryout or practice for Silver Creek Athletics, the following items must be completed:

  1. Complete the Online Registration Form.

  2. Submit the SVVSD Student Medical History and Screening form  (or a similar Doctor’s office form) with an authorized physician’s signature clearing the student for athletic participation.  Physicals are valid for one full year (365 days from date of last physical). Please make sure your form has the following: Dr.s signature and date of physical.

  3. In order to submit your completed physical form please bring to the Athletic Secretary or  scan and email a copy to Yvonne Elder ( or fax to (720-494-3730).

  4. Pay the SVVSD Athletic Participation Fee $150 – Pay by credit card at the time of online registration or bring a check/cash into the main office. Please make checks payable to Silver Creek HS.




Communicating Attendance

Communication between schools, teachers, families, students and the district is an essential part of fostering high levels of student growth and achievement. Supporting better attendance through communication is one important way that schools and families can foster increased student engagement and academic success.

Read more >>  (link to


Attendance Direct Line:  Lois Davis  720-494-3738

  • Excusing An Absence

  • Arrangements to get your student a pass to leave for an appointment

  • Extended Absence Forms

Students who become ill during class must ask their teacher to be excused the Health Office



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.

Math Club meets Thursdays from 2:40 pm – 3:40 pm in Room E206.  We are currently in our Math Madness competition season.




Spanish Club


Interested in learning Spanish?  Students may join Ms. Cianciola after school!  Spanish Club is held 1-2 times a month either at lunch, after school or on the weekends.  Contact Ms. Cianciola for more information.




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  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 January






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 smartphone 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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