SCHS Weekly Update for February 2, 2018

 Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday,February 2, 2018




February Late Start

Wednesday, February 7th

Classes begin at 10:00 a.m.

Buses run 2 ½ hours later than normal





Parent/Teacher Conferences

February 21  3pm – 7pm

Parent Teacher Conferences will go live for second semester sign-ups on 2/7/18.

The Password is Raptors








Senior Class Picture!

February 28th at 9:50 a.m.





There have been quite a few safety concerns regarding student drop off and pick ups in undesignated areas. Please drop off and pick up your students in the main parking lot in the designated areas. Handicapped spaces should not be used as a drop off space or waiting area.

Please DO NOT use the staff parking lot and delivery entrance at the back of the school (in red on the picture below) to drop off or pick up students.

Please do not stop your car or do U turns in the red section in the picture. Stopping here impedes the traffic flow of cars coming off of Nelson Rd.and is unsafe for all coming in and out of this driveway. Do not block the entrance to the staff and delivery entrance.  Please help us with this area.  This year we have more employees and service deliveries due to being a regional kitchen.  Additionally, the school is open at 6:45 AM and students may use the library after school until 3:30 PM.  Thank you






Registration Deadlines Are Approaching


2018-2019 Registration Information for ALL students

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

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

  • CDC and IC (Innovation Center Classes) application open until Feb 2. Students must apply. The nuance is, they apply on Rev Track which requires that they set up an account. In setting up an account, there is a section where the student is requested to put in his/her credit card information….it says to do this, BUT…it is NOT required, just click on through that process. If a student is having difficulty, please tell them to contact their counselor. We don’t want students to miss out simply because they thought that they needed to put in a credit card.

    • LINK to application page for CDC or IC

    • For those interested in Cosmetology, SVVSD has partnered with BVSD to offer this program through Boulder TEC Academy! To learn more, the Boulder TEC Showcase Night will be held Thurs., Feb. 1, 5-7 p.m., at 6600 Arapahoe Rd., Boulder 80303. Or contact them at (303)449-4250.

  • Elective registration is Feb. 20 and March 2. On Feb 20,

    • On Feb 20, a link in IC will appear in the upper left corner. This is what students will use to input classes.

    • The easiest way to tell them to prepare is to have the course number of the classes that they would like ready to enter.  If they work through the steps for each class (see website), they will be prepared.

    • NOTE – February 20 is when they will see any and all recommended core classes, AP classes, CDC, IC, audition, and/or application (example SCLS) for which they have been accepted. ** This serves as notification.

    • It is also important for students to verify their classes at this time…if they disagree with any recommendation, they can fill out an appeal (found on the registration site) and submit it during the Feb. 20 – March 2 window.

Additional 2018-2019 Registration Information for: class of 2022

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

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

    • January 30 Math Night powerpoint will be linked on the registration site under the FAQ section.

    • February 7 is Registration Night at Silver Creek HS, 6:00 pm. An indepth look at the process as well as receiving and returning some paperwork. Clubs and athletics will be

    • Don’t forget…if you are interested in SCLA, CDC or IC classes – register now….applications extended until Feb. 2 for these 3 programs.




Silver Creek Students Win Scholastic Art Awards

Congratulations to Gold Key Winner: Abigale Palmer – Hotel MonteVista in the Scholastic Arts Contest. Her work will go on to nationals!

Congratulations also go out to Silver Key Winner: Kaitlyn Ryan – pancakes in the Scholastic Art Contest!






Congratulations to our Future Business Leaders of America and their performances at the District Competition.  Many of these students have now qualified to represent Silver Creek at STATE!

Who’s Who in FBLA – Molly McCoy, 1st, State qualifier

Word Processing – Kelly Ireland -Ashley, 1st, State Qualifier

Accounting 2 – Kelly Ireland-Ashley, 3rd place, State qualifier.

Business Ethics – Abby Denning and Mason Williams, 3rd, State qualifiers

Computer Problem Solving – Layton Brewer, 3rd, State Qualifier.

Economics – Richard Keck, 4th, State Qualifier

Computer Problem Solving – Paxton Brewer, 5th

Cyber Security – Tori Taylor – 5th

Electronic Career Portfolio – Aiden Abram, 4th

Introduction to Business – Dylan Shaffer, 5th

Intro to Business Communication – Sophia Collender, 5th





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




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

College Representative Visits:

Tuesday, February 6th @ 12:00 – Colorado State University-Pueblo

Tuesday, February 6th @ 12:30 – University of Colorado @ Colorado Springs

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

Winter Signing Ceremony Wednesday, February 7th 2:30-3:30pm in the library!

If your student is signing with a college and would like to participate in the Winter Signing Ceremony please contact the Athletic Secretary @

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

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

  • Extended Absence Forms

Students who become ill during class should ask their teacher to be excused to 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 preparing for MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge to be held in March.

The American Mathematics Competition (AMC) will be administered during 1st block on Thurs, Feb 15 (100 tests) and during the late start on Wed. Feb 7 (9 tests).  Please contact Matt Smedley ( to reserve a spot for the competition.

The Mathematics Department is hosting an information night for incoming freshmen.  It will be held on Tuesday, January 30 from 6:00 – 7:30 in the auditorium.  We will discuss the two different curricula offered by Silver Creek High School.




Our Winter Sports Giveaway Days are winding down. Please come out and support the Girls’ basketball team as they take on Thompson Valley on Tuesday, 2/6 and get yourself some Mardi Gras beads. Collect all six different giveaways (beads, pom-poms and We’re #1 fingers) and bring them to the last scheduled event on Valentine’s Day and your name will be included in a prize drawing!

Giveaway Dates

Tues 2/6 (6:30 pm)      Girls’ bball    

Home vs. Thompson Valley   Swag


Wed 2/14 (6:30 pm)       Boys’ bball   

Home vs. Centaurus              Swag

Keep up with all of our Silver Creek teams (! Go Raptors!


Thanks to the Chipotle at 1100 Ken Pratt Blvd. and all of you, we raised almost $1200 for RABC. Stay tuned for more opportunities to chow down and support RABC at the same time!


It is hard to believe, but Prom season is almost here! Please consider donating to help RABC offset the cost of After-Prom, which will be held at Wild Game on April 7, 2018. You can find a link to donate on our web site (


We are in desperate need of Concessions Managers or we will not be able to open the stand for some events. Teams will each lose $175 for their shift if Concessions cannot open. It is really easy, just follow a complete list of instructions. You can even watch most of the games/matches/meets/duals while earning $25 for your team or activity. If you can help, please contact



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. It is a great family event, so everyone put your running shoes on and get training together!

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




February 2, 2018

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


Tuesday, Feb 6th 5-8pm – Ken Pratt location!

Click here for more information

Kitchen Next Door and SCEF

Monday, March 5th 5-9pm

RSVP by signing up through EVENTBRITE


SCEF Spring Social (formally Mardi Gras Party)

When: Saturday, APRIL 14, 2018

Where: Shupe Homestead.

One of Longmont’s newest and most beautiful new venues! Look for information in the next couple of weeks for ways to Volunteer, Sponsor and buy Tickets!

Loading your KING SOOPER cards gives 5% back to SCEF and our classrooms! It’s FREE to you and great money toward our school! We appreciate your support!!

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

SCEF meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7:30 a.m. in the Main Office Conference Room. Next meeting is:

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Thank you, SCEF Board Members! |





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!

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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