Silver Creek High School
Weekly Update for Friday,February 9, 2018
No School February 16th
or President’s Day, February 19th
February 21 and 22 3pm – 7pm
Parent Teacher Conferences will go live for second semester sign-ups on 2/7/18. LINK
The password is raptors.
(This year’s class picture will be in color)
Senior Class Picture!
February 28th at 9:50 a.m. (Large Gym)
This is the only time the Senior Class of 2018 will have their picture taken. Be here and be on time!
Host A Foreign Exchange Student
Silver Creek High School has had the pleasure of having foreign exchange students from all over the world attend and participate in the our school. We are looking for families to host students for the upcoming school year for a semester or school year. Exchange students offer first hand knowledge of cultures and customs from their country. By having students from other countries participate in education and conversation we are able to offer more to our students and families. The relationships that are formed with the host families and peers can make a lasting impact on the student and the community. If you are interested in learning more please feel free to contact Debbie Odom at Exchangeofheartinfo@gmail.com or 303-532-6577“
Student Drop Off
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. No students are allowed to park in the back of the school. With increased construction, we ask that you use extreme caution when in the back parking 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.
Elective registration is Feb. 20 and March 2.
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 prepare is to have the course number of the classes that they would like ready to enter. If students work through the steps for each class (see website), they will be prepared with the information needed to enter.
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.
February 7 is Registration Night at Silver Creek HS, 6:00 pm. …What do I do if I missed it? Your registration information is available for pick up. It will be available at the front desk.
Be sure to read all of the information. We will link the powerpoint (FAQ Section), but know that it be important to read all the information as the powerpoint does not contain everything that was said.
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
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2018 AP Test Registration is now open!!! For those students currently taking one or more AP courses at Silver Creek HS.
AP test registration is open – the deadline to register is Wed., March 7. Taking an AP test allows students the opportunity to earn college credit from their college of choice. You can register for your AP test(s) on the Silver Creek website or at the following link: www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/060953. After filling out your registration, you may pay by credit card online, or bring cash or check (made out to Silver Creek HS) to the Counseling Office. The cost for most tests is $94, AP Seminar is $142. Fee reductions are available for those on free/reduced lunch, or those in a position of hardship.
AP testing will take place May 7-18. For a list of specific test dates, see the test schedule posted by College Board. To review AP policies and procedures (dates, scoring, etc.) here is the link to the AP “Bulletin for AP Students and Parents.” Most tests will take place at SCHS in the gym, a few are at other district locations. More details will be announced closer to testing.
Remember to register by March 7th. Late registrations will incur a late fee. For questions, contact Barb Norrbom in the Counseling Office at (720) 494-3721.
FROM NEST TO WINGS Annual Conference – Sat., Feb. 24, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm, Front Range Community College.
FROM NEST TO WINGS OFFERS HIGH SCHOOL YOUNG WOMEN AND THEIR MOTHERS A UNIQUE CONFERENCE DESIGNED TO HELP PERSONALIZE INFORMATION GATHERING ABOUT THE COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS, COLLEGE CHOICE, AND FIRST YEAR COLLEGE EXPERIENCE. NOT ONLY IS THE INFORMATION PRESENTED OF HIGH QUALITY, PARTICIPANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ASK QUESTIONS AND PERSONALIZE THEIR EDUCATION. Highly recommended!
For more information and to register, go to Nest to Wings website. Early bird registration through Feb. 7, final registration deadline is Feb. 20. There is a slight cost to attend; financial assistance is available.
Teens can apply for summer jobs with Boulder County Youth Corps
Boulder County residents ages 14-17 can now apply for summer jobs with the Youth Corps. Girls especially are encouraged to apply. Applications are available online and at counseling offices in schools. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, March 30.
The Youth Corps offers one of the best first job opportunities available in Boulder County. 160 teenagers will be hired to work 30 hours a week, Monday through Thursday, from June 11 to Aug. 1 on a variety of community service projects. Projects will include such activities as trail construction and maintenance, historic preservation, forest thinning, construction and repair of fencing, landscaping and removal of Russian olive trees and noxious weeds.
Corpsmembers will earn a starting hourly wage of $10.20, with the possibility of earning a $100 bonus at the end of the program based on merit and strong attendance.
“I learned helpful tips about keeping our world a healthy place,” one of last year’s Corpsmembers said of the experience.
For more information or to apply online, visit www.BoulderCounty.org/YouthCorps.
Be sure to support our Raptor Athletes! Find Sports Calendars and important information for each sport on their pages on the Athletics Website
Congratulations to our athletes who participated in our Winter Signing Ceremony on Wednesday, February 7th in the library! Holly Bosley, Kaeyla Noble, Joseph Roth-Bogrett, Trevor Riters and Thomas Blazon. Good luck to you on your new adventure!
For all athletes planning on signing in the spring our tentative date is Wednesday April 11th 2:30-3:30 pm in the library. Please contact the Athletic Secretary for more information firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to tryout or practice for Silver Creek Athletics, the following items must be completed:
Complete the Online Registration Form.
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.
In order to submit your completed physical form please bring to the Athletic Secretary or scan and email a copy to Yvonne Elder (email@example.com) or fax to (720-494-3730).
Pay the SVVSD Athletic Participation Fee 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.
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 http://stvra.in/icattendance)
SCHS ATTENDANCE OFFICE INFORMATION
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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
February 9, 2018
Our Mission: To support a culture of excellence for all students through enhanced academic and leadership opportunities
Thanks to everyone that came out to MODERN MARKET for DINE and DONATE…we made $250.00.
Free money and our first time!
Next opportunity to Dine Out for a Cause…
Kitchen Next Door and SCEF
Monday, March 5th 5-9pm
You MUST RSVP by signing up through EVENTBRITE
SAVE THE DATE!!!
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!
Spring Social Committee is meeting at the Longmont Panera, 10am on Saturday, Feb 10th if you’d like to join us!
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, email@example.com or call at 404-202-2048. If you have an expired card (unloaded for 90 days) we will gladly get you another.
Did you know that Silver Creek Education Foundation is also on AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.
Every item available for purchase on www.amazon.com is also available on AmazonSmile at the same price. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages.
Click here to learn more about it!
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!
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Good luck to our Girls’ Swim Team who will be competing at States this Friday and Saturday (2/9 and 2/10) at VMAC in Thornton, and to our Wrestlers at Regionals at Northridge High School this Friday, Saturday and Sunday (2/9-2/11)! Come out and support our teams!
Keep up with all of our Silver Creek teams (www.raptoractivitiesboosterclub.com/teams)! Go Raptors!
Bring the swag you have collected from our RABC giveaways to our last scheduled event, Wednesday, 2/14 at 6:30 pm when the Boys’ Basketball Team takes Centaurus and your name will be included in a prize drawing!
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 (www.raptoractivitiesboosterclub.com)
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 SCCONCESSIONS01@GMAIL.COM.
OTHER WAYS TO HELP
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 www.raptoractivitiesboosterclub.com, or on Facebook (@Silvercreek.rabc) or Twitter (@SilverCreekRABC)
Open every other Thursday during lunch 10:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. You may also order online by following this LINK
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.
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.
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.
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.
Approved Flyers for February
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 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.
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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 email@example.com 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.