SCHS Weekly Update for February 23, 2018

 Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday,February 23, 2018



March Late Start

Wednesday, March 7th

Classes begin at 10 a.m.

Buses run 2 ½ hours later than normal




No School Friday, March 23


March 26th – March 30th






Important Senior Class Panoramic Photo  Information

Hello Senior Parents,

The Senior Class Panoramic Pictures will be taken on Wednesday, February 28th at 10:00 AM in the gym. This is the ONLY time pictures will be taken of the whole Senior class, so please make sure your student is in school and on time for this special event. Students will receive order forms on picture day.  The order deadline for the best price will be Sunday, March 4th. Additional information is available at”



Jostens: Graduation order delivery

Seniors and parents, if you ordered any products (other than a cap and gown)  Jostens will be here on March 2 between 10:30 and 1:00 p.m. to deliver your order (announcements, clothing, etc.).    If you have a balance due, please ensure that it is paid in order to receive your graduation items.




Saturdays (2/24) Boys Basketball Playoff Game vs Erie HS Important Information

Where: Silver Creek HS Main Gym

When: Game starts at 7:00pm:    Doors open @ 5:30pm

Due to Chinese New Year Activities here at the school the gym and gate will not be open until 5:30pm.

Please plan accordingly.

Ticket prices are set by CHSAA and will be:

General Admission (Adults) $8.00

Students (K-12) and Sr Citizens $6.00

Cash or Checks ONLY-no credit cards

Since this is a playoff game the SCHS Activity/Athletic passes are NOT valid.

This LINK shows the only passes that will be accepted.

If Silver Creek wins on Saturday we will share details on Monday.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing all the Raptor supporters!






Registration is NOW….ends March 2, 2018

2018-2019 Registration Information for ALL students

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

  • Elective registration is Feb. 20 and March 2. – Don’t miss it!

    • Go into your IC account. On the left side of the screen, directly under your student name, a link entitled “Course Registration for 18-19” will appear.

    • When you click on this link, 3 boxes will appear:

      • (1) Required courses: this box contain all the recommended core classes, any audition or special program classes…such as SCLA, CDC, AP, Bella, Advanced Jazz, etc.

      • (2) Requested courses: This is where your elective selection will go. These are the elective courses that you want to take.

      • (3) Alternate courses: These are the courses that you want to take if one of the requested courses does not fit.

        • IMPORTANT – be sure to pick elective courses…if not, we chose them for you! Every year we have students who do not do this, and for many of them, they are put in a class that they did not want simply because they did not choose any alternatives.

        • You really need 6, but 8 is even better!

    • To input a selection there is a bar that extends across the page about 1/4th of the way down with different tabs. Look for the “Course Selection” tab. When you click on this tab, the box to input your course numbers will appear.

    • How do you know when you have enough courses? If you look at the first box, Required Course, you will see two numbers sitting at the top of the box.

      • For freshman and sophomores, you need to enter requested courses until it reads 16/16.

      • For juniors and seniors, you need to enter requested courses until it read 12/16. You can have more, but it must read 12/16.

    • The easiest way to prepare is to have the course number of the classes that you would like to enter ready.

    • 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 – link provided above) and submit it during the Feb. 20 – March 2 window.

    • If students to not select electives on or before March 2, classes will be selected for them.

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.






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:

Wednesday, February 28th @ 12:30 – University of Nebraska @ Kearney

Please sign up in the counseling office.




2018 AP Test Registration

Deadline is Mar. 7!!!  

For those students currently taking one or more AP courses at Silver Creek HS.

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:   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. Need help with registration? Check out this AP instructional video!

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.



2018 Local Scholarships~

It’s officially the FINAL weekend to work on many of our awesome SVVSD Local Scholarships.  The scholarships are posted to Naviance, under Colleges > Scholarship List.  Over $100,000 are offered through Local Scholarships every year. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity! The majority of the Local Scholarships are due to the SCHS Counseling Office next Wednesday, February 28th (specific details and due dates for individual scholarships can be found within Naviance).

Resources to apply:

  1. Watch this instructional screencast.

  2. Download this scholarship list to consider scholarships opportunities.

  3. Visit Naviance to access and download applications.

Need help with your scholarship applications? Counselors will be available all day tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 23, in the College & Career Center, to provide assistance. Come see us with your questions!

Good luck on your scholarships!




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.

Corps Members 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 Corps Members said of the experience.

For more information or to apply online, visit  







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

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 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.





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.







February 23, 2018



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

Opportunity to Dine Out for a Cause…

Kitchen Next Door and SCEF

Monday, March 5th 5-9pm

You MUST RSVP by signing up through


And we need at least 50 people to RSVP to make it successful!

Spaces still available!



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! Sponsorships are available:

Silver Creek Education Foundation “Spring Social – 2018” Sponsorship Levels

As part of our ongoing fundraising efforts, the foundation is hosting a Spring Social on April 14, 2018. We are asking businesses within our community to join our efforts by sponsoring this event.  Four levels of sponsorship are available:

Raptor $1500 or more:

  •        Your logo will be proudly displayed on the foundation website, on all written promotional material and social media posts.

  •        Your company’s name will be prominently displayed at the event.

  •        Raptor sponsors will have their name etched onto a large brick to be added to the “Brick by Brick” paved area in front of Silver Creek High School or on an individual plaque in the College and Career Center as a permanent commemoration of the generosity of our sponsors.

  •        Will receive a complimentary table for 8 and a bottle of wine.

Silver $1000

  •        Your logo will be proudly displayed on the foundation website, on all written promotional material, and social media posts.

  •        Your company’s name will be prominently displayed at the event.

  •        Silver sponsors will also have their name etched onto a large brick to be added to the “Brick by Brick” paved area in front of Silver Creek High School or on an individual plaque in the College and Career Center as a permanent commemoration of our sponsors’ generosity.

  •        Will receive 4 complimentary tickets to event.

Maroon $500

  •        Your logo will be proudly displayed on the foundation website, on all written promotional material, and social media posts.

  •        Your company’s name will be prominently displayed at the event.

  •        Will receive 2 complimentary tickets to event.

Black $250

  •        Your company logo will be proudly displayed on the foundation website, on all written promotional material, and social media posts.

All donations are tax deductible.  The foundation’s tax identification number is 80-0399889.  Sponsorships must be finalized by March 1, 2018 to allow time to complete the printed materials.

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.

Silver Creek Education Foundation is now available on

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

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Thank you, SCEF Board Members! |







Please join us for our next General Meeting on Monday, February 26 at 6:30 pm. We will be voting on whether we should finance the purchase of a Theraband system, an hydroculator and a vacuum splint bag for our trainer, Anna. These purchases will benefit all of our sports team. Our guest speakers will be Mr Finnestead and Austin Leech, who will be sharing plans for the Silver Creek Expansion, and a representative from Grassroots St. Vrain.


Spring sports (Baseball, Coed Lacrosse, Coed Track, Girls’ Golf, Girls’ Soccer, Boys’ Swimming and Diving, Girls’ Tennis) practices officially begin on Monday, February 26. Please be sure to sign up. Go to Your student must have a clearance card from the Athletic Office in order to practice.


Congratulations to Tyler Young (182) and Jake Williams (285) who competed in the State Wrestling Tournament and to the Boys’ Basketball Team that is seeded 7th in the State Tournament. They will take on Erie on Saturday, February 24 at 7 pm at Silver Creek in the second round. Let’s pack the nest! Go Raptors!

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


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)







School Store

The School Store is open every other Thursday during A and B Lunches (1o:30am – 1:00pm)





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 February









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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