Weekly blog for February 3

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, February 3, 2017

 

Principal’s Update

Bond Construction

Scheduling

Online Conference Scheduler

Important Dates

LINK

 

Parent/Teacher Conferences

 

Conferences will be held February 15th and 16th from 2:50 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Registration will go live on February 1st. Password-raptors

Conference Scheduler

 

 

 

No School Friday, February 17th or Monday, February 20th

 

 

Panoramic Picture – Seniors and Parents

 

The Senior Class Panoramic Picture will be taken on Wednesday, February 22nd at 9:00 a.m. in the large gym.   This is the only time pictures will be taken of the Senior Class of 2017.   Please make sure that your student is at school and on time for this event.

Students will receive order forms on this picture day.   The order deadline for the best price will be Sunday, February 26th.

Additional information is available at www.BestClassPicture.com

 

REGISTRATION IS HERE!

 

Be sure to visit the SCHS website for 2017-2018 registration. Information has been updated and posted.

  • February 21 – March 3…Mark your calendar!! You will be registering for your elective classes AND reviewing the classes that your teacher has recommended for you

  • What can you do now? (1) check out the application link on the website and register for any Special Class that you’d like to take next year, and (2) check out the registration website – read all the information.

    • Different process for classes 2020, 2019, and 2018 that you will need to know!

 

Counseling/Registrar Office

norrbom_barb@svvsd.org Alphabet A-EL

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  Alphabet EM-LA

ehleparker_kristin@svvsd.org  Alphabet LE-RI

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  Alphabet RO-Z

 

College Representative Visits

 

Thursday, February 9 @ 9:30 – University of Colorado @ Colorado Springs

Wednesday, February 15 @ 9:30 Santa Fe University of Art & Design

Please sign up in the counseling office.

 

Transcript request

 

Seniors who need an official transcript sent to a college, please pick up a Transcript Request form in the counseling office.  Official transcripts are $2.00 each.

 

Information about Front Range Community College

 

Are you considering Front Range Community College?  There will be an Open House at the FRCC Boulder County Campus (2121 Miller Dr., Longmont) on Tuesday, March 7th from 3:30-6:00 pm.

Anyone interested in learning more about Front Range Community College can get an inside look at FRCC during this Spring Open House. One of the best ways to find out if a college is the right fit for you is to visit the campus, talk with students and faculty, and see everything the school has to offer. Family members and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend.

 

FROM NEST TO WINGS

A UNIQUE COLLEGE PREPARATION EXPERIENCE

FOR MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS

From Nest to Wings is gearing up for our conference to be held on February 25th at Front Range Community Center (2121 Miller Drive, Longmont).  Our faculty is preparing their sessions, registrations have begun to be received, and we are approaching the Early Bird Registration deadline (February 8th at 5 pm).  Those who register under our Early Bird program access a lower registration fee.

We greatly appreciate your spreading the word about the benefits of mothers and daughters spending a day focused on the daughter’s future education.  Today we will be dropping off more copies of our flyer and registration form to supplement the supplies you already have.  We will also provide your school office with English and Spanish posters (which have been approved through the District) to be posted around your school.  And, attached to this email is a draft of a statement that could be placed in your newsletters or on your websites to help us reach more students and parents from your school.  Also attached is the flyer should you need to make more copies.  Finally, should you wish more copies of any of the information about From Nest  to Wings, please contact us and we will deliver such as soon as possible.

We are beginning to receive registrations and to award fee waivers (provided by our sponsors) to students and parents who wish assistance with the cost of attendance.  Those families need only contact Kate Stratton Schulz (nest2wingsregistration@hotmail.com).  Our limited fee waivers will be awarded on a first come, first served basis.

Also being distributed to the schools today are copies of the Gold Star Award Application.  The Gold Star is four $500 award that will be presented as a part of the From Nest to Wings Conference.  The deadline for the award application is February 3, 2017 at 5:00 pm.  If further copies of the application are needed, students may go to the nesttowings.org website and download the application.  The application is also available through: http://blogs.svvsd.org/shscounseling/wp-content/uploads/sites/62/2013/01/GOLD-STAR-AWARD.pdf

If we can provide any other information on either From Nest to Wings or the Gold Star Award, please do not hesitate to let us know.

Take care,

Margaret Meek, Chair

From Nest to Wings Committee

Nest2wings@hotmail.com

http://Nesttowings.org

720-231-6133

For more information regarding this program please follow the links below:

From Nest To Wings English        From Nest To Wings Spanish

Our Annual Chinese New Year Celebration Is Coming Soon!  

 

Mark your calendars for Saturday, Feb. 11th 2-5pm at SCHS.

This is a great event for families-

Performance in the gym from 2-3:30pm with the lion dance, drummers, kung fu, and music.  Activity booths and food samples until 5pm.

Last year over 1500 people attended and over 100 students volunteered to make the day a great success.

 

It’s free and open to the public!

 

 

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.

 

Silver Creek Tutoring Program

If you are having trouble in class (or are the parent/guardian of a student who is having trouble in class), visit the Silver Creek Tutoring Program Website to submit a request for a student tutor.

 

2017-18 School Calendar

 

School Fees

In order to accommodate for all the schedules changes, second semester fees will be assigned to your student’s account by the end of day January 27.  Please review each of your student’s classroom syllabus for potential fees.  If your student has unpaid first semester fees, please take care of those as soon as possible.  Fees will be reviewable and can be paid online with a credit card on RevTrak.  You can also pay by check (made to SCHS) or cash (exact change) at the school.  If your student dropped a class last semester make sure their books have been returned!

 

Athletics

 

Spring sport registration is open!  If you’re interested in baseball, girls golf, girls soccer, boys swimming, girls tennis and track and field, please sign up today!  The deadline to register is Wednesday, February 22.  The Spring season will start on Monday, February 27.  All students interested in trying out/practicing on the 27th will need to complete the online registration forms and have a valid physical on file with Ms. Lehman.   Once registration is complete, students will need to see Ms. Lehman for his/her clearance card.  For additional information, visit the website:  http://schs-raptors.com/2017/01/04/spring-sport-registration-is-open/

Please visit the website athletics website:  http://schs-raptors.com/ for schedules and additional information.

 

RAPTOR ACTIVITIES BOOSTER CLUB

Important Dates to get on your Calendars:

* March 3rd – Silver Creek Talent Show 7:00pm in the Auditorium – encourage your students to audition.

Silver Creek High School Talent Show.doc

 

* March 4th – MardiGras – Come support our awesome Silver Creek Education Foundation at this fun event.

* March 22nd – Chipotle Fundraiser – we are coming together with the SCEF on this & funds will be split between the 2 groups, these funds will go towards conference dinners for the SC staff.

* April 8th – After Prom 11pm-2am at Silver Creek in the F Wing.

* April 29th – Inaugural Raptor Run 5K at Silver Creek

 

* * *

 

Right now our Bingo fundraiser is in jeopardy, we are in need of at least 2 Games Managers to be in place by March 1st.  If we do not have this, we will not be able to continue with the Bingo sessions on Wednesday nights.  Bingo has been our largest fundraiser since it started in 2007.

Did you know that it takes 8 volunteers weekly to run Bingo?  Did you know that Bingo runs 12 months out of the year?  This means that Bingo needs 416 volunteers a year to run.  Out of those volunteers, every week they need 1 State licensed games manager, 2 cashiers, & 1 caller – all of these positions take extra training.

Since Bingo started late 2007, it has brought in over $316,000 to RABC, with these funds we have been able to purchase many items such as, the marquee on the side of the school, wrestling mats, padded chairs in the gym, volleyball standards, track & cross country equipment, tennis nets, repairs to the weight room, football helmets, baseball/softball helmets, warm gear for cold weather sports, fencing, soccer nets & goals, mascot uniform, run through banner, mirrors, golf bags, plus so much more.

Without Bingo (or other fundraisers to supplement the funds) we will not be able to help purchase items listed above or hold great student events such as the Homecoming Tailgate & After Prom.

We only have 3 more meetings…

February 27th – Guest speakers will be SC Coaches & Mr. Finnestead sharing with us about the new building plans for SC.

March 20th – A week early due to Spring Break – Guest speakers will be SC Coaches & Officer Staci Stallings

April 24th – Guest Speakers will be SC Coaches & ???

* * *

Join us on February 27th at 6:30pm in the SC Library for our monthly RABC Meeting.  All are welcome!

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Check us out on Facebook and Twitter!

Silver Creek RABC | Facebook

https://twitter.com/silvercreekrabc

https://www.facebook.com/silvercreek.rabc/

Kaydene Hubert

RABC President

Raptor Activities Booster Club

Silver Creek High School

rabcpresident@gmail.com

303-845-2290

 

Silver Creek Education Foundation

 

Mardi Gras Tickets ON SALE Today!

Early Bird Pricing until Sunday 2/19/17! Price increases on Monday 2/20/17.

ONLINE auction begins Saturday, February 18th

 

Link To Purchase Tickets:

http://schsedfoundation.org/getting-involved/mardi-gras-party-silent-auction-2017/

 

 

The MIDAS of Longmont is excited to announce it will donate

1% of sales from all students, parents, faculty, and friends of Silver Creek High School from January 19, 2017 through March 31, 2017.

Call 303-772-2262 to schedule your appointment or visit our location at 1220 Ken Pratt Blvd.

Let us know you are affiliated with Silver Creek High School to have 1% of your purchase donated to the Education Foundation!

Midas Auto Service and Tires is a full-service auto center and an industry leader in brakes, tires, alignments, oil changes, and much more.

 

Make sure you HAVE a Reloadable KS card because for our next drawing!

We are giving away a HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE!

Whoever uses their King Soopers SCEF card between December 2016 and February 2017 can qualify to win a free one person hot air balloon ride at any

Soaring Adventures of America location including Boulder CO

Expires on June 1, 2017

Drawing for the winner in March!

They are FREE and 5% automatically goes back to SCEF and our classrooms!

Pick up your card from Lois Davis at the Attendance Office.

You can also email Tracie Pape @ trapape@gmail.com or text 720-470-5038

for a card. If you have an expired card (unloaded for 90 days)

we will gladly get you another.

Don’t forget that when you use your card, you are automatically entered into the PRIZE drawing! Easiest way to help support and fund the great work at Silver Creek!

 

Please contact us at Schsedfoundation@gmail.com.

Refer to our flyer or website for other ways you can get involved.  http://schsedfoundation.org

 

 

 

 

School Store

 

The School Store will be open the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month during A and B lunches and the time between. We accept All forms of payment in the store and our online store accepts credit/debit cards.

 

Shop online anytime 24/7 at:

https://squareup.com/market/silver-creek-store

 

 

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.

 

YEARBOOK ORDERS

Order your yearbook now by clicking on this link:

JOSTENS YEARBOOK ORDERS

 

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 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.

Download and Print Out a pre-formatted #10 Envelope for making Deposits

 

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Lois Davis at 720-494-3721 or her direct line: 720-494-3738,  or via email:  davis_lois@svvsd.org.  Be sure to include the student’s first and last name as well as the date and reason for the absence. The absence must be called in or reported by email within 48 hours of the absence in order to be excused.  After 48 hours, absences can only be excused by the student’s assistant principal.  Students may not be excused from a class and remain on campus.  While on campus, students must attend their regularly scheduled classes or be counted “unexcused”.

 

TAKING YOUR STUDENT OUT OF SCHOOL DURING THE SCHOOL DAY–  Any student who needs to leave during the school day should bring a signed note to the attendance window before school (or you can email a request to davis_lois@svvsd.org) indicating the time you would like him/her to be excused. The student will receive a pink pass to give to the teacher for the class from which the student will be leaving early.  Students should always sign out at the attendance window before they leave.  You can meet your child at the attendance window or tell him/her to sign out and meet you outside.  The attendance clerk will use the note to excuse the student in Infinite Campus.  If the absence is a last-minute appointment, call the office as soon as possible so your student can pick up a pass during passing period.  We know that emergencies arise and want to make the pick-up as easy as possible.  Planning ahead limits classroom disruption.

 

ATTENDANCE POLICY UPDATE

Students should not be excused from one class in order to go somewhere else in the school building or otherwise remain on school grounds.  Parents, please do not excuse your child from a class in order for him/her to avoid a test for which he/she isn’t prepared, or to avoid a particular class he/she doesn’t feel like attending that day.  Students who are excused from school by a parent should not be on campus and may lose up to 50% credit on any assessment they miss while avoiding a class to “work in the library” or to try to catch up in another class.  Please feel free to call the administration for any clarification of this policy.

 

Extended absences – There is an “Extended Leave of Absence” form students should submit prior to leaving for an extended time.  Forms are only needed if a student will be absent for more than 3 consecutive days.  This form allows teachers to document any assignments a student will be missing and their current grade in class.  Parents and students are required to sign the form, and after teachers have added grades/homework, students must get signatures from administration and return the form to the attendance clerk.  Absences may go unexcused if a student does not return the form to the attendance clerk.

Health office visits- Students who are not feeling well need to let their teacher know so the students can be excused to visit the health office.  Students leaving school from the health office can sign themselves out and meet parents outside.  Parents/Guardians have 48 hours to excuse absences.  We strongly encourage students to contact their parents from the health office and not from the classroom.

 

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

 

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.

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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 pass@svvsd.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.

 

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!

Weekly blog for August 19th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, August 19, 2016

 

PARENTS, NOW IS THE TIME TO GET INVOLVED AND LEARN ABOUT OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT!

Leadership St. Vrain is seeking volunteer parent learners.

Attendees will benefit from hearing from SVVSD Directors, Assistant Superintendents and Department Personnel.  There are also guest speakers from the state department and businesses.  This obligation is only 2 hours a month (one meeting per month) and you will learn with other parents throughout the district.  This is not necessarily an action committee but more so a learning committee.

More information can be found here:  http://www.svvsd.org/leadership/committees/leadership-st-vrain .  If you are interested please contact Mr. Finnestead or fill out the application online.

 

Back 2 School Night

B2SN

Join us for Back 2 School Night on Wednesday, 8/24, from 4:30-8:00 pm.  We will have food trucks – until the food runs out — at Silver Creek to make dinner easy and a portion of the proceeds come back to our classrooms!

 

Parents, please help us make drop off and pick up easier using these requested measures.

Together we can make drop-off and pick-up easier, safer and quicker if you follow these requested measures.

  1. Arrive to drop off and pick up earlier.  School opens at 6:30 AM.  Students must leave by 2:45 unless in an approved activity.  Do not park on Nelson Rd. awaiting to pick up, use the parking lot.

  2. Enter and/or exit the parking lot from the Grandview Meadows Dr. driveway.

  3. When picking up or dropping off, do not perform U-turns, this blocks traffic, slows flow and creates potential accidents.  This is especially important that no U-turns be performed once entering the back parking lot from Nelson Rd.

  4. Students and visitors please use the crosswalk at the roundabout only.

  5. If traffic is moving, please pull over to the right at the next available space before stopping to drop off or pick up.  This measure allows for continuous flow of traffic.

Late Start

Our first Late Start of the new school year is Wednesday September 7th.  School starts at 10:00 and morning buses will run 2 ½ hours later than normal pick up time.  Click here for the late start schedule.

 

October 5, 2016 Late Start Cancelled

The Colorado Department of Education has identified Wednesday, October 5 as the official statewide October Count Day for the 2016-2017 school year. To comply with this state mandate and ensure maximum attendance, St. Vrain Valley Schools will have a full day of school with a normal start time on Wednesday, October 5 in place of the previously scheduled late start day.

Your assistance with this important state requirement is greatly appreciated as funding for St. Vrain schools and the important resources for our students are directly impacted by the October 5 attendance numbers. For more information, please contact your school’s front office.

Thank you again for your ongoing support for our students and schools.

Department of Communications

 

Counseling/Registrar Office

norrbom_barb@svvsd.org Alphabet A-EL

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  Alphabet EM-LA

ehle_kristin@svvsd.org  Alphabet LE-RI

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  Alphabet RO-Z

Counselors have returned to normal office hours.  To save time please make appointments with them rather than drop by.  Seniors only, if you previously had Mr. Sardinia or Mr. Yeomans and are assigned to a new counselor but are wanting to keep them as your counselor please make your appointment with them.

 

Mathematics Department:

If you buy a TI product, please save the “TI-Technology Points” from the package and bring to Ms. Rubino or your student’s Math teacher.

 

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2016-2017 Student Classes Are Available in IC.

Please read all bullet points prior to requesting a schedule change.  

Schedule change request forms can be found below.

  • Student classes are available – without teacher names, room numbers, and blocks. Teacher names, room numbers and blocks will be viewable in IC prior to the start of the first day of school on August 16, 2016.

  • Where do you find your list of classes? (1) Go to IC, and (2) follow the directions posted on this link . The view will look different from the ‘normal’ list of classes. But, you will be able to see the list of classes that you are currently enrolled in for the 2016-2017 school year. Be sure to review your classes.

  • Please know that schedule changes are not possible for the following reasons: different teacher, different lunch, change of mind, a friend, incomplete summer assignment, etc.

  • As a reminder, the master schedule is created from student requests; therefore, changes are not a guarantee and are subject to seat availability. (Be sure to check IC again prior to the start of school as some electives may change due to seat availability and/or core classes may be scheduled on a different block due to leveling of classes.)

  • In requesting a different elective, please know that at this time electives are full, so requesting to add/drop electives will be granted based on availability.

  • Please do not directly contact your counselor to request a schedule change. Counselors officially do not return to school until August 12 at which time they will be working hard to: (1) review each and every submitted schedule request, and (2) register students new to the district/state. Submit all requests on the request form.

  • How do you know if your schedule request has been granted? Be sure to check IC before the start of school. However, if for some reason we cannot accommodate your request, you will be contacted via email or phone call.

  • We are excited to welcome two new counselors to our SC team. The alpha breakdown will be as follows:

A – EL:     Counselor Barb Norrbom and AP Marty Tonjes

EM – LA:     Counselor Michael Sardinia and AP Eric Ottem

LE – RI:     Counselor Kristie Ehle-Parker and AP Eric Ottem

RO – Z:     Counselor Andy Yeomans and  AP Karen Norris

     * Additional information is found on the Schedule Request Form.

 

Athletics

Fall sports have started!  Please visit the website athletics website:  http://schs-raptors.com/ for fall schedules and additional information.

**If your son or daughter did not make a team this fall and you paid the participation fee, please contact Melissa Lehman (lehman_melissa@svvsd.org) to get a refund.

Raptor Athletic Pass

Silver Creek charges admission ($5 adults / $4 students & senior citizens) to many athletic events. Don’t want to pay at the gate to watch your favorite Silver Creek teams?  Purchase a Family or Student Athletic Spectator pass!

Download the form (Athletic Pass Form) and return to Melissa Lehman in the Athletic Office.

 

School Fees/iPAD Insurance Fee

Fees can be paid online with a credit card on RevTrak at anytime.  Semester one fees will not be downloaded to student accounts until early September.   The LTP iPad Insurance window for the 2016-2017 school year opens August 1st and will close on September 14th. Parents who wish to join the insurance pool for this year will need to make at least a partial payment within this window.

The fee will be voided if no payment has been made by September 15th. Students with unpaid insurance balances from last year will not have the optional insurance fee automatically added into Infinite Campus for this year. The past due fees must be paid before they are eligible for this year’s insurance.

2016-17 Insurance price: $35

Read more about the LTP Student iPad Insurance Program

 

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Lois Davis at 720-494-3721 or her direct line: 720-494-3738,  or via email:  davis_lois@svvsd.org.  Be sure to include the student’s first and last name as well as the date and reason for the absence. The absence must be called in or reported by email within 48 hours of the absence in order to be excused.  After 48 hours, absences can only be excused by the student’s assistant principal.

TAKING YOUR STUDENT OUT OF SCHOOL DURING THE SCHOOL DAY–  Any student who needs to leave during the school day should bring a signed note to the attendance window before school (or you can email a request to davis_lois@svvsd.org) indicating the time you would like him/her to be excused. The student will receive a pink pass to give to the teacher for the class from which the student will be leaving early.  Students should always sign out at the attendance window before they leave.  You can meet your child at the attendance window or tell him/her to sign out and meet you outside.  The attendance clerk will use the note to excuse the student in Infinite Campus.  If the absence is a last-minute appointment, call the office as soon as possible so your student can pick up a pass during passing period.  We know that emergencies arise and want to make the pick-up as easy as possible.  Planning ahead limits classroom disruption.

Extended absences (vacation) – There is an “Extended Leave of Absence” form students should submit prior to leaving for an extended time.  Forms are only needed if a student will be absent for more than 3 consecutive days.  This form allows teachers to document any assignments a student will be missing and their current grade in class.  Parents and students are required to sign the form, and after teachers have added grades/homework, students must get signatures from administration and return the form to the attendance clerk.

Health office visits- Students who are not feeling well need to let their teacher know so the students can be excused to visit the health office.  Students leaving school from the health office can sign themselves out and meet parents outside.  Parents/Guardians have 48 hours to excuse absences.  We strongly encourage students to contact their parents from the health office and not from the classroom.

 

Parents – Get involved in Performing Arts

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, helping to 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, at mauwilliamson@yahoo.com or Mr. Skelton (choir director) at skelton_jeremy@svvsd.org for more information on how you can get involved!  Thank you!!

Student Handbook iBook Edition: Student Handbook.

 

2016 HOMECOMING SHIRTS

Only $10 each

Capture homecoming game

Purchase at Silver Creek

Thursdays during lunch in the commons

100% community participation would be AWESOME!

Students, Parents, Family, Teachers, Staff!

WEAR IT TO SCHOOL ON SEPTEMBER 9th

DAY OF THE HOMECOMING PARADE

Check Payable to: RABC (cash also accepted)

Name of Student: __________________________________________________

Total Enclosed: ____________________________________________________

Size

S

M

L

XL

2XL

3XL

Number of shirts

      

News from Raptor Activities Booster Club (RABC):

I hope you are all as excited for this new school year as we are!!  RABC has some great things planned for this year and we will be posting & announcing all of it here on the weekly blog.  Feel free to jump in anytime throughout the year & join the fun!

If you are not familiar with the Booster Club, please make your way to our webpage that is linked to the athletic page.  You can also follow us on Facebook & Twitter!!  And don’t forget to check out the School Store Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store to get all the latest Silver Creek gear, they have some great items this year!!

August 22nd at 6:00pm –  Is the Fall Sports Mandatory Meeting in the large gym, we will have a table set up there to collect new memberships – any new membership added at the meeting will be entered into a drawing to win a SC Stadium Seat!!

August 24th – Back To School Night – Make sure you stop by our table & talk to us about the Booster Club & how you can get plugged in.  We will have volunteer sign ups & we will be giving away some prizes & candy!!

Our first meeting will be on August 29th at 6:30pm in the school library.  All our welcome to come.

We are in need of volunteers – please email Kaydene at rabcpresident@gmail.com if you would like to help:

HOMECOMING CELEBRATION

We will need LOTS of help with Homecoming since it is early this year – September 9th!!  We are planning the celebration to take place right after the parade in the back of Silver Creek by the football/soccer fields.  We will have an all school BBQ, games, inflatables, & maybe even a dunk tank!!  Email or text (303-845-2290) Kaydene if you can help.

Concession Managers – We are looking for opening & closing managers for the Fall games (Volleyball, Varsity Football, JV Football, Boys Soccer).  It is easy, fun, & a great way to earn funds for your student’s activity!!  Please contact Kaydene at rabcconcessions@gmail.com if you are interested in helping with this.

Feel free to contact any of the RABC Board of Directors with any questions, suggestions, or if you want to find a way to get plugged in here at Silver Creek!

Kaydene Hubert – President  rabcpresident@gmail.com

Patrice Powell – Vice President  rabcvicepresident@gmail.com

Stacy Koelfgen – Treasurer  rabctreasurer@gmail.com

Kristy Warner – Secretary   rabcsecretary@gmail.com

 

   

THE SILVER CREEK EDUCATION FOUNDATION

educationfoundation

King Soopers

These are cards are FREE and 5% goes back to SCEF and our classrooms! Make sure you get a King Soopers card for SCHS.  We will have table at Back to School Night.  You can also email

Tracie Pape @ trapape@gmail.com or text 720-470-5038 to get a card.

If your old card is inactive we will gladly hand you another.  For those that use their cards the most each month, we have a drawing for baskets and prizes.

Getting Involved

Looking for 2 Student Representatives (sophomores or juniors) to sit on our SCEF Board and be on some committees.  SCEF meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7AM.

Please contact us below.

Refer to our flyer or website for other ways you can get involved.  http://schsedfoundation.org

Please contact us if you have questions or interest at SchsEdFoundation@gmail.com

 SCHOOL STORE NEWS

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Advancing Educational Excellence for a Growing Community

Did you know that SVVSD serves over 32,000 students and is growing at a rate of approximately 800 new students per year?  Learn more about how our proposed 2016 bond measure and continued community support will guide the future of education in our region.  Find out more at St. Vrain.

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, and all the pathways available to them in high school and beyond.  LINK to Naviance Information.

Transcript request

Seniors who need an official transcript sent to a college, please pick up a Transcript Request form in the counseling office.  Official transcripts are $2.00 each.

Yearbooks For Sale

Yearbooks for 2016-2017 – Personalized Yearbooks can be ordered online or at picture/locker days on August 11th and 12th.   For more information contact Joylynn Bockelmann at bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org.

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)

School Books

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 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.

Download and Print Out a pre-formatted #10 Envelope for making Deposits

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 August

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.

linK

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 pass@svvsd.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.

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!

 

Weekly update for August 12th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, August 12, 2016

 

PARENTS, NOW IS THE TIME TO GET INVOLVED AND LEARN ABOUT OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT!

 

Leadership St. Vrain is seeking volunteer parent learners.

Attendees will benefit from hearing from SVVSD Directors, Assistant Superintendents and Department Personnel.  There are also guest speakers from the state department and businesses.  This obligation is only 2 hours a month (one meeting per month) and you will learn with other parents throughout the district.  This is not necessarily an action committee but more so a learning committee.

More information can be found here:  http://www.svvsd.org/leadership/committees/leadership-st-vrain .  If you are interested please contact Mr. Finnestead or fill out the application online.

 

First Day of School

 

School starts for Freshmen and all students new to Silver Creek at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 16, 2016. An orientation program will be followed by lunch (provided) and an abbreviated eight-period schedule.

All students (new and returning) attend school on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 7:30 a.m.. Students will begin with their ‘A” day classes 1-4. Lunch will be available for purchase. CDC classes will begin on Thursday, August 18, 2016.

 

Makeup picture/locker/iPad Day

 

Students who were unable to attend Picture-Locker/iPad Distribution day will have an opportunity to get pictures taken, get locker assignments and receive their iPad on Wednesday August 17.  Please note, this date is a change from the original notification that was sent out.  Studio 5 will be available to take pictures (this is not a re-take day) from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  iPad’s can be picked up in the IMC from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Students must provide proof that they have an ID and a locker assignment in order to receive their iPad.  If you have questions please contact the Main Office or email davis_lois@svvsd.org.

 

Paperwork Checklist:

  • iPAD Parent and Student Agreement (Coral Form Required)
  • iPAD fees/fines paid (previous iPAD fees must be paid before being issued an iPad at SCHS)
  • 2016-2017 Permissions (please make any changes, if needed, and return)
  • Picture Order Form – Now you can order online! Please visit www.studio5schoolportraits.com use: Password:SilverCreekHS2016. Cash/check orders will be accepted on the day of pictures with the included form. If you have any questions, please contact Studio 5 at 888-674-0525. Please do not call the school.
  • Discipline Signature Page (required for all students)
  • Student Health/Emergency Contact Information (required for all students EXCEPT those students new to the district and incoming 9th grade students)
  • Outstanding Fees/fines payment or return of lost textbooks (if applicable)
  • Parking Permit Form (Required for all drivers; $5.00 cash/check) There are a limited number of permits. Priority will be given to Seniors, followed by Juniors and finally sophomores on Picture/Locker days. All vehicles parked in the Silver Creek parking lot must have a SCH parking sticker.
  • Athletic Pass Form (Optional form is available to print online or to pick up in the office August 1, 2016).  Silver Creek charges admission ($5 adults / $4 students & senior citizens) for many athletic events.  If you’re planning on attending SC athletic events, consider purchasing a family or student athletic pass so you don’t have to pay at the gate. Contact the athletic office if you have questions.

 

October 5, 2016 Late Start Cancelled

 

The Colorado Department of Education has identified Wednesday, October 5 as the official statewide October Count Day for the 2016-2017 school year. To comply with this state mandate and ensure maximum attendance, St. Vrain Valley Schools will have a full day of school with a normal start time on Wednesday, October 5 in place of the previously scheduled late start day.

 

Your assistance with this important state requirement is greatly appreciated as funding for St. Vrain schools and the important resources for our students are directly impacted by the October 5 attendance numbers. For more information, please contact your school’s front office.

 

Thank you again for your ongoing support for our students and schools.

 

Department of Communications

 

Counseling/Registrar Office

 

norrbom_barb@svvsd.org Alphabet A-EL

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  Alphabet EM-LA

ehle_kristin@svvsd.org  Alphabet LE-RI

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  Alphabet RO-Z

Counselors have returned to normal office hours.  To save time please make appointments with them rather than drop by.  Seniors only, if you previously had Mr. Sardinia or Mr. Yeomans and are assigned to a new counselor but are wanting to keep them as your counselor please make your appointment with them.

 

2016-2017 Student Classes Are Available in IC.

Please read all bullet points prior to requesting a schedule change.  

Schedule changes accepted: August 2 – 15, 2016.

Schedule change request forms can be found below.

 

  • Student classes are available – without teacher names, room numbers, and blocks. Teacher names, room numbers and blocks will be viewable in IC prior to the start of the first day of school on August 16, 2016.

  • Where do you find your list of classes? (1) Go to IC, and (2) follow the directions posted on this link . The view will look different from the ‘normal’ list of classes. But, you will be able to see the list of classes that you are currently enrolled in for the 2016-2017 school year. Be sure to review your classes.

  • Please know that schedule changes are not possible for the following reasons: different teacher, different lunch, change of mind, a friend, incomplete summer assignment, etc.

  • As a reminder, the master schedule is created from student requests; therefore, changes are not a guarantee and are subject to seat availability. (Be sure to check IC again prior to the start of school as some electives may change due to seat availability and/or core classes may be scheduled on a different block due to leveling of classes.)

  • In requesting a different elective, please know that at this time electives are full, so requesting to add/drop electives will be granted based on availability.

  • Please do not directly contact your counselor to request a schedule change. Counselors officially do not return to school until August 12 at which time they will be working hard to: (1) review each and every submitted schedule request, and (2) register students new to the district/state. Submit all requests on the request form.

  • How do you know if your schedule request has been granted? Be sure to check IC before the start of school. However, if for some reason we cannot accommodate your request, you will be contacted via email or phone call.

  • We are excited to welcome two new counselors to our SC team. The alpha breakdown will be as follows:

 

A – EL:     Counselor Barb Norrbom and AP Marty Tonjes

EM – LA:     Counselor Michael Sardinia and AP Eric Ottem

LE – RI:     Counselor Kristie Ehle-Parker and AP Eric Ottem

RO – Z:     Counselor Andy Yeomans and  AP Karen Norris

   

     * Additional information is found on the Schedule Request Form.

 

Athletics

 

Fall Sport Registration

Boys Golf tryouts start on Monday, August 8.  If you have not picked up your clearance card from Ms. Lehman, please do so between 7:15 am and 8:15 am on August 8.

 

The deadline to register for all fall sports (except for boy’s golf) is August 10.  Tryouts/practice officially start on August 15.  Please visit the SCHS Athletic website for sport specific tryout times.

 

In order to be eligible to tryout, all student-athletes must be registered online as well as have a current physical on file with Ms. Lehman in the Athletics Office.

 

All those interested in trying out need to complete the forms in the online registration system as well as turn in a valid physical with Ms. Lehman in the SCHS athletic office.  Physicals are valid for one calendar year, so students who already have a physical on file with Silver Creek just need to verify that information with Ms. Lehman.  Need a blank physical form? Click HERE to print.

 

Once the online registration forms have been completed and physicals turned in, athletes are given a clearance card.  Coaches will collect the clearance cards at the first tryout date.

You may NOT participate without a clearance card.

 

For registration questions, please contact Athletic Secretary, Melissa Lehman: 720-494-3729 or lehman_melissa@svvsd.org.

 

Raptor Athletic Pass

Silver Creek charges admission ($5 adults / $4 students & senior citizens) to many athletic events. Don’t want to pay at the gate to watch your favorite Silver Creek teams?  Purchase a Family or Student Athletic Spectator pass!

 

Download the form (Athletic Pass Form) and bring to the athletic table at picture/locker day or return to Melissa Lehman in the Athletic Office.

 

Please visit the website athletics website:  http://schs-raptors.com/ for fall schedules and additional information.

 

School Fees/iPAD Insurance Fee

Fees can be paid online with a credit card on RevTrak at anytime.  Semester one fees will not be downloaded to student accounts until early September.   The LTP iPad Insurance window for the 2016-2017 school year opens August 1st and will close on September 14th. Parents who wish to join the insurance pool for this year will need to make at least a partial payment within this window.

 

The fee will be voided if no payment has been made by September 15th. Students with unpaid insurance balances from last year will not have the optional insurance fee automatically added into Infinite Campus for this year. The past due fees must be paid before they are eligible for this year’s insurance.

 

2016-17 Insurance price: $35

 

Read more about the LTP Student iPad Insurance Program

 

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

 

TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Lois Davis at 720-494-3721 or her direct line: 720-494-3738,  or via email:  davis_lois@svvsd.org.  Be sure to include the student’s first and last name as well as the date and reason for the absence. The absence must be called in or reported by email within 48 hours of the absence in order to be excused.  After 48 hours, absences can only be excused by the student’s assistant principal.

 

TAKING YOUR STUDENT OUT OF SCHOOL DURING THE SCHOOL DAY–  Any student who needs to leave during the school day should bring a signed note to the attendance window before school (or you can email a request to davis_lois@svvsd.org) indicating the time you would like him/her to be excused. The student will receive a pink pass to give to the teacher for the class from which the student will be leaving early.  Students should always sign out at the attendance window before they leave.  You can meet your child at the attendance window or tell him/her to sign out and meet you outside.  The attendance clerk will use the note to excuse the student in Infinite Campus.  If the absence is a last-minute appointment, call the office as soon as possible so your student can pick up a pass during passing period.  We know that emergencies arise and want to make the pick-up as easy as possible.  Planning ahead limits classroom disruption.

Extended absences (vacation) – There is an “Extended Leave of Absence” form students should submit prior to leaving for an extended time.  Forms are only needed if a student will be absent for more than 3 consecutive days.  This form allows teachers to document any assignments a student will be missing and their current grade in class.  Parents and students are required to sign the form, and after teachers have added grades/homework, students must get signatures from administration and return the form to the attendance clerk.

Health office visits- Students who are not feeling well need to let their teacher know so the students can be excused to visit the health office.  Students leaving school from the health office can sign themselves out and meet parents outside.  Parents/Guardians have 48 hours to excuse absences.  We strongly encourage students to contact their parents from the health office and not from the classroom.

 

Parents – Get involved in Performing Arts

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, helping to 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, at mauwilliamson@yahoo.com or Mr. Skelton (choir director) at skelton_jeremy@svvsd.org for more information on how you can get involved!  Thank you!!

 

SCOPA

 

Student Handbook iBook Edition: Student Handbook.

 

            2016 HOMECOMING SHIRTS

Only $10 each

Capture homecoming game

Purchase at Silver Creek during

Thursdays during lunch in the commons

100% community participation would be AWESOME!

Students, Parents, Family, Teachers, Staff!

WEAR IT TO SCHOOL ON SEPTEMBER 9th

DAY OF THE HOMECOMING PARADE

Check Payable to: RABC (cash also accepted)

Name of Student: __________________________________________________

Total Enclosed: ____________________________________________________

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News from Raptor Activities Booster Club (RABC):

I hope you are all as excited for this new school year as we are!!  RABC has some great things planned for this year and we will be posting & announcing all of it here on the weekly blog.  Feel free to jump in anytime throughout the year & join the fun!

 

If you are not familiar with the Booster Club, please make your way to our web page that is linked to the athletic page.  You can also follow us on Facebook & Twitter!!  And don’t forget to check out the School Store https://squareup.com/market/silver-creek-store  to get all the latest Silver Creek gear.

 

Our first meeting will be on August 29th at 6:30pm in the school library.  All our welcome to come.

 

We are in need of some volunteers for following events coming up – please email Kaydene at rabcpresident@gmail.com if you would like to help:

    

Thursday/Friday August 11th & 12th –  Locker/Picture Day.  We will have a table set up both of these days.  The times that we need help are…8:15-11:45 & 1:00-4:00 on both days.  We should have at least 2 people there at all times, we will be collecting memberships & talking to parents/students about the Booster Club.

 

Wednesday August 24th 5:30-8:00  –  Back to School Night –   We will be setting up a table this night to meet & encourage parents/families to become RABC members & volunteers. It would be great to have at least 3 people there for 2 shifts (5:00-6:30 & 6:30-8:00).

 

HOMECOMING CELEBRATION

We will need LOTS of help with Homecoming since it is early this year – September 9th!!  We are planning the celebration to take place right after the parade in the back of Silver Creek by the football/soccer fields.  We will have an all school BBQ, games, inflatables, & maybe even a dunk tank!!  Email or text (303-845-2290) Kaydene if you can help.

 

ALL FALL SPORTS PARENTS/ATHLETES: Make sure you attend the Fall Sports Meeting on August 22nd in the large gym at 6:00pm – RABC will be there & would love to chat with you!

 

Feel free to contact any of the RABC Board of Directors with any questions, suggestions, or if you want to find a way to get plugged in here at Silver Creek!

 

Kaydene Hubert – President  rabcpresident@gmail.com

Patrice Powell – Vice President  rabcvicepresident@gmail.com

Stacy Koelfgen – Treasurer  rabctreasurer@gmail.com

Kristy Warner – Secretary   rabcsecretary@gmail.com

   

 

THE SILVER CREEK EDUCATION FOUNDATION

 

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The Silver Creek Education Foundation would like to welcome all the new and returning students!  We hope you had a great summer.

Back 2 School Night

B2SN

Join us for Back 2 School Night on Wednesday, 8/24, from 4:30-8:00 pm.  We will have food trucks – until the food runs out — at Silver Creek to make dinner easy and the a portion of the proceeds come back to our classrooms!

King Soopers Cards

These cards are free and 5% goes back to SCEF and our classrooms! Make sure you get a King Soopers card for SCHS.  We will have tables at Ipad/Locker days and Back to School Night.  You can also email Tracie Pape @ trapape@gmail.com or text 720-470-5038 to get a card.  If you haven’t used your card in over 3 months, we will gladly hand you another.  For those that use their cards, we have a monthly drawing for prizes too.

Getting Involved

Refer to our flyer or website for ways you can get involved.  http://schsedfoundation.org

Please contact us if you have questions or interest at SchsEdFoundation@gmail.com

Education Foundation summer flyer

 

                               SCHOOL STORE NEWS

Get your Silver Creek Spirit Wear at the School Store

 

Check out our flyer of new items below.  The store has limited quantities on hand of our new items.  All these new items are available for you to order in just the right sizes during our ‘Back To School Ordering Period’.  See below for details.

 

We will be open during all Picture/Locker day events.  We accept all forms of payment (Cash, Check, Credit Card & Debit Cards) and Credit/Debit cards only for our online store.

 

During the school year the store is Thursdays from 10:30am – 12:45pm. You may also purchase in stock items from our online store at:     Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store

 

“Back to School Ordering Period” – August 5, 2016 – August 25, 2016  all new items and sizes are available for ordering.  Some items are available in Youth, XS, 2XL-5XL and these sizes can only be purchased during this ordering period.  Your orders will be available for pickup in the school store on Thursday, September 8, 2016.

 

PROMOTION – During “Back to School Ordering Period”  Available in store and online

$5 off $50 or more

$10 off $100 or more

Online: use these codes during checkout to get your discount

RAPTOR5 (for $5 off)

RAPTOR10 (for $10 off)

SchoolStore

Advancing Educational Excellence for a Growing Community

 

Did you know that SVVSD serves over 32,000 students and is growing at a rate of approximately 800 new students per year?  Learn more about how our proposed 2016 bond measure and continued community support will guide the future of education in our region.  Find out more at St. Vrain.

 

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, and all the pathways available to them in high school and beyond.  LINK to Naviance Information.

 

Transcript request

 

Seniors who need an official transcript sent to a college can go to our website and request their        Transcripts. Official transcripts are $2.00 each.

 

Yearbooks For Sale

Yearbooks for 2016-2017 – Personalized Yearbooks can be ordered online or at picture/locker days on August 11th and 12th.   For more information contact Joylynn Bockelmann at bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org.

 

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)

School Books

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 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.

Download and Print Out a pre-formatted #10 Envelope for making Deposits

 

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 August

 

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.

linK

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 pass@svvsd.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.

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!

 

Weekly blog for August 5th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, August 5, 2016

 

Picture/Locker Day/iPad distribution for students will be August 11th and 12th. See below for specific times for each grade. If your student is unable to attend their assigned day, you may come on different day. This is an open house format so students can arrive anytime between the designated times.

Students unable to attend Picture-Locker/iPad Distribution day will have an opportunity to get pictures taken, get locker assignments and receive their iPad on August 17.  Please note, this date is a change from the original notification that was sent out.  Studio 5 will be available to take pictures (this is not a re-take day) from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  iPad’s can be picked up in the IMC from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Students must provide proof that they have an ID and a locker assignment in order to receive their iPad.  If you have questions please contact the Main Office or email davis_lois@svvsd.org.   

iPAD Distribution/Picture/Locker Day Schedule

Freshmen – August 11th, 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Seniors – August 11th, 1:30 -3:30 p.m.

Juniors – August 12th, 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Sophomores – August 12th, 1:30 -3:30 p.m.

New Students to the district – August 11th, 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Please enter the school through the north crescent doors (near the A-Wing/auditorium) and begin the iPAD Distribution and Picture/Locker Day process.

New ID‛s and locker assignments are required for entrance to the iPad Distribution in the Library.

IMPORTANT NOTE!!! STUDENTS MUST BRING THE FOLLOWING PAPERWORK TO PROCEED THROUGH THE PICTURE/LOCKER DAY/iPAD PROCESS! These forms will be mailed out to student families by the first week of August.

Paperwork Checklist:

  • iPAD Parent and Student Agreement (Coral Form Required)

  • iPAD fees/fines paid (previous iPAD fees must be paid before being issued an iPad at SCHS)

  • 2016-2017 Permissions (please make any changes, if needed, and return)

  • Picture Order Form – Now you can order online! Please visit www.studio5schoolportraits.com use: Password:SilverCreekHS2016. Cash/check orders will be accepted on the day of pictures with the included form. If you have any questions, please contact Studio 5 at 888-674-0525. Please do not call the school.

  • Discipline Signature Page (required for all students)

  • Student Health/Emergency Contact Information (required for all students EXCEPT those students new to the district and incoming 9th grade students)

  • Outstanding Fees/fines payment or return of lost textbooks (if applicable)

  • Parking Permit Form (Required for all drivers; $5.00 cash/check) There are a limited number of permits. Priority will be given to Seniors, followed by Juniors and finally sophomores on Picture/Locker days. All vehicles parked in the Silver Creek parking lot must have a SCH parking sticker.

  • Athletic Pass Form (Optional form is available to print online or to pick up in the office August 1, 2016).  Silver Creek charges admission ($5 adults / $4 students & senior citizens) for many athletic events.  If you’re planning on attending SC athletic events, consider purchasing a family or student athletic pass so you don’t have to pay at the gate. Contact the athletic office if you have questions.

School starts for Freshmen and all students new to Silver Creek at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 16, 2016. An orientation program will be followed by lunch (provided) and an abbreviated eight-period schedule.

All students (new and returning) attend school on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 7:30 a.m.. Students will begin with their ‘A” day classes 1-4. Lunch will be available for purchase. CDC classes will begin on Thursday, August 18, 2016.

We look forward to seeing all students next week for Picture-Locker Day/iPad Distribution.

We need parent volunteers for Picture/Locker/iPad day.  If you are interested please contact Lois Davis or Melissa Lehman at davis_lois@svvsd.org or lehman_melissa@svvsd.org.

 

Counseling/Registrar Office

norrbom_barb@svvsd.org Alphabet A-EL

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  Alphabet EM-LA

ehle_kristin@svvsd.org  Alphabet LE-RI

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  Alphabet RO-Z

Counselors will return to normal office hours on August 12th. To make appointments email your prospective counselor.  Seniors only, if you previously had Mr. Sardinia or Mr. Yeomans and are assigned to a new counselor but are wanting to keep them as your counselor please make your appointment with them.

 

2016-2017 Student Classes Are Available in IC.

Please read all bullet points prior to requesting a schedule change.  

Schedule changes accepted: August 2 – 15, 2016.

Schedule change request forms can be found below.

 

  • Student classes are available – without teacher names, room numbers, and blocks. Teacher names, room numbers and blocks will be viewable in IC prior to the start of the first day of school on August 16, 2016.

  • Where do you find your list of classes? (1) Go to IC, and (2) follow the directions posted on this link . The view will look different from the ‘normal’ list of classes. But, you will be able to see the list of classes that you are currently enrolled in for the 2016-2017 school year. Be sure to review your classes.

  • Please know that schedule changes are not possible for the following reasons: different teacher, different lunch, change of mind, a friend, incomplete summer assignment, etc.

  • As a reminder, the master schedule is created from student requests; therefore, changes are not a guarantee and are subject to seat availability. (Be sure to check IC again prior to the start of school as some electives may change due to seat availability and/or core classes may be scheduled on a different block due to leveling of classes.)

  • In requesting a different elective, please know that at this time electives are full, so requesting to add/drop electives will be granted based on availability.

  • Please do not directly contact your counselor to request a schedule change. Counselors officially do not return to school until August 12 at which time they will be working hard to: (1) review each and every submitted schedule request, and (2) register students new to the district/state. Submit all requests on the request form.

  • How do you know if your schedule request has been granted? Be sure to check IC before the start of school. However, if for some reason we cannot accommodate your request, you will be contacted via email or phone call.

  • We are excited to welcome two new counselors to our SC team. The alpha breakdown will be as follows:

 

        A – EL:     Counselor Barb Norrbom and AP Marty Tonjes

EM – LA:     Counselor Michael Sardinia and AP Eric Ottem

LE – RI:     Counselor Kristie Ehle-Parker and AP Eric Ottem

RO – Z:     Counselor Andy Yeomans and  AP Karen Norris

   

     * Additional information is found on the Schedule Request Form.

 

Athletics

 

Fall Sport Registration

Boys Golf tryouts start on Monday, August 8.  If you have not picked up your clearance card from Ms. Lehman, please do so between 7:15 am and 8:15 am on August 8.

The deadline to register for all fall sports (except for boy’s golf) is August 10.  Tryouts/practice officially start on August 15.  Please visit the SCHS Athletic website for sport specific tryout times.

In order to be eligible to tryout, all student-athletes must be registered online as well as have a current physical on file with Ms. Lehman in the Athletics Office.

All those interested in trying out need to complete the forms in the online registration system as well as turn in a valid physical with Ms. Lehman in the SCHS athletic office.  Physicals are valid for one calendar year, so students who already have a physical on file with Silver Creek just need to verify that information with Ms. Lehman.  Need a blank physical form? Click HERE to print.

Once the online registration forms have been completed and physicals turned in, athletes are given a clearance card.  Coaches will collect the clearance cards at the first tryout date.

You may NOT participate without a clearance card.

 

For registration questions, please contact Athletic Secretary, Melissa Lehman: 720-494-3729 or lehman_melissa@svvsd.org.

 

Raptor Athletic Pass

Silver Creek charges admission ($5 adults / $4 students & senior citizens) to many athletic events. Don’t want to pay at the gate to watch your favorite Silver Creek teams?  Purchase a Family or Student Athletic Spectator pass!

Download the form (Athletic Pass Form) and bring to the athletic table at picture/locker day or return to Melissa Lehman in the Athletic Office.

Please visit the website athletics website:  http://schs-raptors.com/ for fall schedules and additional information.

 

School Fees/iPAD Insurance Fee

Fees can be paid online with a credit card on RevTrak at anytime.  Semester one fees will not be downloaded to student accounts until early September.   The LTP iPad Insurance window for the 2016-2017 school year opens August 1st and will close on September 14th. Parents who wish to join the insurance pool for this year will need to make at least a partial payment within this window.

 

The fee will be voided if no payment has been made by September 15th. Students with unpaid insurance balances from last year will not have the optional insurance fee automatically added into Infinite Campus for this year. The past due fees must be paid before they are eligible for this year’s insurance.

 

2016-17 Insurance price: $35

 

Read more about the LTP Student iPad Insurance Program

 

Parents – Get involved in Performing Arts

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, helping to 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, at mauwilliamson@yahoo.com or Mr. Skelton (choir director) at skelton_jeremy@svvsd.org for more information on how you can get involved!  Thank you!!

 

Student Handbook iBook Edition: Student Handbook.

 

            2016 HOMECOMING SHIRTS

Only $10 each

Purchase at Silver Creek during

PICTURE/LOCKER DAYS

And Thursdays during lunch in the commons

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100% community participation would be AWESOME!

Students, Parents, Family, Teachers, Staff!

WEAR IT TO SCHOOL ON SEPTEMBER 9th

DAY OF THE HOMECOMING PARADE

Check Payable to: RABC (cash also accepted)

Name of Student: __________________________________________________

Total Enclosed: ____________________________________________________

Size S M L XL 2XL 3XL
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News from Raptor Activities Booster Club (RABC):

I hope you are all as excited for this new school year as we are!!  RABC has some great things planned for this year and we will be posting & announcing all of it here on the weekly blog.  Feel free to jump in anytime throughout the year & join the fun!

If you are not familiar with the Booster Club, please make your way to our web page that is linked to the athletic page.  You can also follow us on Facebook & Twitter!!  And don’t forget to check out the School Store https://squareup.com/market/silver-creek-store  to get all the latest Silver Creek gear.

Our first meeting will be on August 29th at 6:30pm in the school library.  All our welcome to come.

We are in need of some volunteers for following events coming up – please email Kaydene at rabcpresident@gmail.com if you would like to help:

    

Thursday/Friday August 11th & 12th –  Locker/Picture Day.  We will have a table set up both of these days.  The times that we need help are…8:15-11:45 & 1:00-4:00 on both days.  We should have at least 2 people there at all times, we will be collecting memberships & talking to parents/students about the Booster Club.

Wednesday August 24th 5:30-8:00  –  Back to School Night –   We will be setting up a table this night to meet & encourage parents/families to become RABC members & volunteers. It would be great to have at least 3 people there for 2 shifts (5:00-6:30 & 6:30-8:00).

HOMECOMING CELEBRATION

We will need LOTS of help with Homecoming since it is early this year – September 9th!!  We are planning the celebration to take place right after the parade in the back of Silver Creek by the football/soccer fields.  We will have an all school BBQ, games, inflatables, & maybe even a dunk tank!!  Email or text (303-845-2290) Kaydene if you can help.

ALL FALL SPORTS PARENTS/ATHLETES: Make sure you attend the Fall Sports Meeting on August 22nd in the large gym at 6:00pm – RABC will be there & would love to chat with you!

Feel free to contact any of the RABC Board of Directors with any questions, suggestions, or if you want to find a way to get plugged in here at Silver Creek!

Kaydene Hubert – President  rabcpresident@gmail.com

Patrice Powell – Vice President  rabcvicepresident@gmail.com

Stacy Koelfgen – Treasurer  rabctreasurer@gmail.com

Kristy Warner – Secretary   rabcsecretary@gmail.com

 

THE SILVER CREEK EDUCATION FOUNDATION

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The Silver Creek Education Foundation would like to welcome all the new and returning students!  We hope you had a great summer.

Back 2 School Night

Join us for Back 2 School Night on Wednesday, 8/24, from 4:30-8:00 pm.  We will have food trucks at Silver Creek to make dinner easy and the a portion of the proceeds come back to our classrooms!

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Getting Involved

Refer to our flyer or website for ways you can get involved.  http://schsedfoundation.org

Please contact us if you have questions or interest at SchsEdFoundation@gmail.com

Education Foundation summer flyer

 

                               SCHOOL STORE NEWS

Get your Silver Creek Spirit Wear at the School Store

Check out our flyer of new items below.  The store has limited quantities on hand of our new items.  All these new items are available for you to order in just the right sizes during our ‘Back To School Ordering Period’.  See below for details.

We will be open during all Picture/Locker day events.  We accept all forms of payment (Cash, Check, Credit Card & Debit Cards) and Credit/Debit cards only for our online store.

During the school year the store is Thursdays from 10:30am – 12:45pm. You may also purchase in stock items from our online store at:     Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store

“Back to School Ordering Period” – August 5, 2016 – August 25, 2016  all new items and sizes are available for ordering.  Some items are available in Youth, XS, 2XL-5XL and these sizes can only be purchased during this ordering period.  Your orders will be available for pickup in the school store on Thursday, September 8, 2016.

PROMOTION – During “Back to School Ordering Period”  Available in store and online

$5 off $50 or more

$10 off $100 or more

Online: use these codes during checkout to get your discount

RAPTOR5 (for $5 off)

RAPTOR10 (for $10 off)

SchoolStore

 

Advancing Educational Excellence for a Growing Community

Did you know that SVVSD serves over 32,000 students and is growing at a rate of approximately 800 new students per year?  Learn more about how our proposed 2016 bond measure and continued community support will guide the future of education in our region.  Find out more at St. Vrain.

 

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, and all the pathways available to them in high school and beyond.  LINK to Naviance Information.

 

Transcript request

Seniors who need an official transcript sent to a college can go to our website and request their Transcripts. Official transcripts are $2.00 each.

 

SCOPA ANNOUNCEMENTS

SCOPA NEEDS BINGO VOLUNTEERS!!!  Bingo is how we fund the performing arts programs throughout the year.  Currently, we have a small number of families and individuals  that are supporting this program on behalf of every student in the “A” Wing.  The majority of the families that support this program volunteer their time nearly every week.  We need more volunteers to help, so the current small list of volunteers can have a few weekends off during the year.Without Bingo, student fees will go up and programs will lose the current funding. We are in desperate need of help with volunteer support for our two sessions, weekly.  Training and fun is provided at each session so that everyone feels comfortable with each task!

http://www7.mysignup.com/cgi-bin/view.cgi?datafile=scopabingo_apr16

(cut and paste this link in your internet browser)

If you have questions about SCOPA, please contact Laura Ewing at scopapresident2016@gmail.com

 

Yearbooks For Sale

Yearbooks for 2016-2017 – Personalized Yearbooks can be ordered online or at picture/locker days on August 11th and 12th.   For more information contact Joylynn Bockelmann at bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org.

 

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

School Books

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.

Download and Print Out a pre-formatted #10 Envelope for making Deposits

 

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Lois Davis at 720-494-3721 or her direct line: 720-494-3738,  or via email:  davis_lois@svvsd.org.  Be sure to include the student’s first and last name as well as the date and reason for the absence. The absence must be called in or reported by email within 48 hours of the absence in order to be excused.  After 48 hours, absences can only be excused by the student’s assistant principal.

TAKING YOUR STUDENT OUT OF SCHOOL DURING THE SCHOOL DAY–  Any student who needs to leave during the school day should bring a signed note to the attendance window before school (or you can email a request to davis_lois@svvsd.org) indicating the time you would like him/her to be excused. The student will receive a pink pass to give to the teacher for the class from which the student will be leaving early.  Students should always sign out at the attendance window before they leave.  You can meet your child at the attendance window or tell him/her to sign out and meet you outside.  The attendance clerk will use the note to excuse the student in Infinite Campus.  If the absence is a last-minute appointment, call the office as soon as possible so your student can pick up a pass during passing period.  We know that emergencies arise and want to make the pick-up as easy as possible.  Planning ahead limits classroom disruption.

Extended absences (vacation) – There is an “Extended Leave of Absence” form students should submit prior to leaving for an extended time.  Forms are only needed if a student will be absent for more than 3 consecutive days.  This form allows teachers to document any assignments a student will be missing and their current grade in class.  Parents and students are required to sign the form, and after teachers have added grades/homework, students must get signatures from administration and return the form to the attendance clerk.

Health office visits- Students who are not feeling well need to let their teacher know so the students can be excused to visit the health office.  Students leaving school from the health office can sign themselves out and meet parents outside.  Parents/Guardians have 48 hours to excuse absences.  We strongly encourage students to contact their parents from the health office and not from the classroom.

 

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 August

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.

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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 pass@svvsd.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.

 

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!

 

weekly blog for October 15th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, October 15th

 

Naviance Information

Students and parents, we would like to introduce you to Naviance.  This is an excellent tool that provides students with many opportunities to make a successful transition between high school, college and career.  Please view this page for instructional videos on how to log-in, use the colleges and careers features, and access mini-lessons helping students to gain beneficial experiences in high school and beyond.  LINK to Naviance Information.

 

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will be the 21st from 3:00-7:00 p.m.  Parents can sign up using the “online scheduler”.    Time slots fill up fast and it is a first come first serve basis.  If you are not able to get an appointment for the 21st, contact the teacher directly to set up an email or phone conference.

PSAT Registrants

If you did not receive a “Guide to the PSAT” practice test booklet and test day instructions when you registered for the test please pick it up from Ms. Chopp in the Counseling Office.  The test will be administered on the morning of October 28th and registration is now closed.

 Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars

If you missed this event in March, now is your chance to make up for it.  We have an amazing cast lined up for this year’s event (will share the names at the RABC Meeting on the 28th).  What we need from you now-Oct 31st is your team/activities silent auction baskets.  All proceeds from these baskets go directly back into your team/activity’s account.  It is an easy way for your team/activity to bring in extra funds.  We are also looking for businesses that want to be a sponsor for this event, we are selling $25 business card ads in our program.  Let us know if you have a business or know of one that would be interested in this.

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If you are interested in helping with this event, please email one of the Board Members.  Again we want to say thank you to all the amazing volunteers we have here at SC & the support of the administration & staff!!!

Kaydene Hubert

RABC President

Raptor Activities Booster Club

Silver Creek High School

rabcpresident@gmail.com

303-845-2290

 

Senior Pictures

Senior pictures are due to Joylynn Bockelmann (yearbook coordinator) by Friday November 20, 2015.  Pictures can be downloaded from the Silver Creek website or emailed directly to bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org.

 

SCOPA

 

For information on SCOPA visit:   scopanews.org

 

SILVER CREEK THEATRE COMPANY is hosting a fundraiser at Basil Flats restaurant, 1067 S. Hover Road, on Tuesday, October 27, from 5-9 p.m. For each patron who purchases a meal, we will benefit from a generous portion of the proceeds. Please join us at Basil Flats on the 27th and tell them you’re there on behalf of Silver Creek Theatre. We thank you for your support!

Basil Flats

Our fall production, Noel Coward’s “Waiting in the Wings” will run four shows, November 12-16. Plan to join us for another excellent SCTC drama!

 

Upcoming A Wing October Performances

October 16, Homecoming football game halftime performance

 

Concert Schedule

All performances begin at 7:00pm in the SCHS Auditorium (unless otherwise noted)

October 15, Concert Band concert

October 20, Choir Concert

October 21, SVVSD District Choir Festival; Frederick High School

 

Bella Voce Women’s Choir performance

October 16, Homecoming football game National Anthem

 

SCOPA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!

SCOPA helps to fund the performing arts programs throughout the year FOR ALL STUDENTS IN THE A WING.  Through our bingo fundraising program we are able to support many opportunities for our A Wing students.  Volunteers are needed to help us continue to be successful at reducing student fees and supporting A Wing activities.  We run two bingo sessions per week throughout the year. SCOPA NEEDS BINGO VOLUNTEERS!!!   To volunteer, go to scopanews.org to learn how to sign up and help.

Volunteer to work Bingo for SCOPA

Come work Bingo for A Wing Fundraising!  SCOPA Sessions are every Saturday and Sunday at the Longmont Bingo Alley.  Volunteers on Saturday arrive at 10:30am and Volunteers on Sunday arrive at 4:30pm.  Session volunteer time is approximately 4 hours.

SCOPA needs volunteers to keep this fundraising program going! Without this efficient fundraising program, student fees go up and scholarships and grant funding goes down.

 

Visit the SCOPA website for more information

scopanews.org

 

SCEF (Silver Creek Education Foundation)

 

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

We contributed $25,000 this year for the new Naviance software.  We’ve given over $100,000 back to the teachers and students, including $2,500 in college scholarships.

Chipotle

Thank you to everyone who ate at Chipotle on October 12.  Chipotle will be donating almost $1500 to the Education Foundation, which will go back to our classrooms!

 

Re-design our Logo Contest

You could win a $200 Amazon gift card!  See the attached brochure for details.

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Get a King Soopers Reloadable Card

IF YOU WOULD LIKE A FREE KING SOOPERS CARD, YOU OR YOUR CHILD CAN PICK ONE UP AT THE ATTENDANCE WINDOW BY THE FRONT OFFICE.

5% of all transactions go to the SCHS Education Foundation and then back to the classrooms. Use your King Soopers loyalty card and you still receive your fuel points while benefitting Silver Creek.   Reload the card at the register BEFORE buying groceries or gas.  Cards with a zero balance after 90 days will be inactive, so please contact us for another one.

Contact SCHSEdFoundation@gmail.com or SCHS attendance clerk for a card.

Help Organize or Attend our Biggest Fundraiser — the Mardi Gras Party & Auction

Hold the date for Saturday February 20, 2016 at the Best Western on Ken Pratt.  We’ll have dinner, live bands, dancing, a cash bar and a silent auction.  Volunteers are needed for this starting as early as October 2015.

Learn more at our website: www.SchsEdFoundation.org

Volunteer in many other ways – see the volunteer form here:  http://schsedfoundation.org/?page_id=606

If you have any questions, please contact us at:  schsedfoundation@gmail.com

Counseling/Registrar Office

thomas_judith@svvsd.org Alphabet A-Go

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  Alphabet Gr-N

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  Alphabet O-Z

 

Transcript request: Seniors who need an official transcript sent to a college need to pick up a Transcript Request Form in the Counseling Office. Official transcripts are $2.00 each.

Attention Seniors:

The Boettcher Foundation Scholarship application is now open to all students, regardless of their academic background.

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 23rd so time is of the essence!  We STRONGLY 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 are qualified to apply.

 

http://www.boettcherfoundation.org/home/scholarships/application-process/

There is also a helpful Competitiveness Quiz available to help you in this process:

https://www.boettcherscholarshiponline.org/competitive/?y=s

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 Visit:

Tuesday, October 20th @ noon – Grand Canyon University

Please sign up in the counseling office.

Athletics

Winter or Spring Sport Registration is Open!  SIGN UP TODAY.

All student athletes need to sign up online (for every sport, even the second or third sport), turn in a valid physical and obtain a clearance card from Melissa Lehman, athletic secretary. All overdue sports fees must be paid in full before the student will be cleared for a winter or spring sport in 2015-16.  If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Lehman.

 

HS Boy’s Lacrosse

Any boy’s interested in playing lacrosse this Spring have the opportunity to play for Twin Peaks Charter Academy.  Starting October 15th, they will be holding Thursday Throw Arounds.  Click here for more information.

 

Broadcasting School Events

Do you have an interest in broadcasting? If so, Silver Creek is looking at live streaming varsity contests during the school year. We are also hoping to live stream events such as concerts and other programs which our amazing student body has to offer. We need volunteers to help make this a success. If you, or someone you know, would have an interest in learning the world of broadcasting contact Mr Tonjes. Help Silver Creek students show their amazing talents through the world of live stream!!!!

 

Unified Flag Football

Any student who is interested in playing Unified Flag Football, please see Mr Tonjes. The team is starting to form.

 

SCHOOL STORE NEWS

We are excited to announce our fall line of products.  The artwork has been finalized and the new products are due in the store Thursday, Oct 8th!  You can go online and look at larger photos and purchase these new items at: Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store

NOTE: even though you will be purchasing online, these new products will not be available for 2 weeks.

 

Also, more new products coming (Hats, PJs, Head bands and spirit packs) towards the end of October, just in time for our Holiday Ordering Window (November 1st-14th).  All new products, special sizing and colors will be available for ‘pre-order’ for the Holidays.  Once ordering closes on November 14th, the new items will be available in the store December 10th.  Click here to view the list of products.

 

Yearbooks For Sale

Yearbooks for 2015-2016 – Purchase One Now and Save!!! Currently, yearbooks are being sold at their lowest cost of the season, $65, plus you receive 4 FREE YEARBOOK ICONS with your order!

Please see the order form for additional information!

Thank you for your continued support of our YEARBOOK!

Contact bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org with questions.

Interested in Carpooling

Would you like to join a carpool and avoid the morning rush?  Does your student need a ride to or from school?  The attached spreadsheet is a place where parents can share information to contact other parents in their neighborhoods and start a carpool.  This is a volunteer spreadsheet and information put in will be available for all Silver Creek families to view or edit.  Silver Creek does not organize or monitor carpools.

 

Information About School Lunch

St. Vrain Valley School’s Nutrition Service staff believes that nutritious school meals are a main ingredient in students’ ability to learn in the classroom. It’s hard for students to focus when they are hungry. Our staff takes pride in providing meals that meet the USDA nutrition requirements, include as many local ingredients as possible, but taste great too! These employees support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices. Approximately 18,000 student meals are produced in our kitchens each day. In the 2013-14 school year this team produced over 3.25 million meals and snacks for students using over 850,000 pounds of local fresh produce.

Members of our management team are certified in Food Safety and all department team members receive certified food safety training year-round to ensure safe food is served to our students. If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please feel free to contact us at 303-682-725!

 

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 gives students more time to eat, relax, and play. It also gives you the peace of mind of not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or worry that it might get lost, stolen or used for other 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

Online Payments by MY School Bucks now can be used to make online payments to your students 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 #, their teacher’s name, 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

If you choose to bring money to school personally or send it with your student, please put it in an envelope clearly marked with the student’s first and last name, their ID #, their teacher’s name, and the amount enclosed.

 

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Lois Davis at 720-494-3721 or direct to 720-494-3738  or email  davis_lois@svvsd.org.  Be sure to include the student’s first and last name as well as the date and reason for the absence. The absence must be called in or emailed within  48 hours of the absence in order to be excused.  Absences called in after 48 hours cannot be excused unless approved by the student’s assistant principal.

TAKING YOUR STUDENT OUT OF SCHOOL DURING THE SCHOOL DAY–  If you would like to pull your student out of school during the school day, please send him/her to school with a signed note (or email)  indicating the time you would like him/her to be excused. The student should bring the note to the attendance window before school starts.  The student will receive a pink pass to give to the teacher for the class he/she will be leaving early from.  Students leaving early should always sign out at the attendance window.  You can meet your child at the attendance window or you can tell him/her to sign out and meet you outside.  The attendance clerk will use the note to excuse the student in Infinite Campus.  If the absence is a last-minute appointment, call the office as soon as possible so your student can pick up a pass during passing period.  We know that emergencies arise and we would like to make the pickup as easy as possible.  Planning ahead limits classroom disruption.

Extended absences (vacation) – There is an “Extended Leave of Absence” form students can pick up prior to leaving for an extended time.  Forms are only needed if a student will be missing for more than 3 days.  This form allows teachers to document any assignments a student will be missing and their current grade in class.  Parents and students are required to sign the form, and after teachers have added grades/homework, students must get signatures from administration and return the form to the attendance clerk.

Health office visits- Students who are not feeling well need to let their teacher know so the students can be excused to visit the health office.  Students leaving school from the health office can sign themselves out and meet parents outside.  Parent/Guardians have 48 hours to excuse absences.  We strongly encourage students to contact their parents from the health office and not the teacher’s classroom.

 

Infinite Campus Tutorial

Infinite Campus is a great resource for parents to check grades, homework assignments, attendance 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 October                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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 pass@svvsd.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.

 

Low Cost Health Insurance

Students who are 18 and graduating may be eligible for FREE and LOW-COST HEALTH INSURANCE through 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!

 

Nothing Is More Important Than Kindness

 

Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind.  The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.

___Henry James

weekly blog for October 9th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, October 9th

 

Seniors/Class of 2016

Jostens will be here on Monday, October 12th and 13th.  Seniors can stop by the A-wing anytime during either lunch to turn in their graduation orders.

 

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will be October 14th and 21st from 3:00-7:00 p.m.  Parents can sign up using the “online scheduler”.    Time slots fill up fast and it is a first come first serve basis.  If you are not able to get an appointment for the 14th or the 21st, contact the teacher directly to set up an email or phone conference.

 

Dear Parents and Coaches

As Homecoming quickly approaches, Student Senate would like to invite you to have a homecoming float in the homecoming parade beginning 2:30 on October 15th. You would  be allowed to have a car/float in the parade as long as the driver is 18 and the riders in the float follow the rules provided by the district. If you are interested in having a float or want to obtain more information please stop by the front office and pick up a sign-up form and turn it in advance of the parade.

Don’t forget to buy your Homecoming Dance tickets today. Tickets are being sold at both lunches, and the ticket price is $15 per person. The Homecoming Dance is on Saturday,  October 17, from 8-11 p.m. in the large gym.  Parents who are interested in Chaperoning the Homecoming Dance October 17th  Sat. 8-11 p.m.  please contact Steve McNichols at mcnichols_steve@svvsd.org. We do have a need for a few parent chaperones this year.

RABC Upcoming Events & News

HOMECOMING!!!  Events start on Thursday, October 15th with the school assembly & then outside for the Homecoming Parade.  We encourage all extra-curricular activities to participate in the parade by decorating a float & joining the parade.  This tradition is something that the Altona & Eagle Crest kids really look forward to every year, let’s make it the best one yet!!  Talk to administration for any rules & regulations.

Tailgate party.png

FRIDAY OCTOBER 16TH 2:00PM-5:00PM:  Powder Puff Game, Creek Carnival, Tailgate, & Golf Ball Drop Fundraiser!!  This is an event like no other & all are invited, along with the whole community.  This will be held in the back of the school & the school sports fields.  The tailgate BBQ will start at 2:00 along with several games & inflatable fun for the students & kids to take part in.  The traditional Powder Puff game (Seniors take on the Juniors in flag football) will start at 2:30 on the football field.  After the Powder Puff game we will thrill you with the Golf Ball Drop, the Longmont Fire Department will have their engine ladder high over our sports field & dropping hundreds of golf balls that have been purchased by people in our community.  The ball closest to the winning target will win a gift certificate for a helicopter ride for them & a guest!!  There will also be several other prizes to win and opportunity to tour the fire engine.  Make sure you purchase your golf balls today!  They are being sold at all home Volleyball & Football Games, during lunches & at the school store.  You can also contact rabcpresident@gmail.com to purchase balls.

RABC Golf ball

November 6th & 7th: Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars

If you missed this event in March, now is your chance to make up for it.  We have an amazing cast lined up for this year’s event (will share the names at the RABC Meeting on the 28th).  What we need from you now-Oct 31st is your team/activities silent auction baskets.  All proceeds from these baskets go directly back into your team/activity’s account.  It is an easy way for your team/activity to bring in extra funds.  We are also looking for businesses that want to be a sponsor for this event, we are selling $25 business card ads in our program.  Let us know if you have a business or know of one that would be interested in this.

If you are interested in helping with any of these events, please either come to the meeting on the 28th of Sept or email one of the Board Members.  Again we want to say thank you to all the amazing volunteers we have here at SC & the support of the administration & staff!!!

Kaydene Hubert

RABC President

Raptor Activities Booster Club

Silver Creek High School

rabcpresident@gmail.com

303-845-2290

 

SCEF (Silver Creek Education Foundation)

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

We contributed $25,000 this year for the new Naviance software.  We’ve given over $100,000 back to the teachers and students, including $2,500 in college scholarships.

Re-design our Logo Contest

You could win a $200 Amazon gift card!  See the attached brochure for details.

educationfoundation

Eat at Chipotle

Go to the Chipotle on 1100 Ken Pratt Blvd on Monday, on October 12 between 5-8 pm.  Bring the attached flyer and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the Silver Creek Education Foundation!

chipotle

Get a King Soopers Reloadable Card

IF YOU WOULD LIKE A FREE KING SOOPERS CARD, YOU OR YOUR CHILD CAN PICK ONE UP AT THE ATTENDANCE WINDOW BY THE FRONT OFFICE.

5% of all transactions go to the SCHS Education Foundation and then back to the classrooms. Use your King Soopers loyalty card and you still receive your fuel points while benefitting Silver Creek.   Reload the card at the register BEFORE buying groceries or gas.  Cards with a zero balance after 90 days will be inactive, so please contact us for another one.

Contact SCHSEdFoundation@gmail.com or SCHS attendance clerk for a card.

Help Organize or Attend our Biggest Fundraiser — the Mardi Gras Party & Auction

Hold the date for Saturday February 20, 2016 at the Best Western on Ken Pratt.  We’ll have dinner, live bands, dancing, a cash bar and a silent auction.  Volunteers are needed for this starting as early as October 2015.

Learn more at our website: www.SchsEdFoundation.org

Volunteer in many other ways – see the volunteer form here:  http://schsedfoundation.org/?page_id=606

If you have any questions, please contact us at:  schsedfoundation@gmail.com

Senior Pictures

Senior pictures are due to Joylynn Bockelmann (yearbook coordinator) by Friday November 20, 2015.  Pictures can be downloaded from the Silver Creek website or emailed directly to bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org.

Community Service Society Membership Drive

Would you like to be involved with a school organization that is dedicated to community service and building friendships? If so, the Community Service Society is looking for a few more members. We are focused on volunteering and fundraising for 11 charities, including:

– Make-A-Wish Foundation

– Safe Shelter of St Vrain Valley

– OUR Center

We want to make volunteering rewarding and fun, so our members become determined to make a difference – now and in the future. Our club has several social activities planned too, including a Halloween Party! Email us for an application at TheCommunityServiceSociety@gmail.com to join today!

Counseling/Registrar Office

thomas_judith@svvsd.org Alphabet A-Go

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  Alphabet Gr-N

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  Alphabet O-Z

 

Transcript request: Seniors who need an official transcript sent to a college need to pick up a Transcript Request Form in the Counseling Office. Official transcripts are $2.00 each.

National College Fair in Denver – 10/11/15

The Denver National College Fair will be at the Denver Mart on Sunday, October 11, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  This is a great opportunity for you to meet with college representatives from all over the country to find out more about colleges that might interest you.  There will be over 250 colleges from across the United States (and some international) There will also be three information sessions at the fair: Tips for Creating Your College List, The Selective College Admission Process, and Financial Aid Information.    Register for this free fair at www.gotomyncf.com  Please be aware that it is a busy day at the Denver Mart on October 11th so you may want to consider carpooling or there will also be charter bus transportation (Gray Line) from Denver East High School to the Denver Mart.  The bus will leave Denver East High School at 12:45 and 1:30 and will leave the Denver Mart at 2:30 and 3:30 to return to Denver East High School.  To see the list of schools participating click on the above link and then click on “schools” on the right hand margin.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet with colleges from all over the country!

Other College Fairs within the state:

Monarch High School, 329 Campus Drive, Louisville, CO on October 7th from 6:00-8:00 P.M.

Lakewood High School, 9700 West 8th Avenue, Lakewood, CO on October 8th from 6:30-8:00 P.M.

Mountain Vista High School, 10585 Mountain Vista Ridge, Highland Ranch, CO on October 10th from 10:00 A.M – 12:30 P.M.

Students can register for any of these fairs at GoToCollegeFairs.com

Attention Seniors:

The Boettcher Foundation Scholarship application is now open to all students, regardless of their academic background.

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 23rd so time is of the essence!  We STRONGLY 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 are qualified to apply.

http://www.boettcherfoundation.org/home/scholarships/application-process/

There is also a helpful Competitiveness Quiz available to help you in this process:

https://www.boettcherscholarshiponline.org/competitive/?y=s

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.

Athletics

Winter or Spring Sport Registration is Open!  SIGN UP TODAY.

All student athletes need to sign up online (for every sport, even the second or third sport), turn in a valid physical and obtain a clearance card from Melissa Lehman, athletic secretary. All overdue sports fees must be paid in full before the student will be cleared for a winter or spring sport in 2015-16.  If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Lehman.

HS Boy’s Lacrosse

Any boy’s interested in playing lacrosse this Spring have the opportunity to play for Twin Peaks Charter Academy.  Starting October 15th, they will be holding Thursday Throw Arounds.  Click here for more information.

Broadcasting School Events

Do you have an interest in broadcasting? If so, Silver Creek is looking at live streaming varsity contests during the school year. We are also hoping to live stream events such as concerts and other programs which our amazing student body has to offer. We need volunteers to help make this a success. If you, or someone you know, would have an interest in learning the world of broadcasting contact Mr Tonjes. Help Silver Creek students show their amazing talents through the world of live stream!!!!

Unified Flag Football

Any student who is interested in playing Unified Flag Football, please see Mr Tonjes. The team is starting to form.

SCHOOL STORE NEWS

We are excited to announce our fall line of products.  The artwork has been finalized and the new products are due in the store Thursday, Oct 8th!  You can go online and look at larger photos and purchase these new items at: Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store

NOTE: even though you will be purchasing online, these new products will not be available for 2 weeks.

Also, more new products coming (Hats, PJs, Head bands and spirit packs) towards the end of October, just in time for our Holiday Ordering Window (November 1st-14th).  All new products, special sizing and colors will be available for ‘pre-order’ for the Holidays.  Once ordering closes on November 14th, the new items will be available in the store December 10th.  Click here to view the list of products.

SCOPA

October Meeting Date Change

October 13, 7:00pm; Choir Room

Due to parent/teacher conferences and the Orchestra concert on October 14th at 7:00pm in the auditorium , the monthly SCOPA meeting for October has changed to Tuesday, October 13th in the Choir room.  A Wing parents are welcome to attend this informative meeting and learn more about SCHS performing arts activities.

If you have any questions about the upcoming meeting or adding to the meeting agenda, please contact Laura Ewing at scopapresident2016@gmail.com.  See you there!

For more info on SCOPA visit:   scopanews.org

SILVER CREEK THEATRE COMPANY is hosting a fundraiser at Basil Flats restaurant, 1067 S. Hover Road, on Tuesday, October 27, from 5-9 p.m. For each patron who purchases a meal, we will benefit from a generous portion of the proceeds. Please join us at Basil Flats on the 27th and tell them you’re there on behalf of Silver Creek Theatre. We thank you for your support!

Basil Flats

Our fall production, Noel Coward’s “Waiting in the Wings” will run four shows, November 12-16. Plan to join us for another excellent SCTC drama!

Upcoming A Wing October Performances

October 10, Legends Marching Band Festival

October 16, Homecoming football game halftime performance

Concert Schedule

All performances begin at 7:00pm in the SCHS Auditorium (unless otherwise noted)

October 14, Orchestra concert

October 15, Concert Band concert

October 20, Choir Concert

October 21, SVVSD District Choir Festival; Frederick High School

Bella Voce Women’s Choir performance

October 16, Homecoming football game National Anthem

SCOPA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!

SCOPA helps to fund the performing arts programs throughout the year FOR ALL STUDENTS IN THE A WING.  Through our bingo fundraising program we are able to support many opportunities for our A Wing students.  Volunteers are needed to help us continue to be successful at reducing student fees and supporting A Wing activities.  We run two bingo sessions per week throughout the year. SCOPA NEEDS BINGO VOLUNTEERS!!!   To volunteer, go to scopanews.org to learn how to sign up and help.

Volunteer to work Bingo for SCOPA

Come work Bingo for A Wing Fundraising!  SCOPA Sessions are every Saturday and Sunday at the Longmont Bingo Alley.  Volunteers on Saturday arrive at 10:30am and Volunteers on Sunday arrive at 4:30pm.  Session volunteer time is approximately 4 hours.

SCOPA needs volunteers to keep this fundraising program going! Without this efficient fundraising program, student fees go up and scholarships and grant funding goes down.

Visit the SCOPA website for more information

scopanews.org

Student Fees for Semester 1

Student fees were downloaded to Infinite Campus on September 11th.  Fees can be paid online with credit card or in the office (cash, check or credit card) after September 11th.  Fees paid in the office need to be turned in with the student’s name and the course fees that are being paid (envelope if possible).  Teachers cannot accept class fees.

Yearbooks For Sale

Yearbooks for 2015-2016 – Purchase One Now and Save!!! Currently, yearbooks are being sold at their lowest cost of the season, $65, plus you receive 4 FREE YEARBOOK ICONS with your order!

Please see the order form for additional information!

Thank you for your continued support of our YEARBOOK!

Contact bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org with questions.

Interested in Carpooling

Would you like to join a carpool and avoid the morning rush?  Does your student need a ride to or from school?  The attached spreadsheet is a place where parents can share information to contact other parents in their neighborhoods and start a carpool.  This is a volunteer spreadsheet and information put in will be available for all Silver Creek families to view or edit.  Silver Creek does not organize or monitor carpools.

Information About School Lunch

St. Vrain Valley School’s Nutrition Service staff believes that nutritious school meals are a main ingredient in students’ ability to learn in the classroom. It’s hard for students to focus when they are hungry. Our staff takes pride in providing meals that meet the USDA nutrition requirements, include as many local ingredients as possible, but taste great too! These employees support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices. Approximately 18,000 student meals are produced in our kitchens each day. In the 2013-14 school year this team produced over 3.25 million meals and snacks for students using over 850,000 pounds of local fresh produce.

Members of our management team are certified in Food Safety and all department team members receive certified food safety training year-round to ensure safe food is served to our students. If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please feel free to contact us at 303-682-725!

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 gives students more time to eat, relax, and play. It also gives you the peace of mind of not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or worry that it might get lost, stolen or used for other 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

Online Payments by MY School Bucks now can be used to make online payments to your students 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 #, their teacher’s name, 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

If you choose to bring money to school personally or send it with your student, please put it in an envelope clearly marked with the student’s first and last name, their ID #, their teacher’s name, and the amount enclosed.

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Lois Davis at 720-494-3721 or direct to 720-494-3738  or email  davis_lois@svvsd.org.  Be sure to include the student’s first and last name as well as the date and reason for the absence. The absence must be called in or emailed within  48 hours of the absence in order to be excused.  Absences called in after 48 hours cannot be excused unless approved by the student’s assistant principal.

TAKING YOUR STUDENT OUT OF SCHOOL DURING THE SCHOOL DAY–  If you would like to pull your student out of school during the school day, please send him/her to school with a signed note (or email)  indicating the time you would like him/her to be excused. The student should bring the note to the attendance window before school starts.  The student will receive a pink pass to give to the teacher for the class he/she will be leaving early from.  Students leaving early should always sign out at the attendance window.  You can meet your child at the attendance window or you can tell him/her to sign out and meet you outside.  The attendance clerk will use the note to excuse the student in Infinite Campus.  If the absence is a last-minute appointment, call the office as soon as possible so your student can pick up a pass during passing period.  We know that emergencies arise and we would like to make the pickup as easy as possible.  Planning ahead limits classroom disruption.

Extended absences (vacation) – There is an “Extended Leave of Absence” form students can pick up prior to leaving for an extended time.  Forms are only needed if a student will be missing for more than 3 days.  This form allows teachers to document any assignments a student will be missing and their current grade in class.  Parents and students are required to sign the form, and after teachers have added grades/homework, students must get signatures from administration and return the form to the attendance clerk.

Health office visits- Students who are not feeling well need to let their teacher know so the students can be excused to visit the health office.  Students leaving school from the health office can sign themselves out and meet parents outside.  Parent/Guardians have 48 hours to excuse absences.  We strongly encourage students to contact their parents from the health office and not the teacher’s classroom.

Infinite Campus Tutorial

Infinite Campus is a great resource for parents to check grades, homework assignments, attendance 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 October

 

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 pass@svvsd.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.

Low Cost Health Insurance

Students who are 18 and graduating may be eligible for FREE and LOW-COST HEALTH INSURANCE through 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!

Positive Quotations:  To Live Fully And  Successfully, We Must Commit To Something

 

If you don’t make a total commitment to whatever you’re doing, then you start looking to bail out the first time the boat starts leaking.  It’s tough enough getting that boat to shore with everybody rowing, let alone when a guy stands up and starts putting his life jacket on.

—–Lou Holtz

weekly blog for October 2nd

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, October 2nd

   Seniors/Class of 2016

Jostens will be here on Monday, October 5 to present the process for ordering of caps/gowns and take measurements, graduation announcements, and other items available to the Senior Class of 2016.    All Seniors will be called out of class at 9:55 a.m. to go to the auditorium.   Seniors must attend this presentation and will receive their packets.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will be October 14th and 21st from 3:00-7:00 p.m.  Parents will have the opportunity to schedule appointments with their students teacher on the “online Scheduler” starting September 30th.   Time slots fill up fast and it is a first come first serve basis.  If you are not able to get an appointment for the 14th or the 21st, contact the teacher directly to set up an email or phone conference.

Late Start

There is a Late Start on Wednesday October 7th.  School starts at 10:00 a.m. and morning buses will run 2 ½ hours later than normal time.

Senior Pictures

Senior pictures are due to Joylynn Bockelmann (yearbook coordinator) by Friday November 20, 2015.  Pictures can be downloaded from the Silver Creek website or emailed directly to bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org.

Community Service Society Membership Drive

Would you like to be involved with a school organization that is dedicated to community service and building friendships? If so, the Community Service Society is looking for a few more members. We are focused on volunteering and fundraising for 11 charities, including:

– Make-A-Wish Foundation

– Safe Shelter of St Vrain Valley

– OUR Center

We want to make volunteering rewarding and fun, so our members become determined to make a difference – now and in the future. Our club has several social activities planned too, including a Halloween Party! Email us for an application at TheCommunityServiceSociety@gmail.com to join today!

SCEF (Silver Creek Education Foundation)

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

We contributed $25,000 this year for the new Naviance software.  We’ve given over $100,000 back to the teachers and students, including $2,500 in college scholarships.

Re-design our Logo Contest

You could win a $200 Amazon gift card!  See the attached brochure for details.

educationfoundation

Eat at Chipotle

Go to the Chipotle on 1100 Ken Pratt Blvd on Monday, on October 12 between 5-8 pm.  Bring the attached flyer and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the Silver Creek Education Foundation!

chipotle

Get a King Soopers Reloadable Card

IF YOU WOULD LIKE A FREE KING SOOPERS CARD, YOU OR YOUR CHILD CAN PICK ONE UP AT THE ATTENDANCE WINDOW BY THE FRONT OFFICE.

5% of all transactions go to the SCHS Education Foundation and then back to the classrooms. Use your King Soopers loyalty card and you still receive your fuel points while benefitting Silver Creek.   Reload the card at the register BEFORE buying groceries or gas.  Cards with a zero balance after 90 days will be inactive, so please contact us for another one.

Contact SCHSEdFoundation@gmail.com or SCHS attendance clerk for a card.

Help Organize or Attend our Biggest Fundraiser — the Mardi Gras Party & Auction

Hold the date for Saturday February 20, 2016 at the Best Western on Ken Pratt.  We’ll have dinner, live bands, dancing, a cash bar and a silent auction.  Volunteers are needed for this starting as early as October 2015.

Learn more at our website: www.SchsEdFoundation.org

Volunteer in many other ways – see the volunteer form here:  http://schsedfoundation.org/?page_id=606

If you have any questions, please contact us at:  schsedfoundation@gmail.com

 

Counseling/Registrar Office

thomas_judith@svvsd.org Alphabet A-Go

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  Alphabet Gr-N

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  Alphabet O-Z

Transcript request: Seniors who need an official transcript sent to a college need to pick up a Transcript Request Form in the Counseling Office. Official transcripts are $2.00 each.

College Representative Visits

Tuesday, October 6:

8:00 am –  Baylor University

12:00 – Hofstra University

Wednesday, October 7:

11:00 – Bethany College

11:30 – The University of Utah

12:00 – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

1:00 – Bates College

1:30 – University of Tulsa

Friday, October 9:

8:30 – Montana State University

1:30 – Fort Hays State University

Please sign up in the counseling office.

National College Fair in Denver – 10/11/15

The Denver National College Fair will be at the Denver Mart on Sunday, October 11, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  This is a great opportunity for you to meet with college representatives from all over the country to find out more about colleges that might interest you.  There will be over 250 colleges from across the United States (and some international) There will also be three information sessions at the fair: Tips for Creating Your College List, The Selective College Admission Process, and Financial Aid Information.    Register for this free fair at www.gotomyncf.com  Please be aware that it is a busy day at the Denver Mart on October 11th so you may want to consider carpooling or there will also be charter bus transportation (Gray Line) from Denver East High School to the Denver Mart.  The bus will leave Denver East High School at 12:45 and 1:30 and will leave the Denver Mart at 2:30 and 3:30 to return to Denver East High School.  To see the list of schools participating click on the above link and then click on “schools” on the right hand margin.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet with colleges from all over the country!

Other College Fairs within the state:

Monarch High School, 329 Campus Drive, Louisville, CO on October 7th from 6:00-8:00 P.M.

Lakewood High School, 9700 West 8th Avenue, Lakewood, CO on October 8th from 6:30-8:00 P.M.

Mountain Vista High School, 10585 Mountain Vista Ridge, Highland Ranch, CO on October 10th from 10:00 A.M – 12:30 P.M.

Students can register for any of these fairs at GoToCollegeFairs.com

 

The Boettcher Foundation Scholarship application is now open to all students, regardless of their academic background.

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 23rd so time is of the essence!  We STRONGLY 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 are qualified to apply.

http://www.boettcherfoundation.org/home/scholarships/application-process/

There is also a helpful Competitiveness Quiz available to help you in this process:

https://www.boettcherscholarshiponline.org/competitive/?y=s

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.

Athletics

Winter or Spring Sport Registration is Open!  SIGN UP TODAY.

All student athletes need to sign up online (for every sport, even the second or third sport), turn in a valid physical and obtain a clearance card from Melissa Lehman, athletic secretary. All overdue sports fees must be paid in full before the student will be cleared for a winter or spring sport in 2015-16.  If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Lehman.

HS Boy’s Lacrosse

Any boy’s interested in playing lacrosse this Spring have the opportunity to play for Twin Peaks Charter Academy.  Starting October 15th, they will be holding Thursday Throw Arounds.  Click here for more information.

Broadcasting School Events

Do you have an interest in broadcasting? If so, Silver Creek is looking at live streaming varsity contests during the school year. We are also hoping to live stream events such as concerts and other programs which our amazing student body has to offer. We need volunteers to help make this a success. If you, or someone you know, would have an interest in learning the world of broadcasting contact Mr Tonjes. Help Silver Creek students show their amazing talents through the world of live stream!!!!

Unified Flag Football

Any student who is interested in playing Unified Flag Football, please see Mr Tonjes. The team is starting to form.

SCHOOL STORE NEWS

We are excited to announce our fall line of products.  The artwork has been finalized and the new products are due in the store Thursday, Oct 8th!  You can go online and look at larger photos and purchase these new items at: Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store

NOTE: even though you will be purchasing online, these new products will not be available for 2 weeks.

Also, more new products coming (Hats, PJs, Head bands and spirit packs) towards the end of October, just in time for our Holiday Ordering Window (November 1st-14th).  All new products, special sizing and colors will be available for ‘pre-order’ for the Holidays.  Once ordering closes on November 14th, the new items will be available in the store December 10th.  Click here to view the list of products.

RABC Upcoming Events & News

HOMECOMING!!!  Events start on Thursday, October 15th with the school assembly & then outside for the Homecoming Parade.  We encourage all activities to participate in the parade by decorating a float & joining the parade.  This tradition is something that the Altona & Eagle Crest kids really look forward to every year, let’s make it the best one yet!!  Talk to administration for any rules & regulations.

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FRIDAY OCTOBER 16TH 2:00PM-5:00PM:  Powder Puff Game, Creek Carnival, Tailgate, & Golf Ball Drop Fundraiser!!  This is an event like no other & all are invited, along with the whole community.  This will be held in the back of the school & the school sports fields.  The tailgate BBQ will start at 2:00 along with several games & inflatable fun for the students & kids to take part in.  The traditional Powder Puff game (Seniors take on the Juniors in flag football) will start at 2:30 on the football field.  After the Powder Puff game we will thrill you with the Golf Ball Drop, the Longmont Fire Department will have their engine ladder high over our sports field & dropping hundreds of golf balls that have been purchased by people in our community.  The ball closest to the winning target will win a gift certificate for a helicopter ride for them & a guest!!  There will also be several other prizes to win and opportunity to tour the fire engine.  Make sure you purchase your golf balls today!  They are being sold at all home Volleyball & Football Games, during lunches & at the school store.  You can also contact rabcpresident@gmail.com to purchase balls.

RABC Golf ball

November 6th & 7th: Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars

If you missed this event in March, now is your chance to make up for it.  We have an amazing cast lined up for this year’s event (will share the names at the RABC Meeting on the 28th).  What we need from you now-Oct 31st is your team/activities silent auction baskets.  All proceeds from these baskets go directly back into your team/activity’s account.  It is an easy way for your team/activity to bring in extra funds.  We are also looking for businesses that want to be a sponsor for this event, we are selling $25 business card ads in our program.  Let us know if you have a business or know of one that would be interested in this.

If you are interested in helping with any of these events, please either come to the meeting on the 28th of Sept or email one of the Board Members.  Again we want to say thank you to all the amazing volunteers we have here at SC & the support of the administration & staff!!!

Kaydene Hubert

RABC President

Raptor Activities Booster Club

Silver Creek High School

rabcpresident@gmail.com

303-845-2290

SCOPA

October Meeting Date Change

October 13, 7:00pm; Choir Room

Due to parent/teacher conferences and the Orchestra concert on October 14th at 7:00pm in the auditorium , the monthly SCOPA meeting for October has changed to Tuesday, October 13th in the Choir room.  A Wing parents are welcome to attend this informative meeting and learn more about SCHS performing arts activities.

If you have any questions about the upcoming meeting or adding to the meeting agenda, please contact Laura Ewing at scopapresident2016@gmail.com.  See you there!

For more info on SCOPA visit:   scopanews.org

Upcoming A Wing October Performances

SCHS Marching Band field performances and competitions

October 2, Home football game halftime performance

October 7, SVVSD Band Night; Everly-Montgomery Field (festival start time 5:00pm)

October 3, Pomona Marching Band Festival

October 10, Legends Marching Band Festival

October 16, Homecoming football game halftime performance

Concert Schedule

All performances begin at 7:00pm in the SCHS Auditorium (unless otherwise noted)

October 14, Orchestra concert

October 15, Concert Band concert

October 20, Choir Concert

October 21, SVVSD District Choir Festival; Frederick High School

Bella Voce Women’s Choir performance

October 16, Homecoming football game National Anthem

SCOPA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!

SCOPA helps to fund the performing arts programs throughout the year FOR ALL STUDENTS IN THE A WING.  Through our bingo fundraising program we are able to support many opportunities for our A Wing students.  Volunteers are needed to help us continue to be successful at reducing student fees and supporting A Wing activities.  We run two bingo sessions per week throughout the year. SCOPA NEEDS BINGO VOLUNTEERS!!!   To volunteer, go to scopanews.org to learn how to sign up and help.

Volunteer to work Bingo for SCOPA

Come work Bingo for A Wing Fundraising!  SCOPA Sessions are every Saturday and Sunday at the Longmont Bingo Alley.  Volunteers on Saturday arrive at 10:30am and Volunteers on Sunday arrive at 4:30pm.  Session volunteer time is approximately 4 hours.

SCOPA needs volunteers to keep this fundraising program going! Without this efficient fundraising program, student fees go up and scholarships and grant funding goes down.

Visit the SCOPA website for more information

scopanews.org

Student Fees for Semester 1

Student fees were downloaded to Infinite Campus on September 11th.  Fees can be paid online with credit card or in the office (cash, check or credit card) after September 11th.  Fees paid in the office need to be turned in with the student’s name and the course fees that are being paid (envelope if possible).  Teachers cannot accept class fees.

Yearbooks For Sale

Yearbooks for 2015-2016 – Purchase One Now and Save!!! Currently, yearbooks are being sold at their lowest cost of the season, $65, plus you receive 4 FREE YEARBOOK ICONS with your order!

Please see the order form for additional information!

Thank you for your continued support of our YEARBOOK!

Contact bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org with questions.

Interested in Carpooling

Would you like to join a carpool and avoid the morning rush?  Does your student need a ride to or from school?  The attached spreadsheet is a place where parents can share information to contact other parents in their neighborhoods and start a carpool.  This is a volunteer spreadsheet and information put in will be available for all Silver Creek families to view or edit.  Silver Creek does not organize or monitor carpools.

Information About School Lunch

St. Vrain Valley School’s Nutrition Service staff believes that nutritious school meals are a main ingredient in students’ ability to learn in the classroom. It’s hard for students to focus when they are hungry. Our staff takes pride in providing meals that meet the USDA nutrition requirements, include as many local ingredients as possible, but taste great too! These employees support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices. Approximately 18,000 student meals are produced in our kitchens each day. In the 2013-14 school year this team produced over 3.25 million meals and snacks for students using over 850,000 pounds of local fresh produce.

Members of our management team are certified in Food Safety and all department team members receive certified food safety training year-round to ensure safe food is served to our students. If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please feel free to contact us at 303-682-725!

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 gives students more time to eat, relax, and play. It also gives you the peace of mind of not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or worry that it might get lost, stolen or used for other 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

Online Payments by MY School Bucks now can be used to make online payments to your students 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 #, their teacher’s name, 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

If you choose to bring money to school personally or send it with your student, please put it in an envelope clearly marked with the student’s first and last name, their ID #, their teacher’s name, and the amount enclosed.

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Lois Davis at 720-494-3721 or direct to 720-494-3738  or email  davis_lois@svvsd.org.  Be sure to include the student’s first and last name as well as the date and reason for the absence. The absence must be called in or emailed within  48 hours of the absence in order to be excused.  Absences called in after 48 hours cannot be excused unless approved by the student’s assistant principal.

TAKING YOUR STUDENT OUT OF SCHOOL DURING THE SCHOOL DAY–  If you would like to pull your student out of school during the school day, please send him/her to school with a signed note (or email)  indicating the time you would like him/her to be excused. The student should bring the note to the attendance window before school starts.  The student will receive a pink pass to give to the teacher for the class he/she will be leaving early from.  Students leaving early should always sign out at the attendance window.  You can meet your child at the attendance window or you can tell him/her to sign out and meet you outside.  The attendance clerk will use the note to excuse the student in Infinite Campus.  If the absence is a last-minute appointment, call the office as soon as possible so your student can pick up a pass during passing period.  We know that emergencies arise and we would like to make the pickup as easy as possible.  Planning ahead limits classroom disruption.

Extended absences (vacation) – There is an “Extended Leave of Absence” form students can pick up prior to leaving for an extended time.  Forms are only needed if a student will be missing for more than 3 days.  This form allows teachers to document any assignments a student will be missing and their current grade in class.  Parents and students are required to sign the form, and after teachers have added grades/homework, students must get signatures from administration and return the form to the attendance clerk.

Health office visits- Students who are not feeling well need to let their teacher know so the students can be excused to visit the health office.  Students leaving school from the health office can sign themselves out and meet parents outside.  Parent/Guardians have 48 hours to excuse absences.  We strongly encourage students to contact their parents from the health office and not the teacher’s classroom.

Infinite Campus Tutorial

Infinite Campus is a great resource for parents to check grades, homework assignments, attendance 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 October

 

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 pass@svvsd.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.

Low Cost Health Insurance

Students who are 18 and graduating may be eligible for FREE and LOW-COST HEALTH INSURANCE through 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!

Positive Quotations:  None of us can be free of conflict and woe. Even the greatest men have to accept disappointments as their daily bread……The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.

Bernard M. Baruch

 

weekly blog for September 25th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, September 25th

 

Student Pictures

Student pictures that were taken during picture/locker day and ordered through Studio 5 have arrived.   Please have your student stop by the Main office to pick them up.

Longmont Public Library Cards

Students that signed up for Longmont  public library cards on picture/locker day can pick them up at the attendance window.

Picture Make-up Day

  • Make up day for Pictures will be September 28th, 2015.  Studio 5 will be located outside the A-wing from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  This is for all students who would like retakes and those students that have not received their ID’s.
  • Picture Order Form – Now you can order online!  Please visit www.studio5schoolportraits.com  use:   Login:SilverCreekHS2015.  All orders must be prepaid prior to picture day.  If you have any questions, please contact Studio 5 at 888-674-0525. Please do not call the school.

Camp iPad

Parents and guardians at all grade levels & from all schools are welcome to attend camp iPad.  Learn best practices, tips and tricks, and talk with other interested parents.

Topics will include ‘iPad 101’ for Parents (learn the basics of how to use an iPad), managing devices at home, appropriate use of technology, social media, and more!

For more information visit the Family Connections site. https://tech.svvsd.org/family

Here is a link to the sign up page: http://bit.ly/schsipadparents .

Two sessions will be offered (12:30-2:30 PM and 5:30-7:30 PM).  Hope to see you all here.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will be October 14th and 21st from 3:00-7:10 p.m.  Parents will have the opportunity to schedule appointments with their students teacher on the “online Scheduler” starting September 30th.   Time slots fill up fast and it is a first come first serve basis.  If you are not able to get an appointment for the 14th or the 21st, contact the teacher directly to set up and email or phone conference.

Adults needed for AP Statistics

AP Statistics classes are having class conversations about statistics in the world.  The students have prepared by reading a book about the issues in statistics as they appear in medicine, insurance, data collection, economics, politics, etc.  To have an engaging conversation, we need adults who are willing to come and be part of the conversation about how statistics and probability are part of your lives.

We will have those conversations during class on October 1 (7:30 – 9:00 and/or 9:10 – 10:38) and October 2 (10:46 -12:15 and/or 1:00 – 2:30).  Please email Carmen Rubino (rubino_carmen@svvsd.org) if you are able to attend one or more classes.

Counseling/Registrar Office

thomas_judith@svvsd.org Alphabet A-Go

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  Alphabet Gr-N

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  Alphabet O-Z

Transcript request: Seniors who need an official transcript sent to a college need to pick up a Transcript Request Form in the Counseling Office. Official transcripts are $2.00 each.

College Representative Visits

Thursday, October 1 @ 11:00 – Skidmore College

Please sign up in the counseling office.

National College Fair in Denver – 10/11/15

The Denver National College Fair will be at the Denver Mart on Sunday, October 11, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  This is a great opportunity for you to meet with college representatives from all over the country to find out more about colleges that might interest you.  There will be over 250 colleges from across the United States (and some international) There will also be three information sessions at the fair: Tips for Creating Your College List, The Selective College Admission Process, and Financial Aid Information.    Register for this free fair at www.gotomyncf.com  Please be aware that it is a busy day at the Denver Mart on October 11th so you may want to consider carpooling or there will also be charter bus transportation (Gray Line) from Denver East High School to the Denver Mart.  The bus will leave Denver East High School at 12:45 and 1:30 and will leave the Denver Mart at 2:30 and 3:30 to return to Denver East High School.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet with colleges from all over the country!

Education Foundation Logo Contest

The Education Foundation is having a Logo Contest.  Anyone can participate: Submit your design http://schsedfoundation.org/news-events/logo-contest-registration.

  • Follow color branding standards: Maroon, Gray, Black, Silver/Gray colors.
  • Must have “Silver Creek Education Foundation” within the verbiage.
  • Be as creative as you want. Sky’s the limit!

educationfoundation

2016 Senior Shirt Design Contest

We have had one submission to our contest.  The design is being reviewed by our Contest Committee.  If anyone else has a slogan or art idea for a Senior Shirt, please contact us at:

SchsSeniorShirt@gmail.com

PLEASE HELP CHILDREN AND NEEDY FAMILIES!

SCLA Capstone Project

www.PizzaHut.com Fundraiser for Charity

In Memory of Maddy Grayless

All Day on September 27, 2015

It’s So Easy – Eat Pizza and Support Charities!

IMPORTANT: MUST Order Online and Use Coupon Code: CSS

Thank you for your support!

Please see the attached flyers for more information. Thank you for supporting our fundraiser!

INFO FLYER

PIZZA HUT FLYER

 

Student Fees for Semester 1

Student fees were downloaded to Infinite Campus on September 11th.  Fees can be paid online with credit card or in the office (cash, check or credit card) after September 11th.  Fees paid in the office need to be turned in with the student’s name and the course fees that are being paid (envelope if possible).  Teachers cannot accept class fees.

SCHOOL STORE NEWS

We are excited to announce our fall line of products.  The artwork has been finalized and the new products are due in the store Thursday, Oct 8th!  You can go online and look at larger photos and purchase these new items at: Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store

NOTE: even though you will be purchasing online, these new products will not be available for 2 weeks.

Also, more new products coming (Hats, PJs, Head bands and spirit packs) towards the end of October, just in time for our Holiday Ordering Window (November 1st-14th).  All new products, special sizing and colors will be available for ‘pre-order’ for the Holidays.  Once ordering closes on November 14th, the new items will be available in the store December 10th.  Click here to view the list of products.

RABC Upcoming Events & News

We have a few really exciting things coming up in the next couple of months, you won’t want to miss out!!

Next RABC Meeting – All are invited – September 28th, 6:30 in the Library

HOMECOMING!!!  Events start on Thursday, October 15th with the school assembly & then outside for the Homecoming Parade.  We encourage all activities to participate in the parade by decorating a float & joining the parade.  This tradition is something that the Altona & Eagle Crest kids really look forward to every year, let’s make it the best one yet!!  Talk to administration for any rules & regulations.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 16TH 2:00PM-5:00PM:  Powder Puff Game, Creek Carnival, Tailgate, & Golf Ball Drop Fundraiser!!  This is an event like no other & all are invited, along with the whole community.  This will be held in the back of the school & the school sports fields.  The tailgate BBQ will start at 2:00 along with several games & inflatable fun for the students & kids to take part in.  The traditional Powder Puff game (Seniors take on the Juniors in flag football) will start at 2:30 on the football field.  After the Powder Puff game we will thrill you with the Golf Ball Drop, a helicopter will be flying over our sports field & dropping hundreds of golf balls that have been purchased by people in our community.  The ball closest to the winning target will win a gift certificate for a helicopter ride for them & a guest!!  There will also be several other prizes to win.  Make sure you purchase your golf balls today!  They are being sold at all home Volleyball & Football Games & at the school store.  You can also contact rabcpresident@gmail.com to purchase balls.

RABC Golf ball

Tailgate party

November 6th & 7th: Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars

If you missed this event in March, now is your chance to make up for it.  We have an amazing cast lined up for this year’s event (will share the names at the RABC Meeting on the 28th).  What we need from you now-Oct 31st is your team/activities silent auction baskets.  All proceeds from these baskets go directly back into your team/activity’s account.  It is an easy way for your team/activity to bring in extra funds.  We are also looking for businesses that want to be a sponsor for this event, we are selling $25 business card ads in our program.  Let us know if you have a business or know of one that would be interested in this.

If you are interested in helping with any of these events, please either come to the meeting on the 28th of Sept or email one of the Board Members.  Again we want to say thank you to all the amazing volunteers we have here at SC & the support of the administration & staff!!!

Kaydene Hubert

RABC President

Raptor Activities Booster Club

Silver Creek High School

rabcpresident@gmail.com

303-845-2290

SCOPA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!

SCOPA helps to fund the performing arts programs throughout the year FOR ALL STUDENTS IN THE A WING.  Through our bingo fundraising program we are able to support many opportunities for our A Wing students.  Volunteers are needed to help us continue to be successful at reducing student fees and supporting A Wing activities.  We run two bingo sessions per week throughout the year. SCOPA NEEDS BINGO VOLUNTEERS!!!   To volunteer, go to scopanews.org to learn how to sign up and help.

Volunteer to work Bingo for SCOPA

Come work Bingo for A Wing Fundraising!  SCOPA Sessions are every Saturday and Sunday at the Longmont Bingo Alley.  Volunteers on Saturday arrive at 10:30am and Volunteers on Sunday arrive at 4:30pm.  Session volunteer time is approximately 4 hours.

SCOPA needs volunteers to keep this fundraising program going! Without this efficient fundraising program, student fees go up and scholarships and grant funding goes down.

Visit the SCOPA website for more information

scopanews.org

Mathematics Fundraiser

If you buy a TI (Texas Instruments) product, please have your student bring the point coupon on the back to his/her mathematics teacher.  Thanks!

Athletics

High School Mountain Bike Team

If you like to get out and ride the trails – or if you never have but want to try – contact us to find out more. The team welcomes beginner and experienced riders to learn, improve, and compete on great trails around Colorado.  We ride with students from other area schools Lyons, Niwot and Longmont.

Contact: Eric Jepsen (Team Director) at mtnmecca@gmail.com and visit coloradoMTB.org (part of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association)

Broadcasting School Events

Do you have an interest in broadcasting? If so, Silver Creek is looking at live streaming varsity contests during the school year. We are also hoping to live stream events such as concerts and other programs which our amazing student body has to offer. We need volunteers to help make this a success. If you, or someone you know, would have an interest in learning the world of broadcasting contact Mr Tonjes. Help Silver Creek students show their amazing talents through the world of live stream!!!!

Unified Flag Football

Any student who is interested in playing Unified Flag Football, please see Mr Tonjes. The team is starting to form.

Yearbooks For Sale

Yearbooks for 2015-2016 – Purchase One Now and Save!!! Currently, yearbooks are being sold at their lowest cost of the season, $65, plus you receive 4 FREE YEARBOOK ICONS with your order!

Please see the order form for additional information!

Thank you for your continued support of our YEARBOOK!

Contact bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org with questions.

Senior Pictures

Senior pictures are due to Joylynn Bockelmann (yearbook coordinator) by Friday November 20, 2015.  Pictures can be downloaded from the Silver Creek website or emailed directly to bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org.

SCEF (Silver Creek Education Foundation)

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

We contributed $25,000 this year for the new Naviance software.  We’ve given over $100,000 back to the teachers and students, including $2,500 in college scholarships.

Re-design our Logo Contest

You could win a $200 Amazon gift card!  See the attached brochure for details.

Eat at Chipotle

Go to the Chipotle on 1100 Ken Pratt Blvd on Monday, on October 12 between 5-8 pm.  Bring the attached flyer and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the Silver Creek Education Foundation!

chipotle

Get a King Soopers Reloadable Card

IF YOU ORDERED A FREE KING SOOPERS CARD AT IPAD / LOCKER DAY, PLEASE HAVE YOUR CHILD PICK IT UP AT ATTENDANCE WINDOW BY FRONT OFFICE.

5% of all transactions go to the SCHS Education Foundation and then back to the classrooms. Use your King Soopers loyalty card and you still receive your fuel points while benefitting Silver Creek.   Reload the card at the register BEFORE buying groceries or gas.  Cards with a zero balance after 90 days will be inactive, so please contact us for another one.

Contact SCHSEdFoundation@gmail.com or SCHS attendance clerk for a card.

Help Organize or Attend our Biggest Fundraiser — the Mardi Gras Party & Auction

Hold the date for Saturday February 20, 2016 at the Best Western on Ken Pratt.  We’ll have dinner, live bands, dancing, a cash bar and a silent auction.  Volunteers are needed for this starting as early as October 2015.

Learn more at our website: www.SchsEdFoundation.org

Volunteer in many other ways – see the volunteer form here:  http://schsedfoundation.org/?page_id=606

If you have any questions, please contact us at:  schsedfoundation@gmail.com

RABC (Raptors Activities Booster Club)

Thank you to all of the parents that came to our first meeting this past Monday.  It was a great turn out & we are excited about this year!  You can get the Minutes from the meeting under our Booster Club link on the website.

We have lots of great things planned for this Fall, so be sure to keep looking for updated information or contact any of the Board Members.

Dates to mark on your calendar…

September 28th – Booster Club Meeting at 6:30pm in the library

October 15th & 16th – Homecoming Festivities here at Creek (more details to come but you won’t want to miss it!)

October 26th – Booster Club Meeting at 6:30pm in the library

November 6th – Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars dress rehearsal & student performance (details on time & location to come)

November 7th –  Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars!!!  Held at the Pacific Event Center in Longmont.  Silent Auction, Appetizers, Cash Bar, Catered Dinner/Dessert, and Dancing!! You do not want to miss this.  It is an Adult Only event & more details to come on it.

Be sure to volunteer for many of our opportunities.  Bingo is in need of cashiers, callers, & most important Games Managers.  Email Crystal at raptorbingo@gmail.com if you can help.

We are also seeking out next years RABC Treasurer, Kelly’s term will be up at the end of this school year & we would like to find someone to train throughout this year.  If you have an accounting background or bookkeeping background and want to help in this way, please contact Kelly Dykema at rabctreasurer@gmail.com.

Thank you to all of our new 2015-2016 Members!!  We are off to a great start.Please contact any of the RABC Board Members for more information.

Interested in Carpooling

Would you like to join a carpool and avoid the morning rush?  Does your student need a ride to or from school?  The attached spreadsheet is a place where parents can share information to contact other parents in their neighborhoods and start a carpool.  This is a volunteer spreadsheet and information put in will be available for all Silver Creek families to view or edit.  Silver Creek does not organize or monitor carpools.

Information About School Lunch

St. Vrain Valley School’s Nutrition Service staff believes that nutritious school meals are a main ingredient in students’ ability to learn in the classroom. It’s hard for students to focus when they are hungry. Our staff takes pride in providing meals that meet the USDA nutrition requirements, include as many local ingredients as possible, but taste great too! These employees support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices. Approximately 18,000 student meals are produced in our kitchens each day. In the 2013-14 school year this team produced over 3.25 million meals and snacks for students using over 850,000 pounds of local fresh produce.

Members of our management team are certified in Food Safety and all department team members receive certified food safety training year-round to ensure safe food is served to our students. If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please feel free to contact us at 303-682-725!

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 gives students more time to eat, relax, and play. It also gives you the peace of mind of not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or worry that it might get lost, stolen or used for other 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

Online Payments by MY School Bucks now can be used to make online payments to your students 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 #, their teacher’s name, 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

If you choose to bring money to school personally or send it with your student, please put it in an envelope clearly marked with the student’s first and last name, their ID #, their teacher’s name, and the amount enclosed.

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Lois Davis at 720-494-3721 or direct to 720-494-3738  or email  davis_lois@svvsd.org.  Be sure to include the student’s first and last name as well as the date and reason for the absence. The absence must be called in or emailed within  48 hours of the absence in order to be excused.  Absences called in after 48 hours cannot be excused unless approved by the student’s assistant principal.

TAKING YOUR STUDENT OUT OF SCHOOL DURING THE SCHOOL DAY–  If you would like to pull your student out of school during the school day, please send him/her to school with a signed note (or email)  indicating the time you would like him/her to be excused. The student should bring the note to the attendance window before school starts.  The student will receive a pink pass to give to the teacher for the class he/she will be leaving early from.  Students leaving early should always sign out at the attendance window.  You can meet your child at the attendance window or you can tell him/her to sign out and meet you outside.  The attendance clerk will use the note to excuse the student in Infinite Campus.  If the absence is a last-minute appointment, call the office as soon as possible so your student can pick up a pass during passing period.  We know that emergencies arise and we would like to make the pickup as easy as possible.  Planning ahead limits classroom disruption.

Extended absences (vacation) – There is an “Extended Leave of Absence” form students can pick up prior to leaving for an extended time.  Forms are only needed if a student will be missing for more than 3 days.  This form allows teachers to document any assignments a student will be missing and their current grade in class.  Parents and students are required to sign the form, and after teachers have added grades/homework, students must get signatures from administration and return the form to the attendance clerk.

Health office visits- Students who are not feeling well need to let their teacher know so the students can be excused to visit the health office.  Students leaving school from the health office can sign themselves out and meet parents outside.  Parent/Guardians have 48 hours to excuse absences.  We strongly encourage students to contact their parents from the health office and not the teacher’s classroom.

Infinite Campus Tutorial

Infinite Campus is a great resource for parents to check grades, homework assignments, attendance 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 September

 

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 pass@svvsd.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.

Low Cost Health Insurance

Students who are 18 and graduating may be eligible for FREE and LOW-COST HEALTH INSURANCE through 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!

Positive Quotations

Before anything else, getting ready is the secret for success.

Henry  Ford

weekly blog for September 18th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, September 18th

   Student Pictures

Student pictures that were taken during picture/locker day and ordered through Studio 5 have arrived.   Please have your student stop by the Main office to pick them up.

Adults needed for AP Statistics

AP Statistics classes are having class conversations about statistics in the world.  The students have prepared by reading a book about the issues in statistics as they appear in medicine, insurance, data collection, economics, politics, etc.  To have an engaging conversation, we need adults who are willing to come and be part of the conversation about how statistics and probability are part of your lives.

We will have those conversations during class on October 1 (7:30 – 9:00 and/or 9:10 – 10:38) and October 2 (10:46 -12:15 and/or 1:00 – 2:30).  Please email Carmen Rubino (rubino_carmen@svvsd.org) if you are able to attend one or more classes.

Free and Reduced Lunch

All new applications for the free or reduced lunch program for the 2015-2016 school year are due by September 18, 2015.    Forms must be submitted on an annual basis (renewed every year).  The application is available on line at  www.applyforlunch.com  or we have forms in the front office.    If you have any questions, you can call Nutrition Services at 303-682-7255.

Attention Juniors/PSAT INFO

The PSAT exam will be offered here at Silver Creek on Wednesday, October 28th at 7:30 am.  A precursor to the SAT, the PSAT is a great practice tool that provides excellent preparation for the important ACT and SAT college admission exams.  The PSAT is also the sole measure used to determine National Merit Scholarship eligibility for juniors.  This test is voluntary and not mandatory for all students.

There are a limited number of tests available and they will be sold on a first come first served basis.  To register you must bring $17 (cash or check payable to Silver Creek High School) to Leslie Chopp, Registrar in the Counseling Office.  Registration for the PSAT will close on September 24th so don’t delay.

Sophomores who would like to take the PSAT exam can sign up with Ms. Chopp to be on a waiting list.  If spots are available they will be notified in October.

Don’t wait!  Register now for the PSAT!

District College Fair – 9/23 at Longmont High

The District College Fair will take place at Longmont High School on the evening of Wednesday, September 23rd from 6-7 pm.  This is a great opportunity to research colleges and meet Admissions Representatives.

Click the following links to see a list of Participating Colleges and good questions to consider asking the College Reps .

Participating Colleges   College Fair Questions

Counseling/Registrar Office

thomas_judith@svvsd.org Alphabet A-Go

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  Alphabet Gr-N

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  Alphabet O-Z

Transcript request: Seniors who need an official transcript sent to a college need to pick up a Transcript Request Form in the Counseling Office. Official transcripts are $2.00 each.

College Representative Visits

Tuesday, Sept. 22 @ 10:00 – Colorado Mesa University

Tuesday, Sept. 22 @ 1:00 – University of Northern Colorado

Wednesday, Sept. 23 @ 12:30 – Colorado State University

Please sign up in the counseling office.

Education Foundation Logo Contest

The Education Foundation is having a Logo Contest.  Anyone can participate: Submit your design http://schsedfoundation.org/news-events/logo-contest-registration.

  • Follow color branding standards: Maroon, Gray, Black, Silver/Gray colors.
  • Must have “Silver Creek Education Foundation” within the verbiage.
  • Be as creative as you want. Sky’s the limit!

2016 Senior Shirt Design Contest

We have had one submission to our contest.  The design is being reviewed by our Contest Committee.  If anyone else has a slogan or art idea for a Senior Shirt, please contact us at:

SchsSeniorShirt@gmail.com

PLEASE HELP CHILDREN AND NEEDY FAMILIES!

SCLA Capstone Project

www.PizzaHut.com Fundraiser for Charity

In Memory of Maddy Grayless

All Day on September 27, 2015

It’s So Easy – Eat Pizza and Support Charities!

IMPORTANT: MUST Order Online and Use Coupon Code: CSS

Thank you for your support!

Please see the attached flyers for more information. Thank you for supporting our fundraiser!

INFO FLYER

PIZZA HUT FLYER

Student Fees for Semester 1

Student fees were downloaded to Infinite Campus on September 11th.  Fees can be paid online with credit card or in the office (cash, check or credit card) after September 11th.  Fees paid in the office need to be turned in with the student’s name and the course fees that are being paid (envelope if possible).  Teachers cannot accept class fees.

 Picture Make-up Day

  • Make up day for Pictures will be September 28th, 2015.  Studio 5 will be located outside the A-wing from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  This is for all students who would like retakes and those students that have not received their ID’s.
  • Picture Order Form – Now you can order online!  Please visit www.studio5schoolportraits.com  use:   Login:SilverCreekHS2015.  All orders must be prepaid prior to picture day.  If you have any questions, please contact Studio 5 at 888-674-0525. Please do not call the school.
  • Parking Permit Form (required for all drivers; $5.00 cash/check — form is available to print from weekly update/SCHS website)  Please see campus supervisors for the permit.

Upcoming Event – Mark you Calendars (more information to follow)

Parent Teacher Conferences will be October 14th and 21st from 3:00-7:00 p.m.  Parents will have the opportunity to schedule appointments with their students teacher with the “online Scheduler”.   Keep checking the blog for more information and dates that it will be available. Time slots fill up fast and it is a first come first serve basis.  If you are not able to get an appointment for the 14th or the 21st, contact the teacher directly to set up and email or phone conference.

Homecoming Football game is Friday October 16th.  Come support Silver Creek as they take on crosstown rival Skyline High School.  Start time is 7:00 p.m.  Festivities will be happening all week to stay tuned for more information.

Homecoming Dance is Saturday October 17th from 8:00-11:00 p.m.  All students will need to complete a “dance expectations and permission form”.  Forms can be picked up in the Main Office.

RABC Upcoming Events & News

We have a few really exciting things coming up in the next couple of months, you won’t want to miss out!!

Next RABC Meeting – All are invited – September 28th, 6:30 in the Library

HOMECOMING!!!  Events start on Thursday, October 15th with the school assembly & then outside for the Homecoming Parade.  We encourage all activities to participate in the parade by decorating a float & joining the parade.  This tradition is something that the Altona & Eagle Crest kids really look forward to every year, let’s make it the best one yet!!  Talk to administration for any rules & regulations.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 16TH 2:00PM-5:00PM:  Powder Puff Game, Creek Carnival, Tailgate, & Golf Ball Drop Fundraiser!!  This is an event like no other & all are invited, along with the whole community.  This will be held in the back of the school & the school sports fields.  The tailgate BBQ will start at 2:00 along with several games & inflatable fun for the students & kids to take part in.  The traditional Powder Puff game (Seniors take on the Juniors in flag football) will start at 2:30 on the football field.  After the Powder Puff game we will thrill you with the Golf Ball Drop, a helicopter will be flying over our sports field & dropping hundreds of golf balls that have been purchased by people in our community.  The ball closest to the winning target will win a gift certificate for a helicopter ride for them & a guest!!  There will also be several other prizes to win.  Make sure you purchase your golf balls today!  They are being sold at all home Volleyball & Football Games & at the school store.  You can also contact rabcpresident@gmail.com to purchase balls.

RABC Golf ball

November 6th & 7th: Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars

If you missed this event in March, now is your chance to make up for it.  We have an amazing cast lined up for this year’s event (will share the names at the RABC Meeting on the 28th).  What we need from you now-Oct 31st is your team/activities silent auction baskets.  All proceeds from these baskets go directly back into your team/activity’s account.  It is an easy way for your team/activity to bring in extra funds.  We are also looking for businesses that want to be a sponsor for this event, we are selling $25 business card ads in our program.  Let us know if you have a business or know of one that would be interested in this.

If you are interested in helping with any of these events, please either come to the meeting on the 28th of Sept or email one of the Board Members.  Again we want to say thank you to all the amazing volunteers we have here at SC & the support of the administration & staff!!!

Kaydene Hubert

RABC President

Raptor Activities Booster Club

Silver Creek High School

rabcpresident@gmail.com

303-845-2290

SCOPA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!

SCOPA helps to fund the performing arts programs throughout the year FOR ALL STUDENTS IN THE A WING.  Through our bingo fundraising program we are able to support many opportunities for our A Wing students.  Volunteers are needed to help us continue to be successful at reducing student fees and supporting A Wing activities.  We run two bingo sessions per week throughout the year. SCOPA NEEDS BINGO VOLUNTEERS!!!   To volunteer, go to scopanews.org to learn how to sign up and help.

Volunteer to work Bingo for SCOPA

Come work Bingo for A Wing Fundraising!  SCOPA Sessions are every Saturday and Sunday at the Longmont Bingo Alley.  Volunteers on Saturday arrive at 10:30am and Volunteers on Sunday arrive at 4:30pm.  Session volunteer time is approximately 4 hours.

SCOPA needs volunteers to keep this fundraising program going! Without this efficient fundraising program, student fees go up and scholarships and grant funding goes down.

Visit the SCOPA website for more information

scopanews.org

Mathematics Fundraiser

If you buy a TI (Texas Instruments) product, please have your student bring the point coupon on the back to his/her mathematics teacher.  Thanks!

Athletics

High School Mountain Bike Team

If you like to get out and ride the trails – or if you never have but want to try – contact us to find out more. The team welcomes beginner and experienced riders to learn, improve, and compete on great trails around Colorado.  We ride with students from other area schools Lyons, Niwot and Longmont.  Race events started last week.

Contact: Eric Jepsen (Team Director) at mtnmecca@gmail.com and visit coloradoMTB.org (part of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association)

Do you have an interest in broadcasting? If so, Silver Creek is looking at live streaming varsity contests during the school year. We are also hoping to live stream events such as concerts and other programs which our amazing student body has to offer. We need volunteers to help make this a success. If you, or someone you know, would have an interest in learning the world of broadcasting contact Mr Tonjes. Help Silver Creek students show their amazing talents through the world of live stream!!!!

Any student who is interested in playing Unified Flag Football, please see Mr Tonjes. The team is starting to form.

Yearbooks For Sale

Yearbooks for 2015-2016 – Purchase One Now and Save!!! Currently, yearbooks are being sold at their lowest cost of the season, $65, plus you receive 4 FREE YEARBOOK ICONS with your order!

Please see the order form for additional information!

Thank you for your continued support of our YEARBOOK!

Contact bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org with questions.

Senior Pictures

Senior pictures are due to Joylynn Bockelmann (yearbook coordinator) by Friday November 20, 2015.  Pictures can be downloaded from the Silver Creek website or emailed directly to bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org.

SCHOOL STORE

Hello New and Returning families to Silver Creek 2015/16 school year.  The store committee is working hard to bring new clothing and artwork to the store.  Please keep checking our online store as the new products will be offered as the pieces are finalized.  These NEW items will be able to be pre-purchased and arrive in about two weeks.

We will be getting new Hoodies, Zip Hoodie, Sweatpants, T-shirts, Cinch Bags, Stadium Seats, Hats, Visors and more.  We will also be offering some of our items in that fun Silver & Pink ink combination.

Shop online at Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store

School store is open on Thursdays from 10:30 – 1:00 p.m. located outside the Commons.

SCEF (Silver Creek Education Foundation)

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

We contributed $25,000 this year for the new Naviance software.  We’ve given over $100,000 back to the teachers and students, including $2,500 in college scholarships.

Re-design our Logo Contest

educationfoundation

You could win a $200 Amazon gift card!  See the attached brochure for details.

Eat at Chipotle

chipotle

Go to the Chipotle on 1100 Ken Pratt Blvd on Monday, on October 12 between 5-8 pm.  Bring the attached flyer and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the Silver Creek Education Foundation!

Get a King Soopers Reloadable Card

IF YOU ORDERED A FREE KING SOOPERS CARD AT IPAD / LOCKER DAY, PLEASE HAVE YOUR CHILD PICK IT UP AT ATTENDANCE WINDOW BY FRONT OFFICE.

5% of all transactions go to the SCHS Education Foundation and then back to the classrooms. Use your King Soopers loyalty card and you still receive your fuel points while benefitting Silver Creek.   Reload the card at the register BEFORE buying groceries or gas.  Cards with a zero balance after 90 days will be inactive, so please contact us for another one.

Contact SCHSEdFoundation@gmail.com or SCHS attendance clerk for a card.

Help Organize or Attend our Biggest Fundraiser — the Mardi Gras Party & Auction

Hold the date for Saturday February 20, 2016 at the Best Western on Ken Pratt.  We’ll have dinner, live bands, dancing, a cash bar and a silent auction.  Volunteers are needed for this starting as early as October 2015.

Learn more at our website: www.SchsEdFoundation.org

Volunteer in many other ways – see the volunteer form here:  http://schsedfoundation.org/?page_id=606

If you have any questions, please contact us at:  schsedfoundation@gmail.com

Interested in Carpooling

Would you like to join a carpool and avoid the morning rush?  Does your student need a ride to or from school?  The attached spreadsheet is a place where parents can share information to contact other parents in their neighborhoods and start a carpool.  This is a volunteer spreadsheet and information put in will be available for all Silver Creek families to view or edit.  Silver Creek does not organize or monitor carpools.

Information About School Lunch

St. Vrain Valley School’s Nutrition Service staff believes that nutritious school meals are a main ingredient in students’ ability to learn in the classroom. It’s hard for students to focus when they are hungry. Our staff takes pride in providing meals that meet the USDA nutrition requirements, include as many local ingredients as possible, but taste great too! These employees support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices. Approximately 18,000 student meals are produced in our kitchens each day. In the 2013-14 school year this team produced over 3.25 million meals and snacks for students using over 850,000 pounds of local fresh produce.

Members of our management team are certified in Food Safety and all department team members receive certified food safety training year-round to ensure safe food is served to our students. If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please feel free to contact us at 303-682-725!

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 gives students more time to eat, relax, and play. It also gives you the peace of mind of not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or worry that it might get lost, stolen or used for other 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

Online Payments by MY School Bucks now can be used to make online payments to your students 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 #, their teacher’s name, 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

If you choose to bring money to school personally or send it with your student, please put it in an envelope clearly marked with the student’s first and last name, their ID #, their teacher’s name, and the amount enclosed.

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Lois Davis at 720-494-3721 or direct to 720-494-3738  or email  davis_lois@svvsd.org.  Be sure to include the student’s first and last name as well as the date and reason for the absence. The absence must be called in or emailed within  48 hours of the absence in order to be excused.  Absences called in after 48 hours cannot be excused unless approved by the student’s assistant principal.

TAKING YOUR STUDENT OUT OF SCHOOL DURING THE SCHOOL DAY–  If you would like to pull your student out of school during the school day, please send him/her to school with a signed note (or email)  indicating the time you would like him/her to be excused. The student should bring the note to the attendance window before school starts.  The student will receive a pink pass to give to the teacher for the class he/she will be leaving early from.  Students leaving early should always sign out at the attendance window.  You can meet your child at the attendance window or you can tell him/her to sign out and meet you outside.  The attendance clerk will use the note to excuse the student in Infinite Campus.  If the absence is a last-minute appointment, call the office as soon as possible so your student can pick up a pass during passing period.  We know that emergencies arise and we would like to make the pickup as easy as possible.  Planning ahead limits classroom disruption.

Extended absences (vacation) – There is an “Extended Leave of Absence” form students can pick up prior to leaving for an extended time.  Forms are only needed if a student will be missing for more than 3 days.  This form allows teachers to document any assignments a student will be missing and their current grade in class.  Parents and students are required to sign the form, and after teachers have added grades/homework, students must get signatures from administration and return the form to the attendance clerk.

Health office visits- Students who are not feeling well need to let their teacher know so the students can be excused to visit the health office.  Students leaving school from the health office can sign themselves out and meet parents outside.  Parent/Guardians have 48 hours to excuse absences.  We strongly encourage students to contact their parents from the health office and not the teacher’s classroom.

Infinite Campus Tutorial

Infinite Campus is a great resource for parents to check grades, homework assignments, attendance 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 September

 

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 pass@svvsd.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.

Low Cost Health Insurance

Students who are 18 and graduating may be eligible for FREE and LOW-COST HEALTH INSURANCE through 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!

Positive Quotations

Before anything else, getting ready is the secret for success.

Henry  Ford

weekly blog for September 11th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, September 11, 2015

 

iPad Insurance

The iPad insurance window has been extended until Wednesday, September 16th.   The yearly cost is $35.00   We highly encourage students to have this insurance on the mini i-Pads to cover repairs.  You can put down a partial payment to hold this insurance.   After September 16, 2015, the insurance will no longer be available for purchase and students will be responsible to pay for full repair if there is damage to their iPad.

In addition, tampering with your iPad case (taking the case off) will invalidate the insurance immediately.

2016 Senior Shirt Design Contest

We have had one submission to our contest.  The design is being reviewed by our Contest Committee.  If anyone else has a slogan or art idea for a Senior Shirt, please contact us at:

SchsSeniorShirt@gmail.com

Free and Reduced Lunch

All new applications for the free or reduced lunch program for the 2015-2016 school year are due by September 18, 2015.    Forms must be submitted on an annual basis (renewed every year).  The application is available on line at  www.applyforlunch.com  or we have forms in the front office.    If you have any questions, you can call Nutrition Services at 303-682-7255.

Attention Juniors/PSAT INFO

The PSAT exam will be offered here at Silver Creek on Wednesday, October 28th at 7:30 am.  A precursor to the SAT, the PSAT is a great practice tool that provides excellent preparation for the important ACT and SAT college admission exams.  The PSAT is also the sole measure used to determine National Merit Scholarship eligibility for juniors.  This test is voluntary and not mandatory for all students.

There are a limited number of tests available and they will be sold on a first come first served basis.  To register you must bring $17 (cash or check payable to Silver Creek High School) to Leslie Chopp, Registrar in the Counseling Office.  Registration for the PSAT will close on September 24th so don’t delay.

Sophomores who would like to take the PSAT exam can sign up with Ms. Chopp to be on a waiting list.  If spots are available they will be notified in October.

Don’t wait!  Register now for the PSAT!

District College Fair – 9/23 at Longmont High

The District College Fair will take place at Longmont High School on the evening of Wednesday, September 23rd from 6-7 pm.  This is a great opportunity to research colleges and meet Admissions Representatives.

Click the following links to see a list of Participating Colleges and good questions to consider asking the College Reps .

Participating Colleges   College Fair Questions

Counseling/Registrar Office

thomas_judith@svvsd.org Alphabet A-Go

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  Alphabet Gr-N

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  Alphabet O-Z

Transcript request: Seniors who need an official transcript sent to a college need to pick up a Transcript Request Form in the Counseling Office. Official transcripts are $2.00 each.

College Representative Visits

Monday, September 14 @ 1:15 – University of Colorado @ Colorado Springs

Tuesday, September 15:

8:00 – University of Colorado @ Boulder

10:00 – Western State Colorado University

12:30 – Pacific Lutheran University

Thursday, September 17 @ 8:00 – University of Denver

Please sign up in the counseling office.

September 16 Meeting for Families/Students interested Drama at Silver Creek

Les Dweir will be hosting a meeting of all parents of students interested in involvement in theatre and drama club activities at Silver Creek this school year. Please join us on Wednesday, September 16 at 5:30 p.m. in the A-Wing Choir Room (enter through the Auditorium doors that face the front parking lot). We plan to finish around 6:15.

You’ll  learn about the many fun activities and speakers planned for drama club (which meets Wednesdays from 2:30 to 4:15) and get an overview of the commitments of being in a stage production with the Silver Creek Theatre Company (SCTC)! For more information as the weeks pass, students in the club may join the SCHS Facebook page (see Les for info) and all family members can access our blog for rehearsal updates and drama club news at http://sctheatrecompany.com. (All A-wing/performing arts news is found at www.scopanews.org) We hope to see you on September 16!

Student Fees for Semester 1

Student fees were downloaded to Infinite Campus on September 11th.  Fees can be paid online with credit card or in the office (cash, check or credit card) after September 11th.  Fees paid in the office need to be turned in with the student’s name and the course fees that are being paid (envelope if possible).  Teachers cannot accept class fees.

Pictures Make-ups

  • Make up day for Pictures will be September 28th, 2015.  Studio 5 will be located outside the A-wing from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  This is for all students who would like retakes and those students that have not received their ID’s.
  • Picture Order Form – Now you can order online!  Please visit www.studio5schoolportraits.com  use:   Login:SilverCreekHS2015.  All orders must be prepaid prior to picture day.  If you have any questions, please contact Studio 5 at 888-674-0525. Please do not call the school.
  • Parking Permit Form (required for all drivers; $5.00 cash/check — form is available to print from weekly update/SCHS website)  Please see campus supervisors for the permit.

Upcoming Event – Mark you Calendars (more information to follow)

Parent Teacher Conferences will be October 14th and 21st from 3:00-7:00 p.m.  Parents will have the opportunity to schedule appointments with their students teacher with the “online Scheduler”.   Keep checking the blog for more information and dates that it will be available. Time slots fill up fast and it is a first come first serve basis.  If you are not able to get an appointment for the 14th or the 21st, contact the teacher directly to set up and email or phone conference.

Homecoming Football game is Friday October 16th.  Come support Silver Creek as they take on crosstown rival Skyline High School.  Start time is 7:00 p.m.  Festivities will be happening all week to stay tuned for more information.

Homecoming Dance is Saturday October 17th from 8:00-11:00 p.m.  All students will need to complete a “dance expectations and permission form”.  Forms can be picked up in the main office starting October 1st.

SCOPA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!

SCOPA helps to fund the performing arts programs throughout the year FOR ALL STUDENTS IN THE A WING.  Through our bingo fundraising program we are able to support many opportunities for our A Wing students.  Volunteers are needed to help us continue to be successful at reducing student fees and supporting A Wing activities.  We run two bingo sessions per week throughout the year. SCOPA NEEDS BINGO VOLUNTEERS!!!   To volunteer, go to scopanews.org to learn how to sign up and help.

Volunteer to work Bingo for SCOPA

Come work Bingo for A Wing Fundraising!  SCOPA Sessions are every Saturday and Sunday at the Longmont Bingo Alley.  Volunteers on Saturday arrive at 10:30am and Volunteers on Sunday arrive at 4:30pm.  Session volunteer time is approximately 4 hours.

SCOPA needs volunteers to keep this fundraising program going! Without this efficient fundraising program, student fees go up and scholarships and grant funding goes down.

Visit the SCOPA website for more information

scopanews.org

Mathematics Fundraiser

If you buy a TI (Texas Instruments) product, please have your student bring the point coupon on the back to his/her mathematics teacher.  Thanks!

Athletics

ATHLETIC FAMILY PASSES:  If you purchased a Raptor athletic family pass, please pick them up at Ms. Lehman’s desk in the main office.  All students that purchased the student pass should have the sports pass on their student I.D.

High School Mountain Bike Team

If you like to get out and ride the trails – or if you never have but want to try – contact us to find out more. The team welcomes beginner and experienced riders to learn, improve, and compete on great trails around Colorado.  We ride with students from other area schools Lyons, Niwot and Longmont.  Race events started last week.

Contact: Eric Jepsen (Team Director) at mtnmecca@gmail.com and visit coloradoMTB.org (part of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association)

Do you have an interest in broadcasting? If so, Silver Creek is looking at live streaming varsity contests during the school year. We are also hoping to live stream events such as concerts and other programs which our amazing student body has to offer. We need volunteers to help make this a success. If you, or someone you know, would have an interest in learning the world of broadcasting contact Mr Tonjes. Help Silver Creek students show their amazing talents through the world of live stream!!!!

Any student who is interested in playing Unified Flag Football, please see Mr Tonjes. The team is starting to form.

Yearbooks For Sale

Yearbooks for 2015-2016 – Purchase One Now and Save!!! Currently, yearbooks are being sold at their lowest cost of the season, $65, plus you receive 4 FREE YEARBOOK ICONS with your order!

Please see the order form for additional information!

Thank you for your continued support of our YEARBOOK!

Contact bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org with questions.

Senior Pictures

Senior pictures are due to Joylynn Bockelmann (yearbook coordinator) by Friday November 20, 2015.  Pictures can be downloaded from the Silver Creek website or emailed directly to bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org.

 

SCHOOL STORE

Hello New and Returning families to Silver Creek 2015/16 school year.  The store committee is working hard to bring new clothing and artwork to the store.  Please keep checking our online store as the new products will be offered as the pieces are finalized.  These NEW items will be able to be pre-purchased and arrive in about two weeks.

We will be getting new Hoodies, Zip Hoodie, Sweatpants, T-shirts, Cinch Bags, Stadium Seats, Hats, Visors and more.  We will also be offering some of our items in that fun Silver & Pink ink combination.

Shop online at Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store

School store is open on Thursdays from 10:30 – 1:00 p.m. located outside the Commons.

SCEF (Silver Creek Education Foundation)

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

We contributed $25,000 this year for the new Naviance software.  We’ve given over $100,000 back to the teachers and students, including $2,500 in college scholarships.

Get a King Soopers Reloadable Card

IF YOU ORDERED A FREE KING SOOPERS CARD AT IPAD / LOCKER DAY, PLEASE HAVE YOUR CHILD PICK IT UP AT ATTENDANCE WINDOW BY FRONT OFFICE.

5% of all transactions go to the SCHS Education Foundation and then back to the classrooms. Use your King Soopers loyalty card and you still receive your fuel points while benefitting Silver Creek.   Reload the card at the register BEFORE buying groceries or gas.  Cards with a zero balance after 90 days will be inactive, so please contact us for another one.

Contact SCHSEdFoundation@gmail.com or SCHS attendance clerk for a card.

Help Organize or Attend our Biggest Fundraiser — the Mardi Gras Party & Auction

Hold the date for Saturday February 20, 2016 at the Best Western on Ken Pratt.  We’ll have dinner, live bands, dancing, a cash bar and a silent auction.  Volunteers are needed for this starting as early as October 2015.

Learn more at our website: www.SchsEdFoundation.org

Volunteer in many other ways – see the volunteer form here:  http://schsedfoundation.org/?page_id=606

If you have any questions, please contact us at:  schsedfoundation@gmail.com

RABC (Raptors Activities Booster Club)

Thank you to all of the parents that came to our first meeting this past Monday.  It was a great turn out & we are excited about this year!  You can get the Minutes from the meeting under our Booster Club link on the website.

We have lots of great things planned for this Fall, so be sure to keep looking for updated information or contact any of the Board Members.

Dates to mark on your calendar…

September 28th – Booster Club Meeting at 6:30pm in the library

October 15th & 16th – Homecoming Festivities here at Creek (more details to come but you won’t want to miss it!)

October 26th – Booster Club Meeting at 6:30pm in the library

November 6th – Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars dress rehearsal & student performance (details on time & location to come)

November 7th –  Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars!!!  Held at the Pacific Event Center in Longmont.  Silent Auction, Appetizers, Cash Bar, Catered Dinner/Dessert, and Dancing!! You do not want to miss this.  It is an Adult Only event & more details to come on it.

Be sure to volunteer for many of our opportunities.  Bingo is in need of cashiers, callers, & most important Games Managers.  Email Crystal at raptorbingo@gmail.com if you can help.

We are also seeking out next years RABC Treasurer, Kelly’s term will be up at the end of this school year & we would like to find someone to train throughout this year.  If you have an accounting background or bookkeeping background and want to help in this way, please contact Kelly Dykema at rabctreasurer@gmail.com.

Thank you to all of our new 2015-2016 Members!!  We are off to a great start.Please contact any of the RABC Board Members for more information.

Kaydene Hubert – Co-President, rabcpresident@gmail.com

Michelle Wright – Co-President, mjwright803@gmail.com

Mindy Grabau – Vice President, rabcvicepresident@gmail.com

Kelly Dykema – Treasurer, rabctreasurer@gmail.com

Suzanne Zens – Secretary, rabcsecretary@gmail.com

Kaydene Hubert

RABC President

Raptor Activities Booster Club

Silver Creek High School

rabcpresident@gmail.com

303-845-2290

Interested in Carpooling

Would you like to join a carpool and avoid the morning rush?  Does your student need a ride to or from school?  The attached spreadsheet is a place where parents can share information to contact other parents in their neighborhoods and start a carpool.  This is a volunteer spreadsheet and information put in will be available for all Silver Creek families to view or edit.  Silver Creek does not organize or monitor carpools.

Information About School Lunch

St. Vrain Valley School’s Nutrition Service staff believes that nutritious school meals are a main ingredient in students’ ability to learn in the classroom. It’s hard for students to focus when they are hungry. Our staff takes pride in providing meals that meet the USDA nutrition requirements, include as many local ingredients as possible, but taste great too! These employees support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices. Approximately 18,000 student meals are produced in our kitchens each day. In the 2013-14 school year this team produced over 3.25 million meals and snacks for students using over 850,000 pounds of local fresh produce.

Members of our management team are certified in Food Safety and all department team members receive certified food safety training year-round to ensure safe food is served to our students. If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please feel free to contact us at 303-682-725!

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 gives students more time to eat, relax, and play. It also gives you the peace of mind of not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or worry that it might get lost, stolen or used for other 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

Online Payments by MY School Bucks now can be used to make online payments to your students 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 #, their teacher’s name, 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

If you choose to bring money to school personally or send it with your student, please put it in an envelope clearly marked with the student’s first and last name, their ID #, their teacher’s name, and the amount enclosed.

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Lois Davis at 720-494-3721 or direct to 720-494-3738  or email  davis_lois@svvsd.org.  Be sure to include the student’s first and last name as well as the date and reason for the absence. The absence must be called in or emailed within  48 hours of the absence in order to be excused.  Absences called in after 48 hours cannot be excused unless approved by the student’s assistant principal.

TAKING YOUR STUDENT OUT OF SCHOOL DURING THE SCHOOL DAY–  If you would like to pull your student out of school during the school day, please send him/her to school with a signed note indicating the time you would like him/her to be excused. The student should bring the note to the attendance window before school starts.  The student will receive a pink pass to give to the teacher for the class he/she will be leaving early from.  Students leaving early should always sign out at the attendance window.  You can meet your child at the attendance window or you can tell him/her to sign out and meet you outside.  The attendance clerk will use the note to excuse the student in Infinite Campus.  If the absence is a last-minute appointment, call the office as soon as possible so your student can pick up a pass during passing period.  We know that emergencies arise and we would like to make the pickup as easy as possible.  Planning ahead limits classroom disruption.

Extended absences (vacation) – There is an “Extended Leave of Absence” form students can pick up prior to leaving for an extended time.  This form allows teachers to document any assignments a student will be missing and their current grade in class.  Parents and students are required to sign the form, and after teachers have added grades/homework, students must get signatures from administration and return the form to the attendance clerk.

Health office visits- Students who are not feeling well need to let their teacher know so the students can be excused to visit the health office.  Students leaving school from the health office can sign themselves out and meet parents outside.  Parent/Guardians have 48 hours to excuse absences.  We strongly encourage students to contact their parents from the health office and not the teacher’s classroom.

Infinite Campus Tutorial

Infinite Campus is a great resource for parents to check grades, homework assignments, attendance 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 September

 

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 pass@svvsd.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.

Low Cost Health Insurance

Students who are 18 and graduating may be eligible for FREE and LOW-COST HEALTH INSURANCE through 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!

Positive Quotations

Before anything else, getting ready is the secret for success.

 

Henry  Ford