Silver Creek High School
Weekly Update for Friday, February 10, 2017
National Counseling Week
Role of a School Counselor
Sources of Strength
Update on Innovation Center Courses for 2017-2018
If you are interested in taking any Innovation Center courses in 2017-2018, please talk to your counselor immediately to get signed up. Here is LINK to the new courses that will be offered. Advanced Robotics, IT Fundamentals, Apple Certification, Ice House Entrepreneurs, Developing Augmented and Virtual Reality, and TriCaster Certification.
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.
Conference Scheduler password-raptors
No School Friday, February 17th or Monday, February 20th
St. Vrain to host four School Safety/Bond Community Meetings
For more information, please follow this Link
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
TAKING YOUR STUDENT OUT OF SCHOOL DURING THE SCHOOL DAY
We know that emergencies arise and want to make pick-up as easy as possible. Planning ahead limits classroom disruption. If your student needs to leave during the school day send them with a signed note or leave a message for Lois Davis in Attendance. Ms. Davis will hand them a pink pass which will enable them to leave class at the designated time. They should always sign out at the attendance window before they leave. Your message will excuse the absence.
If the absence is a last minute appointment, call the office as soon as possible so that your student can pick up a pass during passing period.
REGISTRATION IS HERE! – updated 2-7-17
(1) FOR ALL STUDENTS: current SCHS students AND incoming 9th graders Be sure to visit the SCHS website for 2017-2018 registration. Information has been updated and posted. Link provided
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.
(2) For Current SCHS students
Different process for classes 2020, 2019, and 2018 that you will need to know!
Counselors will be visiting classes to discuss elective options and how to register.
A “how to demonstration” video will be available on the registration website on or before February 20.
(3) For Incoming 9th grade students:
February 1 Math Night Powerpoint has been added to registration page – you can find it under the class of 2021 and FAQ
February 8 Registration Powerpoint has been added to registration page you can find it under the class of 2021 and FAQ
All Integrated English/History and IMP choices are to be turned in on or before Feb. 14. If we do not hear from you, the selection will be automatically be selected as the Topic Specific track for math and the regular English and History track.
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College Representative Visits
Wednesday, February 15 @ 9:30 Santa Fe University of Art & Design
Please sign up in the counseling office.
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 and registrations have begun to be received. This is an opportunity for mothers and daughters to spend a day focused on their daughter’s future education. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Our limited fee waivers will be awarded on a first come, first served basis.
Margaret Meek, Chair
From Nest to Wings Committee
For more information regarding this program please follow the links below:
Our Annual Chinese New Year Celebration Is This Saturday!
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!
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.
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.
February 10, 2017
The Silver Creek Education Foundation is excited to announce their 4th annual Mardi Gras Party & Silent Auction. The whole evening is about Fun, Food, Live Music with “I and The Many”, Free games with Prizes, and Amazing Exclusive Silent Auction items to bid on. The Silver Creek Education Foundation has now supported teacher and classroom grants in excess of $130,000. Proceeds from this event go to assisting in the acquisition of technology, student common spaces, Naviance, Makerspace, SAT preparation as well as impacting many other areas of learning and leadership at Silver Creek. We would like to invite our Raptor Families to join in on the fun as we continue to support our teachers, the classrooms, and students.
When: Saturday March 4, 2017
Where: Best Western Plus Plaza 1850 Industrial Circle – Longmont
Time: 5:30 – 10:00pm (Dinner buffet 6pm) (Silent Auction starts at 5:30pm)
Early Bird tickets if purchased by February 19th – $45pp (Price goes up to $50 pp after 2/19)
Dress as you’d like & we’ll adorn you with beads! Dinner is included in your ticket and there will be a cash bar. Many exclusive silent auction items will be at this Mardi Gras party such as:
Denver Sports Teams’ memorabilia, Botox with Myers Aesthetics, Tandem Jump with Mile High Skydiving, Massages, Golf packages, Condo at Breckenridge, Woodley’s fine furniture, Life Cycle Hot Air Balloon Ride, Pandora Bracelet from The Gold Market, Letterman Jacket from SAI Team Sports, Western Digital 8GB My Book Thunderbolt Duo, Exxel outdoors sleeping bag, Large Starbucks package, SCHS Family Athletic Pass, fine wine, and MUCH MORE!! “
TO PURCHASE TICKETS (BY CREDIT CARD OR PAYPAL) AND GET MORE INFORMATION CLICK HERE:
We thank our generous sponsors:
If you can’t join the party, join our online silent auction. There is NO FEE to browse or bid on almost 200 LOCAL businesses. The bidding usually starts at 40% of the fair market value. You can get some GREAT DEALS and help out students as well! You can do all this from the convenience of your homes or personal device. The online silent auction starts on Feb 18th at 8am for bidding, but you can preview now. More items are being added daily. Go to https://www.32auctions.com/SCEF2017 to start your bidding or browsing. If you decide you’d like to bid on a item, it’s as easy as clicking on the item & the website sends you an email letting you know if you are the leading bidder and when/if someone outbids you. If someone outbids you, the site will then ask you if you’d like to rebid. It’s as easy as that and so much FUN!!! When the auction ends at 5pm on March 11th, you will be sent an email from the auction site on which items you have been awarded. You may pay at this site with credit card, pay pal, or when you pick up your items at Silver Creek that upcoming week with cash or check.
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 NOW 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.
RAPTOR ACTIVITIES BOOSTER CLUB
** Please take a look at some of the highlights and notes from this past RABC Membership Meeting **
Important Dates to get on your Calendars:
* March 3rd – Silver Creek Talent Show 7:00pm in the Auditorium – encourage your students to audition.
* March 4th – MardiGras – Come support our awesome Silver Creek Education Foundation at this fun event. See link to purchase your tickets! http://schsedfoundation.org/getting-involved/mardi-gras-party-silent-auction-2017/
* 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
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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 & ???
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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!
Raptor Activities Booster Club
Silver Creek High School
The School Store will ONLY be now be open on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month during A and B lunches and the time in between (10:30am-12:45pm). The dates for these days are:
February: 2nd & 16th / March: 2nd & 16th / April: 6th & 20th /May: 4th & 18th
We accept ALL forms of payment in the store and our online purchasing store accepts Credit/Debit cards. Shop our “In Stock” inventory online at: https://squareup.com/market/silver-creek-store
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.
Order your yearbook now by clicking on this link:
Information for Parent Organizations
Policies for Outside Foods Served in District Schools (click here)
Bake Sales (click here)
Colorado Beverage Guidelines (click here)
Colorado Competitive Food Guidelines (click here)
Please take advantage of the options to prepay your student’s meal accounts. Prepaid meal accounts help the lunch lines go faster and give students more time to eat, relax, and play. It also gives you peace of mind — not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or having to worry that it might get lost or used for things other than lunch.
Meal Charging Guidelines – It is very important to keep you child’s account current. If you have any questions about the account, please call your child’s school kitchen manager.
MY School Bucks now can be used to make online payments to your student’s lunch account quickly, easily and securely. Online payments are a simple, safe and secure way to make payments to your students account 24 hours a day at your convenience.
Click here to make prepayments to your child’s meal account online anytime at MySchoolBucks.com!
Send Check or Cash
You can always bring money personally or send it with your student. Please place it in an envelope marked clearly with your student’s name, their ID #, the $ amount and the check #. Turn in prepaid deposits to the cafeteria cashier(s) or school office.
TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Lois Davis at 720-494-3721 or her direct line: 720-494-3738, or via email: email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.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:
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.
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.
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 email@example.com or calling 303-702-7540. The replacement cost for lost, stolen and/or mutilated bus passes is $5.00 and shows up as fee under your student’s name in Infinite Campus. New students to the district or new to riding the bus may pick up their bus passes at the Main Office of the school they will be attending.