Weekly Update for February 10, 2017

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, February 10, 2017

 

 

Principal Update

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.

 

 

 

SCEF Mardi Gras Click Here

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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

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 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 (nest2wingsregistration@hotmail.com).  Our limited fee waivers will be awarded on a first come, first served basis.

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 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!

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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:

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

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 **

https://dochub.com/kathleentempleton/elleme/importantnotesafterjanuaryrabcmeeting

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.  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!

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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 November 6, 2015

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, November 6th

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.

Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars

Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars – Saturday November 7th for Adults Only, details below

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 and you will not be disappointed!  See the flyer below for more details, but Get your tickets TODAY!  You can purchase them online at our School Store Website, Mkt.com/silver-creek-store (you can also place donations for your favorite dance couple there if you are unable to make it to the event).  We have some awesome silent auction baskets coming in – Restaurant Gift Card Baskets, Coffee Lovers Baskets, Bronco’s Lovers Basket w/2 Broncos Tickets to the KC Game, Fall themed baskets, Movie Baskets, a Letterman’s Jacket – donated by Schaefer Athletics, & many, many more!  Take the night off & have some fun with our wonderful Silver Creek Community.

There is FREE babysitting provided by our SCLA students for anyone who needs it.  Please contact Karen Emberley at rabcschoolstore@gmail.com if you are in need of childcare, she will give you all the details.

We still have room for more business ads in our program.  For only $25 you can advertise your business with a business card size ad.  Please send all ads to rabcsecretary@gmail.com no later than Tuesday Nov. 3rd.  This is a great way to show your support.

If you are interested in helping with this event, please email one of the Board Members & we can let you know where the help is needed.

DWTS 2015

Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars – Student ONLY Night – November 6, 2015-FREE

STUDENTS – You will not want to miss out this year on watching your SC coaches & staff in this awesome dance competition!!  They need your support and there will be FREE PIZZA!!  Come to the SC Auditorium from 6:00pm-7:30pm on Friday November 6th and if you like, you can bring your change or dollar bills to vote for your favorite dance couple.  The couple with the most monetary votes, will win the “Student Choice Award”.  We hope to see a full house there!

DWTS Student flyer

 

Again we want to say thank you to all the amazing volunteers we have here at SC & the support of the administration & staff!!!  Please plan to attend our next meeting on November 30, 2015 at 6:30 in the Library.

RABC President

Raptor Activities Booster Club

Silver Creek High School

rabcpresident@gmail.com

303-845-2290

 

Silver Creek Theatre Company

Come see our 2015 drama “Waiting in the Wings” on November 12, 13, 14 at 7:00 p.m. and November 15 at 2:00 p.m.

waiting in the wings

With LEGO’s, everything is awesome!

Lego

The Silver Creek Library is sponsoring a Lego Drive! We are collecting Legos for our community partners at the Longs Peak Middle School library Makerspace.

 

The drive runs from November 5 through November 20th. Bring in LEGO kits, bags-o-bricks, LEGO people and even spare items are ALL WELCOME!    No amount is too small! Please bring them to the SCHS Library. Thanks for helping out with this worthy cause!

 

Here Ye Here Ye!  A Royal Madrigal Feast

Silver Creek High School’s Performing Arts Tradition since 2002.  A spectacular program of choral, instrumental, and theatrical holiday entertainment.

Performances are December 4th and 5th at 6:30 p.m. for dinner performances and December 5th for a matinee, dessert performance at 2:00 p.m.  Tickets can be purchased online only at www.silvercreektickets.com.  Reservation deadline is 11:59 p.m., Sunday, November 29.

 

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.

 

Rotary Coat Drive

The Winter Warmth Coat and Blanket Drive now in its 21st year starts this week and runs through Nov. 30th.  Donations of used and clean coats, hoodies, fleece, hats, scarves, gloves, mittens, boots, blankets and sleeping bags can be dropped off in our coat box bin located across the attendance window. As in previous years, children’s coats are especially needed. Winter items will be distributed to the Our Center on Dec.10th.  To qualify for vouchers individuals need to live within School District, boundaries, supply information about their income and expenses and bring in their children’s birth certificates if their requesting children’s coats.

 

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.

 

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, November 12th @ 1:00 – Lincoln Tech

Friday, November 13th @ Noon – Gonzaga University

Please sign up in the counseling office.

 

Below is the link to the United States JCI Senate  Foundation. Scholarship Application . Any questions, please contact state scholarship coordinator, Dale Hill at (303) 466-1192.

United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship Application

 

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.

 

 

                                                                                                    Raising Money For Our School

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SCHOOL STORE NEWS

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

 

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

Check out this year’s new product online at: Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store   Or email us at:   RABCSchoolStore@gmail.com.

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

For information on SCOPA visit:   scopanews.org

 

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.

 

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!

 

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.

 

Re-design our Logo Contest — December 1 Deadline (Extended)

educationfoundation

You could win a $200 Amazon gift card! See the attached link for details. http://schsedfoundation.org/news-events/logo-contest-registration

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

 

 

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 November

 

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!