Weekly Update for December 9, 2016

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, December 9, 2016

 

 

Finals Schedule

Finals will be taken on Dec 14-16.

December 14 Periods – 5,6,7 Students are released at 12:16 p.m.

December 15 Periods – 1,2,3 Students are released at 12:16

December 16 Periods – 4,8 Students are released at 10:38 a.m.

Wednesday, December 14th Freshmen and New Students please join us for the *RLC/New Student Holiday Hot Chocolate Bar!   Buses will leave at 1:00 pm.

 

 

 

Winter Break

School will be closed for Winter Break December 19th – 30th.  Classes resume on January 2nd.

 

 

Join us for the Silver Creek Leadership Academy Capstone Project Expo

Monday, Dec. 12th 7-8:30pm.  in the Silver Creek Commons

 

This event highlights the 30 seniors and their Capstone Projects.  Learn more about the projects, volunteer to assist, or sponsor a project! The event is free and open to the public.For more information contact SCLA Program Director Carrie Adams – adams_carrie@svvsd.org

scla-capstone-logo

Open Enrollment FAQ

Open enrollment period is December 1 – January 17th

Please visit this link for further information regarding Open Enrollment for 2017-2018.  LINK

 

INCLEMENT WEATHER AND SCHOOL DELAYS OR CLOSURES

When a decision has been made to close or delay school due to weather conditions, every effort will be made by the school district to communicate with you no later than 5:30 am on the school day in question. In the event of a delayed start due to inclement weather, we will start school 2.5 hours later than regularly scheduled start times. Bus schedules will also start 2.5 hours later. We have included links to information regarding the District’s Inclement Weather Policy (Eng/Spa) as well as links to instruction for registering for Messenger. Registering for Messenger through your parent portal  will ensure that you are receiving notifications through your Infinite Campus Messenger System (Eng/Spa).

Inclement Weather English

Inclement Weather Spanish

IC Messenger English

IC Messenger Spanish

 

 

School Fees

Semester One 2016 fees have been downloaded for all students. Fees can be paid online with a credit card on RevTrak at any time.   You can also pay by check (made to SCHS) or cash at the school.

 

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

Attention all students:  If you are considering a schedule change for 2nd semester you must arrange it with your counselor before you leave for Christmas Break!  Please recognize that there is limited space available in elective classes so changes may be difficult to accommodate.  Schedule changes will not be allowed once the new semester begins in January!

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.

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.

 

Athletics

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

 

 

 

 

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News From The 

Raptor Activities Booster Club

 

CONGRATULATIONS to our November 

Raptor Athletes of the Month

MaKenna Wright – Softball and Cade Call – Footballraptor-femaleraptor-of-the-month

 

Our Winter sports season is in full swing!

Come on in, stay warm and enjoy 

watching all our awesome Raptors in action!

 

***

Next meeting is January 30th at 6:30pm in the library.   Please like us on Facebook & follow us on Twitter!!    https://www.facebook.com/silvercreek.rabc

You can also learn more about Silver Creek RABC programs and opportunities at

http://schs.svvsd.org/community/booster-club

 

Raptor Activities Booster Club (RABC) | Silver Creek High …

schs.svvsd.org

The RABC is a non-profit 501(c)3 parent volunteer organization working together with SCHS administration, teachers, coaches & staff for the enrichment of activities …

Kaydene Hubert

RABC President

Raptor Activities Booster Club

Silver Creek High School

rabcpresident@gmail.com

303-845-2290

 

 


 

 

 

school-store-november-18-2016

 

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

Countless memories in three easy payments!

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!

School Books

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 December

 

 

 

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!

SCHS Weekly Update for December 2, 2016

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, December 2, 2016

 

 

 

Late Start

Wednesday, December 7th School begins at 10:00 a.m.

 

 

 

Important Policy Reminder Regarding Student I.D. Cards

Upon entering the school building every student must show a school I.D. to the front office staff. Students will sign in when an I.D. is not presented.  Upon a third sign in the student will be required to purchase a new identification card for $5.

 

 

 

Finals Schedule

Finals will be taken on Dec 14-16.

December 14 Periods – 5,6,7 Students are released at 12:16 p.m.*

December 15 Periods – 1,2,3 Students are released at 12:16

December 16 Periods – 4,8 Students are released at 10:38 a.m.

Wednesday, December 14th Freshmen and New Students please join us for the *RLC/New Student Holiday Hot Chocolate Bar!   Buses will leave at 1:00 pm.

 

 

Winter Break

School will be closed for Winter Break December 19th – 30th.  Classes resume on January 2nd.

 

 

 

Join us for the Silver Creek Leadership Academy

Capstone Project Expo

Monday, Dec. 12th 7-8:30pm.  in the Silver Creek Commons

 

This event highlights the 30 seniors and their Capstone Projects.  Learn more about the projects, volunteer to assist, or sponsor a project!  The event is free and open to the public.

For more information contact SCLA Program Director Carrie Adams – adams_carrie@svvsd.org

 

scla-capstone-logo

 

 

 

Open Enrollment FAQ

Open enrollment period is December 1 – January 17th

Please visit this link for further information regarding Open Enrollment for 2017-2018.  LINK

 

 

 

INCLEMENT WEATHER AND SCHOOL DELAYS OR CLOSURES

When a decision has been made to close or delay school due to weather conditions, every effort will be made by the school district to communicate with you no later than 5:30 am on the school day in question. In the event of a delayed start due to inclement weather, we will start school 2.5 hours later than regularly scheduled start times. Bus schedules will also start 2.5 hours later.

We have included links to information regarding the District’s Inclement Weather Policy (Eng/Spa) as well as links to instruction for registering for Messenger. Registering for Messenger through your parent portal  will ensure that you are receiving notifications through your Infinite Campus Messenger System (Eng/Spa).

Inclement Weather English

Inclement Weather Spanish

IC Messenger English

IC Messenger Spanish

 

 

School Fees

Semester One 2016 fees have been downloaded for all students. Fees can be paid online with a credit card on RevTrak at any time.   You can also pay by check (made to SCHS) or cash at the school.

 

 

 

YEARBOOK ORDERS

Countless memories in three easy payments!  Order your yearbook now by clicking on this link:  JOSTENS YEARBOOK ORDERS

 

 

 

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

 

 


Attention all students:
  If you are considering a schedule change for 2nd semester you must arrange it with your counselor before you leave for Christmas Break!  Please recognize that there is limited space available in elective classes so changes may be difficult to accommodate.  Schedule changes will not be allowed once the new semester begins in January!

 

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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Athletics

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

 

 

 

 

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News From The 
Raptor Activities Booster Club

Our 3rd Season of Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars was simply awesome!!!  I know Stephanie Bogrett Gould was smiling down on us!! Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets and came to the event.  Thank you to all the teams who put together baskets for the silent auction, you did an amazing job!  Thank you to everyone who voted for our dancers with donations, we raised over $6000 in dancer donations!!  A huge thank you to PCDC, Stephanie and her team of pro dancers, for joining forces with us this season and making it so much fun!!  Thank you to our Silver Creek Dancers – Jason Lathrop, Mike Kisor, Alex Grant, Hannah Foster, Rob Johnson, and Karen Greenert-you all were truly  shining STARS!!  Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped with set up, working the event, and clean up!  A special thanks to Mr. Finnestead, Mr. Ottem, & Michelle Wright for Emceeing the event (so funny!!).  Thank you to Goodfella’s (Jeff Price & Melanie Kline) for catering this event for the 3rd time and being very patient with me while I kept adding people to the list!!  Until next year (season)….


***

Tuesday, December 6th, is Colorado Gives Day! We would love to encourage you to take this opportunity to donate to the Raptor Activities Booster Club.  Along with your donation, please consider checking with your employer to see if they offer matching funds for your RABC donation & your membership contribution.  Many companies look for opportunities to support their employees interests and contributions to 501(c)3 organizations.  You can do this by:

  • checking with your companies benefits department to see if matching contributions is an employee benefit; and, if so

  • submit your receipt for your RABC general donation or membership donation per your companies procedure.  RABC (Raptor Activities Booster Club) is a 501(c)3 and the Tax ID # is 84-1611028.  If you need a receipt or a replacement copy of your receipt, please contact the school store at rabcschoolstore@gmail.com if it was for an online membership or rabcpresident@gmail.com if it was a general donation.

Some companies also consider grants for organizations that their employees are involved with.  Please check with your companies benefits department for more information about this opportunity.  If you have any questions about either of these opportunities or any general questions, please contact Patrice Powell at rabcvicepresident@gmail.com.


Our Winter sports season has started!

Come on in, stay warm and enjoy 

watching all our awesome Raptors in action!


***


PLEASE continue to support and play BINGO. 

 Come out every Wednesday night and have some fun!!!

***

Next meeting is January 30th at 6:30pm in the library.  

Please like us on Facebook & follow us on Twitter!! 

https://www.facebook.com/silvercreek.rabc Silver Creek RABC | Facebook 

www.facebook.com

You can also learn more about Silver Creek RABC programs and opportunities at:

http://schs.svvsd.org/community/booster-club

Raptor Activities Booster Club (RABC) | Silver Creek High …

schs.svvsd.org

 

Kaydene Hubert

RABC President

Raptor Activities Booster Club

Silver Creek High School

rabcpresident@gmail.com

303-845-2290

 

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school-store-november-18-2016

 

 

Naviance Information

Students and parents, please take advantage of Naviance, made available to all Silver Creek students by the SCHS Education Foundation.  Naviance is an excellent tool that provides students with many opportunities to make a successful transition between high school, college and career.  Please view the link below for instructional videos on how to log-in and use the colleges and careers features, and access mini-lessons that help students learn more about their own interests and aptitudes, as well as all the pathways available to them in high school and beyond.  LINK to Naviance Information.

 

 

 

School Lunch

Information for Parent Organizations

Policies for Outside Foods Served in District Schools (click here)

Bake Sales (click here)

Colorado Beverage Guidelines (click here)

Colorado Competitive Food Guidelines (click here)

Online Applications

Pre-Payment Options

Please take advantage of the options to prepay your student’s meal accounts. Prepaid meal accounts help the lunch lines go faster and give students more time to eat, relax, and play. It also gives you peace of mind — not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or having to worry that it might get lost or used for things other than lunch.

Meal Charging Guidelines – It is very important to keep you child’s account current. If you have any questions about the account, please call your child’s school kitchen manager.

Online Payments

MY School Bucks now can be used to make online payments to your student’s lunch account quickly, easily and securely. Online payments are a simple, safe and secure way to make payments to your students account 24 hours a day at your convenience.

Click here to make prepayments to your child’s meal account online anytime at MySchoolBucks.com!

School Books

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 (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.

 

 

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 December

 

 

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!

SCHS Weekly Update for Friday, November 18th, 2016

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, November 18th,  2016

 

 

Thanksgiving Break – November 21st through 25th

A reminder that school will be closed from November 21st through November 25th.  Please have a safe and restful Thanksgiving break.

 

 

Juniors and SAT Practice Test

Practice Test is now December 7, sign-up in Counseling, it’s FREE!

LINK for Information

 

 

OPEN HOUSE FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

All interested students are encouraged to attend Silver Creek High School’s Open House November 28th  from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.  No registration required.

 

Open Enrollment FAQ

Please visit this link for further information regarding Open Enrollment for 2017-2018.  LINK

 

SENIOR JOSTEN ORDERS

Seniors, if you missed the on campus order days you may mail in your order or place it online with Jostens. The group order deadline is December 2, 2016.  If you have questions regarding placing an order please contact Jostens directly at (970) – 223-7119 or email them at http://gotograd.com/

 

Finals Schedule

Finals will be taken on Dec 14-16.

December 14Periods – 5,6,7 Students are released at 12:16 p.m.

December 15 Periods – 1,2,3 Students are released at 12:16 p.m.

December 16 Periods – 4,8. Students are released at 10:38 a.m.

 

 

 

INCLEMENT WEATHER AND SCHOOL DELAYS OR CLOSURES

When a decision has been made to close or delay school due to weather conditions, every effort will be made by the school district to communicate with you no later than 5:30 am on the school day in question.

In the event of a delayed start due to inclement weather, we will start school 2.5 hours later than regularly scheduled start times. Bus schedules will also start 2.5 hours later.

We have included links to information regarding the District’s Inclement Weather Policy (Eng/Spa) as well as links to instruction for registering for Messenger. Registering for Messenger through your parent portal  will ensure that you are receiving notifications through your Infinite Campus Messenger System (Eng/Spa).

Inclement Weather English

Inclement Weather Spanish

IC Messenger English

IC Messenger Spanish

 

School Fees

Semester One 2016 fees have been downloaded for all students. Fees can be paid online with a credit card on RevTrak at any time.   You can also pay by check (made to SCHS) or cash at the school.

 

 

 

YEARBOOK ORDERS

Countless memories in three easy payments!  Order your yearbook now by clicking on this link: 

JOSTENS YEARBOOK ORDERS

 

 

Counseling/Registrar Office

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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.

College Rep Visits

A College Representative from Colorado State University will be here on Wednesday, November 30th @ 9:00.  Please sign up in the counseling office.

 

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) she/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.

 

 

Athletics

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

 

 

News From The

Raptor Activities Booster Club

Our 3rd Season of Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars was simply awesome!!!  I know Stephanie Bogrett Gould was smiling down on us!! Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets and came to the event.  Thank you to all the teams who put together baskets for the silent auction, you did an amazing job!  Thank you to everyone who voted for our dancers with donations, we raised over $6000 in dancer donations!!  A huge thank you to PCDC, Stephanie and her team of pro dancers, for joining forces with us this season and making it so much fun!!  Thank you to our Silver Creek Dancers – Jason Lathrop, Mike Kisor, Alex Grant, Hannah Foster, Rob Johnson, and Karen Greenert-you all were truly  shining STARS!!  Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped with set up, working the event, and clean up!  A special thanks to Mr. Finnestead, Mr. Ottem, & Michelle Wright for Emceeing the event (so funny!!).  Thank you to Goodfella’s (Jeff Price & Melanie Kline) for catering this event for the 3rd time and being very patient with me while I kept adding people to the list!!  And to my dear friend Suzanne Zens, Thank You, for putting the posters, tickets, program, and silent auction together – from start to finish, you were there by my side and you did an amazing job!!!  

Until next year (season)….

** PLEASE come out and play BINGO, this coming Wednesday, November 23rd!   Save the cooking for Thursday!  Come out and have some fun!!!

Next meeting is November 28th at 6:30pm in the library.  

Please like us on Facebook & follow us on Twitter!!

Kaydene Hubert

RABC President

Raptor Activities Booster Club

Silver Creek High School

rabcpresident@gmail.com

303-845-2290

 

 

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Naviance Information

Students and parents, please take advantage of Naviance, made available to all Silver Creek students by the SCHS Education Foundation.  Naviance is an excellent tool that provides students with many opportunities to make a successful transition between high school, college and career.  Please view the link below for instructional videos on how to log-in and use the colleges and careers features, and access mini-lessons that help students learn more about their own interests and aptitudes, as well as all the pathways available to them in high school and beyond.  LINK to Naviance Information.

 

School Lunch

Information for Parent Organizations

Policies for Outside Foods Served in District Schools (click here)

Bake Sales (click here)

Colorado Beverage Guidelines (click here)

Colorado Competitive Food Guidelines (click here)

Online Applications

Pre-Payment Options

Please take advantage of the options to prepay your student’s meal accounts. Prepaid meal accounts help the lunch lines go faster and give students more time to eat, relax, and play. It also gives you peace of mind — not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or having to worry that it might get lost or used for things other than lunch.

Meal Charging Guidelines – It is very important to keep you child’s account current. If you have any questions about the account, please call your child’s school kitchen manager.

Online Payments

MY School Bucks now can be used to make online payments to your student’s lunch account quickly, easily and securely. Online payments are a simple, safe and secure way to make payments to your students account 24 hours a day at your convenience.

Click here to make prepayments to your child’s meal account online anytime at MySchoolBucks.com!

School Books

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 (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.

 

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 November

 

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!

SCHS Weekly Update for November 11, 2016

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, November 11th 2016

 

 

Juniors and SAT Practice Test

Practice Test is now December 7, sign-up in Counseling, it’s FREE!

LINK for Information

 

Thanksgiving Break – November 21st through 25th

This is a reminder that school will be closed from November 21st through November 25th for the Thanksgiving Break.

 

OPEN HOUSE FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

All interested students are encouraged to attend Silver Creek High School’s Open House November 28th  from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.  No registration required.

 

Open Enrollment FAQ

Please visit this link for further information regarding Open Enrollment for 2017-2018.  LINK

 

Finals Schedule

Finals will be taken on Dec 14-16. December 14 Periods – 5,6,7 Students are released at 12:16 p.m.

December 15 Periods – 1,2,3 Students are released at 12:16 p.m./December 16 Periods – 4,8. Students are released at 10:38 a.m.

 

Spring 2017 Concurrent Enrollment is now open!

In the St. Vrain Valley School District (SVVSD), students who are enrolled in 11th or 12th grade, who demonstrate academic preparedness, are eligible for the Concurrent Enrollment Program (CE). Concurrent Enrollment is a tremendous opportunity for our students to experience college while still in high school and provides access to academic courses that are not available at Silver Creek. Students are eligible to enroll in up to two classes per semester at either Front Range Community College or CU-Boulder.

Students interested in participating in the Concurrent Enrollment program should meet with their respective counselor during the semester prior to the one in which they’d like to take college courses. Information about the program, deadlines and a checklist can be found at this link: Concurrent Enrollment checklist

The SVVSD Concurrent Enrollment online application for the spring semester, which begins in January of 2017, is due November 11th. This is a very firm deadline and students must meet this in order to participate in CE beginning in January. The application can be accessed here: Concurrent Enrollment Application

Students will receive approval/denial decisions by December 2nd, 2016. It’s imperative that prospective CE students and their families review all guidelines and should refer to the checklist to ensure that they are aware of the financial commitment if the student doesn’t earn at least a C in the class. Also be aware that SVVSD will only pay the Front Range tuition rate for classes taken at CU and the family is responsible for the difference in those two costs.

 

SENIOR PICTURES

Senior Pictures are due by November 18th.  Please download your student’s senior picture to the link found on the Silver Creek home page, or send your student’s picture to Joylynn Bockelmann at bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org

 

SENIOR JOSTEN ORDERS

Seniors, if you missed the on campus order days you may mail in your order or place it online with Jostens. The group order deadline is December 2, 2016.  If you have questions regarding placing an order please contact Jostens directly at (970) – 223-7119 or email them at http://gotograd.com/

 

NEEDED: AN ATTORNEY to volunteer some time to help with Silver Creek’s first Mock Trial team.

We meet on Thursdays at 3:00, and would greatly appreciate someone who could meet with us even once or twice a month from now until March. For more details please contact Kristin Holtz: holtz_kristin@svvsd.org, 720-494-3721 ext 45742.

 

 

 

News From The

Raptor Activities Booster Club

Come out, support and CHEER ON your Raptors this weekend for some awesome sports! Our Raptor Teams continue to make history and break records this year!Starting Friday November 11th, (TODAY) Volleyball is competing at the STATE competition again this year, this Friday and Saturday in Denver at The Coliseum!! Let’s Go Lady Raptors!  Saturday, November 12th come join our Raptor Football team in their Playoff Game against Durango at Everly Montgomery Field at 11:00am. Everyone come out to support these awesome guys and show them why we’re proud to be a RAPTOR!

 

 

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Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars

**November 12th**

Only 1 day away!!

HURRY, HURRY, HURRY! Tickets are going fast…you won’t want to miss this exciting evening of awesome Silent Auction prizes, exceptional catered dinner and amazing performance line up of dancers and music you will never forget! Plan to attend this event – it will be the highlight of your year!!  We have Coaches/Silver Creek Staff matched up with professional dancers from the local dance company PCDC, to dance in this one of a kind dance competition to raise funds for their programs and RABC.  This season’s event will be November 12th at the Pacific Events
Center here in Longmont, doors open at 4:30pm. Tickets for this event are only $40 each and consists of a Silent Auction with Appetizers and Cash Bar, Full Catered Dinner by Goodfellas, the Dance Competitions, and Dessert.
 Not only do you get all of that…you also get to socialize & just have fun!!  

*** As a bonus, if you are in need of childcare for the evening, one of our awesome SCLA students will be hosting
his Capstone Project “Kids Night Out”…more details to follow soon.

This season of Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars is in honor of Stephanie Bogrett-Gould.  Stephanie was a huge piece of the success of this event, we lost Stephanie suddenly just 6 weeks after season 2.  To honor her memory, a portion of the funds raised will go into a scholarship fund in her name to be granted to a Silver Creek Senior later this year.  

We want to give a big Thank You to these amazing SC Coaches/Teachers who have said yes to the challenge of being our Star Dancers for our 3rd season of this great event!!

* Karen Greenert – Head Dance Coach

* Alex Grant – Assistant Boys/Girls Swim Coach

* Hannah Foster – Assistant Girls Swim Coach

* Rob Johnson – Boys/Girls Head Soccer Coach

* Jason Lathrop and *Mike Kisor – SC Teacher & Assistant Softball
Coaches

This is an adult only event but we will have a student night on November 11th. Students are invited to attend a Free Student Night performance at the Pacific Events Center.  The doors will open for students at 6:00 pm and performance will start at 6:30pm.  FREE pizza and soft drinks will be served to all students who attend the performance Friday night, November 11th!!  Awards to the dancers will be given out on student night for the Dancers who bring in the most votes.  Students can vote for their favorite dancers by placing change or bills into the buckets with the dancers pictures on them.  We will then tally up who brought in the most money and crown the winners!  We will also hand out other awards based on audience’s choice. The voting polls and ticket sales are
NOW OPEN, you can cast your vote for the SC Star(s) that you want to help win and purchase tickets at the
SchoolStore Website or you can purchase tickets and cast votes at the front office of the school.  Please make
all checks payable to RABC and for casting votes, put the dancer’s name in the memo line.   

With this event comes the need for volunteers.  Please sign
up to help with this event.  SIGN UP SHEET IS AVAILABLE HERE:

DWSCS Volunteer Sign Up

 

Any questions can be directed to Kaydene Hubert at rabcpresident@gmail.com or call/text 303-845-2290.  We look forward to seeing you at Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars. Come out and see our Stars…it’s going to be a great night!!!

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Also, please come out on Wednesday nights and support our BINGO nights!

We are still looking for volunteers for the following positions:

  • Concessions CEO

  • Bingo trained positions

If you or anyone you know is interested in these awesome volunteer opportunities, please contact Kaydene at rabcconcessions@gmail.com.  We ask that you reach out to all of your parents within your programs.

Next meeting is November 28th at 6:30pm in the library.

Please like us on Facebook & follow us on Twitter!!

Kaydene Hubert

RABC President

Raptor Activities Booster Club

Silver Creek High School

rabcpresident@gmail.com

303-845-2290

 

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Please support the Silver Creek Theatre Company on November 10-12 at 7:00pm – Adults $10 and Students $8

A hilarious story of love at first sight and mistaken identities, William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” will be sure to entertain. When a shipwrecked Viola dresses in a man’s clothes to find work in the kingdom of Illyria, she turns the kingdom upside down. Full of misunderstanding and farce, it is the original romantic comedy.

 

26th ANNUAL LONGMONT ROTARY WINTER WARMTH COAT DRIVE

OCTOBER 17 THROUGH NOVEMBER 25

Please donate new or gently used Coats, Blankets, Hats, Scarves, Gloves, Mittens, or Boots.  A donation box is located in the front office.

School Fees

Semester One 2016 fees have been downloaded for all students. Fees can be paid online with a credit card on RevTrak at any time.   You can also pay by check (made to SCHS) or cash at the school.

 

 

YEARBOOK ORDERS

Countless memories in three easy payments!

Order your yearbook now by clicking on this link:

JOSTENS YEARBOOK ORDERS

 

 

Counseling/Registrar Office

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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.

College Representative Visits:

Tuesday, November 15th @ 11:30 – Front Range Community College

Friday, November 18th @ 11:00 – University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Please sign up in the counseling office.

 

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) he/ she is available.

 

Chess Club Tournament

Sign up now for the Guys vs. Gals Chess Tournament! The tournament begins November 17 after school in Room E206.  All ability levels welcome.

 

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.

 

Athletics

Volleyball Playoffs:  Congratulations to the volleyball team on their big wins at the regional tournament on Friday and qualifying for State.  The Raptors will be playing Cheyenne Mountain on Friday morning and Valor Christian on Saturday morning. Head down to the Denver Coliseum and support the team Raptor Nation.

Football Playoffs:  Congratulations to the football team on earning the #5 seed in the state tournament and earning the right to host the 1st round of the playoffs. The team will play this Saturday morning at 11am against Durango. The game will be played at Everly-Montgomery.  Gates will open at 9:30 for spectators.

Reminder – Since this is a playoff game, your Silver Creek or St. Vrain passes won’t work. Only CHSAA or CHSCA passes will be accepted.  Ticket prices are as follows:  $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for students (K-12) and Senior Citizens.

Winter Sports Tryouts started on Friday

Winter sports registration is closed.   All those interested in participating in winter sports needed to register online:  https://stvrain.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=rw_SilvrCrk_Ath.  You must also verify or turn in a current physical with Ms. Lehman.   Students needed to obtain a clearance card from Ms. Lehman in the main office before trying out.

Silver Creek charges admission ($5 adults / $4 students & senior citizens) for the following winter sports: boys and girls basketball and wrestling.

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

 

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

 

School Lunch

Information for Parent Organizations

Policies for Outside Foods Served in District Schools (click here)

Bake Sales (click here)

Colorado Beverage Guidelines (click here)

Colorado Competitive Food Guidelines (click here)

Online Applications

Pre-Payment Options

Please take advantage of the options to prepay your student’s meal accounts. Prepaid meal accounts help the lunch lines go faster and give students more time to eat, relax, and play. It also gives you peace of mind — not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or having to worry that it might get lost or used for things other than lunch.

Meal Charging Guidelines – It is very important to keep you child’s account current. If you have any questions about the account, please call your child’s school kitchen manager.

Online Payments

MY School Bucks now can be used to make online payments to your student’s lunch account quickly, easily and securely. Online payments are a simple, safe and secure way to make payments to your students account 24 hours a day at your convenience.

Click here to make prepayments to your child’s meal account online anytime at MySchoolBucks.com!

School Books

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 (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.

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 November

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!

SCHS Weekly Update for November 4th, 2016

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, November 4th 2016

 

Juniors and SAT Practice Test

Practice Test is now December 7, sign-up in Counseling, it’s FREE!

LINK for Information

 

Thanksgiving Break – November 21st through 25th

This is a reminder that school will be closed from November 21st through November 25th for the Thanksgiving Break.

 

 

OPEN HOUSE FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

All interested students are encouraged to attend Silver Creek High School’s Open House November 28th,  from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.  No registration is required.

 

 

Open Enrollment FAQ

Please visit this link for further information regarding Open Enrollment for 2017-2018.  LINK

 

Spring 2017 Concurrent Enrollment is now open!

In the St. Vrain Valley School District (SVVSD), students who are enrolled in 11th or 12th grade, who demonstrate academic preparedness, are eligible for the Concurrent Enrollment Program (CE). Concurrent Enrollment is a tremendous opportunity for our students to experience college while still in high school and provides access to academic courses that are not available at Silver Creek. Students are eligible to enroll in up to two classes per semester at either Front Range Community College or CU-Boulder.

Students interested in participating in the Concurrent Enrollment program should meet with their respective counselor during the semester prior to the one in which they’d like to take college courses. Information about the program, deadlines and a checklist can be found at this link: Concurrent Enrollment checklist

The SVVSD Concurrent Enrollment online application for the spring semester, which begins in January of 2017, is due November 11th. This is a very firm deadline and students must meet this in order to participate in CE beginning in January. The application can be accessed here: Concurrent Enrollment Application

Students will receive approval/denial decisions by December 2nd, 2016. It’s imperative that prospective CE students and their families review all guidelines and should refer to the checklist to ensure that they are aware of the financial commitment if the student doesn’t earn at least a C in the class. Also be aware that SVVSD will only pay the Front Range tuition rate for classes taken at CU and the family is responsible for the difference in those two costs.

 

 

Important Information Regarding Settings in Parent Portal for Emergency Messages

Parents, it has come to our attention that some messages may not be getting through to you.  Please visit this website link for instructions on how to manage your subscriptions within parent portal.

LINK FOR MANAGING PARENT MESSAGES

 

 

NEEDED: AN ATTORNEY to volunteer some time to help with Silver Creek’s first Mock Trial team.

We meet on Thursdays at 3:00, and would greatly appreciate someone who could meet with us even once or twice a month from now until March. For more details please contact Kristin Holtz: holtz_kristin@svvsd.org, 720-494-3721 ext 45742.

 

 

 

News From The

Raptor Activities Booster Club

Come out, support and CHEER ON your Raptors this weekend for some awesome sports! Our Raptor Teams continue to make history and break records this year!Starting Friday November 4th, (TODAY) Volleyball is hosting Regionals. Play starts at 3:00pm in the Silver Creek Main Gym!  Let’s Go Lady Raptors!

Saturday, November 5th come join our Raptor Football team in their last regular season game at Thompson Valley at 1:00pm. Everyone come out to support these awesome guys and show them why we’re proud to be a RAPTOR!

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Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars

**November 12th**

Only 1 week away!!

HURRY, HURRY, HURRY! Tickets are going fast…you won’t want to miss this exciting evening of awesome Silent  Auction prizes, exceptional catered dinner and amazing performance line up of dancers and music you will never forget! Plan to attend this event – it will be the highlight of your year!!  We have Coaches/Silver Creek Staff matched up with professional dancers from the local dance  company PCDC, to dance in this one of a kind dance competition to raise funds for their programs and RABC.  This season’s event will be November 12th at the Pacific Events Center here in Longmont, doors open at 4:30pm. Tickets for this event are only $40 each and consists of a Silent Auction with Appetizers and Cash Bar, Full Catered Dinner by Goodfellas, the Dance Competitions, and
Dessert.  Not only do you get all of that…you also get to socialize & just have fun!!  *** As a bonus, if you are in need of childcare for the evening, one of our awesome SCLA students will  be hosting his Capstone Project “Kids Night Out”…more details to follow soon.

This season of Dancing with the  Silver Creek Stars is in honor of Stephanie Bogrett-Gould.  Stephanie was a huge piece of the success of this event, we lost Stephanie suddenly just 6 weeks after season 2.  To honor her memory, a portion of the funds raised will go into a scholarship fund  in her name to be granted to a Silver Creek Senior later this year.  

We want to give a big Thank You  to these amazing SC Coaches/Teachers who have said yes to the challenge of being our Star Dancers for our 3rd season of this great event!!

* Karen Greenert – Head Dance Coach

* Alex Grant – Assistant Boys/Girls Swim Coach

* Hannah Foster – Assistant Girls Swim Coach

* Rob Johnson – Boys/Girls Head Soccer Coach

* Jason Lathrop and *Mike Kisor – SC Teacher & Assistant
Softball Coaches

This is an adult only event but  we will have a student night on November 11th. Students are invited to attend a Free Student Night performance at the Pacific Events Center.  The doors will open for students at 6:00 pm and performance will start at 6:30pm.  FREE  pizza and soft drinks will be served to all students who attend the performance Friday night, November 11th!!   Awards to the dancers will be given out on student night for the Dancers who bring in the most votes.  Students can vote for their favorite dancers by placing change or bills into the buckets with the dancers pictures on them.  We will then tally up who brought  in the most money and crown the winners!  We will also hand out other awards based on audience’s choice. The voting polls and ticket sales are NOW OPEN,  you can cast your vote for the SC Star(s) that you want to help win and purchase tickets at the School Store Website or you can purchase tickets and cast votes at  the front office of the school.  Please  make all checks payable to RABC and for casting votes, put the dancer’s name in the memo line.   With this event comes the need for volunteers.  Please  sign up to help with this event.  SIGN UP SHEET IS AVAILABLE HERE:  DWSCSVolunteer Sign Up

Teams/activities will be providing  the silent auction baskets…please contact your parent rep or Suzanne Zens at twinstaxi@msn.com. Any questions can be  directed to Kaydene Hubert at rabcpresident@gmail.com  or call/text 303-845-2290.  We look forward to seeing you at Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars. Come out and see our Stars…it’s going to be a great night!!!

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Also, please come out on Wednesday nights and support our BINGO nights!

We are still looking for volunteers for the following positions:

  • Concessions CEO
  • Bingo trained positions

If you or anyone you know is interested in these awesome volunteer opportunities, please contact Kaydene at rabcconcessions@gmail.com.  We ask that you reach out to all of your parents within your programs.

Next meeting is November 28th at 6:30pm in the library.

Please like us on Facebook & follow us on Twitter!!

Kaydene Hubert

RABC President

Raptor Activities Booster Club

Silver Creek High School

rabcpresident@gmail.com

303-845-2290

 

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Please support the Silver Creek Theater Company on November 10-12 at 7:00pm – Adults $10 and Students $8

A hilarious story of love at first sight and mistaken identities, William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” will be sure to entertain. When a shipwrecked Viola dresses in a man’s clothes to find work in the kingdom of Illyria, she turns the kingdom upside down. Full of misunderstanding and farce, it is the original romantic comedy.

 

 

26th ANNUAL

LONGMONT ROTARY WINTER WARMTH COAT DRIVE

OCTOBER 17 THROUGH NOVEMBER 25

Please donate new or gently used Coats, Blankets, Hats, Scarves, Gloves, Mittens, or Boots.  A donation box is located in the front office.

 

 

 

School Fees

Semester One 2016 fees have been downloaded for all students. Fees can be paid online with a credit card on RevTrak at any time.   You can also pay by check (made to SCHS) or cash at the school.

 

 

 

 

SENIOR PICTURES

Senior Pictures are due by November 18th.  Please download your student’s senior picture to the link found on the Silver Creek home page, or send your student’s picture to Joylynn Bockelmann at bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org

 

 

SENIOR JOSTEN ORDERS

Seniors, if you missed the on campus order days you may mail in your order or place it online with Jostens. The group order deadline is December 2, 2016.  If you have questions regarding placing an order please contact Jostens directly at (970) – 223-7119 or email them at http://gotograd.com/

 

 

 

YEARBOOK ORDERS

Countless memories in three easy payments!

Order your yearbook now by clicking on this link:

JOSTENS YEARBOOK ORDERS

 

 

 

 

 

Counseling/Registrar Office

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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.

 

College Representative Visit

A college representative from Simpson College will be here on Tuesday, November 8th at 1:15.  Please sign up in the counseling office.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Chess Club Tournament

Sign up now for the Guys vs. Gals Chess Tournament! The tournament begins November 17 after school in Room E206.  All ability levels welcome.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Athletics

Winter Sports Registration – closing soon!!

Winter sports registration will close on Tuesday, November 8. You can sign up online today:  https://stvrain.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=rw_SilvrCrk_Ath.  You must also verify or turn in a current physical with Ms. Lehman.   Make sure your student picks up his or her clearance card from Ms. Lehman in the main office before tryouts on November 11.  Students will not be able to tryout without a clearance card.

Silver Creek charges admission ($5 adults / $4 students & senior citizens) for the following winter sports: boys and girls basketball and wrestling.

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

 

Women’s Soccer Parent/Player Meeting

The Silver Creek Women’s Soccer program is having a parent and player meeting on Thursday, 11/10,  in the Commons at 7pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SCHS SCHOOL STORE

Promotion – SPECIAL SIZE/COLOR ORDERING WINDOW – Promotion

Winter Promotion – Special Size/Color Ordering Window 11/3/16 -11/17/16 Buy $50 get $5 Off  “Raptor5” Buy $100 get $10 Off  “Raptor10” All Hoodies, Sweatpants, PJs, Beanies, Scarfs and certain shirts are available to order in just the right size.  Some items available in Youth Small to Adult 5XL.  Please go to our online store at:  www.Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store Stop by and shop any Thursday from 10:30-12:45.  We are open during both A and B lunches as well as the hour in between.We accept ALL forms of payments in the store on Thursdays, and Credit/Debit cards for our online store.  Visit us online at:

 www.Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store

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

 

 

School Lunch

Information for Parent Organizations

Policies for Outside Foods Served in District Schools (click here)

Bake Sales (click here)

Colorado Beverage Guidelines (click here)

Colorado Competitive Food Guidelines (click here)

Online Applications

Pre-Payment Options

Please take advantage of the options to prepay your student’s meal accounts. Prepaid meal accounts help the lunch lines go faster and give students more time to eat, relax, and play. It also gives you peace of mind — not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or having to worry that it might get lost or used for things other than lunch.

Meal Charging Guidelines – It is very important to keep you child’s account current. If you have any questions about the account, please call your child’s school kitchen manager.

Online Payments

MY School Bucks now can be used to make online payments to your student’s lunch account quickly, easily and securely. Online payments are a simple, safe and secure way to make payments to your students account 24 hours a day at your convenience.

Click here to make prepayments to your child’s meal account online anytime at MySchoolBucks.com!

School Books

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 (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.

 

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 September

 

 

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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    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!

SCHS Weekly Update October 28, 2016

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, October 28th 2016

 

 

College Week at Silver Creek is Coming 10/31-11/4

Click here for more information on events

LINK

 

Juniors and SAT Practice Test

Practice Test is now December 7, sign-up in Counseling, it’s FREE!

LINK for Information

 

 

GUIDELINES REGARDING HALLOWEEN DRESS AT SILVER CREEK

Costumes must not disrupt the educational environment.  No face paint.  No masks.  No clown costumes.  Students must be recognizable. Attire must be school appropriate and in alignment with Silver Creek and St. Vrain dress code.

 

OPEN HOUSE FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

All interested students are encouraged to attend Silver Creek High School’s Open House November 28th  from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.  No registration required.

Open Enrollment FAQ

Please visit this link for further information regarding Open Enrollment for 2016-2017.  LINK

 

 

Spring 2017 Concurrent Enrollment is now open!

In the St. Vrain Valley School District (SVVSD), students who are enrolled in 11th or 12th grade, who demonstrate academic preparedness, are eligible for the Concurrent Enrollment Program (CE). Concurrent Enrollment is a tremendous opportunity for our students to experience college while still in high school and provides access to academic courses that are not available at Silver Creek. Students are eligible to enroll in up to two classes per semester at either Front Range Community College or CU-Boulder.

Students interested in participating in the Concurrent Enrollment program should meet with their respective counselor during the semester prior to the one in which they’d like to take college courses. Information about the program, deadlines and a checklist can be found at this link: Concurrent Enrollment checklist

The SVVSD Concurrent Enrollment online application for the spring semester, which begins in January of 2017, is due November 11th. This is a very firm deadline and students must meet this in order to participate in CE beginning in January. The application can be accessed here: Concurrent Enrollment Application

Students will receive approval/denial decisions by December 2nd, 2016. It’s imperative that prospective CE students and their families review all guidelines and should refer to the checklist to ensure that they are aware of the financial commitment if the student doesn’t earn at least a C in the class. Also be aware that SVVSD will only pay the Front Range tuition rate for classes taken at CU and the family is responsible for the difference in those two costs.

 

 

Important Information Regarding Settings in Parent Portal for Emergency Messages

Parents, it has come to our attention that some messages may not be getting through to you.  Please visit this website link for instructions on how to manage your subscriptions within parent portal.

LINK FOR MANAGING PARENT MESSAGES

 

 

 

TRICK OR TREAT STREET

SCHS STUDENT SENATE IS HOSTING TRICK- OR -TREAT STREET THIS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29TH!

5 P.M. – 7 P.M.

Every year Silver Creek Student Senate hosts an event in which we invite elementary school students to Silver Creek High School to participate in TrickorTreat Street. Trickor- Treat Street is a carnival where students can win prizes and games in carnival activities and TrickorTreat with the clubs and sports at Silver Creek High School.

 

 

 

 

26th ANNUAL

LONGMONT ROTARY WINTER WARMTH COAT DRIVE

OCTOBER 17 THROUGH NOVEMBER 25

Please donate new or gently used Coats, Blankets, Hats, Scarves, Gloves, Mittens, or Boots.  A donation box is located in the front office.

 

School Fees

Semester One 2016 fees have been downloaded for all students. Fees can be paid online with a credit card on RevTrak at any time.   You can also pay by check (made to SCHS) or cash at the school.

 

 

 

SENIOR PICTURES

Senior Pictures are due by November 18th.  Please download your student’s senior picture to the link found on the Silver Creek home page, or send your student’s picture to Joylynn Bockelmann at bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org

 

SENIOR JOSTEN ORDERS

Seniors, if you missed the on campus order days you may mail in your order or place it online with Jostens. The group order deadline is December 2, 2016.  If you have questions regarding placing an order please contact Jostens directly at (970) – 223-7119 or email them at http://gotograd.com/

 

YEARBOOK ORDERS

Countless memories in three easy payments!

Order your yearbook now by clicking on this link:   JOSTENS YEARBOOK ORDERS  for more information contact Joylynn Bockelmann at bocklemann_joylynn@svvsd.org

 

 

Counseling/Registrar Office

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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.

Front Range Community College will host an Open House event at their Longmont Campus (2121 Miller Drive) on Thursday, November 3rd from 3 to 6 pm.

Are you considering Front Range?  Participants can learn about everything FRCC has to offer.  Speak with faculty, career counselors, advisors, and financial aid representatives. Take a tour of campus. Talk to current students. Find out whether FRCC is the right fit for you.

College Representative Visits

Thursday, October 20, 2016 @ 11:00 – Skidmore College

Friday, October 21, 2016 @ 12:15 – University of Denver

Please sign up in the counseling office.

CCHSCR College Fair

Wednesday, November 2nd 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Silver Creek High School 4901 Nelson Road Longmont, CO 80503 Students should plan to pre-register at http://www.gotocollegefairs.com/ This will enable them to obtain a “bar code label” to scan with College Reps as a streamlined method of requesting information, mailings, etc.

 

Here is a list of Participating Colleges:

Adams State University                                              University of Colorado – Denver

Aims Community College                                           University of Kansas

Bethany College                                                             Wartburg College

Black Hills State University                                       University of Northern Colorado

Chadron State College                                                 University of Wyoming

Colorado Christian University                                  Western Nebraska Community College

Colorado Mesa University                                          Western State Colorado University

Colorado Mountain College

Colorado Northwestern Community College

Colorado School of Mines

Colorado State University

Colorado State University – Pueblo

Eastern Wyoming College

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Fort Hays State University

Front Range Community College

Grand Canyon University

Hastings College

Johnson & Wales University

Lamar Junior College

Morgan Community College

MSU-Denver

Naropa University

Northeastern Junior College

NW Kansas Technical College

Regis University

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

University of Alabama

University of Arkansas

University of Colorado – Boulder

University of Colorado – Colorado Springs

 

Attention Seniors:  Are you a candidate for a Boettcher Scholarship?

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 21st so time is of the essence!  We 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 interested in applying.

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

There is also a helpful Competitiveness Quiz available to help you with 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.

 

 

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.

 

 

Chess Club Tournament

Sign up now for the Guys vs. Gals Chess Tournament! The tournament begins November 17 after school in Room E206.  All ability levels welcome.

 

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.

 

 

Athletics

Winter Sports Registration

Winter sports registration is open!  You can sign up online today:  https://stvrain.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=rw_SilvrCrk_Ath.  You must also verify or turn in a current physical with Ms. Lehman.   Deadline to register is Tuesday, November 8, 2016.  Make sure your student picks up his or her clearance card from Ms. Lehman in the main office before tryouts on November 11.  Students will not be able to tryout without a clearance card.

Silver Creek charges admission ($5 adults / $4 students & senior citizens) for the following winter sports: boys and girls basketball and wrestling.

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

 

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News From the 
Raptor Activities Booster Club

Do you know what it takes to be a college athlete?  Silver Creek High School is proud to announce that we will host former college Coach Matt Rogers from NCSA Athletic Recruiting for his presentation: “College Recruiting Simplified.” The event is on Tuesday, November 1st at 6pm in the auditorium. The seminar is free to all 9th-12th grade students and their families. Rogers will guide parents and student-athletes through the importance of establishing athletic and academic goals, setting realistic expectations and seeking opportunities at all college and division levels.

Topics covered include: * The benefits of playing college sports * Reading college coach communications between the lines * When the recruiting process starts * How to get discovered * How coaches evaluate prospects * How to set realistic expectations * High school and club coaches’ roles

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CONGRATULATIONS to Hunter Becvar (Soccer) and Rylee Anderson (Volleyball), Silver Creek’s RABC September Athletes of the Month

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RABC would like to thank Amelia Haines for presenting her exciting SCLA Capstone Project (Spirit App) at this week’s membership meeting.

We would also like to thank Dr. Richard Martyr from the St. Vrain Valley School District for speaking during our membership meeting this week and updating us on the future of our school district.

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Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars!!!

Only 2 weeks away!!

 

Plan to attend this event – it will be the highlight of your year!!  We have Coaches/Silver Creek Staff matched up with professional dancers from the local dance company PCDC, to dance in this one of a kind dance competition to raise funds for their programs and RABC.  This season’s event will be November 12th at the Pacific Events Center here in Longmont, doors open at 4:30pm. Tickets for this event are $40 each and consists of a Silent Auction with Appetizers & Cash Bar, Full Catered Dinner by Goodfellas, the Dance Competitions, & Dessert.  Not only do you get all of that…you also get to socialize & just have fun!! As a bonus, if you are in need of childcare for the evening, one of our awesome SCLA students will be hosting his Capstone Project “Kids Night Out”…more details to follow soon.

This season of Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars is in honor of Stephanie Bogrett-Gould.  Stephanie was a huge piece of the success of this event, we lost Stephanie suddenly just 6 weeks after season 2.  To honor her memory, a portion of the funds raised will go into a scholarship fund in her name to be granted to a Silver Creek senior later this year.

We want to give a big Thank You to these amazing SC Coaches/Teachers who have said yes to the challenge of being our Star Dancers for our 3rd season of this great event!!

Karen Greenert – Head Dance Coach

Alex Grant – Assistant Boys/Girls Swim Coach

Hannah Foster – Assistant Girls Swim Coach

Rob Johnson – Boys/Girls Head Soccer Coach

Jason Lathrop & Mike Kisor – SC Teacher & Assistant Softball Coaches

This is an adult only event but we will have a student night on November 11th. Students are invited to attend a Free Student Night performance at the Pacific Events Center.  The doors will open for students at 6:00 pm and performance will start at 6:30pm.  FREE pizza and soft drinks will be served to all students who attend the performance Friday night, November 11th!!  Awards to the dancers will be given out on student night for the Dancers who bring in the most votes.  Students can vote for their favorite dancers by placing change or bills into the buckets with the dancers pictures on them.  We will then tally up who brought in the most money & crown the winners!  We will also hand out other awards based on audience’s choice.

The voting polls & ticket sales are NOW OPEN, you can cast your vote for the SC Star(s) that you want to help win & purchase tickets at the School Store Website or you can purchase tickets & cast votes at the front office of the school.  Please make all checks payable to RABC & for casting votes, put the dancer’s name in the memo line.

With this event comes the need for volunteers.  Please sign up to help with this event.  SIGN UP SHEET IS AVAILABLE HERE:

DWSCS Volunteer Sign Up

Teams/activities will be providing the silent auction baskets please contact your parent rep or Suzanne Zens at twinstaxi@msn.com, to see how you can if we get several of these, we will have a live auctioneer at the event.


Any questions can be directed to Kaydene Hubert at rabcpresident@gmail.com or call/text 303-845-2290.  We look forward to seeing you at Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars!!!

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Keep encouraging your students to come out to cheer on all of our Fall Sports teams!!  All of our teams have been having great success so far and we are proud to be Raptors!! Also, please come out on Wednesday nights and support our BINGO nights!

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We are still looking for volunteers for the following positions:

  • Bingo trained position
  • Concessions CEO
  • If you or anyone you know is interested in these awesome volunteer opportunities, please contact Kaydene at rabcconcessions@gmail.comWe ask that you reach out to all of your parents within your programs.

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Next meeting is November 28th at 6:30pm in the library. 

Please like us on Facebook & follow us on Twitter!!

Kaydene Hubert

RABC President

Raptor Activities Booster Club

Silver Creek High School

rabcpresident@gmail.com

303-845-2290

 

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THE SILVER CREEK EDUCATION FOUNDATION

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SCHS SCHOOL STORE

Promotion – SPECIAL SIZE/COLOR ORDERING WINDOW – Promotion- Winter Promotion

 Special Size/Color Ordering Window 11/3/16 -11/17/16 Buy $50 get $5 Off  “Raptor5” Buy $100 get $10 Off  “Raptor10”  All Hoodies, Sweatpants, PJs, Beanies, Scarfs and certain shirts are available to order in just the right size.  Some items available in Youth Small to Adult 5XL.  Please go to our online store at:  www.Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store  Stop by and shop any Thursday from 10:30-12:45.  We are open during both A and B lunches as well as the hour in between. We accept ALL forms of payments in the store on Thursdays, and Credit/Debit cards for our online store.  Visit us online at:  www.Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store

 

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

 

 

School Lunch

Information for Parent Organizations

Policies for Outside Foods Served in District Schools (click here)

Bake Sales (click here)

Colorado Beverage Guidelines (click here)

Colorado Competitive Food Guidelines (click here)

Online Applications

Pre-Payment Options

Please take advantage of the options to prepay your student’s meal accounts. Prepaid meal accounts help the lunch lines go faster and give students more time to eat, relax, and play. It also gives you peace of mind — not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or having to worry that it might get lost or used for things other than lunch.

Meal Charging Guidelines – It is very important to keep you child’s account current. If you have any questions about the account, please call your child’s school kitchen manager.

Online Payments

MY School Bucks now can be used to make online payments to your student’s lunch account quickly, easily and securely. Online payments are a simple, safe and secure way to make payments to your students account 24 hours a day at your convenience.

Click here to make prepayments to your child’s meal account online anytime at MySchoolBucks.com!

School Books

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 (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.

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.

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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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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!

SCHS Weekly Update for October 21, 2016

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, October 21st 2016

 

GUIDELINES REGARDING HALLOWEEN DRESS AT SILVER CREEK

Costumes must not disrupt the educational environment. No face paint.  No masks.  No clown costumes.  Students must be recognizable.Attire must be school appropriate and in alignment with Silver Creek and St. Vrain dress code.

 

Open Enrollment FAQ

Please visit this link for further information regarding Open Enrollment for 2016-2017.  LINK

 

Spring 2017 Concurrent Enrollment is now open!

In the St. Vrain Valley School District (SVVSD), students who are enrolled in 11th or 12th grade, who demonstrate academic preparedness, are eligible for the Concurrent Enrollment Program (CE). Concurrent Enrollment is a tremendous opportunity for our students to experience college while still in high school and provides access to academic courses that are not available at Silver Creek. Students are eligible to enroll in up to two classes per semester at either Front Range Community College or CU-Boulder.

Students interested in participating in the Concurrent Enrollment program should meet with their respective counselor during the semester prior to the one in which they’d like to take college courses. Information about the program, deadlines and a checklist can be found at this link: Concurrent Enrollment checklist

The SVVSD Concurrent Enrollment online application for the spring semester, which begins in January of 2017, is due November 11th. This is a very firm deadline and students must meet this in order to participate in CE beginning in January. The application can be accessed here: Concurrent Enrollment Application

Students will receive approval/denial decisions by December 2nd, 2016. It’s imperative that prospective CE students and their families review all guidelines and should refer to the checklist to ensure that they are aware of the financial commitment if the student doesn’t earn at least a C in the class. Also be aware that SVVSD will only pay the Front Range tuition rate for classes taken at CU and the family is responsible for the difference in those two costs.

 

OPEN HOUSE FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

All interested students are encouraged to attend Silver Creek High School’s Open House November 28th  from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.  No registration required.

 

Important Information Regarding Settings in Parent Portal for Emergency Messages

Parents, it has come to our attention that some messages may not be getting through to you.  Please visit this website link for instructions on how to manage your subscriptions within parent portal.

LINK FOR MANAGING PARENT MESSAGES

College Week at Silver Creek is Coming 10/31-11/4

Click here for more information on events

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Principal’s Update to Class of 2017

Important Information contained about College and Career Readiness, Naviance College Career Tool, College Week at Silver Creek.

 Click here for letter

Principal’s Update to Class of 2018

Important Information about SAT Preparation offered at Silver Creek.  Click here for letter.

 

News From the

Raptor Activities Booster Club

Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars!!!

Plan to attend this event – it will be the highlight  of your year!!  We have Coaches/Silver Creek Staff matched up with professional dancers from the local dance company PCDC, to dance in this one of a kind dance competition to raise funds for their programs and RABC.  This season’s event will be November 12th at the Pacific Events Center here in Longmont, doors open at 4:30pm.  Tickets for this event are $40 each and consists  of a Silent Auction with Appetizers & Cash Bar, Full Catered Dinner by Goodfellas, the Dance Competitions, & Dessert.  Not only do you get all of that…you also get to socialize & just have fun!!

This season of Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars is in honor of Stephanie Bogrett-Gould.  Stephanie was a huge piece of the success of this event, we lost Stephanie suddenly just 6 weeks after season 2.  To honor her memory, a portion of the funds raised will go into a scholarship fund in her name  to be granted to a Silver Creek senior later this year.

We want to give a big Thank You  to these amazing SC Coaches/Teachers who have said yes to the challenge of being our Star Dancers for our 3rd season of this great event!!

Karen Greenert – Head Dance Coach

Alex Grant – Assistant Boys/Girls Swim Coach

Hannah Foster – Assistant Girls Swim Coach

Rob Johnson – Boys/Girls Head Soccer Coach

Jason Lathrop & Mike Kisor – SC Teacher & Assistant Softball Coaches

This is an adult only event but we will have  a student night on November 11th. Students are invited to attend a Free Student Night performance at the Pacific Events Center.   The doors will open for students at 6:00 pm and performance will start at 6:30pm.  FREE  pizza and soft drinks will be served to all students who attend the performance Friday night, November 11th!!   Awards to the dancers will be given out on student night for the Dancers who bring in the most votes.  Students can vote for their favorite dancers by placing change or bills into the buckets with the dancers pictures on them.  We will then tally up who brought  in the most money & crown the winners!  We will also hand out other awards based on audience’s choice.

The voting polls & ticket sales are NOW OPEN, you can cast your vote for the SC Star(s) that you want to help win & purchase tickets at the School Store Website or you can purchase tickets & cast votes at the front office of the school.  Please make all  checks payable to RABC & for casting votes, put the dancer’s name in the memo line.

With this event comes the need for volunteers.  Please sign up
to help with this event.  SIGN UP SHEET IS AVAILABLE HERE:

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Teams/activities will be providing the silent auction baskets please contact your parent rep to see how you can help.  If you have any large items to be donated for this event, please contact Suzanne Zens at twinstaxi@msn.com, if we get several of these, we will have a live auctioneer at the event. Any questions can be directed to  Kaydene Hubert at abcpresident@gmail.com  or call/text 303-845-2290.  We look forward to seeing you at Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars!!!

Keep encouraging your students to come out to cheer on all of our Fall Sports teams!!  All of our teams have been having great success so far and we are proud to be Raptors!!

The RABC Board wanted to let you know of a few important things going on this month within the Booster Club.

Earlier this month Crystal Behrens, our Bingo Games Manager (CEO of Bingo) let us know that she has accepted a new work position and is no longer able to run Bingo.  Although we will miss Crystal tremendously, we are happy for her and her family.  Chrystal has been a huge asset to our Bingo fundraiser here at Creek for years, she was even running Bingo when she did not have any kids in any of the RABC programs.  She has been a dedicated volunteer and we are thankful for all she has done.  She is leaving Bingo in the great hands of our Games Managers, Patty Bicknell, Carmen Beckwith, and Amy Griswold.  Patty has offered to take over the reports and State filings – thank you Patty!  We need someone to step into the scheduling role of Bingo.  If anyone would be willing to take this piece of Bingo on, please let Kaydene or Patty know as soon as possible.  Crystal will be done as of October 31 and is willing to train the next person.

Kaydene Hubert is resigning from running concessions, she will finish out this year and it would be highly beneficial to have someone in place now while football is still in season & before the Winter sports season starts for training purposes.  Concessions is one of the largest fundraisers that benefits all of our programs within RABC.  If you or anyone you know would be willing to run concessions, please contact Kaydene at rabcconcessions@gmail.com.  We ask that you reach out to all of your parents within your programs.

Next meeting is October 24th at 6:30pm in the library.  We will have a St Vrain School Board Member joining us and an SCLA student presenting her Capstone Project.

Please like us on Facebook & follow us on Twitter!!

Kaydene Hubert

RABC President

Raptor Activities Booster Club

Silver Creek High School

rabcpresident@gmail.com

303-845-2290

 

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LONGMONT ROTARY WINTER WARMTH COAT DRIVE

OCTOBER 17 THROUGH NOVEMBER 25

Please donate new or gently used Coats, Blankets, Hats, Scarves, Gloves, Mittens, or Boots.  A donation box is located in the front office.

 

School Fees

Semester One 2016 fees have been downloaded for all students. Fees can be paid online with a credit card on RevTrak at any time.   You can also pay by check (made to SCHS) or cash at the school. 

 

SENIOR PICTURES

Senior Pictures are due by November 18th.  Please download your student’s senior picture to the link found on the Silver Creek home page, or send your student’s picture to Joylynn Bockelmann at bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org

SENIOR JOSTEN ORDERS

Seniors, if you missed the on campus order days you may mail in your order or place it online with Jostens. The group order deadline is December 2, 2016.  If you have questions regarding placing an order please contact Jostens directly at (970) – 223-7119 or email them at http://gotograd.com/

 

Counseling/Registrar Office

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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.

Front Range Community College will host an Open House event at their Longmont Campus (2121 Miller Drive) on Thursday, November 3rd from 3 to 6 pm.  Are you considering Front Range?  Participants can learn about everything FRCC has to offer.  Speak with faculty, career counselors, advisors, and financial aid representatives. Take a tour of campus. Talk to current students. Find out whether FRCC is the right fit for you.

 

CCHSCR College Fair

Wednesday, November 2nd

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Silver Creek High School

4901 Nelson Road

Longmont, CO 80503

Students should plan to pre-register at http://www.gotocollegefairs.com/ This will enable them to obtain a “bar code label” to scan with College Reps as a streamlined method of requesting information, mailings, etc.

Here is a list of Participating Colleges:

Adams State University                                              University of Colorado – Denver

Aims Community College                                           University of Kansas

Bethany College                                                          Wartburg College

Black Hills State University                                         University of Northern Colorado

Chadron State College                                               University of Wyoming

Colorado Christian University                                     Western Nebraska Community College

Colorado Mesa University                                           Western State Colorado University

Colorado Mountain College

Colorado Northwestern Community College

Colorado School of Mines

Colorado State University

Colorado State University – Pueblo

Eastern Wyoming College

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Fort Hays State University

Front Range Community College

Grand Canyon University

Hastings College

Johnson & Wales University

Lamar Junior College

Morgan Community College

MSU-Denver

Naropa University

Northeastern Junior College

NW Kansas Technical College

Regis University

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

University of Alabama

University of Arkansas

University of Colorado – Boulder

University of Colorado – Colorado Springs

 

Attention Seniors:  Are you a candidate for a Boettcher Scholarship?

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 21st so time is of the essence!  We 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 interested in applying.

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

There is also a helpful Competitiveness Quiz available to help you with 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.

 

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.

 

Chess Club Tournament

The Chess Club will be hosting a tournament of Guys vs. Gals.  Beginning November 17.  The sign up will be available by October 25.  All levels of experience are welcome!

 

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.

 

 

Athletics

Winter Sports Registration

Winter sports registration is open!  You can sign up online today:  https://stvrain.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=rw_SilvrCrk_Ath.  You must also verify or turn in a current physical with Ms. Lehman.   Deadline to register is Tuesday, November 8, 2016.  Make sure your student picks up his or her clearance card from Ms. Lehman in the main office before tryouts on November 11.  Students will not be able to tryout without a clearance card.

Silver Creek charges admission ($5 adults / $4 students & senior citizens) for the following winter sports: boys and girls basketball and wrestling.  Please visit the website athletics website:  http://schs-raptors.com/ for schedules and additional information.

 

 

 

Advertising Silver Creek Theater Company – Playbill Display

Silver Creek High School provides excellent theatrical entertainment in a fall semester drama and a spring semester musical. We invite businesses, family, and friends to subsidize our productions by purchasing a display advertisement to promote your business or to congratulate the cast, directed by Mr. Les Dweir. For the next show, all AD art and text “copy” MUST be received by 8 p.m.  Friday, October 14. Come see our 2016 Play “The Twelfth Night” on November 10, 11, and 12 at 7pm. For more information on how you can place an ad please click on the links:

   Theater Company Sponsor Registration Form                   Display Ad

 

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THE SILVER CREEK EDUCATION FOUNDATION

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Make sure you HAVE a Reloadable KS card! They are FREE and 5% automatically goes back to SCEF and our classrooms! You can email Tracie Pape @ trapape@gmail.com or text 720-470-5038 to get a card. If your old card is inactive 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!

SAT Preparation Classes at Silver Creek   Second Semester

In order to prepare our students for success upon the college admissions and application process we will be providing SAT test preparation classes at Silver Creek High School. This program is made available through a generous donation from Silver Creek Education Foundation. Silver Creek High School will be offering a test prep class to juniors during second semester. Juniors will attend classes after school either once or twice a week. These classes will begin the first week of the semester and continue until April 7th. All students will take a practice SAT in December in order to determine a baseline score and placement into groups. The cost of the course is $75 which includes the cost of the SAT prep book, two practice tests, and the 14 week course. Students and parents will need to fill out this Google form, print it, and turn it in to Ann Arling at the front office in order to secure their spot. Please note that a limited number of spaces are available for this class and they are offered on a first come, first served basis. Due to the popularity of this program, we respectfully ask that students who register commit to attending all scheduled sessions. Sign-ups began September 19, 2016 and continue until the class is full. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Miss Wood at wood_kaelyn@svvsd.org

Anyone interested in helping with the MARDI GRAS Fundraising event planning please contact us at Schsedfoundation@gmail.com. The more the merrier and there’s lots to do! 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.

 

 

 

SCHS SCHOOL STORE

Get your Raptor Gear Here!  Stop by and shop any Thursday from 10:30- 12:45 We are open during both A and B lunches as well as the hour between them. We accept all forms of payment in the store on Thursdays, and Credit/Debit cards for our online store.  Visit us online at:  www.Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store Or stop by in person and check out all of our spirit items and clothing.

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

 

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

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.

School Books

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 (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.

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 September

 

 

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!

SCHS Weekly Update for October 14, 2016

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, October 14th 2016

 

Important Information Regarding Settings in Parent Portal for Emergency Messages

Parents, it has come to our attention that some messages may not be getting through to you.  Please visit this website link for instructions on how to manage your subscriptions within parent portal.

LINK FOR MANAGING PARENT MESSAGES

College Week at Silver Creek is Coming 10/31-11/4

Click here for more information on events

LINK

Principal’s Update to Class of 2017

Important Information contained about College and Career Readiness, Naviance College Career Tool, College Week at Silver Creek.

 Click here for letter

Principal’s Update to Class of 2018

Important Information about SAT Preparation offered at Silver Creek.  Click here for letter.

Memorial for Ryan Hummer

Ryan Hummer, a Silver Creek sophomore, passed away on October 5th. A memorial service will take place on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at 1 p.m., at Calvary Church, 2101 Gay St. and all Silver Creek students and their families are invited to attend. A reception with snacks will follow the service. If anyone would like to contribute any finger foods (cookies, brownies, veggie trays, etc.) to the reception, please bring them by Calvary Church between 11 and 12, prior to the service. Students are also asked to bring their voices and instruments for a jam session in honor of Ryan following the service. Please be sure to sign Ryan’s memorial book either in the Silver Creek library prior to the service or at the service itself. A tribute website can be found at:http://www.howemortuary.com/obituaries/Ryan-Hummer/#!/Obituary

Ryan loved his cat Moon Pie and his family asks that in lieu of flowers, friends donate to the Longmont Humane Society, 9595 Nelson Road Longmont 80501

Erick Finnestead

Principal, Silver Creek High School

4901 Nelson Rd.

Longmont, CO 80503

Website: http://schs.svvsd.org

Twitter:  @ErickFinnestead

 

 

JUNIORS- AN IMPORTANT PSAT MESSAGE

Reminder that the PSAT/NMSQT Exam will be administered here at Silver Creek next Wednesday, October 19th.  Students who pre-paid should report directly to the small gymnasium promptly at 7:30 on Wednesday morning.  Students should bring #2 pencils and calculators as they will not be provided.  Cell phones are prohibited from the test room!

Spring 2017 Concurrent Enrollment is now open!

In the St. Vrain Valley School District (SVVSD), students who are enrolled in 11th or 12th grade, who demonstrate academic preparedness, are eligible for the Concurrent Enrollment Program (CE). Concurrent Enrollment is a tremendous opportunity for our students to experience college while still in high school and provides access to academic courses that are not available at Silver Creek. Students are eligible to enroll in up to two classes per semester at either Front Range Community College or CU-Boulder.

Students interested in participating in the Concurrent Enrollment program should meet with their respective counselor during the semester prior to the one in which they’d like to take college courses. Information about the program, deadlines and a checklist can be found at this link: Concurrent Enrollment checklist

The SVVSD Concurrent Enrollment online application for the spring semester, which begins in January of 2017, is due November 11th. This is a very firm deadline and students must meet this in order to participate in CE beginning in January. The application can be accessed here: Concurrent Enrollment Application

Students will receive approval/denial decisions by December 2nd, 2016. It’s imperative that prospective CE students and their families review all guidelines and should refer to the checklist to ensure that they are aware of the financial commitment if the student doesn’t earn at least a C in the class. Also be aware that SVVSD will only pay the Front Range tuition rate for classes taken at CU and the family is responsible for the difference in those two costs.

School Fees

Semester One 2016 fees have been downloaded for all students. Fees can be paid online with a credit card on RevTrak at any time.   You can also pay by check (made to SCHS) or cash at the school.

 

No School Friday, October 14th or Monday, October 17th

 

 

GUIDELINES REGARDING HALLOWEEN DRESS

AT SILVER CREEK

Costumes must not disrupt the educational environment.

No face paint.  No masks. No clown costumes.  Students must be recognizable.

Attire must be school appropriate and in alignment with Silver Creek and St. Vrain dress code.

 

LATE REGISTRATION/PICTURE RETAKES

Studio 5 will be back  October 19th from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. to complete any additional picture retakes. Juniors! If you plan to have your picture retaken and are registered for the PSAT please hurry down immediately following the test, Studio 5 will be waiting for you in the A wing!   ** If you ordered photos from the original picture days they are in the office and ready for pick up.

SENIOR PICTURES

Senior Pictures are due by November 18th.  Please download your student’s senior picture to the link found on the Silver Creek home page, or send your student’s picture to Joylynn Bockelmann at bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org

SENIOR JOSTEN ORDERS

Seniors, if you missed the on campus order days you may mail in your order or place it online with Jostens. The group order deadline is December 2, 2016.  If you have questions regarding placing an order please contact Jostens directly at (970) – 223-7119 or email them at http://gotograd.com/

 

Counseling/Registrar Office

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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.

Front Range Community College will host an Open House event at their Longmont Campus (2121 Miller Drive) on Thursday, November 3rd from 3 to 6 pm.   Are you considering Front Range?  Participants can learn about everything FRCC has to offer.  Speak with faculty, career counselors, advisors, and financial aid representatives. Take a tour of campus. Talk to current students. Find out whether FRCC is the right fit for you.

College Representative Visits

Thursday, October 20, 2016 @ 11:00 – Skidmore College

Friday, October 21, 2016 @ 12:15 – University of Denver

Please sign up in the counseling office.

CCHSCR College Fair

Wednesday, November 2nd

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Silver Creek High School

4901 Nelson Road

Longmont, CO 80503

Students should plan to pre-register at http://www.gotocollegefairs.com/ This will enable them to obtain a “bar code label” to scan with College Reps as a streamlined method of requesting information, mailings, etc.

Here is a list of Participating Colleges:

Adams State University                                              University of Colorado – Denver

Aims Community College                                           University of Kansas

Bethany College                                                          Wartburg College

Black Hills State University                                         University of Northern Colorado

Chadron State College                                               University of Wyoming

Colorado Christian University                                     Western Nebraska Community College

Colorado Mesa University                                           Western State Colorado University

Colorado Mountain College

Colorado Northwestern Community College

Colorado School of Mines

Colorado State University

Colorado State University – Pueblo

Eastern Wyoming College

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Fort Hays State University

Front Range Community College

Grand Canyon University

Hastings College

Johnson & Wales University

Lamar Junior College

Morgan Community College

MSU-Denver

Naropa University

Northeastern Junior College

NW Kansas Technical College

Regis University

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

University of Alabama

University of Arkansas

University of Colorado – Boulder

University of Colorado – Colorado Springs

Attention Seniors:  Are you a candidate for a Boettcher Scholarship?

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 21st so time is of the essence!  We 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 interested in applying.  http://www.boettcherfoundation.org/home/scholarships/application-process/  There is also a helpful Competitiveness Quiz available to help you with 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.

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.

Chess Club Tournament

The Chess Club will be hosting a tournament of Guys vs. Gals.  Beginning November 17.  The sign up will be available by October 25.  All levels of experience are welcome!

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.

 

 

Athletics

Congratulations to the Softball team on being awarded the #7 seed in the state regional tournament and having the opportunity to host. Come out and support the team this Saturday morning when they play Windsor at 10am. All games will be played at Garden Acres Park in Longmont. Since this is a playoff tournament, Silver Creek athletic passes won’t work. Cost of admission will be $8 for adults and $5 for students/senior citizens.

Winter Sports Registration

Winter sports registration is open!  You can sign up online today:  https://stvrain.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=rw_SilvrCrk_Ath.  You must also verify or turn in a current physical with Ms. Lehman.   Deadline to register is Tuesday, November 8, 2016.  Make sure your student picks up his or her clearance card from Ms. Lehman in the main office before tryouts on November 11.  Students will not be able to tryout without a clearance card.

Silver Creek charges admission ($5 adults / $4 students & senior citizens) for the following winter sports: boys and girls basketball and wrestling.   Please visit the website athletics website:  http://schs-raptors.com/ for schedules and additional information.

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THE SILVER CREEK EDUCATION FOUNDATION

 

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News From the 
Raptor Activities Booster Club


Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars!!! 


Plan to attend this event – it will be the highlight of your year!!  We have coaches & SC staff dancing with professional dancers from the local dance company PCDC,to raise funds for their programs & RABC.  This season’s event will be November 12th at the Pacific Events Center here in Longmont.    This event consists of a Silent Auction with Appetizers & Cash Bar, Full Catered Dinner, the Dance Competitions, & Dessert.  Not only do you get all of that…you also get to socialize & just have fun!!   A BIG Thank You to these amazing SC Coaches/Teachers who have said yes to the challenge of being our Star Dancers for our 3rd season of this great event!!


This is an adult only event but we will have a student night on November 11th. Students are invited to attend a Free Student Night performance at the Pacific Events Center.  The doors will open for students at 6:00 pm and performance will start at 6:30 pm.  FREE pizza and soft drinks will be served to all students who attend the performance Friday night, November 11th!!  Awards to the dancers will be given out on student night for the most donations (votes) received that night and also for Audience Choice.


Karen Greenert – Dance Coach

Alex Grant – Assistant Swim Coach

Hannah Foster – Assistant Swim Coach

Rob Johnson – Boys Soccer Coach

Jason Lathrop & Mike Kisor – Assistant Softball Coaches & Teacher


Get ready for the voting polls to open up soon & cast your vote for the SC Star that you want to win their names to be placed on the Mirrored Ball Trophy!!!  


SIGN UP SHEET IS AVAILABLE HERE:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RoKQn4HGyWb2qEXKvlC4xhWj1kcdYp1sBn7omv9KYF4/edit#gid=0

Teams/activities are looking for donations to add to their Silent Auction Baskets for this event, please contact Suzanne Zens at twinstaxi@msn.com  if you have any items that you would be willing to donate.  We will have a live auctioneer if we get some large items to auction off!!!

Keep encouraging your students to come out to cheer on all of our Fall Sports teams!!  All of our teams have been having great success so far and we are proud to be Raptors!! 

The RABC Board wanted to let you know of a few important things going on this month within the Booster Club.

Earlier this month Crystal Behrens, our Bingo Games Manager (CEO of Bingo) let us know that she has accepted a new work position and is no longer able to run Bingo.  Although we will miss Crystal tremendously, we are happy for her and her family.  Chrystal has been a huge asset to our Bingo fundraiser here at Creek for years, she was even running Bingo when she did not have any kids in any of the RABC programs.  She has been a dedicated volunteer and we are thankful for all she has done.  She is leaving Bingo in the great hands of our Games Managers, Patty Bicknell, Carmen Beckwith, and Amy Griswold.  Patty has offered to take over the reports and State filings – thank you Patty!  We need someone to step into the scheduling role of Bingo.  If anyone would be willing to take this piece of Bingo on, please let Kaydene or Patty know as soon as possible.  Crystal will be done as of October 31 and is willing to train the next person.  

Kaydene Hubert is resigning from running concessions, she will finish out this year and it would be highly beneficial to have someone in place now while football is still in season & before the Winter sports season starts for training purposes.  Concessions is one of the largest fundraisers that benefits all of our programs within RABC.  If you or anyone you know would be willing to run concessions, please contact Kaydene at rabcconcessions@gmail.comWe ask that you reach out to all of your parents within your programs.

Next meeting is October 24th at 6:30pm in the library.  We will have a St Vrain School Board Member joining us and an SCLA student presenting her Capstone Project.

Please like us on Facebook & follow us on Twitter!!

Kaydene Hubert

RABC President

Raptor Activities Booster Club

Silver Creek High School

rabcpresident@gmail.com

303-845-2290

 

 

 

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SCHS SCHOOL STORE

Stop by and shop any Thursday from 10:30- 12:45 We are open during both A and B lunches as well as the hour between them. We accept all forms of payment in the store on Thursdays, and Credit/Debit cards for our online store.  Visit us online at: https://www.mkt.com/silver-creek-store  Or stop by in person and check out all of our spirit items and clothing.

 

RABC Sept 2 2016

 

 

 

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

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

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!

School Books

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 (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.

 

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 September

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!

 

 

 

 

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, October 14th 2016

 

Important Information Regarding Settings in Parent Portal for Emergency Messages

Parents, it has come to our attention that some messages may not be getting through to you.  Please visit this website link for instructions on how to manage your subscriptions within parent portal.

LINK FOR MANAGING PARENT MESSAGES

 

College Week at Silver Creek is Coming 10/31-11/4

Click here for more information on events

LINK

 

Principal’s Update to Class of 2017

Important Information contained about College and Career Readiness, Naviance College Career Tool, College Week at Silver Creek.  Click here for letter

 

Principal’s Update to Class of 2018

Important Information about SAT Preparation offered at Silver Creek.  Click here for letter.

 

Memorial for Ryan Hummer

 

Ryan Hummer, a Silver Creek sophomore, passed away on October 5th. A memorial service will take place on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at 1 p.m., at Calvary Church, 2101 Gay St. and all Silver Creek students and their families are invited to attend. A reception with snacks will follow the service. If anyone would like to contribute any finger foods (cookies, brownies, veggie trays, etc.) to the reception, please bring them by Calvary Church between 11 and 12, prior to the service. Students are also asked to bring their voices and instruments for a jam session in honor of Ryan following the service. Please be sure to sign Ryan’s memorial book either in the Silver Creek library prior to the service or at the service itself. A tribute website can be found at:http://www.howemortuary.com/obituaries/Ryan-Hummer/#!/Obituary

 

Ryan loved his cat Moon Pie and his family asks that in lieu of flowers, friends donate to the Longmont Humane Society, 9595 Nelson Road Longmont 80501

 

Erick Finnestead

Principal, Silver Creek High School

4901 Nelson Rd.

Longmont, CO 80503

Website: http://schs.svvsd.org

Twitter:  @ErickFinnestead

 

JUNIORS- AN IMPORTANT PSAT MESSAGE

 

Reminder that the PSAT/NMSQT Exam will be administered here at Silver Creek next Wednesday, October 19th.  Students who pre-paid should report directly to the small gymnasium promptly at 7:30 on Wednesday morning.  Students should bring #2 pencils and calculators as they will not be provided.  Cell phones are prohibited from the test room!

 

Spring 2017 Concurrent Enrollment is now open!

 

In the St. Vrain Valley School District (SVVSD), students who are enrolled in 11th or 12th grade, who demonstrate academic preparedness, are eligible for the Concurrent Enrollment Program (CE). Concurrent Enrollment is a tremendous opportunity for our students to experience college while still in high school and provides access to academic courses that are not available at Silver Creek. Students are eligible to enroll in up to two classes per semester at either Front Range Community College or CU-Boulder.

 

Students interested in participating in the Concurrent Enrollment program should meet with their respective counselor during the semester prior to the one in which they’d like to take college courses. Information about the program, deadlines and a checklist can be found at this link: Concurrent Enrollment checklist

 

The SVVSD Concurrent Enrollment online application for the spring semester, which begins in January of 2017, is due November 11th. This is a very firm deadline and students must meet this in order to participate in CE beginning in January. The application can be accessed here: Concurrent Enrollment Application

 

Students will receive approval/denial decisions by December 2nd, 2016. It’s imperative that prospective CE students and their families review all guidelines and should refer to the checklist to ensure that they are aware of the financial commitment if the student doesn’t earn at least a C in the class. Also be aware that SVVSD will only pay the Front Range tuition rate for classes taken at CU and the family is responsible for the difference in those two costs.

 

School Fees

Semester One 2016 fees have been downloaded for all students. Fees can be paid online with a credit card on RevTrak at any time.   You can also pay by check (made to SCHS) or cash at the school.

 

Please visit https://svvsdsilvercreek.meettheteacher.com to book your appointments. A short guide on how to add appointments is included with this letter and is also available on our website under “Quick Links”.

Instructions Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4y8qInVbva9QnN5VzhGbEFfZG8/view

Login with the above information using the link provided or by accessing this link through our website under “Quick Links”:

 

No School Friday, October 14th or Monday, October 17th

 

GUIDELINES REGARDING HALLOWEEN DRESS

AT SILVER CREEK

Costumes must not disrupt the educational environment.

No face paint.  No masks. No clown costumes.  Students must be recognizable.

Attire must be school appropriate and in alignment with Silver Creek and St. Vrain dress code.

 

 

LATE REGISTRATION/PICTURE RETAKES

 

Studio 5 will be back  October 19th from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. to complete any additional picture retakes.

Juniors! If you plan to have your picture retaken and are registered for the PSAT please hurry down immediately following the test, Studio 5 will be waiting for you in the A wing!   ** If you ordered photos from the original picture days they are in the office and ready for pick up.

 

SENIOR PICTURES

Senior Pictures are due by November 18th.  Please download your student’s senior picture to the link found on the Silver Creek home page, or send your student’s picture to Joylynn Bockelmann at bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org

 

SENIOR JOSTEN ORDERS

 

Seniors, if you missed the on campus order days you may mail in your order or place it online with Jostens. The group order deadline is December 2, 2016.  If you have questions regarding placing an order please contact Jostens directly at (970) – 223-7119 or email them at http://gotograd.com/

 

Counseling/Registrar Office

 

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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.

 

Front Range Community College will host an Open House event at their Longmont Campus (2121 Miller Drive) on Thursday, November 3rd from 3 to 6 pm.

 

Are you considering Front Range?  Participants can learn about everything FRCC has to offer.  Speak with faculty, career counselors, advisors, and financial aid representatives. Take a tour of campus. Talk to current students. Find out whether FRCC is the right fit for you.

 

College Representative Visits

 

Thursday, October 20, 2016 @ 11:00 – Skidmore College

Friday, October 21, 2016 @ 12:15 – University of Denver

 

Please sign up in the counseling office.

 

CCHSCR College Fair

 

Wednesday, November 2nd

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Silver Creek High School

4901 Nelson Road

Longmont, CO 80503

 

Students should plan to pre-register at http://www.gotocollegefairs.com/ This will enable them to obtain a “bar code label” to scan with College Reps as a streamlined method of requesting information, mailings, etc.

 

Here is a list of Participating Colleges:

 

Adams State University                                              University of Colorado – Denver

Aims Community College                                           University of Kansas

Bethany College                                                          Wartburg College

Black Hills State University                                         University of Northern Colorado

Chadron State College                                               University of Wyoming

Colorado Christian University                                     Western Nebraska Community College

Colorado Mesa University                                           Western State Colorado University

Colorado Mountain College

Colorado Northwestern Community College

Colorado School of Mines

Colorado State University

Colorado State University – Pueblo

Eastern Wyoming College

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Fort Hays State University

Front Range Community College

Grand Canyon University

Hastings College

Johnson & Wales University

Lamar Junior College

Morgan Community College

MSU-Denver

Naropa University

Northeastern Junior College

NW Kansas Technical College

Regis University

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

University of Alabama

University of Arkansas

University of Colorado – Boulder

University of Colorado – Colorado Springs

 

Attention Seniors:  Are you a candidate for a Boettcher Scholarship?

 

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 21st so time is of the essence!  We 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 interested in applying.

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

 

There is also a helpful Competitiveness Quiz available to help you with 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.

 

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.

 

Chess Club Tournament

The Chess Club will be hosting a tournament of Guys vs. Gals.  Beginning November 17.  The sign up will be available by October 25.  All levels of experience are welcome!

 

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.

 

Athletics

 

Congratulations to the Softball team on being awarded the #7 seed in the state regional tournament and having the opportunity to host. Come out and support the team this Saturday morning when they play Windsor at 10am. All games will be played at Garden Acres Park in Longmont. Since this is a playoff tournament, Silver Creek athletic passes won’t work. Cost of admission will be $8 for adults and $5 for students/senior citizens.

 

Winter Sports Registration

Winter sports registration is open!  You can sign up online today:  https://stvrain.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=rw_SilvrCrk_Ath.  You must also verify or turn in a current physical with Ms. Lehman.   Deadline to register is Tuesday, November 8, 2016.  Make sure your student picks up his or her clearance card from Ms. Lehman in the main office before tryouts on November 11.  Students will not be able to tryout without a clearance card.

 

Silver Creek charges admission ($5 adults / $4 students & senior citizens) for the following winter sports: boys and girls basketball and wrestling.

 

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

 

News From the Raptor Activities Booster Club

 

Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars!!!

Plan to attend this event – it will be the highlight of your year!!  We have coaches & SC staff dancing with professional dancers from the local dance company PCDC,to raise funds for their programs & RABC.  This season’s event will be November 12th at the Pacific Events Center here in Longmont.  This is an adult only event but we will have a student night on November 11th.  This event consists of a Silent Auction with Appetizers & Cash Bar, Full Catered Dinner, the Dance Competitions, & Dessert.  Not only do you get all of that…you also get to socialize & just have fun!!  Thank you to these amazing SC Coaches/Teachers who have said yes to the challenge of being our Star Dancers for our 3rd season of this great event!!  Karen Greenert – Dance Coach

Alex Grant – Assistant Swim Coach

Hannah Foster – Assistant Swim Coach

Rob Johnson – Boys Soccer Coach

Jason Lathrop & Mike Kisor – Softball Coaches & Teacher

Get ready for the voting polls to open up soon & cast your vote for the SC Star that you want to win their names to be placed on the Mirrored Ball Trophy!!!   Teams/activities are looking for donations to add to their Silent Auction Baskets for this event, please contact Kaydene at rabcpresident@gmail.com if you have any items that you would be willing to donate.  We will have a live auctioneer if we get some large items to auction off!!!

Keep encouraging your students to come out to cheer on all of our Fall Sports teams!!  All of our teams have been having great success so far and we are proud to be Raptors!!

Please like us on Facebook & follow us on Twitter!!

Next meeting is October 24th at 6:30pm in the library.  We will have a St Vrain School Board Member joining us and an SCLA student presenting her Capstone Project.  

 

THE SILVER CREEK EDUCATION FOUNDATION

 

SCHS SCHOOL STORE

Get your Raptor Gear Here!

Stop by and shop any Thursday from 10:30- 12:45

We are open during both A and B lunches as well as the hour between them.

We accept all forms of payment in the store on Thursdays, and Credit/Debit cards for

our online store.  Visit us online at:  www.Mkt.com/SilverCreek-Store

Or stop by in person and check out all of our spirit items and clothing.

 

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

 

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

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 (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.

 

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 September

 

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!

 

SCHS Weekly Update for October 7, 2016

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, October 7th 2016

Important Information Regarding Settings in Parent Portal for Emergency Messages

Parents, it has come to our attention that some messages may not be getting through to you.  Please visit this website link for instructions on how to manage your subscriptions within parent portal.

LINK FOR MANAGING PARENT MESSAGES

College Week at Silver Creek is Coming 10/31-11/4

Click here for more information on events

LINK

Principal’s Update to Class of 2017

Important Information contained about College and Career Readiness, Naviance College Career Tool, College Week at Silver Creek.

 Click here for letter

Principal’s Update to Class of 2018

Important Information about SAT Preparation offered at Silver Creek.

 Click here for letter.

School Fees

Semester One 2016 fees have been downloaded for all students. Fees can be paid online with a credit card on RevTrak at any time.   You can also pay by check (made to SCHS) or cash at the school.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences are October 12th and 13th

The school has introduced a new online appointment booking system called “Meet the Teacher”. This allows you to choose your own appointment times with teachers and you will receive an email confirming your appointments. We are confident this will be an improvement to the previous system and we welcome any feedback.  Appointments can be made until 10/13/16. Should you wish to make any changes after this date please contact the school office.  Please visit https://svvsdsilvercreek.meettheteacher.com to book your appointments. A short guide on how to add appointments is included with this letter and is also available on our website under “Quick Links”.

Instructions Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4y8qInVbva9QnN5VzhGbEFfZG8/view  Login with the above information using the link provided or by accessing this link through our website under “Quick Links”:

 

No School Friday, October 14th or Monday, October 17th

 

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.

SCHOOL PHOTOS ARE IN

The wait is over!  School Pictures have arrived and your student may pick them up in the main office.

 

LATE REGISTRATION/PICTURE RETAKES

Studio 5 will be back in October 19th from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. to complete any additional picture retakes.     If you ordered photos, they will be delivered to Silver Creek shortly.   We will call your student down to pick up photos once they arrive.

SENIOR PICTURES

Senior Pictures are due by November 18th.  Please download your student’s senior picture to the link found on the Silver Creek home page, or send your student’s picture to Joylynn Bockelmann at bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org

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Counseling/Registrar Office

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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.

Front Range Community College will host an Open House event at their Longmont Campus (2121 Miller Drive) on Thursday, November 3rd from 3 to 6 pm.  Are you considering Front Range?  Participants can learn about everything FRCC has to offer.  Speak with faculty, career counselors, advisors, and financial aid representatives. Take a tour of campus. Talk to current students. Find out whether FRCC is the right fit for you.

College Representative Visits

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 @ 11:00 – University of Colorado @ Colorado Springs

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 @ 1:00 – Colorado Mesa University

Thursday, October 20, 2016 @ 11:00 – Skidmore College

Friday, October 21, 2016 @ 12:15 – University of Denver

Please sign up in the counseling office.

Attention Seniors:  Are you a candidate for a Boettcher Scholarship?

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 21st so time is of the essence!  We 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 interested in applying.

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

There is also a helpful Competitiveness Quiz available to help you with 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.

 

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.

 

 

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:

 

  • Arrive to drop-off and pick-up earlier.  School opens at 6:30 a.m.  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.

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

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

  • Students and visitors, please use the crosswalk at the roundabout only.

  • 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.

  • Since students are walking through the parking lot to the designated crosswalk, please don’t use the parking lot aisles as thru-ways.  Instead, please use the roundabout where a crossing guard will hold students to help clear vehicle traffic quickly.

Athletics

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

 

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.

 

 

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News From the Raptor Activities Booster Club

Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars!!!

Plan to attend this event – it will be the highlight of your year!!  We have coaches & SC staff dancing with professional dancers from the local dance company PCDC,to raise funds for their programs & RABC.  This season’s event will beNovember 12th at the Pacific Events Center here in Longmont.  This is an adult only event but we will have a student night on November 11th.  This event consists of a Silent Auction with Appetizers & Cash Bar, Full Catered Dinner, the Dance Competitions, & Dessert.  Not only do you get all of that…you also get to socialize & just have fun!!  Thank you to these amazing SC Coaches/Teachers who have said yes to the challenge of being our Star Dancers for our 3rd season of this great event!!

 Karen Greenert – Dance Coach

Alex Grant – Assistant Swim Coach

Hannah Foster – Assistant Swim Coach

Rob Johnson – Boys Soccer Coach

Jason Lathrop & Mike Kisor – Softball Coaches & Teacher

Get ready for the voting polls to open up soon & cast your vote for the SC Star that you want to win their names to be placed on the Mirrored Ball Trophy!!!   Teams/activities are looking for donations to add to their Silent Auction Baskets for this event, please contact Kaydene at rabcpresident@gmail.com if you have any items that you would be willing to donate.  We will have a live auctioneer if we get some large items to auction off!!! Keep encouraging your students to come out to cheer on all of our Fall Sports teams!!  All of our teams have been having great success so far and we are proud to be Raptors!!

Please like us on Facebook & follow us on Twitter!!

Next meeting is October 24th at 6:30pm in the library.  We will have a St Vrain School Board Member joining us and an SCLA student presenting her Capstone Project.

 

 

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THE SILVER CREEK EDUCATION FOUNDATION

 

SAVE THE DATE!

Tuesday, November 15th from 4PM to 9PM

Chipotle Night in November!

 

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SCEF has a monthly drawing for anyone that loads their  KING SOOPERS card.  This month’s winner is:

STACY JAMES

Please contact us via email to claim your prize @ Schsedfoundation@gmail.com

By October 10th or the next winner will be announced!

SCEF will continue its monthly drawings. Anybody who participated in the King Soopers program for that month can qualify for the drawing. You can choose from the following prizes while supplies last.

  • Tutor Doctor gift basket which includes a free consultation, two free hours of academic coaching, an economic game plan book at time of consultation, study supplies, and a $25 gift card to com

  • Boulder Dinner Theater Gift Certificate for two excluding New Year’s Eve. Valued at $124.

  • Liberty Tax Services complementary income tax preparation

 

 

 

SCHS SCHOOL STORE

Get your Raptor Gear Here!  Stop by and shop any Thursday from 10:30- 12:45 . We are open during both A and B lunches as well as the hour between them. We accept all forms of payment in the store on Thursdays, and Credit/Debit cards for  our online store.  Visit us online at:  www.Mkt.com/SilverCreek-Store Or stop by in person and check out all of our spirit items and clothing.

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

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

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!

School Books

 

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.

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.

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 September

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!

SCHS Weekly Update for September 30, 2016

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, September 30th, 2016

 

Important Information Regarding Settings in Parent Portal for Emergency Messages

Parents, it has come to our attention that some messages may not be getting through to you.  Please visit this website link for instructions on how to manage your subscriptions within parent portal.

LINK FOR MANAGING PARENT MESSAGES

College Week at Silver Creek is Coming 10/31-11/4

Click here for more information on events

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Principal’s Update to Class of 2017

Important Information contained about College and Career Readiness, Naviance College Career Tool, College Week at Silver Creek.

 Click here for letter

Principal’s Update to Class of 2018

Important Information about SAT Preparation offered at Silver Creek.

 Click here for letter.

School Fees

Semester One 2016 fees have been downloaded for all students. Fees can be paid online with a credit card on RevTrak at any time.   You can also pay by check (made to SCHS) or cash at the school.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences are October 12th and 13th

Silver Creek  has introduced a new online appointment booking system called “Meet the Teacher”. This allows you to choose your own appointment times with teachers and you will receive an email confirming your appointments. We are confident this will be an improvement to the previous system and we welcome any feedback.

Appointments can be made from 9/28/16 and will close on 10/13/16. Should you wish to make any changes after this date please contact the school office.

Please visit https://svvsdsilvercreek.meettheteacher.com to book your appointments. A short guide on how to add appointments is included with this letter and is also available on our website under “Quick Links”.

Instructions Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4y8qInVbva9QnN5VzhGbEFfZG8/view

Login with the above information using the link provided or by accessing this link through our website under “Quick Links”:

LATE REGISTRATION/PICTURE RETAKES

Studio 5 will be back in October again (TBD) to complete any additional picture retakes.     If you ordered photos, they will be delivered to Silver Creek shortly.   We will call your student down to pick them up once they arrive.

Attention Seniors:

Jostens will be here on Monday, October 3rd at 10:00 a.m. to meet with the Senior class of 2017 regarding orders for caps/gowns/announcements, etc.    Please plan on attending this important meeting.   You will be released to the Auditorium for the presentation.

SENIOR PICTURES

Senior Pictures are due by November 18th.  Please download your student’s senior picture to the link found on the Silver Creek home page, or send your student’s picture to Joylynn Bockelmann at bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org

 

October 5, 2016 Late Start Cancelled

Rescheduled as Full School Day

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

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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.

Front Range Community College will host an Open House event at their Longmont Campus (2121 Miller Drive) on Thursday, November 3rd from 3 to 6 pm.

Are you considering Front Range?  Participants can learn about everything FRCC has to offer.  Speak with faculty, career counselors, advisors, and financial aid representatives. Take a tour of campus. Talk to current students. Find out whether FRCC is the right fit for you.

College Representative Visits

Thursday, October 6th @ 1:30 – Denison University

Friday, October 7th @ 8:30 – Montana State University

Please sign up in the counseling office.

 

Attention Seniors:  Are you a candidate for a Boettcher Scholarship?

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 21st so time is of the essence!  We 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 interested in applying.

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

There is also a helpful Competitiveness Quiz available to help you with 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.

 

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.

 

 

 

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 a.m.  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, please do not perform U-turns; this blocks traffic, slows flow and creates potential accidents.  It 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.

  6.  Since students are walking through the parking lot to the designated crosswalk, please don’t use the parking lot aisles as thru-ways.  Instead, please use the roundabout where a crossing guard will hold students to help clear vehicle traffic quickly.

Athletics

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

Raptor Athletic Pass

The passes have arrived at the SCHS Office!  If your son or daughter has not brought them home, please send them to the office to pick them up next week.

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.

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News from Raptor Activities Booster Club (RABC):

Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars!!!  Start planning on attending this event – it will be the highlight of your year!!  We have coaches & SC staff dancing with professional dancers to raise funds for their programs & RABC.  This season’s event will be November 12th at the Pacific Events Center here in Longmont.  This is an adult only event but we will have a student night on November 11th.  This event consists of a Silent Auction with Appetizers & Cash Bar, Full Catered Dinner, the Dance Competitions, & Dessert.  Not only do you get all of that…you also get to socialize & just have fun!!

Thank you to these amazing SC Coaches/Teachers who have said yes to the challenge of being our Star Dancers for our 3rd season of this great event!!  

Karen Greenert – Dance Coach

Alex Grant – Assistant Swim Coach

Hannah Foster – Assistant Swim Coach

Rob Johnson – Boys Soccer Coach

Jason Lathrop & Mike Kisor – Softball Coaches & Teacher

Get ready for the voting polls to open up soon & cast your vote for the SC Star that you want to win their names to be placed on the Mirrored Ball Trophy!!!  

Teams/activities are looking for donations to add to their Silent Auction Baskets for this event, please contact Kaydene at rabcpresident@gmail.com if you have any items that you would be willing to donate.  We will have a live auctioneer if we get some large items to auction off!!!

Congratulations to our first ever RABC Raptor Athletes of the Month – Kelley Laxton from Dance & Adam Walter from Boys Golf.  We are proud to have you as Raptors!!  Keep up the great work & being the awesome teammates you are!!

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At our last RABC Meeting, we voted to help Dance, Football, & Wrestling with some equipment needs through the General Fund Requests.  We thank all who help to make these purchases possible through your memberships & donations.  We are love being able to help all of our programs! Keep encouraging your students to come out to cheer on all of our Fall Sports teams!!  All of our teams have been having great success so far and we are proud to be Raptors!! Please like us on Facebook & follow us on Twitter!! Next meeting is October 24th at 6:30pm in the library.  We will have a St Vrain School Board Member joining us and an SCLA student presenting her Capstone Project.

Kaydene Hubert

RABC President

Raptor Activities Booster Club

Silver Creek High School

rabcpresident@gmail.com

303-845-2290

 

THE SILVER CREEK EDUCATION FOUNDATION

King Soopers

Reloadable KS cards are FREE and 5% goes back to SCEF and our classrooms!Make sure you get a King Soopers card for SCHS. You can 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.

Easiest way to help support and fund the great work at Silver Creek!

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Education Foundation summer flyer

SCHS SCHOOL STORE

Get your Raptor Gear Here!  Stop by and shop any Thursday from 10:30a.m.- 12:45 p.m.  We are open during both A and B lunches as well as the hour between them.  We accept all forms of payment in the store on Thursdays, and Credit/Debit cards for  our online store.  Visit us online at:  www.Mkt.com/SilverCreek-Store  Or stop by in person and check out all of our spirit items and clothing.

RABC Sept 2 2016

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

 

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

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

School Books

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.

 

 

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 September

 

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!