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A publication for the Soaring Heights community.

Eagle News

Week of February 08, 2021

Upcoming Events



Tuesday, February 9
Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences
Friday, February 12
Non-Student Contact Day - No School
Monday, February  15
No School - President's Day
Tuesday, February 16
PTO Virtual Meeting @ 7 PM
Wednesday, February 17
PTO's Dine-to-Donate at Piripi
Dear Soaring Heights Families,

We are so looking forward to seeing families at our Hope and Gratitude event this Friday from 6:00-8:00 pm.  This is a wonderful opportunity for our students and families to celebrate our hopes for the future and what we are grateful for as an entire community in a safe way. This drive through event will showcase over 800 student created luminaries with a recording of students' hopes broadcast on FM 98.3 along with posters displaying what students are grateful for. The neuroscience behind focusing on hope and gratitude draws a direct correlation to increased happiness.  I would like to thank the PTO and all of our staff for putting together this celebration.

Parent teacher conferences are underway.  Please make sure to connect with your child's teacher(s) to learn more about current levels of performance, celebrate success, and develop a clear plan for addressing areas of improvement. If you need support with signing up for conferences, please reach out to the front office.     

While this year has had its challenges, our students and teachers have been able to leverage technology to increase learning outcomes in some amazing ways.  As a staff, we have been focusing on blended learning techniques that offer the ability to allow students to move at their own pace, receive differentiated assignments, and receive a deeper level of discourse.  For example, a 4th grade class received a whole group math lesson followed by a short 6 question formative assessment.  Based on this assessment students were assigned one of three different student activities (challenge, practice, reteaching).  While students were working on these activities, the teacher was pulling small groups at each level. After meeting with the teacher, the students who were still struggling with the concept were able to watch a short video for a third exposure to the material before taking the initial assessment again.  It is this type of lesson that is enhancing student learning and teacher instructional practices.

We also want to recognize our counselors (Cindi Samorajczyk-Lyon and Kelly Kurz) during Counselor Appreciation week for all their amazing work.  We are very grateful for their support and dedication of our students each and every day. 

Please let us know if you have any questions or need assistance.  It is fantastic to have our students back in the building.

Best wishes,
Cyrus Weinberger, Principal
Soaring Heights PK-8

Important Drive Line Reminders

We appreciate your help and support as we work to smooth out our pick-up and drop-off procedures.  We have had some near accidents on County Road 5 and as result have created some new procedures in consultation with local law enforcement and our SVVSD safety manager.  Please use the procedures below along with the attached map to review the safest route for entering the school.

  • Cars may enter the Soaring Heights campus through the designated turn lane only (do not use the main northbound through lane to turn into the school)

  • Access outside of the turn lane will be coned off

  • Kindergarten and preschool parents may merge into the second lane in the roundabout to access the kindergarten/preschool parking lot after entering campus

  • Be extra careful when making a left at the intersection of Colliers Pkwy and County Road 5 as this is a major crossing for our students

Thank you for following these procedures.  Please remember to place a sign with student name and teacher on your windshield.  Parents may also use the high school bus loop to park after 8:00 am and after 3:00 pm.

Please take a moment to review this visual to help understand how the Drive Line works when dropping off and picking up students at Soaring Heights.
 

Lost and Found


 
Catch up on our PTO updates!

Conference Meal Sponsorship

Hope & Gratitude Project

Talent Show Details

2
0-21 Yearbooks

Click here to read more >>


 

Early Access to Kindergarten or 1st Grade

Informational Meeting -
February 18 from 6PM - 7PM


To learn more about Early Access: 
Early Access Flyer
SVVSD website
Register for the Informational Meeting

Virtual Visit from Author Joanna Ho

Friday, February 26, 2021

The Soaring Heights Library and the Boulder Bookstore are very excited to present a virtual visit with Joanna Ho, author of the New York Times Best Selling Book, The Eyes that Kiss in the Corners!  Students in grades Kindergarten through 3rd grade will engage with Ms. Ho in a live, WebEx event on Friday, February 26th at 10:00 am.

Learn More >>>

Tribute to Teachers

2021 Teacher of the Year Award Nomination Form

This awards program, sponsored by the St. Vrain Valley Schools Education Foundation, provides the opportunity for students, parents, volunteers, fellow educators, school staff, community members and business partners to recognize and honor individual teachers at the Pre-K – 12th grade levels in the St. Vrain Valley Schools who exemplify excellence in teaching. All nominations must be received electronically no later than Wednesday, February 10, 2021. Nominations received after this date are not eligible.
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Student Check In & Out


Please click here for the Soaring Heights process for checking students in or out during the school day.
 

Middle School Fridays
Space is limited!

Soaring Heights is offering Middle School students the opportunity to have a quite space to complete class assignments on Fridays.

Sign up for Friday, February 19 here.

Hybrid Group 1 & 3  - 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Hybrid Groups 2 - 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Please complete the form above if you plan on attending. Students will need to complete the form each week. This form can be found on our website or in this weekly newsletter.

We will alternate times for groups on a weekly basis.

Curbside Meals on Fridays

Location: Soaring Heights

Soaring Heights will be offering curbside meals from 11:00am - 12:30pm

Safe with 7


It's important to screen every student every day before allowing them to attend school.

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https://coronavirus.svvsd.org/health.html

Soaring Heights
Health Office

If you have questions, please reach out to one of our Health Clerks.
Phone: (303) 702-8020 OPT 4
Christina Haid haid_christina@svvsd.org
Soaring Heights Middle School Badge Program 

Information about the badge program can be found on the student's AllGrade Schoology course.  If anyone has any questions please have your student contact Mr. Custis for more information.  

SVVSD Hiring Guest Teachers


Quarantines have created a substitute teacher shortage.

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Soaring Heights Resources

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