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Upcoming Events

Volleyball Game
August 29 at 3:30 at Soaring Heights

Back-to-School Night K-2
August 30, 4:30-6:30

Back-to-School Night 3-5
August 31, 4:30-6:30

Back-to-School Night 6-8
September 1, 4:30-6:30

Labor Day:  No School
September 5

Volleyball Game

September 7 at 3:30 at Soaring Heights
 

Greetings Soaring Heights, 

Our first full week has been busy as students become familiar with new teachers schedules, routines and friends. iReady testing started this week and is in full swing. This beginning of the year assessment will help us understand your child's strengths and areas needing attention in mathematics and reading.

We would like to cordially invite you to Back to School Nights on August 30, 31, and September 1.  Evening family time is tremendously important, so we have designed our Back to School Night to be as simple and informative as possible. Please plan to attend with your child.

The purpose of the evening is to give you a clear understanding of everything you need to know about your child’s classroom.  You can expect to learn about classroom routines, policies, and important events.  You will also learn about when to look for communication from your child’s teacher and how to contact them if you want to talk with them directly. 

Back to School Night is not a time to conference directly with the teacher, but rather it is a time to become familiar with the teacher and get a better feel for what the classroom is like.  Should you need to raise a specific concern about your child, you will need to make alternative arrangements to speak with the classroom teacher.

August 30, K-2nd Grades:
Kindergarten 4:30-5:30 (Start in cafeteria)
1st grade 5:00-6:00 (Start in cafeteria)
2nd Grade 5:30-6:30 (Start in cafeteria)  

August 31, 3rd-5th Grades:    
3rd Grade 4:30-5:30 (Start in cafeteria)
4th Grade 5:00-6:00 (Start in cafeteria)
5th Grade 5:30-6:30 (Start in cafeteria)

September 1, 6th-8th grades:
4:30-4:50   Admin presentation (cafeteria)
4:50-5:30   Teacher Rotations (gym)

One of our themes this year as a District and school community is being a part of the Championship team. We have had the opportunity to go into classrooms and discuss with students how they are champions and a part of our school, district and community team. Please continue to talk with students about behavior expectations when they are here at school and that this is a time to RISE throughout the school year. 

All families are required to electronically sign the acknowledgement of receipt for the SVVSD Code of Conduct.  Please see the information below to review the Code of Conduct and see instructions to sign the acknowledgement electronically.

Volleyball has started with their first game next Monday, August 29th, here at Soaring Heights. Cross Country registration is open to 5th-8th grade with 5th grade having an abbreviated season. The registration is currently open on REVTRAK and will be closing on 09/26/22. The first practice will be 8/29/22 at 3:45pm. Practices will run Mon-Thurs from 3:45-4:45pm. Chelsea McBride will be coaching and will share a schedule once it is complete.
 

We look forward to a strong school year and appreciate your continued support and partnership as a school community. Please let us know if you need anything.

Best wishes, 

 

Cyrus Weinberger, Principal
Meghan Quirk, Assistant Principal
Krystal Trinkler, Dean
Rick Olsen, Dean

 

iPad Insurance


The LTP Student iPad Insurance window for the 2022-2023 school year opens August 1st and closes on September 15th. Parents who wish to join the insurance pool for this year will need to make at least a partial payment within this window.

This insurance fee will be added for every eligible student K-12 on August 1st. Please note that any student with an unpaid balance for iPad insurance from the previous year will not be eligible to join the pool this year until they pay off the previous year’s balance.

2022-2023 LTP Student iPad Insurance: $25

The iPad insurance fee will be reduced or waived for students eligible for a free or reduced price lunch under the federal poverty income guidelines and homeless students as defined by McKinney-Vento.

Read more about the LTP Student iPad Insurance Program

Back to School Nights August 30, August 31, and September 1

We are excited to welcome parents and guardians to our Back to School Nights.  This will be a time for families to learn about school guidelines, classroom guidelines, assessments and more.  The evening(s) will start with a presentation in the cafeteria and then a visit to your student's classroom in elementary and a chance to visit with your student's teachers in middle school.  Back to school night is not a time to conference directly with the teacher, but rather a time to become familiar with the teacher and get a better feel for what the classroom is like.  If you need to raise a specific concern about your student, please schedule a separate time to meet with the teacher or admin.

Below is the schedule we will follow for Back to School Nights:

August 30, K-2nd Grades:
Kindergarten 4:30-5:30 (Start in cafeteria)
1st grade 5:00-6:00 (Start in cafeteria)
2nd Grade 5:30-6:30 (Start in cafeteria)  

August 31, 3rd-5th Grades:          
3rd Grade 4:30-5:30 (Start in cafeteria)
4th Grade 5:00-6:00 (Start in cafeteria)
5th Grade 5:30-6:30 (Start in cafeteria)

September 1, 6th-8th grades:
4:30-4:50
       Admin presentation (cafeteria)
4:50-5:30       Teacher Rotations (gym)
 

Thank you for your partnership and supporting the academic growth, safety, and well-being of our students. Every year, St. Vrain Valley Schools prints an up-to-date version of the Code of Conduct for students and families to review. This important document guides students and school staff on what expectations for school conduct and the consequences for behaviors that fall outside of those expectations. It is important that families review this information every year and acknowledge their receipt and understanding of this document. 

To this end, please click here to access an electronic version of the Code of Conduct for the current school year. After you have reviewed this information, all families must sign an electronic acknowledgement that they have received, read, and understand the information contained, including the Annual Notification to Parents/Guardians; Behavioral Code of Conduct; Rights and Responsibilities of Students and Parents; and Board of Education Policies book. To sign your electronic acknowledgement, please follow the steps described here.

Superintendent Town Hall Meetings

St. Vrain Valley Schools invites parents, teachers, staff, and community members to join Superintendent, Dr. Don Haddad, for one of our upcoming Superintendent Town Hall meetings. These meetings will provide an opportunity to engage in dialogue regarding important topics such as student achievement and success for every student, school safety, district finances, and other significant topics of importance for our community.

Dates and Locations:

  • Tuesday, September 27, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Silver Creek High School
  • Thursday, September 29, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Erie High School
  • Monday, October 3, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Mead High School
  • Wednesday, October 5, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Skyline High School
  • Thursday, October 6, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Frederick High School
Click Here to view St. Vrain Valley Schools Lunch Menu

UNIVERSAL FREE MEALS HAVE EXPIRED FOR THE 22/23 SCHOOL YEAR. Upon the start of the school year, students will be charged for lunch unless they qualify for free or reduced-price meals. We are encouraging families to apply for meal benefits for the 2022–2023 school year  to ensure negative balances do not accrue on students’ accounts.

Applying online is the fastest way to get your application processed to ensure no lapse in coverage happens. Applying online also reduces the chance for errors and the need to send applications back to families to correct.

If you do not believe you qualify for free or reduced-price meals, please make sure that there is money on your students’ accounts. You can add money to their account through MySchoolBucks

For more information, please visit the Nutrition Serivces website.
 

Elementary Art Room
 
The Elementary Art Room is seeking donations of old, adult-size t-shirts that can be used as painting smocks.  If you have one you can donate, please drop it off or send it with your student labeled for the Elementary Art Room.
St. Vrain Valley Schools recognizes the importance of being present every day. Student attendance – more than a test score or any other data point – is one of the most accurate indicators of whether a student will graduate and find success after high school. Students who have regular attendance in kindergarten and first grade are far more likely to be at or above grade-level in third grade and in later grades, score much higher in essential math and reading assessments. It is critical for students to attend school daily in order to acquire the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to be college and career ready.

For more information about district attendance policies, please visit the attendance page on the district website.

To report an absence at Soaring Heights, please complete the Report an Absence form or call 303-702-8020.  More information can be found on the attendance page on the Soaring Heights website.

 
Kindergarten/Preschool Parking Lot

Thank you for your help keeping our kids safe in our drive lines and parking lots.  Please note:  The north loop/kinder loop is for kindergarten and preschool parents.  Parking in the north lot is for preschool parents only as they have to get out of the car and sign their child out.  If you would like to park and walk to pick up your child, please use the west parking lot.  Thank you for your cooperation!
Middle School Cross Country and Volleyball

Middle School is a great time to try something new.  Middle School Volleyball and Cross Country registration is open!  Volleyball practice starts on August 22 and Cross Country practice starts on August 29.  Sign up HERE.
Important Health Room Information
 

If you have questions, please reach out to our Health Clerk.
Phone: (303) 702-8020 OPT 4
Jennifer Haldeman, haldeman_jennifer@svvsd.org
Middle School Cyber Patriot Registration is open!

Put your cyber security skills to the test in the nation's largest cyber defense competition.  The Cyber Patriots will meet on Tuesdays after school.  It is $75 to join. Please click here to register.  The first meeting will be August 30 at 3:30.
Each year, schools in St. Vrain Valley School District complete a process to identify students who demonstrate exceptional ability or performance in one or more academic areas and may, therefore, qualify for Gifted/Talented educational services.  For more information about submitting a referral and the process, please click here.

Join the Eco-Eagles Environmental Club!

Eco-Eagles is a club for 3rd-6th grade students who care about the environment and want to take action. Along with being the recycling experts in our school, we will find creative and hands-on ways to care for the environment in our community and beyond!
 

Sign up today through Revtrak. There is no fee. The club will meet Mondays from 3:30-4:30 in the library beginning September 12th. 


 
 

Erie UpLink’s Tiger Packs program can help bridge the food gap over long weekends and holiday breaks for those students who normally have free breakfast and lunch at school. Tiger Packs contain kid-friendly, nonperishable food items and are delivered to the students’ doorsteps once per month on the Wednesday prior to school breaks. Families can sign up online at https://www.erieuplink.org/tiger-pack-registration.  Registration must be done each school year. 

To learn more about Erie Uplink, please check out this video.

 

Please take a moment to fill out our volunteer interest form for the 2022-2023 school year. Please email ptoboard@shpk8pto.com with any questions. We can't do all the amazing events and fundraising without our amazing volunteers!

Community Schools
Before & After School Care


St. Vrain’s Community Schools program provides a safe, structured and positive environment that extends school day learning and supports families in need of before- and after-school care. The program provides a balanced menu of educational, enrichment and recreational activities to promote student achievement and engagement. Our childcare program is licensed through the Colorado Department of Human Services for children ages 5-11.  For more information please contact David Zuniga, Program Manager at 303-709-3295 or zuniga_david@svvsd.org
 
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