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A publication for the Soaring Heights community.

Eagle News

Week of May 16, 2022

Upcoming Events

1st-4th Field Day**RAIN DATE**
Monday, May 23
9:00-10:40 (1st & 2nd)
1:20-3:00 (3rd & 4th)

Kindergarten Continuation
Monday, May 23
9:00-10:30

Choir Concert
Monday, May 23
6:00-8:00 pm

Preschool Field Day
Tuesday, May 24
10:00 & 1:45

8th Grade Bridge Ceremony
Tuesday, May 24
6:00-8:00 pm

5th Grade Continuation
Wednesday, May 25
8:45-10:00

Last Day of School/ All School Picnic
Thursday, May 26
11:15-12:15
 

Dear Soaring Heights Families,

Did you examine the oscillation factors that are inversely proportional to gravity when designing the shock absorption feature of your lunar module? No, this is not the conference room at a R & D meeting at NASA, but rather the conversation between one of our students and panel of scientists at Innovation Night.  It was incredible to see the level of thought that went into our student design challenge projects and the complex scientific thinking guiding these projects. Thank you to Anna Mills, all our teachers and our incredible partners (Anschutz Neuroscience Program, CU Boulder, Ball Aerospace, NOAA, NCAR, Ocean First and many others) for participating in this wonderful experience for our students.
 
Not even a May snow storm can chill the enthusiasm, kindness, and overwhelming school spirit of Soaring Heights.  We are incredibly proud of all of our students and look forward to celebrating with everyone in these last days of school.  We are excited about our continuation ceremonies in K, 5th grade, and 8th grade.  We are also looking forward to the choir concert on Monday along with the end of the year picnic (see below to request a sack lunch).  
 
Please review the upcoming events and school calendar to be sure you do not miss anything.  Due to the cold weather today, the 1st-4th grade field day was rescheduled for Monday, May 23.  
 
Thank you for all your support and let us know if you need help.  
 
 

Best Wishes,

Cyrus Weinberger, Principal
Meghan Quirk, Assistant Principal
Krystal Trinkler, Dean
Matt Romig, Dean

 

Soaring Heights 

Elementary Field Days

Please join us for some fun in the sun! 

 
1st grade and 2nd Grade - Monday, May 23**RAIN DATE**
  from 9:00-10:40 a.m.
3rd and 4th Grade - Monday, May 23**RAIN DATE**
 from 1:20-3:00 p.m.

5th graders will be leading the activities for the students
 

Please have your child prepared for the weather!

(water bottle, active clothes /shoes, sunscreen, hat and sunglasses) 

 

If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Peal at peal_tanya@svvsd.org

 

We hope you can join us for the fun!

Mrs. Peal 

We are excited to celebrate many milestones the last week of school with our Continuation Celebrations.

Kindergarten Continuation will be May 23 at 9:00 in the Cafetorium.  Each class will finish the celebration in their classrooms.  Parents are invited to attend and must sign in when they arrive.

8th Grade Bridge to High School will be May 24 at 6:00 in the main gym.  Each 8th grade student will receive three tickets for family members to attend the ceremony.  If you would like to request additional tickets, please complete this form.  Additional tickets are not guaranteed but may be requested.  Please complete this form and attach one baby picture and one current picture in a .jpg format.

5th Grade Continuation will be May 25 at 8:45 in the main gym.  Parents will need to sign in at the main entrance before going to the gym and will exit out of the gym for photo opportunities.

 
Our ALL SCHOOL End of the Year Picnic will be on May 26 from 11:15-12:15.  Families are invited to celebrate with their classes and teachers and enjoy lunch together outside on the main field.  Please bring/send a sack lunch.  We encourage families to bring and blankets or chairs.  We will have a regular school hours on the last day of school.  If your student will need a sack lunch from the school on the last day, please complete the appropriate form by Monday:

Middle School Sack Lunch Request
Elementary Sack Lunch Request
Important End of Year Health Room Information

 
******Health Office Medication Pick up. Tuesday 5/24 – Thursday 5/26 (11 am -2:30 pm) ******

Medications must be picked up by a parent or guardian not a student.

Parents, please come to pick up any and all medications for your student that have been housed in the health office.  The health office will set up a table outside the front office for Medication Pick-up during the above times.  Health forms for the upcoming school year will be available.  Any medications, not picked up or have arrangements to be picked up, will be sent to district offices for disposal on June 1, 2022.

Project Launch Medications:  If your student is attending Project Launch (here at SHPK8), their medications will stay in the health office and will need to be picked up the last day of Project Launch Thursday, June 30th.
 
If you have any questions, please call or email:
Mary Benson (benson_mary@svvsd.org)
Jennifer Haldeman   (haldeman_jennifer@svvsd.org)
OR call 303-702-8020, Option #4.


Incoming 6th Grade Students Immunization Requirements
 
Are you moving or leaving Soaring Heights?
 
As we plan for next year, having an accurate student count is incredibly helpful to build balanced classes.  If you are moving or withdrawing your student from Soaring Heights, please complete this form.

5th to 6th Grade Step-Up


Students will have the opportunity to advance and celebrate the transition to middle school through building relationships and community, creating comforts and connections, and developing familiarity with the school and environment while providing exposure to academic routines in our 5th to 6th Grade Step-Up program.  

Read More.... And sign up here.  Registration is due May 27.
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!

Have you paid your student's fees for 2021-22?  Please login to RevTrak to pay any outstanding fees.  Here is a short video on how to access RevTrak.
Summer Meal Program

St. Vrain Valley Schools’ Nutrition Services department will once again offer summer meals at no cost to families from June 6-30 on Monday-Thursday each week. Drive-through meal service will provide breakfast and lunch each day. Double meals will be handed out on Thursdays.

View the locations and times for the summer meal program >>
 
Managers Choice Menu

Here is the menu for the last week of school- Manager's Choice.  If an item is no longer available it will be replaced with another option.
2022-23 Busing Request Form
 

Dear St. Vrain Parents and Guardians,

Thank you for your continued partnership and support as St. Vrain Valley Schools prepares for the 2022-2023 school year. The Transportation Department is committed to continuously providing the best possible service for our students attending classes within the district. To this end, each year we require that students desiring transportation services complete an application for busing. The application window is currently available and remains open throughout the academic year. Parents and Guardians will be notified when an application has been processed and a seat has been reserved.

While we make every effort to accommodate as many eligible riders as possible, transportation services are provided on a space-available, and first-come, first-served basis.

Please click on the link below for Step-by-Step instructions for the Bus Rider Application which also includes a link to our Bus Rider Application.  Please contact us at 303-702-7530 if you have additional questions.

https://www.svvsd.org/2022/04/22/step-by-step-guide-for-bus-rider-application-2022-2023-school-year/

Sincerely,

Lance Yoxsimer
Director of Transportation
St. Vrain Valley Schools

Road Construction on County Road 5: Road Closure 

Beginning Wednesday, May 4, the Town of Erie will be shifting from phase one to phase two of the construction project. County Road 5 will be closed to all traffic in between the two school entrances of Soaring Heights PK-8. Accordingly, we anticipate the following changes to traffic flows during, and before and after school:

Soaring Heights PK-8

  • Both entrances to the school parking lots will remain open, however, the north entrance can only be accessed by Flora View Dr. and County Road 5. The south entrance can only be accessed northbound from Colliers Parkway or Erie Parkway on County Road 5

  • Cars exiting the Soaring Heights north parking lot will only be permitted to turn north and west. Cars exiting the south parking lot will only be permitted to turn south

  • If needed, the Erie Police Department will be on-site to assist with traffic flow and pedestrian safety for students who walk and/or bike to/from school during peak traffic hours.

Please bring your water bottles to school! We have a VERY limited supply of disposable drinking cups, so we request students bring bottles from home.

PLEASE!  No open drinks in class--Only water bottles
To Read about the Soaring Heights 100 Mile Club - Click Here

Click Here to Register
If you have questions, please reach out to our Health Clerk.
Phone: (303) 702-8020 OPT 4
Click Here to view St. Vrain Valley Schools Lunch Menu

We are happy to share that all student meals in SVVSD schools will once again be provided at no cost to families through June 30, 2022.

Even though meals are free, the SVVSD School Nutrition Department is asking that you (PLEASE) complete the online free and reduced lunch application this year, and here is why:

Family Benefits:
-School program fees are waived
-After-school program fees are waived
-Preschool program fees are waived
-SAT and ACT test and college application fees are reduced
-Access to community food bank services are available
-Discounts on utilities and internet service are available

School Benefits:
-Schools receive more federal dollars in their budgets
-Schools receive additional grant dollars in grants targeting school programs
-District Technology receives additional e-rate funding
-SVVSD qualifies to receive more money per student from state and
federal funding which they pass on to classroom support
-SVVSD may become eligible for funding to support more after-school
and pre-school programs

The online application can be found at   https://www.myschoolapps.com. Whether you qualify or not, please consider submitting the application for the benefit of your schools.

For menus and additional information regarding school nutrition, please visit:https://stvrainnutrition.org

The Behavior Code of Conduct
The Behavior Code of Conduct will be available Monday, August 30th in Infinite Campus. While you are completing the Behavior Code of Conduct in Infinite Campus, please take this opportunity to update student contact information. Also if your living situation has changed and you need assistance, you will be able to submit the McKinney-Vento or Migrant Worker form located in Infinite Campus. 
 

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
 
Make a difference.
Join the #StVrainStorm

St. Vrain Valley Schools is hiring essential positions in the following departments: transportation services, before- and after-school childcare, nutrition services, custodial services, and special education paraprofessionals. St. Vrain team members are an integral part of their school and building community and serve as role models for students. Employees in essential roles enjoy strong benefit packages, flexible schedules, and paid training.

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