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MUST BE PROCESSED BY
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SEPTEMBER 29, 2015.
SMOKY HILL HIGH SCHOOL
32nd Annual Fall Craft Fair
November 7, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
210 vendors will display their hand-crafted
wares at this respected craft show.
See you there!
SHHS teacher earns Presidential Award
Smoky Hill High School physics teacher Mark Paricio traveled to Washington, D.C. last month to accept a citation signed by President Obama and a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation. Paricio is a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. But that's just his latest honor.
Thursday, September 24
All Grade Levels – To insure your spot in the yearbook, please take advantage of Dorian Studio's photo make-up day. If you registered late, missed pictures, or need retakes, please be sure to make this date. IMPORTANT: If your ID photo was taken by the Security Office that photo WILL NOT be in the yearbook. You must take a make-up picture! Pictures will be taken in front of the Lecture Center from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
CHERRY CREEK FITNESS FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2015
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE OPEN THE FOLLOWING PDF:
COLORADO IMMUNIZATION UPDATE
Starting July 1, 2015, the State of Colorado requires all students to have 2 Varicella vaccinations (chickenpox). Colorado has previously only required one Varicella vaccine. Children who have had the chickenpox are not required to have the vaccines. Parents should provide the vaccination records or the dates when the child had the chickenpox in order to meet the requirement.
Next time your child has a doctor's appointment, please review your child's vaccination records with the doctor to ensure they are up to date for all Colorado immunization requirements.
Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Lessons Learned from a Burnt Field in PAJoin PIN as we kick off the school year to hear motivational speaker Mark Hoog, author of the bestselling children's leadership book series, Growing Field, and founder of the Children's Leadership Institute.
Inspired by the loss of friend and mentor Jason Dahl (Captain of United Flight 93 on September 11), Mark introduces parents to life-changing messages of personal growth, self-empowerment and leadership.
"Mark projects such a sense of charisma and power that he captivates an audience in the first few minutes of the presentation. Hoog's story tugs at your heartstrings while making you think about how to move forward in life with purpose and determination through conscious leadership."
James M. Rath
Marketing and Events Director, Northern Colorado Business Report
Parents, school administrators and community members are welcome and encouraged to attend PIN's presentations. No need to RSVP—just come! Presentations are FREE and are held the first Tuesday of each month at:
Student Achievement Resource Center (SARC)
14188 E. Briarwood Avenue, Centennial
(South of Arapahoe Rd., between Potomac and Jordan Roads)
Visit www.PINccsd.org for Podcasts and Meeting Highlights
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Oct 6th Raising Siblings, Raising Friends
Nov 3rd Raising Resilient Girls: Feelings, Failures & Friends
CCSD provides sports and drivers' education opportunities. Please see these websites for information:
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS)
in Cherry Creek Schools 2015-16
As a result of funds received from the Emergency Response and Crisis Management (ERCM) grant from the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools, all leadership and school safety/crisis teams in the Cherry Creek Schools have been implementing this comprehensive school safety model. We have continued to develop updated and effective emergency response plans and procedures that align with state and federal Homeland Security Emergency Management and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
Cherry Creek Schools has established responsive partnerships with our community agencies, trained key staff to provide for the emotional impact of a crisis on students and staff, and developed sustainable training materials and crisis response kits for our school safety teams. In 2011, the ERCM process was renamed Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) to reflect our continuous proactive approach to school safety. We are committed to continuing this thoughtful and integrated effort with REMS training.
We would also like to take this opportunity to inform parents about new changes to the Cherry Creek School District's website that now give parents needed information about school safety and related issues. The website explains the district's efforts to provide for both the physical and psychological safety of our children, and gives parents links to excellent online resources. This section of the district website continues to be under construction and materials will be updated as needed. You can view the information by going to http://www.cherrycreekschools.org/SafeSchools/Pages/default.aspx and selecting the Safety & Security Quick Links
Topics and information include:
What to Do in the Event of an Emergency
Information about the CCSD Comprehensive Safe Schools Plan
Raptor Visitor Management program
Care Line Information (Revised 2011)
Other Resources, Links and/or Handouts:
Personal Safety (neighborhood, strangers, etc.)
For more information about your school's crisis and safety planning, please contact your school's Principal. For further information about REMS planning in the schools, please contact Randy Councell, Director of Safety and Security, 720-554-4489, or Ronald Lee, Psy.D. Mental Health Director, 720-554-4252, co-chairs of the Safe School Design Team for the school district.
Thank you for your support of the district's 2012 bond election in helping us provide training for all staff and making our schools safe for every child!
Charter School proposal community meeting
The Cherry Creek School District has received a charter school application for the Heritage Heights Academy, to be managed by the charter school management company Academica. A meeting will be held from 7-8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at Fox Ridge Middle School to give community members an opportunity to ask questions. This meeting will include a short presentation by the parents representing the proposed charter school. Most of the evening will be dedicated to allowing the community to provide testimony in support for or in opposition to the opening of the charter school.
Please join us for this important meeting. The Cherry Creek School Board will make its final decision on Monday, October 12, at its regular meeting.
Parent Tips for Accurate Attendance
To excuse an absence
- Call the attendance voicemail line as soon as possible to report an absence: 720-886-5450
- Keep the message short; speak clearly
- State the reason for the absence
- Clearly state the date of the absence and the specific times of the absence
- Spell the last name. Speak slowly and clearly
For early dismissals
- Send the student to the attendance office first thing in the morning with a note stating the time and reason for the early dismissal. The attendance clerk will provide an early dismissal pass, which is required to leave class early.
Why do I get an automated call that my student missed class even though my student was in class and/or I called in to excuse the absence?
- It can take several hours to record all of the calls off of the voicemail line. It is possible that the absence just didn't get recorded in time.
- Teachers occasionally mark attendance incorrectly or forget to change an unexcused absence to a tardy when a student arrives late.
If you have a question about why you are getting an automated call, please call the dean directly. Thank you!
Attendance voicemail line 720-886-5450
Attendance office 720-886-5457
Red Dean's Office – Last name ending A-Ki 720-886-5449
Green Dean's Office – Last name ending Kj – Z 720-886-5448