Kick off the new school year at the annual FASB Fitness Festival on Saturday, September 7th! Come see your neighbors, friends, teachers and staff, plus coaches from all 6 high schools. Register today, either through your school's team representative or online at www.fasbfitnessfestival.com (online signup closes on September 4th, or you may register on event day beginning at 7:30 a.m.). Sign up to run or walk the 5K or participate in the 1K course, enjoy free food tasting from area restaurants, and help raise money to support wellness programs in your school! For more information, call the CCSD Wellness Office at 720-554-4247.
Please open the following document for FASB registration.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
On Tuesday, September 17th, Smoky Hill will join the other five CCSD high schools in administering the EXPLORE test to all 9th grade students and the PLAN test to all 10th grade students. Junior and senior students will need to attend that day as events are planned for them also. The schedule for Tuesday, September 17 is shown below.
The EXPLORE and PLAN tests are part of a testing system from ACT that begins with EXPLORE and ends with ACT. All tests in the testing system assess students in the areas of English, reading, math and science. The scores and information from these tests are used for education and career planning, assessment, instructional support and program evaluation.
As a school community, we must all work together and provide the most ideal testing environment. A great deal depends upon the commitment of students, teachers and the parent community. Faculty and staff are working diligently to prepare students for testing. As parents, you can help us by supporting students during the time they spend testing. Students must be encouraged to eat well, sleep well, and to take these tests seriously.
We appreciate your partnership as we strive to provide students with the skills that are important for success both during and after high school. If you have any questions regarding the EXPLORE or PLAN tests, please call Jean Griego-Incitti, Assistant Principal, at 720-886-5441.
Tuesday, September 17
7:10 – 10:27 a.m.
9th Grade EXPLORE test (assigned rooms)
10th Grade PLAN test (assigned rooms)
11th Grade PRACTICE ACT (assigned rooms)
12th Grade Assembly (Auditorium)
10:34 a.m. – 12:48 p.m. Period 3R
(normal lunch schedule)
12:55 – 2:30 p.m. Period 4R
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SMOKY HILL HIGH SCHOOL
PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES DAY
WHERE: Activities Entrance (use activity doors, south parking lot)
WHEN: Thursday, October 24, 2013, 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
WHY: An opportunity to personally check on your student's academic progress, meet with Teachers, Counselors, and/or Deans, and strengthen your partnership with Smoky Hill.
HOW: Check PowerSchool prior to conferences in order to be informed of your student's attendance and academic progress. Print the report and use it as a resource to determine which of the teachers you’d like to conference with.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Move to Learn!
Join CCSD’s Parent Information Network (PIN) for our kick-off presentation on Tuesday September 3rd to hear Kim Bevill, founder of Gray Matters, Inc., talk about movement and brain development in children.
Kim is a nationally renowned speaker and trainer on the subject of neuroscience and how children’s brains learn. In a message every parent needs to hear, Kim will hit the highlights of “learning in motion,” and will give hands-on strategies that parents and teachers can use to help make learning easier and more impactful. Kim’s focus on helping children move to the next level of efficiency, learning, health and wellness is backed by groundbreaking research and hands-on experience that has brought meaningful results to boys and girls of all ages.
All parents, school administrators and community members are welcome and encouraged to attend Parent Information Network (PIN) presentations. No need to RSVP—just come!
Presentations are free and are held the first Tuesday of each month at the Student Achievement Resource Center (SARC):
14188 Briarwood Avenue, Centennial, south of Arapahoe Rd., between Potomac and Jordan Roads
Come at 9:00 a.m. for refreshments and networking.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
October 1st Eyes Wide Open: A Brave New Look at Bullying
November 4th (evening presentation, time TBA) &
November 5th Bounce Back Stronger: Resiliency in Action
December 3rd What’s Next? Creating your Best 2nd Half of Life
Please note time change.
Friday, May 23 at 4:00 p.m. at the Ritchie Center.
ANNUAL NOTIFICATION UNDER 34 CFR §300.154(d)(2)(IV)
The regulations implementing the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), afford parents eligilbe students certain rights with respect to a school district's ability to access private insurance or public benefits, such as Medicaid, to help pay for certain services that are provided at school. These rights are as follows:
- YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO RECEIVE NOTICE IN AN UNDERSTANDABLE LANGUAGE. The school district must give you an annual written notice of your rights, which must be written in language understandable to the general public; and also provided in the native language of the parent or other mode of communication used by the parent, unless it is clearly not feasible to do so.
- YOUR CHILD'S CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION CANNOT BE DISCLOSED WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT. Parental consent must be obtained under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulations at 34 CFR part 99 and the IDEA regulations at §300.622 before the school district discloses, for claiming purposes, your child's personally identifiable information to the agency responsible for the administration of the state's public benefits or insurance program (e.g., Medicaid);
- YOUR CHILD HAS A RIGHT TO SPECIAL EDUCATION AND RELATED SERVICES AT NO COST TO YOU. This means that, with regard to services required to provide a Free Appropriate Public Education ("FAPE") to an eligible child under IDEA, the school district
- May not require parents to sign up for or enroll in public benefits or insurance programs in order for their child to receive FAPE;
- May not require parents to incur an out-of-pocket expense such as the payment of a deductible or co-pay amount incurred in filing a claim for services provided pursuant to this part, but may pay the cost that the parents otherwise would be required to pay;
- May not use a child's benefits under a public benefits or insurance program if that use would:
- Decrease available lifetime coverage or any other insured benefit;
- Result in the family paying for servies that would otherise be covered by the public benefits or insurance program and that are required for the child outside of the time the child is in school;
- Increase premiums or lead to the discontinuation of benefits or insurance; or
- Risk loss of eligibility for home and community-based waivers, based on aggregate health-related expenditures.
- YOU MAY WITHDRAW CONSENT AT ANY TIME. Once you've given consent for disclosure of confidential information about your child to the agency responsible for the administration of the State's regulations to withdraw that consent whenever you wish.
- IF YOU REFUSE CONSENT, OR WITHDRAW CONSENT, THE SCHOOL DISTRICT STILL HAS TO PROVIDE REQUIRED SERVICES AT NO COST TO YOU. If you refuse to provide consent for the disclosure of personally identifiable information to the agency responsible for the administration of the Stat's public benefits or insurance program (e.m., Medicaid), or, if you give consent but then later withdraw consent, that does not relieve the school district of its responsibility to ensre that all required services are provided at no cost to the parents.
District Vision and Hearing Screenings
Vision and hearing screening is conducted for students in their schools according to the Colorado Department of Education guidelines. These guidelines indicate that all students in Pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, first, second, third, fifth, seventh and ninth grades receive vision and hearing screening. Because of the important connection between a student’s academic achievement and his/her vision and hearing, parents are encouraged to allow their student to participate in this screening.
Vision: The screening is done by the school nurse and trained volunteers at no charge to the parent. First-graders will receive a comprehensive vision screening for color-blindness, near and distance vision, depth perception, convergence, and eye alignment. All others will receive distance screening. Remember, the vision screening is just a screening, not the complete ophthalmologic exam that is provided by a doctor.
Hearing: The screening is done by district licensed audiologists at no charge to the parent.
Additional diagnostic audiological evaluations are available free of charge at the district's Audiology Department for:
You will be notified only if your student does not pass one or more of the screenings.
If you do not wish your child to be screened this year, please contact your School Nurse.
Please open the following document about the required vaccines for school attendance and the recommended vaccines for best protection against vaccine preventable diseases.
CDPHE immunization letter 8-2013.pdf
Long Range Facility Planning Committee Volunteer Opportunities
Attached is information about volunteer opportunities on the district’s Long Range Facility Planning Committee. There is a deadline of Sept. 3rd.
School Meal Prices 2013-2014
Please open the flyer regarding meal prices for the 2013-14 school year.