Skyview High School Newsletter

june 2021

Big picture

Upcoming Events

  • June 3 & 4 Senior Finals (Cohort B)
  • June 7 & 8 Senior Finals (Cohort A)
  • June 5 Junior & Senior Prom
  • June 8 Senior Awards 2-3:30pm (students only by invitation)
  • June 10 Seniors Last Day and Circle of Life Parade
  • June 14-18 Finals Week for 9th-11th
  • June 15 Graduation @ Clark County Fairgrounds
  • June 18 Last Day of School for 9th-11th

Out of District Boundary Exceptions

Out of District Boundary Exceptions open May 3rd at 7am. You must start the process at the school district associated with your home address. These MUST be renewed every year. Learn more about VPS Boundary Exceptions & Releases.

STUDENT INFORMATION UPDATE

Vancouver Public Schools requires all active families to update and review information on each student. Please click on the following link for full instructions!

English: https://vansd.org/update-your-childs-information/

Spanish: https://vansd.org/update-your-childs-information/#spanish

Russian: https://vansd.org/update-your-childs-information/#russian

Attendance Matters!

Distance Learning requirements for Attendance purposes:


In order for your student NOT to be marked absent for a period -

A- Attend in-person

B- Attend ZOOM class

C- Log on to CANVAS for class that day

D- Connect with the teacher


You can check Skyward Parent Access to see what class is marked Unexcused. When your student is absent -

1. You have 3 days to excuse an absence.

2. To Excuse – Email Skyview.attendance@vansd.org Call attendance line 360-313-4220 or enter through Skyward Family Access

3. Excusable Reasons - Health care appointment, Illness, Family matter, Emergencies, Religious activities, Pre-arrange absence.

4. Inexcusable Reasons – Arrive to class 15 minutes late, Leaving Skyview without checking out.

5. Students who have been to ANY classes during the school day MUST check out before leaving Skyview. Failure to do so will result in an unexcused absence regardless of returning to school with a note.

Yearbooks

This is your reminder that yearbooks are arriving in early August this year! Watch your inbox for pick-up details as we get closer to their delivery date. Still need to order your yearbook? You may still order your yearbook in the Business Office seniors only June 7-10 all other grades on June 11th (very limited quantities......when they're gone they're gone)!

2019-2020 Yearbooks

2019-2020 yearbooks available for sale in the business office for $50.

counselors corner

Graduation for Class of 2021: When: June 15th at 8PM Where Clark County Fairgrounds Tickets: 3 per family More information to be released! ________________________________________________________________________

ATTENTION - Cap and Gown! Don’t forget to order your student’s cap and gown! The in school days to order graduation garb have already passed, but your student and you may order online at www.highschool.herffjones.com. Orders may also be sent in via mail to Royal-T/Herff Jones 4018 NE 112th Ave. D-3 Vancouver, WA 98682 ________________________________________________________________________

Summer Sessions (Credit Recovery)


Students that have failed a course this year (or in prior years) are eligible for the Summer Sessions credit recovery program. There will be three sessions: Session A (June 21 - July 2); Session B (July 12th - 29th); and Session C (August 2nd - 13th). Student will have the opportunity to recover up to 6 credits during these sessions. It is estimated that students will need at least one session to recover 1-2 courses. The Summer Sessions will be provided in a hybrid format, with some in-person learning and some at home (fully remote is available as well). Interested students/families will need to register here: https://forms.gle/amD31PN3agqP3Zfc7


Registration for Summer Sessions closes on June 11th at 2:30 PM.


Please contact your student's counselor if you have any questions regarding which courses may need to be recovered. ________________________________________________________________________

Cascadia Tech (CTA): Sophomores & Juniors, Cascadia Technical Academy is still accepting applications for all programs! There are 15 different, half day programs you can apply to. Everything from Aviation to Dental Hygiene. If you have any questions reach out to Chris Erdman, Skyview's Career Counselor. To apply go to https://www.cascadiatechnicalacademy.org/ , click on General Enrollment Information. What is it: The Cascadia Tech Academy (formerly Clark County Skills Center) serves juniors and seniors in 10 local school districts, including Vancouver Public Schools. These students are eligible to apply for half-day programs ranging from aviation technology and criminal justice to fashion merchandising/management and homeland security. Running Start: As you start planning for the next school year, consider if you want to pursue or continue Running Start. Get in contact with your school counselor so they can help you navigate what needs to be done! For more information: https://sites.google.com/vansd.net/skyviewstormcounselingwebsite/other-academic-programs/running-start ________________________________________________________________________

High School and Beyond Plan (HSBP) THIS IS A WASHINGTON GRADUATION REQUIREMENT! To login: Students can access Xello directly through ClassLink, or through xello.world . You log in with the username: vps-studentID# and your 8 digit birthdate. If that does not work, try your 6 digit birthdate. And if all else fails contact your Career Counselor, they can re-set your password. (chris.erdman@vansd.org) Example login: Username: vps-112233 Password: 06072002 Grade 9 Getting Experience Lesson Update your 4 Year Plan Grade 10 Workplace Skills & Attitudes Lesson Program Prospects Lesson Update your 4 Year Plan Grade 11 Goals & Plans Lesson Choosing a College Lesson Resume Lesson Job Interviews Lesson Update your 4 Year Plan Grade 12 12th Grade Goals & Plans – Complete the google survey and type in a summary in the text box before clicking “Turn In” twice. Financial Aid – Simply type your FAFSA plan in the text box, you don’t have to upload anything. Then click Turn In twice. Work/Life Balance – This lesson takes about 15 minutes to get to 100% Resume - Simply type your Resume plan in the text box, you don’t have to upload anything. Then click Turn In twice. ________________________________________________________________________

Storm Nation Academic Support: Who: All SHS students Where: ZOOM https://vansd.zoom.us/j/82965074167?pwd=UkVYalB2V2ZxckxEeWJMVktpcHMxZz09 What: Drop in support for your academic classes, getting organized, getting started on a project, help contacting a teacher, etc. When: DAILY from 11am-2pm ________________________________________________________________________

COLLEGE APPLICATION/SAT FEE WAIVER: If you qualify under ONE of the following and are interested in this service, please contact your counselor. You're enrolled in or eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). Your annual family income falls within the Income Eligibility Guidelines (https://www.fns.usda.gov/cn/income-eligibility-guidelines) set by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service. You're enrolled in a federal, state, or local program that aids students from low-income families (e.g., Federal TRIO programs such as Upward Bound). Your family receives public assistance. You live in federally subsidized public housing or a foster home, or are homeless. You are a ward of the state or an orphan. SAT and ACT TEST (2020-2021): Visit www.collegeboard.com to get information on SAT test dates, times, and availability. Visit www.actstudent.org to get information on ACT test dates, times, and availability. Please note the Skyview High School Code: 481-489 ________________________________________________________________________

COLLEGE APPLICATIONS: Be sure to check on application deadlines for your desired college soon, and start assembling the various pieces required (the application, transcripts, letters of recommendation if needed, etc). Deadlines can be earlier than you realize, and even state schools (like the UW) have deadlines as early as November! FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid): Students and families can begin to submit the FAFSA on October 1 and all items related to financing college (scholarships, grants, loans, work study, etc) all begin with the FAFSA. Be sure to visit www.fafsa.gov to start the process! WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) is a financial aid program for students who are not eligible for federal aid due to their immigration status. Go to the following website: https://readysetgrad.wa.gov/wasfa-washington-application-state-financial-aid or simply Google “WASFA” for more information. ________________________________________________________________________

TECH HELP: If you are having trouble with your technology (chrome book, log in for Canvas, hot spot, etc.), please email student.support@vansd.org or call 360-313-5400 for assistance and also be sure to let your teacher know.

________________________________________________________________________

PSAT TEST: The PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) has been postponed until further notice. When we receive new dates, we will make sure to distribute that information. ________________________________________________________________________

NCAA Eligibility Center - If your student plans to play college athletics, they will need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center to be cleared. You can complete this process by visiting their website at https://web3.ncaa.org/ecwr3/ or simply Google “NCAA Eligibility Center”.

________________________________________________________________________

September was suicide awareness month, but these resources for our students and community are always important! Remember to reach out to a counselor if you have any concerns about your student’s mental health. Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1800-273-TALK (1800-273-8255) Crisis Textline: Text TALK to 741741 1-866-4-U-TREVOR: 1-866-488-7386 Clark County Crisis:1800-626-8137 or 360-696-9560 Teen Talk: 360-397-2428 Crisischat.org Finding mental health options: https://www.seattlechildrens.org/healthcare-professionals/access-services/partnership-access-line/washingtons-mental-health-referral-service-children-teens/

senior awards program

On Tuesday, June 8th we'll be holding our Senior Awards Program in the auditorium from 2:00 - 3:30pm. For safety we ask that only seniors attend, parents can watch it live-streamed. Seniors will be recognized for the following: Honor Cords & NHS Cords, Department Awards, SMT Seniors and ASB Seniors. If your senior is suppose to be part of this program you'll be mailed home a separate invitation with additional information.

Junior/Senior Prom

Skyview's 2021 Junior/ Senior Prom will be a walk through. Prom will be hosted from 7-10pm and will feature professional photography, a give-away and a sweet treat. Juniors and Seniors can sign up using the sign-up genius form in their emails from Mrs. Hathaway. If they would like to bring a guest from another school they will need to fill out the guest pass permission form. See you at Prom!

Senior Chromebook and Textbook return

SENIORS: Chromebook & Textbook return will be on June 8th from 1:05-2:30 (Hybrid Group A), June 9th from 7:30 AM -2:00 PM (Hybrid Group A, fully remote), and June 10th from 1:05 - 2:30 (Hybrid Group B). If not using your Chromebook, you may return to the Skyview Library daily from 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM. If you need to keep your device past June 10th (credit recovery, Running Start, etc.), please return on June 15th from 1:05-2:30 PM. Please remember your power cord and the stylus. There are fines for missing/damaged power cords ($18) and missing stylus ($13). You also need to take off any stickers/decals that you have put on the device. Questions? E-mail traci.chun@vansd.org.

Senior final official transcript request

Are you a graduating senior that needs an official transcript sent to a college or university? Skyview High School is now offering electronic transcript requests.

Starting June 1st through June 18th you will be able to complete a CURRENT student request at https://vansdwa.scriborder.com! No envelope or stamp required. You will receive a submission confirmation upon completion of the request.

Submission confirmation must be sent to kelly.newcomb@vansd.org.

Once the submission confirmation is received by Skyview High school, the transcript will be transmitted to the college of your choice.

This request form can’t be used to have transcripts sent to yourself or another third party, this will only be used for graduating senior transcripts being sent to colleges and universities. For all other transcript requests submit below.

Chromebook and Textbook Information

Students returning to Skyview in 9th, 10th, & 11th grade: Please be sure you complete the Chromebook Renewal survey sent out by Traci Chun. This is an important step to renew your device for next year. You will be keeping your Chromebook over the summer; some of you will have credit recovery or other reasons you will need your device during the summer break. If you currently have a hot spot and still need it, please keep. If you have a hot spot and no longer need it, please return to the S kyview library. Please keep your Chromebook & power cord somewhere safe! If you have questions, please email traci.chun@vansd.org. Textbook/Library Book Returns: Please bring in textbooks and library books to the Skyview library as soon as you are finished with them. There is a return bin in the main office (red box) and a return bin just inside the main door of the library. Thank you!!

Students not returning to VPS schools

Moving this summer? Not returning to Skyview or another Vancouver Public School? Please be sure you return your Chromebook (with stylus), powercord, and any textbook/library books to the Skyview Library before June 18th at 2:05 PM. Thank you!!!

Clubs/Activities

2020-2021 Skyview Club Information

Interested in joining a club click here to learn more!

Key Club

Key Club teaches leadership through service.Community service is something we focus on achieving,helping our community in different areas. Currently for volunteering opportunities we have Kiwanis Camp Wa-Ri-Ki, children’s book read aloud, be my eyes, food bank packaging, missing maps and more listed on our key club website. We are looking forward to adding new possible volunteer opportunities as well. As always we are consistently accepting new members. If you want the opportunity to be involved in volunteer opportunities, community involvement, make friends, and develop or show your leadership skills, join Key Club!

Athletics

skyview cross country

What's a word that rhymes with fun?


Run! Skyview Cross Country would like to welcome all returning and new runners to summer training runs. The first summer run will be on Monday, June 21st and all female and male runners should meet at the Skyview track at 9:00. Runs vary in length depending on fitness level. We will also meet at Whipple Creek Park (address is 17202 NW 21st Avenue, Ridgefield, WA 98642) many mornings...contact Chris Erdman (boys - Chris.Erdman@vansd.org) or Bob Brands (girls - Bob.Brands@vansd.org) if you have any questions. We look forward to welcoming you to Skyview XC-We Run This School! :)

Skyview Families, We want everyone to know that the "BOSS" has arrived. The Business Office of Skyview Storm now has a twitter account to keep everyone in the know. We will be posting notifications for important information and dates for our sports, clubs, and all activities. Make sure to follow us @BossSkyview

Boys tennis

Boys tennis will be back in the Fall! Practice begins on Monday August 23rd, 2021 at 2:30 PM. Please be at the tennis courts at 2:30 pm ready to practice. There will be an important team meeting on the first day of practice, so even if you have not cleared, please come to the meeting. However, you cannot participate physically in practice until you are officially cleared. This is a no-cut sport, so all are welcome to join the team. Men/Women: If you are interested in 'Pickup Workouts' this summer to get ready for the season, sign up for the storm tennis twitter account below. Also, you must be cleared on family ID so go online to do that https://www.familyid.com/organizations/skyview-high-school Everything you need to know about the boys and girls tennis program is at http://skyview.vansd.org/tennis/ You can also follow the storm tennis twitter account to find out about summer workouts and other info by texting “FOLLOW stormtennis” to the number 40404. Hit the courts as often as possible this summer and be ready to go August 23rd. If you have any questions, contact Coach Gowen at jay.gowen@vansd.org #rollstormtennis

boys swimming

SWIMMING IS HAPPENING! Boys Swimming May 3- June 12. Get Cleared through Family ID ASAP or reach out to Coach Chilcote by email at cameron.chilcote@vansd.org

SMT

smt

SMT Applications are now open for a second round.

Current Skyview students and incoming students are all encouraged to apply to Skyview's Science, Math, and Technology Magnet program. Go to Skyview.VanSD.org and scroll down to the magnet application to get started.

You can get more information about the magnet program at Skyview.VanSD.org/SMT.

Current SMT students are already registered and do not have to re-apply.



SMT Blast: save the date for a SMT Blast the afternoon of June 5. This will be an outdoor event following all safety policies. We will be sending a detailed invitation. Parent and student volunteers will be needed.

Skyview Parent Groups

NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION


Vancouver Public Schools is an equal opportunity district in education programs, activities, services, and employment. The district does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, including gender expression or identity, age, families with children, honorably discharged veteran or military status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal. The district provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. The district complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Older Worker Protection Act, and all other state, federal, and local equal opportunity laws. You may contact any of the following people at 2901 Falk Rd., Vancouver, Washington, 98661, or by writing to them at Vancouver School District, PO Box 8937, Vancouver, Washington 98668-8937 or by calling 360-313-1000: ADA–Kathy Everidge (kathy.everidge@vansd.org); Title VII, 504–Steve Vance (steve.vance@vansd.org); IDEA–Daniel Bettis (daniel.bettis@vansd.org); Affirmative Action-Janell Ephraim (Janell.ephraim@vansd.org) Title IX–Kathy Everidge (kathy.everidge@vansd.org); Title IX Elementary–Debra Hale (debra.hale@vansd.org); Title IX Secondary–Jim Gray (james.gray@vansd.org); Athletic Equity–Jim Gray (james.gray@vansd.org). This notification can be provided in the appropriate language for communities of national origin and minority persons with limited English language skills by contacting 360-313-1250.

Skyview High School

The mission of Skyview High School is to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to be college-, career- and life-ready. By providing an innovative educational environment, students are authentically engaged in powerful learning opportunities through meaningful work and real-life research projects.