Skyview High School Newsletter

January 2021



Vancouver School District No. 37

1300 NW 139th St.

Vancouver, WA 98685

(360) 313-4200



January 8, 2021


Dear Storm Families,

I hope you and your family had a wonderful winter break and were able to enjoy time together and stay safe. The New Year brings an opportunity to move into 2021 with hope and optimism as we continue to get closer to having more students back to in-person instruction.

January 28th is the end of semester one and semester two starts on Feb. 1st. It is important for those new to the high school level to know that semester grades are how students earn credits toward graduation. To earn credit in a course, a student must pass the class with a “D” or higher letter grade. Many of your student’s classes will have a culminating assessment, which will take place on January 26th and 28th during our finals schedule. With only a few weeks left in the semester, it is important for students to take advantage of supports from teachers by attending all classes, including their Wednesday class times. Our schedule provides time for interventions on Wednesday.

Here is a list of things happening in January:

· Jan. 13th at 6:00 p.m. - Science, Math and Technology (SMT) Magnet Night: Zoom Link

· Jan 15th - Special Bell Schedule for MLK Assembly

· Jan 18th - No School in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

· Jan. 26th & 28th - Finals Schedule

· Jan 29th Semester Break – No School

· February 1st – Start of Semester 2

I look forward to serving our community again this year and feel grateful to be at Skyview. We have an amazing student body, staff and community. There is no better place to be!

If you ever have questions or concerns, please contact me.


Sincerely,


Andy Meyer – Principal

# RollStorm

TRUST – INTEGRITY – EXCELLENCE

Upcoming Events

  • January 18 - Martin Luther King Day (No School)
  • January 28 - Last day of First Semester
  • January 29 - Semester Break (No School)
  • February 15 - Presidents Day (No School)

Skyview High School Tech Help Station

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Mondays & Thursdays

7:00 AM - 10:00 AM & 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Located in the Main Lobby at Skyview High School

Need help another day?

https://sites.google.com/vansd.net/parent-resources/home

or call 360-313-5400

or email student.support@vansd.org

Attendance Matters!

Distance Learning requirements for Attendance purposes:


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

A- Attend ZOOM class

B- Log on to CANVAS for class that day

C- 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.

Counselor's Corner

January Counselor Newsletter

Additional Resources The Skyview Counseling Team has created a comprehensive website to make it easier for families and students to navigate through resources! https://bit.ly/3fcydZm ________________________________________________________________________

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 ________________________________________________________________________

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.

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Free Tutoring via NHS: Need help in one of your classes? Come to a tutoring session hosted by NHS to receive some help from your peers! Tuesdays & Thursdays from 12:10pm - 12:40pm Tutoring is available for the following courses: Algebra 1 Geometry Algebra 2 World Themes US History Biology Chemistry English 9, 10, and 11 Sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b054faea92fa1f49-skyview1 or email: skyviewnhs@gmail.com ________________________________________________________________________

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. ________________________________________________________________________

TRANSCRIPT: If you need an official transcript, please complete this Google Form - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdC3-ouxIFLudL_5JArK7mn7hcow-X6h7czqZmGGTk8KTUzBw/viewform . ________________________________________________________________________

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.

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FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION NIGHTS WSU-Vancouver | A-Z Paying for College Workshops (https://studentaffairs.vancouver.wsu.edu/student-financial-services/az-workshops?utm_campaign=vanrecruit20192020&utm_source=crm&utm_medium=email) December 2nd - 10:00-11:00 AM | December 15th - 5:00-6:00 PM Attend via Zoom, for instructions please follow this link (https://studentaffairs.vancouver.wsu.edu/student-affairs/zoom-access-instructions) . ZOOM LINK (https://wsu.zoom.us/j/95559335051#success) ________________________________________________________________________

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”.

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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.orgFinding mental health options: https://www.seattlechildrens.org/healthcare-professionals/access-services/partnership-access-line/washingtons-mental-health-referral-service-children-teens/

Assessment Information

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 situation, the January 2021 PSAT administration has been canceled. Current juniors who would have qualified to take the PSAT/NMSQT for the National Merit Scholar's Competition will be provided information in February 2021 on how to request alternate entry into the program.

What is Running Start?

The Running Start program allows high school juniors and seniors to earn college credits while completing their high school education—saving students money while advancing their education. Students are able to attend college, at minimal cost, while still living at home as a high school student.

Virtual Running Start Information Night Dates (All nights are optional and provide the same information.):

•Monday, January 25 at 6:30pm

•Tuesday, February 9 at 6:30pm

•Wednesday, February 24 at 6:30pm

•Thursday, March 18 at 6:30pm

Location: Zoom Webinar

Registration: Register to attend on Eventbrite for a link to the Zoom webinar and reminders as the meeting approaches. All Eventbrite registrations will receive a packet of information and a link to the meeting prior to the event. You can also find links to the Zoom Webinar on the Running Start webpage. Questions can be emailed to start@clark.edu.

These meetings will be held virtually this year in response to COVID-19. Check the Clark College COVID-19 updates page to read more about the campus response to the pandemic at www.clark.edu/covid-19

If you need accommodation due to a disability in order to fully participate in this event, you should contact Clark College’s Disability Support Services Office at 360-992-2314 or 360-992-0901 VP, as soon as possible.

You can find more information about Running Start at www.clark.edu/runningstart

2021 Yearbook

2021 Yearbooks are on sale now! Good news - we have negotiated a lower price from our publisher so that all families can afford the book even in a difficult year. Books are only $30 and can be reserved through the end of January.


To order your yearbook online, please go to https://skyview.vansd.org -- scroll to the very bottom of the home page where you see a gray shaded area and click on fines and fees. This will take you to the online payment site. You will need to know your login information for family access. If you would prefer to make the purchase in person, the business office is open for sales daily from 7 am - 10:45 am.

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.