Knightly News

August 28th, 2020


September 4th: Virtual Back to School Night

September 7th: Labor Day-NO SCHOOL

September 10th: Picture Retakes--Group A

September 11th: Picture Retakes--Group B


We are aware of the discrepancies with virtual attendance for last Thursday, August 20 and Friday, August 21 and are working to rectify the situation. Please continue to call the attendance line, 970-833-7104, with absences for in person and virtual days.

Student Fees

Student class fees have been loaded to your students account. Check to see if your student has an outstanding balance due. We accept cash and checks in the front office. As always, you are able to pay by credit card using Campus Portal. Call the office to discuss payment options if needed. Thanks for your help in making sure payments are made in a timely manner.

How do I Excuse my Student for an Appointment?

Blue Pass!!!!!

If you are needing to pick up your student at a certain time, Parents/Guardians are more than welcome to call us earlier in the day and we will be happy to deliver a blue pass to your student.

A Blue Pass is a student’s pass out of class. For example, if you have an orthodontist appointment in the afternoon, call the attendance line at 970-833-7105 and leave a message with your child’s name, your name and time you would like your student to be released. The school office will then deliver a "blue pass" to your student. When the designated time arrives, your child may show the teacher the blue pass and can leave class to meet you. They will already be checked out in our system and do not need to check out in the office. Parents/Guardians also do not need to come to the office when a Blue Pass is issued.

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Though high school sports may look a lot different this year, SHS will still be offering 17 sports for our Silver Knights to participate in. Visit our athletic website at You can also sign up for alerts for your favorite Silver Knight athletic team HERE. Stay up to date on any late changes for games or practices via alerts; you decide if you get an email or a text! If you have athletic questions contact:

Casey Yahn

SHS Athletic Secretary


Twitter: @SilverKnightsAD

Athletics--Sophomore or Juniors who transferred to SHS

Transfer Paperwork: If you are a sophomore or junior who transferred to SHS and plan on participating in sports, you need to see Mr. Derrera to fill out CHSAA transfer paperwork!!!

Student Pick Up on East Side

Friendly reminder:

When picking students up on the EAST side of the building, remember to park to the right in the loading zone. Please keep the LEFT lane open for drive through traffic. Thank you!

2020-21 Yearbooks

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SHS Library News

Welcome back to the Castle to our Sophomore and Juniors and welcome to the Castle, Freshmen!

Do you have a library book that needs to be turned in?

We are currently taking any books from any schools that need to be returned! You can just drop them in any of the blue book drops (there is one in every pod and one in the library). If the book belongs to another school, we will gladly send it on its way.

Do you have questions about how to search the Library Catalog? Or do you have questions about how to check out books? Click on the link for more information! Searching/Checking out

Colorado Council Virtual College Fair Week

Who: Any Colorado student can participate, no matter what age, but we highly recommend Juniors and Seniors

What: Virtual College Fair

Where: Comfort of your own home...virtually

When: October 5th-9th (week before Colorado Free Application Day on October 13th)

Information provide during the FREE Colorado Council Virtual College Fair Week:


Virtual Fair Booths


Individual College Information Sessions

Panel Presentations


Student Drivers Don't Forget to get a Parking Permit


Come join SHS DECA!

DECA is an international business and marketing organization where you develop leadership and confidence through competition, community building, and service projects. Virtual competitions will be starting soon and so we will be getting our club going shortly. Please contact Mr. Haining at for more information or to express your interest.

Want to help support our activities this year? Simply link your King Soopers loyalty card to our chapter account and then shop making sure to use your loyalty card on all purchases including gas. We will get a percentage of what you spend. To make this link, access your loyalty card account online at Log into your account, search for Severance High School DECA either by name or WB343 in the Community Rewards section and then click Enroll. You can have relatives, friends, neighbors, co-workers....whoever you their cards to our account and help support our chapter.

DECA Stock Market Game registration is open!

In the DECA Stock Market Game, teams of one to three DECA members are given a virtual $100,000 to invest in stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Team members must work together to build and manage a high performing investment portfolio.

Email Mr. Haining at if interested. This is a national competition, so you will need to be a paid member of DECA to participate.

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German Corner

As some of you know, the Windsor-Severance area was settled by Germans from Russia. These “Wolgadeutsche” (Volga Germans), as they are known, brought many of their traditions with them when they departed Russia for the United States. They also brought their cuisine and the means to make their native dishes. One of those ingredients was “Schwarzbeeren” (literally black berries). Legend has it that Schwartzbeeren seeds were smuggled through Ellis Island in the bellies of Volga German immigrants, but that has never been proven. The Edible Black Nightshade or Solanum Nigrum were used in traditional Volga German dishes like Kuchen (cake), Maultauschen (a kind of giant ravioli), and Knebel (dumplings). The Volga Germans that immigrated to the U.S. also used Schwartzbeeren for pie, coffeecake, and jam. Ask any of the Volga German families here in Severance or Windsor about Schwartzbeerenkuchen (Black Berry Cake) and they will tell you it is like eating a piece of home. If you are feeling adventurous and want to try something new, you can find traditional Volga German recipes in the “Sei unser Gast” (Be our guest) cookbook Try mixing a little sugar, flour, egg, and cream to put on your Schwartzbeerenkuchen. Mahlzeit!

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School Information

1200 Hidden Valley Pkwy, Severance, CO 80550

School Hours: 8:40 am - 3:50 pm

Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Office: 970-833-7100

ATTENDANCE: 970-833-7105 (Blue Pass)

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