Skyview High School Newsletter

March

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Upcoming Events

  • March 4-24 Forecasting
  • March 8 - First Day of Hybrid Learning for 9th Grade
  • March 15 - First Day of Hybrid Learning for 10th - 12th Grade
  • March 17 - 3rd Quarter Progress Reports
  • March 24 - SAT
  • April 5-9 Spring Break (No School)

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.

Counselor's Corner

Forecasting Information

Click for more information on forecasting student schedule for 2021-2022 school year. Due date March 24, 2021!

Forecasting Similar to last Spring, we will be doing forecasting online through Xello. The forecasting window is March 4th-24th. Please make sure you are putting in your 6 period day and 2 credits of alternatives! There are a handful of resources to make this as smooth of a process as possible, so please check out the counseling website for more information starting March 4th! https://bit.ly/3fcydZm If you have any questions regarding what classes to take, please reach out to your counselor! ________________________________________________________________________


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 ________________________________________________________________________


Cascadia Tech (CTA) 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. Program applications open Feb. 1st - see your counselor for help signing up! Sign up to take a virtual tour and chat one on one Instructors and former students. For more information: https://bit.ly/3sMZmso ________________________________________________________________________


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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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. ________________________________________________________________________


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


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”.

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

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:

•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

Clubs

Key Club

A huge thank you to this year’s Key Club officers!! Specifically our President Alneeda San, Vice President Hayley Stone, Secretary Michael Helde, and our Treasurer Ashley Barron. Even through these difficult times they have done an amazing job of keeping the club running smoothly, and the hard work and dedication can really be seen in these officers and what they've done. As this year is close to an end, new officer elections have already taken place. Which I’d like to give a huge congratulations to our new elected officers! As President we have Michael Helde, Vice President is Ashley Barron, Secretary we have Emma Franks, our Treasurer is Kairo Montes, and as Web Master Aleah Breen. Wishing them the best of luck on their new positions. Currently we have volunteer opportunities such as Virtual tutoring of Alki students, food repack, Be my eyes opportunity, Camp Wa Ri Ki Work Day, 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 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
SWIMMING IS HAPPENING! Girls Swimming will be from March 15- May 1 and 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
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Skyview Parent Groups

Hello Again Seniors and Senior Families!

It's back to business time!! Senior yard signs are now being sold! Print the form, follow the instructions and get one in support of your senior in your yard!


Willamette Valley Pie orders are due March 12th. Prizes for 1st and 2nd place sales! Don't forget to follow us on Instagram - Skyview.Storm2021 and Facebook - Skyview Storm Class of 2021! EVERYTHING can be found on our website as well as at the school (including forms for pie sales and yard signs): https://www.skyviewstormseniorparty.com/ #RollStorm

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.