Knightly News

February 19th

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • February 22: Season C Registration Opens (Girls Volleyball and Boys Soccer)...see Athletic info below

  • March 12th: End of 3rd Quarter/Silver Classes

  • March 15th: Beginning of 4th Quarter/Navy Classes--ALL STUDENTS IN PERSON EVERY DAY

  • March 29th - April 2nd: Spring Break

  • April 5th: No Students/Teachers Report

  • Week of April 12th-16th - Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences 4th Qtr

  • April 13th: 11th grade SAT

  • April 15th -9th & 10th PSAT

  • May 20th-Last day of School

Thank You Brad Irion for Serving the Severance Community!

Thank you Mr. Brad Irion for serving the Severance community on the Weld RE-4 School Board. Mr. Irion is retiring early from his 8 years of service on the board. Mr. and Mrs. Irion have a combined 12 years of representing the Severance community with the board. Thank you again for all of your years of service and support.


The school district is accepting applications to fill Mr. Irion’s seat as the District C director through November, when the seat will be opened to the election process.


Anyone interested in being considered for the opening should contact Sherry Hoffman, the assistant secretary to the board of education. Mrs. Hoffman may be reached by phone at 970-686-8011 or from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the district office, 1020 Main St. in Windsor.

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Athletics

LIVE STREAM HOME EVENTS: Severance HS Athletics


  • Season C, Girls Volleyball and Boys Soccer Sports Registration will reopen Monday, February 22. Please see severanceathletics.com for more information and a link to register on Monday. If your athlete registered in the fall for Volleyball or Boys Soccer, please do not register again online. All athletes must check in with Mrs. Yahn to make sure online registration is complete and all necessary paperwork is turned in. Once confirmed, a sports permit will be issued. A sports permit is required to participate in the first official day of practice, which is March 8. If you have any questions, please contact the Athletic Secretary.


  • Sign up for Alerts for individual sports to receive updated information including cancellations and postponements at severanceathletics.com


If you have athletic questions contact:

Casey Yahn, SHS Athletic Secretary

casey.yahn@weldre4.org

970-833-7104

https://shs.weldre4.org/athletics Twitter: @SilverKnightsAD

German Corner

DAS FASCHINGSFEST

SMEAR IT IN YOUR HAIR!

I couldn’t believe my luck. I found another fun German idiom and I wanted to share it with you. As I mentioned last time, idioms are phrases that are very cultural and are used to express a sentiment in the figurative sense and are not literal. This week’s gem is “Das kannst du dir in die Haare schmieren”. The literal translation is “You can smear that in your hair!” Figuratively, the phrase is used when the Germans want to say “You can forget it! It’s not happening!” Why hair and why you are smearing something in it is a mystery (I was unable to find the phrase’s origin.) I was surprised there was no mention of mustard or wurst or some breed of German dog. All I know is that instead of using “When pigs fly” the next time you want to express the impossibility of something, just tell them “You can smear that in your hair!” Okay…it sounds better in German. You have to admit it is worth a laugh! Viel Spaß! Bis nächste Woche!

Travel Opportunity for Students

Want something to look forward to as we start seeing more progress with the pandemic? We do too! Ms. Hawker and Mrs. Syring are taking high school students on a trip of a lifetime to Italy, Greece, and the Greek Islands in June 2022. This out of school program is a 12-day educational tour to Rome, Greece, & the Greek Isles where students can even receive university credit for attending this tour!


This tour will help students:

  • Expand their knowledge of the world around them
  • Understand new people, places, and cultures
  • Discover more about themselves
  • Grow more confident and independent

For more information you can watch this informational video.

There will be a virtual informational meeting held on Monday February 22 at 6pm. You can RSVP for the meeting at https://bit.ly/3b8qKZQ If you have any questions or are interested in the trip, please email courtney.d.hawker@gmail.com for more information.


We are excited to share this opportunity with you!

CDE: Higher Education Town Hall

Join the Zoom Meeting on Feb 22nd, 6-7:00 PM

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83067388602?pwd=MzRhU1VWa1dyK2Q3RmpBUG9IaDFuZz09#success

The Colorado Department of Higher Education, in partnership with local school districts and colleges and universities, is holding monthly conversations with high school students and families across the state to provide information on topics like: Concurrent Enrollment (earning college credit while in high school), financial aid, scholarships, test optional standardized tests for college admission and more.

The 60-minute sessions are open to any high school student and their families and allow school district and high school staff to share more information on the available programs within their school and share the district/school vision for students exploring their postsecondary paths. Colleges and universities also participate and cover key programs of study, financial aid, admissions and more. The Department outlines key initiatives that help students navigate options after high school, explore financial aid, and learn more about how college is still a wise investment.

BigFuture Days

College Board is hosting virtual events for high school students to connect directly with college admissions representatives and take action on the most important steps for college.
Register at cb.org/bigfuturedays.


Students can attend any event and more than one.
*BigFuture Day Southeast
Tuesday, February 23

*BigFuture Day Northeast
Sunday, March 7

*BigFuture Day Midwest
Thursday, March 11

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Annual Family Check-In (AFC) - Mandatory for all students!

Annual Family Check-In (AFC) - Mandatory for all students!


The Weld RE-4 School District uses our annual family check-in to verify student information. Annual Family Check-In (AFC) is a mandatory process that ALL parents will need to complete annually.


Families with Existing Students


  • Campus Parent > More > Annual Family Check-in > Click Here to go to Existing Student Registration > complete update > click submit

  • If you are currently an out of district 8th moving to 9th: Out of District Open Enrollments

    • Open Enrollment forms must be filled out and handed into school or District Office

LEARN ABOUT JOB CORPS!

All Students & Parents who are interested in learning about Job Corps should attend!


Job Corps is the largest FREE residential education and job training program for young adults ages 16-24. Job Corps provides training and education for many different career fields and gives the experience of living in a dorm setting.


During this Google Meet you will meet Rachel King, who will tell you more about all things Job Corps. She'll provide information about the different career fields Job Corps trains, the application process, and life on campus. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions about Job Corps.


To attend this event please CLICK HERE on Feb 25th at 2:15pm and use meet code Success2

Youth Apprenticeship

Tolmar is hiring two Manufacturing Technician Apprentices with the following qualifications:

*Junior or Senior, must be 16 years old by June 1, 2021

* Must be able to commit to 3 years
* Must be able to work 16 hours per week to start
* Based in Windsor, CO
* $13.25 per hour to start
* Background check and drug test required
* MSSC modules through FRCC paid for

Completed application must be submitted by March 15, 2021 for consideration.

Full job description:

https://careerwisecolorado.force.com/s/posting/a4L1M000000S6QeUAK/id-0599


Start an application: https://careerwisecolorado.force.com/s/login/SelfRegister?language=en_US

Here is a two-minute video of the CareerWise Colorado program:

https://vimeo.com/294846310


Meet Margaret, an alumni of CareerWise and former Nordson Medical apprentice: https://youtu.be/lBOYjV7BWK0


Meet Brittany and her parents:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhPgjfbHz6


If interested or would like more information, please contact:

Michelle Smith, Weld RE-4 Community Partnerships Coordinator

michelle.smith@weldre4.org or Ph: 970-686-8013

Students will Return Fully In-Person On March 15th!!!

Fourth quarter will begin on March 15th. ALL students will report in person to Severance High School 5 days a week!!! Please refer to the Weld Re-4 School District Message sent on February 9th:


A Message from Superintendent Dan Seegmiller

When will Weld RE-4 middle and high school students be returning to a daily, in-school schedule? This is a transition we are fully committed to and that the Centers for Disease Control and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment are both saying is possible. With that in mind, we have been actively planning for middle and high school students to fully return at the start of the new quarter on March 15.

Why are we waiting until March? Middle and high school classes this quarter were specifically scheduled to meet students’ needs in hybrid learning. Therefore, bringing them back mid-quarter would adversely affect learning for hundreds of students. We are moving forward with plans for next quarter based on having students back in the building on a daily schedule. That’s “Plan A.” There will also be a “Plan B” in place where middle and high school students remain in a hybrid model if circumstances change such as systems being overwhelmed by new virus variants.

I want to assure you that our desire is to have all of our students back in their schools on a daily schedule. That is what we are working toward. You will be hearing further information as we get closer to next quarter. We are sharing this information now so students and families can adjust their schedules accordingly.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.

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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