Skyview High School Newsletter

October 2020

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Upcoming Events

  • October 14 & 15 Yearbook Distribution

    October 14th, 2-6 PM*

    Birthdays January - March 2-4 PM

    Birthdays March - June 4-6 PM

    October 15th, 2-6 PM*

    Birthdays July-September 2-4 PM

    Birthdays October- December 4-6 PM

    *Please come at your assigned times to allow for social distancing. Mask up and stay safe!

  • October 14 & 15 Two-Hour Early Release (click HERE for bell schedule)
  • October 15 Parent-Teacher Conferences from 2:30-7:30 PM (click HERE for instructions on how to sign up)
  • October 16 Parent-Teacher Conferences from 7:30-10:30 AM (click HERE for instructions on how to sign up)
  • October 16 Non-Student Attendance Day
  • October 21-23 School Pictures

October 21, 2:00-7:30

Last Name A-CI 2:00-4:45

Last Name CL-GO 4:45-7:30

October 22, 2:00-7:30

Last Name GR-K 2:00-4:45

Last Name L-OD 4:45-7:30

October 23, 2:00-7:30

Last Name OE-SL 2:00-4:45

Last Name SM-Z 4:45-7:30


It is important that we follow social distancing guidelines, please follow marked spots, wear a mask, and come at your assigned times.


If you cannot make the arranged time, please reach out to Associate Principal Ian Mansfield at ian.mansfield@vansd.org to arrange alternate plans.


  • October 26-30 Spirit Week
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Counselor's Corner

October Counselor Newsletter

PSAT TEST: The PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) has been moved to January 26th; more information to follow. Due to our limited availability, Home School or non-Skyview students will not be allowed to test.


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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 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


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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 | College Goal Washington - Live events to work on your FAFSA or WASFA (https://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/event/college-goal-washington) Help with FAFSA, WASFA, college apps, etc. 4 – 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14 10 a.m. – noon Monday, Oct. 19 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29 https://wsu.zoom.us/j/99939787650 WSU-Vancouver | A-Z Paying for College Workshops (https://studentaffairs.vancouver.wsu.edu/student-financial-services/az-workshops#:~:text=For%20answers%2C%20contact%20Student%20Financial,.finaid%40wsu.edu.) October 8th - 10:00-11:00 AM | October 21st - 2:00-3:00 PM November 3rd - 5:00-6:00 PM | November 19th - 10:00-11:00 AM December 2nd - 10:00-11:00 AM | December 15th - 5:00-6:00 PM Attend via Zoom, https://wsu.zoom.us/j/95559335051


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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 (call): 360-397-2428 Teen Talk (text): 360-984-0936 Crisischat.org Finding mental health options: https://www.seattlechildrens.org/healthcare-professionals/access-services/partnership-access-line/washingtons-mental-health-referral-service-children-teens/

Assessment Information

Families of Sophomores: VPS has canceled the October PSAT administration. At this time, we are planning on making up the PSAT on Tuesday, January 26. Please stay tuned for more information to come closer to this date. If you have any questions please contact: Lynn.Eide@vansd.org

Skyview Clubs

DECA Club

Skyview DECA club meets Tuesdays at 2:10. See our Instagram @skyview_deca. Email meleea.miller@vansd.org for info & Zoom link.

Robotics Club

Are you interested in joining a club that designs, builds, markets, and competes with a robot? Are you interested in gaining career technical skills, like experience with fabrication, running electronics, programming languages, data analysis, or building a brand? Skyview Robotics has a place for everyone, whether you are interested in building robots or if you would rather support from the sidelines. Our team is highly competitive, receiving 3 awards last year for entrepreneurship, design, and safety. If interested, please respond to this Google form(Please hyperlink "this Google form") and join us for our Parent and Student Night on September 22nd at 7pm via Zoom. Google form link: https://forms.gle/5KSDKZHNLLk4Hem49

Key Club

Are you interested in community service? Skyview Key Club gives a variety of service opportunities for you and your friends! Meetings are every other Tuesday at 2:30pm! Text @skyviewkc to 81010 to join the club's remind for important announcements. We have volunteer opportunities that range from reading children's books to kindergarteners, to writing letters to first responders. Join Key Club to give back to your community while staying safe during this pandemic!

Skyview Parent Groups

  • Class of '21 T-Shirts will be available for $25, Masks are $8, or $30 for both! Contact Senior Grad Parents @ mailto:SVStormgrad21@gmail.com , through Facebook (Skyview Storm Class of '21) or Instagram (Skyview Class of 2021)
  • Seniors! Time to start selling some pies for the holidays! Top 2 sellers will get a prize! Just print out the Thanksgiving Pie Order Form (paper copies are available in the Main Office) and start calling family and friends! Sales are from October 1st - 16th. Payment and orders to be dropped off at Skyview by October 16th. You can also Venmo payment at Keith Dalia Do NOT forget to put your name and PIES in the comment area! Plan to pick up your pies on November 23rd.
  • Class of 2021 Party Fundraisers

NON DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

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.