Skyview High School

January Newsletter

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Vancouver School District No. 37

1300 NW 139th St.

Vancouver, WA 98685

(360) 313-4200

January 8, 2020


Dear Storm Families,


I hope this month’s newsletter finds you and your family in good health and optimistic for the new year. I am looking forward to all of the great things the new year will bring for our students and the Skyview community. January 27th marks the start of second semester which will bring many opportunities for students.

The start of the new semester is a great opportunity for students to reflect on their successes and those experiences which have not gone as well as planned. Our vision for learning at Skyview is: Experience combined with reflection equals learning. The process of reflecting and goal setting is extremely valuable in our growth and journey as lifelong learners. We encourage you to have conversations with your child about their educational experiences and help them establish goals to maximize their opportunities at Skyview.

Attendance matters! We have created an attendance team this year to focus on our whole school efforts to improve regular attendance. If your child has a contagious illness or is running a fever, we want them to stay home. Otherwise, we need students in class to learn. Missed classes add up, even students who don’t have “chronic absence” issues, defined by missing 10% or more, are impacted by being absent from class. A student who is absent 10% of the school year, or 18 days per year, over the course of their K-12 education will have missed 234 days of school by the time they have graduated, which equals 1.3 years of school. Help us promote good attendance by encouraging your student to be at school and on time. Skyward parent access allows you to track your child’s attendance and grades.

Attendance is just one of the many initiatives we are working on to live our core values of Trust, Integrity and Excellence. I appreciate the opportunity to serve the Storm Community and look forward to working with your child, their teachers’ and the people who support them. If you ever have questions or concerns, please contact me.


Sincerely,

Andy Meyer – Principal

UPCOMING KEY DATES

  • January 7th- February 21st-SMT Magnet Applications Open -Link to application will be available on Skyview's Webpage and the VPS District Webpage.
  • January 15th- 8th Grade Open House Night -6:30-8:30 pm
  • February 7th- SMT Winter Blast- 7:00-11:00 pm

High School Semester I: Final Schedule

January 22, 2020 & January 23, 2020


Wednesday, January 22, 2020

(Final Examination Day – Special Schedule)

Warning Bell 7:25

Period 1 7:30 – 9:05

Period 2 9:10 – 10:45

1St Lunch 10:50 - 11:20

Second 4th Period 11:25 - 12:20

First 4th Period 10:50 - 11:45

2nd Lunch 11:50 - 12:20

Period 3 12:25 - 2:05

Thursday, January 23, 2020

(Final Examination Day – Special Schedule)

Warning Bell 7:25

Period 4 7:30 – 9:05

Period 5 9:10 – 10:45

1St Lunch 10:50 - 11:20

Second 4th Period 11:25 - 12:20

First 4th Period 10:50 - 11:45

2nd Lunch 11:50 - 12:20

Period 6 12:25 - 2:05

Supplemental levy on the ballot this February

Changes in state funding for education have contributed to a multimillion-dollar shortage in Vancouver Public Schools’ budget. To address the shortage, the district is asking voters to consider approving a levy on Feb. 11, 2020.

Supplemental education and operations levy facts

  1. If approved by voters, the supplemental levy for education and operations would maintain current levels of programs and services in VPS.
  2. The new levy would supplement the educations and operations levy passed in 2019.
  3. The levy would pay for locally funded teacher positions that maintain smaller class sizes.
  4. All schools in the district would benefit from the levy.
  5. The levy would help schools continue to improve student achievement and graduation rates.
  6. Without revenue provided by a supplemental levy, the district would face shortfalls that require budget cuts and layoffs.
  7. Supplemental levy collection would begin in 2021.
  8. The estimated rates per thousand are:

○ 43 cents in 2021

○ 41 cents in 2022

○ 40 cents in 2023

  1. If voters approve the supplemental levy, the 2021 rate combined with the current education and operations levy would be $1.95 per $1,000 of assessed property value.
  2. The supplemental levy will appear on the ballot in the special election on Feb. 11, 2020.

Learn more at vansd.org/levy.

Impuesto suplementario en las papeletas de votación este febrero

Cambios en la financiación estatal para la educación han contribuido a un déficit multimillonario en el presupuesto del Distrito Escolar “Vancouver Public Schools”. Para tratar esta escasez de fondos, el Distrito Escolar les pide a los votantes que consideren aprobar una recaudación fiscal el 11 de febrero de 2020.

Información importante sobre la recaudación de impuestos suplementaria para programas educativos y operaciones

  1. Si es aprobada por los votantes, la recaudación de impuestos suplementaria para programas educativos y operaciones mantendría los niveles actuales de programas y servicios en el Distrito Escolar “Vancouver Public Schools” o “VPS”, por sus siglas en inglés).
  2. La nueva recaudación de impuestos complementaría la recaudación de impuestos para programas educativos y operaciones aprobada en 2019.
  3. La recaudación de impuestos pagaría por los puestos de maestros financiados localmente y que mantienen salones con un número reducido de estudiantes.
  4. Todas las escuelas de distrito se beneficiarían de esta recaudación de impuestos.
  5. La recaudación de impuestos ayudaría a las escuelas a continuar mejorando el aprovechamiento estudiantil y el índice de graduación de la preparatoria.
  6. Sin los ingresos de la recaudación de impuestos suplementaria, el distrito escolar se enfrentaría a déficits que requieren recortes presupuestarios y despidos.
  7. La recaudación de impuestos suplementaria comenzaría en 2021.
  8. Se estima que las tasas de interés por cada mil dólares son:

○ $0.43 en 2021

○ $0.41 en 2022

○ $0.40 en 2023

  1. Si los votantes aprueban la recaudación de impuestos suplementaria, la tasa de 2021 combinada con la tasa actual de educación y operaciones sería de $ 1.95 por $ 1,000 del valor tasado de la propiedad.
  2. La recaudación de impuestos suplementaria se presentará en la boleta de las elecciones especiales del 11 de febrero de 2020.

Obtenga más información en vansd.org/levy.

Дополнительный налоговый сбор на избирательном бюллетене в феврале

Изменения предоставляемого штатом финансирования школьного образования привели к возникновению многомиллионного дефицита бюджета в Ванкуверских государственных школах. Для разрешения этой проблемы дефицита школьный район обращается с просьбой к избирателям проголосовать в поддержку налогового сбора 11 февраля 2020 года.

Факты о дополнительном налоговом сборе в поддержку образования и деятельности школ

  1. Если данный дополнительный налоговый сбор в поддержку образования и деятельности школ будет одобрен избирателями, это поможет сохранить программы и услуги на уровне, предоставляемом Ванкуверским школьным районом (VPS) в настоящее время
  2. Новое налогообложение дополнит налоговый сбор в поддержку образования и деятельности школ, одобренный голосующими в 2019 году.
  3. Этот налоговый сбор сможет оплачивать финансируемые за счёт местных средств ставки учителей, которые помогают уменьшить число учеников в классах.
  4. Этот налоговый сбор принесёт пользу всем школам района.
  5. Этот налоговый сбор поможет школам продолжить работу по повышению успеваемости и процента выпускников.
  6. Без фондов, предоставляемых дополнительным налоговым сбором, наш школьный район столкнётся с дефицитом, что потребует сокращения бюджета и увольнения сотрудников.
  7. Дополнительный налоговый сбор начнётся в 2021 году.
  8. Расчётные расценки на тысячу долларов:

○ $0.43 в 2021 году

○ $0.41 в 2022 году

○ $0.40 в 2023 году

  1. Если избиратели одобрят данный дополнительный налоговый сбор, в 2021 году общий уровень налогообложения, включая собираемый в настоящее время налог в поддержку образования и деятельности школ, составит $1.95 на $1000 долларов оценённой стоимости недвижимости.
  2. Дополнительный налоговый сбор будет включён в бюллетень для голосования на специальных выборах, которые состоятся 11 февраля 2020 года.

Для получения более подробной информации выйдите на сайт vansd.org/levy.

Sópwósópwun Mwooniyen Education Me Óótóóten Mwooniyen Takisis

A wor ei minaféén plan iká okkoot aan Vancouver Public Schools a amwora reen aar repwe sópwósópw ne ánisi aach kkeey imwen sukuun reen peekin education. Nupwen raa katon sefánniiy ei plan raa kúna pwe ewe mwooni iká budget reen ei plan mi napéseni ewe mwooniyen takisis si kan angeeyi seni state won million (miniyon). Reen aar repwe toongeni sópwósópw iká an epwe pwénúúwetá ei okkoot siya tingor ngeni chóón vote meyinisin sipwe waanong aach vote fáán Fapeweri 11, 2020 reen aan epwe toongeni approve ei minaféén plan.

  1. Iká pwe ei túngor e ketiw meren chón vote iwe ei minafén mwoonien takises epwe nó ngeni ach kei prokram mi ánisi ach kei sukkunen nón Vancouver Public Schools.
  2. Ei minafén mwoonien takises epwe ne fiis pwe sópwósópwun áninisin sukkun me mwékútúkútún angangen sukkun.
  3. Ei mwoonien takises mi pwan toongeni ánisi sense ren ar repwe ékúkkúnáátiw angaang iká ápwénúúwetáyi aar angaang ngeni chón sukuun nón class.
  4. Ei mwoonien takises epwe ánisi meinisin ach kei sukkun nón ei district.
  5. Ei mwoonien takises mi pwan toongeni ánisi chón sukuun ne kunekun iká ánisi ngenir “Rates” reen ar repwe sochungiyo.
  6. Iká esapw pwúnún ei mwoonien takises, neman epwe kisikiisinó niwinin sense me kkatowuun chon angang nón ach eyi District.
  7. Tttupwuffengenin ach ei mwoonien takises epwe pwopwuuwotá nón 2021
  8. Ach wúrúúr wón ei mwooni ren peekin rate:

○ $0.43 nón 2021

○ $0.41 nón 2022

○ $0.40 nón 2023

  1. Iká pwe ei minafén “SUPPLEMENTAL LEVY” (mwoonien takises) e ketiw meren chón vote iwe ena rate epwe kapach ngeni ei rate iei reen ”OPERATIONS LEVY”. Wukúúkún mwoonien ena rate ina epwe $1.95 per $1,000.00 wón “PROPERTY VALUE” (mééméén iimw iká fénu ena sukuun e nóm wón.)
  2. Ráánin wúttúút epwe fiis fan Fapeweri 11, 2020.

Reen tichikin ei wuttuut een mi tongeni téétá online won vansd.org/levy.

SMT BLAST NIGHT

Upcoming SMT Blast Night for Current SMT Students


  • February 7th @ 7:00-11:00 pm
  • $5 entry fee for food and drinks
  • Enter through Ms. Malixi's door
  • Sign up non SMT friends starting February 3rd at the 600 wing desk
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The Senior class photo will be on January, 31st at 9:20 AM

Yearbook Parent Ads are now available!

To get started, go to:
https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/?event=general.displayLanding&jobnumber=6886
And enter school order number 6886
Select "Buy a yearbook ad"
Select a size:
Full page $170
Half page $95
Quarter page $55
Eighth page $40
Choose a template, upload photos, and start designing!
Ads will be on sale until January 20th or until sell-out.
​Full page ads are likely to sell out first.
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Yearbook Nameplates

Yearbook nameplates are on sale until 1/17 in the Business Office ... $13 gets you a custom nameplate, extra autograph pages, and an exclusive early-release party!


Yearbooks are on sale until 1/23 in the business office.

Senior Parent Info: Grad Night 2020 Party Information

Check out the social media contacts for upcoming information on our 2020 grad party.

Also, stay in the loop for upcoming meetings, fund-raisers and other important dates during this Senior year.

Next meeting dates will be Jan 13, Feb 3, Mar 2 and Apr 6 in the library starting at 7 pm.

2020 Grad Party INSTRAGRAM:

2020 Grad Party EMAIL:

2020 Grad Party FACEBOOK:

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DECA

DECA Students will be on a field trip competing at the DECA Area 9 Competition on

January 15th 8:00 - 4:30 pm!