Sand Creek High School Newsletter

October 2022

We are sharing our October newsletter early in light of the upcoming fall break and events leading to it!

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Family/Teacher Conferences


We are pleased to announce our family/teacher conference schedule, which will be held on 5 Oct from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and 6 Oct from 5:00-7:00 p.m. While we would love to meet with you in person, we are still offering an option for virtual meetings for families as well. Many staff will reach out individually to families to schedule conferences and will be available for drop in conferences when not scheduled for appointments. A school link to schedule with teachers is live via PickTime (link below), which can also be found on the SCHS website. Appointments may be scheduled up to the date of the conference itself.

Sand Creek Zone Parent Experience Survey

We value your partnership and strive to provide the strongest experience possible for all stakeholders. Please fill out the Sand Creek Zone Parent Experience Survey to provide us with valuable feedback by 7 Oct 2022. We utilize this feedback to shape our annual goals and school improvement plan.

October Count

October Count is the official pupil membership headcount for Colorado public school districts and this year takes place on Monday 3 Oct. Typically, it is from this pupil count that Colorado school districts receive the majority of their funding. This is very important to our schools, the district, and the funding of our programs. The count is a one (1) day membership count in which districts are asked to report all students who are actively enrolled and attending classes on that date. In addition to the count date on 3 Oct, there is a small attendance window of five (5) days to either side of the official count date which schools can utilize to determine a student’s attendance.


In celebration of Count Day on 3 Oct, students who attend all classes will be eligible for a lunch celebration the next day. Students will receive more information from front office staff this week.


If your student is sick during the Count Window (26 Sept - 6 Oct), please do not send them to school. Instead, contact our school attendance clerk as you may need to complete an additional form (areeves@d49.org). When making appointments for your student, please keep the Attendance Window dates in mind, and especially Count Day. If your student is not in attendance on Count Day (3 Oct), the school must provide additional documentation to the Colorado Department of Education that your student attended with us both before and after their absence on 3 Oct. If you know your student will be gone for all or most of the count window, please make sure to contact the main office (tstewart@d49.org) for necessary documentation.

SCHS Shining Stars!

We had over twenty nominations for Shining Stars this month! Here are a few highlights:


Ms. Angela Reeves, attendance secretary:

  • I am nominating Mrs. Angela because she has been the biggest part in creating a safe and comfortable environment for me AND my mom. She has been so helpful this year and last year. I appreciate her kindness and understanding. While she creates personal bonds with the students, she also makes sure that she does her job, and a good one at that.
  • Angela has been so helpful this year anytime I have questions or need any help and has made everything easier for my daughter's transition to high school.



Lilliyan Nice, grade 11:

  • She goes above and beyond at school. She volunteers in teacher classrooms and she is a Link Leader to help students at Sand Creek. She is always willing to help and support others in need. She actively plays on softball team and is on the HOSA competition team for SCHS.


Aiham Aldaheri, Grade 12:

  • Aiham is one of the aides in the Counseling Department, and part of his job is taking new students on campus tours. Yesterday a family came at the end of the school day for a tour. Instead of leaving at dismissal, Aiham stayed and gave the tour after the bell rang so the halls would be clear. He stayed over 30 minutes past dismissal in order to give the family a great experience, all on his own initiation. Aiham is a wonderful aide and student. I am so thankful and appreciative of him.

Sand Creek has more Shining Stars!

Please help us recognize students, staff, and volunteers who make Sand Creek a better place.

SCHS Choir Concert

Wednesday, Sep. 28th, 7pm

Auditorium

New Staff Spotlight: Lauren Swisher



My name is Lauren Swisher, and I am honored to be the new Choir Director here at Sand Creek High School! This is my 8th year teaching choir. I've taught middle school choir for 7 years in both North Carolina and Colorado, and this is my first year teaching at the high school level. I love it! I decided to be a choir teacher after realizing how much my musical experiences had shaped me throughout my life. I learned about perseverance, discipline, empathy, teamwork, and how music can connect all kinds of people. I had several great teachers take the time to challenge me and help me grow as an individual and as a musician, and I hope to do the same for my own students. I love how high schoolers look for fun opportunities to showcase their talents and are always up for a challenge. I am looking forward to bonding with my students and creating meaningful experiences that will both grow and inspire them. When I'm not teaching, you can find me in the outdoors mountain biking, climbing fourteeners, ice climbing, and drinking too much Dutch Bro's. Go Scorpions!

SCHS Strings Concert

Wednesday, Oct. 5th, 7pm

Auditorium

SCHS Band Concert

Thursday, Oct. 6th, 7pm

Auditorium

Fall Break

Friday, Oct. 7th, 7:30am to Friday, Oct. 21st, 2:45pm

Your Home :-)

Students will be on fall break from 7 Oct-21 Oct. We will miss them during this time and wish you and your families a restful break. We will see you back at school on 24 Oct.