November Newsletter

Skyview High School

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Dear Storm Families,

Autumn in the Felida/Salmon Creek/Hazel Dell area is filled with color and crisp winds. I enjoy running and on the weekends my routes take me through many of the streets along Lakeshore Avenue, 78th Street and near the WSU-Vancouver campus. What a beautiful area we live in.

Although, the weather continues to change, Skyview’s academic and extra-curricular activities continue to be a standard bearer in the state of Washington. Of special note from the 2017-2018 school year:

· $5 million was awarded in scholarships last year to graduating seniors.

· 70% of all students at Skyview have above 90% attendance.

· In the Spring of 2018, 507 students took 915 Advanced Placement exams. (64.3% of those students received college credit for achieving a 3 or better on the exam.)

· 95% of all students have NO disciplinary suspensions or expulsions.

· Over 1200 students cleared for athletics, band, dance, orchestra or other extra-curricular activities during the school year. (Over 50% of the whole student body.)

Our core values of trust, integrity and commitment to excellence are reflected in these accomplishments and continue to drive our community to even greater achievements.

As Thanksgiving Break quickly approaches, I’d like to take a moment to thank everyone in StormNation for their contributions towards supporting all of our kids.

Sincerely,

James Gray

November is Tobacco Awareness Month

Check out the Talking Points to discuss with your child

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our Prevention/Intervention Specialist, Donna Holland

Skyview Yearbook

Do you have 2 or more children attending Skyview?

Send a "sibling" picture to skyviewhsyearbook@gmail.com!

Seniors, your yearbook portrait and quote are due NOVEMBER 8th! Please see full details at skyviewhsyearbook.weebly.com

Parent ads are available now through January 31st, or until we sell-out.

Prices are:

Full Page, $170; half page, $95; quarter-page, $55; and eighth-page, $40.

Go to: www.yearbookordercenter.com , enter school code 6886, and select your ad size. Then you can upload your photos, select a template, and craft your message!

Once you are in the ad website, please use their customer service line for any questions or help.

Thanks for your support!

Future U Fair

Thursday, Oct. 25th, 5-8pm

1601 East McLoughlin Boulevard

Vancouver, WA

ALL Vancouver Public Schools students and families, K-12, are invited to attend the

Future U Fair.

We currently have over 70 colleges, universities, technical and trade schools, military and more post-secondary options and resources from all over the country confirmed to host tables. There will be informational breakout sessions on College Bound Scholarship, VPS CTE and magnet programs, Financial Planning, and FAFSA/WASFA application assistance. We will even have games and prizes for our younger attendees. There will be Spanish, Russian, Chuukese, and ASL interpreters on hand to assist families.

Student Spotlight: Annika Epperly

Annika of Skyview High School recently was named one of 16,000 semifinalists from across the U.S. for the National Merit Scholarship. Semifinalist status is attained based on score on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The total number of semifinalists represents less than 1 percent of high school seniors nationwide.

Next, Epperly will have an opportunity to compete for finalist status and earn a National Merit Scholarship in spring 2019. Excellent Job Annika!

The Lost & Found is already full!

Please encourage your student(s) to stop by the 400 wing, during the school day, and check for their lost coats, hoodies, backpacks, water bottles, and more. Unclaimed items will soon be donated!

Attendance – TOP 5 List

1 – You have 3 days to excuse an absence.

2 - To excuse – Bring a note to school or call 360-313-4220 or email skyview.attendance@vansd.org

3 - Excusable Reasons – Health care appointment, Illness, Family activity, Family emergency, Pre-arranged Absence

*If a student has missed more than 5 days in a month a doctors note is required to excuse those absences.

4 – Unexcused Absence – Arrive to class 15 minutes late, Leaving Skyview without checking out, Oversleeping, Car/transportation. These reasons will not be excused.

7 unexcused absences in a month=Truancy

10 unexcused absences in a year= Truancy

*The State of Washington mandates school districts report to the juvenile court any student that is truant.

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 later returning to school with a note from parent.

If you need to report an absence or tardy

Call the attendance office at 360-313-4220, send an email to the attendance clerk at skyview.attendance@vansd.org, enter the absence into Skyward Family Access or send a written note to the attendance office.

Student Chest Drive Annual Volleyball Match

Thursday, Nov. 15th, 7-9pm

1300 Northwest 139th Street

Vancouver, WA

Be there to support Skyview as they take on Columbia River!

2018-2019 Open House/Curriculum Night and 2019 Graduation Dates

2018-19 OPEN HOUSE/CURRICULUM NIGHT DATES

August 28, 2018 Home Connect 4:30 p.m.

September 13, 2018 Flex Academy 7:00 p.m.

September 18, 2018 Skyview 6:00 p.m.

September 20, 2018 All Middle Schools 6:00 p.m.

September 20, 2018 VSAA 6:30 p.m.

September 24, 2018 Columbia River 6:00 p.m.

September 25, 2018 iTech HS Preparatory 7:30 p.m.

September 27, 2018 Fort Vancouver 6:30 p.m.

October 3, 2018 Hudson’s Bay 6:00 p.m.

2019 Graduation Dates

June 7, 2019 GATE 5:00 p.m. GATE House

June 10, 2019 Lieser 5:30 p.m. Lieser

June 12, 2019 Fort Vancouver 5:00 p.m. Amphitheater

June 12, 2019 Columbia River 8:00 p.m. Amphitheater

June 13, 2019 Hudson’s Bay 5:00 p.m. Amphitheater

June 13, 2019 Skyview 8:00 p.m. Amphitheater

June 14, 2019 Flex Academy 7:00 p.m. Fort Vancouver

June 14, 2019 VSAA 8:00 p.m. VSAA

June 17, 2019 iTech 7:00 p.m. VSAA

5th Grade Visitation to M.S. June 7, 2019

Senior Finals June 10-12, 2019

Seniors Last Day June 12/13, 2019

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