Skyview High School Newsletter

February

Vancouver School District No. 37

1300 NW 139th St.

Vancouver, WA 98685

(360) 313-4200



February 1, 2021



Dear Storm Families,

We are now into second semester and the second half of the school year. As a building staff, we will continue to engage in collaborative professional developments focused on student learning and support systems. We appreciate the trust you have bestowed on us to educate your children during this difficult year.

As we enter the second semester, I encourage all students to reflect on their first semester and set goals for themselves. Reflection and goal setting are important life skills that will serve students beyond their schooling at Skyview.

For our students to have the best chance of success, they need to attend all classes, actively participate and communicate with teachers. Attendance is very important both in-person and in our remote learning environment. Students not in attendance miss critical instruction and lose the opportunity to receive real-time feedback. Teachers use in-class formative assessments to make in the moment and future instructional decisions. Your partnership to encourage students to maintain good attendance and actively engage in classes is appreciated.

I look forward to the day when we can serve our students in an in-person environment. Please continue to watch for communication from the District and Skyview. Until then, we will continue to make the most of the remote learning environment by living our core covenants of Trust, Integrity and a Commitment to Excellence.

If you ever have questions or concerns, please contact me.

Sincerely,

Andy Meyer – Principal

# RollStorm

TRUST – INTEGRITY – EXCELLENCE

Upcoming Events

  • February 3 - Drive Thru Student Assembly 1:45-4:00 pm
  • February 15 - Presidents Day (No School)

Skyview High School Tech Help Station

Mondays & Thursdays

7:00 AM - 10:00 AM & 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Located in the Main Lobby at Skyview High School

Need help another day?

https://sites.google.com/vansd.net/parent-resources/home

or call 360-313-5400

or email student.support@vansd.org

Attendance Matters!

Distance Learning requirements for Attendance purposes:


In order for your student NOT to be marked absent for a period -

A- Attend ZOOM class

B- Log on to CANVAS for class that day

C- Connect with the teacher


You can check Skyward Parent Access to see what class is marked Unexcused. When your student is absent -

1. You have 3 days to excuse an absence.

2. To Excuse – Email Skyview.attendance@vansd.org Call attendance line 360-313-4220 or enter through Skyward Family Access

3. Excusable Reasons - Health care appointment, Illness, Family matter, Emergencies, Religious activities, Pre-arrange absence.

Counselor's Corner

Happy New Year and New Semester! Happy Semester 2! We hope that you are feeling charged and ready to finish the second half of your school year strong! Make sure to ask questions and set healthy habits going into this semester. Make sure to check out the new Skyview Counseling Team website for additional resources! https://bit.ly/3fcydZm ________________________________________________________________________ Cap and Gown Don’t forget to order your student’s cap and gown! The in school days to order graduation garb have already passed, but your student and you may order online at www.highschool.herffjones.com. Orders may also be sent in via mail to Royal-T/Herff Jones 4018 NE 112th Ave. D-3 Vancouver, WA 98682 ________________________________________________________________________ Cascadia Tech (CTA) What is it: The Cascadia Tech Academy (formerly Clark County Skills Center) serves juniors and seniors in 10 local school districts, including Vancouver Public Schools. These students are eligible to apply for half-day programs ranging from aviation technology and criminal justice to fashion merchandising/management and homeland security. Program applications open Feb. 1st - see you counselor for help signing up! Sign up to take a virtual tour and chat one on one Instructors and former students. For more information: https://bit.ly/3sMZmso ________________________________________________________________________ High School and Beyond Plan (HSBP) THIS IS A WASHINGTON GRADUATION REQUIREMENT! To login: Students can access Xello directly through ClassLink, or through xello.world . You log in with the username: vps-studentID# and your 8 digit birthdate. If that does not work, try your 6 digit birthdate. And if all else fails contact your Career Counselor, they can re-set your password. (chris.erdman@vansd.org) Example login: Username: vps-112233 Password: 06072002 Grade 9 Getting Experience Lesson Update your 4 Year Plan Grade 10 Workplace Skills & Attitudes Lesson Program Prospects Lesson Update your 4 Year Plan Grade 11 Goals & Plans Lesson Choosing a College Lesson Resume Lesson Job Interviews Lesson Update your 4 Year Plan Grade 12 12th Grade Goals & Plans – Complete the google survey and type in a summary in the text box before clicking “Turn In” twice. Financial Aid – Simply type your FAFSA plan in the text box, you don’t have to upload anything. Then click Turn In twice. Work/Life Balance – This lesson takes about 15 minutes to get to 100% Resume - Simply type your Resume plan in the text box, you don’t have to upload anything. Then click Turn In twice. ________________________________________________________________________ Storm Nation Academic Support: Who: All SHS students Where: ZOOM https://vansd.zoom.us/j/82965074167?pwd=UkVYalB2V2ZxckxEeWJMVktpcHMxZz09 What: Drop in support for your academic classes, getting organized, getting started on a project, help contacting a teacher, etc. When: DAILY from 11am-2pm ________________________________________________________________________ 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 (https://www.fns.usda.gov/cn/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 ________________________________________________________________________ VPS & WSU FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION NIGHTS “Get an overview of financial aid applications and receive one-on-one help in breakout rooms. Students and parents are welcome to drop in to ask specific financial aid and scholarship questions. Free and open to all, no matter where you choose to go to college.” When: Feb. 4, 6-8PM Where: Make sure to register to get access to the Zoom Link futurecoug.wsu.edu/register/VPSFinAidNight2021 ________________________________________________________________________ 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. ________________________________________________________________________ TECH HELP: If you are having trouble with your technology (chrome book, log in for Canvas, hot spot, etc.), please email student.support@vansd.org or call 360-313-5400 for assistance and also be sure to let your teacher know. ________________________________________________________________________ TRANSCRIPT: If you need an official transcript, please complete this Google Form - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdC3-ouxIFLudL_5JArK7mn7hcow-X6h7czqZmGGTk8KTUzBw/viewform . ________________________________________________________________________ PSAT TEST: The PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) has been postponed until further notice. When we receive new dates, we will make sure to distribute that information. ________________________________________________________________________ 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”. ________________________________________________________________________ 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: 360-397-2428 Crisischat.org Finding mental health options: https://www.seattlechildrens.org/healthcare-professionals/access-services/partnership-access-line/washingtons-mental-health-referral-service-children-teens/

February Counselor Newsletter

What is Running Start?

The Running Start program allows high school juniors and seniors to earn college credits while completing their high school education—saving students money while advancing their education. Students are able to attend college, at minimal cost, while still living at home as a high school student.

Virtual Running Start Information Night Dates (All nights are optional and provide the same information.):

•Tuesday, February 9 at 6:30pm

•Wednesday, February 24 at 6:30pm

•Thursday, March 18 at 6:30pm

Location: Zoom Webinar

Registration: Register to attend on Eventbrite for a link to the Zoom webinar and reminders as the meeting approaches. All Eventbrite registrations will receive a packet of information and a link to the meeting prior to the event. You can also find links to the Zoom Webinar on the Running Start webpage. Questions can be emailed to start@clark.edu.

These meetings will be held virtually this year in response to COVID-19. Check the Clark College COVID-19 updates page to read more about the campus response to the pandemic at www.clark.edu/covid-19

If you need accommodation due to a disability in order to fully participate in this event, you should contact Clark College’s Disability Support Services Office at 360-992-2314 or 360-992-0901 VP, as soon as possible.

You can find more information about Running Start at www.clark.edu/runningstart

2021 Yearbook

Yearbooks are available to pre-order for only $30, now through the end of February! There are two ways to order ... 1. ONLINE. Just log onto the Vancouver School District website: vansd.org and scroll down to the dark gray area. The 3rd column over is “Online Services.” Go to the 4th link down, “Fines and Fees” and click on it. The username will be your students’ 7-digit ID number (6-digit ID #’s must have three zeros “0” in front of the number). The password is your students’ last name ALL CAPS. Then you just click on your students’ name when it comes up and go​ from there. Questions? Call the Business Office from 7:30-2:00 weekdays at (360) 313-4200. 2. IN PERSON. You can visit Skyview from 7:30-2:00 and pre-order a yearbook in the Business Office. All visitors are required to wear a mask and follow social distancing protocols.


Parent ads (also known as senior tributes) are available now through February 26th, or until 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.

Key Club

Key club teaches leadership through community service. We focus on helping our community in different areas. Currently, we are striving to help students in our community by taking the time to tutor middle school students in order to help them gain a better understanding in subjects they are having difficulty in. We also try to build a connection with the students, as they are a part of this hard time involving online learning. If you want the opportunity to be involved in volunteer opportunities, community involvement, make friends, and develop or show your leadership skills, join Key Club!

Skyview Parent Groups

Hello Again Seniors and Senior Families!

It's back to business time!! Senior yard signs are now being sold! Print the form, follow the instructions and get one in support of your senior in your yard! It is now time for seniors to start selling Willamette Valley Pies for the Spring fundraiser! Prizes for 1st and 2nd place sales! There is also a Hazel Dell Chipotle restaurant night on February 17th, from 4-8! Don't forget to follow us on Instagram - Skyview.Storm2021 and Facebook - Skyview Storm Class of 2021! EVERYTHING can be found on our website as well as at the school (including forms for pie sales and yard signs): https://www.skyviewstormseniorparty.com/ #RollStorm

NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION


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.

Skyview High School

The mission of Skyview High School is to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to be college-, career- and life-ready. By providing an innovative educational environment, students are authentically engaged in powerful learning opportunities through meaningful work and real-life research projects.