November Newsletter

Skyview High School

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Dear Storm Families,

It is hard to believe that the first month of school is mostly behind us. It has been wonderful seeing Skyview scholars transition to a new school year! Thank you for attending the Back to School BBQ and Curriculum Night to learn more about what is happening in the classrooms and hallways of our great school. Thank you for attending and supporting all extra-curricular activities. Our programs are highly successful thanks to all of the community support from you.

As we look ahead to the month of October, there are many exciting activities happening at Skyview. Some of these activities include:

1. Parent Conferences are on October 18th and 19th.

a. 10/17 and 10/18 are 2Hr Early Release days.

b. 10/19 is a student non-attendance day.

c. Sign-ups are available through Family Access.

2. Teacher In-Service is on October 12th. This is also a student non-attendance day.

3. Spirit Week is October 22nd – October 26th.

4. Homecoming Dance is October 27th.

5. Mondays are 40 Minute Early Release days.

As a learning community, we continue to focus on our core values of: trust, integrity and commitment to excellence. Skyview students have had a phenomenal start to the year and are working hard.

As an example of trust, integrity and commitment to excellence, our very own Annika Epperly was honored by the VPS school board as a National Merit Scholar semi-finalist at their most recent meeting. We are so very proud of Annika and her hard work.

As the weather gets a bit colder and the leaves change color, I wish everyone in Storm Nation a great October. If I can be of service to you in any way, please contact me at my direct phone line: 360-313-4205.

Yours in education,

James E. Gray

Administrative Team

Principal: Jim Gray * Associate Principals: Amy Haynes * Julian Williams * Jeremy Tortora * Dean of Students: Patrick Mahaney * Lindsey Hathaway

Raptor Visitor Management System

For more information on our new school check in procedure:





Fall Conferences

Conference scheduling is changing this year!

This year we are using the Conference Scheduler option on Skyward to set up fall conferences. You will need to have your Family Access activated so if you don't already have access to Family Access, please contact our Main Office to find out how to get that set up. Here are 2 ways to learn about how to set up your conferences for your child:

Video: Parent Power-Up: Parent-Teacher Conference Scheduler

PDF: Parent Conference Instructions

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Attendace Top 5 List

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

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

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

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, enter the absence into Skyward Family Access or send a written note to the attendance office.

Skyview Clubs

If you are interested in joining a club click the link for more information:

Club Spotlight:

Knowledge Bowl

Join a club that is open to all Skyview students.

We meet on Mondays after school in room 606 and we have a great time seeking and sharing...knowledge. Knowledge Bowl is a game in which three teams compete head-to-head-to-head to answer questions from all areas of knowledge including history, literature, science, fine arts, mathematics, current events, geography, grammar and more. Come check it out.

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Attention Seniors

Portraits and quotes will be due NOV 8, 2018.

We will only accept submissions to that are clearly labeled with the senior's name.

Guidelines are as follows:

PORTRAITS: All photos must be at least 2" wide and 3" tall, 300 dpi.

The senior in them must be recognizable, the only person in the picture, and their clothing and pose must follow school dress code. The face must not be obscured by their pose, hair, tinted/sunglasses, or clothing.

Photos must not have the photographer's watermark or other text.

Check our Facebook Page for local photographer information.

QUOTES: All quotes must be 150 characters or less, with a correct attribution if said by anyone other than you. The quote must be school appropriate in content and intent. Approval of portraits and quotes is at the staffs' discretion. Blatant disregard of the rules above can result in school discipline. Free choice portraits and quotes is a labor of love on our part and privilege, not a right, on yours. This privilege can be revoked. Check and see if we have your photo/quote using the link on our webpage on Skyview's website. Please refer to the "last updated" cell at the top before contacting us.

Winter Sports Registration Begins on Oct. 1st

Skyview Counselors

A-DAV George Geranious

DAW-HOP Bree Malloy

HOR-MIL Matt Gruhler

MIN-SAN Jay Gowen

SAR-Z Chrissy Brown

IEP/Credit Deficient 12th Gr Stephanie Jakubek

ELL and SLEC Stephanie Hochhaus

Career Specialist Chris Erdman