Knightly News

September 4, 2020

UPCOMING EVENTS

September 4th: Virtual Back to School Event

September 7th: Labor Day-NO SCHOOL

September 8th: Group B in person; Group A Virtual

September 9th: Both A & B Virtual

September 10th: Picture Retakes--Group A 12:30-3:50PM

September 11th: Picture Retakes--Group B 12:30-3:50PM

September 18th: No School, Teachers Report

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Virtual Back to School

Back to school night for parents looks a little different this year! SHS has gone virtual!

Click the link for the virtual back to school night

Meet our Admin team and your students teachers!


Once you have visited all SHS teachers on your students schedule please fill out the form on the link to be entered into a drawing for SHS Spirit Gear. Entries must be submitted by Tuesday September 8th at 8AM. One prize per grade level.

Click the picture below to Learn about being a Parent Observer in Canvas

Student Fees

Student class fees have been loaded to your students account. Check to see if your student has an outstanding balance due. We accept cash and checks in the front office. As always, you are able to pay by credit card using Campus Portal. Call the office to discuss payment options if needed. Thanks for your help in making sure payments are made in a timely manner.

Picture Retakes

Picture Retakes: Unhappy with your original picture? Return the photos and Studio 5 will print the same package with the retake photo. SEE ABOVE and click the picture to be linked to Studio 5.

If you have not taken a picture, you will on the following days

Thursday, September 10th for Group A

Friday, September 11th for Group B

ALL STUDENTS MUST HAVE A CURRENT PICTURE ON FILE!

Weld RE-4 Nutrition Service Update September 2020

Due to extended emergency meal benefits, ALL students (age 0- 18 years of age) can now receive free meals through the Federal Emergency Meals Program. All meals for all students when learning takes place on-campus, off-campus, and through Inspire4 K-12 Online School will be FREE until December 2020 or until available federal funding runs out.

Middle and high school students in a hybrid learning model can pick up to-go meals for their off-campus days. Middle school, high school, and Inspire4 families may also choose to pick up meals on off-campus days for their students.

Families are encouraged to continue to apply for Free or Reduced meals, which helps our district from a funding standpoint. Learn more about the free and reduced lunch program (and apply) here.

CLICK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION!

Athletics

Transfer Paperwork: If you are a sophomore or junior who transferred to SHS and plan on participating in sports, you need to see Mr. Derrera to fill out CHSAA transfer paperwork!!!


Fall Sports Pictures will be taken on September, 16th

4:00 PM Boys Tennis

4:30 PM Cross Country

5:00. PM Softball

**Boys Golf pictures will be taken at Eaton Country Club on Sept. 17 at 4:30 PM.

Order forms for sports pictures will be handed out by coaches.

If you have athletic questions contact:

Casey Yahn, SHS Athletic Secretary

casey.yahn@weldre4.org

970-833-7104

https://shs.weldre4.org/athletics

Twitter: @SilverKnightsAD

A message from the Athletic Director

Hello Silver Knights! This year, the scene for high school athletics is definitely a new one. It brings several challenges as we navigate the requirements and recommendations that have been put in place for the 360 member schools of the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) as we look for opportunities for student athletes to compete. As the Athletic Director at SHS, that is my ultimate goal this year: to do whatever is necessary for our student athletes so that they can compete in some form or fashion at the high school level, representing our Silver Knight community. I know that not all will agree with the requirements and recommendations, but, in order to keep our kids in school and on the field of play, we will do what is mandated/asked of us by the State of CO, CHSAA and the Weld RE4 School District to provide them the opportunity to play the sports they love while wearing our school colors. We need your cooperation in complying with the Spectator Expectations while attending athletic events at SHS. Understand that these are the Weld RE4 expectations; other Longs Peak League schools that we compete with as league members, or the schools of the Northern Colorado Athletic Conference (NCAC) that we have close relationships with, which includes Windsor HS, all have similar expectations that may vary slightly.


The two most important expectations during this year will be:

  1. That all spectators must wear masks while attending athletic contests and
  2. Athletic facilities will be restricted to a given number of people in the facility at any given time. That includes players, coaches, officials, game workers and fans. This limitation may severely restrict the number of spectators allowed, in some cases to two fans per player and in some cases to no spectators at all. Schools are looking for ways to broadcast games if possible. (Look for more information on that at a later time)


Please help us support our student athletes by complying with all schools' expectations for spectators and players so that our student athletes can represent Severance High School on the athletic field of competition this year! Go Silver Knights!!

Attention JUNIORS ONLY

Attention: JUNIORS ONLY

You can find the military opt-out letter HERE. If you do not want your student's information given out to military recruiters, this form must be signed and returned to Advisory no later than September 8th.


If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Severance High School Counseling Office at (970) 833-7118. Thank you.

Fall PSAT-JUNIORS

Since the class of 2022 was unable to take the PSAT last year, the district is offering an optional PSAT on October 14, 2020. The deadline to sign up for the PSAT is quickly approaching. If you are interested in signing up for the PSAT, please submit the following form as soon as possible: SAT and PSAT FALL 2020 Testing Interest (MUST BE FILLED OUT WITH STUDENTS WELDRE4 EMAIL)


This test is a prereq for the national merit scholarship and many other scholarship opportunities going forward.

Student Pick Up on East Side

Friendly reminder:

When picking students up on the EAST side of the building, remember to park to the right in the loading zone. Please keep the LEFT lane open for drive through traffic. Thank you!

2020-21 Yearbooks

Click here to order

Buy now & save...price will go up during the year

SHS Library News

Have you logged into SORA yet? The Clearview Library has graciously worked with the Weld RE-4 so that you can have access to SORA, which is the Clearview Library Teen OverDrive App. You can log in and check out ebooks and audiobooks using your weldre4.org account. Here are the instructions! https://youtu.be/DgAPc24pMVg


We need your Help!

We would like to know from you, what you would like to see in our Library!? Are there books that you want, that we don’t have? Are there any programs that you would like to see? Fill out this questionnaire and let us know! SHS Library Questionnaire. We appreciate your feedback.


Looking for a book that may interest you? Check these out!

Colorado Council Virtual College Fair Week

Who: Any Colorado student can participate, no matter what age, but we highly recommend Juniors and Seniors

What: Virtual College Fair

Where: Comfort of your own home...virtually

When: October 5th-9th (week before Colorado Free Application Day on October 13th)

Information provide during the FREE Colorado Council Virtual College Fair Week:

Scholarships

Virtual Fair Booths

Chat

Individual College Information Sessions

Panel Presentations

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE!!!

German Corner

LABOR DAY IN GERMANYAs we prepare for Labor Day weekend, I thought it appropriate that this week’s German Corner introduce you to how Labor Day (Tag der Arbeit) is celebrated in Germany. Germany began observing “Tag der Arbeit” in 1890 when hundreds of thousands of people across Europe protested on May 1, 1890, demanding better working conditions and an eight-hour day. Labor Day was established as a German official holiday in 1933 after the NSDAP (National Socialist German Workers’ Party) rose to power. It was supposed to symbolize unity between the state and the working classes. In Berlin, one of the largest marches campaigning for workers' rights nationwide takes place on May 1st in the Kreuzberg district. The marches have taken a violent turn in the past, but nowadays, events such as Berlin Myfest have turned the day into more of a festival than a fight. In the U.S. Labor Day is known more BBQs and the end of summer; in Germany it remains focused on the plight of the working class. Bis nächste Woche!

Sources: https://www.officeholidays.com/holidays/germany/labour-day#:~:text=Across%20Germany%20on%20May%201st,do%20with%20celebrating%20workers'%20rights

School Information

1200 Hidden Valley Pkwy, Severance, CO 80550

School Hours: 8:40 am - 3:50 pm

Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Office: 970-833-7100

ATTENDANCE: 970-833-7105 (Blue Pass)


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