August 1, 2016
Dear Students and Parents,
We hope everyone is having a great summer! We are excited to have the new school year so quickly approaching and are looking forward to an excellent year with all our academic and activities programs at Star Valley High School. The purpose of this letter is to provide you with information about registration and other important upcoming events at SVHS.
Star Valley High School students begin classes on Monday, August 22nd at 8:15 a.m. On the first day we will have a shortened version of all red and gold classes, along with a welcome back assembly, presented by the Student Body Officers (SBOs). Enclosed is a copy of the SVHS 2016-2017 Calendar. Please pay particular attention to Fridays so you know which Fridays we have school and which Fridays we are off as a school district.
It is important to note that students must be current on all immunizations or they will not be allowed to attend school. If you were notified that our records do not show proper immunizations for your child, please contact us as soon as possible to correct the situation and ensure that your child will be able to begin the school year on time.
Registration will be on Monday, August 15th and Tuesday, August 16th. The online portion of registration for returning students is available at svhs.lcsd2.org under the “Counseling Center” tab, and should be completed prior to these dates. This address also contains forms required for students to participate in SVHS activities. Your student’s Snapcode login information has been emailed to you at the end of last school year with instructions on accessing your account. If you do not have an email please contact SVHS at 885-7847, after August 8. During registration students will have their school picture taken, pay their optional charges, get their ID card, and pick up their schedule/locker assignment. Western Wyoming Community College will also be here on Monday, August 15th to complete registration for college credit courses. On these days each student will receive their iPad after the appropriate forms have been signed and turned in. Parents or guardians of incoming freshman students will be required to attend a short iPad information session with their students. Sessions will be held every 15 minutes on August 16th, from 12:00 to 3:30 pm for these freshman and anyone else interested in attending.
Registration times for new and returning students are as follows:
New Students – Wednesday August 10 and Thursday, August 11 from 8:30-3:00 (please use the new security door by the front entrance).
Seniors - Monday, August 15th from 8:00-11:30 a.m. (Seniors may pre-pay for their graduation caps and gowns at this time.).
Juniors – Monday, August 15th from 12:00-3:30 p.m.
Sophomores - Tuesday, August 16th from 8:00-11:30 a.m.
Freshmen - Tuesday, August 16th from 12:00-3:30 p.m.
$25.00 Activities- Required once during high school, to be paid the first time you participate in an activity.
$47.00 Yearbook- Must be paid for at registration. If you do not wish to buy a yearbook you may sign a form stating that you understand that a yearbook will not be available to you in the spring.
$40.00 iPad Purchase Plan. If you do not want to participate in the iPad Purchase Plan you will not be charged the $40.00.
Various Class Charges- Class charges will be limited to costs associated with supplemental materials that are needed when students choose to create projects that extend in scope beyond the general course requirements. The instructor will determine when charges are necessary to cover the expense of more elaborate projects. Students will be made aware of these charges during the first weeks of school.
Lunch money may also be deposited to your lunch account during registration, but will require a separate check. Meal prices for the coming year are $2.55 for lunch and $1.55 for breakfast. The 2016-2017 Free and Reduced meal application is included in this packet and must be completed each year in order to remain eligible.
School pictures will be taken during registration on Monday and Tuesday, August 15th & 16th. Please see the information included in this packet. We ask that all students have their picture taken, even if you do not purchase a packet, so you can obtain an ID card.
Student handbooks are available online at www.svhs.lcsd2.org. Please review the handbook with your student. Your student will bring home an “Acknowledgement of Handbook Policy” form and we will be requesting your signature to verify that you and your student have been informed of the SVHS policies and procedures. This form will then be returned to the student’s 5th hour teacher by the end of the first week of school. This form also has the web address where all the course syllabi are available. Upon request, students and parents may access a computer at SVHS to view these important documents.
We would like to invite all students and their families to join us for a free Back-To-School barbecue at the Braves Stadium. The barbecue will be held on Friday, August 26th from 5:00-6:30 p.m. Please come and join us for some great food and meet your student’s teachers before the school year begins. As you are joining us for dinner we invite you to watch our Braves football team as they host Juab High School at 7:00 pm.
We invite all students to our “Back-To-School Dance” from 9:30-11:30 p.m. on Fri, August 26th, following the football game. This free dance will be outside near the front entrance of SVHS. We hope all students will join us to kick off the 2016-2017 school year.
15th– First practices for fall sports (Cross-country, Volleyball, Football). Doctors physicals and activity forms must be filled out and turned in prior to this date. Please check the Star Valley High School website: svhs.lcsd2.org
15th - Senior/Junior Registration
16th- Sophomore/Freshmen Registration
22nd- First day of school
26th- Free Back-To-School Barbecue- 5:00-6:30 p.m. out at “Braves Field” Star Valley Braves Football hosts Juab HS- 7:00 p.m. at “Braves Field”
26th Back-To-School Dance- 9:30-11:30p.m. on the front sidewalk
Please remember the Board approved school dress code is still in effect this year. Please refer to this section in the online SVHS Student Handbook for specific expectations.
We look forward to seeing you all in a couple of weeks. If you have questions please feel free to call the school at 885-7847, after August 8.
Mission Statement- At Star Valley High School we make success at the next level possible
Star Valley High School has a tradition strongly rooted in academics and activities. SVHS has a variety of clubs to suit student interests. We also have a dynamic teaching staff.
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NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION
Applicants for admission and employment, students, parents, persons with disabilities, employees, and all unions or professional organizations holding collective bargaining or professional agreements with the Star Valley High School are hereby notified that this school does not discriminate on the basis or race, sex, color, national origin, age, religion, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment, in, its programs and activities.
Any person having inquiries concerning the school’s compliance with the regulations implementing Title II, Title VI, Title IX, The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or Section 504 is directed to contact:
Star Valley High School
P.O. Box 8000
445 W. Swift Creek Lane
Afton, WY 83110
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Who has been designated by the school to coordinate efforts to comply with the regulations regarding nondiscrimination.