SCC High School

A Message from Mr. Soderberg

Kurt

Dear SCC High School Students,

As we begin the 2016-17 school year I want to share my excitement for the many new opportunities for growth we will share together.  Undoubtedly we will face challenges, enjoy successes, make new friendships and rekindle old ones.  Regardless of what comes our way we will face it together.

Each individual is at a different place in their journey.  Some students are here for their first year while others are looking forward to having an outstanding final year.  While each new grade brings unique challenges and opportunities there are three things we each should focus on.

  1. Be Present:  focus on what you are doing at any given moment.  The ability to be fully engaged will be one of the single greatest skills you can develop in your life.  When you are able to focus on the task and engage completely you will achieve your very best.
  2. Be Open:  be open to new ideas, new challenges, new opinions, and new friendships.  Listen closely to others and be willing to roll with new experiences.  This, too, will serve you well.
  3. Be Together:  life is not always easy.  Actually, the older I get the more I learn that life can be quite difficult.  When we stay together we can accomplish great things.  We support one another, stand with one another, look out for one another, and do our very best to make our time together enjoyable.  We are Panthers.

I sincerely look forward to going on this journey with you and can’t wait to see all the joys and challenges that we will face together.

Panther Pride,

Kurt Soderberg
Principal
St. Croix Central High School


 

School Supplies for 2016-17

school supplies

You can find school supply lists for the 2016-17 school year by go to High School --> For Parents --> Supplies Lists.

*** All students in grades 9-12 need to have earbuds or headphones at school every day for use with their Chromebooks.


 

Chromebooks

chromebook

The St. Croix Central School District will be entering its second year of a 1:1 Chromebook initiative. The initiative began last year in grades 6th - 8th, and will expand to grades 6th -12th for the 2016-17 school year. The District has been able to secure a reduced rate for our Chromebook order for the 2016-17 school year. Every student grades 6th - 12th will be issued their own Chromebook from SCC to be used for the 2016-17 academic year at no charge. All issued devices will include a carrying case to minimize damage. There is an optional insurance plan that can be purchased through SCC at a cost of $20.00 per device for the 2016-17 school year. If no insurance is purchased, families will be charged a flat rate of $25.00 for each repair that is not covered by the 1-year manufacturer's warranty.  

Students will be assigned a Chromebook much like they are assigned a textbook and will be responsible for their Chromebook throughout the school year.  And, like a textbook, they will be turned in at the end of the school year. With every student 6th -12th being issued a Chromebook, we will be modifying the District’s Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)  Policy for these grades. This means that students should only have their school issued Chromebook for daily use and will not be allowed to use their own personal device for academic work.

It is apparent the impact that technology plays in our daily lives and the need to foster technology skills within our students. The use of Chromebooks will allow students to leverage 21st century skills to adapt, problem solve, collaborate, and create content for the world around them. This program will enhance classroom environments by providing high-quality instruction, assessment and learning through the integration of technology and curriculum.

Chromebooks will be handed out to 6th -12th grade students during open house on August 24th from noon - 8:00 pm. Additional information and details will be communicated with parents via Skyward Message Center. Also, more details are available at www.scc.k12.wi.us/district/chromebooks.cfm including the Chromebook Handbook, insurance information, frequently asked questions, and other related technology resources and forms.  

Daniel Ruud, Technology Integration Specialist
druud@scc.k12.wi.us   
715-796-2256 Ext. 2223

Chad Konsela, Network Administrator
ckonsela@scc.k12.wi.us

Submitted by: Technology Integration Specialist Dan Ruud




Upcoming Events and Announcements



Picture Days

Picture Day

Picture Days at SCC!

Elementary - Sept 9 with retakes on Oct 24

Middle School - Aug 24 with retakes on Oct 4

High School - Aug 24 with retakes on Oct 18?


 

 

Computerized Meal System

student id

Each SCC student will receive a student ID with a barcode to be used for breakfast and lunch purchases. The barcode will replace the 4-digit PIN number students have used in the past. The barcode will be scanned at the end of the cafeteria line. At the elementary school, student ID’s will be stored in the student’s classroom.  Teachers will hand the student ID’s to their students prior to the start of lunch.  At the end of the lunch line the student ID will be turned into the cashier.  Each teacher will pick up the student ID cards after lunch.

MISUSE OF STUDENT ID BARCODES

Please make sure that your child understands their student ID cards are to remain confidential. A student will not be allowed to use another  student’s ID barcode even if that student gives permission.


 

 

School Hours

Elementary School -- 8:05 am - 3:15 pm

Middle School -- 8:00 am - 3:15 pm

High School -- 8:05 am - 3:25 pm

** Students should arrive at school at least 5 minutes before start times to have adequate time to get to class.


 

 

Athletic Fee Schedule

High School Fee Schedule: $75.00/student/sport—maximum individual cap of $150.00/year

Middle School Fee Schedule: $50.00/student/sport—maximum individual cap of $100.00/year

Maximum Family Fee:   $300/year  

The activity fee will only be applied to athletics and not activities such as FFA, forensics, etc.

The proposal to implement athletic fees was unanimously carried at the 6/22/2015 school board meeting.  If you have questions or concerns about  athletic fees, you can contact Jeremy Kerg at jkerg@scc.k12.wi.us or 715-796-5383 ext. 1148.   


 

 

Bus Information

bus

Bus Change Form

Elementary Secretary Lori Sather will be available at the elementary school August 17th— August 19th  from 8:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. to assist parents/guardians with bus change forms (online at this site.)  For more information, please contact Ms. Sather at 715-749-3119 ext. 4107 or Transportation Director Jeremy Kerg at 715-796-5383 ext. 1148.  All bus change forms are due August 22, 2016 and may be dropped off at any SCC school office.

You can find information about transportation for 2016-17 by visiting District --> Transportation

This includes a new WI Bus Press Release from August 2016.


 

 

Food Service Payments & Meal Prices

Parents can make online payments via Rev-Trak. Go to the SCC homepage at www.scc.k12.wi.us. Click on For Parents, Online Payments. Payments made in this manner will immediately be posted to your student's food service account. A $1.75 fee will be added to each transaction to cover costs associated with the online service. If you do not have a Family Access Login/Password, go to the SCC homepage, click on For Parents > Family Access.

When sending payments directly to the school, please use a Food Service Payment envelope with all information filled in correctly. The payment may be turned in at any of the school offices. Please remember to allow a two-day turn around time for the payment to be reflected in your student's food service account. If your account is negative at the time of your payment, please call Food Service Director Tammy Simonson at 715-796-5383 ext. 1111 to make sure there is no disruption in your student's lunch service.

Returned Checks: Periodically a check is returned to the district office by the bank for insufficient funds. When this occurs, you will be notified by letter from the district office to submit payment in the form of cash or certified check to cover the balance due and bank fees.

Elementary Students   Middle - High Students
K-4 Breakfast $1.20   5-12 Breakfast $1.30
K-4 Lunch $2.35   5-8 Lunch $2.55
Milk (all schools) $0.40   9-12 Lunch $2.65
Reduced Breakfast $0.30   Reduced Breakfast $0.30
Reduced Lunch $0.40   Reduced Lunch $0.40

All Schools --->  Adult/Visitor Breakfast $1.65  -  Adult/Visitor Lunch $3.50.

**Please note that reduced or free meals are available for those who qualify. Please complete and submit the Free and Reduced Form online at: http://www.scc.k12. wi.us/district/ds_food_service.cfm. 


 

 

Medication Policy

All non-prescription medications must be provided by the parent. The school will not supply Tums or Tylenol. The medication must be in its original packaging and be age appropriate. A student may be administered a nonprescription drug in a dosage other than the recommended dose only with the written approval of the student’s physician. A non-prescription medication form must be completed by the parent prior to the medication being administered.

Prescription medication must be supplied by the parent in the original pharmacy labeled package. A prescription medication form completed by both the physician and the parent prior to the medication being administered, is required.

All forms are located on the school website www.scc.k12.wi.us under the district page > student services > health services > forms, or upon request in the main office at each building. Medications will be kept in the nurse’s office or main office at each building, unless specified by the physician.

Please contact Denver Garfield, District Nurse, with any questions or concerns at: dgarfield@scc.k12.wi.us or (715) 796-2256 ext. 2108


 

 

School Visits

All parents and visitors are required to stop at the office and register before visiting or picking up your child. This is a safety factor for the students and to keep us informed of who is in the building.


 

 

Parent Teacher Conferences

conferences

Parent Teacher conferences will be scheduled by appointment for November 1-11, 2016. Watch for sign-up details in the school announcements in October.
 

If you have questions, please contact your child's teacher or the school office. 


 

 

High School Play and Concerts

music

High School Play

Auditions:  High School Library
      September 7, 2016 - 3:30 p.m. or 6:00 p.m.
      September 8, 2016 - 3:30 p.m. or 6:00 p.m.

Students should pick ONE date and time that works best in their schedule.

Performances:  November 18th  & 19th at 7:00 p.m.
Location:  High School Commons

2016-17 High School Concerts

October 24, 2016 - 6:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

December 19, 2017 - 6:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

March 14, 2017 - 6:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.


 

 

Youth Options

Youth Option applications are due by March 1st when applying for the fall term, and by October 1st when applying for the spring term. More information can be found on the high school counseling webpage (www.scc.k12.wi.us/hs/youthoptions.cfm) and local college websites


 

 

Online Sports Registration Now Available

Beginning immediately, you can register your student athlete online for all of the 2016-2017 sports.  Simply go to saintcroixcentral-ar.rschooltoday.com to set up a family account and begin.  You will be able to complete the physical form (green or yellow), the SCC Athletic Code form, the Concussion Agreement, and Athletic Fee form.  We currently do not have the capability to accept online payments; however, you can submit the forms and send the fee with your student to pay at the school office.

You can register both middle school and high school students.  If you are unsure if your child needs a physical, please feel free to call the high school or middle school office.

rSchool Direct Link


 

 

 

Game Workers Needed

Volleyball (all levels)   --   Football (MS level)

Hourly Pay

  • SCC Students:  Age 14 and older - $7.25/hour
  • Adults - $11.00/hour 

If you are interested, or know someone who is interested, please contact Athletic Secretary Wendy Hoverson at 715-796-5383 ext. 1101 or at her email address: whoverson@scc.k12.wi.us.


 

 

Newsletter Notification?

If you would like to receive an email to notify you that the latest monthly SCC Newsletter is available online, email Bookkeeper Elaine Starck at estarck@scc.k12.wi.us to be added to the email notification list.


 

 

Annual Notices

Please find the annual notices for SCC on this page: www.scc.k12.wi.us/district/do_annual_notices.cfm


 

 

ACT Exam Dates @ SCC

ACT

Questions?  Please contact H.S. Counselor Jeff Fern at 715-796-5383 ext. 1122 or Email: jfern@scc.k12.wi.us.

  • September 10, 2016
  • October 22, 2016
  • December 10, 2016
  • February 11, 2017
  • April 8, 2017

Students can sign up for the exam at:  www.actstudent.org


 

 
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