Skyview News Monthly Newsletter from Skyview Junior High School DECEMBER 2013 PLEASE READ THIS SPECIAL WINTER NEWSLETTER FOR INFORMATION ABOUT: How to know when school is canceled or delayed due to weather What the Skyview late start schedule be What to do if your child will miss school for vacation or illness DISTRICT SNOW AND ICE BULLETIN Emergencies such as inclement weather, power outages and bad road conditions can alter school schedules and affect bus transportation. The decision to close or delay schools is made by the superintendent as early as possible, usually around 5:30 a.m. Please update your contact information (telephone and email addresses) with Skyview so you can receive this important information. Early dismissals will occur only if a delay in dismissal significantly increases hazards. In the event an early dismissal is required, it is important that you have a plan for your child(ren). The decision to close schools or delay start times will be announced on www.schoolreport.org and most radio and television stations. Families will be notified using the district's automated telephone messaging service. You may also call the district information line at 425.408.6001, beginning at 6 a.m., for school closure information. Emergency make-up days will be added to the end of the school year. If “Northshore School District #417” is not mentioned during the newscast, it means schools are open, with buses operating as normally as possible. If Northshore is mentioned, one of the following situations will be announced: 1. “2 hours late, normal bus routes” means: • Buses start 2 hours late on normal routes • All partial programs cancelled • No half-day kindergarten (a.m., p.m.), Sorenson ECC, preschool/pre-k or Head Start • No out-of-district transportation • No elementary band/orchestra, zero-period, satellite or ninth grade classes at the high schools • No after-school athletics or activity trips • All-day and extended-day kindergarten operate on the elementary schedule 2. “2 hours late, snow bus routes” means: • Buses start 2 hours late on snow routes (www.nsd.org/nsdtransportation) • All partial programs cancelled • No half-day kindergarten (a.m., p.m.), Sorenson ECC, preschool/pre-k • No out-of-district transportation • No elementary band/orchestra, zero-period, satellite or ninth grade classes at the high schools • No after-school athletics or activity trips • All-day and extended-day kindergarten operate on the elementary schedule 3. “On time, snow bus routes” means: • Buses start at normal time on snow routes (www.nsd.org/nsdtransportation) 4. “Closed” means: • All district schools closed • No after-school/evening activities, athletics or band/orchestra Snow bus route locations are available online, www.nsd.org/nsdtransportation, or by contacting the Transportation Department, 425.408,7900. Changing conditions may cause the district to alter the status of school. Listen to radio and television for the latest information. SKYVIEW LATE-START SCHEDULE Skyview students taking any classes at Bothell High will NOT attend Bothell High classes when Skyview has a 2 hour late schedule. Our Skyview schedule will be as follows on a late start day Period 1 2 3 Start End 10:05 10:40 10:45 11:20 11:25 12:05 1st lunch 4 5 12:10 12:45 1:25 12:40 1:20 2:00 4 2nd lunch 5 12:10 12:45 12:50 1:25 1:20 2:00 4 5 3rd lunch 12:10 12:50 12:45 1:25 1:30 2:00 6 2:05 2:40 VACATION ATTENDANCE REMINDERS VACATIONS AND EXTENDED ABSENCES: It is important to schedule family trips during school breaks whenever possible, as students miss valuable classroom instruction and lab time when class is missed. Yet we realize emergencies and other family issues arise, so please pre-arrange absences as soon as you know that your student will be missing school by sending a signed note to the attendance office in advance. If a student will be missing more than 5 school days, an absence contract must be completed in advance, signed by the teachers and the student to serve as an agreement for completing missed assignments and course work. Absence contract forms are available in the Attendance /Counseling office. Parents/guardians must also notify the attendance office of the dates the student will be absent as well. EARLY DISMISSALS: Send a note signed by parents/guardians on the day the student will be leaving school early, to be turned in to the Attendance Office upon arrival at school. Your student will be excused and receive a hall pass for the early dismissal. Note - students will not be excused from class during the last 15 minutes of school without a pre-arrangement. Any questions or to report an absence, please contact Vicki Madsen, Attendance Office Secretary at 425-408-6810. USTED HABLA ESPANOL If you have questions about Skyview and prefer to speak in Spanish, please call our Spanish Message Line: 425-408-6875 Si tiene alguna pregunta referente a Skyview y prefiere hacerla en español llame a nuestra línea al numero 425-408-6875 y deje un mensaje. SKYVIEW CONTACTS Important School Phone Numbers and Email: Main School Office 408-6800 [email protected] ASB and Athletics 408-6803 [email protected] Attendance Office 408-6810 [email protected] School Registrar 408-6818 [email protected] Health Room 408-6806 [email protected] Kitchen 408-6808 [email protected] Transportation 408-7900 Skyview Web Site www.nsd.org/skyview District Web Site www.nsd.org Unsubscribe to the Skyview newsletter by sending an email to: 9th Grade = [email protected] 8th Grade = [email protected] 7th Grade = [email protected] A confirmation message will then be sent to your email address. Do a simple reply to that message and you will be removed from the list.