c/o 2020 -- Sophomores


Sophomore Return Info

Good Evening Sophomore Class Parents & Students,

The following gives you a glimpse of the letter that you will soon receive in the mail.  The letter will also include information regarding student dress code, upcoming events, etc., which are noted as attachments.

Note:  Online registration begins tomorrow.

On behalf of the faculty and staff at Clear Springs High School, I want to welcome you back to school.  We hope that you had a wonderful summer vacation.  Thank you for your continued support.

As we begin preparation to welcome our first day of school, you will find on the back page the District’s High School Dress Code to assist you in shopping for the upcoming school year.  Enclosed you will find information regarding upcoming events and important dates, information from the PTSA and a nomination form to participate on the Campus Instructional Improvement Council.  The CIIC is a leadership team of faculty, staff and parents who assist the principal in developing, reviewing, and revising the campus improvement plan.  The purpose of this committee is to improve student performance for all student populations with respect to academic excellence indicators and other appropriate performance measures.  The committee is involved in decisions in the areas of planning, budgeting, staffing, curriculum, staff development, and school organization.  CIIC generally meets on the fourth Monday of each month 3:00-4:00pm.  If you are interested in serving on the CIIC, please complete the nomination form attached and mail by Friday, August 11th

Parking at Clear Springs High School will be limited to juniors and seniors only.  Parking applications must have a parent signature before receiving a permit. Please provide a copy of the student’s valid driver’s license and a current copy of the insurance for the vehicle with the student driver’s name on it and attach to your parking permit application. Questions regarding parking can be directed to Ms. LaFoy’s office.

Online Student Registration.  Skyward is available beginning August 1st for students returning to a CCISD school for the 2017-18 school year.  All back-to-school forms need to be completed online prior to Proof of Residency (POR) return and schedule pick-up. Please note, new students who registered this summer have already completed this process and can come at their designated date and time for schedule pick up.  POR return for CSHS Juniors is scheduled for Wednesday, August 9th from 4pm – 7pm and Sophomoreson Thursday, August 10th from 4pm-7pm here at CSHS.  If you do not have an existing account please contact CSHS.  On Wednesday, August 9th and Thursday, August 10th we will have the library computer lab available from 4pm -7pm for parents who need to complete all or part of the registration process for POR return.   As a reminder, PORs must match parent/guardian name and address listed in Skyward.  Acceptable PORs are a current mortgage statement, utility bill (water, gas, electric), or a notarized lease agreement.

Residency Affidavits must be completed every year with a new notarized form.  All online student registration, Residency Affidavits, and PORs must be completed before students receive their schedule. Please note online registration for continuing students can be found by selecting the “@school” link on the CCISD website.  Once you have signed into Skyward, select “Back to School Forms” (district forms) and not New Enrollment, as this selection does not apply to continuing students.

In the Clear Creek Independent School District, our mission is to prepare students to compete and succeed in the ever-changing 21st century. This mission requires us to look at education through a child’s eyes today, and recognize the power technology will have on their life now, tomorrow, and decades to come. Our one-to-one student device initiative is designed to harness that power to provide students unmatched opportunities to access the world effectively and responsibly.

Students may be held responsible for any loss or damage caused by intentional or negligent acts in caring for tablets/laptops while under their control. As a result we strongly encourage you to buy the optional insurance for your child’s device.  This insurance is $20.00, or $10.00 if your student is on free/reduced lunch.  Having insurance on the device can protect you from having to pay for repair up to $475.00 which could cover replacement of the device.

To learn more about the student devices and how to buy insurance please visit http://www.ccisd.net/departments/technology/student_devices/

Progress reports/report cards will only be available in Skyward unless parents choose to receive paper copies.  Parents will need to make this selection in Skyward.  This information is available as part of the Back to School Forms.

Students who are not planning to return should contact the registrar’s office at 281-284-1326 for information.

Season passes for football games played at CCISD stadiums will be available for purchase during early schedule pickup.  The cost $48.00.  Purchasing a season pass must occur on or before the first varsity football game

In an effort to help support any schedule change requests, students will be permitted to drop/add a course at their designated schedule pickup.  Students enrolled in Pre-AP or AP classes will not be permitted to add/drop after Thursday, August 17th.  District policy states: "Course level changes will be considered only at the first progress report and at the end of the first nine week grading period of the semester.  To be considered for a transfer from a Pre-AP or AP course, the student must have made a sincere effort to succeed by attending tutorials, completing his/her work, and by conferencing with his/her teacher.  The parent must conference with the teacher before a course level change will be considered.  If these conditions are met and the student is earning less than a grade of 75 on the first progress report or at the end of the first nine week grading period, that student will be considered for a change.  Space availability in the receiving course will be a consideration for a course level change."

Yearbooks for the 2016-2017 school year are expected to be on campus in early August.  Please note this is only for those who have already purchased one to pick up on campus. We sold out this year and will not have additional copies for sale. For additional information please contact Karen DePaul at KDepaul@ccisd.net.

Finally, I would like to encourage you to make the year this year the best that it can be for your education.  We are here to support you in accomplishing your goals.

Let the Learning begin… August 21st is the First Day of School.  The clock is ticking….


Gail Love

Clear Springs High School Assistant Principals and Counselors

Student Last Names A - D:  Lori Diaz, AP; Deb Rom, Counselor
Student Last Names E – La:  Traci LaFoy, AP ; Angela Alksne, Counselor
Student Last Names Le – Rh:  Elizabeth Raska, AP; Iraima Lopez Bauer, Counselor
​​​​​​​Student Last Names Ri – Z:  Troy Scott, AP; Tracie Knutson, Counselor

Sophomore Class Officers:
President - 
Vice President - 
Secretary - 
Parliamentarian - 
Historian - 

Class Sponsor:
Kailey Morrison


Class Administrator:
Liz Raska