Principal's Message

Principal's Message
Posted on 08/02/2022
Principal's Message

Standley Lake High School
9300 W 104th Ave Phone: 303-982-3311

August 2022

Dear Standley Lake High School Students and Families,

Welcome Back Gators!! We hope that you and your family are enjoying the summer with fun activities and family time. The purpose of this letter is to welcome everyone back to school and to provide you with key information to help your student transition into their 2022-23 school year at Standley Lake High School. You will find information about our construction projects, registration, student schedules, athletics and more in this message. We are excited to begin the school year. One of our first priorities in the first week will be to provide our 9th graders and new students with orientation and the opportunity to get acclimated in the building. Therefore, only freshmen will attend school on August 16th @ 7:30 am. All students(9-12) will come to school on August 17th. We will resume the normal daily bell schedule on August 22nd.

School Construction News:

Construction has been going full tilt over the summer and we are excited for you to see the progress and improvements. Our construction schedule is mostly on pace and the front profile of the building is quite different now.
-The library, auditorium, band room, FACS room and SSN room are due to be completed by the end of next week.
-The main halls are no longer pink!
-The new gym will be completed in November as originally planned. All classroom furniture has been ordered and will arrive in stages over the fall semester.
Unfortunately, the main entrance into the building has had a few delays, so we will be starting the year using the band and west entrances. We will monitor the logistics of this change and send out more detailed information about how students will enter and exit the school during  this construction phase.
e parking lot has been reconfigured for drop off and pick up. We will also send this information next week.
-Back to School Night may be impacted as well. Therefore we may hold this event virtually. 

Registration- ALL STUDENTS

 On Wednesday you will receive an email from Jeffco asking you to complete your annual registration. This is an important step in setting your child up for success at Standley Lake.  We are using Infinite Campus Parent Portal to complete this annual registration for the first time. Please CLICK HERE for Registration information. Please note that fees will not be available to pay until mid-August.


Start of the Year Tasks to Complete 

The following checklist should help in completing the necessary paperwork and tasks for the start of the year.  We are encouraging families to complete the majority of the registration process online. 

___ Purchase a parking pass online. Completed Parking Pass Application must be submitted to SLHS as well when picking up a pass.

___ Food Services Information can be found HERE

___ We are asking SL families to fill out the Free and Reduced Meal Benefits application.  There

 are benefits to the families and to the school  for each student accepted.  

Student Class Schedules

Class schedules will be released in Infinite Campus on Wednesday , August 10th by4:00 PM.

Schedule Conflicts

Counselors will be available for schedule corrections with dates and times posted at a later date.

  • Reasons for a schedule change: Wrong level (i.e. 10th grade English vs 11th for a Junior)
  • Too few or too many classes (Freshmen-7 classes; Sophomore 6, Junior 6, Senior 6 minimum)                    
  • Other requests may not be accommodated.


Freshmen Orientation – Tuesday August 16,  7:30 a.m. -  3:20 p.m. No school for grades 10-12.

We are welcoming just over 295 new 9th graders to SLHS and will hold Orientation for our new Gators on Tuesday, August 16th.  Our Student Leaders and sponsors have been working to bring relevant and useful information to our freshmen including building relationships, executive functioning skills, the high school grading system, touring the building, becoming familiar with their teachers, and the educational opportunities at SLHS.  Pizza lunch will be provided.  No other supplies are needed today. Busses will run (more information on busses will be provided when received).

First Day of Regular Class for ALL students- Wednesday August 17th. All STUDENTS 9-12 HAVE SCHOOL

All students will have school beginning on Wednesday 8/17. 8/17 will be a Period 1-8 day without Advisement.
Thursday 8/18 and Friday 8/19 will be 1-8 with Advisement.  

Advisement Schedule





Gator Time









9:30am (5 min announcements)










5 (first lunch)










5 (second lunch)













Bell Schedule: SLHS Daily Bell Schedule for 2022-23

School supplies:

  • Each classroom teacher will have their own school supply list for students available on the first day of class. 


  • Lockers will be assigned to all students. Locker number and combo will be on student schedules.

Student 1:1 Chromebooks

  • Please refer to our webpage SLHS Tech for Ed page for lots of great information and resources
  • 9th grade and new students will receive their Chromebooks in the first 2 weeks of school. 
  • Parents, you can easily monitor your students’ online activity with Securly

Complete Fall Sports Registration Now

Reminder: Fall Sports Night is August 2nd beginning @ 6:00 ONLINE. Google Meets ( Parents and students are welcome.

 Sports Registration


Student Athletic Pass 

Students may purchase an Athletic pass good for the 2022-23 school year. The cost for the Athletic pass is $60. This gets you free admission to all Athletic events at any Jeffco facility during the regular season. Athletic admission is $4.00 per student per event. Adults are $6. The pass would pay for itself after the student attends 15 athletic events. Please note that if the student gives their pass to anyone else the pass will be confiscated.  Please contact our Financial Secretary if you are interested in sponsoring a pass for those students who cannot afford to purchase an athletic pass.  

Back to School Night – Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - VIRTUAL due to construction 

  • Athletics/ Activities Showcase
  • Back to School Night
  • Visit Teachers and Classrooms
  • Information about Class of 2021 and beyond Graduation Requirements
  • Information about Chromebooks, 1:1, and Digital Citizenship
  • Information about school safety
  • Information about International Baccalaureate MYP at SLHS

Parent/Teacher Conferences Tuesday, October 4th  4:00 pm -- 8:30 pm.



Standley Lake High School is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering both the IB Middle Years Program (MYP) and the IB Diploma Program.  While our diploma program serves a cohort of 11th and 12 graders, the Middle Years Program serves all of our students, inclusive of all interests and academic abilities. 

This class incorporates the MYP framework to help our students become active, compassionate learners.  By making practical connections between what they learn in this course and the real world, we can help them become responsible participants in local, national, and global communities.  

For more information on the MYP program and its framework, please consult the IB page on our website.

Visiting SLHS and School Safety

Visitors during school hours should check in and out at the Security desk.  We will be meeting with all students and staff the first two weeks of school to go over our safety and security protocols.  Please talk with your student about the security measures in our school.  Although we have safety plans in place, we cannot rely on these measures alone.  The best way to keep our school safe is to communicate concerns to school administrators and security staff.  If you “See Something, Say Something,” cannot be stressed enough.  Thank you for your help in following our school safety guidelines. Please also know that if and when the school is in an emergency situation, our first priority is to ensure that students and staff are safe. Therefore, we may not be able to answer your phone calls and emails until the situation is resolved. Our safety/emergency situations here. Principal Rago will send out information as soon as possible once our students and staff are safe.

Safe to Tell- 1-877-542-SAFE

SLHS and Jeffco encourage students and families to utilize Colorado Safe2Tell to report safety concerns.  The following is from Colorado Safe2Tell:   Safe2Tell Colorado wants every student to know - telling isn't "snitching.” Telling is when you need to keep yourself or someone you know safe from threats, harmful behaviors or dangerous situations. All student IDs have the Safe2Tell contact information on the back of the ID.  We also encourage students to reach out to a trusted adult in the school when needed.  Thank you for your cooperation and support!



Building Updates

Thank you to our Facility Manager, Lejla Gerovic and her team for updating and cleaning our school over the summer.  We look forward to completing the construction process for our bond improvements. Construction projects will extend into 2023.  

Students Succeed When Parent/Guardians are Involved

  • SLHS recommends parent/guardians volunteer in our school community an average of 1 hour per month.
  • We have numerous opportunities for families to engage in our school community
  • A few examples include: participation in a booster(Athletics/Activities, FOSLIB, Music) organization; tutoring; library help; chaperoning dances and events; attending concerts, athletic events; volunteering on our After Prom Team; attending GET Accountability.
  • Look for monthly opportunities in our newsletter sent via email to families and thanks for getting involved!

Standley Lake Accountability Team (GET)

The GET TEAM meets regularly on select  Mondays from 5:30 -7:00 p.m. in the Library  This team of parents, staff, students, and community members are charged with serving as the school accountability committee in compliance with Colorado Senate Bill 13-193.  This is a great group of folks and all are encouraged to attend and participate!


The SLHS PTSA meets regularly during the school year. See SLHS PTSA 

I would like to invite and encourage you to get involved and become an active member of the Gator Community!

I truly look forward to the 2022-23 school year!  We have so many wonderful opportunities for our students to experience.  Standley Lake High School is GATOR STRONG and united, we are #Better Together.   Thank you for your support as we undertake the important mission of educating your student in a safe, positive, and academically challenging environment.  


Todd A. Rago

Principal SLHS


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