Triad School Board Approves
2016-2017 Calendar

The Triad Board of Education approved the 2016-2017 School Calendar as part of their regular meeting on February 22, 2016. Based on the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education annually approves a calendar that informs the public of anticipated school holidays, closings, dismissal times and quarter grading periods. The district is also required to submit this information for approval to the Illinois State Board of Education. Parents may view the 2016-2017 School Calendar here.    

The last day of student attendacnce for the 2015-16 school year will be Tuesday, May 24th.  Student will be dismissed on half-day building schedules. Beyond the Bell services well be offered from 11:40-6pm on the 24th. Student will need to bring a lunch.


Silver Creek Elementary Information

Each month , this page highlights building news, Character Education, parent reminders, PTO updates, nurse’s notes, and Students of the Week. Please remember that success in school is based on the home/school connection. If you ever have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or the Silver Creek Office. 


2016-2017  Kindergarten Registration

The Triad District Elementary schools held their kindergarten registration meetings on Thursday, April 7th, 2016.  All families seeking to enroll a kindergarten student (Children who are age 5 on or before September 1, 2016) need to complete the residency and initial registration process to ensure kindergarten placement for the 2016-2017 school year. Parents who were unable to attend this event need to contact the Silver Creek office to set up a registration time.  During this registration time,  parents will need to give proof of residency.  Please click on the flyer for more information on what documents are needed for proof of residency.

Click here to view flyer with Registration information and requirements

PARCC Assessment

It's time for third through eighth-graders and some high school students to take the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment. Our District assessment window will begin on March 16 and continue through April 29, with each building and grade level assigned a specific schedule for Math and English-Language Arts sessions.  Recently, State Superintendent, Tony Smith, released a letter to parents announcing the begining of the Illinois assessment period and stated... "This is the second year Illinois has participated in the PARCC assessment. The 2016 exam has a simpler format to improve the testing process while still providing reliable information about student achievement. This year's results will allow you to see how your child is growing in his or her knowledge and understanding of the state's learning standards"

[Read  State Superintendent,  Tony Smith Parent Letter ]  

Feelin' Groovy Bookfair Family Night  

Students and parents had a "groovy" time at the Silver Creek spring book fair. Students participated in crafts, snacks, games, face painting and shopping.  Author Libby Gregg was a guest reader and picked a few favorite stories as well as a book she has written to share with the students.  Click to see pictures.

Silver Creek Students Design Artwork

Silver Creek students will be a part of helping create the 2015-2016 yearbook. Students were asked to design a picture that would represent their feelings about Silver Creek Elementary.  All of the students did a great job of displaying their artistic ability.  Many students pictures will be included in the printing of this year's yearbook. Congratulations to all of the selected winners.

Famous Americans Brought to Life

Third Grade students were learning about report writing skills and brought their reports to life.  Each student picked a famous American to study and created a report.  The students learned important facts and dressed to represent their famous American during a "Live Wax Museum" presentation.  Click to see pictures.

Silver Creek Celebrates Red Ribbon Week

Silver Creek students made a promise to "Do Better Things than Drugs" during Red Ribbon Week.  The week was filled with activities and choices to do other than drugs.  The students dressed as their favorite book character and sports team and also celebrated the arts by wearing colorful clothing.  The entire school had a designated reading time for students and staff to read their favorite books.  Thank you to Scott Credit Union and The Troy Chamber of Commerce for their generous donations to purchase the red bands students wore during the week.

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Silver Creek's Annual Pumpkin Drop

Congratulations to Silver Creek Elementary!  The Troy Fire Department came out to drop the pumpkins packed by each classroom.  Silver Creek had 18 out of 29 pumpkins survive giving them a winning percentage of 62%.  A special thank you to Nu-Way for donating the use of the bucket lift and to the Troy Fire Department for coming out and leading the event.  The students were excited to win the trophy and show it off for the 2015-2016 school year.

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Silver Creek Elementary Students of the Week

Silver Creek Elementary is proud to present the Students of the Week.  Congratulations to all of the students!

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View Silver Creek Star Students!


Silver Creek Elementary Drop off/Pick up Procedures

Welcome back!  We are very excited about the upcoming 2015-2016 school year at Silver Creek Elementary.  Below, you will find a few reminders and procedural changes about dropping students off at the beginning of the school day, picking up students at dismissal time, and entering the building during school hours. 

Student Drop Off

The doors of Silver Creek Elementary will open at 8:25 A.M.  Do not drop students off before this time as there is no adult supervision.  Latch-key services are available for Silver Creek Elementary students through the Triad School District’s Beyond the Bell program. For more information call 667-8851 Ext. 5305. 

Between 8:25 and 8:45 A.M., students are welcome to come into the building and either go to their classroom or go to the cafeteria to eat breakfast.  Students who are eating breakfast should report directly to the cafeteria and should not go to their classrooms first. 


ALL students must be dropped off at the front entrance near the main office. The front drop off area is a Fire Lane. At no time, can cars be parked in this location. The front drop off area will be blocked off with cones until 8:25 AM. If you arrive prior to 8:25 AM, you must park in the parking lot with your child. At 8:25 AM, cones will be moved to allow drop off in front of the school. Pull past the main front door entrance to the row of cones. All vehicles between the two sets of cones should unload. This process allows several vehicles to unload at one time and makes the dropping off process more efficient.There will be an adult in the parking lot to assist with this process and to assist any students crossing the circle drive to get into the building.  Please remember to only cross at the designated cross walks.

In an attempt to make the morning drop off process more efficient and far safer, we need all parents to practice the following rules:

  • Be Ready – Have your students ready to unload quickly before arriving at school.  Keep backpacks in hand.

  • Look and Listen – Watch for pedestrians crossing to get into the building.

  • Pull Forward – Pull forward all the way to the row of cones.

  • Do Not Pass - Stay in a single file line and be patient. 

  • No Cell Phones – As a reminder, it is illegal to be on your cell phone in a school zone.

Parents will be allowed to walk students to the classroom on Monday, August 17th – Wednesday, August 19th .  For safety and security purposes, beginning Thursday, August 20th, parents will not be allowed to enter the academic wings or cafeteria during morning drop-off.  There will be school personnel to assist your child in walking to the classroom should they need assistance.

Student Pick Up
ALL student pick-ups, grades kindergarten – 5th, will be at the front entrance near the main office.  All parents must park in a designated parking space in the parking lot and walk to the front entrance of the school.  Parents must wait outside the school building until the doors are unlocked at 3:10 P.M.  Kindergarten and 1st grade parents should wait in front of the main office and library to pick up their student.  During teacher orientation your child’s classroom teacher will give you a designated area in the front hallway to pick up your child.  At 3:10, teachers will escort the kindergarten and 1st grade students to the main office pick up area.  Parents of 2nd - 5th grade students will be required to wait in the main hallway for their children to be dismissed by the teacher at 3:15 P.M.  The circle drive will be closed after 8:45 A.M. and no cars will be allowed in this area for the safety of students and parents entering and leaving the building. 

Entering Silver Creek Elementary
Parking is not allowed in the circle drive as it is a fire emergency lane.  If you need to enter the building, please park in the lot and walk into the school building using the designated crosswalks.  Cones will be placed across the circle drive during regular school hours to remind cars not to park in the fire lane.  If you need to use the handicap parking, you are permitted to go around the cones to access the handicap parking spaces.

During school hours from 8:45-3:15, all doors to the school will be locked and all visitors will be required to use the buzzer to enter the school.  Please remember that anyone who picks up a child from the office must be the parent or guardian OR on the list of emergency contacts for the student.  This individual will also be required to show a photo ID
.  We apologize for any inconvenience that these policies cause, but we continue to work to make our school as safe as possible for all of our students.

Transportation After School
Bus Students
In order to assist with the safety and security of the students, all afternoon bus students must ride the same bus home daily.  Bus changes will only be honored for emergency situations.  

Beyond the Bell Program
If a student attends the Beyond the Bell program, the expectation will be to have a consistent schedule. 

Virtual Backpack 

Silver Creek Elementary is working toward a paperless home-school communication system.  A Virtual BackPack website has been created to assist parents in obtaining information to community resources, services, and information in our area. 

Click the link below to see district approved informational flyers, notices, and registration forms released by the Triad communities.

Virtual Backpack

Standards Based Report Card

The Triad School District is now using a Standards-Based Report Card (SBRC) at the elementary level. This is an exciting step for our schools as we work towards ensuring that all students are successful at meeting grade-level standards.  [Read More.. ]



 Before and After School Service

Triad is pleased to offer safe, high quality, before and after school programming for K-5 children enrolled in Triad Community Unit School District #2 buildings. The "Beyond the Bell" program  provides extended-day care in each of our elementary schools that successfully connects the educational school day with those additional hours that children may need to stay at school. Each building offers the ideal combination of quiet time, homework time, play time and fun. For More Details  ]  

[ To Register and Pay Fees ]

Easy Ways to Help Support Silver Creek Elementary!

Silver Creek Elementary is participating in the “Box Tops for Education”, "Prairie Farms Our Caps Your Cause"  and the "My Coke Rewards" programs for school. 

These are simple fund-raisers that offer great rewards for our school. 

Box Tops for Education Program:

All you have to do is save box tops that have the “Box Tops for Education” logo.  Send the labels to school with your child.  Silver Creek Elementary will get a cash refund for each label that is collected.  The money that is earned will be used to buy playground supplies and equipment, library books, and help pay for assemblies.


***Silver Creek PTO is having a Box Tops for Education contest that will begin soon.  The class that brings in the most box tops  will win a prize. *****


Prairie Farms - Our Caps, Your Cause Program:

Prairie Farms will donate 5 cents to the Troy PTO for each cap collected. Just purchase Prairie Farms white or flavored milk in gallon or half gallon sizes. Peel off the special 75th Anniversary cap sticker to reveal redeemable code.   This is a simple way to support your child's school.


My Coke Rewards Program: 

After you purchase your favorite Coca-Cola products, to to and sign in.  (You will need to register if you are not a member.)  Enter your codes to collect points.  Search for your Silver Creek Elementary's name to donate the points.  You will then be asked the amount of points you would like to donate.  Click "Donate". 


Schnucks escrip Community Card

Schnucks will donate up to 3% of your purchases back to our school.  Pick up a card at a store or PTO event. 



Target will donate 1% back to your designated school if you use your Target RedCard.  You need to register your card at www.


Online Cafeteria Accounts 

The Triad District is now able to offer parents the ability to manage their child's meal account balances through an online management service called  The service may be accessed via links through our Parent Resources webpage or directly via . This service benefits students, parents and the school cafeteria.  Management of your child's account through this online service will ensure that they never have to worry about carrying cash for lunch purchases and having the money with them at the start of lunch service.  Using the service, parents can log in at any time to make a deposit to their child's account, view their child's account balance, set up recurring deposits to their child's account, set up e-mail notifications when their child's account falls below a certain dollar amount, or request a report showing what the child has purchased on their account. [Triad Food Service]