Beaver Tales

November/December Edition (Volume 129, Issue 4)

From the Principal

Many of you have heard that I have accepted a job as the Director of Continuous Improvement for the Tehama County Department of Education. It has been a privilege and an honor to serve at NCC. I am proud of what the school community has accomplished in facilities improvement, enhancements to the curriculum and implementation of the Leader in Me program. Serving here will be fondly remembered by me and I am looking forward to seeing how the impacts of our students, staff, and families positively affects the students.

Rick Fauss will be serving as the interim superintendent/principal beginning December 1st and will continue through the end of the year. He is excited to be a part of the school community and I know you will all welcome him.

The School Board will also begin advertising for a permanent superintendent/principal beginning in January. The hopes are that an individual will be selected by April so they can become familiar with the NCC climate and culture in preparation for officially starting on July 1.


Kevin Kurtz

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Our School Board is closely monitoring and discussing the impact of possible vaccination mandates. Below is a letter being sent out from the District with more information In addition, we are asking parents to complete a survey to give the Board a perspective on how our families feel about these issues. The survey can be accessed HERE or by clicking the link found in the letter.

EdFoundation Update

A huge thank you to everyone who helped out this year with our annual Fall festival. Whether you donated candy, helped setup, worked a booth for your kids class, etc., any and all help was very much appreciated! Overall the event went very well. Below is what each class booth made after all the tickets were counted:

Bean Bag (1st Grade): $224

Hook-a-Pumpkin (TK/K): $133

Ring Toss (3rd Grade): $107

Fishing Booth (K): $334

Toilet Paper Toss (4th Grade): $184

Carmel Apples: $294

Angry Birds (6th Grade): $105

Ice Cream Toss (1st/2nd Grades): $103

Eyeball Toss (5th Grade): $115

Chicken Flick'n (7th Grade): $125

Cake Walk (8th Grade): $625

Pumpkin Blaster (2nd Grade): $122

Haunted House/Cotton Candy (7th Grade): $621

We also want to say thank you to all who attended the annual Beaver Bash and a special thank you to the businesses that donated items for the auctions!

Key Dates


22 - 23: Thanksgiving Break


12/22: School Board Meeting

12/23 - 01/10: Winter Break (School resumes on Tuesday, 1/11)

01/17: No School - Martin Luther King Birthday

01/19: School Board Meeting

School Board Member Update

Welcome to Mr. Tony Baldwin who has joined the North Cow Creek School Board. Mr. Baldwin had children attend North Cow Creek with his grandchildren currently attending here. His experience in the educational field will be greatly appreciated as he serves on the Board. We had two other wonderful candidates apply as well and express our appreciation to them for considering serving our school on the Board.

Substitutes Needed

We are in need of individuals who would like to substitute as an aide or yard duty when current staff are absent. If you are interested, please complete the classified application below and send/email it to the office. Candidates would need to pass a security/back ground check and take a paraprofessional test. We'll offer help in preparing for the paraprofessional test.

Board Meeting Information (Board Meetings now begin at 6:00 pm)

Business conducted at the previous Board Meeting (November 16 @ 6:00 pm):

  1. Approved appointment of Tony Baldwin to serve on the NCC School Board.
  2. Discussed COVID-19 related topics including the possibility of vaccination requirements for students.
  3. Approved the Board's reorganization meeting to be December 21, 2021 at 6:00 pm.
  4. Reviewed the use of Educator Effectiveness funds.
  5. Approved the interim superintendent/principal's contract.
  6. Approved the 22/23 school year calendar.
  7. Closed Session: Consultation regarding labor negotiations.

Business to be conducted at the upcoming Board Meeting (December 21 @ 6:00 pm)

  1. Reorganization of the Board: Approval of meeting dates and appointment of the Board president and Board clerk.
  2. Approval of the Educator Effectiveness funds.
  3. Approval of compensation agreements for classified, certificated and confidential employees.

Resources for Parents

School Website

Use this link to access the school's webpage for the most current information.

Aeries Student/Parent Portal

Parents with students in grades 4-8 may use the link above to access the student information portal. Not much to see just yet. However, it would be great if parents can make sure their login works.

Contact Information

Board Members

Kim Christofferson, President

Nezzera Tackett, Member

Erika Callegari, Member

Lyndse Bullard, Member

Tony Baldwin, Member