The Cub Hub
Notes from the Den | Volume 2 : Issue 36 - 4-18-22
We hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend!
May is creeping up on us, it is almost unfathomable that summer break is right around the corner.
Reminder that the tardy bell rings at 7:50am.
All The Best,
David & Michaele
Registration For 2022 - 2023 School Year
We Are SOOOOOOOO Much Closer ... We Need 100%
We Are At 77%
All RETURNING students must register for the coming school year as soon as possible. Our final staffing (teacher units) depend on this being done ASAP :-)
RETURNING STUDENTS: For families registering students returning to Austin ISD, a Parent Portal account must be created before you can access the online registration system. To create a Parent Portal account, visit portal.austinisd.org.
Note: Only parent/guardian contacts are able to use the online registration system. If you have any questions or need assistance with Parent Portal or online registration, please contact your student’s campus or call the Family Support Line at 512-414-9187.
*All returning students who have had a recent change of address should submit proof of residency to the campus when returning to school in August. Please note that additional documentation may be requested by the campus in order to complete enrollment if those documents are not attached electronically during this online registration process. *
NEW STUDENTS: For families registering students new to AISD, a Parent Portal account must be created before you can access the online registration system. To create a Parent Portal account, visit portal.austinisd.org.
Note: Only parent/guardian contacts are able to use the online registration system. If you have any questions or need assistance with Parent Portal or Online Registration, please contact your student’s campus or call the Family Support Line at 512-414-9187.
Families registering students new to AISD will need to upload the following documentation during the online registration:
- Child’s birth certificate
- Child’s social security card (optional)
- Child’s immunization records
- Parent/guardian photo ID
- Proof of residency –a current gas, water or electric bill
* Please note that additional documentation may be requested by the campus in order to complete enrollment if those documents are not attached electronically during this online registration process.
Class Placement 2022-2023 School Year
Please also note that you must register your child online for the 2022 - 2023 school year – we cannot place children unless they are registered
Dear Parents and Guardians,
With input from you, your children's former teachers, and administrators/counselors, the formal process of class placement will begin now and will not be “officially” final until August. It is critical that we are purposeful and diligent as we create classes that are balanced and will lead to success for all stakeholders which includes your child, yourself, and the school.
As classes are formed we consider many criteria. First and foremost, we think about your child and vet the best teacher and environmental qualities to support him/her. Other considerations include learning style, temperament, health issues, general achievement levels, special programs, and services.
Completion of the form is optional—it is NOT required although I would highly recommend taking the time to complete the questionnaire ensuring an informed school year together. This electronic form will be available between Monday, April 11, 2022 and Tuesday, June 7, 2022. The form will not be available after that date as the administrative team will begin the process of making placements immediately after June 7, 2022.
Final placement will not be complete until July 29, 2022 as some students leave and new students enroll. We will send home individual class placement information on or before August 1, 2022.
This will be your opportunity to provide input, please do not email the information.
We will absolutely not take teacher requests. We are very proud of the staff we have assembled. As you provide information, we also request that you refrain from requesting friends. Each child has his/her own needs and will be placed as such. Please do not ask your child’s current, previous or possible future teacher to arrange a particular placement for your child. Likewise, do not ask a teacher to recommend another teacher.
Finally it is essential to understand that with so few choices for student placement we may have to work together to address situations in the past that led to separation of students – this will be an opportunity to model and practice restorative approaches to fractured relationships as we reimagine and reinvent public education. Our building is built and designed for collaboration so all students in all classes in all grade levels will be interacting with each other almost on a daily basis, so just like ‘real life’ we are going to have to manage those interactions and understand that past concerns may need to be addressed.
Please do not assume that information/input from previous years will be reviewed so if there is a repeated concern because of extraordinary circumstances it needs to be communicated each year.
Please also note that you must register your child online for the 2022 - 2023 school year – we cannot place children unless they are registered – if you have questions regarding this please contact me at email@example.com.
One final word, we love making classes (like we LOVE it as it brings the excitement of a new school year to life), it is one of the most important things we do as a leadership team – a good process sets everyone up for success – with that said I will not entertain class change requests in August – this is your opportunity to express your hopes, thoughts, and concerns.
Let us know if you have any questions. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Field Day Is Coming
Field Day 2022 is Coming!
We are SUPER EXCITED to share with everyone that we have set the date for our first Field Day at Bear Creek!!
More details will be coming soon, but for now simply mark your calendars! This will be an outdoor event and all families are welcome to come experience our first ever Field Day.
Parents Now Invited On Campus For Lunch
Starting next week we will be offering an opportunity to come and enjoy lunch with your child here on campus. We will be using the courtyard as our picnic area.
This "article" for The Cub Hub has been almost two years in the making, we are really excited!!
We will be using our courtyard for lunch. There is not cover currently on any portion of the courtyard so if it is raining we do not have space to accommodate indoor dining and you will need to sign up for another time.
We will be using Signup Genius in an effort to filter (what I think) will be an initial surge of parents wanting to have lunch with their children. The link is at the end of this post.
We have adequate space for 40 people in the courtyard with our picnic tables and we will provide an additional option for anyone who wants to bring a picnic blanket to utilize the entire area.
Because of space, each picnic table will need to accommodate two families. If this is a concern we invite you to bring a blanket and have lunch picnic style.
Outside food IS allowed.
Please be on time.
Please know your child's lunch time (they are at odd hours) and go to the front office approximately 5 minutes before your child's lunch period to sign in. Remember to always bring your identification.
You will then be able to walk to the cafeteria and meet them and take them out to the courtyard.
You will need to wrap up three minutes before lunch ends so they can rejoin their class in the cafeteria for dismissal.
You may bring up to two guests and they will count towards the total population allotment. I also use the "football ticket rule" which is anyone two or younger does not need to sign up and they will not count towards total capacity.
There are six slots per class per day for the remainder of the school year.
If you have two or more children here at school please know each child is one signup ... we will not pull students from their classes to accommodate a lunch date.
Be patient, I would assume this will be a "tough ticket" upfront but things will settle down.
Human Sexuality and Responsibility Parent Outreach & Survey For 2022 - 2023 School Year
Principals will be expected to provide the same information and to remind their community to complete the survey.
To this end I have a district presentation to review and then provide you with an opportunity to learn about the revised HSR policies, revised HSR lessons, and information on how to take the HSR survey
The feedback will be used to make any necessary changes to the draft lessons. The HSR curriculum is expected to go to SHAC on June 1, 2022 and to the Board of Trustees in late June. Once approved, the HSR lessons will be taught in the months of November/December during the 2022-2023 school year.
Human Sexuality and Responsibility Parent Outreach & Survey For 2022 - 2023 School Year
Thursday, April 21st, 5pm
This is an online event.
Meeting ID: 869 7516 1936
PTA Paw Prints
We would love your help in stocking the Bear Creek staff lounges with snacks and drinks for teacher appreciation week (May 2-6). This is just a small way to show support and lift spirits after a long, crazy year. At the end of the week, we plan to give each teacher a $10 gift card.
Donations can be porch dropped at the school or text 312-972-5545 if you are unable to deliver and someone will pick up your items. Monetary donations for snacks/drinks/gift cards can be sent via Venmo @stacy-eppen
Please sign up for an item below deliver all donations by Friday, April 29th.
The PTA is busy making plans for next year. We are looking for eager volunteers willing to serve our school in roles both large and small. If you are interested in being part of the PTA for the 2022-23 school year, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org