BEAR CREEK BLAST
April 5th - 9th
No Excuses University @ Bear Creek
Please complete this survey to let us know if you will be returning to Bear Creek for the 2021-2022 school year.
CLARIFICATION FOR REMOTE LEARNING
The ability to learn remotely has been a real blessing this year with students quarantined or ill with COVID. Now that numbers of cases are going down, we have fewer students learning remotely and in some cases, teachers will have no students learning remotely. Please note the changes below:
- Moving forward, only students that are receiving remote instruction or students that are required to quarantine will access synchronous instruction via WebEx.
- Students that have selected in-person instruction and are not present at school may access assignments in SeeSaw to be completed and submitted before the end of the day to be counted present. If students are not able to complete assignments that day, they will be counted absent and need to make up the work according to our make-up work practices.
Our teachers are working tirelessly to support student learning and meet students' needs. These changes will allow them to focus their time to increase our effectiveness in serving our students.
Check out some of this week's Golden Paw recipients!
Want to be a Heritage Middle School High Stepper?
Is your child attending Heritage Middle next year? Do they love dancing? If so, the HMS Highsteppers are holding auditions for the 2021-2022 dance team. Check out their web page to view performances from this year's award winning team and details about the audition process! HMS Highsteppers
Happy April! Our new character trait for the month of April is Cooperation. I will be going into classes and teaching a lesson on Cooperation.
As always, I’m here if you need anything!
The Latest News & Updates from Our District
Mustang Panther Stadium COVID-19 Testing Center Open for All GCISD Students
Additional Updates to Spring 2021 Guide
Elementary Plexiglass Dividers
Visitors and Special Events
Campuses can now provide limited opportunities for visitors and volunteers to come on campus to assist. The process and procedures will be determined by each individual campus and will be communicated with parents as needed.
Additionally, there may now be limited opportunities for specially designed outdoor events during the final nine-week grading period. For these events, there will be specific COVID-19 guidelines and criteria that are communicated ahead of the event by the campus.
Math Telescoping Exams
Testing opportunities for telescoping in math for the 2021-2022 school year are available in JUNE and JULY , 2021 for GCISD students who are completing Grades K - 7.
The Math Telescoping Information Packet will be available on the district website under the For Parents and Students Directory by selecting the link for Acceleration Exams, Math Telescoping, Grades K - 7. You can also view the Acceleration Testing Calendar for 2020-2021 on the website. Parents will find information about the requirements to qualify for Math Telescoping and instructions about the Online Registration Process and the newly required Payment Online Process. View the TEKS on the TEA website, and download Study Guides for the exams purchased from UT-Austin.
There is a fee of $30.00 for each “PAPER” (required for grades 1 & 2, optional for grades 3-7) Math Telescoping exam and $40.00 for each “Online Proctorio” exam (grades 3-7 only) ordered from UT-Austin.
ALL payments are to be made online at the end of the registration form. A link for the online payment will be provided.
Exams for 1st and 2nd grade must be given orally. These Paper exams will be administered at the GCISD location. Proctors will read the questions and students will mark their answers in the test booklet. Proctors will transcribe their answers to a computer graded answer sheet for scoring by the UT-Austin Testing Center.
The online registration form will go live on March 22, 2021 for the June test administration dates.
The online registration form will go live on June 14, 2021 for the July test administration dates.
The exam dates, registration and online payment deadlines for each exam date are listed below:
JUNE Exam Dates: Online Proctorio: June 7-17, 2021 (to be taken from home computer)
Paper (In-Person): June 7-10, 2021 (9:00 am & 1:00 pm Colleyville Middle School)
Online Registration Opens: March 22, 2021
Online Registration & Exam Fee/Payment (Online payments only) Deadline: April 2, 2021 midnight
JULY Exam Dates: Online Proctorio: July 19-29, 2021 (to be taken from home computer)
Paper (In-Person): July 19-22, 2021 (9:00 am & 1:00 pm Colleyville Middle School)
Online Registration Opens: June 14, 2021
Online Registration & Exam Fee/Payment (Online payments only) Deadline: June 23, 2021 midnight
Join the GCISD Team!
Great opportunities are available in our auxiliary departments:
Head Irrigation Technician - maintain district irrigation systems
Cafeteria Food Service (Nutrition Specialists) -PT w/ benefits – work while your students are in school!
KidzU Site Aides – PT w/ benefits – great schedule for local college students!
Bus Drivers/Bus Driver Trainee – paid training program to earn your CDL and drive our children.
Apply now to work with the BEST! www.gcisd.net/careers
4/6 - 4th only - STAAR Writing test
4/30 - NO SCHOOL
5/11 - 3rd/4th/5th - STAAR testing
5/12 - 3rd/4th/5th - STAAR testing
5/13 - 5th only - STAAR testing
5/27 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - Early Dismissal at 11:45am
For information on how to access Bear Creek's FRC please click this link