BEAR CREEK BLAST

April 5th - 9th

No Excuses University @ Bear Creek

At Bear Creek, we are proud to be a member of the No Excuses University Network. As a No Excuses School we believe that every student has a right to be educated in a way that prepares them for college. We discuss goals, have college conversations, and end our announcements each day with the phrase "After high school comes college"!
Returning To Bear Creek?

Please complete this survey to let us know if you will be returning to Bear Creek for the 2021-2022 school year.

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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.

Every week we recognize students who are demonstrating our BCE credo! Our credo is WORK HARD-SHOW RESPECT-BE KIND-NO EXCUSES. Mr. Calvert and Dr. Stevens visit each classroom to award Golden Paw stickers to students nominated by their teachers! Our school is full of great kids and we love highlighting outstanding character!


Check out some of this week's Golden Paw recipients!

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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

Counselor's Corner

Dear Parents,


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.

K-2 Cooperation Newsletter English

K-2 Cooperation Newsletter Spanish

3-5 Cooperation Newsletter English

3-5 Cooperation Newsletter Spanish


As always, I’m here if you need anything!


Maria Martinez

BCE Counselor

817-291-0904


maria.martinez@gcisd.net

BCE Specials Smore

Check out what's going on this month in Art, Music, P.E., and Science!

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The Cub Times

Read the very first issue here!!!

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The Latest News & Updates from Our District

As we enter the home stretch of the 2020-2021 school year, there are some modifications in health and safety protocols that were approved at the GCISD Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, March 29.

Mustang Panther Stadium COVID-19 Testing Center Open for All GCISD Students

GCISD has been participating in a statewide program funded by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) offering rapid COVID-19 antigen tests for staff. The District is pleased to share that it will be expanding this resource to all GCISD students. Beginning today, March 30, GCISD students will be able to utilize the GCISD Mustang Panther Stadium rapid antigen COVID-19 Testing Center. Visit www.GCISD.net/COVIDTesting for more information on the testing center and how to schedule an appointment.

Quarantine Update

The Centers for Disease Control published guidance on how to reduce quarantine for close contacts of COVID-19. Under this option, an individual may end quarantine after Day 7 provided that they have had no symptoms during their daily monitoring and there is a negative COVID diagnostic test. As we will now be offering rapid antigen COVID testing for all GCISD students, we are going to make this option available for quarantined students beginning today, March 30. For more information, visit our Spring 2021 Guide.

Additional Updates to Spring 2021 Guide

The following updates have also been made to GCISD’s health and safety protocols and can be found in the Spring 2021 Guide. Thank you for your continued efforts throughout the spring to ensure the safety of students and staff.

Elementary Plexiglass Dividers

The use of plexiglass dividers in elementary classrooms is now voluntary, however it is recommended that plexiglass dividers still be used during lunch due to inability to social distance.

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.

Outdoor Activities

For spectators at UIL sporting events, masks are required when moving throughout the venue, however, masks may now be removed when individuals are seated and socially distanced from others.

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.


Exam Fee(s)


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.

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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

  • Warehouse Driver

  • 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!

  • Night Custodians

  • 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

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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

TEA Federal Report Cards (FRC)

For information on how to access Bear Creek's FRC please click this link

State of Texas 2019–20 School Report Card for BCE

Click here to see State of Texas Report Card for Bear Creek