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December Update: 11/29/20

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE:

Dear Boulder Creek Families,


This year, Thanksgiving Recess has brought us right to the end of November. I hope our students and families have had the opportunity to relax and enjoy time away from school while staying healthy.


As you know (review 11/13/20 video update below), our school district will be pivoting to Phase 1, Distance Learning (DL) for the short term beginning November 30th through the end of the first week following Christmas Break, January 8th. This seems like a long time, however, it only equates to 18 school days among the holiday breaks. Although we have done an incredible job preventing widespread outbreaks in our district and especially at Boulder Creek, there have been a number of instances where an Enterprise Elementary School District (EESD) school and/or cohorts have had to go to DL because of quarantines or insufficient staffing. This is becoming much more prevalent as the community spread of COVID continues to increase as well as other seasonal illnesses infect our staff and have caused spur-of-the-moment notifications for our families and DL teacher preparation that will only likely increase after gatherings at Thanksgiving. For these reasons, district leadership has decided that EESD will hit the “pause” button for the weeks in between the holidays in order to allow more time for planning on the part of parents and staff. As far as the 4-day week following Christmas Break goes, the rationale is to remain in DL for the latter part of the COVID incubation period following the holidays.


Our incredible staff will be supporting our students throughout this holiday season. Our teachers will creatively bring engaging wintertime activities and positivity to our students while we all learn from a distance. We will support our students and families in any way possible. Don't hesitate to call us. We look forward to seeing you all again in person on January 11th!


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Tina Croes

District Update - November 13, 2020

Return to Phase 1, Distance Learning (DL) for 18 days
Enterprise Elementary District Update November 13, 2020

PARENT CLUB UPDATE

The Parent Club is excited to announce that nearly all executive board positions are filled! The only open position remaining is president. If you find yourself with a little extra time and would like to be a part, however big or small, of a fantastic team that leads the involvement of parents at Boulder Creek, don't hesitate to contact one of our executive board members. This is the best year to jump in and get your feet wet while things are slow due to COVID restrictions.


Lavina Cromer - President until Dec 31st: livcromer@gmail.com

Sarabeth Angel-Towner - Vice-President: BCPCsarabeth@gmail.com

Chelsea Hendershot - Treasurer: chelsea.hendershot@gmail.com

Melissa McGee - Secretary: melissamcgee1418@gmail.com


We enthusiastically welcome our new board members and thank you all in advance for your continued role in keeping Boulder Creek one of the most desired schools in the North State!


Join us for the next virtual Parent Club Meeting on Wednesday, December 9th at 6:00 p.m. The link will be in the Sunday, December 6th Sunday Message as well as on Facebook.

SUPPORT BC's MUSIC PROGRAM - Ornament Fundraiser!

Take a look at the flyer below. If you like what you see, click HERE to order! Hurry, as orders need to be in by December 11th.
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DECEMBER/JANUARY IMPORTANT DATES:

Monday, November 30th - Friday, January 8th: Phase 1, Distance Learning (DL) for all students


Wednesday, December 9th: Virtual Parent Club Meeting, 6:00-7:00 p.m.


Thursday, December 17th: Last Day of School before Christmas Recess


December 18th - January 4th: Christmas Recess


Friday, December 25th: Christmas


Friday, January 1st: New Year's Day


Monday, January 4th: Staff Development Day - No school for students


Tuesday, January 5th - Friday, January 8th: Resume Distance Learning


Monday, January 11th: Return to Phase 3, In-Person learning


Monday, January 18th: Martin Luther King Jr Day - No school

LUNCH AND BREAKFAST

Meals will be distributed between 11:30-12:30 each day on the grassy area in front of the cafeteria at the front of the school. There will be no charge for breakfast or lunch through December.


We encourage you to order your meals the night before by clicking on the meal distribution link and completing the form each night for the following day. This helps our kitchen in determining how many meals to make.


If you are interested in arranging to pick up cafeteria meals for the week because of scheduling issues, please email our Head Cook, Melody Alspach, at malspach@eesd.net. Weekly pick-ups will include frozen items.

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* This is the EESD menu and is subject to changes at each school site.

Meet Boulder Creek's Newest Staff Member, STUDENT SERVICES CLERK - Devin McComas!

On November 20th, Boulder Creek said goodbye to our beloved Student Services Clerk, Shelby Price. Do not fear! Shelby will still assist Boulder Creek from the Enterprise Elementary School District Office as the Administrative Assistant for Business Services. She will work with all Student Services Clerks across the district as a part of her duties.


We are very excited to welcome Devin McComas to the Boulder Creek Family! If you are in need of assistance with anything enrollment or attendance related, Devin is your new go-to gal! Boulder Creek is a big school and we are in the middle of a strange year so it will take Devin some time to get to know all of our families, but we will get her there. If you need to correspond with her via email, her email address is dmccomas@eesd.net. Don't hesitate to introduce yourself to Devin if you call or come in for school business!

OFFICE HOURS AND PROCEDURES

The Boulder Creek School Office is staffed from 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. each day. However, if you need to conduct school business in person, please call ahead and make an appointment so we can avoid a crowded office. Always remember to maintain a social distance of six feet and wear a mask when you come onto campus. Thank you.

CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING EESD SCHOOL YEAR PLAN BUTTON FOR OUR DISTRICT'S DETAILED PLAN.

EESD School Year Plan for 2020-2021

Please review this plan with your child periodically or when returning to in-person learning.

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IMPORTANT LINKS

  • help@eesd.net: for Chromebook questions (including how to get a device); technology troubleshooting as directed by your child's teacher
  • eesd.net: for online resources and other district information
  • bouldercreek.eesd.net: for weekly newsletters and other information

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

Under What Circumstances Could Boulder Creek Students Move to Distance Learning?

Even though we are doing everything possible to remain in Phase 3 - In-person Learning, there are some circumstances that may require we enter Distance Learning as a school or as a cohort. These situations include:


  • Directive of public health

  • Positive cases at a school site(s)

  • Inadequate staffing for classrooms (due to staff illness or quarantine)

  • A decline in county conditions resulting in a move to the “widespread” tier


It is always our intention to provide as much notice as possible so our parents can plan accordingly. However, under some circumstances listed above the notice may be short. Please click HERE for a parent message from EESD that includes the most up-to-date county health information as it relates to our schools as well as a link to the ever-changing CDC COVID-19 symptom list.