November 23rd - 27th

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"!
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The referral window for students in Kindergarten and 5th Grade who are interested in Gifted and Talented identification will be open November 30, 2020 through December 11, 2020. Referrals are only for Kindergarten and 5th Grade students at this time. This referral window also applies to any current 5th Grade GT LEAD student who is interested in applying for the ASPIRE ACADEMY.

If you are interested in referring your child for testing, an informative presentation is available on the Advanced Academics page of the district website, at the following site:

If you have further questions, please contact the BCE GT specialist, Dr. Sheri Robbins.

Parents interested in referring their child for testing need to complete this form between November 30th, 2020 through December 11th, 2020 at the following site:

GT specialists will administer any necessary testing from January 7, 2021, through January 22, 2021. Parents will be notified regarding results as soon as the assessment process is completed.

Attendance for Remote Learners

For attendance to count during remote learning, student must be:

  • Present for asynchronous lessons
  • Must complete the classwork that is assigned via SeeSaw

Counselor's Corner

Dear Parents,

I hope you all had a wonderful and restfulThanksgiving Holiday! We are rolling right into December and our new character trait this month is Honesty. Here is the December newsletter for Honesty.

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Thank you to everyone for helping us out at dismissal by placing your car sign on the passenger visor or passenger front window!

Maria Martinez

BCE Counselor


Librarian's Nook

Dear Parents and Families:

The Scholastic Book Fair is back! While the Fair will be exclusively held online this year, we still plan on making it a fun and joyous experience for our kids. Features include:

Bear Creek’s own online store, with a large selection of titles, at the right price points.

A Virtual Fair so you and your kids can experience the magic of the school shopping experience. Browse titles by grade, meet popular authors, and discover the comfort and joy of our Fair.

Every dollar you spend will benefit our school directly (25% back in rewards)!

Save these dates and view our school’s Fair site:

Fair Dates: November 30- December 13

Online Store:

We can’t wait to “see” you at the Fair!

Scholastic Book Fair

From the Desk of Nurse Cooksey

Campus Nurse Updates

Medication Permit/Physician's Form

Informing Nurse Cooksey of COVID-like Symptoms

We have had supportive parents indicate that they would like to donate disinfecting products for their child’s classroom or campus. The District must ensure that all disinfecting products meet the health and safety standards established by the Environmental Protection Act. For this reason, please do not send disinfecting products to the campus. As we assess campus needs in the following weeks, we will communicate ways in which our generous parents and community may assist.


We are back in full swing and enjoying our building full of our in-person students! Here are a few reminders as we continue the 2nd 9 weeks of school!

  • School begins at sharply at 7:40 am. We continue to have many students arrive well after our start time. Please endeavor to have your child at school at time.

  • Parents are not allowed in the building. We will have plenty of staff up front in the foyer, out front, and in the halls to help first time in-person students get to class.

  • Please use the carline during after school dismissal. The parking lots are closed to parents and guardians after school. The only parents walking up to pick up their child should be those that walked from home. Thank you for support!

  • Don't forget your mask daily! It's a good idea to put an extra mask in their backpack.

  • Please have your car sign visible at dismissal. This speeds up the dismissal significantly.

  • Please take a few moments to review the Bear Creek In-Person Plan found in the link below.

Parent Roles for Remote Learning-Click Here

As we prepare to begin the second-nine weeks of the 2020-2021 school year, I wanted to send out some recommended best practices for remote learning:

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BCE Specials Smore

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

Daily Health Screening

Be sure to pre-screen your student for signs and symptoms associated with COVID-19 before bringing your student to school. The signs and symptoms are to screen for are:

  • Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit

  • Loss of taste or smell

  • Cough

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Shortness of breath

  • Fatigue

  • Headache

  • Chills

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Shaking or exaggerated shivering

  • Significant muscle pain or ache

  • Diarrhea

  • Nausea or vomiting

If your child demonstrates any of the above signs or symptoms, they must stay home, and you need to report to the campus nurse the signs or symptoms your child is exhibiting. In the event that your child has a fever, they must be kept home from school until they are fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication. Please do not give fever reducing medication and send your child to school. Additionally, please do not send your child to school if they have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or are test-confirmed with COVID-19.

K-4 Student iPads/iPads para estudiantes de Kindergarten a 4º grado

As we look to the holiday break, we need to remind everyone that lack of iPad storage space can often cause issues with app performance and iOS updates. The articles below will walk students through backing up photos to Google Photos, removing applications via Self Service, and basic troubleshooting of iPads:

Meraki Self Service Portal

Backing Up iPad Photos Using Google Photos App

iPad Troubleshooting

Please remind students to take time to clear out space and make any updates to avoid issues with needed applications.

Al acercarse las vacaciones, tenemos que recordarles a todos que la falta de espacio de almacenamiento del iPad a menudo puede causar problemas con el rendimiento de la aplicación y las actualizaciones de iOS. Los siguientes artículos guiarán a los estudiantes sobre cómo hacer una copia de seguridad de sus fotos en Google Fotos, la eliminación de aplicaciones a través de Self Service y la solución de los problemas básicos de iPads:

Portal de Self Service de Meraki

Copia de seguridad de fotos del iPad con la aplicación Google Fotos

Solución de problemas del iPad

Por favor, recuerde a los alumnos que tomen tiempo para despejar el espacio y hacer cualquier actualización y así evitar problemas con las aplicaciones necesarias.

Changing Instructional Model/Cambio de modelo de instrucción

As a reminder, parents are able to switch from in-person to remote learning at any point during the school year. In order to make this change, please contact the campus counselor.

For families that are wishing to change from remote to in-person learning, that may only be done at the end of a grading period. The process for changing to in-person learning requires parents to log in to Skyward Family Access and complete the changing instructional models form prior to the end of the nine-week grading period. Instructions on where to find the form and how to complete it can be found here.

Below is a schedule of when the form will become available, when the form must be received by the campus, and when the change will go into effect:

To change after the second nine weeks, parents must complete the form between November 16 and December 4. Your student would begin receiving in-person instruction on January 6.

To change after the third nine weeks, parents must complete the form between February 14 and February 26. Your student would begin receiving in-person instruction on March 22.

If you have any questions regarding the timing of when parents may change the instructional model selected, or the associated process, please contact the campus counselor.

Cambio de modelo de instrucción

Como recordatorio, los padres pueden cambiar del aprendizaje en persona al aprendizaje remoto en cualquier momento durante el año escolar. Para realizar este cambio, comuníquese con el consejero de la escuela.

Para las familias que deseen cambiar del aprendizaje remoto al aprendizaje en persona, esto solo se puede hacer al final de un período de calificaciones. El proceso para cambiar al aprendizaje en persona requiere que los padres inicien sesión en Skyward Family Access y completen el formulario de cambio de modelos de instrucción antes del final del período de calificaciones de nueve semanas. Las instrucciones sobre dónde encontrar el formulario y cómo completarlo se pueden encontrar aquí.

Para cambiar después del segundo periodo de nueve semanas, los padres deben completar el formulario entre el 16 de noviembre y el 4 de diciembre. Su estudiante podría comenzar a recibir instrucción en persona el 6 de enero.

Para cambiar después del tercer periodo de nueve semanas, los padres deben completar el formulario entre el 14 de febrero y el 26 de febrero. Su estudiante podría comenzar a recibir instrucción en persona el 22 de marzo.

Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre el momento en que los padres pueden cambiar el modelo de instrucción seleccionado o el proceso asociado, comuníquese con el consejero de la escuela.

Upcoming Events

11/23-27 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

12/4 - Last Day to Change to In-Person Instruction for 3rd Nine Weeks

12/18 - Early Release @11:45am

12/18 - End of the 2nd Nine Weeks

12/19-1/5 - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

1/6 - Students Return/3rd Nine Weeks Begin

1/18 - NO SCHOOL - Dr. King Day

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