The Wildcat Weekly

CCMS Family Newsletter May 24-28

Forecasting

Forecasting for this year’s 6th and 7th graders will be sent on Wednesday, May 26. Information will be shared in Advisory as well as sent home via email.


At this time, we do not yet know what our school day will look like in the fall. Typically, we have 7 class periods plus lunch and recess. Depending on the health guidance relating to COVID-19, we will be in-person, hybrid, or distance learning in the fall.

iReady End of Year Testing

iReady Testing Window May 24-June 11

Students will be taking the final iReady diagnostic in just a few weeks. We will be making a few adjustments to our administration guidance for this final diagnostic. The most significant change is that the diagnostic will be teacher / staff proctored during synchronous class time in the morning.


More information will be provided from your student’s Language Arts and Math teachers. In the meantime, please review the links below:

StudentVue Grade Assignment Details
How to Access ParentVue
Access Student Vue

Chromebooks

All 6th and 7th grade students: complete an in-person check of your Chromebook (damage, wear/tear) to keep it over the summer.

  • Hybrid students complete this on-site during classes.

  • eGBSD students will need to come into the main office between 8:00 and 4:00, June 14-18.

Devices not brought in for this check will be remotely shut down by our technology department.



All 8th grade students will need to return their Chromebooks.

  • Hybrid students complete this on-site during classes.

  • eGBSD students will need to come into the main office between 8:00 and 4:00, June 14-18.

Devices not turned in will be remotely shut down and a replacement fee will be charged to the student’s account.

8th Grade End of Year Transition

Last Day for Cohort B 8th Graders: Friday June 11th

  • eGBSD 8th grade turn in materials to main office (8-4)


Last Day for Cohort A 8th Graders: Monday June 14th

  • 8th grade Hybrid students turn in Chromebook, stylus, charging cord, carry bag. Integrated Math textbook, missing library books..

  • eGBSD 8th grade turn in materials to main office (8-4)


Cohort B 8th graders and eGBSD can turn Chromebooks and supplies in at the drive thru promotion on Monday June 14.

Drive thru Promotion

We will be hosting a drive-thru 8th grade promotion in the evening on Monday June 14th, from 5-7pm to celebrate our 8th grade Wildcats. More details to follow.

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DAILY STUDENTS PRE-SCREENING SURVEY

During this time, we need to take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to our students, teachers, and support staff. We have created a daily pre-screening survey for you to pre-screen your student(s) for the primary COVID-19 symptoms and ensure they are able to attend school. Our school nurses will monitor the survey results to look for possible spread of COVID-19 in order to minimize the spread.


Please fill out the daily survey in ParentVUE for your students before they arrive at school or start attending school online for the day. If you want, your students can fill it out for themselves in StudentVUE.


If your student has any of the primary COVID-19 symptoms listed in the survey, please do NOT send them to school and call the school office. If your student is able to attend school online because they have mild symptoms, please have them do so.

AAPI Statement

The Clear Creek Equity Team stands in solidarity with the Asian American Pacific Islander community. The recent attacks are a culmination of current and historic anti-AAPI attacks and misinformation in the United States. We will unite and build strong communities of trust, where all people feel safe, where all people are treated with dignity and respect, where all children feel comfortable and safe going to school, and where all our loved ones have the freedom to thrive. We stand with you today, and everyday as part of our community.

OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Immunization Exemption Rates

The State of Oregon now requires schools to notify parents of their immunization exemption rates for each required vaccine. These rates will now be posted on our school’s website, in our school office and sent home to parents twice a year. The rates attached are the exemption rates as of last spring. Schools are required to publish this information twice each school year. Approximately the second week of March we will post the updated rates. These new rates are collected and tallied in mid February.
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School Board Meeting Update

The Gresham Barlow School Board held a board business meeting on May 6.


  • To view agenda items and video click here


The next business meeting will be Thursday, June 3, at 7 pm.


If you wish to provide public comment, please email your comments to the board secretary, Sarah Avery at avery4@gresham.k12.or.us by 5:00 p.m. the day of the meeting and your comments will be part of the public record.

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CCMS Equity Statement

We believe each student has assets that enhance the Clear Creek Middle School community, and our job is to nurture their potential.

  1. We believe all students have potential that is enhanced by their individual experiences including their race, ethnicity, culture, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, home language, country of origin and religious preference.

  2. We believe all families want their child to have academic success and a positive social emotional experience.

  3. We believe all students must be seen, heard, and valued in order to actively engage in their learning.

  4. We believe all members of our community are bound in collectivism and our strength lies in our solidarity.



The Clear Creek Middle School community commits to identifying and eliminating systems of oppression within our school and we commit to advancing systems that empower our students to achieve academic and social emotional success.


  1. We commit to decentering dominant culture in order to see and hear other perspectives.

  2. We commit to using a culturally relevant equity lens when making decisions about student and family engagement strategies, curriculum, discipline practices, resource allocation, and school improvement planning.

  3. We commit to recognizing every family’s contributions and centering student and family voices.

  4. We commit to building relationships and staying engaged in courageous conversations with students, families, and colleagues which includes sitting in discomfort, resisting defensiveness, and seeking support.



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