BC Bear Facts

April Update: 4/16/21

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE:

Dear Boulder Creek Families,

Thank you for your patience in waiting for our April BC Bear Facts. I was waiting on some important information from Shasta County Public Health and from the state regarding graduation and annual CAASPP testing, which we wanted to include in this month's newsletter.


Now that we have passed Spring break, we are in the final stretch of 2020-21! Despite the challenges this school year has presented, I am extremely proud of the strides our staff and students have made toward the losses suffered during the shelter-in-place order of 2020. Even though a few of our classes have had to quarantine here and there, we have faired very well with five-day-a-week in-person learning. We are ahead of the game when we consider that the majority of the state is just now beginning to come back to school in person for the very first time. We feel very blessed to serve our students and families face-to-face!


With that said, we are not completely back to normal. We will continue to follow the necessary restrictions so that we can remain in person as well as provide some much-needed extra-curricular activities for our students. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation, as it makes all the difference in keeping the school environment and learning experience positive for your children.


It's a very busy time at Boulder Creek as we wrap the year's learning and activities. Take a look at all the BC happenings below ...


Sincerely,


Tina Croes

BOULDER CREEK'S ANNUAL K-5 READING INCENTIVE PROGRAM CONTINUES THROUGH APRIL 30TH

"Reading Takes You Places!"

Boulder Creek’s Annual Reading Incentive, “Reading Takes You Places,” program continues and will conclude on Friday, April 30th. We have had a fantastic time thus far, and students are earning some great reading incentives! Keep recording those nightly reading minutes on classroom reading logs or in a notebook. Each Thursday evening, students and parents will calculate the total minutes read for the week and complete the Reading Takes You Places Google form. Click HERE for the link or access the link via your classroom teacher. Throughout the six weeks of the reading incentive, students will have the opportunity to qualify for activities and prizes if they meet their reading goals.


What are our reading goals?

K-3 Students need to read at least 100 minutes per week to qualify for activities and prizes

4-5 Students need to read at least 150 minutes per week to qualify for activities and prizes


Staff and community members are busy recording read-alouds and encouraging everyone to read, read, read! Kindergarten parents, reading to your kindergarten child counts toward reading minutes.


Thank you so much for supporting our school’s readers!

Boulder Creek Administrators Eat Bugs for Classes That Met Their Reading Goals!

SPRING SPORTS - WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

The Enterprise Elementary School District (EESD), including Boulder Creek, received a welcome and unexpected surprise when we moved from the purple to the red tier in Shasta County. We are able to offer some outdoor spring sports, and we couldn't be more excited! There are still many restrictions to which we must adhere, but we will take it in order to offer our students some after-school activities again!


Please remember, we are still subject to the same Covid restrictions when it comes to students who are ill (any symptoms on the Covid-19 list). Students who have any symptoms should stay home from school and our office notified. In addition, there is always the chance your child's class could be named as a Covid-19 close contact and have to quarantine at home. In these cases, students would not be able to participate in their sport either as they cannot leave their houses. It's unfortunate if this happens, but we still must follow the quarantine order. Thank you in advance for your understanding.


SOME OF THE RULES FOR SPECTATORS OF COMPETITIONS:

  • Each athlete may only have spectators from their immediate household.
  • Spectators must maintain six feet of distance (unless in the same household) from others.
  • All spectators must wear a mask.
  • Unfortunately, we are unable to have volunteers help with our teams at this time.


UPCOMING SPRING SPORTS:

  • 6-8 Grade Track - Practice Begins April 14th
  • 3rd-5th Cross Country Running Club - Practice Begins April 13th (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
  • K-2nd Cross Country Running Club - Practice Begins April 14th (Wednesdays)
  • 4/5 Boys Softball - Tryouts begin April 27th (permission slips 4/13-4/16)
  • 4/5 Girls Softball - Tryouts begin April 27th (permission slips 4/13-4/16)
  • 6-8 Tennis Practice begins May 10th (permission slips 4/26-5/5)

Optional Covid-19 Testing for EESD Students

This service will be available beginning Thursday, February 4th. Click on the button to open the flyer for more details about how to request testing.

PARENT CLUB NEWS

Meet Your Parent Club Board

Please join us for our virtual monthly Booster Club meeting at 6 pm on Wednesday, May 12th and if you'd like to volunteer to help out or be on our volunteer contact list, please email bcbooster.sarabeth@gmail.com.
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APRIL/MAY/JUNE IMPORTANT DATES:

March 12th-April 30th: Annual K-5 Reading Incentive Program (virtual reading logs due each Friday morning by 8:00 a.m.)


April 5th - 9th: Spring Break


Monday, April 12th: Staff Development Day - No School for Students


April 13th - 16th: 4/5 Boys and Girls Softball Permission Slips Available (due April 16th)


Wednesday, April 14th: Parent Club Meeting (via Google Meet - meet.google.com/khs-bkmv-yst)


April 26th - May 5th: 6-8 Tennis Permission Clips Available (due May 5th)


May 10th-14th: 2021-22 Teacher Requests - electronic (due by 3:30 p.m. May 14th)


Wednesday, May 12th: Parent Club Meeting (via Google Meet - meet.google.com/kbc-mcgy-isz)


Wednesday, May 26th: Open House (Virtual link(s) sent by teachers)


Monday, May 31st: Memorial Day - No School for Students


Tuesday, June 1st: 8th Grade Graduation (time to be determined)


Monday, June 7th (emergency/snow day used): Last Day of School

GO SLOW IN THE PARKING LOT AND IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Please remember that we have students and parents crossing the parking lots in both the front and the back. Please proceed very slowly and cautiously. Do NOT pass vehicles that are stopped in front of you on Springer Drive or in the parking lots unless there is a another lane in which to do so. This is not legal and it is not safe. Thank you.


In addition, please remember to slow down as you enter and exit the neighborhood from Churn Creek and other busy roads. Boulder Creek is located in a residential neighborhood, and we always try to be respectful of our neighbors. We have had complaints from residents on Whistling, Springer, and Spaniel that vehicles are driving too fast. This is dangerous for our neighbors and our children who walk to and from school. Please slow down.

Please review the BC Flow of Traffic Map in order to determine which way to enter/exit the campus from the neighborhood depending on which parking lot you are assigned. Front lot = red arrows. Back lot = green arrows.

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Please come into the parking lot from the appropriate direction in the neighborhood. Traffic gets blocked when cars are trying to cross-over at the east driveway. If everyone follows the flow of traffic, entering and exiting the parking lots shortly after 1:00 p.m. should be a continuous flow like an open faucet.

LUNCH AND BREAKFAST

Teachers will be taking lunch and breakfast counts each day. Lunch will be served one grade-level at a time in the cafeteria to allow for feasible distancing. Breakfast will not be served on campus. Instead, non-perishable breakfast items will be offered to students as they exit the gates each day for students to take with them. Breakfast will be expected to be eaten at home before school. There will continue to be no charge for breakfast or lunch through the end of the school year.


If your child is a Distance Learner and you need cafeteria meals, you may order meals on a weekly basis and pick up a box of frozen meals for the week on Mondays. If you would like this option, please email our Head Cook, Melody Alspach, at malspach@eesd.net.

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

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

PARENT PORTAL LOG-IN

All parents, including new parents, should have logged into the Parent Portal at some point this school year. Why do you need to create a parent account? This is a secure platform through which you will receive your child’s report card, complete enrollment, and complete the necessary beginning of the year school forms like your child's emergency card. In the future, this is also how state testing results will be communicated.


Click HERE for the link to the parent portal. If you cannot log-in successfully, please email our tech helpline at help@eesd.net. Be sure to keep your log-in information in a safe but accessible place.

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.