Cheetah Chatter

Parent Newsletter week of 10/5/2020

We Survived the Glass Fires! School Resumes This Wednesday, Oct.7th

Hello Spring Creek Families,

Our community once again has experienced raging and dangerous fires that threatened and destroyed parts of our community. I set out a survey for all of you to check in and look forward to hearing from those of you who we have not heard from yet. Please take two minutes to let us know you and your are safe.

As far as we know, there have been no reports of Spring Creek/Matanzas families or staff members that have lost their homes. Some families and several staff members homes experienced serious smoke damage to their homes and property. Our hearts go out to these families in these extremely trying times.

We appreciate your understanding that some teachers have been able to Zoom, while others are just now returning to their homes to assess the damage. Many staff evacuated to places where they have very limited wifi.

Next Steps:

  • School will remain closed to official distance learning on Monday and Tuesday, October 5th and 6th
  • Distance Learning will resume on Wednesday, October 7th. Teachers will reach out with specific information. Students can not attend to new learning until they have re-established social emotional connection with their teachers and peers.
  • We will start slow this week and teachers will be in contact with you regarding Zoom times and assignments. Please check your email and REMIND app communication from teachers.
  • For this week only, Enrichment Wednesday will be moved to Friday, Oct. 9th.

Important: If you have not already completed your First Week of School Welcome Information, please help us so we have all of your updated information. In our new Student information System, it is called Registration which is confusing because you have already registered your student. This is different and it is very important that you complete the information. There are also places where you can check off if we can take photos of your student, etc. A step by step information sheet was included in your last materials pick up/exchange. if you need assistance, please call (707)538-3314.

New from the food Services: We now are offering Take & Bake Wednesdays. See flyers linked below for more information and the October menus in both Spanish and English.

School Site Council (SSC) & English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) Have been rescheduled:

SSC first meeting will be on Wednesday Oct. 28th at 9:30. ELAC first meeting is Wed. Oct 28th at 11:30 Please notify me at of your interest to join. An agenda is forthcoming.

Attendance: Call the Office to Avoid an Unexcused Absence

If you know that your child will be absent from class, please call the office 545-1771 and inform our office manager, Mrs. Hall or our clerk, Mrs. Ausiello. Sending a message to the teacher is kind, but does not replace calling the office to report the absence, tardy, or early out. We are keeping track of daily attendance, so it is very important that you communicate with us so that your child is not marked with an unexcused absence.

Having Technical Difficulties?

Call our IT hotline at 707 542-7375 EXT:1005 between 8:00 and 10:00 for support.

Please take a look at the links at the bottom of the news letter for information and resources.

Cheetah Strong,

Shawne Kearney


Cheetah Awards Assembly

Click to view: In case you missed this last week. Each teacher selected two or three students who demonstrated respect to received a Cheetah Award. Check it out! Congratulations! Our next Cheetah Awards Assembly is on Oct. 19th.

Three Tips to Help your Child be Successful During Distance Learning:

1. Prepare the night before:

  • Lay out clothes to wear the next morning
  • Look at the daily/weekly schedule the teacher shared
  • Help your child organize and layout the materials they need for the daily lessons

2. Provide a quiet work space for your child. Using earbuds or headphone can help eliminate background noise.

3. Praise and encourage them for logging on, sticking with it, showing respect, staying focused, completing a problem or two! Catch them making good choices.

Do you have photos for our yearbook?

You can email your photos to

PTA News

Drive- In Movie Night featuring the hit movie SING was so FUN! Thank you to Beth Huang and our amazing PTA for organizing this event.

Possible Dine and Donate Kona Ice Oct. 16th 4-6.

Possible Halloween Drive Through Event Friday, Oct. 30th

Next General PTA meeting 6:30 on Nov.18th.

Spring Creek Elementary School

We are a TK- 3rd grade campus currently teaching in partnership with parents through distant learning. We love your children.