January 11th - 15th

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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Happy New Year! Whether your cub is in person or remote, we are so happy to have them back on campus and online!
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Enter to Win Bear Creeks' Masked Scholar Contest!

Similar to TV’s popular game show, The Masked Singer, students can design and create the most elaborate face mask that they can imagine and win a prize!

Your mask should make a fashion statement representing who you are as an individual. Be creative, be unique, and you could become BCE’s first Masked Scholar!

To enter to win:

  • Upload a clear photo of you wearing your designer face mask to the link below:

The Masked Scholar Contest Photos

The password to begin is: 401BearCreek!

  • You must include YOUR NAME & GRADE LEVEL BEFORE submitting your photo.
  • All photos are due on or before Tuesday, January 26, 2021.
  • Winners will be announced Friday, January 29, 2021.

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
Parent Roles for Remote Learning-Click Here

Recommended Best Practices for Remote Learning

Counselor's Corner

Happy New Year!

Please read this information regarding Play it Safe/Play it Safe Spanish that will be shown on campus on February 8th and 9th. There are some important dates coming up next week for parents to preview the program. Please call me with any questions or concerns.

Our new character trait for the month of January is: Perseverance. Here are the parent newsletters for January.

K-2 English Newsletter

K-2 Spanish Newsletter

3-5 English Newsletter

3-5 Spanish Newsletter

Perseverance means that we are all going to be striving to work hard and meet our goals. Parents, we need your help. School starts at 7:40am and we need to work on getting to school on time. This is a different year than any we have ever encountered, but school must go on. We need everyone to get here on time or log in accordingly. New year, let’s persevere and start January off strong!

Maria Martinez


Librarian's Nook

Happy New Year! I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday break!

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.

BCE Specials Smore

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

As students return to BCE after the holiday break, please remember...

  • 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

Tuition Based Pre-K Lottery/Lotería de Prekíndergarten Basado en Pago de Cuotas Escolares

The Pre-K Tuition Based lottery application will open at 8:30 a.m. on January 5, 2021 and close at 10:00 p.m. on January 15, 2021. Families interested in tuition based pre-k need to complete this application. Students meeting Texas state eligibility criteria will be able to apply and qualify in April 2021. For more information on tuition and pre-k qualifications visit WWW.GCISD.NET/PREK or contact

La solicitud para la lotería del programa de Pre-K basado en pago de cuotas escolares se abrirá el 5 de enero a las 8:30 am y cerrará a las 10:00 pm el 15 de enero. Las familias interesadas en el programa de Pre-K a base de pago deben completar esta solicitud. Los estudiantes que cumplan con los criterios de elegibilidad del estado de Texas podrán solicitar y calificar en abril de 2021. Para obtener más información sobre la matrícula y los requisitos de prekínder, visite WWW.GCISD.NET/PREK o comuníquese con

Pre-AP Label Change

Next school year, the College Board will be requiring school districts to pay a fee if they use the Pre-AP label for any of their courses. This fee is an annual fee that is per course, per campus. GCISD along with many neighboring districts, have decided not to purchase the use of the Pre-AP label in an effort to remain fiscally responsible.

Beginning in the 2021-22 school year, GCISD will be implementing the title change to “Advanced” for all courses formerly known as Pre-AP. This change will be reflected in the 2021-22 Course Selection Guide set to release in January of 2021. As an example, Pre-AP World History will now be labeled as World History Advanced.

GCISD will use AP's guidelines to ensure the rigor of both middle school and high school courses. Classes now labeled “Advanced” will remain the same weight as the PreAP courses they are replacing. GCISD will continue to work with the College Board through our AP offerings.

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.

Upcoming Events

* Have you checked your student's report card in Skyward?

1/18 - NO SCHOOL - Dr. King Day

1/21 - Virtual BCE Around the World Day

2/15 - NO SCHOOL - Presidents’ Day

2/25 - Check in Skyward for 6 Week Progress Reports

3/15-19 - NO SCHOOL - Spring Break

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TEA Federal Report Cards (FRC)

For information on how to access Bear Creek's FRC please click this link

State of Texas 2019–20 School Report Card for BCE

Click here to see State of Texas Report Card for Bear Creek