Little Chico Creek School
IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION
IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION
Little Chico Creek School : 530-891-3285
LCC Fax: 530-895-3288
Chico Unified: 530-891-3000
Nutrition Services: 530-891-3021
CARD After School Care: 530-895-4711
Boys and Girls Club: 530-899-0335
Kristen Schrock (Principal):
Jenna Johnson (School Coun.)
Georgia Stephens (Office Mngr):
Lisa Gampel (Attendance Clerk):
Josie Harrison (Health Aide):
Kari Fashing (PTSO President)
As we approach the end of the 2019/2020 school year, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our LCC families for stepping in and helping your child adjust to distance learning. I know this transition to working and learning from home has been a difficult one. I am so impressed with how our teachers, students, parents and community responded to this pandemic.
Please note these important dates:
May 29th: Last day of online instruction
June 2nd: 5th grade wave parade
June 3rd and 4th: Chromebook (and chargers!) drop off and yearbook pick up
June 4th: Report cards emailed
Congratulations to Mrs. Ross and Mrs. Brennan-Smith who will be retiring at the end of this year. You will be missed. Thank you for all you have done for LCC and our students during your career. Goodbye to our 5th graders! You are all ready for the excitement and challenges of junior high. Make us proud!
Enjoy your summer! Please rest assured our teachers will be prepared to meet students where they are in their learning when they return for the 2020-2021 school year.
Take care and stay connected!
DO YOU NEED SOME TECH HELP
Please call the Parent Support line M-F 8:30am-12:30pm for all your questions. 530-801-2716.
Nutrition Services will be providing FREE lunch to children 18 years and younger (they must be present to receive lunch). Please check the CUSD Nutrition website for updated information. The locations could change. http://www.chicousd.org/
As this year draws to a close, I imagine we will all let out a big sigh of relief. The sudden change to distance learning was quite a curveball that caused stress for everyone. As we move into summer, the counseling department would like to remind our families about a few things to mitigate that stress. First- we hope that you will find some way to celebrate the end of the year for yourselves and your students. Bake a cake, make a homemade banner, cook a celebration meal and have a picnic on the lawn. Whatever you choose, make sure to acknowledge the hard work and accomplishment to complete this school year and your child’s grade.
Second- know your resources. Even though school is out there are a variety of resources available to families during the summer. Counseling referrals can be made quickly and easily through https://caresolace.com/site/chicofamilies or at 24/7 by calling 888-515-0595. By dialing 2-1-1 within Butte/Glenn County , or visiting http://helpcentral.org/, you can access resources for food, housing, medical care, legal care and more. LCC’s Wellness Website will also be updated throughout the summer to provide videos and activities for parents and students that promote healthy behavior and development.
Third- Enjoy your summer and stay safe. Kids crave connection and will seek it positive or negative… my hope for you all is that you’ll have plenty of opportunities to play, laugh and connect as a family. -Jenna Johnson, Counselor and Jenn Martin, Counseling Assistant
RESOURCES FOR YOU
Hello LCC families!
This school year is wrapping up like never before. We want you to know there are resources available throughout the summer. Bellow you can find some helpful links for federal and local resources.
Families that have not received their P-EBT (Pandemic- EBT) card by May 22 can apply here with this link (After May 22). Must complete by June 30th.
This program, called P-EBT, is for students who are normally able to get free or reduced price school meals. Apply and get up to $365 per child to spend on groceries.
Las familias que no hayan recibido su tarjeta P-EBT (Pandemic- EBT) antes del 22 de Mayo pueden presentar su solicitud aquí con este enlace (después del 22 de Mayo). Debe completarse antes del 30 de Junio.
Este programa, llamado P-EBT, es para niños que normalmente reciben alimentos gratis o a precio reducido en la escuela. Solicite para recibir $365 por cada niño para comprar alimentos.
Here, you can find links to frequently asked resources from hotline support and unemployment resources to health care resources and stimulus check questions.
Many people are experiencing unexpected difficulties during the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Benefits.gov is here to help. On Benefits.gov, you can find government benefits related to unemployment assistance, healthcare, and food and nutrition.. You can also take our Benefit Finder to find additional benefits you may be eligible for.. To learn more and stay up to date about the ...
Aquí, puede encontrar enlaces a recursos que se solicitan con frecuencia, desde apoyo de línea directa y recursos de desempleo hasta recursos de atención médica y preguntas de verificación de estímulo.
Si enfrenta desempleo o un lapso en el empleo debido al coronavirus, los siguientes recursos pueden estar disponibles para usted: El Seguro de Desempleo proporciona beneficios de desempleo a aquellos que pierden su trabajo por razones ajenas a ellos. Puede ser elegible para el programa de beneficios Asistencia para Desempleados por Desastres si no lo es para otro tipo de beneficios de desempleo.
The HACB has closed the Office doors to the public, but will continue to serve our community by telephone, e-mail, mail, etc. You may contact the HACB: Monday through Thursday, 9am to 5pm Friday, 9am to 12pm
Phone (530) 895-4474
Fax (530) 895-4469 or at
The Housing Authority of the County of Butte (HACB) is located in Chico, California and is a non-profit public agency incorporated in 1946. The mission of HACB is to assist low and moderate income residents of Butte County to secure and maintain high quality affordable housing. Subsidized housing is provided to families, seniors and disabled ...
Salvation Army is still offering food resources, with some modifications, for more information visit the page below or call
The Salvation Army Mission Statement. The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Sending you all well wishes. If you have any questions, please reach out to me.
Enviando a todos ustedes buenos deseos. Si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor comuníquese conmigo.
Targeted Case Manager
Citrus & Little Chico Creek
(916) 538-1147 Google cell #
FROM MRS ROSS
Winnie the Pooh once said, "How lucky I am to
have something that makes saying goodbye so
hard." Well, it's time for me to say, "Goodbye."
Luckily, I have been so very fortunate to have
spent 26 of my 32 years of teaching here at Little
Chico Creek. I've had a wonderful career working
with the most fabulous group of teachers and
staff members. The hardest part is leaving
behind my teaching partner, Mr. Panek, and all of
the students who filled my days with fun,
laughter, love, learning, challenges, and
successes. Thank you students, parents, and
colleagues for supporting me throughout my
career. I'm ready to move on, but I'm sure that I
will see many of you again.
MESSAGE FROM THE SCHOOL NURSE
Everyone has been saturated with information about Coronavirus 2019 (Covid 19) in the news of late. It is important to obtain accurate information from reliable resources. As a nurse these are the resources I use to get the most current information:
FOCUS ON VISION AND HEARING
The CUSD School Nurses do vision and hearing screenings with all students in TK, K, 2nd, 5th, 8th, and 10th grade. We finished these screenings at every school within Chico Unified in January, 2020. Our goal right now is to follow up on students who had difficulty with the vision or hearing screenings. We sent home letters to parents or guardians of students who had difficulty with the vision and hearing screenings. We also followed up with a phone call or message. Because vision can affect learning, it is important for students who had difficulty with the vision or hearing screenings to follow up with an eye Doctor or Pediatrician. Sometimes students do not want to wear their glasses or they have lost or broken their glasses. Maybe leaving a second pair of glasses in a safe spot in the classroom would be helpful. We realize that many Doctors are not seeing patients during the “Shelter in Place” period of time. Some Doctors may be scheduling appointments months in advance. If possible, call and make an appointment for a later date if needed. If you need another copy of the vision or hearing letter that was sent home or you need a list of vision practitioners, please e-mail me at
Julie Graber, School Nurse
Help us restock the shelves in our SUPER POPULAR school store, the Cheetah Den! In conjunction with our PTSO, we would love your help restocking the shelves! We have made an amazon.com wish list of items that can be donated to ourstore: http://bit.ly/LCCstore. If you are interested in volunteering to help run the store please contact Christi Bangsund at email@example.com.
Our school uses Securly to help keep students safe on their school issued devices. To access their full online activity history sign on to securly by going to https://www.securly.com/parent-login
Use your email and password that you use to sign on to the aeries portal. With securly you will see every site your student searches for and their daily activity.
Attendance Matters- 2020 NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION
For both students and parents- BE ON TIME FOR SCHOOL. The simplest plan for being punctual at school is to arrive 15 minutes early. This might sound easy, but life often gets in the way of completing this goal. So here is a simple step-by-step strategy to make sure this happens:
1. Track how long it takes to get ready in the morning.
2. Know how long it takes to commute to school – in a “worst case” scenario.
3. Add 33% more time to the total time of your morning routine and commute.
4. Avoid checking email or voicemail before walking out the door.
5. Arrange all your important items the night before (clothes, shoes, backpack, lunch).
6. Never let your gas tank go under a 1/4 full.
7. Avoid the trap of “just one more thing.”
Do a fun activity while walking or driving, like singing a song or playing “I Spy” so you’ll look forward to the walk or drive.
This new habit will help your child have a positive attitude about their day. No longer will they be looked at by the students and teacher as they walk in late to class, whether it is one minute or 25 minutes. This is a positive habit that if developed early, will last a lifetime.
· Parent/guardians MUST report absences or else the unverified absences lead to unnecessary truancy. LGAMPEL@chicousd.org is the preferred way to report an absence. Or call 891-3285.
· Avoid unnecessary absences. Some absences are unavoidable, like a contagious illness. What is important is getting children to school as often as possible. If your child has an injury of some sort, we will make accommodations so your child can attend and not risk missing a day of school.
· Developing the habit of attendance prepares students for success on the job and in life.
SIGN IN-OUT IPADS
Attention LCC visitors and volunteers: Please come to the main office to Sign in and Sign out electronically using the iPad on the counter. Visitor/volunteer lanyards are available to wear during your visit.
DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN MAKE UP AN ABSENT DAY?
The first Attendance Make-up Day of the year will be on Sat. Dec. 14th from 8:30am - 12:30pm. Come for half a day and get a FULL day absence erased from your record! Please be on the look out for the sign up form so we are ready for your student. You may also call 891-3285 to RSVP.
FORM 10 FAQ’s
Q. If my child is currently attending LCC on a Form 10, do I need to complete another Form 10 for the 2020-21 school year?
A. No, if your child will be attending LCC again it is not necessary to complete a new form. They will roll over into LCC enrollment each and every year they attend LCC.
Q. My student has attended LCC on a form 10 but we want to transfer my child back to our neighborhood school. DO we automatically get a spot in that school?
A. No. Attending a school on a Form 10 disqualifies your neighborhood eligibility. You will be required to complete a Form 10 to return to the neighborhood school.
Q. My 5th grader wants to attend a Jr. High outside our neighborhood school. Do we need to complete a Form 10 right away?
A. Absolutely. The deadline for the lottery is January 23rd complete the Form 10 as soon as possible.
Q. My 5th grader is already on a Form 10 at LCC but wants to attend a Jr. High outside our neighborhood school. Do we need to complete a Form 10 for Jr. High?
A. Absolutely. The deadline for the lottery is January 23rd complete the Form 10 as soon as possible.
RESPONSE TO BULLYING
The majority of unkind behaviors on the LCC campus are conflicts between students and do not meet the definition of bullying. Such situations are addressed through our Reflection process and restorative conversations and are often resolved with adult guidance and support.
What is bullying? Bullying behaviors are intentional and aggressive that include:
· An Imbalance of Power: use of power to control and/or harm others
· Repetition: aggressive behaviors that happen repeatedly over time
These situations will be fully investigated and responded to with diligence and a variety of appropriate actions and/or discipline. Because our goal is to find solutions and teach children to become resilient and kind, the victim and the bully will both receive extensive support from our social/emotional wellness team and staff will be advised to closely monitor or minimize all future interactions.
2020-2021 KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
Registration for the 2020-2021 school year will be held on the following dates at the locations indicated below. To enter Kindergarten in the fall, a child must be five years old on or before September 1, 2020. To enter Transitional Kindergarten, a child must turn five between September 2, 2020 and December 2, 2020. Parents should register their children at the school serving their residence area. Proof of residence is required. An online school locator program is available at http://www.chicousd.org/Schools/School-Locator/index.html. Parents can input their address and find out their resident school.
Parents are strongly encouraged to attend the school registration on the designated dates. Priority will be assigned based on the date of registration. The time of day that registration occurs will not constitute a priority. All children will be enrolled, but some may have to attend a school other than the one serving their residence area. Before arriving at Kindergarten Registration, parents can begin the registration process by completing the online registration form found at www.chicousd.org.
The following are required to consider the child’s registration complete: (1) proof of date of birth (birth certificate, baptismal certificate, or other legal proof), (2) two forms verifying proof of residency, and (3) written immunization record from a physician, nurse, or health department. Children must be immunized for MMR - measles, mumps and rubella (German measles), polio, DTaP - diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough), Hepatitis B, and Varicella (chicken pox) prior to school entry. State law requires students beginning Kindergarten have all required immunizations. Students missing immunizations will not be able to start school until we received these records.
For information regarding the Hands-on Thematic Learning Community program, contact Hooker Oak School, 891-3119; for information regarding the Academics Plus program, contact Sierra View School, 891-3117; for information regarding the STEM Program, contact Parkview School at 891-3114; and for information regarding the Two-Way Immersion Program, contact Rosedale School, 891-3104. Applications for these alternative programs, as well as Form 10 School of Choice applications, will be available at the time of registration.
LCC’s PBIS Program is PLATINUM!
PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports. PBIS creates an academic environment that maximizes academic and social behavioral outcomes for ALL students. LCC has just been formally
recognized by the California PBIS Coalition as a PLATINUM implementation school for our successful program! This is a HUGE accomplishment and recognizes the hard work that parents, staff, and students do everyday to reinforce positive behavior! LCC will be recognized at the 4th Annual California PBIS Conference in Sacramento and on the Coalition’s website here: http://bit.ly/PBISAward.LCC has seen a drastic decrease in disciplinary referrals throughout the years and we are so excited to show California that our school is rocking the PBIS program.
ONLINE SCHOOL STORE
Check out https://www.schoolstore.com/. SchoolStore.com is an online shopping mall where over 350 nationally-known merchants have agreed to give a percentage of sales to our school. Companies like Walmart, Sears, Target, Disney Store, Family Book Store and Barnes & Noble participate. Get shopping!!
SMENCILS FOR SALE
Get your smencils in the library for only $1. Smencils are No. 2 scented pencils made completely from recycled newspapers. They come in awesome scents like root beer, grape soda, watermelon, cotton candy, and more. These high-quality products have a scent that lasts for up to two years, and children love to collect the various designs and scents.
RECYCLE OLD MARKERS
LCC Student Leadership, students and teachers will be collecting used markers that are ready to be discarded. Please help support our efforts by sending your kids in with any used markers you may have around the house, even non-Crayola brands! Highlighters and dry erase markers can also be included. Drop-off boxes will be located around the school for your child to deposit the markers. Thank you Mrs. Palmer for bringing this to LCC and Ms. Klein for organizing and collecting the items.
AERIES COMMUNICATION is the way of our future:
By now you have all received a message from Little Chico Creek introducing the new Aeries Communication system. It is the way teachers, staff and the district will now communicate with parents regarding general announcements and emergency announcements. Parents must have the Aeries Parent Portal account created in order to set up Aeries Communication. Please contact the office immediately to obtain the data needed to open the account. Thank you.
NEW AERIES COMMUNICATION TOOL
Chico Unified School District is transitioning to a new parent communication system.
Our new Aeries Communication system will allow you, as the parent/guardian, to customize how you receive school messages. We encourage you to share both positive, and constructive, feedback. You can provide feedback by visiting the Chico Unified website.
As we test this new communication system, you may receive duplicate test messages throughout January and February (one from our existing communication system and one message from our new system); this is an effort to ensure the new system is reaching all of our parents.
How to Ensure You Receive School Communication, Information and Emergency Alerts:
· Login to your Aeries Parent Portal and Confirm all Contact Information
· An opt-in message was sent to all cell phones on Wednesday, 12/19/18. If you wish to receive communication via text messages, then please make sure your text messaging option is enabled
· Provide feedback – we will be launching this communication system district-wide, so your feedback is an integral component of a successful implementation. We greatly appreciate any feedback you are willing to share with us.
We are very excited about this new program and hope that it will help us connect with you regarding important school events and information. If you have any questions, then please feel free to visit us in the main office or call Chico Unified School District at (530) 891-3000 ext. 149.
Thank you for participating, and we look forward to hearing your feedback.
FREE DENTAL CARE FOR UNINSURED
“Give kids a smile” is the American Dental Association’s (ADA) annual campaign for uninsured children, ages 1 –12, and takes place during National Children's Dental Health Month. During the campaign, more than 1 million children nationwide will receive free dental care. Call the number for more information or to reserve an appointment. Contact information 893-4044
DO YOU NEED TO ADD AN EMERGENCY CONTACT OR CHANGE YOUR STUDENTS INFO? HERE'S HOW TO GET TO THE PARENT PORTAL
To edit or add contacts login to the Parent Portal (to delete a contact you must contact the main office) https://hac.chicousd.org
Hover over Student Info tab
Select Data Confirmation BEFORE selecting contacts!
To edit a contact record, select Change
To add a new contact, select Add
Be Safe—Be Respectful—Be Responsible
We all strive to set a good example for our children. That is especially important on our school campus where many children are watching.
Please be a positive influence in our school community and demonstrate our school values at every opportunity.
¨ Be safe and courteous in the parking lot. Drive slowly and stop at crosswalks.
¨ Do not park in handicapped or reserved parking spaces without permission.
¨ Do not leave cars unattended in the fire zone.
¨ Always sign in and out at the office when visiting and wear your sticker at all times on campus.
CLASSROOM INTERRUPTIONS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED
Academic time is a protected time at Little Chico Creek so classroom interruptions are strongly discouraged. We realize an urgent message may need to be delivered to a student on occasion. However, we encourage the parents and students to work together before school to make sure the students leave with their backpacks, homework, lunches, band instruments, snacks, etc. Thank you for your cooperation.
LCC Klean Kanteens are here! They are available in two sizes: small (lunchbox size) or large. This is a fabulous fundraiser – plus they make great holiday gifts! Klean Kanteen is a local company offering us their superior product at a special discounted price. The 12oz size is $20 and the 16oz is $25. We have green, black, purple, red, and teal. Personalizing available. Please inquire with PTSO or the main office to order.
Parents, show your cheetah pride and purchase a T-shirt. They are $6 each. See PTSO or Ms. Amy in the library.
LEAVING CAMPUS EARLY
Little Chico Creek Sign Out Policy- If your child is leaving campus during school hours, your child will be called to the office ONLY once you have arrived to sign him or her out. Please keep this in mind and give extra time in the event the students are not in their classroom. No exceptions.
PARENTS—HELP DURING EMERGENCIES
If an incident occurs at a school, we ask that parents not go directly to the school. Keeping clear access for emergency vehicles is essential - possibly a matter of life or death - and we depend upon your cooperation to help make this possible.
Please avoid calling your child's school during a crisis, since very likely the call cannot be answered. We need to keep the school phone lines open for emergency support contacts.
In times of emergency, a variety of local media will be used to provide information. Parents should tune into local major radio and television stations, call the district office at (530) 891-3000, ext. 911, visit our website for emergency updates, or our Facebook page (ChicoUSD). Also, please be sure to give the school your current phone numbers and email addresses so messages can be sent directly to you regarding emergency situations.
COLD AND FLU SEASON TIME
COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CONTROL GUIDELINES
A child shall be excluded from attendance at school when he/she exhibits one or more of the following signs of communicable disease:
Temperature at or above 100 degrees F. Fever must be gone for 24 hours without the use of Tylenol or other NSAID before child can return to school.
Questionable skin lesions: oozing, purulent, crusty, itching, blistery, inflamed, bleeding or rashes. Variations in student’s normal behavior, e.g. unusually fussy, lethargic or irritable. Symptoms of abdominal discomfort, e.g. vomiting, diarrhea, pain, distention or excessive gas. Upper respiratory symptoms, e.g. coughing, difficulty breathing, sore throat, copious nasal discharge or green discharge from the nose. The child is suspected or known to have an infectious disease with high communicable potential.
A credentialed school nurse, either by phone consultation, or if available, will examine any child suspected of having a communicable disease and will make the recommendation regarding exclusion.
This procedure has been adopted for the safety and well-being of your child, his/her classmates and all staff members.
The student can be readmitted to school with either a doctor’s note or when he/she is well and 24 hours symptom free (i.e. fever free, diarrhea free, etc.)
Influenza (flu) can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Flu is different from a cold. Flu usually comes on suddenly. People who have flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:
· fever* or feeling feverish/chills
· sore throat
· runny or stuffy nose
· muscle or body aches
· fatigue (tiredness)
· some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.
*It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.
ARRIVAL TO SCHOOL
Class starts at 8:30AM, first bell rings at 8:25AM and students should be in their class line on the playground. Supervision for students on campus begins at 8:00AM on the playground. We ask that students arrive as close to the starting as possible. If students arrive earlier than 8:00AM, they are to report to the cafeteria where they will sit quietly until the 8:00 bell rings. Breakfast is served at 7:45am. Please do not arrive before 7:45am.
DROP OFF AND PICK UP
Parking White Zones are strictly for loading or unloading of passengers. You may NOT leave your car unattended during this time. You may occupy the white zone for a maximum of three minutes. Red zones are for emergency vehicles and designated for buses ONLY. No parking at any time! (California Penal Code, Section 21458 Curb Markings). Please be aware, violations of the above could result in a parking ticket administered by the Chico Police Department. Please use the designated parking lots on Amanda Way and Hartford Dr. Please do not park in the reserved places in the Amanda Way parking lot.
NEWS FROM THE CAFETERIA
Student meals cannot be shared with other students, siblings or parents. Additional breakfast/lunch can be purchased if parents or siblings would like to join their student for breakfast or lunch. Our breakfast and lunch program is a state funded program and this is a requirement of the state. Breakfast is served 7:45-8:20am. After 8:20am students will need to take their meal back to class with them so they will not be tardy.
ATTENDANCE POLICY per California Ed Code
The State of California is cracking down on truancies, especially at the elementary schools. This means the schools will be sending out all truancy letters without hesitation. There are currently laws in place that can charge parents fines for their children's chronic truancies. We would like to educate LCC parents on what constitutes truancy. If your child is absent and you do not let the school know the reason, then the absence is recorded as unverified. If your child is out of school because of vacation or family illness as well as other reasons, these absences are considered unexcused. California Education code requires that the school send letters home.
3 Unexcused/Unverified absences= Truancy Letter #1
4 Unexcused/Unverified absences= Truancy Letter #2
Meet with Principal to sign Attendance Contract
5 Unexcused/Unverified absences= Truancy Letter #3
SARB* Hearing at District Office
Law enforcement and truancy court can get involved if a SARB contract is broken.
*The SARB (Student Attendance Review Board) involves representatives from Butte County Child Welfare, the school district and the student’s school.
Please understand this information is not intended to scare parents, only to inform you of the truancy process as lawmakers are in the stages of writing various bills regarding truancies. The best advice we can give parents is to make sure you call in your child’s absence the day of the absence, bring in doctors notes if they are absent due to illness and do not pull your children out of school for unexcused reasons (vacations). If you absolutely must pull your child out of school for unexcused reasons and your child will be absent 5 or more days, please ask about the Independent Study Program (ISP) and the absences will not be recorded as unexcused. The attendance office will be happy to assist you with the ISP paperwork. An ISP will only be valid if the office is notified in advance of the absence so we can let the teacher know and arrange for homework to be gathered for your student.
We hope these attendance procedures will help both the school and parents work together in a cooperative manner towards our common goal of increasing each child’s success in school. As parents, you have a great deal to do with the establishment of regular and punctual student attendance habits. Your cooperation and support of our attendance procedures will be greatly appreciated.