BC Bear Facts

April/May Newsletter: 4-22-22

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE:

Dear Boulder Creek Families,


It is amazing how quickly the school year is coming to an end. Our character trait focus in the month of April is Perseverance. Students are taught that Perseverance is sticking with something even though you’re tired, it’s hard, you’re fed up or uninspired. Perseverance is one of my favorite character traits because, with it, you can do anything! We have already done so much hard work...and we still have some to go.


Students will be persevering through state and district assessments over the next few weeks. There should be less of an assignment load from teachers. Be sure your child maintains good attendance throughout testing, as it can sometimes be uncomfortable to miss class to make up testing. In addition, please be sure your child is getting plenty of sleep, has a good breakfast, and is on time to school during the three-week window of testing. Let’s work together to set them up for an optimal opportunity to show what they learned after all their hard work during this school year. They really have come a long way!


There is much to read about below, including important information about the 2022-23 school year. Please scroll down and watch for the information that pertains to you. As always, feel free to reach out to any of our staff members through e-mail if you have any questions or concerns.


Sincerely,


Tina Croes

PERSEVERANCE

SHASTA COUNTY HEALTH AND STUDENT SERVICES EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR!

Abby Vickery’s involvement and commitment as a K-8 school counselor are seen in every corner of our school campus, in our district, and in Shasta County. She works tirelessly to meet the needs of every student she contacts with grace and humility in order to help them reach their full potential to become thriving individuals. She makes the kids #1, Miss Abby meets high standards with kindness beyond measure, compassion never failing, and above all else, the knowledge needed to do the job well. Mediocrity is not a word she lives by; excellence is her standard. Congratulations, Miss Abby! There is no one more deserving of this honor. Boulder Creek is blessed you are a part of our family!

CELEBRATING OUR ESSENTIAL PIECE HONOREES FOR 2021-22

We thank you for all you do for Boulder Creek every single day. Your dedication to our students, staff, and families is unmatched. Congratulations!

2022-2023 TEACHER REQUESTS

Teacher requests are not required. Boulder Creek Staff carefully considers every student's needs when making class placements. While Boulder Creek is moving forward with accepting teacher requests for 2022-2023, please keep in mind that teacher requests are taken into consideration but are not guaranteed. There are many other factors that must be considered when building balanced classes. In addition, sometimes a combination class is necessary depending on the enrollment numbers at any given grade level. Students placed in combination classes are recommended by their previous teachers. These classes offer wonderful learning opportunities for students.


Please click HERE (this link will only be active April 25th-29th) if you wish to complete and submit a teacher request form (teacher grade-level assignments are subject to change). A teacher request is not necessary for middle school teachers as we have only one teacher per subject matter in middle school. We are a large school and as you can imagine, building classes is a huge undertaking. Therefore, any requests made outside of the teacher request window will not be considered. All teacher request forms must be submitted by Friday, April 29th at 4:00 p.m.

Will Your Child Be Eligible for Preschool in 2022-23?

If you have children under the age of 5 please Complete this survey! https://forms.gle/vLvatqNJQGtQXMHV9

WHAT IS TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN?

Enterprise Spotlight: TK Program

Welcome to Kindergarten/Transitional Kindergarten (TK) at Boulder Creek!

Historically, Boulder Creek's Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten spots fill up, so it's important to register for the 2022-2023 school year early. Be sure to pass this information along to family and friends who are may not know about TK!


California has made Transitional Kindergarten (TK) universally available (although not required). The curriculum and approach in TK are designed to bridge the gap between preschool and elementary school, providing an extra year to acquire kindergarten readiness.


Check out the dates below to see if your child will be eligible for TK year! Remember, students who turn 5 after February 2, 2023, may still be eligible to start TK in the fall depending on availability and readiness.

VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT PARENT CLUB!

Booster (Parent) Club Positions Open for 2022/23 - 2023/24 School Years

The Booster Club is looking for a few good parents to fill the following board positions during the 2022/23 - 2023/24 school years:
  • President
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary - Current Secretary, Melissa McGee, will run for another term, but if you're interested in the Secretary position you may submit a letter of intent and run also.


WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO FILL A BOARD POSITION?

Parents shall be eligible for office provided they have a student or students currently attending Boulder Creek School and said students will be in attendance for the tenure of office.


WHAT DOES THE BOOSTER CLUB DO?

Holiday Boutique*Book Fairs*Golden Bear Store*Family Dances*Boulder Bash*Fundraising and More!


Without a board and parent volunteers, the above events won't be possible. Interested individuals can inquire emailing bcbooster.sarabeth@gmail.com. New board members will be voted in at our May meeting.


WHAT HAPPENS IF PARENTS CAN'T BE FOUND TO FILL THE BOARD POSITIONS?

The Booster Club(Parent Club) will dissolve and the money in the Booster Club account will be turned over to the school. Please get involved! Please add our May 11th meeting to your calendar.

UPDATED PARENT/ADULT VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS

2021/22 COVID-19 Protocols for Volunteers/Visitors/Mentors

Revised March 9, 2022


  1. Schools should not limit access for direct service providers but can ensure compliance with school visitor policies.
  2. Anyone who has symptoms of infectious illness, such as flu or COVID-19, should stay home and seek testing and care.

  3. Regular classroom volunteers/mentors must show proof of vaccination or a weekly negative test.

  4. After March 11, 2022, face coverings will be optional.

  5. Field Trip volunteers/chaperones (non-employees) will provide proof of a negative test on the (first) day of a field trip. Schools can provide free, rapid testing on-site.

  6. All visitors/volunteers must register in the school office and be cleared through the district’s Raptor System (Board Policy 1250).

  7. All other volunteer/chaperone rules stated in the handbook and board policy still apply.


If there is a positive case in the group, an individual is considered a close contact if within six feet for more than 15 minutes of the COVID-19 positive person. Quarantine rules still apply.

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MARCH/APRIL IMPORTANT DATES:

April 25th: CAASPP Testing Window Opens


May 11th at 5:30: BC Booster Club Meeting (in-person) in BC Library


April 26th at 7:00 p.m (Pathway Church): BC Music Spring Concert


May 20th: 4/5 Dance


May 24th: Open House


June 7th at 6:00 p.m.: 8th Grade Graduation on BC Field


June 10th: Last Day of School

LUNCH AND BREAKFAST

We are happy to be serving breakfast each morning before school once again. The earliest students may report to the cafeteria is 7:30 a.m. Teachers will be taking lunch counts each day. There will continue to be no charge for breakfast or lunch through the end of the school year.

Breakfast Menu

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Lunch Menu

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OFFICE HOURS AND PROCEDURES

The Boulder Creek School Office is staffed from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. If you need to conduct school business in person, continue to maintain a social distance of six feet when you enter the building. Thank you.
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PARENT PORTAL LOG-IN

All parents, including new parents, should have logged into the Parent Portal at some point already. Why do you need to create a parent account? This is a secure platform through which you will view your child's teacher/class, 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 call our school's office at 224-4140 or email our tech helpline at help@eesd.net. Be sure to keep your log-in information in a safe but accessible place.

IMPORTANT LINKS