Bobcat News

3rd Edition September 21- September 25, 2020

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A message from Mrs. Sideris

Hello BC Families,

I hope this message finds you safe and well. With all that has happened in these last few weeks from wind storms and power outages to wild fires and hazardous air quality, we have already faced challenges this school year. I can say however, that there has been an amazing bright and positive light for myself and your staff here at Butler Creek, and that has been getting to see some of you as you arrived to pick up chromebooks and supplies as well as connecting with students and families as we continue on with orientations and getting students set up for a successful school year.

Since all buildings in the district were closed for 4 out of 5 days last week, we have added an extra day, Monday September 21st, to our soft start roll out of the school year. Teachers will continue to reach out and make sure that you all have everything you need to get started. Full day academics will begin on Tuesday, September 22nd and attendance will be taken.

If you have been unable to pick up a chromebook and/or your students' learning materials, you can drop by the main office on Monday or Tuesday between 8am-3pm. All students need to pick up learning materials and supplies that have been put together by their teachers. If these times do not work for you please connect with your teacher or the office to schedule an alternative time.

Looking forward to a great school year!

All the best,

Mrs. Sideris

Principal- BC

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Elementary Attendance Guidelines

Dear Elementary Families:

We would like to take this opportunity to inform you of how attendance will be recorded at the elementary level while in Comprehensive Distance Learning. Following State guidance requirements, schools must take daily attendance. Attendance is critical to student success in school, especially when learning remotely. Please be aware of the following.

  • Daily attendance will be taken once at the end of each school day, which will allow for the most accurate attendance to be taken in our Comprehensive Distance Learning environment.

  • Daily attendance would be indicated by demonstrating at least one of the following:

    • Participating in Live Session (Zoom)

    • Student engagement in SeeSaw (K-2) or

    • Google Classroom (3-5)

    • Communication from the student to the teacher via chat, text message, communication

    • A phone call between the teacher or educational assistants/paraprofessionals and the student, or, for younger students, with the parent or guardian of the student

    • Evidence of participation in tasks, assignments, projects

  • It is important that your child participate to the greatest extent possible in the schedules their teachers have communicated to you.

What do I do if my child is sick or on a pre-planned trip where we won't be connected remotely?

***Call your school office, and the attendance secretary will indicate excused/unexcused absences.

What if my child is in daycare all day, and we only engage in learning activities after school hours?

***Any student engagement in learning, even at night, is considered present for attendance for that day. Please communicate your family plan with your child’s teacher via email so that the teacher is aware of your unique situation.

What if our family schedule only allows our child to engage in learning activities at various times in the daily schedule?

***Any student engagement in learning, even at night, is considered present for attendance for that day. Please communicate your family plan with your child’s teacher via email so that the teacher is aware of your unique situation.

CSD Family Resources

Click here for information on topics like Food Resources, Health Care and Mental Health Resources etc.

Meal Availability for Students

Centennial will continue distributing food for students every Monday at Powell Butte, Meadows, Parklane/Oliver, and Patrick Lynch Elementary Schools as well as Centennial High School. In addition, we will continue running the two bus routes, with four stops. For bus stops, distribution times or other information, please visit our website at

North Food Route:

10:10 AM SE Division St. @ SE 154th Ave/Griffin Court Apts

10:30 AM 14222 SE Division St./Rollin Wheels Mobile Park Driveway

10:50 AM 2609 SE 145th Ave./Arbor Glen Apts

11:15 AM 16910 SE Naegeli Drive/Meadowland Apts

South Food Route:

10:10 AM 5001 W Powell Blvd/Worship Center

10:35 AM SE 156th Ave @ SE Ogden Drive

11:00 AM Pleasant Valley Elementary School

11:25 AM Butler Creek Elementary School

If you are unable to make these locations work for your family please contact us at

***Bookmobile Returns***

If you still have books to return from this summer's bookmobile please bring them back to BC. There is a return bin sitting on the table just inside the main doors. Thanks so much!!!

!!!Butler Creek's First PTA Meeting of the '20-'21 School Year!!!

Wednesday, Sep. 23rd, 6:30pm

This is an online event.

Please join us in a live Zoom Session for Butler Creek's first PTA meeting of the school year.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 982 5737 2550

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Technology Support for Students and Families

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Wildfire Evacuation Resources

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