Cheetah Chatter

Parent Newsletter Week of 5/17/21

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Hello Spring Creek Families,


I thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you are doing and have done to support your students this year. I appreciate you taking the time to read over the newsletter. Teachers shared the Cheetah Awards video in class, but in case you missed it, or you are a distance learner, here is the link.

Thank you to Libby Dalton who organized and made this video of some of our talented students. Clink the link to watch the Spring Creek and Matanzas student VARIETY SHOW. Take 30 minutes to watch and enjoy.

I have attached a PDF of the school calendar for next year. Click below.

Cheetah Strong,

Shawne Kearney


Order your Yearbook! $20.00 Cash Only Please

Yearbooks can still be ordered with the envelopes that were sent home. If you need a new envelope, please reach out to Sarah in the office at 707 545-1771.


Please report any student absences to the school offices. Due to the increased health and safety rules all absences for students attending in-person learning are very detailed, you cannot call in an absence to your child's teacher. When you leave a message on the attendance line, 707-545-5771 Please completely answer all the questions. This is a requirement per our School Safety Plan.

Arrival and Dismisal

When Dropping a Student Off

1. Please do not show up early. When you show up early it causes major traffic jams in the neighborhood.

  • We will stagger drop off and pick up times to alleviate congestion

    • A-G 8:00 drop off, 12:15 pick up

    • H-O 8:05 drop off, 12:20 pick up start at 8:15.

    • P-Z 8:10 drop off, 12:25 pick up

1. Pull all the way up before dropping off your child/children

2. Make sure your child is ready to go!

  • masks on
  • backpack ready
  • Name tag displayed PLEASE! if you don't have a name tag, let us know at the entrance and we will provide you with a new one.

3. If possible, don't get out of the car-vehicle. Your child should be able to get out and head to class (we realize this isn't always possible with our younger learners)

When Picking a Student Up

1. Do NOT show up early.

2. When picking up a student please tape the name placards to the windshield or clip to your visor.

  • Name placards should be easy to read from 20 feet away
  • student name, room number

3. Pull all the way up

4. Do not get out of the car - vehicle

During the arrival-dismissal times there are approximately 100 cars-vehicles waiting to drop off students, your support in making this run as smoothly as possible

is appreciated by everyone involved!

Spring Creek Walkers/Bikers: Please enter at the front gate only. When you enter in other entrances, we will ask you to enter through the front gates because of safety reasons.

Daily Home Health Check

  1. Does the child have a fever of 100* or higher? (stay home!)
  2. Has the child or anyone in the household been recently diagnosed or is still recovering from COVID? (stay home!)
  3. Has the child or anyone in the household recently demonstrated COVID symptoms? (stay home!)
  4. Has the child or anyone in the household recently been directly exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID? (stay home!)
  5. If you answered these 4 questions "no!", send your child/children to school!

Please read the Parent Handbook, pages 2-3, for more detailed information!

Distant Learning Schedule

Distant Learning Schedule:

Learning Packets due June 3rd. return to the school site.

Units of Study can be pick up on Monday after 1:00. If you have questions about your packet, please contact Ms. Lister at

Afternoon zoom with Ms. Lister (Science) and

Dr. Haupt (Music)

Mondays and Tuesdays:

TK/K/1st Oceans at 1:45-2:30 2nd/3rd Grade: Space at 2:30-3:15

Last Day is this Friday, but Ms. Lister will stay continue with check-in all next week.

Ecohero Assembly: I sent you an email with all of the instructions on how to log on to our school-wide assembly.

Covid Testing Available

Sonoma County Emergency COVID Testing schedule. Please note: Everyone is welcome regardless of documentation status, no identification needed, and completely confidential.

Here is the link:

May Calendar

May 17th, Last Cheetah Award Assembly

May 21st, ECOHERO Live Stream Assembly 11:00 Zoom

May 23rd PTA Family Scavenger Hunt

May 28th, Kindergarten Promotion Ceremony 8:45 Information and RSVP sent to parents from their kindergarten teacher.

May 28th is the last day for DL student to Zoom with Dr. Haupt and Ms. Lister

May 31st, Memorial Day, NO SCHOOL

June 3rd Distance Learning Packets due to the school.

June 4th Last Day of School

Odd and Ends

RVEF's final fundraising campaign to keep the Art Docent Program for the 2021-22 school year.

Lunch Schedule Times see Good Food News linked below.

Summer is Coming! Save the Date See flyer below

Have you ordered your school photos? Click the link to order your school photos. Picture make up day are coming up this month. See flyer below.

Having Technical Difficulties?

Call our IT Hotline at 707 542-7375 EXT:1005 between 8:00 and 10:00 for support or email

Please take a look at the attachments at the bottom of the newsletter for information and resources.

Fundraiser Event: Bear2BearCub Detailing

Monday, May 31st, 5pm

This is an online event.

If your car could use a little sprucing up for summer, Bear2BearCub Detailing is donating 20% of all detail services booked during the month of May to the PTA. They will come to your place of work or your home. Book now for the whole month of May!

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Spring Creek Elementary School

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