The Cub Hub

Notes from the Den | Volume 1 : Issue 20 - January 4, 2021

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Principal's Message

Happy Monday & Happy New Year Bear Creek Cubs,

AJ and I hope you and your family had a chance to connect during the break and enjoy each other. We are really looking forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday. Your children will see some differences in most classrooms as the district has started the installation of plexiglass dividers in an effort to create the safest environment possible for staff and students.

We will continue to screen everyone prior to entry, wear our masks, and maintain social distancing to the best of our ability.

Please reach out if you questions or concerns and as always your support has been our rock solid foundation, thank you!

AJ and David

Department Newsletters

Your child's teacher will communicate expectations for the short week. Look for our newsletter section to return next Monday.

Calendar Updates

Wednesday, January 6 - Students Return

Monday, January 18 - No School In Observance Of Dr. King

Monday, January 25 - PTA 330-430

Friday, January 29 - Asynchronous Day Of Learning (All Students Are Remote)

Monday, February 8 - CAC 330-430

Monday, February 15 - No School

Monday, February 22 - PTA Meeting 330-430

Friday, February 26 - Asynchronous Day Of Learning (All Students Are Remote)

Monday, March 1 - CAC Meeting 330-430

Friday, March 5 - Asynchronous Day Of Learning (All Students Are Remote)

Monday, March 15 - March 19 - No School Spring Break

Monday, March 22 - PTA Meeting 330-430

Monday, April 2 - No School

Monday, April 5 - CAC Meeting 330-430

Friday, April 9 - Asynchronous Day Of Learning (All Students Are Remote)

Monday, April 12 - PTA Meeting 330-430

Monday, May 3 - CAC Meeting 330-430

Monday, May 17 - PTA Meeting 330-430

During those "Asynchronous Days Of Learning" we will focus on our core values of connection, integrity, courage, resiliency, and empathy as well as further our work on the engineering design process which was introduced to all students prior to the winter break - those will be days very well spent.

Procedures For Requesting In Person / Remote Learning

Many families have contacted me about requesting remote learning for a period of time to start the second semester based on the steep increase of COVID-19 cases, the increased overall positivity rate, and number of hospitalizations.

Each nine week grading period is handled separately.

You can switch immediately from in person to remote with a simple email to me and your child's teacher.

If you are remote and would like to come on campus please email me and your child's teacher with the understanding that we need five school days of advance notice to prepare.

The next scenario is where things get tricky. If you are in person and like to switch to remote a simple email to me and your child's teacher is all we need and the change can happen immediately (as I indicated earlier.) However you want to return on on campus learning (within the same nine week grading period) you will have to wait until the beginning of the next nine week grading period to return to campus.

These are really challenging times and we are here to support you and your family anyway we can, please let me know if you have questions or need a minute to chat.

Prek-4 And Kindergarten Registration

Registration starts today for Prek-4 and Kindergarten. We do not have a Prek-3 program.

Please follow this link for Pre-K registration

Follow this link for Kindergarten registration

Please share with your friends and neighbors who will be our next generation of Cubs.

What To Do If You Child Is Not Feeling Well (THIS IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER)

If your child is ill with symptoms consistent (cough, sore throat, stomach issues, headaches, fatigue, congestion, etc ...) with Covid-19 contact Mr. Crissey and your child's teacher and then the following protocols must be followed:

Students May Return After

10 days have passed since symptoms started, and improvement in overall symptoms, and 24 hours have passed without fever and use of fever-reducing medication.


Provide doctor’s note to campus health room staff stating that symptoms are not COVID-19-related and student can return to school.


Provide a negative COVID-19 test.

As an FYI the same holds true for staff members.

Technology Assistance

If you need assistance please contact the AISD Student Help Desk at 512-414-4357. If they are unable to assist please reach out to me at

District Devices

We have several iPads and a small supply (6) of Chromebooks. If you are using your own device please let me know.