The Cub Hub

Notes from the Den | Volume 1 : Issue 16 - November 30, 2020

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Principal's Message

Happy Monday Bear Creek Cubs,

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we move into our remote portion of the "program." Contact your child's teacher with questions about the schedule and links and please do not hesitate to reach out to either of the administrative team if you have questions about technology, supplies, or just about anything :-)

We look forward to welcoming everyone back to the building next Monday.

AJ and David

Department Newsletters

What To Do If You Child Is Not Feeling Well

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

Rapid Testing - Week Of November 30, 2020

Mass COVID testing will be offered at 6 sites throughout the Austin Independent School District on:

Thursday 12/3 : 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday 12/2: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday 12/4: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The sites are listed below:

Mendez Middle School- 5106 Village Square Dr, Austin, TX 78744

Dobie Middle School- 1200 E Rundberg Ln, Austin, TX 78753

Navarro High School- 1201 Payton Gin Rd, Austin, TX 78758

Crockett High School- 5601 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78745

Northeast High School- 7104 Berkman Dr, Austin, TX 78752

Travis High School- 1211 E Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704

Below is a link for staff and students who participate in on-campus learning to register for rapid testing.

Link to registration:

Counselor's Corner

Hello Bear Creek Families.

As we are going to virtual this week, I wanted to remind our students they can always reach me through my BLEND page. They can either send me a direct message or fill out the "Chat with Counselor" button on my homepage.

If your family or someone you know could use some holiday help this year, please check out the options below:

Brown Santa provides assistance to families in Travis County who live outside the geographical city limits of Austin. Every family will receive the following: Holiday Food Box, Toy Box (for children ages 0-14 years of age). Deadline to apply is Monday, December 7. Check out their website for the application process and requirements.

Blue Santa will be offering gift cards. The distribution of toys and gifts has changed this year due to COVID-19. Application and details are online.

AISD Meals 2 Go is a fantastic service for ALL Austin ISD student. Curbside produce boxes and 7-day meal packs are offered every Thursday at different locations around the city. No application necessary. Free to any student in our district. More info on their website linked.

IN A POSITION TO GIVE? Visit the Blue Santa website to see how you can contribute to their cause this holiday season.

Please note there are several other great organizations to donate time and/or money and please reference our PTA Paw Prints for news on other local organizations.

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Dear Families,

You’re invited to shop our Scholastic Book Fair online from 11/30/20 – 12/13/20! Just In time for the holidays! All purchases benefit our school and connect our students with new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more.

You’ll love the NEW option to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and enjoy these special online shopping features:

  • Over 6,000 items, including new releases, best sellers, and value packs
  • All orders ship direct to home
  • FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25*
  • All purchases support our school and earn 25% in rewards

Visit our Book Fair Homepage and click “Shop Now” to get started:

(The site will be available beginning on November 30th)

Preview Site -

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If you are interested in helping build your child’s classroom library, and supporting our incredible teachers here at Bear Creek, please click on the link below. Each teacher has created a “Teacher Wish List” of books they would love to use and have in their classroom!

Bear Creek Elementary’s Teacher Wish List -

Happy reading,

Ms. Saenz

*Free standard shipping is available on book-only orders of $25 or more, after all discounts are applied. Free standard shipping (books) must be selected during checkout. Orders containing products other than books are not eligible for this shipping promotion.

PTA Paw Prints

PTA General Membership Meeting + Caring Cubs Kickoff-- TODAY at 5pm

Join us via Zoom TODAY at 5:00 pm for a brief General Membership Meeting and update on the Bear Creek PTA. Then stick around for the kickoff of Caring Cubs and hear from 2 local organizations we will be partnering with this holiday season, Carrying Hope and Generation Serve. Representatives from these organizations will be sharing about their mission and how we can work with them to support those in need this holiday season. You won't want to miss it!

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 958 0681 4047

Passcode: 815719