BC Bear Facts

February Update: 1/31/21

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE:

Dear Boulder Creek Families,

It’s February and the school year is flying by at an extremely rapid pace! After coming back from Christmas break a little later in January, we hit the ground running with a busy month. The second trimester will wind down at the end of February, and it's amazing how much education our staff has poured into the first two-thirds of the school year.


One highlight of the first trimester was Digital Citizenship Week. During that time, our teachers shone the light on exactly what is bullying and cyberbullying, as well as the importance of kindness toward one another and the positive effects it can have on the world around us. In addition, internet safety was emphasized. Digital Citizenship Week was more relevant than ever before, as students have had to spend more time than ever this year learning online.


Even though this year has kept us from joining together in large gatherings, such as Family Literacy Night, we are still finding creative ways to hold many of our school and grade-level events. We are still planning a modified version of our annual Reading Incentive Program. Watch for more details within the next month.


Second-trimester assessments are also underway. Despite the challenges at the end of 2019-2020 as well as into the current school year, students are making up lost ground with a great deal of growth. We look forward to continued progress to report to all of our parents during Parent/Teacher Conference Week in March.


We appreciate and encourage parent support at Boulder Creek. Together, we make great things happen!


Sincerely,


Tina Croes

Optional Covid-19 Testing for EESD Students

This service will be available beginning Thursday, February 4th. Click on the button to open the flyer for more details about how to request testing.

Annual Boulder Creek Cookie Dough (and More) Sale - Sponsored by Boulder Creek Parent Club (BCPC)

We're excited to announce that your favorite cookie dough will come a little earlier this year! The Parent Club will be raising money for our general fund to continue our support of Boulder Creek students, teachers, and program needs. This year, the fundraising will take place online. Because of this, we decided to add more items than just cookie dough, so check it out! Kick-off is Friday, February 5th, and brochures, order forms, and emails will be coming soon. All orders must be submitted by Wednesday, February 24th. Thank you for your support!
EESD Seeks Community Input for New Superintendent

Enterprise Elementary School District is conducting a search for its next superintendent. The district is seeking community input for the desired qualities for the next leader of the district. Click on the button to access the survey.

ANNUAL PARENT SURVEY


Boulder Creek Parents,

Please take a few moments to complete this short, confidential, and anonymous Google Form survey. This is the yearly parent survey that helps us plan, grow, and improve as a school community. Feel free to provide specific comments, both positive and constructive, where applicable. The positive comments help us decide what we most definitely do not wish to change as a school just as the constructive comments tell us where we need to improve.

Our hope is to get 100% parent participation, or as close to it as possible. The higher percentage of responses will give us the best information when navigating our future direction as a school community. The link will be open until February 28, 2021.


Thank you so much for your participation as it is invaluable to the future growth of Boulder Creek!

GO SLOW IN THE PARKING LOT AND IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Please remember that we have students and parents crossing the parking lots in both the front and the back. Please proceed very slowly and cautiously. Do NOT pass vehicles that are stopped in front of you on Springer Drive or in the parking lots unless there is a another lane in which to do so. This is not legal and it is not safe. Thank you.


In addition, please remember to slow down as you enter and exit the neighborhood from Churn Creek and other busy roads. Boulder Creek is located in a residential neighborhood, and we always try to be respectful of our neighbors. We have had complaints from residents on Whistling, Springer, and Spaniel that vehicles are driving too fast. This is dangerous for our neighbors and our children who walk to and from school. Please slow down.

Please review the BC Flow of Traffic Map in order to determine which way to enter/exit the campus from the neighborhood depending on which parking lot you are assigned. Front lot = red arrows. Back lot = green arrows.

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Please come into the parking lot from the appropriate direction in the neighborhood. Traffic gets blocked when cars are trying to cross-over at the east driveway. If everyone follows the flow of traffic, entering and exiting the parking lots shortly after 1:00 p.m. should be a continuous flow like an open faucet.
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FEBRUARY/MARCH IMPORTANT DATES:

February 5th-24th: Annual Cookie Dough (and More) Fundraiser


Wednesday, February 10th: Parent Club Meeting (via Google Meet)


February 15th-19th: President's Week - No school


Tuesday, February 23rd: Picture Retakes


Thursday, February 25th: English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) Meeting (via Google Meet)


Thursday, February 25th: Trimester 2 Ends (some grades cut-off earlier)


Sunday, February 28th: Parent Survey Closes


March 8th-12th: Parent/Teacher Conference Week (vis Google Meet)


Wednesday, March 10th: Parent Club Meeting (via Google Meet)

LUNCH AND BREAKFAST

Teachers will be taking lunch and breakfast counts each day. Lunch will be served one grade-level at a time in the cafeteria to allow for feasible distancing. Breakfast will not be served on campus. Instead, non-perishable breakfast items will be offered to students as they exit the gates each day for students to take with them. Breakfast will be expected to be eaten at home before school. There will continue to be no charge for breakfast or lunch through the end of the school year.


If your child is a Distance Learner and you need cafeteria meals, you may order meals on a weekly basis and pick up a box of frozen meals for the week on Mondays. If you would like this option, please email our Head Cook, Melody Alspach, at malspach@eesd.net.

* This is the EESD menu and is subject to changes at each school site.

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OFFICE HOURS AND PROCEDURES

The Boulder Creek School Office is staffed from 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. each day. However, if you need to conduct school business in person, please call ahead and make an appointment so we can avoid a crowded office. Always remember to maintain a social distance of six feet and wear a mask when you come onto campus. Thank you.

CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING EESD SCHOOL YEAR PLAN BUTTON FOR OUR DISTRICT'S DETAILED PLAN.

EESD School Year Plan for 2020-2021

Please review this plan with your child periodically or when returning to in-person learning.

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IMPORTANT LINKS

  • help@eesd.net: for Chromebook questions (including how to get a device); technology troubleshooting as directed by your child's teacher
  • eesd.net: for online resources and other district information
  • bouldercreek.eesd.net: for weekly newsletters and other information

PARENT PORTAL LOG-IN

All parents, including new parents, should have logged into the Parent Portal at some point this school year. Why do you need to create a parent account? This is a secure platform through which you will 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 email our tech helpline at help@eesd.net. Be sure to keep your log-in information in a safe but accessible place.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

Under What Circumstances Could Boulder Creek Students Move to Distance Learning?

Even though we are doing everything possible to remain in Phase 3 - In-person Learning, there are some circumstances that may require we enter Distance Learning as a school or as a cohort. These situations include:


  • Directive of public health

  • Positive cases at a school site(s)

  • Inadequate staffing for classrooms (due to staff illness or quarantine)

  • A decline in county conditions resulting in a move to the “widespread” tier


It is always our intention to provide as much notice as possible so our parents can plan accordingly. However, under some circumstances listed above the notice may be short. Please click HERE for a parent message from EESD that includes the most up-to-date county health information as it relates to our schools as well as a link to the ever-changing CDC COVID-19 symptom list.