Cougar Tracks Newsletter
June 8th- June 10th
Greetings Kelly Creek Community
Like many of you, we are very saddened and outraged by the recent tragic deaths of members of the Black community. It is a stark reminder that inequality and injustice continue to exist in our country.
In response to recent events, we wanted to send out this communication to our community to restate our school values. Our Kelly Creek expectations are: Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible. These words are not something we take lightly, and they apply to students and staff. These expectations are our guidelines for making Kelly Creek a place where all students, staff, and community members feel welcome while we continue the fight against systemic racism in our schools.
We are committed to ensuring EVERY student feels safe and that they belong at Kelly Creek. We want to be clear that we believe BLACK LIVES MATTER and are committed to the following:
We will be vigilant in finding curriculum and educational materials that honor and elevate diverse perspectives.
We will listen to our black students when they tell us their stories and share their point of view.
We will actively work to educate ourselves and students on matters of racism.
We will work to dismantle racism within the education system and our community.
We will stop racist acts when we see or hear them happening at Kelly Creek.
We will focus on restorative practices when responding to student behavior.
We will be vigilant in examining our own biases and do better.
We will celebrate Black members in our community.
We will be respectful to our students and colleagues as they learn, and will make sure that we are not putting the burden of educating people about racism on our Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) colleagues or students.
We remain committed to providing equitable education and to standing up to injustices within our community.
From the Principal
It is so hard to believe that the year has officially come to a close. What an interesting school year 2019-20 turned out to be. I want to officially thank each of you for your support and as I transition to Highland in the fall, I am confident that the next principal will continue moving our community forward. The new principal will be announced later this week so stay tuned for that announcement.
A few reminders:
- Report cards will be available to view on Friday, June 12th through ParentVUE. You can find out our next year's teacher through your report card in the comments. If you have not yet set up an account in ParentVue, please contact our office by June 12th and we can help!
- Chromebooks need to be turned in this week. More information on dates and times are below.
- If you ordered a yearbook, you can pick that up in the office on June 8-10th between the hours of 10:00a and 2:00p. If you have library books that need to be turned in, you can also bring those to the office during that time. Additionally, if you have not yet collected your student belongings bags, this will be your last opportunity to pick those up.
Have a safe and wonderful summer!!
Beth Fraze, Principal
Chromebook Collection June 8-10th
GET YOUR YEARBOOKS THIS WEEK!!
IF YOU HAVE PURCHASED A YEARBOOK, YOU MAY PICK IT UP IN THE OFFICE THIS WEEK - JUNE 8th, 9th and 10th 10AM-2PM!
Our online deadline for yearbook purchases has closed. You may still come in to the office and purchase a yearbook as long as quantities last. The cost of a yearbook is $15 - We cannot accept credit cards.
End of year Report Cards will be available online on ParentVUE!!!
Our spring report cards will be available this year thru ParentVUE by mid June, they will not be mailed. Moving forward we will use this platform for registrations, address verification, and report cards. You still have time to set up your ParentVUE account, click here https://parent-gresham.cascadetech.org/gresham/PXP2_Password_Help.aspx. If you still need additional support in setting up your account, please feel free to call our office at 503-663-7483 and we can help!
Family Resource List:
Christine Fitch, Counselor firstname.lastname@example.org
Melanie Fitzgerald, Head Secretary email@example.com
Carmy Suastez Vazquez, Elementary Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org