Peek at the Bancroft Week

Volume 2 Edition 19 & 20

January 17 - 31, 2022

Message from the principal...

Thank you for your support with the COVID protocols that are currently in place. With your support, we are keeping students and staff as healthy as possible during these unprecedented times. Please remember to wash hands often, wear masks correctly when necessary and social distance when possible. We still have at-home tests available if you need one.

District Testing Sites

Testing sites are offered throughout the district Monday-Saturday. The turn around time for your results tends to be 48 hours.

It will take our entire Bobcat community working together to keep our school and community healthy.

With much love and respect,

Cindy Dunn, Principal

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Return to School Survey IMPORTANT

This week, when families log onto Homelink, they will be greeted with a survey. There are four questions on the survey as follows:

  • Address verification: As families move it is important that we have updated addresses for our students. Some further follow up may be required if students indicate they have moved out of our area.

  • Contact Verification: Cell phones often change and we are asking for current information for our students as we attempt to increase our communication.

  • Plans for Next School Year: We are asking families if they plan to return or not. It is non-binding but it will help us plan for next year if we know students will be returning or not.

  • Interest in Virtual Learning: We are seeking to learn if families would be interested in a virtual learning program next year. If there is sufficient interest, we may move ahead in developing this model for families requesting it.

Families can submit new information as often as their circumstances change and we will closely monitor their results as we plan for the 2022-2023 school year.

To complete the survey, parents will log into Homelink and using the directions here, complete the process. There are four parts, address confirmation, contact update, return plans for next year and an indication of interest in a potential virtual learning platform for next year.

Please complete the survey at their earliest convenience.

See's Candy Fundraiser - NOW through Friday 1/28

Click on the link below to order your See's candy for Valentine's Day!

Attendance and Punctuality


We have seen a rise in students late to school. Please remember that school STARTS at 8:00. Your child should already be on campus, ready to head to their classroom by that time. While I understand that traffic can be a problem, please plan ahead and leave your home a little earlier so that your child is here on time and ready to learn.

Independent Study Contracts:

The number of contracts being requested is also on the rise. It is imperative that children at are school learning. MDUSD has worked very hard to provide an in-person, rigorous education for you child. They need to be here to receive that. The calendar for the 2021-2022 school year is available on the district website. The amount of days allowed for Independent Study Contracts has recently changed, with less days available to students. Students will now be allowed only 14 days per school year. Please plan your vacations accordingly so that your children are at school on school days and enjoy vacations during their vacation times.

We appreciate your support as we work together to have give students the education they so richly deserve.

Noon Supervisor

HUGE shoutout to our fabulous volunteers during arrival, lunch time, and dismissal. Your service has been invaluable.

We are trying to hire noon supervisors. If you or anyone you know are interested in working at Bancroft just 8 hours a week, please click on the link here or go to the district website. All our lunch supervisors were parents of former students that just wanted to work where their child attended school. It's a win-win for all.

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1/24 - 1/28 Kindness Week

1/27 - SSC Meeting

Day 100

2/25 - Trimester 2 ends

3/1 - Spring Pictures

4/4 - 4/8 SPRING BREAK

6/2 - Last Day of School