Butte County Community School Foxes

Summer 2021 Newsletter

Principals Welcome

Welcome back BCCS Families,

We would like to thank you for all your hard work and dedication to your student(s) this past year. Without your support they would not have been as successful. Our students did very well despite the adversity they faced with the pandemic and modified school year. With that behind us we look forward to a school year that will be more “normal” than last. Please see attached Re-Opening Plan for safety protocol details.

We have had a slight change in our school schedule with the transition back to a one late start day a week. With parent input the late start day will be every Monday. These Mondays will be for staff meetings and valuable teacher planning and collaboration time. On Mondays, breakfast will be served at 9:00am with school starting promptly at 9:30am. Tuesday-Friday breakfast will start at 8:00am with school starting at 8:30am. Please remember your student is tardy after the start time and must check in at the front of the school before going to class. Studies have shown students can fall significantly behind after missing just a few days of school. Teachers work to plan a full day of valuable instruction for your student(s) and it is essential for them to be in class for the entirety of the school day. Attendance is key to student success. We will be doing monthly/quarterly/yearly prefect attendance awards for students and families. Our goal is 100% attendance for all students!

We would love to welcome back your students and inform you of staffing changes for this year. Dave Lewis who has served BCCS as our part time Education Specialist for the past several years will now be full time with us. He will be part time serving as Education Specialist and part time High School teacher. Additionally, this past year Jordan Rodrigues was our part time Transition Specialist working with the High School students, but as of July 1, 2021 he is now full time with BCCS. His role has expanded and he will be supporting not only the High School students but also our transitioning 8th graders to prepare them for High School. Please join me in welcoming them on full time into our BCCS Family. We are still in the process of hiring two additional Instructional Paraprofessional staff to support our classrooms.

Our Back to School Night will be September 29th 5:30pm-7:00pm. We will all meet in the gym for our annual Title 1 Parent informational meeting, local community agencies will be present to talk about their programs, plenty of raffle prizes, and take a pizza home for dinner! Join us for a fun filled evening.

I am so excited for an amazing school year

~Principal Jenn

Fall Benchmark Assessments

Fall benchmark assessments are upon us. Students will take beginning of year Reading and Math assessments on iReady between the first day of school and September 3, 2021. Additionally, we will be conducting the Write Score Writing Assessment for grades 2-12 between August 23, 2021 and September 3, 2021. Please remember sleep and nutrition are key to students being able to focus and do their best on these benchmark assessments. Teachers are able to use the information gathered to identify learning gaps and modify instruction to meet the students' needs.

Back To School Night

Wednesday, Sep. 29th, 5:30pm

601 Wall Street

Chico, CA

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