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News you can use from Big Creek Elementary

May 1, 2020

Dates to Know!

MAY 1 - CAFE STAFF APPRECIATION DAY

MAY 6 - NATIONAL SCHOOL NURSE DAY

MAY 6 - FAMILY CONNECT NIGHT

MAY 8 - DIGITAL FIELD DAY

MAY 8 - DEADLINE TO SUBMIT 5th GRADE PICTURES (DETAILS IN 5TH GRADE NEWSLETTER AND MESSENGER EMAIL)

MAY 10 - MOTHER'S DAY

MAY 12-13 - CLINIC MEDICINE PICK UP, 9-10:30 AM (DETAILS BELOW)

MAY 13 - SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER APPRECIATION DAY

MAY 22 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

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Field Day is Almost Here!

Big Creek is hosting a digital field day this year on May 8. PE will be the only special for all students. All the information and details can be found on Coach McGowan and Coach Duncan's itsLearning page. Looking forward to an awesome Field Day 2020!

Are You Moving Over the Summer??

if your family will be moving over the summer, please let your child's teacher know. We are in the process of finalizing our numbers for staffing next year.


Additionally, If your student will not be enrolled in Forsyth County Schools for 2020-21, you may complete a refund form for any remaining cafeteria balances. The form must be completed and sent in to the county office for a refund. Access the form here.


For returning students, balances will roll over to next year and follow your student throughout the Forsyth County school system.

How to Pick Up Clinic Medicine!

If you provided medication to the school for your student, Nurse G. will be at the school on Tuesday, May 12th or Wednesday, May 13th from 9:00 - 10:30 am so that you may pick up that medication.


Pick up Procedure: Please remain in your car at all times. Pull up to the front doors of the school with a sign, made at home, that contains your child’s last name, first name, and grade on it. Please place your Driver’s License on the dash on the passenger side so it can be viewed through the windshield. Roll down your passenger side window. Your child’s medication will be placed in the window. Nurse G. will have a protective mask and gloves on and asks If someone is in the passenger seat, that they have a mask or mouth/nose covering in place as well.


If you provided medication and do not want it back or if you have any questions please email Nurse G to let her know at gsampson@forsyth.k12.ga.us.

COVID-19 Info

The CDC has developed a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding COVID-19 and children. We have posted the questions and answers in the School Nurse section of Big Creek Elementary's website. You may either click the following link, https://www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/Page/52903 or click on School Nurse, under the Student Support tab on BCE's website. Once on Nurse G's page you will see "COVID-19 & Children FAQs" on the left hand side.


The most up-to-date Coronavirus (COVID-19) information and recommendations can be found on this CDC website: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/

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Social & Emotional Learning Resources

Are you wondering how to best talk to your child about the pandemic? Please visit this section on the Big Creek website's counseling page here. Ms. Rounds also can arrange a Google Meet to speak directly to your child if you'd like. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to her if you have any questions: krounds@forsyth.k12.ga.us! Make sure to "like" the Forsyth County Schools Facebook page to received updated tips also.


Please check here for resources and the weekly wellness newsletters.

Forsyth County Total Wellness Collaborative.


Here are some additional links to give you more insight into Social and Emotional Learning and how to implement some of these skills at home.


What is Social and Emotional Learning? This short video introduces CASEL (the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning) which helps to guide our district and the “soft skills” we’re teaching students.

SEL resources at home This is CASEL’s website where they have shared resources for how to talk to your kids about what’s going on, activities you can do at home, etc.

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Is Your Child's Bus Driver THE BEST??


Does your driver do an amazing job taking care of your student and keeping him/her safe? May is Employee of the Month for the Transportation Department.

Visit the FCS website at: https://www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/page/801 and share why you feel your driver is deserving!

The Voyage for May - Generosity

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Steps to Log in and Digital Learning Guide

Navigation Station Login:

1. Go to www.thevoyageforschools.com

2. Click three horizontal bars in upper right hand corner

3. Click login:

Username (case sensitive): teacher@thevoyageforschools.com

Password (case sensitive): #setsailnow!

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Please support our Partners in Education

At Big Creek Elementary, we are fortunate to have many wonderful businesses involved in our Partners in Education program. These community members generously give their time and resources to invest in our students’ well-being and successes. Please take a moment to learn more about our fantastic business partners and consider supporting the businesses that support Big Creek!

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