The Cub Hub
Notes from the Den | Volume 2 : Issue 35 - 4-11-22
We hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!
REMEMBER = No School Friday!
Three big things here:
- Online Registration
- Family Survey
- 22-23 Class Placement
All The Best,
David & Michaele
Registration For 2022 - 2023 School Year
We Are SOOOOOOOO Much Closer ... We Need 100%
We Are At 72%
All RETURNING students must register for the coming school year as soon as possible. Our final staffing (teacher units) depend on this being done ASAP :-)
RETURNING STUDENTS: For families registering students returning to Austin ISD, a Parent Portal account must be created before you can access the online registration system. To create a Parent Portal account, visit portal.austinisd.org.
Note: Only parent/guardian contacts are able to use the online registration system. If you have any questions or need assistance with Parent Portal or online registration, please contact your student’s campus or call the Family Support Line at 512-414-9187.
*All returning students who have had a recent change of address should submit proof of residency to the campus when returning to school in August. Please note that additional documentation may be requested by the campus in order to complete enrollment if those documents are not attached electronically during this online registration process. *
NEW STUDENTS: For families registering students new to AISD, a Parent Portal account must be created before you can access the online registration system. To create a Parent Portal account, visit portal.austinisd.org.
Note: Only parent/guardian contacts are able to use the online registration system. If you have any questions or need assistance with Parent Portal or Online Registration, please contact your student’s campus or call the Family Support Line at 512-414-9187.
Families registering students new to AISD will need to upload the following documentation during the online registration:
- Child’s birth certificate
- Child’s social security card (optional)
- Child’s immunization records
- Parent/guardian photo ID
- Proof of residency –a current gas, water or electric bill
* Please note that additional documentation may be requested by the campus in order to complete enrollment if those documents are not attached electronically during this online registration process.
2021-2022 Family Survey
Survey closes on Friday, April 14 We Are Currently At A 20% Response Rate
We would like a much better response rate
Our district values your feedback! We are currently surveying Austin ISD families in order to gain insight into your perception of our school and district effectiveness. To ensure we continue to provide high-quality, rigorous learning experiences that meet the needs of our learners and prepare them for college and career, we need your feedback. We want to know what you think.
To administer these surveys, we have partnered with Panorama Education to conduct our 2022 Family Survey. Panorama safeguards your privacy, keeping your responses confidential. The survey shouldn’t take more than a few minutes to complete and will be a valuable source of information for us as we work to make our schools and district as good as they can be.
You may complete the survey online between March 21, 2022 and April 14, 2022 using a computer, tablet, or smartphone by visiting the website
We thank you in advance for your thoughtful responses. If you have any questions about the survey administration, please don’t hesitate to contact Michaele Pansza at 512-414-0040 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bear Creek Elementary
Class Placement 2022-2023 School Year
Please also note that you must register your child online for the 2022 - 2023 school year – we cannot place children unless they are registered
Dear Parents and Guardians,
With input from you, your children's former teachers, and administrators/counselors, the formal process of class placement will begin now and will not be “officially” final until August. It is critical that we are purposeful and diligent as we create classes that are balanced and will lead to success for all stakeholders which includes your child, yourself, and the school.
As classes are formed we consider many criteria. First and foremost, we think about your child and vet the best teacher and environmental qualities to support him/her. Other considerations include learning style, temperament, health issues, general achievement levels, special programs, and services.
Completion of the form is optional—it is NOT required although I would highly recommend taking the time to complete the questionnaire ensuring an informed school year together. This electronic form will be available between Monday, April 11, 2022 and Tuesday, June 7, 2022. The form will not be available after that date as the administrative team will begin the process of making placements immediately after June 7, 2022.
Final placement will not be complete until July 29, 2022 as some students leave and new students enroll. We will send home individual class placement information on or before August 1, 2022.
This will be your opportunity to provide input, please do not email the information.
We will absolutely not take teacher requests. We are very proud of the staff we have assembled. As you provide information, we also request that you refrain from requesting friends. Each child has his/her own needs and will be placed as such. Please do not ask your child’s current, previous or possible future teacher to arrange a particular placement for your child. Likewise, do not ask a teacher to recommend another teacher.
Finally it is essential to understand that with so few choices for student placement we may have to work together to address situations in the past that led to separation of students – this will be an opportunity to model and practice restorative approaches to fractured relationships as we reimagine and reinvent public education. Our building is built and designed for collaboration so all students in all classes in all grade levels will be interacting with each other almost on a daily basis, so just like ‘real life’ we are going to have to manage those interactions and understand that past concerns may need to be addressed.
Please do not assume that information/input from previous years will be reviewed so if there is a repeated concern because of extraordinary circumstances it needs to be communicated each year.
Please also note that you must register your child online for the 2022 - 2023 school year – we cannot place children unless they are registered – if you have questions regarding this please contact me at email@example.com.
One final word, we love making classes (like we LOVE it as it brings the excitement of a new school year to life), it is one of the most important things we do as a leadership team – a good process sets everyone up for success – with that said I will not entertain class change requests in August – this is your opportunity to express your hopes, thoughts, and concerns.
Let us know if you have any questions. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
PTA Paw Prints
We will have a brief PTA General Membership meeting at 5:30, followed by the Tech Talk beginning at 6pm. Hope to see you there!
Join us at this link:
Meeting ID: 824 1006 0411
We would love your help in stocking the Bear Creek staff lounges with snacks and drinks for teacher appreciation week (May 2-6). This is just a small way to show support and lift spirits after a long, crazy year. At the end of the week, we plan to give each teacher a $10 gift card.
Donations can be porch dropped at the school or text 312-972-5545 if you are unable to deliver and someone will pick up your items. Monetary donations for snacks/drinks/gift cards can be sent via Venmo @stacy-eppen
Please sign up for an item below deliver all donations by Friday, April 29th.
The PTA is busy making plans for next year. We are looking for eager volunteers willing to serve our school in roles both large and small. If you are interested in being part of the PTA for the 2022-23 school year, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org