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Parent Newsletter Week of 5/3/21

Order Your Yearbook/New School Hours for In-Person Starting May 3rd!/ Variety Show

Hello Spring Creek Families,

Spring Creek Matanzas Variety Show! Are you interested in sharing your talent and seeing your child shine? Open to all! (singers dancers artist, actors, comedians, magicians, etc.) Send an email to to get the drop box link. Videos must be uploaded by Wednesday, May 5th. We can't wait to see our students shine!

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week is May 3-7

Tuesday: Wear sunglasses to school (because teachers are such bright stars!)

Wednesday: Give your teacher a flower (from your yard, draw, or make one)

Thursday: Bring your teacher fan mail (fan mail forms will be sent home Monday or Tuesday, or create your own).

Friday: Curtain Call! Give teachers a round of applause at the end of the day!

New Food Service Plan for the remainder of the year. See flyer below.

Daily Home Health Check:

  1. Does the child have a fever of 100* or higher? (stay home!)
  2. Has the child or anyone in the household been recently diagnosed or is still recovering from COVID? (stay home!)
  3. Has the child or anyone in the household recently demonstrated COVID symptoms? (stay home!)
  4. Has the child or anyone in the household recently been directly exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID? (stay home!)
  5. If you answered these 4 questions "no!", send your child/children to school!

Please read the Parent Handbook, pages 2-3, for more detailed information!

Distant Learning Schedule:

Units of Study can be pick up on Monday after 1:00. If you have questions about your packet, please contact Ms. Lister at

Zoom in the morning as usual. Then in the afternoon zoom with Ms. Lister (Science) and

Dr. Haupt (Music)

Mondays and Tuesdays:

TK/K/1st Oceans at 1:45-2:30 2nd/3rd Grade: Space at 2:30-3:15


IN PERSON LEARNING PLAN: MAY 3- JUNE 4, 2021 Please call the office if your student is absent 545-1771.


  • Five days a week, 4 hours a day, 8:15 to 12:15

  • Drive through the playground/blacktop for drop-off and pick up

  • We will stagger drop off and pick up times to alleviate congestion

    • A-G 8:00 drop off, 12:15 pick up

    • H-O 8:05 drop off, 12:20 pick up start at 8:15.

    • P-Z 8:10 drop off, 12:25 pick up

  • Snack and recess included

  • Snack provided by district or sent in with student from home

  • All required instructional minutes are met in these 4 hours; additional independent learning activities including enrichment are optional in the afternoon

  • No Zoom required at home (unless class needs to be quarantined or student meeting with a specialist)

  • Chrome books will be brought to and from school daily except for kindergarteners. (1st-3rd grade students will bring chrome books to school each day)

  • All health/safety protocols will continue (Temperature checks will be taken at home) Teachers will take temperature before entering the classroom.


We hope that all students will return to in-person instruction this school year unless they have an extenuating circumstance where they need to remain at home in distance learning. If you are unsure, please contact your school office to discuss what this might mean for your family.

Students needing to remain in distance learning for the remainder of the school year will….

  • Receive an independent unit of study for the remainder of the school year. This unit of study will consist of academic work created by RVUSD credentialed teachers that is intended to be completed independently as much as possible, although there may be some lessons that need to be supported by parents. Please pick up your unit of Study from the office.

  • Have a live interaction with the current classroom teacher for 30-60 minutes three days a week. This will be scheduled by the classroom teacher and communicated to the students. Ms. Lister and Dr. Haupt will continue their music and science zooms in the afternoons.

  • Continue to have access to enrichment activities on Wednesdays that are updated each week through May 19th.


Please report any student absences to the school offices. Due to the increased health and safety rules all absences for students attending in-person learning are very detailed, you cannot call in an absence to your child's teacher. When you leave a message on the attendance line, 707-538-2122 extension 1, you will hear this message. Please completely answer all the questions. This is a requirement per our School Safety Plan.

“It is crucial that you include all the symptoms your child is having in order for us to determine the proper follow-up in keeping our community safe. Be sure to include if your child has any of the following:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

If your child is showing any of these following signs, please seek medical care immediately:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone.

Please let us know if your child has had contact with anyone in the last few days who has been diagnosed with COVID 19.”

New Lunch Schedule Times see Good Food News linked below.

Summer is Coming! Save the Date See flyer below

Have you ordered your school photos? Click the link to order your school photos. Picture make up day are coming up this month. See flyer below.

Having Technical Difficulties?

Call our IT Hotline at 707 542-7375 EXT:1005 between 8:00 and 10:00 for support or email

Please take a look at the attachments at the bottom of the newsletter for information and resources.


May 11th, 6pm, Board Meeting ZOOM LINK

May 14th, Live Stream Variety Show 7-9:00

May 17th, Last Cheetah Award Assembly

May 21st, ECOHERO Live Stream Assembly 11:00 Zoom link coming

May 23rd PTA Family Scavenger Hunt

May 28th, Kindergarten Promotion Ceremony 8:45 Information forthcoming.

May 31st, Memorial Day, NO SCHOOL

June 4th, Last Day of School

Cheetah Strong,

Shawne Kearney


Order your Yearbook! $20.00

To order your yearbook click here:

Spring Creek Elementary School

We are a TK- 3rd grade campus currently teaching in partnership with parents through distant learning. We love your children.