Bear Creek Elementary

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  • Vision:

    100 percent student success



    Providing all children with a challenging, high-quality education for their academic and vocational success. 


  • Click here to view the Ready, Set...Kindergarten Presentation


    My PCS Online Parent/Family Information

    This link is the one-stop shop for all My PCS online resources. Parents can view videos and participate in training to navigate the online platform.

    For parents who would like their child to return to school, please contact the front office at 727-893-2332. Filling out the Learning Option Change form is not required at Bear Creek Elementary. All students may return.

    Click here to view information for families returing to campus after winter break.


    Fall Picture Makeups


    On Thursday Jan. 21st,  we are having Fall Picture Makeups. This is also the day that our online students will take their Fall Pictures.  Please click the link below to choose an appointment time for your online student to come in to take pictures.

    • Students will be dropped in the car circle at the 2nd entrance gate.
    • Students must have on a mask to enter the building.
    • Parents will wait in the car, in the car circle for student to return.
    • Parents can prepay for their picture package at Our access code is R524342 
    •  It is imperative that your student arrives in a timely manner. Thank you!

    Click here for the Picture Order Form


    WEEK OF JANUARY 18, 2021

    Happy Sunday, Bear Creek Families!

    Principal Houston’s Plea

    I realize that some families may not be connected on DOJO; however, please consider joining as time sensitive information is often communicated via this platform. To join, please contact your child’s teacher.

    With that being said, the following information was communicated to families and staff on Friday.

    For the sake of transparency, a confirmed case (four to be exact) of COVID-19 has been reported at our school. Per the Department of Health’s investigation, no additional quarantine is necessary and school operations will continue as normal. As always, we encourage everyone to monitor themselves closely for any sign of potential illness.

     Students and staff should remain at home if they are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, new or persistent cough, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, fatigue and/or stomach issues.

    Additionally, please DO NOT send students to school if any of the following scenarios are true.

    - Your student has knowingly been in contact with anyone who has tested positive.

    - Your student or other household member is awaiting the results of pending test.

    Please notify school personnel as soon as possible. This will allow us to keep our campus safe and contact the district COVID-19 team.

    Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

    I appreciate your collective effort in ensuring our campus is COVID free and safe.

    Please Note: All Covid-19 public reporting information is available on the district homepage. This information is updated weekly and can be viewed by campus or district building. My main objective is to keep my school community informed as positive cases are confirmed by the Department of Health.

    January Calendar of Events


    January 18 – School Closed in Observance of MLK Day

    January 19 – Teacher Planning (Trade Day) – Non-Student Day

    January 19 – PTA & SAC Meeting @ 6pm/7pm via teams

    January 20 – New Grading Period begins

    January 20 – Ready Mathematics Virtual Parent Night (click here for the more information)

    January 21 – Picture Make-up Day (My PCS Online Students will be allowed to participate).

    January 21 – Ready Mathematics Virtual Parent Night (click here for the more information)

    January 25 – Grades due in FOCUS


    Semester 2 Learning Option Change Request

    As we prepare for the second semester, the request for a change in learning option window is still open. If you are interested in having your student(s) return to face-to-face instruction, please contact the front office staff and they will be able to assist you. Please note that start of the third grade period/second semester begins on January 20th.

    Ready Mathematics Virtual Parent Night

     Dates: Wed, January 20th, 2021 or Thurs, January 21st, 2021

    Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm

    Join Link:


    Please note that the district’s mask mandate is still in effect. A mask is still required for all students and adults entering a district office, building or campus. Refusal to wear a mask is grounds for a student to be assigned to virtual learning. I am flexible on many things; however, this is a non-negotiable. As the principal of Bear Creek Elementary, I will protect the health, safety and well-being of my staff and students at all cost.

    As we continue to navigate our current reality, I would like for us all to keep the safety and wellness of Bear Creek Elementary as our main priority. Before sending your child to school each day you are to assess your child’s wellness with the following questions:


    1. Has your student experienced any of these symptoms, not associated with previously diagnosed conditions, in the past 72 hours:
    • Fever greater than 100.4/chills
    • Cough/shortness of breath
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Nausea/vomiting/diarrhea
    • Experienced multiple symptoms
    1. In the last 14 days, has your child:
    • been in close contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19;
    • been placed on quarantine for possible contact with COVID-19;
    • traveled abroad or to an area of the country where it is recommended that they self-quarantine;
    • had a COVID-19 test pending

    If your child is experiencing any of these symptoms or conditions, it is extremely important that they not enter the school building and you should contact their healthcare provider.

    All PCS staff, students or visitors entering a school board building are required to affirm their wellness by answering the questions above.


    Face covering/mask must always be worn while on campus

    Daily wellness screenings

    Only one adult/family will be permitted to enter the front office lobby at a time

    Appointments are required for the following:

         -Finalize student registration (now available online – please see directions below)

        -Medication drop-off to the clinic (Please DO NOT send medications with students)

        -Device Pick-up for My PCS Online families

        -Meeting/conference with staff

    Routine cleaning and daily sanitizing

    Practice social distancing (to the greatest extent possible)

    Theme for the school year: All Means All

    Quote for the school year: “The strength of the team is each member. The strength of each member is the team.”  - Phil Jackson

    Thank you for being a member of the TEAM.

    Principal Houston


    Click here to view Principal Houston's Welcome Back letter.

    Click here for the District Reopening Plan.

    Click here for the Bear Creek Student Handbook.

    Click here to view Open House teacher videos.


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