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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.


    WEEK OF JANUARY 25, 2021

    Happy Sunday, Bear Creek Families!

    Please see the calendar of events for the remainder of January.

    January Calendar of Events

    January 20 - February 11 – Annual Parent Title I Survey Opens

    January 25 - January 29 – Celebrate Literacy Week Please click here to view the attached flyer

    January 25 – Grades due in FOCUS


    Celebrate Literacy Week

    Please join us for our weeklong celebration of literacy. Please see daily themes/activities as outlined in the attached flyer.

    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.

    Annual Parent Title I Survey

    Please participate in Bear Creek Elementary’ s Annual Title I Parent Survey, this school year and available online from January 20th through February 11th.  The purpose of this survey is to provide the Pinellas County School District's (PCS) Title I Program leadership with valuable feedback from parents of students enrolled at Bear Creek Elementary. Your opinion is valued, appreciated, and important to continued school improvement.  Individual data will not be reported, only summarized data will be presented in the report.  In order to complete the online survey please click the survey link below and follow the prompts.

    English, Spanish and Vietnamese versions are available online.                             

    Interpretation in other languages available upon request.

    **Students will be rewarded by their teacher with 2 BEAR BUCS for each returned survey. If you complete the survey online, please let your child’s teacher know so that they can reward your student with their BEAR BUCS.



    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)

    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.

    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.

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


    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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