Week of Sept. 21, 2020


Happy Sunday Bear Creek Families!

Parents, please take a moment to peruse our monthly calendar at your convenience. Please note that following events are scheduled for the month of September.

9/22 – First Day of Autumn

9/23 – Mid-term Progress Reports

9/24 – Annual Open House and Title I Parent Meeting @ 6-7:30pm (Virtual)

9/25 - September 25 - My PCS Online Meal Distribution and Materials Pick-Up @ 8:45am in the car circle

10/2 – Jeans Day (Grade 1 Fundraiser)


Annual Open House (Please see attached flyer)

Please Join us VIRTUALLY on Thursday, September 24th, 2020 from 6:00-7:30pm for our Title I Annual Meeting and Open House Event.

This virtual event will begin at 6:00pm. This meeting will explain what it means to be a Title I school, and you will have the opportunity to visit your student’s teacher, learn about the curriculum for this school year, as well as classroom expectations.

Microsoft TEAMS will need to be downloaded on the device you will be using before the start of the meeting.


Box Tops for Education

There is a new way of collecting Box Tops! 

Download the Box Top App on your phone, scan your store receipt and the money automatically is sent to the school.  Please keep clipping the ones found on the boxes and sending them into the front office with your child(ren). 

Thank you for supporting Bear Creek fundraising efforts!

Pinellas County Parent Portal (Please see attached brochure for directions)

Please visit our PCS Parent Portal to monitor your child(ren) progress. Please see attached brochure with steps on how to access this site.

Portal: https://portal.pcsb.org

Click here for the Parent Portal Brochure

PTA Website Information and Recorded Meeting Link (Sept. 15)

PTA Website: https://bearcreekelementary.new.memberhub.store/

Meeting Recording Link:


Thank you

Amanda Moore (PTA President)


At this time, learning option requests are being considered on a case by case scenario to ensure face-to-face and MyPCS Online class size expectations are not compromised.

Parents may submit a request for a change of learning option link below. www.pcsb.org/mypcsonline.



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 (6 feet apart)

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

Parents, Thank you for being a member of the TEAM.

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.

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.