New Preschool Students

This page contains information for new P3/P4/P5 students and their parents. 

Welcome

Parents who missed the spring orientation may watch the recording of the meeting or review the presentation slides.

Parent Orientation

Save the date for our summer virtual welcome and orientation event for late-enrolling parents of future Preschool students on August 4. Join Preschool Division Head Rachael Urban for a broad overview of the Bear Creek experience and receive information and resources that will help make for a smooth and successful transition to our school community.

Thursday, August 19
11:30 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

In the meantime, parents may watch a recording of the spring orientation meeting or review the presentation slides.

Bookmark this page so you can join this meeting and follow up on all the information provided below.

* Download the free Microsoft Teams app or join in your browser.

Preparing for Preschool

Transition to School

Read these tips for transitioning to preschool to help ensure your child is ready for the first day.

We believe education is a partnership between the school and home. As you are preparing your child for school, we have some ideas for extending your child’s learning outside the classroom.

Immunization Requirements

Instructions for completing these requirements by uploading your child's immunization records to the health portal will be included with Back-to-School Registration (see below). Please do not email immunization records to school.

The Bear Creek School is required by State law to ensure all students are compliant with current immunization requirements (preschool or K – 12) or have an appropriate exemption. To attend class in the fall, all new students and all returning kindergarten and grade 7 students must upload medically-verified immunization records to the health portal by the summer deadline. Instructions for submitting immunization records will be emailed in July.

A medically-verified Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS) form is a:

  • CIS printed by a health care provider from the Washington State Immunization Information System. This is medically verified by the Immunization Information System.
  • CIS printed from MyIR which is a free Department of Health online tool that allows families to view and print their official immunization records themselves. This is medically verified by the Immunization Information System. You can access your child’s immunization record at any time by signing up for MyIR at wa.MyIR.net
  • CIS completed by hand. 
    • Must be verified with a health care provider signature
      or
    • Must have medical vaccination records attached so it can be verified for accuracy by school staff

If your child is on a delayed schedule, also have your child's health care provider complete and sign the Certificate of Exemption. See Health Services for more information or contact Lea Hysom, school nurse, at lea.hysom@tbcs.org if you have any questions about your child's immunization records.

Cubs Club

Cubs Club lengthens the preschool day by forty-five minutes and is available from 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. See the Cubs Club page for an example of classes offered (subject to change); registration usually opens in mid-July, but stay tuned to learn whether we will be able to offer this program in 2021 – 2022.

Back-to-School Registration

Be on the lookout for an email about your child's Back-to-School Registration in July which must be complete before your child may attend school.

Drop-off and Pick-up

Review our campus map to familiarize yourself with the morning and afternoon routines.

Mark Your Calendar

At the top of every webpage, you'll see the link to the School Calendar which can be filtered according to your child's division (or check out the special Preschool Calendar). Parents may subscribe to the various sub-calendar feeds and/or subscribe to email/text alerts for specific events or calendars.

School Supplies

Bear Creek supplies most materials for our students; however, there are a couple of school supplies that parents must provide for their children.

Parent Guide

When you're ready to dig into the everyday routine at Bear Creek Preschool, read our Preschool Parent Guide.

Contacts

By Division

Preschool (P3 – P5)

Lower School (grades K – 4)

Early Middle School (grades 5 – 6)
Middle School (grades 7 – 8)

Upper School (grades 9 – 12)

By Department

Tuition and Fees

  • Business Operations Manager Kathleen Lewis, klewis@tbcs.org, 425-898-1720, ext. 302

Giving or Volunteering

  • Vice President for Philanthropy and Community Engagement Debbie Marchione, dmarchione@tbcs.org, 425-898-1720, ext. 338

Attendance

Health Services

  • Health Services Manager and School Nurse Lea Hysom, lea.hysom@tbcs.org, 425-898-1720 ext. 399

Back-to-School Registration

Athletics

  • Athletics Director Chad Pohlman, cpohlman@tbcs.org, 425-898-1720 ext. 431 (grades 9 – 12 sports)
  • Middle School Athletics Director Ryan Byram, rbyram@tbcs.org, 425-898-1720 ext. 430 (grades 6 – 8 sports)

College and Academic Advising

  • Dean of College and Academic Advising Colleen Murray, cmurray@tbcs.org, 425-898-1720, ext. 533 (grades 11 – 12)
  • Dean of Academic Advising Emily Schuldt, eschuldt@tbcs.org, 425-898-1720 ext. 535 (grades 9 – 10)
  • Registrar James Woollard, jwoollard@tbcs.org, 425-898-1720 ext. 537

Admissions

Also check out the online directory of faculty and staff.