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To Do List

To stay up-to-date on all the school news and announcements, read

The Bear Facts  and   US Weekly

Christmas is coming:

Order your child's Yearbook or Memory Book. Wondering if you already did so? You can check your billing account on your Parent Portal (see FAQ for quick how-to guide):

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Lunch

Today's Menu

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Go to Food Services page to add money to your lunch account, see price list, and find other information.

Attendance

If your child will be absent from school or late to school, please inform the school.

Redmond Campus Students

  • Email attendancered@tbcs.org (preferred) or
  • Call the school (425-898-1720) and leave a voicemail message or speak with the Attendance Coordinator

If there is a change in your K-6 child's regular dismissal routine (e.g. he/she normally rides the bus, but won't today, or he/she normally has sports practice, but today will ride the bus), please email this information to the following three people:

Valley Campus Students

  • Email valley.office@tbcs.org (preferred) or
  • Call the school (425-885-9401) and leave a voicemail message or speak with the main office staff

Reporting Illness

If your child is sick, please ensure that you leave details in your email or phone message regarding your child's symptoms: fever? rash? vomiting? congestion? coughing? etc. The school nurse will follow up if necessary.

Prearranged Absences

If you know in advance that your student will be absent from school, please complete the appropriate form. Instructions and signatures needed are found on each form. These forms are not required for routine events like orthodontist appointments.

Upper School Prearranged Absence and Early Dismissal Form

Middle School Prearranged Absence Form

Lower School and Early Middle School Prearranged Absence Form

Volunteer

Around Campus

In the Classroom

  • Parents of K-6 students will sign up in their children’s classrooms
  • Parents of 7-12 may also help in a K-6 classroom e.g. art docent, math stations, reading stations
  • Parents may volunteer to teach a JanTerm class, Jan 7-17. More information coming soon from James Woollard, Registrar.

Family Handbook

Log in if the 2018-2019 Family Handbook is not available here. If you are logged in, you'll see your first name under the word Parents, e.g. WELCOME JOHN!

Daily Schedules

Preschool

Preschool students attend class from 8:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. and meet according to the following schedules:

P3 Classes: 

  • 2 mornings, Tu/Th
  • 3 mornings, M/W/F

P4 Classes: 

  • 3 mornings, M/W/F
  • 4 mornings, M/Tu/W/Th

P5 Classes: 

  • 5 mornings, M/Tu/W/Th/F

Cubs Club classes extend the school day by 45 minutes from 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Lower School

Students attend Lower School classes according to the following schedule:

  • 2/3-day kindergarten meets 8:40 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. on M/W/F, and 8:40 a.m. - 3:25 p.m. on Tu/Th
  • Full-day kindergarten and grades 1-4 meet 8:40 a.m. - 3:25 p.m., M-F
  • Early Dismissal Schedule: 8:40 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

Schedule Details

Supervised pre-care available in the Main Commons beginning at 7:45 a.m.

Faculty prayer time (except Mondays)
8:10 a.m. - 8:25 a.m. 

Classroom doors open at 8:25 a.m.

School day begins with pledge and prayer at 8:40 a.m.

Chapel on Tuesdays (dress uniform day)
8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Math
8:55 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.

Morning Recess
9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. kindergarten
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. grades 1-2 on playground, grades 3-4 on Owens Field

School day ends M/W/F for 2/3-day kindergarten at 11:40 a.m.

Lunch
10:55 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. for grades 3-4, followed by recess until 11:35 a.m.
11:15 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. for grades K-2, followed by recess until noon

Afternoon Recess
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. varies by day, staggered by grade (15 minutes)

School day ends at 3:25 p.m.

Early Middle School

Students in grades 5-6 attend class according to the following schedule:

  • 8:10 a.m. - 2:55 p.m., M-F
  • Early Dismissal Schedule: 8:10 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

Schedule Details

Supervised pre-care available in the C.E. "Ted" Kindel Library beginning at 7:45 a.m. each morning, except Wednesdays when pre-care is provided in the gym.

Faculty prayer time (except Mondays)
7:40 a.m. - 7:55 a.m. 

Classroom doors open at 7:55 a.m.

School day begins with pledge and prayer at 8:10 a.m.

Chapel on Tuesdays (dress uniform day)
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Morning Recess
time varies by day (15 minutes) 

Math
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. M/T/Th/F
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. W

Lunch
11:50 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., followed by recess until 12:35 p.m.

Afternoon Recess
time varies by day (15 minutes)

School day ends at 2:55 p.m.

Middle School

Students in grades 7-8 attend classes according to the following schedule:

  • 8:10 a.m. - 2:55 p.m., M/Tu/Th/F
  • 9:00 a.m. - 2:55 p.m., W
  • Extra Help is available 2:55 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., M/W/Th/F
  • Early Dismissal Schedule: 8:10 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Middle School classes meet on a 15-day rotating schedule:

JanTerm 2019 Schedule including lunch and activity period

Upper School

Students in grades 9-12 attend classes according to the following schedule:

  • 8:10 a.m. - 2:55 p.m., M/Tu/Th/F
  • 9:00 a.m. - 2:55 p.m., W
  • Extra Help is available 2:55 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., M/Tu/W/F
  • Early Dismissal Schedule: 8:10 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

Upper School classes meet on a 5-day rotating schedule:

JanTerm 2019 Schedule including lunch and activity period

Forms

Picture Order Forms

Registrar Forms

Upper School Forms

Middle School Forms

Early Middle School Forms

Lower School Forms

Health Forms

Immunization Forms

Parent Forms

Senior Class

College and Academic Advising

Naviance Student

Naviance Student

Students may access their Naviance Student accounts through MyBC/Students without an additional password while parents receive their login credentials via email in August. If you are a Middle School or Upper School student or parent needing assistance accessing Naviance Student, please email us.

The Office of College Advising uses a comprehensive online service called Naviance Student. Over 9000 schools and districts use Naviance to transform their college and career readiness programs. Naviance offers college planning tools and resources for a number of important areas in the college planning and application process. The Bear Creek School offers Naviance Student to Middle School and Upper School students and parents.

  • Research colleges by exploring detailed information about colleges of interest, search for colleges based on the criteria that matters most to you, and save a list of colleges where you plan to apply that your college advisor can review.
  • Request transcripts and teacher letters of recommendation. View the status of these requests real-time.
  • View and register for over 75 on-campus college visits each fall.
  • Retain extracurricular activities and honors/awards from grades 9-12 that can be formatted automatically for a resume (useful for interviews and applications)
  • Complete online surveys that include Do What You Are, Strength Explorer, MI Advantage, and Learning Style Inventory. These help the Office of College Advising guide students and give useful information about possible careers and fields of study.
  • Research careers by taking career assessments, reviewing hundreds of careers and career clusters, and finding colleges that have programs that align with your academic interests.
  • Plan for the future by creating goals and to-do lists; keep track of important tasks assigned to you by your college advisor.
  • Read monthly newsletters posted by our Office of College Advising that are tailored to each grade level.

Events and Deadlines

Recorded Presentations

Requires Microsoft PowerPoint. Ms. Carhart has recorded the audio for each presentation. Some presentations have external links to helpful YouTube videos.

Academic Program

Update Archives

Ski Penguin
  • Middle School
  • Upper School

Bear Creek's Ski & Snowboard Program begins on Friday, January 4, and I'm excited that our students will be heading off to Stevens Pass Ski Area again this year. The program continues on Fridays, January 11 and 18. Read this update for program information about medication, bus assignments, lessons and free skiing/boarding, lunch, drop-off and pick-up times, and emergency communications.

Read More about 2019 Ski & Snowboard Program Participant Information
Cap and Books
  • Academic Planning
  • College Advising

Academic and College Planning Night will feature a college application review panel with representatives from three colleges who will discuss real application case studies. Numerous breakout sessions will provide information on a range of academic and college planning topics geared for students in grades 5 and up and their parents.

Read More about Invitation to Academic and College Planning Night on January 17

Also see Headmaster Update videos archives.

If you aren't finding Updates in your inbox, check your junk mail. and put the domain bearcreek.myenotice.com on your safe sender list. 

Additional email communication is archived as Messages on the Parent Portal. Put the domain(s) mail*.veracross.com on your safe sender list.

Updates from Previous Years

Preschool Update Archives

Lower School Update Archives

Grizzly Middle Archives

Upper School Update Archives

Academic Affairs Archives

Dean of Students Archives

Registrar Archives

Additional communication from the Registrar is archived on the Parent Portal (and Student Portal).

Chapel

Health Alerts

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See all the Bear Creek Health Policies.

Useful Links

New Families

Certificate of Immunization Status

Parents: Your Bear Creek username and password (the same credentials you used to access the Admissions Portal) are scheduled to be activated for logging in on this page and the Parent Portal in mid-July. You'll need your parent credentials to register your child for a fall sport and to access the Parent Portal to complete your Summer Packet.

All K-12 Families

Preschool (P3/P4/P5)

Lower School (K-4)

Early Middle School (5-6)

Middle School (7-8)

Upper School (9-12)