17700 McCourtney Road Grass Valley, Ca 95949 Phone 530.273.3664 Fax 530.273.4168
State Testing
By Jennifer Vierra   
Please review the testing windows for each grade. If your child needs a doctor’s appointment please do so before or after your student is testing. Thank You. 

3rd grade: April 24th-April 27th
4th Grade: May 1st-May 4th 
5th Grade: May 8th - May 11th & May 19th
6th Grade: May 15th - May 18th 
7th Grade: May 22nd - May 25th 
8th Grade: May 22nd -May 25th & May 12th
Principal's News
By Scott Lay   

 Hi everyone.  As soon as we sent out the Cougar Newsletter last month an email arrived from the county office with three more of our students who received recognition at the STEAM Expo. 

            Riley Carambelas and Zack Peterson – Leonardo Da Vinci Award for Excellence in Art and Design Integration           

            Elsa Scherzinger – 2nd place, Rube Goldberg Science Award. We’re very proud of them!

            On behalf of the Clear Creek Site Council, I would like to thank all our parents for completing the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).  We had a 34% return rate and gained some valuable information from the survey.  Your suggestions help us refine our goals to make the school the best place for our students.  A few of your suggestions were foreign languages in the classroom, adding a coding class for the students, and the continuation of our afterschool Homework Club. 

            We are thrilled to announce that our maintenance/custodian man, Bob DeHart (better known as Mr. Bob) has been selected as the best in Nevada County for his position!  This is something we have known for a long time.  Mr. Bob is the reason our campus looks as good as it does.  He will be honored at a breakfast on May 16th for all his hard work.  Thank you Mr. Bob!

            Once again Clear Creek School had the highest percentage of students, staff, and family members at the Daffodil Run in Penn Valley.  Because of this, we were presented with a check for $500 from the race organizers.  All this money goes to the students in the form of ball equipment for recess and sports uniforms.  Well done to us!

 Lastly, the staff has picked out the English Language Arts curriculum for the 7th & 8th grades. It is the Collections series from Harcourt/Houghton  Mifflin Publishers. It will be in the office for the month of May for anyone that would like to come and review it before the school board adopts it. 

Library News!
By Lesley Bullock   

The library has just implemented a new cataloging and circulation system that will make searching for books and resources a lot easier. It is now a web based system that you may access from any computer, even from home! Eventually students will be able to look to see if a book is available and put it on hold without having to physically be in the library or having to track me down. In order to do this I will have to input a user name and password for them (same as their AR user names and passwords), but this will take time. I will let all the students know when this is up and running.

Also, just as a reminder, you can find out if a book is AR by going to arbookfind.com. You can search by title or author to see whether or not a book you have at home has a quiz.

Library schedule for 2016-2017 is as follows:

Mondays First Grade

Tuesdays Fourth and Fifth Grades

Wednesdays Second Grade

Thursdays Third Grade

Fridays Kindergarten and Sixth Grades

Seventh and Eighth Grades go during Language Arts

Please help your child remember to bring his/her library book(s) back on the appropriate day.

Mrs. Bullock


2015-16 SARC Report

The School Accountability Report Card is based on data gathered in the fall of 2015/2016 school year for Clear Creek School. It is designed to provide information about our school’s programs, progress and needs. Download it in PDF format for reading or printing here.

Dial 211 Resource Guide

Per the Nevada County Board of Education, www.dial211.com is available as a resource guide for all kinds of helpful services. Need more information? Call Dial211 HelpLine at (530)273-2273

Accelerated Reader Online

AR Readers! HomeConnect site is now online! Parents should have received a username and password for each child. Use that information to login here.
You can search to find new books here:

Cougar News

Read the latest Cougar News. (Directs to Google Drive)

Current Lunch Menu

Here's the Current Lunch Menu in PDF printable format

Ed Data Page

Check out our Ed Data webpage for Clear Creek data and statistics.

Local Control and Accountability Plan