First Day of School: Monday, August 17th, 2020

Letter to Clear Creek Families: August 5, 2020

Dear Clear Creek Families,

Yesterday, our Board of Trustees approved opening our school year with a Hybrid model that includes a combination of in person instruction with some additional independent work at home.  Full Distance Learning, now called Learn @ Home is also available to families that made that choice on the enrollment questionnaire.  The school did make scheduling decisions based on the enrollment option each of you chose on that document.

Based on your choice on the form for Hybrid or Distance Learning now called Learn @ Home, the square footage in each classroom, and the physical distance requirements, we will provide in person instruction to Hybrid students in the morning from 8:30-11:30 AM on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Wednesday will be a Distance Learning day for both Hybrid and Learn @ Home students. 

As on campus classroom space is limited in an AM only schedule, we are asking parents who chose the Distance Learning/Learn @ Home option to remain with that option until October Break.  We will reevaluate our status at the end of September and check in with each of the Learn @ Home families and determine if we can accommodate requests to transition to Hybrid.

The state’s required instructional minutes are:

TK-K =180 minutes/day

1st-3rd = 230 minutes/day

4th-8th = 240 minutes/day

Hybrid Student Schedule

  • On campus instruction for TK-8 from 8:30-11:30 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
  • 180 daily instructional minutes on campus Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Each teacher 1st-8th grade will assign 50-60 additional daily assignment time value minutes for students to complete independently at home Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Wednesday will be a Learn @ Home day for all students. Daily minutes will be met with both online and independent work
  • Students will remain with their classroom cohort at all times
  • Regular grades and report cards will be completed each trimester as specified on our school calendar
  • Students who order school lunches will be provided a lunch prior to dismissal to take home to eat
  • Masks and physical distancing are required
  • PM time will be focused on Learn @ Home students: weekly check-ins, small group work, office hours, grading, feedback, collaboration

Distance Learning, now called Learn @ Home Students

  • Monday- Friday students will have daily live interaction with teacher and peers: Example morning class meeting with all classmates including attendance. Teachers will be in contact to provide details
  • Access to pre-recorded and/or live lessons and independent work
  • Weekly check in with teacher
  • 1-1 or small group work
  •  Daily instructional minutes by grade level required
  • Common school platform: Google Suite/Google classroom, packets can be available for those students with limited internet access.  Completed work may be turned in online in Google classroom or in person
  • Regular grades and report cards will be completed each trimester as specified on our school calendar
  • Learn @ Home students may order a lunch to pick up
  • If your child needs to check out a Chromebook, please contact the school office

This school year will be different for all of us, so your patience, cooperation and collaboration will be greatly appreciated.  In previous updates, I sent out the guidelines prepared by the Nevada County Public Health Department.  The Nevada County guidelines mirror the California Department of Public Health guidelines.  We must implement and follow all of the guidelines to open school and stay open.  I have also prepared an overview of the on campus protocols that will be implemented.  Please read the protocols and share them with your child/ren.  I appreciate your help and cooperation in getting our new school year started.

Reopening Protocol.pdf 

COVID-19 Exposure Guide for Schools.pdf 

Thank you,

Carolyn Cramer


Congratulation’s, Mrs. Bullock!

After 30 years of dedicated service to Clear Creek School, Lesley Bullock has decided to retire!  Mrs. Bullock began her career at Clear Creek in August 1990.  She has performed her duties throughout the grade levels in every classroom, in the library as our librarian, as our Book Fair coordinator, in Homework Club, in our lunchroom, and out on the playground.  She has given her time and talents freely and willingly to everyone on campus. Mrs. Bullock is always willing to help support teachers and students in any way she can with a determination and commitment that is unmatched.  We will all miss her sense of humor, kindness, and friendship, but wish her all the best in the next stage of life.  She has plans to move closer to her children and grandchildren to be an active part of their lives.  It will be bittersweet to see her leave Clear Creek School, but know there are still many great adventures waiting for her in retirement.  Congratulations and Best Wishes, Lesley Bullock!


Free SUmmer Meal Program for Students DURING THE SUMMER

Summer meals are provided by the Grass Valley Central Kitchen at the following locations during the summer-

Grass Valley Charter School at Hennessy

11:00 am – 1:00 pm daily

Central Kitchen – 900a Golden Gate Terrace Grass Valley

11:00am – 1:00pm daily

Union Hill School District

10:30am – 12:30pm Monday and Wednesday (2 days of meals)  and Friday (1 day meal) 

Cottage Hill Elementary School

10:30am – 12:30pm daily

Students do not need to attend the schools listed to obtain a meal at that location. 

For more information, please visit: https://nevco.org/school-lunch-program-guidelines-2020-2021/

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First Day of School – Monday, August 17th, 2020

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ParentVUE Portal

The parent portal, ParentVUE, will give you access to realtime attendance, school messages, progress reports, report cards and other data about your child or children.

PTC News

Greetings from the PTC. Please attend PTC’s monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of every month at 3 pm.

Principal’s News

Carolyn Cramer


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