Monday, August 16th is the first day of school.

Mrs. Cope is Retiring

It is a bittersweet announcement that I share the news that Mrs. Helen Cope is retiring after 27 years of teaching.  She has been at Clear Creek School for 20 of those years!  Mrs. Cope has participated fully in our school and has worn a variety of hats and taken on many important additional duties to help our staff and students.  She has always demonstrated care for others by sending individual cards of encouragement or thanks to staff, students, or families in need.  She has supported both past and present students by attending after-school sports and staying in touch with former students and sharing their accomplishments with other staff members.  Mrs. Cope is a consummate professional as well as a kind, caring, and supportive member of our staff who is respected by all. She will be greatly missed, but we wish her well on her new adventure and move to Tennessee.  Mrs. Cope has truly made a lasting mark on Clear Creek School and she will always be in our hearts. 

Congratulations and Best Wishes, Mrs. Cope!


School Meals for Students During Summer  

Meals can picked up every Monday during summer for any child up to 18 year old at Grass Valley Central Kitchen, the same vendor that provides our daily school lunches. Five days’ worth of breakfasts, lunches, and milks will be provided every Monday between the hours of 8AM to 1PM. Please call Grass Valley Child Nutrition at 530-272-2236 if you have any questions. Grass Valley Child Nutrition is located at, 900 Golden Gate Terrace, Grass Valley CA 95945.

Summer Learning Program

Suicide Prevention Resources:

Nevada County Suicide Prevention Video-Link below


Suicide Prevention Website Know the Signs-Link below





First Day of School:

Monday: August 16, 2021


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Principal’s News

Wow, I can’t believe it is June and the end of the school year is approaching quickly.  We have completed our CAASPP testing and thank you to all of our students for doing their best and being here at school rested and on time each day.  Thank you to Mrs. Vierra for scheduling and working with our @ Home students to get all of their testing completed as well.  The school appreciates student and parent support in the testing process.  It really does make a difference for our school.

Even though we only have a few more days left, we have a couple of important dates to remember.  Our 8th grade graduation will be on Wednesday, June 9th at 6:00PM on the field.  While we do still have many guidelines we have to follow, 8th grade families will be able to honor their graduates in a limited outdoor ceremony.  We congratulate our students and their families on this exciting transition to high school.

The last day of school for students is Friday, June 11th.  Dismissal will be at 1:30 as usual.  Please be sure to stagger your pick up time by last name to avoid a backup onto the road.  Students with last names that begin with A-L will be dismissed at 1:30 and students with last names that begin with M-Z will be dismissed at 1:37. Thank you for your cooperation to keep all drivers safe.

Looking back on this school year, it has gone by quickly even with all the changes that have occurred this year.  I want to thank all of our students, parents, staff, and Board members for all of the hard work and dedication in making our school such a special place for learning.

The school’s plan for next year is to return to regular schedule Monday – Friday as we usually do in a typical school year.  We are planning full in person instruction from 8:30-2:45.  We have not been told if there will be health guidelines in place.  Schools do not make that decision, the California Department of Public Health and our local Nevada County Department of Public Health set the guidelines for schools.  We are hoping to get updates as we move through the summer and will be updating our families as we get new information.

We look forward to seeing all of our students and families back on campus next year! Have a wonderful summer!

Carolyn Cramer

Clear Creek Elementary School District


Important Video

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