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Latest Creekside Emails to families

March 2, 2021
Dear Creekside Families: 

Last week, we received updated information on a Revised Phased Reopening Plan where secondary schools will welcome back students for in-person instruction after spring break.  You can find the Superintendent’s full message from Feb 25 on the CVUSD website here.  We are pleased to share with you more details about what this will look like at Creekside for students enrolled in the main option/hybrid schedule and ask that you continue to check emails and encourage you to download the ParentSquare app to stay connected with us. More information will be shared regarding the CVVA schedule that will begin on April 12th, once it is updated.

Dates for Students Returning to Middle School (Main Option)
For middle school students, we are excited to welcome our 6th Grade students to campus before spring break for a special 6th Grade Welcome Back & Safety Orientation!  The details of this are still being finalized and we will be sure to send out specific information very soon. All of our main option middle school students will be returning to campus the week of April 12, on a A/B Hybrid Schedule.

  • March 30th and March 31st - 6th Grade Students will attend the Welcome Back Orientation 
    • (Each students specific date and time will be emailed to families)
  • Week of April 12 - All Grades will return on an A/B Hybrid Schedule (A/B Groups TBD)

A/B Hybrid Schedule for Secondary Schools
The schedule is still being finalized, but the concept for secondary schools is an A/B hybrid model with 1/2 of  the student population on site for two days every week (Group A attends in person Mon/Tue and Group B attends in person Thu/Fri) with an asynchronous (independent) learning day for everyone on Wednesday.  

Students on site will attend classes with approximately 50% of their classmates. We are currently planning for the other 50% of the class to be attending the class remotely.  We are referring to this as Concurrent Instruction.  The class periods would be very similar to our current distance learning schedule (period 1, 2, 3 on one day and periods 4, 5, 6 on the next). Students would be released before lunchtime with a grab & go lunch (available to all students on site).

Secondary Family Survey due by March 5
Earlier today, you were sent a survey  [Return to School Survey - Middle School] to help us have a better idea of how many students will actually be returning to the school site for in-person instruction. The survey offers two choices:

  1. Your student will attend classes in-person two days per week and remotely two days per week. All students will attend advisory and complete asynchronous work remotely on Wednesdays.
  2. Your student will attend ALL classes virtually (no in-person instruction). Monday - Friday classes will remain virtual even though the schedule will differ from our current distance learning schedule. 

With the proposed Concurrent Instructional Model, the teacher will teach in the physical classroom and have their computer camera on during class so that the students who remain at home can see and hear instruction, to keep up with the lessons. 

To help with our planning, please complete this survey [Return to School Survey - Middle School] by Friday, March 5.

Safety While On Campus
School will look very different upon students’ return.  In addition to having only 50% of students on campus at one time, there will also be a number of safety protocols in accordance with county and state guidelines including but not limited to: 
  • Student will be required to wear a mask, practice physical distancing, and complete a daily health screener online prior to coming to campus
  • Classrooms provided with additional PPE including but not limited to hand sanitizer, disinfecting materials, and at times, plastic barriers, as well as updated ventilation protocols and added air purifiers. 
  • Reducing or eliminating the need for high-touch items and having students use their CVUSD chromebook which should be brought to campus every day, fully charged.  Lockers will not be available.
  • Students will be assigned specific gates to enter and exit campus, and will not be allowed to congregate or remain on campus after school is dismissed
  • Hallways and walkways will be marked to encourage social distancing and minimize gatherings 

Daily Health Check for Students
As part of our community commitment to keeping each other safe, we are excited to announce our launch of the Frontline Health system which will make our daily health screening process accessible and efficient.  The system allows users to access the daily health screener through a website specific to Castro Valley USD (link below) and/or through an app on your phone or other internet device.  

[Health Portal: https://app.healthofficeportal.com/SHM_Castro_Valley_Unified_School_District/Portal/Login.aspx]

Please activate your account according to the Parent Quick Start Guide then get in the habit of completing the screener daily whether or not your student physically visits a campus. 

If you are a staff member who also has students in CVUSD and want all screeners accessible from the same account, please follow the Staff Quick Start Guide.  Additional resources can be found in the FAQ document (here) or through the help center (here).  Screener questions in English, Spanish, and Simplified Chinese can be located (here).  If you have any questions or need help completing the daily health screener please contact Krista Richey at krichey@cv.k12.ca.us  or by calling 510-247-0665 extension 7000. 

Needed Actions:
#1) Complete the Return to School Survey (Middle School) by Friday, March 5 
#2) Get familiar with the Health Portal website/app for your student (see Parent Quick Start Guide)

We know that this is a lot of information. The goal is to get you as up-to-date as possible, then repeat notifications and give additional information as we get closer to events or deadlines. We appreciate your support in helping to make a safe in-person reopening possible.  Together, our Creekside Community can do anything.

Thank you for your continued support!

Jaliza Eagles, Principal

Sent:   Thursday, Nov 5 at 10:55 AM 

Subject:  Attendance Update Starting 11/9/2020

We are writing to let you know that, starting Monday, 11/9/2020, you will see some changes to attendance recording for your student(s) under distance learning.  

We are switching from a three-code system to a two-code system as follows:

Distance Learning Engaged (DLE), or code 1, will take the place of both code 3 and code 4 in order to simplify reporting your student as having met the attendance requirement, “present,” for a given day or class period.

Distance Learning Not Engaged (DLN), or code 2, will continue to be used to identify distance learning “absences”.

We look forward to launching this simplified system and appreciate your ongoing support this school year.

Thank you,

CVUSD Student Services

Click the link below to see the email sent on Nov. 4, 2020

9/18/2020 Email to Families-

Drive-by student materials pick up #2

Dear Creekside Families,

We hope this email finds you doing well.  

We will be holding another drive-by student materials pick up event.  Additional items that students need at home for distance learning are ready to go.  Items include backordered workbooks, P.E. jump ropes, musical instruments, etc.  Every student (Main/Hybrid and CVVA) has something!  CVVA students will have an opportunity to pick up jump ropes, yearbooks, musical instruments, Chromebooks/Mifis, and/or bags of student items from last year.  

It is not necessary for students to come.  We don’t want them to be late to class!  

WHEN: The Week of Sept. 21-25.  Please see the schedule below for grade and first letter of last name.  This will be a very quick pickup, but if you come and the line is long, consider returning a little later in the time window to avoid blocking Center Street.  Tuesday and Friday is our RtI, by invitation only small group support time. If your scheduled pick up time is 8:00am-9:00am and your student has been sent an email invitation to meet with a teacher at 9:00am, please plan to arrive at Creekside no later than 8:30am. We want to make sure that students don’t miss their classes.

*Another option is to have someone other than the student come to the pick-up. 


Step 1: Place an 8.5”x11” piece of paper with your student’s name (last name, first name) and Student ID printed clearly in large letters on the passenger dashboard or window.  Please write CVVA if your student is in CVVA.

Step 2: Drive by the front of the Creekside cafeteria (main parking lot).  Staff will be there to pass out materials through your front passenger window. 

Step 3: If you have not exchanged your Chromebook or Mifi received prior to August 12th, please bring those items with you, park, and walk to the Main Office.  Krista Richey will be there to assist you. 


Please wear your mask and do not exit your car.  


Please Note:

  1. 6th grade - Please return any musical instruments not returned to Canyon at the start of the year.

  2. 7th-8th grade - Please return any textbooks or library books checked out last year.  Notices were just sent home from Carol Nalty, our librarian. 

  3. Any purchased 2019-20 Yearbooks not already picked up will be available.

  4. Yearbooks from last year (2019-20) are still available if you would like to purchase one.  Please have $50 (exact cash) or a check ready and payable to Creekside Middle School. 

Please come at the time indicated below based on your student’s grade and the first letter of their last name.





Sept. 21


Sept. 22


Sept. 23


Sept. 24


Sept. 25

8th Grade








7th Grade










6th Grade











Starting 9/14/20, all Main Option (not CVVA) students will begin school on Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:00am.  This is the published MTSS/RtI time in the Distance Learning Schedule here.  

The week of September 14th-18th 

Students will meet with their advisory teachers on Tuesday, September 15th and Friday September 18th at 9:00am to complete Second Step lessons. This is our social and emotional learning curriculum. The rest of the schedule for the week remains the same. 


Starting September 21st and through the rest of the year

We will be beginning our RTI Tutorial where students will only attend a tutorial session if they are invited by one of their teachers. Otherwise, they will be expected to be doing independent classwork (an at home study hall), in which they will not need to login to a live class. 


If you have any questions please call our front office for assistance. (510)247-0665