Principal’s Letter

Happy Friday Bluff Creek Families!

Next Tuesday is the first day of our third and final trimester of the 2019-20 school year. There is no school on Monday, March 4th which is a teacher grading day. March 1st marks the end of trimester 2 for all elementary learners. All elementary school subjects are considered full-year courses, and our instruction and grading practices for these courses reflect this shift. Learning progress from trimester 1, trimester 2, and trimester 3 is collected and combined to create a cumulative grade at the end of the school year.  A final cumulative grade will be posted to the report card at the end of the school year.

Learning progress is updated throughout the course of the year, however the end of the trimester is a good time to make sure you check-in on your child’s progress.  You will be able to find information about where your child is at any time in Empower and/or Parent Portal. Please click on the links below to view instructions on how to access Empower and/or Parent Portal, as well as information on how to check on your child’s progress.  As always, you can contact your child’s teacher for additional information on learning progress. If you are unable to login please contact the Digital Learning Coach in your building.  NOTE: Click the links below for more information and visuals on progress reports:

-Empower Login Directions (English | Spanish) | Empower Info PageParent Portal


Spring Fling is next Friday 3/8 – 6:00-8:30 pm! Our PTO Spring Fling is a major event at our school and to get everyone in the spirit for this community event our school will celebrate with Spirit Week activities! Each day we have a different spirit day activity. We hope that families will come to BCE to enjoy an evening of fun and friendship!

Spirit Week – March 5-March 8

  • Tuesday – Pajamas Day
  • Wacky Wednesday
  • Sports and Hat Thursday
  • Spirit Day Friday

Have a wonderful first weekend of March!

Joan MacDonald