Report an Absence
Parents are asked to please call the office at (720) 561-3500 by 7:45 a.m. if a child will be late or absent. You may call in the evening and leave a message if you know your child will miss the following day at school.
We believe that regular school attendance and being on time is of the utmost importance. All students should be in attendance areas at 7:50 a.m. when school begins. A student arriving after 7:50 a.m. needs to report to the office before proceeding to class. We realize some tardies are involuntary, such as accidents and weather. It is our goal to reduce voluntary tardies. Students are held accountable for completion of missed work due to either voluntary or involuntary tardies. The staff will identify students with chronic tardiness and provide appropriate intervention to reduce tardiness.
Parents who need to have a child dismissed early or excused from school for a brief period of time should see their child’s teacher to determine the necessary arrangements. Also, please stop by the office to sign your child out. Students who return for the remainder of the day, need to check back into the office.
After school arrangements need to be made prior to the beginning of school. Students are not allowed to use the school phones to make play dates. It is not always possible to get a message to a classroom during the last minutes of the day. We understand that emergencies come up and we will try to help when that happens.
Before and After School Procedures
For your child’s safety, students should be dropped off at Bear Creek no earlier than 7:40 a.m. when supervision begins in the morning. After school supervision ends 15 minutes after dismissal so be sure your child has been picked up by 3:05 p.m. Any student who remains will be brought to the office so that parents may be contacted. Please be sure to take care of communication for any after school plans before dropping your child off for the day. The safety of your child is our utmost concern.
If for some reason you need to have your students at Bear Creek early, we invite you to supervise them until 7:40 a.m. when teacher supervision begins. Students may not drop their belongings in their classroom until the bell rings at 7:50 a.m.
On days with inclement weather, there will be red flag flying on the flagpole. Students will gather in their grade level designated "indoor" spots until dismissed by supervising adults. Students are asked to sit quietly on the floor with their belongings in their laps.
As a reminder, BVSD's illness protocol follows CDPHE's How Sick is Too Sick guidelines.
Students may return to school or child care as long as the symptom(s) have been resolved for 24 hours unless the symptoms are caused by an illness that requires them to stay home longer.
COVID testing is recommended, not required, for anyone with COVID-like symptoms or a known exposure
Testing is available through BVSD and COVID Check Colorado throughout the district - see the schedule here
COVID-like symptoms include:
- Fever (100.4 and above), chills, new or worsening cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, runny nose or congestion, muscle or body aches, headache, fatigue, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea
Any individual who tests positive must isolate at home until:
They have had no fever for at least 24 hours — without the use of fever-reducing medicines, AND
Symptoms are improving, AND
It has been at least 5 days since symptoms began. (If symptoms do not develop, count 5 days from when the test was administered.)
Individuals should then wear a well-fitted mask for the next 5 days when around others. If they are unable to effectively wear a mask for an additional 5 days, they should isolate for the full 10 days.
If you have questions about returning to school after an illness, please contact our school's health office.
Parents and guardians can log in to their Infinite Campus Parent Portal site to notify School staff of an expected student absence. This will ensure the authenticity of reported absences, while also providing families with improved communication when a student misses class.
See below for a step-by-step guide that can help you through the process.
The BVSD Report Absence Form allows parents and guardians to securely report a student’s absence from school for a single day. Users submitting an absence report will receive a confirmation email at the contact email address listed in Infinite Campus. The form can be toggled between English and Spanish. Confirmation emails will be sent in English or Spanish depending on the preferred language of the user listed in Infinite Campus.
Students are not able to self-report absences from Campus Student.
How to use the BVSD Excused Absence Form
Log in to the Campus Parent website from any internet-connected computer, tablet, or mobile device with your Infinite Campus username and password. Or login to the Parent Portal app.
In left-hand menu, click More (If menu not visible, click Hamburger icon )
In “Quick Links” section, click “Report Absence”
Complete fields and click “Submit”
To report absence for a second child, click the intended individual’s tab. The active student tab is blue.
To Switch Form Between Spanish and English
Once logged into the form, use the select list in the upper right corner of the screen to select desired language.
If you run into troubles using the form, don’t know your Infinite Campus log in information, or need a password reset, please contact your School’s office. They will be able to make sure you get the help you need.