Welcome to North Cow Creek School


Believe Kids Fundraiser

The Educational Foundation is kicking off their first fundraiser of the year. Click on the link above to access the online store. This is a great way to get started shopping for the holiday season! Detailed information can be found HERE.

School Board Direction to Return all Students
to Five Days/week on October 12

During Tuesday night’s Board Meeting, the School Board directed the staff to transition from the current hybrid schedule to all our students being in-seat 5 days/week on Monday, October 12th.

As a result, the following changes/requests are being made:

  1. Students in the Home Study program are asked to remain in the program through December and, if possible, through the end of the school year.
  2. Parents are asked to strictly adhere to the guidelines of remaining in/with their car when dropping off and picking up their students (not walking up to the fence/gate). For pickup, parents are welcome to stand outside their car and wave to their student if their student doesn’t see them.
  3. Any parent on campus is required to wear a face covering while visiting the office or who is scheduled to volunteer in their child’s classroom.
  4. K-3 students will continue to be dismissed at 2:00 pm and 4-8 students dismissed at 2:30 during regular school days.
  5. All Wednesday’s will be a minimum day with students released as follows:
    1. K-3 students released at 12:25.
    2. 4-8 students released at 12:35.
  6. All other minimum days are cancelled except for the following: October 26-30, June 3.
  7. Students in grades TK-2 continue to be strongly encouraged to wear face coverings at all times. Students in grades 3-8 must wear face coverings at all times.
    1. Exceptions are made for eating, recess, and physical education.
  8. Parents are strongly encouraged to conduct wellness and temperature checks each morning prior to a student returning to school. Any student with COVID symptoms or a temperature must remain home. If a student has a temperature or COVID symptoms, parents are encouraged to take their student to their family doctor and provide a doctor’s clearance note and/or a COVID-19 test result as soon as possible. Otherwise, parents are asked to consult with the school office in determining the student’s return plan once the student is fever/symptom free.
  9. Daycare enrollment is limited to 20 students/day. Parents who have not utilized daycare but would like to, are asked to contact the office to get on a wait list. Based on this list, the school may be able to add staff and accommodate additional students.
  10. Additional daycare spaces may be available during the Wednesday minimum days. Parents will need to contact the office for more information.
  11. Students will continue to be in cohort groups in order to minimize the number of students having to be quarantined due to a student or staff member testing positive or being exposed to COVID-19.

We are excited about students returning. It will be vitally important that parents work with the school on the above expectations/changes and the requirements of our School Reopening Plan (available on our website) so we can continue to have students here 5 days a week. As with all plans during this time, plans can change based on requirements from the State and County Health Department or as we address programmatic needs.



Parents of students in grades 4-8 have access to the Aeries Parent Portal. The portal displays students grades and attendance. To access the portal, click the PARENT PORTAL icon to the right. Enter the parent email address on file at school followed by your password. If you have forgotten the password, click the FORGOT PASSWORD link. If you are still unable to access the portal, call the office to verify your email address.


About North Cow Creek School

NCCS is a small (260 student) school in rural Northern California, which has been in existence since 1882. Currently, over 66% of our families drive from as far away as Cottonwood, Shasta Lake City, Shingletown, and Igo/Ono to attend one of the top schools in Shasta County. NCCS's long tradition of exceptional student achievement has earned two California Distinguished School recognition, the Governor's Physical Fitness Award, and a variety of other local awards.We believe that every child is able to learn with quality instruction, time, and support. We ensure this happens by providing family centered school culture, academic support for students in reading and math, and up-to-date curriculum in all subjects. At NCCS, we're also proud to provide a full sports program, including flag football (6th-8th), basketball (4th-8th), volleyball (6th-8th), softball (6th-8th), baseball (6th-8th), track (4th-8th), and ski/snowboard (K-8th).

 Support NCCS

Clicking on the links below will take you to specific sites that allow you to purchase online with a percentage of your purchase going back to the school. Most major stores are available. 

Amazon Smile escrp School Store 

Athletic Banners

Businesses can support our athletic program by purchasing a banner with their business information. These banners will be prominently displayed in the gym. More information can be found by downloading the informational flyer HERE

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Locate Us

10619 Swede Creek Road
Palo Cedro, CA 96073
Phone 530.549.4488
Fax: 530.549.4490

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