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Distance Learning Information

During the week of November 30, students will remain home and teachers will provide distance learning lessons. Teachers will have supporting work packets available on Monday morning (11/30). The Home Study program will continue as normal.

No work will be assigned during Thanksgiving week. :-)

Important Notice of Upcoming Schedule Changes


As you know the cases of positive testing has increased within Shasta County. As a school district we have also been faced with high student absences due to student illness and parent concerns, and two classes being quarantined.

With the upcoming holiday’s we are concerned about the unknowns as to the impacts the holiday season will have on student/staff illness and effects of COVID. Some districts around us have moved to distance learning during the holiday season. At the School Board meeting last night, our Board confirmed their desire to minimize the need for distance learning but also ensure the safe well being of students and insuring continuity of instruction.

As a result, the School Board approved the school moving to distance learning for the week following the Thanksgiving break (November 30 – December 4) and the week following the Christmas break (January 5 – 8). During these two weeks our teachers will be providing work packets and real-time reading and math lessons each day. Each teacher will be developing their distance learning procedures and sharing expectations with students and parents.

Unless we experience high positive test/illness rates of staff and students during the breaks, parents should plan on their students being back in seat full time December 7 – 18 and beginning Monday, January 11th.

As a recap, here is the schedule for December and January:

Friday, Nov. 20

Last day of school prior to Thanksgiving break. This is a full day.

Monday, Nov. 23 – Friday, Nov. 20

Thanksgiving break. No instruction.

Monday, Nov. 30 – Friday, Dec. 4

All students remain home.

Teachers provide distance learning instruction.

Monday, Dec. 7

At school instruction continues for all students.

Friday, Dec. 18

Last day of school prior to Christmas break. This is a full day.

Monday, Dec. 21 – Monday, Jan. 4

Christmas break. No instruction.

Tuesday, Jan. 5 – Friday, Jan. 8

All students remain home.

Teachers provide distance learning instruction.

Monday, Jan. 11

At school instruction continues for all students.

 During the holiday breaks and weeks of Distance Learning we are asking parents to regularly communicate with the office if they or their children experience any symptoms related to COVID and have any test results associated with a COVID.

We also need to let our parents know about a change in the requirements for wearing face coverings. At this time, the State is directing that all students wear face coverings at all times within the classroom and at recess. This includes students in TK-2. We have reached out to the California Department of Health to determine if this new mandate supersedes their guidance waiving TK-2 from this requirement. We will let you know what we find out.

As our families enter the holiday season we hope our families have a restful time. Below is a link to an article with some great advice on addressing COVID concerns within the home during this time.


We greatly appreciate the flexibility and patience of our parents during this time. It is hoped that the schedule above will insure we are able to maintain full seat instruction over the months ahead. We understand the importance of students being in school and hope that these precautions will insure we are able to continue having students here as consistently as possible.

Links associated with COVID-19:

SCHOOL REOPENING PLAN (the school's complete reopening plan)
SYMPTOM DECISION SCREENING TREE (process for keeping or sending students home)


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).

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10619 Swede Creek Road
Palo Cedro, CA 96073
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