Welcome to North Cow Creek School



 LINK TO AT-HOME LEARNING SURVEY (Parents please help us out by completing this survey)


Thank you to all our parents who have picked up the learning packets. While the office is officially closed for the next two weeks, there will be someone in the office on Monday and those who haven’t picked up packets may do so. If a parent has a specific need they can also email the school at nccs@northcowcreek.org. This email is monitored even with the office is closed. 

When might students return? We understand these are interesting times. We have no date for the return of students. While we are hopeful the current shelter in place will be lifted in time for students to return after the spring break the general feeling within Shasta county is that the earliest return date could be May 1. As soon as we know something we’ll let parents know. Our staff are hopeful that students will be back as soon as possible.

What are the plans for instruction as we move forward? Our teachers are meeting for training on Monday in effectively implementing online learning. If we aren’t back after spring break we will be moving to a hybrid (online and paper/pencil) instruction program for students. Teachers will be reaching out to their students and families with more information on what this will look like. This is a new experience for us all, and we ask for your patience and feedback as we learn together. To help us better support our families during this time, you can click here or on the link below to complete a survey we are asking our parents to complete (one submission per family is all that is needed).

Congratulations to our first virtual field trip winners: We’ve had over 50 submissions from students sharing information on their virtual field trip experience. We drew five names of students who submitted what they learned. These students will be receiving a special school prize pack in the mail. We’ll be drawing five more names later this week from students who continue to submit what they’ve learned. Links to the virtual field trips are available on our school website under the STUDENT tab.

What else is happening on campus while students are away? A big thank you to our custodial staff who have been working on deep cleaning our campus while students are away. If you have driven by campus, you will also notice that the K-2 classroom wings are being re-roofed.

Beaver Bash Postponed: The Beaver Bash scheduled for later this month has been postponed until May 9th.

Fundraiser for Holly Flagg’s Son: Kindergarten teacher Holly Flagg’s son, Christopher Flagg, has been diagnosed with aplastic anemia. A GoFundMe campaign has been started to help his family with medical expenses. You can donate at https://gf.me/u/xrtdvq or by sending a check to NCC addressed to the EdFoundation and with Christopher Flagg written in the memo line.



Office Hours: The office is closed for the next two weeks. However, parents may email the school at nccs@northcowcreek.org. This email is being monitored even when the office is closed.

March 17 Update
March 15 Update
March 13 Coronavirus Update
Communication to parents about the Coronavirus
Communication to parents about the Athletic Program


A letter of resignation was filed with the Shasta County Superintendent of Schools on January 21, 2020 to be effective January 23, 2020 creating a vacancy on the North Cow Creek School District Board. In accordance with Education Code Section 5091, the North Cow Creek District Board on March 17, 2020, selected Lyndse Bullard as the provisional appointee to fill the vacancy.

Registered voters of the North Cow Creek District may submit a petition calling for a special election to fill the vacancy. Such a petition must be filed with the Shasta County Superintendent of Schools within thirty days of the date of the appointment. If no petition is filed, this provisional appointment shall be an effective appointment.


We are in need of substitute paraprofessionals and custodians. If you are interested, please contact/visit the school office to pick up an application. 


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. 

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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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HERO Parent Guide
K-5 Info
6-8 Info

Class Supply List

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Leadership Forms

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Board Agenda
Board Meeting Agenda

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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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