Canyon Creek School - Canyon Creek School - Billings, Montana
   
  • October 10- Early Out (1:10 pm) October 15-Boys' Basketball Meeting (5:45 pm in Gym) October 18 & 19- PIR Days (No School) October 22-26- Socktober fundraising October 22-26-Red Ribbon Spirit Week October 26- Egypt Museum October 30- Fall retakes, class pictures, boys' basketball pictures

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October 25 - October 27

Nov
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November 7 1:10 pm - 2:10 pm

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October 23

October Message from Mr. Lipp...

Dear Canyon Creek Families,

I feel it is important to share with our readers that probably the most important aspect of having your children in our school each day is to ensure that they are safe. I have had several parents asking questions about our safety procedures and how they seem to be very strict. My answer to this would be "yes they are" and will always be this way. At times these precautions can feel inconvenient, annoying, or in some ways unfair; but the bottom line is that we try hard to keep every child safe during school. The district is always putting safety first and due to our proximity to I-90 and the Frontage Road, we feel that we must be cautious of all concerns that could arise. As a district we also need your help looking out for our children. You can ensure that each child is safe by simply helping us with some quick tips:

1. Always use the front entrance when visiting and make sure to sign in and get a visitor's badge.

2. Be sure to call your child in to the attendance hot line in the morning so we know that you know that your child is not in school. The State of Montana law states that we have to account for every child each day, so expect a phone call if you don't call them in. 

3. If dropping off your child, please make sure that you drop them off in the front parking lot and not in the bus parking lot. If you happen to be late, have your child go into the front doors of the school and not walk around to the back of the building. Dropping children off at the school before 7:50 a.m. is prohibited as we do not provide supervision until 7:50 a.m. and all students must be supervised.

4. When picking up your child at the end of the day, please make sure that you assist them when crossing the parking lot. We also encourage parents to pick all students up in the parking lot and not on Danford Dr. Please consider having children use the bus to alleviate some of the congestion in our front parking lot.

5. Be aware of the weather and help us make sure your child is properly dressed for all types of weather change. Students will go outside during the day if the temperature is above zero degrees Fahrenheit.

6. Please be our eyes and ears if you notice something doesn't seem right at school, in your neighborhood, or the bus stop. We need to know these things so that we can assure all students are safe. Communication is vital and helps out everyone in our community.

7. Make sure that you follow our speed limit in front of the school and keep it slow in the parking lots. We have a habitual problem with members of our community ignoring our speed limit on Duck Creek Road.

8. If you are unsure of our safety expectations, or how to properly visit our school, we encourage you to call or review the handbook. Every family received a copy of this at the beginning of the school year.

9. Please be respectful of our wellness policy. If possible, treats should be somewhat healthy, we discourage cupcakes and doughnuts because we are not supposed to be offering this type of food to students during the day. If you can help us with this we are very thankful.

By following some of these simple expectations we can assure that all students, staff, and community members have a safe and productive school year. Much appreciated!

 

Parking Lot

  1. Watch for pedestrian traffic at all times
  2. If you are dropping off or picking up children, please use the "pickup/drop off lane" next to the sidewalk. Please do not leave your car unattended in the pickup lane and move forward as room allows. If you need to come into the building, use the "visitor parking," not the gym lot or the south end parking lot.
  3. Children need to be dropped off at the north end of the front sidewalk in the morning. Please do not drive into the "gym parking lot." Students will walk around the gym to the playground. (if you arrive after 8:10 am, children may be dropped off at the office doors.)
  4. The bus loop is not available for parent pick up or drop off. 

Review of Absence Reasons

Dear Canyon Creek Families,

There has seemed to be some confusion about absences and what is considered an excused absence and what is not. Below are some of the rules we have listed in the handbook regarding absences. Thank you for taking the time to review these.

Reporting Absences:

1. parents are asked to call our attendance hotline prior to 9:00 a.m. or send a note to excuse student absences

2. Absences will not be excused unless the school receives a phone call or note, signed and dated by the parent, stating the reason for the student's absence

Excused Absences:

1. Personal illness

2. Appointments with health professionals

3. Legal appointments

4. Emergency family situations

Calling in a student will either mark it as an excused absence or unexcused absence, based on the reason. Not calling in a student at all will mark the student as truant and will result in you being notified by our automated system.

Hopefully, after reviewing these rules we have cleared up any confusion.

Sincerely,

Canyon Creek Office Staff

Medications at School

Parents, if your child(ren) needs medication administered at the school, you must complete a Medication Consent Form. This form must be completed for both prescription and non-prescription medication. A doctor's signature is required for all prescription medication.

If your child(ren) use an inhaler, he/she may keep it in his/her backpack, but an Asthma Health Plan Form and Medication Consent Form must be filled out.

If your child(ren) have an allergy that the school should be aware of, then the Emergency Care Plan Sheet and Medication Consent Form must be filled out.

Polar Plunge Montana

The Polar Plunge is a Law Enforcement Torch Run signature event. It is a unique opportunity for individuals, clubs, organizations, and schools to support local Special Olympics Montana athletes by jumping, running, or slowly crawling into the frigid and icy waters of Montana. The first Polar Plunge was held in Whitefish, Montana in 1999. Since then the events have grown to 12 different plunges held all over the state with over 11,000 participants raising more than $350,000 annually for Special Olympics Montana.

We at Canyon Creek created our 1st Special Olympics team this past spring. We attended the local area games for track and field and had three athletes participate. The athletes, families, volunteers and I had a blast! We are so excited for next spring's games!

If you would like to take part in the Polar Plunge experience, please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you aren't brave enough to take the plunge, please check out our first giving donation page! https:www.firstgiving.com/team/380906

Donations can be raised online, with cash, or a check (made payable to Special Olympics).

We appreciate all the support!

-Haley Morales

Special Education Teacher