Week of August 17-21

 WEEKLY NEWS

Hello Diamond Creek Families! We did it!! Week #1 of the 2020/21 school year.  Please take time to relax, rejuvenate and enjoy the weekend. I want to personally say THANK YOU for all of your patience and support throughout this first week of distance learning.  We know that distance learning is challenging for our students, teachers and families.  I was absolutely amazed at our students this week, their engagement and hard work.   Throughout the week, I had the opportunity to "pop in" in to classrooms to welcome our students and it was so nice to see their smiling faces.   Thank you to our teachers for planning a variety of ways to engage students and thank you to our parents for all of your support at home.  We appreciate you!  This week will be another great week of building relationships and classroom communities. 

RCSD Learning Site
Please refer to the site HERE for links and how to videos which will be helpful throughout distance learning. 

Our Kindergarten Friends Enjoying a  Story



2019/2020 Yearbooks - LAST CHANCE!! 
We have been notified that a limited supply of yearbooks are available from the 2019-2020 school year. We are offering 1 per family that's interested, until they are gone. The books will be $25 each. Please complete the form below and you will be contacted in the order the responses are received. Thank you!

Yearbooks Form HERE

Diamond Creek WELCOME BACK "Virtual Parade"
This was shown to our students on Monday and wanted to share with you too!  Welcome back Diamond Creek students and families!!

Virtual Parade HERE

Diamond Creek Student Handbook - Many of these items do not apply to our Distance Learning format but it is available for your viewing.  Thank you 


Request for Support

We hope you all are well. We miss seeing your children every day in a traditional in-person setting and know this is a challenging time for families. We are here to support you and your family as we work through this unprecedented time and start the year off with a distance-learning format.

 

If you would like to connect with one of the school-based mental health professionals in the district or need additional support during distance learning, please visit our website and use our Request for Support form. After we receive your request, someone will contact you within 24 business hours during the traditional school workweek of Monday-Friday.

 

Request for Support ENGLISH

Request for Support SPANISH

 

Remember: This form is for NON-EMERGENCIES only!


1st Grade Writers 


Introducing our new Virtual Calming Room

Many of us need help these days, combating the stress and constant change in our lives. Please feel free to use this incredible resource developed in part by our mental health staff. You will find activities for elementary and middle school students and adults that aid in positively managing stress. We hope you find it beneficial! Click here to access the Virtual Calming Room


VILLAGES AT DIAMOND CREEK

At Diamond Creek we work hard to build strong relationships with students, families, staff, and our community. Two years ago we kicked off our Villages system building wide for all of our TK through 5th grade students. Each student was assigned to one of our 7 Villages that represent The 7 Habits of Highly Effective people. We will continue this year spending time learning and reviewing these habits along with some essential skills that fall within each habit. We will use our Village time every other week to learn these habits and work within our Villages to implement these habits at Diamond Creek. Our TK and Kindergarten students will find out their Village at a fun sorting day rally on September 2nd. All of our new students to Diamond Creek will learn of their Village as well through their classroom teacher. Our first official kick off rally will be September 3rd. We will be completing our rallies and meetings virtually this year through your child's classroom teacher.


Our goal with our Village system is to create a school wide collaborative community with all of our students. We want all of our students to feel a strong sense of belonging at Diamond Creek. Our Villages allow our older students to be big buddies for our younger students and help lead the way in many areas. Our big buddies have continued to take on tremendous leadership roles picking up our little buddies for meetings and rallies and helping with our 7 Habits. We will still find ways this year for our big buddies to be leaders!

Each Village has a name, color, chant, crest and more!  The Villages are a sense of identity for our students and something we strive to make part of what we do at Diamond Creek. Villages encourage a sense of pride in our students and the habits they are exhibiting at Diamond Creek. Strong relationships with students has always been the core of what we believe when it comes to educating students. Our Villages are a way for us to continue building strong relationships across the entire building and create an environment of shared leadership among our student body.  

2020-21 Village Rally & Meeting Schedule HERE



Upcoming Dates:
831 - Parent Technology Training Available through RCSD (details coming soon)
9/2 - TK/Kinder Village Sorting Day
9/3 - 1st Diamond Creek Virtual Rally! 

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