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Welcome 2017-2018

Day Creek Intermediate School opened its doors for students in the Etiwanda School District in August 2004. We are located in the northwest quadrant of the district's boundaries and educate sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students. Approximately 1,200 students from the city of Etiwanda and neighboring communities are enrolled at our school. Our school vision centers on the belief that failure is not an option and we encourage you to join us in supporting our students to help shape their future.

Message from the Principal

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Hello Day Creek Families,
We had a busy fall at Day Creek. At the end of October, we had what has become a student favorite event at Day Creek, the Halloween Bash. Over 900 students attended this year with nearly 100 parents volunteering to run booths at the event. Mr. Brubaker and Mr. Kushin have become master Halloween Haunt artists. They put together a very scary maze for our students to venture through if they dared. Our leadership kids are specialists at “putting the scare on” and positioned themselves well throughout to terrify innocent wanderers. This popular event is sure to grow each year making it an event to remember. We also participated in Bully Prevention Week. Activities included spirit days each day as well as a Walk to End Bullying to remember to be kind to others and help those who need support.

We look forward to the continued success and achievement of our Day Creek Coyotes as we enter the second trimester.

Remember, establishing a solid home-study routine with your student is a key to their success. Encouraging, supporting, and participating in this vital activity will improve your student’s attitude and performance at school and support a work ethic that endures for a lifetime.

1. SET A SCHEDULE: Establish a regular timeslot for this important daily activity. Seek your child’s agreement and commitment to reserve this time each day for homework and study. Encourage this habit. In many ways, it’s his/her job and should become routine. Your support and involvement in your student’s home-study effort makes a huge difference in the high school experience.

2. CREATE THE ENVIRONMENT: Students can be easily distracted. Teach them to create an atmosphere conducive for concentration. Having a defined study area works with some students but not all. The most important requirements are time, focus, and your support. Minimizing social media access, loud music, and other detractors will improve effectiveness and retention.

3. OBSERVE AND ENGAGE: Psychologists suggest that it takes three weeks to break or establish a habit. Now that the new school year has begun, commit three weeks to this routine with your student. Make it become a habit for both of you. Your daily assistance and attitude toward school have a huge impact on your child's success.

I am so proud of our hard working Coyotes and look forward to their continued success!

Here are some links to parent resources regarding CAASPP test scores and standards that your child is learning.

CAASPP resource
http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/documents/caasppparentres.pdf
CAASPP scoring guide
http://testscoreguide.org/ca/
Parent Roadmap
https://www.cgcs.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=328


Sincerely,
Mr. Apodaca
Principal

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David Apodaca
David_Apodaca@etiwanda.org

Assistant Principals
Nichole Kelley (last names A-L)
Nichole_Kelley@etiwanda.org

Amy Raymond (last names M-Z)
Amy_Raymond@etiwanda.org

Mr. David Apodaca, Principal

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California regulations require all next year’s seventh grade students to have a pertussis vaccine booster, called a Tdap, before the 2013-2014 school year begins. Official proof of a Tdap or DTP immunization, after the age of 7, is required before a student may receive books, class assignments or begin school next year.

Please provide proof of the immunization to the school office as soon as possible. Students who have not provided official proof of the Tdap immunization will NOT be allowed to begin seventh grade next fall.

For information about obtaining the vaccine, check with your physician or clinic, or call the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health clinic at 1- 800- 722-4777. If you have questions, please call your schools health office.
 

Student Drop Off

Parents may drop-off students along the curb in our parking lot; however, you may want to explore the new city passenger loading zones created along the east and west side of Day Creek Blvd in addition to the existing passenger loading zones along the southside of Coyote Dr. We also offer early campus supervision with gates opening at 7:15 AM. Talk with your child about the safe routes on and off our campus and make a plan that works for you and your family using all of the options available to you.
 

Important Dates

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Thursday, November 9th

CJSF Applications Due by 2:30p.m.!
Library closed after school
Bob Meeting 2:30p.m. - 3:30p.m.


Friday, November 10th

No School
Veterans Day

Monday - Friday, November 13th-17th

No homework lab with Ms. Routh

Thursday, November 14th

Beauty and the Beast Rehearsal
MPR - 2:30p.m. - 5:00p.m.

Wednesday, November 15th

Beauty and the Beast Rehearsal
MPR - 2:30p.m. - 5:00p.m.

Thursday, November 16th

PTSO Spirit/Snack Shack (lunches)
Beauty and the Beast Rehearsal
MPR - 2:30p.m. - 5:00p.m.

Friday, November 17th

Minimum Day
1:00 p.m. Dismissal
Library Closed After School
School Office will close at 2:00 p.m.

November 20th -24th

Thanksgiving Break
Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 27th

Minimum Day
1:00 p.m. Dismissal

Tuesday, November 28th

Beauty and the Beast Rehearsal
MPR - 2:30p.m. - 5:00p.m.
Intramural Soccer 2:30p.m. - 3:30p.m.

Wednesday, November 29th

Beauty and the Beast Rehearsal
MPR - 2:30p.m. - 5:00p.m.
Intramural Soccer 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 30th

Beauty and the Beast Rehearsal
MPR - 2:30p.m. - 5:00p.m.
Intramural Soccer 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 5th

Beauty and the Beast Rehearsal
MPR - 2:30p.m. - 5:00p.m.
Intramural Soccer 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 6th

Beauty and the Beast Rehearsal
MPR - 2:30p.m. - 5:00p.m.
Intramural Soccer 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 7th

Beauty and the Beast Rehearsal
MPR - 2:30p.m. - 5:00p.m.
Intramural Soccer 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
PTSO Fundraiser
Chipotle Night

December 11th - 15th

PTSO Holiday Shop

Monday, December 18th

Minimum Day
1:00 p.m. Dismissal

Tuesday, December 19th

Beauty and the Beast Rehearsal
MPR - 2:30p.m. - 5:00p.m.

Wednesday, December 20th

Beauty and the Beast Rehearsal
MPR - 2:30p.m. - 5:00p.m.

Thursday, December 21st

Minimum Day
1:00 p.m. Dismissal

December 22nd - January 5th

Winter Break

Day Creek Intermediate School 12345 Coyote Drive, Etiwanda, CA 91739 909-803-3300
Last Modified: Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017