School Photo

Welcome 2016-2017

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 1,300 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

Principal Photo
September is Attendance Awareness Month
Every Day Counts - Strive for fewer than 5 missed days!

Good attendance is important because:
Children and teenagers learn to read and write proficiently
Each grade provides the building blocks to understand math in the next grade
Children and teenagers learn how to be good students
Students learn how to interact with others and have fun when they are in school
Students acquire the skills needed to be successful in college and beyond

Questions about your child’s attendance?

Speak to your child’s teacher if:
a) You think your child has been mistakenly marked absent or late.
b) Your child doesn’t want to go to school because he or she is struggling socially or academically.
c) You have a family emergency that causes your child to miss school and you would like to know how to make up the work.

Speak to the front office staff if:
a) You need to report or clear an absence.
b) Your child must be absent for a medical appointment or is too sick to be in school. Remember to always bring a copy of the doctor’s note to the school.

Speak to your Principal if:
You want to find out if your child is at risk due to poor attendance

If your family is struggling, Etiwanda can help!
a) Serious Health issues: Call your school health office or the
Etiwanda District nurse at 909-803-3071
b) Need School Supplies: Call your school office or Etiwanda
School District Pupil Services at 909-803-3138
For more information, visit our website at

Alicia Lyon

Assistant Principals
David Apodaca (last names A-L)

Jonathan Carson (last names M-Z)
Ms. Alicia Lyon, Principal

Check this out!

E3 FUN RUN - Prices increase 9/24
Sign Up HERE!

Attendance Reporting
Click here to report an absence
Thank you for reporting all absences in a timely manner! Reporting is easier than ever and can be done simply by clicking the link above. Please include the students name, reason for their absence, and your relationship to the student.

Alternatively, you can still reach our attendance line at the following phone number.

Parent Student Handbook
Parent Student Handbook
Follow this link to download and view the Parent Student Handbook.

Click here to buy your yearbook today!
DCIS Yearbook

CJSF Application Available
8th Grade Students may join California Junior Scholarship Federation. Read more about it and download an application with this link.

Receive text messages or email about school events
Click here to sign up for School NewsFlash
Sign up now to receive brief 30 character text messages on your cell phone or email account about school events and announcements. Multiple phones? Want both cell phone and email? Sign-up for both - no limit.

Tdap Vaccination
Click here for more information
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.

Solicitation near campus

Once or twice a year, a handful of missionaries from local church groups visit the neighborhood and attempt to hand out religious literature. The laws prohibit them from distributing materials on school property, but since they are on public sidewalks they may distribute literature to the public. They are respectful of our students and they do not block students from walking or say anything if the student declines the information. We will address this situation during our morning student announcements to remind students that they have the right to say "no, thank you" to anyone handing out materials or flyers on the sidewalks around school.

Traffic Snarls
Click here for map of school and streets
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

School Hours

Regular Days 8:00-2:30
Minimum Days 8:00-1:00

Thursday 9/15

CJSF Induction Meeting 2:45 in MPR

Friday 9/16

Fall Fundraiser Ends
End of marking period 1 (half way through the trimester)

Monday 9/19

Minimum Day 1:00 dismissal

Thursday 9/22

Kona Ice for sale at lunches $3.00

Friday 9/23

Progress Reports sent home with student
Gym-a-palooza 2:30-4:00

Monday 9/26-Friday 9/30

Minimum Days - Parent conference week - 1:00 dismissal

Monday 9/26

PTSO Menchies fundraiser 1:00-8:00

Tuesday 9/27

Intramural Basketball begins

Wednesday 9/28

Student of the Month and Renaissance Reward Day (6th grade only)

Friday 9/30

PTSO membership drive ends
Spirit Day - Mismatch Day/Crazy Socks
Fall Fundraiser after school party for qualified students

Day Creek Intermediate School 12345 Coyote Drive, Etiwanda, CA 91739 909-803-3300
Last Modified: Tuesday, Sep. 20, 2016