Bear Creek Teachers

2018 TEACHER CONTACT INFORMATION

All Bear Creek staff are available via email.  Please do not hesitate to contact one of us if you have questions or concerns.

Please double click on the attached list if you will the email address for anyone of our teachers.

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TEACHER EXPECTATIONS

  • Provide a course syllabus for all students
  • Provide opportunities for open dialogue about students
  • Use common planning effectively
  • Have regular / consistent "office" hours
  • Provide constant feedback to students and parents regarding grades and citizenship
  • Have clear and consistent rules
  • Have a system for quick parent contact
  • Stay current in your field of expertise
  • Align curriculum to the state standards

STUDENT BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS

BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS FOR RALLIES AND ASSEMBLIES
  • Appropriate respect will be demonstrated at all times, especially during the Flag Salute, National Anthem, or Alma Mater if part of the program
  • No class or group may display inappropriate language towards other class, group or individual
  • Students should channel their energy into enthusiastic support of teams and/or other student groups
  • No objects may be thrown to or from the crowd, stands, or seats
  • Students will defer to the instructions and corrections of all school staff and assigned parent volunteers
  • No sign may be displayed which is not in accord with the rest of the rally/game conduct code
  • Failure to comply with the above policies may result in suspension and/or cancellation of future games/rallies
  • Student discipline rules are enforced at all rallies and games
     
    BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS FOR ATHLETIC EVENTS
    *Spectators should treat coaches, opponents, game officials, visiting students and spectators
      respectfully as guests
    *Demonstrate sportsmanship at all times
    *Respect public and private property
    *No noise makers and/or hand-held signs will be allowed
    *No back packs or book bags
    *No attempting to enter an event without proper admission
     
    CELL PHONES AND OTHER DEVICES
    Students may use their cell phones and ear buds/headphones before school, during passing periods, during lunch, and after school only.  Cell phones/ear buds/headphones are to be turned off and put away during any other time of the school day—this includes in or out of classroom, offices, and library.  Students who choose to violate this policy will have their cell phones/ear buds/headphones confiscated.  Bluetooth or other speakers are banned at all times. 
     
    OTHER INAPPROPRIATE ITEMS
    Boom boxes, radios, skateboards, roller blades, water pistols, water balloons, cameras, video cameras, permanent markers, chains, laser pointers, hoverboards, and any other items that the administration determines to pose a danger to students/staff or to the educational environment are  NOT PERMITTED at any time, any place, in or out of class.  On the 1st offense, the item will be confiscated and the student may pick it up after school; 2nd offense the confiscated items must be claimed by parents.  Subsequent offenses will be subject to disciplinary action.  Neither the school nor LUSD are responsible for any of the above allowed or prohibited items that are lost or stolen.
     
    Bear Creek High School is NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR PERSONAL PROPERTY BROUGHT TO SCHOOL. 
    Parents are responsible for the replacement of any school property loaned to a student which is not returned upon demand by a school employee.  The school is not responsible for lost or stolen articles.
     
    PERSONAL MESSAGES AND DELIVERIES
    Personal messages or deliveries WILL NOT be accepted and/or delivered to students unless there is an
    emergency. We DO NOT accept flowers, balloons, commercial/retail food deliveries or other items for delivery
    to students. Please do not arrange for deliveries of these kinds of items to the school as they will not be accepted.
    Just a reminder, the office telephones are not for student use unless there is an emergency. An emergency
    telephone is available until 3:30 in the Attendance Office for students participating in after-school activities.
     
    CAFETERIA/FOOD SERVICES
    Student lunches are sold daily.  The snack bar also has student lunches available along with “a la carte” menu items.  Applications for Free and Reduced program are available online via the Bear Creek website, or at https://www.schoollunchapp.com or call 1-888-287-5873.  Lodi Unified Food Service Department is offers On-Line Payment.  This is a free service allowing you to view your balance and not worry about sending cash or checks to school.  For more information, please visit the Food Service Department page at http://foodservice.lodiusd.net.
     
PE CLOTHING
 All students enrolled in physical education classes are required to dress in appropriate PE attire.  PE attire is available for purchase from your PE teacher at the following prices: 
  • Shorts no pockets $10, shorts with pockets $15. Tee shirts $10 each.
  • Sweatshirts $25, sweatpants $20 each, yoga pants $22.
Students who choose not to purchase PE clothes are still required to dress in appropriate attire but will be  provided used, but clean, “loaners” on a daily basis.

Department Heads

ENGLISH --  Grace Morledge
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Brenda Heinrich
MATHEMATICS  -- Tammy Naylor
SCIENCE -- Michael Heberle
AG -- Tiffany Trexler
VISUAL and PERFORMING ARTS -- Shan Swoverland
INDUSTRIAL ARTS -- Rich Rizzonelli
PHYSICAL EDUCATION --  Corina Torres
WORLD LANGUAGE --  Justin Ehrenberg
FACE --  Kelly Smith
SPECIAL EDUCATION  -- Janet Hughes

PARENT EXPECTATIONS

  • Talk and help students with their homework
  • Talk with students about academic expectations
  • Provide supplies as needed
  • Have students get plenty of rest and eat healthy
  • Stay positive - keep a positive attitude towards school
  • Communicate daily about school, classes and friends
  • Meet with teachers and friends
  • Attend Open House and student conferences
  • Talk with counselors
  • Attend school social events
  • Show school support / spirit
  • Provide proper clothing for students
  • Address concerns in a timely fashion
  • Support students in getting homework completed

Student Expectations Dress Code

Lodi Unified School District prohibits students from wearing clothing, and/or accessories that advertises alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, or controlled substances on campus.  Such use can be potentially life-threatening.  Such clothing is prohibited on school grounds and at school activities on and off campus.
 
The policy further prohibits the presence of any apparel (including hats) jewelry, accessories, notebooks, or manner of grooming (including haircuts) which, by virtue of its color; arrangement; trademark or any other attribute, denotes membership in a gang or group.  Also prohibited are the carrying of overt gang paraphernalia or making gestures that symbolize gang membership (LUSD Rule 5136).
A gang is defined as an association of three or more students, not curriculum-related or not organized for the furtherance of some political, religious, moral, environmental, artistic, athletic, musical, or any socially-responsible goal (s).
 
Furthermore, in keeping with the intent of this policy, Bear Creek High School reserves the right to prohibit such apparel as is deemed to distract or disturb the instructional program of the school, or interfere with the learning process.  As such, the following guidelines are in effect to assist students and their parents in selecting appropriate apparel for school:
 
  • All clothing must be neat, clean, in good repair, and an appropriate size.
  • No bare midriffs, backs or chests (boys or girls).  All tops must have at least a 1-inch strap and no part of any undergarment may show.
  • Shorts and skirts must be at a minimum of fingertip length (mid-thigh) and pants and shorts must be worn at the waist.
  • Male tank-top undershirts will not be permitted
  • No oversized or sagging pants or undergarments showing.
  • No headbands, hair nets, bandannas, belt buckles with punched out letters, cutoffs or pajamas.
  • Hats/hoods and or sunglasses are not to be worn indoors.
  • Shoes must be worn at all times.  No spike heels, house slippers or “wheelys” are allowed.
  • Clothing and/or accessories that advertise or allude to violence, alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, controlled substances, contain sexual innuendo or are sexually explicit, or that display scantily clad and/or suggestive images of males or females are prohibited on school grounds and at school activities on and off campus.
  • This policy further prohibits the presence of any apparel (including hats) jewelry, accessories, notebooks, or manner of grooming (including haircuts) which, by virtue of its color, arrangement, trademark or any other attribute, denotes membership in a gang or group.
Hat/Head Covering Policy
Hats that advertise or allude to violence, alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, controlled substances, contain sexual innuendo or are sexually explicit or that display scantily clad and/or suggestive images of males or females are prohibited on school grounds and at school activities on and off campus.  NOTE:HATS ARE NOT TO BE WORN INDOORS OR, FOR BOYS, DURING THE PLAYING OF THE NATIONAL ANTHEM.
Students who are not dressed appropriately will be referred to the office to arrange for a change of clothing prior to returning to class.  Inappropriate clothing will be confiscated. Violation of dress code policies may result in further consequences up to and including home suspension.
The Bear Creek High School administration reserves the right to determine if an article of clothing has the potential to disrupt the learning environment.
All confiscated items not picked up by parents on or before Dec. 21, 2017 and June 1, 2018 will be discarded or donated.