Program Info

This page lists relevant documents and information related to the NFP Program. For information on the PTO, please visit the PTO Board Section.

Enrollment Paperwork for 2020-2021 School Year:

The following paperwork is required to enroll in the NFP Program. Please note that enrollment is a separate process from registering for classes. Enrollment in the district is all online. Paperwork (application, parent contract, Alternative Learning Experience Statement of understanding, and Volunteer forms) can be returned to the office at Bear Creek Elementary.

2019-2020 Registration Information

Enrollment Paperwork for 2019-2020 School Year:

The following paperwork is required to enroll in the NFP Program. Please note that enrollment is a separate process from registering for classes. Paperwork can be returned to the office at Bear Creek Elementary.

Our Policies & Procedures

  • Sign-in/Sign-out Policy: Students no longer need to sign in for regularly scheduled classes. They just come to their classrooms. Students WILL need to sign in or out if they are late, or leaving early. Parent volunteers will need to sign in at the office. This is a safety issue, so please make sure you sign in.
  • Please do not post class ​photos​ online unless they only contain your child, or you have obtained permission from the other students’ parents.
  • You are always welcome in the classrooms​, and your help is greatly appreciated, whether you’re there for a day or the semester. Feel free to pitch in and participate.
  • Remember to maintain confidentiality. ​Talking or texting about other people’s children is not acceptable.
  • Please pocket your electronics when you’re in the classroom​. If you are doing your job, or just there for the day, the expectation is that you are participating as another teacher in the classroom.
  • Nut Policy: Our program is strictly nut-free. Please make sure you do not send any foods containing nuts or nut products to school.
  • Planned Absence: Weekly contact with our NFP teachers is a requirement of our program. If you will not be able to attend school please contact the principal ahead of time to let them know your child will be absent. If your student will not attend for a week or more, arrange to have them contact a teacher via phone, email, or video chat at least once a week while they are out of school. If your child has a planned absence, you must fill out a Request for Excused Absence form with the Bear Creek Office.
  • Health/Illness: If your child is not feeling well, please call the Bear Creek attendance line at 425-408-4110 to report your student's absence. Please visit the Bear Creek Health Room website for more information about when your child should stay home or if your child needs medication while at school. This attendance letter has additional information.

Restorative Justice

Restorative justice​ is an alternate method of disciplining students that seeks to balance the process between being too permissive and being too punitive. The goal of restorative justice​ is to work with students (the victims and the accused) to come to a solution rather than simply handing down punishment.

  • The intention of Restorative Justice is to ​create a community that is anchored in shared values.
  • Participation in the community is a requirement, not an option.
  • The intention of Restorative Justice is to enforce these values and to hold students accountable.
  • This process allows students to understand the wide net their actions cast, and to move forward productively instead of continuing to repeat the unexpected behavior and punitive response from administration.
  • Restorative Justice seeks to fix the problem, impose fair consequences, foster understanding, and adjust student behavior.
  • Restorative practices require that students focus on the affect their behavior has on others, what they can do to repair the harm, and restore and strengthen relationships that have been affected in the process.
  • What unifies Restorative Justice programs is the twofold goal of building strong relationships between students, staff, teachers, administration, and parents, while creating a safe, productive learning environment for all.
  • Restorative Justice focuses on:

■ Respect: Determine whether everyone involved are interested in repairing the problem.

■ Relationships: Everyone gets the opportunity to share their side of the story, and hear the other side.

■ Responsibility: Both sides need to own their actions, and consequences to move forward.

■ Repairing the Harm: Brainstorming ideas that will restore the balance. What can they do to make things right?

Reintegration: Student or students return to their normal routine, or are given options to clear their minds, so they are able to return to class.

        • Calming corner.
        • Go for a walk
        • Other options upon request.
  • Someone will check in with the students the following day to see how things are going.
  • When a student or group of students has exhibited severe or unsafe behavior the principal will contacted to determine an appropriate response. Restorative Justice may not be appropriate in all instances.