Feedback, Recovery, and Improvement Days 

At the end of each semester, all secondary schools will run feedback, recovery and improvement days for students. Culminating assessments such as portfolios, essays, examinations, and interviews will take place during instructional days and will be returned to students with feedback.   

The last day of regular instruction for students in semester one is Monday, Jan. 30, 2023. The period from Tuesday, Jan. 31 to Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023 is reserved for students who require an opportunity to receive feedback from an assessment, to rescue or recover a credit, or to improve on an area of missed expectations. Teachers and support staff will communicate with students who will benefit most from attending this opportunity; however, all students will be invited to attend. There will be no new instruction these days. Feedback, recovery and improvement days are an opportunity for students to work closely with their teacher if they require feedback, credit recovery or an opportunity to improve on an area of missed expectations.   





Need help with Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Science? After Hours tutoring is available Monday - Thursday from 2:30pm-3:30 in the library.  There is also Math and Chemistry tutoring available Monday and Tuesday from 2:30 - 3:30 in the library. All grades all streams welcome! There is no fee for this service. Transportation is now available to those who require it to support access to tutoring. Contact Jill Murphy-Bowman, Vice Principal at [email protected] for more information or to sign up.  



Extra Mathematics Support for Grades 4 to 12

Are you looking for extra mathematics support for your Grade 4 to 12 student? TVO Mathify offers free 1:1 online Grade 4 to 12 math tutoring to students enrolled in Ontario’s publicly funded English-language schools. Features include an interactive whiteboard, as well as voice and text chat to make it easy to upload a math question and figure it out with the support of a math tutor, at a time that works for you.

Connect with an Ontario Certified Teacher of your choice. It is anonymous and secure, and can be used from a phone, tablet or computer. Math tutors are available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 3:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday. 

All SCDSB students from Grades 4 to 12 have been pre-registered for this amazing service. For quick access to TVO Mathify:

  1. Find the link in your child’s Google waffle to the SCDSBhub.  

  1. Look for the TVO Mathify icon on their dashboard.

Your child will not need to enter their OEN number or any identifying information when TVO Mathify is accessed through the SCDSBhub



Bear Creek Spirit Wear Store

Grad Wear and other Bear Creek spirit wear is now available from the Bear Creek store at:


Multifaith Prayer and Meditation Room

Bear Creek has a Multifaith Prayer and Meditation Room located in the upstairs office so that staff and students can access this space throughout the school day. To ensure respectful and positive experience in this space, a sign for guidelines have been placed on the door.  Inside the room, there is a mat for shoes and yoga mats for use.  Students or staff are encouraged to bring what they require for their use of the room in and out each time. There is no place to store anything in the room.   




Inclement Weather and Bus Cancellation Information Reminder 

All information regarding cancelled buses in Simcoe County is posted on the Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium (SCSTC)’s bus information website at Our school is in the central zone. When buses are cancelled, schools remain open for student learning, unless otherwise noted. School staff are expected to plan for such emergencies in order to transition students who are unable to attend due to inclement weather, to their online platform -SCDSBhub (Brightspace by D2L) and continue with academic programming. It is always a family decision whether or not it is safe for their child(ren) to leave for school under severe weather conditions. At Bear Creek one classroom per department will be open for the day and staffed by members of that department.  Students who choose to come to school are to be in a department’s classroom and supervised for the duration of the day.  


The Consortium and bus operators try to make the decision to cancel school buses before 6 a.m. and make every effort to post announcements before 7 a.m. Inclement weather cancellations are effective for the whole day and buses cancelled in the morning will not run at the end of the day. You can follow the Consortium on Twitter @SCSTC_SchoolBus for bus cancellations and other information. You can also subscribe to receive bus delay notifications here:




Smoking and Vaping on School Board Property

Beginning on Monday, November 28, 2022, the allowable areas for smoking and vaping at Bear Creek Secondary School will be moved to outside the west gate that leads to the ramp to County Road 27.  Students and staff who partake in smoking and vaping must be on the county’s side of the gate and off school board property.  We do not condone nor support smoking and vaping, especially at school.  Per the Smoke-Free Ontario Act of 2017, there are strict and enforceable laws that will result in charges laid by the Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit’s Tobacco Enforcement Officers if anyone is caught smoking or vaping on school property at any time.  There is to be no smoking or vaping on school board property at any time, including inside the school building, on the sports field, or in the parking lot (even if inside a personal vehicle). Students caught smoking or vaping on school board property will be suspended and ticketed by the Tobacco Enforcement Officer.