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Parent Teacher Conferences November 29th and 30th

posted Nov 8, 2018, 5:00 AM by SCCS Info   [ updated Nov 8, 2018, 5:03 AM ]

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Please be advised that Parent Teacher Conferences will take place on the dates listed below.  Report cards will be distributed during the Parent Teacher Conferences.


If you cannot attend the Parent Teacher Conferences, please contact your child’s teacher to make an appointment to meet with them at another time.

Thursday, November 29, 2018




Friday, November 30, 2018








We are looking forward to seeing you!





Christina Koza





2018-2019 School Supply Lists

posted Aug 7, 2018, 10:40 AM by SCCS Info   [ updated Aug 7, 2018, 10:41 AM ]

Welcome back SCCS!  
Supply lists for grades 6-12 are posted below.  If you have any questions before the start of school please contact our parent coordinator Ms. Holland at PHolland@sccsbrooklyn.org or call the main office at 718-688-7200.

Summer Reading List for Students Beginning Grade 10

posted Jun 18, 2018, 7:57 AM by SCCS Info   [ updated Jun 18, 2018, 7:58 AM ]

SCCS Drama Club Presents "The Little Mermaid" June 1st and 2nd

posted May 18, 2018, 9:12 AM by SCCS Info

SCCS is hiring for the 2018-2019 school year!

posted Apr 19, 2018, 7:51 AM by SCCS Info

Spring Creek Community School is currently accepting applications for teaching positions for the 2018-2019 school year.  Please see below for details.


Subject to prevailing budgetary availability, hiring restrictions, and need, positions in the school may include, but may not be limited to, the following license areas: 7-12 English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Special Education, Foreign Language, ESL, Art, and/or Physical Education. Dual certification in ESL/Special Education and content area preferred.** 


Spring Creek Community School is a small, nurturing school with a focus on questioning, dialogue, and student-centered inquiry, and an emphasis on arts and technology across the curriculum. We are in our fourth successful year of a new 6-12 school in East New York, and are seeking passionate, proactive, high-energy educators to assist in building our High School as well as adding to our Middle School staff. We seek educators who are inspired by the opportunity to build a school, and a community, together. We offer the opportunity to be a leader and a visionary as we work with students, families, and the community to create a new public school that serves the students and families of East New York. 

Our collaborative staff members are educators, advisors, and learners along with our students; teachers and staff work together to create a community-minded environment and develop curriculum, in the classrooms and beyond, that is centered around our knowledge of the whole child’s needs and interests. We are committed to the inclusive model of education, and our mission to serve the needs of all students, including a percentage of Students with Disabilities that significantly exceeds our District average.

We are seeking teachers who can integrate themselves into our positive and collaborative staff culture, and who are excited to take on leadership roles in designing and shaping the structures, curriculum, and culture of a new school. The processes of collaboration, reflection, and inquiry are not just our practices, but values that are central to our community. Many of our classes are co-taught, so we are actively seeking educators who are excited to teach and learn in collaboration with other educators. 


Because roles in small schools are varied and complex, serious consideration will be given to applicants who demonstrate through their resume and cover letter experience and/or willingness to become involved in these essential aspects: 

· Work within a non-traditional school schedule and organizational structure that meets the needs of all students including English Language learners and students requiring special education services. This includes teaching classes in hour long blocks or longer, and in teaching teams, where appropriate.
· Serve as a faculty advisor to a small “advisory group” of students two-five times per week. This includes consistent parental contact with parents/guardians of advisory students as well as the implementation of the school’s advisory curriculum.
· Develop instruction, curriculum, and learning activities that are project-based/experiential in nature, and align with the school’s vision of differentiated, student-centered learning and instruction.
· Willingness to take on duties that support classroom teaching (i.e., frequent grade and planning meetings; designing and implementing school policy; participating in the school decision-making and culture-building process; engaging in regular and cyclical inquiry, reflection, and goal-setting to meet the needs of all students subgroups; engaging in frequent and public learning processes as part of a Professional Learning Community)
· Develop a curriculum that incorporates NYS standards as well as Common Core Standards into all unit plans and assessments.
· Investment in the success of students and our school environment beyond the classroom, and willingness to take initiative in systems and culture-building.
· Co-teach the majority of classes with content/Special Educators in inclusion classrooms, and work with staff to develop differentiated curriculum and pathways of services that meet the needs of all students.


· Valid and current New York State teaching certification in the appropriate content area
· Satisfactory ratings for all years of service
· Ability to pass a background check and thereby receive NYCDOE fingerprinting clearance to work in schools


The successful candidate will demonstrate: 

· Evidence of willingness to carry out the above duties and responsibilities
· Ability to incorporate literacy and critical thinking in daily routines and classroom instruction
· Ability to incorporate hands on and cooperative learning activities, and develop and use project based learning units, utilizing backwards planning model.
· Ability to use data (both qualitative and quantitative) to differentiate curriculum and learning experiences for all students, including both SwDs and accelerated learners.
· Ability to receive feedback, engage in reflective processes, and apply new learning to develop professional and pedagogical skills and approaches.
· The ability to use UbD to thoroughly plan and prepare for units of study, and produce/submit thoughtful roadmaps for curriculum and student learning.
· Experience in differentiating instruction for all students, including special education and English Language Learners
· Ability to communicate, collaborate, and work well with others to reach consensus and effectively implement instructional and professional objectives
· Assertive and proactive classroom management skills
· A strong toolbox of classroom structures and approaches appropriate for 6-12 student development
· Demonstrated success of working collaboratively with colleagues and parents/caregivers
· Commitment to building relationships with students, families, and the surrounding community
· Use of on-going formative assessments to provide weekly numeric and/or narrative feedback to each and every student.
· Ability to use assessment data to perform inquiry and drive instruction/student learning
· Ability to problem-solve and proactively address student and school needs


In addition to an interview, teacher candidates must present a teaching portfolio including evidence of curriculum planning, such as a 3 week unit plan demonstrating the backwards planning model, and any teaching artifacts collected through their teaching career. 

Applicants must provide three references and if possible a written observation from supervisor or principal. 

As per Collective Bargaining Agreement 

TO APPLY: Send Cover Letter, resume, and sample lesson/unit plan to: hiring@sccsbrooklyn.org.

SCCS Parent Institute - Opening Retreat Oct 7th @ 9AM and 2017-2018 Calendar

posted Sep 21, 2017, 7:30 PM by SCCS Info   [ updated Sep 21, 2017, 7:31 PM ]

Come Join Us In Building Community With Each Other, Developing Skills, and Learning How to Better Support Our Children

Opening Retreat on Saturday October 7th 2017 at 9am



Saturday W orkshops w/ Monthly Themes October 21st - Education is Key (H ow to H elp Your Child Succeed)

December 16th - ’Tis the Season for Family (Gi Exchange & F east) January 20th - All About the Money ( Money Management Workshops) March - Healthy Life=Good Life (Zumba Class &Yoga)
April 21st - Work Hard Play Hard (Carnival)
May 19th - Family Fun Day at Bronx Zoo

Invited Speakers, Giveways, & Community 

2017-2018 Parent Calendar

posted Sep 21, 2017, 7:28 PM by SCCS Info

Please see bottom of page to download a PDF version of the 2017-2018 SCCS Parent Calendar.

School Supply Lists for 2017-2018 School Year

posted Aug 31, 2017, 5:59 PM by SCCS Info

Welcome back students and families! Please see below for supply lists for grades 6th-11th.  Lists in MS Word format are available to download at the bottom of the page.

  6th Grade Supply List Quick Reference                



      2 composition notebook

2 pocket folder (plastic)

1 non-electric sharpener

1 eraser

1 black ink pen

1 box of tissue

1 pack of loose leaf

1 bottle of hand sanitizer

2 pencils (each month) (2boxes can stay at home)

1 paper towel




1 Pencil Box

4 Box #2 pencils

1 Hand-held enclosed pencil sharpener

Mechanical pencils (.7mm or .9mm. These are best because they are thicker and do not break as easily as .5mm)

2 Pens (NO red or neon colors)

2-3 Highlighters

6 inch ruler


White out tape ONLY, no bottles of white out

1 Glue stick

1 Box of colored pencils

Small stapler

1 Eraser

1 Pair of Scissors

1 Ream of College ruled loose leaf paper

2 composition notebooks

2  sturdy pocket folders ( we will label them in class)

1 USB flash drive (for saving work)

1 bottle of hand sanitizer



1 composition notebook

2 pack of #2 pencils

1 pack of pens (black or blue only)

1 pocket folder (for homework assignments)


Social Studies

1 composition notebook                                              12” Ruler

1 pocket folder(for Homework)                                    Dictionary(for home)                                      

Pens (black and blue only)                                          Color Marker(for projects)                                                                

#2 Pencils and a Sharpener                                        Crayons(for projects)

1 package of loose leaf paper(for homework)             Small Stapler



1 composition or spiral notebook , 1 pocket folder (for homework assignments),   #2 pencils



7th Grade Supply List Quick Reference


  • A 2-3 inch binder that can be separated into 5 sections


  • 5 binder dividers (one for ELA, one for Math, one for Social Studies, one for Science, and one for Elective/Advisory)


  • A 2 pocket folder that can be placed inside the binder


  • At least 2 packs of white loose leaf paper


  • 1 pack of graph paper


  • 3 packs of black or blue pens


  • 2 packs of number 2 pencils


  • Highlighters (at least 2)


  • A pencil case (preferably one that can be kept in binder)


  • A sturdy supportive backpack


  • A box of tissues


*Please keep in mind that consumable supplies such as paper, pens, etc. will have to be replenished throughout the year as needed.

*Please note that coming to class without the required items at any given time, will result in students being marked unprepared and will affect their grade negatively.

*Packs of pens/pencils/ highlighters should be left at home or in the locker, however students should always come to class with at least 3 pens, 3 pencils, and a highlighter in their pencil case.


o Mini­stapler

o Small 3 hole punch that fits in 3 ring binder 

8th Grade Supply List Quick Reference





4 composition notebooks

3 ring binder (1 11/2 inch size just for math)

2 spiral notebooks (just for math)

2 packs of pens (blue or black ink)

1 pack of colored pen (for editing/proofreading purposes)

4 packs of No. 2 pencils

2 erasers

2 packs of white loose leaf paper

2 packs of graphing paper (just for math)

Pencil case (preferable one that can be kept in binder)


1 ruler (12)

5 two pocket folders of different colors

Sturdy, supportive backpack




o Mini stapler

o Small 3 hole punch that fits in 3 ring binder

o binder dividers

o protractor

o compass


*Please keep in mind that consumable supplies such as notebooks, paper, pens, etc. will have to be replenished throughout the year as needed


*Packs of pens and pencils should be left at home or in the locker, however students should always have at least 4 pens and 4 pencils in their pencil case daily

9th Grade Supply List Quick Reference


  • (2)   Pack of pencils
  • (2)   Packs of pens                                     
  • (4)   3 hole punch folders (to be placed in binders)
  • (5)   Packages of College Ruled Loose Leaf
  • (1)   Pack of Self Adhesive Reinforcement Labels for Loose Leaf
  • (2)   2 inch 3 Ring Binders (Five Star Flex Binder/Note binder is acceptable)
  • (2)   5-Packs of Dividers (Should have at least 10 dividers)
  • (2)   Highlighters
  • (1)   Ruler marked in inches and centimeters
  • (1)   Pack of Graph Paper
  • (2)   Packs of lined Index Cards
  • (1)   Pencil Case
  • (1)   Pack of color pencils or markers
  • (2)   Notebooks (either spiral or marble is OK)
  • (1)   Heavy Weight Plastic Portfolio with 3 holes/fasteners.  See below for example.




The binders should be organized as follows:

Binder 1:**All Bolded words should appear on the dividers

ELA folder, ELA with subsections Class, IR (Independent Reading), Vocab,  

Global Studies Folder, Global Studies with 2 untitled sections to be announced.

Binder 2:

Science Folder, Science with 2 untitled sections to be announced.


***Extras of all materials should be kept at home for easy access***


The following is not required, but can be useful to keep at home during the school year.  

  • TI84+ Graphing Calculator

10th Grade Supply List Quick Reference




This list is tentative and is subject to additional items:


     (2)   Pack of pencils

     (2)   Packs of pens black/blue                               

     (6)   Spiral notebooks

     (3)    Marble notebooks

     (2)   Packages of College Ruled Loose Leaf

     (1)   Geometry set (ruler, protractor, compass)

     (3)   5-Packs of Dividers

     (2)   Highlighters

     (2)   1” binders

     (2)    2” binders

     (4)   Packs of lined Index Cards

     (6)   Heavy duty folders

     (2)    packs small post its


11th Grade Supply List Quick Reference




This list is tentative and is subject to additional items:


Social Studies

Binder / loose leaf

Box of red pens


200 page marble notebook


8 color markers

Accordion folder 7- 10 sections



Notebook specifically for algebra/geometry/trig.

Pencils, pens


Loose leaf paper

Algebra/Geometry/Trig: TI-84 graphing calculator (Staples) $120.00 (optional- students will have access to these at school, but will not be allowed to take them home.)

As you can see, graphing calculators are used throughout high school. Good investment.

Geometry: Staedtler Geometry Kit (available at Staples) $5.00



3subject notebook (college ruled spiral)

Blue and black pens


Pocket folders


Parent College Workshop - April 25th 6:30pm-7:30pm

posted Apr 19, 2017, 5:55 AM by SCCS Info

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