News and Announcements

Earned Income Tax Credit Information Act Communication

Based on your annual earnings, you may be eligible to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit from the Federal Government (Federal EITC). The Federal EITC is a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The Federal EITC has no effect on certain welfare benefits. In most cases, Federal EITC payments will not be used to determine eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, food stamps, low-income housing, or most Temporary Assistance For Needy Families payments. Even if you do not owe federal taxes, you must file a federal tax return to receive the Federal EITC. Be sure to fill out the Federal EITC form in the Federal Income Tax Return Booklet. For information regarding your eligibility to receive the Federal EITC, including information on how to obtain the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice 797 or any other necessary forms and instructions, contact the IRS by calling 1-800-829-3676 or through its website at

You may also be eligible to receive the California Earned Income Tax Credit (California EITC) starting with the calendar year 2015 tax year. The California EITC is a refundable state income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The California EITC is treated in the same manner as the Federal EITC and generally will not be used to determine eligibility for welfare benefits under California law. To claim the California EITC, even if you do not owe California taxes, you must file a California income tax return and complete and attach the California EITC Form (FTB 3514). For information on the availability of the credit eligibility requirements and how to obtain the necessary California forms and get help filing, contact the Franchise Tax Board at 1-800-852-5711 or through its website at
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Hour of Code

The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week. The 2019 Computer Science Education Week will be December 9-15 and Bear Valley Unified School District participates and invites our students' families to join in the fun and introduce your child to computer science.
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K12 Payment Center - The easy way to send lunch money!

Dear Parents and Guardians:
We have a NEW and Improved online payment system for school meals. If you have utilized
the online payment (E-Funds) system in the past you will need to set up a new account by
For assistance please call 1-800-541-8999 EST or call the Child Nutrition Department at 909-866-4406 for assistance.
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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

With student safety in mind and with the current weather conditions we are experiencing, we are strongly recommending a parent or guardian be present at bus stops when elementary students are dropped off this afternoon. Bus drop offs will be at the regularly scheduled time for elementary students.
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Transitional Kindergarten Pre-Registration 2019-2020

Bear Valley Unified School District
Transitional Kindergarten Pre-Registration 2019-2020

For the 2019-2020 school year, Bear Valley Unified School District is providing a full year Transitional Kindergarten program beginning on August 1, 2019. Full day sessions will be available at Big Bear Elementary and Baldwin Lane Elementary.

If your child turns 5 between September 3, 2019 and December 2, 2019 they are eligible for transitional kindergarten (TK) and may begin attending TK classes beginning August 1, 2019.

Pending space availability and with principal recommendation, a child who turns 5 between December 3, 2019 and January 31, 2020 may enroll in a TK program and start August 1, 2019, provided that the Superintendent or their designee recommends that the enrollment in a TK program is in the child’s best interest.

If you feel your child does not fall within these parameters but are interested in this program, please contact your principal.
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