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  • In preparation for the 2020-21 school year, the Cherry Creek School District is creating detailed plans for multiple educational scenarios based on recommendations from local health experts regarding the potential impact of COVID-19.

    This work is being guided by a task force made up of educators, district leaders and parents charged with developing a plan for the operation of schools next year. This website is intended to keep the Cherry Creek Schools community informed and engaged as we move toward restarting school in August 2020.

    Check back here for updates. We thank you for your patience and partnership as we work toward a restart plan that prioritizes both academic excellence and the health of students, staff and families.

    > Please check our Frequently Asked Questions for updates on planning and new information.

    Returning to School 2020-2021

    For CCSD Planning Forward, we start with our guiding principles and Future Forward goals as the foundation, and layer on CDE and public health requirements to create a restart plan that prioritizes academic excellence and health/safety that includes the following options: Online Learning K-12Full In-Person Learning (PreK-5), Blended In-Person Learning (6-12) and POST COVID-19. Our goal is to restore in-person learning to the greatest extent possible while adhering to public health requirements. As requirements change through the summer we will update and communicate changes to our planning.

    • Online Learning K-12
      Online learning is an option for all CCSD students. A new Online Elementary program is available for grades K-5. For middle and high school students, Cherry Creek Elevation is available. With both Online Elementary and Cherry Creek Elevation, all instruction will be delivered virtually by a certified CCSD teacher. 
      > Learn more.

    • In-Person Learning

      • Full In-Person Learning (PreK-5)
        Our updated learning plan includes five days a week of in-person learning for students in PreK-5. Our focus was on cohorting or grouping students as the primary strategy to limit spread of the virus with physical distancing implemented to the greatest extent possible within the plan.
        > Learn more.

      • Blended In-Person Blended Learning (6-12)
        This plan was developed to primarily adhere to physical distancing requirements, and therefore the student body will be split in to two cohorts with half of students attending at one time.
        > Learn more.

      • Remote Learning
        If In-Person learning must switch to full Remote learning at any point during the year, the instruction will be a mixture of synchronous (students learning online together at the same time) and asynchronous.
        > Learn more.

    • Post COVID-19
      Based on public health restrictions and Colorado Department of Education requirements, operating school in a typical manner is not currently an option. We maintain all plans to implement a typical school year if requirements change.  
Last Modified on July 31, 2020