All Cherry Creek Schools will be closed from March 13 to March 27
Dear Cherry Creek School District Community,
All schools in the Cherry Creek School District will be closed Friday, March 13 through Friday, March 27 to prevent what we have seen happening around the country and in our world due to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
This two-week school closure includes daycare. There will not be daycare from March 13 through March 27.
I believe we must act now to protect the health and wellbeing of our 55,000 students, 9,000 employees and the community where we live.
The district pandemic response team will continue meeting daily to monitor the situation and to make recommendations to me about whether it is safe and prudent for students and staff to return on March 30.
I have had many conversations with local and state health officials, community leaders and members of my pandemic response team. I know that closing our schools will have a significant impact on our families, but we also believe that strong, urgent action must be taken to prevent the spread of this disease and to protect lives.
Friday will be a staff work day. If students left something at school that they need pick up, they can go to the school Friday, March 13, and check in at the main office during normal school hours.
During the closure, all schools and district facilities will undergo additional “high touch” and deep cleanings with highly effective disinfectants. We encourage you at home to continue hand washing and other recommendations from the CDC about how to avoid the spread of illness.
I will send follow-up communications with additional information about emergency meals, access to online education resources and new developments. Please continue to check www.cherrycreekschools.org/coronavirus for updates.
My goal is always to protect the safety, health and wellness of our students, staff and families. Amid the uncertainty and fear that this pandemic brings, our strength as a community is our greatest asset. We can work together to protect each other and slow the progression of COVID-19.
I will continue to remain in contact with public health officials, elected leaders and fellow school districts and keep you updated with new information as it becomes available. I thank you for your support and partnership in this effort.
Stay safe. Stay healthy.
Superintendent Dr. Scott Siegfried