Decision on Restarting Schools
August 6, 2020
The Cherry Creek School District will open for In-Person learning (Full PreK-5, Blended 6-12) on Aug. 17 with a Phase-In Week as planned. Online learning will also start Aug. 17 as planned. This decision was made based on Public Health Metrics, which show a sustained decrease in the number of COVID cases in Arapahoe County over the past 10 days, and as a result of the district’s efforts to create a restart plan that prioritizes student and staff health and safety. To learn more about this decision, read the Superintendent’s letter to the community on the district website.
Important updates from Cherry Creek Schools
August 4, 2020
On Aug. 3, the Cherry Creek Schools Board of Education unanimously approved the call for a budget and bond election to address a $60 million budget deficit that is the result of unprecedented and catastrophic cuts to state education funding as well as long-term costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Read Superintendent Siegfried’s letter to the community for more information about the Board’s decision.
Update about In-Person Learning for PreK-12
June 30, 2020
With new information and guidance regarding COVID-19 coming out, I want to share our updated plan for the restart of school in August. We are excited to offer in-person learning five days a week for students PreK-12 in addition to an online learning option for any families who do not want to send their child to school for health or any other reasons. The first day of school will be Aug. 17.
Due to the uncertainty of what conditions will look like at the end of the summer, we will continue to prepare a range of learning options so that we can be ready for a successful start to the school year no matter what.
Important Information about 2020 Graduation
June 30, 2020
The Cherry Creek School District is pleased to announce that, through our work with the Tri-County Health Department, we have developed an updated plan for graduation ceremonies that will allow each graduate to bring two guests. The ceremonies will still be live-streamed so that additional family members and friends can watch online.
Important information about School Resource Officers
In Cherry Creek Schools, we are committed to confronting the issue of racial injustice with urgency and through conversation with our community. On Monday night, the Board of Education voted to form a task force to review and assess the role of School Resource Officers (SROs) in schools.
The resolution states that the board is committed to “ensuring that all students in the district are treated equally by both district staff and law enforcement, including SROs assigned to work in district schools, and that steps are taken to eliminate racial injustice in district schools.”
Important update to planning for next school year
June 19, 2020
We want to share new information about plans for Elementary In-Person Learning next year. As state guidance evolves in response to new research and changing conditions, we are adapting our plans.
Today we are releasing an updated elementary learning plan that includes an option for 5 days a week of in-person learning for students in K-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.
Important message about CCSD budget challenges
June 16, 2020
I want to share important information with you about a major challenge we are facing right now as a school district.
The state of Colorado is looking to cut $3.4 billion from its budget. That will result in unprecedented catastrophic cuts to K-12 education. In the next year, the Cherry Creek School District must confront a budget deficit of more than $60 million dollars, due in large part to inadequate funding from the state of Colorado as well as costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Important Information about Summer Activities/Athletics
June 8, 2020
The Cherry Creek School District is moving forward with plans to allow high school sports and activities to resume summer practices or meetings under strict guidelines to ensure the health and well-being of students, staff and families.
Cherry Creek School District Superintendent Dr. Scott Siegfried addresses planning for the 2020-21 school year
May 15, 2020
In preparation for the 2020-21 school year, the Cherry Creek School District is preparing detailed plans for multiple educational scenarios based on recommendations from local health experts regarding the potential impact of COVID-19.
Important information about end-of-year dates
April 27, 2020
As we approach May, a month typically filled with celebrations, recognitions and championships in Cherry Creek – I want to thank you for your support and grace as we work together to redefine excellence. Today I want to share with you some updates regarding the end of this school year.
Cherry Creek School District will continue with remote learning for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year
April 3, 2020
This difficult decision was made to protect the health and wellbeing of our students, staff, families and community. It was made after consultation with our Board of Education, local and state public health agencies and other metro area school districts.
Important message: Governor extends school closure to April 30
Today, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, Governor Polis announced he is extending the statewide school closure order until April 30. All Cherry Creek School District buildings will remain closed until at least April 30 and we will continue to focus on remote learning.
Remote learning letter from superintendent
March 23, 2020
The world is a dramatically different place than it was just weeks ago. I want to thank all of you for your patience and support as we navigate the new uncharted territory of this COVID-19 pandemic crisis. My team and I continue to meet virtually every single day to monitor the situation, review updates from public health officials and find ways to meet the needs of our 55,000 students.
As we enter this first week after spring break, I wanted to share information on our current planning regarding multiple items.
Governor Polis Orders School Closure Extension through April 17
March 18, 2020
Governor Polis signed an executive order closing Colorado schools through Friday, April 17, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. At this time, and per this order, all students – including Cherry Creek School District students – would return to school on Monday, April 20. You can read the press release and executive order here.
Important Update from Cherry Creek Schools
March 17, 2020
As it relates to our current action, and future activities, we continue to work with and follow the guidance of the Tri-County Health Department, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) as it relates to COVID-19. We will keep you informed of any and all developments.
All Cherry Creek Schools will be closed from March 13 to March 27
March 12, 2020
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.
Coronavirus Update: What is CCSD doing?
March 9, 2020
The safety, health and wellbeing of your child and our staff is always our top priority in the Cherry Creek School District. The current situation with the global outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) requires attention, planning and the implementation of specific prevention and mitigation strategies.