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. Our greatest hope is that schools could resume as normal starting this coming fall, but we believe we have the responsibility to proactively plan for the varying and unknown impact of the virus for the foreseeable future.
This website is intended to keep the Cherry Creek Schools community informed and engaged as we move through the summer months and look toward restarting school in August 2020.
For more information, we invite you to watch the video message from Superintendent Dr. Scott Siegfried and explore this website.
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.
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 three options: Online Learning K-12, In-Person Learning (PreK-12) and POST COVID-19. Explore the interactive graphic below to learn more. 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 (PreK-12)
Our updated learning plan includes five days a week of in-person learning for students in PreK-12. 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.
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.