Dear Overland High School and Prairie Middle School Families:

  • February 28, 2021

    It is with great sadness that I share with you that Overland High School Principal Aleshia Armour passed away this weekend of natural causes.

    This is a devastating loss for the Cherry Creek Schools and Overland communities, and I encourage you to have a conversation with your student this evening. I appreciate you respecting the privacy of the Armour family during this difficult time.

    Due to the magnitude of this loss and the need to give staff and students time to process:

    • Overland High School - There will be no school tomorrow, Monday, March 1.
    • Prairie Middle School - There will be no live online learning on Monday, March 1. Assignments will be posted on Schoology by 9 a.m.

    District crisis counselors will be available to support students at Overland High School from 12 to 4 p.m. on Monday. If your student needs support virtually, please contact 720-219-3998 or snederveld@cherrycreekschools.org. We will also have crisis teams available on-site all week for students who need help processing this loss.

    You may wish to discuss this further with your student, and we wanted to share some tips when talking about death and grief. You may click HERE to access resources on how to talk to your child about grief and loss.

    We are devastated and heartbroken by this loss to our school community and will make every effort to help you and your child as you need during this difficult time.

    Sincerely,

    Scott Siegfried

    Superintendent

Last Modified on February 28, 2021