Message from the Superintendent
Planning for the 2020-21 School Year
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. For more information about the planning process, watch the following video message from Superintendent Scott Siegfried.
Read more about the district’s plan for the next school year here.
Dear Cherry Creek School Community,
I am writing to let you know that the Cherry Creek School District will continue with remote learning for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year – our buildings and facilities will remain closed. 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.
[POSTED 4/1/20] On Wednesday, April 1, 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.
[POSTED 3/31/20] We're in this together!
Superintendent Dr. Scott Siegfried has an important message for Cherry Creek Schools employees, students, families and communities as we launch remote learning and move into the third week of school closures due to the coronavirus outbreak.
[POSTED 3/23/20] The Cherry Creek School District will begin remote learning for all students on Monday, March 30, 2020. Our teachers will spend this week acquiring materials and preparing for the delivery of instruction. Our goal is to ensure that lessons are reasonable and meaningful so that students can remain engaged and learning can continue during this time. You or your students will hear from your child’s teachers by Thursday, March 26, with information about their learning plan.
The first lesson of the week from each course or content area will be emailed/posted to students/parents by 2 p.m. on Monday of each week. The teacher will assign and communicate to students the due dates for all work.
Students will be allowed to submit assignments for review through a variety of formats. (For example: Schoology, Google Classroom, PDF and JPG, emailed attachments, pictures of their handwritten work, etc.)
Our mission remains the same as it did before this crisis: We will work to ensure that your child receives the education that he or she deserves and needs to pursue their pathway of purpose and build a bright future. The purpose of the lessons is to provide essential standards and content and to keep students working towards the end-of-year expectations. Students will receive feedback on work and assignments that are turned in for review. Grading practices will be level-specific and intended to support students rather than negatively impacting their grades. More information will come directly from your child’s teacher.
Communication with families is critical. Parents should confirm that their contact information is accurate in PowerSchool so communication can be received.
Please make sure your email address is accurate. Teachers will not have access to phones in their offices, so email communication will be used.