Full In-Person Learning (PreK-5)

  • Developed based on public health requirements, Colorado Department of Education requirements and with input from members of the Cherry Creek School District and our community. 

    With this model, students in grades PreK-5 would return to in-person learning five days a week. The plan focuses on cohort methodology (where possible) with physical distancing implementing to the greatest extent possible. 

    The decision of in-person learning is for the entire 2020-2021 school year as we will need to reassign staff as needed based on parent decisions.

    First Day of School: August 17, 2020 (View the full 2020-2021 calendar here.)

    Phase-In Week (Aug. 17-21)

    The first week of school will be a phased-in week, meaning students will attend school for a limited amount of time in the first week to get used to new routines and COVID safety practices.

    Families will hear from their school with details about schedules. An example schedule *may* look like this:

    5th grade – Monday

    4th grade – Tuesday

    3rd grade – Wednesday

    2nd grade – Thursday

    K-1st grade – Friday 

    IMPORTANT: Specific schedules will be sent to you by your school. Middle and high school will follow similar patterns.

    Elementary In-Person Learning - Cohorts (Grades K-5):

    • Five days per week of In-Person learning.
    • All K-5 students will be “cohorted,” meaning they will be placed in a class and will remain in that same group for the full day.
    • Potential remains for periods of full remote learning based on closure orders from the State or Health Department (days, weeks, months).
      • Once the decision is made to go remote for more than a week, teachers will be given two school days to transition to remote learning. The schedule will then include daily instruction where all students will participate daily. 
      • For more information and to view a sample schedule, visit our Remote learning page.
    • For information about students who receive services such as special education, English language supports, and Gifted and Talented supports, view this presentation.

    Operational Conditions

    • Individual classes will be kept together (cohorted) for a signficant part of the day.
    • Students will be grouped (cohorted) by grade level for lunch, recess and special services.
    • Public health safety measures in place at the time and that are shown to limit spread of the virus will be implemented.
      • Masks
      • Frequent hand washing
    • Physical distancing will be implemented to the greatest extent possible.
    • Handwashing and regular cleaning of student spaces practiced throughout the day.
    • Classrooms will be cleared of non-essential furniture and items to maximize space for student seating arrangements.
    • School supplies and instructional materials will be assigned to individual students and kept separate from the other cohorts.
    • Before and after-school care will operate as normal when in-person learning is happening.
    • No field trips.
    • No large group face-to-face assemblies.
    • No classroom/school volunteers or visitors.
    • No large-scale face-to-face community events.
    • PTCO, SAC, PASS, Coffee with the Principal, etc. will be primarily held virtually.
    • Efforts will be made to redistribute students to manage class size.
Last Modified on August 7, 2020