Important Update from the Superintendent
Dear Cherry Creek Schools Community,
I hope you had a restful break. I want to share important information about the plan for school in the coming weeks. Due to the minimal reporting of student cases and continued high COVID incident rate in Arapahoe County (nearly 1,000 cases per 100,000 people) and the state, we are unable to operate schools.
Therefore, the Cherry Creek School District will continue Remote learning for the rest of this semester.
My hope is that by communicating this plan today, teachers can focus on consistent routines and students can have uninterrupted learning for the next three weeks.
We will continue to work with the Tri-County Health Department and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to monitor COVID conditions in the state; however, since the district will be remote through December, we will temporarily stop tracking COVID on our website. If you would like to continue monitoring how the virus is impacting our community, please visit the following website: https://data.tchd.org/covid19/. Based on our first semester experience, we have a greater chance of operating successfully the closer the incident rate is to 500 cases per 100,000 people.
Since our data has consistently shown that transmission of the virus does not happen in schools in any meaningful way, we are working closely with our teachers’ association and other groups to develop a plan for returning to In-Person learning in January. I will continue to send you updates as I have new information. Thank you for your continued partnership as we keep our students, staff and community safe.
Scott A. Siegfried, Ph.D.