Elementary #45 - Woodland Elementary
Parents and Families: Please visit our OFFICIAL school site: CherryCreekSchools.org/Woodland
Woodland Elementary (formerly Elementary #45) is scheduled to open for the 2022-23 school year and will be located in the Blackstone neighborhood, on the west side of S. Blackstone Pkwy across from E. Long Place.
7795 South Blackstone Parkway
Aurora, CO 80016
About Ms. Bourbonnie
“To open a new school is like winning the lottery. After 22 years teaching and leading in this district, I am honored to build this new community with you and your children. Cherry Creek Schools has been my home since I was six years old -- I can’t wait to create a new home for our community!"
CCSD In the News
Administrators, teachers, students, parents, and community members celebrated the formal opening of Woodland Elementary, CCSD's newest elementary school, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony held Aug. 11.
On May 23, almost 300 students gathered in the gym of Altitude Elementary for a special kind of celebration: preparing to move to their new school, Woodland Elementary.
After a community process to select a permanent name for Cherry Creek School’s newest elementary school, the Board of Education approved Elementary School #45’s new name at its regular meeting on March 7: Woodland Elementary, home of the bold, brave and brilliant Bears.
Students, staff and community members gathered at the construction site of CCSD's Elementary #45 on Dec. 2 to mark an important occasion: the signing of a construction beam that signfies rapid progress on the new school, which is slated to open next year.
Teolyn Bourbonnie, the principal of the newest elementary school in CCSD, is excited to inspire her students to be bold, brave and brilliant.
Where will the school be located?
Elementary #45 will be located in the Blackstone neighborhood, at the corner of S. Blackstone Pkwy and E Valleyhead Way. The school's address is 7795 S. Blackstone Parkway, Aurora, CO, 80016.
Why has this location been selected for the new school?
Public school sites are dedicated to the school district and the location is determined by the builder/developer. The site is included in the original neighborhood design and can be viewed by all potential residents of the community prior to purchasing their home.
What academic and extracurricular activities will the school offer?
Elementary #45 will have academic and extracurricular activities consistent with other schools in the area.
All schools include staffing for Music, Art and Physical Education and additional staffing plans are mainly site-based. Integrated Arts beyond these three will be determined by the school as possible with larger enrollment and staffing. Special services staffing for Special Education, Gifted & Talented, and English Language Learners is also provided at all schools.
Each elementary school receives the same amount of funding from the District Athletics & Activities Department to provide afterschool clubs & activities to students. Common choices include Intramural sports, Choir, Art Club, Chess Club, etc. Teacher "sponsored" interest clubs will vary based on staff at each school.
When will Elementary #45 be formally named?
Elementary School #45 was formally named on March 10, 2022 at the Cherry Creek Schools Board of Education meeting. Its official name is Woodland Elementary.
Will my child have priority to attend because we attend the preschool?
Attending the preschool in a school in CCSD does not provide any priority consideration to attend Kindergarten through 5th grade at that same school. Families are able to request a transfer to attend the school and schools must follow the priority and lottery guidelines when considering applications.
Will my children have to transfer schools? Can they stay at Altitude?
The final decision about "grandfathering" students to stay at Altitude has not yet been made. The District has historically grandfathered students who will be entering 5th grade to remain in their current school. Since a new school is being built to address overcrowding conditions, grandfathering is not typically extended to students in the lower grade levels.
The boundary and school changes approved in May 2021 will take effect when Elementary #45 opens in August 2022.
How do I stay updated with the school’s construction and opening?
Visit this website! This site will be updated regularly with the construction progress, and answer frequently asked questions.
I have a question that isn’t in the FAQ. Who should I contact?
You can email your questions, feedback or comments to: ElemSchool45@cherrycreekschools.org
Elementary #45 - Woodland Elementary Boundary Planning Process
On Monday, May 10, 2021, the Board of Education approved the attendance boundaries for Elementary #45. The boundary recommendation also includes the following additions:
- Serenity Ridge families who would prefer Black Forest Hills over Elementary #45, will be accepted on School of Choice/IntraDistrict Transfer to attend.
- Allow for 5th graders to remain at Altitude for the 2022-23 SY. (Younger siblings are unable to remain at Altitude.) Parent must submit a School of Choice request for their 5th grader to remain at Altitude for the 2022-23 SY during the month of January 2022.
- Transportation to both Altitude & Elementary #45 will be provided during the 2022-23 SY to the 5th grade students from Serenity Ridge & Blackstone.
Please see this community letter for additional information.
Elementary #45 - Woodland Elementary School Boundary Recommendation
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(Community Name - Assigned School)
Southshore - Altitude Elementary
Serenity Ridge - Elementary #45
Cherry Hollow - Black Forest Hills
Blackstone - Elementary #45
Butterfield - Elementary #45