September Hawk Highlights

September 11, 2020

Dear Families of the Hollys,

Last week, Principal Molly Drvenkar shared several ways we intend to foster more efficient two-way communication at the Hollys through the use of BlackBoard Connect for district and school messaging, Smore for school newsletters and flyers, and the new School Deets web-based application for school and classroom communication.


An additional way to get involved is to join us for our monthly virtual Hollys P.A.S.S. (Partnerships for Academically Successful Students) Meetings. Comprised of Hollys parents, teachers and administrators, and community members, Hollys P.A.S.S. supports the district's goal of Inclusive Excellence, and is a critical component of systemic equity transformation and serves the purpose of engaging community members in meaningful and effective partnerships that lead to positive outcomes for all students, but more specifically, students of color. P.A.S.S. is a structure that fosters the intentional building of relationships between the school and the parent communities in an effort to create an inclusive learning environment for all students. P.A.S.S. also gives parents and guardians of students of color voice and direct access to administration.


Our first Hollys P.A.S.S. Meeting will be held virtually on Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 6-7pm via Microsoft Teams by clicking the following link:

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting: Hollys PASS Meeting

+1 720-443-6769 United States, Denver (Toll)

Conference ID: 392 805 850#


Additionally, for the 2020-2021 school year, all District P.A.S.S. meetings will be held virtually via Zoom. Join the Office of Inclusive Excellence on Wednesday, September 16th from 6-8pm by clicking the following link to register: September District P.A.S.S. Meeting. For upcoming District P.A.S.S. dates and meeting information email the Office of Inclusive Excellence: inclusiveexcellence@cherrycreekschools.org to be added to the email distribution list


Thank you for your continued trust and collaboration, as it is a joy to be a part of the Hollys community!


Your partner in education,


Chris Toliver

Assistant Principal

Wear Your Mask

Please wear a mask on campus at all times. Research and science show that wearing a mask is critical to slowing the spread of the virus. We require masks for all students, community members and staff regardless of state mandates. If you do not have a mask, we will provide a disposable mask for you. If you are unable to wear a mask, please contact the Principal or Assistant Principal to make alternate arrangements for student drop off and pick up. We appreciate your partnership in keeping our community safe.

Additional Resources

The Titan Family Portal: Cafeteria Meal Accounts

The Titan Family Portal is a secure, online system that allows parents to:

  • Make an online payment to thier children's cafeteria meal accounts
  • Remotely monitor their children's accounts
  • Set up automatic recurring payments
  • Set up low balance e-mail message alerts
  • Submit an online application for free and/or reduced meals
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Affordable Internet Options

Free Comcast Xfinity Internet

Comcast Xfinity is currently offering its Internet Essentials program free for two months to new qualifying customers. The internet provider is also automatically increasing speeds for all Internet Essentials customers. The website also includes the option to video chat with customer service agents in American Sign Language. There are also two dedicated phone numbers 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish. In addition, Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit http://www.xfinity.com/wifi. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser.

Free Internet for Students from Charter Spectrum

Households with students K–12 or university students can sign up for a new Charter Spectrum internet account to get the first two months of internet with speeds up to 100 Mbps for free. Installation fees will be waived for those who qualify for the offer. Call 1-844-488-8395 to enroll. Spectrum Wi-Fi hotspots are also currently open and free to use. Go to https://www.spectrum.com/wifi-hotspots to find a hotspot. For information about other affordable internet options go to: https://www.cheapinternet.com/states/colorado-internet-service.

Hawk's Nest Before and After Care

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A Message from the Hollys PTCO

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Please note the changes in the 2020-21 school year calendar.

State Count Day

October 1st is State Count Day! Student attendance on this day ensures proper state funding for our school. Please make sure your student is present on October 1st unless they are sick. If your child will be absent due to illness, please contact the attendance line.
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