Explorer Express

Happenings Around Dry Creek Elementary

Good afternoon Dry Creek Families,

I hope that you had a restful Thanksgiving break. We returned to remote learning this week and our teachers and staff are excited to have students join classes virtually following the break. Thank you for the flexibility and for helping to get your student(s) set up for remote learning. Yesterday, Dr. Siegfried sent a communication to the community with the decision to complete the first semester remotely. We are eager to return to in-person learning, however with the incident rate at the level that it is currently, operating schools is a major challenge. We will spend the next few weeks remote learning with the hope of returning to in-person in January 2021. In the meantime, we will continue to learn and build community online. As always, please reach out to the main office or your child's teacher with questions or needs.

-Mr. Watanabe

PTCO Meeting Canceled for December

Due to limited items to cover this month, the general PTCO meeting scheduled for tomorrow (12/3) at 8:30am has been canceled. The PTCO Board will send an email to parents with an update this week. The next general meeting will be January 7, 2021 at 6:30pm.

Adopt-A-Family Gift Drive

Dry Creek has partnered with Amigas in Action's Adopt-A-Family Program. There are two families that we have adopted to help support this holiday season. If you and your family would like to donate gifts, please complete the slot with the gift you purchased in the comments. Once you have the gift purchased, please wrap it and label it with the person's name.

Deliver the gifts by the evening of December 7th to:

Sarah Crooks
7825 S. Niagara Way,

Centennial, CO 80112
Phone: 303-886-0146

You also can order and have items shipped to arrive by December 10th to:

Amigas In Action
c/o Alvarado or Cardenas Family
3620 Franklin Street
Denver, CO 80205

Thank you for supporting the Adopt-A-Family gift drive!

Dry Creek Accountability Meeting

Wednesday, Dec. 9th, 6pm

This is an online event.

The second Accountability Committee Meeting will be held next Wednesday December 9th at 6:00pm. If you are interested in joining the meeting, please RSVP below. This month's topics will include remote learning and READ Act information.

Thank you!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Remote Learning Resources

Remote Learning Plans

If you have not downloaded the Remote Learning Plans, please click the attachment below. These plans contain information and schedules for remote learning.

Remote Learning Assistance

For help with remote learning (logging on, navigating platforms, obtaining log-in

information, device malfuntions, etc.), please follow these steps:

1. Ask your student’s teacher for help via phone call, e-mail or during office hours

2. Call the main office at Dry Creek at (720) 554-3300

If an issue arises during your student’s synchronous learning block, please call the main

office for immediate assistance with technical issues. Teachers will be teaching the class

and may not have the ability to stop and assist with issues.

If the office staff are unable to assist you, we will provide you with the necessary next steps to

getting your issue resolved.

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Need Childcare During Remote Learning?

Explorer Club will be open during remote learning and be following a feeder model, where schools from each high-school feeder area will combine to provide care. Dry Creek Elementary will be hosting programs from Dry Creek and Walnut Hills.

To sign up for Explorer Club, sign-into your my.cherrycreekschools.org account and click on the SchoolCare tile.

For more specific information about Explorer Club during Remote Learning, click the button below.

Language Translation Resources

Families who need Dry Creek Elementary communication translated, please contact the liaison listed:


Please contact Jill Exley at jexley@cherrycreekschools.org for support with this resource in your language.


እነዝህን መረጃዎችን በተመለከተ በቋንቋዎ ዕገዛን ለማግኘት ከፈለጉ እባክዎን ተሊሌን በዝህ እሜይል ያግኙዋት thirpa@cherrycreekschools.org


يرجى الاتصال بـ (جميعة صباحي أو جاودة العلمي) على (jsebbahi@cherrycreekschools.org أو

jdajanialami@cherrycreekschools.org للحصول على الدعم مع هذا المورد باللغة العربية.




귀하의 언어로 이 자원에 대한 지원을 원하시면 (리아 리) 에게 (llee6@cherrycreekschools.org) 로 문의하십시오.


Пожалуйста, обращайтесь к Ларисе Бака по адресу: lbaca3@cherrycreekschools.org для получения поддержки с помощью этого ресурса на своём языке.


Fadlan la xiriir Omar Nur cinwaanka emaylka-onur2@cherrycreekschools.org si aad u hesho macluumaad ku qoran luqadaada.


Si necesita ayuda con este recurso en su idioma, póngase en contacto con Ilse Chavez Maldonado en ichavezmaldonado@cherrycreekschools.org, Rosa Han en rhan4@cherrycreekschools.org, Helena Gognat en hgognat@cherrycreekschools.org o Milagro Nuanes en mnuanes@cherrycreekschools.org


Vui lòng liên hệ với Thuý Ngọc tại Lchung2@cherrycreekschools.org để được hỗ trợ về tài nguyên này bằng tiếng Việt.