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Happenings Around Dry Creek Elementary

Dry Creek Families,

I can't believe students have been in school for a month! I would like to continue to thank you for the flexibility and consistent way in which you are preparing your student(s) for in-person learning. Our students have done an incredible job of wearing masks and physical distancing to the greatest extent possible. There have been many changes to that way "normal" school functions and I have been thoroughly impressed with the way in which our staff and students have adapted.

One reminder: Please continue to complete the COVID Symptom Tracker. As a school, we have about 70% consistently completing the tracker each morning. To help remind students and staff, we will send a reminder text message at 7:00 am so that you can simply click the link and complete the brief check. Please read through this week's updates and have a great week!

Best Wishes,

Mr. Watanabe

Free Breakfast and Lunch

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that all school meals (breakfast and lunch) will be free to students until December 2020! If your student(s) are interested in eating breakfast upon arrival at school, a Grab-and-Go breakfast will be available for students to eat in the classroom. Lunches will be served as normal. Please note that snacks and additional items are not included in the free lunch initiative. For families who apply and qualify for Free/Reduced Lunches, please continue to complete applications even though meals will be universally free until December.

Dry Creek Spirit Wear Orders Due on Friday

Families interested in ordering Dry Creek Spirit Wear, please have your order form and payment turned into your child's teacher by this Friday September 18th. Payment options are cash—exact change or credit card only. No checks, please. Credit card sales will be charged to Boyd & Bradley.

Orders will be delivered before Fall Break. The design options and order forms can be downloaded below!

PTCO Event: Dining Night Out at Colonna's Pizza

Join us for our second dining night out of the year with Colonna's Pizza on September 23rd from 4:00 to 8:00pm. This event is valid for online, phone, in person, takeout, delivery and dine in orders. Just make sure you mention Dry Creek Elementary or put it in the comments section online when placing your order.

Library Book Return

When the school closed for the year last Spring, many students had books from the library checked out to them. If you have books from the Dry Creek library at home, please bring them back and turn them into the library book drop. All books will be sanitized and left for a period of time prior to reshelving.

COVID Symptom Checker

To assist with students entering the school as they arrive in the morning, please conduct the short symptom check using the Cherry Creek Schools COVID Symptom Checker. There are three ways to access the Symptom Checker:

1. Sign into your my.cherrycreekschools.org account and select the COVID Symptom Check tile

2. Using a QR code scanner on your smartphone, scan the image above

3. Visit this link: https://bit.ly/ccsd-health

Staff will ask students upon arrival if he or she has been checked at home and be able to refer to a health services staff member if there is a concern of illness.

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.