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Return to School Plans

Dry Creek Parents and Families,

Welcome back to school! Dry Creek teachers and staff are eager and excited to welcome students back this week. As we embark on a new and different start to school, please download and read the document below called "Return to School Plans". The plans below will outline changes to procedures and provide an overview of what students and parents can expect on a daily basis. As always, please reach out to your student's teacher or the main office with questions. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Mr. Kevin Watanabe


COVID Symptom Checker

Prior to school each day, please conduct a 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.

Phase-In Week (August 17-21)

In an effort to provide support to students and staff and to ensure that everyone understands safety protocols, we will implement a gradual return to school based on the following schedule:

  • Monday, August 17, 2020- 5th Grade ONLY

  • Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 4th Grade ONLY

  • Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 3rd Grade ONLY

  • Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 2nd Grade ONLY

  • Friday, August 21, 2020 - Kindergarten and First Grade ONLY

The first day of school for all students at the same time will be August 24, 2020.

Students can arrive to school beginning at 7:45am, school hours are 8:00 am-2:45 pm.

Back to School Night

Dry Creek's Back to School Night will be Thursday, August 27th from 6:30-7:30pm. Teachers will be presenting to parents virtually this year. Please check your e-mail from your student's teacher for information and how to join the virtual presentations.

Dry Creek P.A.S.S. Meeting

Wednesday, Sep. 9th, 6-7pm

This is an online event.

P.A.S.S. stands for Partnerships for Academically Successful Students. It is a committee comprised of parents, Dry Creek staff, and community members. We are looking for parents who are interested in joining the P.A.S.S. committee. The purpose of P.A.S.S. is to support the district's goal of Inclusive Excellence and is a critical component of systemic equity transformation. P.A.S.S. provides a structure to build relationships between the school and parents 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 the administration and staff. This year's first P.A.S.S. meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 9th from 6:00-7:00 pm. Please add your name and e-mail address below if you are interested in attending. A link will be sent to you once you RSVP.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

A Message from the PTCO

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! While things may look different this year, you can expect the PTCO to continue with the same effort and drive as in previous years. Fundraising will look a lot different this year, however, we will still be starting the year off with our annual pledge drive. We are asking for a pledge of $150 per child. Just like in previous years, this money will help fund our technology needs and our teaching assistants. With a full $150 pledge by September 1st, you will get the opportunity to place a personalized message to your student or family member on the marquee!

Follow the link below to donate today. We really appreciate all your support to help ensure our school remains one of the best in the state!


Reach out to president@drycreekptco.org for any questions or to get involved!