Hawk Highlights

March 5, 2021

Dear Families of the Hollys,

The Colorado Measure of Academic Success (CMAS) testing window opens on March 29, 2021. This testing allows us to measure how well our students are performing toward mastery of the content of the state standards.

We have collected most of the computer devices that were issued to students for remote learning. If you still have a Cherry Creek Schools/Hollys device in the home, we need it for CMAS testing. Please return the computer and charging cord to school by March 12, 2021. This will provide us ample time to update and prepare computer devices for students to use for state testing.

As always, if you want to proactively excuse your student from state testing this year, you must fill out the “State Assessment Exemption” form located in your parent portal at my.cherrycreek.org.

You can view instructions for filling out the exemption here. https://www.cherrycreekschools.org/cms/lib/CO50000184/Centricity/Domain/1419/State%20Assessment%20Exemption%20Process.pdf

We would like to thank our partnership with the Hollys Parent Teacher Community Organization (PTCO). During such a unique year, our PTCO has been a champion for students and staff alike, partnering with us and celebrating who we are as an amazing school community. We thank you for your unwavering positive support which allows us to keep our focus on student joy and success.

Spring Break is quickly approaching! This year, our Spring Break is March 15 – 19, 2021. We are all looking forward to the warmer spring weather.We hope this upcoming break will afford families time for rest and relaxation and we look forward to students returning on Monday, March 22, 2021!

Additionally, we are so grateful to our parents and guardians who joined forces with us during Spring Conferences! Thank you for sharing your insight about your student as a learner and thank you for your willingness to trust and collaborate with us so we can provide the most respectful and dignified learning experiences our students need and deserve. The Hollys community is truly a very special place.

As always, thank you for helping to create a school community that supports all of our students. By working together, we can ensure our Holly Hawks will continue to reach new heights in their education.

Your partner in education,

Chris Toliver

Assistant Principal

Please Bring a Water Bottle to School

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, school water fountains are not available, so please make sure your child brings a reusable water bottle to school every day.

Invest in Success Gala - March 11, 2021

Join the Cherry Creek School Foundation for the 7th Annual Invest in Success Gala. Get your fanciest sweatpants for this FREE virtual event! Enjoy special-guest appearances, student performances, a spectacular silent-auction, and more – all supporting CCSD’s students and schools! Click Here to Sign Up

Sign Up for ECS Summer Camp!

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Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting

SFCR Virtual Training March 25th and 26th

Register for Stream-A-Palooza!

A Message from the Hollys PTCO

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Get Ready for Cherry Creek Reads 2021!

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What’s your story?

Find out during Cherry Creek Reads 2021, a districtwide celebration of reading, coming up March 8-12!

The theme for the week is “Read Together, Share Our Stories Together!” and is based on the inspirational book Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal. It’s a heartfelt story about a little girl who deepens her understanding of her own identity and her own story by learning about the power behind her name.

Just like Alma in the book, students, parents and families are encouraged to have fun dinner table discussions about the books each family member is reading, think about their own name stories and ask questions like, What does your name mean? What does your name stand for? What do you want to be known for?

Cherry Creek Schools students, parents, teachers, staff, friends and family members are encouraged to read for 67 minutes or more. That’s one minute of reading for every CCSD school. Students may also participate in a variety of special activities, from student-created podcasts, videos or posters telling their own name stories, messaging a favorite author or illustrator or schoolwide “Drop Everything and Read” time.

So, grab a book and join us for Cherry Creek Reads 2021!

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

Translation Services


Please contact (name of liaison) at (email) 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

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