Cottonwood Creek Cougar Chronicle

February 26, 2021

From your Principal, Katie Johnson

I would like to invite each to you to our next Cottonwood Creek Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting on Thursday, March 11th 11:00-12:00. This committee is intended to provide an opportunity for communication and transparency between administration and our community. During this particular meeting, you will hear about our 2021-22 staffing plan, and you will have the opportunity to talk to other community members and provide feedback as we begin to prepare for next school year. Attendance is open to all and we welcome your participation and support. Hope to "see" you there!

Meeting ID: 349 386 8030

Passcode: WWa447

Device Collection

The Colorado Measure of Academic Success (CMAS) testing window opens for Elementary on March 29, 2021. To prepare to administer this test we must collect the computers that were given out for remote learning. We are asking that you return the computer, charging cord, and any other accessories your child received to our front office by Friday, March 12, 2021. (Please make sure the device is clearly marked with your child's first and last name.) This will provide us with the time we need to clean and prepare computers 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 opt-out form located on the State Assessment Exemption tile at You can view instructions for filling out the exemption here.

Regardless of your decision to opt-out, we still need to collect the computer your child was assigned to accommodate the testing schedule.

Progress Reports

Progress reports will come home with your child today. Please return the envelope to school on Monday, March 1st.

Spring Conferences

Next week is conference week. Conferences are a great opportunity to meet with your child's teacher to learn more about your child's performance, both academically and social-emotionally. Collaboration between school and home is key to a successful school year. Please CLICK HERE to access K-5 Parent/Teacher Conference Sign Up Links. Remember, no in person conferences at this time.

No-Cost COVID-19 Testing Available

No-cost COVID-19 testing is available to anyone in the Cherry Creek community who needs a test:

What to do if your child develops symptoms?

If your child develops symptoms consistent with COVID-19, please seek advice from your healthcare provider and inform our school nurse, Patti Rojec, 720-554-3208 and:

  • Follow these isolation instructions.

  • Continue to keep your student home from school and continue to avoid any activities around other people.

As always, thank you for your continued support of our staff during this school year.


Katie Johnson


Kids Heart Challenge

Kids Heart Challenge is going great! So far, 90 families have joined our team and taken the challenge to move more, drink water or be kind! Heart Hero Kai has a special weekend mission for us this weekend: Send 10! Join our team online or on the Kids Heart Challenge app and send emails to 10 friends or family members. When you send emails, it helps spread the word about the awesome things we are doing at our school and helps us raise lifesaving donations, too! Students who SEND 10 will be entered into a drawing for a Heart Hero Prize Pack!

Cherry Creek Schools Foundation: 7th Annual Invest in Success Gala

Thursday, March 11th

6:30p-7:00p Pre-Show Festivities

7:00-7:45p Program

This free virtual event will benefit our students and rally support for our schools. Attendance to this event is FREE! All proceeds from the evening will benefit CCSD students and schools. CLICK HERE to learn more and register for this event.
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Share photos of your Cottonwood Cougars for the yearbook! Please use the link below to SHARE and UPLOAD your photos of 1st Day of School, Spirit Wear Fridays, and Spirit Week. Let's embrace this different year and share those remote learning pictures too. Thank you to the parents and teachers who have already provided photos for the yearbook!

Upload your photos here:

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Support in your Native Language

English:Please contact (name of liaison) at (email) for support with this resource in your language.

Amharic: እነዝህን መረጃዎችን በተመለከተ በቋንቋዎ ዕገዛን ለማግኘት ከፈለጉ እባክዎን ተሊሌን በዝህ እሜይል ያግኙዋት

Arabic:يرجى الاتصال بـ (جميعة صباحي أو جاودة العلمي) على ( أو للحصول على الدعم مع هذا المورد باللغة العربية.

Chinese: 如有需要,请经由,与韩馥联系,以您的语言获得此资源的支持。

Korean: 귀하의 언어로 이 자원에 대한 지원을 원하시면 (리아 리) 에게 ( 로 문의하십시오.

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

Somali: Fadlan la xiriir Omar Nur cinwaanka si aad u hesho macluumaad ku qoran luqadaada.

Spanish: Si necesita ayuda con este recurso en su idioma, póngase en contacto con Ilse Chavez Maldonado en, Rosa Han en, Helena Gognat en o Milagro Nuanes en

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

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