Hawk Highlights

April 9, 2021

Dear Families of the Hollys,

Springtime has finally arrived! We are so excited to enter the last phase of our school year as we continue to focus on rigorous and meaningful teaching and learning, thoughtful activities and joyful student celebrations! We also feel very prepared to support our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students with state testing, Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS). Although this year has been unique, our amazing students are well prepared for this state assessment.

We will begin CMAS testing on Monday, April 26, 2021 through Monday, May 4, 2021.

Fifth Grade English Language Arts CMAS Testing: 4/26/21, 4/27/21, 4/28/21

Fourth Grade Math CMAS Testing: 4/27/21, 4/28/21, 4/29/21

Third Grade English Language Arts CMAS Testing: 4/29/21, 4/30/21, 5/4/21

Make-Up Testing: May 5 – 12, 2021

Non-Contact Day, No School for Students: May 7, 2021

If you choose to opt your child out of CMAS testing for the 2020-2021 school year, please fill out the exemption form located on the State Assessment Exemption tile at my.cherrycreek.org. For 5th Grade, you would only need to opt-out of English Language Arts (ELA) CMAS Testing. For 4th Grade students, you would only need to opt-out of Math CMAS Testing. For 3rd Grade, you would only need to opt-out of English Language Arts (ELA) CMAS Testing.

You can view instructions for filling out the exemption here.

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Please do not hesitate to reach out should you have any questions or need support. We thank you for your partnership and support to ensure students arrive to school on time and well rested each day!

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.

From the Clinic

As you prepare for the upcoming school year, immunizations are one of the very important items to add to your checklist. Colorado law requires students who attend a public, private or parochial K-12 school to be vaccinated against many vaccine preventable diseases unless a certificate of exemption is filed. Holly Hills Elementary is currently at 93.4% vaccination rate for the MMR, with 1.64% MMR exempt. For more information, read the letter below or visit cdphe.colorado.gov/schoolrequiredvaccines.

Jackie Lane, RN, BSN

School Nurse



Online Scholastic Book Fair!

Save the date for the Online Scholastic Book Fair! Shopping is open from April 19 through May 2. You will have access to over 6,000 products. All orders ship directly to your home, with free shipping on book-only orders over $25. All purchases support our school - both Holly Ridge and Holly Hills will benefit equally.

Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/hollyhillselementaryschool1

Happy Reading!

Hawk's Nest Before and After Care

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A Message from the Hollys PTCO

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Sign Up for ECS Summer Camp!

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Next Year's School Calendar

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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.

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