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Happenings Around Dry Creek Elementary

School Pictures on September 8th

School pictures will be held next Tuesday, September 8th, for all grade levels at Dry Creek including preschool. You will receive picture packets tomorrow in your child's Thursday folder, which can be sent back with your student on picture day. You can also pre-order photos online by clicking on the attached flyer.

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.

PTCO Meeting Tomorrow (9/3)

Please join us on Zoom this Thursday September 3rd, 2020 from 6:30 to 7:30 for our first General PTCO meeting of the 2020-2021 school year! Meet the new board, hear about some exciting new fundraisers and hear from the Board of Education on Measures 4A & 4B.

Are you a new family to Dry Creek? Join us for an informal question and answer session between 6:00 and 6:30pm, before the general meeting where you can meet current and alumni families and staff and ask any questions you have about the PTCO and Dry Creek.

Meeting Link:

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.

Dry Creek P.A.S.S. Committee 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.

For parents who have already RSVP'ed, you do not need to do so again. Your name has been added and you should receive a meeting link to your e-mail.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.