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Happenings Around Dry Creek Elementary

Fall Break - October 12-16, 2020

Dry Creek Parents and Family,

I again want to thank you all for the continual partnership in helping to keep our students and staff as safe as possible. We are just days away from fall break! As a reminder, there will be no school from October 12th-16th. In-person learning will resume on October 19, 2020.

I know that many families have plans to travel during the break. Please be thoughtful about travel plans if you go away. If you think that you or someone in your family has been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or if you have not been able to practice appropriate physical distancing during your travels, do not send your student to school and consider getting a COVID-19 test after you return. I wish you all a restful and enjoyable break.

-Mr. Watanabe

Online Book Fair is Open!

You're invited to shop our Scholastic Book Fair online from September 25th-October 8th. All purchases benefit Dry Creek, and connect kids with new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more! Click below for Dry Creek's online ordering page!

Orders will be shipped directly to your house!

PTCO Event: Chipotle Dining Night Out - October 7th

Join us at the Chipotle located inside the Park Meadows Mall Food Court (8515 Park Meadows Center Dr # SPC 252 Ste 3001) in Lone Tree on Wednesday, October 7th between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. Bring in the flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that a percentage of the proceeds will be donated to Dry Creek Elementary PTCO.

NEW! ORDER ONLINE FOR PICKUP: Use code G3ALKNF before checkout in ‘promo’ field.

Orders placed on Chipotle.com or through the Chipotle app for pickup using this unique code will be counted towards the fundraiser. Not valid on delivery orders.

Dry Creek P.A.S.S. Meeting - Wednesday at 6:00pm

Dry Creek P.A.S.S. Committee will meet via Micorsoft Teams on October 7, 2020 from 6:00-7:00pm. 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. To join, please click the button below!

Box Tops

We are doing one last push for cardboard Box Tops for Education, before they go completely to the online app at the end of the year. If you have been saving box tops or know someone who has, please bring them into the school NO LATER than October 23rd. Money raised from box tops traditionally goes toward new playground equipment for all of the kids. As always, we appreciate the generosity of all of our families!

Attendance Line Reminder

As a reminder, when reporting your student absent, please call and leave a message on the attendance line at (720) 554-3395. Thank you!

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.

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Language Translation Resources

Families who need Dry Creek Elementary communication translated, please contact the liaison listed:


Please contact Jill Exley at jexley@cherrycreekschools.org 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


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