Explorer Express

Happenings Around Dry Creek Elementary

Dry Creek Parents and Families,

It is hard to believe we are just a week away from Thanksgiving. In this season of gratitude, I wanted to once again thank all our parents and community members for the flexibility as we moved from in-person to remote learning this week. I understand that having your student(s) at home is a change and poses challenges for families. I appreciate how students and parents have adapted to the transition to remote learning. We all would prefer to have students learning in-person, but we also know that keeping students and staff safe is a top priority. We are all looking forward to seeing our students in-person again this school year.

I also want to be sure to say a special thank you to our teachers and staff who have done an incredible job of preparing students and planning for remote learning. It has been a collective effort to get our students the materials, skills, and resources needed to learn remotely. Thank you teachers for the hard work and dedication to the Dry Creek community.

Thanksgiving break is next week. This year due to added staff furlough days, there will be no school for the entire week. We will return to remote learning on Monday, November 30, 2020. I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and a safe and restful week off. Dry Creek is thankful for our amazing students, parents, staff, and community!

My Best,

Mr. Watanabe

Join the Dry Creek Gratitude Campaign

This time of year we often reflect on those people, places, and things that we are grateful for in our lives. While we are unable to be together in person, we can still share those people and things that we are grateful for this year by participating in our digital gratitude campaign. Here's how it works!

1. Go to: https://flipgrid.com/534fbf3c

2. Click "Enter Your Guest Password"

3. Enter: Explore2020

4. Click "Record a Response" and share what you are grateful for and why!

Remote Learning Resources

Remote Learning Plans

If you have not downloaded the Remote Learning Plans, please click the attachment below. These plans contain information and schedules for remote learning.

Remote Learning Assistance

For help with remote learning (logging on, navigating platforms, obtaining log-in

information, device malfuntions, etc.), please follow these steps:

1. Ask your student’s teacher for help via phone call, e-mail or during office hours

2. Call the main office at Dry Creek at (720) 554-3300

If an issue arises during your student’s synchronous learning block, please call the main

office for immediate assistance with technical issues. Teachers will be teaching the class

and may not have the ability to stop and assist with issues.

If the office staff are unable to assist you, we will provide you with the necessary next steps to

getting your issue resolved.

Need Childcare During Remote Learning?

Explorer Club will be open during remote learning and be following a feeder model, where schools from each high-school feeder area will combine to provide care. Dry Creek Elementary will be hosting programs from Dry Creek and Walnut Hills.

To sign up for Explorer Club, sign-into your my.cherrycreekschools.org account and click on the SchoolCare tile.

For more specific information about Explorer Club during Remote Learning, click the button below.

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.