Hawk Highlights

October 6, 2021

Dear Hollys Families,

As Principal Drvenkar shared at the beginning of the year, one of our goals is to bolster student and school safety. We honor this important goal through the following measures:


· Review and implement district policy, procedures and practices

· Provide daily vigilance and assign supervisory duties for all staff members

· Enhance our application of crisis and safety procedures at The Hollys https://iloveuguys.org/The-Standard-Response-Protocol.html

· Promote a caring community and effective discipline system

· Use a consistent and defined PBIS system with explicit training and communication for teachers, para-educators, and parents

· Strengthen the Hollys’ community partnerships with law enforcement and CCSD security specialists


Recently, in thoughtful partnership with our CCSD security specialists and local law enforcement, the Hollys conducted a very successful Lockdown Drill. In the event of a Lockdown Drill, staff and students practice, “Locks, lights, out of sight,” during which time staff members secure the building and students move away from sight, maintain silence, refrain from opening doors and prepare for further guidance.


As a part of the aforementioned I Love U Guys Organization, during a Lockdown Drill, staff members practice communicating in real-time with CCSD security specialists and local law enforcement using a RedBag Quick Response (QR) Code. The RedBag kit is available in every single room in each school building. Each Redbag kit serves as a communication tool and includes more than a dozen items designed to assist with a wide variety of medical emergencies. You can learn more about these efficient resources here: CCSD RedBags.


We are so proud of our students and staff for engaging in these practice drills with the utmost professionalism and diligence, as we take these opportunities very seriously to best equip us to respond expeditiously in emergency situations.


Upcoming, we have Fall Break the week of October 18 – 22. Hopefully, this week off offers families time to rest and rejuvenate. Next month, The Hollys will be hosting Fall Conferences November 12, 15 and 17. We look forward to collaborating with you, as your child’s experience and education is our top priority. More information will be provided in the near future.


Our door is always open for any concerns, questions or ideas you may have, so feel free to call or visit anytime.


Your partner in education,


Chris Toliver

Assistant Principal

Scholastic Book Fair November 12, 15 & 17

Holly Hills will hold an in-person Scholastic Book Fair during Parent Teacher Conferences November 12, 15 and 17. Don't forget to stop by!

Picture Day is Friday, October 8!

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National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 – October 15 is recognized nationally as Hispanic Heritage Month. Here are several links to websites that have resources for teachers and families to recognize this month with students. The first link gives you the historical context of Hispanic Heritage Month.


Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Month

Education World – Lessons for Hispanic Heritage Month

Smithsonian Learning Lab: Hispanic Heritage

Learning for Justice – Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

The Library of Congress: Hispanic American History

Colorín Colorado

Teacher Vision

A Message from the Hollys PTCO

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Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting

Community Outreach

Additional Resources

Translation Services

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 thirpa@cherrycreekschools.org


Arabic:

يرجى الاتصال بـ (جميعة صباحي أو جاودة العلمي) على ( jsebbahi@cherrycreekschools.org أو

jdajanialami@cherrycreekschools.org.) للحصول على الدعم مع هذا المورد باللغة العربية.


Chinese:

如有需要,请经由ahan10@cherrycreekschools.org,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 (llee6@cherrycreekschools.org) 로 문의하십시오.


Russian:

Пожалуйста, обращайтесь к Ларисе Бака по адресу: lbaca3@cherrycreekschools.org для получения поддержки с помощью этого ресурса на своём языке.


Somali:

Fadlan la xiriir Omar Nur cinwaanka emaylka-onur2@cherrycreekschools.org 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 ichavezmaldonado@cherrycreekschools.org, Rosa Han en rhan4@cherrycreekschools.org, Helena Gognat en hgognat@cherrycreekschools.org o Milagro Nuanes en mnuanes@cherrycreekschools.org


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