The USDA Helps Families By Providing Free Breakfast and Lunch through the School Lunch Program. The US Department of Agriculture is continuing to help families with the meals over the 2021-22 school year. Click here for more information.
*Meal Program Benefits Application can be accessed here; applications for the 2021-22 school year will begin on July 1st. Did you know that approval for these benefits isn't just for meals? Students who qualify can also receive discounts on sports, testing, and before/aftercare!
Elementary School #45 (Blackstone Community): The Cherry Creek School District is pleased to announce the construction of a new elementary school to alleviate overcrowding and provide a quality education to students in the southeast area of the district. Elementary #45 is scheduled to open for the 2022-23 school year and will be located in the Blackstone neighborhood, on the west side of S. Blackstone Pkwy across from E. Long Place. This means a change in the school boundaries for some of the surrounding neighborhoods. Please click on this linkto see the chosen scenario and more information regarding the plans. If you have feedback, please click on the feedback link on the CCSD website.
Before and After Care: There is a before and after care option available to students at BFHE. To set up a Before and After Care account, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Any questions regarding the B&A program can be emailed to Danny Brown or you can call 720-886-8947.
Colorado Preschool CPP Program: Your child may qualify to attend Cherry Creek Preschool for free! We have 24 top-rated preschools throughout our district. For more information call 720-554-4000 or click here.
News from the Nurse:
Illness at School and Decreasing the Spread: How Can you Help?
Please keep your student/s home from school if they are feeling sick.
If your student has symptoms seen with COVID-19 (regardless of their vaccination status), they should not come to school.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include ANY of the following: Feeling feverish, having chills, temperature of 100.4 F or greater, new or worsening cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, loss of taste and smell, sore throat, runny nose or congestion, muscle aches, headache, fatigue, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea.
We encourage anyone with symptoms to reach out to their healthcare provider and seek out COVID testing.
No-cost COVID testing is available to anyone in the Cherry Creek community who needs a test:
· For current Cherry Creek students and staff: https://www.primarybio.com/l/cherry
· For friends, family and community members: https://www.primarybio.com/l/cdphe
The best way to prevent experiencing severe illness due to the COVID-19 virus or the upcoming seasonal flu (influenza) virus, is to get vaccinated.
COVID-19 vaccines are available throughout the Denver-Metro area: https://www.cherrycreekschools.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=13483 Seasonal Flu vaccines will be available at most sites after October 1st, but many grocery and drug stores have them available all year.
Flu Clinic Information: CCSD and STRIDE Community Health Center will offer flu shots and COVID-19 vaccinations during drive-thru clinics this fall. The dates are as follows:
4-6 p.m., Oct. 6 - Highline Community Elem.
4-6 p.m., Oct. 27 - OHS/PMS campus
4-6 p.m., Nov. 17- Peakview Elementary
4-6 p.m., Dec. 8 - Horizon Community Middle School
4-6 p.m., Jan. 5 - Stutler Bowl Stadium
For more information on flu clinics being held please click here
Below is a link to a general guide for students experiencing symptoms, when they should stay home and when they can return to school. Please note, if your student has been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently experiencing symptoms this leads to an automatic 10-day isolation per (Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).