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THIS IS OUR 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!

10 Year Anniversary Carnival Celebration!

Black Forest Hills is celebrating 10 awesome years! Please join us for our 10 year anniversary carnival. All students and their families who have attendend BFHE are invited and welcome to join in on the fun. The celebration is being held on September 23rd from 4:30-7:00pm. Families are encouraged to pre-order their carnival wristbands which are $10 each. The cost of the wristband covers unlimited games, bounce house and prizes. Food trucks will also be available. You can pre-order your wristbands by clicking here. PRE-PAID wristbands will be available for pick up on Wednesday September 22nd from 1:00-2:30 in the front of the school. Before receiving your wristband you must complete and sign a waiver for each person participating. You may access the waiver and fill out and bring it with you when you pick up your wristbands by clicking here. You may also buy your wristbands if you have not yet done so on September 22. We encourage everyone to pick up wristbands ahead of time to avoid having to wait in line on carnival day. Wristbands purchased the day of the carnival at the event will cost $15. So pre-order them while they are on sale for only $10!!!



Fall 2021 Fun Run

The fall fun run is coming up on October 8th. Get ready for the biggest student led fundraising event of the year...the kick off celebration will happen on September 24!


Chick-Fil-A Community Night - Sept 28 & 29

Blood Drive

Children's is currently facing a critical shortage in their supply of blood products that are essential for helping to save the lives of their patients. Black Forest Hills Elementary School will be hosting a Children's Hospital Colorado Mobile Blood drive on Monday October 11!

Your donation will make a big difference. There are plenty of available appointments so if you are able to donate, please click the sign up link below. The process takes about 30 to 45 minutes total, from arrival, paperwork, a brief interview to the actual blood draw.

CLICK HERE to sign up

Location: Black Forest Hills Elementary School | 25233 E. Glasgow Dr., Aurora CO 80016 | The mobile unit will be parked at the back of the parking lot | MAP

Remember to have something to eat and hydrate beforehand, we will have snacks available after your donation! Donors will need to bring their government issued ID’s (passport or driver’s ID) to each donation. Please know that 30 minutes of your time could mean a lifetime to a child in need! Please note that masks will be required.

Are You Eligible To Donate?

  • In the past 3 months, I have traveled out of the U.S or Canada

  • I have received a tattoo and/or piercing in the last 3 months

  • I am currently taking antibiotics for an infection

  • I have received a shingles shot in the last 4 weeks

  • In the past 12 months I have been under a doctor's care for something non-routine or have had a surgery

  • I weigh less than 110 pounds

  • I am under 18 years old

  • I am a healthcare worker caring for COVID-19 positive patients and have not consistently been able to use recommended personal protective equipment (face mask, gown and gloves)

  • I have received a COVID-19 vaccine in the past 14 days

  • I have been in close contact with someone with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days

  • I am currently experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and/or feeling unwell


If you answered yes to any of the above statements, please call (720) 777-5398 to review your eligibility.

Please DO NOT DONATE if you are currently ill with symptoms of COVID-19. Click HERE to learn about COVID-19 and to view The Colorado Department of Health's COVID-19 symptoms list.

Remember:

  • Hydrate and eat a full meal an hour or two before donating

  • Bring your government issued ID


Your donation will make an incredible difference for our patients and families every day. Without blood, we would not be able to perform many lifesaving procedures.


Important School Announcements




Got The Black Forest Hills App?

For parents, this app will keep you up to date with all the happenings of the school! ​ You'll have easy access to school calendars, news, staff directories, a student absence form, and more! When you install the app, be sure to say yes when it asks to allow push notifications. This will enable you to get notifications that will pop up on your home screen.

Click here to download.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS from BFHE:

  • Cars are not allowed in the bus loop at any time.

  • Be mindful of crosswalks.

  • The fire lane is for pickup/drop-off only. Parents should not exit the car or park. A staff member will help your child in and out of the car.

  • U-turns are not allowed in school zones.

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 schoolcareworks@cherrycreekschools.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).

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nhgGIbakyAJY3XJ2TW44sw7btXXqISBR/view


Current Fundraising Opportunities

For detailed information on how to participate in the fundraising opportunities shown below please click here.

Clubs and Extra Curricular Activities


Brickster Lego Club first session starts week of 9/13. Classes provide opportunity for STEM and Engineering activities. Click here for a flyer with more information, including pricing, discounts, topics, and times.


Kidstage first class is September 23rd. Classes provide theatre and acting experience. The production is The Infamous Shoe Gang. Click here for a flyer with more information, including pricing, discounts, topics, and times.


Spanish Club will begin the week of Wed Sept. 15th (in person). Classes are provided by Spanish Enrichment, Inc and are taught by native Spanish speaking teachers. Click here for a flyer with more information, including pricing, discounts, topics, and times.

District Information

Walk, Bike, or Roll to School

CCSD’s Safe Routes to School grant encourages our parents and students to consider the many benefits of safe, active transportation to and from school! Click here for more information.