Dear Cherry Creek Academy Families,

Today Cherry Creek Academy conducted a full scale evacuation drill. At approximately 9:15 a.m. an announcement was made for students to exit the building for a normal fire drill. Once outside, we took attendance. Following our attendance, we practiced a full scale evacuation. This is part of our emergency planning and includes our entire school moving to a safe site in the event we needed to evacuate our building in case of an emergency. Our evacuation site is High Plains Elementary located at 6100 S Fulton St, Englewood, CO 80111.

I am so proud of our students and staff for the incredible job they did with our drill. Within minutes our students and staff were all outside safely and our building was evacuated. Within 5 minutes and 30 seconds we took attendance and began moving to the our evacuation site. We arrived within 19 minutes. At that point we took attendance again and returned to Cherry Creek Academy. Knowing that we able to evacuate our entire building, account for every student and staff member at our evacuation point and return to Cherry Creek Academy within 38 minutes helps confirm our confidence in responding to an emergency. This could not have been accomplished without the cooperation of everyone involved.

While I hope that we will never have to utilize this training, it is important to prepare for crisis situations. If you have any questions about our crisis training that our students and staff have gone through, please do not hesitate to contact me at thargreaves@cherrycreekacademy.org

Sincerely,

Assistant Principal, Elementary