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August 31, 2020
Important Announcements
Dear CCA Families,
On Friday, August 28, 2020 Dr. Siegfried, CCSD Superintendent, shared an important message with all families.  Click here to see that message again: 
Preventing the Spread of COVID-19
Along with CCSD we have met or exceeded all health department guidelines and have multiple overlapping strategies in place to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 here at CCA. Our staff is required to complete the COVID symptom tracker each day before they enter the building.  We check this list every day to ensure that we have a healthy staff ready for your children.  We have also asked that every family complete this checklist  at home, prior to coming to bringing your child to CCA so that we know all children are healthy.  We have linked the COVID symptom tracker on our mobile app for your convenience. 
We have worked diligently to keep our K-4 students in their classroom cohorts each day. We do not intermix our students with different classes. We arrive at separate doors, we stay in our separate classrooms, we eat lunch separately, we play separately and when we leave at the end of the day we stay in our separate groups.  We have reduced the amount of adults in each classroom each day.  We have developed very specific hand washing routines throughout the day and we have increased the frequency of sanitizing our hands.  We have implemented additional cleaning practices to keep our classroom surfaces clean each day.  Every staff member and every student at CCA wears a mask.  We are doing all that we can to remain healthy and safe in our learning environment.
What we are struggling to stop is children being sent to school from homes where family members have COVID-related symptoms, are waiting for COVID test results or have returned from out-of-state travel and camps.  We need your help.  
  • If any member of your household has any COVID-related symptoms or is getting tested based on symptoms, DO NOT send your child(ren) to school until:
  • All symptoms have resolved for all family members.
  • Negative test results for the family member are confirmed.
  • An alternate diagnosis is provided by a physician.
  • If your child(ren) has just returned from out-of-state travel or an overnight camp, DO NOT send them to school for 14 days after their return.

Sending your child(ren) to school under any of these circumstances is irresponsible and jeopardizes the entire classroom, grade level or cohort of students. This is the moment when we need to put the greater good first and make the decision to protect your teacher and the rest of the class from any possible exposure. If we all do our part, we can keep students in school. If we do not, we will have COVID cases and we will be forced to move to remote/virtual learning.
Please see this letter from Tri-County Health Department: A Call for Shared Community Responsibility in Supporting the Reopening of Schools.
If you do need to quarantine, please notify our front desk and then contact your child’s teacher(s) for homework and assignments.  We will do our very best to provide those for you in a timely manner.  Please know that we do not offer virtual/online classes at this time for grades K-4. We will continue to monitor the health of each class and if at any point we need to switch to a full remote/virtual classroom,  you will be notified immediately.  
How we handle a confirmed case of COVID-19
When we receive word of a positive case or symptomatic individual, we immediately begin contact tracing and determine next steps.  CCSD has a team that helps and supports us with this process. Our immediate steps include:
  • Contacting the positive staff member or student to confirm quarantine;
  • Beginning the interview and data collection process to determine last date of attendance, close contacts, symptom onset, testing dates, etc. with a timeframe starting 48 hours prior to test date or symptoms;
  • Discussing contact tracing with Tri-County Health for guidance;
  • Determining whether any students or staff need to quarantine and contacting them directly;
  • Communicating to the staff and community of the site about the case even if there is no additional impact; and
  • Ordering a full-building deep-clean that night.
We will communicate information regarding any cases impacting or related to CCA and we will fully protect individuals’ FERPA and HIPAA privacy.
Grades 5-8 online/virtual learning
Our students in grades 5-8 continue to be served online in our virtual classrooms. Our instruction is delivered 5 days a week through synchronous learning opportunities that are defined by our Remote Learning Schedule along with asynchronous learning opportunities that have been provided as part of the learning resources available to our students in Schoology and/or Google Classroom.  I am proud of our students who have demonstrated active engagement through participation in their classes.  By being an active member of the virtual class and by completing coursework and assignments our students’ learning has been off to an incredible start!  We continue to take attendance in each class and we measure our student engagement through both informal and formal assessments. 
In closing I want to thank you for your partnership. Our ability to maintain our current  In-Person learning for our K-4 is 100% dependent upon our collective actions and decisions. Please continue to stay committed to doing your part to ensure that we all stay safe and healthy.  If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at or on my personal cell phone 920-216-9111.   
Ann Schultz
Ann Schultz, PhD
Executive Director of Cherry Creek Academy
School begins at 8:00 am. Students need to be in their classrooms by 8:00 am. Supervision for student drop-off is provided from 7:20 am to 8:00 am All students must be dropped off on the north side of Caley. There is one line of cars on Caley. We ask that you drop-off when the line of cars stops, beginning after the stop sign at Caley and Elmira Circle. At any point after that stop sign when the line stops, please have your child exit the car and use the sidewalk to walk up to the door that they enter. Please stay in line and do not pull around cars to get ahead. If you want your child to have breakfast please make sure they arrive in their classrooms by 7:45 am. 
We have partnered with Way to Go! This is a free service with the goal of reducing traffic congestion and minimizing the stress of getting children to and from school. Rest assured, your information will only be shared with participating Cherry Creek Academy families. No one else will ever see your information, unless you elect to share your information with families at other schools. It’s free and there is no obligation to participate. Schoolpool is a service of Way to Go, a federally funded program of the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG). For more information, please click here.
Cherry Creek School District Parent Information Network
The CCA Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is a group of parents dedicated to enhancing your student’s experience and wellbeing by collaborating to embody in our school mission statement: “Motivated students and responsible parents working together with exemplary teachers for excellent education.” 

We strive to build community by engaging and empowering our parents with many opportunities to be involved. In addition, the PTO contributes to the school in various ways. Past school year contributions include procuring tablets, a 3D printer, e-readers, water bottle filler stations, and a new scoreboard. This year we will provide welcome back goodie bags for teachers and students. Due to Covid-19 our year will look different, rest assured we will follow our district and school guidelines and support our community in every way possible.

The first General Assembly PTO Meeting will be held virtually on Friday, September 18, 2020 at 9:05 am.
Box Tops are a great way to support our PTO! Look for the Box Tops logo. You can find find it on hundreds of products you know and love. No more clipping. No more sending Box Tops to school. All you need is your phone. Download the ALL-NEW Box Tops app, shop as you normally would, then simply scan your store receipts to find participating products. The app will automatically credit your school's Box Tops earnings online.To learn more, click here.
Cherry Creek School District Parent Information Network
This fall PIN will be hosting all events virtually. Live Presentations will be held at 9:15 am the first Tuesday of most months and at 6:30 pm on the second Tuesday of most months.

Watch the Live Presentation of Craig Knippenberg on the social brain, live at 9:15 a.m. on September 1, 2020.Your child is “wired for survival.” With hormone changes and the impact of electronics threatening to hijack the brain, your family can learn how to support the “Social Brain” together throughout the Pandemic. For more information, please click here.
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Monday Teacher Letters
Please click on the links below to access Monday Newsletters from our teachers.

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Announcement from Food and Nutrition Services
This year Cherry Creek Academy is partnering with the Cherry Creek School District Food & Nutrition Services. We will be offering breakfast and lunch! If you would like your child(ren) to receive breakfast at school, please drop them off no later than 7:45 am.

Please ensure your child(ren) have adequate funds in their lunch accounts. To pay online, please create an account on the Titan Parent Portal. For more information on registering for online payments, please click here. You may also pay by check. Please make checks payable to Food and Nutrition Services and include your child's name and student ID number in the memo section.

For more information, please click here.
Volunteer Opportunities
In order to adhere to safety guidelines, we will not be able to accomodate volunteers in our building. We will provide many virtual opportunities. For more opportunities, please contact your child's homeroom teacher. 

  • Amazon Smile
  • Back to School Night Meetings/Training & Tutorial Sessions
  • Board Meetings and Committee Meetings
  • King Soopers Loyalty Program
  • Mobile App
  • Parent Teacher Conferences
  • PIN Meetings
  • PTO Meetings
  • Social Media

For more information about current volunteer opportunities, please click here.

To create an account, please click here.

To log your volunteer hours, please click here.
Yearbooks on Sale NOW
To customize and purchase your yearbook, go to! Enter CCA’s passcode: 1013808470921971. All yearbooks will be sent directly to your home in May 2021. Please make sure to enter your correct address. Click here for more information.
Online Club Coming Soon
CCA is happy to offer a Mathletes, CCA's math club, for its students in grades 3 - 8. All Mathletes meetings and competitions will be virtual at this time.

  • Please click here to register. The deadline for registration is September 4, 2020

  • Please click here to pay fees online. You may also submit payment by check to CCA. Please include your child's full name and homeroom teacher on the memo line.

For more information, please click here.
Chess Club
National Master and four-time Colorado State Champion Lior Lapid is back to teach five online chess classes for children of all levels! Weekly lessons will be live on Zoom from 4:30 - 5:30, Monday - Friday, starting September 8. Each class includes optional homework and supplemental materials as well as access to daily scholastic tournaments on with students from other local schools. For more information and online registration, click here. For questions, please contact Lior at
Online Language Classes
Bike Path Learning, the company who previously offered Spanish and French clubs at CCA, will be hosting online classes in Spanish, French and Chinese this year! Various classes are available seven days a week, but space is limited. Please click here for more information.
Cherry Creek Academy is Hiring
Cherry Creek Academy recruits, develops, retains, and rewards a premier workforce so that those working with our students are exceptional. 

If you are interested in applying to Cherry Creek Academy please email your resume & cover letter to:

Are you interested in being a Substitute Teacher or Substitute Assistant/Supervisor at Cherry Creek Academy? 

Do you hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher? If you do you are eligible to apply for a Three Year Substitute Authorization through the Colorado Department of Education. Click here to access the application link.

If you do not hold a Bachelor’s degree, but you are a High School graduate, you are eligible to apply for a One Year Substitute Authorization through the Colorado Department of Education. Click here to access the application link.

Daily Rate: $110/day.

Upon receipt of your initial licensure, and 5 days of working as a substitute at CCA, CCA will reimburse you for the cost of your licensure.
Upcoming Events
For the latest schedule of events, please click here. More information on events is offered in the description section of each event on CCA's Master Google Calendar. Learn how to add events from our calendar to yours at
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
  • Technology Committee Meeting: 7:00 - 8:00 am
  • The Technology Committee oversees Cherry Creek Academy’s technology assets and provides consultation and advice to the school on technology decisions. Please click here for the agendas and minutes.
  • School Accountability Committee Meeting: 8:05 - 9:00 am
  • The SAC is a required committee of all schools and falls under the Governance Committee. This committee elects a parent chair person each year and implements two annual surveys – the Teacher Feedback Survey and the Climate Survey. CCA Director and administrative staff present the School Unified Improvement plan and school Dashboard for committee feedback.  Please click here for SAC Agendas and Minutes.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Friday, September 4, 2020
  • Governance Committee Meeting: 8:05 am - 9:05 am
  • The Governance Committee helps the CCA Board provide oversight that complies with our Charter, bylaws and contract with Cherry Creek School District by maintaining, updating and initiating policies and procedures related to Cherry Creek Academy and the CCA Board. It also acts as the Board liaison to the School Accountability (SAC) Committee. Please click here for Governance Committee Agendas and Minutes.

Monday, September 7, 2020
  • Labor Day - No School

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
  • Board Meeting: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
  • The CCA School Board is responsible for the oversight of CCA. This group exists to maintain fiscal responsibility, ensure mission compliance, interface with the Cherry Creek School District and provide overall leadership, direction and planning. Please click here for Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes.
To join a meeting:
  1. Please visit CCA's Master Calendar.
  2. Click on the meeting that you would like to attend.
  3. Click "More Details."
  4. Click "Join Hangouts Meet."
  5. Alternatively, you can join by phone by dialing the meeting number and entering the meeting pin.
  6. Please remember to use mute when you are not speaking. This is important and will reduce background noise and other complications.
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