Phone: 720-886-5300

16100 E. Smoky Hill Rd.
Aurora, CO 80015
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If you are in need of a Thanksgiving basket, please download the following form and bring it to the SHHS Counseling Office.  All names will be kept strictly confidential and you will receive a call telling you where and when to pick up your basket.

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Signals OT Rev. Thanksgiving Basket Application.pdfSignals OT Rev. Thanksgiving Basket Application.pdf






Southwest Airlines has once again donated two round-trip tickets to the PTCO, good for travel between any two cities within the Southwest Airlines system before September 1, 2012. These passes have no restrictions or blackout dates and have a total value of $800. 

To bid on the Southwest Airline tickets, please download the following form and place it in the red box in the main office. The winner will be notified by phone or e-mail.

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Southwest Airlines Bid-Thanksgiving basket 2011.pdfSouthwest Airlines Bid-Thanksgiving basket 2011.pdf


New Attendance Numbers!

  • For last names beginning with A – K:  720-886-5450
  • For last names beginning with L – Z:   720-886-5455
  • Early Dismissal Line:  720-886-5463

When excusing your child, please include:

  • first & last name (provide spelling if you leave a voice message)
  • reason for absence (a reason must be provided)
  • grade
  • parent's name and phone number

Written Notes/excuses, in place of a phone call, for absences

All notes must be provided within 48 hours after the student’s return. The note must include:
  • the student’s name,
  • grade
  • dates
  • reason for the absence
  • parental/guardian signature and a telephone number.  
Unfortunately, we are not able to deliver messages or make deliveries to the classrooms.  Phone messages only apply towards emergencies.



Resource Centers
English, Social Studies,
Math, Science
6:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Various locations

Math Café
Pre-Algebra to
Amy Howe
Betsy Sprafka
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.
All Social Studies Tamera Schlegel
6:30 – 7:10 a.m.
1R, 1G, 4G (Semester 1)
2R, 3R, 2G (Semester 2)
2:35 – 4:00 p.m.
AP US History
(DBQ) Writing
Kim Wermers
2R, 1G, 2G, 3G
Before/After School
Randy Ovick
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
College Essay Writing Perry Weissman
Before/After School
1R, 2R, 2G (Sem. 1)
3R, 1G, 4G (Sem. 2)
2nd Lunch
AP/IB European History
(DBQ & FRQ) Writing
Janice Zuk
1R, 3R
After School

Cherry Creek Schools
Special Education
Advisory Committee 
SEAC is a parent group whose purpose is to strengthen partnerships between parents, the school district and community agencies.  What does SEAC do?
  • Connects parents with other parents for support and information.
  • Connects parents with community agencies.
  • Helps parents create partnerships with schools.
  • Holds monthly meetings with speakers on topics of interest to parents of special needs students.
  • Offers a yearly Special Education 101 Class.
  • Honors 15 people each year with a Golden Heart Award for going “above and beyond” for our special needs kids.
2011-12 SEAC Meetings
Educational Services Center
4700 South Yosemite Street
Greenwood Village, CO  80111
Thursday, November 17 – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 19, 2012 – 9:30 a.m.
Thursday, February 16, 2012 – 9:30 a.m.
Thursday, March 15, 2012 – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 19, 2012 – 9:30 a.m.
For more information please call Debbie at 720-554-4490 or email

Cherry Creek Schools Care Line has new look,
same important purpose
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After the 1999 tragedy at Columbine High School, the Cherry Creek School District established the Care Line (720-554-2273 or as part of its ongoing school safety efforts, which emphasize the importance of prevention, positive school climate, and physical and psychological safety measures.
“Nothing is more important than the safety of our students, our staff members, and our families,” said Superintendent Mary Chesley.  “The academic excellence that exists in our district stems from the fact that people are safe and feel safe in our schools, allowing them to focus on teaching and learning.”
In the past 12 years, the Care Line has been used by many students, parents and community members to report potentially dangerous behavior or unsafe situations.  Reports can be made anonymously.  Last year, about one-third of Care Line calls or emails involved conflict situations.  Another third were related to suicidal thoughts or behaviors and the final third related to a variety of issues including drugs/alcohol, potential cyber crimes, threats and weapons.
To increase awareness of the Care Line, the district used funds from a Safe and Drug Free Schools grant to create posters, magnets, stickers and business cards highlighting the Care Line.
“We want students, parents and community members to know this resource is available to them,” said Dr. Scott Siegfried, Assistant Superintendent, Educational Support Services.  “We encourage them to share concerns directly with an administrator, teacher or counselor in a face-to-face manner, if possible.  However, we know there are times when they may not feel comfortable doing that and want an anonymous reporting option.”
Director of Safety and Security, Randy Councell said it’s also important to know when to call 911 instead of the Care Line.  “In an emergency or life and death situation, call 911, not the Care Line.”
When a call or email comes in to the Care Line, a team of district administrators and safety and security personnel are alerted to the message and read the email or listen to the phone call.  The situation is investigated in a variety of ways depending upon the nature of the information.
For instance, if the reporting party leaves contact information, safety and security will call them back to obtain any additional pertinent information.  Local authorities may be asked to conduct a welfare check.  Parents and the principal of any involved school may also be contacted.  District mental health experts and the crisis response team also become involved if needed.
“The Care Line is an important part of our comprehensive commitment to safe, respectful and inclusive learning environments,” said Janise McNally, Wellness Coordinator for Cherry Creek Schools.  “It’s another way we can work together to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our students, staff, families and community.”

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Plan ahead to take a little time out of your day or take a few hours off of work and come to connect with other parents, be informed by local and national speakers, and get empowered to take a proactive approach to parenting.  All parents, school administrators and community members are welcome and encouraged to attend Parent Information Network (PIN) presentations. 
Presentations are free and are held the first Tuesday of each month
at the Student Achievement Resource Center (SARC).
14188 Briarwood Avenue, Centennial, south of Arapahoe Rd., between Potomac and Jordan Roads
Come at 9:00 a.m. for refreshments and networking.
For further information go to:
November 1, 2011     Teaching the Value of Character and Leadership
December 6, 2011     Give Yourself a Break, You’re Doing Great-Celebrate You!
January 3, 2012         Students & Stress: A discussion by a panel of CCSD students

Interested in Accountability?
The Smoky Hill Accountability Committee reviews the school’s programs and offers feedback to help improve their effectiveness.  We look at achievement, the functioning of specific academic areas, safety issues, and support programs. 
We typically meet the first Wednesday of the month from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Main Office Conference Room. 
Call Jean Solis, Committee Chairperson, with questions:  303.680.5253. 
No RSVP or expertise necessary – only an interest in our community’s children!
All are welcome!
SHHS Accountability Meeting Schedule
Meetings are held from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the Main Office Conference Room.
November 2, 2011
No Meeting in December
January 4, 2012
February 1, 2012
March 7, 2012
April 4, 2012

Food and Nutrition Services is excited to introduce our new website, CCSD Café at!
It’s a user-friendly and engaging site that communicates and highlights the Food and Nutrition Services department.  Whether you’re a parent, student, teacher or administrator, you’ll find a wealth of information on our new site. Visit the site often to keep up to date with what’s new in the department.
A few highlights of CCSD Café…
·         Apply for free and reduced-price meals online
·         Pay for meals online
·         Access carbohydrate and allergen information for meals
·         Schedule catering for an event
·         Find nutrition education information
·         Learn about the programs led by Food and Nutrition Services
On the site you’ll also find the Virtual Café. This feature is an interactive tool for students and families to take a deeper look at Cherry Creek’s school meals. Using this tool, students are able to create meals and see the nutritional value of each of these meals. The Virtual Café is programmed to show the actual meals served in our cafeterias on the days they are served. After dragging menu items to your tray, you can see the nutrients in the meal chosen and how this meal compares to the USDA standard for a lunch meal. In addition, view the allergens and price of each meal. Create your own account to track your students’ meal history. This feature can also be using in Spanish. At home, this allows you to discuss daily meal choices with your student, learn more about the meals served in your student’s school and keep an open conversation about the food choices your student is making.
This makes for a powerful nutrition education tool! Start exploring the Virtual Café today.
Our goal is to provide your students with healthy and appealing meals and to encourage healthy lifestyles. We hope that this new website gives parents an idea of our mission and provides parents with the information you need.
Visit today!

Drivers’ Education classes will be offered during the school year.  For a schedule of classes and registration form, please go to:

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 Readiness Emergency Management for Schools (REMS)

 in Cherry Creek Schools 2011-2012

As a result of funds received in 2005 from the Emergency Response and Crisis Management (ERCM) grant from the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools, all leadership and school safety/crisis teams in the Cherry Creek Schools have been receiving ERCM training.  We have developed updated and effective emergency response plans and procedures that align with state and federal Homeland Security Emergency Management and the National Incident Management System (NIMS). 
Since 2005, Cherry Creek Schools has improved communications with our community agencies, trained key staff to provide for the emotional impact of a crisis on students and staff, and developed sustainable training materials and crisis response kits for our schools. In 2011 the ERCM process has changed to Readiness Emergency Management for Schools (REMS). We are committed to continuing this effort with REMS training.
We would also like to take this opportunity to inform parents about new changes to the Cherry Creek School District’s website that now give parents needed information about school safety and related issues.  The website explains the district’s efforts to provide for both the physical and psychological safety of our children and gives parents links to excellent online resources.  This section of the district website continues to be under construction and materials will be updated as needed.  You can view the information by going to and selecting the Safety & Security Quick Links.
Topics and information include:
What to Do in the Event of an Emergency
Information about the CCSD Comprehensive Safe Schools Plan
Care Line Information (Revised 2011)
Other Resources, Links and/or Handouts:
Crisis Resources
Internet Safety
Personal Safety (neighborhood, strangers, etc.)
Violence Prevention
For more information about your school’s crisis planning, please contact your school’s Principal.  For further information about REMS planning in the schools, please contact Randy Councell, Director, Office of Safety and Security, 720-554-4489 or Ronald Lee, Psy.D., Mental Health Coordinator, Safe Schools Design Team, 720-554-4252.

“Breakfast with Our Legislators”
Date:          November 9, 2011
Time:          7:30 a.m.
Place:         SARC (Student Achievement Resource Center)
                   14188 E. Briarwood Ave., Centennial 80112

Cost:           $7.00  

Directions: South from Arapahoe road onto Jordan road, then west onto Briarwood
Members of the Cherry Creek Community Legislative Network cordially invite you to join us for breakfast with members of the Colorado General Assembly representing the schools in the Cherry Creek School District. 
This is a wonderful opportunity to become better acquainted with members of our delegation in an informal setting as we work together for a successful 2011-2012 session benefiting Colorado students. 
If you are interested, please download the following form and mail reservation form with payment by Wednesday, November 2, 2011.



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Cherry Creek School District No. 5 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in admission to its programs, services or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations. The lack of English language skills shall not be a barrier to admission or participation in the district’s activities and programs. The Cherry Creek School District No. 5 also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices. This notice is provided as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding these laws may be forwarded to the designated compliance officer: District Compliance Officer or directly to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Region VIII, Federal Office Building 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite #310, Denver, CO 80204.

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