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Communication Services

Cherry Creek's Office of Communication Services is responsible for fostering awareness, understanding and support for the district's schools, students and staff.

What We Do

We organize special events, manage the district website to provide information about schools and the school district to parents and the community. We also act as a community liaison between departments, schools, parents and the public, assist print and broadcast journalists, as well as provide media advice to district ​schools and staff. 

In addition, we serve as a general clearinghouse for Realtors and new residents in search of information on the Cherry Creek School District.

Publications

Shareholders’ Updates
Sent to every household in the district. Meets legal requirements for accreditation and accountability according to state law, but also provides information about key achievement goals and strategies together with fiscal responsibility.​​​​​​

Enewsletters
Sent to subscribers each month with information about district achievement, financial information, staff, events, board policy, etc. Sign up now​.

eBlasts
Occasional “breaking news” emails designed to provide the latest information on important issues, dispel rumors, counter and/or preempt negative news media stories and inform during emergencies.

Getting to Know Us brochure
Contains a district map on one side and useful district information on the other. Available through district and school offices.

Master Calendar
Now online at www.cherrycreekschools.org/

Fall and Winter/Spring Activity Guides
Includes important district-wide information as well as school listings. Distributed through district and school offices.

Media Requests

It is Cherry Creek School District policy for all news media inquiries regarding the district, departments or school sites to be referred to the Communication Department to ensure the most timely and accurate response. Please call 720 554-4475.

Open Records Requests

The Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) is a series of laws designed to allow the public access to the records of government agencies at all levels in Colorado, including schools districts. Most records are public and open for inspection. Two important exceptions are student records and portions of personnel files. To learn more about CORA, please view the Colorado Attorney General's FAQ.

For student records, please contact your child's school or the district's Admission Office. The confidentiality of academic records are protected by the Family Educational Rights to Privacy Act (FERPA) and are not subject to CORA.

All open records requests should be submitted directly to Communication Services. Attorney requests should be made to Sonja McKenzie, General Counsel. There is no requirement for any special format for the request. We ask that you submit the request in writing via email or postal mail. Please be as specific as possible about the information you are seeking to help ensure that we are able to respond to your request accurately and in the time required by law.

The information you are seeking may be available on our website. If you are looking for financial records, please visit our Financial Transparency and Budget pages before submitting your request.

Please click here to view all student, school and staff board policies.

If you are looking for district and school accountability information, please visit our Assessments of Learning page for links to the following:

•PARCC (formerly TCAP and CSAP) results by grade level for each school and for the district

•Percent of classes taught by Highly Qualified Teachers

•The number and percent of students taking advanced placement courses

•Number of students taking college courses under the Post Secondary Enrollment

•Options Act

•Graduation rates and dropout rates

•Results of the 11th grade college entrance exam (ACT) for the district as a whole, and compared to the state average

•Accreditation

The Open Records Act only makes public written information that already exists within the government. It does not require an agency or other government organization involved to create new records to respond to a request. It also does not require the government to manipulate or analyze information it might have in a new way to respond to a request.

There may be a fee associated with fulfilling requests for a large number of records to cover the costs of redaction of confidential information, or for requests involving extensive digital or electronic data, of up to $30 per hour of staff time, .25 cents per paper copy and .50 cents per CD. You will be notified in advance of any fees, and payment must be received in advance.

Email requests to: Abb​e Smith, Director of Communications, Cherry Creek School District at asmith@cherrycreekschools.org.

Attorney requests should be made to Sonja McKenzie, General Counsel, Cherry Creek School District at smckenzie3@cherrycreekschools.org.

Mail requests to: Communication Services, ESC, 4700 S. Yosemite St., Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Requests that are not received by Communication Services or the Office of General Counsel may not be considered as received by the Cherry Creek School District. 
 
Mail requests to: Communication Services, ESC, 4700 S. Yosemite St., Greenwood Village, CO 80111               


Staff:

Abbe Smith, Director of Communications
Email: asmith@cherrycreekschools.org

Anna Osborn Dolan, Communications Coordinator
Email: adolan4@cherrycreekschools.org

Christy Everson, Community Relations and District Event Coordinator
Email: ceverson@cherrycreekschools.org

Adam Goldstein, Digital Communications Specialist
Email: agoldstein3@cherrycreekschools.org

Cari Hinton, Website Manager
Email: chinton3@cherrycreekschools.org

Anders Nelson, Audio/Visual Communications Specialist
Email: anelson56@cherrycreekschools.org

Thelma Howell, Administrative Assistant
Email: thowell7@cherrycreekschools.org


Communication Services

Educational Services Center
4700 S. Yosemite St.
Englewood, CO 80111
(720) 554-4475
Email: asmith@cherrycreekschools.org

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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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