Trailblazer Weekly | April 1, 2024

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Overland High School


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Seniors and a parent/guardian must attend a Parent Grad meeting in April. This meeting is mandatory for those who plan to walk in the graduation ceremony.

Parent Grad Meetings

Last Name A–Ln

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Overland Auditorium


Last Name Lo–Z

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Overland Auditorium


You may attend either of the nights.

Get your senior yard signs in the Activities Office or at the Parent Grad Meetings.

Join us for an enlightening evening featuring industry leaders and our esteemed guest speaker, Shayla Rivera - former NASA Rocket Scientist turned multi-talented powerhouse.

Explore the future of aerospace and sustainability at the Cherry Creek Innovation Campus on Wednesday, 4/3/2024. Doors open at 5:00 PM for an exhibit hall experience followed by Shayla's captivating keynote and Q&A session. Don't miss out – register now for FREE ENTRY! 

 #AerospaceSustainabilityNight #Innovation #FutureTrends"

Call Me MiSTER — April 19

The Call Me MiSTER Program at MSU Denver is excited to host the inaugural A.F.R.O. Leadership Summit (Aiming for Racial Opportunity) on Friday, April 19, 2024. This event is tailored for male students in grades 6-12. Our summit aims to address the challenges young males, especially African American boys, face in public education. Notably, many of these students go through their entire K-12 education without having African American male teachers.

This year, we are proud to present the theme “Leveling Up: Dream Big. Think Big. Do Big!”

Read More About the Event

2024 Daniels Scholars Selected

We are thrilled to announce the 2024 Class of Daniels Scholars! Of the 209 incredible young people across Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming that they were selected as Daniels Scholars, three of them are from Overland! 

Congratulations to Kareem Ahmed, Joanna "Jomi" Campbell, and Amir Mohammed!

Giving Pantry

IST Room 118

Backpacks Needed

Our Giving Pantry is in need of new or gently-used backpacks for students who need bags for school.

If you have any to donate, please email Ms. Sara Khatib, our Community Liaison.

Email Ms. Khatib



Senior Website

Commencement Ceremony 

Friday, May 24, 2024 

8:00 a.m. 

Ritchie Center, University of Denver

Jostens Orders

You can order your cap & gown and other senior regalia online.

Jostens website
Order Cap & Gown

Cap & Gown

The cap & gown price goes up to $50 after February 2.

Your purchase will include a tassel.

The cap & gown will be sent to the school. Seniors can pick them up at the end of May when they have completed checkout and graduation rehearsal.

Kerkhoff Orders

Kerkhoff Photography will take cap & gown photos for purchase on the following dates:

Cap & Gown Portraits at Lunch

  • March 29

Parent Grad Meetings

  • Tuesday, April 2, 2024 @7pm
  • Wednesday, April 3, 2023 @6pm
Kerkhoff Order Form

For the digital administration of the SAT Test, students should bring their school-issued laptop which has the required BlueBook app.


Call Nurse Brian at 720-747-3789

Email Nurse Brian
Report Positive COVID Result

Fax 720-747-3588



This week, I want to address a crucial question: "How Sick is Too Sick?" It's essential to understand when it's best to keep your child at home to prevent the spread of illness and ensure their well-being and the well-being of our school community. Per CDPHE guidelines, there are four main reasons for children and adults to stay home:


  1. Your student could infect others with a contagious illness, either because of symptoms, a diagnosis, or recent exposure to a contagious illness.
  2. Your student does not feel well enough to take part in usual activities. For example, a child is overly tired, fussy, or will not stop crying.
  3. Your student needs more care than teachers and staff can give while still caring for the other children.
  4. Your student has symptoms or an illness on this list, and staying home is required.


Flu and COVID Prevention

One of the most effective ways to protect your child and our school community from the flu is by getting a flu shot. We strongly recommend contacting your healthcare provider to inquire if the flu shot is available and recommended for your child. Additionally, staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations and following public health guidelines, such as mask-wearing and social distancing, can help reduce the risk of transmission of both the flu and COVID-19.


Thank you for your cooperation in helping us maintain a healthy learning environment for all students. Your partnership is essential in keeping our school community safe and well.


Wishing you and your family good health throughout the school year.

Kind Regards,

Brian Kornreich, BSBME, BSN, MS, RN

Student ID's

Overland students must have their OHS Student ID at all times. Need a replacement ID? Please go to the IST Main Office.

North Entrance

The Jewell Avenue (north) entrance to the Overland-Prairie campus and the STRIDE Health Clinic will be closed during school hours. Vehicles may enter from Pacific Drive.

The STRIDE Health Clinic parking lot is for patients only.

Security Kiosk

A security hut has been placed at the Pacific Avenue entrance to our campus near the four-way stop. This is a security checkpoint and a drop-off location for food deliveries.

Make an appointment today! 

(303) 7STRIDE 
STRIDE Community Health Center
  • Behavioral Health Services 
  • Chronic Disease Management 
  • Dental Screenings 
  • Developmental Screenings 
  • Immunizations 
  • Minor Injuries
  • Newborn Care & Well Child Checks 
  • Physicals 
  • Sick Visits 
  • Sports Physicals 
  • Sexual & Reproductive Health and Education

Insurance Information
While STRIDE is a non-profit healthcare organization that provides healthcare to the underserved, uninsured and working families who cannot afford these services, they are NOT a free-service clinic.  
STRIDE participates with following discount and insurance programs and also offers families financial screenings to determine sliding-scale discounts or help find health plans patients qualify for:  
  • Colorado Indigent Care Program (CICP)
  • Colorado Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Colorado Access
  • Access Advantage
  • Self Pay
  • Some private insurances
STRIDE Health Care Coverage Information


Sara Khatib

IST Room 118

Email Ms. Khatib
More Information

Community Liaison

Meet Sara Khatib, our Community Liaison. She can help students and families with various needs such as

  • Food/clothing
  • Mental health support
  • Economic hardship/homelessness
  • Uninsured or medical difficulties
  • Free and reduced lunch
  • Transportation
  • School supplies
Click here for local community resources

Upcoming Free Events

Sunday, April 7: Denver Zoo

Saturday, April 20: First day of National Park Week

Monday, April 22 (Earth Day): Denver Botanic Gardens

Sunday, April 28: Museum of Nature and Science

Free Admission Days in Colorado 2024

From national parks to world-class museums, Colorado offers complimentary admission on regular dates throughout the season, every year. Get free entry on a select day(s) at the Denver Zoo, Botanic Gardens, Art Museum, Museum of Nature & Science, State Parks, and Colorado’s four National Parks.

There are a lot of free things you can do in a state like Colorado. You can camp under the brightest stars or hike up the highest peak, without ever dropping a dime. And if you remember these dates, you can save some money on seeing these normally paid attractions.

More Information

Adult ESL Classes – Winter 2024


Food Resources in Aurora/Denver/Arapahoe Country

Food Pantry Locator

More Life Community Center

14000 E. Jewell Ave Sundays:10:00a-1:00p

1st & 3rd Wednesdays: 9:30a-2:00p; 2nd & 4th Wednesdays: 9:30a-12:30p; Mobile Food Bank of the Rockies: 3:00p-5:00p (North Parking Lot)

Get food delivered to your home- students 6-18 yrs old- 7 meals, 14 snacks, and 7 milks weekly.

Aurora Interfaith Community Services

Get Help – Aurora Interfaith Community Services

Food bank, utility help

Shop for free groceries in Denver-- 11402 East 53rd Avenue, Suite 200, Denver, Colorado 80239 Door #36 on the back left side! (November dates are full; but sign can up for December) 

Secor Cares Food Market FR 

Wednesday and Thursday 9a-4p; Friday & Saturday 9a-1p

17151 Pine Lane, Parker, CO

Food Resource Hotline: 855-855-4626

Little Flower Assistance Center

11149 E. 14th Ave, Aurora, CO 80010


Free Community Food Bank on Wednesdays

14485 E Evans Ave. 80014 on the North side of the parking lot at 12:00

The Gateway Food Pantry at Bridgewater Church

Sundays from 11a-12p; 5201 E. WARREN AVE. Denver, 80222

Benefits in Action

Food Delivery

Resources for the Holidays

Resources near OHS
Resources in all communities

If you need support with housing, please reach out to your counselors, Ms. Khatib, or a trusted adult in the building.

Job Opportunities
Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer and Job Opportunities

Students, are you looking for volunteer work or summer jobs? Check out some resources that are available to you in Aurora and Denver.

This document is updated all the time, so keep checking back. Contact Ms. Sara Khatib with any questions.


When schools are on a delayed start High School bus pickup is delayed 90 minutes. School starts at 9:50 a.m.

Weather Delays and Snow Days

Winter weather can happen at any time. Ensure that you receive weather delay and closure notifications by making sure your phone numbers and email addresses are correct in myCherryCreek.

Just log in to myCherryCreek, click on the Oracle tile, then on Contact Info in the menu on the left. Make sure your Home Mobile Phone and/or Home Phone numbers and Work Email address are correct, so that you will receive weather delay and closure notifications.

More Weather Information


Check grades

Check attendance

Email teachers

Access classwork

LINK: myCherryCreek

VIDEO: How to use myCherryCreek

Check Your Student's Grades and Attendance

Just a reminder that CCSD allows parents/guardians to access their student's grades, attendance, email teachers, and access student classwork via myCherryCreek. This is a great way to help you monitor your student's academic success at Overland throughout the academic year.  


Yvette Rolison


Food Deliveries

For safety reasons, food deliveries will not be accepted inside the building. Students should limit all deliveries to their lunch time, and food must be picked up outside near the security kiosk.

Apply Here

Please Apply for Free & Reduced Lunch

Even though Colorado has elected to provide free meals for all students, applying for MEAL BENEFITS through the district has benefits beyond meals. For example: 

  • Reduced cost for testing
  • Reduced Athletic and Activities Fees
  • Reduced or free College Application Fees

You need to reapply every school year.




Report an Absence
Class Meeting Video
Attendance Grid


Support OHS at King Soopers

If you do not already have a charity associated with your King Soopers card, please consider selecting one of the OHS groups below so some group earns that free money. 

Log in to your King Soopers account and select Community Rewards on the left-hand side and then select one of the groups below:

  • Overland PTCO - GA375
  • Overland High School Band Parents Association (Band and Orchestra) - HK700
  • Overland High School Choir and Theatre – BC026
  • Cherry Creek School District Overland Baseball – KT631
  • Overland High School (goes to Student Council) – TR572

K&G Fashion Superstore Supports OHS

Need an outfit for Homecoming, Prom, or other formal occasions? K&G Fashion Superstore will donate 10% of purchases made by Overland students back to Overland High School!

K&G Fashion Superstore

13940 E Mississippi Ave

Aurora, CO  80012




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