Trailblazer Weekly | April 22, 2024

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Overland High School


Bell Schedule & Calendar
Overland Website
Athletics Schedule
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OPTCO Website



Seniors and sophomores will not have school.

Colorado Testing

Grades 9 & 11

PSAT 9 & CMAS 11 on Wednesday, April 24

  • School Starts: 8:20 a.m.
  • Testing Begins: 8:50 a.m.
  • Lunch Served: 11:30 a.m.
  • Busses Depart: 12:00 p.m.
  • Late Busses Depart: 3:30 p.m.

Bring your charged school laptop and charger.

Bring a calculator, if you have one.

If you would like to opt your student out of any part of testing, please log on to your CCSD Parent Portal and complete the “Parent Exemption from State Assessments” form.

Here is the link to the instructions (multiple languages):


OHS Families,

We are seeking information to plan for the possibility of adding career programming and pathways to the Overland/Prairie campus. Your input is greatly appreciated as we begin this process. Please take a moment to complete the survey. We will also be having an in-person meeting in May to share ideas; details to follow.

Take a photo of your student holding a thank you sign or message, or recording a short video of them thanking their teacher or describing what’s special about their teacher.

Upload photo or video

Please help CCSD thank teachers during national Teacher Appreciation Week!

You are invited to join our school and the entire Cherry Creek School District to say “Thank you, Teachers!” during national Teacher Appreciation Week, May 6-10. During this nationwide celebration, students, parents, and communities across the country will show their gratitude to the educators who help our children learn, grow, achieve, and succeed.

The Cherry Creek School District invites you to show your support for our teachers by taking a photo of your student holding a thank you sign or message, or recording a short video of them thanking their teacher or describing what’s special about their teacher. Then upload your photo or video by April 30 to CCSD will share the photos and videos on the CCSD Facebook and Instagram pages during Teacher Appreciation Week.

You can also nominate a teacher for the chance to throw out the first pitch at the May 10 Colorado Rockies vs. the Texas Rangers game at Coors Field! The selected teacher will also receive five free tickets to the game. Submit your nomination here by April 26. The “Teacher First Pitch Event” is sponsored by Westerra Credit Union and the Colorado Rockies.

Signup Genius

Teacher Taco Bar – May 3

Wanna TACO-bout how great our staff is?

To show our amazing staff how much we appreciate them we are providing a taco lunch on Friday, May 3.

Stable items can be dropped off earlier in the week to the Activities Office next to the front door. Please bring hot items the morning of.  

If you cannot donate food but want to help, you can donate HERE and the money will be used to purchase additional items. 

Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!

PTCO Board Elections – May 13

The PTCO will be holding Board Elections on Monday, May 13 (via zoom). If you are interested in joining the Board or just want to find out more, please contact them at All positions are open, including President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Member at Large.

Art Show Reception

Tuesday, April 30


2nd Floor Gallery

Spring Feeder Art Show

The OHS Art Show runs April 21 through May 3 in the second floor gallery. Please join us for the Art Show Reception on Tuesday, April 30 from 4:30 to 7:00pm. Refreshments provided and 1st , 2nd and 3rd and Honorable Mention prizes awarded.

A Community Art Installation will be created with individual art pieces from all feeder schools and high school art classes. 

Drawing and Painting AP Students will be showcased in the "O". Graphic Design and Photography Senior Art Students will also be showcased.

Library Due Dates

April 26 -  all library books due for seniors  

May 3 - all library books due for grades 9-11

April 24



Parent Academy — April 24

Our Cultural Liasions are hosting a Parent Academy at IST on April 24 at 5:30 PM. This Parent Academy is open to ALL CCSD parents and will help new families understand the American school system, how to navigate PowerSchool, ask questions to our Cultural Liaisons, and more. 

Download Flyers

Get help studying for finals at Cram Fest

Tuesday, May 14

Wednesday, May 15




Senior Website

Prom & After Prom

Saturday, May 11

Prom is at Asterisk Denver on Saturday, May 11, from 8:00–11:30pm.

After Prom is at Skate City from 11:30pm–1:00am.

Tickets go on sale the week of Prom during lunches in the cafeteria. $35 w/Activities fee. $45 w/o Activities fee. After Prom is free with the purchase of a Prom ticket.

Prom Information

Prom Dance Guest Passes

If you would like to bring a non-Overland guest to Prom, pick up a Dance Guest Pass from Activities. They are due by April 30 at 4:00pm.

Seniors will pick up checkout sheets from Post Grad on Monday, May 6.

Checkout Day is Monday, May 13 from 8:30am-12:30pm.

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

If you ordered cap & gown photos from Kerkhoff, please pick them up in the Activities Office.

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

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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