Trailblazer Weekly | May 13, 2024

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Overland High School


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PTCO Executive Board Elections will take place tonight, May 13, at 7pm via zoom. Click here to join the meeting. 

Our slate:

President: Candace Ellman

Treasurer: Amy McGrath

Secretary: Toni Samudio

Member at Large: Amber Howard Dearing

For questions please email


Senior Checkout 

Monday, May 13 


8:30-9:30aLast Names A-D (Childress, Fritz) 

9:30-10:30a – Last Names E-Ln (Clark, Houck-Jefferies) 

10:30-11:30a – Last Names Lo-Ph (Dobrow, Berve) 

11:30a-12:30p – Last Names Pi-Z (Pineda, Szenderski)

Commencement Ceremony 

Friday, May 24, 2024 

8:00 a.m. 

Ritchie Center, University of Denver

Checkout Day May 13, 8:30am–12:30pm, East Gym

Academic Awards May 15, 6:00pm, West Gym

Graduation Rehearsal May 22, 12:30–4:30pm, OHS

Graduation May 24, 8:00am, DU Ritchie Center

Cap & Gown

If you ordered a cap & gown, you can pick them up at the end of graduation rehearsal, as long as you have paid your fees and completed checkout.

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

Get help studying for finals at Cram Fest

Tuesday, May 14

Wednesday, May 15



Academic Awards

Students, please check your school email for an invitation to Academic Awards Night. If you think you should be receiving an awards and did not get an email, please see the Activities Office.

Tuesday, May 14

Awards for grades 9, 10 & 11

6:00pm, West Gym

Wednesday, May 15

Senior Awards

6:00pm, West Gym


CCSD 2024 High School Summer School registration has begun! We have a variety of options for students depending on their academic goals. Please click on the options below for more details

Session I: June 3 – June 21 (no school June 19) at Institute for Science and Technology Building 

(located between Overland High School and Prairie Middle School.)


Session II: June 24 – July 12 (no school July 4) at Grandview High School


Class times are from 8:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Monday through Friday for in-person instruction. Online courses are asynchronous. 

The District will provide transportation to and from the in-person summer school sessions at both locations from each student’s home high school. However, if a student's home school is Overland for Session I or Grandview for Session II, transportation will NOT be available. Students attending CCIC must provide their own transportation.

For more information, please visit the CCSD Summer School website at

You can register for the high school summer school classes at the following link in RevTrak:

If you have questions about what class your student should register for, please contact your student’s counselor. 



Call Nurse Brian at 720-747-3789

Email Nurse Brian



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.

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
More Information

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.

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

Food resources near OHS
Food resources in all communities
Job Opportunities
Volunteer Opportunities


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



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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