Cardinal Connections

October 5, 2020

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Important Message from Mrs. Wright

Hello CVE Families!

I'm sure by now, you are aware that Clinton Valley was quarantined due to a positive COVID case. Teachers will continue to teach from home until October 12th. By October 13th, teachers will be back in the building teaching from their classrooms. Please know that the building will be disinfected and completely ready for our students on Monday, October 19th, which will be our first day of face-to-face instruction in the hybrid model for all track-A students. While all the students who are track-B will start on Tuesday, October 20th.

I will be sending out another Cardinal Connection regarding the Return-to-School Plan for Clinton Valley no later than Wednesday, October 7th.

This communication will include procedures, protocols, and expectations, such as:

  • the complete Return-to-School Guidelines
  • Process for late arrivals/early dismissals/material drop-off
  • Other procedures (ie, lunch, arrival/dismissal, mask-wearing, recess, specials)

Weekly Announcements with Ben Skurda (4th) Noah Hawkins (1st), Trey Settle (1st) and Brooklyn McGrath (1st)

Monday Morning Announcements with Mrs. Wright

NWEA Testing

Testing begins next week. Teachers will be reaching out to you if they haven't already to make sure that you will be able to get into the testing site.

10/5 - 10/9 - Grades K, 1, & 2

NWEA Assessment information for Families

Please see the attached district letter regarding the NWEA-MAP (Measurement of Academic Progress) assessment that all K-5 students will need to take beginning Monday, September 28th. The NWEA- MAP assessment is an online assessment, and this assessment fulfills various requirements required by the state each year. This test is NOT TO BE taken before the teacher instructs.

This year, we will begin the fall assessment season by taking the NWEA-MAP assessment remotely while at home.

Your child will be taking one of the two following assessments

(Your teacher will send you one of the two helpful documents)

Please let us know if you have any questions at all. We realize that not all of our families have laptops yet, and we also understand that there have been challenges with technology. We will work through everything together to make this a successful fall testing experience.

Return to School Guidelines

Important Attendance Information

Dear CVE families,

There have been a lot of questions about attendance this year, with our students being remote. Please know that student attendance is not something that will negatively impact a student or their records. This year, the state has created a new attendance procedure which they title, “pandemic learning.” This has changed our procedures in our schools. We have recently received clarification and guidance from Central Office that all of our school buildings will be following.

In PowerSchool, parents will see one of three codes: Present (shows up as a blank space), 2WC (2-way communication), or UNEX. Teachers will be marking present or 2WC on a daily basis. Students are present if they are in attendance for a live meeting, and they are 2WC if they are not present for a live meeting. 2WC still counts as a “present” code for students and acknowledges that they are keeping up with their education and communicating with their teacher directly, even if it is not during a live meeting. Parents who call their children in for a day’s absence will see a 2WC code for that day.

If a student is not showing up to a live meeting for multiple days in a row, and not communicating with their teacher, the 2WC code will be changed to an unexcused absence. If you, as a parent, see UNEX codes for your student, from this point forward, it means that your student is not communicating with their teacher and should reach out to them via email or phone. We expect that students are communicating with their teachers on a daily or weekly basis, even if they are unable to log into a live meeting.


Now that face-to-face is underway, it is critical that EVERY family fill out the student information form to make sure that we have the most up-to-date records of your students. Please click on the button below to access the forms.

CVS Board of Education Meeting - Monday, October 5, 2020 - 6:30 pm

Click on the image below to access the letter for parents

PBIS Matrix

Positivity Project Quotes for the Week

The Positivity Project is in all classes around the school! What is the Positivity Project, you may ask? The mission of the Positivity Project is to empower YOU to build positive relationships—by understanding, appreciating, and living out the 24 character strengths in us all. We will be starting the year with the concept that OTHER PEOPLE MATTER! Here are some quotes about having the mindset that other people matter!
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Morley Candy Fundraiser

Each year the school relies on a fundraiser to help pay for the many excellent educational opportunities we offer to the student body. This year will look a little different due to this new normal that we are living in right now. However, that shouldn't stop us from making sure to provide our students and teachers with what they need to be effective in the teaching and learning as well as contributing to the positive culture that we create within our building every day. Even though we will start in remote, it doesn't mean that we will end there. I want us to be able to provide our kids with an atmosphere of togetherness and positivity. To do that, we need to work together to make sure that we have the funds to do so.

Unfortunately, as of right now, PTO will not be able to hold many of the events that they did last year. I can tell you that we had already begun some of the planning work over the summer. The goal was to give our Clinton Valley students some of the opportunities that other schools have, and just because we are in shutdown mode with not being able to host the many events that we had, doesn't mean we can't find other ways to make things happen for our students.

This year we found another way to raise funds for our kids, and it sounds like a pretty great way to raise funds. Dan Morley from Morley Candy came in a couple of weeks ago to go over this new touchless fundraiser. We are asking our families to participate in selling Otis Spunkmeyer and Winter Wishes (Morley Candy). I have included the Fundraiser letter below. Please click on the image, and it will open it up to a PDF. Once it opens into a PDF, the clickable links will work. Please register and share the fundraisers with five or more supports. Everyone who sells five or more items will receive a candy bar with either $1, $5, or $10 attached. There is a video embedded in the letter that goes over how the fundraiser work. Please review it, and let's get excited about what this fundraiser can do.

Click on the image to access the document and then download to access the embedded links

Half Days 2020-2021

Our Half Days begin and end this year from 9:00 - 11:55 am

October 21, 2020

October 22, 2020

October 23, 2020

October 30, 2020

February 12, 2021

March 24, 2021

March 26, 2021

April 1, 2021

June 14, 2021

June 15, 2021

COVID Information - Macomb County

COVID Information - Resources for Schools

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