Wednesday Roundup | 9.13.23
Spotlight Image: Library staff from across the district recently came together for three days of professional development and collaboration.
- September 14 - EV Gr 7, 8 Back to School Night
- September 18 - School Board Meeting
- September 22 - Salute to Service
- October 2 - School Board Meeting
- October 4 - Grade 4 Agventure Day
- October 6 - Homecoming game
- October 7 - Homecoming dance
- October 9 - NO SCHOOL for students (Staff Act 80 day)
- October 16 - School Board Meeting
- October 25 - End Marking Period 1 (secondary)
* All events subject to change. Not an all-inclusive list.
News & Announcements
This is a Portrait of an Eagle
Some things are just bigger than the game itself. Thank you to our Eagles football coaches and players for teaming up with the Eagle Foundation to offer this special, one-of-a-kind "Coach for the Week" experience for a young fan. And special thanks to Christina Hoy Photography for this amazing photo that captures the heart and soul of our Eagles.
CV You Day needs YOU!
Cumberland Valley High School will host its 3rd annual CV You Day on Thursday, November 16, 2023. The day combines an interactive college and career fair with captivating presentations and workshops about a variety of professions and opportunities.
The day is successful because of those who volunteer their time and talents, and share their expertise throughout the day. Workshops are 30 minutes in length, and are typically limited to 25 students per session.
Salute to Service
The second annual Salute to Service, honoring our military and first responders, will be held at Cumberland Valley High School's Chapman Stadium on Friday, September 22, 2023. The ceremony begins at approximately 6:50 p.m., just prior to the start of the home football game vs. Harrisburg High School.
- Free admission to the game + VIP seating for all active duty & retired military personnel, veterans, and first responders (in uniform or with valid ID).
- Unfurling of the flag by Cumberland Valley High School students.
- Kona Ice on site and will donate a portion of proceeds to the CVHS Patriots Club.
Sign Language Interpreter Services for District, School Events
Cumberland Valley School District parents/guardians who are in need of sign language interpreter services for you or a family member at a district or school event are asked to complete the form available by clicking here. NOTE: If these services are for a DHH student, please work directly through the student's case manager.
Upon receipt of the completed form, we will work to do our best to secure services and will provide confirmation via the email address provided on the form. When possible, please provide a minimum of 60 days notice.
A Beautiful CV Mini-THON Gold-Out!
Thank you to our Cumberland Valley High School Mini-THON for hosting an amazing Gold Out during last week's football game. The event raised money for Mini-THON, which supports the Four Diamonds and their mission to conquer childhood cancer.
Photo on left courtesy CV Mini-THON. Photo on right courtesy Christina Hoy Photography.
Portrait of an Eagle: Student Spotlight
Students at Hampden Elementary School produce their announcements each day in the WHAM TV studio, where they also display impressive communication skills and responsibility in use of and care for the equipment. They are a Portrait of an Eagle!
Fun fact: Each of our schools has a TV studio, which can be used for production of building announcements in addition to a variety of other educational activities throughout the year.
Video courtesy Hampden Elementary School Principal, Mr. Todd Franze.
School Board News
Upcoming School Board Meetings
Unless otherwise advertised, all meetings begin at 7 p.m. and will take place in the District Office Board Room (6746 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg)
- Monday, September 18, 2023
- Monday, October 2, 2023
- Monday, October 16, 2023
Cumberland Valley School District has an immediate opening for an Assistant Transportation Manager. This is a full-time, 12-month administrative position located in our District Support Facility. Generous compensation package including competitive salary, health insurance, retirement, and paid time off.
The primary function of this position will be to assist the Transportation Manager in the day-to-day operations of the District Transportation Department. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Assisting with the management of the contracted daily operation of the Transportation Department to provide safe and efficient transportation services to district and non-public students to/from school, work programs, special education classes, athletic events and extra-curricular activities.
- Assisting with the evaluation and planning of bus routes, stops, and walking routes, taking into consideration student safety, efficiency and economy.
- Assisting with the usage scheduling and coordination of maintenance and repair of school district vehicles.
- Assisting with data collection and preparation of state and district reports.
- Working in conjunction with building Principals, deal with student bus riding conduct and recommend disciplinary action when required. Assist with the directing of appropriate student management procedures.
- Assisting with answers to all parent inquiries concerning pupil transportation as well as those of school staff and public.
Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration or its equivalent from an accredited college or university, or comparable knowledge and experience with three or more years’ experience working within a mid to large sized pupil transportation fleet operation or public transportation operation. An Associate’s degree in Business, Logistics or Public Administration is required.
Reminder: School Safety Drills
The information below was shared via email with all families on September 7, 2023
As part of our school safety and security process, and as mandated by law, students and staff in each of our buildings will participate in a school security drill between now and the end of September. We recognize that it is critically important to prepare our school community for any potential real-life security incidents by providing our students and staff with these mandated training opportunities.
As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s building principal should you have any questions.
Please note: Students and staff will continue to practice fire drills on a regular basis throughout the school year.
Reminder: Emergency Contact/Health Information, Signoffs in Skyward
At the start of each school year, we ask families to please update important student/emergency contact information and complete annual signoffs in Skyward.
If you have not already done so, we ask that you please take a few moments to complete this information for each of your students.
Signoffs include information regarding publicity/directory releases, handbooks, and more. It is important that you please take a moment to complete all of these sign-offs by logging into your Skyward Parent Family Access Center and clicking the “parent signoff” tile. The tile will be marked as completed once this information is submitted.
In addition, we ask that you ensure emergency contact and health information is accurate and up to date in Skyward. Please note that you may also update this information throughout the year should contact/health information change.
Please utilize the "Guardian Information Update" form should you need to change your email address and/or phone number throughout the school year.
Please note that you can only access and complete Skyward forms through a web browser (not the Skyward mobile app).
If you are having difficulty logging into Skyward, please use the “forgot username/password” link, which will send an automated email with your username and link to reset your password. When logging in to change your password, please be certain to use the username exactly as listed in the automated email. If that does not work, please submit a Technology HelpDesk ticket. Please reach out to your child's school should you have specific questions about the sign-offs.
Reminder: 1:1 Device Insurance
Device Insurance: We would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the details of our 1:1 Device program and of the annual device insurance option that is available to you and your student.
It is the belief of the District that supplying a device for all students in grades K-12 is essential to their learning and development. Consistency in grade-level devices is essential to the implementation of our curriculum, instruction, and assessment, while also allowing for sufficient support operations. After reading this entire email, please review more specific information about the program on the Technology section of our website under the 1:1 Technology Program page and its subpages.
The District owns and values each device and requires students to follow usage guidelines and to use care and caution in handling the device. These guidelines are on the 1:1 Technology Program Device Care and Support webpage. The devices do have a manufacturer warranty to cover any manufacturer defects or malfunctions. Students and families will be responsible for the full cost of any loss or damage to their device unless you purchase insurance through the District at a cost of $25 per student/year. This optional insurance will help to decrease the out-of-pocket expenses families may have related to device damage.
Cost waivers are in place for families facing economic hardship and families with four or more students. If you are a family facing economic hardship and have been approved through the free/reduced lunch program, you must still add the optional insurance in Skyward. The discount will take place after the optional fee is added. If it does not, you should verify your free/reduced lunch application status through our Food Service Department. If you are a family of four or more students, you should add the optional insurance for all of your students, but only pay for three of them in Revtrak. After completing the payment, please email Kerry Johnson at email@example.com with the name(s), grade(s), and building(s) of the additional student(s) so the fee can be waived in Skyward.
Further details about the insurance program and specific directions on how to enroll can be found on the 1:1 Technology Program Damage and Insurance webpage. Deadline to enroll into the insurance program is November 3, 2023. We strongly encourage parents to take advantage of this program.
Reminder: Reaching CV by Telephone
As previously shared, our Technology Department completed an important and necessary upgrade to our districtwide telephone system over the summer. As part of this upgrade, some of the direct-dial telephone numbers for specific buildings/departments/staff may have changed. You may reach any of our buildings or departments by calling 717-697-8261 and following the prompts. You may also contact our schools directly at the following numbers:
CV High School: 717-506-3555
Eagle View Middle School: 717-506-3955
Mountain View Middle School: 717-697-1960
Green Ridge Elementary School: 717-766-4911
Hampden Elementary School: 717-737-4513
Middlesex Elementary School: 717-249-5586
Monroe Elementary School: 717-697-0028
Shaull Elementary School: 717-506-3415
Silver Spring Elementary School: 717-506-3755
Sporting Hill Elementary School: 717-761-5052
Winding Creek Elementary School: 717-620-2525
Reminder: Emergency Notifications, Text Messaging, Official Channels
Emergency Notifications: In cases of an emergency in a specific building or across the district, CV will issue communication to the appropriate stakeholders through telephone, email, text message, and/or website alert. Parents/Guardians should ensure that their contact information is always up-to-date in Skyward, as this is where we will pull information for our notifications and alerts. Notification to schedule changes due to inclement weather will also be issued via the above mentioned methods.
Register to Receive Text Messages: Cumberland Valley School District uses text messaging (for parents/guardians and staff) as a mode of communication during inclement weather, emergencies, bus delays, and more. If you are a parent/guardian who is new to the District or if you have not previously signed up to receive text alerts, please sign into your Skyward Family Access account and complete the “Text (SMS) Notifications” form. For step-by-step directions, please click the "How do I register" link below.
Official Communication Channels: It is important to ensure that you look for communication via our official channels. Please click here to visit our website for a chart illustrating the various ways our stakeholders can connect through our official channels with individual staff, a specific school building, and the district.
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