Shaull Elementary School News

August 18, 2023

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Principal's Message

Dear Shaull Families,

We simply can't wait for the students to come back on Wednesday! Our plan is to continue building a positive and collaborative school environment with our staff and families throughout this school year while enriching each student with fresh grade level content from our amazing teaching staff. We will have numerous opportunities for families to come to the school for day and evening events throughout the school year. Our wonderful PTO is always a great partner in providing meaningful experiences such as the Fall and Spring dances, Movie Night, Family Fun Nights, Fun Run, and May Fair.

A bit of news we just learned over the past week is that the free breakfast program has been extended by the state of Pennsylvania for this school year. All students will be eligible to stop in for a free breakfast if they choose to do so.

Please keep an eye out for communication from your child's teacher regarding joining their classroom Seesaw account so that you can receive timely information from the classroom and have a glimpse into your child's class throughout the school year. Seesaw is a wonderful communication tool, learning platform, and student work portfolio. You can also reach me on Seesaw if you have a quick question or a concern.

Lastly, please join us on Wednesday, September 6 at the times below for our Back to School - Parent Information Night. We have sessions for the grade spans below to allow for safe and efficient traffic flow/parking which is limited here on our campus.

Grades 1-2:

6:00-7:00 PM (Kindergarten Staff will be at Kindergarten Orientation on 8/21)

Grades 3-5:

7:00-8:00 PM

At the beginning of each session, an optional parent informational meeting will be held in the cafeteria for anyone who chooses to participate. After the Parent Information Night, the presentation will be available as a resource on our website.

We look forward to a wonderful year of partnership and learning here at Shaull! Please do not hesitate to reach out should there be a question or concern along the way.


Mr. Richard Tysarczyk


Shaull Elementary School


Kindergarten and New Student Orientation

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CVSD Cafeteria Menus

Click the button below to have access to the district cafeteria menus for breakfast and lunch.

Please Note the Lunch Choice Change for 8/28/23:

Choice #1 – Chicken Patty

Choice #2 – Turkey & Cheese Sandwich

Choice #3 – Yogurt Cup w/Scooby Snacks

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New Bell Schedule for 2023-2024!

The Shaull Elementary school day will start and end 15 minutes sooner this school year. Please review the graphic below for specifics.
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School Breakfast and Lunch Information

The Governor’s Office announced recently that all Pennsylvania schoolchildren, regardless of family income, will receive free breakfast during the 2023-24 school year.

Of important note, this is for breakfast ONLY during the 2023-24 school year.

As a reminder, if your child qualifies for free meals through the State (also known as direct certified) or if you completed a free/reduced application after July 1, 2023, and have received a letter stating your child is eligible to receive free/reduced meals, their school lunch will also be FREE. If you have any question regarding your child’s meal status, please do not hesitate to contact the Food Service office.

Families who are not direct certified or who have not already completed an application for the 2023-24 school year are encouraged to click the link below to complete a free/reduced meals application, which is available any time throughout the year, to determine eligibility. An application is not required for PA's 2023-24 free breakfast program.

Please click the link below for information on how to place money in your child's School Cafe Account:

If you have additional questions, please call (717) 697-8261 and follow the prompts to reach the Food Service Department in our District Office/District Support Facility.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

2023-2024 School Meal Prices:


Middle & High




Fly Like an Eagle!

Cumberland Valley School District's Portrait of an Eagle is our vision for all students upon graduation. Through the immersive Kindergarten through twelfth grade experience here at CVSD, our students will be able to demonstrate these seven competencies for success in adult life.
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Science Explorers Registration Information

Our after school science club, Science Explorers, is back for the new school year! Please see the flyer below for registration information. Please note that this club is open for students in grades 1-5, has a limited number of students per club, and does require a fee to join.
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Car Rider Loop

We recommend all students ride their assigned school bus to and from Shaull. If there is a need to utilize the Car Rider Loop, please review the drop off and pick up procedures below to ensure we have a safe and efficient procedure for students. An informational flyer and individual QR code was sent home in the US Mail last week. If you have not received your QR code in the mail, please contact the school office at 717-506-3415.

Morning Drop Off:

  • Arrival for the morning drop-off loop is 8:55-9:15 AM

  • Front of building

  • Please avoid last minute drop off to avoid tardiness

  • Students may go to breakfast or class between these times

  • Please do not pass cars in the loop

  • Stay in your car if possible

  • Stop at the cone

  • Please do not park in the lot and have your student enter or exit the vehicle from the parking lot

Afternoon Pick Up:

  • Dismissal occurs for all students between 3:55 and 4:10 PM

  • Please avoid late pick-ups - Office closes at 4:45 PM.

  • All cars must follow the loop procedure and use the pick up loop.

  • Please do not park in the lot and have your student enter or exit the vehicle from the parking lot

  • All cars must have their school issued QR code visible for pick up.

  • Please inform the office about any change in routine, custody days, etc. to ensure student is dismissed from correct location and with the correct person

  • Please do not pass other cars in the loop

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Eagle Spotlight!

Please use the button below to nominate a Shaull staff member for doing something amazing or for going above and beyond! We will share responses in future editions of Shaull Elementary School News!
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Eagle Spotlight Form

Please click this link to say something positive about a Shaull Elementary School staff member!

Shaull Elementary is a 2023-2024 Common Sense School!

Last year, Shaull Elementary School Explorations teacher, Mr. Willey, had completed comprehensive coursework and began implementing the Common Sense Media curriculum in our Explorations classes. Moving forward into this school year, our students will be taught digital literacy skills with the aim of developing positive and productive digital citizenship skills that will last a lifetime. For more information about our digital citizenship instruction and the Common Sense Education philosophy, check out their website at:
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Shaull Drive School Zone

The Shaull Drive access road in front of our school has had a 25 MPH speed limit since the building was constructed in 2008. This summer, our access road will finally be designated a "School Zone." Please always use caution when driving through Shaull Drive whether accessing from Wertzville Road from the East or from the Fair Hill Development to the North.
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Important Dates

August 21 - Kindergarten and New Student Orientation: AM K- 5:30 PM, PM K- 6:30 PM, 7:30 PM (new families)

August 21 - School Board Meeting 7:00 PM

August 23 - FIRST DAY of SCHOOL

September 1 - No School for Kindergarten Only

September 4 - No School

September 5 - School Board Meeting 7:00 PM

September 6 - Elementary Back to School Night (Parent Information Night)

September 13 - Shaull PTO Meeting 7:00 PM on Zoom

September 18 - School Board Meeting 7:00 PM

September 29 - Shaull Picture Day

Previous Editions of Shaull School News

Important Documents

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