Welcome Back!

Kicking Off the 2020-2021 School Year

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Welcome Back!

We are busy preparing for the 2020 - 2021 school year. With the decision to begin our school year remotely, this year promises to be unique. Please be assured we are determined to continue our tradition of educational excellence, regardless of the setting we are in. We are excited to start the year and welcome our students back!

First Day of School - Tuesday, Sept. 8th

We welcome our students to their first day of remote learning on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Tuesday is a half-day of school. School day hours are listed below:


Early Start Schools: Cherokee, Erie, Fox, Mohawk, Ojibwa, Ottawa


  • Full-Day School Hours: 8:30 AM - 3:14 PM
  • Half-Day School Hours: 8:30 AM - 11:23 AM



Late Start Schools: Clinton Valley, Cheyenne, Huron, Miami, Sequoyah, Shawnee


  • Full-Day School Hours: 9:00 AM - 3:44 PM
  • Half-Day School Hours: 9:00 AM - 11:53 AM
2020 - 2021 CVS District Calendar

Click to access Chippewa Valley School's 2020-2021 District Calendar.

~ Back to School Information ~

Class Placement

An individualized email was sent to families on Friday, September 4th with important information regarding teacher class placement and how to log in and access your child's remote classroom successfully for the first day of school. This information can also be found below. If you did not receive this information via email, please first check your spam / junk folder. If you still do not have this information, please contact your child's school on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

Curriculum Night

Building strong relationships between parents and teachers is a key to your child's success in school and we value your partnership. During the first week of school, we will schedule virtual curriculum nights for parents to attend. These are important meetings to get to know your child's teacher and open the lines of communication. Please plan to tune in to these virtual meetings to start the year on a positive path. For more information, please click the Curriculum Night picture above.

Student Materials Pick-Up

At the start of our second week of school, we will provide our students and families with the opportunity to drive up to the school to acquire needed resources and materials while at home during remote learning. Please click to enlarge the image below and get further information.

Suggested Supply Lists

Suggested school supply lists will be posted on school websites. Teachers will also let students know if certain supplies are recommended for their class.

~ What To Expect the First Week of School ~

As the first week of school gets underway, teachers will work with their students to build connections and establish routines. The focus during the opening days of the school year will be on relationship building and supporting students with technology and structures that teachers will utilize during remote learning. Teachers will assess students to measure their skills and knowledge in order to plan the most effective instruction possible. This process will allow teachers to identify their students' strengths and areas of focus. Introduction of new skills and content, focused on what we have identified as key essential curricular standards, will then follow, likely not until after students have been in school for several days. We feel taking such an approach is critical in helping our kids feel supported and in designing instruction that provides the appropriate level of support and challenge for every learner.

~ Technology Information ~

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Laptop Distribution - Wednesday 9/2 & Thursday 9/3

Families who requested a laptop from the district will pick-up the device on Wednesday, September 2nd or Thursday, September 3rd. Pick-up will occur at Chippewa Valley High School or Dakota High School. Specific information will be emailed (from cvstechhelp@cvs.k12.mi.us) directly to families who have requested devices.

CVS Laptop Distribution Schedule

Click here for the CVS Laptop Distribution Schedule

Parent Technology Training

Click the image below to access a recording of the CVS Parent Tech Information Night. This 90-minute recording is a great way for adults to familiarize and educate themselves regarding the technology that will be used to support remote learning.

~ Remote Learning Information ~

Remote Learning Tips For Success

We want to help ensure our students' success as they begin their remote learning journey. Please click to enlarge the image below and get some tips for remote learning success.
Return to School Update: Remote Learning Schedules

~ Parent Communication ~

Please be sure you are signed up to receive School Messenger communications from Chippewa Valley Schools and your child's school. The links and information below can assist you in this process.
Chippewa Valley Schools will offer food services for breakfast and lunch throughout the school year for all students from pre-school to age 18. All meals are free until further notice. Students do not need to be present. There are four distribution locations available. Please click below for further information.
Free / Reduced Lunch Application

Please click above to start your application for free/reduced meals for the 2020/2021 school year.

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~ Social Emotional Support ~

We Look Forward To Seeing You Soon!

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