Wednesday Roundup | 12.7.22
Spotlight Image: Third graders at Sporting Hill Elementary School recently turned into X-ray Technicians after finishing up their unit on the human body. Lessons focused on the scientific understanding of the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Students learned the roles of the various body parts and organs associated with each system, such as bones, joints, muscles, nerves, the spinal cord, and the brain. Photo courtesy Mrs. Haldeman.
- December 8, 2022 - Modified Virtual Schedule (HS Gr. 10-12 ONLY)
- December 9, 2022 - NO SCHOOL for students (Staff Inservice)
- December 19, 2022 - School Board Meeting
- December 22, 2022 - Elementary Holiday Socials
- December 23, 2022 - Early Dismissal (No AM Kdg)
- December 26, 2022 - January 2, 2023 - NO SCHOOL for students (winter break)
- January 3, 2023 - WELCOME BACK!
- January 9, 2023 - School Board Meeting
- January 16, 2023 - NO SCHOOL for students (Staff Inservice)
* All events subject to change. Not an all-inclusive list.
News & Announcements
Parent/Community Survey About Communication
We value your input! Cumberland Valley School District is focused on timely and effective communication that meets the needs of our school community. Please complete this anonymous survey to help us better understand how you like to receive communication about both emergencies and general news/information of the district. The survey will help guide us in providing valuable information in the future.
If you are the parent/guardian of more than one student, please complete the survey once by selecting the building of your youngest child.
Survey link: https://forms.gle/y52bPxVnbBmNLSdm9
School Calendar - Dec. 8 and 9, 2022
REMINDER: As outlined in the school calendar, our CVHS 10-12 building ONLY will have a modified virtual day on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. Communication has been sent from your child's principal and/or teachers regarding the schedule for this day.
There will be NO SCHOOL for all students K-12 on Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. This is an inservice day for staff.
What an Honor to be a Finalist!
Please help us honor JULIE HUSSEY, who today was formally recognized at a statewide ceremony as one of only 12 Pa Teacher of the Year finalists. She is a 5th grade teacher at Shaull Elementary School and has been a teacher at CV since 2004.
While Julie didn’t capture the top title at today’s ceremony, we’re so very #CVproud of her amazing accomplishment. Her dedication to her students, their families, and her colleagues is unwavering.
As shared as part of today’s ceremony: “Julie creates an environment that uplifts students. Her students encourage each other as they participate in project-based learning that is ‘real world, authentic, and student led.’”
But Julie’s reach extends well beyond CV. She’s a published author for Scholastic and has been a guest presenter at prestigious programs including the National Council of Teachers of English annual conference, all while pursuing her National Board Certification.
Said Shaull’s Principal, Mr. Mike Azzalina, “Julie’s classrooms are one of a kind in all the ways that matter.”
Also deserving of recognition is Mountain View Middle School sixth-grader Ava Buhrman, who did an amazing job presenting Julie to the crowd of finalists, families, friends, and supporters. Great job, AVA!
PSA: New Stop Light at Carlisle Pike and Dapp Road
The new stop light at the intersection of Carlisle Pike and Dapp Road is now fully operational. We are sharing this information simply so that you are aware. We encourage any parents/guardians to remind student drivers of the new signalized light, and we ask anyone driving in this area to please be mindful of the new traffic patterns.
Thank you and stay safe!
Now Hiring: Bus & Van Drivers
Cumberland Valley School District's transportation contractors are now hiring bus and van drivers throughout the district. As a bus/van driver, you will enjoy flexible, part-time hours, provided in-house CDL training, and the ability to bring your child on the bus with you. In addition, our contractors provide a safe and fun work environment with our students provide lots of love and heart.
From the Transportation Department: Delays During Holiday Season
REMINDER: As we enter the holiday season, please be aware that increased traffic along the Carlisle Pike and surrounding areas may cause occasional delays in transporting students throughout the school day. If we become aware of an anticipated lengthy delay, we will notify impacted bus routes via email and/or text message. However, minor delays are to be expected on occasion. Thank you for your understanding.
(NOTE: Parents/guardians must register through Skyward to receive text alerts. Please see below for information on how to complete this process.)
Coming to a Stage Near You ...
Hampden Elementary School proudly presents The Aristocats KIDS at 7 p.m. on Friday, December 16, 2022, in the CV9 auditorium. No tickets are required and admission is free.
Portrait of an Eagle: Staff Spotlight
We've got some pretty amazing and dedicated staff! During a recent spirit day, Eagle View Middle School's JoAnne Smith dressed up as an eagle ... a Portrait of an Eagle, to be more specific. She was spotted flying through classrooms, hallways, and common areas throughout the building. #CVproud
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)
December 19, 2022
Monday, January 9, 2023
Monday, January 23, 2023
Monday, February 6, 2023
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
The Board of School Directors held its annual reorganization meeting on Monday, December 5, 2022, where they re-elected Mrs. Heather Dunn as President and Mr. Greg Rausch as Vice President. Mrs. Michelle Nestor will also retain her position as Assistant Secretary.
Congratulations and thank you to all of our School Board members for their service to our school community.
Early Dismissal Times
As outlined in the school calendar, students will dismiss early on December 23, 2022 (No AM Kdg) and June 8, 2023 (No Kdg). Dismissal times for these dates are as listed below.
- CV9 – 10:35 a.m.
- Eagle View – 10:50 a.m.
- CV High School – 11 a.m.
- Mountain View – 11:25 a.m.
- Monroe, Silver Spring, Middlesex, and Green Ridge Elementary Schools – 11:50 a.m.
- Hampden, Shaull, Sporting Hill, and Winding Creek Elementary Schools – 12:10 p.m.
Lunch will not be served on these days (breakfast WILL be served). Kindergarteners who are in session on these days will be dismissed at the same time as all elementary students and will ride home on their normal end-of-day bus.
Emergency Communication/Official Channels for Communication
It is important to ensure that you only 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.
Register for Text Alerts
Cumberland Valley School District uses text messaging 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.