Cardinal Connections Parent Copy

February 7, 2022

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Important Dates

  • February 7 - WIDA Testing - ELL Students only
  • February 9 - WIDA Testing - ELL Students only
  • February 9 - Count Day
  • February 14 - WIDA Testing - ELL Students only
  • February 16 - WIDA Testing - ELL Students only
  • February 17 - ECSE Classroom Valentine's Day Celebration
  • February 18 - ECSE - AM & PM Attend in the AM (85 minute session)
  • February 18 - Half Day - Dismissal will be at 11:55 am
  • February 21 - 27 - Mid-Winter Break
  • February 28 - WIDA Testing - Makeups
  • March 2 - WIDA Testing - Makeups
  • March 2 - NAEP Assessment (4th Grade)
  • March 4 - Lego Robotics Competition
  • March 5 - Science Olympiad Competition
  • March 8 - No School for students
  • March 11 - No ECSE - Teacher Planning Day
  • March 11 - End of Second Trimester
  • March 15 - Spring Pictures
  • March 18 - Report Cards sent home
  • March 23 - ECSE in AM only - No PM session - Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • March 24 - ECSE Parent-Teacher Conference
Greetings, CVE Families!

I hope all is well with you and your families. Back in November, an accident took place on Mulberry St. where a student was hit by a car. We have asked that no one drop their student off by parking across the street from the school. Since this accident, I have asked my staff to park in the back to give families space to park in the lot while dropping off. We are still seeing parents parking on the other side and walking students over or letting the students out to cross over on their own. Please use the parking lot to drop your student off and reframe from parking across from the school. While I understand that the accident didn't happen while that parent was dropping off the students for school, we want to be proactive in avoiding any danger that could occur in the future. Please use the parking lot. There are plenty of spaces available.

I also asked that you not pull up between the buses or the signs out front indicating "Bus Only." I understand that many of you are rushing to get to work, but we want to avoid any accidents. We want to ensure the safety of our students, and this is the only way to do so.

I appreciate your understanding!

~ Mrs. Wright

We Celebrate Black History Month

Clinton Valley Family,

February has long been the symbolic time of celebrating Black History Month.

Please remember during February to discuss the importance of Black History Month and find time to share stories, quotes, videos, or discussions with your students in celebration of the many influential Black leaders and people of our generation and those that paved the way long before us.

Our students should all know that no matter their race, religion, ethnicity, or other traits that make them who they are, they are all special and capable of wonderful things. Providing time for students to share experiences and customs is one way to start conversations.

Although Black History Month is in February, please continue to celebrate our students and their ethnicities and races throughout the year.

Maya Angelou - Civil Rights Activist & Author | Mini Bio | BIO
Listen: Dr. Maya Angelou Recites Her Poem "Phenomenal Woman" | SuperSoul Sunday | OWN
The life and legacy of Kobe Bryant | NBA on ESPN
Dear Basketball - Kobe Bryant [1978-2020]

Fastbridge Family Report

Everyone should have received the Family Report from their teachers by now. Below you will find information on understanding what the Family Report is telling you.

School mask requirement ends

Masks will no longer be required in the classroom, inside school facilities, and at school events, as of the end of the day Friday, February 4th.

After January’s rapid increase in COVID-19 cases, Macomb County is experiencing a significant decline in positive cases. Therefore, we feel comfortable in keeping our plan to end our mask requirement today. Thank you to everyone that supported our efforts to maintain in-person learning during this most recent COVID surge.

Although we will be returning to a mask-optional environment, Chippewa Valley Schools still recommends the use of masks indoors while in crowded settings to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19 in our community.

Students riding a bus are still required to wear a mask

Federal mandates still require that students wear a mask while riding on a bus to and from school. Bus drivers will have masks available for students that need one.

Important Reminders

If your child is sick, please keep them home to avoid spreading illness in our schools. As a reminder, if your child has two or more of the following symptoms: temperature, sore throat, new or worsening cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, diarrhea or vomiting, headache, chills or rigors, loss of taste or smell, runny nose or congestion, muscle aches, fatigue or nausea, please keep them home and ask for guidance from your health care provider or our Covid nurse. If they have a pending Covid test, please keep them home until you receive a negative test result.

You can report a school-related positive COVID-19 case by using our reporting form.

COVID Nurse Information

Chippewa Valley Schools employs two full-time COVID Nurses that monitor COVID cases in our schools. They serve as a resource for parents and staff and work directly with the Macomb County Health Department on all COVID related issues. We are grateful to have these outstanding healthcare professionals as part of our team.

Samantha Schmall – Elementary/Preschool – (586) 723-2188
Melissa Allen – Secondary (MS/HS)– (586) 723-2190

Thank you to our CVS families for their continued cooperation and support. By working together, we can ensure that our schools remain open for in-person learning and we can continue to provide every CVS student with an outstanding education.

What's Happening in Science with Ms. Laichalk

Students have been working hard on their computer skills these past few weeks! K-2 students have been learning how to sign onto the computers, parts of the computer, and how to use the mouse and keyboard. 3-5 students have been learning internet safety, and how to read and evaluate web pages.

What's Happening in Fifth Grade with Mrs. Roddy

These are pictures of my class examining artifacts from our sunken ship activity in social studies. The students must examine the object that is in their part of the ship, then decide what type of artifact it is and how the explorers used it.

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Positivity Project

Humility Quotes

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” -ERNEST HEMINGWAY

“I’m surrounded by nothing but great people. I’ve been blessed with that, so really, I’ve got no choice but to be an all-around good person.” -TIM DUNCAN

“It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.” -MAHATMA GANDHI

“A true genius admits he knows nothing.” -ALBERT EINSTEIN

“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it is thinking of yourself less.” –Rick Warren

Elementary Assessment Schedule

NWEA - Fall Testing

  • Testing Window - September 13 to October 1
  • 3rd - 5th Grade
  • Reading and Math (There is no particular order to test)

NWEA - Winter Testing

  • Testing Window - December 1 to December 22
  • 1st Grade
  • 3rd - 5th Grade
  • Reading and Math (There is no particular order to test)

NWEA - Spring Testing

  • Testing Window - March 1 to March 25
  • 3rd - 5th Grade
  • Reading and Math (There is no particular order to test)

FastBridge - Fall Diagnostic Benchmark Window

  • Testing Window - September 13 to October 1
  • K - 2nd Grade
  • Reading and Math (FastBridge Math in 2nd Grade ONLY)

FastBridge - Mid-Year Diagnostic Benchmark Window

  • Testing Window - January 4 to January 25
  • K - 2nd Grade
  • Reading and Math (FastBridge Math in 2nd Grade ONLY)

FastBridge - Spring Diagnostic Benchmark Window

  • Testing Window - May 1 to May 25
  • K - 2nd Grade
  • Reading and Math (FastBridge Math in 2nd Grade ONLY)

Progress Monitor (Tier 2 bi-weekly, Tier 3 weekly)

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Important Links