Wednesday Roundup | 8.30.23
Spotlight Image: Third graders at Middlesex Elementary School recently shared their favorite books with their class. Photo courtesy Stephanie Sevcik, grade three teacher.
- August 31 - CV9 Back to School Night
- September 1 - ONLY Kindergarten has NO SCHOOL on this day
- September 4 - No School (K-12)
- September 5 - School Board Meeting
- September 6 - Elementary Back to School Night
- September 7 - EV Gr. 6 Back to School Night
- September 7 - MV - Gr. 7, 8 Back to School Night
- September 8 - CV Mini-THON Tailgate prior to home football game
- September 14 - EV Gr 7, 8 Back to School Night
* All events subject to change. Not an all-inclusive list.
News & Announcements
Mr. Robb Bomboy is Recipient of Art Educator Award
Please help us congratulate CV9 art teacher Robb Bomboy, who has been named as the 2023 Pennsylvania Art Education Association Secondary Art Educator of the Year.
Mr. Bomboy is an outstanding leader in the field of art education, and his “creative contributions in his school, community and across the state, as well as his excellence in professional engagement, and dedication to service are meritorious and deserve our recognition,” said PAEA in a release.
Further, PAEA representatives said that Mr. Bomboy was selected as he “stands out as a leader and is committed to the continued growth and collaborative efforts of art educators across the state of Pennsylvania”
Mr. Bomboy will be formally recognized as part of a state ceremony in October.
Elementary Band, Strings Reminders
Attention parents of students in grades 4 and 5:
If you have not already done so, please check your email for important information from the elementary music department about student participation in band or strings. Emails were sent on Monday to 5th grade families about band and to 4th and 5th grade families about strings.
As a reminder, we use the email address on file in Skyward when emailing parents/guardians.
Our Eagle mascot made a special guest appearance at Shaull Elementary School recently, where students and staff were participating in a Portrait of an Eagle kick-off assembly.
Photos courtesy Shaull Principal, Rich Tysarczyk.
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.
Portrait of an Eagle: Student Spotlight
Meet Green Ridge Elementary School 4th grader Cuauhtemoc Vazquez Galvez, who recently took to the internet to teach himself to play chess. But he didn’t stop there. With the help of his mom, he also sought out in-person competitors at – of all places – the local mall. Throughout his journey, Cuauhtemoc shined a spotlight on many of our Portrait of an Eagle competencies, including critical thinking, problem solving, confidence, communication, and adaptability.
Cuauhtemoc is a Portrait of an Eagle!
Learn more about Cuauhtemoc and his story here: https://www.abc27.com/news/top-stories/check-this-out-boy-meets-chess-matches-at-mall/
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)
- Tuesday, September 5, 2023
- Monday, September 18, 2023
- Monday, October 2, 2023
- Monday, October 16, 2023
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.
FIND US ON SOCIAL MEDIA:
Cumberland Valley School District is in search of a School Counselor at Cumberland Valley High School. The selected candidate will build collaborative relationships with students, staff, and parents/guardians while assisting students in academic, career, and emotional support.
This position requires an active and valid PA Secondary School Counselor certification.
To learn more and apply - www.cvschools.org/jobs