Cardinal Connections

September 14, 2020

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Monday Announcements with Allen Harris (5th Grader at CVE)

Announcements

First Day of Remote Learning!

Materials Distribution

Our Materials Distribution will be held on:


September 14th - 5:00 - 7:30 pm - ECSE, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, & 2nd Grade

September 15th - 5:00 - 7:30 pm - 3rd Grade, 4th Grade & 5th Grade


During the first week of live daily instruction, our teachers will focus on supporting the social-emotional well-being of our children, building relationships, building community, teaching technology, and developing expectations.


During material pick up, families will receive resources to support instruction at home. This night will be an opportunity for you to wave to our staff from your car.

Positivity Project Starts this coming week

This week we will be starting the Positivity Project in all classes around the school! What is the Positivity Project, you may ask? The mission of the Positivity Project is to empower YOU to build positive relationships—by understanding, appreciating, and living out the 24 character strengths in us all. We will be starting the year with the concept that OTHER PEOPLE MATTER! Here are some quotes about having the mindset that other people matter!
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Materials Distribution 9/14 & 9/15

Click on the button to access the instructions for Student Materials Distribution

Message from Katie, Health Aide

Hello Parents,


While we are beginning the school year remotely, we would like to start collecting any medications your student might need for when we return to school. Having it now will allow the clinic to be ready to go when we do return in person. Please print out the forms on the district website for you and the doctors to fill out. The doctor can then fax the form back to our office at 586-723-5201. Due to Covid-19 school protocols, nebulizer machines are not allowed in the school for use. Should your student need them, please advise your doctor of this change, and inquire about an emergency inhaler.


If you have any questions, you can reach Katie (Health Aide) at 586-723-5206 or email her at ctabaczynski@cvs.k12.mi.us.

Navigating Schoology for Beginners

Click here to access the Clickable Linked PDF

Tech Tip Videoes for Parents/Students

Introduction to Schoology in Chippewa Valley Schools

Introduction to Schoology- Chippewa Valley Schools

Courses in Schoology

Courses in Schoology

Submitting an Assignment

Submitting an Assignment

Submitting A One-Drive Assignment

Submitting a OneDrive Assignment

Participating in a Discussion

Participating in a Discussion

How to Join a Teams Meeting

How to Join a Teams Meeting

Click on the button to access the PDF

PTO Information Meeting on September 17th at 7:30 - 9:30

Link for Meeting


Informational PTO Meeting
Thu, Sep 17, 2020 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM (EDT)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/964750317

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3212

Access Code: 964-750-317

Join from a video-conferencing room or system.
Dial in or type: 67.217.95.2 or inroomlink.goto.com
Meeting ID: 964 750 317
Or dial directly: 964750317@67.217.95.2 or 67.217.95.2##964750317

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Laptops

Many of you have already received laptops from the district. However, there are still some families out there who have not. The goal of the district is to provide a laptop for each student who needs one for remote learning, but we know that at this time, the requests outnumber our available computers. The district has ordered new computers, but they will not arrive for several weeks. For those families still in need of technology, please sign-up by visiting: Technology Wait List.


Until we can have more computers available to distribute, we ask that if you have a personal device available for remote learning for a few weeks while you wait to check out a district device. If you can share devices until we have more accessible, it will help us meet the demands of our families in the most need.


Windows computers, Mac computers, Chromebooks, iPads, and Android tablets are all devices that will work with the district’s remote learning programs.

ECSE Program Times

AM Session - (9:00 AM - 11:43 AM)

PM Session - (1:01 PM - 3:44 PM)


If your child has not attended school before this year, and you have not yet registered for school, you must complete the registration process as soon as possible. Sue Beck, Secretary at 586-723-5204, to enroll your child. You will need to provide:

  • Immunization Records

  • Original Birth Certificate

  • Two Current Utility Bills

Morley Candy Fundraiser

Each year the school relies on a fundraiser to help pay for the many excellent educational opportunities we offer to the student body. This year will look a little different due to this new normal that we are living in right now. However, that shouldn't stop us from making sure to provide our students and teachers with what they need to be effective in the teaching and learning as well as contributing to the positive culture that we create within our building every day. Even though we will start in remote, it doesn't mean that we will end there. I want us to be able to provide our kids with an atmosphere of togetherness and positivity. To do that, we need to work together to make sure that we have the funds to do so.


Unfortunately, as of right now, PTO will not be able to hold many of the events that they did last year. I can tell you that we had already begun some of the planning work over the summer. The goal was to give our Clinton Valley students some of the opportunities that other schools have, and just because we are in shutdown mode with not being able to host the many events that we had, doesn't mean we can't find other ways to make things happen for our students.


This year we found another way to raise funds for our kids, and it sounds like a pretty great way to raise funds. Dan Morley from Morley Candy came in a couple of weeks ago to go over this new touchless fundraiser. We are asking our families to participate in selling Otis Spunkmeyer and Winter Wishes (Morley Candy). I have included the Fundraiser letter below. Please click on the image, and it will open it up to a PDF. Once it opens into a PDF, the clickable links will work. Please register and share the fundraisers with five or more supports. Everyone who sells five or more items will receive a candy bar with either $1, $5, or $10 attached. There is a video embedded in the letter that goes over how the fundraiser work. Please review it, and let's get excited about what this fundraiser can do.

Click on the image to access the document and then download to access the embedded links

Half Day Schedule

Our Half Days begin and end this year from 9:00 - 11:53 am


September 8, 2020

October 21, 2020

October 22, 2020

October 23, 2020

October 30, 2020

February 12, 2021

March 24, 2021

March 26, 2021

April 1, 2021

June 14, 2021

June 15, 2021

Food Service & Meal Benefits

Over the past months, we understand families may have experienced economic hardship. At this time, CVS will be providing FREE meals to students up to 18 years old as we transition back into remote learning.


This FREE meal service will continue until further notice. However, we highly encourage families to complete a meal benefits application by visiting: www.lunchapp.com so benefits can continue once the FREE meal service is discontinued.


If your children received meal benefits (free/reduced lunch) during the 2019-2020 school year, your family must reapply for support to continue service during the 2020-2021 school year. Please complete your application by October 16th as soon as possible to ensure the continuation of support.


Visit: https://www.lunchapp.com/


Meal Service will take place from 9 – 11 am Monday – Friday on days that school is in session. Click to view Meal Distribution Locations

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