Creek Valley Orientation 2020

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!

We are so excited for the 2020-2021 school year! Our hope is to get to know you while being able to establish an environment of PRIDE in Creek Valley. Although times are ever-changing please remember that we are all in this together! We are here to support you in this season and help make this year the best possible experience for you and your family!


We have included an alphabetical list of topics to support your transition back to school! Feel free to check the LISD FAQ page to answer many questions you may have about this school year.

CVMS Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year!

Administrators

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Your CVMS Administrator Team!

Click on each member of the Admin Team to learn more about your CVMS Administrator Team!

ATTENDANCE PROCEDURES

https://www.lisd.net/domain/9912


Attendance will still be taken each class period during Remote Learning. They must be logged in and participate each period in order to be counted present. If a student misses a class or the school day, LISD Attendance procedures must be followed. Parents and students will receive absence notifications via Skylert after 5:00pm each day. Please contact the school to report all absences at 469-713-5184.

CALENDAR

Click here to access the LISD 2020-21 academic calendar. Click here to access the Creek Valley MS calendar.

CANVAS

For the last two years all LISD secondary students have utilized Canvas as a learning management system to help students succeed in a digital learning environment. It also allows for parents to have move visibility in classroom learning. We will continue to use this platform for all Remote Learning and during in-person learning. In order to ensure your student is set up on Canvas please review the handouts, presentations, and videos linked below. Teachers will also help students set up their Canvas accounts during the first few days of school. Below are a few handouts to help with this process. For questions please contact Assistant Principal Erica Roberson at robersoner@lisd.net.
Canvas Guide for Parents

Click the blue button above to learn more about how to set up your Canvas parent account.

How to Create Canvas Parent Account

Click the blue button above to learn more about how to set up your Canvas parent account.

How to Add Children to Your Canvas Account

Click the blue button above to learn more about how to add children to your Canvas parent account.

Code of Conduct & CVMS Handbook

Counselors

As your school counselors, it is our goal to help CVMS students with academic and social emotional needs. We work directly with students to provide self and career exploration, college preparation, family communication and most importantly academic success for all students. We are excited about all the continuing programs and opportunities for students this year. The Creek Valley Professional Counseling Department will continue to utilize technology this academic year to provide support and important information to all students.


Ghia Black, Counselor A - L

blackg@lisd.net


Stephanie Altman, Counselor M - Z

altmans@lisd.net

Free Breakfast & Lunch Options

LISD Child Nutrition Program has offered free summer meals and will continue to do so for students. Please visit the Child Nutrition website for the most up to date information and sites for Free Summer Meals here. We will have additional information about how meals will be provided during the Remote and Virtual Learning periods.

Grading Guidelines

We will continue to following standard LISD grading guidelines for the 2020-2021 school year. For more information on the grading guidelines go to www.lisd.net.

iPads & technology update

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It is imperative that all students have access to technology in order to participate in the Remote and Virtual learning options. In order for students to keep their iPad all students must complete the following:

  1. Skyward Enrollment Forms must be completed and submitted in Skyward by Friday, September 4th
  2. Parents must pay the $20 annual iPad insurance fee on Skyward by Friday, September 4th

If the following steps are not complete students will receive a red warning screen explaining what they need to do and their iPad may be confiscated starting on Tuesday, September 8th when in-person learning begins. For questions please contact Assistant Principal Erica Roberson at robersoner@lisd.net or 469-713-5184

LISD is a 1:X district, which guarantees that all students have access to a device. For those who are new to LISD please see the LISD 1:X website linked here. For help or support with your iPad or if you are new to the campus and need a device to contact Assistant Principal Erica Roberson at robersoner@lisd.net or 469-713-5184.


  • All students are expected to have their iPad or personal computer charged and ready for learning each morning.
  • District-issued devices are intended for instructional purposes only as directed by their teachers
  • As a parent feel free to set clear boundaries and rules for your child's use of his/her iPad. Please contact your child's Assistant Principal for help with establishing parental controls. We are here to help!

PRIDE EXPECTATIONS

We expect our students to demonstrate PRIDE in everything they do. At Creek Valley we support our students in being Prepared, demonstrating Respect to all teachers, staff, and students, displaying Integrity at all times, being Determined, and exhibiting Excellence in everything they do. Our expectation is that our students demonstrate PRIDE when using their technology, participating in virtual classes or tutorials, and while communicating with all teachers, staff and students.

PTA

At Creek Valley we pride ourselves in our great parent involvement. We would love for each of you to be apart of our fantastic PTA program!

To join visit https://www.joinpta.org/


Check out the CVMS PTA Facebook Page to stay connected:

https://www.facebook.com/CreekValleyMSPTA

Remote Learning

LISD Remote Learning Guide

Click blue button above to learn more about the LISD Remote Learning program.

Remote Learning vs Virtual Learning - What's the difference?

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Remote Learning Bell Schedule

We will following an A/B Block schedule for the Remote Learning Period. Please see the schedule below. Students will have a break from 11:15 - 12:30 to eat lunch and prepare for afternoon classes.

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Return to School Guidelines

Please visit the LISD Return to School Guidelines for more detailed information on all three learning options, district guidelines, and FAQ page visit www.lisd.net/returntoschool.

CVMS COVID Safety Guidelines Overview

Please click blue button above to learn more about how Creek Valley can partner with you and your child to help keep us safe when we return to campus.

student schedules

Official student schedules will go live in Skyward on Monday, August 17th.
There will be no paper schedules this year.

Supply Packs & School Supply Lists

For those who ordered the School Supply Pack pick up times are as follows:


Friday, August 14th

8:00am - 10:00am

3:00pm - 5:00pm


If you did not purchase a Supply Pack our School Supply List may be found here.

Textbooks

All subjects have electronic versions/resources available on the Lhub(insert link). Some specialized textbooks are available. If you need to checkout a textbook, please contact Mr. Chirinos, Assistant Principal, at chirinosm@lisd.net

Vaccinations for All 7th Graders

All students entering 7th grade will need both their TDAP and Meningococcal vaccines before starting school. These vaccinations are typically given by your child's physician at the age of 11-12. These vaccinations are needed for all students including Virtual and Virtual Plus students. Please send Nurse Lee a copy via email or fax before the first school day to ensure that your student is up to date. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Nurse Lee!


Email: leee@lisd.net

Fax: 972-350-9186

WILDCAT CAMP

On the first few days of school students will be engaging in Wildcat Camp. These items will be discussed during class time on the first day of Remote Learning. This is a time for us to review our campus and virtual expectations for the 2020-2021 school year. We will review the following expectations as well as other topics all students will need in order to transition back to school effectively:



  • WebEx Classroom Norms & Expectations
  • Attendance Procedures
  • Grading Policy
  • Canvas Procedures
  • Clubs
  • iPad Reminders & Technology Expectations

Wildcats Respond

Creek Valley Middle School is a family and families look out for each other. We encourage students to communicate any concerns they have for their own safety or the safety of any of their friends. All Wildcat responses are taken seriously and are kept confidential.
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webex virtual classes

We will continue to utilize WebEx to host all of our virtual classes during the Remote Learning process. Students must download the WebEx Teams and WebEx Meetings app in order to have access to their virtual classes. Instructions for downloading those apps are here. WebEx virtual learning resource for iPads is here. WebEx virtual learning resource for PCs is here. Below are the CVMS Wildcat WebEx Norms, which include the behavioral expectations for students while engaging in their virtual class activities.

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For Questions Contact Us

www.lisd.net/creekvalley

469-713-5184 (Phone)

972-350-9172 (Fax)