Wednesday Roundup | 12.21.22
Spotlight Image: Shaull Elementary School's principal, Mr. Mike Azzalina, is festive in his holiday suit and red shoes. This is one of many seasonal suits that Mr. Azzalina dons each year during the holidays.
- 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
As a reminder and as listed in the school calendar, students will dismiss early on Friday, December 23, 2022 (no AM Kdg this day), and there will be no school from Dec. 26, 2022, through Jan. 2, 2023. The schedule for all planned early dismissals is listed further down in this e-newsletter.
We hope you have a safe and relaxing winter break, and we look forward to welcoming back our staff on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.
PIAA District III Champs
Congratulations to our Cumberland Valley Varsity Cheerleading squad, who captured the PIAA District III small varsity championship title at Central Dauphin East this past weekend. The team performed a near-perfect routine and earned the highest score of the day - 92.33. This is the 13th year in a row that the team captured this title.
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
Student Artwork Selected for Photography Exhibit
Congratulations to Cumberland Valley High School junior Aratrika Chakrabarti, whose landscape photograph, “Serenity,” has been selected for the 2022 Drexel Photography High School Contest Exhibition. Aratrika is a student in Mr. Bollinger’s Photography Portfolio class at CVHS.
Drexel will be exhibiting the work at their photography gallery (on 33rd & Arch Streets in Philadelphia) from February 4 through March 5, 2023.
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 while our students provide lots of love and heart.
From the Transportation Department: Delays During Holiday Season
REMINDER: During 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.)
Portrait of an Eagle: Staff Members Participate in Wreaths Across America
With the support of staff across the district, members of CVEA, in addition to support staff and families, came together Saturday, December 17, 2022, to honor our Veterans. A team of 19 volunteers from CV participated in the Wreaths Across America wreath laying ceremony at Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. They are a Portrait of an Eagle! #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)
Monday, January 9, 2023
Monday, January 23, 2023
Monday, February 6, 2023
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
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.