Wednesday Roundup | 11.2.22
Spotlight Image: Cumberland Valley High School FFA students recently served as ushers and ticket collectors at the 75th Annual Pennsylvania National Horse Show.
- November 1-6, 2022 - Eagle Foundation's Touch of the Valley (online auction)
- November 4, 2022 - Deadline to enroll in 1:1 Device Insurance Program
- November 9, 2022 - Veterans Appreciation Ceremony
- November 11, 2022 - NO SCHOOL for students (Staff Act 80 Day)
- November 11, 2022 - Career Fair for Substitute Opportunities
- November 17, 2022 - CV YOU Day at CVHS
- November 18, 2022 - NO SCHOOL for students (Staff Inservice)
- November 23, 2022 - Early Dismissal for students
- November 24-28, 2022 - NO SCHOOL for students
* All events subject to change. Not an all-inclusive list.
News & Announcements
1:1 Device Insurance: Deadline to register is Friday, Nov. 4, 2022
As a reminder, the deadline to enroll in our voluntary 1:1 device insurance program is November 4, 2022. Cost is $25 per student per year, with waivers in place for families facing economic hardship and families with four or more students. While not required, we strongly encourage parents/guardians to take advantage of this program as this optional insurance will help to decrease the out-of-pocket expenses families may have related to device damage.
Please reference the email sent to all families on September 15, 2022, for more enrollment details. Additionally, more info about the 1:1 program, including details about damage/insurance and device care/support, is also available on our website by clicking here.
Inclement Weather Schedules (Flexible Instruction Days & 2-Hour Delays)
Cumberland Valley School District was again approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to utilize up to five Flexible Instruction Days (FID) for inclement weather.
As we did last year, the District will plan to follow either a 2-hour delay schedule or a Flexible Instruction Day during inclement weather, unless otherwise noted in our automated message. Should inclement weather be forecast after students have already arrived for the day, there may be a need for an unscheduled early dismissal. It is important that you listen to any message in its entirety to be certain of the schedule for that day.
2-HOUR DELAY SCHEDULE: In the event of inclement weather, the District may need to use a delayed opening (with modified kindergarten) schedule. The 2-hour delay schedule by building is listed on our website - www.cvschools.org/BTSresources > Scroll down the page to “Schedules by Building (including 2-hour delay schedules).”
FLEXIBLE INSTRUCTION DAY (FID): During Flexible Instruction Days (remote learning), students will receive learning activities and assignments at home in order to provide continuity of instruction. On these days, families should look for communication from principals and/or teachers regarding specific school and class schedules for the day.
Should we require more than five days of closure due to weather, the District would likely add additional days to the calendar and plan to make up these days during scheduled holiday breaks or at the end of the 2022-2023 school year.
COMMUNICATION REGARDING INCLEMENT WEATHER: The District maintains a variety of ways to communicate delays, cancellations, and closings to our community and staff. Once a decision is made, notification generally begins within about 15 minutes. Current notification systems include:
District website (www.cvschools.org)
Automated calling & text alert system (For parents/guardians and staff only - you must register to receive text alerts.)
Email blasts (For parents/guardians only based upon email address(es) provided in Skyward.)
Twitter (@CVSDnews) and Facebook (facebook.com/CVschools)
Media (if time permits and typically only in cases of unscheduled early dismissals)
Please ensure that contact information - to include both home contacts and emergency contacts - for your child(ren) is up-to-date in Skyward as this is what is used to reach families in the event of an emergency, a change in schedule due to weather, transportation delays, etc. You are able to make changes to this information as needed throughout the school year.
If there is ever a time that you do not receive a phone call or text message, but you think there is a chance of a delay/closure, please check our website or official district social media accounts. Barring any major outage, our website is the first place that we update.
Coming to a Stage Near You ...
Sporting Hill Elementary School proudly presents Seussical KIDS at 7 p.m. on December 2, 2022, and 2 p.m. on December 3, 2022, in the Sporting Hill Gymnasium. No tickets are required and admission is free.
Seussical KIDS is great fun for the whole family. We hope to see you in December for this amazing show!
Mark your calendar now for some of our other great musical productions coming to a stage near you this spring. Show dates and locations in the graphic below with more information to follow in the coming months regarding ticketing for each event.
Eagle Foundation News: Touch of the Valley Auction Now Open
Touch of the Valley auction bidding is now open! The auction will run through Sunday, Nov. 6th at 9:00 p.m. The sole purpose of the auction is to raise money to support supplemental programming and educational resources for CV students. In addition to bidding on a variety of 120 auction items you can also donate to support three core program areas:
- Summer programming (Buddy Program, summer reading booster session, and enrichment camps)
- Scholarships (for graduating seniors)
- Classroom learning grants (to fund materials to implement innovative projects not included in the District's budget)
You will see these gift options on the front page of the auction site.
Thank you to ALL who are supporting CV STUDENTS by donating auction items, sponsoring the event, volunteering, and bidding. Have fun!
CVHS Veterans Appreciation Ceremony
REMINDER: Cumberland Valley High School’s Patriots Club will host its annual Veterans Appreciation Ceremony at 6 p.m. on November 9, 2022, in the Performing Arts Center at CV High School. A complimentary reception honoring our military veterans and active duty service men and women will be held in the CVHS cafeteria immediately following the program.
Please contact Mr. Pete Mashinski at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to RSVP to the post-ceremony reception.
(Photo courtesy Christina Hoy Photography.)
Substitute Career Fair is November 11, 2022
Reminder - Substitute Career Fair: Please join us from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on November 11, 2022, in the District Office (6746 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg) to learn more about sub opportunities for: Professional staff (teachers, nurses), Administrative staff (principals), and Support staff (Educational Assistants, Food Service, Custodial, Maintenance). Staff will be onsite during the Career Fair to answer questions and to assist any interested candidates with the substitute application process.
Throwing clay requires patience, creativity, confidence, and adaptability, in addition to necessary critical thinking and problem solving skills. From project inspiration to project completion, students in Mrs. King's Clay Studio classroom at Cumberland Valley High School recently demonstrated that they each, in their own creative way, 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)
November 7, 2022
November 21, 2022
December 5, 2022
December 19, 2022
Early Dismissal Times
As outlined in the school calendar, students will dismiss early on November 23, 2022 (No PM Kdg), 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 the picture to view a chart illustrating the various ways our stakeholders can connect through our official channels with individual staff, a specific school building, and the district. This chart is also available on our website.
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.