Wednesday Roundup | 3.1.23
Spotlight Image: Meet our newest space travelers! Mrs. Shenton’s first-grade class at Hampden Elementary School finished up their most recent CKLA unit with special Space Day activities.
- March 6, 2023 - School Board Meeting
- March 17, 2023 - No School (staff inservice)
- March 17-19, 2023 - Mountain View Musical
- March 18, 2023 - Echoes in the Dome
- March 20, 2023 - School Board Meeting
- March 27, 2023 - Modified Virtual Schedule
- March 31-April 2, 2023 - Eagle View Musical
- April 3, 2023 - School Board Meeting
- April 6-10, 2023 - No School (Spring Break)
- April 17, 2023 - School Board Meeting
* All events subject to change. Not an all-inclusive list.
News & Announcements
Students Earn Art Recognitions
March is Youth Art Month, and the perfect time to celebrate three Cumberland Valley High School students – Krish Gujaran, Neo Safouan, and Abigail Underkoffler. The artwork of these students, plus others from across the state, will be displayed as part of a YAM online exhibit: https://tinyurl.com/yhb2f5s8.
Please also help us extend additional congratulations to Krish, a junior, whose piece received a Digital Medium Award. Krish’s artwork was selected by the Pennsylvania Art Education Association for exhibition at the PA State Capitol in the East Rotunda throughout the month.
Congratulations to our student artists!
REMINDER: Skyward Login Process to Change
As shared last week, in an effort to streamline the Skyward login process, beginning March 1, 2023, users will be routed to a new login screen. The new login screen will require users to select their user group (Staff, Student, Guardian, System Admin) prior to entering a username and password. See screenshot for image of new login screen, effective March 1, 2023.
In celebration of Read Across America Week, staff at Silver Spring Elementary School were spotted dressed as their favorite book characters on Tuesday, February 28, 2023.
Slate of Honorees Set for the 25th Recognition Dinner
The Eagle Foundation is pleased to announce its slate of honorees for the 25th Recognition Dinner to be held on Sunday, April 16th. This year (15) District employees will be recognized including the top honors going to Megan Ward, recipient of the Commitment to Excellence Award and Principal at Monroe Elementary School.
Additional Building Stars to be recognized include:
- Melissa Biddle, Monroe, Reading Specialist
- Dana Bowers, CV9, Spanish Teacher
- Rebecca Curl, Hampden, Principal's Secretary
- Keirsten Davidson, Eagle View, 7th Grade English Language Arts Teacher
- Linda Latchford, High School, Life Skills Paraprofessional
- Barbara Moesta, Shaull, Building Secretary
- Gretchen Pugh, Mountain View, 6th Grade Science Teacher
- Lori Rauenzahn, DO/DSF, Assistant Director of Professional and Student Services
- Justine Reid, Silver Spring, 5th Grade Teacher
- Vicki Rhoads, Sporting Hill, Learning Support Educational Assistant
- Craig Stahl, Mountain View, Band Director/Music Teacher
- Devin Stanford, Winding Creek, Kindergarten Teacher
- Dorothy Wetzel, Green Ridge, Educational Assistant
- Anne Yohn, Middlesex, Life Skills Teacher
Dinner sponsorships are available and event details can be found on the event web page. The event will be held at the West Shore Country Club with reservations requested by April 3.
Mountain View Middle School recently welcomed more than 200 students from CV and across the region to participate in the Pennsylvania Music Education Association Region V Chorus Festival. Pictured, Dr. Kyle Zeuch, of Lebanon Valley College, begins a festival rehearsal. Photo Courtesy Eric Griffith, CV Music Department Chair and Director of Vocal Music.
Welcome to our SPO (School Police Officer) Minutes monthly feature. As part of the first Wednesday Roundup of each month, we will include informational and educational items from our CV Police Department officers. Today's feature focuses on vaping (e-cigarette) devices.
Vape Devices (E-Cigarettes)
Battery-powered devices that use a heating element to heat e-liquid, typically containing nicotine, from a cartridge that produces a chemical-filled aerosol.
Many e-liquids or "e-juice" come in fruit flavors, making them appealing to kids.
E-cigarettes come in many forms and can look like everyday products - pens, USB flash drives, phones, tubes of lipstick, and more.
Signs your child is vaping
A sweet scent in the air. There are hundreds of different flavors of vapes on the market and are marketed to attract the younger crowd.
Unfamiliar pens and USB drives. Any reusable devices must be recharged, mostly by USB port.
Drinking more water. Vaping can cause dehydration or dry mouth, most likely a cause of the ingredient in the e-liquid called propylene glycol.
Nosebleeds. Propylene glycol is a dehydrating chemical that can reduce moisture inside the nose.
Smoker’s cough or mouth sores. Vapors upset the immune system and can have negative effects on human cells.
New batteries and chargers. Most vaping devices require rechargeable or batteries that require changing every two hours of use.
Discarded vaping pod, devices, or paraphernalia. If you find items such as discarded cotton balls, thin metallic oils, pods or atomizers (the small devices that turn the liquid into vapor).
How harmful is it?
This aerosol contains some of the same toxic chemicals found in cigarette smoke such as formaldehyde, chromium, lead and nickel, exposing the lungs to toxic metal particles and other cancer-causing chemicals. One standard vape pod/cartridge contains 20 cigarettes worth of nicotine. Nicotine can harm the developing adolescent brain. The brain keeps developing until about age 25.
What happens if my child gets caught with a vape device or pod/cartridge?
The first offense is handled by the CVSD administration. Three days of in school suspension (ISS) is common. CV Police tests all pods/cartridges for controlled substances.
The second and subsequent offense will result in another three days of ISS and a Non-Traffic Citation (NTC) is issued to student IAW PA Title 18, 6306.1 – Use of tobacco products in schools prohibited. This is a mandatory hearing with the Magisterial District Judge (MDJ). The MDJ will determine a fine amount, community service, deferment program based on the number of occurrences.
Misdemeanor charges will be filed with Juvenile Probation if a pod/cartridge tests positive for a controlled substance.
Anonymous reporting can be made @ Safe to Say
Cumberland Valley Student and Public Safety – (717) 506-3349
(Please note: This is a non-emergency number that is not staffed 24 hours per day and is not a reporting hotline.)
Portrait of an Eagle: Student Spotlight
Student athletes at CV High School – with the support of CVHS Staff Millie Eckerd, Josh Oswalt, and Mandi Shearer – coordinated activities to help raise awareness of Rare Disease Day yesterday. Through presentations, awareness ribbons, posters, and more, students demonstrated empathy, compassion, communication, and responsibility. They are a Portrait of an Eagle!
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, March 6, 2023
Monday, March 20, 2023
Monday, April 3, 2023
Monday, April 17, 2023
Spring Musical Tickets
Reminder: Below is information about our spring musical productions at CV High School and Eagle View and Mountain View Middle Schools.
March 17 and 18 – 7 p.m. | March 19 – 2 p.m.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Pricing: Adults $10, Students/Children $5
March 31 and April 1 – 7 p.m. | April 2 – 2 p.m.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Pricing: Adults $10, Student/Senior (55+) $5
Beauty and the Beast
April 26, 27, and 28 – 7 p.m. | April 29 and 30 – 2 p.m.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Pricing: Adults $20, Student/Senior (65+) $15
Reminder: Change to Start/End Times for Eastern Elementary Schools
District administration has been working over the past year to identify ways to return our eastern elementary schools to an earlier start time. With the identification of an additional transportation service and new drivers, we believe we are able to move Hampden, Shaull, Sporting Hill, and Winding Creek Elementary schools back to a 9:15 a.m. start time, with an end time of 3:55 p.m., beginning next school year.
Please click the Quick Access link below to view the anticipated 2023-24 instructional day schedule by building for each school across the district. (NOTE: Hours in which the building is physically open and students are permitted to enter for the start of the day vary by building.)
(Originally shared via January 25, 2023, Wednesday Roundup.)
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.