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Calendar Image ANNUAL UPDATES, SIGN-OFFS, AND SKYWARD INFO

At the start of each school year, we ask families to please update important information and complete annual sign-offs in Skyward. These forms are live and available for completion right now. You are encouraged to complete this vital information prior to the first day of school.

As a reminder, parents/guardians may access their Skyward Family Access portal at the following web address: https://skyward.cvschools.org/.
 

Calendar Image BUS SCHEDULES & GENERAL TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION: Transportation guidelines, safety tips, and more available by clicking here to view our Transportation Department webpage.

BUS SCHEDULES: Individual student bus schedules are available throughout the year by logging into Skyward Family Access Center and clicking on the transportation tile. The 2022-23 assignments are currently available for review. As you are able, please log into your Skyward Family Access Center account to verify that your child's pick-up and drop-off location is accurate. We ask that you please also double-check Skyward prior to the first day of school as bus assignments and pickup and drop off times may be slightly altered due to daily enrollment changes. As always, please have your child at their stop five minutes prior to the listed stop time. Should you log into your Skyward Parent Portal account and you do NOT see your child’s bus information, please contact the Transportation Department at [email protected]

REMINDERS: It is commonplace for transportation delays to occur at the beginning of each school year. These delays often work themselves out during the first few weeks as drivers better familiarize themselves with their routes, as students learn to navigate their new building and/or bus location, and as student enrollment stabilizes. This is especially true as our transportation contractors continue to face challenges associated with bus/van driver shortages. We appreciate your understanding, patience, and support as we work through these delays.
 

Calendar Image COMMUNICATION

DISTRICT COMMUNICATION: The district utilizes SchoolMessenger as our automated notification system. To ensure you receive email and telephone communication from the district throughout the school year, please make sure that all of your contact information is up-to-date in your Skyward Family Access account. You also have the option to opt into text messaging, should you so choose. Text messaging is used as a mode of communication during inclement weather, emergencies, and bus delays, and to draw attention to other important updates from the district. If you are new to the district, or if you have not previously opted into text alerts, you may do so by following the directions available by clicking here.

In addition to SchoolMessenger, individual teachers and/or buildings may use other modes of communication throughout the year (Schoology, Skyward, SeeSaw, etc).

SOCIAL MEDIA: To increase our communication efforts, you may follow us on Facebook (@cvschools) and Twitter (@cvsdnews). Please ensure that you follow our official accounts to guarantee the most accurate information.

OFFICIAL DISTRICT COMMUNICATION CHANNELS: Please click here to view a chart that illustrates the various ways you can stay connected with Cumberland Valley School District through our official communication channels.
 

Calendar Image FOOD SERVICE

As shared previously with families: While free meals for all students was a welcome relief during the COVID-19 pandemic, these benefits unfortunately have ended. Our prior ability to provide free meals for all students, regardless of economic status, was due to a temporary change in federal law that provided meal reimbursement for all meals served. Unfortunately, federal reimbursement will NOT continue and, as such, we must resume charging for meals beginning in the 2022-23 school year. Please see below for breakfast and lunch pricing. A list of a la carte prices is available by clicking here.

We understand that you might be feeling a little anxious about how your child will manage without a free breakfast or lunch. All families are encouraged to complete a Free and Reduced Meal Application. This will provide free or reduced meals and other benefits to qualifying families. Applications can be completed online at https://www.schoolcafe.com. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our Food Service Department should you have any questions or require assistance in completing the application.

Please click here for more information on meal payments and how to place money into your child’s SchoolCafe account.

Additional questions should be directed to our Food Service Department at (717) 506-3305.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

2022-2023 School Meal Prices:

  Elementary      Middle & High
Breakfast      $2.25 $2.25
Lunch $3.25 $3.50
Adult Breakfast      $2.75 $2.75
Adult Lunch $4.50 $4.50

  

Calendar Image HEALTH INFORMATION

Please visit our Nursing Department webpage for more information on physical exams, dental exams, and immunizations. The Pennsylvania Department of Health establishes requirements for these exams and immunizations by grade level. The Nursing Department webpage also provides information on health screenings, illnesses, and medication distribution policies, in addition to access to many required health forms.
  

Calendar Image INCLEMENT WEATHER

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 for the 2022-2023 school year.

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 this page under “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.
 

Calendar Image REGISTRATION

Please reach out to our Central Registration office should you need to register a new student prior to the start of, or during, the school year. Contact information and registration instructions are available by clicking here.
 

Calendar Image SCHEDULES BY BUILDING (including 2-hour delays + planned early dismissals)

The daily instructional day schedule for the 2022-23 school year is as listed below. NOTE: Hours in which the building is open and students are permitted to enter for the start of the day vary by building. The schedule below is the instructional day schedule for each building.

Green Ridge, Middlesex*, Monroe, and Silver Spring Elementary Schools:

Grade Start Time End Time
Kdg (AM) 9:10 a.m. 11:45 a.m.
Kdg (PM) 1:15 p.m. 3:50 p.m.
1-5 9:10 a.m. 3:50 p.m.






*Middlesex kindergarten hours differ from this schedule: Please contact the building with questions.

Hampden, Shaull, Sporting Hill, and Winding Creek Elementary Schools:

Grade  Start Time End Time
Kdg (AM) 9:30 a.m. 12:05 p.m.
Kdg (PM) 1:35 p.m. 4:10 p.m.
1-5 9:30 a.m. 4:10 p.m.

Secondary Schools (CVHS 10-12 Campus, CVHS CV9 Campus, and Eagle View/Mountain View Middle Schools):

School Start Time End Time
CV9  7:35 a.m.  2:35 p.m. 
Eagle View MS 7:50 a.m. 2:50 p.m.
CVHS 10-12 7:55 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
Mountain View MS 8:25 a.m.  3:25 p.m. 


You may view the 2022-23 CVHS 10-12 Campus daily Bell Schedule by clicking here.

   
TWO-HOUR DELAY SCHEDULES BY BUILDING

Middlesex, Monroe, Green Ridge, Silver Spring:

Extended Day Kindergarten and Grades 1-5: 11:10 a.m. to 3:50 p.m.
Kindergarten AM: 11:10 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.
Kindergarten PM: 2:10 to 3:50 p.m.

Shaull, Sporting Hill, Winding Creek, Hampden:
Extended Day Kindergarten and Grades 1-5: 11:30 a.m. to 4:10 p.m.
Kindergarten AM: 11:30 a.m. to 1:10 p.m.
Kindergarten PM: 2:30 to 4:10 p.m.

CV High School - Click here
CV9 - Click here
Mountain View Middle School - Click here
Eagle View Middle School - Click here


EARLY DISMISSALS (SCHEDULED)

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 follows:

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.

Unscheduled early dismissals for the purpose of weather or emergency may have different release times. We will communicate those schedules on an as-needed basis.
    

Calendar Image SCHOOL SUPPLIES

ELEMENTARY: As we have done in previous years, we will provide all needed elementary classroom and student supplies for the new school year. We encourage elementary students to bring a backpack to school along with earbuds/headphones for personal use as part of our classroom instruction. Students should bring a water bottle to school for personal use throughout the day.  

SECONDARY: Individual teachers and/or grade-level teams will provide students with specific items that they may need for their class during the upcoming school year. Students should bring a water bottle to school for personal use throughout the day.

CVVA: Families of students in need of a school-issued computer will be contacted regarding device pick up.
 

Calendar Image TEACHER ASSIGNMENTS (ELEMENTARY)

Elementary teacher assignments will be released on the afternoon of August 12, 2022. We will communicate directly with elementary families via email closer to release date regarding how this information may be accessed.

An email was sent in late July to incoming kindergarten families to make them aware of whether their kindergartener has been assigned to our AM or PM session. Please reach out to your child's building principal with any specific questions about this assignment.
 

Calendar Image TECHNOLOGY

1:1 TECHNOLOGY HARDWARE: The District believes that supplying a device for all students is essential to their learning and development. Consistency in grade-level devices is essential to implementation of our curriculum, instruction, and assessment, while also allowing for sufficient support operations. More details about the program can be found on the Technology section of the District website.

In addition, a vital part of this program is partnering with our students and parents to ensure the devices are cared for and maintain good working conditions. We understand damage happens and offer families an insurance program to offset the costs of any damage that may occur. Details about the program and how to opt into the program are available on this subpage of the Technology 1:1 Program website.

TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT: At any time throughout the year, you may reach out to our Technology Helpdesk for technical assistance. We ask that if your child has had any technology device issues from their summer use of the device they submit tickets now and get them addressed before the start of school.

Staff and Students may go to https://helpdesk.cvschools.org to sign in and create a Technology helpdesk ticket. Parents/Guardians may click here to create a Technology helpdesk ticket, as needed. This information is also available on our website at www.cvschools.org/parents.


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