(5.6.21) COVID-19 Message - Multiple

Dear CV High School Families,

Cumberland Valley School District administration has been notified of a positive case of COVID-19 involving a High School student. The student was last present in the building on May 4, 2021, and subsequently tested positive. Please know that we are required, and will continue, to follow the Pennsylvania Department of Education's current building closure matrix. Closure is based on building size, the level of community spread, and current case counts in a building. Additionally, the matrix outlines when and how case counts reset.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health, together with Cumberland Valley School District, will lead the contact tracing investigation. Individuals identified as close contacts will be contacted by PA DoH and/or Cumberland Valley administration. If an individual is not contacted by PA DoH and/or CV, the individual is not considered to be a close contact. Please be aware that Cumberland Valley School District has multiple employees who are certified contact tracers.

Close contact is defined by the CDC as anyone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from 48 hours before the person began feeling sick until the time the patient was isolated.

Any student or staff member identified as a close contact will be notified by the Cumberland Valley administration or PA DoH. If they have not been fully vaccinated per DoH guidelines, they will be required to quarantine for up to 14 days from their last possible day of exposure.

We will continue to closely monitor this situation and will provide additional information as needed. If you have questions, please contact your child’s school office or building principal.

As always, we sincerely appreciate your continued support and understanding.

David E. Christopher, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools


Dear Shaull Families,

Today, Thursday, May 6, 2021, Cumberland Valley School District administration was notified of a positive case of COVID-19 involving a Shaull staff member. The staff member was last present in the building on May 4, 2021, and subsequently tested positive.

This is our second case at Shaull this week and, as such, the Department of Education’s current threshold matrix indicates that we must temporarily close the building. As a result:

Shaull will transition to remote learning only on Friday, May 7, 2021.

During the temporary closure, the building will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, and any new cases will continue to be evaluated. Please continue to report positive cases of individuals (students or staff) so this work can be completed.

Your child’s principal/teachers will communicate directly with families regarding online educational activities during the one-day, face-to-face closure. We anticipate that Shaull will re-open for face-to-face instruction on Monday, May 10, 2021.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health, together with Cumberland Valley School District, will lead the contact tracing investigation. Individuals identified as close contacts will be contacted by PA DoH and/or Cumberland Valley administration. If an individual is not contacted by PA DoH and/or CV, the individual is not considered to be a close contact. Please be aware that Cumberland Valley School District has multiple employees who are certified contact tracers.

Close contact is defined by the CDC as anyone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total time of 15 minutes starting from 48 hours before the person began feeling sick until the time the patient was isolated.

Any student or staff member identified as a close contact will be notified by the Cumberland Valley administration or PA DoH. If they have not been fully vaccinated per DoH guidelines, they will be required to quarantine for up to 14 days from their last possible day of exposure.

Please know that we sincerely understand that this message may cause some concern. Remain assured that we will continue to closely monitor this situation and will provide additional information as needed. If you have questions, please contact the school office or your child’s building principal.

As always, we sincerely appreciate your continued support and understanding.

David E. Christopher, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools


(5.4.21) COVID-19 Message - SH

Dear Shaull Families,

Cumberland Valley School District administration has been notified of a positive case of COVID-19 involving a Shaull student. The student was last present in the building on April 30, 2021, and subsequently tested positive. Please know that we are required, and will continue, to follow the Pennsylvania Department of Education's current building closure matrix. Currently, the closure matrix is based on building size, level of community spread, and current case counts in a building. Additionally, the matrix outlines when and how case counts reset.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health, together with Cumberland Valley School District, will lead the contact tracing investigation. Individuals identified as close contacts will be contacted by PA DoH and/or Cumberland Valley administration. If an individual is not contacted by PA DoH and/or CV, the individual is not considered to be a close contact. Please be aware that Cumberland Valley School District has multiple employees who are certified contact tracers.

Close contact is defined by the CDC as anyone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from 48 hours before the person began feeling sick until the time the patient was isolated.

Any student or staff member identified as a close contact will be notified by the Cumberland Valley administration or PA DoH. If they have not been fully vaccinated per DoH guidelines, they will be required to quarantine for up to 14 days from their last possible day of exposure.

We will continue to closely monitor this situation and will provide additional information as needed. If you have questions, please contact your child’s school office or building principal.

As always, we sincerely appreciate your continued support and understanding.

David E. Christopher, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools


(5.3.21) COVID-19 Message - HS

Dear CVHS Families,

Cumberland Valley School District administration has been notified of a positive case of COVID-19 involving a High School student. The student was last present in the building on April 29, 2021, and subsequently tested positive. Please know that, should we end up with six or more cases in a rolling 14-day period at the High School, the District may be required to temporarily close the building for face-to-face instruction and activities. However, because the PA DoH has updated the matrix to now only require two closed days to reset the case counts for a building instead of three, all building case counts reset each Monday because we do not have school in the preceding two days.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health, together with Cumberland Valley School District, will lead the contact tracing investigation. Individuals identified as close contacts will be contacted by PA DoH and/or Cumberland Valley administration. If an individual is not contacted by PA DoH and/or CV, the individual is not considered to be a close contact. Please be aware that Cumberland Valley School District has multiple employees who are certified contact tracers.

Close contact is defined by the CDC as anyone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from 48 hours before the person began feeling sick until the time the patient was isolated.

Any student or staff member identified as a close contact will be notified by the Cumberland Valley administration or PA DoH. If they have not been fully vaccinated per DoH guidelines, they will be required to quarantine for up to 14 days from their last possible day of exposure.

We will continue to closely monitor this situation and will provide additional information as needed. If you have questions, please contact your child’s school office or building principal.

As always, we sincerely appreciate your continued support and understanding.

David E. Christopher, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools


(5.2.21) COVID-19 Message - MV

Dear Mountain View Families,

Cumberland Valley School District administration has been notified of positive cases of COVID-19 involving three Mountain View students. Two students were last present in the building on April 30, 2021, and one was last present on April 27, 2021. All subsequently tested positive. Please know that, should we end up with six or more cases in a rolling 14-day period at Mountain View, the District may be required to temporarily close the building for face-to-face instruction and activities. However, because the PA DoH has updated the matrix to now only require two closed days to reset the case counts for a building instead of three, all building case counts reset each Monday because we do not have school in the preceding two days.

Families, as we have said before, our students need to be in school. To ensure this happens, it is important that everyone continues to partner together by taking steps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. If a student is sick or believes they may have been exposed to COVID-19, please stay home. If someone in your house has a pending COVID-19 test, please stay home. Additionally, please take appropriate precautions, including wearing a face mask in public and not gathering in groups outside of school. Remember, we are in this together.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health, together with Cumberland Valley School District, will lead the contact tracing investigation of these three cases. Individuals identified as close contacts will be contacted by PA DoH and/or Cumberland Valley administration. If an individual is not contacted by PA DoH and/or CV, the individual is not considered to be a close contact. Please be aware that Cumberland Valley School District has multiple employees who are certified contact tracers.

Close contact is defined by the CDC as anyone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from 48 hours before the person began feeling sick until the time the patient was isolated.

Any student or staff member identified as a close contact will be notified by the Cumberland Valley administration or PA DoH. If they have not been fully vaccinated per DoH guidelines, they will be required to quarantine for up to 14 days from their last possible day of exposure.

We will continue to closely monitor this situation and will provide additional information as needed. If you have questions, please contact your child’s school office or building principal.

As always, we sincerely appreciate your continued support and understanding.

David E. Christopher, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
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