Community & Family Updates

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(5.18.22) UPDATE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

Dear Cumberland Valley Families,

Since the last version of CVSD’s Health and Safety Plan was adopted in February, the CDC has removed guidance that masks should be worn in areas deemed to have low or moderate spread based on new CDC metrics developed this spring following the Omicron surge. While we have seen an increase in cases in Cumberland County and have seen additional cases in some of our buildings, Cumberland County is still considered to be in the “low” level of community transmission of COVID-19 based on the CDC’s COVID-19 tracker.

The new guidance from the CDC moves choosing to wear a mask to an “individual and household” prevention behavior and does not list the wearing of masks as part of any recommendations under “community-level prevention.” Because of this, the update to the District’s Health and Safety Plan, which is required to be updated every six months, no longer requires that masks be worn in CVSD buildings, on the CVSD campus, or on CVSD transportation regardless of the level of community spread. However, should the county move to the “high” level of transmission for COVID-19, masks would be recommended in keeping with the CDC’s guidance. 

While we had hoped to wait to update our plan until after school was out this year, we feel it is necessary and appropriate to ensure that the plan is updated at this time so that we can continue to keep our mitigation measures aligned with the CDC’s guidance and our current practices. 

The updated DRAFT plan is available on the District website by clicking here. We will have the plan on the Board agenda for Monday, May 23, 2022, to be approved by the Board at that time.

With great appreciation,

David E. Christopher, Ed.D.
Superintendent

(3.11.22) WEEKLY UPDATE + WEATHER INFO

Good evening, CV families.

Due to a Winter Storm Warning, which runs from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow, all Cumberland Valley School District schools and campuses will be CLOSED on Saturday, March 12, 2022. Saturday activities will also be canceled/postponed (see below for specific info about SATs and the Mountain View musical). Please look for direct communication from coaches, advisors, and/or event organizers regarding any specific directions and/or information about Saturday’s evening activities.

TWO IMPORTANT POINTS TO NOTE:

  • The Mountain View Middle School Musical, scheduled for 7 p.m. on March 12, will proceed as scheduled. Should that change, we will email CV families directly and will post an update on Mountain View’s website.
  • SATs will be rescheduled to March 26, 2022. Registrants will receive notification through their College Board account.

 As always, please stay safe.

Masks are no longer required in CVSD buildings at any time or on CVSD transportation. This is in keeping with the CVSD Health and Safety plan and with guidance from the CDC. Cumberland County remained in Low community status according to the CDC.

The 14-day case counts for all buildings are below:

Building

14-day total cases
with exposure
(change since last update)          

14-day Case          
Threshold

Masks Required During
School Hours

CVHS

3 (-3)

40

No

CV9

1 (0)

16

No

Mountain View          

0 (-1)

30

No

Eagle View

2 (0)

20

No

Green Ridge

1 (-3)

10

No

Hampden

0 (-1)

10

No

Middlesex

1 (0)

8

No

Monroe

0 (0)

10

No

Shaull

0 (0)

10

No

Silver Spring

0 (0)

10

No

Sporting Hill

0 (0)

10

No

Winding Creek

2 (+1)

18

No

Our next update will now be provided on Friday, March 18, 2022.

Reminders:

  • The district counts cases as those that cause an exposure in a CVSD school or on CVSD transportation. To be considered an exposure a student or staff member must test positive for COVID-19 within 48 hours of being in a CVSD school or on CVSD transportation OR become symptomatic within 48 hours of being in a CVSD school or on CVSD transportation and subsequently test positive.
  • Our COVID dashboard is available by clicking here.
  • The case threshold for each building was approved by the Board of School Directors during the January 3, 2022, meeting. 

With sincere appreciation,

David E. Christopher, Ed.D.
Superintendent

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