8 September 2020 | Chartiers Valley Intermediate School
Dear IS Families,

We hope you had a wonderful long Labor Day weekend!

Thank you to all of the families who stopped by the IS last week to pick up your child’s materials for CV Cyber. We know you were anxiously awaiting them and appreciate your patience as we organized and prepared for distribution. If you were not able to make it last week, please contact the Intermediate School office to schedule an alternate pick up or swing by Door 7 on Friday, September 11 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.  

We know there are many questions that can pop up as students and parents navigate the online learning environment. We are hoping the resources below will help! 

IMPORTANT Attendance Procedures: Both Hybrid and CV Cyber students must submit attendance on remote learning days using Infinite Campus. Click here for instructions, or click here for a video tutorial. If a Hybrid or CV Cyber student is unable to complete school work on a remote learning day, the student will be marked absent. Hybrid students who are absent on in-person days may either choose to work remotely (if healthy enough to do so), or receive an excused/unexcused absence (documentation must be provided for absence to be excused).

If you need additional assistance or have further questions, please reach out to your child’s teacher or the school office. We are happy to help!  

Mrs. Julie Franczyk, Principal
Mr. Peter Schintz, Assistant Principal
Important Upcoming Dates

Friday, September 11 - Patriot Day - Wear red, white, and blue!
September 21 - 25 - Start with Hello Week
Wear green on one or all of these days to support the
Sandy Hook Promise Start with Hello initiative
Do Not Photograph Letter and Form
If you do not wish for your child to be photographed during the 2020-2021 school year, please see the attached letter.  Do Not Photograph Letter/Form

Google Meet Permission Letter/ Form
All students will be asked to participate in Google Meetings as part of our online learning platform.  Please review the linked Google Meet letter and permission form linked below.  If you do not want your child to participate in Google Meets, we ask that you please complete the form within the permission letter.   Google Meet Permission Letter and Form

Band and Orchestra Information
At CVIS, we are very fortunate to have a dedicated music education staff and growing band and orchestra programs.  Please take a moment to review a letter from the music department with important information from our band and orchestra teachers.  Click here for a letter and important information from our band and orchestra teachers!

School Pictures
Information will be coming home with your child about picture day on September 14, 16, and 18.  CV Cyber students are scheduled for a Friday picture day on September 18.  CV Cyber Parents- please plan to bring your child to the IS for school pictures.  We ask that only one adult accompany the CV Cyber student (no siblings) and please wear a mask.  You will use the Auditorium Doors to enter for pictures.  Specific schedules will be sent out this week to families.

If your child is absent from school (online or in person), please email the IS Attendance Secretary, skowalo@cvsd.net If your child is a hybrid student and is too sick for school, but able to attend online, please email your child’s teachers (ELA and Math/Sci) AND skowalo@cvsd.net to let them know your child will be working from home that day. 

Library News
If you found a CVIS library book at home, please send it in with your child to return or drop it off at the IS main office.  There are still over 400 library books from the 2019-2020 school year that have not been returned.  We have some great ideas for getting books in the hands of kids, but we need your help getting those books back in the library first!   

We know how exciting birthdays are for children.  However, due to COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to allow students to distribute any items for birthdays or other occasions.   
NHS Tutoring Program
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented an unprecedented start to the school year. Online/hybrid school can be very stressful for students and families. As an attempt to relieve some of this stress, the CV National Honor Society is organizing a tutoring service for students K-8 in the Chartiers Valley community. This service is free of charge and is managed by high school members of National Honor Society.  Zoom will be utilized for a one hour (maximum) session. Tutoring hours will be held Monday through Friday from 3-8 pm and on Sundays from 2-5 pm. If you are interested, please fill out the form below. 
We will be in contact with you once a date, time, and tutor has been confirmed! 
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Grayce Woodrum at gwoodrum01@gmail.com or Honora Armfield at honora.armfield2021@gmail.com

News from the PTG
A $50 Amazon Gift Card for school supplies will be awarded to one Teacher in each grade with the most number of PTG memberships for their class.  Why Join the PTG?  Click here to view the flyer!  Membership sign up deadline is September 13th! 
The direct link to the Social Directory form: http://bit.ly/CVISDirectory20
CVIS needs your help!  Please take a moment to review these hassle free fundraising opportunities!  Hassle Free Fundraising Flyer

Colts Team Store
Colts Team Store 2020 #2 is now open!  Find items that I've picked out specifically for our team. There is also spiritwear available for your family and friends.
    - Store Open From: August 24 - September 8, 2020

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Chartiers Valley Intermediate School

2030 Swallow Hill Road Pittsburgh, PA 15220