September 6, 2022 | Chartiers Valley Intermediate School

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Dear Intermediate School Families, 

What a great start to the school year!  It has been so wonderful getting to see all the returning faces and meeting the new students.  Below are a few reminders to help the school year start on a positive note. 

Back to School Forms: 

Thank you to everyone who has completed our Back to School Forms. If you have not yet filled this out, please complete the brief form here.  


Chromebook Insurance Information:

Our school district is offering Chromebook insurance this school year. We are encouraging all families to purchase the coverage.  Just $20 a year covers accidental damage. Families can purchase device insurance at

What is covered? 

All physical components of the device due to accidental damage, cracked screens, fire, lightning, liquid damage, electrical surge, theft of device WITH a police report

CVIS PTG Notes: 

The membership deadline is Sept 18th. Membership Drive Classroom Challenge: For each grade, the classroom with the most membership receives a $50 Amazon gift card for supplies. See the Link below! 

We hope that you enjoyed your long weekend!


Mr. Schintz, Principal

Ms. Zalar, Assistant Principal

Click here to read more about the Intermediate School principals

Meet The Team

Katie Benson


Katrina and her husband James have two very rambunctious boys, Ian (12) and Cameron (8), and two crazy English pointers, Molly and Remus. They spend a lot of time romping outdoors in creeks and woods. She also loves to dig in the garden. When indoors, Mrs. Benson can be found quilting and listening to audio books. They have lived in IA, NC, MA, and IL and now hope to make PA their forever home. Mrs. Benson says she is so happy to join the IS family!

Marena Grondziowski


Marena is excited to be teaching here at the Chartiers Valley Intermediate School as the band director! For the past four years, she taught in Erie’s Public Schools as a middle school band director. Throughout that time, she was very successful with community outreach and providing more than 100 instruments to middle school students who were interested in music. Mrs. Grondziowski lives in Pleasant Hills with her husband, and hopes to continue her career as a band director and inspire young minds!

Click here for the District Events Calendar

September Day Calendar for IS

School Pictures: September 16

PTG Meeting September 29 at 7 p.m.

Band and Orchestra

Band and Orchestra lessons will begin on Thursday, September 1st. Student lessons are scheduled in Infinite Campus and the teachers will be reaching out to the students to share their lesson days and times with them. If you missed signing up for lessons or would like to switch, please email the Ms. Grondziowski at for band interest and Mrs. Benson at for orchestra. Students who sign up in the fall will begin lessons in January for the second semester. 

IS Band website 

Here Comes the Bus

Reminder: Here Comes the Bus will not be active until after Labor Day, to allow for transportation changes at the start of the school year. 

Free/Reduced Breakfast/Lunch Applications

Families are encouraged to apply for Free and Reduced meals. You can apply online here.

News from the PTG

PTG Fall General Meeting at the CVIS Cafeteria on Thursday, Sept 29 at 7pm. Click here for information on how to join remotely. 

Membership Drive Link

CVIS PTG Website


If your child is absent from school, please email the IS Attendance Secretary,  

Follow us on Instagram

The Intermediate School has an Instagram page! Follow us @cvsdintermediate 

Also follow: @cvsdcolts @cvsdprimary @cvsdmiddleschool @cvsdhighschool


All flyers are sent digitally via PeachJarThat means no more backpacks full of paper and over 150,000 pieces of paper saved each year...that's 17 trees!

Click on the link to view flyers for:

  • community & school events
  • youth sports and activities sign-ups
  • job and scholarship opportunities
  • and more!

School Pictures

School picture day is scheduled for September 16 and picture make ups will be November 3. 

Scott Township Public Safety Day

September 10 from 12-4 p.m. at Scott Park

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Chartiers Valley Intermediate School
2030 Swallow Hill Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15220


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