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

We are excited to welcome back Prevention Specialist, Jenea Edwards, to CVIS!  Ms. Edwards joins us once a week through our partnership with the University of Pittsburgh’s program Maximizing Adolescent Potentials (MAPS).  Ms. Edwards will be applying social emotional learning in the form of classroom lessons again this year.  Throughout the school year, every class will participate in Second Step lessons with Ms. Edwards.  The Second Step Program is a research-based social emotional learning curriculum.  Social emotional learning teaches children techniques to gain confidence, set goals, make better decisions, collaborate with others in work and play, and navigate the world more effectively.  

Chartiers Valley School District is now offering FREE breakfast and FREE lunch to every student, every school day. This includes to-go meals for students learning virtually.  To-go meals for virtual days (both CV Cyber and Hybrid) must be ordered using this Google Form. Orders must be placed 24 hours in advance and picked up at the following times: 

  • CV Cyber Students can pick up to-go meals on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 am -12:00 noon at the High School. 
  • Hybrid students with last names beginning in A-K can pick up meals for their remote days at the end of the day each Tuesday before leaving school. 
  • Hybrid students with last names beginning in L-Z can pick up their to-go meals each Thursday before going home. 

At this time, the free meals for all students will only run until December 31, 2020, at which time meal pay statuses will return to Paid, Free, or Reduced rates based on qualifications. Be sure to submit your free/reduced meal applications as soon as possible to avoid any gap in benefits. Applications can be found on the District website

Have a great week!

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

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
October 30 - ½ Day for Students (AM only)
November 2 - No School for Students
November 3 - No School for Students

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!

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.   
News from the PTG
Win an Amazon Gift Card for Your Teacher!  CVIS PTG Membership Sign Up has been extended to Sept 21st!  It is the PTG’s goal to provide fun and engaging activities to the students throughout the year (and a yearbook). We need parent’s support!  
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.

Direct link to Social Directory Form: http://bit.ly/CVISDirectory20

Save the date for the CVIS PTG Fall General Meeting. October 8th at 7pm.  

YEARBOOK Cyber & Hybrid Kids
As kids are learning remotely and completing fun activities for school, take a picture and send to the YEARBOOK. We are going to have limited event photos this year but want to capture this unique school year.  Please send in your first day of school pictures too!  CVISyearbookphotos@gmail.com

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

Click on the graphic to view flyers for:
  • community & school events
  • youth sports and activities sign-ups
  • job and scholarship opportunities
  • and more!
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Chartiers Valley Intermediate School

2030 Swallow Hill Road Pittsburgh, PA 15220