19 April 2021 | Chartiers Valley Middle School
Hello Colt Families,

Testing time is officially here with the PSSA assessments beginning tomorrow. Students should get plenty of rest and eat a healthy breakfast to ensure they're able to focus and concentrate. Please encourage your child to do their best.

Hybrid (in-person) Students:
ELA- April 20, 21, 22 (grades 6-8)
Math- April 27 & 28 (grades 6-8)
Science- May 3 & 4 (grade 8 only)

**Please note, our school will work on a revised bell schedule on testing dates.
Click here to view: PSSA revised bell schedule


CV Cyber Students:
ELA- April 23, 30 (grades 6-8)
Math- May 7 (grades 6-8)
Science- May 14 (grade 4 only)


Eighth graders Ava Super and Wesley Madge were featured on the Saturday Light Brigade (SLB) Radio Show on Saturday, April 10 to discuss their writing that was recognized in the Pittsburgh Regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Check out their interview here. Congratulations, again, to Ava and Wesley!

The Middle School band students have worked very hard this year and are proud to have the opportunity to perform despite all of the obstacles this year has brought. They recorded their concerts so that everyone can enjoy them. Watch the show by clicking this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_x_LL07b8Y


Finally, please be sure to read an important message from Superintendent Dr. Vanatta below.
Make it a great day,

Dr. Michele Welter, Principal
Mr. Dan Knause, Assistant Principal


*If you need this information translated into your native language, please contact us with your desired language.
Important Upcoming Dates

Monday, April 19- Day 6
Tuesday, April 20- Day 1
Wednesday, April 21- Day 2
Thursday, April 22- Day 3


Looking Ahead:
April 21- Orchestra Concert 6:00 PM
April 28- Lifetouch Spring Photos
April 30- Lifetouch Spring Photos (VIRTUAL students)
May 11- NJHS Evening 7:00 PM 
May 14- 5th to 6th Grade Move-Up Day
May 20- 8th Grade Recognition (May 27 rain date)
May 24- 26- Challenge Days
May 28- Last Student Day of School
Dear Chartiers Valley families, 

While the COVID-19 pandemic has taken center stage this school year, we can not forget the importance of school safety.  Sadly, the recent tragic events in Knoxville, Boulder, and Indianapolis remind us that prevention and preparedness are top priorities, now and always.  

At Chartiers Valley, we take matters of school safety very seriously. School police officers serve in each of our school buildings, and the District partners with our local police departments and first responders.  We have developed emergency response plans and regularly practice safety drills with students and staff.  Furthermore, school police and counselors talk with students about positive decision-making and responsible citizenship.

We can further promote a safe environment in our schools by talking with your children at home regarding matters of safety. We encourage you to share our school policies, rules, and consequences with your children and discuss the importance of responsible behavior.  For instance, District policy prohibits the possession of any type of weapon at school. Violation of this policy results in serious and appropriate consequences, as outlined in the student handbooks.  

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, please urge your children to talk to a trusted adult if they see something concerning or feel unsafe.  Anonymous reporting is available via phone or text through the Safe2Say program.  We applaud students and parents who courageously come forward to report concerns, as this is key to preventing crises.  

For your reference, below are some helpful resources for talking to your children about school safety.   



Thank you for your support and for trusting us to educate and care for your children each day.  Again, their safety is our highest priority.  As always, please reach out with any questions or concerns. 

Sincerely,


Johannah M. Vanatta, Ed.D.
Superintendent











Kindergarten registration is now open! Visit the Registration page on the District website for more information!


FREE MEALS!
Following the extension of the Federal Free Breakfast and Lunch Program, all students are eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch daily. Remote students should complete the Google form to order meals for pick-up.


Student Newspaper
It's time to warm up your life with another fabulous edition of A Dose of Colt Coffee. We have created yet another magnificent publication to chase away your winter blues. Click here to read the "Ice Cold Edition" of A Dose of Colt Coffee.


Yearbook Orders
Yearbook orders for the 2020-2021 are now being accepted! Buying early means you will get the lowest prices as the cost increases every couple of months, so don’t delay! Click here to order:


Free ebooks and audiobooks
Click here to access Sora, a free collection of ebooks and audiobooks curated specifically for our school. This is a great resources for home and school learning!


Free Meals
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: To-Go Meals Order 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
Helpful Links





Follow us on INSTAGRAM
The Middle School has an Instagram page! Follow us @cvsdmiddleschool
Also follow: @cvsdcolts @cvsdprimary @cvsdintermediate @cvsdhighschool


Attendance
Remember to take attendance on your online learning days- it takes only a few clicks to do! Here’s a short and helpful video on how a student can take their attendance in Infinite Campus. Or, a parent can take their child’s attendance in Infinite Campus.  Click here for a video on how a parent can take attendance.  

If your child is absent from school (online or in person), please email the MS Attendance Secretary, msattendance@cvsd.net.  If your child is a hybrid student and is too sick for school, but able to attend online, please email msattendance@cvsd.net to inform the school that your child will be working from home that day.  


Peach Jar
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!
. . . CV in the News . . .


Inspiring, achieving, celebrating excellence

Chartiers Valley Middle School

50 Thoms Run Road Bridgeville, PA 15017
412-429-2220