21 December 2020 | Chartiers Valley Middle School
Hello Colt Families,

Wow, it’s that time of the year where the holidays are upon us. What a year it has been! We would like to express how grateful we are of our students, families, and faculty at CVMS.

As we approach the end of the second nine weeks, many families have been considering a change of learning pathways between our hybrid +2, hybrid, or remote learning options. Changes can occur at the end of the second nine weeks, which is January 11. If you would like your child to switch pathways, please contact Dr.Welter or Mr. Knause no later than January 7 so arrangements can be made for transitions to begin on January 11, the first day of the third nine weeks. After January, the next opportunity to make changes to learning pathways will be at the end of the third nine weeks in March.

As a reminder, the district has adjusted our schedule following the holiday break. Jan. 5- 8 are now remote learning days and there will be no in-person instruction. On Monday, January 11, both hybrid and hybrid+2 in-person instruction will resume.  

Our music department has been busy rehearsing and preparing holiday performances and we'd love for you to check out their incredible talent. Click the links here to view:

Thanks to grants as well as support from businesses and individual donors, CVMS was awarded complimentary access to this performance of One Christmas Carol. This performance  is adapted from Charles Dickens’ most famous work, A Christmas Carol. With one actor and over 35 distinct characters, One Christmas Carol is an intimate and spirited evening of theatre that everyone in the family will love. We hope you and your family enjoy it! One Christmas Carol Performance
As 2020 comes to an end, we want to reflect on the great things we have experienced since last March. A huge thank you to all who help make our middle school an amazing place. We are a community with many gifts and talents. Our children are filled with passion, commitment, and the willingness to make decisions that may be hard in the present times. Especially during this pandemic, our children are creative, flexible, talented, resourceful, and optimistic. They often make us laugh, always make us think, and even make us better.

We want to acknowledge the fabulous work our teachers and staff have done to get us to this point. To our families and community, thank you for your help, support, and sense of community. Have a wonderful holiday break and please be safe!

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, Dec. 21 - Day 1
Tuesday, Dec. 22- Day 2
Wednesday, Dec. 23- Day 3

Winter Recess
Dec. 24- Jan. 4
Virtual learning begins Jan. 5- Jan.8
In-person instruction (Hybrid and Hybrid+2) resumes on Monday, Jan. 11

Distinguished Alumni Nominations NOW OPEN!
The Chartiers Valley School District Distinguished Alumni program recognizes alumni who have made outstanding contributions to society at the local, state, national and global levels. 

If you know of an outstanding alumnus, please consider nominating them by clicking here to complete this form.

Nominations for the Distinguished Alumni Class of 2021 will be accepted through December 7, 2020. 

Student Newspaper
Click here check out the October edition of the MS student newspaper, "A Dose Of Colt Coffee"

No Place For Hate
Np48 is currently recruiting student members. Any student interested in becoming a part of the No Place For Hate Committee for 2020-2021 school year should email Ms. Guarnaccio, aguarnaccio@cvsd.net

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 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

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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!

Inspiring, achieving, celebrating excellence

Chartiers Valley Middle School

50 Thoms Run Road Bridgeville, PA 15017