Food distribution this month: Dairy/Protein: August 3, 10, 17 and 24, 11 AM - 1 PM (or until gone) Produce: August 12 and 16, 11 AM - 1 PM and 4 PM - 6 PM (or until gone) All can be picked up by the entrance to the Fitness Center.
There will be a Board of Education meeting on Monday, August 10, 2020. A special Workshop meeting will begin at 6 PM, to be followed by the regularly scheduled monthly meeting, beginning at 7 PM. The public may attend via Zoom at the following link: https://zoom.us/j/96896132940
As you are aware, our district has completed and submitted our return to school plans to the New York State Department of Education. Throughout this process we have worked within the parameters and the guidance documents provided by the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Department of Education. Our administrative team and our reopening task force will continue to use the appropriate guidance documents, as well as the results of our recent parent survey, to guide us in our reentry plans. It is important to note that while we submitted our plan on July 31st, we will continue to make adjustments to that plan throughout the month of August and into the fall as we fully expect the parameters to be changed as more information becomes available. This was very complicated work, with numerous variables beyond our control, yet we believe we have created a plan that addresses the safety, academic, and social-emotional needs of our students and families. Here is the link to the plan that has been submitted: https://www.cvcougars.org/o/cvcs/page/reopening-plan-and-information
Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) is a new crisis response nutrition program activated as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Pandemic-EBT food benefits will be issued automatically to families whose children received free or reduced-price meals at school through the federal lunch program. This includes all students at Cassadaga Valley Central School since free meals are provided for all students. Each child will receive $420 on a new or existing EBT card that can be used like a bank debit card to purchase food from participating stores. Cards cannot be given to another person or household to use. However, families who wish to donate their benefit can buy food and donate it to a food pantry. Please check with local food pantries to see what items are needed. Learn more at: hungersolutionsny.org/pebt
Parents - please complete this Return to School survey. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScs2fKOpZ5qaP-0MDH-5iB_4tHKLqPiJ-n5EIXzRqo65p41Og/viewform
Here is an important video update from Mr. Leichner regarding the district's Return to School survey. https://ensemble.e2ccb.org/Watch/k3CZq9y6
With regards to the food distributions, we only get 45 dairy/protein boxes delivered to us. We will be setting up a new pick up policy starting next week. If there is a line, each person in line can get 1 box of each and then get back in line to receive additional boxes. For the produce boxes, the district receives 250 boxes every other week, so we will handle this pick up differently. Both programs are grant funded, so there’s little the District can do about the amount it receives. We are grateful for all donations we receive from Farms to Families and from Feed more WNY.
The next food distributions are as follows: dairy and protein on Monday, July 20th (11 AM - 1 PM) and produce on Wednesday, July 29th (11 AM - 1 PM and 4 PM - 6 PM). All will take place near the Fitness Center entrance to the Middle/High School Building.
77,998 - That is how many meals our team packed and delivered during the school closure (March - June)! A big shout out to the Food Service staff, Teacher Aides, Buildings/Grounds/Custodial staff, and Transportation staff for a job very well done! The hard work and dedication of everyone that was involved is appreciated not only by the District, but by the many families that were impacted, as well.
Barnes & Noble is giving away a free book to any student in grades 1-6 who reads 8 books this summer! Check out the elementary library page for more info! https://sites.google.com/cvcougars.org/seslibrary/home
Mrs. Brautigam made this video for her class this year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2UwJ3S_wy0&feature=youtu.be
The virtual art show is now available for viewing! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vRJV5_DJQLXVgGPecJe-mzcEAihUbW8f6ObOH5L1Zq3Ks3F7KJK2IjLCZogl3i39EGPfP5rPWbYJfbR/pub?start=true&loop=true&delayms=3000&slide=id.p
While the teachers are working hard for our students, preparing virtual lessons and conducting various online sessions, in their down time they do some interesting things! For this week's Friday Fun Day, MS/HS students will be sent a link via their school email to see what else our teachers have been up to, aside from class work! Here are a few "teasers."