The ostrich eggs that Ms. Burns has been taking care of are due to hatch this weekend! Here is the link to the live stream camera to watch them (you may have to click on the “play” icon to start viewing): https://ensemble.e2ccb.org/hapi/v1/contents/permalinks/g8P7Lde3/view
The federal program that provided protein, dairy and produce boxes over the summer has ended. If we get notification that we will once again be receiving these boxes, we will post it to let everyone know.
The District is currently accepting applications for a Clerk II (Typist), Teacher Aides and Bus Drivers. Information can be found at https://www.cvcougars.org/o/cvcs/page/employment-opportunities--677
Protein and dairy boxes will be available for pickup today at the Fitness Center entrance from 11 AM - 1 PM.
Just a reminder that, just like it will be every Wednesday, for those that have requested meals, they will be available today for pickup at the Elementary School from 11 AM - 1 PM. If you requested meals but did not sign up for pickup, they will be delivered today. If you have not yet requested meals for this year, please call the Food Service Office at 962-8581 ext. 1507.
Cassadaga Valley Central School District is participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). Continuing this year, all students attending classes within Cassadaga Valley Central School District will receive a breakfast/lunch daily at no charge regardless of household income. This is a significant benefit to the students and families in our district. Over the past few years, we have been aggressively seeking out federal grants and aid (such as CEP) in order to provide our students with additional resources. Many of these federal programs require us to provide additional information that we have not traditionally collected in the past. Please fill out the forms that were sent to all households earlier this week. By completing these forms, you will provide us with information needed to complete federal grant applications. If you could please complete the forms and send them back in the enclosed self-addressed stamped envelope by Friday, October 16, 2020 so that we can pursue further grants. Thank you.
A welcome message for SES students and parents from Mr. Gilevski! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1W6RqBYQjpJjl1tsoURRcvkwhAmPi7LH5/view?usp=sharing
As a part of our ongoing effort to maintain health and safety protocols, we are asking that any member of the public who wants to attend a school board meeting to sign up in advance. We will no longer be conducting our meetings via Zoom so should you plan to attend, please complete this form: https://forms.gle/Ln4fv94UtxbQjJC9A This procedure will allow us to anticipate how many people will be in attendance so that we are sure we can maintain appropriate social distancing during our public meetings.
Middle/High School students may pick up their Chromebooks from the main office from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday - Friday. Please call the main office (716) 962-8581 with any questions.
Cassadaga Valley Central School is accepting applications for the following positions: Full-time Clerk II (Typist) – 12 month Teacher Aides – 10 month Full-time Bus Driver – 12 month A non-teaching application, to be completed and returned to the District by September 21, 2020, can be found on our website – https://www.cvcougars.org/o/cvcs/page/employment-opportunities--677
The dates of the community food distribution have been changed to avoid traffic back ups while students are in the building. They will held from 11 AM - 1 PM (or until gone) on the following dates: Wednesday, September 9th Wednesday, September 16th
School will be totally remote learning this week, September 8-11. Red Group will begin September 14. Blue Group will begin September 17. This week, packed breakfasts and lunches for the week will be available for pickup today at SES from 11 AM - 1 PM. If parents haven't done so already, please complete the Food Service Survey (link available on our website).
PreK Virtual Orientation Video can be viewed here: https://zoom.us/rec/share/114Fn0uXr8zK-o-lQOrYF1OFTqGbDA1KETVoRMGxD5O6IBV1QkjVpdqI-ilFcorC.rCEVqzZF_o9wC_eG Passcode: D&8V2MWs
This is an update on the incident that resulted in the fire department reporting to the Middle/High School building this afternoon. An electronic device (stored in a plastic tote) that is designed to generate a "flash" for musical stage productions overheated and discharged in a classroom on the second floor. It was not in the chemistry lab and while the storage container was damaged, there was no damage to the classroom. No one was in the room and no one was injured. The building was evacuated so the fire department could clear the facility and we are back at work and in the building now. Thank you for your concern - all is well!
A 6th Grade Virtual Orientation, packed full of information, can be viewed here for all incoming 6th graders and their parents: https://ensemble.e2ccb.org/Watch/w7TWd8r5
There will be a Special Meeting of the CVCS Board of Education on Monday, 8/31/20, starting at 7:00 PM. This will be immediately followed by a special Workshop Meeting, where the Board will work on their goals for the 2020-2021 school year. The public may attend via Zoom using the following link: https://zoom.us/j/99384189113?pwd=MnFjM2tXS0FVNkN3dEZ4U0szbHdWdz09 Meeting ID: 993 8418 9113 Passcode: 500204
Due to there being no electric in the building, the Board meeting scheduled for tonight (8/27/20) has been postponed until Monday, 8/31/20, at 7:00 PM. A new Zoom link will be posted on Monday.
UPK Orientation Zoom Meeting: Time: Sep 2, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) https://zoom.us/j/95674085605?pwd=VGQ2ZWN0aEUxbGZyS1pzZ0VsREZBZz09 Meeting ID: 956 7408 5605 Passcode: 105367
CVCS will continue to provide free breakfast and lunch to students during the 2020-2021 school year. Packed meals will be available for students on Wednesdays for the days they are scheduled to attend remotely from home. Parents or Guardians must sign their child up to receive meals. Please complete this survey by September 2, 2020, regarding meals for your child(ren): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScYaj07ZaDH3O8weDqXhGwIDCnO8F43zxL9xqKZtoAzek8uNA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0
Parents, please use this link to access a survey regarding your intentions for your child's education this fall. Please complete the survey, once for each child in your household of school age. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1W1K39cGFEPm149BmBKazKyLuJkzieTkWOZuW6K5ONWw/edit?ts=5f3e9fe2
School supplies lists for SES students can be found here: https://www.cvcougars.org/o/cvcs/page/2020-21-supply-lists
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."