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Key Dates

Middle School

DATE   EVENT
TBD Middle School Football Practice Begins
TBD All Other Middle School Fall Sports Practices Begin
8/12 Assimilation Day – ALL New Students in Grades 8-12
8/12 LaunchPoint – ALL Grade 8
8/12-14 JumpStart – ALL Grade 7
8/13-14 Ignition – ALL Grade 6
8/13 First Day for All Students in Grades 8-12
8/15 No School for Grades 6 & 7
8/16 First Day for Grades 6 & 7
8/22 Parent Back-to-School Night – 7:00 p.m.
9/13 New Family Tailgate – 5:30 p.m.

High School

DATE   EVENT
TBD High School Football Practice Begins
8/1 All Other High School Fall Sports Practices/Tryouts Begin
8/8 New Student/Parent Orientation – ALL New Students Grades 9-12
8/12 Assimilation Day – ALL New Students Grades 8-12
8/12 FroshFest – ALL Grade 9
8/22 Parent Back-to-School Night – 7:00 p.m.
9/13 New Family Tailgate – 5:30 p.m.

 

 

2019-2020 Calendar

 



Orientation

The New Student/New Parent Orientation is scheduled for middle school students on August 6 at 6:00 p.m. and for high school students on August 8 at 6:00 p.m. Details will be communicated over the summer. Please print a copy of your student’s schedule from ParentsWeb and bring it with you to Orientation!


Ignition 6th Grade Retreat

Ignition starts everything off in the right direction as students begin their CVCA journey. Ice-breaking, team-building, and anxiety-easing worship and community experiences encompass the two-day (overnight) adventure camp. The students depart CVCA the morning of Tuesday, August 13 for Camp Carl in Portage County. They return Wednesday afternoon.

Registration forms and itinerary coming soon.

JumpStart 7th Grade Retreat

At the start of each new school year, CVCA’s incoming 7th grade class leaves together for a three-day adventure camp. Students have the opportunity to meet new friends and new teachers during these action-packed days. The students depart at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, August 12 for Seneca Hills Bible Conference Center in Polk, Pennsylvania, and return Wednesday, August 14 at 4:00 p.m. The cost for the three-day retreat is $100 per student.
Parent Information >>
Student Packing List >>

Required for Students by July 22:
Register>>
Seneca Hills Liability Form >>

Required for Parent Chaperone Applicants by July 5:
Parent Chaperone Application >>
Pastor Reference Form >>
• Fingerprinting will be completed at CVCA after the application process is final.

LaunchPoint 8th Grade Event

Held on campus, LaunchPoint is a half-day, team-building fun day when returning and new 8th graders combine to get to know each other and connect as they begin the new school year. Working in their Connections group teams, students accomplish various “challenges” requiring them to work together. Plenty of social time to catch up with friends is included. We also spend devotional time focused on the upcoming school year.

This year’s LaunchPoint event will be on Monday, August 12.

Itinerary coming soon.

 



School Supplies

2018-19 supply lists coming soon. Students are not required to bring supplies the first day, but they may. Many choose to “move into their locker” during Orientation.

Summer Assignments

Some teachers may require summer assignments. Middle school and high school summer assignments for 2019 coming soon.

 

Schedule & Guidance

Class schedules are set by the Guidance Office. The Guidance staff is available to meet with new students through the month of June.

Read More

• Final schedules are posted and can be downloaded in the “Student” tab in ParentsWeb beginning the first week of August.
• We will not make any schedule adjustments for teacher preferences, lunch period preferences, or any other changes not strictly necessary.
• Students can drop or add classes until the 5th day of each semester. Check your student’s schedule before each quarter or semester and give your permission via phone or email message for any changes.

Middle School Course information >>
High School Course information >>

Questions? Contact:
Maureen Plum (incoming grades 6, 7, 8) [email protected]
Steve Kasiguran (incoming grade 9) [email protected]
Randy Tomich (incoming grades 10, 11) [email protected]

Placement Testing

If you feel your student is a year ahead of their peers, they will need to take a math placement test.

Read More and Register

• Incoming 6th graders who feel they belong a year ahead of their peers in math and hope to enroll in Pre-Algebra 7
• Incoming 7th graders who feel they belong a year ahead of their peers in math and hope to enroll in middle school Algebra 1
• Incoming 8th and 9th graders who have taken Algebra 1 elsewhere
 

Test dates and times to choose from:
Tuesday, June 4 at 7:00 p.m.
Monday, June 10 at 10:00 a.m.

Register >>

Calculators are permitted for part of the Algebra 1 test. They are not permitted for the lower grades.
The tests are multiple choice.

Questions? Contact:
Linda Cowley, [email protected]




 


 

Appearance Standards

Uniform polo shirts, jackets, and sweaters may be purchased through Kids Kloset Uniforms (907B Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44223, 330-929-1810). Nike uniform polos and jackets are available online from BSN Sportswear several times per year. You will be notified via email and the Royal Weekly when the BSN shop is open. Skirts for girls may be purchased at either Kids Kloset or School Belles. Pants, shorts, and boys dress shirts may be purchased anywhere as long as they meet code.

Spirit Wear may be worn on Fridays. Students may wear any CVCA T-shirt, sweatshirt, or team jersey with in-code pants, shorts, or skirt. The Booster Club sells spirit wear items during Orientation and HERE >>.

Girls Boys


Food Service

Learn more about our menus and web-based payment system.

More Info


Student Drop-off and Pick-up

Before 7:30 a.m.: All students should be dropped off at the main entrance in the front of the school. If a bus is there, please pull behind the bus to drop off your student(s).

7:30-7:50 a.m.: Grades 6, 7, 8 should be dropped off at the rear entrance of the school. Grades 9 through 12 should be dropped off at the Chapel or Learning Commons entrances.

During the school day (7:50 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.): ALL students should be dropped off at the main entrance in front of the school.

2:50-3:05 p.m.: Grades 6, 7, 8 should be picked at the rear entrance of the school. Grades 9 through 12 should be picked at the Chapel or Learning Commons entrances.

After 3:05 p.m.: ALL students should be picked up at the main entrance in the front of the school.


Transportation and Parking

All student drivers are required to register their car in the Main Office. Permits are available for $70.

If your student plans to use your local school district’s bussing, please contact the Transportation Department to make arrangements, or view the bus route information below. Questions? Please contact the Transportation Department.

Vehicle Registration   Bus Transportation

 


 

FAQs

Do I need to be proficient in typing heading into CVCA?

• Since CVCA students use their Chromebooks in nearly all classes, new students are strongly encouraged to acquire QWERTY keyboarding proficiency prior to their first semester. There are numerous online resources to gain typing skills (e.g. www.typing.com).
• A typing proficiency test will be given at the beginning of the school year to all new middle school students. Those unable to demonstrate typing proficiency will be required to take a typing class two times per week.
• New high school students should contact their guidance counselor about either demonstrating keyboarding proficiency or taking the Computer Concepts course, preferably during their first semester.
• Demonstration of keyboarding proficiency is a CVCA graduation requirement that may be met during middle school or high school.

Does CVCA require summer homework?

Some teachers may require summer assignments. Middle school and high school summer assignments for 2018 can be found HERE>>.

What school supplies do I need?

• Supply lists for 2018-2019 can be found HERE>>.
• Students are not required to bring supplies the first day of school, but they may.
• Many students choose to “move into their locker” with their supplies the evening of Orientation.

Who should take the Math Placement Test?

Students who may take a placement test are:
• Incoming 6th graders who feel they belong a year ahead of their peers in math and hope to enroll in Pre-Algebra 7
• Incoming 7th graders who feel they belong a year ahead of their peers in math and hope to enroll in middle school Algebra 1
• Incoming 8th or 9th graders who have already taken Algebra 1 elsewhere

Questions? Contact Linda Cowley at [email protected]

What is CVCA’s lunch program?

• School lunches are sold on an item-by-item basis from AVI Food Services.
• About 50% of students buy; the other 50% a bring lunch.
• Microwaves and vending machines are available.
• Students may pay with cash or a lunch debit account.
• To establish an account, the student will need to create a pin number, then deposit money in their lunch account via payforit.net. To set up a lunch debit account, go to our Food Service page.

What time does the school day start and end? What are Thursday late starts?

• The building is open to students from 7:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on school days.
• The first bell rings at 7:30 a.m. and the tardy bell at 7:50 a.m. when all students must be in their seats in their first period class.
• The school day ends at 2:50 p.m.
• There is a late start every Thursday with the first period beginning at 8:35 a.m. Students may report at the normal time, but must report to the Cafeteria upon arrival until the bell rings.

What bus transportation is available?

• Parents are responsible for contacting their local school district to arrange for busing from their district (if available).
• Bus routes through Walsh Jesuit are available for Bainbridge, Brecksville, Brunswick, East Cleveland, Hinckley, Medina, North Royalton, Richfield, Solon, and Strongsville. Payment is required via check to Walsh Jesuit High Scool.
• See our Transportation page for routes, costs, and registration forms.

2019-20 School Districts that Provide Bus Service:
Please call your District Transportation Department for route information and times.

Akron Metro – 330-762-0341
Aurora – 330-954-2228
Bedford – 440-439-1500
Copley-Fairlawn – 330-668-3220
Coventry – 330-644-2371
Hudson – 330-653-3355
Kent – 330-673-2231
Nordonia – 330-468-4710
Stow-Munroe Falls – 330-689-5234
Twinsburg – 330-486-2000
Woodridge – 330-928-9074
Walsh Jesuit (pay to ride) – 330-929-4205

Can I form a carpool?

Zip code lists of CVCA families in your area are available in the Main Office if you need assistance with forming a carpool.

What immunizations do students need?

• Our incoming 6th graders do not need any new shots.
• Before entering 7th grade, students need their TDaP booster and their first Meningococcal vaccines.
• Before 12th grade, the Meningococcal booster is required.
• You will be contacted by the school nurse if there are immunizations missing from your school records.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

Every person on the faculty and staff has voicemail through the main school number: 330-929-0575. Follow the prompts to the staff directory.

Main or Academic Office:
If you have concerns or questions best addressed by a senior administrator, these gentlemen are available to help you.
• Dr. Matt Koons, Headmaster – ext. 235 or [email protected]
• Mr. Scott Iannetta, Middle School Principal – ext. 620 or [email protected]
• Mr. Tim Schofield, Dean of Students – ext. 314 or [email protected]
• Mr. Emery Nickerson, Asst. Headmaster for Instruction – ext. 206 or [email protected]
• Mr. Randy Tomich, Guidance – ext. 304 or [email protected]

Others:
• Mr. Jon Young, Athletic Director – ext. 221 or [email protected]
• Mrs. Mindy Fullerton, Admissions Director – ext. 216 or [email protected]

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