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Middle School Key Dates

DATE        EVENT
8/1 Middle School Football Practice Begins
8/7 Middle School Soccer, Volleyball, and Grades 7-8 Cross Country Practices Begin
8/19 Middle School Boys Golf and Grade 6 Cross Country Practices Begin
8/6 New Student/Parent Orientation – ALL New Students Grades 6-8
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 Key Dates

DATE    EVENT
8/1 All 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 PDF

Orientation

Middle School New Student/New Parent Orientation: August 6 at 6:30 p.m.
High School New Student/New Parent Orientation: August 8 at 6:30 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.

Parent Information >>
Student Packing List >>

Required for Students by July 10:
Register>>

Required for Parent Chaperone Applicants by July 10:
Parent Chaperone Application >>
Pastor Reference Form >>
• Fingerprinting will be completed at CVCA after the application process is final.

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.

 

“MY CVCA” Page

Current CVCA families can find most school information they need on the MY CVCA page located in the top left corner of the home page. There you will find ParentsWeb and Canvas information; school forms, waivers, and permits; lunch menus; news and events; and more. The page is updated throughout the year, so check back regularly for the latest information.

Important New Student Information

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

Canvas LMS: How to pair with your child’s account

CVCA uses Canvas as our Learning Management System (LMS). In other words, Canvas is the digital hub of our classroom where upcoming assignments, grades, and resources are posted in one centralized, easy-to-access location.

Parents can access this information by creating an account and then linking their account to their child’s information via a pairing code. This video explains both the account creation process and how to generate a pairing code.

This is the website you’ll use to access Canvas once you have created an account: cvcaroyals.instructure.com/login/canvas. We recommend bookmarking the website for ease of access. Be sure not to include the “www” at the front of the address.

One of the strengths of Canvas from a parent and student perspective is that you can customize the amount of information you receive from Canvas and choose the method in which you receive that information. After you set up and login to your account, this video walks you through the process of customizing your notification settings.

There is a Canvas app for parents that can be downloaded to your smartphone (iOS or Android). You will have to search for “Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy” when you first access the app.

If you have questions about Canvas or need assistance after watching the videos, feel free to send an email to [email protected].

Class Schedules
  1. Class schedules will be ready to view and print in ParentsWeb by Tuesday, August 6. Please bring a copy of your schedule with you on your 1st day of school. If you are having trouble registering or logging into ParentsWeb, please contact one of the following people:

Phil Dipane 330-929-0575, ext. 647 or [email protected]

Ryan Crocker, 330-929-0575, ext. 646 or [email protected]

Once logged in to ParentsWeb, click on “Student Information,” “Schedules,” and then click on your student’s name.

 

  1. Please review your student’s schedule to make sure all of the required academic subjects for his/her grade level are listed. Click HERE for middle school information and HERE for high school information. If the student has eight classes and no study halls, then you may want to consider dropping a class for a study hall, especially for a student who might struggle a bit academically.

 

  1. Once schedules are released, any class change request must be verified by a parent via a written note, an email, or a phone call.We also have class change request forms available in the Guidance Office.

 

  1. No class additions or drops are permitted after Friday, August 23. Also, we cannot change schedules for reasons that would be considered preferences, such as requesting a specific teacher, lunch period requests, requesting 8th period study hall, etc.

 

  1. PRT (Personal Responsibility Time) is the name of a study hall for high school students ONLY who do not have a status of academic watch, warning, or probation. PRT gives students a choice to go to a quiet study hall in the Cafeteria or the Learning Commons.

 

New Students: Remember to bring a copy of your schedule to Assimilation Day on August 12.

ALL Parents: Remember to bring a copy of your child’s schedule to Back-To-School Night on August 22.

 

Please call or email the Guidance Department if you have any questions.

Guidance Office: 330-920-8204

Mrs. Plum (Grades 6-9) – [email protected]

Mr. Kasiguran (Grade 10) – [email protected]

Mr. Tomich (Grade 11) – [email protected]

Mrs. Fridline (Grade 12) – [email protected]

Contacts for More Information

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]

Daily Schedule

• 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.

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.

Food Service

• 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.

Immunizations

• 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.

Math Placement Test

• 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]

Parking Permits

All student drivers are required to register their car in the Main Office. Permits are available for $80.

Vehicle Registration

Schedules and Guidance

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

School Supplies

• 2019-20 school supply lists are available 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.

Summer Homework

Some teachers may require summer assignments. Middle school and high school summer assignments for 2019 are available HERE>>.

Transportation: Buses and Carpools

Busses:
• 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.

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

Typing Proficiency

• 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.