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Middle School Key Dates

 DATE   EVENT
TBD MS Football Practice Begins
TBD MS Soccer, Volleyball, and Grades 7-8 Cross Country Practices Begin
TBD MS Boys Golf and Grade 6 Cross Country Practices Begin
8/6 New Student/Parent Orientation – ALL New Families Grades 6-12
8/10 New Student Day – ALL New Students in Grades 8-12
8/10 LaunchPoint – ALL Grade 8 Students
8/10-12 JumpStart – ALL Grade 7 Students
8/11-12 Ignition – ALL Grade 6 Students
8/11 First Day for All Students in Grades 8-12
8/13 No School for Grades 6 & 7
8/14 First Day for Grades 6 & 7
8/18 Parent Back-to-School Night – ALL Parents Grades 6-12
8/28 New Family Tailgate

High School Key Dates

DATE    EVENT
8/1 All HS Fall Sports Practices/Tryouts Begin
8/6 New Student/Parent Orientation – ALL New Families Grades 6-12
8/10 New Student Day – ALL New Students Grades 8-12
8/10 FroshFest – ALL Grade 9
8/18 Parent Back-to-School Night – ALL Parents Grades 6-12
8/28 New Family Tailgate

 

2020-2021 Calendar PDF
All 2020-2021 calendar dates are subject to change due to COVID-19.


2020-21 New Student/New Parent Orientation

For All New Families Grades 6-12 – August 6, 6:30 p.m.
Details will be communicated over the summer. Please print a copy of your student’s schedule from Family Portal 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.

Dates for Ignition 2020 are to be determined depending on COVID-19 guidelines. Details and forms will be provided as soon as possible.

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.

Dates for Jumpstart 2020 are to be determined depending on COVID-19 guidelines. Details and forms will be provided as soon as possible.

LaunchPoint 8th Grade Event

Held on campus, LaunchPoint is a half-day, team-building fun day when returning and new 8th graders get to know each other and connect as they begin the new school year. Working in their Connections groups, 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.

Details for LaunchPoint 2020 are to be determined depending on COVID-19 guidelines. More information will be provided as soon as possible.

“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 Family Portal and Canvas information, school forms, waivers, permits, lunch menus, school news, and more. The page is updated regularly, so check back often for the latest information.

The Royal Weekly

The Royal Weekly newsletter is emailed to CVCA families at the beginning of each week. With current announcements, news, and reminders, this newsletter is the best way to stay up-to-date on the activities of the school. All past issues of The Royal Weekly can be found through the MY CVCA page.

Spiritwear sale

Helpful New Student Information

Much of the following information is based on the 2019-2020 school year and is subject to change due to COVID-19. Any new information will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

Appearance Standards

The following information is based on the 2019-2020 school year and is subject to change due to COVID-19. Any new information will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

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 >>.

Our online spirit wear store is offering a special sale for new CVCA families through August 1, 2020. Receive 20% off orders of $80 or more with the code “CVCAWELCOME.” SHOP HERE >>.

Girls Boys

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

Canvas, our Learning Management System (LMS), is the digital hub of our classrooms 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 linking that 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.

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

With Canvas you can customize the amount of classroom information you receive and choose the method in which you receive it. After you set up and log in to your account, this video walks you through the process of customizing your notification settings.

Parents can download the Canvas App to their smartphones (iOS or Android). 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, please send an email to [email protected].

Class Schedules
  1. Class schedules will be ready to view and print in Family Portal in early August (date TBD). Once logged in to Family Portal… click on “Student Information”… “Schedules”… then click on your student’s name. Please bring a copy of your schedule on your first day of school. If you have trouble registering or logging into Family Portal, contact one of the following:

• Phil Dipane 330-929-0575, ext. 647 or [email protected]
• Ryan Crocker, 330-929-0575, ext. 646 or [email protected]

  1. Please review your schedule to make sure all required academic subjects for your grade level are listed. Students who have eight classes and no study halls may want to consider dropping a class for a study hall, especially any student who might struggle a bit academically.

Middle School Course Information
High School Course Information

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

  1. Students can drop or add classes until the 5th day of each semester. We will not make any schedule adjustments for teacher preferences, lunch period pereferences, or any other changes not strictly necessary.

  1. PRT (Personal Responsibility Time) is a study hall for high school students 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: Bring a copy of your schedule to New Student Day.
* ALL Parents: Bring a copy of your child’s schedule to Back-To-School Night.

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. Additional faculty and staff information can be found on the Staff Directory Page.

Main or Academic Office:
If you have concerns or questions best addressed by a senior administrator, these individuals 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]
• Mrs. Jackie Mathews, Asst. Dean of Students – ext. 200 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]
• Mrs. Kendall Hudson, School Nurse – ext. 201 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% bring a lunch.
• Microwaves and vending machines are available.
• Students may pay with cash or a lunch debit account.
• To establish an account, the student needs 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

Math Placement Tests are for:
• 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
• Calculators are permitted for part of the Algebra 1 test. They are not permitted for the lower grades.
• The tests are multiple choice.

Test dates and times TBD.

Parking Permits

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

Vehicle Registration

School Supplies

School supply lists for the 2020-2021 school year:
Middle School Lists
High School Lists

Summer Homework

Some teachers may require summer assignments. Middle school and high school summer assignments for 2020 are available HERE>>.

Transportation: Buses and Carpools

The following information is based on the 2019-2020 school year and is subject to change due to COVID-19. Any new information will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

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 not available at this time.
• 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.