Cleared For Take Off! 2023-24 School Theme
Monday, January 8, 2024
Greetings and Happy New Year!
I trust you had an enjoyable and rejuvenating break. As we embark on this new year, it brings opportunities for fresh beginnings. I encourage you to stay updated on your child’s progress and attendance through Skyward each week. Remarkable things are unfolding within the classrooms at CVHS every day, and your child’s consistent attendance plays a crucial role in their success.
Please take note of the following announcements:
1. New Red Zone on Aviator Ave:
A new red zone and no parking area have been established on both sides of Aviator Ave. Signs will soon be installed, and the city will strictly enforce the no-parking rule. This decision stems from concerns raised by parents, the school, and the community regarding safety. Parking on either side of Aviator Ave. obstructs views, posing risks to pedestrians, cars leaving the school parking lot, and, ultimately, our students’ safety. We express gratitude to the School Community Council for their dedication to school safety. Your efforts, including emails, meetings, and communication with the city, have been invaluable. Thank you for contributing to this positive change.
2. Free After-School Tutoring Lab Tuesdays and Thursdays
We have an after-school tutoring lab each Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-4:30 to help students with any homework and assignments. We had so many students get the help they needed last term and we truly appreciate the teachers willing to help the kids after school!
3. Jet Time Change Effective January 22
Aviation, Connection, and Encouragement time! Jet Time has changed in response to Intervention (RTI) needs. We have incorporated it into our existing Steele Time (with an “e”), introducing a brief weekly lesson. During Steele Time, students will engage in assignments aimed at equipping, empowering, and encouraging them to pursue their academic and professional aspirations.
A concise and straightforward curriculum is set to commence on January 22nd.
Parents are encouraged to engage in conversations with their students about the content covered during Steele Time. These discussions will contribute to students’ growth in thinking about their future, providing them with the skills necessary for success later on.
4. Reminder: Class Changes for Semester 2
Please note that no class changes for Semester 2 will be permitted on January 8th and 9th. Subsequently, class changes will require a $5 fee along with a completed and signed class change form. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated in ensuring a smooth start to the new semester.
5. New Students and Chromebooks/Canvas Courses
If your student is new to our school this term they will be receiving a school-issued Chromebook and an accompanying Canvas login. Please be patient as this generally takes several days from registration time to the assigning of the Chromebook. Teachers will work with you until you receive the Chromebook and canvas access.
6. Administration and Counselor Student Assignments
For any inquiries regarding your student, please reach out to the appropriate contact:
If you have questions or concerns, please contact your child’s counselor. The associated alphabet with the counselor’s email link is provided below:
A-BRA Abby Taylor
BRE-CL JeriLynn Phillips
CO-F Kristy Childs
G-HO April Triggs
HU-LL Debra Smith
LO-N Camille Black
O-ROB Courtney Briggs
ROC-STO Reagan Peck
STR-V Amy Easley
W-Z Joleen Liston
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s administrator. Please see the associated alphabet with the counselor email link below:
A-CE Administrator: Scott Mansfield
CH-GI Administrator: Anna Butler and Courtney Johnson
GL-KR Administrator:: Kimberly Moore
KU-PAN Administrator: Colin Gill
PAR-SME Administrator: Bill Sivert
SMITH-Z Administrator: Kenyon Christen
7. Parent Support Information
Just a reminder that you can monitor your student’s progress on Canvas and Skyward. This is very important to do each week. Skyward and Canvas take a little time to sink accurately, so it’s important to check both often.
Go to Canvas and look for an “observer parent account” that your student will need to give parent permission to observe by giving you a code. Link Here for more information.
In addition, please check Skyward weekly for unexcused absences I recommend withholding weekend privileges for students failing classes. It works!
8. Martin Luther King Day
There will be no school next week on Monday, January 15, in honor of Martin Luther King Day. School will be back in session, on Tuesday, January 16 – which is a B Day. Link Here for district calendar information.
9. FAFSA Night for Seniors
January 17th from 4:45 PM – 6:45 PM we will have volunteers available at the school to assist in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Most scholarships require that you complete this to qualify, regardless of need. Remember that the FAFSA application process can take several days from start to finish. Plan accordingly per your scholarship deadlines. If you need immediate assistance please contact [email protected].
10. University of Utah High School Conferences and Tours
Cedar Valley has the opportunity to go to two college high school conferences and tours to the University of Utah. The first is the African and Black Diaspora Conference which is scheduled for Thursday, February 1st. The second is the Pacific Islander Conference scheduled for March 14th. The permission slips and registration need to be turned in at the Student Center by Friday, January 26th for the African and Black Diaspora Conference and Friday, March 8th for the Pacific Islander Conference. Each tour is a first come first serve. The permission slips with all the information are below. While this event centers the experience for BIPOC students, any interested student is invited to attend. Students cannot have current F’s or discipline actions.
African and Black Diaspora Conference
Pacific Islander Conference
11. Upcoming Dates to Remember
Let’s work together to ensure the success of the 2024 new year!
Cedar Valley High School Principal