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January 11th, 2022

By Principle Johnson Communications

January 11, 2022

Hello Parents,

I wanted to draw your attention to our COVID-19 situation. As a school, we currently have an elevated number of positive cases. We want to remind you of some information that is available on the Alpine Return to Learn website. While our current number does not require a Test to Stay protocol, we can all work together to hopefully avoid reaching that threshold.

Summary of COVID-19 Protocols

Feel Sick, Stay Home – Students who have symptoms should stay home from school. Having symptomatic individuals stay home will significantly reduce the spread of the virus and assist us in maintaining healthy school environments.

Face Masks – Although not required, we highly recommend the use of masks for all students and staff while indoors, especially those who are not vaccinated and/or who have health vulnerabilities. Face masks can only be required by order of our local health department. Families should make their own decision about when and where their child will wear a face mask at school. Be advised that most health officials encourage wearing face masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. (We have face masks available in the office and from teachers.)

COVID-19 Testing – Under current state statute, testing is only required in a Test to Stay protocol. The Utah County Health Department in collaboration with Alpine School District will conduct the Test to Stay protocol when a school meets the established threshold of more than 30 positive COVID-19 cases or 2%+ for schools larger than 1,500 students. If this happens, Alpine School District will follow the disease protocol guidelines outlined by local and state health officials. The purpose of Test to Stay is for the school to provide COVID-19 testing for students during an outbreak at a school in order to:

Identify cases of COVID-19; and

allow individuals who test negative for COVID-19 to attend school in person.

In coordination with the local school, county, and state health officials, Alpine School District will set up a COVID-19 testing process during the school day and provide the test (with parent permission) at no charge to the family. In a Test to Stay protocol, only the students who meet one of the following criteria will be allowed to continue to attend school and extracurricular activities:

Have a negative COVID-19 test, either from the school testing process or from a certified testing location (at-home test results will not be accepted);

Provide proof of vaccination for COVID-19; or

Provide documentation showing a positive COVID-19 test in the previous 180 days.

Students who test positive for COVID-19 or who refuse to be tested (and do not provide proof of vaccination or positive test in the previous 180 days) will be isolated for the period of the Test to Stay program. (At-home test results will not be accepted.) Students isolated at home will be supported in their learning.

If your child has received a notice from a school nurse about exposure, they should follow the guidelines listed. Please use the dates from your most recent notification. (FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS)

Working with everyone in our community, we strive for safety and in-class learning!

Kindest Regards,

Courtney Johnson

CVHS Principal

December 13th, 2021

By Principle Johnson Communications

“Soar to New Horizons” 2021-2022 School Theme

Dear CVHS Aviators,

It’s hard to believe that this is the last week of 2021! With only 4 ½ days of school left it is more important than ever to help your students turn in any outstanding assignments over the next couple of days before your much-deserved holiday break!

Please make note of the following:

1. Minimal Day, Friday, December 17, 2021

Friday, December 17th is the end of the 2nd term. The schedule will be a Minimal Day schedule. Below is Friday’s bell schedule:

1st Period 7:45-8:25

2nd Period 8:30-9:10

3rd Period 9:15-9:55

4th Period 10:00-10:40

Lunch 10:40-11:15 (One lunch period only)

Busses leave 11:15

2. School Lunch

For Minimal Week, Breakfast and Lunch will both be cold items on Minimal Day Friday, December 17, 2021. Choice of cold cereals, yogurt, fruit, and milk for Breakfast. Lunch will be Uncrustable sandwiches, string cheese, cookie graham snacks, and choices of fresh fruit and vegetables.

3. School Safety

As a reminder, safety comes first. Cedar Valley High School has a protocol in place for emergency situations. Please refer to this document for details about the protocol. In addition to this protocol, we have faculty that will be participating in a research-based threat assessment training. Safety begins and ends with all of us. The most important thing any of us can do is to say something when we see something. All safety concerns should be reported to the administration.

4. How Sick is Too Sick

As the flu season is upon us, please review the following flyer.


5. Resources

If you or your students are in need of some mental health resources over the break you can access

This is a great website with all kinds of resources.

6. Upcoming Dates to Remember:

2-week calendar

I hope you all have a wonderful winter break!

Courtney Johnson

Cedar Valley HS Principal

December 7th, 2021

By Principle Johnson Communications

“Soar to New Horizons” 2021-2022 School Theme

December 7, 2021

Dear Aviators,

Welcome to week two in December! We have 12 more days until our Christmas break! Let’s help our kiddos get all the way caught up on their work so they can enjoy their holiday!

Please make note of the following:

1. Jet Fuel- Soda and Treat Student Business

Jet Fuel is having its grand opening today, Tuesday, December 7 from 2:00 – 7:00 PM. Students will have every drink you can imagine and our Pro Start students will feature their very own cookies each month! Follow the flags to our concessions drive-through near the stadium!

Jet Fuel is a treat and drink station here at CVHS! 100% of all proceeds will support our students and help them learn real-world business skills. Accounting, marketing, and all things related to business operations will be learned through this process. What a gift of learning our students will receive! This experience will help prepare them for all kinds of opportunities!

Please come support our kiddos so they can go to a national business conference this winter.

Jet Fuel hours will always be as follows:

School Days (Monday – Friday): 2:00 – 7:00 PM

Non-School Days (Saturdays, Christmas break, etc.): 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM.

2. Jet Time

This is so exciting to finally get a student JetTalk out for everyone! Macy Wallace shares a fantastic talk on social comparison and offers a simple solution to help ALL of us!

PLEASE share this with your friends and family! It’s under five minutes and it will give you some great dinner discussions for the next several days. Here is the link.

3. Letterman Jackets Are HERE!

If you ordered a Letterman jacket this past fall for Christmas. THEY ARE IN! Please pick them up in the Attendance office from 7:30-2:30. Any questions, please contact [email protected]

Thank you for all of your support and help as we get going on this wild adventure!

4. ACE Mentoring Program

ACE Mentor is offering a free after-school program exclusively for CVHS. This is a 15-week workshop starting January 6th. Workshops will be held every Thursday from 3:30-5:00 pm. Some of the mentors that will be presenting at the workshops are Mortensen Construction (the builders of Facebook), Cache Valley Construction, and Hogan Construction- just to name a few. This is a great way to learn about the industry. This free training and mentorship program also offers scholarship opportunities, course credit, and internship possibilities. First come first serve basis. We will be taking 20 students. Questions? Come talk to Ms. Whiting in C132. Please link here for more information.

5. Cody Gull Receives National Award

Congratulations to Cody Gull for winning the prestigious Teacher Turn the Key Award from the National Association of Agricultural Educators. Award recipients go through an extensive application process and each state is allowed to send one representative to the National level. We are so proud of Mr. Gull! What a huge accomplishment.

6. Sharon Mardesich Receives UHSAA Athletic of the Year Award

We are so proud of our Sharon Maradesich for receiving the UHSAA (Utah High School Athletic Association) Athletic of the Year award! She is so deserving of this award because she is beyond talented. We are so fortunate to have her here at CVHS! Congratulations Sharon!

7. Upcoming Dates to Remember

2-week calendar

Make it a great rest of the week!

Courtney Johnson

Cedar Valley HS Principal

Monday, November 22, 2021

By Principle Johnson Communications

“Soar to New Horizons” 2021-2022 School Theme

Dear CVHS Aviators,

I want to take a minute and express my thankfulness for the amazing parents that you are. I know it is not easy and your job is often a thankless job. From sunrise to sundown, everything you do is out of concern for your children. Aside from Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, gratitude is not really expressed enough.

I am also thankful for our military and have felt the presence of their service this entire month at CVHS. The displays, songs, and pictures in the school have served as a remembrance to our beautiful young students.

Please make note of the following:

1. Online Driver’s Ed is open for December.

If interested please register here. The class starts on December 1st. If you have any questions please email Mr. Roberts at [email protected]

2. School Lunch Changes

We will no longer allow food outside the cafeteria and commons areas. This includes no food outdoors. Just like many of you don’t allow food out of your kitchen and dining areas, the concept is the same here at school. We have had one of the cleanest schools in the state and we want to keep it that way!

3. Upcoming Dates to Remember

2-week calendar

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Courtney Johnson

Cedar Valley HS Principal

Monday, November 15, 2021

By Principle Johnson Communications

Dear Parents,

I hope you are all feeling the excitement of the holiday season upon us. I heard a radio station playing Christmas music last weekend and I couldn’t believe it. We are just a few short weeks away!

Before you know it, winter break will be upon us. It’s always a good idea to check your child’s Skyward accounts every couple of days to make sure they are attending class and turning in their homework on time. That way, they can enjoy the holiday season with you instead of making up for their late work.

Please make note of the following:

1. JetTalk for the Week – You will want to watch this one too!

On our YouTube channel you will find this week’s JetTalk – Maintaining Work/School-Life Balance! Here is the link:

Enjoy this with your students and continue to work together as a family to help all members of our community focus on what is really important to us… You and your students!

2. Yearbooks

Yearbooks will be going up in price from $55 to $60 starting Dec. 1st. You can pay at or at the finance office.

3. Mid Term Grades

Mid Term grades have been posted. If you have questions or concerns please reach out to your students’ teachers.

Thanks for all your support and for all you do!

Upcoming Dates to Remember

2-week calendar

f you have a specific question or concern about your student which requires a timely or in-person response, please reach out to the Administrator who oversees your child based on their last name:

A-Cook Scott Mansfield [email protected]

Coola-Hat Daren Ward [email protected]

Hau-Mei Kimberly Moore [email protected]

Mej-See Pat Fossat [email protected]

Sef-Z Kenyon Christen [email protected]

If you have any questions or concerns about specific topics please click the link to see the administrator’s responsibilities.

Thank you all so much!

Courtney Johnson

Cedar Valley HS Principal

Monday, November 8, 2021

By Principle Johnson Communications

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to another fantastic week in November!

Please make note of the following:

1. UVU Concurrent Enrollment Momentum Award

Each fall, Concurrent Enrollment recognizes outstanding high schools that achieve monumental enrollment milestones. The award categories (Inclusion Award, Momentum Award, Completion Award) reflect state, university, and CE program goals. Cedar Valley had the highest percentage increase of student participation in English and math. CVHS won the Momentum Award for a 134% increase in student participation in CE English & Math!

2. Message From lunch Raquel Dastrup

The lunchroom will resume using their Point of Sale System next week. Please have your student bring their Student ID for both breakfast and lunch. Their ID will be scanned each time they eat. Each student can receive a Free Breakfast and a Free Lunch each day, if they choose to eat an additional meal they will be charged $1.65 for a 2nd breakfast and $3.85 for a 2nd lunch. The 2nd slice of pizza can be purchased for $2.00 and milk for $.30. Students must have money in their lunch account to purchase a 2nd meal, the 2nd slice of pizza, or milk. You can check your student’s lunch balance and add money to their account at or pay in the lunchroom with cash or check.

All adult meals for staff and visitors are $3.85 for lunch and $1.65 for breakfast.

Thank you,

Racquel Dastrup

Nutrition Service Manager

Cedar Valley High School

801-610-8825 ext. 721760

[email protected]

3. Message From Our Nurse, Micki Oliver

Parents, I have seen so many students with nausea, shakiness, and dizziness all contributed to not eating something before school. Please remember, breakfast is free for students at school. Even something as simple as eating a banana or apple will help. Thank you so much. Please email me if you have any questions.

Micki Oliver

4. Message From PTSA

The students at Cedar Valley have some great ideas to get involved with, and we could use some help to make sure all their ideas come to life! Please look through the opportunities to help out this fall-most of them are just a few hours on one night or helping out during lunchtimes at school. Simple, easy, and a great way to connect to your student as well as all the other amazing kids at CVHS!

Signup Genius Link Here

PTSA students will be collecting items to donate from November 1 to November 30th. Collected items should be in new or like-new condition and include gloves, hats, scarves, and socks of all sizes. A collection bin will be in the front office. (See flyer attached)

Roxberry Smoothies will be sold during lunch for $5 on Nov 10th. Come support our PTSA!

Cedar Valley High PTSA is always looking for awesome volunteers and board members!

If you are interested contact Lacy Spruell or call 801-919-6911

5. East Shore Testing

There will be NO After School testing available on Wednesday, 11/10. Our facilitator has a meeting at East Shore and will not be around for testing. She will be shutting down at 11:45 when lunch starts.

6. Yearbooks

Yearbooks will be going up in price from $55 to $60 starting Dec. 1st. You can pay at or at the finance office.

6. Upcoming Dates to Remember

2-week calendar

Thank you all so much!

Courtney Johnson

Cedar Valley HS Principal

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

By Principle Johnson Communications

Dear Parents,

Welcome to November. We have so much to be thankful for at CVHS!

Please make note of the following:

1. Substitute Teachers Needed

We have a shortage of substitute teachers. If you are anyone you know who would like to help sub, please encourage them to sign up through ESS. We will be happy to help anyone sign up if needed. Just come by and talk to Hannah! We love our substitute teachers and will cover the cost of a Jet Fuel specialty drink and a school lunch! Our students need you!!!

If you are interested or know someone who is, please link here for more information. Or contact Heather Hokanson

Heather Hokanson, Area Manager

801.927.0689 | [email protected]

2. Senior Monday Graduation Meeting

On Monday, November 8th at 8:00 a.m. in the Auditorium we will be holding the Senior Assembly. We will be going over upcoming activities and dates, graduation information, and Josten’s will be here to distribute their graduation Cap and Gown ordering packets. After the assembly is over, the information will be made available on the counseling department website, and extra packets will be in the Student Center for Seniors who were not able to attend.

Josten’s will be at Cedar Valley HS in the Commons area on November 15th & 16th during lunches to take orders and answer any questions.

3. Honor Roll Recognition

Term 1 honor roll recognition will be this Wednesday and Thursday during lunch. We are so excited to recognize these kiddos!

4. New Filtering Software

The district is testing a new filtering software on the Chromebooks. Here are some points to be aware of.

This software will potentially impact the use of Chromebooks both at school and at home.

Users will see a new screen saying that the page has been blocked by ContentKeeper.

The software may take longer to load. Users will notice a progress bar on the top right corner. Please be patient as the Chromebook logs in.

5. Finance Office Closed Wednesday

6. Upcoming Dates to Remember

2-week calendar

Thank you all so much!

Courtney Johnson

Cedar Valley HS Principal

Monday, Oct 25th

By Principle Johnson Communications

Dear Parents,

With term 2 beginning, we know it is an opportunity to start fresh and help our students be successful.

Attendance is one of the most powerful predictors of academic achievement. Please log into Skyward and check your child’s attendance daily. Students do best when teachers, counselors, administrators, and parents encourage students to be in class.

Most of all, we miss your students when they are not at school. We need all our students to make unique contributions to our school community that only they can bring!

Also, for all our future Aviators out there, please come to the school tonight for our Trick or Treat the Terminals at 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm! Our students will make our terminals (halls) spooky and will pass out candy to the children. There is a minimal charge for a dollar per child to help cover costs!

Finally, please help your students learn from their mistakes. Here is the Jet Time Video our students watched this morning titled, Learning From Our Mistakes! Please watch this powerful video with your family to help them learn and grow! My entire family loves watching these!!!

Please make note of the following:

1. First Term Grades, Thursday, 10-21

Grades will be available on the Skyward Student Portfolio page.

If you have any questions, please reach out to your teachers.

2. School Breakfast/Lunch Food Options

Our lunch manager met with our administration team and discussed how various food shortages are making student lunch options problematic. Things like hamburgers may not even be something we can offer for a while even if they are on the district menu.

Our lunch team is doing its best to provide food for the largest number of students in the district. I am so impressed with their creative solutions to feeding so many students. If you see a lunch service provider, please tell them how much you appreciate their service.

3. Safety Update

Our next drill will be on Tuesday, October 26 during A1. It will be a combination of “Hold, Secure (formerly Lockout), and Lockdown.

4. Winter Team information meeting tonight, Monday 10/25th @ 7 pm

If your child is involved in a winter sport, please attend the meeting tonight! If you have a student who would like to try out for girls’ or boys’ basketball or wrestling, please join us tonight in the auditorium. Go, AVIATORS!

5. Halloween @ Harry’s [Harry Potter] in the Media Center

Monday- Photo booth with Harry Potter Costume for all shapes and sizes. Bring your friends by the media center to a) Swing by the media center to allow the Sorting Hat to assign you to your House of Hogwarts. Then hit up the Potter Photo booth. You can help yourself to wizarding costumes for a post-able photo in front of platform 9 3/4. Photo booth starts today and goes until this Friday in the media center.

Tuesday – Harry Potter sent us some chocolate frogs via Owl Post. The Media Center has a magical scavenger hunt that will send you through the muggle books to see if you can win a chocolate delight from Honey dukes. And, of course, enjoy Harry Potter’s Photo booth.

Thursday – It’s Hot Cocoa at Harry’s day. Swing by for a cup of Harry’s Hot Cocoa in the media center. And one last chance to hit up the Harry Potter photo booth.

Upcoming Dates to Remember:

2-week calendar

Thank you all so much!

Courtney Johnson

Cedar Valley HS Principal

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

By Principle Johnson Communications

“Soar to New Horizons” 2021-2022 School Theme

Dear Parents,

Welcome back! I hope you had a wonderful fall break!

This first term without a doubt has been one of the most challenging terms I can ever remember in 22 years! This past term has been stressful for students, parents, and teachers.

The challenges we face are concerning, but I still believe that everything that happens to all of us provides us with an opportunity to ask ourselves, “What can I learn from this experience?” No matter how difficult our situation is, our response can help us grow or take us down.

So, with term one behind us, what can we learn from this? Even if a student failed a class or two, what can they learn from this experience? Please take a minute and talk about this with your child and I promise, this discussion will have the power to help your child learn from mistakes and move forward in a positive direction.

It’s hard to believe that we are only a few short weeks to Thanksgiving break (my favorite holiday) then only a mere month away from Christmas break. It goes without saying that we need to help our kids stay on top of their work.

Please check on your child’s Skyward account and then with teachers to see how your child is doing. In addition, check on Canvas and see if your child has the modules completed in each class. Modules organize the class by weeks or units and help create a flow of what your student should do. Modules contain files, discussions, assignments, quizzes and other learning materials. Finally, always read the course syllabus and mark assignment due dates on your calendars.

Please make note of the following:

1. Safety Update

Our next drill will be on Tuesday, October 26 during A1. It will be a combination of “Hold, Secure (formerly Lockout), and Lockdown.

2. Driver’s Education
In-person Driver’s Ed starts next Monday for a before and after-school class. If interested please sign up in the Google Form on our Driver’s Ed Page on the Cedar Valley website.

Driver’s Education

If you have any questions please email Mr. Roberts at [email protected]

3. Wreaths Across America Community Service
Please join us for Wreaths Across America’s-Honoring our Military Heroes service activity at the Utah State Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Dec 18th, 2021 at 10:00 am.

This service project will be a heartwarming holiday event for the whole family, where before Nov 30th you can follow the link below and donate $15 per wreath-purchasing more if you would like, and then register to volunteer to lay your wreath. If you are unable to purchase a wreath to lay you can still volunteer to lay other donated wreaths.

Then on Dec 18th bring the whole family to enjoy a short veteran tribute ceremony, followed by laying your wreath on the grave of a fallen soldier, and as a family thank them for their service. We will also have games and other family activities. This holiday season let’s come together to support fallen Utah soldiers as well as current military families in our community. Proceeds of the wreath purchases will be donated to military youth and family programs at Camp Williams.

Follow the link to preregister to lay your wreath and thank a soldier and we look forward to seeing you there!

Questions please contact

Burgandy Keel

[email protected]

4. Upcoming Dates to Remember:

2-week calendar

Thank you all so much!

Courtney Johnson

Cedar Valley HS Principal

Monday, Oct 11, 2021

By Principle Johnson Communications

“Soar to New Horizons” 2021-2022 School Theme

Dear Parents,

As the first quarter comes to an end, I would like to take this opportunity to remind our students and families about some of our important work with students. If our students could learn just one life-changing principle, it would be “respect”. We want our kids to respect one another, school property, and the learning process.

Respect One Another: To honor how very different and unique we all are is a gift you can teach your children. Recently as many of you may know, I was diagnosed with GBS. I bring this up because when I took my first “walking outing” with my husband Kent, we went to Costco. I could walk with the cart and no one would know, right? Well, I did great until I reached the back of the store. Then… I got tired, and when I got tired, I started to spasm out of control. I learned firsthand what it feels like to be singled out and to be the target of another person’s visual fixation! it hurt my old lady’s feelings. I don’t want anyone to feel singled out for being different at CVHS. We have such loving students, but once in a while, students can be singled out and hurt each other.

Respect School Property: With the Tik Tok challenges, we have had a few students think it’s a good idea to destroy a few items in the school. In these instances, we had the student pay for the damage. Please talk with your children regarding how expensive this can be for families.

Respect the Learning Process: To learn, students must respect the process that it takes to obtain knowledge. Respect the teacher and other students by engaging and working hard to finish assignments and homework.

I hope you all welcome the opportunity to talk with your children about “respect” so we can make learning at CVHS a positive experience for everyone!

Let’s make October a great month for respect!

Please make note of the following:

1. Tuesday, October 12th – Hour Long Lunch

We had a Jet Time incentive to improve attendance for 1st term. As part of the incentive, the students will get an hour-long lunch on Tuesday, October 12th. Below is the bell schedule for the hour lunch next Tuesday.

Bell Schedule – 1 hour Lunch

Class Time Period Length

1st Period 7:45 – 9:02 77

2nd Period 9:08 – 10:29 81

3rd Period 10:35 – 11:52 77

Lunch 11:52 – 12:52 60

4th Period 12:58 – 2:15 77

2. Wednesday, October 13th – Minimal Day

Breakfast and Lunch will both be cold items on Minimal Day Wednesday, Oct. 13. Choice of cold cereals, yogurt, fruit, and milk for Breakfast. Lunch will be Uncrustable sandwiches, string cheese, cookie graham snacks, and choices of fresh fruit and vegetables.

Wednesday is the end of the 1st term. The schedule will be a Minimal Day schedule. Below is Wednesday’s bell schedule: 9

Minimal Day Bell Schedule

1st Period 7:45-8:25

2nd Period 8:30-9:10

3rd Period 9:15-9:55

4th Period 10:00-10:40

Lunch 10:40-11:15

3. PTSA Reflections

The Reflections deadline has been extended to October 15th. I’ve had a couple contact me last minute asking if they can enter, and the answer is YES! Yes, they can! Also, entrants need to remember that in order to qualify they must interpret this year’s theme in their artist statement. The theme is: “I Can Change The World By…”

If you have any questions please email, Holly Jones

[email protected]

4. Community Wreath Community Fundraiser- Community Opportunity

Wreaths Across America is a national 501C3 organization committed to honoring fallen veterans during the holiday season in two ways. First, to sell wreaths for $15 each which covers harvesting the trees, assembly, and shipping. $5 of the $15 dollars will go directly to our sponsoring chapter, and we are donating those proceeds to military youth and family services on Camp Williams. Second, to gather volunteers to lay the wreaths-hopefully as families, and standing at the graveside personally thank the fallen veterans. Our chapter will be sponsoring the Utah State Veterans Cemetery in Bluffdale.

Any students or their families that would like to purchase a wreath, or sign up to volunteer please contact

Burgundy Keel


5. Upcoming Dates to Remember:

2-week calendar

Thank you all so much!

Courtney Johnson

Cedar Valley HS Principal