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2020-2021 School Theme “Turbulence to Triumph”

Monday, May 10, 2021

Dear Parents,

Welcome back! We hope all our wonderful mothers in our community had a fantastic Mother’s Day! We appreciate your efforts in creating some of the most amazing students in the world!

1. Jet Time

A few weeks ago, One of our wonderful students of color was air-dropped several very offensive and racist images. Sadly, this individual is not the only one of our students of color that has received images or comments like this.

Our students who identify themselves in other ways, including gender or sexuality, are also subject to rude and offensive comments, memes, and posts.

This week’s JetTalk more directly addresses this particular issue. We would like to invite you to view this with your students and have a family discussion about the importance of respect. Here is the link to the video:

Please help bring awareness to the fact that students are addressing students of color and other differences in ways such as this. We need to be vigilant in helping create a space where all of our students can feel safe to pursue their education.

In the video you will see a censored version of one of the memes that was shared. Please remind students this is not how we fly at CVHS! Remind them that if they see anyone spreading these or talking in these insensitive ways, they can ask that it stop. Students can tell a teacher, administrator, or counselor. We invite you, their parents, to also feel free to reach out to us and help us make CVHS a place of respect for all.

This is not a political statement. This is Cedar Valley taking a stand to make sure we have a place where all students can work to develop their self-worth in an environment free from cruel treatment based on their immutable differences.

We stand together against racist and homophobic language, actions, and material!!

2. Senior Guide to Accounts

Seniors, your Gmail account will be closed by the end of the month. If you have any pictures, documents, projects, etc.that you wish to keep, make a copy. Please go to this guide concerning their account and it will show you what to do to make copies of your items.

3. Graduation Information Update

We have all our graduation information on our school website. Laura and Nathan Corry have been doing a fantastic job updating the information on our website.

We would like to collect personal videos from the seniors again this year to put in the senior video for graduation. These should be videos that prominently feature Cedar Valley Seniors. Could you send out our request in the next weekly email? Here is the link for the videos to be submitted: Senior Video Submission

4. Library Books DUE this Friday, May 14

5. Next Generation One-To One School

We are excited to announce that starting with the 2021-22 school year, with parental approval, Cedar Valley will provide a Chromebook to every student. Students will use them at home and at school to achieve higher levels of learning and academic success. This deployment of technology is often referred to as a “One-to-One” model because each student is issued a device. This will allow our teachers to leverage technology to better prepare our students to create and pursue their dreams and to college and career ready. For more information, please refer to this document. Additional information will be emailed out early this summer.

6. Upcoming Dates to Remember:

2-week calendar

May 11 – ASD Board Meeting

May 25 – Senior Lagoon Day

May 25 – General yearbook distribution 7:45 A.M.

May 26 – Senior Grad Night 9:00 P.M.

May 26 – Graduation See Laura’s Emails and Website information

May 27 – Last Day of School (Minimal Day)

April 27 – ASD Board Meeting

Have a great rest of your week!

Courtney Johnson

CVHS Principal