Reopening & Planning

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UPDATED JULY 29, 2020

A Stronger Tomorrow Begins TodayWe remain committed to offering students the opportunity to safely return to school full-time in person this fall, as advocated by the American Academy of Pediatrics.  However, recommendations and guidance relative to COVID-19 and the reopening of school have continued to change rapidly.  Health and safety requirements set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Education/Department of Health and the Allegheny County Health Department may prevent CVSD from making a full-time in-person return in August. 

Therefore, the CVSD Reopening and Planning Taskforce has taken a proactive approach to planning for Fall 2020.  We are able to provide families with options -- either in-person instruction or a robust remote learning program.  With this, we will also be fully prepared to shift to hybrid or fully-online methods, should the state mandates and guidelines change.  

For the latest District developments, please click here for Dr. Vanatta's most recent communication to families.

As we work hard to adapt and prepare CVSD for this fall, one thing will remain constant - our commitment to providing a robust education while protecting the health and safety of all students and staff.  We are calling on all members of our community to help build a safer, even stronger community!

Click on the links below to read more details about each of these areas of the reopening plan. 
You may also link to view a printable PDF of the complete plan.

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Preliminary Reopening Plan
CVSD's Reopening Plan is intended to communicate specific components of the District's plans and preparations for reopening schools in fall 2020 and beyond.

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State Guidance on Reopening
The PA Department of Education and Health Departments have provided preliminary guidance for phased reopening of Pennsylvania K-12 school districts.  

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Health Mitigation Strategies
CVSD utilizes cleaning and sanitizing strategies and guidelines provided by the CDC and Allegheny County Health Department. 

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Athletics & Activities Return to Play Plan
As we continue to monitor the ever-changing developments related to COVID-19, we will resume athletics and activities on Monday, July 13, 2020, in alignment with the most recent state and county orders and our Return to Play Plan.  

In-Person Instruction with Social Distancing
We believe that our students learn best when in the classroom. This option delivers in-person instruction in CVSD schools with social distancing protocols to protect students and staff. 

CV Cyber Academy
We understand that in-person learning may not be possible for some of our families.  CVSD's Cyber Academy delivers full-time online instruction for students, upon request. 

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District Communication Regarding Reopening & Planning
As the District continues to develop the Reopening Plan for the 2020-2021 school year, we are committed to providing ongoing, transparent communication with our students, families, faculty, staff, and stakeholders.  

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Additional Resources
The Chartiers Valley School District's Reopening and Planning Task Force is working closely with a variety of agencies which are providing guidance specifically for schools.