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Weather shortens Fisher kindergarten registration, additional day set for March 17

Snow and the threat of worsening conditions has shortened March 12 Fisher kindergarten registration to 1-3 p.m. For parents who cannot make it today, the district is offering registration:

  • 8-3 p.m. on Thursday, March 13 at CVA, 
  • 1-6 p.m. on Monday, March 17 at Fisher Elementary or 
  • During regular school hours, any day in the Registrar's office at CVA. 

Fisher students jumping towards a goal

This month students will be participating in the American Heart Association's Jump Rope for Heart initiative. They have set a goal to raise $15,000 for the organization and are learning the importance of cardiovascular health. Read the full story for information on making a donation and watch an interview with Coach Raux regarding the initiative. (full story)

Snowy with a chance of "freezicles"

You might wonder what a "freezicle" is. A first grade student at Barringer Road thought that would be a great name for freezing rain when they were learning about weather forecasting from WKTV Meteorologist Bill Kardas. (full story)

Jarvis presents "Sam White and the Seven Gnomies"

Jarvis Middle School Drama Club is pleased to announce two performances of "Sam White and the Seven Gnomies" on March 18 at 6 and 7 p.m. There is no charge for tickets, however donations to Jarvis Drama Club are appreciated. (more info)

SAT Preparatory Course to be offered

Central Valley Academy will offer a preparatory course for the SAT exam scheduled on Saturday, May 3, 2014. The course if offered to any student in the area. The course is free of charge to CVA students and offered to out of district students for a fee of $30. (more info)

CVA Ski Club hits the slopes

Under the direction of physical education teacher Jonna Costin, 48 students at Central Valley Academy participate in ski club and have been traveling to Woods Valley to ski and snowboard the past few weeks. (full story)

Fisher Elementary morning program rescheduled

Fisher students in grades K-4 will present a morning program on Feb. 24 entitled, For the Love of Harry M. Fisher. The program is a tribute to the principal who served many years. Parents are encouraged to attend. (full story)

PE classes take on a new winter sport

Elementary physical education classes have added something new to their program - the winter sport of snowshoeing! (full story)

Kids get creative with animal life cycles

Fourth grade students at Fisher Elementary create projects as a culminating activity for their life cycles and food chains unit in science. (full story)

CVA cheerleaders get the word out on a missing child

Central Valley Academy cheerleaders wrapped up their basketball season by stuffing envelopes with a poster of a missing 13 year old child for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. (full story)

Fisher goes Red for Women

Faculty and staff at Fisher Elementary wore red and joined in on the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women Day, a national campaign to raise awareness of heart disease in women. (full story)

Art class celebrates Chinese New Year

One of CVA art teacher Christine Korba's classes took on a special learning project that incorporated study, hands-on art and lots of fun. (full story)

Kids get moving in the morning with Walking Club

Barringer Road students in third and fourth grade get a chance to get their blood flowing while walking before school. The Walking Club meets daily from 7:30-8 a.m. to get the day off to a great start. (full story)

What does Governor Cuomo's budget mean to Central Valley?

Mr. Tangorra takes a look at Governor Cuomo's proposed budget and what it will mean to Central Valley. (full story)

Parents not obligated to half-day UPK requests

Assistant Superintendent Cindy Stocker recently sent a letter home to all current UPK parents explaining parents' options for keeping their children in the existing half-day prekindergarten program. (read the letter) The letter included a form allowing parents to make that request. Since receiving the letter, a few parents have asked if a request to remain in the half-day represents a firm commitment.

"The simple answer is, 'No.' This is an ongoing process. Based on the responses, we may offer only one half-day session at one school and that might not fit for some families. We understand parents' preferences could change based on which sessions we can schedule, so we will offer parents the opportunity to change their minds. We won't expect parents to commit until they know more," said Ms. Stocker.

Parent chaperone info for Jarvis class field trips

Interested in being a parent chaperone for the Jarvis class trips to historic cities? Complete the Parent Chaperone Request form and return to the school office with payment in full. Seats are assigned on a first come first served basis. (more information and forms

CVA January Regents Exams

New York State Regents testing will take place at Central Valley Academy Monday, Jan. 27 through Thursday, Jan. 30. Regular classes will not be in session; however BOCES will be in session. Juniors and seniors are expected to attend BOCES on days they do not have an exam scheduled. (more info and exam schedule)

CVA Discount Cards still available

Central Valley Academy Class of 2015 Discount Cards are still available. Don't miss out on a chance to save and get yours today. The cost is $10 and can be purchased at the CVA Reception Office. (more info

CVA's Got Talent - a night of delightful entertainment

The Central Valley Academy Auditorium roared with applause as students took the stage during the first annual CVA's Got Talent Show on Jan. 17.  Between performances of talented CVA students, the audience was entertained by emcee Nicole Rocci and a panel of judges making it a night to remember. (full story)

Jarvis eighth grade to hold Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser

Tickets are on sale for the Jarvis eighth grade Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser from 8-10 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9 at Herkimer Applebee's Neighborhood Bar & Grill located at 630 West State St. Tickets are $6 each and can be purchased from any eighth grade student or in the main office at Jarvis. Proceeds from the fundraiser support the eighth grade class trip to Philadelphia. For more information contact the Jarvis office at 866-2620.

District sets kindergarten registration dates.

Registration for 2014-15 kindergarten will be held March 11-13. (learn more)

Jarvis door decorating contest turns to charity

Students and staff brought holiday cheer to the halls at Jarvis. Student Council sponsored a door decorating contest to see which classroom would create the best holiday door. (full story)

Cold weather—To close or not to close

What determines when Central Valley closes? (learn more)

Jarvis schedules game nights

Jarvis will hold two game nights for students to play dodgeball, kickball and Wii games including Wii Sports, Just Dance and Wii Game Party. Grades 5 & 6 night is 7-9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17 and grades 7 & 8 night is 7-9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24. Advance sale tickets are available for $3 or $4 at the door. All proceeds benefit the field trips to New York, Boston, and Philadelphia. (more info)

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Even if you have requested text alerts for school delays, closings, etc., we cannot text you without your prior authorization.

To receive texts, you must:

  1. Have provided us with a cell phone number.
  2. Respond "Y" to 68453. This lets School Messenger that you are want text alerts. (The process is complete ONLY if you receive a text message confirming that you are signed up for text alerts from Central Valley.)

Central Valley offers "Parent Today" e-newsletter

Central Valley School District is encouraging parents to sign up for Parent Today, a free, twice-monthly e-newsletter that provides tools and information to encourage parents to be even more engaged in their children’s education. (learn more and how to subscribe)

Tax bills now available online

You can now view your Central Valley School tax bill online. The site includes your bill, full property value, assessed value and STAR exemption.

Fisher dismissal procedures

Help keep our students safe by following these procedures (view the procedures).

Jarvis students to visit historic cities

Spring of 2014 will be a life-changing learning experience for Jarvis Middle School students. The fifth grade will take a one-day trip to Boston; the sixth grade will take a one-day trip to New York City; the seventh grade will take a one-day trip to Boston and the eighth grade will take an overnight trip to Philadelphia. The trips are part of a middle school plan to bring learning to life. (full story)

Getting teacher/principal APPR scores

Under New York law, parents may request the results of their children's current teacher(s) and principal(s) Annual Professional Performance Review. To request those scores, please complete an APPR results request form and submit it in person at the district office.

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