Schedule updates: Oct. 1 Early Release Day/Oct. 2 Practice Virtual Learning Day

For in-person students, Central Valley CSD will conduct an Early Release Day on Thursday, Oct. 1 and a Practice Virtual Learning Day on Friday, Oct. 2. Together, the days will help prepare students, families, and school staff should some or the entire district need to go 100-percent virtual.

Early Release Day—Thursday, Oct. 1

All in-person students will dismiss one hour early.

  • Fisher dismisses at 12:45 p.m.
  • Barringer Road dismisses at 1 p.m.
  • Jarvis Middle School dismisses at 12:20 p.m.

Practice Virtual Learning Day—Friday, Oct. 2

This will be an opportunity to practice using virtual learning technology. Students who normally report to a Central Valley CSD classroom will learn from home.

What it will look like for different students:

  • PreK in-person learners—receive printed packets before leaving school on Oct. 1. Students learn from home. Teachers will reach out to students during the day.
  • K-12 virtual learners—learn from home. Students log in to their Chromebooks as usual and follow the class schedule listed in their Google Classrooms.
  • K-12 in-person learners—learn from home. Students log in to their Chromebooks and follow the class schedule listed in their Google Classrooms.
  • BOCES students at CV—dismiss early on Oct. 1; physically attend classes as scheduled on Oct. 2
  • VPTech and 12th grade CTE — physically attend classes as scheduled on both days. 

Meals still available

Families can pick up school breakfast and lunch on Friday, Oct. 2 by visiting any of these locations:

  • Fisher Elementary—main entrance, 11 a.m.-noon
  • Barringer Road Elementary—bus circle in front of school, 11 a.m.-noon
  • Jarvis Middle School—cafeteria entrance (behind school), 11 a.m.-noon
  • Central Valley Academy—main entrance, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Why a virtual learning day?

"Our students need the practice should a COVID-19 outbreak force some or all of our students to learn from home," said Superintendent Jeremy Rich.

"We will use our Early Release Day to practice distributing Chromebooks and materials to our students. The next day, our students will log in to their Google Classrooms and practice virtual learning."

In anticipation of a COVID-19 outbreak, teachers are using in-person class time to reinforce tech skills. In addition to their school subjects, students learn to log in to their devices and connect to their learning materials.

"This Practice Virtual Learning Day will give our in-person students and and their families a chance to work with remote learning. We will be able to identify and fix any problems before we are forced to go virtual," he said.

Details sent home by Fisher and Barringer

On Friday, October 2 nd the Central Valley School District will be having a Practice Virtual Learning Day for all students K-6. This means students will not be attending school in person, but will work virtually from home on their Chromebooks. We are holding this Virtual Learning Day to ensure that the students/parents are able to log in properly, navigate assignments, become familiar with the Google Classroom platform, and figure out any log in issues/concerns.

Students will be sent home with Chromebooks on Thursday, October 1st. ALL Chromebooks will need to be returned back to school on Monday, October 5th. Please make it a priority to send them back because your child will need it available to them in class as well.

We are asking all students to follow a modified schedule that will be provided by their classroom teacher. In addition, your child's teacher will provide the necessary log in information and directions on how to access Google Classroom. Please practice logging in with your child.

Example of a modified Practice Virtual Learning Schedule 8:30-10:30:

  • Attendance—your child’s classroom teacher will take attendance promptly at 8:30.
  • Morning Greetings and Calendar
  • ELA
  • Math
  • Special Area Class – It will be at your child’s normally scheduled time – Letter Day C

Technology Support—Chromebook issues, can’t log in, forgotten passwords

  •  Call 315-894-5000 x 50505 (hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-4 p.m.)
  • Email

How does my child access online learning?   Fisher and Barringer —Google Classroom

  • Go to the Central Valley homepage
  • Go to the bottom of the page
  • Click on the ClassLink icon
  • Sign in with Google (the child’s email and password)
  • Click on the Google Classroom link
  • “Parents’ Guide to Google Classroom“ -  is available on the school website

We ask that you please be patient as we work through this Practice Virtual Learning Day. Also, if for any reason you cannot get on with your child because you are experiencing technology problems, it is ok and that is why we are practicing. If you have any technology problems, please reach out to our tech support for help (see number and email above). If it is login information such as your child’s email or password, please see your child’s classroom teacher.