Dear CVSD families, friends, colleagues,

    Welcome to the 2019-20 school year. We’re excited for the start of a new year and the opportunity it presents for setting new goals, reigniting neglected passions, and putting our individual and collective best selves forward. Our teachers and administrators have been gathering for the last several weeks to learn together, to plan for the upcoming year, and to ready their classrooms for the nearly 4,000 students who will stream through the schoolhouse doors next week.

    Many thanks go to the custodial staff in each of our buildings who have worked diligently all summer long to make sure our buildings are in tip-top shape. A walk through of any of the CVSD schools showcases their attention to detail and pride in their work. 

    Our bus drivers and lunchworkers also deserve a big thank you for their service to our communities.  Bus drivers make sure our students have a positive experience on their way to school. School lunch workers make sure that our students are fed wholesome, nutritious and appetizing food. Both groups take their work seriously. They understand that they play an integral role in ensuring that our students are ready for learning at the front end of the day.

    Finally, you - our families and friends - deserve a big thank you for working with us to provide the very best education possible for all of our students.

    Here’s to another great year in the Champlain Valley School District!

    Elaine Pinckney, Superintendent