Summer Newsletter

Posted by Tina Maines on 7/25/2022 9:00:00 AM

Dear High School Families, 

I would like to welcome everyone back to school and extend a special welcome to all our new students and their families. I hope everyone had a restful and relaxing summer. I am very excited to begin another tremendous year! 

Instructionally, our staff will continue to develop and implement engaging programs for students to meet the needs of all learners. I am confident we will continue to create exciting pathways for our students.  

I want to express my gratitude for the continued support and patience while we navigated through this pandemic. This year we will continue to have a strong focus on social emotional well-being and address various learning gaps. I am very excited about the expansion and continued improvement of our Wolves Den! This is a learning space in the middle/high school library where students are supported both 1:1 and in small groups to catch up on work, close learning gaps and get organized. A huge thank you goes out to Megan Brown, Danielle Newman and Bonnie Hall for their support in transitioning this program to the library. 

Back to school tips! 

  1. Reach out to your child’s teachers: Attend Open House on 8/31/22 at 5:30. Make a point of introducing yourself and learning about class activities and expectations for the year. Find out how each teacher prefers to communicate. Many use e-mail as the main form of contact, but phone calls and conferences are welcome, too. Our first parent-teacher conference dates will be November 22nd and 23rd.  
  1. Get in a routine: Establish healthy at-home routines for school days, such as consistent waking times and getting-ready patterns. Decide on a regular homework time, and create a comfortable, quiet workspace. Don’t forget about PAPER, our online tool for at-home tutoring help; free to all students.  
  1. Stay involved: With help from parents like you, your school can offer many more programs and services for your kids. Join your school's PTA and ask about volunteer opportunities in the school community. Be sure to download the PowerSchool Parent Portal for daily access to grades and attendance. Stay tuned for more information regarding our new communication tool, Parent Square. 

I encourage anyone to reach out to me at any time with questions or concerns. I appreciate everyone’s support as we collaborate to make this another successful year at CLV! I can be reached at or 716-257-3483 x5515.  


Tina Maines 

Tina Maines 
High School Principal