The Beak August 2018

Italy 2018

Welcome Back!

Welcome back CIVA students and families. We are so excited for the start of the 2018-19 school year. We hope everyone has enjoyed a restful and adventurous summer break. We have a lot of new things happening at CIVA this fall.
Important upcoming dates:
August 14: New student orientation 8:30
Registration for new students 9:00-10:15
Registration for returning students 10:30-12:00
August 15: First day of school: classes 7:45 – 2:45
We ask parents to pull around to the east side of the building and follow the loop when dropping off or picking up students.
Fall OLE: September 11-13


New Staff:  We would like to welcome the following new staff members:

Holly Archer, Science

Joy Devore, Film

Helen Greenley, Academic Coaching

Kendra Melon, Theatre

Dan Orraj, Special Education

Rachel Van Scoy, Science 



Update your Information

You can now update information about your student(s) through the ParentConnect website. Phone numbers, email addresses, health concerns and emergency contact information for each of your children can be updated, or you can verify that there are no changes.

Please go to and click on the ParentConnect icon to complete this process. You will need your ParentConnect PIN and password. If you do not know your PIN and password, click on the “Need Your Login Information” link, enter your email address, and you will receive an email containing your PIN and password. Once logged in, click on the “Fall Update” link (top right) to review and update each section.

Once you have completed the update process, you will receive an email for each student verifying you are done. You can then bring that email to registration as proof you have updated your information.

2018 Course Additions

New courses for 2018 include:

  • Geography
  • AP Calculus
  • International Relations
  • Digital Drawing
  • Drawing/Painting 2
  • Comedy Improv
  • Stagecraft
  • AP Physics
  • Rock climbing
  • Speech
  • Astronomy

Fall OLE

For our Fall OLE (Outdoor Learning Expedition), we will be going to Frontier Ranch in Buena Vista on September 11th - 13th.  All paperwork and payment or payment arrangements must be made by August 24th.  Final numbers will be turned into the camp on August 27th so don't miss the deadline!  All forms are available on the website.  Please remember that the Power of Attorney must be signed in front of a notary (a notary is available at CIVA at no charge).


Students will be getting their pictures taken for the yearbook and IDs on registration day.  Please remember the dress code when choosing your outfit.  Payments for pictures should be make out to Lifetouch.

All CIVA fees can be paid by cash, check or credit card at registration.  PE uniforms will be available for purchase at registration.

Any forms that have not been turned in, can be turned in at registration.