"Pro Deo et communione ducere et servire... For God and Community, to Lead and to Serve"

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While our programs are focused on the Catholic faith, CVCS welcomes all students seeking an education guided by the principles and teachings of Jesus Christ. 

Welcome to Cedar Valley Catholic Schools

A Foundation of Faith, Preparation for Success

Cedar Valley Catholic Schools (CVCS) provides an exceptional learning environment based on our faith’s beliefs and values, enabling your children to grow in their understanding of themselves, their relationship with God and their relationships with others. Our students gain knowledge in a disciplined environment and grow personally, academically and spiritually through service to their community. They are supported in living out the values of a Catholic education that develops lifelong faith formation and learning.

Message from CVCS Chief Administrator, Dr. Dale Monroe

Launching New Communication Tool for CVCS Families to Stay Informed!

Communications between school and home have never been more important -- for weather notification, emergency alerts or general announcements.  Cedar Valley Catholic Schools is implementing a SchoolReach broadcast system to notify all households by phone, email and text within minutes of an inclement weather, unplanned event or other school communication.  

This service is provided by SchoolReach, a company specializing in communications. There is flexibility to provide voice, text and email messages based upon the contact information we have in PowerSchool for your student. There is an “app” for iPhone and Android mobile devices.  

Cedar Valley Catholic Schools will continue to report school closings due to snow or weather on KWWL and 93.5 The Mixx as well as social media including Facebook.

In an effort to ensure you receive these communications, please note the following: 

  1. Please make sure the school’s office has updated contact information on file. 
  2. Caller ID: This is the number that will be used for all SchoolReach calls: 319.232.1422
  3. Live Answers:  SchoolReach uses voice detection technology so you only need to say “hello” once. The message will usually begin in a few seconds after it detects your voice.  Please note that multiple “hellos” will delay the message.
  4. Message Retrieval Line:  SchoolReach archives our school’s messages for 30 days, just in case you miss them.  Simply call -- from the phone number you have on file -- this number: 855-955-8500 and follow the prompts to hear any/all messages sent.
  5. Parent App:  SchoolReach makes available to parents a mobile device “app” to help keep the lines of communication open.  Parents will be able to manage contact numbers, email addresses, opt-in/out preferences -- all from the convenience of a smart phone. It’s FREE and available on iPhone and Android stores as “SchoolReach Parents.” 
  6. Answering Machines/Voice Mail:  The system also detects answering machines and voice mailboxes and will deliver the recorded message. Please note that the recommended number of rings for answering machines is four and be sure that recordings are free of any “pauses.” 
  7. Message Repeat: At the end of the message you will be prompted to ‘press any key’ to hear the message again. This is very helpful when a child answers the phone and hands it to a parent, who can then ‘repeat’ the message in its entirety. 

We are glad your family chose Cedar Valley Catholic Schools. Now we are increasing our school-to-home communications efforts to continue to communicate with you! If you have any questions, please contact CVCS Community Relations Director, Jackie Hoggins, 319.232.1422 or email Jackie at jhoggins@cvcatholic.org. 

We’ve been “Liked” by Apple!

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CVCS is the only school system in Iowa -- one of less than 250 school systems in the whole United States -- to receive a 2012-2013 Apple Distinguished Program Award for its iPad learning initiative.

Every 6th- through 12th-grade student at CVCS receives an iPad, which creates a state-of-the-art learning environment so students get the most up-to-date education possible. 

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