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CVES Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The purpose of this page is to provide answers to the most common questions you may have. 
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What are the regular school hours?
Students must be in their classrooms ready to learn by 8:45am. Dismissal begins at 3:00pm. 
Which entrance do students use in the morning?
All students enter from the school yard. Doors close at 8:40am. After 8:40am, students must enter from the main entrance.
Is breakfast provided?
Yes. We open the schoolyard doors at 8:05am. We stop breakfast at 8:35am. 
Is there early drop off? 
No. We do not open our doors before 8:05am. 
When is lunch?
PreK -5th grade eat lunch from 12:10-1:10pm. Lunch is provided. Click to learn more: NYCDOE Lunch Menu
Are snack provided?
No, we do not provide snacks. 
Where are students dismissed from?
  • 3K and PreK: 1st Floor Ramp
  • Kindergarten: Gymnasium
  • 1st-5th Grades: School Yard
Does CVES provide an after school program?
No, we do not have an after school program. Please check with Bronx Works or other Community Based Organizations (CBOs) for support. 
How are my child's grades determined? 
Below is the Grading Policy for grades Kindergarten-5th grade.

CVES Grading Policy

Completion of classwork (classwork has to be completed within the allotted timeframe)


Participation (sharing thoughts in partnerships or whole class)


Assessments (post-assessments, quizzes, summative)


*Homework/Study: Review Assignments

*Late homework will NOT receive credit. Please encourage your child to complete his/her homework or review guide when applicable.


What is the Promotion Policy?
Our promotion policy, in accordance the Chancellor's Regulation A-501 is:

     In grades K-2, promotion is determined by the principal. The principal makes a determination based on her assessment of the student's readiness for the next grade as well as evidence submitted by the student's educators.

     The decision to have a student repeat a grade only happens after a process of due diligence, which includes continual consultation with the student's parents/guardians throughout the school year.

     Information provided to parents/guardians throughout the year includes a mid-year promotion-in-doubt notification in writing, parent/teacher conferences, regular reporting of the performance level of the student's work, regular reporting of assessment results, and timely notification of any attendance concerns.

     Due diligence consists of proactive actions taken by the school to support students who are promotion in doubt, including escalating academic and attendance interventions as well as targeted instructional strategies. 

     In grades 3-5, all of the above applies. Additionally, the results of state assessments will be taken into consideration. 

     Parents/guardians who wish to appeal the principal's promotion decision for their child may do so in writing to the superintendent. The school will then present all evidence to the superintendent. Based on the evidence submitted, the superintendent will make a final promotional decision.  

What is my child learning about in school?
On this website, go to Academics to find your child's Grade Team and Specialty pages. There you can learn more about what your child will be studying this year.
Additionally, you can reach out to your child's teacher to learn more about what they are learning in school.
How do I learn about my child's progress in school?
CVES educators are always available by appointment to speak with families about their child's progress. Please contact us to schedule an appointment.
Also, information is regularly sent home with students. Please check your child's book bag daily. 
Additionally, all parents and guardians of NYC public school students have access to their child's NYC Schools Account Parent Portal. There you will find information about your child's attendance, report card grades, and more. 
Visit NYC Schools Account to learn more. 
How can I support my child at home? 
  • Read with your child every day, preferably for at least 30 minutes.
  • Make sure your child completes all of their homework assignments on time.
  • Help your child gets extra practice by having them log into myON for reading and Reflex for math.
  • Check your Schoology Parent Account for updates from your child's teachers.
What are the behavioral expectations for CVES students?
At CVES we have schoolwide Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS).
All CVES scholars agree to live by our core values: Integrity, Perseverance, Optimism, Willingness, Empathy and Respect (IPOWER). 
To learn more about PBIS at CVES, please visit our Social Emotional Learning Page.
Are students required to wear masks?
All student under 5 years old must continue to wear masks indoors except when eating. Masks are optional for all students over 5 years old.
Are visitors required to be vaccinated?
Yes. All visitors must show proof of at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination to enter CVES. Visitors do not include CVES students.
Where can I learn more about NYCDOE Health and Safety Policies?
Visit NYCDOE Health & Safety Policies to learn more.
CVES does not condone, sponsor, host, endorse, permit or promote social media use of any kind by or among students, in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA).
Parents and/or guardians are solely responsible for monitoring their children's use of social media. 
Learn more about the NYCDOE's Social Media guidelines for children under 13 by visiting NYCDOE Social Media Guidelines: 12 and Younger
How can I contact the school?
There are several ways to keep in touch with us:
  • Phone: Call the main office at (718) 402-7503
  • Email: Use the CVES Directory to email us
  • Text Message: Via Kinvolved, our text messaging service
  • Meeting: Schedule a virtual or in person meeting
How can I stay informed about what's happening at school?
  • Join the Parents Association. Learn more at CVES Parents Association
  • Check your child's bookbag daily. Information is often sent home with students.
  • Subscribe to our social media accounts! We're on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube (cves359)
  • This school website: CVES Official Website
  • Create a Parent Schoology Account. Contact you child's teacher for more information.
  • Kinvolved text messages
  • NYCDOE Parent Account