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This page has been created as a space to share information and updates with oubear headr Senior Bears and their families.  Please check back frequently for updates.

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CV Class of 2020 Senior Video

Senior Graduation Filming Ceremony (June 1st Update)    

Senior Bear Families,

We are very excited to begin filming our graduates in a few days. Again, we understand that that this will not be our traditional ceremony and we are working hard to make it memorable for every student. With 500 graduates, we must work together and stick to our designated schedule. We are bound to follow the Department of Health regulations and the direction of our State Superintendent and Governor. We will have CVHS teacher volunteers greeting you and assisting us with the filming of the ceremony. I ask you to please follow our schedule and guidelines and not put staff members in a difficult position by making requests they cannot accommodate. We want a fun atmosphere that celebrates the accomplishments of our students!


Each student may bring up to TWO immediate family members. Face masks are required inside the school and that each “family unit” must arrive and depart together according to the building schedule. We will have designated parking and an outlined route inside the school to the theatre that will ensure appropriate social distancing.


Again, PLEASE FOLLOW THE SCHEDULE SO THAT EVERY FAMILY IS AFFORDED THE OPPORTUNITY FOR A MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE. Please continue to check your email and text messages for adjustments and up to date information. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to see you!

Warm regards,

Kerri Ames, Principal

#youwillbefound #wearecv

Important Information

Seniors will take their commemorative “Senior” masks off for their part during filming.
Gown Return – Gowns may be turned in immediately after student filming or on Monday, June 9th between 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at the school.
Graduation Filming Parking – Please park in the theater lot and follow the directions of staff volunteers. Only one vehicle is permitted per family. (We do not have the space or time for extra vehicles or groups of greeters). Please have your celebrations at home after or before filming.
Cap Decorating is encouraged! Please make sure decorations are school appropriate.
Individual Photos will be taken in the theatre and we will release these to families for free. You can then print what you want later.
Family Photos – Please take all your special pictures before you are scheduled to film. We will not be able to have time for family photos on campus.
Masks – Family members need to wear mask at all times in the building.
Graduation Video – The film will be edited and published in late June.
Paper Diplomas – These will be mailed separately at a later date.
All Fees and Fines should be paid by June11th. You can pay online at https://wa-centralvalley.intouchreceipting.com/ or mail a check to CVHS.
The “Senior Tribute” Video will be released at noon on June 6th.

It is over 30 minutes – I recommend a family viewing for fun!


Friday, June 5



Last Name A


Last Name B


Last Name Ca-Ch


Last Name Ci-Cz


Last Name D & E


Last Name F


Saturday June 6


Last Name G


Last Name Ha


Last Name He-Hz


Last Name J


Last Name K

11:30- 12:30



Last Name L


Last Name Ma-Mi


Last Name Mo-N


Last Name O-Pe


Last Name Pf-Rh




Last Name Ri-Sc


Last Name Sd-St


Last Name Su-U


Last Name V-We


Last Name Wi-Z



Professionally Produced Graduation Video Plan (From 5.15.2020 Email)

CVHS Senior Parents and Students,


As you know, over the course of the last few months, we have been working hard to figure out options to celebrate our graduating class of 2020.  Yesterday, the Washington State Department of Health provided guidance for public and private K–12 schools for our planning of graduation ceremonies this year during the COVID-19 pandemic.  This guidance follows the Governor’s four phase Safe Start plan (Spokane County is currently in Phase 1), which prohibits gatherings of larger than 50 people until Phase 4 of this plan.  This Safe Start plan does not include start/end dates for any of these phases, as these will be determined based upon scientific data about the spread of the virus moving forward. 


At this time, our hope for in-person graduation ceremony in our high school stadiums seems unlikely to be allowed until late July or early August, if at all this summer. We are disappointed in this news as it limits our options.


We have decided, as a district, to provide certainty to our families by honoring our seniors in June with a professionally produced graduation video in which every senior will have their name read, walk across a stage in their cap and gown, pick up their diploma and have their picture taken. Each of these sessions will be produced into a full graduation video, complete with traditional student speeches and recognition and released to families later in June.  A schedule is currently being developed for these taping sessions, and will be shared with families in the coming week once more details have been determined. 


With almost 500 graduating seniors, we anticipate this will take close to a week to complete. The guidelines from the state will only allow 10 students at a time in our theater with appropriate social distancing measures in place.  We anticipate a start date of June 8th for this production to begin.


We remain committed to holding a celebration for all of our students at our stadium later this summer if allowed, and will communicate with families these next few months in the event that this celebration can be realized.


Thank you for your continued support. We are grateful for our community and appreciate your patience in this difficult time. Our seniors are very important to us and we are excited to begin the process of creating an awesome graduation video.


Warm regards,


Kerri Ames, Principal




Senior Day is Thursday, May 21st. Seniors will be able to pick up their gap and gowns during the designated times.


Last Name A – I 1:00 – 2:00                                          Last Name J – Z                 2:00 – 3:00         


**All other non-essential school items must be picked up or dropped off Monday – Wednesday during the scheduled times. (an email was sent earlier and we will send a reminder)

Important Financial Aid Information

Good morning, parents,

Just wanted you to have the information I just received from the Washington Student Achievement Council about making adjustments to your student's financial aid package due to COVID-19.

Colleges May Adjust Financial Aid Based on Change in Circumstances

If someone in your family has lost a job or is working less, colleges may be able to provide more financial aid.  

Colleges may adjust financial aid based on a student’s or parent’s job loss, reduced income, loss of benefits (like child support), or even extraordinary medical or dental bills. Each situation is different, and colleges’ requirements vary, so students should contact the financial aid office to talk about options: 

  • If you’ve already filed a 2020-21 FAFSA or WASFA, talk to the financial aid office about your situation. 
  • If you haven’t applied for financial aid, it’s not too late. Submit your application, then follow up with the college to discuss changes. 

Learn more about financial aid appeals and planning for the future during COVID on the Washington Student Achievement Council website.  

Have a good day!

Corey Anderson

CVHS Foundation Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted (Due May 27, 2020)

Action Item:  Senior Decisions - After you Graduate (Emailed 5.9.20)

Good afternoon, parents, All seniors NEED to fill out the below Google Form! The information from this survey is used for Graduation AND to send Final Transcripts after graduation. When choices have been made, please have your student fill this out ASAP! https://bit.ly/seniordecision2020 

Seniors, Want to Leave Your Mark? Design the Class of 2020 Senior Tile!

CV Class of 2020 Tribute Video

To Our Bear Community, Our Bear Family,

Next week, the grass turf at CVHS will be removed to make room for our new amazing field turf installation. But we present the final message that will ever be imprinted on those storied blades of grass - representing pages and pages of Bear history. From the class of 1959 to the class of 2019, every blade of grass holds a bit of that history - ready to seed and grow the next generation of stories. The final story written on the field will be yours, the Class of 2020. In all of the pieces that feel lost this year, nothing will replace the story of your perseverance, your kindness, and your love for each other and the Bear community during an unprecedented challenge. Wherever your future takes your story, you will rise again, you will be found! This is our love letter to you. #WeAreCV!

Click here to view the CV Class of 2020 Tribute Video

Email to Senior Families (4.21.2020)

Senior Parents,

Please know that your Senior students are on our minds! We have a few surprises planned to honor them. You will see one of the surprises later this week and another around April 29th. It is very important that your address information in PowerSchool is up to date and accurate. Please email Angie Ranniger at aranniger@cvsd.org to make any changes to your address. PO Boxes are not ideal addresses for several of our senior surprises.  Other important reminders are listed as follows:

  • High School and Beyond Plan (HSBP)
    • This is a graduation requirement by the State of Washington and must be completed.
    • Please contact your high school counselor to complete this requirement.
  • Senior Failures – It is our goal to have every student graduate. Senior teachers are available to help students with assignments and/or failing grades. Please check your student’s grade in PowerSchool and reach out to your student’s teachers.
  • Please continue to check our website for up to date information.
  • Graduation Survey – This will be sent Wednesday, April 21st to all senior parents. Please discuss it with your student and reply ASAP. We need this important feedback from you.
  • Senior students should regularly check their cvsd356gmail accounts.

On behalf of the staff of Central Valley High School, we continue to miss your students tremendously. We know that we have many unanswered questions and we will continue to follow the directions from our Governor and OSPI as we make plans for our Senior celebrations.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Warm regards,

Kerri Ames, Principal CVHS


Letter to Seniors (4.8.2020) 

Dear Central Valley Class of 2020 Students & Families, 
With the recent announcement that our schools will remain closed this school year, we want to reach out to all of our senior Bears and assure you that we are here for you, and we are in this together.  We are making plans now to make sure that each of our seniors will receive the best possible opportunities and supports during these challenging times. 
We know that many of you have questions about important topics such as credits and graduation requirements, AP Testing, college admission, and senior activities such as Senior Prom and graduation ceremonies.  While we do not have all of the answers to these questions at this time, we are working with our district leadership and others in the state to get clarification and determine next steps as soon as possible.  As this information becomes available, we will post updates to our website and also email you on a regular basis to keep you informed.   
During this time, our top priority is your health and well-being.  We want to make sure that you have access to any supports and resources that you need to stay safe and healthy.  If you have specific needs, such as needing a Chromebook, getting meals, or have other questions, please contact your counselor or any of our administrators.  All of our contact information is listed below.  
We also recommend that you work, as best as possible, to remain in contact with your teachers via email and your Google Classrooms, and to take this time to make up any work you were behind on in your classes through March 13th.  Staying current with the current AAEO’s that your teachers are currently providing is also strongly recommended at this time.   
We recognize the disappointment and challenge that the closure of schools due to COVID-19 has created, and we truly empathize with each of you.  Please know that we are here to support you in any way we can.  #WeAreCV and we will get through this together.   
Kerri Ames, Principal  kames@cvsd.org
Robin Barnhart, Assistant Principal  rbarnhart@cvsd.org
Tricia Campbell, Assistant Principal tcampbell@cvsd.org
Brandon Deyarmin, Assistant Principal bdeyarmin@cvsd.org
Katie Louie, Assistant Principal klouie@cvsd.org
Tim Teterud, Dean of Students tteterud@cvsd.org
Corey Anderson, College & Career Counselor  canderson@cvsd.org 
Jeff Smith Counselor (A-G)  jeffsmith@cvsd.org 
Kara Twining Counselor (H-O)  ktwining@cvsd.org 
Mary Naccarato Counselor (P-Z) mnaccarato@cvsd.org

Revised NCAA Eligibility for the Class of 2020