Cromwell Valley Elementary Magnet School’s Opening Information

(9:20 am-4:05 pm)

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Arrival & Dismissal Procedures

  • Children must be dropped off no earlier than 9:05 am to avoid groups of students waiting together outside.
  • Dismissal begins at 4:05 pm
  • Walkers will exit out the side door.
  • Car riders will exit the front door and enter cars under the awning.



Screening & Testing (Safety is Our True North)

  • All families should screen students for symptoms prior to leaving home.
  • Please use this checklist to determine if a student should or should not go to school.
  • Persons with COVID-19 symptoms in school will be required to be tested or will be placed on quarantine, in alignment with guidance from the Maryland Department of Health.

Face Covering (Safety is Our True North)

Requirements: All persons, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a face covering while inside a school. Exceptions to this requirement are:

  • The person is alone in a private space.
  • The person is eating or drinking.
  • The person has a documented physical or developmental disability that makes wearing a mask unsafe.
  • The person is under the age of two.

The person is a student athlete engaged in the sport in the field of play.


Social Distancing (Safety is Our True North)

Requirements: Physical distancing of students from each other and between students and adults will be provided to the greatest extent possible, considering school enrollment and facility constraints. Strategies include:

  • Use of classroom and cafeteria configurations that provide maximal separation between students.
  • Plans for arrival, dismissal and change of classes to reduce gathering of students in any area.
  • Restriction of field trips to day trips only, with plans to reduce exposure to large crowds.
  • Plans for supervision of restrooms, locker rooms, and school lockers to prevent congregation of students.

Hand Hygiene (Safety is Our True North)

Requirements: Employees and students have been instructed to adhere to best practices in hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette.

Times for handwashing or use of hand sanitizer to include before and after meals, upon arrival to schools’ offices and home, before and after use of any shared items, after use of the restroom, after sneezing/coughing and other time hands are contaminated.

Breakfast & Lunch


  • Breakfast and lunch are both provided at no charge to students.
  • The meals are pre-packaged, and students will grab and go.







Supplies & Devices:

  • Charged devices and chargers are needed every day. Only BCPS devices allowed.
  • Grade level supply lists were distributed by classroom teachers.






Visitors (Safety is Our True North)

  • To visit a BCPS school, visitors must have an appointment.
  • Visits will be conducted remotely or outside, whenever possible.
  • If an indoor visit is required, visitors will be required to wear a face coverings and practice social distancing.
  • The number of people admitted to the building will be limited.

About Us

The CVE community is comprised of innovators, educators, leaders and learners of the 21st Century. STEAM is an educational approach to teaching and learning that integrates the content and skills of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry though communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking. 

     Our vision is that when CVE students are promoted to middle school, they will be empowered learners, responsible and productive digital citizens, knowledge constructors, innovative designers, computational thinkers, creative communicators and global collaborators. 

To learn more about Cromwell's fabulous STEAM magnet program click the link below:

To learn more about  the BCPS magnet programs, including the application cycle for the 2021/2022 school year, visit The Office of Magnet Programs:

Cromwell's Maryland State Report Card 

2021-2022 Community School Progress Summary


Lead Test Results: January 2020


2021-2022 School Supply Lists (Suggested)



  • 2 Vinyl folders with pockets
  • 1 Average sized backpack (no wheels; folder, lunchbox, and snack need to fit in the backpack)
  • Art smock or shirt
  • 1 Box of fat markers
  • 8 Sharpened fat pencils with erasers
  • 2 Packs sharpened pencils (#2)
  • 6 Small glue sticks (no large)
  • Pack 16 crayons
  • 1 Bottle school glue (4 oz.)
  • 1 Pack dry erase markers with eraser



Grade One


  • 1 School box/pencil case
  • 1 Box of 24 sharpened pencils (#2)
  • 1 Pack of 24 crayons
  • 2 Highlighters
  • 3 Plastic pocket folders (blue, green, yellow)
  • 1 pack of 12 markers
  • Glue sticks
  • 1 Spiral Notebook
  • 2 Packs of Expo dry erase markers (multi-colored)
  • 1 Pack of colored pencils
  • 3 Pocket folders (blue, yellow, green)
  • 1 Pack of pencil top erasers
  • 2 Pairs of scissors
  • Art smock or shirt
  • File box for index cards

Grade Two


  • 1 Large, zippered pencil case (no pencil boxes)
  • 4 Plastic folders (red, blue, green, yellow)
  • 1 Box of 24 crayons
  • 1 Box of colored pencils (8 or 12 count)
  • 2 Big erasers
  • 3 Composition notebooks (wide-ruled, no spirals)
  • 2 Boxes of pencils (#2 sharpened)
  • 6 Glue sticks
  • Scissors (pointed, student scissors)
  • Art smock or shirt
  • Average sized backpack (no wheels)
  • 4-6 Black dry erase marker
  • Eraser for dry erase board (for personal use)



Grade Three


  • 1 Zippered pencil case/pouch (no pencil boxes)
  • 1 Steno notebook
  • 5 Pocket folders
  • 1 Pack of 24 crayons or colored pencils
  • 6 Glue sticks
  • 1 Box of 24 pencils (#2)
  • 1 Pack of erasers
  • 2 Highlighters
  • 2 Red pens
  • 3 Marble notebooks
  • Scissors
  • 6 Dry erase markers
  • Dry erase eraser
  • Art smock or shirt
  • Optional- Headphones


Grade Four


  • Backpack (no rolling kind)
  • 1 Box of 24 sharpened pencils (#2)
  • 2 Packs of pencil top erasers
  • 1 Pack colored pencils
  • 3 Marble composition notebooks
  • 1 Soft pencil case
  • 4 Glue sticks
  • 2 Packs of lined paper
  • 5 Pocket folders with brands (red, blue, green, purple, and yellow)
  • 1 Pack dry erase markers
  • 3 Packs of lined post-its
  • 3 Highlighters
  • Scissors
  • Art smock or shirt

Grade Five


  • 1 Backpack (no rolling kind)
  • 3 pocket folders (red, blue, yellow)
  • 1 Box of colored pencils and/or markers
  • 1 Soft pencil case
  • Glue sticks
  • 2 Box of 24 sharpened pencils (#2)
  • 2 Packs pencil top erasers
  • 3 Packs of lined post-its
  • 3 highlighters
  • 4 Marble composition books
  • Scissors
  • Optional- headphones/mouse
  • Art smock or shirt



Information for ALL Visitors

Please remember BCPS is now using the Raptor Identification System at all schools.  In order to better protect our students, visitors and staff will be required to show a valid, government-issued identification.

Regular School Hours: 9:20 a.m.-4:05 p.m.
2 Hour Delay Hours: 11:20 a.m.-4:05 p.m.
3 Hour Early Dismissal Hours: 9:20 a.m.-1:05p.m

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