February 17, 2015

Dear Parents, Staff and Concerned Citizens:

I hope this message finds you well having enjoyed the Presidents’ Day holiday weekend.  Thank you again for your patience as we continue to navigate a winter season that can best be described as unpredictable.  As of the date of this communication, the last official day of school for this year is Tuesday, June 16th.

This message is being sent as a reminder of some notable events taking place in the very near future:

District Technology Showcase – Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Avon High School

Purpose:  Demonstrations of the various technologies available in schools across the district.  Participants will be able to walk through the demonstrations at any time for the duration of the evening.

Joint Meeting of School PTOs – Thursday, February 26, 2015, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Avon High School

Purpose:  District Central Leadership Staff will present a summary of the 2015-2016 Board of Education Proposed Budget.

Kindergarten Registration - Pursuant to Avon Board of Education policy, children whose 5th birthday falls on or prior to January 1, 2016 are eligible to attend kindergarten in the 2015-2016 school year.  Parents of eligible preschoolers are asked to register their children by Friday, March 20, 2015.  Registration information and the necessary forms are available on the district website www.avon.k12.ct.us, click on Parents and scroll to New Family Forms.  The Avon Public Schools registration office, located at 34 Simsbury Road, is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Kindergarten Parent Orientation Meetings – Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. (snow date Thursday, March 5) to be held at both Roaring Brook School and Pine Grove School for parents of incoming kindergarten students. 

If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at gmala@avon.k12.ct.us.

Thank you for your continued support of your schools and enjoy a great week.

I remain very truly yours,

Gary

Gary S. Mala

Superintendent of Schools

Avon Public Schools

gmala@avon.k12.ct.us

 

 

February 20, 2015

Dear Parents, Staff and Concerned Citizens:

It is my privilege to communicate with you once again.  I hope you have had a good week and have a great family weekend planned.

As previously announced, the administration has requested proposals to some Board of Education policies.  These proposed changes remain under review by the Board.  The two Avon High School policies being proposed for review and possible revision, mentioned below, have been the topics for discussion on the various social media sites.

Please know that policies can only be approved by the Board of Education.  Copies of all district polices and the proposed changes remain posted under the Board of Education link on the school district website at www.avon.k12.ct.us.

The policies that are currently under review include those listed below:

Policy # & Title                                                                             Reason for Review and/or Revision

#6052  High School Promotion and Graduation                      Comply with Change to CT General Statutes

#6020  Basis for Grading – Avon High School                        Change Levels of Courses

Most recently, a public information session during which the proposed changes were reviewed at length was held on Wednesday, February 11th at Avon High School.  At this session, there were numerous questions posed to a panel of district and school based administrators.  The questions and response to each are now available for review under the Avon Board of Education Meeting Presentations webpage on our district website.

If after reading the document you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to send them to Christopher Tranberg, Principal of Avon High School, at ctranberg@avon.k12.ct.us, Donna Nestler-Rusack, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning, at drusack@avon.k12.ct.us, or me at gmala@avon.k12.ct.us.

Thank you for your continued support of your schools and enjoy a great weekend.

I remain very truly yours,

Gary

Gary S. Mala

Superintendent of Schools

Avon Public Schools

gmala@avon.k12.ct.us