Welcome to Avon High School
Please see the important correspondence below regarding NGSS Testing.
It is time to order your Class Rings. Please see the flyer and the link below.
Dear Avon High School Students and Families,
I hope you and your family are safe and in good health.
I trust that you have read Dr. Carnemolla’s letter dated August 5, 2020 announcing that Avon Public Schools will open the 2020-2021 school year using a Hybrid Model. The high school is scheduled to return to full in school learning on October 13. The district has created two cohorts based on a student’s last name. Students whose last name begins with A - L are in Cohort 1; Students whose last name begins with M - Z are in Cohort 2. The Hybrid Model reduces the total number of students in the school and in classes.
The Hybrid Model schedule is included below, as is AHS Master Hybrid Calendar. I am also including the documents from my letter of July 30, 2020. The arrival/departure and visitor procedures and the lunch procedures do not change under the Hybrid Model for the cohorts while in school. The document discussing assigned classes vs. academic cohorts is updated based on the Hybrid Model.
Student schedules are being adjusted to try to balance the class rosters with the cohorts under the Hybrid Model. The goal is to get close to 50% representation from each cohort in all classes to create as much spacing as possible. Course periods may change, however, course levels will not. I do not have an exact date for the release of the final schedule at this time. In advance, thank you for your patience.
Seniors with an “open” to start or end the day will still have the option for late arrival and early departure for those periods, as in past years. The form for the senior option will be sent with the notification that schedules are finalized and available to view on PowerSchool.
To reduce the number of students in the school and create increased spacing, we are exploring the possibility of offering underclassmen the same option described above for late arrival/early dismissal, for this school year only. If it is to happen, families will need to make the commitment for each day “in school.” Again, once schedules are finalized I will share our decision with you and send the necessary form.
In case we need to go to full remote learning for all students at some point in the school year, that schedule is included at the end of this document.
As we get closer to the first day of school, we will send reminders about the schedule. The schedule will be posted in the daily bulletin for students to review. The daily bulletin is also posted on our web site.
I will continue to send you updates to any school procedures.
Stay safe and be well.
Avon High School
Yearbooks and recognition ads are now for sale on http://YearbookForever.com . Be sure to choose Avon High in Avon, Connecticut. There is a price increase after November 1, 2020.
The portal for you to upload your own pictures to be used in the yearbook is now open. On the YearbookForever Avon High page, the link is at the top of the page and the access code is "avonfalcon".
We especially need childhood photos (grades K-8) of 2 or more seniors at school or other events.
Dear Avon High School community,
I hope this message finds you well! My name is Halle Keane, and I will be a senior at AHS this year. As the Editor-in-Chief of the Avon High School student newspaper, I am thrilled to share with all of you some exciting news: The Nest is back, and digitized.
After witnessing faculty changes in the school and seeing many long-standing members of the newspaper leave the club in early 2019, we have been working to develop a new version of the paper that addresses the needs of our community. We bring to you a website, designed by Adeline Richard (‘22). As we move through the school year, we plan on updating the site to improve design and functionality, but for now, our goal is to introduce you to the kinds of media we hope to produce. Check out what we have so far here. Currently, the site features work from student writers Arjun Chandra-Mohanty (‘20), Alvin Guo (‘21), Emmaline Howe (‘21), and Aellita Ioffe-Monet (‘23), written over the course of the past year. While these articles may no longer be current news, they serve as an introduction to the kinds of writing and ideas present at the newspaper.
As we work to improve the paper over the course of this school year, we would love to hear from the student body about what you want us to cover! If you have an idea for a story or are interested in working on our team as a writer, photographer, design editor, or writing editor, fill out the form on our “Contact Us” page.
We are very excited to begin providing both an outlet for student voices and a more relevant, friendly news source for the AHS community. Over this next year, we hope to publish a new edition each quarter, uploading 5-10 new media pieces per month to the website. We hope you appreciate the work we’ve done so far, and can’t wait to continue updating the site!
Halle Keane and the Members of The Nest
Please see the list above for the consolidated bus routes that run on Parent/Teacher Conference days.
Welcome to Avon Public High School. Visit our About Our School page to learn more about our High School, view the Principal's welcome message and more..
Our mission is to inspire in each student a joy and passion for learning and a commitment to excellence, personal integrity, and social responsibility.