Principals' Weekly Newsletter
From Rob Lupisella, Jenn Miller, and Ryan Wagner
January 26, 2021
February 4th Professional Learning: On Thursday, February 4th we have a two-hour delay schedule planned. This time is set aside for professional learning for all staff. Please plan for bus pick-up times to be two-hours later than normal. If you drive your child to school in the morning, please plan on dropping off two hours later than normal. Our dismissal times will remain the same.
COVID-19 Prevention and Management: COVID-19 cases are increasing are increasing in Livingston County. Our safety protocols seem to be helping prevent a spread of the virus. Please take a moment to review the important health and safety protocols with your child/children listed below:
Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer
Stay home when you are sick
Avoid close contact with others (stay at least 6 feet away)
Wear a mask
Cover coughs and sneezes
Also, please keep your child at home if he/she is sick (cough, fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, runny nose, stomach ache, sore throat, headache, etc.) If your child comes to school sick and the illness is reported to the health office either by your child or a staff member, your child will be evaluated by the school nurse and will need to be evaluated by their primary care physician as well.
As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions. Please feel free to call or email us:
Grades K-8 Mid-Year i-Ready Diagnostic Testing: The second administration of the iReady Diagnostic Tests for English Language Arts (Reading) and Mathematics for students in grades K-8 has begun. The administration dates for the diagnostic tests will vary at each grade level based on whether the students are in person or hybrid learners. Please Note for Grades 5-8: The diagnostic tests will be given in math and ELA/Reading classes with their teachers. This testing should not impact other content area instruction during the school day.
The Grades 5-8 Mid-Year i-Ready English Language Arts (Reading) and Mathematics Diagnostic Administration schedule is as follows:
- Grades K-4 i-Ready ELA and Math Diagnostic Test: the Week of January 18th
- Grade 5 i-Ready ELA Diagnostic Test: the Week of January 4th
- Grade 5 i-Ready Mathematics Diagnostic Test: the Week of January 18th
- Grade 6 i-Ready Mathematics Diagnostic Test: the Week of January 11th
- Grade 6 i-Ready ELA Diagnostic Test: the Week of January 18th
- Grades 7 & 8 i-Ready ELA Diagnostic Test: Students L-Z (Thursday, January 21st and Friday, January 22nd) and Students A-K (Monday, January 25th and Tuesday, January 26th)
- Grades 7 & 8 i-Ready Math Diagnostic: Students L-Z (Thursday, January 28th and Friday, January 29th) and Students A-K (Monday, February 1st and Tuesday, February 2nd)
Last week, students received flyers at school about purchasing a 2020-2021 Middle School Yearbook. All yearbook orders are online with Interstate Studio. To order a yearbook visit: www.inter-state.com/yearbook. Enter code 55987R. The last date to order a yearbook is February 12th. The cost of the Middle School Yearbook is $7.00.
Marking Period 2: Marking Period 2 ends this Friday, January 29th. Please review your child's/children's assignments and grades with them using either Google Classroom or the SchoolTool Parent Portal to make sure they are keeping up with their work.
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Mental Health and Wellness
Recent events in the news have been shocking and unsettling for many. As adults, we may still be processing what has happened, and kids are also trying to make sense of what they are hearing and seeing. The tips given in the link are general guidelines for discussing any difficult subject with kids age 2 through teen. Please don't hesitate to reach out to any of our mental health staff here at school if your child is struggling.
Avon Central Schools
DISTRICT MISSION STATEMENT
Develop life long learners and responsible citizens equipped to prosper in the global society.
Avon Central School District will foster an environment where all students will compete globally through the collaborative efforts of the Board of Education, school personnel, parents, community members and students.