AISW Weekly Parent Update
Week of September 19, 2022
Mark Your Calendar:
- Homecoming spirit week- Pajama Day
- Hispanic Heritage Month!
- Homecoming Spirit week- Superhero Day!
- IT Professionals Day- Thank you Mrs. Gall for all you do to support our students and staff devices and all things technology.
- Homecoming Spirit Week- Wild West Day
- Popcorn Sales at Lunch
- Homecoming Spirit Week- Hawaiian Day
- MultiLingual Family Fun Night at the Outdoor Learning Center behind Maple Elemenary @ 5:30-7:00
- Homecoming Spirit Week - Neon Day
Dates to Remember:
- September 15-October 15- Hispanic Heritage Month- do we have any parents that would like to be guest speakers?
- September 21: Popcorn Sales
- Week of September 21: College Go Week
Parent to do list:
_____ Purchase laptop insurance
_____ Make sure your son/daughter charges his/her laptop each night and brings their laptop AND charger to school each day; end of first quarter is Friday, September 30
_____ Check your child's grades in Power School at least one x per week
_____ If eligible or think you may be eligible, fill out a free and reduced lunch application https://family.titank12.com/
Student of the Week: Week of September 19
- Emmett Dove
- Fareedah Abolade- Lawal
- Max Brennan
- Corinn Pell
- Alex Hyden
- Noah BlackBurn
- Mary Mockler
- Victoria Castro
- Cora Ven
- Jacob Butler
- Alison Bent
- Brooklyn Stansbury
- Elijah Taylor
- Vladimir Reyes
- Elijah Dunbar
- Cole Ferkinhoff
- Janelle Francois
- Victoria Moore
- Koffi Ahidou
- Tani Okanlawon
- Zoe Stevens
- Blake Dugger
- Emmy Blasik
- Aurelia Allen
- Isabella Wilson
Related Arts/ Sped/ Counselors:
- PE Porep: Gabby Gramaglia & Ethan Nazaire
- PE Rasheed: Kamren Angilecchia & Oluwapamilerin Adeniyan
Fire Up for the AISW Fun Run on October 7
We are so excited to announce the details for our annual Fun Run on October 7th. The Fun Run is a great way to get active and help raise money for our school. Starting September 26- October 7, for every $5 raffle ticket purchased, students will be entered to win some amazing prizes! Students can win a pizza/donut/popcorn party for their entire class, as well as some awesome individual prizes. Thank you in advance for our support.
Tickets go on sale Monday, September 26.
WestMart: Our New School Store is open on Fridays for students to make purchases!
Check out the great new SPIRIT WEAR Items-- hoodies, tshirts, and bags. Check out the other great items too--- school supplies and fun items for students, too. All profits that are made go to support student and staff activities for the year!
Congratulations to our very own 6th grade teacher, Ashlee Harmon!
Congratulations Ashlee! Your AISW Family is very proud of you for this wonderful achievement. We cant wait to learn and grow from you!
Register your Kroger card and support AIS West!
AIS West will receive funds from KROGER for every card that is registered! Every time you shop, you are helping AIS West!
Our very own Mrs. Belcher, 5th grade teacher, joined Dr. Wyndham in his most recent podcast. Check it out!
Student Textbook Fees
You can send payment in with your student if you would like by check. Please place it in an envelope with your child's name.
If you would like to pay cash or card, our treasurer is available from 9-3 Monday-Thursday and 9-1 on Friday.
If you have any questions, please reach out to our school treasurer, Jennifer Mills. firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Opportunities! We would love to have you.
Our teachers would love help making copies so they can keep teaching.
*any questions about volunteering to make copies, please email Amber Klein at email@example.com
Our media assisstant would also love help in the media center reshelving books and doing many other things. Volunteer in the media center- Click here!
* Any questions about volunteering in the media center, please email Paula Kopp at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you can help, please make sure your back ground check is current. If not, you cant renew by completing the process here: Start the Background Check Process Here
Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15-October 15
Do you have changes to your child's transportation?
Please do NOT call the teacher, leave a voicemail for a teacher or send an email/ parent square message for the teacher, as there is NO GUARANTEE that they will get the message before dismissal. They teach all day and are unable to check messages during the day.
Call the front office at 317 544 5900 with any changes to how you want your child to get home!
School Meal Prices and Free/Reduced Meal Benefit Applications
The US Government program that enabled us to provide free school breakfasts and lunches during the last two school years has expired. Avon Schools will return to our former model for the upcoming school year. To eliminate any remaining confusion, please read the following information and contact us if you have additional questions.
Meal prices for the 2022-23 school year are as follows:
- Grades K-12 Breakfast, $1.85
- Grades K-4 Lunch, $2.85
- Grades 5-12 Lunch, $2.95
- AHS Premium Meal, $3.95
Free/Reduced Meal Benefit Applications
We are continuing to accept applications for free/reduced meals. Directly certified families received a separate message from the Food Service team and need not apply. If you have qualified for free and reduced school meals in the past or if you believe you qualify, please apply today.
Contact the Food Services team at (317) 544-6000.
URGENT: Dress Code
We have dress code violations occurring. We do not want to interrupt your work day in anyway. However, we must make sure our student's attire follows the dress code that is in our Parent/Student handbook and is not disruptive to the school learning environment.
A picture from the parent student handbook is below that highlights our dress code.
Here are a few challenges we are having that we need your help with:
1. Students wearing crop tops/midriff. These are half shirts that show students mid section. These are not permitted even if worn under a jacket. We should not see students bare mid section at anytime.
2. Students wearing bicycle shorts/ short volleyball shorts or wearing clothing where we are unable to see their shorts is NOT permitted. We used to say shorts had to be finger tip length. We understand that this is not a good measure of how long shorts must be as our arms, etc vary in length. However we must make sure that our shorts are a reasonable length and that we can see their shorts/ pants. We have many students wearing shorts that are so short you cannot identify if they have shorts on.
*** This also includes jeans that have large holes on the thighs. The holes must cover their thighs to the tip of their fingers.
3. Hoods and sweatshirts. Hoods must remain off unless a student has a hat pass.
If students come to school in these items, we will have to call you to bring a change of clothes, as we do not have a change of clothes for all students. We do not want to inconvenience you. We appreciate you and your support!
Purchase Laptop Insurance today!
Cell Phones, Apple/Smart Watches and Wireless Earbuds:
** If there is an emergency and a student needs to reach you, they will be permitted to use the school phone.
** if you need to leave a message for your child, please call the front office and they will make sure your child is given the message by the end of the day.
In the event they are to have their cell phone out of their locker, the following steps will be taken by the teacher:
- First time- warning: the teacher will ask them to go put it in their locker and share that next time it will be confiscated.
- Second time- The teacher will ask the student to give them the phone and the teacher holds the phone until end of the day. The teacher returns the phone at the end of the day when the student gets on the bus/ goes to their car in car rider line and reminds the student of the school wide expectations. This will be documented as a disciplinary referral and parents will be notified.
- Third time and beyond: The teacher will ask the student to give them the phone and the teacher will take the phone to the front office for a parent/guardian to pick up the phone. The teacher will communicate with the parent to inform the parent that the phone has been out three or more times and now they must pick it up the phone from the front office. This will be documented as a disciplinary referral.
*** If students choose to bring their phones or other devices to school, Avon Schools are not responsible for lost or stolen devices or personal belongings.***