Avon Grove Charter School Spotlight
Special School Board Meeting Tonight.
The AGCS Board of Trustees is holding a special Board Meeting tonight, November 11th at 6:00 pm. I encourage you to join us using the link below for this important meeting.
Check your email in the coming days for information from this important meeting.
Head of School/CEO
Senator Andrew Dinniman bestows award to Avon Grove Charter School
Head of School, Kristen Bishop, Chief Financial Officer, Donna Archer, and Chief Academic Officer, Bryan Brutto accepted the PA Citation on the schools behalf. Senator Dinniman spoke with students and principals about the public education system and the benefits of charter schools.
Head of School, Kristen Bishop, thanked Senator Dinniman for his 30 plus years of service and support to Chester County and Charter Schools as he heads into his retirement.
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Funding Update
Thank you for your support and involvement with our Voter Voice campaign requesting an extension in funding to the Chester County COVID-19 Public School Grant Program to cover financial support for three brick and mortar public charter schools in Chester County.
The Chester County Commissioners’ presented a resolution at their Public Meeting. The Resolution gave additional funding to Avon Grove Charter, Collegium Charter, and Renaissance Academy.
The COVID-19 Public School Grant Program will help give us the resources to continue efforts during this pandemic, and we are pleased that your efforts secured Avon Grove Charter $190,980. Your voice matters and supports your children and our school community. We appreciate your support and participation.
AGCS Monthly School Board Working Session & Board Meeting
Tuesday, Nov. 17th, 6pm
This is an online event.
7:30 PM - School Board Meeting
The public may access the live stream of the public meetings by visiting the AGCS YouTube Channel webpage.
The Instructional Plan - Hybrid Model - Parent Guide offers families guidance and a common set of expectations for a remote teaching model.
This update includes the plan to accommodate & transition special education students back to school.
Join the PACK!
Join the AGCS Pack - ranked in the top 15% of charter schools according to Niche.com for Best Schools 2020-2021.
Interested candidates should submit an application online at https://www.agcharter.org/domain/49.
A note from the desk of Gerri Moore, IT Director
We look forward to working with you if you need technology assistance.
Common issues IT Support receives and a few quick steps you can take to resolve them.
Your one stop resource for requesting support or entering a device repair request.
Health Services Updates - Action Required
The Health Services Department has implemented new procedures for the 2020/2021 school year. After reviewing the following please let us know if you have any questions.
- Action Required by Wednesday, 11/11- Complete nurse cards.
Nurse cards are electronic this year. Forms can be accessed through Power School Forms. There are two forms to be completed. This information is important to the nurses as soon as the school year starts, even if your child is not on campus right now.
- No nebulizer treatments will be provided at school. Please work with your child’s provider for alternative options.
- Appointments are required to drop off medication. All controlled substances must be brought to school by a parent or guardian. Please email the nurse to schedule a time (email@example.com for State Rd and firstname.lastname@example.org for ELC)
- Per AGCS handbook and CDC guidelines, parents will be required to assess their child(ren)’s health daily prior to reporting to school. Children with a fever (100.4 or higher), vomiting, diarrhea, or other symptoms should be kept home from school until symptom free per the AGCS Sick Child Policy.
- Please discuss and reinforce with your child(ren) proper hand hygiene and cough and sneeze etiquette.
- Face coverings are required during the school day per the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Department of Education.
It’s that time again and the Chester County Health Department wants to make sure that everyone in Chester County has access to flu vaccine protection. The vaccine is available to insured and uninsured families who live, work, or go Chester County.
Vacunas contra la gripe
Es ese momento nuevamente y el Departamento de Salud del Condado de Chester quiere asegurarse de que todos en el Condado de Chester tengan acceso a la protección de la vacuna contra la influenza. La vacuna está disponible para familias aseguradas y no aseguradas que viven, trabajan o van al condado de Chester.
Vacunas contra la gripe
AGCS Food Services recognized by Board of Trustees for service.
During the October Board meeting, the Food Services employees were recognized for their unyielding efforts to provide Breakfast and Lunch to students during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Leona Bankoski, Food Service Manager, with the assistance of Diane Szewczyk, Food Service Coordinator and Karen Furlano, Food Service Administrative Assistant, prepared and distributed over 14,000 meals to those students with food insecurity at home or a need for additional meals. Avon Grove Charter School Board of Trustees extended its sincere gratitude to all Avon Grove Charter School employees who assisted in the effort.
Avon Grove Charter School continues to offer Grab & Go Meals. Please visit https://www.agcharter.org/domain/42 for details.
Teachers Lounge Podcast & Video Series
Get to know HS English teacher, Hannah Cirino, as she sits down with Kristen Bishop and shares her journey to Avon Grove Charter School.
Carrie Herman is a veteran math teacher at Avon Grove Charter School, and she's been here since the very beginning. We discuss teaching strategies, her history with AGCS, and Carrie shares powerful advice for teachers everywhere.
Mrs. Bishop & Dr. Maitland talk about hybrid learning, coping with COVID-19, CARES Act funding, the Teachers Lounge podcast and video series, and more
Are you Moving?
Remember GivingTuesday, December 1st, 2020
Only nineteen days before GivingTuesday, 12.1.2020. However, you don't have to wait until December 1st to donate. Click the donation button below to make your tax deductible donation online directly to AGCS. Donations from this years campaign will go supporting the ongoing technology needs of students and staff. Many employers have Matching Gift Programs in which the employer makes a gift in an amount equal to or less than the employee’s gift. Corporations are generous donors and matching programs are common. Some employers will match contributions from retirees and/or spouses. Please consider contacting your Human Resources department to see if your company participates.
What is GivingTuesday:
GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.
GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to give. https://www.givingtuesday.org/about
Many employers have Matching Gift Programs in which the employer makes a gift in an amount equal to or less than the employee’s gift. Corporations are generous donors & matching programs are common. Contact your HR department for more information.