Avon East Monthly News

January 2022

Hi East Families!


Welcome back! I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday season. We are excited to get back into the routine with our school family.


Please continue to communicate with our staff with any questions, concerns, or positive feedback you have for us. We truly appreciate the collaborative relationships we have with you as we continue to grow our little Eagles!


May you have a happy and healthy start to 2022!


Warmest wishes,

Ms. Erin Holzhauer, Principal

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January District Covid Protocol

District’s Masking Policy

Due to the recent surge of COVID-19 and based on the recommendation of our Lorain County Health Department, we will require masks January 3rd- January 28th for grades PreK-12th for students and staff. This will help keep our students and staff in the district for in-person learning. Mask exemptions that were previously submitted will still be honored. We ask that you continue to keep your Eagle home from school when sick and report any positive COVID cases. We realize there are many strong opinions on the issue of facemasks. The above policy will allow us to continue with in-person learning which has always been our goal.


Changes in Communication Regarding Positive Cases/Close Contacts

As protocols evolve, it is important to ensure we are able to track and communicate information in the most efficient way possible. The district will continue to update information on the Avon Local Schools Dashboard regarding the number of positive COVID cases in each building for both students and staff. To streamline communication, buildings will only be sending out notifications of positive cases for specific classrooms, buses or extracurricular activities. You will only be notified by email if your child is in the class/bus/activity of a student that tested positive. This will eliminate additional emails of other buildings/district notifications that do not relate to your child. If you are interested in case counts of other buildings, then you can access this data through the district dashboard.

Quarantine Guidelines

As you may be aware, the CDC recently reduced its recommendation for isolation and quarantine guidelines of asymptomatic positive cases from 10 days down to (5) five days followed by required mask use for five (5) days. The Lorain County Health department has also recommended we suspend contact tracing. Students will no longer be considered “close contacts” and subject to isolation protocols or extended quarantine days. Parents will be made aware of their exposure through email and will continue to report to school as long as they are symptom free.


Our goal has always been to keep our Eagles in school, safely learning. We appreciate your support and wish your family a healthy new year!


NOTE: Regardless of what is required in the schools, it is still a Federal requirement that all drivers and riders wear a mask on district transportation vehicles.

Winter MAP testing

Starting this week students will be taking their MAP Winter benchmarks. We take the MAP assessments three times a year to gauge your child's progress in reading and math. Specific testing dates will be announced by your child's teacher(s). Once the MAP window is closed in the coming weeks, and all testing is complete, you will receive a report of their results.

No School (January)

On Friday, January 14th, there will be no school for students. We have a teacher in-service day. On Monday, January 17th, there will also be no school for students & staff as we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Upcoming Important Dates

January:

  • 14th- Staff In-Service (No School)
  • 17th- MLK Day (No School)
  • 19th- Pride Day


February:

  • 2nd- PTA meeting 7pm @ Avon East
  • 16th- Pride Day
  • 21st- No School- President's Day

Early Dismissals (a change in procedures)

Our office has become very chaotic at the end of the day with numerous early dismissals. Our secretaries have a lot to manage during this time of day and the amount of parents we have picking up children at 3:15 makes it very difficult for them.


We ask that if you are picking your child up from the front office at 3:15 or earlier that it be for appointments or emergencies only. Otherwise, please use our car rider line. Depending on where you are at in line, children exit the building from 3:25-3:40. It really is a smooth process :) Please write your teacher a note for the office staff and be sure you have a car rider tag. If you forget to write a note- you can call our main office and the secretaries will take your name down and ask you join the car rider line for pick-up. If you need a car tag, we can send one home with your child- just write a note to your teacher that you need one!


Thank you so much for following this request!


As a reminder, please have your ID ready when using our front office for pick-up. Our staff will be asking for IDs any time that your child leaves our building with an adult. Thank you for your cooperation!

Please Dress for the Weather

Per our handbook, we will be going outside in weather above 20 degrees. Please have your child bring appropriate cold weather gear, such as a warm coat, gloves, and a hat. If you're having any difficulty getting these items for your child, please let me know!
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Extra clothes needed

We are in need of boys pants- anything from size 6 to size 10 for our office. We use these when children need to change clothes for whatever reason in school. If you are able to donate any boys' pants, please send them in with your child with a note to go to our office. Thank you!
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2022-2023 Board Approved School Calendar

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