Welcome AGCS Families & Guardians

2021-2022 Welcome Packet

Dear AGCS Parents & Guardians,

Welcome to the 2021 - 2022 School Year! We are so excited to welcome our students back into the classrooms. Our administrators, staff and teachers continue to prepare for their return.

This year, AGCS is celebrating twenty years of growing this great family school community. Kristen Bishop, Head of School, along with her administrative team, will be hosting events to celebrate 20 years of Spirit and Success. Keep an eye out for an event calendar coming soon.

The principals' welcome letters below include valuable information for the coming school year. If you have questions regarding any of the information please contact your divisional principal or divisional administrative assistant. In addition to the principals' welcome letter, check your email today for information regarding handbook acknowledgement, parent/guardian emergency information and additional PowerSchool forms. Please complete each of these forms in a timely manner.

Click here for Parent Portal - How to Complete Back to School Forms.

Forgotten your AGCS ParentPortal username and/or password? Click here for account recovery.

Further assistance can be found by accessing our help document.

New AGCS families should refer to the email titled "AGCS PowerSchool Account 2021" sent on August, 5, 2021.

Questions, please email:

elcmainoffice@agcharter.org (K-3)

staterdmainoffice@agcharter.org (4-12)

Enjoy the rest of summer break. We look forward to seeing your children in the halls on Tuesday, September 7th.


Welcome Letter - Kindergarten - Third Grades

Avon Grove Charter School: Summer Letter Grade K-3

Carta de bienvenida - K - Third Grades (Spanish)

Avon Grove Charter School: Summer Letter Grados K-3 j


Welcome Letter - Fourth - Sixth Grades

Avon Grove Charter School: Summer Letter Grade 4-6

Carta de bienvenida - Fourth - Sixth Grades (Spanish)

Avon Grove Charter School: Carta de verano Grados 4-6 ¡


Welcome Letter - Seventh - Eighth Grades

Avon Grove Charter School: Summer Letter Grade 7th-8th

Carta de bienvenida - Seventh - Eighth Grades (Spanish)

Avon Grove Charter School: Carta de verano para los grados 7 al 8 ¡


Welcome Letter - Ninth - Twelfth Grades

Avon Grove Charter School: Summer Letter Grades 9-12

Carta de bienvenida- Ninth - Twelfth Grades (Spanish)

Avon Grove Charter School: Summer Letter Grados 9-12

Divisional Who's Who

The AGCS Staff is excited to welcome you to the 2021/2022 school year. Here's your chance to acquaint yourself with Who's Who in each division. Here's a glimpse at the principals and support team that help ensure smooth sailing throughout the school year.


Food Services Department Updates

Good News: All students are eligible to receive a free healthy and nutritious breakfast and lunch each school day as part of waivers issued to schools through the USDA.

Applications: Children need healthy meals to learn. The Avon Grove Charter School offers healthy meals every school day. The USDA has issued a waiver this school year, 2021-2022, allowing a nutritious breakfast and lunch to be served to all students at no charge to your household.

The Avon Grove Charter School continues to encourage all families to submit a meal application. Applications will be used to determine eligibility for 2021-2022 P-EBT benefits, for carryover benefits for SY 2022-2023, and determine eligibility for waived or reduced Technology fees.

You may apply online at www.schoolcafe.com or download a hard copy from the school’s website.

Please know that submitting an application will not impact the free meals your child(ren) currently receives through the school this year.

A la Carte: Grades 4-12: A la carte items are cash only: Students are allowed one free breakfast and one free lunch per school day. However, if students would like to purchase extra items, they are considered a la carte and is a cash purchase.

Grades K-3: Selling of a la carte items to be determined.

State Road:

$2.00 - Main Entrée

$0.75 – Sides (extra vegetable and fruit purchased in addition to complete meal)

$1.00 - Snacks such as Chips and Ice Cream

$1.00 – Water

Thank you and we look forward to seeing your students in the cafeteria! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Leona Bankoski, Food Service Manager, 484-667-5000, ext. 313, lbankoski@agcharter.org or Karen Furlano, Food Service Administrative Assistant, 484-667-5000, ext. 312, kfurlano@agcharter.org.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) E-mail: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Food Service Department Update 21/22 School Year

Food Service Department Update 21/22 School Year - Spanish


Health Services Reminders

Pennsylvania requires children to have specific vaccines before they enter school, and students who do not meet vaccine requirements within five days of the start of the school year are not permitted to attend school until the requirements are met.
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UPDATED Academic Calendar for 2021-2022

On Tuesday, June 15, 2021, the AGCS Board of Trustees approved a revised calendar for the 2021-2022 school year. The first day of school will be September 7, 2021.

Summer Check-In Communication

In case you missed the July 2021 - Summer Check In Communication.


AGCS PTO Charter Chatter

Check out the AGCS PTO 2020-2021 Year in Review and learn how you can get involved.

AGCS Booster Club - Booster Business

Check out the AGCS Booster Business on their upcoming events and learn how you can get involved.