Avalon School Parent Newsletter

Fall 2019

School Site Council

Congratulations Tara Prabu-Hiniker and Raffaella Perico winners of our recent election for School Site Council Parent Representative. Tara and Raffaella join Julie Glass as Parent Representatives on the council. School Site Council is an elected body comprised of teachers, students, parents, staff and administration. They meet approximately 5 times per year to discuss data and goals, to determine budget priorities, and to monitor the school's progress. Elected member usually serve a 3 year term. The next SSC meeting is October 30, at 3:00 PM in B-6 and is open to the public.

New Faces on Campus

It’s College Promise Pledge time!!!

The Long Beach Unified School District is asking all middle school students (Grades 6, 7 and 8) and parents to take the College Promise Pledge online. The College Promise offers two years of free tuition at Long Beach City College and guaranteed admission to California State University, Long Beach for students who meet the minimum requirements.

6th, 7th & 8th grade families please take the pledge before the deadline. Individual College Promise scholarship amounts ($50-$250) are based on the pledge completion rate at our school. Deadline for pledge completion is: Monday, October 28th at 4pm

LBUSD Parent University to Live Stream Upcoming Parent Workshops!

Parent University will be hosting a series of free workshops open to all LBUSD parents at Poly High School on Tuesday evenings in October and November. The District will be live streaming all of the workshops on YouTube, so parents unable to attend in person can join them virtually. A variety of guest speakers will be leading workshops on the following topics:

October 1 - High School Choice and the High School Readiness Guide

October 8 - Teens & Drugs: What Parents Need to Know

October 15 - LBUSD & the Long Beach Public Library - Parent Resources for Student Success

October 22 - Parent Technology Institute - How to Navigate School Loop and the Google Suite

October 29 - Parent Technology Institute Part II - Cyber safety, Screen Time & Monitoring Student Technology Use

November 5 - Stress & Anxiety - How Families Can Help their Kids with Everyday Struggles

November 12 - Post-High School Options - Preparing Students for College and Career

November 19 - Mental Health Awareness - How to Look for Red Flags

• Spanish and Khmer translation available

• Childcare available for ages 4+

Click here to view a more detailed flyer with descriptions of each session.

Live Stream Workshops from Parent University.

Click here to live stream the parent university workshops on Tuesday evenings from 6:00- 7:30 PM

The Importance of School Attendance

Your child’s daily, on-time attendance is critical to their success in school. And while some challenges to your child’s attendance are unavoidable, it’s important to understand the impact of each absence.

2 absences per month x 10 months = 20 absences per year. That's a full month of school!

Encouraging regular school attendance is one of the most powerful ways you can prepare your child for success—both in school and in life. When you make school attendance a priority, you help your child get better grades, develop healthy life habits, avoid dangerous behavior and have a better chance of graduating from high school.

The website Absences Add Up is a great resource for parents wanting to learn more about the effects of chronic absenteeism, as well as those wishing to better understand the reasons why students miss school, and those looking for ways to encourage better attendance in their children.
The Importance of School Attendance
Helping Your Child Succeed: Helpful PreK-12 Tips

Parents, click on this link to read a brief overview of how to help your child to succeed.(English/Espanol)

Upcoming Parent Involvement Activities


Tuesday, Oct. 8th, 5:30pm

Avalon School Library

Please note the change in date/time/location. PTA usually meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday of the month in the B-2

ELAC (English Learner Advisory Council)

Tuesday, Oct. 15th, 6pm

Avalon School Library

Please join us for our 1st ELAC meeting of the 2019 school year!

We want to hear from you! We will be making decisions about possible programs to support

our students - your thoughts and counsel are greatly needed!

Please attend - we will be electing our next officers to represent us this school year!

*Refreshments will be provided*

Parent Forum - with Christopher Brown

Tuesday, Oct. 22nd, 5:30pm

Avalon School Library

The second in a monthly series of parent forums with LBUSD representative Christopher Brown, Director, High School Office. These meetings are an opportunity for stakeholders to contribute to our shared vision for Avalon School.

School Site Council

Wednesday, Oct. 30th, 3pm


This elected body meets five times a year to discuss data and goals, to determine budget priorities, and to monitor the school's progress. The council is made up of students, teachers, parents, school staff and the principal. Each member generally serves a 3 year term

Coming Soon

Activities and Events Calendar

Click here to add the Avalon School Activities and Events Calendar to your Google Calendar

Annual UPC Notification

The Long Beach Unified School District annually notifies its students, employees, parents or guardians of students, and other interested parties of the Uniform Complaint Procedures process (UPC). Click the links below for more information about the UPC.

Uniform Complaint Procedures (UPC) Annual Notice 2019-20

Title IX

A Safe Place to Learn Act