AISW Weekly Parent Update

Week of March 13, 2023

Mark Your Calendar:


  • First day of 4th grading Period
  • Hoosier Hysteria
  • 830-1030 Jim Basketball Jones -6th grade
  • 230-315 Acceleration Tutoring - Guerrero and McNamaras Group- pick up door 1


  • Hoosier Hysteria
  • 220-320 Honors band- pick up at AIS East- door 11
  • 230-330 Chamber Orchestra- pick up at door 1
  • 2:30-3:20 Show Choir- pick up door 1
  • 230-315 Acceleration Club- 6th Bischoff & Taylor- and 5th gr-Carter grp pick up door 1


  • Hoosier Hysteria
  • Popcorn Sales at Lunch


  • Hoosier Hysteria
  • 230-315 6th gr Acceleration club- Guerrero, Bischoff, Taylor, McNamara- Pick up at Dr 1
  • Food Pantry Open 5-6pm


  • Ice Cream Celebration at lunch- Honor Roll
  • 5th grade Social Health presentations
  • Report Cards go home via Parent Square
  • 230-315 5th gr Acceleration Club- Carter pick up door 1

Student ID's are required for lunch and breakfast = $1

If a student has lost his/her two ID's that were provided by the school, the ID machine is working and they can purchase a replacement ID in the front office for $1. They need this for lunch and breakfast each day.
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Dates to Remember:

  • April 7- Spring Picture Day
  • April 10-14 Book Fair
  • April 10- 5th grade Spring Social
  • April 11- Math Bowl
  • April 13- 6th grade Spring Social
  • 4/17 - 5/12 ILEARN Testing Window Open
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Parent action items:

_____ ask your son/daughter if they need $1 for an ID. We have MANY students who have lost their ID.

______Send in donations of non perishable items for food pantry SPRING BREAK BOXES.

______ Donate Snacks for ILEARN Goal Rewards:

_____Order your yearbook!

_____Make sure your son/daughter charges his/her laptop each night and brings their laptop AND charger to school each day

_____ 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

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Send in NON PERISHABLE food items and snacks for students/families by Wednesday!

We are helping the Food Pantry create Spring Break Boxes of food for families over spring break. Without school lunches and the food pantry closed for two weeks, we are trying to supplement the food they will take home on Thursday with these spring break boxes!

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We need parent volunteers for the AISW Spring Book Fair: Sign Up Here!

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2023/2024 School Year Registration

Hello, AISW parents and caregivers.

We are working hard here at AISW to get ready for 2023/2024 registration, which begins on March 1. As we’ve been preparing, we’ve also been working to improve the returning student registration process for you.

Can I ask you for your help?

Please use a desktop or laptop computer to verify that you can access your PowerSchool account.

This simple, one-time activity will enable you to re-enroll your child once returning student registration opens on April 3. It should only take a few minutes to complete.

Click Here to Begin

Thank you for your help.

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Student of the Week: Week of March 13

5th grade:
  • Matteo Cuminotti
  • Narihya Cook
  • Maysen Mariar
  • Nora Gore
  • Adin Allen
  • Sara Majors
  • Alexey Kostadinov
  • Sara O'dell
  • Bradley Thompson

6th grade:

  • Nick Guptill
  • Dave Burke
  • Sam Rioux
  • Mary Aduyemi
  • Rowyn
  • Rylynn Young
  • Tony Romo Lopez
  • Jacob Koliba
  • Shiloh Fadeyi
  • Brantley Winkley
  • Jackson Freije

Related Arts/ Sped/ Counselors:

  • PE- Porep- Maliah Washington & Harnoor Hothi
  • PE Rasheed- Essey Ghebrehiwet Tesfamariam & Shilah Kirsch
  • Cooper-Naomi Kinney
  • Wolf- Logan Hodge & Dakotah Jones
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Avon Education Foundation is excited to invite students entering grades 1-8 to attend Broadway Kids Camp. Campers will learn the fundamentals of musical theatre and experience all aspects of practicing, producing, and performing music through the ages! Tara Cherry, Music Teacher at Cedar Elementary School, is Camp Director.

It's an experience where every child can be a star!

Date: June 12-16
Time: 9:00 am-3:00 pm (9:00 am-6:30 pm on June 16)
Location: Avon Middle School South
Cost: $195 per student


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Cell phones & Smart Watches


We need. your help!

Per our Handbook, student cell phones and smartwatches are to be in lockers upon arrival to school. They should not have these back out until dismissal.

We have many students who follow these rules everyday and are choosing to do the right thing.

However, we also have some students who are not choosing to follow these rules and are using their phones and/or smart phones throughout the day in class and/ or in the restrooms.

They are making tik toks, snap chats, etc. in the restrooms, taking pictures in the restrooms, etc.

We need your help and support by reviewing these expectations with your child.

Please know that if your child is caught with their phone and/ or smart watch during the day it will be taken and you will be asked to come pick it up. The student will not be permitted to bring it back to school.

We are at school to focus on learning and need to ensure we are making every minute count.

Volunteer Opportunities! We would love to have you.

We have some great opportunities for you to volunteer at AISW.

Our teachers would love help making copies so they can keep teaching.

Volunteer to help teachers make copies- Click here!

*any questions about volunteering to make copies, please email Amber Klein at

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

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

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Cell Phones, Apple/Smart Watches and Wireless Earbuds:

We recognize that many of our students have cell phones as some of them are going home by themselves after school, etc. We ask that all cell phones/Smart Watches are locked in their lockers and powered off throughout the day. Students have been taught that as soon as they arrive at school the phone goes to their locker and is locked up. When they leave for the day, the cell phone is to stay in their bag until they get in their parent's car and/or get on the school bus.

** 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:

  1. First time- warning: the teacher will ask them to go put it in their locker and share that next time it will be confiscated.
  2. 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.
  3. 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. during regular school hours. 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. The student will not be permitted to bring the phone back to school.

*** 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.***

WestMart: Our New School Store is open on Fridays for students to make purchases!

Our new school store, West Mart, is open on Fridays for students to make purchaes.

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!

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!

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Important Attendance Reminders

We need a lot of help ensuring EACH West student maintains a 96% attendance rate. There is a direct correlation between attendance and student achievement, so we are returning to our pre-Covid attendance procedures. You can review the Attendance Policy in the Intermediate Student-Parent Handbook.

General Procedures:

  1. After the fifth (5) absence, an attendance letter will be sent home to inform parents that absences are beginning to accumulate.
  2. After the eighth (8) absence, a second attendance letter will be sent home stating that an excessive number of absences have occurred.
  3. After the tenth (10) absence, the school will work with the family to create an attendance contract.
  4. Upon the fifteenth (15) absence, excused or unexcused a referral will be made to Project Attend.

Project Attend is a cooperative effort between the Schools, Prosecutor, and Child and Family Services in Hendricks County. The goal is to work collaboratively to increase attendance rates and reduce truancy.

It is ok to bring your child before or after an appointment too! Remember to get a doctor’s note for school. 😊

Do you have changes to your child's transportation?

Parents, if you have any changes to your child's transportation, you must call the front office by 1:30pm. We will not be able to make changes after this time, as all notes are delivered to classrooms by 1:45pm.

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.

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Purchase Laptop Insurance today!

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