SchoolConnects Automated Notification Service
Dear Parents and Guardians,
The Avon Local School District is pleased to announce our subscription to SchoolConnects Automated Notification Service (replacing Honeywell) provided through SynreVoice Technologies Inc. SchoolConnects can quickly deliver a wide variety of messages by phone and email to parents and our staff. It will enhance communication within our school community and improve our emergency preparedness.
A communication system is an essential tool for school-to-home notification and communication. Within minutes of an emergency, school officials can use SchoolConnects to deliver a single, clear message to the students’ parents/guardian by phone (home or cell) or e-mail. We will also be using SchoolConnects to send emergency messages as required. These messages may go out at any time. The school(s) may also use SchoolConnects for important announcements throughout the year.
You will receive calls from a specific school building (e.g. delayed bus, cancellation of a concert, etc.) or from the Superintendent’s office (e.g. school closing). If the alert is from a specific school the call display shows the office phone number. If the alert is from the Superintendent’s office the call display will show 1-888-882-7179.
When SchoolConnects reaches an answering machine, it plays the message twice in case the beginning is cut off. In order for SchoolConnects to be used to its full potential it is critical that the school office(s) keep student/parent information current and up to date. Information used by SchoolConnects is pulled from PowerSchool. If your address or contact number(s) have changed in the past four (4) months we’d ask that you contact the appropriate school office as outlined below.
|School||Contact Person||Phone Number||Email Address|
If you do not want SchoolConnects to call or send email messages to you, please notify your child’s school (outlined above). We will take you off the distribution lists.
|Would you like to get text messages also? Text "Join" to "56360"|
We are excited about using SchoolConnects to enhance communication and improve the quality of education for your child. The Avon Local School District will be conducting a test of the system on Tuesday, September 16th in the evening.
Message from the Superintendent
This is the second year Ohio is using a new report card to rate school districts. Avon’s report card grades for 2014 along with our designations from 2013 are listed below. Here is a link to the Ohio Department of Education website that provides an explanation of each grade:
Achievement Results – Indicators Met and Performance Index
• Indicators Met – A: We met all 24 Indicators. We earned this same rating last year.
• Performance Index – B: We had a performance index of 107.4. We were at 106.8 last year which is also a B (108 is an A).
Graduation Rate – The 4 year and 5 year graduation rate
• 4 Year Rate – A: Last year we earned an A as well.
• 5 Year Rate – A: Last year we earned an A as well.
Gap Closing –
• Gap Closing (AMO) – B: We scored 80.2%. Last year we scored 71.5% (70%-79.9% is a C)
Progress Data – These are measures of student growth (Value-Added Data) and we are rated in 4 areas
• Area 1 – Overall – A: As a district we exceeded expected growth. We earned an A last year as well.
• Area 2 – Gifted – A: Last year we met expected growth and earned a C.
• Area 3 – Lowest 20% statewide in reading and Math – B: Last year we met expected growth and earned a C.
• Area 4 – Students with Disabilities – B: Last year we met expected growth and earned a C.
We are proud of our results and the hard work that goes into achieving these ratings. We will continue to look at all of our data to identify how we can continue to be successful and improve as a district.
As always, if there are any questions, please contact us.
With Eagle Pride,
Avon Local Schools