The following communication was sent to all families on 4/2/2020

Dear Avon Families,

Here is an audio message from our superintendent: https://youtu.be/kfh1RTjNEns

Thank you,

Avon Local Schools

 

We have been asked to share the attached letter from Dr. Starck, President of Avon Hospital.  Please click on the link below.

Letter From Dr. Starck 

Thank you,

Avon Local Schools

Coronavirus Information

The following communication was sent to all families on 3/30/2020

Dear Avon Families,

Governor Mike DeWine announced today, Monday, March 30, 2020, that the statewide school closure has been extended through May 1, 2020. We are scheduled to be back in buildings May 4, 2020. We know that may change.

Our plan as a district is to continue to engage students educationally, while providing support to students and families. I continue to be impressed with everyone’s tireless work as we navigate this crisis.

We do plan to continue to follow the district adopted calendar for the duration of our time out of the buildings. Spring Break will still begin on April 10th and last through April 17th. We will not be engaging in school activities from home during that time (school from home will resume April 20th).

This is a difficult time for everyone, but please know we are here to support you.

With Eagle Pride,

Mike Laub
Superintendent

The following communication was sent to all families on 3/28/2020

Avon Families,

Here is an update from the superintendent:

Thank you,
Avon Local Schools

The following communication was sent to all families on 3/20/2020

Dear Avon Families,

Please take the time to listen to this three (3) minute message from our Superintendent. New, YouTube version! Click on this, copy and paste or visit our website to see @MikeLaubAvon twitter feed on our homepage.

Thank you,
Avon Local Schools

The following communication was sent to all families on 3/16/2020

Dear Avon Families,

Our staff worked together today to prepare educational engagement opportunities for our students. They also discussed other ways to connect with students and families during this difficult time. I am proud of their hard work and ability to adapt to a very unique set of circumstances.

Over the next few days you will be receiving communication from your child's building principal and your child’s teacher(s). Some of that may have already occurred before you receive this message.

Please know that our buildings are now closed to the public through April 6th. If you need something from a school building, please reach out to that specific building's administrator to set up access.

These are not “calamity days”. We plan to continue to engage students to the degree that we can, and consider these school days.

If your child is in need of lunch and/or breakfast during this time, we have provided the information below:

 

The Avon Local Schools and Chartwells are collaborating to provide meals (breakfast and/or lunch) for any student in need. We plan to begin tomorrow Monday March 16th with pick up available from 8 to 11 a.m. at Heritage North Elementary (35575 Detroit Road, Avon, OH). If you are unable to pick up, please indicate you would like the food delivered if possible.

Please fill out the survey through this link so we can prepare the necessary meals. https://forms.gle/z4YrYrfnof4zLMe96

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate through this new process.

If you wish to donate, please contact Bill Fishleigh, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call at 440-937-4680.

If you have questions about the meal registration, please contact Nancy Mazzeo, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call at 440-937-3049.

Sincerely,

Bill Fishleigh, Director of Operations
Nancy Mazzeo, Food Service Director

 

Thank you for your support and patience as we adjust to our new normal. I am proud of this team and this community.

With Eagle Pride,

Mike Laub
Superintendent

The following communication was sent to all families on 3/15/2020

Eagle Families,

This is a reminder that tomorrow is a staff work day. There is NO SCHOOL for students.

The buildings will be open for students to pick up their belongings and medication, if necessary. We would ask that only those who need to pick up these items stop in.

Staff will be working, so we ask that everyone follow the social distancing guidelines that have been shared by our Health Department. I know that may be difficult for both staff and students, but we all need to do our part in reducing the risk to others.

I couldn’t be more impressed with the number of people who have reached out to help our families in need. We truly live in a great community! I am proud to be an Avon resident and a part of the Eagle Family!!

With Eagle Pride,

Mike Laub
Superintendent

 

Dear Avon Eagle Parents/Guardians,

The Avon Local Schools and Chartwells are collaborating to provide meals (breakfast and/or lunch) for any student in need. We plan to begin tomorrow Monday March 16th with pick up available from 8 to 11 a.m. at Heritage North Elementary (35575 Detroit Road, Avon, OH). If you are unable to pick up, please indicate you would like the food delivered if possible.

Please fill out the survey through this link so we can prepare the necessary meals. https://forms.gle/z4YrYrfnof4zLMe96

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate through this new process.

If you wish to donate, please contact Bill Fishleigh, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call at 440-937-4680.

If you have questions about the meal registration, please contact Nancy Mazzeo, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call at 440-937-3049.

Sincerely,
Bill Fishleigh, Director of Operations
Nancy Mazzeo, Food Service Director

The following communication was sent to all families on 3/13/2020

Eagle Families,

​​​District administrators met today to discuss how we will move forward with engaging students during the time they are not in school. We will meet with staff Monday to hear their feedback/ideas and get prepared to move forward.

You should expect an email from your child’s school by Wednesday, March 18th with information regarding how students will be educationally engaged during the time they are out of school. Monday and Tuesday will be used as preparation days.

Schools will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday if you need to stop in and gather your child’s belongings. This also includes picking up student medication.

At this time, all school activities are suspended. Beginning Tuesday, all school buildings will be closed to the public. If you need to get in to a building for any reason, please contact that building by calling or emailing a building administrator. Our staff will be working throughout the time students are home. We plan to follow the suggestions from the State and allow work from home when it is practical. As a result, there may not always be someone in the office or available to welcome unexpected visitors.

Thank you again for your patience and support as we work through this unique situation. We know that this situation will continue to change and we are ready to adjust to those changes to do what is right for our students, families and staff.

With Eagle Pride,

Mike Laub
Superintendent

The following communication was sent to all families on 3/12/2020

Dear Eagle Families,

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine held a press conference today, March 12, 2020 to address the current status of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.  Governor DeWine announced that school districts will be closed for a three-week period beginning next week. 

There is no school tomorrow in Avon.  This was a previously scheduled day off of school.

On Monday, March 16th, students will NOT report to school.  Staff will report.  Students will not report to school again until April 6th.  The State plans to evaluate the situation as it unfolds, so this date is subject to change.  This time away from school could be longer, but it will not be shorter.

Our school calendar has Spring Break starting on April 9th and running through Sunday, April 19th.  That will not change.  We will follow the district calendar for any days the State allows us to be in session. 

If there are changes to this plan, we will send an update.  If students need to pick up any personal belongings or school materials, we ask that they do that on March 16th during normal business hours.

We will be meeting with staff and administration to finalize our plans to educationally engage students during the time they are not in school.  These plans will be communicated directly from your child’s individual school.

This is new territory for everyone, but we will continue to work diligently to make the most of this difficult situation.  We ask for your continued partnership as we navigate this together.

​​​​​​​

With Eagle Pride,

Mike Laub

Superintendent

This information was sent to families on 3/11/2020

In our ongoing efforts to provide the most up-to-date information from both State and Local authorities on appropriate precautions and responses related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this afternoon (March 11th) Governor Mike DeWine announced in his daily briefing that he will issue a public order sometime tomorrow limiting mass gatherings as part of a state effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. He has not recommended closing schools grades K-12 at this time.

This morning, we met with our district administrative team, administrators from St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception School, Holy Trinity School, and Avon Montessori Academy to discuss and review all upcoming events/activities in our school district. Once we have the guidelines from the State Order, regarding mass gatherings, we will then communicate this to our families. 

Additionally, we are evaluating all essential and non-essential travel in regards to students and staff. As updates become available from State and Local authorities, we will determine travel recommendations. 

We appreciate your patience as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve.

Sincerely,

Mike Laub, Superintendent

 

This information was sent to families on 3/10/2020

Dear Families,

The Avon Local Schools continue to work with both State and local authorities on appropriate precautions and responses related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19 . We get timely updates and feedback daily.

There are reports circulating in the news regarding schools in Avon. This is AVON, INDIANA. Please note, our schools are OPEN.

The district has also received numerous questions from the community on our plans to manage this situation.  We will be following the recommendations from both local and State Board of Health similar to times when we experience increases in cases of the flu.

  • Custodial teams will be completing extra wipe downs of hard surfaces and cleaning of frequently used areas
  • We will have available soap, wipes and cleaning supplies
  • Any areas which need attention should be reported immediately to the custodial staff
  • We will remind students on proper cleanliness and hand-washing techniques
  • Please keep your child home if sick

Below are links for additional information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

https://www.cdc.gov/media/ index.html

https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/ portal/gov/odh/home

Sick with COVID-19 Fact sheet: https://www.cdc.gov/ coronavirus/2019-ncov/ downloads/sick-with-2019-nCoV- fact-sheet.pdf

COVID-19 symptoms: https://www.cdc.gov/ coronavirus/2019-ncov/ downloads/COVID19-symptoms.pdf

Too sick for school/work (when to stay home): https://www. loraincountyhealth.com/files/ HealthPromo/Too_sick_for_ school_or_work_When_to_stay_ home_English.pdf

Flu guide for parents: https://www.cdc.gov/ flu/pdf/freeresources/family/ flu-guide-for-parents-2018.pdf

Wash your hands:

2020 March vaccine clinics: https://www. loraincountyhealth.com/ vaccines

 

This information was sent to families on 3/4/2020

Dear Families,

The Avon Local Schools are committed to the safety, and health and welfare of our students and staff. As information continues to come forward regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we would like to share with our school community information from health officials as we all continue to monitor the situation.

There are no confirmed cases COVID-19 in Ohio. The Center for Disease Control (DCD) still considers the risk to the general public as low. To minimize the risk of spread, health officials are working with health care providers and local health departments to promptly identify and evaluate any possible cases. As a district, we work closely with the Lorain County Public Health officials and the CDC on any health related matters that could impact our school community. We stay up-to-date on the information and resources provided by these agencies, and follow their guidance when it comes to action plans and preventable safety measures.

Below are links to fact sheets regarding COVID-19, as well as general flu information and guidelines for when to stay home from school/work.

In addition, following general practices of good hygiene will help prevent the coronavirus as well as flu, colds and other illnesses. Hygiene tips suggested by the CDC include:

  • Sneeze or cough into the bend of your elbow to keep germs from spreading
  • Regularly wash your hands with soap and water/use alcohol-based hand sanitizer in between
  • Don’t share cups, spoons, forks, etc. with anyone
  • Don’t make food for anyone if you are sick
  • Don’t go to work or school if you are sick
  • Visit a doctor, urgent care or emergency department if you are sick

Also, if your child is ill or does need to miss school, please refer to information in each school’s handbook regarding calling off, or making up missed assignments. Go to

http://avonlocalschools.org/parents

More information on coronavirus disease 2019 can be found on the CDC and ODH websites

https://www.cdc.gov/media/index.html

https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/home

Sick with COVID-19 Fact sheet: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/sick-with-2019-nCoV-fact-sheet.pdf

COVID-19 symptoms: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/COVID19-symptoms.pdf

Too sick for school/work (when to stay home): https://www.loraincountyhealth.com/files/HealthPromo/Too_sick_for_school_or_work_When_to_stay_home_English.pdf

Flu guide for parents: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/freeresources/family/flu-guide-for-parents-2018.pdf

Wash your hands:

2020 March vaccine clinics: https://www.loraincountyhealth.com/vaccines