Avon Grove Intermediate School
Information About Chickenpox Following Diagnosis
We have been informed that a student at Avon Grove Intermediate is suspected of having chickenpox (Varicella). Your child may have been exposed between December 8 - 15, 2014.This letter is meant to answer any general questions you may have about chickenpox.  
Hooray for MATH
Over 650 people attended the First Annual Avon Grove Math Game Night for grades K-5. It was an awesome night of sharing a love of math and a love of learning.  
Board Approves Three-Year Teachers' Contract
The Avon Grove School District Board of School Directors and the Avon Grove Education Association have agreed on a new three-year contract for teachers. 
Winter Break Schools Closed Dec. 24-Jan. 4
This is a reminder that Avon Grove School District's winter recess is scheduled Wednesday, December 24, through Friday, January 2. Schools will be closed through Sunday, January 4. Classes will resume on Monday, January 5. Also, Tuesday, December 23 is an early dismissal day. There is no PM kindergarten on December 23. Offices are closed December 24 and 25 and January 1. Have a safe and enjoyable winter recess! 
Dec. 23 Early Dismissal - Calendar Update
Avon Grove School District Schools will dismiss early on Tuesday, December 23 for the Winter Break. There will be no PM Kindergarten on December 23 and Avon Grove students will not attend classes at the Technical College High School Pennock Bridge campus that day. FSEMS will dismiss at 11:20 a.m., AGHS at 11:25 a.m., and AGIS and Penn London - including AM Kindergarten students - will dismiss at 12:05 p.m. 
Grade 6 Career Day is a Wonderful Success
Thank you to all who helped make our 6th Grade Career Day a success! We had 24 presenters who volunteered their time to help expose our 6th grade students to a wide variety of careers on November 7th, 2014. 
Citadel Heart of Learning Award
Do you know a teacher at Avon Grove Intermediate School whose innovation and enthusiasm in the classroom inspires students to want to learn? How about a teacher who goes that extra mile to work with students outside of school hours? Citadel and the Chester County Intermediate Unit have teamed up again to give local teachers the recognition they deserve – the Citadel Heart of Learning Award. 
Winter Weather Not Far Away
It looks like Mother Nature does not have any immediate plans to give us a milder winter than last year! With that said we wanted to remind all parents that all students should dress appropriately for the weather. 
Mr. Detweiler to be Appointed New Principal at AGIS
As you are aware, Avon Grove Intermediate School Principal Mr. Todd Harvey has announced his retirement effective the end of December. He will continue to serve as principal through that time including working on transition plans with the staff. The district recently sent an email to all parents announcing that Mr. Jeff Detweiler, currently assistant principal at AGIS for grades 4 and 6, will be recommended for appointment by the Board of School Directors as Mr. Harvey’s replacement. We look forward to his leadership at the school.
 
Mr. Harvey to Retire
Please read this letter from Mr. Harvey:

After nearly 41 years as a teacher and administrator I will be retiring in December. You may have noticed that my name appears on the Avon Grove Board of Education agenda for their upcoming November meeting. I will be working through December but will not return for the resumption of school on January 5th.
 
AGSD Digital Communications via PowerSchool
Avon Grove School District is using a new tool that gives parents and guardians the option to choose how they wish to receive information that is delivered electronically (phone, email, text messaging) about their elementary-aged child(ren).  
AGIS Instrumental and Orchestra Ensembles Perform at October Board of Education Meeting
The October 23rd Board of Education Meeting featured some wonderful ensemble music by some of AGI’s strings and instrumental students. As part of the board’s student recognition moment Mr. Evans brought his clarinet ensemble and Ms. Lucas brought a four piece strings ensemble.  
Limited Bus Passes
We are limited to 4 bus passes per bus per day, and there are ten busses at capacity. 
All Future Volunteers
You need to have all three clearances listed below submitted and approved prior to volunteering. The list explains what specific items needs to be submitted to the school for approval before you may volunteer: 
Board Approves Draft Comprehensive Plan
The Avon Grove School District Board of School Directors approved the district's draft five-year Comprehensive Plan at the Nov. 13, 2014, school board meeting. The plan will now be submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Education for review. After the New Year, the District will begin forming action teams to start work on implementing the plan.  
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