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Dear AVS Families,

I hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer. I also hope you are relaxed, recharged and ready to start a new school year. I am so delighted that you are part of our amazing learning community. I welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education, and I look forward to working with you and your children.

All signs point to another incredible and productive school year. Our skilled and devoted staff is already planning and preparing for your child(ren). Our enthusiastic office team is registering new families, ordering needed materials and updating student files. Our hard working and conscientious facility crew has spent the entire summer thoroughly cleaning the facility. And, our much-appreciated PTA is gearing up to welcome families, provide volunteer opportunities, and offer other exciting events and programs. We are indeed a joyous and caring community with the common goals of nurturing responsible, caring students and promoting high-level learning.

Important Change in our School Calendar!

Please note that, due to the school being used as a town voting venue, the School Board has voted to change our Professional Development Day to September 13th from September 30th. This means that students will NOT have school on 9/13/22 and 9/30/22 will be a REGULAR SCHOOL DAY. The new calendar can be located here.

News from our PTA

WELCOME BACK to our returning families and a VERY WARM WELCOME to our new families! 

The AVS Parent Teacher Association is already hard at work planning fun and exciting programs for the 2022-2023 school year. Be on the lookout for your PTA packet- which will be sent home with your kiddos! Please check out our new website at  AVS PTA welcomes you to join us in any capacity that works for you and your family…there are so many ways to get involved!

Kristal Diorio- President

Stephanie Billingsley- V.P

Jennifer Alldredge – Secretary 

Andrea Sankovich- Treasurer

School Supply Lists

School supply lists can be found on our website at Teachers have identified items that your child will need for the upcoming school year.

Please label your child for the first days of school

Parents of kindergarten, first grade, second grade and new to AVS students, please place two labels (masking tape or address labels) on your child’s shirt and backpack each morning for the first few days of school with their first and last name and their grade and homeroom teacher and dismissal plan for the day. This will help our staff to direct them to the right place when they arrive. Please make sure that your child knows how they will be going home at the end of the day and it is reflected in PickUp Patrol accurately.

Middle School students: 

Middle school student schedules will be available in PowerSchool on Monday August 22. If your student does not have an active PowerSchool account, please email Jennifer Barnhill for a copy of your child’s schedule after August 22. On the first day of school, and subsequent days, middle school students will report to their homeroom/advisory room (according to their schedule in Powerschool). The students will be directed to the 5th/6th grade wing or the 7th/8th grade wing when they arrive on the 2nd floor. All of the middle school teachers will be outside of their classrooms holding a sign with their name on it to assist the students. 

Pickup Patrol and Bus Routes

All families will receive a welcome letter from PickUp Patrol once the bus routes are completed. Once you have received your welcome email from PickUp Patrol, please log into PickUp Patrol  to make sure that you have access and have set a default dismissal plan for your children. When entering the bus number for your child, please check the bus routes posted on the AVS website as there have been changes in bus numbers and routes this year. The bus routes have not been completed at this time but will be posted to our website as soon as they are available. They can be found under the Transportation menu:

Kindergarten and first grade pick up times

To ease the flow of traffic and help our littlest students at dismissal time, we are asking parents of kindergarten and first grade students to pick up their children at 3:10. We will have a separate line for families of K & 1 students. Students in kindergarten and first grade and their siblings will be called to parent pick up for 3:10. These students will be loaded before we begin dismissal of grades 2-4. 

Parents without a kindergarten or first grade student will line up on Eaton Hill Rd. before the first entrance to the safety complex. Parents of kindergarten or first grade students, please mark all of your children (K-4) as “Parent PickUp – K&1 dismissal” in PickUp Patrol.

Parents with a kindergarten or first grade student will come down to the beginning of the Parent PickUp line. Please be very patient with us the first few days of school while we all become familiar with our school routines. To cut down on the traffic at parent pick up, we encourage you to consider using our bus transportation.  It is very important that parents stay in line and not go around other cars for the safety of our staff and students. Please drive carefully and be aware of staff and students in crosswalks in the parking lot as you navigate the parent pickup line.


Aug 29….8:00 am Teachers return for Professional Dev.

Aug 30….8:00 amTeachers/Professional Dev.

Aug 31….Welcome Back Students

Sept 1….Adventurelore for 6th grade students

Sept 6….Adventurelore for 6th grade students

Sept 5….Labor Day…NO SCHOOL

Sept 8…Student Photos

Sept 10…Auburn Duck Race: Auburn Village Spirit Wear available for purchase at the PTA booth!

Sept 13…Professional Development Day No School For Students
Auburn School Board Meeting 6:00 pm

Sept 15…Open House for grades K-4 @ 6pm There will be an Ice Cream Social and PTA Membership Drive in the cafeteria starting at 6:00 pm.

Sept 20…PTA Meeting 6:30 – 7:30 pm in the Library

Sept 22…Parent Info Night for grades 5-8 @ 6pm More information coming.

September 30…Regular School Day

Activities are added often and subject to change

Picture Day Sept. 8

Your child will be bringing home an order form with other paperwork the first day of school.  You can return this order form (each student should have their own order form)  to their teacher or you are welcome to place your order online.  This attachment will have the order code that you should be using. Additional information can be found here.

Health Office

Medication drop off: Monday, August 29-30 from 9-3pm. Medications must be in original containers and include an updated physician’s order for the new school year. Medications can be dropped off with the front office. If you need to speak with the Nurse directly, please email me at Inhalers can be sent with your child to school with the proper paperwork as stated above.

***6th grade parents – please make sure medications are in the health office for the field trip that is scheduled for 6th graders on September 1st.

Please submit updated physical and immunization records for your child. This information can either be emailed or sent in with your child. At this time, we do NOT need to record if your child received the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Food Services

We are pleased to welcome back a large variety of choices in our cafeteria. We are planning to offer more daily choices for breakfast and lunch! Please see the opening of school information and first week lunch menu here. Breakfast will be $1.50 and lunch will be $2.90. Please talk with your child about cafeteria choices and purchases. It will be a big change for the upcoming school year. Any questions or concerns please contact Sarah Belanger; 

Looking forward to seeing you all on August 31st! Thank you for your continued support and as we work together as a school community inspiring our children to strive for and achieve their goals.

All my best,

Lori Collins


Lindsay Murray
ES Assistant Principal

Jennifer Barnhill
MS Assistant Principal

Tracy Griffenhagen
Student Services Director 

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