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  • School Day Regular Hours
    Kindergarten - Grade 4 8:50 am-3:40 pm
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  • Important Dates
     July 28th ------
    Class Postings, 2:00-3:30 pm
     July 28th ------Supply Drop Off, 5:30-6:30 pm
     July 29th ------First Day of School
     July 30th ------
    Back to School/Meet the Teacher Night
    (Parents may attend either session)
    Session 1: 6:00-6:30 pm 
    Session 2: 6:45-7:15 pm 
    *Book fees may be paid this night. 
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    Beginning on July 20th and throughout the school year, ACSC parents will be able to access bus stop information on-line through the ACSC Transportation Department website (http:// versatrans.avon-schools.org/elinkrp/).
    Parents will need the student’s ID number to access e-Link. Student ID numbers may be found on the report card and class schedule.
    To access e-link, please use the following log in procedure: (if the last name has less than 5 letters, then use the entire last name)
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  • Bistro News
    • Breakfast will be served daily.  $1.15 daily (reduced breakfast: .30 daily)
    • There will be no breakfast the first three days of school.
    • Lunch will be served daily. $2.10 daily (reduced lunch: .40 daily)
    • There will also be extra food for sale.
    • Deposit and track funds in your student's account at http://www.myschoolbucks.com/.
    • Parents will need their student's ID number to access their account.
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       The Avon Education Foundation, with additional support from The Goddard School in Avon, supports a store of free school supplies for Avon’s educators.  Every month, teachers are invited to the ACSC Administration Office to pick up supplies for classroom projects or for students in need. 
       Please join us in stocking our store with school supplies that are currently at their lowest prices of the year.  Your donation of basic supplies like paper, composition notebooks, pencils, glue sticks, scissors, and dry erase markers will supplement AEF’s supply of higher priced items like flash drives, staplers, and electric pencil sharpeners.  Supplies may be dropped off at any Avon school and the Avon Administration Office until August 14th
       If you are interested in more information about the SOS program, please contact Linda Dobbs at ljdobbs@avon-schools.org.  Please visit the AEF link on the Avon Schools home page to learn more about the many ways the Avon Education Foundation supports creativity, innovation, and excellence in our schools.
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  •  Seedlings
     Seedlings Preschool Program Registration on March 20th
    Visit the Seedlings web page for registration information.
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River Birch Elementary School
5456 E. CR 75 North
Avon, IN 46123

River Birch Elementary

From many, we are ONE. 

 Mr. Kris Kingery, Principal
Mrs. Heather Gorgas, Assistant Principal

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District News

  • Vocational Rehabilitation Info Session



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  • New Administrators Named at Avon Schools
    The Avon Community School Board approved the appointment of two new administrators for Avon Schools. Mr. Keary Rininger will become the new principal at Hickory Elementary effective August 31, 2015. Mr. Jarrod Gatlin was named the assistant principal for Maple and White Oak Elementary Schools. He will begin his new role September 3, 2015.

    Mr. Rininger comes to the district from MSD of Perry Township where he served as principal at Glenns Valley Elementary School for four years. In other roles, he has served as assistant principal and fourth grade teacher. He received a master’s degree from Butler University and an undergraduate degree from Purdue University.

    Mr. Gatlin will take on the unique roll of serving as assistant principal for both Maple and White Oak Elementary Schools. He most recently served as an assistant principal at Allisonville Elementary (MSD Washington Township). Additional experience includes high ability teacher, instructional coach and elementary principal. Mr. Gatlin received a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and a master’s degree from Butler University.

    “We are thrilled to attract such accomplished educational leaders to Avon and we are grateful to their sending districts for the smooth transitions,” stated ACSC Superintendent Dr. Margaret (Maggie) Hoernemann.

    Mrs. Nikki Harrison, principal of Maple Elementary will serve in the dual role of principal at Maple and White Oak Elementary.

    The School Board expressed appreciation for former White Oak Principal Mrs. Annette Patchett and former Hickory Principal Mr. Scott Collins for their leadership and service to Avon’s students. They also thanked retired Avon educator Mrs. Pat Rhodes for filling in as assistant principal during the search process.

     New Hire
    Mr. Rininger (pictured above) 
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    Mr. Gatlin (pictured above) 

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  • Transportation Notice to Avon Families
    The Town of Avon is implementing a road widening project at CR 100 North, east of Ronald Reagan Parkway. We have been informed by the Town that the intersection will close on Wednesday, August 12th. This project is expected to last approximately four weeks; therefore Avon Schools has to reroute approximately 70 buses due to the construction. Schools impacted the most include Avon High School, AMS-North, AIS-East, Maple, Sycamore and River Birch. Please expect delays during this time. We certainly appreciate your patience.  

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  • TOY2015 Katie McLaughlin Chosen as ACSC Teacher of the Year 

    Katie McLaughlin, an art teacher shared between Pine Tree and Sycamore Elementary Schools, was selected as the Avon Community School Corporation Teacher of the Year. During opening day activities, she was presented with a special plaque and award from the Sharon Pinnick Educational Fund, (Hendricks County Community Foundation), a check from the Avon Rotary Club, a small stipend from the District, as well as a gift card from A+ Teaching Supplies and a special bouquet from Flowered Occasions. Miss McLaughlin was selected as Avon’s Teacher of the Year by a committee comprised of community members.

    Miss McLaughlin was noted for incorporating technology in the classroom with stop-motion animation, photography, coding and 3-D modeling.

    “Miss McLaughlin’s teaching philosophy focuses on a student-centered choice based approach,” said Dr. Margaret (Maggie) Hoernemann, ACSC Superintendent. “She encourages students to learn to think like artists to generate their own ideas and become more comfortable navigating the creative problem-solving process. She is amazing in her use and understanding of technology integration within her lesson design.”

    Miss McLaughlin has taught in Avon Schools for three years. She received a bachelor’s degree from Edinboro University (Edinboro, PA) as well as her post baccalaureate certification. 

    The other candidates (who were previously selected as their buildings’ Teacher of the Year) included: Kristin Bolek (Avon High School); Luke Tudor (Avon Middle School North); Jim Casey (Avon Middle School South); Dru Pearcy (Avon Intermediate School East); Laura Glatz (Avon Intermediate School West); Tara Roberds (Cedar Elementary); Haley Roesch (Hickory Elementary); Robin Britton (Maple Elementary); Ruby Laux-Jacobs (River Birch Elementary); Laura Burkhart (Sycamore Elementary); and Kayla Breivogel (White Oak Elementary).

    Avon Community School Corporation submitted Miss McLaughlin’s unique portfolio to the Indiana Department of Education for the state’s selection process of the Indiana Teacher of the Year award. 


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  • ACSC Announces New School Bus Tracking App

    As students prepare to head back to school, parents in Avon Community School Corporation are gearing up with an innovative new website and mobile device app that provides GPS tracking of their child’s bus. The new app, Here Comes The Bus®, provides parents and school administrators the real-time location of a child’s bus on a smartphone, tablet or computer.

    “In an effort to keep children safe, parents want to know the location of their child’s bus, whether it’s running late, early or on time. Here Comes the Bus will give them the information they need when they need it,” said Mike Rawlinson, Transportation Director for Avon Schools.

    Through the Here Comes the Bus app, parents can select the alerts they want to receive and how. For instance, they can receive a push notification* or email alert when their child’s bus is within five minutes of the bus stop. In addition, parents can quickly locate their bus on a customizable map from anywhere, and will see when it arrives at or leaves school, or if there’s a schedule change.

    “We think it’s an essential tool for our parents and also helps us reduce tardiness and absences related to students missing the bus,” added Dr. John Atha, Avon Community Schools Assistant Superintendent. “By using it, parents won’t have to ask or guess about the location of their child’s bus at any given time. They’ll know.  It’s going to alleviate worry and bring peace of mind.”

    The only mobile device app available in the U.S. that alerts parents that their child’s bus is near, Here Comes the Bus is from Synovia Solutions™, the same company that provides GPS tracking systems for Avon buses. These GPS software solutions work to increase fuel efficiency, improve safety measures and track vehicle location.

    “When we heard about the availability of the website and app, we knew it was a great solution,” explained Dr. Atha. “There are no hardware costs so it was as easy as flipping the switch to engage the program. Most importantly, we knew that we could trust Synovia Solutions to protect our children by helping to shield students from inclement weather, rush-hour traffic and other roadside dangers.”

    Here Comes the Bus can be first accessed on the web and then downloaded for a fee via the App Store or Google Play by Avon Community School Corporation parents. The app is secure, providing parents with a private ID that grants access to only their child’s bus. Here Comes the Bus is available in three languages, users can choose between English, Spanish and French.

    For more information, visit synoviasolutions.com/here-comes-the-bus


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  • ACSC Rolls Out New Technology Initiative!
    Avon Community School Corporation (ACSC) is implementing a new program for students in 5th through 12th grades. The Strategic Technology Expansion Plan and Upgrades Program (STEP-UP) will prepare Avon students for a technology-rich future while expanding learning outside the traditional classroom.

    When the school year begins in 2015, students in 6th, 8th and 9th grades will receive a laptop computer for classroom instruction. In the 2016-17 school year, STEP-UP will expand to include all students in 5th through 12th grades.

    “We are excited to bring the STEP-UP Program to our schools,” said ACSC Technology Director Jason Brames. “Technology based tools offer greater opportunities for collaborative learning and will enhance teaching and learning in our schools.”

    ACSC teachers are receiving specialized professional development and will use up-to-date technology curriculum in the classroom. When students receive their computers, they will receive age-appropriate instruction regarding digital citizenship. Parent education sessions will be held at the schools for Avon families to ensure a smooth transition to STEP-UP. 

    To learn more about the STEP-UP Program, please visit www.avon-schools.org/stepup. There is a video, FAQ and other details to assist Avon families. 


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  • School Bus ACSC Transportation Department--Letter to Families
    The ACSC Transportation Department has sent a letter to families regarding updates for the 2015-16 school year. Please click this link to view the letter: Transportation Letter
    The Transportation web page can be found at: http://www.avon-schools.org/Page/157

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  • Microsoft Office is Available at No Cost to Avon Students and Staff
    Avon Community School Corporation is pleased to offer Microsoft Office 2013 Pro for all staff and students at no cost. Staff and students may install the Microsoft Office Suite on up to five personally owned computers or devices.  Licenses of the installed product remain active as long as the licensee is affiliated with Avon Schools and is eligible to maintain an active Office 365 for schools account. Here is the link with instructions to install the program.

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