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Dr. Wyndham's 2021-22 Year-End Message

As we wrap up the 2021-22 school year, I just wanted to say thanks for sharing your children with us in Avon Schools. 

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This year has certainly had its challenges as we endured a third school year impacted by COVID-19. However, I’m so thankful that the last couple of months have been a return to a more normal school experience for our students and our staff. It’s been exciting to see parents and volunteers back in our schools and to see students continuing to engage in all the activities our schools offer. Our teachers, staff, and students didn’t just “get by” this year, they did great work in the toughest of circumstances. 

In fact, as a school corporation, we continued to take important steps forward: 

  • Avon Schools had the third-highest increase in student enrollment of any school district in the state during the last three school years. 
  • Our total PreK-12 enrollment reached 10,500 for the first time this year. 
  • In just one week, nearly 800 students will graduate from Avon High School. 
  • We continue to experience dramatic enrollment increases in multilingual learners; these students now comprise 11% of our entire student population. 
  • Working in Avon Schools remains an exciting prospect for top educators; we have already made more than 50 hires for the upcoming school year. Not only will they help us maintain ideal class sizes, they’re going to help our students succeed. 
  • Last fall, we completed construction projects at Hickory, Maple, and Sycamore. In the meantime, we have made tremendous gains in planning projects at Pine Tree Elementary and Avon High School to accommodate enrollment growth – all at no increased cost to taxpayers and without touching referendum funds. You’ll see construction getting underway next school year. 

I want to take a moment to highlight one group that achieved astounding things this year. If I didn’t mention them, you might not have known about their accomplishment – and that’s the point! Despite staffing challenges the likes of which we’ve never experienced, our Transportation Department never missed a single route the entire school year. Schools all around us were canceling routes or calling parents in the morning to tell them they needed to get children to school — but not in Avon. Our Transportation team worked tirelessly when faced with incredible staffing challenges to get our students to and from school each and every day. I could share examples like that in every school, department, and employee group who do whatever it takes to support students, but I thought you especially needed to know about what Transportation has achieved. 

We’ll be excited to welcome your children back to school on the first day of the 2022-23 school year, Thursday, July 28. (You can download the 2022-23 school year calendar.) Please check your child's school website in early July as we’ll start sharing new school year information at that point. 

Again, thank you for your support and for sharing your children with us. I’m so thankful to live and work in Avon Schools. Have a great summer!


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Scott Wyndham, Ed.D

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