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    The Paw Print
    Middle/High School Newsletter
    Friday, May 22, 2020

    Dates to Remember

    • Wednesday, May 27 - Seniors Only: Pick-Up Cap/Gown & Yearbook Sneak Peek
    • Thursday, May 28, 11:00am-5:00pm - Material Pick Up Round 4 & Yearbook Distribution
    • Tuesday, June 16 - Textbook, School Material Collection Date, Time TBD
    • Wednesday, June 17th @5:30pm - Wildwood BOCES Virtual Graduation Ceremony

    Cap/Gown/Yearbook Pick-Up for Seniors

    On Thursday May 27th seniors have been invited to come to the school to pick up their cap/gown and get a sneak peek of the yearbook if they ordered one. Specific times are in the letter here. Please note, the times listed on the letter have not been updated to any emails received. If you have already rescheduled your time, please follow the newly rescheduled appointment.  

    Material Distribution Round 4

    Our next round of material distribution will be Thursday, May 28th from 11:00am-5:00pm on the bus loop side of the building. These materials address Monday, June 1st through the end of the year. You will also receive a list of all items checked-out of the library to your child. Please ensure you have all of these items ready to return at the material collection date. School lockers, and PE lockers have also been emptied. These items will also be distributed on May 28th. 

    Winter Sports Uniform Collection

    During the material distribution on May 28th all winter sports uniforms will be collected. Please bag up your uniform in a disposable plastic bag (or something similar) with your name on it. This can be dropped off at the same time school materials are picked up on May 28th. 

    Yearbooks

    The 2019-2020 Yearbooks will be distributed at the next material distribution on Thursday, May 28th. Anyone that had pre-ordered a yearbook may pick up their book at that time. If you did not get a chance to purchase a yearbook, and would like to, the cost is $45, and checks can be made out to ACS Yearbook. You may also purchase online at this link: http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A05291200 These will be available for purchase on May 28th during the material pick-up. Please contact Mrs. Baker at kbaker@avocacsd.org with any questions. 

    Graduation

    As of now, we hope to hold our graduation ceremony the weekend of June 26th. We have been making contingency plans as well, in the event that an in-person ceremony is not allowed. School leadership, class advisors and class officers have been collaborating about recognizing the senior class. The Class of 2020 will be celebrated. More details will follow as the date approaches and more information is provided to the schools.

    Scholarships Available

    Attention Seniors: The Avoca Sports Boosters Scholarship must be submitted to Mrs. Stowe by June 5th. 

    Technology Support

    We have had some concerns from students about technology while at-home learning. Now, a designated email address has been set-up for contact about technology issues. Students who are experiencing technology-related issues can now email studenttechsupport@avocacsd.org

    Using a Chromebook without Internet

    It is possible to complete work on the Chromebook without internet access, and then upload documents once you are back online. Directions for using the Chromebook in "Offline Mode" can be found here.

    Contacting Teachers

    Teacher Office hours can be found here. To contact teachers, use the links below:

    Contacting the School

    If you need to contact the school during the extended dismissal, please email leadership@avocacsd.org or call 607-566-2221 *1125. 

    Internet Access Points

    • School Parking Lots (No password is needed.)
    • Howard Fire Hall (Access codes are displayed in the window.)
    • Avoca Free Library (Access codes are displayed in the window.)

    NYS Helpline

    If you are overwhelmed right now, the NYS Office of Mental Health has a COVID-19 Emotional Support Line staffed by specially trained people who can help. The number to call is 1-844-863-9314

    Village of Avoca Public Notice: Summer Recreation

    It is with great sadness the Avoca Village Board announces the cancellation of the 2020 Avoca Summer Recreation Program. This decision was made based on the circumstances surrounding the current Covid-19 crisis. This was a difficult decision, but the health and safety of our children must always be our priority. The village will resume the program for the summer of 2021. 

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