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Principal's Message

Welcome to Avalon Middle School!

Dear Parents, Students, and Community Members,

Welcome to Avalon Middle School. I am Karen Furno, and I am proud to be the principal of AMS – Home of the Huskies. As principal, I have three primary goals for our school: providing a safe and secure environment for all students, helping teachers set up positive and active learning experiences, and giving a voice to everyone in our community. AMS is an excellent school with a strong academic program supplemented by solid athletic and extracurricular programs. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to providing the best educational environment possible to every Husky student. We hope that you will enjoy your experiences here.

No matter how strong our personnel and programs are, we cannot reach our primary goals alone. Our success is in part due to the amazing support provided by our parents, students, and community members. The Avalon website has been designed to provide you with important information about our school. We hope that our website will continue to keep you involved by providing the necessary information about academics, performances, upcoming events, athletics, and all the other happenings of Avalon Middle School.

I am excited to share this great news about free on-demand tutoring called OLET (Orange Live Electronic Tutor).OLET is only available to students within the Innovation Office in grades 6, 7, and 8. Most importantly, your student has access to (OLET) a free certified virtual math teacher tutor Mon - Thurs from 5:00-9:00 pm. Students will log into Canvas and locate the OLET 21-22 Canvas course. Students will click on Schedule Here and then follow the directions on the left side titled, How to book an appointment with a math tutor. It is very important that students use their OCPS email, which is their student number @students.ocps.net, to book their appointment since the virtual Microsoft Teams meeting link to join their appointment will be sent to their OCPS email.

OLET supports students during hours when teachers are typically unavailable and parents are working. This additional layer of support will help students stay on track and build important math skills. The OLET tutors will provide personal and flexible support to enhance the educational experience for our OCPS families to help keep students feeling supported and connected. Book your appointment now, tutor schedules are filling up quickly.

We expect to have a great school year and are happy that you will be part of it.

Sincerely,

Karen Furno
Principal



Summer Office Hours:
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Monday -Thursday
*Schools and district offices will be closed on Fridays and during the week of July 4th.

School Hours:
9:25 AM – 3:57 PM (M,T,Th,F)
9:25 AM – 2:54 PM (Wednesday)

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