March 15, 2020
Dear Arizona families, educators, school leaders, and education community members,
In our roles as Governor and Superintendent of Public Instruction, we stand united in working with you to keep Arizona’s kids, families, and school communities safe and healthy.
Over the past few weeks and in coordination with public health officials, we have been in close communication with school administrators to provide guidance and be a resource as it relates to the recent outbreak of COVID-19. The health and safety of all our students is our top priority, and we’ve worked hard to keep our school doors open — these are important assets in people’s lives and many families rely on them for nutrition and access to health care.
Both of our staffs have been working together in partnership through the weekend, and we’ve been in touch with educational leaders on the frontlines. Currently, staffing and potential absences are a concern in many districts. Many schools and school districts have announced closures.
Today, we are jointly announcing the closure of all schools from Monday, March 16, 2020 through Friday, March 27, 2020. We will continue to work together and assess this situation on a 24/7 basis.
It’s important for families and parents to know that while this will address operational issues, doing this will not stop the spread of COVID-19.

We remain in constant contact with local officials to ensure that we are doing what is best for the Avalon Families. We will continue to monitor this situation closely and will continue to update you.  Thank you for your cooperation, patience, and understanding during this unprecedented time. 

Michael McCord                                                                     Jeannie Brickley 

CEO                                                                                           Principal

Excalibur Charter Schools, Inc.                                            Avalon Elementary 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is our pleasure to welcome you to Avalon Elementary School! Our school’s motto is Believe, Achieve, and Succeed. We are able to apply this motto daily through our Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) behavior management philosophy at our school.

We believe that children have higher success rates in schools with a positive support system. Our school-wide goal is to encourage and nurture all students as they reach and exceed their highest potential. Here at Avalon, we believe parents are an essential component for student success. We strongly encourage parents and guardians to get involved at Avalon Elementary by either volunteering in their child’s classroom or other programs throughout the school.

We are very excited to meet new families and students and love seeing all the returning students. It is going to be a successful year and we can’t wait to see what all the students accomplish this year!

Most Sincerely,
Avalon Staff