Join us for the next Avondale Board of Education meeting on March 21, 2023. In-person at Deerfield Elementary (3600 Crooks Road, Rochester Hills) or on ZOOM. Download the AGENDA.

Return to Learning

If your student tests positive for COVID, please contact our Health Department nurse, Lourdes Lopez, at 947-235-1067 for guidance.

The 2021 - 2022 School Year and COVID-19 Mitigation

On February 28, 2022, the Oakland County Health Division (OCHD) rescinded the mask mandate for schools and daycares that went into effect in August 2021. As Avondale School District has aligned our COVID mitigation practices with OCHD since the onset of the pandemic, we will continue to follow their lead and on Monday, February 28, 2022, we will no longer require students, staff or visitors to wear masks while in any of our buildings.

OCHD is still strongly recommending that masks be worn while in public indoor settings especially since social distancing at all times cannot be guaranteed. In accordance with that guidance,  we strongly recommend that students, staff and visitors wear masks while in our buildings. According to a press release issued today by the County, in making their decision, OCHD “weighed several factors to determine the appropriate time to end the mask requirement in schools, including a sharp decline in new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations and increasing vaccination rates in Oakland County.”  Avondale School District positive COVID numbers are trending the same, showing a decline each week since our return from the winter break.Throughout the pandemic, our goal has been to keep our students and staff safe while providing in-person teaching and learning. We have relied on guidance from medical professionals when developing our COVID protocols and we will continue to do so. If at some point, OCHD determines that schools should return to requiring masks then we will follow that guidance.

COVID Funding Update

To review a report of COVID funding and expenditures by Avondale School District click here.

COVID-19 Learning Plans Submitted and Approved

To ensure that all students in the State of Michigan receive equitable education during the COVID-19 Global Pandemic, the Michigan Department of Education has instituted a reporting system whereby all school districts must submit comprehensive plans for educating every student in their charge.  You can review the Avondale School District plans, reconfirmed each month by the local School Board of Education, below.