Communication to Families (Elementary)

This area of our website will list all the communications we have sent home through our School Messenger service over the year. Click on each entry to see more details.
School Messenger Note on February 17, 2021

Dear AMRLS families,

As many of you are aware we are celebrating Winterlude this week as a whole school by taking part in a number of winter-themed activities.  On Friday from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm students and staff will be celebrating Winterlude asynchronously.  All families and staff are encouraged to go outside to play in the snow.  Students will be provided with choice boards of activities but any outdoor play is encouraged.  We hope families will share pictures of their play during this time with their teachers.  With parent permission, we will put together a slideshow to be shared on Morning Announcements.  Staff will be sharing their outdoor play photos as well.  We look forward to hearing about the fun students had playing in the snow!

Hello Families,

As you may have seen through AMDSB social media accounts, all report cards will be uploaded and available for viewing by the end of the day on Friday, Feb. 26.  There has been a new parent-portal developed to improve ease of access to student information.  Please self-register if you have not yet done so. For more information and to self-register please see the Board Webpage linked here.  If your email does not work during the registration process please call the school secretary, Mrs. Freiter at 519-527-0111 ext. 112 to update your current email in our system.


Shannon Hughes

Monday, March 1, 2020

Dear AMRLS Families,

Unfortunately, the technical issues with the Student Information Portal continue board-wide. The IT team is working diligently to resolve the issue.  We will notify you as soon as it has been resolved.

Thank you for your patience and understanding,

Shannon Hughes

Wednesday, March 10
Please be advised that AMRLS on-line learning will end at 2:00 on March 18, April 8 and April 29 to allow all educators to participate in on-line learning sessions. We will be engaged in professional development on a wide variety of topics important to teaching in a remote learning environment. On these ‘early dismissal afternoons,’ activities will not be provided to students.
Thank you for your ongoing support,
Shannon Hughes
Dear families,
As you are aware, our usual process for providing access to student IEPs in the student portal is currently unavailable.  We have made arrangements with your home school to have the IEP available for pick up or mailed to your home beginning March 11.  Before going to your home school, please call the school to ask if you can make arrangements to pick up the document or ask for it to be mailed to your home if you are unable to go to the school.  
Monday, April 19
Hello AMRLS families,
We have been made aware that Rogers is experiencing outages.  This is impacting the LTE devices (internet-enabled iPads).  We understand that Rogers is working to solve the issue.  We will send a message when we have been notified the issue has been resolved.
Friday, April 23
Dear grade 1 families,
As you will have noticed, there has been a new face join the grade 1D class.  Mr. Melton is returning to his teaching duties in AMRLS and is beginning to take over teaching responsibilities in your child's class.  As of May 3, Mr. Webb will be teaching the mornings and Mr. Melton will be teaching afternoons.  On May 10, Mr. Melton will be back as the full-time teacher of the 1D class.
We are so very thankful to have had Mr. Webb teach 1D while Mr. Melton was off.  We know he will be greatly missed.
Please join us in welcoming Mr. Melton and saying a fond farewell to Mr. Webb.
Shannon Hughes - Principal

April 27, 2021

Dear Parent/Guardian,

This Spring, all elementary and secondary students from Grades 4 to 12 in Avon Maitland will be participating in an online school survey for students called the OurSCHOOL Student Survey.  Please find the details of the survey implementation below.

About the OurSCHOOL Student Survey:

●     Allows students to share their feedback anonymously on their experiences at school, school environment and school improvement programs.

●     Participation in the survey is voluntary, however, all students are encouraged to participate.

●     The time required to complete the survey may vary, but it is designed to be completed in approximately 30 minutes within one of the synchronous learning sessions with teachers.

If you do not want your child to participate please send an email to Please send this email prior to 4 pm on Monday, May 3rd, 2021.

Survey measures include such topics as behaviours and attitudes linked to student success, emotional and social well-being and physical health. For more information about the OurSCHOOL Student Survey, please visit

If you have questions or would like to request more information about Avon Maitland’s upcoming implementation of the OurSCHOOLStudent Survey, please contact or at 519-527-0111 ext 111


Shannon Hughes