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PARENT Resources

Avondale thrives on the involvement of families and community partners. Here are some helpful assets to reinforce our students’ academic and interpersonal experiences.

Dress Code

Uniform requirements

  • Uniforms are to be worn all day every day, except for designated dress-down days or special days. Uniform assistance is available if needed. Please contact the principal or counselor for details.
  • Uniform tops: polo-type shirts with collars, short-sleeved or long-sleeved, in the following colors: white, yellow, light blue, navy blue
  • Uniform bottoms: pants, shorts, skirts, skorts, or jumpers in khaki or navy

Uniform Purchase

  • School uniforms can be purchased from retail outlets including Walmart, Target, Old Navy,
  • Popular brands include French Toast and the Children’s Place; this is not a requirement or endorsement, as there are many suitable manufacturers.

Parent & Student Handbook

The Avondale Elementary Staff and Administration are dedicated to creating the best learning environment possible. It is our goal to provide all students with the opportunity to excel academically, enabling them to become positive contributing members of our school and community. The Parent & Student Handbook contains important resources about our school, programs, and policies. We expect your child to have a great year of learning at Avondale Elementary, an IB PYP School.

Download 2023-24 Parent & Student Handbook

School Hours

Morning Drop Off:
The school opens at 7:00 AM and car riders may drop off anytime between 7:00 and 7:35 AM at the roundabout behind the school (entering and exiting from Stratford Road).  Upon arrival, students are able to retrieve breakfast. Students will be dismissed to class at 7:25 AM. Students are considered tardy at 7:45 AM.

Students are dismissed at 2:15 PM.  Students may not be checked out after 1:45. Car riders must be picked up by the gym between 2:15 PM and 2:45 PM. 

After School Care

AES offers an After School Extended Day Program from 2:30 until 6:00 PM every regular school day. Weekly tuition begins at $60 for one child; a fee of $15 per day will be applied to students that are on a “drop-in” basis. A one-time $25 registration fee is required.

The program is operated by AES teachers and staff members. Students have the opportunity to participate in outdoor or gym free-play, computer lab, art, mandatory homework, and more. 

Learn more and sign up here

Bus Routes

Click here for the Avondale Elementary Transportation Routes and Times for the 2023-2024 school year. 

DeKalb County School District provides the Edulog Parent Portal smartphone app to help you receive information about your child’s school bus ride. It allows you to:

  • access designated bus stop times and locations
  • see real-time information about the location of your child’s school bus
  • receive notifications when the bus is getting close

Edulog Parent Portal lets parents see the time and location planned for school bus arrival at their child’s bus stop.

Learn More Here


Click here to see the breakfast and lunch menus provided by the DeKalb County School District.

Avondale Elementary is a 100% free breakfast/lunch school, regardless of your family’s ability to pay. You do NOT need to load any money into your SchoolCafe account. However, AES receives extra support from the district based on family income data. If you haven’t already, please fill out a school lunch application. This form also allows you to indicate any food restrictions/allergies that the cafeteria or your child’s teachers need to be aware of.

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