A Letter from the Director:

Hello Families, 

Our teachers and staff have been hard at work creating valuable learning opportunities in the wake of the school closings.  Our team has arranged for manageable lessons that do not involve any new content while reinforcing skills and practice activities in the subject areas. Students will complete three daily assignments in various subject areas.

We are making every effort to monitor student completion of learning activities during the school closings.  Students and parents will receive contact from classroom teachers throughout each week of the closing. Please be sure that you monitor Bloomz, telephone, and email for this communication.  If your child finishes their work, there are times below that you can drop off the completed weekly packet.  You can also return the packets with students when they return to school on April 13th. Any questions that you have regarding the schoolwork should be directed via email or Bloomz to classroom teachers. Teachers will be online everyday checking in. 


The best way to contact anyone at the school will be via email or Bloomz. 
The following will be the Early Learning Center schedule for students and their families to pick up materials. You will also be able to pick up your child’s personal belongings during packet pick up dates: 

Packet Pick Up Dates:

Monday 3/16/20 @ school building from noon-3pm  

Tuesday 3/17/20 @ school building from 8am-11am

We are thankful for your patience and support as we navigate new learning territory.  Teachers are working together as a team to support students and families. Again, thank you for your continued support.  We want all of our families to stay healthy and we can't wait to be able to welcome students back on April 13th.  

Thank you, 
Miss Tiffany 

Applications will be available MAY 4 2020!

There are several ways to get your application:

*Download the 2020-2021 Packet here

*Stop by the Avondale School District Administration building at:
2940 Waukegan Street

*Call the GSRP Enrollment Office at (248) 537-6024 
and have a packet mailed to you

GSRP Information 


What is Head Start:

* Fully funded pre-school for 3 and 4 year olds

* For Families at or below 100% of poverty

* Classrooms located in public schools and other community sites in Oakland County

Click here for more information:


For more information, contact:

  Tiffany Mellado 
Early Childhood Director 

Kristen Richey
(248) 537-6024
FAX: (248) 537-6070

 What is the Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP)?

·       State-funded pre-kindergarten for 4-year olds.

·       For families at 101% to 250% of poverty, plus other non-income factors that may prioritize placement.

·       Classrooms located in public schools and childcare centers.

           For more information click HERE

 The Great Start Readiness Program is for preschool age children who may be at increased risk of school difficulties. It is a no or low cost program, available to qualified children who will be 4 years old on or before                              September 1, 2020.  COMPLETED packets will be accepted by the GSRP Enrollment Office during regular office hours or by appointment

            Summer office hours will be posted the second week of May. 


Enrollment Starts:
    May 4 2020

Placement begins:
July 1 2020

Basic Income Guidelines for 
Great Start Readiness Program and Head Start 

While this does not guarantee placement for your child, the following information may help you understand the different opportunities for your child.  

Head Start and Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) use the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) for their income eligibility guidelines.

(Avondale does not host any Head Start sites within the district but more information on this county-wide program can be found by clicking HERE)


                    Federal Poverty Levels – 3/2020 - 3/2021

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    Annual Income          
Family Size: 112,49015,61316,23717,23618,73523,10724,98029,35131,22537,470
Each add’l person, add:4,4205,5255,7466,0996,6308,1778,84010,38711,05013,260
Monthly Income          
Family Size: 11,0411,3011,3531,4361,5611,9262,0822,4462,6023,123
Each add’l person, add:3684604785075526807368659201,104

2020-2021 Avondale School District GSRP Acceptance Prioritization

1.      Avondale Families with lowest incomes are placed first. Students with family incomes at 100% FPL or lower who qualify and are referred to Head Start. If they prefer the Great Start Readiness Program, the parent/guardian must sign a Head Start Waiver, which Avondale will provide. 

2.     Students within the Avondale School District attendance area and are 4 years old by September 1, 2020 shall have preference through September 4, 2020.

3.     Students with school of choice siblings who qualify (under 250% FPL) will be considered beginning September 7, 2020. The student must be 4 years old by September 1, 2020 and the family must reside in Oakland County.  

4.      Avondale Students with incomes over 250% FPL may not be admitted until Monday, September 7, 2020.

5.     Students from neighboring districts in Oakland County may be considered for enrollment beginning Monday, September 7, 2020. The student must be 4 years old by September 1, 2020.

Avondale Students with an IEP recommending inclusive placement, who are 4 years old by September 1 ,2020 may be considered for placement in GSRP in consultation with the child’s caseload teacher and the Director of Special Ed. Foster care and Homeless students and students with more risk factors will be placed first.  Low income is not a necessary consideration or a requirement for these students.

Upon submission  of a completed application for your child to attend GSRP in Avondale School District for the 2020-2021 school year, you will be asked to sign to acknowledge the following:

  • You may not find out if your child has been admitted into the GSRP until at least July 1, 2020 and maybe not until as late as September 13, 2020
  • Admittance to GSRP is NOT on a first come, first served basis and even if your application is submitted early in the year, other children with more risk factors and/or lower family income whose applications were received later may be admitted into GSRP before your child
  • We will attempt to give you an idea of the chance of being admitted to this program based on prior years’ experiences, children from families with income levels and risk factors similar to your families.