Vaughan Voice

Campus Parent Communication - September 20 , 2020

Greetings Vaughan Families!

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Please see below for some important updates.


Thank you,


Tonya Jasenof

Principal

Vaughan Elementary

FREE...YES FREE MEALS!

Allen ISD will offer free meals for all elementary and middle school In-Person Learners, as well as all At-Home Learners (PreK-12) through December 2020. This is part of a nationwide waiver issued from the USDA.


Beginning on September 21, 2020, Allen ISD will begin providing free meals to students as part of the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) program. Sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), this program will allow any student in elementary and middle school (PreK to 8th) to receive a free breakfast and lunch meal in the school cafeteria, with the option to purchase a-la-carte items.


Additionally, the District will offer pre-ordered meals for all At Home learners (PK-12) at no cost. Pre-ordered meals can be picked up daily at Boyd Elementary, Rountree Elementary, Curtis Middle School, and Ereckson Middle School from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. The meal will include one lunch and the next day’s breakfast. Heating and holding instructions will be included so that families can heat their lunch at their convenience. Sign up is required each Friday for the following week at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdjneQ53z65cLN8s8FDWLU8LyZR-n_R-AYexDmi0YoQJ9r0gA/viewform


Curbside menus for the pickup location can be found at https://schools.mealviewer.com/district/AllenISD


Lowery Freshmen Center and Allen High School do not participate in the federally funded program and therefore meals will be charged as normal in those cafeterias; however, freshmen and high school students who are learning virtually are able to pre-order and pick up meals at the curbside locations at no cost. Freshmen and high school students qualifying for reduced meals will receive free meals through December 2020. Students eligible for free meals will continue to receive free meals for the duration of the 2020-2021 school year.

For more information on how the federal program operates, please visit www.squaremeals.org or www.fns.usda.gov.


Parents are encouraged to continue filling out the free and reduced application online at https://www.allenisd.org/domain/37. The benefits from being approved for free or reduced-price meals may include discounts for transportation, standardized tests, college application fees, and technology fees to name a few. If you have any questions, please email studentnutrition.services@allenisd.org or call 972-727-0545.

Allen ISD announces timeframe for changing At-Home or In-Person instructional model

Allen ISD understands that families may want to change their instructional delivery model selection during the school year. Due to the scheduling complexities inherent in both At-Home Learning and In-Person Learning, parents are asked to make a commitment for at least one full nine-weeks grading period.


The chart below outlines the timeframe for making a change in the selected instructional delivery model prior to the start of each new grading period. Parents wishing to change their child’s participation in either At-Home Learning or In-Person Learning for the next nine-weeks grading period will need to complete the Commitment Form. Information will be sent to all parents about the process to request a change.


All changes will be effective on the first day of each new nine-weeks grading period as listed below:

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Please note that adjustments in instructional delivery model selections across the district may impact teacher assignments and student schedules.


Elementary students making changes to their instructional delivery model selection may not be guaranteed to be assigned to their home campus based on staffing and grade level seat availability.

Arrival

For those of you dropping your students at school, we want to share a few things...


  • You can drop off students either on the gym side or front of the building
  • All parents coming up Fall drive to Deerlake, you're being asked to turn left on Cottonwood towards the front of the building, rather than going straight taking you to the gym side.
  • All parents coming up Cottonwood (from possibly Fawn Valley Dr. , Ridgemont Dr., or Blackstone Dr.), you will be forced to turn right into the school (cones are present forcing the turn) heading towards the gym side of the building.


This allows the traffic to move more quickly in the morning. We appreciate your support!

Screen Agers - Provided by Allen ISD Community Education

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 6:30 pm


Online LIVE STREAMING followed by a Zoom Question and Answer session with Allen ISD counselors


We originally presented Screenagers in April 2019, and had many requests to screen it again!


Screenagers is a film about the impact of the digital age on children and how to help families minimize harmful effects and find balance. After seeing the film, people say that they feel more confident and better equipped to establish balance around screen time.


The program is free but you must register at the link below. Register once per family as reservations are limited. The movie runs for approximately 68 minutes and will be followed by a Q & A session. Once registered you'll be sent a link to live stream the movie on September 29th and a separate link for the follow-up Zoom session.


Learn more about the movie at screenagersmovie.com


Register Here


https://www.allenisd.org/Page/55618

REMINDER - Allen ISD Resources

For the 2020–2021 school year, Allen ISD has compiled additional resources for our families. These resources are available on the Allen ISD website and can be accessed through the following links:

Upcoming Dates and Reminders

  • Join Vaughan PTA- Please consider joining the Vaughan PTA to contribute to your child's school. Membership gives you access to our PTA online Membership Toolkit, ways to connect with Vaughan families through social media, and supports our school. https://vaughanpta.membershiptoolkit.com/packet-start/2046
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Save the Date!

Sept. 29th - Changes to Instructional Delivery Model Must be Made by 11:59 PM

October 12th - Fall Break/Holiday for Staff & Students

October 13th - Staff Development Day/Student Holiday

October 14th - 1st Day of 2nd Nine Weeks

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