Boyd Bulletin

Volume 10 - October 12-16

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Mark Your Calendar

10/9 - End of 1st Grading Period - Grades posted in Skyward

10/12 - Holiday

10/13 - Staff Development & Student Holiday

10/13 - Pick-up of materials for 2nd Quarter At Home Learners

10/14 - Beginning of 2nd Grading Period

10/14 - Changes to the instructional delivery based on the Commitment Forms begin

10/15 - 10/24 - Fall Bookfair (Online Sales)

10/22 - Title 1 Information, Campus Performance, and Targeted Improvement Plan

  • English Meeting - October 22, 2020 at 5:00-5:30 PM
  • Spanish Meeting - October 22, 2020 5:30-6:00 PM

10/26 - Parent/Teacher Conferences & Student Holiday

10/26-10/30 - Red Ribbon Week

11/03 - Picture Day

NO SCHOOL ON OCTOBER 12-13

It's time for a break! There will be no school for both In-Person and At-Home learners on Monday, October 12 and Tuesday, October 13. We hope that everyone has a restful and relaxing four day weekend!

Boyd Online Bookfair

Please support our PTA by purchasing a book during our Online Bookfair scheduled on October 15-28. Please go to the link below for more details.


https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=altonboydelementaryschool1

AT HOME LEARNERS - 2nd Quarter Materials Distribution

We will have a 2nd quarter distribution of materials for all of our At Home Learners.


*Information for students that are changing from In-Person to At-Home: If your student was at school for the first semester and was present on Friday, Oct. 9, we sent all the materials home with him/her, and you will not need to pick-up materials on Tuesday. If he/she was absent on Oct. 9, you will need to pick-up their materials on Tuesday.


DATE: October 13

TIMES: 7:30-11:30 AM OR 1:00-5:00 PM


You will enter Boyd Elementary through the carpool lanes as noted here.


Before you leave your house, please click this link to prepare a form for pick-up and attach it to the passenger side of your vehicle. You can also handwrite student name, grade, and teacher in a dark-colored marker (see the example on the form). As you enter the carpool lanes, signs and staff members will be posted to provide more information as needed.


Here is your checklist:

  • October 13 - 7:30-11:30 AM and 1:00-5:00 PM - Pick up your child’s 2nd Quarter materials
  • Print off and fill out this form or handwrite student name, grade, and teacher in a dark-colored marker (see the example on the form)
  • Attach form/handwritten paper to the passenger side of your car window (see examples on the form)
  • Open your trunk or back door for our staff members to place materials in your car without contact.


Please help students to keep their materials in the designated book boxes that were provided at the beginning of the school year.

Information for Students that Are Changing to IN PERSON Learning

Please read the information regarding the school schedule, materials to return to school, and safety measures prior to returning to the building on October 14. We look forward to seeing our In Person Learners on October 14.


Return to the Building on October 14 – Information for New In Person Learners - https://www.smore.com/rswjq


Regreso al edificio el 14 de octubre - Información para nuevos estudiantes en persona - https://www.smore.com/a6txy

Communication on Academic Progress

Communication between the home and school is valuable in creating a learning partnership to support the academic growth of students. Each year, Allen ISD designates a specific window of time for teachers to conduct formal conferences with parents regarding student progress. Traditionally, this is scheduled on campus during the last week of October.


This year, elementary teachers will communicate with parents on academic progress through a variety of methods. Communication will occur during an extended period of time from now until mid-November and may include formal conferences, personalized phone calls, or academic reports via email. As always, if you have specific concerns, you are encouraged to reach out to your child’s teacher.

STUDENT SCHEDULE CHANGES

As we prepare for the 2nd Nine-Weeks, we will need to make adjustments to the school master schedule as well as individual student schedules to accommodate students changing their learning modality from either At-Home to In-Person or In-Person to At-Home. Students may have a change in class order and/or teacher. We will do everything possible to minimize changes, however, some changes will be necessary. This may even affect students that did not change their learning modality. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work thorough this process and these changes.

Bond Election Information

Bond Election information can be found at https://www.allenisdbond.org/


EARLY VOTING: October 13 - 30, 2020

Register to vote by October 5
ELECTION DAY: November 3, 2020

Parent, Student, & Teacher Compact

The compact is another word for “contract” or “agreement.” The Boyd Elementary Parent – Student – Teacher Compact is an agreement between parents, students, and the school (teachers and staff) to foster student achievement. Please read and complete the form below and let’s all take active roles in improving student academic achievement and in building and developing a partnership that will help children achieve success in school and in life.


English/Spanish Compact form questionnaire

Parents Virtual Education

Monthly virtual presentations for Parents Education. These unique online presentations will address questions and concerns you may have regarding the topic for that month.

The topic for the month of November will be: Empathy.


If you have any questions about how you can best instill positive self-discipline traits in your child, please fill out this form by October 15, 2020. All questions will be address during the recording of the virtual presentation.

Supporting Student's Self-Discipline

Student Birthdays

As much as we want to help you celebrate your child’s birthday, at this time we are not allowed to have students bring anything in from home to pass out to the class. This includes food items, pencils, bookmarks, etc…


Staff will not be able to accept any food, flower or gift deliveries until further notice as well.

No Visitors, Volunteers or Deliveries

We will not have any volunteers or visitors entering the building.


To reduce exposure to our front office staff, we will not have any deliveries from parents made during the school day.

  • If your student forgets their lunch, they will need to purchase a school lunch from the cafeteria.
  • If your student forgets their homework, parents can email teachers but will not be able to bring it to school.
  • If your student forgets their device, another device will be provided that day.
  • There will not be any birthday deliveries for students this year.
  • There are some items that are essential to a student's health or learning. For example, medicine or glasses can be delivered to the building.

Daily Self-assessment for In Person Learners

Each day parents are asked to assess their students prior to sending them to school. The self-screening consists of parents answering questions regarding exposure to and symptoms of COVID-19.


Students should not be sent to school if;


  • they have been in close contact with any person with a lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days,
  • they have been diagnosed with COVID-19 until released by the doctor, or
  • they exhibit any of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit.


Students that have had close contact, been diagnosed with COVID-19, or are exhibiting any of the symptoms will need to communicate with Nurse Phillips at 972-727-0560.

Creating Art Together

On November 5, 2020, we will be hosting our virtual Creating Art Together event. Art is a visual symbolization that captures your child’s unique expression and creativity. By engaging with your child in this art activity, you will promote a healthier social-emotional relationship between your child and you. Once you finish your art project, please take a picture and e-mail it to Mrs. Chavez at patricia.chavez@allenisd.org


Please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/jP3ruxVRuyN1MaSeA to reserve your art kit.


At school students:

Students will receive the art kit at school with details and instructions.


At home students:

Parents will pick up art kits at Boyd elementary on November 5, 2020, from 9:00am – 2:00pm.

Title 1 Information, Campus Performance, and Targeted Improvement Plan


Times:

  • English Meeting - October 22, 2020 at 5:00-5:30 PM
  • Spanish Meeting - October 22, 2020 5:30-6:00 PM


This is a virtual public meeting(s) to discuss campus performance, campus performance

objectives and solicits input on the Targeted Improvement Plan (TIP) for the 2020-2021 school year. We will also discuss Title 1 information.



Please RSVP at: https://forms.gle/Nz4xcQf6VfiQ3ffJ7


An email with Zoom information will be sent to you the day before the meeting is scheduled.

Student Nutrition

Please visit the Student Nutrition webpage for menus, meal prices, and updates to the curbside lunch pick-up.


https://www.allenisd.org/Domain/37


Daily meal pick-up will be 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Student nutrition personnel will greet and assist at the pick-up area. Heating instructions will be provided daily with meals.


Parents/guardians will need to provide proof of AISD enrollment (Student ID#).


Please pick-up meals in the following areas:

  • Boyd Elementary, 800 Jupiter Rd, Allen, TX 75002– In front of the school drop-off next to the cafeteria.
  • Rountree Elementary, 800 E. Main St., Allen, TX 75002 – In front of the school drop-off next to the cafeteria.
  • Ereckson Middle School, 450 Tatum Dr., Allen, TX 75013 – Enter the first driveway from Tatum and follow to the back of the school.
  • Curtis Middle School, 1530 Rivercrest Blvd, Allen, TX 75002– From Malone take the second left at the athletic fields and follow the road to door #10.

Help Desk - Technology Issues

This link is intended to support parents when the technology is not working correctly. https://allenisd.on.spiceworks.com/portal

Alton Boyd Elementary School

Address:

800 S Jupiter

Allen, Texas


Phone: 972-727-0560

Fax: 972-727-0566


Administrators

Principal: Judith Coffman

Asst. Principal: Lara Mercer

Asst. Principal: Wendy Williams


Office Staff

Secretary: Elaine Gamboa

Registration: Gabby Villegas

Receptionist: Ale Reyes

Nurse: Terry Phillips

Counselor: Patricia Chavez

CARE: Marisol Puterbaugh

Campus Intervention Specialist (CIS): Yessica Schessler


PTA President: April Cheney


School Website

https://www.allenisd.org/Page/15028


Twitter

@boydblackhawks