Summer Home-School Connection

August 17-21, 2020

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Important Message from Mrs. Zagala

This week we are welcoming our teachers and staff back for their week of professional development and preparation for the new school year. Teachers will be working hard to get ready for online learning that begins on August 24th. The teachers and staff are excited to start this school year and to meet their new students.

Thank you to all of our parents that have already selected their child's instructional program for this year. If you have not made this selection yet, please do so by this Sunday, August 16th. Selecting your child's instructional program will help us to best plan for the start of in person learning. If you did not receive the email, you can access the form at this link: . You will need your child's birthday and school ID number.

I realize that this decision is a difficult one to make under these circumstances. I have created a short video to show you all some of the safety precautions that we have set up for students that have signed up for in person learning. The video is linked below for you.

This week we have two exciting events to kick off the start of the 2020-2021 school year. We hope that you can join us for "Popsicle's with the Principal" this special event will take place on Wednesday, August 19th. We hope that you and your child can drive through our front drive for a Popsicle. Students will also receive a bag of supplies and their workbooks for virtual learning. Students will be able to find out who their teacher is on this day as well. We have a virtual "Meet the Teacher" and Orientation on Thursday, August 20th. Grade levels will present together. Each teacher does have a class list, but due to the two platforms that will be offered in the fall and the likelihood that students will be transitioning between these, class assignments may change as students switch platforms. We feel it is best to meet all of the teachers at one time and for grade levels to have common expectations. You will see the information for both these events below.

Have a great week and be well!

Mrs. Zagala

Allen Back Together Better

NISD Releases Community Playbook

NISD has released their Community Playbook. This playbook contains general guidelines for the reopening of NISD schools to students and staff. The playbook can be viewed at the following link:

Allen Playbook

Our campus has also released our own playbook for a safe start to the school year. Our campus playbook can be found at the following link:

Technology Requests

If your child will need to borrow a device for virtual learning please complete the form at this link: Allen Student Device Request Form

Someone from our campus will call you later in the week to schedule a date for pick up.

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Zoom Links for Meet the Teacher & Orientation

Spirit T-Shirts for Sale

Student spirit shirts will be sold during our "Popsicles with the Principal" event on Wednesday, August 19th. Shirts will be sold for $12.00 (cash only).
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Parent Access to Schoology

Parents and students should have access to Schoology on August 17th. Please visit the NISD Virtual Learning Hub to learn more about our new Learning Management System:

2020-2021 School Supply Lists

We have received many questions regarding school supply lists for the upcoming school year. If your child is signed up for in-person learning they will need the traditional school supplies that are located on our regular school list. If your child is registered for virtual learning they will still require school supplies; however the list has been adjusted to better meet the needs of on-line learning. Both the in-person school supply list and the virtual school supply list can be found on this website: .

If you need assistance with school supplies, please contact our community liaison, Mrs. Monica Garcia at 210-397-0800 or

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