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August 13, 2020

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Hello Rountree Family!

As we begin 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:

The COVID-19 Prevention, Mitigation, and Response Procedures outline the current procedures our campuses will have in place to prevent or mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and how to respond if a positive case is identified.

The Academic Information for Families webpage provides instructional information and resources related to In-Person and At-Home learning models, digital learning tools, and academic supports. As students began the first day of school on August 12 by participating in At-Home Learning, this specific content will be helpful as you and your student start the school year:

  • Weekly Learning Plans - an overview of the learning objectives, activities, and due dates
  • Instructional Roles and Expectations – a list of learning and teaching expectations for students, parents, and teachers
  • Digital Learning Tools – resources to help students learn how to access and use:
    • Google Classroom and Seesaw (for elementary students)
    • Canvas (for secondary students)
    • Google Meet and Zoom (video conferencing platforms for virtual learning interactions)
  • Student Attendance – process for recording attendance through daily engagement measures while participating in At-Home Learning

Mientras nos preparamos para comenzar el año escolar 2020-2021, Allen ISD ha recopilado recursos adicionales para nuestras familias. Estos recursos están disponibles en el sitio web de Allen ISD y se puede acceder a ellos a través de los siguientes enlaces:

Los Procedimientos de Prevención, Mitigación y Respuesta de COVID-19 describen los procedimientos actuales que nuestras escuelas tendrán implementados para prevenir o mitigar la propagación de COVID-19 y cómo responder si se identifica un caso positivo.

La página web con Información académica para familias proporciona información y recursos educativos relacionados con modelos de aprendizaje en persona y en el hogar, y herramientas de aprendizaje digital y apoyos académicos.

Todos los estudiantes comenzarán el primer día de clases el 12 de agosto participando en el aprendizaje en casa. Este contenido específico será útil mientras usted y su estudiante se preparan para el comienzo de la escuela:

  • Planes de aprendizaje semanales: una descripción general de los objetivos de aprendizaje, las actividades y las fechas de entrega
  • Funciones y expectativas de instrucción: una lista de expectativas de aprendizaje y enseñanza para estudiantes, padres y maestros
  • Herramientas de aprendizaje digital: recursos para ayudar a los estudiantes a aprender cómo acceder y utilizar:

· Google Classroom y Seesaw (para estudiantes de primaria)

· Canvas (para estudiantes de secundaria)

· Google Meet y Zoom (plataformas de videoconferencia para interacciones de aprendizaje virtual)

  • Asistencia del estudiante: proceso para registrar la asistencia a través de medidas de participación diaria mientras participa en el aprendizaje en el hogar

Allen ISD Curbside Meal Service Has Begun

Please review the attached letter in English or in Spanish to learn more about the Allen ISD Curbside Meal Service days, times and locations.

Curbside meals will be offered on Tuesdays (2 Breakfasts and 2 Lunches) and Thursdays (3 Breakfasts and 3 Lunches) after the first week. Meals must be purchased as a complete bundle, and cannot be purchased separately.

All meal bundles will be priced according to the student’s eligibility (SEE ATTACHED LETTER). Parents and/or students may pick up the meal bundles by scanning their student’s ID Card or providing their student’s ID number. ID Cards have been distributed at your child’s school. To help ensure a smooth purchasing process, please ensure that there is adequate funding to your child’s PayPams account or purchase meal bundles using cash or check by placing in an envelope with your child’s name and ID and depositing at the curbside meal station at one of the five locations. Students are encouraged to pick up meal bundles at the closest location to their regularly assigned school; however, any Allen ISD student can receive meals at any of the five locations (1 bundle per student per day).

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

Please see the attached flyer (English and Spanish) as assistance opportunities are available for children whose families may be experiencing homelessness.

Updated Vaccination Records Needed

Rountree Family,

Please email Nurse Amy all updated vaccination records to Thank you to those who have already submitted the records.

Additional Helpful Information for our Families

Deadline Extended for Pandemic EBT Card:

Food aid for Texans: Texas families now have until Aug. 21 to apply for the Pandemic EBT card, which pays $285 for each student who received free and reduced-price meals. The federal benefit for lower-income students is intended to fill the gap caused when schools shut down in the spring because of the pandemic. The deadline had previously been extended from the end of June to the end of July. Food policy advocates said these extensions are necessary to give more time to the families of about 800,000 eligible Texas children who have yet to apply for the federal program. Read the full story by the Texas Tribune’s Stacy Fernández.

Funding available for rental and mortgage assistance - See the attached document about the Collin CARES opportunity.