Boyd Bulletin

Volume 5 - September 7-September 11

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Mark Your Calendars

September 7 - Holiday - No School

September 7 - Chipotle PTA Spirit Night

September 10 from 6-7:30 p.m. - Allen ISD Bond Information Meeting

Allen ISD Bond

Bond Information Meeting:

Looking for more information on the 2020 bond election? Join us for a Zoom webinar on September 10 from 6-7:30 p.m. There will be presentations from Allen ISD's administrative team regarding projects pertaining to Capital Projects, Campus Updates, Athletic Updates and the Tennis Court Remediation. The community is invited, and there will be time for questions. You must Register to attend.

​This information meeting is one in a series of presentations to provide as much information as possible about the 2020 bond election November 3.

Learn more about the Allen ISD Bond at

Parents Virtual Education

NEW THIS YEAR AT BOYD! we will have 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 first presentation will be in October.

The topic for the month of October will be: SELF DISCIPLINE.

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

Student Pictures

We will have student pictures as we normally do in the early fall. We have pushed the date back to October to provide us more time to plan. We will provide opportunities for both In-Person learners and At-Home learners to have their portrait made. More information to come later in September.

Boyd Elementary Attendance FAQ

Teacher effectiveness is the strongest school-related determinant of student success, but chronic student absence reduces even the best teacher's ability to provide learning opportunities. Students who attend school regularly have been shown to achieve at higher levels than students who do not have regular attendance. We love your kids and we want them to be here as much as possible!

Please read the frequently asked questions below for information regarding our attendance policies.

Can I turn in a handwritten note to excuse my child’s absence from school?

Parent notes are limited to five per semester per AISD policy. These will be noted in Skyward upon your child’s return to school following an absence.

How many days are allowed to turn in an excuse note?

A note must be sent to school within 3 school days to be considered excused per AISD policy.

What is considered an unexcused absence?

★ Any full-day absence without a signed note from you or the doctor.

★ Students arriving after 8:05 a.m. for the day will be marked with an unexcused “partial day” absence without a doctor/parent medical note.

★ Students who leave school prior to 2:35 p.m. without excuse will be marked with an unexcused “partial day” absence.

★ If your child’s absences for personal illness exceeds 5 consecutive days, you must have a doctor’s note to excuse the absences.

Are family vacations unexcused?

Family vacations are considered an unexcused absence per AISD policy.

What happens if my child receives multiple unexcused absences?

★ When a student receives 3 or more days or parts of days within a four-week period or a total of five unexcused days or parts of days within a 6 month period, you will receive an attendance letter from the school and truancy prevention measures will be implemented.

★ When a student receives 10 or more unexcused whole or partial day absences within a six-month period, it is in violation of compulsory attendance laws. Truancy charges may be filed against the parent.

★ If a student establishes a questionable pattern of absences, the principal or attendance committee may determine parent notes to no longer be accepted; only doctor notes will be accepted to excuse the absence per AISD policy.

Elementary Schools

★ School hours 7:45 a.m. -2:55 p.m. (Doors open at 7:15)

★ Students must be inside the building prior to the 7:45 late bell ringing.

★ Students who arrive at school between 7:45 a.m.-8:05 a.m. will be marked “tardy”.

★ Multiple tardies are subject to administrative intervention measures.

★ Students who leave school between 8:05 a.m. and 2:35 p.m. or arrive after 8:05 a.m. will need to provide a note/doctor’s note in order for it to be considered an excused absence.

For any questions, please contact: Lara Mercer at or 972-727-0560

Student Nutrition

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

IN PERSON LEARNERS - Arrival/Dismissal

Please review the MAP for arrival and dismissal information.


  • Please make sure that your child exits the car from the door closes to the sidewalk.
  • We ask that all parents remain in cars and go through the car-line. Please do not park and walk students to and from the building. We will not be able to call the names of the students for parents that walk to the building until our car line is moving and the traffic on Bethany is no longer backed up. It will take longer to pick-up your child if you walk up to the building.
  • When picking up your student, please have the car tag clearly displayed.
  • To reduce the spread of COVID, staff members will not be able to open car doors for students. If a student is struggling, we will always help. :)
  • Parents will need to practice with students removing their seatbelts or getting out of car seats.


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.

Help Desk - Technology Issues

This link is intended to support parents when the technology is not working correctly.

Technology Information

The Allen ISD Web provides great resources for Tech Support.

Log-in information:

Your student needs to log on to the Portal Students will use their ID number as their password to log-in to the portal. If they are not able to log-in, please contact the classroom teacher. We will need to have their password reset.

WiFi - Hot Spot Needed

If you do not have WiFi, please complete the following form requesting a Hot Spot.

Google Classroom Resources

At Home Learning Schedule

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Allen ISD Resources for Families

As we prepare to 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. All students will begin the first day of school on August 12 participating in At-Home Learning. This specific content will be helpful as you and your student prepare for the start of school:

  1. Weekly Learning Plans - an overview of the learning objectives, activities, and due dates
  2. Instructional Roles and Expectations – a list of learning and teaching expectations for students, parents, and teachers
  3. Student Attendance – process for recording attendance through daily engagement measures while participating in At-Home Learning
  4. 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)

Alton Boyd Elementary School


800 S Jupiter

Allen, Texas

Phone: 972-727-0560

Fax: 972-727-0566


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