Welcome Back! Boyd Bulletin

Volume 3 - August 21-28

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Welcome Back to School!

Mark Your Calendars

August 12 - September 1 - During the first 3 Weeks of School all students will participate in At Home Learning.


August 25 - 6-8 p.m - Bond Election Information Meeting


September 2 - Allen ISD plans for students who have chosen In-Person Learning to return to campus, and students who have chosen At-Home Learning to continue to learn from home.


September 7 - Holiday - No School


September 7 - Chipotle PTA Spirit Night

Change Password

As part of our ongoing commitment to network security, Allen ISD is requiring all Pre-K - 6 students to reset their password.


As a positive security measure, we have reset your student’s password using the following formula. When your student signs in to the AISD Portal with the new password format that is found below, they will be prompted to create a new password.


Temporary Updated Password Format

  • First 3 letters of the student’s legal first name; MMDD (month, month, day, day) of their DOB
  • For example: Tonya Smith Born on September 4
  • Password: ton0904


If a student has a short first name, then...

  • First and last name will be together to populate the first 3 letters of their name.
  • For Example: Su Davis born July 1
  • Password: sud0701


The new password they create should be at least 6 characters in length and have both letters and numbers. The linked document will show you the steps to change the password once you login. Changing Passwords


We encourage you to support your student in logging in and resetting the password prior to Monday morning. Younger children will need your support in creating a secure password that they can remember.


If you or your child have issues resetting their password, a help ticket can be opened at: https://allenisd.on.spiceworks.com/portal/tickets

Bond Election Information Meeting

Looking for more information on the 2020 bond election? Join Allen ISD for a Zoom webinar on August 25th from 6-8 p.m. There will be presentations from AISD’s third-party consultants in the areas of demographics and finances, as well as information from Allen ISD’s Chief Financial Officer. The community is invited, and there will be time for questions.


You must register to attend. Register now at https://forms.gle/5zuMgQRTPSfn4CSi7


This informational meeting is one in a series of presentations to provide as much information as possible about the 2020 bond election on November 3. This first meeting will not focus on individual projects in the bond proposal, and instead feature background information that was provided to Project Kids (the 80-member citizen advisory committee) this summer.

Complete the Beginning of School Year Forms

Please log-n to Skyward and complete the beginning of the school year forms. It is critical to have updated contact information, including email, for teachers to communicate with parents and for parents to access their child's Google Classroom. https://www.allenisd.org/Domain/73


Back to School Forms Information

Boy Scouts

Cub Scout Talk - Maddox 60 sec

WiFi - Hot Spot Needed

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

https://forms.gle/vxh2Br8PhZ1mw2c87

Google Classroom Resources

At Home Learning Schedule

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At Home Learning and In Person Learning

At the beginning of the year, all families were asked to select At Home Learning or In Person Learning for the first 9 weeks of school. All students will participate in At Home Learning for the first 3 week, and after that time, those that selected In Person Learning will return to the school building for instruction, and those that selected At Home Learning will continue learning at home. After the first 9 weeks, parents will be able to continue with their original selection or change their learning format selection.


Please go to the Allen ISD web for further information. https://www.allenisd.org/Page/58559

Curbside Meal Service

In light of increased safety and social distancing standards, Student Nutrition will offer curbside meal service providing meal bundles two times per week for Allen ISD students (K-12) at five school locations.


Curbside meals must be purchased as a complete bundle, and cannot be purchased separately. Meal Bundle Prices and information regarding Free/Reduced eligibility is provided below.


Pick-up Schedule:

  • First week of school, meals (2 Breakfasts and 2 Lunches) will be offered on Wednesday, August 12 and on Friday, August 14 at the Tuesday Meal Bundle Prices below.
  • After the first week, curbside meals will be offered on Tuesdays (2 Breakfasts and 2 Lunches) and Thursdays (3 Breakfasts and 3 Lunches).


All meal bundles will be priced according to the student’s eligibility. 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 and lanyards were distributed at the time of material & device pickup. You can apply for Free and Reduce Meals on line at https://www.allenisd.org/Page/50163 A paper application for Free and Reduced Meals was also provided during the materials/device distribution.


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. If using cash or check, deposit at one of the 5 curbside meal station in an envelope with your child’s name and ID number. Meals can be purchased at any of the five locations (1 bundle per student per day).


The five Allen ISD school locations for curbside meal pick up are

1. Boyd Elementary, 800 Jupiter Rd, Allen, TX 75002

2. Rountree Elementary, 800 E. Main St., Allen, TX 75002

3. Reed Elementary, 1200 Rivercrest Blvd., Allen TX 75002

4. Lindsey Elementary, 5730 Wilford Dr., McKinney, TX 75070

5. Ereckson Middle School, 450 Tatum Dr., Allen, TX 75013

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Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer

The state of Texas has extended the deadline to apply for a one-time food benefit, Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT), for families who lost access to free or reduced-price meals due to school closures.

  • 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.
  • P-EBT food benefits are for children who received SNAP food benefits for March 2020 and children who are certified for free or reduced-price school meals during the 2019-2020 Texas school year. For more information, visit: hhs.texas.gov/PEBT

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)

Technology Information

The Allen ISD Web provides great resources for Tech Support. https://www.allenisd.org/domain/5548


Log-in information:

Your student needs to log on to the Portal portal.allenisd.org. 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.

https://www.allenisd.org/Page/50151


Trouble Shooting Technology:

This link is intended to support parents when the technology is not working correctly. Please do not submit questions about picking up devices. Parents may submit their technology questions here: 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