Vaughan Voice

Campus Parent Communication - November 6, 2020

Please see many important updates below. I hope you all have a great, relaxing weekend!


Enjoy the sunshine!


Tonya Jasenof

Principal

Vaughan Elementary

Instructional Delivery Model Selection Dates

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Veterans Day Celebration

  • Our Veterans Day Celebration will be virtual this year.
  • We will provide the recorded version of our Veterans Day for our students that are in person and at home on Wednesday, November 11th at 8 a.m.
  • I will send the presentation to our families later that day.
  • Please share the special presentation with any family members or relatives that have served in our military. We are so thankful for their service!
  • Please do not share the presentation on social media, it is just intended for our students and families.

Veteran's Day Donations

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At-Home Learners

As a reminder, students are expected to be not only be available during synchronous learning times, but also asynchronous learning times. Teachers will let your child know if they need them to join a small group, stay on to correct a paper, join them for a reteach, etc. All students are expected to be available during the entire school day from 8-3 PM. The only time we will not schedule learning opportunities is during their lunch time from 11:00-11:30 AM.

Reminder - Steam Ambassador Tutoring - Grades 5 & 6

General Overview:

  • STEAM Ambassadors will provide flexible, one on one online peer tutoring services to students 5-12 with homework help and science and math concept comprehension.

  • This tutoring is available for in-person AND virtual learners.

Goals:

  • Assist students with math and science concepts through virtual tutoring sessions.

  • Provide accessible student support that would typically be offered in a face to face setting but has become increasingly difficult as students learn away from campus.

  • Establish a virtual tutoring model that successfully addresses the diverse needs of learners across Allen ISD.

Who are the tutors?

  • Tutors are 10th-12th grade STEAM Ambassadors that excel in science and math.

  • STEAM Ambassadors were chosen by board members, administrators, and teachers during an extensive interview process last spring.

  • Tutors have completed classroom observations and were trained on best instructional practices.

  • Please visit the STEAM Ambassador website to learn more about the leadership program and tutoring

How to sign up:

**Parents and students may view available times for tutoring sessions and sign up for a session here**

  • Students can learn about the available tutors by viewing their bios.

  • Students will sign up for a session at least 24 hours in advance, providing details regarding material they would like to cover during the session. Additionally, graded quizzes/assignments, homework, etc. can be submitted here for the tutor to review in detail with the student (reworking missed questions, clarifying/reteaching when necessary)

  • Prior to the first tutoring session a parent/guardian permission slip will be submitted

ALLEN ISD KINDERGARTEN TESTING FOR GIFTED & TALENTED PROGRAM (Reminder)

Allen ISD Gifted & Talented Assessment Departments will coordinate upcoming kindergarten phase I testing for potential gifted/talented identification. All AISD kindergarten students, whether in-person or at-home learners will have the opportunity to take the CogAT test between the dates of December 1-11, 2020. You will receive further details in an informational meeting to be sent on the evening of October 26th via Skyward & Family Access.


Testing for potential gifted identification for students in Grades 1-11 will be in the spring. Please watch for announcements after the winter break via district and campus communication.

Free Breakfast and Lunch Now for the Entire School Year (Reminder)

Allen ISD will continue to offer free breakfast and lunch to ALL elementary and middle school students for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year based on the USDA waiver extensions.


A BIG thank you to our Student Nutrition Department for working to meet the needs of our families in this interesting year!

ATTENTION PARENTS OF CURRENT VAUGHAN ELEMENTARY 6TH GRADERS (Reminder)

GREETINGS FROM THE NURSE!


I want to be proactive in helping your 6th grader prepare for 7th grade enrollment as deadlines will start to pop up much faster than you think!


Please pay close attention to the following information regarding vaccine requirements:


As soon as your student has had these immunizations please turn in the documentation to the Vaughan school nurse by hand, fax, or email. This will make the registration process for Middle School much easier.


  • Individual notices will be sent out in January, February, March, April, and May reminding those students who still need to turn in proof of the above vaccines.


  • After this initial notice, if you do not receive a notice, your student’s vaccines are current for 7th grade entry and no action is required.


If you do not currently have a family doctor or are unsure of where to take your student, you may consider the following option:


Collin County Health Care Services

Monday thru Friday: 7:30a – 11:00a and 1:00p – 4:00p

825 N. McDonald Street # 130, McKinney, TX 75069

Direct Line (972) 548-5532

www.collincountytexas.gov


• A complete shot record is required for all children’s immunizations & school nurse’s note alone WILL NOT be accepted.

• Cost ranges from $5 - $14 per shot per child.

• Medicaid / CHIPS are accepted but you MUST bring your current update for Medicaid & bring your CHIPS card with you.

• Cash or in-state check ONLY will be accepted. No credit or debit cards are accepted.

• All clinics are on a first come first serve basis.


Please let me know if you have any questions.


Nicole Omoregie, BSN, RN

972-236-9460

Fax: 972-727-0579

Elizabeth.omoregie@allenisd.org

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Vaughan Yearbook

Please see the information below from our yearbook coordinators -


We are so happy to have 'At-Home' learners and 'In-Person' learners this year! If you have an 'At-Home' learner, we would love to have pictures of your student learning at home! If you take any pictures please submit them to the link below.

Send pictures to - https://images.jostens.com/415573965.

Also, any parents that have first day of school pictures please send them our way following the directions above! We would love to have as many pictures of your student as we can this year!

Lastly, if you want to order a yearbook please order it through Josten's website. Click HERE to order now or click on the QR code.

The yearbook will stay at $30 until 11/13.

We are so excited to have such an amazing year at Vaughan!

Thank you for all you are doing for your student, it is truly appreciated!

REMINDER - Allen ISD Resources

For 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:

Upcoming Dates and Reminders

  • Join Vaughan PTA- Please consider joining the Vaughan PTA to contribute to your child's school. Membership gives you access to our PTA online Membership Toolkit, ways to connect with Vaughan families through social media, and supports our school. https://vaughanpta.membershiptoolkit.com/packet-start/2046

Save the Date!

November 11th - Virtual Veteran's Day Celebration

November 11th - Veterans Day Donations Due

November 20th - Early Release Day - 12 PM

November 23rd - 27th - Thanksgiving Break

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