Welcome Back! Boyd Bulletin

Volume 1 - August 10-14

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Welcome Back to School!

Mark Your Calendars

August 12 - First Day of School

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

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.

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Final Call for Materials and Devices Pick-up

Last call to come get materials and devices before the first day of school! Please come to the front office between 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday, August 10 or Tuesday, August 11. Please ring the front bell and provide your child's grade level and name to pick-up materials/device.

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

First Day of School - Wednesday, August 12

Wednesday is the first day of school!

Teachers will provide an invitation to Google Classroom. On Wednesday morning at 8:00 AM, students need to sign-in to their Google Classroom Homeroom for Morning Meeting.

Please review the schedule below with the breakdown of each day. The schedule is very different than what students experience in the Spring, because if provides dedicated timeframes for live teacher-led instruction using video conferencing and time for independent work.

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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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 and their password to log-in to the portal. If they are not able to log-in, please contact classroom teacher. We will need to have their password reset. Please make sure that they know their ID and password prior to coming to pick up their device on Wednesday, 8:00-4:00 PM. Here is a link for log-in help information. 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

Internet Access At Home:

If you do not have internet access at home visit our page for some potential solutions. https://www.allenisd.org/Page/58273

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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: Marison Puterbaugh

Campus Intervention Specialist (CIS): Yessica Schessler

PTA President: April Cheney

School Website