Week 5: September 19-23, 2022
Jerry D. Allen Elementary School
Message from Mrs. Zagala
Dear Allen Families,
This week we celebrated "Freedom Week." Thank you to all of our students that participated in the fun activities that reminded us about our freedoms .
I would also like to thank all the grandparents that joined us for Grandparents Breakfast this week. Our students were so excited to have some of the most special people in their lives join them for breakfast.
We are now entering the mid-point of the first nine weeks of school and all of our classes are in full swing. I encourage you to stay connected to your child's teacher in Class Dojo. Although teachers can be contacted by phone and email, Class Dojo is often the quickest way to get in touch with them.
I wish you all a great weekend and I look forward to next week!
Freedom Week Fun
Library Open After School
POSTPONED--Immunizations & Well Child Visits Coming to Allen Elementary--September 21, 2022
Early Release 9.21.22
A flyer with more information went home this week with students.
Progress Reports Go Home 9.23.22
*All parents will be invited to a parent conference by during the first semester of school.*
Looking for Parent Representatives!
Run, Hide, Fight Training for Students
As a follow up to the guidance lesson, on September 30th, students in 3rd-5th grade will view the district's Run, Hide, Fight Training video. Although this video is not intended to cover all scenarios, it was created to provide our students with the tools they will need to be safe in the event of an active threat . Our counselors will continue to be involved with the students after the video is shown to 3rd-5th graders.
I have linked the video below and encourage parents to preview the video prior to September 30th so that you can have discussions with your child(ren) at home. A letter will be sent to parents of 3rd-5th graders with more information one week before the video is shown. If you have any concerns about your child viewing the video, please reach out to Ms. Zagala so that different arrangements can be made for your child.
COVID-19 Information for Parents/Guardians
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
● Fever or chills ● Diarrhea
● Cough ● Headache
● Shortness of breath/difficulty ● New loss of taste or smell
breathing ● Sore throat
● Fatigue ● Congestion or runny nose
● Muscle or body aches ● Nausea or vomiting
How do I communicate with the school if my child has seasonal allergies, chronic migraines, gastrointestinal issues, asthma, etc.?
1. If there is a medical history of these symptoms, please provide a doctor’s note to the school nurse for documentation. Students will be assessed by the school nurse to determine if there is a change in the student’s normal baseline.
When can my student return to school after being diagnosed with, and/or testing positive for COVID-19?
1. Students may return to school after 5 days of isolation (return on the 6th day) if symptoms are improving and they have been without fever (100.0 F or above) for 24 hours without using fever-reducing medication.
2. If the student has tested positive or has been diagnosed with COVID-19 but has not had any symptoms, they can return after 5 days have passed since the date of the positive test/diagnosis (return on the 6th day).
What do I do if my student is at home or is sent home from school with a fever (100.0 degrees or greater) and/or any other symptoms of COVID-19?
1. Contact your healthcare provider for guidance.
2. Students who have been without fever (100.0 F or above) for 24 hours without using fever-reducing medication and have improvement of other COVID symptoms, may return to school in fewer than 5 days with a written clearance from a healthcare provider or with a negative COVID-19 test performed by a healthcare provider/testing facility.
3. Students who are not evaluated by a healthcare provider or tested by a testing facility may return to school after 5 days of isolation (return on the 6th day), if symptoms are improving and they have been without fever (100.0 F or above) for 24 hours without using fever-reducing medication.
September is Attendance Awareness Month
Attendance is essential to school success, but too we do not realize how quickly absences — excused and unexcused — can add up to academic trouble. Did you know that chronic
absence — missing 10 percent of the school year, or just 2-3 days every month—can translate into third-graders unable to master reading, sixth-graders failing courses and ninth-graders dropping out of high school?
We are here to help and want your child to be successful; but, if they are not in school we cannot teach them. Making sure that your child come to school each day and on time will help your child be more successful. We understand that sometimes your child may have an appointment, but even early outs contribute to learning loss.
If you have any questions or need any assistance with your child's attendance please reach out to us. We are here to support our community!
Reading and Math Family Monthly
Learning Fun in Ms. Clark's 2nd Grade Class!
Ms Clark read us a story about responsibility called Do I Have To and we completed a read and respond.
In Writers Workshop we began to edit and publish our Ouch Personal Narrative Stories using our writing stories and the sharing microphone.
In Reading Class we continued to study our shared story using story maps and Cleo and Theo.
In math class we explored two dimensional shapes and worked together in Math Workshop to sort and identify polygons and non examples of polygons after exploring their attributes.
It’s been a fun week.
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- The doors to the school open at 7:00 AM
- All parents and adult guests going to the cafeteria must obtain a visitor's pass from the front office. A valid driver's license or state ID is required to get a visitors pass.
- Any parent eating breakfast with their child will be asked to eat at the family table located on the stage.
- For safety and security is our campus policy that parents and visitors do not go to the classrooms in the morning
We appreciate your patience and support as we continue to implement our new dismissal system. For everyone’s safety, students will remain in the building until there is someone here for them. To ensure that our system works smoothly, we ask that all parents, guardians, and caregivers remain in their vehicles and drive through the pick up line for their child. Remaining in the pick up line will minimize the congestion in the front of the school and will allow us to get the children to their cars more efficiently. Parents that “walk up” to pick up their child are likely to wait longer in the weather elements than the parents that remain in their vehicles. Please make sure that your car tag with your child’s unique code is easily visible in the front of your windshield. Parents that walk up to pick up their child(ren) are also asked to present their tag to the staff dismissing students.
Any students that are not picked up by 3:15 PM will require a parent or guardian to pick them up from inside the building and sign them out.
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Box Tops for Education: Help Us Earn Money for our School!
Use this referral code B1KG0OSL when you sign up and you’ll get 20 Bonus Box Tops when you scan your first receipt now through 05/31/2023, while supplies last! Download the Box Tops for Education app here: https://btfe.smart.link/c2jjdifkw?referral_code=B1KG0OSL
At the end of the school year, the grade level that has earned the most Box Tops will win an Ice Cream Party!