Boyd Bulletin

Volume 26 - February 22-26

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School on Monday

Weather permitting, we hope to be back to school on Monday. An email will be sent ONLY if school is canceled. Information is also posted on the Allen ISD web.

Blackhawk Families

This past week, many of our families and staff members have encountered great challenges as a result of the weather. Some are still experiencing blackouts and a lack of water. Others are dealing with repair costs and damage to their homes. Some families have lost a week of paychecks and may not know how to pay their bills. However, we are a family and as such we are here to support each other. Please contact me if you need any support or are in need of shelter, water, or food. judith.coffman@allenisd.org


Some of our children have also experienced some possible anxiety as a result of the blackouts and lack of resources. We will provide socio-emotional support lessons and a warm learning environment as our students return to classes. We hope that returning to "normal" on Monday will provide students and families much-needed relief.


The Boyd staff is committed to reducing any extra layers of stress to families during this time. For students that are learning At-Home, please do not stress over connectivity issues next week. We will all do our best to connect and get all the systems back-up and running. We will all give each other grace and be patient with each other as we come back together. Let's be extra kind and gentle with each other.


If you need a helping hand, reach out to me, and I will get you connected with support services. If you can give a helping hand, reach out to your neighbors. If you want to help, but don't know what to do, reach out to organizations such as ACO or email me. This is a time to come together and give to others in need.


I feel blessed to be part of this community! Wishing you all a warm and safe weekend!


Judith Coffman

Boyd Principal

Mark Your Calendar


February 15-21 - Instructional Delivery Model Selection Dates - If you are wanting to change the instructional model for next quarter, the deadline is Sunday, February 21.


February 26 - Coffee with Coffman

February 25 - PTA Board 5:00 PM and PTA General Meeting 5:30 PM

February 27 - Eagle Run

Instructional Delivery Model Selection Dates

The chart below outlines the timeframe for making a change in the selected instructional delivery model prior to the start of each new grading period.


Parents wishing to change their child’s participation in either At-Home Learning or In-Person Learning for the next nine-weeks grading period will need to complete the Commitment Form. Only parents that want to make a change need to complete the form on February 15-21 in Skyward.


Information will be sent to all parents about the process to request a change via email. All changes will be effective on the first day of each new nine weeks grading period as listed below:

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Staffing Impacts on Changes to Instructional Model

Allen ISD understands that families may want to change their instructional delivery model selection during the school year. Due to the scheduling complexities inherent in both At-Home Learning and In-Person Learning, parents are asked to make a commitment for at least one full nine-weeks grading period.


Please note that adjustments in instructional delivery model selections across the district may impact teacher assignments and student schedules.


Staff may need to shift to align with new instructional model choices. Therefore, even students who do not change instructional models could experience a change to their teacher(s), course availability or class schedule as teachers are assigned based on the numbers of students and course requests in each environment. Elementary students making changes to their instructional delivery model selection may not be guaranteed to be assigned to their home campus based on staffing and grade level seat availability.

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Eagle Run

Registration is now open for the Allen Eagle Run. Registration is only $25 and goes directly back to supporting Allen ISD students and staff! Additionally, everyone that registers will get a free T-Shirt! Click here to register for the Allen Eagle Run.

Coffee with Coffman

Take a Coffee Break with Mrs. Coffman!


Communication, Collaboration, and Coffee are a perfect combination.

Join Mrs. Coffman and other parents via Zoom for a time to

Provide feedback, ask questions, and collaborate

on improving procedures and practices at Boyd Elementary.


February 26, 2021

8:00-9:00 AM – In English

9:00-10:00 – In Spanish


Zoom Link:

https://allenisd.zoom.us/j/89678109453?pwd=OHMrNHk5TUxNKzBXTTVYNm56YzJXdz09

Meeting ID: 896 7810 9453

Passcode: BOYD

Volunteers Needed!

We are looking for volunteers to help in the following areas:
  • Watch DOGs - outside of the building greeting students and support with car line at arrival and dismissal.
  • Library - support with shelving books


Please complete the following form if you are interested in volunteering as a Watch DOG greeter or as a library volunteer. https://forms.gle/82bX8ukojVyobWMT8


Volunteer Protocols while on Campus:

  1. Background check must be completed prior to the time on campus https://www.allenisd.org/page/214

  2. Adhere to Allen ISD Volunteer Guidelines found here: https://www.allenisd.org/page/214

  3. COVID self-assessment check must be done. Please see the student screener linked here for questions to consider prior to coming to campus.

  4. Masks must be worn at all times.

  5. Keep social distance from staff and students while on campus. No close contact interaction with students and limited interaction with staff members in the designated areas.

  6. Stay in the designated volunteer area during the time on campus. No visits to classrooms or areas with students such as the cafeteria.

  7. Watch Dogs at dismissal/arrival will be limited to the use of air hugs, elbow bumps, or air high fives when greeting students to avoid direct physical contact.

  8. Library volunteers will be limited to one volunteer per day at the designated time frames.

Information from PTA - Box Tops

Hi! I’m the Box Tops Coordinator for Alton Boyd Elementary School.


In the past, we have had many involved parents and educators bringing in their clipped Box Tops to help raise money for school field trips and necessary supplies.


I would love for you to join me in earning cash for our school by using the Box Tops app. It’s an easy way to make a difference. All you have to do is buy Box Tops participating products (like Cheerios!) and scan your grocery receipt. Box Tops are worth $.10 each and they add up fast! Twice a year, our school receives a check to help pay for whatever we need - equipment, supplies or experiences the kids love!

Use the referral code XCS06DDR when you sign up and you’ll get 30 Bonus Box Tops when you scan your first receipt now through 02/17/2021, while supplies last!


Download the Box Tops for Education app from the app store or copy and paste this link: https://btfe.smart.link/c2jjdifkw?referral_code=XCS06DDR


Thank you for your support!


Trina Harmeson

Alton Boyd Elem PTA

Ways and Means VP

Thank you to all of the families that have been participating in our Box Top collection!

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Kinder Registration for Next School Year

Is your future Allen Eagle ready to start Kindergarten in 2021? Who is eligible to enroll for kindergarten? Texas state law requires a child must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 of that school year.


Pre-K students currently enrolled and attending Allen ISD at Rountree or Cheatham do not need to re-enroll for kindergarten.


The first day of school is scheduled for August 11, 2021.


Enrollment forms and information are available on the Allen ISD enrollment website. https://allenisd.org/Page/58088

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6th Grade Parents - Immunization Requirement for 7th Grade

In order to comply with entry requirements for 7th Grade, your student will be required to have the following immunizations:

  • Tdap (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis)
  • Meningococcal

Turn in proof of immunization to Nurse Terry as soon as possible.

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Counselor's Connection

Parent Chats

Parent Chats—AISD Support Counselors are continuing to offer support to struggling parents through support chats. Parents can register up to two weeks in advance by going to the District Counseling page.

In Person Leaners - Do not send student to school with ANY COVID-19 symptoms

Daily Self-assessment

Everyone has to do their part to reduce the spread of COVID. 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. If your child or someone in the home has symptoms that may be COVID-19, please do not send the student to school. For example: If a parent or sibling has multiple symptoms and is being tested, please do not send the student until you have the result from the test confirmed negative. Contact the school nurse for guidance if you are not sure.


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 10 days (CDC updated this time from 14 days to 10 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.

PTA needs your help!

Due to our current COVID guidelines, the PTA has been unable to grow our membership as we have traditionally done in the past. Our school benefits greatly from the PTA’s membership income each year.


Please consider joining our PTA for the 2020-2021 school year at joinpta.org for $10. Once at the website, click on the white “Join PTA” in the middle of the screen and then use the drop-down menus to find our school. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

It is an unusual year due to coronavirus disruptions. Nevertheless, one thing has not changed, parents need to complete the Free and Reduced Lunch Application. This is important data because it can impact school funding from federal grants. The Title 1 federal grant provides our school with funding for additional staff and resources needed to meet the needs of all of our students.



If you qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch, please assist our school in receiving the needed funding to meet the needs of all of our students by completing the Free and Reduced Lunch Application.

Link to Free and Reduced Form

Parent, Student, & Teacher Compact

The compact is another word for “contract” or “agreement.” The Boyd Elementary Parent – Student – Teacher Compact is an agreement between parents, students, and the school (teachers and staff) to foster student achievement. Please read and complete the form below and let’s all take active roles in improving student academic achievement and in building and developing a partnership that will help children achieve success in school and in life.


English/Spanish Compact form questionnaire

Student Nutrition

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


https://www.allenisd.org/Domain/37


Daily meal pick-up will be 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Student nutrition personnel will greet and assist at the pick-up area. Heating instructions will be provided daily with meals.


Parents/guardians will need to provide proof of AISD enrollment (Student ID#).


Please pick-up meals in the following areas:

  • Boyd Elementary, 800 Jupiter Rd, Allen, TX 75002– In front of the school drop-off next to the cafeteria.
  • Rountree Elementary, 800 E. Main St., Allen, TX 75002 – In front of the school drop-off next to the cafeteria.
  • Ereckson Middle School, 450 Tatum Dr., Allen, TX 75013 – Enter the first driveway from Tatum and follow to the back of the school.
  • Curtis Middle School, 1530 Rivercrest Blvd, Allen, TX 75002– From Malone take the second left at the athletic fields and follow the road to door #10.

Help Desk - Technology Issues

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

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