Allen Update (24 April 2020)

Happy Friday Allen Eagles,

A few more updates for our school community during the COVID-19 closure…

PTC Elections

The PTC is moving forward with its public election process according to its bylaws.  We encourage all parents, guardians, and staff members to participate in the Annual PTC Officer elections. Please join us by nominating a fellow Allen School parent, guardian, or staff member. You can also volunteer by self-nominating. Those nominated by others will be contacted by the Election Committee and given the opportunity to accept or decline the nomination. Most importantly, you can also participate by voting for your favorite candidate.

April 27 – PTC Election Meeting (Virtual) at 6 pm and nomination submission opens
May 1 – Deadline to submit nominations
May 4 – Voting ballot opens
May 10 – Voting ballots close
May 11 – PTC Election Meeting (Virtual) at 6 pm
Submit nominations to before May 1st.  Please email our school secretary for access to the virtual PTC meetings on April 27th and May 11th.


Allen Yearbooks On Sale

Last call for yearbooks!  All orders for 2019-2020 Yearbooks will be placed online.  Due to the current health situation, the only option for distribution will be via mail.  There will be an additional $5 shipping charge added to all orders that you will pay at check out.  You may order a soft cover yearbook for $20 or a hard cover yearbook for $25 with the option to personalize the yearbook for an additional fee.  Please place all orders before May 1, 2020 at


Free E-Book Access

Reading is one of the best things our children can do in this time of crisis.  Numerous academic studies reveal that the best thing students can do to maintain and gain academic progress away from school is read for a sustained period of at least 20 minutes a day.  While public libraries remain closed physically, there are options for students to access free books and e-books.  Kindly investigate and share these resources with your child(ren).

SD County Library:
The library system offers thousands of e-books for free via a library card or phone number.  Simply download the free app Libby on your phone or tablet and you have an instant free-e-reader to access books.
Epic! is the leading digital library for kids 12 and under and they are granting free access right now.
Follet E-Books:
There are many free fiction and non-fiction titles available via this service.  The login expires on June 30th.  Below are more instructions for logging in to get free E-books.


 Your login credentials are:
  1. Go to
  2. In the Location box, it says “Any Location.” Do not change.
  3. In the School box, enter
    Follett eLearning, McHenry, IL” and click Go!
  4. To log in, click on the “Log In” button at the top right of the screen.
Username: guest
Password: follett

Benchmark Universe

Remember, the e-reader embedded in Benchmark Universe is available to every CVESD student through their single sign-on in the Microsoft Office 365 Suite.

CVESD Budget Advisory Committee Meeting Notice of Adjournment

Notice is hereby given that the Budget Advisory Committee Meeting for the district scheduled for Wednesday, April 29, at 6 pm is hereby adjourned to Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 6 pm at the Dr. Lowell J. Billings Board at the CVESD offices, 84 East “J” Street, Chula Vista, CA. 91910.

Be well, Allen Eagles!

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