Hello Allen Eagles,
A very happy Mother’s Day to all who celebrate! Here is your Sunday Update for May 10th, 2020:
DASH Lottery Update
Due to closures of CVESD schools and the YMCA, the DASH LOTTERY process for the 2020-2021 school year will be completed online only at this link (https://bit.ly/3aKNM6R): DASH Lottery
DASH Registration – Online Only: NOW
Lottery Submission Period: Now through May 17, 2020
The attached document provides a link to register into the lottery. Once the registration period is complete, the YMCA will run the random lottery process which selects the accepted students per school. The YMCA will then email those families prior to the start of school that have been accepted for their next steps. Those not selected will be placed on the waitlists which will be re-evaluated once school opens. Registration into the lottery does not guarantee students into the program. Any registrations submitted after the deadline will be placed on the waitlists. One registration per student allowed and only for their selected school.
What is DASH?
DASH (Dynamic After School Hours) is a recreational program for children in grades 1st-6th funded by the Chula Vista Elementary School District and operated by the South Bay Family YMCA. DASH operates on all school days for 2 hours on regular days and 3 hours on minimum days for students enrolled.
How many students are accepted to enroll?
50 students per school site will be selected to complete the enrollment process for DASH. We will assess enrollment regularly and add new students from the waitlist as students drop or don’t meet the attendance requirements. Siblings will be kept together, so if one gets in the other will as well.
What are the attendance requirements of DASH?
Students are required to attend/participate a minimum of 30 minutes, 3 days a week (regardless of holidays) to ensure the program is for those who truly need it. Time off request forms will be available for parents to complete and submit if there is a time period you need off for your student. Attendance audits will be conducted regularly to ensure everyone is meeting the attendance policies. If you need support or have any questions about the process please email email@example.com.
Allen School Spirit Week
(May 11-15, 2020)
Celebrate our school spirit online this week! The Allen School Student Council Team created a short video message below. Check out our Spirit Day themes for each day this week below the video. Parents, when submitting a photo to be posted online to firstname.lastname@example.org, please note that you give consent for it to be featured on this blog (allenelementary.org) and the school’s Twitter handle (@EaglesBonita).
Online New Student Registration
Please spread the word to share how wonderful Allen Elementary is! Online registration for all new incoming students to Allen is now open at the district’s website! This process is only for families new to Allen Elementary and all incoming kindergarten students. While the school office remains closed to the public, registration is happening online. Questions? Email email@example.com.
Interested in transferring your student to our amazing school? Click the link here for more information regarding zone transfers (within CVESD) and interdistrict transfers (from outside CVESD).
Current Ella B. Allen Elementary students do NOT need to re-register online. They are automatically enrolled for 2020-2021 school year. Residency Verification for returning students will be done at a later time (stay tuned).
If your child will NOT return to Allen Elementary in 2020-2021, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Outgoing sixth grade students do not need to notify the office staff that they are attending middle school next year.
There will be a PTC meeting which you are welcome to join on Monday, May 11 at 6 pm.
There will also be a School Site Council (SSC) meeting on Wednesday, May 13 at 3:30 pm.
Please send a request in advance to join either of these two virtual meetings to: Michelle.firstname.lastname@example.org and Mrs. Reza will send you an invitation.
Parent Help Line
CVESD has a Parent Helpline at 619-409-6638 to provide technical support with Microsoft Office 365 and Teams, as well as assistance for District-adopted online programs (i.e. Achieve 3000). Office hours are now Monday–Friday 8 am to 5 pm. You may need to leave a message during peak times; however, someone will contact you as soon as possible.
Community Resource Calendar
Please share this community resource calendar created by the amazing CVESD Parent Engagement Liaison, Ms. Angelica Maldonado. Additional community resources and updates from the district are available at www.cvesd.org!
We Miss Our Allen School Community!
Have you driven by the Chula Vista Golf Course recently? You may have noticed this sign at Central Avenue and Bonita Road:
Photos from Allen Staff Appreciation Week
The photos below were sent in from parents to show their appreciation of our school’s staff!
🦅 Be well, Eagles. Together, we SOAR!