Sunday Update (17 May 2020)

Hello Allen Eagles!

Happy Sunday!  Please continue to check and for the most up-to-date information about our vibrant school community.  A friendly reminder that our school is here to support our students and their families for the remainder of the school closure.  Please communicate with your child’s teacher to ensure our school’s response is timely.


Staff Appreciation Photos

We wanted to share some wonderful photos one of our families sent in to show their appreciation of our Allen team:


Wifi Hot Spots

If your family needs access to the internet, please communicate with your child’s teacher and Principal John Greenwell, via email.  The district is providing free wifi access to our neediest families.  If you still need a paper/pencil option for learning or a district-provided laptop, please contact your child’s teacher and she/he will put you in contact with someone who can assist you.


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 (  DASH Lottery

IMPORTANT:  DASH Registration and Lottery Submission Period is now through May 24, 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 for enrollment?

Only 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

DASH 2020-2021 Online Registration Information {Click Here}


VAPA and Wellness Resources

The VAPA Department in CVESD has teamed up with the Health and Wellness Department to create a website with all the resources created for our CVESD students and families.  Each discipline has its own tabs with age appropriate activities, as well as links to the CVESD VAPA Facebook, Pinterest, and Flipgrid pages.  Take a minute to click on the link and check out the amazing resources:  LINK HERE


Sixth Grade Promotion

Details are still being finalized regarding our sixth grade promotion ceremony, but we hope to have all the details soon.  We are thrilled to share the photos below of our sixth grade students and their families being celebrated with these signs!


The Chula Vista Elementary School District is hosting its next DAC/DELAC meeting online on Tuesday, May 19 from 12 noon to 2 pm.  Please email the principal if you wish to receive the link to attend this online meeting.

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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

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 or  Outgoing sixth grade students do not need to notify the office staff that they are attending middle school next year.  

🦅  Make it a great week, Eagles.  Together, we SOAR!

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