Allen Update (4 July 2020)

Greetings Allen Families! We hope you have a wonderful Fourth of July!

Be safe this holiday!

Summer Learning Camp at Allen

A small number of students per grade level will be invited to attend a Summer Learning Camp at Allen Elementary in August 2020. Summer Learning Camp will provide instruction in reading and mathematics to students who may benefit from additional intervention. During each day of the Summer Learning Camp, students will receive one-on-one instruction, small group instruction, and social emotional learning from excellent teachers within our District. Each child’s individual literacy skills will be assessed and addressed during this ten-day camp. This experience is intended for a limited number of students: Only those students needing additional support in reading foundational skills and mathematics will be invited to attend.

Current safety protocols set forth by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) will be in place. Guidelines and protocols are likely to change frequently based on the needs of the local community. Based on what is known at this time:

  • Students and employees will wear face masks at all times.
  • Handwashing and hygiene will be regularly enforced.
  • Daily disinfection of classrooms will occur.
  • Daily health screenings and temperature checks of staff and students will occur.
  • Physical distancing will be in place within the classroom, to the extent possible, following CDPH guidelines.
  • Minimal interaction between groups of students will occur.

Additional information and details will be shared with the families of students invited to attend the Summer Learning Camp at Allen prior to the start of the camp.

Health and Safety Reminders

COVID-19 presents real health risks to our community. A friendly reminder to please wear a mask or face covering, maintain physical distancing, and wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with water and soap.

School Office Hours

The school office remains closed to the public. Beginning August 12, 2020, the school office hours will be 8 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. If you have any questions, you may contact the school office at (619) 479-3662 and we will respond as soon as the office reopens.

We will continue to provide weekly updates on this blog every Sunday and expect to hear more details regarding what the upcoming school year will look like in mid-July. Please continue to check the district’s website, http://www.cvesd.org, and the school blog at http://www.allenelementary.org for weekly updates.

Download the revised Calendar!

There is a revised school calendar that we wanted to ensure everyone has. Classes will resume on Monday, August 31, 2020, with the last day of school on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Please note the absence of a fall break on this revised calendar as it closely mirrors traditional school year calendars of other districts in San Diego County. We highly recommend that all families download a copy of this calendar and make note of all vacations and holidays so that students are present for all scheduled days of school. We also encourage families to schedule doctor and dentist appointments over the breaks or on minimum days so that students do not miss any learning. You may download a copy of the calendar here:

Meetings for Parents & Guardians

Allen’s PTC Meetings will be held virtually online in accordance with state and county health guidelines until further notice. Allen PTC Meetings generally occur on the second Monday of each month at 6 pm:

  • Monday, July 13 at 6 pm
  • Monday, August 10 at 6 pm

Please email the Principal at john.greenwell@cvesd.org in advance of the meeting for the link to the online PTC meetings.

CVESD’s Board of Education meetings are also being held online and generally occur the second Wednesday of each month:

  • Wednesday, July 15 at 5 pm
  • Wednesday, August 12 at 5 pm

To access these public meetings, please click the link here: https://www.cvesd.org/board_of_education/board_meetings

CVESD Summer Learning Resources

Our district continues to provide resources for all students and their families over the summer: https://www.cvesd.org/parents/my_childs_learning/independent_learning_at_home

We love and miss you Eagles! Continue to enjoy your summer vacation, wash your hands, and keep reading!

🦅  Allen Eagles: Together, we SOAR!

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