Allen Update (30 Sept. 2020)

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Join us for District’s Virtual Town Hall on Monday, October 5th!

The Chula Vista Elementary School District will hold a Virtual Town Hall meeting at 6 pm on Monday, October 5. Join us to hear more about plans for a proposed phased reopening of schools to in-person instruction. The time and date of the meeting were moved up in response to parent and staff feedback, and to accommodate the inclusion of two medical professionals with extensive experience and knowledge of the health and care environment, especially in regard to our local community. Superintendent Francisco Escobedo, Ed.D., will be joined by Jeannette Aldous, M.D., and Shaila Serpas, M.D., in this informational and educational presentation.

Dr. Aldous is the Clinical Director of Infectious Disease at San Ysidro Health. She was awarded the “Live Well San Diego Public Health Champion” award for the Individual category, which honors an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the prevention of disease or injury, and/or the promotion of health, in the San Diego County community.

Dr. Aldous has more than 10 years of experience in public health and gives a valuable community provider perspective as an expert in infectious diseases. She has an impressive resume that includes local, state, and international public health experience, especially in infectious disease treatment and prevention.

Dr. Serpas has a passion for obstetrics and adolescent health, working to continually enhance residency curriculum as associate director of Scripps Family Medicine Residency Program. She was instrumental in establishing and maintaining three school-based adolescent clinics as core residency teaching sites. Since 1994, she has provided care in federally-qualified health centers. Dr. Serpas completed her Master of Public Health through the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health.

Dr. Serpas partners with Scripps residents to implement community-based research projects, school-based programs, and advocacy activities. Her clinical interests include reducing health disparities in the areas of childhood obesity, lactation, and migrant health and improving access to healthy environments.

To access the meeting at 6 pm on Monday, please click on the link below:

Click here to access the Virtual Town Hall on October 5th

Family Commitment Form

Your input is needed! In order to help us plan for the phased return to in-person instruction for students in grades Kindergarten through second grades, please complete the form for each child you have attending Allen Elementary. You can change the language of the form to Spanish by clicking on the arrow on the top right side of the form (Se puede cambiar el idioma del formulario a español haciendo “clic” en la flecha en la parte superior derecha del formulario). Please be sure to complete the form no later than October 9, 2020:

Parent Commitment Form for Learning Environment Options

As our Superintendent, Dr. Francisco Escobedo, mentioned his most recent Newsletter Update, the district is exploring a phased return to in-person instruction. Because COVID-19 transmission rates have been higher in certain of our local zip codes than the rest of San Diego County, the District is taking a measured and cautious approach toward a return to on-site classes. With our proposed expansion to in-person instruction, students would attend school four days a week (M-Th), possibly on a modified day schedule. Our goal is 16 students per cohort for most classes, but no more than 18, in Kindergarten-Grade 2 in order to maintain social distancing. Students would have Fridays reserved for distance learning from home.  More details can be found here. The proposed reopening will be the focus of our next District Town Hall virtual meeting, scheduled for 6 pm on Monday, October 5 [Note: this date was changed on 9/30/2020].

A copy of this letter can be found here for download.

PTC Ultra Fun Run

Keep up the great work getting those pledges, Allen Elementary School families!

The number of students registering and sending out the pledge emails and texts to family and friends continues to grow! Many students continue to increase their Pledge Requests to earn new prizes. Way to go!

Parents, remember to log the minutes run or walked DAILY into the student/parent portal – “Enter Minutes Run”.

Be sure to be on the look out for each day’s “assignment”!

While you have until the end of our fundraiser to raise money and qualify for the various prizes, PTC will continue to give out fun BONUS PRIZES for sending Pledge Emails and Text Messages.

If you have not done so already, please register here:

Enter the Student Access Code: ALLEN

Below is a copy of the parent/prize letter full of important registration information and prize opportunities.

We look forward to an incredible turn out and thank you for making a difference in the daily lives of our students. Remember, the funds raised from this main school fundraiser will provide hands-on learning experiences in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics).

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