Hello Allen Families,
Happy Summer Break! Please be sure to enjoy your vacation by getting active outdoors and continuing to read all summer long. For families interested in using Achieve 3000, Smarty Ants, and iReady Math, students will have access to these educational programs during the summer until at least July 11th. For those students using Achieve3000, lexile levels will not adjust over the summer.
School resumes on Wednesday, July 21st for all students, in-person at Allen Elementary. School starts at 8:50 am for all K-6 students. Students in K-3 dismiss at 1:40 pm that day and students in grades 4-6 dismiss at 2 pm. Please continue to monitor this school blog for the latest information from Allen Elementary and the Chula Vista Elementary School District.
On Tuesday, June 15th, Allen Elementary held its virtual Kindergarten Promotion ceremonies. The two recorded ceremonies can be found below:
Ms. Gurule’s Promotion
Ms. Davies and Ms. T’s Promotion
Sixth Grade Promotion
On Friday, June 11th, Allen Elementary held its Sixth Grade Promotion ceremony. The school followed strict safety measures from the California Department of Public Health in order to make this rare, in-person event possible. The event was set to be live streamed for all families. Unfortunately, numerous technical issues plagued us that day and despite multiple attempts to display the ceremony online, we were unable to do so. We also attempted to record the ceremony, but that did not work either. If you attended the ceremony and are comfortable sharing your video so that other families and staff may have a memory of this event, please email Mr. Greenwell at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Returning Computers, Library Book, & WiFi Hot Spots
If you did not yet return a school laptop, computer charger, library book, and wifi hot spot devices that were checked out by families this year, please do so. Please contact the school office at (619) 479-3662 to schedule this.
- If your device was damaged while in your family’s possession, you may contact the school office at (619) 479-3662 to set up a payment plan to fix or replace the damaged device. You may also contact the school office if the computer or wifi hot spot device was lost or destroyed to set up a payment plan to replace the device.
- If you would like to return your device earlier, please contact the school office to arrange an earlier drop-off date and time.
Now Enrolling Students!
Enroll your child in our school now by going to https://www.cvesd.org/parents/welcome_to_enrollment!
See our school flyer below or download it here
Summer Office Hours
The school office will be closed to the public from June 22 through July 12, 2021 so that our fantastic office staff can recharge and prepare for the upcoming academic year. Beginning July 12, 2021, the school office hours will be 8 am to 3:30 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 brief weekly updates on this blog every Sunday. Please continue to check the district’s website, http://www.cvesd.org, and the school blog at http://www.allenelementary.org for regular updates.
Verification of Residency Process
You should have received an email recently with a link to complete the Verification of Residency process online. This link will be from PowerSchool. Please note that this process is required every single year. All students continuing at Allen Elementary must complete this process and update any information.
All families of students within Chula Vista were sent a notification on June 1. The District is still working to send out some of the Inter-District notifications. If you have questions or need support with this new online process, please contact the school office by phone at (619) 479-3662 and one of our friendly staff members will assist you.
There are still a few spots available for next year’s Preschool Program at Allen! We encourage all interested families to contact the district’s Early Childhood Education office at (619) 425-2362 as they are able to share the most up-to-date information regarding this program.
Please find more information here: https://www.cvesd.org/parents/welcome_to_enrollment/early_childhood_education
Families who live in the Chula Vista Elementary School District, but whose neighborhood school isn’t Allen must complete the Zone Transfer form and email it to: email@example.com. Families who live outside of the Chula Vista Elementary School District must follow the Interdistrict Transfer process instead here.
If you have any questions or need assistance completing the form, please feel free to contact the school office at (619) 479-3662. If your child will not be returning to Allen, please let us know that as well. Parents of current sixth grade students on a zone transfer do not need to do this step.
Kinder & New Student Registration
Do you know someone new to our community? Or, do you have a child ready for Preschool or Kindergarten? Enrollment in the Chula Vista Elementary School District for the next school year has begun! This year, the District is utilizing a new online enrollment system that promises to make registration easier. Please spread the word to share how wonderful your child’s education at Allen Elementary has been! We are recruiting new students for Kindergarten and have a few open spots for students in grades 3 through 6 next year.
Kindergarten and NEW student registration for the 2021-2022 school year is now available on a NEW online system. There are no paper packets for this year’s registration. Those currently registered at our school DO NOT have to re-register. However, if you attend Allen on a Zone Transfer or interdistrict transfer, those documents will need to be renewed every year. All families will need to complete proof of residency when the time comes. CLICK HERE for further information and here to register on the district’s website.
The following groups of students need to complete the registration process:
- Kindergarten students who will be 5 years old on or before September 1st
- NEW students in grades 1st through 6th
- Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- All inquiries and registration for the Preschool at Allen Elementary will be handled by the district’s Early Childhood Education office at (619) 425-2362 as they are able to share the most up-to-date information regarding this program.
YMCA Summer Camp
South Bay YMCA Summer Day Camp will be hosted at nearby Casillas Elementary. The YMCA Summer Day Camp program is a great way for kids to get active, socialize with their peers from around the community, and to learn new skills, games and songs. See the flier for more information on this fee-based program:
COVID-19 Corner: Health & Safety Updates
The Governor of the state of California recently made an announcement regarding COVID-19 restrictions. Schools will still be required to enforce some physical distancing and facial covering guidelines. Please follow all district and school safety guidelines at school. We encourage families to monitor the latest state guidelines.
If your child experiences any symptoms of COVID-19, please keep your child home, leaving only to get tested or seek medical attention.
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19 and should stay home:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Please see the latest COVID-19 Decision Tree below:
Community Resources for June and July
Please see the graphic below for community resources.
Please see the following community events.
Be well Eagles! Stay safe: We encourage everyone to get the COVID-19 vaccine when you are eligible to do so. We anticipate that all students will begin the new school year in July 2021 on campus. In the coming weeks, please look for additional information in your emails from the district!