Please see the district’s website for the latest safety information at www.cvesd.org.
Student Conflict and Bullying Information
Wondering how to support children if they experience a problem with another student? We suggest using “I feel…” statements, moving away from others, and seeking help from an adult nearby. Our staff prides itself in actively monitoring students at all times. What our staff has noticed recently is that students are learning how to interact with one another and having some problems or conflict. This is not bullying. It may be due to trauma and other sudden social-emotional issues with a child. What is bullying? Check out this document:
You can also see this helpful infographic below:
If you have a concern about another child’s behaviors impacting your child, we suggest you first contact your child’s teacher. Afterwards, please see this page here.
Online and Internet Safety
Parents and legal guardians, please monitor your child’s activity on cell phones, online games, and computers. Online safety includes any computers, cell phone, gaming consoles, e-readers, tablets, and other devices. It is important to discuss with ALL CHILDREN (even at an early age) the following topics:
- Looking at inappropriate content
- Not trusting everyone and everything you see online
In addition, older children (tweens and teens) need to hear from trusted adults on:
- Posting personal/inappropriate information (pornography, violence, hate speech, illegal activities)
- Meeting offline with others
We recommend that parents stay calm and level-headed when speaking to children about these topics. Often well-intentioned parents threaten to take away items and punish children when they are found exploring online and that just creates other problems that could be potentially more serious down the line.
Ask your child if they are aware of conflicts between students via social media, online gaming, and other apps. Build trust and answer questions they have in an age-appropriate way.
Online safety continues to be a hot topic in our community! We encourage parents to check out additional resources for online safety at https://www.missingkids.org/netsmartz/videos#elementary.
Other helpful resources are Common Sense Media and Internet Matters. Those links are below…
Per the Allen School Family Handbook, students are not permitted to use cell phones, Apple Watches, or other personal communication devices on school or district property. This includes the use of these devices on a field trip under the supervision of district employees and on school buses to and from school or district-sponsored trips. This increases student safety on our campus and for the safety of all students.
Allen Elementary would like to share an important FAQ about vaccines for children here. The district encourages everyone to get vaccinated once they are eligible to do so. There is more information available from the County of San Diego here: LINK
Many families are choosing to have their children vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus. Please provide your child’s vaccine card to the school office so that we might be able to update student health records. This helps the school in the event of a close contact on campus, where fully vaccinated people are not required to quarantine. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school office at (619) 479-3662.
Free COVID-19 Testing
Antigen take-home rapid tests are available for families free in the school office. PCR testing for staff and students is available via Campus Clinic kiosks at three locations. Please verify testing hours and locations as they are subject to change. The most updated schedule can be found at www.cvesd.org.
Please contact the school office at (619) 479-3662 with questions. Please note that if a child presents with any COVID-19 symptoms, we are required to send that student home.
Please know that we will communicate with parents on the latest guidance from state, county, and district officials regarding the safety of students on Allen Elementary’s campus.
Families may come to the school office, Monday- Friday, between 8 am and 3:30 pm to receive a free COVID-19 home antigen test. The testing is not required. Please report all positive cases to our school office at (619) 479-3662.
Weekly, voluntary testing will continue on our school campus via Campus Clinic each week. Parents and legal guardians must opt-in to the program and no child will be tested without proper consent. If families would like to watch a video on the registration process, they can visit: https://campusclinic.org/how-to/. For community testing at the kiosks, individuals will need to register on-site. You only need to register one time for a test through the kiosk.
In alignment with our district’s commitment to keeping your children healthy and in school, we are excited to expand Campus Clinic’s health services by adding the flu combo test to our weekly COVID-19 testing program. This combo test is designed to provide results for symptomatic individuals for some of the most common illnesses, such as Flu A, Flu B, RSV, and COVID-19. This testing is provided at no-cost or free to families, but Campus Clinic is required by the state of California to collect insurance information. Campus Clinic will also be providing other essential public health services.
MedLab2020 may call or email families to verify insurance information for individuals who have tested with Campus Clinic previously. MedLab2020 is the lab that Campus Clinic partners with to process COVID-19 PCR & flu combo tests administered through weekly in school testing, as well as at the four kiosks throughout the district. They are part of the letterhead on most of the results sent out. Please feel free to direct any questions or concerns you may have to the Campus Success Team.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the information above, please call or email our Campus Success team.
Campus Success; 8:00am -4:00pm PST
Again, for this free testing support, please email: email@example.com.
COVID-19 Corner: Resources and Information
Vaccines for children are now available. There is currently no mandate for vaccines, nor a mandate for masks. Please understand that the state of California may (in the future) require children to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in order to attend a public school, just as they already do for other diseases (polio, mumps, rubella, etc..). This decision is not a school-based or district-based decision, but rather a state government decision.
Masks, although not required at this time, are encouraged for all staff, students, parents, and visitors while indoors on campus.
- There is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 and other illnesses in any public place where people are present. The school and district strive to reduce this impact to staff, students, and families.
- It is a current public health recommendation for all eligible people to get COVID-19 booster shots.
Please follow all district and school safety guidelines at school. We encourage families to monitor the latest state guidelines and mandates from the County of San Diego and California Department of Public Health. Parents, please assist in monitoring your child’s health before sending them to school.
If your child has a chronic health condition, such as allergies or asthma, please contact the school office and download the form below to have your child’s doctor complete and send it back to the school’s nurse. We recommend doing this in advance of a child showing symptoms.
If your child experiences any symptoms of COVID-19, please keep your child home and contact the school office at (619) 479-3662. If any person (regardless of vaccination status) presents with symptoms of COVID-19 while at school, that person will be immediately sent home. All schools in CVESD must follow the latest County of San Diego COVID-19 Decision Tree (see below) for persons with symptoms associated with COVID-19.
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 here: LINK to Newest Decision Tree
Please know that we will communicate with parents on the latest guidance from state, county, and district officials regarding the safety of students on Allen Elementary’s campus as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Please note there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place where people are present. The school and district strive to reduce this impact to staff, students, and families.
School Safety Plan
Our school updates its annual safety plan often: At least once a quarter, the school’s safety committee meets to update its actions and goals to monitor the implementation of this plan. The full document is not available for public viewing as this is one of the ways that we ensure students, staff, and visitors remain safe on our campus. We work with our district’s Emergency Preparedness Manager and various agencies on updating the safety plan each year to reflect best practices.
Allen Elementary and the Chula Vista Elementary School District are in constant communication with our community partners, including local law enforcement (Chula Vista Police Department and San Diego County Sheriff) and Chula Vista Fire Department.
To review the public copy of the Safety Plan, please schedule an appointment with the front office staff or Principal.