Evans Elementary FAQs
In School Learning Times
Our campus opens at 7:30 and students will go directly to their homeroom upon arrival. Instructional time begins at 7:45 a.m.
Where do I drop off my child in the mornings?
Silver Side Carpool:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd grade students (and their older siblings) will utilize the Southeast side of the building. Parents must stay in cars and pull up as far as possible. For student safety, students should exit vehicles on the curbside only and walk on the sidewalk to the door. Students need to know how to get out of the vehicle on their own. Students will walk directly to their homeroom class.
Purple Side Carpool:
3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students will utilize the Northwest side of the building (Gym side of the building). Parents must stay in cars and pull up as far as possible. For student safety, students should exit vehicles on the curbside only and walk on the sidewalk to the door. Students will walk directly to their homeroom class.
Who do I call when my child is absent?
Please remember to report your student's absence to the school by calling the absence line at 972-236-0600, ext. 3373, as early in the day as possible. When the student returns to school, they need to bring a signed note from a parent/guardian that states the date(s) and reason for the absence. A note regarding an absence needs to be sent to school within three days of the absence.
What time is school dismissed?
We begin the dismissal process inside a few minutes before the closure of the school day. Students begin exiting the building at the bell at 2:55 p.m. All students will be supervised until they are released to the appropriate person.
Where do I pick-up my child in the afternoons?
*Students who ride a bus or a daycare van will be dismissed directly to the cafeteria.
*Students who attend Kids Club will be dismissed to the gym.
*Students who are independent walkers will be released when the 2:55 p.m. bell rings. Independent walkers are students who walk off campus to go home or meet up with parent(s) off-campus. This also includes students that ride bikes or scooters.
*Students who are picked up in the carpool line will be called and dismissed to their cars.
*Students who have someone that walk up to pick them up must wait at the edge of campus (see red stars on map).
*Please review the map that depicts the traffic flow for both arrival and dismissal. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated as we team together to dismiss hundreds of children securely and efficiently.
What if my child rides a Daycare or Allen ISD Bus?
Students will be dismissed to the cafeteria where they will be accounted for by staff members. Students will then sit in designated areas according to their daycare/school bus. Students will be escorted by a staff member to their bus/daycare van when their vehicle arrives. If a parent needs to make a change regarding bus/daycare dismissal, please email the classroom teacher and our bus/daycare team: firstname.lastname@example.org as early in the day as possible (no later than 2 p.m.).
Rainy Day Dismissal
Walkers and bike riders will follow their rainy day plan as determined by parent in the dismissal form. In the event of lightning or severe weather, we will keep students inside. This may delay their arrival time at home.
Carpool/Walk up dismissal remains exactly the same for both Purple- and Silver-side dismissal.
Can I eat lunch with my child? Can I bring my child a lunch?
At this time, visitor access to campus is suspended. This suspension includes the drop off and delivery of lunches, snacks, water bottles, homework, etc.
How do I pay for my child’s lunch?
Parents may register at www.paypams.com for online credit card payments. Please allow 24-48 hours for the online payment to be posted to the student’s account. If at all possible, plate lunches and snacks should be pre-paid. If you choose not to register for an online account, your student may bring payment in a sealed envelope with their name, ID#, grade, and homeroom teacher written on the envelope. Please see the cafeteria manager for more information.
What if my child forgets his/her lunch?
If your child has left their lunch at home, they will have the opportunity to purchase a lunch at school. Forgotten lunches cannot be dropped off at school.
What if I forgot to tell my child something important?
Classroom instruction cannot be interrupted during the school day with telephone calls. Messages will be emailed to the homeroom teacher.
How will I know about bus information?
To find out more about Allen ISD Transportation, you may go to the Allen ISD Transportation website at www.allenisd.org.
How do I register my child for Kid’s Club, which is Allen ISD’s after-school program at Evans?
Call 972-747-3373 or visit https://www.allenisd.org/Domain/28 for information and enrollment.
Notification Process for School Closing and Delays
Allen ISD campuses are occasionally closed due to weather such as snow and ice. Under most circumstances, a decision to close or delay school due to bad weather is made by 6 a.m. If enough information is available, school district officials may make a decision the night before and parents will be notified before 10 p.m.
If school is closed or delayed, the announcement will first be posted on the Allen ISD website, Allen ISD Facebook page, and Twitter account. Cable Channel 98 will be updated with the information and major television and radio stations will be notified. Because of the large number of school districts in the area, television and radio announcements are sometimes delayed 30-45 minutes. Parents will also be notified by automated phone calls through the SchoolMessenger notification system.
Power Outage Notification
If a campus or multiple campuses are experiencing a power/electricity outage at 6 a.m., schools will have a delayed opening of 10 a.m. If the power has not been restored by 9:30 a.m., campuses will remain closed the remainder of the day. In addition to notification of television and radio stations stated above, a phone notification will be sent to affected families and Fast Track emails will be sent to all subscribers.
Where can I find the Student Code of Conduct and Student Handbook?
Please visit www.allenisd.org, select Students, then Student Handbook and Student Code of Conduct.