A Message from Superintendent Robin Bullock
May 22, 2020
Dear Allen ISD Parents and Guardians,
Today is the final day of the school year, and I realize it’s not the final day that any of us could have imagined. I cannot thank you enough for the extraordinary role you have taken on in your child’s education with at-home learning this semester. This school district is comprised of educators who have a passion for teaching students, but we simply could not have done that this year without your support and partnership. I sincerely appreciate the sacrifices you have made over the past several months.
While it certainly seems that COVID-19 and at-home learning have been all-encompassing, I hope they don’t overshadow the many bright spots that occurred in Allen ISD this year. For example:
- Allen High School had a school-record 38 students named as National Merit Semifinalists.
- Marilyn Hamilton (2nd grade, Boyd Elementary) was named the Region 10 Teacher of the Year AND a finalist for the H-E-B Excellence in Education award.
- The Curtis Middle School Symphony Orchestra performed at the Texas Music Educators Association conference after being named the best middle school symphony orchestra in the state.
- Our STEAM Center fully opened this fall, where high-level learning met real-world applications.
These are just a few of the many amazing things that happened in our schools, and I look forward to many more accomplishments next year.
Speaking of next year, I know that our plans for the fall semester are at the top of mind for all parents. Please know that district officials have been working on several scenarios for the next school year, and we will likely have to remain flexible and adapt to new situations as they arise. AISD will continue to work with state and local health officials to develop a plan that is safe for our students and staff and in the best interest of the community. Whatever challenge meets us, we will remain committed to providing our students with the best possible education. As soon as more information becomes available, you will be among the first to know.
Thank you again for your support this school year. I hope you and your family have a safe and enjoyable summer.
Superintendent of Schools
District Coronavirus Updates
An outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, has recently caused outbreaks of respiratory illness in other countries. The United States has confirmed cases of coronavirus related to travel. Our school district is keeping track of this situation and is in contact with our local health department, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For more information, visit the district's Health Services page.
Allen ISD follows the guidance and expertise of national, state, and local health officials to help protect students and staff from all communicable diseases. Families are encouraged to visit the Texas Department of State Health Services or the CDC website for more information and travel guidance regarding the Coronavirus.
Links to Allen ISD Updates
- Board of Trustees COVID-19 Resolutions -- April 14, 2020
- Allen ISD Update on COVID-19 -- March 31, 2020
- Athletic Fields and Playgrounds Closed -- March 26, 2020
- important Update: Revised Guidelines for Student Meal Pick-up -- March 31, 2020
- Allen ISD Update on COVID-19 -- March 12, 2020
- Free Breakfast and Lunch Program -- March 13, 2020
- Allen ISD Update on COVID-19 -- March 17, 2020
- Allen ISD Update on COVID-19 -- March 18, 2020
Information For Parents
Time Closed - District facilities and campuses are closed to visitors over the summer. Administrators are planning for reopening campuses in the fall.
Food Distribution - Students may receive multiple meals by picking up three days each week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at Rountree Elementary School, 800 E. Main St., or Boyd Elementary School, 800 Jupiter Road. This service has been extended through June 29.
Daily pickup time is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Parents may drive through the front car loop to pick up meals from a staff member for their children. The service is available to all Allen ISD students. The student must be in the car with the parent to pick up the meal. More information is available at this link.
Upcoming Dates - Closely monitor the district website for updates on the campus/district calendars for the most up-to-date information regarding events taking place at campuses and in the district.
Sanitizing - Facilities and buses have been thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. These efforts will continue through the summer where needed.
Will schools reopen in the fall? Administrators will be communicating with health, state, and local officials throughout the summer in anticipation of opening campuses for the new school year. Check the district website and this page on a regular basis for updates
Tips From Health Services
Helpful information to protect yourself and your loved ones this flu season
3 Action Steps to Protect yourself and your child against the flu
Everyday Preventative Actions that Can Help Fight Germs, Like Flu
Clean Hands Save Lives!
Clean Hands Save Lives - CDC
Flu Guide for Parents from the CDC
Parent Info Flu brochure