Allen ISD At-Home
Allen ISD is committed to ensuring continued learning for our students during this extended period of school closures. With our students learning at home, it is important for parents to partner and communicate with teachers to help monitor this work so learning continues during this time away from school.
It is recommended that parents and students set up a workspace at home, if one does not already exist, to support a routine for at-home learning. Consider what type of learning environment best suits the student’s individual needs. Consider the following:
- Quiet environments vs. light background noise.
- Time of day for a daily routine.
- Setting a consistent schedule for completing the learning activities.
Look to this page for updated information concerning at-home learning. Separate sections are provided below for elementary (PreK-6) and secondary (7-12) students.
ELEMENTARY AT-HOME LEARNING
To support this continuation of learning, elementary parents/guardians should use the “Guidance for Elementary Families on Instructional Delivery of At-Home Learning” which provides educational resources and initial guidance on how to support your student in his/her learning while at home.
Each week, your child’s teacher will e-mail parents the At-Home Learning Plan no later than 8:00 a.m. each Monday morning. This At-Home Learning Plan provides an overview of the focus for learning along with a list of learning activities that should be completed. Activities will be linked or directions will be provided to access each activity.
SECONDARY AT-HOME LEARNING
To support this continuation of learning, secondary parents/guardians should use the “Guidance for Families on Instructional Delivery of At-Home Learning” which provides educational resources and initial guidance on how to support your secondary student in his/her learning while at home.
Each week, an updated “At-Home Learning Plan” will be available in Canvas for each of your student’s courses no later than 8:00 a.m. each Monday morning. This At-Home Learning Plan provides an overview of the focus for learning along with a list of learning activities that should be completed. Activities will be linked or directions will be provided to access each activity.
Is there online or at-home instruction for Allen ISD students?
Yes - Allen ISD teachers and staff have developed lessons and activities to provide continuity of instruction while the campuses are closed.
What does this mean for state assessments/testing?
Governor Abbott announced on March 16 that he waived the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) testing requirements for the 2019-2020 school year. There will be no STAAR tests administered by Allen ISD this school year.
How do I submit an application to this year's GATE Academy lottery?
This year's annual GATE Academy parent informational meeting will be in an online format. The window to apply for a 2020-2021 GATE Academy seat is open from April 1-12, 2020. To view the presentation and submit an application for a 2020-2021 seat at the GATE Academy, please go to www.allenisd.org/gate
Will dual-credit courses continue online?
Classes at Collin College have started online.
When will the school year-end? Will the school year be extended into the summer?
TEA has issued guidance that school districts will be granted waivers for days missed as long as instructional support is being provided to students. Allen ISD is providing instructional support online. The district will apply for the waiver and does not anticipate the school year extending into any days in the summer of 2020.
My child needs a Verification of Enrollment (VOE) document. Where do I get one?
Contact Allen High School through this form: https://www.allenisd.org/ahssupport.