School Times For 2017-2018
Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, the State will count a school district's number of instructional minutes (75,600 minutes) instead of instructional days (previously 180 days). This change, along with Allen ISD's designation as a District of Innovation, allows Allen ISD to begin school a week earlier in August. In order to provide staff development days and the proper number of minutes, the elementary and middle school school days will be extended by ten minutes. The Lowery Center school day will be five minutes longer.
Elementary School.....7:50 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Middle School.....8:25 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.
Lowery Freshman Center.....8:15 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.
Allen High School.....8:15 a.m. - 3:35 p.m. (no change from 2016-17)
Accessing Student Grades
Your student's 9 week grade reports are available to view and/or print in Skyward Family Access. In Family Access choose Portfolio. Each student in grades three through 12 has live gradebook grades available to view at any time. In Family Access, choose your student from the drop down menu, then choose gradebook from the tab on the left. By expanding the class name, you will see the assignments and grades for the class.
District Policy Regarding Absence Notes
If your child is absent from school due to illness, family emergency, religious holy day, or documented juvenile court proceeding, the district requires a parent/guardian to provide a hand-written excuse note or doctor’s note providing the reason for the absence within 3 days of your child’s return to school. These notes allow the school to code the absence “excused.” All absences will be coded as “unexcused” until the office receives a note. Excuse notes are very important since 10 or more unexcused absences within a 6 month period are considered a violation of the compulsory attendance law in Texas.
Arrival and Dismissal Procedures
Doors open at 7:30 am. Students dropped off before 7:30 a.m. are not supervised. Students arriving after 7:50 am will be considered tardy. Only drop off students in the unloading zone. Please pull all the way up to the front of the UNLOADING ZONE when dropping your child off. Parents, if it is necessary for you to come into the school, please park in the front parking lot and enter through the front doors. Map of Arrival Procedures
To avoid congestion in the parking lot and the car-line, parents are encouraged to stay in their vehicles, travel through the pick-up line, and pull forward as space allows. Map of dismissal procedures.