Come meet your teachers!
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
5:00 - 6:30 pm
West Middle School, Allen Elementary Temporary Location
105 N. Mansfield, Ypsilanti
First Day of School!
Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016
Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Friday, Sept. 16, 2016
Update for Allen Elementary Building
Help Line: 734-997-1210, the Allen office number, will be answered 8:00 am - 8:00 pm M-F, to support the community during this transition.
Dear Allen families,
Thank you for your messages of support during this very stressful time. The staff and I so appreciate them and the positive vibes, messages of being happy that we can stay together, and “my kids are excited about riding the bus” are what keep us moving forward to get our school year started.
Our office will be housed at Pattengill for the rest of this week, and we hope to be setting up in the temporary building office on Monday.
I know that the news of the flood at our beloved school was difficult to hear, and leaves us with multiple questions and concerns. It is challenging to wait for details about the start of school. I am working hard along with district representatives, outside restoration experts, and our own Allen staff members to get answers for you, as we can and based on the information that we have. Some things we can get set soon, others will take longer (such as the assessment of the foundation of Allen).
I was able to visit Allen today, and was pleased to see how much effort has already gone into repairing the damage and cleaning up from the flood. The many issues to be addressed are identified, and plans are being developed to fully restore our building as soon as possible. Getting inside our school gave me hope.
I was also able to tour our temporary home at West Middle School. We are so grateful to our neighbors in Ypsilanti for allowing us to borrow their building and keep our Allen Eagles together on one site. The luxury of a bigger school means that we have all the necessary space to set up classrooms in a timely fashion. While there, I ran into an Allen student who is attending a summer camp at West Middle School. He gave me a big hug and exclaimed, “We get to go to school here? That’s totally cool.” I know we can maintain this positive attitude during this challenging time, and I loved his genuine excitement and “onward” attitude!
As planned, we will host our “Meet and Greet” for all students and families on Wednesday, August 31st from 5:00-6:30 pm. Stay tuned for details, but know that families will be welcome to greet our staff (and meet our newest teachers!), say hello to friends, tour the building, and see first hand that we have found a lovely place to call home for the short term. Class placement information will be shared prior to this event, and while classrooms may not be fully set up, they should be accessible for a quick visit.
Thank you for your patience during this difficult time. There are multiple issues to solve and decisions that need to be made quickly. Tonight the AAPS Board of Education will work out the final details of our temporary use of West Middle School. Frequently Asked Questions and responses are being developed. Beginning tomorrow, they will be available on our Allen Website: http://www.a2schools.org/allen
Know that the staff is working hard to make our start of school as low-stress as possible. We are so grateful to know that the Allen community is supportive of our efforts and will work with us to help this school year get off to a good start.
Our adventure for this school year certainly has kicked off big…and we know how to adventure!
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