Allen Elementary

Ann Arbor Public Schools

Allen Office 734-997-1210

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  •  WEEKLY MESSAGE!!

     

    January 9, 2022  

    Dear Allen Families,

    As shared in the district communication on Friday, we will remain in virtual learning on Monday, January 10th.  We plan to return to in-person learning on Tuesday, January 11th. We may, at times, need to transition to virtual learning, and therefore will be asking all students to bring their Chromebooks back and forth from school to home on a daily basis.  Moving forward, transition decisions will be made on a classroom, grade level, and school-by-school basis, based on: 

    • the ability to staff schools for in-school learning, supervision of students and safe in-school operations, 
    • high numbers of positive COVID-19 cases within a given classroom or school, and 
    • guidance by Washtenaw County Health Department (WCHD) in response to a COVID outbreak situation. 

    Please note: There may be days when the district is required to modify operations, such as suspending some transportation routes. 

    We are monitoring staff illness and attendance around the clock to determine the viability to appropriately staff our school and support operations and to notify our staff, students, and parents as early in the process as possible. 

    While we work to notify parents as soon as we possibly can, these situations can at times change rapidly. We will continue to do everything we can to achieve in-school learning and to communicate often.

    At Allen, we continue to be impacted by the staffing challenges and are in need of noon-hour supervisors.  Custodial staff is also needed across the district, and all other job postings can be found listed at the following: https://www.a2schools.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=644

    If you need technical assistance, the student and family help desk remains open to support you.  

    Student and Family Help Desk 

    734-997-1222 (for Spanish call 734-997-1246)

    During off-hours leave a voicemail or send an email to: family_techsupport@aaps.k12.mi.us

    We appreciate your adaptiveness over the past week and a half and remain in partnership with you to provide the best experience we are able to do so given the times and situations we are in. 

    Respectfully,

    Laura Wolf

    Allen Principal

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    Allen PC Special Activities

    We still need volunteers! We really need people who can take the lead but we can also make it work if you just have a few hours to spare. If you are interested in volunteering for any of the special committees, please fill out our Volunteer Form. You can also read a little about each activity on the website. It’s a great way to get to know your Allen community. Still not sure or have questions? Contact your Allen PC (allenelementarypc@gmail.com).

    Urgent volunteer needs

    • Hospitality - Committee Lead/Coordinator (1 Hour or less per month during school year)
    • Fun Run - Committee Lead/Coordinator (Unknown effort. Estimated around 4-6 hours leading up to the event)

    Allen PC Fundraising

    • Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop - See Flyer below

    Next Allen PC Meeting

    Thursday, January 20 at 6:00PM (ET) - Zoom Meeting https://umich.zoom.us/j/97709011753


      Welcome to Allen Elementary

    where we strive to engage, value, and collaborate with all students, parents, and community members in the learning process.

    Allen Elementary School is filled with dedicated and professional staff who strive to create the optimal learning environment for students. All students, staff, and parents are valued members of the Allen community.  

    We take pride in... 

    • Providing a research-based curriculum: Everyday Math and Balanced Literacy                            
    • Ongoing professional development of staff: literacy, math and science education, social and emotional development.
    • Our on-site staff who provide specialized knowledge and skills to support children and teachers.
    • The shared commitment between school and home: Parent Council, School Improvement Team, Spring Open House, Country Fair, Book Fairs, Performances, Chaperones, and Room parents.

    Please come to visit us at Allen. We would love to meet you and show you around our school.


     

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