Allen County Schools
January 3, 2022 Good Afternoon. We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year Holiday. We wanted to take just a minute to provide you with some important information about our return to school tomorrow. Prior to Christmas break, we began seeing an increase in the number of COVID cases within our community. Over the last week, the number of cases has continued to increase. As a result of the elevated incidence rate, we have made the decision to move back to Orange (Level 3) on our Operational Continuum for the next couple of weeks. The continuum specifically addresses the requirement of face coverings and other mitigation strategies at each operational level. You will note that while we are on the Orange Level, we will require all students and staff to wear a mask while in the building unless actively eating or drinking. By implementing multiple mitigation strategies on this operational level, we hope that we can see a reduction in the spread of COVID-19 and maintain daily in-person instruction. At the end of the two weeks, we will reassess the situation and communicate any changes at that time. We look forward to the return of our students tomorrow, January 4, 2022. Sincerely, Travis Hamby
Allen County Schools December 23, 2021 Dear Parent and Guardians of Allen County Schools: As we close out 2021, I wanted to share some important information and opportunities to be part of the future of Allen County Schools. First, In January 2020, the Allen County School District launched Dare to Dream, a Visioning & Strategic Planning Initiative. Shortly after beginning this process, the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted our progress. We were able to relaunch the visioning process in late 2020 and recently completed drafting new vision and mission statements, a set of core values, the Profile of a Patriot, and a revised instructional model. You can review the vision documents here . Hearing from stakeholders has been a very important part of our visioning process. We have hosted Focus Group meetings, viewing and reflection sessions on the documentary film Most Likely to Succeed, and visioning/reflection sessions with certified staff. As we near the end of this phase of work, we would like to have your feedback on the vision documents. After reviewing the package, you can provide feedback through this Feedback Form . If you would like to learn more about Dare to Dream, the Visioning & Strategic Planning Initiative, we will host Patriot Family Forum on January 10, 2022, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium at Allen County-Scottsville High School. We will also offer a Zoom link for anyone interested in participating virtually (link will be sent to registered participants). If you are interested in attending, we ask that you complete this Registration Form . The second opportunity I wanted to share is related to a couple of study groups we are launching in January of 2022. The study groups will be composed of 10-15 stakeholders each and charged with looking at a specific area - Bullying Prevention or Drug & Alcohol Prevention. These groups will review best practice programs, strategies, and policies/procedures related to the specific topic, take stock of what we currently have in place, and provide a list of recommended actions for the district to consider. The target date to have the recommendations drafted will be April 15, 2021, so that we have time to make any necessary modifications to the District Code of Conduct prior to the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year. If you are interested in participating in one of these study groups, please complete this Study Group Interest Form . As always, we appreciate your continued support of our school district. We hope you have a Happy New Year! Travis Hamby Superintendent
The Allen County Board of Education updated the Operational Continuum to include information about our Test-to-Stay program and clarify the district’s positions on masks at the different levels. Beginning Monday, October 25, 2021, the district will switch to the Yellow Level on the continuum. While we strongly encourage everyone to wear a mask while indoors, parents/guardians will make the determination as to whether their child wears a mask while on this level. The district will continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 with our school community and community at large and make decisions about the appropriate operational level.
Med Center Health will offer a Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic on Friday, October 22, 2021, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the ACSHS Auditorium. Registration forms are being sent home today with students in grades 6 through 12. Registration forms will need to be returned to school no later than October 20, 2021. This service is being provided by Med Center Health in partnership with Allen County Schools and is completely optional. You only need to return the registration form if you wish to have your child participate.