Back To School Center

Dear new and returning families,

We are excited about gearing up for a great 2016/2017 school year! To start, here are two important dates:

Monday, August 15th: ‘Meet the Teacher’. Students and parents are invited to come and meet their teachers, bring in any supplies and take a look at their classrooms.

PS – From 9:30 – 10:00

LS – From 10:00 – 11:00

MS/US – From 10:00 – 11:45

Wednesday, August 17th: FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL 8:00 am (School building will be open from 7:30 am)

** All Preschool classes will finish at 1:00 pm August 17th – August 20th. Extended Day services will be available until 5:30 pm on these days

The following information will help your family to make the very best start to the new school year and ensure that your child is ready to jump into action from the very first day!

2016 – 2017 School Calendar

Daily Web Calendar

Family Handbook

Summer Reading

All students are expected to complete some summer reading. Click (HERE) to find out what exciting reads are in store for your child this summer.

Uniform

Stay ahead of the game and order your uniform from Land’s End NOW before stocks run low. Sometimes, towards the start of the school year, there can be backlogs and wait times for polos. It’s never too early to order uniform. Simply go to Land’s End and select ‘Uniforms’ you will be asked to input the name of the school and the address (3201 Boonville Road, Bryan TX 77802). Our uniform choices will appear. Please note that khakis may be purchased from other outlets, but polos, which need the school logo, and girls’ skirts and dresses must be ordered through Lands’ End.

**Please note that the School Store sells gently used uniform and also holds Land’s End samples for sizing purposes. The school store will be open during the summer vacation (dates and times TBA shortly).

Supplies

Supplies for students in PK-5th grade can be ordered through EPI (our school ID is ALL053) and delivered directly to the school. If you wish to do this, orders must be placed before June 26th. After this date, you can still access supply lists here, but parents will have to purchase the items themselves locally. Middle and Upper School students will find out about needed supplies once school begins.

Books

You can order textbooks through MBS bookstore. Once you enter the site, follow the directions to find the books required for your grade level/s. Ordering has never been so easy! Once again, sometimes stocks can run low towards the start of the school year, so order early! *First day to order is Saturday, June 11th

Middle/Upper School Laptop Program

In order to further our goal to have our students ready for their future, we are rolling out a more intentional use of technology for our students.  In 2016-2017 that will look like:

PS- students will more fully integrate technology in their development of language and phonics

K-4 Grade- Students will use the computer lab, Chromebooks, iPads for centers/stations and projects

5 Grade- Haiku, typing skills, academic support, foreign language enrichment

6 Grade and 9 Grade- Bring Your Own Laptop program (more information in this FAQ link)

7, 8 and 10-12- Laptops optional

In 2017-2018 we will expand our Bring Your Own Laptop program to include 7 and 10 grade, as well as expand our technology offerings in the LS.  We will grow the program each year until we have our Bring Your Own Laptop Program 6-12

Please contact your Division Head if you have any specific questions about what this means for your child moving forward.

PK – Lori Westbrook- lwestbrook@allenacademy.org

LS – Tommy Tibbitts- ttibbitts@allenacademy.org

MS/US – Mark Engstrom- mengstrom@allenacademy.org

Athletics 

In rejoining TAPPS, our coaches and athletes have many more required forms and housekeeping items. While it may seem exhausting, completing these are of utmost importance for two reasons: 1. Most of the forms are to ensure the health and safety of our student athletes 2. We must set an example by following the rules and procedures set forth by TAPPS and live by their standards of “Competition with Honor”.  All of these forms are also available under the student forms section at the following link. We encourage everyone to check our website and the TAPPS website regularly for updates.

All middle school and high school student athletes must complete the following forms:

Physical Form
Acknowledgement of Rules

Steroid Form – will be available soon

All students new to Allen Academy must complete the following:

Transfer Form

International Students

In addition to the requirements and information above, International Boarding students should download the Boarding Student Handbook and be sure to have read the information therein. Boarding students must also send the completed and signed Houseparent Agreement to the admissions department before they arrive and bring the original documents with them.

Boarding Student Handbook 2017

House Parent Agreement 2017

All students must have up-to-date vaccinations and provide official documentation in English. Please find attached the vaccination requirements.

Immunization Schedule