Prom Information for Senior High Schools
April 1, 2021
Dear Students and Parents of Graduating Seniors,
We are happy to inform you that all three senior high schools will have a senior prom for the Class of 2021. Each school is working with its students to finalize themes and aspects of the decor. Here is some general information we would like to share with you:
Tom Kimbrough Stadium
Prom Dates & Times:
Based on parent input that earlier prom dates might create a COVID-risk for graduation, prom is scheduled just prior to planned graduation ceremonies.
- Plano West Senior High Prom
Thursday, June 3 from 8-11 p.m.
Tickets and Price:
- TBD - More information will be provided as soon as final decisions are made.
- Tickets will be available electronically. Information will be provided by each campus.
- Same as any typical prom
Health and safety protocols:
- All students self-screen upon entry.
- Students will wear masks at all times.
- Students will be provided with water stations.
- Three feet spacing will be encouraged throughout the entire dance.
- Students will sign an acknowledgment form to purchase tickets stating they will follow these safety protocols.
In the event of inclement weather:
The dance will be moved to the indoor student activity building on the student’s campus. (All four doors will be kept open for ventilation purposes in the student activity building.)
Each campus will be sharing more details about their prom, such as the specific theme and when tickets will be available for purchase.
We look forward to providing an opportunity for our seniors to come together and celebrate their high school years before graduation.
Janis Williams, Principal
Plano West Senior High
Graduation Plan Update for Class of 2021 Families
Plano ISD is pleased to announce that the graduation schedule for our Class of 2021 is now final. This year’s graduations for all four high schools will be in-person.
- Location: All graduations will be held at: Plano ISD's Clark Stadium, 6600 Stadium Drive, Plano, TX 75023
- Date and Time for Plano West Senior High School: Friday, June 4, 8:00 p.m.; gates open at 6:30 p.m.
- Rain Dates (if needed): June 6-7, 2021
- Tickets: Six tickets per graduate.
- Live Streaming: All graduations will be live streamed. Details and links will be available soon.
- Stadium Bag Policy: For security and safety purposes, all attendees will be required to follow Plano ISD’s Stadium Rules and Bag Policy.
- COVID-19 Protocols:
COVID-19 health and safety protocols will be in place for all ceremonies, including social distancing and wearing masks.
- Participants should self-screen for the following symptoms and cannot attend graduation ceremonies if any of these symptoms exist:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- Loss of taste or smell
- Feeling feverish or a measured temperature at or above 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit
- Known close contact within the last 10 days with a person who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19
Important Change to Plano West's 4th 9 weeks calendar
Plano ISD will use Monday, April 26, as the designated inclement weather day for the weather-related closure on Thursday, February 11. Originally slated as a student holiday and staff development/workday, school will now be in session on April 26. TEA has approved waivers for the additional weather closures during Winter Storm Uri, so no additional make-up days are required. At Plano West, Monday, April 26th will now be an asynchronous instructional day for students. Assignments are to be completed asynchronously and attendance will be taken.
Here is an updated the 4th 9 weeks calendar that reflects this change.
Go to the College Board link for information on test dates and registration deadlines. Free online practice tests and personalized learning tools are available for students on the College Board website.
The College Board is encouraging students to prepare for SAT testing opportunities through the online platform at Khan Academy
Information for Ordering 2020-2021 Student Photos
You can still order photos of your student for the 2020-21 school year by contacting
email@example.com to obtain the online code needed to view and order pictures!
Plano ISD and Collin College Dual Enrollment Informational Meetings
Parents and students are invited to attend one of the informational meetings about the Plano ISD and Collin College Dual Enrollment program.
Collin College will be reviewing admissions and registration procedures. Please plan to attend one of these informational sessions to learn more about this opportunity. Please contact your student’s school counseling office with questions.
Free Meals for All Plano ISD Students
Due to a USDA waiver, all Plano ISD students (face-to-face & School@Home) will receive free breakfast & lunch meals while USDA funds are available. For curbside pickup locations, schedules & docs you should bring if student is not present, visit http://pisd.edu/grabandgo.
Hybrid Cohort Split for Students Returning to Campus and for Students@Home
Beginning September 9, students who have selected to attend face-to-face return to campuses, and students who have selected PISD School@Home environment at all high schools and senior high schools will implement the hybrid schedule. Students will be divided into two cohorts based on the student’s last name. Information and further explanation of the cohort divisions and schedules for each week are included in the following linked document: Hybrid Cohort Split Communication
Student Daily Screening for Return to Campus 2020-21
Families are requested to begin proactively screening their students for symptoms of COVID-19 and report any symptoms, exposures and quarantines using the COVID-19 Student Reporting Form. A campus nurse will follow up with information on return to campus instruction and timelines.
Curbside Checkout from the PWSH Library
- Curbside Checkout of library books is now available for Plano West students and staff from the PWSH Library.
- Click HERE for instructions for checkout.
- Go to tinyurl.com/pwshlibrarysite for more information about the library.
Curbside Checkout Days and Times:
Tuesdays 1-3 pm
Fridays 9-11 am
Free and Reduced Meal Applications
Free and reduced meal applications are now available at www.schoolcafe.com/pisd. If you have never filled out a meal application, just click on “Create a New Account.” Student eligibility status from the 2019-2020 school year will roll over only for the first 30 operating days of school or until a new application has been processed. It is important that households complete an application for the 2020-2021 school year as soon as possible. Households should allow 10 business days for application processing.
For a one-stop shop of back-to-school resources and information, visit www.pisd.edu/backtoschool. Find the following information (and more):
Plano West News
PWSH sends SIX students on to the National HOSA Competition!
With 2nd Place in the Team Sweepstakes and an individual State Champion, the Wolfpack could not be more proud of them!
The 2021-22 elementary transfer request process will begin April 19 at 8:00 a.m. At that time, please visit www.pisd.edu/transfer to receive an online tracking number. Once you have obtained your online tracking number, you will receive instructions detailing how to submit your transfer request electronically. Read more.
El proceso de solicitud de transferencia a la escuela primaria 2021-22 comienzá el 19 de abril a las 8:00 a.m. En ese momento, por favor visite www.pisd.edu/transfer para recibir un número de seguimiento en línea. Una vez que haya obtenido su número de seguimiento en línea, recibirá instrucciones que detallan cómo presentar su solicitud de transferencia electrónicamente. Más información.
Plano ISD is committed to providing all students with a safe and nurturing learning environment. Plano ISD has resources and a communications process in place to assist families in discussing or reporting any concerns, including experiences with bullying, harassment, threats or acts of racism. Read the full Parent Guide for Addressing Bullying & Harassment Concerns. Read More.
El distrito escolar de Plano se compromete a proporcionar a todos los alumnos un ambiente de aprendizaje seguro y enriquecedor. El ISD de Plano tiene recursos y un proceso de comunicación para ayudar a las familias a discutir o reportar cualquier preocupación, incluyendo experiencias de intimidación, acoso, amenazas o actos de racismo. Lea el Guía Completa para Padres sobre cómo tratar los problemas de intimidación y acoso. Leer más.
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