Calling all Royale Hopefuls!
If you are interested in trying out for the Plano West Senior High Royales drill team, we will be holding a virtual meeting on January 26 @ 6 pm.
Join the Google Classroom with code: s4p6bk3
Welcome Back from Principal, Janis Williams
Happy New Year, Wolfpack Parents and Students!
Tuesday, January 5th is a synchronous day for Cohort A.
Cohort A students who are face to face are expected to be on campus, and Cohort A school@home students are expected to attend all their classes synchronously from home. Tuesday, January 5th is an asynchronous learning day for Cohort B. All Cohort B students will need to log into their Google classrooms from home to check for any assignments and/or attendance forms.
Schedules and Google Classroom Join Codes for the 2nd semester are now available in the My Backpack app located on the Webdesk at webdesk.pisd.edu. If you have difficulty logging into My Backpack, please email the PISD Help Desk at tsos.pisd.edu or call at 469-752-8767.
For students who are attending school face to face for the first time this school year, please understand and adhere to the campus and district guidelines for PPE Students are required to wear a face mask throughout the day except when eating lunch. All students who are face to face will need to bring their charged Chromebook to campus every day.
I also wanted to let you know that 1st semester report cards will be available in parent portal January 5th.
HERE is a calendar for the 3rd 9 weeks and the bell schedule.
Thank you and have a great start to the second semester!
Plano West Principal
Graduation Date Set for June 5th
Graduation has been set for Saturday, June 5, and Plano West will graduate at 9:30 a.m. It is scheduled to be held at The Star in Frisco. Due to COVID-19, this schedule could change and social distancing protocols may be implemented.
Go to https://www.pisd.edu/Page/17338 for more information.
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 September 9
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):
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
Plano West News
Congratulations to PWSH Li Shen! Her artwork titled: Portrait of Colors was accepted into the 2021 NAHS/NJAHS Juried Exhibition
The Wolfpack is proud of these fine students who placed in the 2021 Young Arts Competition!
Due to a waiver from the USDA, all Plano students will receive free breakfast and lunch as long as funds are available. Debido a una exención del USDA, todos los estudiantes de Plano recibirán paquetes de comidas gratis mientras haya fondos disponibles. Read More.
In May of 2021, Places 1, 2, 3 and 6 will be on the ballot. Candidate packets containing filing information for a place on the Plano ISD ballot are available. The filing period is January 13, 2021 – February 12, 2021 (5:00 p.m. deadline). More information.
See Something, Say Something
If You See Something, Say Something
Report a Concern from the Web
If you don't have a smart phone, you can access the tip line from any web-enabled device at www.pisd.edu/tipline
Report a Concern with the Mobile App
Download the Plano ISD Mobile App
More information about See Something, Say Something, visit www.pisd.edu/mysafeschool.