2019-2020 Back to School and Registration Information
ANNUAL REGISTRATION FOR EXISTING & NEWLY ENROLLED PISD STUDENTS
Each year, parents of existing and newly enrolled Plano ISD students must update several annual registration requirements using the Plano ISD Parent Portal. The portal will be available on July 24th.
Click on the following link for instructions and help: EXISTING & NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION
IF YOUR STUDENT HAS ANY HOLDS ON HIS/HER SCHEDULE, THE SCHEDULE WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL ALL HOLDS CLEARED. YOU WILL HAVE TO COME TO CAMPUS.
If you do not have access to a computer, you will need to come to campus to complete the schedule pickup process.
Schedule changes cannot be made during the Wolfpack Welcome unless there is an error on the schedule, such as: too few/too many courses, course already completed, duplicate courses, level change, missing a course for graduation, or government and economics scheduled the same semester or changes related to athletics or other performance-based electives (notification by student to director or coach regarding intent to change out of course is required).
For other schedule change requests, students may pick up a change form from the counseling office daily from 8:00-4:30. Changes will be considered based on seat availability and can impact the placement of other courses in the student’s schedule. Change request forms will be accepted until 12 p.m. on Friday, August 9, 2019.Schedule change requests for elective courses will not be considered after August 9th.
No schedule changes will be made during the first three weeks of school as students must have time to understand the course’s related concepts and skills and teachers must have the opportunity to help students grow into the course expectations. During weeks 4-6, students may request withdrawal from an advanced course by meeting with their counselor and completing the steps of the withdrawal request process. A committee then reviews the student’s request. The next opportunity to request a change from an advanced course will be at the end of the first semester.
Students and parents should check the Parent Portal for updates to schedules, and all students should reprint their schedules Monday morning, August 12 before coming to school.
Note to seniors: PWSH counselors will be visiting English classes in late August to review the transcript request and letters of recommendation steps of the college application process. For a personal copy of your transcript, please contact the Plano West registrar, email@example.com.
WOLFPACK WELCOME-AUGUST 6th
BEGINNING JULY 24TH, UPDATE STUDENT INFORMATION IN PARENT PORTAL.
By logging in to your parent portal account at https://parentviewer.pisd.edu, you can complete a series of steps to print your schedule AT HOME. Please note that our wonderful Wolf Den PTSA provides every Plano West student with a free Wolfpack t-shirt. When completing the registration paperwork in Parent Portal, select the "Pay Now" button and enter the student's t-shirt size. T-shirts will be distributed to students during their 2nd period class during the first couple weeks of school.
ON OR AFTER AUGUST 4TH-PRINT YOUR SCHEDULE FROM PARENT PORTAL.
ON AUGUST 6th FROM NOON TO 4:00 P.M., COME TO PLANO WEST FOR THE WOLFPACK WELCOME.
Even though schedules will be available online starting August 4th, we welcome parents and students to our Wolfpack Welcome on Tuesday, August 6th, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Wolfpack Welcome is a great opportunity for our juniors to become familiar with our campus before the first day of their senior high experience, and for our seniors, it is more of a Welcome Back!! The Wolfpack Welcome is a come and go opportunity for students and parents to tour the campus, locate classrooms, and to purchase parking passes, student football season tickets, and spirit wear. Additionally, you can learn about clubs and organizations, join the PTSA, get information about busses, and confirm the name you want on your diploma (seniors only). If students have misplaced their 18-19 student id badge, they will be able to have a temporary replacement made on August 6th. (More information about student id badges can be found on the back of this letter.)
NEW STUDENT ENROLLMENT PROCEDURES
Students new to Plano ISD will need to make an appointment with a counselor to enroll. Click on the link for details.
Follow the link to for information on campus administration.
Click on the link to access all bell schedules.
Bus Information:The route finder is located at https://www.pisd.edu/Page/6723, and rider eligibility is based on a student’s home address. Busses pick up and drop off at the bus lane on the North side of Building A.
CARPOOL, TRAFFIC FLOW AND TRANSPORTATION
The first day of school can bring great excitement and unexpected challenges when it comes to traffic.
For the first week of school, Plano police will be on site to assist with entering and exiting the parking lot
on Parker Road during arrival and dismissal. Additionally, please adhere to the following guidelines:
Building Hours: 7:30am - 4:45pm School Days
-Use Route Finder to determine rider eligibility.
-Visit the Transportation Services webpage for more information on bussing.
-Arrive to the bus stop 10 minutes early.
-The bus lane is for school busses only. Students eligible to ride the bus, based on their home
address, are picked up and dropped off at the bus lane on the North side of Building A.
Carpool Pick up and Drop Off:
-Please use one of the following locations.
-The parking lot north of Competition Gym located off Willow Bend (east side of school) NOT the
BUS LANE area entrance.
-The West parking lot in front of Career Education Building. Enter off Parker Road (NOT flag pole
entrance) EXIT via student parking lot - west side.
-Please do not drop off or pick up students on the major roadways surrounding Plano West
Senior High as this is a major safety issue for our students and the traffic in the area.
-Use the parking lot on the North and West side of the campus and carpool lanes only. Do not
enter the bus lanes.
Students Driving to Campus:
-Drive cautiously and slowly in the parking lots.
-Watch for pedestrians.
-Follow all traffic regulations.
-Allow enough time for potential traffic delays, locating parking and the walk to your first class.
-Park in designated “Student Parking” areas only.
Additionally, be mindful of increased traffic associated with the start of school and school zones, so
STUDENT IDENTIFICATION CARDS-(ID BADGES)
- Student ID Badges: Students will be expected to wear student id badges beginning on August 12th. Juniors may wear their 9-10 HS id badges until they get their picture taken on August 21st or 22nd. They will all receive a free Plano West lanyard (compliments of the Plano West Wolf Den PTSA) during their 2nd period class on the first day of school. According to PISD School Board Policy FNCA (Local), “Students in grades 9–12 shall wear an approved student identification (ID) card while on school grounds and while aboard District school buses or other District-provided transportation. Wearing student ID cards may be required at school-sponsored or school-related events as determined by the campus principal. Students may be excused from wearing ID cards during classes where doing so presents a hazard to student safety. While on school grounds, at other District facilities, or at school-sponsored or school-related events, students shall provide access to their ID card to any staff member when requested. Student ID cards shall be worn on a neck lanyard so that the front of the card (photo side) is visible over the outermost layer of clothing. No sticker, pin, or other item shall be affixed to the front of the ID card.”
Please be mindful of the PISD dress code as you do your back-to-school shopping. Students’ dress and grooming are expected to be in keeping with accepted community standards and school polices with regard to safety, health, cleanliness, and appearance. Plano West administration will make all final decisions regarding appropriate attire. Student Code of Conduct and Dress code policy can be found on at DRESS CODE.
Students’ dress and grooming are expected to be in keeping with accepted community standards and district policy.
Guidelines for Dress and Grooming
1. Students in grades 9-12 must wear an approved student identification (lD) badge while on campus. Student ID badges must be worn at school-sponsored and school-related events as directed by the campus principal. Student lD badges must be worn on a neck lanyard outside the outer-most layer of clothing, with the front of the lD badge visible at all times. A fee will be charged for replacement student ID badges that are lost or forgotten.
2. Shoes must be worn at all times.
3. Students in grades K-2 may wear regular shorts. Students in grades 3-12 may wear shorts but must meet the following standards:
a. Must be loose-fitting; no biking shorts, cutoffs, boxer shorts or combination thereof.
b. Must be hemmed or cuffed.
c. Length must be to the fingertips or longer.
4. Dresses or skirts must be longer than fingertips.
5. Tank tops, tube tops, halter-type blouses or mesh shirts will not be permitted. Sundresses will be permitted if modestly cut. Shirts should overlap the waistband of skirts, shorts or pants.
6. Items with provocative, offensive, violent or drug-related pictures or slogans will not be permitted. Items advertising alcoholic beverages or tobacco products will not be permitted.
7. No hats, caps, bandannas, hoods, wallet chains or sunglasses.
8. No type of clothing which has been torn or has holes will be allowed.
9. No sagging pants or shorts.
10.No gang paraphernalia.
11.No visible pierced jewelry other than earrings.
12.All students are expected to meet community standards and school policies with regard to health, cleanliness and appearance. All safety rules must be obeyed.
POLICY FNCA (LEGAL/LOCAL/REGULATION).
FREE BLUE NATION T-SHIRT PROVIDED BY WOLF DEN PTSA
The Wolf Den PTSA provides every Plano West student with a free Blue Nation Tshirt. When completing registration paperwork in Parent Portal, select the "Pay Now" button and enter the student's tshirt size. Tshirts will be distributed to students during their 2nd period class during the first couple weeks of school.
Student Insurance: Optional student accident insurance is available through Markel Insurance Company. Parents will enroll online utilizing Markel’s dedicated secure enrollment website: http://markel.sevencorners.com.
On this website, parents are able to: view all of the coverage and premium options; Review a Frequently Asked Questions section; and purchase the insurance using a credit/debit card and receive an instant and printable confirmation of the purchase. Parents can also contact Markel at 1-877-444-5014 for details on obtaining a form for enrollment.
SENIOR PORTRAITS/YEARBOOK/ID PICTURES
Senior Portraits: Legacy Studios is the official portrait photographer for Plano West. Please visit https://seniors.legacystudios.com/plano-west-senior-high-school-plano-tx/ to arrange a senior portrait time. Seniors must be photographed by Legacy Studios to be published in the Plano West Yearbook, and the yearbook picture is FREE of charge. Legacy will furnish a tuxedo for senior boys and a drape for senior girls. If seniors do not schedule their session with Legacy Studios before school starts, they will need to go to the Presentation Room during lunch or Senior Release on August 14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd to have their portrait taken.
JUNIOR PORTRAITS/YEARBOOK/ID PICTURES
Junior School Pictures: Legacy Photography Studios will be taking student pictures this year, and order forms will be distributed through US History classes. Junior Picture dates are August 21st and 22nd and are taken through US History classes. NOTE: The photograph will be used for your School ID and your Yearbook picture. Students are required to be within dress code for their school picture.
Junior lockers are pre-assigned and printed on the schedule. New students and Seniors can request a locker from the Timber Sub-School. Direct all concerns with lockers to the Timber Sub-School.
LUNCH INFORMATIONReturning students will maintain the same lunch keypad ID number, which is their student ID number. Keypad lunch numbers are confidential. Do not give or share your number with others. Money deposited in a students’ account may be used for anything sold in the cafeteria. Please sign up for PayPAMS, the online PAYPAMS payment system that allows parents to make credit card payments to their student’s lunch account via the Internet. Any money left from last school year will be in your account when you return as well as any debt. Students will not be allowed to purchase a meal on credit. In the event that any student has a negative balance, a modified meal at a reduced price will be provided.
MEDICINES & IMMUNIZATION RECORDS
Medicines and Immunizations: Students are not allowed to carry any kind of medicine (prescription or over-the-counter) with them while on school property. Under state law, possession of any kind of medicine can have serious consequences. All medications must be in the original container, stored and dispensed by the school nurse. Parents must also turn in a completed Medication Request Form for each medicine. Medication forms and immunization requirements are available online at https://www.pisd.edu/Page/1695. The school nurse will be available to receive medications beginning August 7th from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. She will also be able to assist with clearing holds due to immunization records. If you have any questions for the school nurse, you may email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Parking: Students may purchase a parking tag for $75 on the parent portal or at the West Welcome. Parking tags purchased on the parent portal may be picked up on August 6th. (Please bring your proof of payment.) Students must also sign a parking lot rules acknowledgment form when they pick up their tag. PARKING TAGS ARE REQUIRED TO PARK IN THE PLANO WEST PARKING LOTS DURING THE SCHOOL DAY. STUDENTS MUST PARK IN AREAS DESIGNATED AS “STUDENT PARKING ONLY”. Cars may be towed when parked in ALL other areas.
Senior Reserved Spaces: The Wolf Den PTSA offers Seniors a limited number of reserved spaces in the A-North Lot and the G-North Lot for an additional $100 on a first-come, first-served basis. After purchasing your Plano West Parking Permit for $75, Seniors may go to the Wolf Den PTSA Membership Toolkit to purchase. Details are available at: www.planowestptsa.membershiptoolkit.com
The Plano West Parking Map is available at this link: Click Here
WOLF DEN PTSA
Plano West Pencil Pouches: The Wolf Den PTSA will have a limited number of Plano West pencil pouches for sale at $5.00 each. The pouches are available with and without grommets at the bottom, allowing students to secure them in binders, or carry separately. These are also available for pre-purchase.
Free Blue Nation T-Shirt: The Wolf Den PTSA provides every Plano West student with a free Blue Nation Tshirt. When completing registration paperwork in Parent Portal, select the "Pay Now" button and enter the student's tshirt size. Tshirts will be distributed to students during their 2nd period class during the first couple weeks of school.
Yearbooks: Yearbooks are $80.00 and are available for purchase at https://www.jostens.com/yearbooks.
BUILDING HOURS: MONDAY-FRIDAY FROM 7:30 A.M.--4:45 P.M.