PASAR Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do you offer care on early release days?

    PASAR will start immediately after school on early release days. There is no additional charge for PASAR on the PISD early release days.

  • What is holiday care?

    Holiday Day care is an optional service PASAR offers on non-instructional school days.

    • The three separate Holiday Care Session fees can be found on the PASAR Fee Chart.
    • PASAR offers 4 cluster schools in which Holiday Care is offered. 
    • Sign up for these Holiday Care Sessions will occur online inside the Parent Portal.
    • Please visit the Holiday Care web page for dates and campuses.
    • If a Holiday Care date falls on a Monday-Thursday the hours of holiday care service are 7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. and Fridays 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    • If you sign up your student and do not cancel by submitting the Holiday Care Session Cancellation form by the deadline, you will be charged for Holiday Care fees.  Holiday Care Session Cancellation Request

  • What type of snacks do the children receive?

    Can I send my own snacks if my child is allergic to the snack PASAR provides? The snack list is posted on-line for each semester. If your child has severe food allergies and has a medical action plan on file please send an appropriate snack for your child.

  • My student is in Pre-K. Can he/she participate in Summer PASAR before he/she begins Kindergarten?

    Summer PASAR is available for PISD students who have completed Pre-K.  Information is located on the Summer Care page.

  • What are the advantages of having my child participate in PASAR?

    • Safety - PASAR provides a safe environment on the child's home campus - no traveling in buses or vans.
    • Employees have been cleared through a security and background check and receive ongoing safety and behavior management training.
    • Snacks - Nutritious snacks are provided by the PISD Food and Nutrition Services.
    • Homework - Students receive homework guidance and supervision with certified teachers.
    • After-school Activities - Children can participate in regular school activities, tutorials and clubs before going to PASAR.
    • Fine Arts - Students participate in structured fine arts activities and board games.
    • Test Skills Reinforcement -Test taking and study skills are reinforced in the summer program.
    • STEM activities - (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
    • Holiday/Summer Care - Holiday and summer care are offered from Monday-Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Fridays 7:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m. at cluster sites for an additional fee.
    • PASAR offers a drop-in care program. Drop-in care is available if your student needs PASAR services occasionally during the month as well as occasionally during the school year. Please see the fee chart for monthly tuition as well as drop-in rates.

  • How do I apply to work in PASAR?

    Every employee must complete the online PISD application. Submission of your application does not guarantee an interview with PASAR. Login into the online application and begin the Plano ISD new applicant registration.

    • Identify PASAR activity specialist role in which you will apply. Complete all questions thoroughly and completely.
    • Incomplete applications will not be processed. 
    • Applications remain active for one year unless you update your application using the same login and password.
    • All staff will have a background and fingerprint check through PISD - Safety and Security Department.