• District Updates for Plano ISD Families 2021-22

  • October 21, 2021

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    October 21, 2021

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    Scholarships for UIL Athletic, Music and Academic Participants

    University Interscholastic League (UIL) corporate sponsor H-E-B will award 15 high school seniors who participated in UIL competitions with a $2,000 scholarship in recognition of their community service and involvement in their communities.

    Five students who competed in athletics, five students who competed in music, and five students who competed in academic events will be selected from the pool of applicants from across the state.

    To apply, complete the online application form and submit all support documents at the same time. Applicants will need:

    • Minimum 3.3 GPA
    • Number of community service hours completed in the last 12 months
    • Community service verification letters to document the number of hours submitted
    • A letter of recommendation
    • A short essay (500 words or less) on the topic: “What does Community mean to you?”

    Winners will be announced at the UIL Boys Basketball State Championships.


    Parent Education & Engagement Program “Lunch and Learn” Sessions for Parents

    Every Tuesday and Thursday, the Plano ISD Parent Education & Engagement Program (PEEP) hosts 30-minute ”Lunch and Learn” parent sessions for Plano ISD families from 12:15 p.m.-12:45 p.m. on Facebook Live. Next week’s focus will be “UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About Me World.” Join Plano ISD parent educators and other parents each Tuesday and Thursday in exploring evidence-based, positive parenting strategies as a community. 

    For more information about the Plano ISD Parent Education & Engagement Program, please visit the PISD PEEP webpage, PEEP Facebook page or contact Sharon Bradley.


    Food and Nutritional Services To Host Job Fair on October 28

    Plano ISD’s Food and Nutritional Services (FANS) Department is hosting a job fair on October 28 from 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at Wilson Middle School’s cafeteria, 1001 Custer Road in Plano. Open positions for schools across the district include cafeteria manager, cafeteria assistant manager and cafeteria specialist. 

    Benefits include a steady work schedule, opportunities for advancement, weekends, holidays and summers off, a retirement plan and health benefits. 

    Walk-ins are welcome to the event, but attendees should come prepared to interview, which includes bringing a résumé if possible. Résumés can be sent in advance to fansjobs@pisd.edu or through Plano ISD’s Employment Page where more details about open positions are listed.

    Interested applicants can also call FANS directly at 469-752-5788.

    Come join our team, help feed our future and watch this video of one of our staff members sharing why she loves her job!


    Academies Information Night To Be Held on October 28

    Plano ISD eighth and 10th grade students and families are invited to attend the school district’s first-ever Academies Information Night taking place virtually on Thursday, October 28, from 7 p.m.-8 p.m. The webinar event will provide families a general overview of the four Academy Programs of Plano offered at the high school and senior high school levels. 

    To join the October 28 webinar, please visit: Academies Night Webinar. 

    Beginning in November, each academy will host follow-up information nights with more details about their respective programs and application deadlines. Those follow-up sessions will take place on the following dates:

    • IB World School at Plano East Senior High (8th grade families) 
      • November 2 (in-person) from 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. in the Plano East Senior High School theater, 3000 Los Rios Boulevard in Plano.
      • November 8 (in-person) from 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. in the Plano East Senior High School theater, 3000 Los Rios Boulevard in Plano.
      • November 18 (Zoom) from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. To attend you must register in advance here.
    • Plano ISD Academy High School (8th grade families) 
      • November 4 (Zoom) from 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. 
      • November 6 (in-person interactive open house) from 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at Academy High School, 1701 Alma Drive, in Plano.
      • November 9 (in-person interactive open house) from 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at Academy High School, 1701 Alma Drive, in Plano.
    • Plano ISD Health Sciences Academy (8th grade families) 
    • Plano ISD Industries Academy (10th grade families)

    For more information about the Academy Programs of Plano, please visit www.pisd.edu/academyprograms.  

  • October 19, 2021

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    October 19, 2021

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    Academies Information Night To Be Held on October 28

    Plano ISD eighth and tenth grade students and families are invited to attend the school district’s first-ever Academies Information Night taking place virtually on Thursday, October 28, from 7 p.m.-8 p.m. The webinar event will provide families a general overview of the four Academy Programs of Plano offered at the high school and senior high school levels. 

    To join the October 28 webinar, please visit: Academies Night Webinar. 

    Beginning in November, each academy will host follow-up information nights with more details about their respective programs and application deadlines. Those follow-up sessions will take place on the following dates:

    • IB World School at Plano East Senior High (8th grade families) 
      • November 2 (in-person) from 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. in the Plano East Senior High School theater, 3000 Los Rios Boulevard in Plano.
      • November 8 (in-person) from 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. in the Plano East Senior High School theater, 3000 Los Rios Boulevard in Plano.
      • November 18 (Zoom) from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. To attend you must register in advance here.
    • Plano ISD Academy High School (8th grade families) 
      • November 4 (Zoom) from 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. 
      • November 6 (in-person interactive open house) from 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at Academy High School, 1701 Alma Drive, in Plano.
      • November 9 (in-person interactive open house) from 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at Academy High School, 1701 Alma Drive, in Plano.
    • Plano ISD Health Sciences Academy (8th grade families) 
    • Plano ISD Industries Academy (10th grade families)

    For more information about the Academy Programs of Plano, please visit www.pisd.edu/academyprograms.  

  • October 14, 2021

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    October 14, 2021

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    Texas State-Fair Themed Lunch to be Served Tomorrow, October 15

    In celebration of National School Lunch Week, October 11-15, Plano ISD Food and Nutritional Services is serving a Texas State Fair-themed lunch tomorrow, Friday, October 15. The lunch will feature corn dogs, #TexasFarmFresh apples, and cotton candy-flavored frozen yogurt cups. The district thanks our Food and Nutritional Services (FANS) staff members who ensure that our students have access to healthy school meals. 

    If you would like to join the FANS team, jobs are available for all cafeteria positions. Great work schedules, holidays and weekends off and health benefits are available. Apply online at www.pisd.edu/jobs.


    Reminder: Virtual College Fair Is This Saturday, October 16

    Students in grades 8-12 and their parents are invited to register now to attend the virtual college fair taking place this Saturday, October 16. Participants can chat with college & university representatives, learn more about how/when to apply, and ask about financial aid. Registration is required. For registration instructions, visit www.pisd.edu/virtualcollegefairs


    Plano Families First Fall Fair Is Taking Place This Saturday, October 16

    Plano residents and Plano ISD families are welcome to the third-annual Plano Families First Fall Fair, which will take place Saturday, October 16, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Plano Event Center (2000 E. Spring Creek Pkwy).

    Thanks to a variety of community sponsors and partners, the event will provide free health and human services in an effort to alleviate the hardships thousands of Plano families have experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. While a few of the health services will be indoors, most of the fair will be held outdoors. Masks are strongly encouraged, and social distancing and other safety measures will be in place. Proof of residency is required.

    Available on a first-come, first-serve basis, services will include:

    • Free flu shots for adults (provided by Texas Health Plano Presbyterian)
    • Free flu shots for children (provided by The Caring Foundation of Texas)
    • Dental screenings and fluoride varnishes (for children only)
    • Community resource booths with helpful information on year-round services available to Plano families
    • Free school supplies packets to the first 200 Plano ISD students (thanks to Liberty Mutual). Complete this supply distribution form in advance if possible.
    • Free books (provided by the Plano Public Library)

    Additional activities:

    • Crafts for kids
    • CPR instruction from the Plano Fire Department
    • Inflatables and entertainment
    • A musical “petting zoo” where children learn and play with musical instruments provided by the Plano Symphony Orchestra
    • Spiderman and Wonder Woman will give away superhero masks and hold “How To Be a Superhero” sessions throughout the morning

    Job fair:

    To help Plano residents get back to work, a job fair presented by the Plano Chamber of Commerce will feature a variety of employers looking to fill numerous positions. Fair goers can also get tips on résumé development and have a free LinkedIn photo taken by a professional photographer.

    Volunteers are needed. Volunteers must be 21 years of age or older or 16 years old or older with an accompanying adult. 

    Fair sponsors are Boeing, Children’s Health, City of Plano, Plano ISD, Liberty Mutual, Capital One and Texas Health Plano Presbyterian. For more information and to sign up as a volunteer, go to planofamiliesfirst.com.

    Plano Families First

     

  • October 12, 2021

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    October 12, 2021

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    Plano Families First Fall Fair to Offer Free Health Services, School Supplies and More

    Plano residents and Plano ISD families are welcome to the third-annual Plano Families First Fall Fair, which will take place Saturday, October 16, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Plano Event Center (2000 E. Spring Creek Pkwy).

    Thanks to a variety of community sponsors and partners, the event will provide free health and human services in an effort to alleviate the hardships thousands of Plano families have experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. While a few of the health services will be indoors, most of the fair will be held outdoors. Masks are strongly encouraged, and social distancing and other safety measures will be in place. Proof of residency is required.

    Available on a first-come, first-serve basis, services will include:

    • free flu shots for adults (provided by Texas Health Plano Presbyterian)
    • free flu shots for children (provided by The Caring Foundation of Texas)
    • dental screenings and fluoride varnishes (for children only)
    • community resource booths with helpful information on year-round services available to Plano families
    • free school supplies packets to the first 200 Plano ISD students (thanks to Liberty Mutual). Complete this supply distribution form in advance if possible.
    • Free books (provided by the Plano Public Library)

    Additional activities:

    • Crafts for kids
    • CPR instruction from the Plano Fire Department
    • Inflatables and entertainment
    • A musical “petting zoo” where children learn and play with musical instruments provided by the Plano Symphony Orchestra
    • Spiderman and Wonder Woman will give away superhero masks and hold “How To Be A Superhero” sessions throughout the morning

    Job fair:

    To help Plano residents get back to work, a job fair presented by the Plano Chamber of Commerce will feature a variety of employers looking to fill numerous positions. Fair goers can also get tips on resume development and have a free LinkedIn photo taken by a professional photographer.

    Volunteers are needed. Volunteers must be 21 years of age or older or 16 years old or older with an accompanying adult. 

    Fair sponsors are Boeing, Children’s Health, City of Plano, Plano ISD, Liberty Mutual, Capital One and Texas Health Plano Presbyterian. For more information and to sign up as a volunteer, go to planofamiliesfirst.com.

    Plano Families First


    Food and Nutritional Services To Host Job Fairs on October 14 and 28

    Plano ISD’s Food and Nutritional Services (FANS) Department is hosting job fairs on October 14 and 28 from 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at Wilson Middle School’s cafeteria, 1001 Custer Road in Plano. Open positions for schools across the district include cafeteria manager, cafeteria assistant manager and cafeteria specialist. 

    Benefits include a steady work schedule, opportunities for advancement, weekends, holidays and summers off, a retirement plan and health benefits. 

    Walk-ins are welcome to the event, but attendees should come prepared to interview, including bringing a resume if possible. Resumes can be sent in advance to fansjobs@pisd.edu or through Plano ISD’s Employment Page where more details about open positions are listed.

    Interested applicants can also call FANS directly at 469-752-5788.

    Come join our team and help feed our future!

  • October 8, 2021 – October Is National Bullying Prevention Month

    Plano Independent School District

    October Is National Bullying Prevention Month

    In light of recent events in our North Texas community, we know that student safety and wellbeing are on the hearts and minds of our Plano ISD families. As we observe National Bullying Prevention Month, we want to take this opportunity to provide information and resources for students and families. 

    Plano ISD remains committed to bullying prevention and will always keep student health and safety at the top of our priorities. In addition to maintaining strict, legal policies that protect the welfare of our students, and that unequivocally prohibit bullying and harassment, we want to make you aware of these additional district actions and initiatives as we continue to stand firm against bullying and ensure all students feel safe, valued and respected.

    Last school year, the district underwent an extensive audit by an independent investigator to make sure that we are doing all that we can in the area of bullying prevention. Though there were no findings supporting wrongdoing by the district, Plano ISD has taken proactive steps to deepen our commitment to providing a safe and caring learning environment for all students. Such action steps were also informed by the feedback received from community listening rounds conducted last spring.  

    Plano ISD counselors are committed to empowering students to advocate for themselves and ensuring that students experience academic success and social emotional growth in a supportive environment. We invite you to reach out to your school counselors with any questions or concerns about bullying prevention. 

    Partnering with our families for the benefit of our students, Plano ISD is committed to excellence, dedicated to caring, powered by learning and we seek to make Plano ISD proud. 

  • October 7, 2021

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    October 7, 2021

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    Food and Nutritional Services To Host Job Fairs on October 14 and 28

    Plano ISD’s Food and Nutritional Services (FANS) Department is hosting job fairs on October 14 and 28 from 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at Wilson Middle School’s cafeteria, 1001 Custer Road in Plano. Open positions for schools across the district include cafeteria manager, cafeteria assistant manager and cafeteria specialist. 

    Benefits include a steady work schedule, opportunities for advancement, weekends, holidays and summers off, a retirement plan and health benefits. 

    Walk-ins are welcome to the event, but attendees should come prepared to interview, including bringing a resume if possible. Resumes can be sent in advance to fansjobs@pisd.edu or through Plano ISD’s Employment Page where more details about open positions are listed.

    Interested applicants can also call FANS directly at 469-752-5788.

    Come join our team and help feed our future!


    Celebrate Optimistic October

    All families are invited to join Plano ISD in celebrating Optimistic October. View the full list of calendar activities developed by Plano ISD’s Student, Family and Community Services. These are easy activities to make every day better and happier. Participate and share your posts on social media using the hashtag #PISDDedicatedtoCaring. 

  • October 5, 2021

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    October 5, 2021

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    Student Vaccination Interest Form

    Plano ISD is working in partnership with the City of Plano and local healthcare providers to gauge our families’ interest in receiving COVID-19 vaccinations for students. We are collecting basic information from interested families (school and age range for each student) for the purposes of planning. If you would be interested in having your child vaccinated (upon approval from Pfizer), please complete this form. Please note, this form is only intended to gauge interest and is not a sign-up form.

    Reminder: Please keep your student home if they have pending COVID test results. 


    New State Law Requires Seniors to Complete Financial Aid Application

    Seniors and senior parents: Are you aware of the new Texas Education Code, §28.0256 which requires all seniors to complete a financial aid application before graduating from high school or to submit an opt out form? Every senior must complete one of the following three options in order to graduate:

    For more information about the financial aid process, visit the US Department of Education Federal Student Aid website

    Additionally, it’s important for families to know that some colleges won’t consider students for merit scholarships (scholarships based on academic achievement or other talents/skills) until a FAFSA or TASFA form is completed. Even if you believe you won’t qualify for federal or state financial aid, completing either the FAFSA or TASFA will help you get considered for other scholarships offered by higher education institutions. 

    For more information, please contact your school counselor. 

    FAFSA Opens October 1st

  • September 30, 2021

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    September 30, 2021

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    Parent Awareness Regarding Social Media Challenge

    Plano ISD wants to make parents aware of an emerging trend that students may be participating in via social media. A TikTok “challenge” affecting school campuses nationwide is encouraging students to capture and post videos of themselves or their peers engaging in destructive, antagonistic and potentially criminal behavior, including vandalism, theft and assault. 

    School and district administrators are paying close attention to this trend and will always take swift and appropriate action to address concerns regarding school safety and standards of conduct. As we continue to reinforce training and guidelines related to social media and cybersafety, the district asks for your help in discussing the importance of digital citizenship and the potential consequences of violating the Student Code of Conduct and/or breaking the law. Students should be aware that what they may consider a “prank” could actually lead to suspension, expulsion and the potential for criminal charges for students involved.

    We appreciate your help in maintaining awareness of your student’s social media activities. If you or your children know of students engaging in potentially harmful, destructive and illegal activities on social media, we encourage you to report this information to your campus administrators, your local police or anonymously via the Plano ISD tip line at www.pisd.edu/tipline. Please note that when making a report, it is important to provide as many details as possible (dates, times, names, locations, etc.), so that your tip may be investigated appropriately. 

    For help with online security resources for your children, please visit the district’s digital citizenship webpage.

  • September 28, 2021

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    September 28, 2021

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    Families Are Invited to Celebrate Optimistic October

    Plano ISD families are invited to celebrate Optimistic October. To celebrate the month, Plano ISD’s department of Student, Family & Community Services developed a calendar of easy activities that families can do on a daily basis. Information has also been shared with schools so you will likely see information shared through social media as part of our districtwide #WeArePlanoISD campaign and via the #PISDOptimisticOctober hashtag. The calendars are below:


    Plano East Senior High School Brings Back Homecoming Parade on September 29

    Homecoming parades also announced for Plano and Plano West senior high schools 

    Plano East Senior High School, which opened in 1981, will bring back its homecoming parade on Wednesday, September 29, to mark the school’s 40th anniversary. Homecoming parades for Plano West Senior High School on October 6 and Plano Senior High School on October 13 were also announced. 

    Plano East Senior High School’s parade will get underway at 6 p.m. at Bob Woodruff Park, continue on Merriman Drive and conclude at the school. A community pep rally will be held after the parade around the school’s pond. The parade and the pep rally are open to the public and alumni as well as former staff members are encouraged to attend. For more information, visit the school’s homecoming information web page at www.pisd.edu/planoeast/homecoming. Rain cancellation: Should the parade be cancelled due to rain, a notification will be posted on the Plano East Senior High School homecoming website.

    Parade details for Plano West Senior High School (October 6) and Plano Senior High School (October 13) will be shared on school websites closer to the event dates.

  • September 27, 2021

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    September 27, 2021

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    Parent Education & Engagement Program Presents “Lunch and Learn” Sessions for Parents

    Every Tuesday and Thursday, the Plano ISD Parent Education & Engagement Program (PEEP) hosts 30-minute "Lunch and Learn" parent sessions for Plano ISD families from 12:15-12:45 p.m. on Facebook Live. This week's focus will be "Social Media Wellness for Tweens and Teens in a Digital World." Please log on this Tuesday and Thursday to join Plano ISD parent educators and other parents to explore evidence-based positive parenting strategies as a community. 

    For more information about the Plano ISD Parent Education & Engagement Program, please visit Plano ISD’s PEEP webpage, PEEP Facebook page or contact Director of Family and Social Services Sharon Bradley.

  • September 23, 2021

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    September 23, 2021

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    Virtual College Fair Is This Saturday, September 25

    Students in grades 8-12 and their parents are invited to register now to attend the first of two virtual college fairs taking place this Saturday, September 25. Participants can chat with college & university representatives, learn more about how/when to apply, and ask about financial aid. Registration is required. For registration instructions, visit www.pisd.edu/virtualcollegefairs. The next virtual college fair is taking place on October 16.

    Register for Plano ISD's Virtual College Fairs

  • September 22, 2021

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    September 22, 2021

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    Plano ISD Temporary Mask Requirement Expires after Friday, September 24

    At last night’s School Board Work Session, Plano ISD trustees heard an update regarding the district’s health and safety protocols before considering a motion whether or not to extend a temporary indoor mask requirement at Plano ISD schools, facilities and district-provided transportation. The temporary requirement, which included exemptions for medical, religious or philosophical reasons, was scheduled to be in effect from August 26 through September 24, 2021. 

    The board did not vote to extend the temporary measure and, therefore, the district will return to the mask protocol described in the 2021-2022 Return to School Plan, which states:

    The use of face masks is optional for all students, staff and visitors. It is recommended that individuals who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 continue to wear an appropriate face mask while around others. Universal indoor masking is recommended for all teachers, staff, students and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status (Collin County Health Care Services | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | American Academy of Pediatrics). 


    Plano Families First Fall Fair to Offer Free Health Services, School Supplies and More

    Plano residents and Plano ISD families are welcome to the third-annual Plano Families First Fall Fair, which will take place Saturday, October 16, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Plano Event Center (2000 E. Spring Creek Pkwy).

    Thanks to a variety of community sponsors and partners, the event will provide free health and human services in an effort to alleviate the hardships thousands of Plano families have experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. While a few of the health services will be indoors, most of the fair will be held outdoors. Masks are strongly encouraged, and social distancing and other safety measures will be in place. Proof of residency is required.

    Available on a first-come, first-serve basis, services will include:

    • free flu shots for adults (provided by Texas Health Plano Presbyterian)
    • free flu shots for children (provided by The Caring Foundation of Texas)
    • dental screenings and fluoride varnishes (for children only)
    • community resource booths with helpful information on year-round services available to Plano families
    • free school supplies packets to the first 200 Plano ISD students (thanks to Liberty Mutual). Complete this supply distribution form in advance if possible.
    • Free books (provided by the Plano Public Library)

    Additional activities:

    • Crafts for kids
    • CPR instruction from the Plano Fire Department
    • Inflatables and entertainment
    • A musical “petting zoo” where children learn and play with musical instruments provided by the Plano Symphony Orchestra
    • Spiderman and Wonder Woman will give away superhero masks and hold “How To Be A Superhero” sessions throughout the morning

    Job fair

    To help Plano residents get back to work, a job fair presented by the Plano Chamber of Commerce will feature a variety of employers looking to fill numerous positions. Fair goers can also get tips on resume development and have a free LinkedIn photo taken by a professional photographer.

    Volunteers are needed. Volunteers must be 21 years of age or older or 16 years old or older with an accompanying adult. 

    Fair sponsors are Boeing, Children’s Health, City of Plano, Plano ISD, Liberty Mutual, Capital One and Texas Health Plano Presbyterian. For more information and to sign up as a volunteer, go to planofamiliesfirst.com.

    Plano Families First


    Food and Nutritional Services Job Fair Taking Place this Thursday, September 23

    Plano ISD’s Food and Nutritional Services (FANS) will be hosting a job fair on Thursday, September 23, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Wilson Middle School, 1001 Custer Road in Plano. Open positions for food service include cafeteria manager, cafeteria assistant manager and cafeteria specialist. 

    Benefits include a steady work schedule, opportunities for advancement, weekends, holidays and summers off, and an option for health benefits. 

    Interested candidates can apply online at www.pisd.edu/jobs. Please come prepared to interview.

    Join our team, help feed the future and watch our video about why one of our team members loves her job with FANS.

  • September 20, 2021

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    September 20, 2021

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    Food and Nutritional Services Job Fair Taking Place this Thursday, September 23

    Plano ISD’s Food and Nutritional Services (FANS) Department is hosting a job fair this Thursday, September 23 from 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at Wilson Middle School’s cafeteria, 1001 Custer Road in Plano. Open positions for schools across the district include cafeteria manager, cafeteria assistant manager and cafeteria specialist. 

    Benefits include a steady work schedule, opportunities for advancement, weekends, holidays and summers off, a retirement plan and health benefits. 

    Walk-ins are welcome to the event, but attendees should come prepared to interview, including bringing a resume if possible. Resumes can be sent in advance to fansjobs@pisd.edu or through Plano ISD’s Employment Page where more details about open positions are listed.

    Interested applicants can also call FANS directly at 469-752-5788.

    Come join our team and help feed our future!

  • September 16, 2021

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    September 16, 2021

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    Virtual Academy Daily Updates Now Available

    Families in Plano ISD’s Virtual Academy can now access daily updates via the program’s website. The link can be accessed via the home page under “Quick Links” or directly at www.pisd.edu/VirtualAcademyUpdates.


    Parents Are Asked to Complete a Socioeconomic Form as Part of This Year’s Enrollment 

    This year, all parents are asked to complete the Socioeconomic Form as part of this year’s enrollment process, regardless of socioeconomic need. State and federal funds are allocated to school districts based on this information.  

    Several state and federal programs are dependent on the collection of this information, such as: 

    • State Funded Pre-Kindergarten
    • Early Education Allotment
    • College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR) Allotment
    • National School Lunch/Breakfast Programs
    • State Compensatory Education Allotment
    • Title 1 Federal Grant Program
    • E-Rate

    Additionally, students or families may be eligible for:

    All families are asked to complete this form regardless of income since the completion of this form impacts the district’s programming and funding. If you do not wish to provide income information, scroll past that section of the form and select the following option:

    “I choose not to provide this information. I understand that the school’s disbursement of federal funds and accountability rating may be affected by my choice.”

    Completing or not completing this form will not impact free meals for any student, as that is a separate process. Additionally, all Plano ISD schools will provide free meals to all students throughout the 2021-22 school year, regardless of family income level.

  • September 14, 2021

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    September 14, 2021

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    Parents Are Asked to Complete a Socioeconomic Form as Part of This Year’s Enrollment 

    This year, all parents are asked to complete the Socioeconomic Form as part of this year’s enrollment process, regardless of socioeconomic need. State and federal funds are allocated to school districts based on this information.  

    Several state and federal programs are dependent on the collection of this information, such as: 

    • State Funded Pre-Kindergarten
    • Early Education Allotment
    • College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR) Allotment
    • National School Lunch/Breakfast Programs
    • State Compensatory Education Allotment
    • Title 1 Federal Grant Program
    • E-Rate

    Additionally, students or families may be eligible for:

    All families are asked to complete this form regardless of income since the completion of this form impacts the district’s programming and funding. If you do not wish to provide income information, scroll past that section of the form and select the following option:

    “I choose not to provide this information. I understand that the school’s disbursement of federal funds and accountability rating may be affected by my choice.”

    Completing or not completing this form will not impact free meals for any student, as that is a separate process. Additionally, all Plano ISD schools will provide free meals to all students throughout the 2021-22 school year, regardless of family income level.


    Web Page Created to Alert Families of Late Bus Delays

    Plano ISD’s transportation department has created a webpage where information about buses running more than 30 minutes late is shared. The page link is www.pisd.edu/latebus.  It is important to know that buses will still go by all the bus stops to pick up students. 

    Delays are due in part to nationwide staffing shortage. The Plano ISD transportation department is diligently working to hire bus drivers and pay was increased to $21 an hour. Paid training is offered. Bus assistant jobs are also available. 

    If you or anyone you know is interested in joining our transportation team, visit Plano ISD’s employment page, located at www.pisd.edu/jobs