• District Updates for Plano ISD Families 2022-23

  • February 3, 2023

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    February 3, 2023

    Plano ISD Vision Statement: Committed to Excellence, Dedicated to Caring, Powered by Learning, Plano ISD Proud


    Reminder: Community Invited to Join an Upcoming Strategic Roadmapping Input Meeting

    One hour well-spent as early as this Saturday, February 4, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m., Jasper High School

    We want to hear from you. Community Input.

    The Plano ISD Board of Trustees and District Leadership have recently begun a Strategic Roadmapping process to provide a long-range plan for the district.  After an initial brainstorming/curation process, we have identified several areas for community input. Trustees and district leaders will host a series of sessions for the community to gather feedback on the topics related to the Strategic Roadmap for the district’s future planning.  

    Community members are invited to attend and participate in activities designed to receive input and gather interests on the following topics:

    • Career and Technical Education (CTE), particularly related to plans for the new CTE Center as part of the recent Bond
    • Academics including advanced academics, special education and multilingual programming
    • Instructional technology, particularly related to classroom technology to be potentially funded by the recently passed bond propositions 

    In addition to the community meetings, work groups of professionals/experts in each of these areas will meet to provide input and feedback to the Board of Trustees. Community input will inform these work groups, district leaders and the Board of Trustees as they define a map for the future in creating the next strategic plan.   

    The forums will be held on the following dates in various locations across the district. The same activity will be conducted at each session. The community is invited to please attend and provide input to this important planning process. Select the date and time most convenient for you. 

    • Saturday, February 4:  9:00-10:00 a.m. at Jasper High School
    • Monday, February 6: 7:00-8:00 p.m. at Williams High School
    • Monday, February 13: 7:00-8:00 p.m. at Clark High School
    • Wednesday, March 15: 7:00-8:00 p.m. at McMillen High School
    • Saturday, March 18: 9:00-10:00 a.m. at Vines High School
    • Tuesday, March 21: 7:00-8:00 p.m. at Shepton High School

    Annual Richardson Art and Essay Contest

    City of Richardson Annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Essay Contest Deadline Extended

    Due to winter weather impacts, the City of Richardson has extended its Martin Luther King, Jr., essay submission deadline to Wednesday, February 8, at 5:00 p.m. Students who reside in Richardson or attend a Plano ISD or Richardson ISD school located in the City of Richardson are eligible to participate.

    View more information about the City of Richardson’s Annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Essay Contest including rules, submissions, judging and awards. 

    For any questions, please contact RichardsonToday@cor.gov


    City of Richardson Black History Art Contest

    Student artists in grades 1-12 who reside in the City of Richardson, or who attend a Plano ISD or Richardson ISD school located in Richardson, are invited to participate in the City’s Black History Month art contest, which asks students to create a visual image that they feel portrays Richardson’s diversity. 

    View more information about the City of Richardson’s Black History Art Contest including rules, submissions, judging and awards.

    For any questions, please contact RichardsonToday@cor.gov.

  • February 2, 2023 | Inclement Weather Closure Extended through Friday, Feb 3

    Plano ISD Weather Closure Extended to Include Friday, February 3

    Due to hazardous travel conditions that will continue through Friday morning’s commute, and keeping the safety of our students and staff a priority, all Plano ISD schools and facilities will remain closed through Friday, February 3.

    Although weather conditions improved somewhat today, the continued precipitation and tonight’s expected freezing temperatures remain a safety concern for many of our less traveled roads and bridges, student drivers and students who walk to school.

    The forecasted below freezing temperatures overnight and continued precipitation also pose a significant safety concern for icy district parking lots and sidewalks for the morning commute. The weather is expected to improve by midday tomorrow, but not in a time frame that would allow a safe commute to school.

    The improved weather conditions over the weekend will allow Plano ISD to resume our normal schedule for schools and offices on Monday, February 6. 

    We appreciate your patience and cooperation throughout this challenging week.

  • February 2, 2023 - Plano ISD Is Monitoring Conditions for Friday, Feb 3

    Plano ISD Is Monitoring Weather and Road Conditions for Friday, February 3

    We hope all students, families and staff are staying safe and warm as the winter weather continues. Keeping the safety and well-being of our school community a top priority, Plano ISD continues to monitor weather conditions closely, working with area emergency management teams and the National Weather Service.

    As we are assessing and evaluating conditions to make a decision for tomorrow, February 3, it is important to understand the many variables the district must consider:

    • Plano ISD spans approximately 100 square miles, which includes neighborhood roads and bridges that are subject to more severe driving conditions than major roads and highways.
    • Many Plano ISD teachers and staff commute to Plano and can be impacted by weather conditions that may be different from what we are experiencing at or near our schools. 
    • Driving conditions for our senior high school teen drivers are taken into serious consideration.
    • Plano ISD uses a tiered bus transportation and school start schedule. This makes it difficult to call a late start as it pushes secondary start times close to 11:00 a.m. and leaves little time for instruction. Additionally, buses complete secondary drop-off and almost immediately begin preparing for elementary end-of-day transportation.

    Ultimately, our main priority is the safety of students and staff. We will continue to monitor the weather and driving conditions, but it is possible that we will not be able to make a determination this evening. We will continue to evaluate conditions and make a decision by 5:00 tomorrow morning, and will notify staff and families via our regular communications channels.

  • February 1, 2023 | Inclement Weather Closure Extended through Thursday, Feb 2

    February 1, 2023

    Plano ISD Vision Statement: Committed to Excellence, Dedicated to Caring, Powered by Learning, Plano ISD Proud


    Plano ISD Weather Closure Extended to Include Thursday, February 2

    Due to the forecast for below freezing temperatures expected to continue until after Thursday morning’s commute time, and the potential for unsafe driving conditions throughout the district, Plano ISD schools and facilities will continue to be closed Thursday, February 2. This extends to afternoon and evening activities and competitions for Thursday, February 2.

    Please stay safe and continue to monitor the school district communications channels for any updates or new information regarding the weather and school operations:

    • The Plano ISD website: Weather-related closures and updates will be posted in real time on the Plano ISD home page as well as campus websites.
    • The Plano ISD Mobile App: Download the mobile app and log in to receive specific messages related to your school. However, weather closures will be sent to all app users, even if you are not logged in to the system.
    • School Messenger (e-mail and telephone messages): The district will provide updated information as needed to all parent and emergency contact telephone numbers and email addresses in the system.
    • Social media – Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: Weather-related closures will be posted immediately to Plano ISD’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. You do not have to sign up for Facebook or Twitter to view these pages; however, followers will receive instant updates in their newsfeeds.
    • Local news media: Plano ISD will make information available to local television and radio stations and will enlist their assistance in communicating with our audiences.

    Thank you for your continued understanding and dedication to keeping students safe.

  • Monitoring Weather: Look for Update Regarding Thursday No Later than 4PM Today

    February 1, 2023

    Plano ISD Vision Statement: Committed to Excellence, Dedicated to Caring, Powered by Learning, Plano ISD Proud


    Plano ISD Is Monitoring Weather and Will Share an Update No Later Than 4:00 PM for Thursday

    We are continuing to closely monitor the weather and will communicate with families and staff no later than 4:00 pm today regarding the status of all schools and facilities for Thursday, February 2. 

    With ongoing below freezing temperatures and winter weather conditions in our area, we are again sharing Plano ISD’s inclement weather procedures.

    Please stay safe and continue to monitor the school district communications channels for any updates or new information regarding the weather and school operations:

    • The Plano ISD website: Weather-related closures and updates will be posted in real time on the Plano ISD home page as well as campus websites.
    • The Plano ISD Mobile App: Download the mobile app and log in to receive specific messages related to your school. However, weather closures will be sent to all app users, even if you are not logged in to the system.
    • School Messenger (e-mail and telephone messages): The district will provide updated information as needed to all parent and emergency contact telephone numbers and email addresses in the system.
    • Social media – Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: Weather-related closures will be posted immediately to Plano ISD’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. You do not have to sign up for Facebook or Twitter to view these pages; however, followers will receive instant updates in their newsfeeds.
    • Local news media: Plano ISD will make information available to local television and radio stations and will enlist their assistance in communicating with our audiences.

    Thank you for your continued understanding and dedication to keeping students safe.

  • January 31, 2023

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    January 31, 2023

    Plano ISD Vision Statement: Committed to Excellence, Dedicated to Caring, Powered by Learning, Plano ISD Proud

    Community Input Forum

    The Plano ISD Board of Trustees and District Leadership have recently begun a Strategic Roadmapping process to provide a long-range plan for the district.  After an initial brainstorming/curation process, we have identified several areas for community input. Trustees and district leaders will host a series of sessions for the community to gather feedback on the topics related to the Strategic Roadmap for the district’s future planning.  

    Community members are invited to attend and participate in activities designed to receive input and gather interests on the following topics:

    • Career and Technical Education (CTE), particularly related to plans for the new CTE Center as part of the recent Bond
    • Academics including advanced academics, special education and multilingual programming
    • Instructional technology, particularly related to classroom technology to be potentially funded by the recently passed bond propositions

    In addition to the community meetings, work groups of professionals/experts in each of these areas will meet to provide input and feedback to the Board of Trustees. Community input will inform these work groups, district leaders and the Board of Trustees as they define a map for the future in creating the next strategic plan.   

    The forums will be held on the following dates in various locations across the district. The same activity will be conducted at each session. The community is invited to please attend and provide input to this important planning process. Select the date and time most convenient for you. 

    • Saturday, February 4:  9:00-10:00 a.m. at Jasper High School
    • Monday, February 6: 7:00-8:00 p.m. at Williams High School
    • Monday, February 13: 7:00-8:00 p.m. at Clark High School
    • Wednesday, March 15: 7:00-8:00 p.m. at McMillen High School
    • Saturday, March 18: 9:00-10:00 a.m. at Vines High School
    • Tuesday, March 21: 7:00-8:00 p.m. at Shepton High School

  • January 31, 2023 - Inclement Weather Closure Extended through Wednesday

    January 31, 2023

    Plano ISD Vision Statement: Committed to Excellence, Dedicated to Caring, Powered by Learning, Plano ISD Proud


    Plano ISD Weather Closure Extended to Include Wednesday, February 1

    Due to the forecast for continued inclement weather, extreme temperatures and the potential for unsafe driving conditions throughout the district, Plano ISD schools and facilities will continue to be closed Wednesday, February 1. This extends to afternoon and evening activities and competitions, which will be canceled or postponed for Wednesday, February 1.

    Please continue to monitor the school district communications channels for any updates or new information regarding the weather and school operations:

    • The Plano ISD website: Weather-related closures and updates will be posted in real time on the Plano ISD home page as well as campus websites.
    • The Plano ISD Mobile App: Download the mobile app and log in to receive specific messages related to your school. However, weather closures will be sent to all app users, even if you are not logged in to the system.
    • School Messenger (e-mail and telephone messages): The district will provide updated information as needed to all parent and emergency contact telephone numbers and email addresses in the system.
    • Social media – Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: Weather-related closures will be posted immediately to Plano ISD’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. You do not have to sign up for Facebook or Twitter to view these pages; however, followers will receive instant updates in their newsfeeds.
    • Local news media: Plano ISD will make information available to local television and radio stations and will enlist their assistance in communicating with our audiences.

    Thank you for your continued understanding and dedication to keeping students safe.

  • January 30, 2023 - School Closure for Tuesday, January 31

    January 30, 2023

    Plano ISD Vision Statement: Committed to Excellence, Dedicated to Caring, Powered by Learning, Plano ISD Proud


    School Closure for Tuesday, January 31

    Due to the forecast for inclement weather, extreme temperatures and the potential for unsafe driving conditions throughout the district, Plano ISD schools and facilities will be closed on Tuesday, January 31. Afternoon and evening activities and competitions are also canceled or postponed for Tuesday, January 31.

    Please continue to monitor the school district communications channels for any updates or new information regarding the weather and school operations:

    • The Plano ISD website: Weather-related closures and updates will be posted in real time on the Plano ISD home page as well as campus websites.
    • The Plano ISD Mobile App: Download the mobile app and log in to receive specific messages related to your school. However, weather closures will be sent to all app users, even if you are not logged in to the system.
    • School Messenger (e-mail and telephone messages): The district will provide updated information as needed to all parent and emergency contact telephone numbers and email addresses in the system.
    • Social media – Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: Weather-related closures will be posted immediately to Plano ISD’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. You do not have to sign up for Facebook or Twitter to view these pages; however, followers will receive instant updates in their newsfeeds.
    • Local news media: Plano ISD will make information available to local television and radio stations and will enlist their assistance in communicating with our audiences.

    Thank you for your understanding and dedication to keeping students safe.

  • January 30, 2023 - Transportation and PASAR after school observing normal schedule.

    January 30, 2023

    Plano ISD Vision Statement: Committed to Excellence, Dedicated to Caring, Powered by Learning, Plano ISD Proud


    Inclement Weather Update: After School Transportation Services and PASAR After School Program

    As a reminder, all Plano ISD after school and evening activities have been canceled for Monday, January 30. School buses will be running at their regular times this afternoon. 

    The PASAR After School Program will operate on their regular schedule. However, as the weather is predicted to get worse throughout the evening, we encourage parents to pick up their students as early as possible from PASAR. 

    As we continue to monitor weather conditions, we will keep you informed regarding any updates or new information about school operations. Please continue to consult these school district communications channels:

    • The Plano ISD website: Weather-related closures and updates will be posted in real time on the Plano ISD home page as well as campus websites.
    • The Plano ISD Mobile App: Download the mobile app and log in to receive specific messages related to your school. However, weather closures will be sent to all app users, even if you are not logged in to the system.
    • School Messenger (e-mail and telephone messages): The district will provide updated information as needed to all parent and emergency contact telephone numbers and email addresses in the system.
    • Social media – Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: Weather-related closures will be posted immediately to Plano ISD’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. You do not have to sign up for Facebook or Twitter to view these pages; however, followers will receive instant updates in their newsfeeds.
    • Local news media: Plano ISD will make information available to local television and radio stations and will enlist their assistance in communicating with our audiences.

  • January 30, 2023 - After School Activities Canceled Due to Inclement Weather

    January 30, 2023

    Plano ISD Vision Statement: Committed to Excellence, Dedicated to Caring, Powered by Learning, Plano ISD Proud


    After School and Evening Activities Are Canceled for Monday, January 30

    Due to the forecast for inclement weather, extreme temperatures and the potential for unsafe driving conditions, Plano ISD is canceling all after school and evening activities for Monday, January 30. 

    Please continue to monitor the school district communications channels for any updates or new information regarding the weather and school operations:

    • The Plano ISD website: Weather-related closures and updates will be posted in real time on the Plano ISD home page as well as campus websites.
    • The Plano ISD Mobile App: Download the mobile app and log in to receive specific messages related to your school. However, weather closures will be sent to all app users, even if you are not logged in to the system.
    • School Messenger (e-mail and telephone messages): The district will provide updated information as needed to all parent and emergency contact telephone numbers and email addresses in the system.
    • Social media – Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: Weather-related closures will be posted immediately to Plano ISD’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. You do not have to sign up for Facebook or Twitter to view these pages; however, followers will receive instant updates in their newsfeeds.
    • Local news media: Plano ISD will make information available to local television and radio stations and will enlist their assistance in communicating with our audiences.

    Thank you for your understanding and dedication to keeping students safe.

  • January 29, 2023 - Monitoring Potential Winter Weather

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    January 29, 2023

    Plano ISD Vision Statement: Committed to Excellence, Dedicated to Caring, Powered by Learning, Plano ISD Proud

    Plano ISD Is Monitoring for Potential Wintry Weather

    With winter weather predicted for our area this week, we are reaching out to provide a reminder of Plano ISD’s inclement weather procedures.

    We are closely monitoring the weather and will communicate with families and staff if school operations need to change. 

    We encourage families and staff to be prepared for cold and possibly wet weather, dress warmly and exercise caution on the roads.

    Please stay safe and continue to consult the district’s standard communications channels for up-to-date information:

    • The Plano ISD website: Weather-related closures and updates will be posted in real time on the Plano ISD home page as well as campus websites.
    • The Plano ISD Mobile App: Download the mobile app and log in to receive specific messages related to your school. However, weather closures will be sent to all app users, even if you are not logged in to the system.
    • School Messenger (e-mail and telephone messages): The district will provide updated information as needed to all parent and emergency contact telephone numbers and email addresses in the system.
    • Social media – Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: Weather-related closures will be posted immediately to Plano ISD’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. You do not have to sign up for Facebook or Twitter to view these pages; however, followers will receive instant updates in their newsfeeds.
    • Local news media: Plano ISD will make information available to local television and radio stations and will enlist their assistance in communicating with our audiences.

  • January 27, 2023

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    January 27, 2023

    Plano ISD Vision Statement: Committed to Excellence, Dedicated to Caring, Powered by Learning, Plano ISD Proud

    Grandparents Raising Grandchildren – Parent Education and Engagement Series Begins February 8

    Join the Plano ISD Parent Education & Engagement Program (PEEP) for a series of weekly sessions designed for grandparents titled “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren.” Classes will be held at the Bird Education Center (1300 19th St, Plano, TX 75074), on Thursdays beginning February 8 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. For more information about this session and other PEEP opportunities, please contact the Parent Education and Engagement Team at 469-752-2252 or peep@pisd.edu. Download and view the flyer in English and Spanish.

  • January 13, 2023 - Athletic Alignment Survey

    Athletic Alignment Information and Survey

    In conjunction with the 2019 Strategic Plan, the Plano ISD Athletic Department began taking steps to evaluate the athletic program and identify needs to enhance student engagement and participation. Some of the issues identified included the need to address small teams at the 10th grade level, as well as increase player development. Additionally, Plano ISD’s unique configuration of 9-10 and 11-12 campuses, as opposed to a comprehensive 9-12 high school model, has caused scheduling challenges with other districts when competing. Recruitment of coaching staff also became difficult as a result of this uncommon structure as compared to other districts. 

    In an effort to strengthen student participation and engagement, it was critical to address programmatic concerns, build cohesion in our teams, and to increase school spirit and overall unity and brand in our high school feeders. Phase 1 of the implementation included the creation of JV2 teams for 10th graders at the senior high schools. In the 2020-21 school year, tenth grade football and volleyball teams moved their athletic periods to their feeder high school creating a JV2 team for those students. By doing so, there was an increase in student participation in those sports and senior high schools were able to create teams with their respective 9-10 feeder schools a year earlier. In 2021-22, JV2 teams were put in place for other sports such as basketball and baseball. Campus principals and the Athletics Department focused their efforts last school year to align athletic periods to maximize time for students and provide better opportunities for head coaches to be able to visit and work with student athletes. 

    At the January 10, 2023 School Board Meeting, the Board of Trustees heard a report regarding the Plano ISD Athletic Alignment to provide an update on the programmatic changes that were made beginning in the 2020-21 school year as well as the next steps the district is considering to create vertical unity and brand within feeder patterns. It is important to note that programmatic changes are limited to athletics, with no changes being made in fine arts.  All uniforms are an existing budget item and would not be an added cost to the district. Any facility changes would fall within what is currently budgeted in our replacement and refurbishment schedules. 

    LEARN MORE: WATCH BOARD MEETING PRESENTATION FROM ATHLETIC DIRECTOR JEFF SMITH

    At this time, we are seeking valuable feedback from our students, parents, staff, and community to help guide us in planning in this process. Please consider taking this short survey to provide your thoughts about this alignment and branding change in reference to:

    • Plano Senior High Feeders (Clark HS | Vines HS)
    • Plano East Senior High Feeders (McMillen HS | Williams HS)
    • Plano West Senior High Feeders (Jasper HS | Shepton HS)

    Take the Plano ISD Athletic Alignment Survey

  • January 12, 2023

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    January 12, 2023

    Plano ISD Vision Statement: Committed to Excellence, Dedicated to Caring, Powered by Learning, Plano ISD Proud

    International Baccalaureate (IB) World School at Huffman Elementary Now Accepting Applications

    The International Baccalaureate (IB) World School at Huffman Elementary — Primary Years Program (PYP) has openings for the 2023-2024 school year. The application for registration is now open and will run through January 27, 2023. To find out more about the IB PYP, visit our website or contact the IB PYP coordinator, Callie Anthony.


    Plano ISD TONI&GUY Cosmetology Program Partnership

    Plano ISD Career & Technical Education is excited to announce a new partnership with TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy to offer a cosmetology program for juniors and seniors. Students selected by lottery will attend the Plano TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy beginning in the fall of their junior year, and successful completion of the program will allow students to take the state cosmetology licensing exam. 

    Interested current 10th grade students and families are invited to attend an Open House at the TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy to learn more about the program.

    • What: Plano ISD TONI&GUY Cosmetology Program Open House
    • When: Tuesday, January 24, 2023
    • Time: 6:30-7:30PM
    • Where: TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy, 1921 Preston Rd - Ste 2022, Plano, TX 75093

    The 2023-2024 Selection Form is now open for interested sophomores and must be submitted by 9:00 PM on February 10, 2023. Please visit www.pisd.edu/ToniGuy for information about the program, cost, and selection process. Contact Alex Ritter with any questions. 


    District to Pilot Online Option for Signing Up for Board Meeting Public Comment Beginning with January 24 Work Session

    To provide a more efficient process for those who wish to speak during Plano ISD board meetings, an online sign-up process will be piloted beginning with the January 24, 2023, Board Work Session.

    Beginning January 24 and during the pilot period, anyone wishing to speak at board meetings may continue to sign up in person within the one hour leading up to the meeting, or they can take advantage of the online process, described below. 

    The online sign up period for regular meetings and work sessions will be open from 8:00 a.m.  to 5:00 p.m. the day of the meeting. At all other board meetings, sign-up will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. the business day prior to the scheduled meeting. A device will be available in the lobby of the Plano ISD Administration Building during the online public comment sign-up period for individuals who do not have computer or mobile phone access.

    Pending a successful pilot, the target date for full implementation of the new process will be August 2023. During the remainder of the 2022-23 school year, both the online form and in-person paper cards will be available.

    Link to online public comment form (available beginning Tuesday, January 24, 2023)


    Plano ISD Hosts Annual MLK Tribute Event


    The Plano ISD community is invited to Believe in the Dream at the 37th Annual MLK Diversity Celebration honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This annual celebration will showcase student talent and diversity leadership in our schools and community. Please enjoy this event video trailer, and make plans to join us next Thursday: 

    • Date: Thursday, January 19, 2023
    • Pre-Show: 6:30 p.m. 
    • Program: 7:00 to 8:15 p.m.
    • Location: Williams High School Auditorium, 1818 18th Street, Plano, TX 75075

  • January 10, 2023

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    January 10, 2023

    Sign Up to Receive Legislative Updates from Plano ISD


    As Texas lawmakers launched their 88th Legislative Session today, Plano ISD invites you to stay informed about this year’s educational legislative initiatives. The district will provide regular legislative updates via email, along with other resources that will be available on the Plano ISD website. Sign up today at www.pisd.edu/legislativesignup


    January Reminders:


    Plano ISD High School Career and Technical Education Course Opportunities for 8th Grade Students

    As you prepare for the next step in your education and begin to create your four-year high school plan with your counselor, you will have the opportunity to choose a Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program of Study which will help determine the courses you take in high school. CTE courses combine strong academics with career-specific skills that will help you prepare for college and/or a career after graduation.

    Please take time to review the Career and Technical Education Opportunities brochure found at bit.ly/exploreCTE before meeting with your counselor to discuss your four year plan. If you would like more information, please visit pisd.edu/cte-programs-of-study to find additional details about CTE opportunities. 


    Plano ISD Academy High School Informational Night for 8th Grade Students

    Prospective Titans and their families are invited to attend the following Academy High School Information Night.

    January 12, 2023
    5PM -7PM
    Academy High School
    1701 Alma Drive
    Plano, TX 75075

    The application portal for the 2023-2024 school year is now open and closes January 20, 2023, at 9 PM.  For more information visit the Academy High School website.

  • December 16, 2022

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    December 16, 2022

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    Happy Holidays

    As we pause for winter break, this month’s edition of “Theresa’s Take” reminds us to reflect on the power of kindness. This holiday season, as you gather with those you cherish most, we hope you are inspired to not only share the gift of kindness, but to take time to be kind to yourselves—you deserve it! Have a safe and restful holiday break. We look forward to welcoming you back in the New Year. 


    Watch Theresa's Take: Believe in Kindness

  • December 13, 2022

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    December 13, 2022

    Plano ISD Vision Statement: Committed to Excellence, Dedicated to Caring, Powered by Learning, Plano ISD Proud

    REMINDER: Academy Programs of Plano: Applications Are Now Being Accepted

    Is your child interested in attending one of Plano ISD’s four academies next year? Winter break is the perfect time to complete the selection form process! The Academy High School, Health Sciences Academy, IB World School and Industries Academy selection forms are open until January 20, 2023. Access each program’s selection forms on the dropdowns found on the Academy Programs page.

  • December 9, 2022

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    December 9, 2022

    Plano ISD Vision Statement: Committed to Excellence, Dedicated to Caring, Powered by Learning, Plano ISD Proud

    Plano ISD Board of Trustees Approves 2023-2024 Academic Calendar 

    The 2023-24 Plano ISD Academic Calendar was approved by the Board of Trustees during their meeting on Tuesday, December 6. The calendar features a start date of Wednesday, August 9, 2023, and an end date of Friday, May 24, 2024.

    The new calendar includes 10 additional instructional minutes per day to allow for the following:

    • Banked minutes (up to three days) for any unforeseen school closures, such as inclement weather
    • An additional teacher/student holiday

    Other new calendar features include:

    • A full week fall break for students
    • A three-day fall break for campus staff (returning Thursday and Friday for staff days)
    • Professional Learning Trade Days in December and February (rather than during the week of Thanksgiving)
    • A winter break that provides more balance between the two semesters and aligns with neighboring school districts
    • Spring break during the second full week of March (March 11-15), which aligns with neighboring school districts

    Many factors were considered during the calendar development period, which included establishing parameters based on new and historical input from stakeholder groups (parents, students, campus and district administrators, teachers and community members). The administration provided updates, shared multiple calendar options and sought input from the Board of Trustees during three board meetings on October 18, November 1 and November 15. The final calendar, approved December 6, aligns with the following parameters:

    • Length of the required school day/instructional minutes (75,600 minutes)
    • Two semesters with a similar number of instructional days (while considering local, state and national testing in the spring)
    • Mid-week start for first semester
    • Exam/testing calendars (district, state, PSAT, AP and IB)
    • Alignment with dual credit/Collin College
    • Alignment with neighboring school districts
    • Planning/professional learning time for teachers
    • Fall break consideration
    • Week off at Thanksgiving for students and campus staff
    • Professional learning trade days scheduled outside of Thanksgiving week
    • End first semester before winter break
    • Two full weeks for winter break
    • Professional learning day for campus staff following winter break
    • Later spring break
    • Banked minutes for unforeseen school closures such as inclement weather
    • End school before Memorial Day

    Revised School Hours for All Campuses

    • Early Childhood Schools (Beaty, Isaacs, Pearson and Head Start) – 7:55 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.
    • Elementary Schools (grades pk/k-5) – 7:40 a.m. to 2:55 p.m.
    • Middle Schools (grades 6-8) – 8:25 a.m. to 3:40 p.m.
    • High/Senior High Schools (grades 9-12) – 9:00 a.m. to 4:25 p.m.
    • Academy High School – 9:20 a.m. to 4:40 p.m.
    • Solomon Adult Transition Center – 9:45 a.m. to 3:55 p.m.
    • Special Programs
      • Elementary (grades K-5) – 7:40 a.m. to 2:55 p.m.
      • Secondary (grades 6-12) – 8:30 a.m. to 3:55 p.m.

  • December 2, 2022

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    December 2, 2022

    Plano ISD Vision Statement: Committed to Excellence, Dedicated to Caring, Powered by Learning, Plano ISD Proud

    Winter/Holiday Celebration Reminders

     Each year as the holidays approach, Plano ISD receives questions regarding seasonal celebrations. To accommodate these inquiries, the district offers reminders related to food, materials distribution and other policies and guidelines. This information is available on the Winter Celebrations webpage.


    Application Window for High School and Senior High School Academy Programs Opens Monday, December 5

    Plano ISD eighth, ninth and tenth grade students who are interested in applying for academy programs at the high school and senior high schools for the 2023-2024 school year can do so starting Monday, December 5. Online applications will be available at 9:00 a.m. on the Academy Programs of Plano webpage

    Applications for Academy High School, the Health Sciences Academy, Industries Academy and the IB World School at Plano East must be submitted by 9:00 p.m., January 20, 2023.

  • November 29, 2022

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    November 29, 2022

    Plano ISD Vision Statement: Committed to Excellence, Dedicated to Caring, Powered by Learning, Plano ISD Proud

    Special Education Spotlight Information

    The November/December Spotlight information is for all families of students who receive special education services in PISD:

  • November 18, 2022

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    November 18, 2022

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Thanksgiving is a time for family, reflection and gratitude. We want to wish our students and families a happy and restful Thanksgiving break next week and we look forward to seeing you on Monday, November 28. Please enjoy this month’s edition of “Theresa’s Take,” featuring Plano ISD students and staff sharing why they are grateful this season. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

    Watch Theresa's Take: Believing in Gratitude


    Heritage Farmstead Museum – Lights on the Farm

    As part of a partnership agreement with the Heritage Farmstead Museum, Plano ISD elementary and early childhood school students and staff will receive a free ticket to the Lights on the Farm event sponsored by the City of Plano. 

    The event runs from November 25 through December 30. Watch for your child’s complimentary ticket coming from their campus.


    Plano ISD Industries Academy Tours

    Interested in acquiring knowledge and skills for success in high-wage, high-demand career fields?

    The Plano ISD Industries Academy is a two-year program open to incoming juniors who would like to pursue a path in career areas such as advanced manufacturing, architecture and construction, and science, technology, engineering, and math.  

    Through Collin College workforce dual credit courses, students will have the opportunity to earn industry-based certifications, acquire skills to meet workforce needs, and become prepared to join tomorrow’s job market.  

    For more information, visit Plano ISD Industries Academy webpage or join a tour of the Collin College Technical Campus on December 1 from 6:30-7:30 p.m at 2550 Bending Branch Way, Allen, TX 75013.  Please let us know if you are interested in attending the tour here.

  • November 10, 2022

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    November 10, 2022

    Student Attendance Parent Information Session – “I’m Present”

    Join the Plano ISD Family and Social Services Department for an in-person, evening parent information session about attendance entitled “I'm Present.” The session will take place on Thursday, November 17, at the Plano ISD Cox Building (1517 Ave H, Plano) at 6:00 p.m. Participants will learn more about Texas compulsory attendance laws, Plano ISD truancy prevention measures and tips to help increase your child's school attendance.

    For more information about this parent informational session on attendance and the Plano ISD Attendance Review Board (PARB), please email Sharon Bradley.


    Huffman Elementary IB World School Informational Meetings 

    Registration for Plano ISD’s IB Primary Years Programme Opens January 4, 2023 

    The International Baccalaureate (IB) World School at Huffman Elementary Primary Years Programme (PYP) fosters the development of knowledgeable, principled and internationally minded citizens. The IB PYP focuses on the whole child, develops effective approaches to teaching and learning, works to increase an understanding of languages and culture, and explores globally significant ideas and issues. 

    Interested families are invited to attend one of the following informational meetings to learn more:

    • In-person: December 5 at 6:00 pm. Please RSVP here.
    • Via Zoom: December 8 at 6:00 pm. Links will be shared on the Huffman website prior to the meeting.     

    For more information about IB PYP, please contact IB PYP Coordinator Callie Anthony, or visit www.pisd.edu/huffmanpyp

  • November 9, 2022 - Message from Superintendent Williams


    Watch a thank you message from Superintendent Dr. Theresa Williams

    Dear Plano ISD Families,

    Last night’s preliminary election results show that Plano ISD voters approved a majority of the district's nearly $1.5 billion bond referendum. The Voter-Approval Tax Rate Election (VATRE), Proposition A, was also approved and will add an additional $9 million annually to the operating budget. The passing of Bond Propositions B and C represent $1,346,426,000 of the total proposed bond package of $1,495,638,000. 

    I am so grateful for our community’s continued support of Plano ISD. Our residents have a long history of investing in students and ensuring that Plano ISD remains a premier district. 

    Proposition B will allow us to update schools and facilities, add additional safety measures, build a much needed CTE center and replace all of our playgrounds so they are ADA accessible. Proposition C will provide technology device replacements and upgrades. Our Future Forward Task Force focused on a bond program to ensure continued excellence in Plano ISD, and I thank our voters for helping us deliver on the promise of excellence that our students and staff deserve.

    An overview of the election results show:
    * Election results are unofficial until canvassed.

    Proposition A: 51.81 percent voting “for” 
    Voter Approval Tax Rate Election (VATRE)
    VOTES FOR: 59,709
    VOTES AGAINST: 55,548
    The net revenue generated by Plano ISD will be approximately $9 million annually.

    Proposition B: 55.98 percent voting “for” 
    School Renovations & Safety
    VOTES FOR: 64,911
    VOTES AGAINST: 51,037
    $1,172,976,000 for a new CTE Center, a replacement school for Haggard Middle School, a major renovation at Plano Senior High School, safety and security upgrades across the district, new playgrounds and renovations at many campuses.  

    Proposition C: 56.00 percent voting “for”
    Instructional Technology
    VOTES FOR: 64,654
    VOTES AGAINST: 50,793
    $173,450,000 for technology device replacements, classroom technology upgrades and more. 

    Proposition D: 48.54 percent voting “for” 
    Event Center
    VOTES FOR: 55,953
    VOTES AGAINST: 59,307
    $130,000,000 for a multi-use and flexible event space. 

    Proposition E: 44.96 percent voting “for” 
    Safety & Maintenance at Stadiums
    VOTES FOR: 51,740
    VOTES AGAINST: 63,339
    $19,212,000 for turf replacement, new security lighting, parking lot resurfacing and restroom updates. 

    I am pleased to report that we can issue these new bonds without a tax rate increase. The tax rates set by the Board this summer, which were the lowest rates in a number of years, will remain unchanged. 

    To view more project details, please visit our website at pisd.edu/election2022. As projects get underway, we will share regular updates with parents and community members. This will be another exciting time for our students, staff and community.

    Thank you for your support!

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Theresa Williams
    Superintendent of Schools

  • November 3, 2022

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    November 3, 2022

    Plano ISD Vision Statement: Committed to Excellence, Dedicated to Caring, Powered by Learning, Plano ISD Proud

    MLK 2022-2023 Art Contest Now Open: Believe in the Dream 

    The 22-23 Plano ISD MLK, Jr., Diversity Art Contest is now open! We encourage you and your child to consider the theme “Believe in the Dream” and create a visual image (2D) or sculpture (3D) that illustrates examples of believing in dreams as a motivating factor for achieving personal and/or community goals.

    For more information, open and print the following contest rules and instructions:

    English and Español.


    THERE’S STILL TIME LEFT TO VOTE!

    Early voting is now underway for the November 2022 election, and we wanted to share some tips to make your trip to the polls easy and efficient!

    As early voting ends and Election Day approaches, it’s important to have a plan when you head to the polls. 

    1. Visit collincountytx.gov/elections for a list of Early Voting locations and wait times for each location.

    2. Go to pisd.edu/election2022 to view your sample ballot.

    3. Bring your official ID to the voting location. 

    4. Scroll to the end of the ballot to vote in each of Plano ISD’s propositions.

    EARLY VOTING ENDS FRIDAY, 11/4! Can’t visit the polls on Friday? Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

  • November 01, 2022

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    November 1, 2022

    Plano ISD Vision Statement: Committed to Excellence, Dedicated to Caring, Powered by Learning, Plano ISD Proud

    PISD Academy Programs Information

    The All-Academies of Plano Information Night is taking place virtually on Wednesday, November 2, from 7 PM-8 PM. To join the November 2 webinar, please visit: Academies Night Webinar.

    Additional Information Sessions for Individual Academy Programs

    Each program will also conduct informational sessions about their programs. Please see the schedule below to attend the program you are interested in learning more about if you are in the 8th-10th grade.

    • IB World School
      • November 8 (Zoom) from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. To attend, you must register in advance here
      • November 14 (in-person) from 7:00 p.m.-8:15 p.m. in the Plano East Senior High School theater
      • December 6 (in-person) from 7:00 p.m.-8:15 p.m. in the Plano East Senior High School theater
    • Plano ISD Academy High School
      • November 5 (in-person interactive open house) from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Academy High School
      • November 9 (in-person interactive open house) from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at Academy High School
      • December 8th Project presentation walk thru (more info coming on social media)
    • Industries Academy
      • November 9 (in person) from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the PISD Administration Building
      • November 10 (Zoom) from 6:30 -7:30 p.m. To attend you must register in advance here
      • December 1 (TBD either Zoom or in person) from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

  • October 25, 2022

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    October 25, 2022

    Plano ISD Vision Statement: Committed to Excellence, Dedicated to Caring, Powered by Learning, Plano ISD Proud

    “An Honest Conversation about the Latest Drug Trends” – Open Panel Discussion 

    Parents are invited to join Plano ISD’s Counseling Services team and community partners in an interactive panel discussion as we discuss the latest substance abuse trends that students are currently facing. 

    In Person:
    Thursday, October 27, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.
    Plano Senior High School
    Doyle Dean Performing Arts Center
    2200 Independence Pkwy.
    Plano, TX 75075

    Virtually:
    Zoom Link

    Participants include: Access Counseling, Reflections Lifestyle Center, Casey Wolfe Foundation, Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist, Plano ISD Resource Officers and the Principal of Plano ISD’s Guinn Special Programs. 

    For questions please contact Plano ISD Mental Health and Wellness Specialist Nancy Avery.


    Election Information

    Early voting for the November 8 election is underway and this election overview video is provided to help provide information about the five propositions Plano ISD has on the ballot. If you have any questions about the Plano ISD Bond Election and Voter Approval Tax Rate Election (VATRE), please submit them using this form. (This video is Closed Captioned in English and Spanish.). 


    WATCH VIDEO

  • October 21, 2022

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    October 21, 2022

    Plano ISD Vision Statement: Committed to Excellence, Dedicated to Caring, Powered by Learning, Plano ISD Proud

    Monthly Message from Superintendent Dr. Theresa Williams: “Theresa’s Take on Leadership”

    View this month’s edition of “Theresa’s Take,” celebrating Plano ISD principals in honor of Principal Appreciation Month. To see additional videos, visit Theresa's Take.

    Production: Theresa's Take: Believe in leading october 2022
    WATCH VIDEO


    ID Fingerprinting Kit

    The Texas Education Agency has identity kits for all students enrolled in  our schools, who are in grades 3-8.  This is a fingerprinting kit that is a resource for parents to give to law enforcement if something tragic should occur to their child.  

    The kits will arrive on our elementary and middle school campuses on Friday, October 21 and will be given to your child sometime next week, to give to their parents or guardian.  The ID kit is not to be returned to the campus, it is to be kept at home for safekeeping and to use immediately, if the need arises.   Instructions will be provided within the kit for your convenience.

  • October 19, 2022

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    October 19, 2022

    Plano ISD Vision Statement: Committed to Excellence, Dedicated to Caring, Powered by Learning, Plano ISD Proud

    Election Information Meetings & Security Update for Parents, Faculty and Staff (Four Meeting Opportunities Remain)

    Plano ISD parents, faculty and staff are invited to attend one of these remaining election informational meetings and safety & security updates. Additionally, you can learn more about the November 8 election at 2022 Bond Election website


    • Jasper High School Room 1100
      Date: October 20, 2022
      Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
      Address: 6800 Archgate Drive, Plano, TX 75024

    • Renner  Middle School Cafeteria
      Date: October 24, 2022
      Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
      Address: 5701 West Parker Road, Plano, TX 75093
    • Schimelpfenig Middle School Cafeteria
      Date: October 25, 2022
      Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
      Address: 2400 Maumelle Drive, Plano, TX 75023
    • Robinson  Middle School Cafeteria
      Date: October 27, 2022
      Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
      Address: 6701 Preston Meadow Drive, Plano, TX 75024 

    Family Relationship Agreement Parent Education Session

    Join the Plano ISD Parent Education & Engagement Program (PEEP) and Lott Educational Consulting for the virtual evening parent session entitled, "Family Relationship Agreement" on Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. The session will be available virtually through this Zoom link

    For more information about this session and other Parent Education and Engagement opportunities, please contact the Parent Education and Engagement Team.

  • October 14, 2022

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    October 14, 2022

    Plano ISD Vision Statement: Committed to Excellence, Dedicated to Caring, Powered by Learning, Plano ISD Proud

    Family Cyber Safety Night

    Plano ISD is once again partnering with CS In Elementary to help educate families on cyber safety. Families can sign up on the links below to participate in the free Family Cyber Night. 


    Health Sciences Academy Open House

    If you are interested in a future in Health Care, come to the Health Sciences Academy Open House to find out what options Plano ISD Health Sciences Academy has for you. The open house will be October 24, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Plano East Senior High in Building 4 on the first floor. For more information about the Health Sciences Academy please visit: https://www.pisd.edu/hsa.

  • October 12, 2022

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    October 12, 2022

    Plano ISD Vision Statement: Committed to Excellence, Dedicated to Caring, Powered by Learning, Plano ISD Proud

    Reminder: FAFSA/TASFA Information Nights Continue

     Attention seniors! The free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now open. We hope you can join us for one of the many FAFSA/TASFA information nights and workshops across Plano ISD this fall to learn more about the financial aid process and how to complete this graduation requirement. 

    View the flier here (English)

    View the flier here (Spanish)

    • October 13 - PWSH 6:00-8:00 p.m. Cafeteria - Next Session
    • October 24 - PESH 6:00-7:00 p.m. Cafeteria
    • October 27 - PSHS 6:30-7:30 p.m. Theater
    • November 9 - PWSH FAFSA/TASFA Workshop 6:00-8:00 p.m.
    • November 16 - PSHS 6:30-7:30 p.m. via Zoom (link will be posted in newsletter)
    • February 23 - PWSH FAFSA/TASFA Workshop 6:00-8:00 p.m.

    For specific questions please reach out to your campus counselor. 


    Parent Bullying Lunch and Learn (Informational)

    Counseling Services will be hosting a virtual Lunch and Learn presented by the Grant Halliburton Foundation this Thursday, October 13th at 12:30 p.m. via zoom. The zoom link and more information can be found on the event flier here.  For more information please contact Nancy Avery, Plano ISD Mental Health and Wellness Specialist.

  • October 5, 2022

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    October 5, 2022

    Plano ISD Vision Statement: Committed to Excellence, Dedicated to Caring, Powered by Learning, Plano ISD Proud

    FAFSA/TASFA Information Nights

    Attention seniors! The free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now open. We hope you can join us for one of the many FAFSA/TASFA information nights and workshops across Plano ISD this fall to learn more about the financial aid process and how to complete this graduation requirement. 

    View the flier here (English)

    View the flier here (Spanish)

    • October 4 - PESH 6:30-8:30 p.m. Room 1274
    • October 13 - PWSH 6:00-8:00 p.m. Cafeteria
    • October 24 - PESH 6:00-7:00 p.m. Cafeteria
    • October 27 - PSHS 6:30-7:30 p.m. Theater
    • November 9 - PWSH FAFSA/TASFA Workshop 6:00-8:00 p.m.
    • November 16 - PSHS 6:30-7:30 p.m. via Zoom (link will be posted in newsletter)
    • February 23 - PWSH FAFSA/TASFA Workshop 6:00-8:00 p.m.
    • For specific questions please reach out to your campus counselor. 

    Bullying Prevention Parent Education Session

    Join the Plano ISD Parent Education & Engagement Program (PEEP) for the virtual evening parent session entitled “Rude, Conflict, Bullying: What’s the Difference?”on October 6th at 6:00 p.m. The session will be available virtually through this Zoom link. For more information about this session and other Parent Education and Engagement opportunities, please contact Saul Laredo


    Election Information Meetings & Security Update Continue This Week

    Plano ISD parents, faculty and staff are invited to attend an election informational meeting and safety & security update near you. Meetings are conveniently located at thirteen locations across the district. Please choose a meeting in your feeder pattern to learn more about the Plano ISD election items on the November 8 ballot. 


    Plano Senior High School Feeders (and other nearby campuses)

    The parents, faculty and staff of Plano Senior High feeder schools, Academy High School, Solomon Adult Transition Center and Pearson Early Childhood School are invited to attend the following meetings:

    Carpenter Middle School Cafeteria

    Date: October 13, 2022
    Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Address: 3905 Rainier Road, Plano, TX 75023

    Schimelpfenig Middle School Cafeteria

    Date: October 25, 2022
    Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Address: 2400 Maumelle Drive, Plano, TX 75023


    Plano West Senior High School Feeder Schools (and other nearby campuses)

    The parents, faculty and staff of Plano West Senior High feeder schools, Guinn Special Programs Center and Beaty Early Childhood School are invited to attend the following meetings:

    Jasper High School Room 1100

    Date: October 20, 2022
    Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Address: 6800 Archgate Drive, Plano, TX 75024

    Renner  Middle School Cafeteria

    Date: October 24, 2022
    Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Address: 5701 West Parker Road, Plano, TX 75093

    Robinson  Middle School Cafeteria

    Date: October 27, 2022
    Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Address: 6701 Preston Meadow Drive, Plano, TX 75024


    Plano East Senior High School Feeders (and other nearby campuses)

    The parents, faculty and staff of Plano East Senior High feeder schools, Isaacs Early Childhood School and Head Start are invited to attend the following meetings:

    Armstrong Middle School Cafeteria

    Date: October 6, 2022
    Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Address: 3805 Timberline Drive, Plano, TX 75074

    Murphy Middle School DLR Room B142

    Date: October 17, 2022
    Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Address: 620 N. Murphy Road, Plano, TX 75075

  • September 30, 2022

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    September 30, 2022

    Plano ISD Vision Statement: Committed to Excellence, Dedicated to Caring, Powered by Learning, Plano ISD Proud

    Special Education Hero Expo

    Every stakeholder is a HERO, and every HERO needs their resources!

    We hope you will make time to join us for the Special Education Hero Expo Conference presented by the Plano ISD Special Education Department on October 4-6, 2022, 6:00-7:45 each evening at the Plano ISD Sockwell Center (6301 Chapel Hill Blvd., Plano, TX 75093). The Hero Expo will include guest speakers, opportunities to network and time to learn about community resources. 

    More details about the event can be found on the website and registration information is available here.

    View the event flier in English or Spanish

    For questions or more information, please email spedheroexpo@pisd.edu . We hope to see you there!

    Decorative superhero with PISD apple logo flying over city

  • September 28, 2022

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    September 28, 2022

    Plano ISD Vision Statement: Committed to Excellence, Dedicated to Caring, Powered by Learning, Plano ISD Proud

    Plano ISD Election Overview Video

    This video has been prepared to help Plano ISD voters better understand the five Plano ISD propositions on the November 8 ballot. More information is available about the Voter Approval Tax Rate Election and Bond Election at www.pisd.edu/election2022 and questions about the election can be asked online at www.pisd.edu/election2022questions


    Watch and learn on Vimeo


    Special Education Spotlight Updates

    The “Plano ISD Special Education Spotlight Updates” is for all parents/guardians of children who receive special education services in Plano ISD. The Spotlight shares valuable information about training sessions and access to resources in the community.


    Bullying Prevention Parent Education Session

    Join the Plano ISD Parent Education & Engagement Program (PEEP) for the virtual evening parent session entitled “Rude, Conflict, Bullying: What’s the Difference?” on Thursday,October 6 at 6:00 p.m. The session will be available virtually through this Zoom link. For more information about this session and other Parent Education and Engagement opportunities, please contact Saul Laredo.

     View flyer in Spanish

  • September 23, 2022

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    September 23, 2022

    Plano ISD Vision Statement: Committed to Excellence, Dedicated to Caring, Powered by Learning, Plano ISD Proud

    Election Information Meetings & Security Update Continue Next Week

    Plano ISD parents, faculty and staff are invited to attend an election informational meeting and safety & security update near you. Meetings are conveniently located at thirteen locations across the district. Please choose a meeting in your feeder pattern to learn more about the Plano ISD election items on the November 8 ballot. 


    Plano Senior High School Feeders (and other nearby campuses)

    The parents, faculty and staff of Plano Senior High feeder schools, Academy High School, Solomon Adult Transition Center and Pearson Early Childhood School are invited to attend the following meetings: 

     Wilson Middle School Cafeteria
    Date: September 29, 2022
    Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Address: 1001 Custer Road, Plano, TX 75075 

    Hendrick Middle School Cafeteria
    Date: October 4, 2022
    Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Address: 7400 Red River Drive, Plano, TX 75025

    Carpenter Middle School Cafeteria
    Date: October 13, 2022
    Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Address: 3905 Rainier Road, Plano, TX 75023 

    Schimelpfenig Middle School Cafeteria
    Date: October 25, 2022
    Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Address: 2400 Maumelle Drive, Plano, TX 75023


    Plano West Senior High School Feeder Schools (and other nearby campuses)

    The parents, faculty and staff of Plano West Senior High feeder schools, Guinn Special Programs Center and Beaty Early Childhood School are invited to attend the following meetings:

    Jasper High School Room 1100
    Date: October 20, 2022
    Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Address: 6800 Archgate Drive, Plano, TX 75024 

    Renner  Middle School Cafeteria
    Date: October 24, 2022
    Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Address: 5701 West Parker Road, Plano, TX 75093 

    Robinson  Middle School Cafeteria
    Date: October 27, 2022
    Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Address: 6701 Preston Meadow Drive, Plano, TX 75024


    Plano East Senior High School Feeders (and other nearby campuses)

    The parents, faculty and staff of Plano East Senior High feeder schools, Isaacs Early Childhood School and Head Start are invited to attend the following meetings:

    Bowman Middle School Cafeteria
    Date: September 26, 2022
    Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Address: 2501 Jupiter Road, Plano, TX 75074

    Otto Middle School Cafeteria
    Date: September 27, 2022
    Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Address: 504 North Star Road, Plano, TX 75074

    Armstrong Middle School Cafeteria
    Date: October 6, 2022
    Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Address: 3805 Timberline Drive, Plano, TX 75074

    Murphy Middle School DLR Room B142
    Date: October 17, 2022
    Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Address: 620 N. Murphy Road, Plano, TX 75075

  • September 21, 2022

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    September 21, 2022

    Plano ISD Vision Statement: Committed to Excellence, Dedicated to Caring, Powered by Learning, Plano ISD Proud

    NTX Giving Day and Plano ISD Education Foundation 

    North Texas Giving Day        Plano ISD Education Foundation Logo

    Thursday, September 22 is NTX Giving Day! Communities Foundation of Texas' NTX Giving Day is an 18-hour online giving event designed to empower every person to give back to their community by supporting local nonprofits and causes they care about in one easy-to-use platform. This event helps build awareness and support for local nonprofits. 

    The Plano ISD Education Foundation participates in this event each year to raise funds to support the Foundation's mission to help all students in the Plano Independent School District achieve their full potential by providing financial support to the District’s educators and innovative programs. To learn more about NTX Giving Day and the Education Foundation's participation, please visit https://tinyurl.com/mr45xxts.


    Lunch and Learn Virtual Presentation presented by Grant Halliburton Foundation  

    Plano ISD Counseling Services invites you to join us for a virtual Lunch-and-Learn presentation.

    SAFE: Issues Affecting Today’s Youth and How You Can Help
    Presented by Grant Halliburton Foundation
    September 27, 2022 12:00-1:00 p.m. Via Zoom

    For more information, please view flyers here or contact Nancy Avery, Plano ISD Mental Health and Wellness Specialist. 


    Girl Scouts

    As a Patriotic Society and per Texas legislation, Girl Scouts of the United States of America (GSA) is allowed an opportunity to share information regarding membership opportunities for students. [See Plano ISD’s Policy GKE(LOCAL).] The following information regarding Girl Scout membership is being shared with parents for review. 

    Recruitment Videos:


    Special Education Hero Expo

    Every stakeholder is a HERO, and every HERO needs their resources!

    We hope you will make time to join us for the Special Education Hero Expo Conference presented by the Plano ISD Special Education Department on October 4-6, 2022, 6:00-7:45 each evening at the Plano ISD Sockwell Center (6301 Chapel Hill Blvd., Plano, TX 75093). The Hero Expo will include guest speakers, opportunities to network and time to learn about community resources. 

    More details about the event can be found on the website and registration information is available here.

    View the event flyer in English or Spanish

    For questions or more information, please email spedheroexpo@pisd.edu. We hope to see you there!


    Go & Glow—Plano ISD Night at the Plano Balloon Festival 

    After a two-year hiatus, Go & Glow–Plano ISD Night at the Plano Balloon Festival is back. In partnership with the Plano Balloon Festival and the City of Plano, Plano ISD students at pre-K, Head Start and elementary campuses will receive a free ticket to attend the Plano ISD Night at the Plano Balloon Festival scheduled for Friday, September 23. 

  • September 15, 2022

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    September 15, 2022

    Meal Benefits Eligibility Expiration 

    Students who qualified for free or reduced-price meals at the end of last school year are eligible to participate at their current eligibility status for the first 30 calendar days of the 2022-2023 school year. 

    In order for meal benefits to continue, a federal meal application for the 2022-2023 school year must be completed. Students with no application on file after 30 calendar days will return to full-paid eligibility status effective September 23, 2022.

    Households that have submitted a federal meal application for free or reduced-priced meals for the 2022-2023 school year do not need to reapply.

    Households who wish to apply for free or reduced-priced meals will need to complete an online federal meal application for the current school year via the website www.pisd.edu/mealprogram

    Applications will be processed within 10 business days. Eligibility notification letters will be sent via email. If you have not received the letter in your inbox, please check your junk and spam folders.


    Virtual Evening Parent Education Session on Youth Mental Wellness

    Join us as Plano ISD community partner, The Grant Halliburton Foundation, presents "Safe! Issues Affecting Today's Youth and How Parents Can Help" on September 22nd at 6:00 p.m. The session will be available virtually through this Zoom link. For more information about this session and other Parent Education and Engagement Program (PEEP) opportunities, please contact Sharon Bradley.


    Plano ISD College and Career Night

    We hope you will make plans to join us for the 2022 Plano ISD College and Career night next Monday, September 19, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Plano Event Center. 

    A list of all College and Career representatives who will join us next Monday evening can be found here.

    For more information, please reach out to Katie Duran, Coordinator for Counseling Services Plano ISD. 

  • September 13, 2022

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    September 13, 2022

    Plano ISD College and Career Night

    We hope you will make plans to join us for the 2022 Plano ISD College and Career night next Monday, September 19, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Plano Event Center. 

    A list of all College and Career Representatives who will join us next Monday evening can be found here.

    For more information please reach out to Katie Duran, Coordinator Counseling Service Plano ISD.  

  • September 7, 2022

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    September 7, 2022

    Suicide Prevention and Awareness Evening Parent Workshop

    Join Plano ISD’s Counseling Services Department and community partners, Changes of Frisco & The Jason Foundation, as they present "Knowing The Signs: Suicide Prevention & Awareness" September 8, 2022, 6:00 pm via Zoom 

    Virtual Evening Parent Education Session on Youth Mental Wellness

    Join us as Plano ISD community partner, The Grant Halliburton Foundation, presents  “Safe! Issues Affecting Today's Youth and How You Can Help” on September 22, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. The session will be available virtually through Zoom. For more information about this session and other Parent Education and Engagement Program (PEEP) opportunities, please contact Sharon Bradley


    Election Information Meetings & Security Update 

    Plano ISD parents, faculty and staff are invited to attend an election informational meeting and safety & security update near you. Meetings are conveniently located at thirteen locations across the district. Please choose a meeting in your feeder pattern to learn more about the Plano ISD election items on the November 8 ballot. 


    Plano Senior High School Feeders (and other nearby campuses)

    The parents, faculty and staff of Plano Senior High feeder schools, Academy High School, Solomon Adult Transition Center and Pearson Early Childhood School are invited to attend the following meetings:

    Haggard Middle School Cafeteria
    Date: September 12, 2022
    Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Address: 2832 Parkhaven Drive, Plano, TX 75075

    Wilson Middle School Cafeteria
    Date: September 29, 2022
    Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Address: 1001 Custer Road, Plano, TX 75075

    Hendrick Middle School Cafeteria
    Date: October 4, 2022
    Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Address: 7400 Red River Drive, Plano, TX 75025

    Carpenter Middle School Cafeteria
    Date: October 13, 2022
    Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Address: 3905 Rainier Road, Plano, TX 75023

    Schimelpfenig Middle School Cafeteria
    Date: October 25, 2022
    Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Address: 2400 Maumelle Drive, Plano, TX 75023


    Plano West Senior High School Feeder Schools (and other nearby campuses)

    The parents, faculty and staff of Plano West Senior High feeder schools, Guinn Special Programs Center and Beaty Early Childhood School are invited to attend the following meetings:

    Frankford Middle School Cafeteria
    Date: September 13, 2022
    Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Address: 7706 Osage Plaza Pkwy, Plano, TX 75252

    Jasper High School Room 1100
    Date: October 20, 2022
    Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Address: 6800 Archgate Drive, Plano, TX 75024

    Renner  Middle School Cafeteria
    Date: October 24, 2022
    Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Address: 5701 West Parker Road, Plano, TX 75093

    Robinson  Middle School Cafeteria
    Date: October 27, 2022
    Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Address: 6701 Preston Meadow Drive, Plano, TX 75024


    Plano East Senior High School Feeders (and other nearby campuses)

    The parents, faculty and staff of Plano East Senior High feeder schools, Isaacs Early Childhood School and Head Start are invited to attend the following meetings:

    Bowman Middle School Cafeteria
    Date: September 26, 2022
    Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Address: 2501 Jupiter Road, Plano, TX 75074

    Otto Middle School Cafeteria
    Date: September 27, 2022
    Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Address: 504 North Star Road, Plano, TX 75074

    Armstrong Middle School Cafeteria
    Date: October 6, 2022
    Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Address: 3805 Timberline Drive, Plano, TX 75074

    Murphy Middle School DLR Room B142
    Date: October 17, 2022
    Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Address: 620 N. Murphy Road, Plano, TX 75075

  • August 30, 2022

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    August 30, 2022

    November Elections Update

    November 8 Election Propositions Re-Lettered

    Based on a decision by the Secretary of State’s office, Plano ISD has relabeled the propositions for its two November 8 elections. Although the VATRE and bond are separate elections, the propositions are now Proposition A (VATRE) and Propositions B–E (Bond).

    The five Plano ISD propositions on the November 8 ballot are:

    1. Funding for Staff and Programs: Voter Approval Tax Rate Election (VATRE), Prop A
      The net revenue generated by Plano ISD would be approximately $9 million annually.

    2. School Renovations & Safety: Bond Prop B
      $1,172,976,000

    3. Instructional Technology: Bond Prop C
      $173,450,000

    4. Event Center: Bond Prop D
      $130,000,000

    5. Safety & Maintenance at Stadiums: Bond Prop E
      $19,212,000

    Stay informed about the Bond & VATRE propositions on the November 8 ballot at www.pisd.edu/election2022


    WebDesk Scheduled Unavailability Thursday Evening

    For a brief time beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday September 1, Webdesk will be temporarily unavailable to Plano ISD staff and students. We are updating our gateway servers—the servers that connect our internal systems to Classlink (our Single Sign On Portal). The update will provide greater efficiencies and capabilities related to our Active Directory integration. The interruption is expected to last no more than 15 minutes, but we are conservatively reserving an hour for the purpose of your planning. Normal operations will resume no later than 7:00 p.m. on September 1. 

  • August 25, 2022

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    August 25, 2022

    Parent Education & Engagement Program (PEEP)

    The Plano ISD Parent Education & Engagement Program (PEEP) offers classes, services and resources to all parents and families of Plano ISD. Parents can access district-wide scheduled workshops and registration on the PEEP website and receive updates on the PEEP Facebook Page. Several classes are offered in hybrid settings. Parents can join in person at the Bird Welcome and Enrollment Center (1300 19th Street, Plano) or attend virtually through Zoom. For more information about PEEP services such as 1-on-1 parent partnering, GED/ESL classes, etc., please view this information in English and Spanish or contact Sharon Bradley.


    School Meals Reminder

    The United States Department of Agriculture waiver that allowed Plano ISD to provide free meals to all students during the 2021-22 school year has expired. Plano ISD will resume charging for meals during the 2022-23 school year based on student eligibility for meal benefits. 

    Families who may qualify should complete a federal meal application for free or reduced-price meals, available through Parent Portal or via the website at www.pisd.edu/mealprogram. Click the green SchoolCafé button to begin.

    Families who already have a SchoolCafé account can sign in to complete the meal application. Families who do not have an account can create a new one by selecting that option on the SchoolCafé page. View this SchoolCafe information video for instructions on how to complete the application. 

    Applications will be processed within 10 business days. Eligibility notification letters will be sent via email. If you have not received the letter in your inbox, please check your junk and spam folders.

  • August 19, 2022

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    August 19, 2022

    Advanced Academics Withdrawal Process Update

    The process for students requesting to withdraw from advanced-level courses has been updated for the 2022-2023 school year. These updates apply to Honors and AP courses in grades 6-12. Please review the Advanced Academics Withdrawal Guidelines and Advanced Academics Withdrawal Request information.


    Plano ISD Board Calls November Elections

    At Tuesday night’s school board meeting, Plano ISD trustees voted unanimously to include a Voter Approval Tax Rate Election (VATRE) and a Bond Election on the November 8 ballot. Plano ISD voters will be asked to consider five propositions that would generate additional funding to support educational programs, staff salaries and facility renovations across the district. 

    A task force made up of community members from a variety of perspectives convened during the 2021-2022 school year and through the summer to evaluate and prioritize the district’s current and future needs. Known as the Future Forward Task Force, the committee included parents, grandparents, business leaders, chamber of commerce members, homeowner association members, nonprofit leaders, school administrators and teachers. Their research included evaluating input from the community through a third-party survey, as well working in committees to identify and prioritize needs. After months of study and public input, the task force made final recommendations to school trustees, which are included in this bond proposal. 

    Visit the district website at www.pisd.edu/election2022 for more information. 


    Plano ISD Seeks Technology Industry Professionals to Volunteer in Classrooms this School Year

    Plano ISD is partnering with Microsoft Philanthropies Technology Education and Literacy in Schools (TEALS) to provide professional learning opportunities for computer science teachers across the district. TEALS pairs passionate volunteers from the technology industry with computer science teachers in the classroom. 

    As a TEALS partner district, Plano ISD is looking for industry professionals to assist in collaborating with our teachers throughout the year during a morning class period. Please share this opportunity with technical industry professionals in your community and network who might be interested in making a difference in our students’ future success.

    If you have any questions, please contact Computer Science Curriculum Specialist Dan Blier or TEALS directly at Microsoft.com/TEALS.


    Transportation Reminder: Late Bus Information

    Plano ISD maintains a web page where information about buses running more than 30 minutes late is shared and updated on an as needed basis, www.pisd.edu/latebus


    School Meals Reminder

    The United States Department of Agriculture waiver that allowed Plano ISD to provide free meals to all students during the 2021-22 school year has expired. Plano ISD will resume charging for meals during the 2022-23 school year based on student eligibility for meal benefits

    Families who may qualify should complete a federal meal application for free or reduced-price meals, available through Parent Portal or via the website at www.pisd.edu/mealprogram. Click the green SchoolCafé button to begin.

    Families who already have a SchoolCafé account can sign in to complete the meal application. Families who do not have an account can create a new one by selecting that option on the SchoolCafé page. View this SchoolCafe information video for instructions on how to complete the application. 

    Applications will be processed within 10 business days. Eligibility notification letters will be sent via email. If you have not received the letter in your inbox, please check your junk and spam folders.

  • August 11, 2022

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    August 11, 2022

    #BelievePlanoISD

    As Plano ISD enjoyed a successful launch of the new school year, we saw campuses and departments embracing this year's theme, "Believe." We want to take a moment to share this video reminding us WHAT and WHY we #BelievePlanoISD is the best place to be!




    The First Day of School on Social Media

    Thank you for sharing your back-to-school social media posts using our district hashtags. Check out these social media platforms for #PlanoISDFirstDay22 posts: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram, and #BelievePlanoISD: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


    Transportation Reminder: Late Bus Information

    Plano ISD maintains a web page where information about buses running more than 30 minutes late is shared and updated on an as needed basis, www.pisd.edu/latebus


    School Meals

    The United States Department of Agriculture waiver that allowed Plano ISD to provide free meals to all students during the 2021-22 school year has expired. Plano ISD will resume charging for meals during the 2022-23 school year based on student eligibility for meal benefits

    Families who may qualify should complete a federal meal application for free or reduced-price meals, available through Parent Portal or via the website at www.pisd.edu/mealprogram. Click the green SchoolCafé button to begin.

    Families who already have a SchoolCafé account can sign in to complete the meal application. Families who do not have an account can create a new one by selecting that option on the SchoolCafé page. View this SchoolCafe information video for instruction on how to complete the application. 

    Applications will be processed within 10 business days. Eligibility notification letters will be sent via email. If you have not received the letter in your inbox, please check your junk and spam folders.

  • August 9, 2022

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    August 9, 2022

    Share Your First Day of School Photos

    Families are invited to share your first day of school photos using our hashtag, #PlanoISDFirstDay22 along with the hashtag for this year’s theme #BelievePlanoISD. Welcome back, Plano ISD!


    Back to School Information & Resources

    For back to school information, including the Back to School Plan, please visit the district’s Back to School Resources page. This is your one-stop shop for all things related to back to school. We look forward to seeing all of our students tomorrow!


    Find Out If Your Child’s Bus Is Running More than 30 Minutes Late

    In anticipation of school buses running late at the start of the school year due to the nationwide labor shortage, transportation maintains a web page where information about buses running more than 30 minutes late will be shared. 

    It is important to know that buses will still go by all bus stops to pick up students.

    Transportation Is Hiring—Please Share! We’re always looking for new bus drivers and assistants to join our team! For more information and instructions on how to apply, please call (469) 752-0789 or visit Plano ISD’s jobs page.

  • August 5, 2022

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    August 5, 2022


    First Day Drop-Off Protocol for Early Childhood and Elementary Campuses

    We are excited to welcome returning and new students to campuses on August 10, 2022. Only on the first day of school will parents be able to walk their child to the classroom:

    • ELEMENTARY CAMPUSES: 7:20 - 7:45 a.m. 

    • EARLY CHILDHOOD CAMPUSES 7:35- 7:55 a.m.

    Parents are asked to promptly exit the building at the above end times. Students arriving after designated times will be escorted to their classrooms by campus staff. Parents will not be permitted to visit classrooms after 7:45 a.m. for elementary campuses and 7:55 a.m. for early childhood campuses. We appreciate your support and look forward to a great school year!

  • August 3, 2022 – Video Message from Superintendent Williams & Back to School Plan


    View a video message from Superintendent Dr. Theresa Williams regarding the 2022-2023 Back to School Plan. 


    Plano ISD Back to School Plan

    The 2022-23 Plano ISD Back to School Plan was shared with the Board of Trustees at last night’s School Board Meeting and is now available on the district’s website. The plan provides general information about the new school year, instructional information for families, safety and security protocols and resources, as well as current health protocols. 

    Please watch this video message from Superintendent Dr. Theresa Williams welcoming families back for the new school year and sharing information about the plan, which is available in English and Spanish at www.pisd.edu/backtoschoolplan.  

    We look forward to launching the new school year on August 10. See you soon!

  • August 2, 2022 - Back to School Special Edition

    back to school 2022 August 10


    Plano ISD looks forward to another great school year for students, staff and families. The first day of school for students is Wednesday, August 10. 

    Whether you are a new or returning family, there are a number of things you should know in preparing for the new school year. This special Back to School Family Update provides information and resources to help you navigate and prepare for the new school year. 

    While this update features a number of topics, there is much more to be found on the Plano ISD website. Please visit the district’s Back to School Page or your school’s website. We look forward to seeing all of our students on opening day!

    Later this week, the district will share the 2022-23 Back to School Plan, which provides general information about the new school year, instructional information for families, safety and security protocols and resources, as well as current health protocols. 


    School Safety

    In Plano ISD, our ultimate priority is to provide the highest quality education for all students in the safest possible learning environment. Throughout the summer, the district’s Safety and Security Services Department has been diligently working on reviewing and improving existing safety protocols, while considering new security measures to safeguard our students, staff and schools. This includes evaluating and revising our District Emergency Operations Plan as well as individual Campus Emergency Plans. 

    Later this week, the district will share the 2022-23 Back to School Plan, which addresses many proactive measures such as locking classroom doors at all times, the use of the Standard Response Protocol and our partnerships with local police departments. 

    Please visit the District Safety and Security section on the website at www.pisd.edu/safety for the most current and detailed information related to campus safety. We encourage our parents to partner with us by talking with your children about the importance of keeping schools safe, following all protocols and reminding them that if they see something, say something. 


    Student Health and Wellness

    Protocols

    Plano ISD prioritizes the health, safety and wellbeing of all students, staff and families. To that end, district leaders continually monitor district and community trends and refer to local, state and federal guidance in order to optimize student learning in a healthy and safe instructional environment. Health protocols will remain flexible to accommodate potential changes, and guidelines may be modified as needed. 

    Immunization

    To see a list of state required immunizations, please visit the Plano ISD website at www.pisd.edu/immunizations, and learn more about school health services at www.pisd.edu/health


    School Supplies and Tax-Free Weekend

    A list of K-5 school supplies is available on the website at www.pisd.edu/schoolsupplies. Secondary school supply lists are available on individual campus websites. 

    As a reminder, tax-free weekend is August 5-7. Families can save money on tax-free purchases of most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks (sold for less than $100) during the annual sales tax holiday.


    Registration & Enrollment

    Annual registration for students who were enrolled in Plano ISD in the 2021-2022 school year can be completed online via the district’s Parent Portal. Learn more about registration and enrollment on the district website:


    Transportation

    To check eligibility and bus stops for your home address, visit the district’s Route Finder tool. Please check this resource again the day before school in case updates are made to bus routes.

    During the school year, keep track of when the bus is running late by visiting www.pisd.edu/busalerts. This page lets you know when buses are running more than 30 minutes late.

    Come Drive with Us! If you are interested in joining the Plano ISD team as a bus driver or bus assistant, visit the employment section of the website


    School Meals

    The United States Department of Agriculture waiver that allowed Plano ISD to provide free meals to all students during the 2021-22 school year has expired. Plano ISD will resume charging for meals during the 2022-23 school year based on student eligibility for meal benefits

    Families who may qualify should complete a federal meal application for free or reduced-price meals, available through Parent Portal or via the website at www.pisd.edu/mealprogram. Click the green SchoolCafé button to begin.

    Families who already have a SchoolCafé account can sign in to complete the meal application. Families who do not have an account can create a new one by selecting that option on the SchoolCafé page. View this SchoolCafe information video for instruction on how to complete the application. 


    Support Your School

    Volunteer

    Volunteers and mentors are an important part of Plano ISD's educational team. It takes an exceptional person to give his or her time and energy to help make our school district stronger. We value and appreciate the commitment of all volunteers and mentors who give of their time and talent to Plano ISD.

    For more information about volunteering with Plano ISD, visit the district’s volunteer website page. Every person who wishes to serve as a volunteer, district employee, camp counselor, private teacher or contractor, or any other person who will have contact with Plano ISD students, will have to complete a VOLY volunteer application and criminal history search.

    Join PTA

    The Plano ISD Council of PTAs’ nearly 20,000 members support schools, students and teachers, district-wide. Learn more, including how to join one or more Plano ISD PTAs at https://planopta.org


    School Calendar & Hours

    View and download the 2022-23 academic calendar on the Plano ISD website at www.pisd.edu/calendar. Visit the school website to access individual school calendars.

    Texas school districts are required to provide a total of 75,600 minutes of instruction to students each school year. View school hours for each campus level on the Plano ISD website at www.pisd.edu/school_hours. For secondary school bell schedules, please visit the individual schools’ websites.


    PASAR After-School Care

    PASAR, the district’s after-school care program, is operating with lower caregiver to child ratios. Consequently, this has resulted in the need to cap enrollment at PASAR sites. Visit the PASAR website page to see which sites are available and to get information on how to be added to a waitlist. 

    The district is continuing to hire PASAR staff in order to allow for additional student enrollment. Individuals who are interested in applying for any open positions as site managers or activity specialists can visit Plano ISD’s employment page at www.pisd.edu/jobs. Activity specialist positions are open to students in college or their senior or junior years in high school. 


    Chromebooks

    All K-12 students are eligible to receive a district-issued Chromebook. Parents may request technology equipment for their child(ren) during the annual registration process in the Parent Portal. Visit the district’s website for general handling and required care. 


    Voluntary Student Accident Insurance 

    Plano ISD does not provide accident insurance for injuries incurred by your child at school or while participating in school-related activities. As a service to students and their families, the district offers a student accident insurance plan for parents to purchase for their child at a reasonable cost. Please note that this Policy does not provide benefits for sickness. 

    The 2022-23 Voluntary Student Accident Insurance coverage is available for Plano ISD parents to purchase through AXIS Insurance Company using the Enrollment Form available on the Student Insurance webpage.

    Parents can access the following on the above webpage:

    • Coverage and premium options (premiums stated are a one-time annual payment)

    • Enrollment Form

    • Claim Form and instructions for filing a claim

    For additional information, parents may contact Combined Benefits Group at 800-749-6458.


    Stay Connected

    Plano ISD provides many platforms and resources to allow families to stay in touch:

    SchoolMessenger (emails, phone messages, texts): Plano ISD schools and district offices use SchoolMessenger to provide news and information, including emergency communication. Please be sure to check that your contact information is updated on the Emergency Card through the Parent Portal

    School and District Websites: The Plano ISD website contains a wealth of information for Plano ISD students, families and the community. Visit www.pisd.edu to access district information, as well as to link to your schools’ websites. 

    Resolving Concerns Web Page: Visit www.pisd.edu/resolveconcerns to access details on how to get your questions answered, provide feedback or resolve concerns in the shortest amount of time possible. In order to expedite resolving your concerns, we encourage students and families to communicate with the appropriate teacher, coach, principal or other campus administrator who has the authority to address the concerns. 

    Let’s Talk! Customer Engagement Platform: While the most direct route for information or to address concerns is to work directly with those closest to the issue, for district-level questions, comments or feedback, access the Let’s Talk! communication and engagement platform at www.pisd.edu/letstalk. This submission form is routed directly to the appropriate staff member who can quickly respond to your inquiry. 

    District Updates/eNewsletters: Plano ISD will continue to send regular district updates via email, which are also available online at www.pisd.edu/districtupdates. Additionally, check with your individual schools to make sure you are signed up to receive their eNewsletters. 

    Mobile App: Download the mobile app at www.pisd.edu/mobileapp, and log in to receive specific messages related to your school. Receiving districtwide emergency messages through the app does not require logging in. 

    Social Media: Facebook (www.facebook.com/PlanoISD), Instagram (www.instagram.com/planoschools) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/Plano_Schools): Check district and/or campus-based social media platforms for updated information during an emergency.

     

  • July 28, 2022

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    July 28, 2022

    New College and Career Readiness Platform in Plano ISD

    Plano ISD will introduce a new college and career readiness platform called SchooLinks that all 6-12th grade students can use in the 2022-23 school year. SchooLinks is a college and career readiness platform to help students discover their interests and strengths, and prepare them to be career, college and life ready beyond graduation. SchooLinks will replace Plano ISD’s previous college and career platform, Naviance. Detailed information on how parents and students can log in and access SchooLinks will be coming soon.

    Naviance (and soon SchoolLinks) can also be used to access transcripts. During this transition period, students who need to access or have questions about transcripts, should reach out to their school registrar’s office.

  • July 26, 2022

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    July 26, 2022

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    PASAR Is Hiring Site Managers and Activity Specialists

    PASAR, Plano ISD’s after school care program, is currently hiring. Available positions are:

    Site and assistant site manager positions:

    • 19.5 hours per week (part time)
    • Hours: 2:30-6:30 PM, Monday-Thursday, and 2:30-6:00 PM on Fridays. During Early Dismissal days, work hours are from 10:45 AM-6:00 PM. 

    Activity specialists:

    • High school junior, senior, or college students are invited to apply

    Interested individuals are invited to complete this short Google Form. A member of the PASAR staff will follow up. If you know of anyone who might be interested in this opportunity, please share it with them. Interested applicants can also apply via Plano ISD employment page.

  • July 21, 2022

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    July 21, 2022

    REMINDER: Plano ISD’s Back-to-School Fair Is this Monday, July 25

    The 2022 Plano ISD Back-to-School Enrollment Fair will be held Monday, July 25, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Plano Event Center, 2000 E Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, TX 75074. The event is to provide resources, services and information to students and families so they can have the tools necessary to help prepare for a successful new school year. Plano ISD families in need will receive backpacks filled with school supplies and a box of shelf-stable food (while supplies last). Students must be present to receive a backpack.

    School registration, enrollment, health screenings and immunizations will be available on-site. Come join Plano ISD on July 25 for job fair opportunities, family activities, school resources, food and fun!

    English Flyer | Spanish Flyer

  • July 19, 2022

    Today’s Update for Plano ISD Families


    July 19, 2022

    PASAR Registration Is Open for the 2022-23 School Year (Limited Enrollment)

    PASAR registration is now open for the 2022-23 school year at www.pisd.edu/pasar. Please note that PASAR operates with lower caregiver-to-child ratios. Consequently, this has resulted in the need to cap enrollment at PASAR sites.

    If your child’s school site is at capacity (full or temporarily closed), you may register to be placed on a waitlist. When space is available, a PASAR staff member will contact you via email to accept or decline the spot. “Full” means the site has reached maximum enrollment due to staff/child ratios. “Temporarily Closed” means enrollment has not reached the required 18 students in order to open the PASAR site. “Not Open” means the site is not open due to staffing shortages.

    The district is continuing to hire PASAR staff to allow for additional student enrollment. If you or someone you know is interested in applying, please visit the Plano ISD website.

    For additional information, please contact the PASAR Program Office at 469-752-5586 or email questions to pasar@pisd.edu.


    2022-2023 Renewal of Free or Reduced-Price Meals

    The United States Department of Agriculture waiver that allowed Plano ISD to provide free meals to all students during the 2021-22 school year has expired. Plano ISD will resume charging for meals during the 2022-23 school year based on student eligibility for meal benefits

    Families who may qualify should complete a federal meal application for free or reduced-price meals, available through Parent Portal or via the website at www.pisd.edu/mealprogram. Click the green SchoolCafé button to begin.

    Families who already have a SchoolCafé account can sign in to complete the meal application. Families who do not have an account can create a new one by selecting that option on the SchoolCafé page. View this SchoolCafe information video for instruction on how to complete the application. 


    Plano ISD Back-to-School Enrollment Fair July 25

    The 2022 Plano ISD Back-to-School Enrollment Fair will be held on Monday, July 25, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Plano Event Center, 2000 E Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, TX 75074. The event is to provide resources, services and information to students and families so they can have the tools necessary to help prepare for a successful new school year. Plano ISD families in need will receive backpacks filled with school supplies and a box of shelf-stable food (while supplies last). Students must be present to receive a backpack.

    School registration, enrollment, health screenings and immunizations will be available on-site. Come join Plano ISD on July 25 for job fair opportunities, family activities, school resources, food and fun!

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    Back to School Resources Now Available on Plano ISD Website

    The first day of school is August 10 and a back-to-school web page is now available on the district’s site providing families a one-stop shop for resources to prepare for the upcoming school year. 

    Information includes new student enrollment, school supply lists and food services information. Additional information will be added as it becomes available. 


    Register Now for July 27 Plano ISD Job Fair

    Plano ISD is hosting a job fair on July 27 to hire teachers, classroom assistants and substitutes. The event will be from 9-11 a.m. at the district’s Sockwell Center, located at 6301 Chapel Hill Blvd in Plano. 

    Register for the event and start your employment application at www.pisd.edu/jobs. Please bring copies of your resume to share with the hiring manager. Walk-ins are also welcome. 


    Food and Nutritional Services July Job Fairs

    Plano ISD’s Food and Nutritional Services (FANS) Department will be hosting two job fairs in July in hopes to alleviate the significant staff shortages.

    • Thursday, July 21, from 9:00am to noon and 4:00pm to 6:00pm at Wilson Middle School’s cafeteria, 1001 Custer Road in Plano. 
    • Tuesday, July 26, from 9:00am to noon and 4:00pm to 6:00pm 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 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 469-752-5783.

    Come join our team and help feed our future!