• District Updates for Plano ISD Families 2022-23

  • 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!

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  • 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!