• Plano Independent School District ENews

    FEBRUARY 21, 2020

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  • Plano West Jazz Band, Finalist in the Essentially Ellington National High School Competition

    The Plano West Jazz Band is headed to New York City. On February 12, 2020, Jazz at Lincoln Center announced eighteen finalist bands in the 25th annual “Essentially Ellington” High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival – one of the most innovative jazz education events in the world. Plano West Jazz Band under the direction of Preston Pierce was one of these elite eighteen. 

    Plano West Jazz Band

    Find out more about these talented students. Read More.

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  • PASAR After School Care Is Hiring

    PASAR after school care is hiring part-time activity specialists. Job description. Please complete an online application, send letter of interest and resume to pisdjobs@pisd.edu. Plano ISD is an equal opportunity employer.

    Miller PASAR on Friendship Week

    Friendship Week at Miller Elementary PASAR.

  • Food and Nutritional Services Is Hiring

    Food and Nutritional Services (FANS) is hiring cafeteria specialist, cafeteria cashiers, cafeteria assistant managers and cafeteria managers. Please complete an online application, send letter of interest and resume to pisdjobs@pisd.eduPlano ISD is an equal opportunity employer.

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  • Feb: 24 Meet Jeff Smith, New Director of Athletics

    On February 24, meet Jeff Smith, newly appointed athletic director, 6-7:30 p.m. in the Plano East cafeteria. Students, families, staff and our community are invited to this final of the three scheduled meet and greets.

  • Feb. 25 & 27: Plano ISD Industries Academy Information Meetings - 10th Grade Families

    Plano ISD Industries Academy at the Collin College Technical Campus

    En español

    Information nights for tenth grade students and their families interested in applying to attend the new Plano ISD Industries Academy at the Collin College Technical Campus are:

    • Tuesday, February 25, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Plano Senior High Lecture Hall (Bldg. B) located at 2200 Independence Parkway, Plano 75075
    • Thursday, February 27, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Plano ISD Administration Center Board Room located at 2700 West 15th, Plano 75075

    At these meetings Plano ISD and Collin College staff will be sharing additional information and answering questions about the programs. This new academy will open in the 2020–21 school year to high school juniors. Learn more about programs. The multi-step application process must be complete by April 3The academy online application process and surveys are available now

    Read More.

  • Feb. 25: Parent SEL Series: Relationship Skills

    Parent Social Emotional Learning Series

    We hope you are able to join us for this series to obtain strategies parents can implement at home and to learn more about social emotional learning (SEL) competencies and skills in Plano ISD. Read More.

    Relationship Skills: 

    • February 25, from 6-7:30 p.m.
    • Carlisle Elementary School, 6525 Old Orchard Dr., Plano 75023

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  • Feb. 26: Attendance Matters - "I'm Present"

    February 26 - Attendance Matters - "I'm Present"

    Learn about truancy laws and receive parenting tips on February 26 at Rasor Elementary School, 945 Hedgcoxe, Plano. Read more.

  • Mar. 2: Applications Open for the IB World School at Huffman Elementary

    Learn about the International Baccalaureate (IB) World School at Huffman Elementary Primary Years Programme (PYP) 

    Online applications are open from March 2 to March 27. 

  • Mar. 4: SAT Day for all Eleventh Graders

    March 4, 2020 - SAT Day for all Eleventh Grade Students

    Eleventh grade students will take the SAT exam at their home campuses on March 4. No charge for students. Read More.

  • Mar. 6: Application Deadline for the Mayor's Summer Internship Program

    Since 2014 through the Plano Mayor's Summer Internship Program (PMSIP), Plano ISD high school students, rising juniors and seniors, have had the opportunity to be hired as paid interns at small and large companies, nonprofits and governmental agencies throughout the city. Students receive real work experience over an 8-week internship.

    Who is Eligible?

    • Intern applicant must be a current sophomore or junior at a Plano ISD School
    • Intern applicant must be 16 years old before June 8, 2020 and be able to work in the US
    • Intern applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above and have a solid attendance record
    • Intern applicant must be able to work the full 8-week internship from June 8-July 31

     More information is available on the Plano Mayor's Summer Internship Program website.

    three 2019 interns

    Group of 2019 interns at the Program "Tip-Off" at Shepton High School

  • Deadline Mar. 13: Head Start Applications

    Applications Available for Plano ISD Head Start 

    Applications for Plano ISD's Head Start are available until March 13 for the 2020-2021 school year. Head Start is a federally funded program that provides a safe and developmentally appropriate environment for preschool children. Read More

  • Mar. 20: Kindergarten Registration for 2020-21

    Kindergarten Roundup 2020-21

    Kindergarten registration for the 2020-21 school year will take place on all elementary campuses on Friday, March 20, 2020 from 9 to 11 a.m. and from 1 to 3 p.m. No appointment is necessary. Schools are assigned by home address determined by attendance zone. Check school finder to discover what elementary school is assigned to your home address.

    Please bring to registration

    • Original Birth Certificate (or certified copy with certificate number issued by the State)
    • Immunization Records
    • Social Security Card for the child, if available
    • Proof of Residency in Plano ISD (gas, electric bill or a lease)
    • Parent's Drivers License

    To register your child for kindergarten in a Plano ISD school, please be sure that your child will be 5 on or before September 1, 2020.

    More information including the online 2020-21 kindergarten roundup enrollment forms

  • Apr. 3 & 4: Prekindergarten Registration for 2020-21

    Prek Registration for the 2020-21 School Year

    Información de registro de PreK 2020-21

    • Friday, April 3, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m and from 1-3 p.m.
    • Saturday, April 4, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. 


    Not sure which location? Use School Finder and enter your home address. Proof of residency is required for enrollment.

    • Beaty Early Childhood School, 1717 Nevada Dr., Plano 74093
    • Isaacs Early Childhood School, 3400 E. Parker Rd., Plano 75074
    • Pearson Early Childhood School, 4000 Eagle Pass, Plano 75023

    Plano ISD offers free full-day prekindergarten at select elementary schools for qualified students and at all early childhood schools. More information on qualifications and how to enroll your child is available online. Online applications will be available beginning  March 20.

  • Apr. 18: Teacher Job Fair

    Plano ISD will host a teacher job fair on April 18, 2020 from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Candidates must complete an online application to register for the event. All elementary and secondary campuses in the district will be there with staff to speak to those interested in teaching and other professional opportunities. Visit the employment website for more details. Read More.

  • 2020 Census Information

    2020 Census Information

    Census 2020: Plano ISD wants to help our community and families understand how the U.S. Census helps our schools and neighborhoods. The goal for the Census is to get a complete count of everyone—once and in the right place. Read More.

  • Plano ISD/SMU Family Counseling and Conflict Resolution Services

    Plano ISD/SMU Family Counseling and Conflict Resolution Services

    Plano ISD Partners with SMU to Provide Family Counseling and Conflict Resolution Services: Now scheduling appointments. Read more.

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