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    February 5, 2021

  • February 2: Board Meeting

    The Plano ISD Board of Trustees met in regular session on Tuesday, February 2. View meeting agenda and meeting video.

    RECOGNITIONS

    Kindness Card finalists and art

    Joining the board meeting via Zoom were three of the four contest finalists who had the opportunity to introduce themselves and show the board their artwork. (Left) Vaishnavi Navapandian, Wells Elementary; (middle) Yaru Ding, Skaggs Elementary, contest winner and (right) Eva Cao, Rice Middle School. Angelina Yang, finalist from Jasper High School, is not pictured.

    Finalist and winning artwork will be printed on the cover of note cards for the superintendent and board. The four finalists received a $50 award and the winner received a $100 award from the Education Foundation. Read more.

District News

  • Feb. 8 Deadline: Family Survey: Career and Technical Education Offerings

    Plano ISD is conducting a survey to inform future planning in the areas of college readiness and Career and Technical Education (CTE) programming. While Plano ISD already offers a variety of opportunities for students through our Career and Technical Education courses, we are always looking to update and enhance our offerings based on the job market in the greater DFW area. The second part of our survey will help us determine your interest in offering our students a chance to earn an Associates Degree or an Associates of Applied Science degree while still in high school.

    All Plano ISD families at all grade levels are invited to complete the survey. The last day to complete the survey is February 8.

    Take the survey now in English or Spanish.

  • Feb. 26: City of Richardson residents preK-12, Black History Month Art Contest

    Black History Month: Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion Art Contest

    Create a visual image that displays how your unique beliefs and values contribute to our diverse community and help promote inclusion.

    • Open to students in grades pre-K-12, who reside within the City of Richardson or attend a Richardson ISD or a Plano ISD school located within the City of Richardson
    • Entries may be either two or three-dimensional works
    • One entry per student
    • Deadline: 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26

    Award winners will be formally recognized at a future Richardson City Council meeting. There will be a winner chosen from each grade.

    More information about art contest.

  • Texas Success Initiative Assessment

    Students have the opportunity to take the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA). This test is designed as a way to show Texas colleges and universities that students are college ready. Additionally, students who meet designated scores are considered “TSI Met” by universities, colleges and community-colleges and will not be required to take intervention courses when enrolling their first year. Read more

  • Health Screening Reminder for Families

    Families should continue to monitor their children’s health. If a child is sick, please have them stay home to get better. Additionally, if any of the following scenarios apply, please also complete the COVID-19 Student Reporting Form and your school’s nurse will contact you to discuss your quarantine requirements:

    • Your child or a household member is positive for COVID-19
    • Your child or a household member is waiting for COVID-19 test results
    • Your child is experiencing symptoms that could be COVID-19. Symptoms to watch for include coughing, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, headache, sore throat, fever, chills, body aches, fatigue, new loss of taste or smell, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
    • In the last 10 days, your child has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19

    All students entering a Plano ISD facility should continue to follow all current health and safety guidelines. 

    • Wear a face mask (prek–2nd grade students may use a district-provided face shield instead of a mask while in the classroom) whenever entering or leaving a building, in all common areas, and around others. The face mask should cover the nose and mouth at all times.  
    • Maintain a safe distance (at least 6 feet) from others, whenever possible.
    • Continue to practice good hand hygiene by hand washing throughout the day and using hand sanitizer that is available at building entrances and in classrooms.

    Thank you for your assistance in helping to keep our students healthy and safe.

  • 2021-2022 Calendar Approved by the Board of Trustees

    2021-2022 Calendar Approved by the Board of Trustees

    The Plano ISD 2021-2022 school calendar was adopted by the board of trustees at their December 8 meeting. Calendar considerations included: balancing grading periods and semesters; instructional minutes; extended planning/professional learning time; exam and testing calendars; alignment with dual credit/Collin College; and ending the school year before Memorial Day. 

  • How to Join PTA

    How to Join PTA

    Be part of every child’s success story! Please join parents, students, educators and community members to make students’ dreams come true! You do not need to have a student in Plano ISD to join. Complete the Community PTA Membership form to Join PTA.

  • Free GED and ESL Classes for Adults

    In español

    In collaboration with Plano ISD, Collin Adult Education & Literacy located at 2000 N. Central Expressway, Suite 115, is offering free GED and English as a second language (ESL) classes for eligible adults in the Plano community. Virtual classes are available. The virtual class times are as follows until further notice:

    GED

    • Monday–Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., or 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

    ESL

    • Monday–Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    • Tuesdays & Thursdays: 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
    • To register for these free classes, call 972-349-4550 or send an email to collinael@grayson.edu. For more information, visit their website at www.collinael.com.

  • Free & Reduced Meal Application

    Qualified families who wish to apply for meal benefit need to complete an application every school year. We encourage families to apply online for faster processing. 

    Families can submit paper applications, which must be returned to your child's school. Please allow a minimum of 10 business days to process and remember to:

    • Include the last four digits of the social security number or check “no social”
    • Sign the application

    Apply now

  • Employment Opportunities

    Plano ISD needs you! Employment opportunities are available for bus drivers, cafeteria workers and more. Apply on line. Your employment related questions may be emailed to pisdjobs@pisd.eduPlano ISD is an equal opportunity employer.

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