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  • Notable Notes - November (PISD network login required)

    Discover news about your colleagues' weddings, births of children and grandchildren and expressions of sympathy to those who have lost loved ones. To protect staff privacy, this information is located on the staff pages of the website. Click the read more link and please log in to the website with your network ID and password when prompted.

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  • COVID-19 Updates for Staff

    Stay Connected. All COVID-19 staff updates are archived on the website

  • Secondary Science Fair Judges Needed

    Wanted: Secondary Science Fair Judges

    Secondary district science fair judges are needed. If you are able to help or know someone who may be interested, please use this online sign up form. The science fair is scheduled for January 30 with judging from 7:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and grand prize judging from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    All confirmed judges will receive an information packet and zoom link via email prior to the fair. If you have a co-worker or colleague who might be interested in judging, please forward this information. The fair is successful year-after-year thanks to the support of our community. 

    If you have questions, please contact Secondary Science Coordinator Ashley Carter at ashley.carter@pisd.edu.

  • MLK Art Contest: Deadline Dec. 3

    Art Contest: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Diversity

    In conjunction with the annual Martin Luther King, Jr., celebration held in January, the district is once again hosting the diversity art contest. This contest is open to all students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. This year's theme is "Plano ISD Celebrating Together." For details, please contact your child's art teacher. Deadline for entry is December 3.

  • PISD Industries Academy Dec. 3 & 10: Information Zoom Meetings

    Plano ISD Industries Academy at the Collin College Technical Campus
    (preregistration is required)

    Plano ISD, in partnership with Collin College, is offering a variety of workforce dual credit instruction. This two-year program begins junior year of high school and continues through senior year. Student selection is based on interest and an application process. Once selected, students will attend both their Plano ISD senior high school campus and the Collin College technical campus. More information and Zoom meeting registration links.

    • December 3 at 6:30 p.m. and December 10 at 6:30 p.m.

  • Dec. 14: High School Hybrid Cohort B, Calendar Adjustment

    Monday, December 14, has been designated as a day for cohort B students (last names beginning with M-Z) to attend school (for face-to-face) or participate in synchronous learning (for school@home). This day has been switched with Friday, December 18 for cohort B in order to ensure both cohorts participate in synchronous instruction the same number of minutes during the final week of the grading period.  Friday, December 18, is an asynchronous learning day for all students and a regular work day for staff. 

  • Free GED and ESL classes for Adults

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    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:


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


    • 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.

  • Apr. 16: Deadline for Annual Required 15 Trade Hours

    2020-21 Professional Learning Trade Hours


    The deadline for campus staff to meet the annual requirement for 15 trade hours is April 16, 2021. The district will no longer require campus-based staff to differentiate between personal or campus hours. All qualifying hours will contribute to an employee's 15-hour requirement. Trade hours must be earned outside of the regular workday. Principals have final approval of their staff's trade hours. Teachers seeking professional learning opportunities are encouraged to visit the PISD Professional Learning website and consider weekly offerings from Elementary and Secondary Academic Services. To check your current trade hour earnings, log into PowerSchool Develop and view your transcript (get video instructions). Please direct questions to Michelle Ribeiro or Ivan Cantu.

  • Opt in to Receive Text Messages from the District

    Plano ISD has implementied a text messaging option to provide our community (including employees) with more ways to receive school and district information. Opt in today by texting “Y” to 67587.

    If you don’t opt in manually, and the district has a cell phone number for you, you will receive a text message from Plano ISD inviting you to opt in. The message will read:

    “Plano Independent School District messages. Reply Y to confirm, HELP 4 info. Msg&data rates may apply. Msg freq varies. schoolmessenger.com/tm”

    You must reply to this text message with “Y” to opt in to continue receiving text messages from the district.  For more information, please visit the "Text Opt in" webpage.

  • Employment Opportunities

    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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  • New! PreguntaPISD@pisd.edu

    PreguntaPISD is our new e-mailbox for Spanish-speaking families who need assistance or additional information. Please encourage families to email questions to preguntaPISD@pisd.edu to receive answers in Spanish. 

  • How to Join PTA

    How to Join PTA

    Be part of every child’s success story! Please join parents, students, fellow 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.

  • Download the Mobile App

    Download the Mobile App

    Get connected; stay connected. Download the Mobile App and login for student data and alerts. Link to download instructions.