• August 5, 2020 - Message from the Chief Operating Officer

    August 5, 2020

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    Dear Families,

    Plano ISD would like to thank you for your patience and understanding as we prepare for the first day of school on August 12. Staff members are excited about receiving students for a new school year and are working tirelessly to ensure that we are providing a robust virtual experience based on feedback and input from our families. 

    Plano ISD has prepared a comprehensive Parent’s Guide to the First Four Weeks of School to assist families with navigating the start of school in a fully remote environment. Please take a moment to review this guide to learn about student expectations, attendance requirements and to view sample daily schedules.

    Looking ahead, we are working diligently to safely reopen schools for daily, in-person instruction on September 9. At that time, students will transition to their selected environment, either continuing with remote learning through PISD School@Home or attending face-to-face.  

    With large enrollments at each of our high schools and senior high schools, social distancing becomes a challenge.  As such, these campuses will implement a hybrid schedule to reduce the number of students on campus at one time. This hybrid design creates smaller student teams, or cohorts, coming to school each day while also supporting social distancing efforts, which addresses our biggest health obstacles at the high school and senior high levels. 

    In the hybrid design, all high school and senior high school students who selected either the face-to-face environment or PISD School@Home will be able to attend classes in smaller cohorts of students, decreasing the number of students in each class. 

    Over the next few weeks as the school year gets underway, we will continue to refine plans and keep you informed. Thank you again for your support and patience during this time. 

    Sincerely, 

    Dr. Theresa Williams
    Chief Operating Officer

  • July 31, 2020 - Update for Plano ISD Families

    July 31, 2020

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    Chromebook Distribution Information

    All students in grades K-12 will be expected to use a district issued Chromebook. This is required by the district as an essential resource in both face-to-face and School@Home environments for attendance, assignment submissions, synchronous participation and taking assessments. Students are responsible for the device issued to them. Replacement fees may be assessed for lost or broken devices and chargers. Due to the 1:1 nature of the district’s Chromebook program, whether students will be engaging in face-to-face learning or PISD School@Home, all students should pick up their assigned Chromebooks from their schools. Students enrolled in face-to-face learning will carry this device back and forth when learning commences on campuses September 9. 

    Details regarding picking up Chromebooks and other supplies will be provided by each campus. Look for an email from your child’s school with more information.


    Reminder: New School Hours for Elementary and Middle Schools

    This school year, there will be new school-day start times for Plano ISD elementary and middle schools. School hours for all levels are available on the website via the School Hours webpage


    Back-to-School Resources

    For a one-stop shop of back-to-school resources and information, visit the Plano ISD School Resources web page. Find the following information (and more):


    Free and Reduced Meal Applications 

    Free and reduced meal applications are now available at the School Cafe website. If you have never filled out a meal application, just click on “Create a New Account.” Student eligibility status from the 2019-20 school year will roll over only for the first 30 operating days of school unless a new application has been processed. It is important that households complete an application for the 2020-21 school year as soon as possible. Households should allow 10 business days for application processing. 


    Summer Grab-and-Go Meals Extended 

    Summer grab-and-go meals have been extended until August 11. School year curbside meal information can be found here.

  • July 23, 2020 - Update for Plano ISD Families

    July 23, 2020

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    Revised 2020-2021 Return to School Plan

    The Return-to-School Parent Manual initially released on July 9, 2020, continues to be revised based on feedback we have received from our parent and staff advisory groups, as well as new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and other state and local officials. 

    In light of the most recent announcement that all Plano ISD students will start the year for the first four weeks in a virtual environment, please refer to the PISD School@Home sections of the manual for information and expectations on learning in a remote environment for all students. 

    We are working on more details about implementing remote learning for all students for the first four weeks of school, including a plan to provide Chromebooks and internet support for those in need.  We will be updating the website and sending frequent communications to you as plans develop in coordination with our campus principals. We appreciate your understanding as we continue to make plans for this ever-changing environment. Use the links below to view the updated plan and other back-to-school information. 

    We have continued to revise the Face-to-Face Learning sections of the manual with safety information and protocols that will be implemented once we are able to welcome students who selected the face-to-face environment to our campuses.


    Changes to Instructional Environment Selection ACTION MAY BE NEEDED

    All students will be starting the school year in the remote setting from August 12 to September 8. On September 9 students will transition into their selected learning environment: Face to Face or PISD School@Home. The initial selection period for choosing PISD School@ Home ended on July 16. Families now have another opportunity to opt in to the PISD School@Home learning environment if a selection was not made by the original deadline. The extended window for selection is July 24-August 6. Students will be scheduled in the selected instructional environment, which will go into effect on September 9. The instructional environment that families previously selected or newly selected will be valid through the end of the first 9-week period. 


    Curbside Meal Pickup Information 

    The Plano ISD Food and Nutritional Services Department has established curbside meal pickup locations to provide PISD School@Home students with meals for offsite consumption on instructional learning days. Beginning August 12 through September 4, meals will be served Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Students purchasing meals will receive a lunch for the day and a breakfast for the following day. Meals will no longer be free of charge for all students as provided during the spring remote learning and the summer feeding program. Free and reduced priced meals are available for qualifying students. Learn more here about curbside meal procedures, locations, etc. 


    2020-2021 Return to School Guide to Special Education Services  

    The following parent letter and guidance provides details for families receiving special education services regarding support for students and staff as we launch school for the new school year: 2020-2021 Parent/Guardian: Special Education Guidance Document


    Section 504 Return to School Plan

    Plano ISD acknowledges that many students with medically-associated disabilities served through Section 504 are among our most vulnerable learners during the COVID-19 pandemic. 504 Return to School Plan


    University Interscholastic League (UIL) COVID-19 Update

    The UIL provided a COVID-19 Update on July 21. Guidance is now available in a variety of areas related to the activities that occur during the fall semester. Planning efforts are already underway as we prepare for the upcoming fall sports seasons as well as the marching band and color guard activities; cheerleading; drill team; and JROTC. Additional communication will occur in the near future regarding safety protocols, game schedules, spectator seating, ticketing, concessions, and other game day related information. In addition to internal discussions, we will also rely on information and decisions of the District Executive Committee for District 6-6A.

    What is the immediate impact of the UIL updated guidelines? There is no immediate impact to the activities currently taking place across the district.

    Marching bands will continue the allowable 20 hours of supervised marching and drill fundamentals through July 31. Beginning August 1, marching bands will begin game preparations, as well as continue marching and drill activities.

    Cheerleading and drill teams will continue supervised camps or practices through August 4. Beginning August 12, cheer and drill will resume practices in before- or after-school practice sessions.

    Athletics will continue summer strength and conditioning activities, as well as sport-specific skill work through July 31. Beginning August 3, voluntary participation in strength/conditioning and skill work for grades 9-12 will occur at the senior high campuses. Senior high athletic coordinators will be sharing more information with these groups.

    Listed below are some important UIL links for reference:


    Extracurricular Information for Participating Students in Grades 7-12

    Students in grades 7-12 choosing PISD School@Home will be able to participate in on-campus practice sessions for certain extracurricular activities that contain a regular and consistent performance or competition component (marching band, color guard, JROTC, cheerleading, drill team and athletics), and whose corresponding class occurs 1st or 7th period. Students must attend practice and rehearsal sessions in order to participate in the performances or competitions. During district-wide virtual learning for all students, campus staff will schedule activity sessions before or after school in order to minimize conflicts with the virtual school day. When face-to-face instruction is available to students, PISD@Home students will be allowed to attend practice sessions that occur on campus. It will be the responsibility of the parent to transport their student to/from practice sessions, rehearsals and on-campus contests or performances. 

    All UIL eligibility requirements will continue to be in place and followed for all programs and participants. Parents and students choosing the PISD School@Home learning environment will need to communicate with the appropriate campus staff (music director, athletic coach, cheerleading coach, drill team instructor, etc.) of their intention to participate. Extracurricular activities will only be offered on campus in a face-to-face environment. There will be no middle school extracurricular activities from August 12-September 9. Extracurricular activities will continue to follow guidelines established by the UIL and the Texas Education Agency (TEA).

  • July 21, 2020 - Update for Plano ISD Families

    July 21, 2020

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    Get the Latest Information on Plano ISD’s 2020-2021 Return to School Plan


    Update on the 2020-2021 Marching Band Season

    Read the full letter

    The safety and well-being of students and staff remain our highest priority in Plano ISD. We appreciate your patience as we have considered many options for starting school and marching band this fall. With the decision to begin the school year in a virtual setting and then transition to the student’s selected learning environment, face-to-face or remote, the Plano ISD Fine Arts Department and marching band directors are preparing for new challenges in unique ways. Students and families can expect a somewhat different, but always fun, exciting, entertaining and heartfelt marching band experience. 

    The Fine Arts Department has developed specific safety protocols for marching band camps, which include students and staff wearing face coverings except when actively practicing. Students and staff will practice social distancing of 6-feet at all times and 10-feet when actively practicing their instrument. Every effort to minimize social contact will be made throughout our camps. Camp schedules and regular season rehearsal schedules are currently being revamped to allow for smaller groups to rehearse at a time. 

    In the interest of student safety, marching bands will not issue uniforms this season. Each band program will require students to wear a prescribed “summer/fall” uniform that will include a band shirt and other required apparel. Our directors are making every effort to reduce the costs associated with marching band this year to help our individual families.

    Our marching band directors are committed to offering Plano ISD students the very best marching band experience possible this season. 

  • July 20, 2020 - Update for Plano ISD Families

    July 20, 2020

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    Family & Social Services/Back-to-School Fairs

    Plano ISD is offering Back-to-School Feeder Fairs, scheduled for the following dates and locations:

    • East Feeder Schools at Williams High School
      • Tuesday, July 28 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    • Central Feeder Schools at Carpenter Middle School
      • Friday, July 31 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    • West Feeder Schools at Renner Middle School
      • Tuesday, August 4 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    These free community events provide Plano ISD students and their families with back-to-school resources and essentials necessary to be equipped for a successful school year such as: school supplies, district/community support information, as well as physical and mental health assistance programs.

    Mobile Drive-Thru "Contactless" Distribution (while supplies last)

    • Families will receive:
      • backpacks filled with schools supplies for each student present and/or with proof of enrollment (while supplies last)
      • vendor bag full of coupons, vouchers and information from community agencies and District departments

    *Immunizations and vision tests will also be available (limited availability while adhering to all safety guidelines). 

    For more information, please go to 2020 Plano ISD Back-to-School Fairs.


    Incoming Sixth-Grade Student Instrument Fittings (Band and Orchestra)

    Instrument fittings and placements for incoming sixth-grade band and orchestra students will take place via a virtual process facilitated by the directors at each middle school campus. Middle school band and orchestra directors will be contacting parents very soon to request that parents complete an online survey with their student regarding instrument interest and physical attributes. The goal is to have all students placed on the appropriate instrument by July 31.

  • July 17, 2020 | Message from the Superintendent

    July 17, 2020

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    Dear Plano ISD Families, 

    With the rapidly changing situation with COVID-19 in Collin and Dallas counties, Plano ISD has made the decision to start the 2020-21 school year in a completely virtual environment for all students. Please know that this decision was not made lightly, but out of concern for the safety and health of all students and staff.

    The first day of school will remain Wednesday, August 12. At this time, remote learning will be in effect through Labor Day. Teachers will have a work day on September 8 and barring no additional health and safety concerns, families who did not select PISD School@Home (remote learning) will then transition to the face-to-face learning environments at their assigned campus on September 9. Instruction will continue online for those students who have selected School@Home.

    Full remote learning will include synchronous and asynchronous instruction from Plano ISD teachers using Plano ISD curriculum in a consistent Google Classroom learning platform. This same model will then be continued for students who choose to participate in School@Home beyond September 9. Plano ISD is waiting for further guidance from the University Interscholastic League (UIL) before making a determination regarding the continuation of on-campus athletic and fine arts activities. 

    While the selection period to choose PISD School@Home closed on July 16, we will reopen the window to submit changes prior to July 29 (two weeks prior to start of school as required by the Texas Education Agency) to allow for the greatest degree of flexibility possible. The procedure for submitting a change to your selection will be communicated in an upcoming family update early next week. After school reopens, your family selection (face-to-face or PISD School@Home) made for your student’s instructional environment will be honored for the remainder of the first nine weeks.

    Please visit our website at 2021 Planning for continuously updated information. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we plan for the safe reopening of the 2020-2021 school year. 

    Sincerely,

    Sara Bonser
    Superintendent

  • July 14, 2020 - Update for Plano ISD Families

    July 14, 2020

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    Return to School Plan Update

    As of July 14, 2020, the table below provides the number of families from each campus who have selected PISD School@Home as the instructional setting for their child(ren). We have also included the projected enrollment for each campus so you can see the percentage of enrollment the School@Home number represents. As previously communicated, parents will be able to change their choices so that we are allowing for maximum flexibility as the public health situation evolves. The window for making your initial selection closes on July 16 and after that date, you may contact your school counselor to make an instructional setting change. 

    As the status of the virus in our community and region evolves, Plano ISD will continue to consider the safety of staff and students as our first priority. We must be realistic about the limitations of space and our ability to socially distance inside classrooms based on the capacity of our school buildings. We will communicate any changes to the plan for reopening as soon as the initial selection process closes and as refinements to our plans develop. 

    School@Home Counts by School 

    You can find our 2020-2021 school year reopening information at: 2021 Planning. If you have questions or concerns, please refer them to AskPISD@pisd.edu


    Minnie’s Food Pantry Family Distribution, Thursday July 16

    In partnership with Minnie’s Food Pantry, Plano ISD will hold a food distribution for families on Thursday, July 16, at Williams High School, from noon until 2:00 p.m., or as long as supplies last. This distribution will be held in the back parking lot of Williams, facing 18th Street, and is available to any family in need of food.

  • July 13, 2020 - Update for Plano ISD Families

    July 13, 2020

    Return to School Plan Update

    As parents are making selections regarding their students’ preferred learning environment for next school year, we want you to know the following:

    • If you select PISD School@Home, you have the ability to change your selection up until two weeks before the start of school by contacting your child’s campus.  
    • Remote learners who start the year at home will have an opportunity to change their selection to face-to-face learning for the second nine weeks. 

    As a reminder, have extended the date to select the PISD School@Home remote learning option to Thursday, July 16 in order to provide you additional time to consider your choices. Your selection can be made through the Plano ISD Parent Portal, Gradebook

    Instructions on how to make your selection through Parent Portal can be viewed online

    View the Return to School Plan online at Return Plan. More information to assist with your selections will be added to the plan, as well as to the online FAQ, as we continue to receive feedback from our advisory groups. If you have questions or concerns, please refer them to AskPISD@pisd.edu


    Minnie’s Food Pantry Family Distribution, Thursday July 16

    In partnership with Minnie’s Food Pantry, Plano ISD will hold a food distribution for families on Thursday, July 16, at Williams High School, from noon until 2:00 p.m., or as long as supplies last. This distribution will be held in the back parking lot of Williams, facing 18th Street, and is available to any family in need of food.

  • July 9, 2020 - Update for Plano ISD Families

    July 9, 2020

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    Return to School Plan - Draft Available Online

    As shared in yesterday’s update, a draft of the Plano ISD Return to School Plan for the 2020-2021 school year is now available on the district website at Return Plan. We hope that having this draft plan will be helpful as parents make decisions regarding their students’ learning environment for next school year.

    This draft will continue to be revised and updates will be posted on our website to keep you as up-to-date as possible as we refine reopening plans.

    As a reminder, we are extending the date to select the PISD School@Home remote learning option to Thursday, July 16 in order to provide you additional time to consider your choices. Your selection can be made through the Plano ISD Parent Portal, Gradebook. Instructions on how to make your selection through Parent Portal can be viewed online at online.

    If you have questions or concerns, please refer them to AskPISD@pisd.edu

  • July 9, 2020 - Update for 2020 Graduates and Families

    July 9, 2020

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    Plano ISD has been monitoring the state of the COVID-19 pandemic and guidelines from health authorities and state agencies as they relate to large group gatherings and accommodating in-person graduation ceremonies later this summer. On Friday, June 26, Governor Greg Abbott announced that the state would be slowing reopening efforts as a response to the recent surge in positive COVID-19 test results and hospitalizations. In light of the new executive order from Governor Abbott affecting large group gatherings at The Star in Frisco, along with prior Dallas County orders affecting the Eisemann Center’s operations, we are not able to host the in-person graduation ceremonies at these venues.

    The district is disappointed to be unable to give our 2020 seniors and families the traditional ceremony they have likely been looking forward to the last 13 years. This is not the outcome that was hoped for, but in light of the current public health crisis, Plano ISD feels it is the right decision for the health and safety of students, families and staff. 

    Knowing the unpredictability of the virus and health-related closures, Plano ISD decided to host hybrid graduation ceremonies on the campuses to recognize the distinguished accomplishments of our district’s hardworking seniors and provide an opportunity for families to celebrate their successes. 

    By now, families who were able to attend those events should have received an email from Flash Photography with photo proofs and information on how to redeem the complimentary family photo provided by Plano ISD. If you have not received this communication, please contact Flash Photography at flash@airmail.net

    Families will also receive an email from the district with the premiere dates and viewing details for the completed graduation videos. These videos are being created from video captured at each campus event and include remarks from the principal, student speeches, graduates walking the stage and receiving their diploma and the cap toss. Following the premiere, each video will be available for download. Please stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.  

    It is an honor to have been trusted with the education of the students from the Class of 2020. We know this year has been challenging and included many disappointments, but the student’s resilience has been inspiring as they faced adversity and kept moving forward. They should feel immense pride for all of their hard-earned achievements. Plano ISD wishes graduates all the best in health and success in their bright futures.

  • July 8, 2020 - Update for Plano ISD Families

    July 8, 2020

    Return to School Plan, 2020-2021 

    We recognize that parents are currently making a selection about the type of learning environment they would like their child(ren) to participate in for the new school year and are eager to have health and safety guidelines for reopening school in order to make more informed decisions. Therefore, we will share a draft of the Plano ISD Return to School Plan on Thursday, July 9. The Return to School Plan will also be available on the Plano ISD website at 2021 Planning, where information, including an FAQ, will be regularly updated. 

    On Tuesday, July 7, Texas school districts received guidance from the Texas Education Agency on health and safety guidelines for opening schools in August. Now that TEA has released the state guidance, we want to get our Plano ISD-specific plans out to parents as soon as possible.  

    Please note that we are also extending the date to select the PISD School@Home remote learning option to Thursday, July 16 to give you additional time to consider your choices. Your selection can be made through the Plano ISD Parent Portal. Get instructions on how to make your selection through Parent Portal.

    We will continue gathering parent input through our Advisory Groups, which will help us refine our plan in the areas where the state’s guidance has left the school district flexibility for implementation. If you have questions or concerns, please refer them to AskPISD@pisd.edu.

  • July 6, 2020 - Update for Plano ISD Families

    July 6, 2020

    School Year 2020-2021 Learning Environment Options

    Despite the challenges with COVID-19, Plano ISD will continue to provide the excellent education that our community expects, which will include both in-person and virtual learning environments. As the public health crisis continues, we have been planning for the opening of the 2020-21 school year with a focus on the health, safety and well-being of our staff, students and community. Visit the district website to:


    Minnie’s Food Pantry Family Distribution, Thursday July 9

    In partnership with Minnie’s Food Pantry, Plano ISD will hold a food distribution for families on Thursday, July 9, at Williams High School, from noon until 2:00 p.m., or as long as supplies last. This distribution will be held in the back parking lot of Williams, facing 18th Street, and is available to any family in need of food.

  • July 1, 2020 - 2020-2021 School Year: Planning Update

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    July 1, 2020

    Dear Plano ISD Parents,

    As a school district, we want nothing more than to welcome our students back into our schools on August 12. Despite the challenges with COVID-19, our district plan is to continue to provide the excellent education that our community expects, which will include both in-person and virtual learning environments. As the public health crisis continues, we have been planning for the opening of the 2020-21 school year with a focus on the health, safety and well-being of our staff, students and community.

    While Plano ISD is planning for two different instructional environments, please know that we will follow recommendations for school opening and operations provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as state and local health officials. We are also awaiting further guidance from the Texas Education Agency.

    The situation with COVID-19 is continuously changing, as are the protocols and measures needed to keep our students safe. Therefore, we will adjust our plans accordingly, so please understand the need for flexibility and potential modifications to the plans we have outlined below. As adjustments may be necessary throughout the coming school year, it will be our priority to keep our community informed of those changes and updates. Our District website will provide you with the most up-to-date information.  

    Plano ISD families will be able to choose from two different learning environments:

    • Face-to-face: Students and teachers will attend class in-person, five days a week, with additional safety measures in alignment with state and federal guidelines and recommendations.
      • In this setting, teachers will provide face-to-face instruction, learning resources and support utilizing Google Classroom.
      • Teachers will plan instruction that is easily transferable from face-to-face to remote in the event of a temporary school closure due to COVID spread.
      • Social distancing requirements will be implemented to the greatest degree possible.
      • District-directed and campus-designed safety procedures will be implemented. 
      • All staff and students will receive training on safety and health protocols consistent with TEA, the District and CDC guidance in the areas of:
        • Health screenings and use of personal protective equipment 
        • Classroom and campus social-distancing including the plans for the design and layout of classrooms, grouping of students, use of common areas such as bathrooms, water fountains, lockers, clinics, playgrounds, cafeterias, gyms, library, art room, music room, etc., as well as classroom transitions and use of hallways 
        • Reducing touch points and increased cleaning
        • Cleaning and disinfecting of classrooms and other areas
        • Arrival and dismissal procedures
        • Campus visitor policies and school events
           
    • PISD School@Home Program: Parents will have the choice to select this program which is virtual (remote) learning consisting of both synchronous (live) and asynchronous instruction. 
      • Teachers will teach School@Home students from their classrooms or other assigned PISD facilities. 
      • In this setting, teachers will provide instruction, learning resources and support through the use of Google Classroom. 
      • Parents will support their students to ensure they have access to a device, a place to work and are engaged in virtual learning activities. 
      • We will utilize the same curriculum as students who attend face-to-face instruction and will design strategies for learning in the remote environment.   
      • Students enrolled in School@Home will be assigned a virtual class schedule and must be available for live, synchronous instruction during each school day. 
      • Attendance will be taken based on synchronous participation and completion/progress toward class expectations. 
      • Grading will be consistent with the guidelines and practices used in all face-to-face instruction. 
      • Students in grades 6-12 choosing School@Home may be able to participate in on-campus classes for extracurricular activities (in accordance with UIL requirements) and/or electives that cannot be offered in the School@Home setting.
         
    • Additional Considerations for Secondary Students (Grades 6-12) : 
      • Students who attend face-to-face instruction will be scheduled into the courses they selected last spring during course selection. 
      • All courses will be offered in both settings.
      • Some elective courses for students who select PISD School@Home may require the student to complete a required assignment or project at the campus if the course requires assignments that cannot be reasonably completed remotely, e.g., automotive technology, welding, a/v production, etc.  
        • We are working to finalize which elective courses will require in-person assignments; later in July, more information will be made available to better assist families with their elective choices
        • Students who select PISD School@Home will be contacted at the end of July regarding their schedule if the elective courses requested require an in-person component

    As a family, you will select which environment you feel is best for your student(s). If you determine that your student(s) will attend face-to-face, at school, there is no action needed. If you wish to select the School@Home program (fully remote), you can do so through Plano ISD’s Parent Portal beginning July 6. In order to plan appropriately, we are asking all parents who are selecting School@Home to submit this request in Parent Portal by Monday, July 13. Receiving this information early will help Plano ISD plan for student schedules, staffing and preventative health and safety measures. 

    Your School@Home selection for your student will be in effect for the first nine-week grading period. Further guidance beyond the first grading period will be provided after the start of the school year. If you do not select School@Home (remote) learning by Monday, July 13, your child’s campus will automatically schedule your student in face-to-face classes for the fall semester. We recognize that situations may develop warranting a potential change in your original choice. After July 13, please contact your child’s campus directly if you need to make changes to your selection. 

    We value each of our students and families and appreciate the trust you have placed in our school system. We look forward to seeing you for the 2020-21 school year. 

    Visit the Plano ISD website at 2021 Planning for regular updates regarding our 2020-2021 back-to-school plans, which includes frequently asked questions.  If you have any questions, please direct them to askPISD@pisd.edu

     

    Sincerely,

    Sara Bonser
    Superintendent

  • June 29, 2020 - Update for Plano ISD Families

    June 29, 2020

    Minnie’s Food Pantry Family Distribution, Thursday July 2

    In partnership with Minnie’s Food Pantry, Plano ISD will hold a food distribution for families on Thursday, July 2, at Williams High School, from noon until 2:00 p.m., or as long as supplies last. This distribution will be held in the back parking lot of Williams, facing 18th Street, and is available to any family in need of food.


    Summer Meal Sites Closed July 3

    Reminder: Summer meal sites will be closed on Friday, July 3, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Regular meal pickup will resume on Monday, July 6.


    Supporting Your Child and Family During COVID-19

    With a few simple steps, you can support your child and family during this challenging time. Read/download flyer from the Texas Education Agency.


    New Volunteer Management System

    Plano ISD is implementing a new volunteer management system for the 2020-2021 school year. In order to facilitate a smooth transition, all 2019-2020 volunteer records will remain active until August 31, 2020, instead of being deactivated on June 30 per standard practice. Volunteers will need to reapply in the new system prior to August 31 when their profile will be deactivated in the old system. The new system will be available at Volunteer in early August, and any new volunteers wanting to apply will be able to do so at that time. We appreciate your patience during this transition as we work to improve your volunteer experience as a valued partner in student success.

  • June 23, 2020 - Update for Plano ISD Families

    June 23, 2020

    Minnie’s Food Pantry Family Distribution, Thursday June 25

    In partnership with Minnie’s Food Pantry, Plano ISD will hold a food distribution for families on Thursday, June 25, at Williams High School, from noon until 2:00 p.m., or as long as supplies last. This distribution will be held in the back parking lot of Williams, facing 18th Street, and is available to any family in need of food.


    Summer Sports Camps (Grades K-8)

    Due to factors associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the cancellation of summer sports camps has been extended through July. Summer sports camps scheduled to occur in July for grades K-8 have been cancelled.

  • June 18, 2020 - Update for Plano ISD Families

    June 18, 2020

    Planning for the 2020-2021 School Year | Update

    As Plano ISD plans for the opening of the 2020-2021 school year on August 12, guidance from the State of Texas and the Texas Education Agency (TEA) is pivotal in that planning. Following Governor Greg Abbott’s announcement today, the TEA is expected to release additional guidance for schools next Tuesday, June 23. On that same day, June 23 at 7:00 p.m., Plano ISD administrators will be presenting options for reopening school in the fall to the Plano ISD Board of Trustees at their regular school board meeting. The board meeting can be watched live online (or accessed via video archive the following day) at PISD Live. Watch for updated information about reopening schools on our website at 2021 Planning. 


    Planning for the 2020-2021 School Year | Parent Advisory Group Opportunity 

    Plano ISD is seeking interested parents to serve on a district advisory group to provide critical feedback about our return to school plans. In addition to volunteer names submitted by each campus principal, we are seeking additional parent volunteers representing a wide cross section of student needs and interests to serve as part of this advisory group. We value your partnership as we consider different options on how to best meet the needs of all students. If you are interested, please submit your name and contact information using this link by Thursday, June 25. If selected for an advisory group, you will be notified via email during the month of July.

  • June 15, 2020 - Update for Plano ISD Families

    June 15, 2020

    Summer Learning Resources for Elementary and Middle School Students

    We are pleased to announce that Plano ISD elementary and middle school students will have access to an additional digital resource over the summer. MyON is a literacy platform that includes thousands of enhanced digital books with optional reading supports. Students will find the new MyON tile in Webdesk. In addition to digital books, MyON also provides daily news articles with multi-media resources, written just for students and reviewed by a child psychologist for age-appropriate content. 

    More information about the Get Texas Reading with MyON.


    Minnie’s Food Pantry Family Distribution, Thursday June 18

    In partnership with Minnie’s Food Pantry, Plano ISD will hold a food distribution for families on Thursday, June 18, at Williams High School, from noon until 2:00 p.m., or as long as supplies last. This distribution will be held in the back parking lot of Williams, facing 18th Street, and is available to any family in need of food.

  • June 12, 2020 - Update for Plano ISD Families

    June 12, 2020

    North Texas Food Bank Family Distribution Monday, June 15

    Plano ISD community partner, North Texas Food Bank, will hold a food distribution for families on Monday, June 15, from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Chase Oaks Church. The distribution is available to any family in need of food.


    Minnie’s Food Pantry Family Distribution, Thursday June 18

    In partnership with Minnie’s Food Pantry, Plano ISD will hold a food distribution for families on Thursday, June 18, at Williams High School, from noon until 2:00 p.m., or as long as supplies last. This distribution will be held in the back parking lot of Williams, facing 18th Street, and is available to any family in need of food.

  • June 10, 2020 - Update for Plano ISD Families

    June 10, 2020

    Minnie’s Food Pantry Family Distribution This Week

    In partnership with Minnie’s Food Pantry, Plano ISD will hold a food distribution for families on Thursday, June 11, at Williams High School, 1717 17th Street, from noon until 2:00 p.m., or as long as supplies last. This distribution will be held in the back parking lot of Williams, facing 18th Street, and is available to any family in need of food.


    New Student & Pre-K Registration Now Open for the 2020-21 School Year

    Pre-Kindergarten Online Registration

    Pre-kindergarten registration for the 2020-21 school year is now open via an online process. Get the enrollment packet and more information online. Email askpisd@pisd.edu with questions about pre-kindergarten registration.

    New Student Online Registration, Kindergarten through Fifth Grade

    Online registration for elementary students new to the district for the 2020-21 school year is now open. Parents can use the secure document portal to upload required documentation. Get more information and the enrollment packet online. Email askpisd@pisd.edu with questions about registration. 

  • June 9, 2020 - Update for Plano ISD Families

    June 9, 2020

    Minnie’s Food Pantry Family Distribution This Week

    In partnership with Minnie’s Food Pantry, Plano ISD will hold a food distribution for families on Thursday, June 11, at Williams High School, from noon until 2:00 p.m., or as long as supplies last. This distribution will be held in the back parking lot of Williams, facing 18th Street, and is available to any family in need of food.


    Planning for the 2020-2021 School Year

    Follow information being shared regarding planning for the 2020-21 school year at 2021 Planning. Prepare for regular updates as we keep you informed about decisions and plans for the 2020-2021 school year. Our greatest hope is that we will all return to our campuses on August 12 to resume school as normal with the addition of health and safety measures. However, we must be prepared for options that include both face-to-face and at-home learning should the need arise as safety continues to be our top priority. Whether instruction is delivered in person, remotely or a combination of the two, Plano ISD will proceed with the adopted school calendar for 2020-21, with a start date of August 12.


    Summer Learning Resources for Elementary and Middle School Students

    View a list of at-home digital resources for summer and visit the at-home learning resources web page for more information.

  • June 4, 2020 - Update for Plano ISD Families

    June 4, 2020

    Planning Task Force 2020-2021

    Follow information being shared regarding planning for the 2020-21 school year at 2021 Planning. Prepare for regular updates as we keep you informed about decisions and plans for the 2020-2021 school year. Our greatest hope is that we will all return to our campuses on August 12 to resume school as normal with the addition of health and safety measures. However, we must be prepared for options that include both face-to-face and at-home learning should the need arise as safety continues to be our top priority.


    Athletics Summer Strength & Conditioning

    Our senior high school athletic programs will offer strength and conditioning programs for student athletes in grades 7-12, in accordance with Governor Abbott’s orders. In addition to strength & conditioning activities, the UIL will allow a specific amount of time for coaches to work with the athletes on skill development geared toward their specific sport(s). Due to COVID-19 the UIL has provided specific guidelines for school districts to follow when conducting these summer programs.

    The Plano ISD Athletic Department and senior high athletic coordinators have developed a Plano ISD Strength and Conditioning Plan that each senior high program will follow to ensure that student athletes and the staff members working with them remain safe during all aspects of their respective strength and conditioning program. These activities will begin next week. See the full schedule on the athletics department website.


    Summer Learning Resources for Elementary and Middle School Students

    View a list of at-home digital resources for summer and visit the at-home learning resources web page for more information.


    Planning for 2020-21 School Year—Parent Survey

    Plano ISD values your input and wants to hear from parents as we prepare for the 2020-2021 school year. The feedback you submit through this online survey will help provide direction for the task force that is working to develop our short- and long-term instructional plans for next school year. Plano ISD is committed to developing a system that includes synchronous (live) instruction, as well as the flexibility and innovation to transition from in-person to remote learning as needed to comply with public health and safety orders. Please take a few minutes to complete the online survey and lend your voice to help inform this important planning process.

  • June 3, 2020 - Planning for the 2020-2021 School Year

    2020-21 Planning Task Force

    June 3, 2020

    As Plano ISD plans for the 2020-21 school year, we know that we must be prepared to deliver a high-quality education for our students in a number of ways and we must ensure our students and staff are safe as school starts again in the fall. While the future related to the COVID-19 virus remains uncertain, planning for the fall is underway.  

    In determining steps forward, there is a concentrated focus on several key priorities:

    Health and Safety:  We will continue to put families and safety at the forefront of our planning. We are committed to providing safe and clean learning environments where students can learn and grow together. It is our hope that we will be able to return to the classroom this fall, in which case, all appropriate precautions and protocols will be in place. If it is not possible for all students to return to school as normal, plans for school day schedules and parent options are being developed.

    Parent Choice:  The feedback received so far indicates some parents are concerned about the possible state of the pandemic in fall and are interested in educational choices for their children, including learning from home; while other parents are hopeful that we will return to a more traditional classroom setting. In preparation for the start of a new school year, we are working on plans to provide traditional face-to-face learning options, as well as at-home learning options that will allow students to remain enrolled in Plano ISD with all the benefits and support available in a strong, competitive public school system.  

    Innovation: We are committed to learning from our remote learning experiences this spring and seek to improve our instructional practices as well as define clear expectations for high-quality learning regardless of what format learning takes: face-to-face classroom learning, remote learning or a combination of both. This will certainly mean the use of innovative scheduling and new technology tools. To truly serve students in meeting their academic and social-emotional needs, we must provide students and teachers with an avenue for engagement, connection and interaction. We know that in order to improve upon our current practices, we must be creative and innovative in planning a new type of learning environment.

    Communication:  We will continue to seek feedback from stakeholders as we evaluate options for the fall including what a school day would look like, student activities and safety protocols. Please monitor the district website and your email for information about these feedback opportunities. Be assured that we will keep you informed along the way as decisions are made.

    Equity:  We know that education is not a one-size-fits-all opportunity. As we plan for next year, we know each school in Plano ISD might require slightly different approaches to teaching and learning based on the unique student enrollment at each school. It will be our goal to provide an equitable, differentiated learning experience designed to meet the needs of each student.   

    School Calendar:  One of the first decisions in planning for the 2020-21 school year is considering the District calendar. Plano ISD will proceed with the adopted school calendar for 2020-21. With our goal to have an instructional plan that allows us to move between face-to-face and remote learning, the District will not modify currently adopted calendar. Should a prolonged school closure become necessary, the District can revisit the calendar at that time. Further, students who need additional time/learning support can be accommodated without changing the adopted calendar.  

    We await guidance from the Texas Education Agency about reopening school and anticipate more clarity from the agency in June and July. In the meantime, we will continue developing our plans and options so that we are prepared for whatever parameters are set by the State for returning to school. 

    Planning Task Force:  In addition to researching scenarios and collaborating with the Texas Education Agency and other state and local agencies to date, we have assembled a Fall 2020-21 Planning Task Force that has been working on the development of plans in these key areas:

    Prepare to hear from us frequently this summer as the District keeps you informed on the progress of the task force action teams and decisions that are made regarding 2020-2021. In addition to continued parent communications, we will be adding a feature to our district website to share decisions and plans for the 2020-2021 school year to provide as much information and transparency as possible in this time of change. Our greatest hope is that we will all return to our campuses on August 12 to resume school as normal with the addition of health and safety measures. However, we must be prepared for options that include both face-to-face and at-home learning should the need arise as safety continues to be our top priority.

  • June 2, 2020 - Update for Plano ISD Families

    June 2, 2020

    Summer Learning Resources for Elementary and Middle School Students

    We are pleased to announce that Plano ISD elementary and middle school students will have access to an additional digital resource over the summer.  MyON is a literacy platform that includes thousands of enhanced digital books with optional reading supports. Students will find the new MyON tile in Webdesk. In addition to digital books, MyON also provides daily news articles with multi-media resources, written just for students and reviewed by a child psychologist for age-appropriate content. 

    More information about the Get Texas Reading with MyON Get Texas Reading with MyON.


    Planning for 2020-21 School Year—Parent Survey

    Plano ISD values your input and wants to hear from parents as we prepare for the 2020-2021 school year. The feedback you submit through this online survey will help provide direction for the task force that is working to develop our short- and long-term instructional plans for next school year. Plano ISD is committed to developing a system that includes synchronous (live) instruction, as well as the flexibility and innovation to transition from in-person to remote learning as needed to comply with public health and safety orders. Please take a few minutes to complete the online survey and lend your voice to help inform this important planning process. 

  • May 27, 2020 - Update for Plano ISD Families

    May 27, 2020

    Summer Sports Camps

    Due to the factors associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, summer sports camps scheduled to occur in June for grades K-6 have been cancelled. Decisions regarding summer sports camps (K-6) scheduled for July will be determined at a later date.


    Minnie’s Food Pantry Family Distribution This Week

    In partnership with Minnie’s Food Pantry, Plano ISD will hold a food distribution for families on Thursday, May 28, at Williams High School, from noon until 2:00 p.m., or as long as supplies last. This distribution will be held in the back parking lot of Williams, facing 18th Street, and is available to any family in need of food.


    Spring Semester GPA Information for Students and Parents

    The following letters offer information for all parents of students who were enrolled in high school courses in the spring semester, 2020. The opt-out form is now available in the Parent Portal for students who want to exclude this semester’s grades from the GPA calculations. The due date for submitting this form is June 12.


    Planning for 2020-21 School Year—Parent Survey

    Plano ISD values your input and wants to hear from parents as we prepare for the 2020-2021 school year. The feedback you submit through this online survey will help provide direction for the task force that is working to develop our short- and long-term instructional plans for next school year. Plano ISD is committed to developing a system that includes synchronous (live) instruction, as well as the flexibility and innovation to transition from in-person to remote learning as needed to comply with public health and safety orders. Please take a few minutes to complete the online survey and lend your voice to help inform this important planning process.

  • May 26, 2020 - Update for Plano ISD Families

    May 26, 2020

    Minnie’s Food Pantry Family Distribution This Week

    In partnership with Minnie’s Food Pantry, Plano ISD will hold a food distribution for families on Thursday, May 28, at Williams High School, from noon until 2:00 p.m., or as long as supplies last. This distribution will be held in the back parking lot of Williams, facing 18th Street, and is available to any family in need of food.


    Planning for 2020-21 School Year—Parent Survey

    We want to thank our Plano ISD families for the patience and support that you demonstrated during this uncertain time of implementing remote learning. Your feedback is important to us and will help our teachers, staff and administrators better support your needs as we prepare for the 2020-2021 school year.

    We encourage you to complete this survey for each student you have enrolled in a Plano ISD school: 

    May 2020 Plano ISD Remote Learning Family and Community Survey


    Access to Elementary Math and Literacy Programs- June & July

    Students in grades K-5 will continue to have access to PathBlazers (Literacy), iStation (Literacy-Bilingual students) and Dreambox (Math- English/Spanish) through the months of June and July. Students can access these programs through their PISD Webdesk. Additional free resources available to students and families can be found on the Elementary Academics Home Learning Resources webpage.

  • May 22, 2020 - Update for Plano ISD Families

    May 22, 2020 

    School is out for summer

    On this last day of the 2019-2020 school year, we want to wish our students and families a wonderful summer. Stay connected with us through our multiple news and information platforms, and continue reaching out with questions, concerns or comments to askPISD@pisd.edu.


    Planning for 2020-21 School Year—Parent Survey

    As we reach the end of the 2019-2020 academic year, we want to thank our Plano ISD families for the patience and support you’ve demonstrated during this uncertain time of implementing remote learning. Your feedback is important to us and will help our teachers, staff and administrators better support your needs as we prepare for the 2020-2021 school year.

    We encourage you to complete this survey for each student you have enrolled in a Plano ISD school: 

    May 2020 Plano ISD Remote Learning Family and Community Survey


    Access to Elementary Math and Literacy Programs- June & July

    Students in grades K-5 will continue to have access to PathBlazers (Literacy), iStation (Literacy-Bilingual students) and Dreambox (Math- English/Spanish) through the months of June and July. Students can access these programs through their PISD Webdesk. Additional free resources available to students and families can be found on the Elementary Academics Home Learning Resources webpage.

  • May 21, 2020 - Update for Plano ISD Families

    May 21, 2020 

    Planning for 2020-21 School Year—Parent Survey

    As we reach the end of the 2019-2020 academic year, we want to thank our Plano ISD families for the patience and support you’ve demonstrated during this uncertain time of implementing remote learning. Your feedback is important to us and will help our teachers, staff and administrators better support your needs as we prepare for the 2020-2021 school year. 

    We encourage you to complete this survey for each student you have enrolled in a Plano ISD school: 

    May 2020 Plano ISD Remote Learning Family and Community Survey


    North Texas Food Bank Food Distribution May 22

    In partnership with the North Texas Food Bank, we will be holding a large family food distribution this Friday, May 22, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Plano Event Center. Distribution will take place in the parking lot of the Plano Event Center. This event is open to any family in need of food.


    Support Services Available to Families this Summer

    A team of Plano ISD School Social Workers will be available throughout the summer break to assist any PISD families who need assistance with accessing available resources, including help with food, housing, utilities, and other needs.  Families in need of counseling services may also contact this team of social workers for direct assistance or referral to an area provider. Both English and Spanish speakers are available. Contact may be made by phone or email as follows:

  • May 21, 2020 - Graduation Update for the Class of 2020 & Families

    May 21, 2020 

    Plano ISD Class of 2020

    Since releasing our Graduation 2020 plan, it has become necessary to provide further clarification. We want to make sure that every graduating senior and their family understand our plans for honoring and celebrating this momentous occasion.

    When the District realized that we would be unable to host a traditional in-person graduation on the original dates, June 1 for Academy High School and June 6 for our three senior high schools, we quickly reached out to our venues to secure dates later in the summer and reserved July 21 for Academy High School and August 1 for our three senior high schools. These dates remain on the schedule.

    Knowing the unpredictability of the virus and our public health crisis, the District also decided to proceed with plans for a hybrid graduation ceremony, hosted inside our schools instead of at a football stadium to avoid heat and possible weather delays. The hybrid graduation will allow our students and families to participate in a special celebration where they are able to walk the stage, receive their diploma from a family member and have a professional photo opportunity. This choice also allows us to produce a commemorative graduation ceremony video to share with students and families. 

    The District did evaluate graduation options including outdoor stadiums, however the size of our graduating classes provided complexities and limitations on venues as well as the type of graduation experience our seniors would have. The District also consulted with public health officials to weigh safety factors inherent in this situation again accentuated by the size of our graduating classes in any type of large social gatherings. 

    In-person graduation ceremonies scheduled on July 21 and August 1 will be held assuming the state of the pandemic and guidelines from health authorities and state agencies at that time are consistent with large group gatherings to safely accommodate our graduating classes and their guests.

    We hope this helps clarify the serious consideration given to all graduation options before deciding upon the hybrid graduation in June and the in-person, indoor rescheduled event later in the summer as public health guidelines allow. Graduation details are provided below and are also available on the district's website at Graduation


    2020 Hybrid Graduation Event Details

    • Update: Each graduate will now be able to bring five guests to their campus graduation appointment to celebrate this milestone. This update remains within the Texas Education Agency (TEA) guidelines related to graduation attendance. 
    • Social distancing and health screening protocols will be observed throughout this onsite process.
    • Schools are contacting students and families with details on how to obtain an appointment time. It is important that all participants honor their appointment in order to provide a meaningful graduation experience for all.
    • Each student’s personalized experience will include having their name read, walking across the stage in full graduation regalia and receiving their diploma cover from a family member. This moment will be captured by a videographer for the ceremony video.
    • Guests will be allowed onstage with the graduate, or may opt to stand in front of the stage. No guests will be seated.
    • A family photo will be captured onstage and an individual graduate portrait will be captured upon leaving the stage.
    • Following the photographs, a graduation cap toss will be filmed for the ceremony video before the graduate and guests exit the building.
    • The footage gathered will culminate in a graduation video ceremony to share with students and families.

    2020 In-Person Graduation Event Details

    • In-person graduation dates for senior high schools (August 1) and Academy High School (July 21) are reserved.  
    • In-person graduation ceremonies scheduled on July 21 and August 1 will be held assuming the state of the pandemic and guidelines from health authorities and state agencies at that time are consistent with large group gatherings to safely accommodate our graduating classes and their guests.

  • May 20, 2020 - Update for Plano ISD Families

    May 20, 2020 

    End-of-Year Message from Superintendent Bonser

    As we wrap up the current school year and look forward to the year ahead, Superintendent Sara Bonser shares some reflections and looks forward to receiving feedback from Plano ISD families via an upcoming online survey. 

    Superintendent Bonser

    WATCH VIDEO


    North Texas Food Bank Food Distribution May 22

    In partnership with the North Texas Food Bank, we will be holding a large family food distribution this Friday, May 22, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Plano Event Center. Distribution will take place in the parking lot of the Plano Event Center. This event is open to any family in need of food.


    Summer Grab-and-Go Meals

    In partnership with the Texas Department of Agriculture, the Plano ISD Food and Nutritional Services Department will be providing free grab-and-go summer meals to families in need of assistance beginning, Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at the following campus sites:

    • Armstrong Middle School
    • Bowman Middle School – New Site
    • Christie Elementary School
    • Daffron Elementary School
    • Mitchell Elementary School
    • Sigler Elementary School

    Updated curbside grab-and-go meal serving times for these locations will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m, Monday through Friday.  

    Children 18 years and younger will receive a lunch for that day and a breakfast for the following day. Anyone picking up meals for students, without the student present, must bring appropriate documentation in the form of a school issued ID, report card, birth certificate or the verification letters families are currently providing during meal pick up.


    Credit by Exam Update

    This summer, Plano ISD students will be taking their Credit by Exam (CBE) tests remotely at-home using a computer/electronic device with a microphone and webcam. On May 28, students will receive a confirmation letter to their Plano ISD Mobile App accounts that will include information and instructions on how to access their tests. Please visit the Plano ISD CBE webpage for updated information.

  • May 19, 2020 - Update for Plano ISD Families

    May 19, 2020 

    Summer Grab-and-Go Meals

    In partnership with the Texas Department of Agriculture, the Plano ISD Food and Nutritional Services Department will be providing free grab-and-go summer meals to the public beginning, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at the following campus sites:

    • Armstrong Middle School
    • Bowman Middle School – New Feeding Site
    • Christie Elementary School
    • Daffron Elementary School
    • Mitchell Elementary School
    • Sigler Elementary School

    Updated curbside grab-and-go meal serving times for these locations will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m, Monday through Friday.  

    Children 18 years and younger will receive a lunch for that day and a breakfast for the following day. Anyone picking up meals for students, without the student present, must bring appropriate documentation in the form of a school issued ID, report card, birth certificate or the verification letters families are currently providing during meal pick up.


    Credit by Exam Update

    This summer, Plano ISD students will be taking their Credit by Exam (CBE) tests remotely at-home using a computer/electronic device with a microphone and webcam. On May 28, students will receive a confirmation letter to their Plano ISD Mobile App accounts that will include information and instructions on how to access their tests. Please visit the Plano ISD CBE webpage for updated information.


    Support Services Available to Families this Summer

    A team of Plano ISD School Social Workers will be available throughout the summer break to assist any PISD families who need assistance with accessing available resources, including help with food, housing, utilities, and other needs.  Families in need of counseling services may also contact this team of social workers for direct assistance or referral to an area provider. Both English and Spanish speakers are available. Contact may be made by phone or email as follows:


    Verification of Enrollment (VOE) Form Requests

    The district has developed an online process for students who wish to request a Verification of Enrollment (VOE) form. While we understand that the Department of Public Safety has temporarily suspended the VOE requirement for students seeking their driver's license, this process is available for students via an online VOE requestThe form will be completed and returned to the student via email.


    SMU Center for Family Counseling at Plano ISD – FREE Counseling

    The SMU Center for Family Counseling at Plano ISD began offering telehealth counseling services free of charge to support the PISD community during the pandemic. During the summer, free counseling services will continue to be available through August 4th. Services are provided by SMU Counseling Program students during their internship and will be supervised by SMU full-time and adjunct faculty. 

    Services are for adults, children (teleplay), adolescents (teletherapy activity/experiential), couples, and families for a variety of presenting concerns including anxiety, depression, behavior difficulties (e.g., opposition, defiance, aggression), grief and loss, peer relationships, stress, trauma, career transition, and parenting. They are also offering an Adult Mindfulness Group, LGBTQ+ Adolescent Support Group, and an LGBTQ+ Adult Support Group May 26th -August 4th.

    Appointments are available Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Call (469) 752-3098 to schedule counseling services and (214) 768-6789 for group information and registration.


    Summer PASAR Program

    The district will not be opening our summer child care program for prek-5th grade students during June and July this year. Information for fall enrollment in the after-school PASAR program will be available on our website at a future date.

  • May 18, 2020 - Update for Plano ISD Families

    May 18, 2020 

    Class of 2020 Social Media Takeover

    Plano ISD is dedicating our social media platforms, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, to the Senior Class of 2020. Tune in Monday-Thursday to view tributes to these graduates. #PlanoISDSeniors2020 #AcademySeniors2020 #WolfpackSeniors2020 #PantherSeniors2020 #PSHSSeniors2020

    Senior Highs and Academy school logos


    Edgenuity Access, Monday May 18

    Plano ISD is aware that students may have been unable to access Edgenuity today due to connectivity issues on the part of the platform. Edgenuity is working at this time to resolve the problem and restore functionality. The District is monitoring the situation closely and will work with campuses to develop a plan for turning in or providing alternate assignments if the problem persists.


    Support Services Available to Families this Summer

    A team of Plano ISD School social workers will be available throughout the summer break to assist any Plano ISD family needing assistance with accessing available resources, including help with food, housing, utilities and other needs. Families in need of counseling services may also contact this team of social workers for direct assistance or referral to an area provider. Both English and Spanish speakers are available. Contact may be made by phone or email as follows:


    SMU Center for Family Counseling at Plano ISD – FREE Counseling

    The SMU Center for Family Counseling at Plano ISD began offering telehealth counseling services free of charge to support the Plano ISD community during the pandemic. During the summer, free counseling services will continue to be available through August 4. Services are provided by SMU Counseling Program students during their internship and will be supervised by SMU full-time and adjunct faculty. 

    Services are for adults, children (teleplay), adolescents (teletherapy activity/experiential), couples and families for a variety of presenting concerns including anxiety, depression, behavior difficulties (e.g., opposition, defiance, aggression), grief and loss, peer relationships, stress, trauma, career transition and parenting. They are also offering an Adult Mindfulness Group, LGBTQ+ Adolescent Support Group, and an LGBTQ+ Adult Support Group May 26-August 4.

    Appointments are available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

    Call (469) 752-3098 to schedule counseling services and (214) 768-6789 for group information and registration.


    AP Tests and Submission Difficulties

    There have been some challenges with submissions for AP tests so far. Please see the information provided here from College Board: 

  • May 15, 2020 - Update for Plano ISD Families

    May 15, 2020 

    Summer School Virtual Learning Opportunities

    Given the current circumstances related to COVID-19, Plano ISD will offer virtual summer school programs. Parents and students may speak to their teachers or counselors in order to determine the appropriate plan for summer study. For more information and to learn about summer programs by grade levels, please visit the Summer School webpage.


    Summer PASAR Program

    The district will not be opening our summer child care program for PK-5th grade students during June and July this year. Information for fall enrollment in the after-school PASAR program will be available on our website at a future date.


    Parent/Student Expectations During Material Exchange

    As you prepare to pick up and/or return items next week at your child’s school, please keep the following guidelines in mind. (For information on when material exchanges will occur at your child’s school, please contact the campus.)

    • Please wear a face covering when picking up or returning student materials.
    • Follow COVID-19 preventative practices as advised by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
    • Please stay in your vehicle. Follow the curbside process provided by your campus.
    • Please do not come to the campus if you have been ill, if you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days, or if you are currently under isolation/quarantine orders.

    Industries Academy Application Deadline Extended! 

    There is still time to apply to the Plano ISD Industries Academy at the Collin College Technical Campus. The application deadline has been extended to 5:00 p.m. on June 1. To complete an interest form, learn more about the programs and apply, visit the Industries Academy webpage


    Verification of Enrollment (VOE) Form Requests

    Plano ISD has developed an online process for students who wish to request a Verification of Enrollment (VOE) form. While we understand that the Department of Public Safety has temporarily suspended the VOE requirement for students seeking their driver's license, this process will be available for students to request a VOE form beginning next Monday, May 18. Students may make a request for a VOE form at MyForms. The form will be completed and returned to the student via email.

  • May 14, 2020 - Update for Plano ISD Families

    May 14, 2020 

    Congratulations to our Plano ISD 2020 Teachers of the Year!

    Superintendent standing on a stage

    Watch the video announcement of this year’s Plano ISD Teachers of the Year from Superintendent Sara Bonser and meet all of our Excellence in Teaching Award recipients at 2020 Teacher of the Year - Finalists & Winners webpage.


    Verification of Enrollment (VOE) Form Requests

    The district has developed an online process for students who wish to request a Verification of Enrollment (VOE) form.  While we understand that the Department of Public Safety has temporarily suspended the VOE requirement for students seeking their driver's license, this process will be available for students to request a VOE form beginning next Monday, May 18. Students may make a request for VOE form. The form will be completed and returned to the student via email.


    Summer PASAR Program

    The district will not be opening our summer child care program for PK - 5th grade students during June and July this year.  Information for fall enrollment in the after-school PASAR program will be available on our website at a future date.


    Parent/Student Expectations During Material Exchange

    As you prepare to pick up and/or return items to your child’s school, please keep the following guidelines in mind. (For information on when material exchanges will occur at your child’s school, please contact the campus.)

    • Please wear a face covering when picking up or returning student materials.
    • Follow COVID-19 preventative practices as advised by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
    • Please stay in your vehicle. Follow the curbside process provided by your campus.
    • Please do not come to the campus if you have been ill, if you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days, or if you are currently under isolation/quarantine orders.

    Plans for Next Fall

    At this time, Plano ISD has not made any final decisions regarding changes to the 2020-2021 school year. The District continues to monitor recommendations and guidelines from the Texas Education Agency and the Office of the Governor as we consider multiple strategies for safely resuming school in the fall. As decisions are made, we will keep families informed as part of the ongoing, steady communication that we have been providing during this time of school closure.


    Industries Academy Application Deadline Extended! 

    There is still time to apply to the Plano ISD Industries Academy at the Collin College Technical Campus. The application deadline has been extended to 5:00 p.m. on June 1. To complete an interest form, learn more about the programs and apply, visit the Industries Academy webpage.

  • May 12, 2020 - Update for Plano ISD Families

    May 12, 2020 

    Texas Education Agency Releases Optional Assessments

    On May 12, the Texas Education Agency released information making optional end-of-year assessments available to parents, students and school districts. These assessments were created with released STAAR (State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness) items from previous STAAR assessments. As a district, Plano ISD will not require students to participate in these assessments. We utilize Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) and other methods of measuring learning and identifying potential gaps that will need to be addressed when school resumes next fall. Our curriculum teams will work with teachers to address intervention needs as well as review some of the curriculum included in this current grading period. More information on learning support for this summer is coming soon.


    Mobile Food Pantry Distribution to Families

    Minnie’s Food Pantry will be distributing family meal boxes to any family in need of food this Thursday, May 14, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., while supplies last, at Bowman Middle School, 2501 Jupiter Road, Plano, TX 75074. Distribution will take place in the parking lot at the back of the building.


    Dual Credit Deadline Set for June 1, 2020

    Dual credit provides students with an opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school. Don’t miss out on this opportunity! The dual credit enrollment deadline originally set for early May has been extended. The deadline is now set for the end of the day June 1, 2020, for any course with Collin College. This includes academic dual credit courses taught on our Plano ISD campuses, as well as the new opportunities at the Collin Technical Campus. Students must complete the process in order to be enrolled in dual credit courses for the 2020-2021 school year in Plano ISD.  

    Because of COVID 19, Collin College has waived the initial testing requirement to be enrolled in dual credit courses. Students will still need to take an entrance exam prior to October 16, 2020, but can enroll in courses with Collin College without a qualifying Texas Success Initiative-Assessment (TSI-A) score. This is a great opportunity to get head start on college credits at a great rate.

    Please reach out to your current high school or senior high school counselor for information or assistance in completing enrollment.

  • May 11, 2020 - Update for Plano ISD Families

    May 11, 2020 

    Dual Credit Deadline Set for June 1, 2020

    Dual credit provides students with an opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school. Don’t miss out on this opportunity! The dual credit enrollment deadline originally set for early May has been extended. The deadline is now set for the end of the day June 1, 2020, for any course with Collin College. This includes academic dual credit courses taught on our Plano ISD campuses, as well as the new opportunities at the Collin Technical Campus. Students must complete the process in order to be enrolled in dual credit courses for the 2020-2021 school year in Plano ISD.  

    Because of COVID 19, Collin College has waived the initial testing requirement to be enrolled in dual credit courses. Students will still need to take an entrance exam prior to October 16, 2020, but can enroll in courses with Collin College without a qualifying Texas Success Initiative-Assessment (TSI-A) score. This is a great opportunity to get head start on college credits at a great rate.

    Please reach out to your current high school or senior high school counselor for information or assistance in completing enrollment.


    Mobile Food Pantry Distribution to Families

    Minnie’s Food Pantry will be distributing family meal boxes to any family in need of food this Thursday, May 14, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., while supplies last, at Bowman Middle School. Distribution will take place in the parking lot at the back of the building.

  • May 8, 2020 - Update for Plano ISD Families

    May 8, 2020 

    Happy Friday, and wishing all of our Plano ISD moms a very happy Mothers Day!


    Online Kindergarten Registration (with Secure File Upload) Now Open for 2020-21 School Year

    Kindergarten registration for the 2020-21 school year is an online process and is now open. Students currently attending a Plano ISD pre-k program do not need to complete this enrollment process and will be contacted by the elementary school their child will attend. Access the enrollment packet, secure file upload and more. Email askPISD@pisd.edu with questions about kindergarten registration.


    Graduation 2020 Plans Announced

    Plano ISD Class of 2020

    Plano ISD is excited to announce graduation plans for the Class of 2020. Seniors will have the opportunity to share their graduation experience with loved ones, which includes walking the stage in full regalia at their respective schools. Get event details and scheduling information on the Graduation webpage

  • May 8, 2020 - Graduation Update for the Class of 2020 & Families

    Plano ISD Class of 2020

    Graduation 2020 Update

    Plano ISD is excited to announce graduation plans for the Class of 2020. Seniors will have the opportunity to share their graduation experience with loved ones, which includes walking the stage in full regalia at their respective schools.

      Academy Senior Celebrations link  PWSH Senior Celebrations PWSH Senior Celebrations link PESH Senior Celebration link   

    Graduation Schedule by School

    Academy High School

    • Date: Friday, May 29, 2020
    • Time: 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    • Address: 1701 Alma Drive, Plano, TX 75075
    • Location: First floor, LS 1-3

    Plano Senior High School

    • Dates: Tuesday, June 2 & Wednesday, June 3
    • Time: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • Address: 2200 Independence Pkwy, Plano, TX 75075
    • Locations: Stages will be set in the gym and auditorium

    Plano West Senior High School

    • Dates: Thursday, June 4 & Friday, June 5
    • Time: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • Address: 5601 W Parker Rd, Plano, TX 75093
    • Locations: Stages will be set in the gym and auditorium

    Plano East Senior High School

    • Dates: Tuesday, June 9 and Wednesday, June 10
    • Time: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • Address: 3000 Los Rios Blvd, Plano, TX 75074
    • Location: Stages will be set in the gym and auditorium

    2020 Graduation Event Details

    • Graduates and up to four guests will be invited to arrive at their respective schools at an appointed time. Social distancing and health screening protocols will be observed throughout this onsite process.
    • Schools will contact students and families with details on how to obtain an appointment time. It is important that all participants honor their appointment in order to provide a meaningful graduation experience for all.
    • Each student’s personalized experience will include having their name read, walking across the stage in full graduation regalia and receiving their diploma cover from a family member. This moment will be captured by a videographer for the ceremony video.
    • All four guests will be allowed onstage with the graduate, or may opt to stand in front of the stage. No guests will be seated.
    • A keepsake family photo will be captured onstage and an individual graduate portrait will be captured upon leaving the stage.
    • Following the photographs, a graduation cap toss will be filmed for the ceremony video before the graduate and guests exit the building.
    • The footage gathered will culminate in a graduation video ceremony to share with students and families.
    • In-person graduation dates for senior high schools (August 1) and Academy High School (July 21) are still on hold in the event that we can bring our graduates together safely in one space based on the large size of our senior high graduating classes.

  • May 4, 2020 - Update for Plano ISD Families

    May 4, 2020 

    North Texas Food Bank Mobile Pantry

    In partnership with the North Texas Food Bank, Plano ISD is holding a mobile food pantry distribution on Tomorrow, May 5, from 9:00 a.m. - noon, while supplies last, at Plano Senior High School. The distribution will be located in the parking lot on the east side of the building, bordered by Westside Drive and W. Park Blvd. This event is open to anyone in the community who is in need of food.


    Online Kindergarten Registration for the 2020-21 School Year Is Open

    Kindergarten registration for the 2020-21 school year is an online process and is now open. Students currently attending a Plano ISD pre-k program do not need to complete this enrollment process and will be contacted by the elementary school their child will attend. Enrollment packet and more information. Email askPISD@pisd.edu with questions about kindergarten registration.


    Updated Testing Information

    Advanced Placement (AP)

    College Board has announced that AP exams will not be administered as usual. Here is the latest communication from College Board, updated May 1. 

    College Board’s Testing Guide provides instructions on accessing and submitting online exams.

    Students will receive their AP ID and testing e-ticket via email 2 days prior to each exam. Students must have a valid email registered on My AP. Students should verify that their email is registered on My AP.

    Exam Day Experience provides a video and interactive demo walking students through what the online exam format will look like.

    AP World Language exams can only be taken on an iOS or Android smartphone or tablet. Instructions are provided in the Testing Guide.

    Key Changes to AP Exams:

    • Exams will be given on a modified schedule from May 11-22.
    • Each exam is 45 minutes in length.
    • Students may take most exams on any electronic device.
    • Exams will cover material learned by students in their AP classes prior to March 1.
    • Exams will have Free Response Questions only; no multiple choice.
    • Students must not refresh browsers during exams and must submit before time expires.

    Important Links:

    Students that are approved by the College Board to take AP Exams with accommodations can now find updated information on how those accommodations will be provided. Students may only use the specific accommodations that have been submitted to and approved by the College Board on an AP exam. The deadline to request accommodations for May 2020 AP exams has passed.  More details about accommodations and how they will be accessed by students can be found on the AP website, Accommodations for 2020 AP Exams

    International Baccalaureate (IB)

    May 2020 exams will no longer be held. Read announcement and initial FAQ, dated March 23.

    Dual Credit

    Dual credit deadlines previously announced have been suspended. Students and parents should contact their campus counselors for information about registering for courses for the 2020-2021 school year. 

    Fall 2020 class registration is now open for students who have applied to Collin College and completed permission forms with their counselor. Students may be exempt from the requirement to take the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSI-A). This exemption would be noted on the ‘Collin Permission Form’ that students received from their counselors. 

    For students needing the TSI-A exam, this requirement has been temporarily waived for the current registration period. These students will be required to take the TSI-A by October 16, 2020, even with this waiver. 

    TSI-A 

    For students taking a dual credit course for the first time in 2020-2021, see the Dual Credit update above.

    For graduating seniors: We are anticipating that an online testing format for the TSI-A will be available for our students through Examity, a remote proctoring service. We will know the status of this service in early May. (Updated 4/22)

    ACT

    The April 4 test date has been moved to June 13. Students registered for April 4 will receive an email from ACT that will include instructions on how to reschedule to the June 13 test date or another national test date. There is no fee to reschedule. A free practice test is available on the website, as well as free online test prep through the ACT Academy.

    SAT

    (Updated 4/7) The College Board is encouraging students to prepare for future SAT testing opportunities through the online platform at Khan Academy.

    (Updated 4/6) The College Board has announced that they will be unable to provide additional opportunities for students to take the SAT during the school day for the current school year. The College Board is working to provide additional opportunities for students to take the SAT at school or outside of the school day when the situation allows.

    (Updated 4/23) The College Board has announced an additional test date for the fall. An SAT exam (no subject tests) will be offered on Saturday, September 26, 2020, in addition to previously scheduled 2020 test dates on August 29, October 3, November 7 and December 5. Students that registered for a March, May or June SAT may transfer their seat to another 2020-2021 exam date. Details about registration for fall exams will be distributed in late May.

  • May 4, 2020 - Graduation Update for Class of 2020 Students & Families

    Plano ISD Class of 2020


    May 4, 2020

    Dear Senior Class of 2020,

    As Plano ISD continues to make graduation plans, we want our seniors to know that providing them and their families with a memorable graduation experience is at the forefront of all of our graduation conversations. Our graduates deserve an experience that honors their 13-year academic journey and we plan to do everything in our power to deliver something meaningful and special. 

    We know that you are anxiously awaiting details of what that special celebration may look like. Knowing that Governor Abbott convened a Graduation Task Force, we await further guidance on the parameters for hosting graduation ceremonies before sharing final plans. We anticipate that we will receive graduation guidance this week, and once we ensure our plans meet the Governor’s guidance for graduation ceremonies, we will share those plans with students and families.

    We have used this time to develop several alternatives for graduation that would fall under Option 2 of the graduation plans that were previously shared. Our goal is to provide our students and families with a ceremony that includes as many customary graduation traditions as possible while observing the required orders related to social distancing and public health. One alternative is to host a hybrid celebration in June, which features some in-person elements, providing students and families with tangible moments to accompany a virtual ceremony, which will be captured and available online as a keepsake for families. 

    At the same time, should it become evident that we will be able to safely host large gatherings later in the summer, even in some modified fashion, we are considering an alternative that provides graduating seniors the opportunity to experience a more traditional Plano ISD graduation ceremony. We have reserved our existing graduation venues for later dates: July 21 for Academy High School and August 1 for the senior high schools. 

    Our ultimate goal is to ensure that students and families can celebrate this very important milestone in a truly special way. 

    Sincerely, 

    Sara Bonser,
    Superintendent of Schools 

  • April 30, 2020 - Update for Plano ISD Families

    APRIL 30, 2020 

    North Texas Food Bank Mobile Pantry

    In partnership with the North Texas Food Bank, Plano ISD  is holding a mobile food pantry distribution on Tuesday, May 5th, from 9:00 a.m. - noon, while supplies last, at Plano Senior High School. The distribution will be located in the parking lot on the east side of the building, bordered by Westside Drive and W. Park Blvd. This event is open to anyone in the community who is in need of food.


    Student Travel Cancellations/Trip Refunds

    The district is working with campuses, booster clubs, extracurricular groups and other organizations regarding potential refunds from the various travel companies for  the optional student trips that were cancelled due to COVID-19. Updated information will be communicated by the campus director associated with the student group as it is available.

  • April 28, 2020 - COVID-19 Update for Plano ISD Families

    APRIL 28, 2020

    NEW! Mobile Food Pantry Distribution

    Minnie’s Food Pantry will be distributing family meal boxes to any family in need of food this Thursday, April 30, from 1:00 – 3:00 PM, while supplies last, at Bowman Middle School. Distribution will take place in the parking lot at the back of the building.


    2020-2021 Elementary Transfer Requests*

    The Elementary Transfer Request process began on April 27, at 8:00 am. Please visit our website Transfer to receive an online tracking number. Once you have obtained your online tracking number, you will receive instructions detailing how to submit your transfer request electronically. The window for you to receive your online tracking number will close on April 29, at 5:00 pm. If you miss the April 27 through April 29 window, your request will be processed on a first come, first served basis after the others are processed.   

    *Please note: This process is for new elementary transfer requests only. If your student is already at a campus on an approved transfer, there is no reason to reapply. Once a transfer is approved, it is in effect through fifth grade.

    2020-2021 No Transfer List 

    Due to building instructional programs and functions, enrollment projections, staff assignments, boundary changes, and/or anticipated construction projects, we will not be approving transfer requests for the fall 2020-2021 semester TO the following elementary schools.

    • Barksdale Elementary
    • Beverly Elementary
    • Daffron Elementary
    • Gulledge Elementary
    • Hunt Elementary
    • Jackson Elementary
    • Schell Elementary
    • Shepard Elementary
    • Stinson Elementary
    • Renner Middle School

    For more information please visit our website at Intra-District Transfers.

  • April 27, 2020 - COVID-19 Update for Plano ISD Families

    APRIL 27, 2020

    Parent Guidance for Viewing Student Progress in Pinnacle for Grades 3-12 

    With recent policy changes to our grading practices during remote learning, traditional progress reports generated through Pinnacle will not reflect how we are measuring progress and determining mastery for the 4th Nine Weeks grading period. 

    We are not using number grades, per the Grading Guidelines for Remote Learning, so what you see in Pinnacle will look a little different this grading period. 

    The following indicators will be used to communicate progress: 

    • MS: Your child has turned in the assignment and “Met Standard”
    • NM: Your child has turned in the assignment and did “Not Meet Standard”
    • Blank: Your child has not yet completed or turned in this assignment, and the teacher cannot evaluate their progress. 

    For questions regarding individual assignments or your child’s progress, please reach out to the teacher. Use the instructions available online at Viewing Student Grades to see your child’s progress in the fourth nine weeks.


    2020-2021 Elementary Transfer Requests

    The Elementary Transfer Request process began today at 8:00 am. Please visit our website Transfer to receive an online tracking number. Once you have obtained your online tracking number, you will receive instructions detailing how to submit your transfer request electronically. The window for you to receive your online tracking number will close on April 29, at 5:00 pm. If you miss the April 27 through April 29 window, your request will be processed on a first come, first served basis after the others are processed.  

    Please note: This process is for new elementary transfer requests only. If your child is already at a campus on an approved transfer, there is no reason to reapply. Once a transfer is approved, it is in effect through grade 5.

    2020-2021 No Transfer List 

    Due to building instructional programs and functions, enrollment projections, staff assignments, boundary changes, and/or anticipated construction projects, we will not be approving transfer requests for the fall 2020-2021 semester TO the following elementary schools.

    • Barksdale Elementary
    • Beverly Elementary
    • Daffron Elementary
    • Gulledge Elementary
    • Hunt Elementary
    • Jackson Elementary
    • Schell Elementary
    • Shepard Elementary
    • Stinson Elementary
    • Renner Middle School

    For more information please visit our website at Intra-District Transfers.


    Updated College Board, ACT,  IB, Dual Credit and TSI-A Information

    Advanced Placement (AP)

    College Board has announced that AP exams will not be administered as usual. Here is the latest communication from College Board, updated as of April 3. 

    Key Changes to AP Exams:

    • Exams will be given on a modified schedule from May 11-22.
    • Each exam is 45 minutes in length.
    • Students may take the exam on any electronic device.
    • Exams will cover material learned by students in their AP classes prior to March 1.
    • Exams will have Free Response Questions only; no multiple choice.

    Important Links:

    Students that are approved by the College Board to take AP Exams with accommodations can now find updated information on how those accommodations will be provided. Specific details about AP World Language and Culture exams will be available during the week of April 27 - May 1.  Students may only use the specific accommodations that have been submitted to and approved by the College Board on an AP exam. The deadline to request accommodations for May 2020 AP exams has passed.  More details about accommodations and how they will be accessed by students can be found on the AP website, Accomodations for 2020 AP Exams

    International Baccalaureate (IB)

    May 2020 exams will no longer be held. Read announcement and initial FAQ, dated March 23.

    Dual Credit

    Dual credit deadlines previously announced have been suspended. Students and parents should contact their campus counselors for information about registering for courses for the 2020-2021 school year. 

    Fall 2020 class registration is now open for students who have applied to Collin College and completed permission forms with their counselor. Students may be exempt from the requirement to take the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSI-A). This exemption would be noted on the ‘Collin Permission Form’ that students received from their counselors. 

    For students needing the TSI-A exam, this requirement has been temporarily waived for the current registration period. These students will be required to take the TSI-A by October 16, 2020, even with this waiver. 

    TSI-A 

    For students taking a dual credit course for the first time in 2020-2021, see the Dual Credit update above.

    For graduating seniors: We are anticipating that an online testing format for the TSI-A will be available for our students through Examity, a remote proctoring service. We will know the status of this service in early May. (Updated 4/22)

    ACT

    The April 4 test date has been moved to June 13. Students registered for April 4 will receive an email from ACT that will include instructions on how to reschedule to the June 13 test date or another national test date. There is no fee to reschedule. A free practice test is available on the website, as well as free online test prep through the ACT Academy.

    SAT

    The March and May SAT exams have been cancelled and refunds will be issued to students. The College Board will announce the status of the June SAT in the coming weeks and will also provide information about additional test dates. Free online practice tests and personalized learning tools are available for students on the College Board website. 

    (Updated 4/7) The College Board is encouraging students to prepare for future SAT testing opportunities through the online platform at Khan Academy.

    (Updated 4/6) The College Board has announced that they will be unable to provide additional opportunities for students to take the SAT during the school day for the current school year. The College Board is working to provide additional opportunities for students to take the SAT at school or outside of the school day when the situation allows. 

    (Updated 4/23)  The College Board has announced an additional test date for the fall.  An SAT exam (no subject tests)  will be offered on Saturday, September 26, 2020 in addition to previously scheduled 2020 test dates on August 29, October 3, November 7 and December 5.  Students that registered for a March, May or June SAT may transfer their seat to another 20-21 exam date.  Details about registration for fall exams will be distributed in late May.

  • April 24, 2020 - COVID-19 Update for Plano ISD Families

    APRIL 24, 2020

    We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to our parents and families for being our valued partners as we complete another week of learning from home. We remain committed to ensuring that our students and families have the resources they need during this time of school closure, including access to timely and reliable information


    Celebrating the Senior Class of 2020

    Plano ISD is excited to share the many ways we are celebrating the Senior Class of 2020! We know this has been a very difficult spring for our seniors and we want to do all we can to honor and celebrate their careers as students in Plano ISD.

    During the month of May and into the summer, Plano ISD and campuses have several virtual celebrations, social media events and other engagement opportunities planned, while keeping in line with all government guidelines for social distancing.

    Comprehensive details for each school is available on their individual websites:

    Plano ISD Class of 2020 link   Academy Senior Celebrations link  PESH Senior Celebration link  PWSH Senior Celebrations  PWSH Senior Celebrations link

    Thank you to our Plano ISD community for helping us celebrate our 2020 Seniors!

    Commemorative Yard Signs

    Yard signs customized for each of the four graduating classes, Academy High, Plano East Senior High, Plano Senior High and Plano West Senior High, are being distributed to all seniors, generously underwritten by the Brett Adkins Charitable Foundation. Each campus will share their individual plan for distributing yard signs, graduation regalia and yearbooks.

    Social Media Hashtags

    Tag all social media posts, including FacebookTwitter and Instagram, with these hashtags for the district and for your schools:

    • #PlanoISDSeniors2020
    • #PantherSeniors2020
    • #AcademySeniors2020
    • #PSHSSeniors2020
    • #WolfpackSeniors2020

    Facebook Frames

    Facebook users, add a frame to your profile picture or video to celebrate the Senior Class of 2020, customized especially for our students, families and other fans. Update your Facebook profile and use your school’s hashtag, along with #PlanoISDSeniors2020.

    Weekly Themes

    Each school will engage their students with weekly themes throughout the month of May, inviting students to share theme-related photos and videos via social media.

    Feeder School Shout-Outs

    Feeder schools will give a shout-out to seniors each week during the month of May. Look for senior tributes from elementary school campuses on Mondays, middle schools on Tuesdays and High Schools on Wednesdays.

    Senior Class Social Media Takeover

    The district is coordinating with students and staff from each school to take over the district’s social media accounts during the week of May 18. A day will be dedicated to each campus during the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., with a variety of content pushed out on the hour. Follow Plano ISD on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

    Social Media Takeover Schedule:

    • Monday, May 18: Plano ISD Academy High School
    • Tuesday, May 19: Plano East Senior High School
    • Wednesday, May 20: Plano West Senior High School
    • Thursday, May 21: Plano Senior High School

    Census Reminder

    The 2020 Census is underway. In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. Census Bureau has adjusted 2020 Census operations in order to: protect the health and safety of Census Bureau employees and the American public; implement guidance from federal, state and local health authorities; and ensure a complete and accurate count of all communities. So it’s not too late to participate to help our Plano ISD community get a complete count. For more information, visit Census 2020


    Sign Up for Text Messaging

    Plano ISD has implemented a text messaging option to provide our community with more ways to receive school and district information. Opt in today by texting “Y” to 67587. School Messenger text messages are only sent to parents or guardians of currently enrolled students or to district employees. If we do not have your mobile number in our records, you will not receive text messages. For more information, please visit: Text Opt In.

  • April 23, 2020 - COVID-19 Update for Plano ISD Families

    APRIL 23, 2020

    Comprehensive Test Preparation for High School and Senior High Students

    We are pleased to offer optional comprehensive test preparation to prepare your students to be successful on high-stakes exams, including the SAT®, PSAT® and ACT® through the Edgenuity platform. These courses provide engaging curriculum featuring on-screen teachers who deliver direct instruction, and a full suite of learning tools and scaffolds that support student learning.

    • Students will begin Virtual Tutor courses by taking a pretest to determine their strengths and weaknesses and in order to create an individualized content review program. Students then work through the course content, completing frequent assessments so they can monitor their own performance. 
    • Students may “self-enroll” in these courses when they log in to Edgenuity beginning April 24. The content of these courses is completely optional, will not be monitored by a teacher and will not count toward the fourth nine weeks grades.

    Celebrating Seniors: Facebook Frames Available

    Facebook users, add a frame to your profile picture or video to celebrate the Senior Class of 2020, customized especially for our students, families and other fans. Update your Facebook profile and tag #PlanoISDSeniors2020. Choose from one of the following styles below:

  • April 22, 2020 - COVID-19 Update for Plano ISD Families

    APRIL 22, 2020

    Plano ISD Industries Academy Webinar

    An informational webinar for parents and students will be held on April 23 at 7 p.m. through ZOOM. See flyer for webinar details. Learn more about the Industries Academy.


    Updated College Board, ACT, IB, Dual Credit and TSI-A Information

    Advanced Placement (AP)

    College Board has announced that AP exams will not be administered as usual. Here is the latest communication from College Board, updated as of April 3. 

    Key Changes to AP Exams:

    • Exams will be given on a modified schedule from May 11-22.
    • Each exam is 45 minutes in length.
    • Students may take the exam on any electronic device.
    • Exams will cover material learned by students in their AP classes prior to March 1.
    • Exams will have Free Response Questions only; no multiple choice.

    Important Links:

    International Baccalaureate (IB)

    May 2020 exams will no longer be held. Read announcement and initial FAQ.

    Dual Credit

    Dual credit deadlines previously announced have been suspended. Students and parents should contact their campus counselors for information about registering for courses for the 2020-2021 school year. 

    Fall 2020 class registration is now open for students who have applied to Collin College and completed permission forms with their counselor. Students may be exempt from the requirement to take the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSI-A). This exemption would be noted on the ‘Collin Permission Form’ that students received from their counselors. 

    For students needing the TSI-A exam, this requirement has been temporarily waived for the current registration period. These students will be required to take the TSI-A by October 16, 2020, even with this waiver. 

    TSI-A 

    For students taking a dual credit course for the first time in 2020-2021, see the Dual Credit update above.

    For graduating seniors: We are anticipating that an online testing format for the TSI-A will be available for our students through Examity, a remote proctoring service. We will know the status of this service in early May. (Updated 4/22)

    ACT 

    The April 4 test date has been moved to June 13. Students registered for April 4 will receive an email from ACT that will include instructions on how to reschedule to the June 13 test date or another national test date. There is no fee to reschedule. A free practice test is available on the website, as well as free online test prep through the ACT Academy.

    SAT

    The March and May SAT exams have been cancelled and refunds will be issued to students. The College Board will announce the status of the June SAT in the coming weeks and will also provide information about additional test dates. Free online practice tests and personalized learning tools are available for students on the College Board website. 

    (Updated 4/7) The College Board is encouraging students to prepare for future SAT testing opportunities through the online platform at Khan Academy.

    (Updated 4/6) The College Board has announced that they will be unable to provide additional opportunities for students to take the SAT during the school day for the current school year. The College Board is working to provide additional opportunities for students to take the SAT at school or outside of the school day when the situation allows.


    Celebrating the Senior Class of 2020

    The faculty and staff of Plano ISD want students and families to know how deeply the loss of the events and celebrations that should accompany a student’s senior year are felt. With the recent news of Plano ISD’s school closure lasting to the end of the academic school year, the district now knows that hosting graduation on the original dates in June will no longer be possible. School and district administrators have been working on alternative plans to celebrate the Senior Class of 2020. The district has developed contingency plans which include hosting graduation ceremonies in person at a later date, or hosting a special celebration for graduates and their families in a virtual setting.

    Option 1: Host Graduation Ceremonies at Later Dates

    In case it will be possible to host large gatherings later in the summer, Plano ISD has reserved our existing graduation venues for later dates in order to provide graduating seniors the opportunity to experience a traditional Plano ISD graduation ceremony. Senior high school graduation ceremonies would be postponed until August 1, 2020. The postponed date for the Academy High School ceremony is July 21, 2020. 

    Option 2: Virtual Graduation Ceremonies

    Should it become evident that traditional in-person ceremonies will not be possible, virtual graduation ceremonies will be hosted for all four schools. Plano ISD is currently working through the details for hosting these ceremonies in a virtual environment. Every effort will be made to incorporate students and campus graduation traditions as much as possible while observing the required health guidelines.

    For proms and other milestone events that usually occur in the spring, the district is seeking creative solutions for seniors. Each school is working on alternatives which may include hosting events at later dates or celebrating seniors during next year’s homecoming festivities. Additionally, a special social media campaign will be launched to honor seniors throughout the entire month of May. Yard signs customized for each of the four graduating classes are in production and will be distributed to all seniors through each of the schools. 

    More details will be available soon. Stay informed by viewing the Graduation webpage.


    Middle School PACE Update

    Placement letters for students referred for PACE (Plano ISD’s gifted and talented education program) will be sent by May 1. The parent of any student that is not placed will receive information regarding the appeals process and associated deadlines. Parents must contact the campus PACE Specialist by May 11 to discuss and initiate the appeals process. Parents must submit all appeals materials electronically to the campus PACE Specialist no later than May 22.


    Mobile Food Pantry Distribution for Families

    Minnie’s Food Pantry will be distributing family meal boxes to any family in need of food this Thursday, April 23, from 1:00 – 3:00 PM, while supplies last, at Bowman Middle School. Distribution will take place in the parking lot at the back of the building.

  • April 21, 2020 - COVID-19 Update for Plano ISD Families

    APRIL 21, 2020

    Census Coloring Sheet Census Family Coloring Activity

    The U.S. Census Bureau’s once-a-decade tradition of counting every person in the United States is underway, and with extended deadlines, it’s not too late to participate and help our Plano ISD community get a complete count. Print and enjoy this coloring sheet as a family activity, and learn more at Census 2020.


    Middle School PACE Update

    Placement letters for students referred for PACE (Plano ISD’s gifted and talented education program) will be sent by May 1. The parent of any student that is not placed will receive information regarding the appeals process and associated deadlines. Parents must contact the campus PACE Specialist by May 11 to discuss and initiate the appeals process. Parents must submit all appeals materials electronically to the campus PACE Specialist no later than May 22.


    Mobile Food Pantry Distribution for Families

    Minnie’s Food Pantry will be distributing family meal boxes to any family in need of food this Thursday, April 23, from 1:00 – 3:00 PM, while supplies last, at Bowman Middle School. Distribution will take place in the parking lot at the back of the building.


    2020-2021 Elementary Transfer Requests*

    The Elementary Transfer Request process will begin on April 27, at 8:00 am. At that time, please visit our Transfer website to receive an online tracking number. Once you have obtained your online tracking number, you will receive instructions detailing how to submit your transfer request electronically. The window for you to receive your online tracking number will close on April 29, at 5:00 pm. If you miss the April 27 through April 29 window, your request will be processed on a first come, first served basis after the others are processed.   

    *Please note: This process is for new elementary transfer requests only. If your student is already at a campus on an approved transfer, there is no reason to reapply. Once a transfer is approved, it is in effect through fifth grade.


    2020-2021 No Transfer List 

    Due to building instructional programs and functions, enrollment projections, staff assignments, boundary changes, and/or anticipated construction projects, we will not be approving transfer requests for the fall 2020-2021 semester TO the following elementary schools.

    • Barksdale Elementary School
    • Beverly Elementary School
    • Daffron Elementary School
    • Gulledge Elementary School
    • Hunt Elementary School
    • Jackson Elementary School
    • Schell Elementary School
    • Shepard Elementary School
    • Stinson Elementary School

    For more information please visit the Intra-District Transfers webpage.


    Sign Up for Text Messaging

    Plano ISD has implemented a text messaging option to provide our community with more ways to receive school and district information. Opt in today by texting “Y” to 67587. For more information, please visit Text Opt In.

  • April 20, 2020 - COVID-19 Update for Plano ISD Families

    APRIL 20, 2020

    #PISDPoweredbyLearning

    We love hearing from you! Please continue sharing your stories about all the ways you are staying connected with learning and with each other during school closure. Use the hashtag #PISDPoweredbyLearning on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram—and take a look at the stories we’ve curated so far:


    Mobile Food Pantry Distribution for Families

    Minnie’s Food Pantry will be distributing family meal boxes to any family in need of food this Thursday, April 23, from 1:00 – 3:00 PM, while supplies last, at Bowman Middle School. Distribution will take place in the parking lot at the back of the building. 


    2020-2021 Elementary Transfer Requests*

    The Elementary Transfer Request process will begin on April 27, at 8:00 am.  At that time, please visit our Transfer website to receive an online tracking number. Once you have obtained your online tracking number, you will receive instructions detailing how to submit your transfer request electronically. The window for you to receive your online tracking number will close on April 29, at 5:00 pm. If you miss the April 27 through April 29 window, your request will be processed on a first come, first served basis after the others are processed.   

    *Please note: This process is for new elementary transfer requests only. If your student is already at a campus on an approved transfer, there is no reason to reapply. Once a transfer is approved, it is in effect through fifth-grade.

    2020-2021 No Transfer List 

    Due to building instructional programs and functions, enrollment projections, staff assignments, boundary changes, and/or anticipated construction projects, we will not be approving transfer requests for the fall 2020-2021 semester TO the following elementary schools.

    • Barksdale Elementary School
    • Beverly Elementary School
    • Daffron Elementary School
    • Gulledge Elementary School
    • Hunt Elementary School
    • Jackson Elementary School
    • Schell Elementary School
    • Shepard Elementary School
    • Stinson Elementary School

    For more information please visit our website at the Intra-District Transfers webpage.


    Census Reminder

    The 2020 Census is underway. In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. Census Bureau has adjusted 2020 Census operations in order to: protect the health and safety of Census Bureau employees and the American public; implement guidance from federal, state and local health authorities; and ensure a complete and accurate count of all communities. So it’s not too late to participate to help our Plano ISD community get a complete count. For more information, visit the Census 2020 webpage


    Sign Up for Text Messaging

    Plano ISD has implemented a text messaging option to provide our community with more ways to receive school and district information. Opt in today by texting “Y” to 67587. For more information, please visit the Text Opt In webpage.

  • April 17, 2020 - Plano ISD Extends Closure through the End of the School Year

    In response to Governor Abbott’s April 17 executive order announced this afternoon, Plano ISD schools will remain closed and will continue with remote learning through May 22, the last day of the school year, as we support the community, region and nation’s need to slow the spread of COVID-19. 

    We wish to express gratitude to our entire community of families, staff, volunteers and community partners for your patience and support during these uncertain times as we’ve all begun adapting to this new way of delivering and receiving instruction. 

    Thank you to our families for all that you are doing to support your children in their learning. Please continue taking care of yourselves and your families during this time.

  • April 16, 2020 - COVID-19 Update for Plano ISD Families

    APRIL 16, 2020

    #PISDPoweredbyLearning

    We love hearing from you. Please continue sharing your stories about the ways you are staying connected with learning and the community while staying apart—and take a look at the stories we’ve curated so far:


    Celebrating Our Seniors

    Coming soon to a yard near you! Yard signs designed for each of our four graduating classes, Academy High, Plano East Senior High, Plano Senior High and Plano West Senior High, are in production and will soon be on the way. Stay tuned for more information and details!


    Dual Credit Class Enrollment

    Students who are interested in registering for academic dual credit classes for the 2020-21 school year should contact their campus counselor for information. Fall 2020 class registration is now open for students that have applied to Collin and completed permission forms with their counselor.


    Plano Industries Academy at Collin Technical Campus

    Parents and 10th grade students—don’t miss out on the opportunity to earn workforce dual credit through the newly created Plano ISD Industries Academy (opening in August of 2020)! An informational webinar for parents and students will be held on April 23 at 7:00 p.m. through ZOOM. See the flyer for details.


    TEA Behavior Strategies

    View this flyer for tips on managing behaviors during at-home learning.


    Census Reminder

    The 2020 Census is underway. In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. Census Bureau has adjusted 2020 Census operations in order to: protect the health and safety of Census Bureau employees and the American public; implement guidance from federal, state and local health authorities; and ensure a complete and accurate count of all communities. So it’s not too late to participate to help our Plano ISD community get a complete count. For more information, visit the Plano ISD U.S. Census 2020 webpage.


    Sign Up for Text Messaging

    Plano ISD has implemented a text messaging option to provide our community with more ways to receive school and district information. Opt in today by texting “Y” to 67587. For more information, please visit the Text Opt In webpage.

  • April 15, 2020 COVID-19 Update for Plano ISD Families

    APRIL 15, 2020

    Workforce Dual Credit Opportunity

    Parents and students – don’t miss out on the opportunity to earn workforce dual credit through the newly created Plano ISD Industries Academy (opening in August of 2020)! An informational webinar for parents and students will be held on April 23 at 7:00 p.m. through ZOOM. See the flyer for details


    TEA Behavior Strategies

    View this flyer for tips on managing behaviors during at-home learning.


    Support Line for Spanish Speakers

    Plano ISD recognizes that families may need additional support during school closure. Spanish speakers who need resources or support beyond what their child's teacher or school can communicate can call (469) 752-2213 or (469) 752-2250, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    The Technology Help Desk is also available to provide centralized help for technical support. If you need assistance with technology, call 469-752-8767 or email tsos@pisd.edu.

  • April 14, 2020 - COVID-19 Update for Plano ISD Families

    APRIL 14, 2020

    NEW! Advanced Placement (AP) Webinar for Parents: Thursday, 6:00 PM

    College Board is hosting a webinar for parents on Thursday, April 16, at 6:00 p.m. (CDT). Please use this link to register: AP Webinar for Parents, Thursday, April 16.


    North Texas Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry Distribution: Wednesday, Plano Senior High

    In partnership with the North Texas Food Bank, Plano ISD is holding a mobile food pantry distribution on Wednesday, April 15, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., while supplies last, at Plano Senior High School. The distribution will be located in the parking lot on the east side of the building, bordered by Westside Drive and W. Park Blvd. This event is open to anyone in the community who is in need of food.

  • APRIL 9, 2020 - COVID-19 Update for Plano ISD Families

    APRIL 9, 2020

    Reminder:
    Plano ISD is following the current, adopted academic calendar and, therefore, the designated bad weather makeup days, April 10 and April 13, remain student holidays and will not be used as instructional days. We hope our students and families enjoy the long weekend. We look forward to resuming remote learning on Tuesday, April 14.

    NEW! North Texas Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry Distribution

    In partnership with the North Texas Food Bank, Plano ISD is holding a mobile food pantry distribution on Wednesday, April 15, from 9:00 a.m. - noon, while supplies last, at Plano Senior High School, 2200 Independence Pkwy, Plano. The distribution will be located in the parking lot on the east side of the building, bordered by Westside Drive and W. Park Blvd. This event is open to anyone in the community who is in need of food.

    Updated College Board, IB and TSI-A Information

    • AP: College Board has announced that AP exams will not be administered as usual. Find the latest information, dated April 3, online at apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org. This update includes the exam schedule for individual courses as well as the updated format of each test, which will be online (for most courses) and 45 minutes in length, as well as other valuable information for our students and families.

    • ACT: The April 4 test date has been moved to June 13. Students registered for April 4 will receive an email from ACT that will include instructions on how to reschedule their test for June 13 test date or another national test date. There is no fee to reschedule. A free practice test is available on the website as well as free online test prep through the ACT Academy, www.act.org.

    • SAT: The March and May SAT exams have been cancelled and refunds will be issued to students. The College Board will be announcing the status of the June SAT in the coming weeks and will also be providing information about additional test dates. Free online practice tests and personalized learning tools are available for students online at www.collegeboard.org. The College Board is encouraging students to prepare for future SAT testing opportunities through the online platform at Khan Academy. The College Board will be unable to provide additional opportunities for students to take the SAT during the school day for the current school year. The College Board is working to provide additional opportunities for students to take the SAT at school or outside of the school day when the situation allows. 

    • IB Testing: May 2020 exams will no longer be held. The announcement and initial FAQs can be found online: www.ibo.org/news/news-about-the-ib/may-2020-examinations-will-no-longer-be-held/
        
    • TSI-A: As of April 2, TSIA testing at Collin College is suspended until further notice.

    Grading During Remote Learning

    During our Remote Learning Plan for School Closure, the goal for grading is to monitor progress of student learning in order to provide feedback, tailor support and design instruction that maintains educational continuity. These Grading Guidelines are designed to benefit and support students as they continue the transition to a new format of learning. Read more.

  • APRIL 8, 2020 - COVID-19 Update for Plano ISD Families

    APRIL 8, 2020

    Grading During Remote Learning

    During our Remote Learning Plan for School Closure the goal for grading is to monitor progress of student learning in order to provide feedback, tailor support and design instruction that maintains educational continuity. These Grading Guidelines are designed to benefit and support students as they continue the transition to a new format of learning.

    The extended emergency closures caused by COVID-19 are unprecedented for area school districts. There has been extensive discussion and collaboration about how to handle grades during remote learning. As a district, keeping students at the heart of our decisions, these guiding principles were used in the development. Priority is placed on:

    • Students’ social and emotional well-being
    • Students’ opportunity to continue learning (equity and access)
    • Student success (mastery approach)
    • Valuing student work and teacher expertise

    Our plan is designed to relieve student stress and encourage participation as we help students master the remaining curriculum content with meaningful teacher feedback. 

    Our goal is grace > grades.

    View and download the Grading Guidelines for Remote Learning.

    Grading Guidelines FAQ  

    General Questions:

    Were grades taken for assignments completed during Phase 2 (March 23-April 3)? 
    Grades were not taken during Phase 2. Only assignments made and completed on or after April 6th (Phase 3) will be used to determine whether a student has “Met Standard”. 

    How will assignments be graded? 
    Kindergarten - 2nd Grade:  We will continue to use the portfolio method of collecting evidence of student growth. The 4th 9-week portfolio will continue to indicate S or N based on weekly evidence. Art, Music, PE and Citizenship/Work Habits will not be assigned a grade for the 4th 9-weeks.

    Grades 3-12:  In lieu of numerical grades for assignments during the 4th 9-weeks, teachers will record student progress as: 

    • Met Standard (Listed as MS in the gradebook)
    • Not Met Standard (Listed as NM in the gradebook)

    How will “Met Standard” be defined? 
    In order for a student to achieve “Met Standard” on assignments, teachers will evaluate student participation within the content as well as performance on each assignment and progress toward mastery of the essential standards. Board policy defines mastery or passing as 70%.

    How will 4th 9-weeks grades be calculated for grades 3-12 in each course/subject? 
    In order for a student to achieve “Met Standard” for the final 4th 9-weeks grade, teachers will evaluate student participation within the content as well as performance on each assignment and progress toward mastery of the essential standards throughout the grading period. At the end of the 4th 9-weeks:

    • A 100 will be recorded in the grade book for students who have demonstrated that they have “Met Standard” for the course/subject.
    • A 69 will be recorded in the grade book for students who have “Not Met” the standards of the course/subject. 

    6-12th Grade:

    Will students in grades 6-12 take semester exams? 
    No, semester exams will not be administered in the Spring of 2020. 

    How will the Spring Semester grade be determined for grades 6-12? 
    For the Spring Semester of 2020, the 3rd and 4th 9-weeks final grades will be averaged to calculate the semester grade for each course. As a reminder, the 3rd 9-weeks grading period was completed before spring break. 

    What will happen if a student does not earn credit for a course? 
    Students who do not receive course credit will be required to regain credit through opportunities provided by the district. 

    How will ranking GPA be calculated for seniors? 
    The 3rd 9-weeks was completed before spring break, so GPA calculations for current seniors were not impacted by remote learning. 

    How will GPA be calculated for secondary students in Grades 11 and below? 
    Semester averages will count toward the student’s GPA for all high school courses taken in spring 2020. However, students may choose to opt out of including the spring semester grade in the GPA calculation.  Grades will appear on the transcript, but not be included in GPA calculations under the opt out plan.

    Will courses still be weighted as Honors (4.5) and Distinguished (5.0) in the GPA calculations? 
    Yes, GPA will be calculated using the weights provided in PISD Board Policy. 

    When will students be able to opt out of GPA for grades 11 and below? 
    The district will set a deadline for this opt out request. Information will be shared by each campus regarding procedures and timelines as they are available. 

    Why is the district providing an opt out opportunity for GPA?
    In order to remove any potential penalty for students in this remote learning environment, students will have the choice to opt out of including this semester in GPA calculations.

    Will Dual Credit students use the same grading guidelines? 
    Students enrolled in Dual Credit courses will follow the grading guidance provided by Collin County Community College. The same GPA opt out policy will be available for students in dual credit classes. 

    How will these grading guidelines be applied for students at the Academy High School? 
    PAHS will continue to use the standards-referenced, proficiency-based scoring for reporting student progress throughout the spring semester. The same GPA opt out policy will be available for students at Academy High School.

    Student Activities

    Spring Activities for Seniors

    Plano ISD is committed to honoring our Senior Class of 2020. For spring events, such as proms, banquets, etc, we will continue to monitor recommendations and guidelines related to COVID-19, while seeking creative solutions for celebrating our seniors, and will provide updates as available. We will hold off for as long as possible regarding final decisions about graduation because we really want to host these ceremonies for our seniors and their families if at all possible. We are developing contingency plans in case we are not able to host ceremonies in person, as well as considering later dates.

    Tryouts and Auditions for the 2020-2021 School Year (Secondary Students)

    Due to Plano ISD’s extended school closure in accordance with Governor Abbott’s order on March 31, 2020, and depending on whether students are able to resume in-person classes this semester, the district is in the process of exploring available options for student activities that involve a tryout or audition component for the 2020-2021 school year. Examples include, but are not limited to, musical ensembles, high and senior high cheerleading, drum majors, drill team officers, senior high show choirs, and color guards. Options being considered for these auditions include the traditional, in-person processes once schools reopen, as well as virtual options. Additional communication and details are forthcoming.  

    Sixth Grade Band and Orchestra Instrument Selection

    Due to Plano ISD’s extended school closure in accordance with Governor Abbott’s order on March 31, 2020, and depending on whether students are able to resume in-person classes this semester, the district is in the process of determining when the remaining instrument fittings for incoming sixth grade orchestra and band students can take place. Once confirmed, the dates for instrument fittings will be communicated through campus band and orchestra directors. 

    Counseling Services

    The SMU Center for Family Counseling at Plano ISD is now offering telehealth counseling services provided free of charge. Services are provided by SMU Counseling Program students during their Practicum and Internship experiences and will be supervised by SMU full-time and adjunct faculty. Services are for adults, children (play therapy), adolescents (activity therapy), couples, and families for a variety of presenting concerns including anxiety, depression, behavior difficulties (e.g., opposition, defiance, aggression), grief and loss, peer relationships, stress, trauma, career transition and parenting.

    Additionally, clients are being accepted for five new support groups: Adult Mindfulness Group, LGBTQ+ Parenting/Caregiver Support Group, Adolescent Support Group, LGBTQ+ Adolescent Support Group and LGBTQ+ Adult Support Group. 

    Service hours and contact information is as follows:

    Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Appointments are available - please call to schedule (469) 752-3098.

    An FAQ for Telehealth Counseling services may be found HERE.

  • APRIL 7, 2020 - COVID-19 Update for Plano ISD Families

    APRIL 7, 2020

    #PISDPoweredbyLearning

    Plano ISD wants to stay connected and engaged with our community. Please use the hashtag, #PISDPoweredbyLearning, to share your stories about the many ways you are connecting and learning together while staying apart.


    Meal Access

    April 10 & 13 Student Holiday - No Meal Service

    District-provided meals will not be available during the scheduled April 10 and April 13 student holidays. 

    Minnie’s Food Pantry Meal Distribution April 8, for the Long Weekend

    In preparation for the long student holiday, April 10-13, Minnie’s Food Pantry will be distributing family meal boxes to any family in need of food. The distribution will take place on Wednesday, April 8, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., while supplies last, at Bowman Middle School’s parking lot in the back of the building.   

    New Requirements for Free Plano ISD Meals

    Effective today, new rules from the Texas Department of Agriculture require that parents picking up free meals from the district must bring documentation for children who are not in the vehicle. Please note that verification is not required when children are present with a parent during meal pickup. Acceptable documentation includes a school-issued student ID, report card, birth certificate or the verification message that parents received from the district. Learn more by visiting the New Requirements for Free Grab-and-Go Meals webpage. See a revised list of grab-and-go meal locations as of this week by visiting the District-Provided Meals webpage.


    Free Internet Access at Plano ISD Sites 

    Need Internet Access?

    Be our guest on the PISDGuest network. Free wireless Internet access is available in the parking lots at several schools throughout the district. Visit the WiFi Spots at Schools webpage to find out where to park-and-play on the PISDGuest network. All families are asked to remain in their vehicles while on district property. For more Internet access options visit the I Need Internet webpage.

  • April 6, 2020 - COVID-19 Update for Plano ISD Families

    APRIL 6, 2020

    This week, we launch Phase Three of the Remote Learning plan. Your teachers and campus administrators will continue sharing information with you related to this new phase. Please continue sharing your feedback and questions via email to askPISD@pisd.edu.


    #PISDPoweredbyLearning

    Plano ISD wants to stay connected and engaged with our schools, students and families during this time of social distancing. Please use the hashtag, #PISDPoweredbyLearning, to share your stories about the many ways you are connecting and learning together while staying apart. With your help, we can continue to engage in our common interest of educating and empowering students during these uncommon times.


    Meal Access

    New Requirements for Free Plano ISD Meals

    Effective today, new rules from the Texas Department of Agriculture require that parents picking up free meals from the district must bring documentation for children who are not in the vehicle. Please note that verification is not required when children are present with a parent during meal pickup. Acceptable documentation includes a school-issued student ID, report card, birth certificate or the verification message that parents received from the district. Learn more by visiting the New Requirements for Free Grab-and-Go Meals webpage. See a revised list of grab-and-go meal locations as of this week by visiting the District-Provided Meals webpage.

    April 10 & 13 Student Holiday - No Meal Service

    District-provided meals will not be available during the scheduled April 10 and April 13 student holidays. 

    NEW Minnie’s Food Pantry Meal Distribution

    In preparation for the long student holiday, April 10-13, Minnie’s Food Pantry will be distributing family meal boxes to any family in need of food. The distribution will take place on Wednesday, April 8, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Bowman Middle School’s parking lot in the back of the building.


    Free Internet Access at Plano ISD Sites 

    Need Internet Access?

    Be our guest on the PISDGuest network. Free wireless Internet access is available in the parking lots at several schools throughout the district. Visit the WiFi Spots at Schools webpage to find out where to park-and-play on the PISDGuest network. All families are asked to remain in their vehicles while on district property. For more Internet access options visit the I Need Internet webpage.

  • April 3, 2020 - COVID-19 Update for Plano ISD Families

    APRIL 3, 2020

    Thank you for your partnership as we conclude another week of at-home learning. We hope that you will all unplug and enjoy a restful weekend with your families. We look forward to continuing to partner with our parents and families in the care and support of our students. Please continue sharing your feedback and questions via email to askPISD@pisd.edu


    Meal Access

    New Requirements for Free Plano ISD Meals, Effective April 6

    Starting Monday, April 6, new rules from the Texas Department of Agriculture require that parents picking up free meals from the district must bring documentation for children who are not in the vehicle. Please note that verification is not required when children are present with a parent during meal pickup. When present, any child 18 years of age or under can receive a grab-and-go meal. If the child is not present, acceptable documentation includes a school-issued student ID, report card, birth certificate or the verification message that parents received from the district. Learn more.

    Updated Grab-and-Go Meal Locations, Effective April 6

    This program serves all students attending any Plano ISD school. Families can pick up meals curbside in the carpool lanes* (unless otherwise noted) at the campuses listed below. Access to enter the buildings is not available. Learn more at the District-Provided Meals webpage.

    April 10 & 13 Student Holiday - No Meal Service

    District-provided meals will not be available during the scheduled April 10 and April 13 student holidays. 

    North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) Mobile Drop Monday, April 6

    In partnership with the NTFB, Plano ISD will be hosting a Mobile Food Pantry distribution on Monday, April 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., while supplies last, at Bowman Middle School in the parking lot at the back of the building. This is open to any family in the Plano ISD community who is experiencing a need for food.


    Free Internet Access at Plano ISD Sites 

    Need Internet Access?

    Be our guest on the PISDGuest network. Free wireless Internet access is available in the parking lots at several schools throughout the district. Visit the Wifi Spots at Schools webpage to find out where to park-and-play on the PISDGuest network. All families are asked to remain in their vehicles while on district property. For more Internet access options visit the I Need Internet webpage.

  • April 2, 2020 - COVID-19 Update for Plano ISD Families

    APRIL 2, 2020

    Please continue sharing your feedback or questions by emailing askPISD@pisd.edu


    Meal Access

    New Requirements for Free Plano ISD Meals, Effective April 6

    Starting Monday, April 6, new rules from the Texas Department of Agriculture require that parents picking up free meals from the district must bring documentation for children who are not in the vehicle. Please note that verification is not required when children are present with a parent during meal pickup. When present, any child 18 years of age or under can receive a grab-and-go meal. If the child is not present, acceptable documentation includes a school-issued student ID, report card, birth certificate or the verification message that all parents will receive from the district.

    All households will receive a verification letter via email for each student enrolled. Please print the verification letter and place it on the dashboard of your car for each student who is not present, but receiving a meal. If you do not have access to a printer, you can show the verification message to district personnel from your cell phone. Learn more.

    April 10 & 13 Student Holiday - No Meal Service

    District-provided meals will not be available during the scheduled April 10 and April 13 student holidays. 

    North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) Mobile Drop

    In partnership with the NTFB, Plano ISD will be hosting a Mobile Food Pantry meal box distribution on Monday, April 6, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at Bowman Middle School in the parking lot at the back of the building. This is open to any family in the Plano ISD community who is experiencing a need for food.


    Remote Learning Plan: Phase 3 

    Our Commitment

    We continue our commitment to providing educational continuity for all students. Our partnership with parents is critical to the success of every student, now more than ever. We are in unprecedented times and engaging in learning in completely new ways. Be assured that all PISD staff remain committed to serving our families. 

    We will be moving into Phase 3 beginning April 6. Thank you for your patience and partnership! Stay in contact with your student’s teachers and let us know how to help. 

     Phase 3 in Elementary

    • Instruction will continue to include teacher-developed assignments and experiences as were launched in Phase 2 last week (PreK - 5th grade).
    • Teachers will soon be sharing more information with you and students about the new tools in Phase 3. Students and parents will see two new tools for literacy instruction on their Webdesk: 
      • PathBlazers, to supplement English literacy instruction, Kindergarten - 5th grade
      • iStation to supplement Spanish literacy instruction, Kindergarten - 5th grade
    • Grading guidelines coming soon.

     Phase 3 in Secondary

    • The courses listed in the linked chart, Courses with District-wide Virtual Content, will transition to a blended model of instruction with district-wide virtual content supplemented by some teacher-developed assignments.
      • Students will see an Edgenuity icon on their Webdesk that will enable them to access virtual content.
      • Next week, students will watch an orientation video and be given time to learn how to navigate inside the Edgenuity tool.
    • Courses not included in the linked chart will continue with teacher-developed assignments and experiences as were launched in Phase 2 last week (grades 6-12).
    • Grading guidelines coming soon.

    School Calendar Update

    Plano ISD will follow the current adopted academic calendar. The designated bad weather makeup days, April 10 and April 13, are student holidays and will not be used as instructional days this spring. Additionally, regardless of whether campuses re-open to students this school year, the last day of instruction will be May 22.

  • April 1, 2020 - COVID-19 Update for Plano ISD Families

    APRIL 1, 2020

    Due to the number of times Superintendent Bonser’s video message was viewed last night, it exceeded the number of allowed playbacks from Google Drive. For those of you who were unable to watch, a YouTube link is shared below. This version is closed captioned, which can also be auto-translated to other languages as needed. We appreciate your patience and partnership as we work to provide steady and reliable information during this time of school closure.


    Video Message from Superintendent Sara Bonser

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    Watch a special message from Superintendent Bonser


    School Calendar Update

    Plano ISD will follow the current, adopted academic calendar. The designated bad weather makeup days, April 10 and April 13, are student holidays and will not be used as instructional days this spring. Additionally, regardless of whether campuses re-open to students this school year, the last day of instruction will be May 22.


    Meal Access

    Grab-and-Go Meal Locations: IMPORTANT CHANGE

    Beginning Monday, April 6, Plano ISD is updating the locations for meal distribution. Rose Haggar Elementary School will no longer be a meal site, but nearby Mitchell Elementary School will be added. Christie Elementary is also being added as an additional site.

    April 10 & 13 Student Holiday - No Meal Service

    District-provided meals will not be available during the scheduled April 10 and April 13 student holidays. 

    North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) Mobile Drop

    In partnership with the NTFB, Plano ISD will be hosting a Mobile Food Pantry meal box distribution on Monday, April 6, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at Bowman Middle School in the parking lot at the back of the building. This is open to any family in the Plano ISD community who is experiencing a need for food.


    Elementary Student Transfers

    The 2020-2021 elementary transfer process has been postponed and an online process is being developed. Please stay connected through the website for further updates.

  • March 31, 2020 - COVID-19 Update for Plano ISD Families

    MARCH 31, 2020

    As announced earlier this evening, the COVID-19 related school closure has been extended through May 1, and the district will launch Phase 3 of the Remote Learning Plan next week. Provided below are some additional updates for today, as well as a special message from Superintendent Sara Bonser. If you have questions or concerns, please continue submitting them via email to askPISD@pisd.edu


    Video Message from Superintendent Sara Bonser

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    Watch a special message from Superintendent Bonser


    School Closure

    Governor Abbott ordered today that all schools are to remain closed through May 1, 2020, unless otherwise extended. For that reason, and in the interest of public health and doing everything in our power to limit the spread of COVID-19, Plano ISD will be extending the closure of schools through May 1.


    IMPORTANT CHANGES to Grab-and-Go Meal Locations

    Beginning Monday, April 6, Plano ISD is updating locations for meal distribution. Rose Haggar Elementary School will no longer be a meal site, but nearby Mitchell Elementary School will be added. Christie Elementary is also being added as an additional site.


    North Texas Food Bank Mobile Drop

    In partnership with the NTFB, Plano ISD will be hosting a Mobile Food Pantry meal box distribution on Monday, April 6, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at Bowman Middle School in the parking lot at the back of the building. This is open to any family in the Plano ISD community who is experiencing a need for food. 


    Plano ISD Industries Academy at Collin Technical Campus Application Deadline

    Due to the COVID-19 school closure, the application deadline for the Plano ISD Industries Academy at Collin Technical College has been extended to May 4. This program is open to high school juniors during the 2020-2021 school year. Students will receive career-specific training and industry certifications while still in high school. For more information about the academy, please visit the Industries Academy webpage.

  • March 31, 2020 - Plano ISD Extends School Closure through May 1

    March 31, 2020

    Dear Plano ISD Community,

    As promised, Plano ISD has been evaluating the April 3 school closure date to determine if it is possible to reopen schools. Public health remains the number one priority for our students, families and staff. Additionally, Governor Abbott ordered today that all schools are to remain closed through May 1, 2020, unless otherwise extended. For those reasons, and in the interest of public health and doing everything in our power to limit the spread of COVID-19, Plano ISD schools and facilities will remain closed through May 1.

    Parents, we know this has been a tremendous burden on you and your families. We are continuing to refine our remote learning plans to be more streamlined and manageable. We know that while you are home with your children, many of you are also working from home, and we want to continue to do whatever we can to ease your burden. We will continue to support you at home with our meal services, with technology support, with continued enhancements of remote learning and with school supplies if they are needed.

    As the school closure has progressed beyond April 3, information will be coming regarding Phase 3 implementation of remote learning.  

    We are also reviewing our grading policies so that our students do not bear a negative consequence because of this situation. This time of remote learning is just that, a time for learning and for taking care of one another, physically and emotionally, and we want to ensure that our students are treated fairly and given grace in our grading practices. We are extending the current expectation that grades are not to be assigned or recorded during the remainder of Phase 2 of our remote learning plan (March 23–April 3). Teachers will continue to provide feedback to students on their work. Additional grading guidelines are forthcoming.

    Please take care of yourselves first and foremost, and know we are here to help in whatever way we can. 


    Sincerely,

    Sara Bonser
    Superintendent of Schools

  • March 27, 2020 - COVID-19 Update for Plano ISD Families

    MARCH 27, 2020

    As we conclude our first week of at-home learning, we want to say thank you for being our partners in your child’s education. We hope everyone will take some time to enjoy the weekend and we look forward to “seeing” you for a second week of online learning on Monday. Please continue reaching out to us with your any questions, concerns or needs by emailing askPISD@pisd.edu.

    Pre-Kindergarten Roundup

    Due to school closure, pre-k registration has been postponed. Watch for updated information online at www.pisd.edu/Page/441.  

    PASAR Tuition Questions 

    Customers will be credited for tuition fees for the weeks that Plano ISD is closed or PASAR is not operational. This will be calculated on a monthly pro-rata basis. Since the school district has extended the closure into April, billing for April will not be calculated and reflected in the PASAR Parent Portal until the reopening date is known. At this time, please do not make a payment for April PASAR tuition. For more information, visit www.pisd.edu/pasar.

    IB World School at Huffman Elementary, Application Deadline Extended

    Due to the COVID-19-related school closure, the registration timeline for applying to the IB World School at Huffman Elementary has been extended as follows: Registration closes on April 3; parent will be notified of status through email on April 10; and parent decisions to accept or deny must be made by April 20. APPLY HERE.

  • March 26, 2020 - COVID-19 Update for Plano ISD Families

    MARCH 26, 2020

    Plano ISD would like to thank our students and families for your flexibility and patience as we have launched this first week of at-home learning. We will continue sharing regular updates to keep our families informed and we hope that you will continue reaching out to us with your questions or concerns by emailing askPISD@pisd.edu.

    Chromebook Distribution/Support

    If you have a broken Chromebook or if you missed the timeframe for picking up a device at your campus, the Plano ISD help desk is available to assist you in obtaining a working Chromebook. Contact the help desk Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at (469) 752-8767, or email tsos@pisd.edu. The help desk will work with your campus to coordinate the repair, pickup or delivery of your device.

    North Texas Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry

    A mobile food pantry drop will be available for Plano ISD families this Friday, March 27, from 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM at Bowman Middle School, 2501 Jupiter Road, Plano, in the parking area located at the back of the building. The pantry is open to anyone in our community in need of food. 

    PASAR Tuition Questions

    UPDATED: Customers will be credited for tuition fees for the weeks that Plano ISD is closed or PASAR is not operational. This will be calculated on a monthly pro-rata basis. Since the school district has extended the closure into April, billing for April will not be calculated and reflected in the PASAR Parent Portal until the reopening date is known. At this time, please do not make a payment for April PASAR tuition. Should you have any questions regarding your PASAR account, please email financeofficepasar@pisd.edu.

  • March 25, 2020 - COVID-19 Update for Plano ISD Families

    COVID-19 Update for Plano ISD Families

    MARCH 25, 2020

    As Plano ISD schools and facilities remain closed as a response to COVID-19, we want to continue sharing regular updates to keep our families informed. If you have any questions about today’s update, please email askPISD@pisd.edu.

    Family Resources

    The link below is a searchable list that families, community members and school staff can utilize to help find community resources in order to meet a family’s needs. 

    The list is searchable by agency name, zip code and category. Categories include such areas as basic needs (food assistance, housing assistance), health care (medical, dental, vision), and mental health (substance abuse, counseling, etc.). 

    Plano ISD Athletic Facilities and Fields 

    All Plano ISD facilities, grounds and fields are subject to Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Orders and the Collin County Stay-at-Home Order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Social gatherings in groups of more than ten people are prohibited. Social distancing should be observed:  

    Social distancing means:

    • Maintaining a distance of at least 6 feet between yourself and others
    • Avoiding congregating with other people
    • Avoiding unnecessary physical contact

    North Texas Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry

    A mobile food pantry drop will be available for Plano ISD families this Friday, March 27, from 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM at Bowman Middle School in the parking area located at the back of the building. The pantry is open to anyone in our community in need of food.

    Chromebook Care & Technical Support

    Guidelines for Chromebook Care at Home: 

    Chromebook and Other Technical Support: Contact the Plano ISD Help Desk via email at tsos@pisd.edu

    Free WiFi Access: The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has developed guidance for providing Internet Access to students.

    Transcripts

    Senior High School registrars are regularly checking and processing requests for transcripts through Naviance. If a student has a need for a transcript for a university that doesn’t utilize Naviance, the registrar will respond to the request by sending a password protected PDF file of the transcript to the student or university. This would also apply to those students who have a need to provide a transcript to a scholarship review committee.

    At this time of year, sending official transcripts for seniors in a timely manner is necessary to ensure a student’s college enrollment, and we are committed to meeting this need.

    Curriculum Resources in Spanish 

    Families can access curriculum resources in Spanish online at: www.pisd.edu/Page/22462

    Meal Access for Families
    New Hours This Week: Monday - Friday, 11-00 AM to 1:00 PM

    During this pick-up time, families are able to get lunch, along with breakfast for the following day. For more information, visit the Meal Access for Families page.

  • March 24, 2020 - COVID-19 Update for Plano ISD Families

    MARCH 24, 2020

    Plano ISD remains closed to the public through April 3. As we navigate this revised way of learning and teaching from home, we want to continue sharing regular updates with families. If you have any questions about today’s update, please email askPISD@pisd.edu.

    Stay-at-Home Order

    Collin County announced a stay-at-home order in a press conference today, advising businesses to take all necessary actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Plano ISD is responding to this order by further limiting district activities to only the essential operations of the school district to help reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19; however, we want to reassure you of the things you can still expect of our school district.

    While all campuses and other district facilities will be closed during this period, Plano ISD will continue implementing the following essential activities:

    • Meal Service will continue at our designated grab-and-go sites. 
    • Chromebook Distribution will continue through Wednesday, March 25, in order to equip all students with a device for at-home remote learning. Chromebooks need to be picked up at your student’s school as soon as possible. It is essential for each student to have a device for online learning. Contact your campus today if you have not already done so to schedule a time to check out a device for your student.  
    • Remote Learning will continue allowing students and teachers to participate in online learning while observing this stay-at-home order. 

    Even during this stay-at-home order, Plano ISD is dedicated to ensuring that our students continue receiving meals and have the resources they need to continue their education at home.

    The stay-at-home order is an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, focused on slowing the spread of the virus so that medical facilities are not overwhelmed. To do this, people are asked to practice social distancing and protective hygiene measures.

    • Social distancing means:

        • Maintaining a distance of at least 6 feet between yourself and others
        • Avoiding congregating with other people
        • Avoiding unnecessary physical contact