• 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, 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.


    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

     sara bonser portrait
    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

     portrait of superintendent bonser
    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

    • Protective hygiene measures include:

      • Not touching your face
      • Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue
      • Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
      • If soap and water are not available, using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer

    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. Read more on the School Closure website.

    School Guidance and Counseling 

    If you need information or support from your school counselor, you may contact them via email. You can find a list of counselors and their email addresses at www.pisd.edu/contactpisd or on your child’s schools website at www.pisd.edu

    School social workers are on staff at some campuses and they may be contacted by parents in the same way as counselors. During school closures counselors and social workers are able to continue to support students and families with academic success, social and emotional growth, and college, career and military readiness.

  • March 24, 2020 - Plano ISD Responds to County's Stay-at-Home Order

    March 24, 2020
     

    Dear Plano ISD Community,

    First, let me say that I am so proud of our students, families and staff as we began at-home learning yesterday. Thank you for all that you are doing to support your children in their learning. I want to bring you up to date on what is happening in Collin County with an announcement made just minutes ago.

    The Collin County press conference and Stay-at-Home Order advises businesses to take all necessary actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The order takes effect immediately, March 24, and will be in place for the next seven days.

    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. If you have any questions, please contact your campus or email us at askPISD@pisd.edu.

    Please take care of yourselves and your families during this time. Thank you for your continued support.
     

    Sincerely,
     

    Sara Bonser
    Superintendent

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

    COVID-19 Update for Plano ISD Families

    MARCH 23, 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.

    School Closure Information and Resources

    Get the most current information and resources via our new dedicated website: www.pisd.edu/infoandresources

    Updated Chromebook Distribution Plan

    With nearby Dallas County’s declaration on Sunday afternoon implementing a Shelter in Place protocol starting midnight on March 23, Plano ISD is expediting our Chromebook distribution to get as many Chromebooks as possible handed out on Tuesday, March 24. Read more.

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

    Starting today, March 23, hours for the district’s grab-and-go breakfast and lunch program changed to 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. During this pick-up time, families are able to get lunch, along with breakfast for the following day. Read more.

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

    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

    Remote Learning Plan During School Closure

    Get ready for remote learning, which starts on Monday, March 23. View Plano ISD’s three-phased plan at www.pisd.edu/homelearningphases, and take advantage of these online resources on our new webpages: www.pisd.edu/infoandresources

    Chromebook Distribution Plan

    Chromebook Distribution for students will start at each student’s home campus beginning Tuesday, March 24 and go each day through Thursday, March 26 from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Communication from your home campus will come through email and/or School Messenger with specific details regarding Chromebook pickup. It is our hope to get Chromebook to our students as quickly as possible using next week’s schedule. However, additional times for pickup will be scheduled as necessary.

    Report Card Information

    Report cards for the third grading period have been processed and published to both the Parent Portal and the PISD mobile app for students in grades 3-12. Printed report cards will not be distributed at this time.

    College Board Information

    Today, the College Board provided some information related to AP testing:

    • AP Teachers will be communicating expectations about remote learning during school closure activities. 
    • No face-to-face exams will be given.
    • Students who have registered for exams will have the option to take an online, at-home AP Exam on one of two dates to be announced by April 3rd.
    • Students will have the option to cancel their registration and receive a refund if they wish.
    • Students and teachers will have access to free streaming AP review sessions hosted by AP teachers from across the country.
    • More detailed information can be found at https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/about-ap/news-changes/coronavirus-update.

    Student Activities and UIL

    All scheduled activities related to Plano ISD schools are canceled during the school closure, including all contests, practices, rehearsals, banquets and other student activities.

    Additionally, the University Interscholastic League (UIL) is extending its suspension of all UIL sanctioned activities at this time. Read more on the UIL website.  

    Enrolling/Withdrawing Students

    During this time of school closures, if you have a need to either withdraw or enroll your student please contact Anna Schardt at anna.schardt@pisd.edu   She will provide you with information about required documents and will assist you in the beginning steps of this process.

    Meal Access for Families

    We are excited to share that in the first week, the district has been able to serve 11,291 meals to our students! This district-wide program serves children 18 and younger. Families can pick up meals for students curbside at the campuses listed below in the carpool lanes*(unless otherwise noted). Access to enter the buildings will not be available. 

    New Hours Next Week: Monday-Friday, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

    Starting Monday, March 23, hours for the district’s grab-and-go breakfast and lunch program will change to 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM During this pick-up time, families will be able to get lunch, along with breakfast for the following day. 

    • Armstrong Middle School *(pickup at this location is the bus lane at the rear of the building)
      3805 Timberline Drive, Plano, TX 75074
    • Barron Elementary School**
      3300 Avenue P, Plano, TX 75074
      ** Meal service at this location begins Monday, March 23
    • Daffron Elementary School
      3900 Preston Meadow Drive, Plano, TX 75093
    • IB World School at Huffman Elementary
      5510 Channel Isle Drive, Plano, TX 75093
    • Meadows Elementary School
      2800 18th Street, Plano, TX 75074
    • Rose Haggar Elementary School
      17820 Campbell Road, Dallas, TX 75252
    • Sigler Elementary School
      1400 Janwood Drive, Plano, TX 75075
    • Thomas Elementary School
      1800 Montana Trail, Plano, TX 75023

    Access to Campuses

    Updated Student and Family Access: 

    Information regarding picking up instruments and athletic equipment for secondary schools will be shared with families on the Plano ISD website

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

    Plano ISD schools remain closed to the public through Friday, April 3, in an effort to support the community, region and nation’s need to slow the spread of COVID-19. The district will continue to monitor this health concern and reassess whether there is a need to extend the suspension of normal district operations beyond April 3. Although our buildings remain closed to the public, we will continue to meet the academic and social emotional needs of our students and families. We will stay connected with you through our multiple communications channels. Please use virtual communication channels, sending any questions you may have to askPISD@pisd.edu

    Remote Learning Plan During School Closure 

    Phase One - Preparing Students and Staff (Week of March 16-20, 2020)

    What Students Should Do to Prepare for Remote Learning 

    STEP ONE: Start Gearing Up for Remote Learning and Take Advantage of Home Learning Resources

    Website for At-Home Learning Support: www.pisd.edu/athomelearning
    This website is organized by grade level and subject area and provides online resources, as well as suggested off-line activities to support student learning from home. The resources provided on this website are to help engage students in continued learning but will not be submitted to teachers for assignments or for feedback. 

    STEP TWO: Know Your Username and Password

    All Plano ISD staff and students have a PISD username and password.
    If students have forgotten their passwords or are otherwise experiencing problems trying to login, please contact Plano ISD's Technology Help Desk for assistance:

    STEP THREE:  Access to Technology

    Plano ISD has a Chromebook for every student in the District should they need a device. These devices are being re-imaged from an enterprise configuration to an individual usage functionality for home use and prepared for deployment. It is important for every student to have a device and not one per family. Chromebooks will be checked out to parents next week from the student’s home campus. Please be watching for the Sign-Up Genius form to schedule a time to pick up a Chromebook should you need a device or devices.

    STEP FOUR: PISD Webdesk and MyBackpack

    After signing in to Google Chrome, navigate to webdesk.pisd.edu which is PISD's portal for digital learning resources. All students have an app in Webdesk called MyBackpack which provides easy access to course resources. It is a lightweight alternative to carrying textbooks around all day! And it's helpful to have the necessary resources in one location.

    • Sign In to Webdesk - PDF document with steps for signing in | YouTube Video demonstrating the steps for signing in
    • Webdesk App for Phones/Tablets - Webdesk is available via app, too! It's free for iOS or Android. Please search for Plano ISD after installing the app. Choose to sign in with ADFS then enter the student's PISD Username and Password.
    • MyBackpack - All course-related resources are stored in one spot! Look for the MyBackpack tile in Webdesk.
    • Accessing H: Drive - Files stored on the PISD Network, such as the H: Drive, can be accessed via Webdesk.
    • Webdesk Resources - A collection of YouTube videos to demonstrating ways to use Webdesk | The PISD Webdesk resource page

    What Teachers Are Doing to Prepare for Remote Learning

    • Teachers are working with the Academic Services team and are attending virtual professional learning on remote learning platforms (Google, Zoom, etc.)
    • Teachers are setting up or refining their online instructional and communication platforms
    • Teachers are working with campus collaborative teams to create Phase 2 online lessons to be used in the delivery of remote learning
    • Teachers will begin reaching out to parents to ensure communication channels are established

    Phase Two: Launching Remote Learning (Week of March 23-April 3, 2020)

    STEP ONE: Establishing Online Learning Communication Channels

    • Teachers will continue reaching out to each student/parent to ensure they have an accurate email address/method of communication
    • Teachers will provide an explanation of the online platform that will be used in delivering instruction and feedback to students
    • When communicating with parents and students via email, teachers will include the grade level/course in the subject line
    • Teachers will convey “virtual office hours” to students and parents in order to provide answers to questions and feedback to students
    • Teachers are expected to give timely feedback to students after an assignment is completed and/or clarification 

    STEP TWO: Remote Learning Format

    • Secondary teachers will be providing 1-2 lessons/week which total no more than 3 hours of instruction/application activities 
    • Elementary teachers will plan for a variety of daily learning experiences such as:  teacher-created videos, activities, resources from unit plans, and reading resources

    Time for Students to Spend on Each Subject

    Grade(s)

    Literacy (Reading/
    Writing)

    Math

    Science

    Social Studies

    PreK

    60/day

    30/day

    15/2x per week

    15/2x per week

    K-2nd

    60/day

    45/day

    30/2x per week

    30/2x per week

    3rd-5th

    45/day

    45/day

    30/day

    30/day

    • Evidence of student learning:
      • Lessons may include 1-2 student submissions showing evidence of student learning from the lesson. 
      • Submissions may include responses, practice, products. 
      • Teachers may provide feedback for submissions and will create flexible timelines for student submission.

    STEP THREE: Resources

    • Teachers will be using resources provided by the district through adopted textbooks, curriculum documents, and supplementary materials 
    • No resources, platforms, or apps requiring student fees or an associated cost to the family will be required at any time. 

    STEP FOUR: Grading

    March 23-27, 2020

    • Teachers will provide assignments for student completion, with plans to provide feedback to individual students; however, no grades will be recorded in the gradebook for the week of March 23-27.
    • Focus on instruction and assignments:
      • Students getting connected online
      • Establishing a comfort level with online tools for learning, application, and submission of assignments
      • Establishing communication, instructional, and feedback processes between teacher and students
      • Notifying students and families of virtual office hours
      • Determining levels of support for students who receive services in Special Education, ESL/Bilingual, or 504

    March 30-April 3, 2020

    • More information will be coming about grading practices beyond March 27.

    Phase Three - Remote Learning through Digital Learning Platform (April 6 and Beyond)

    Plano ISD has always written its own curriculum written by our own teachers and staff.  For that reason, a learning management system for all instructional materials and learning delivery has not been needed.  We are planning for movement to a new digital learning platform should the school closures extend beyond April 3.

    If the closure of schools is extended beyond April 3, we will implement Phase Three of the remote learning plan to provide additional support and consistency for the majority of courses and grade levels across the district.  During this phase, instruction will include teacher-developed assignments in combination with district-wide virtual content.

    The Academic Services team is aligning content and designing training for staff that will roll out next week so that we are prepared for this transition if it becomes necessary. Student schedules are being uploaded into the digital platform at this time so we can customize the digital platform to each individual student. Parents and students will also be provided training on this platform and more information will be provided as training becomes available.

    Meal Access for Families

    New Location Added (Barron Elementary)
    New Hours Next Week: Monday-Friday, 11-00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    Starting Monday, March 23, hours for the district’s grab-and-go breakfast and lunch program will change to 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. During this pick-up time, families will be able to get lunch, along with breakfast for the following day. This cuts down on the number of times our families will need to leave home to pick up meals each day. Also beginning Monday, Barron Elementary will be added as a new location for meals.

    This district-wide program serves children 18 and younger. Families can pick up meals for students curbside at the campuses listed below in the carpool lanes*(unless otherwise noted). Access to enter the buildings will not be available. We are excited to share that in just four days, the district has been able to serve 8,000 meals to our students!

    • Armstrong Middle School *(pickup at this location is the bus lane at the rear of the building)
      3805 Timberline Drive, Plano, TX 75074
    • Barron Elementary School**
      3300 Avenue P, Plano, TX 75074
      **Meal service at this location begins Monday, March 23
    • Daffron Elementary School
      3900 Preston Meadow Drive, Plano, TX 75093
    • IB World School at Huffman Elementary
      5510 Channel Isle Drive, Plano, TX 75093
    • Meadows Elementary School
      2800 18th Street, Plano, TX 75074
    • Rose Haggar Elementary School
      17820 Campbell Road, Dallas, TX 75252
    • Sigler Elementary School
      1400 Janwood Drive, Plano, TX 75075
    • Thomas Elementary School
      1800 Montana Trail, Plano, TX 75023

    Mobile Food Pantry at Williams High School, Friday, March 20

    North Texas Food Bank will host a mobile food pantry in the Williams High School parking lot on Friday, March 20 from 3 to 5 p.m. Families will be able to drive through and receive a box of shelf-stable items. North Texas Food Bank is anticipating being able to serve up to 500 families, so please spread the word and help our Plano ISD community take advantage of this opportunity.

    Instrument/Equipment Pickup at Secondary Campuses

    Due to the continued closure of Plano ISD campuses and postponement of district activities, specifically in the extracurricular areas of band, orchestra, and athletics, we have scheduled specific windows of time in which students may come to their respective campus and pick up their musical instrument or personal athletic equipment. We realize that having the instruments and equipment will allow students the opportunity to continue practicing and maintaining their skills during this unique time in which the regular rehearsals, sectionals, practice sessions, and competitions are not occurring.

    Pick-up times for instruments and/or personal athletic equipment are

    • Monday, March 23 or Wednesday, March 25
      • 9:00am – 11:00am     
      • 1:00pm – 3:00pm         
      • 5:00pm – 7:00pm

    A limit of five students at a time may enter and exit using designated entrances in the fine arts or athletic areas. Students will be required to sign in and no access to any other part of the campus will be allowed. More details are available on the Plano ISD website. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.

    Off-Campus PE

    • The 2020-2021 Off-Campus PE (OCPE) application will be posted on the Plano ISD website at a later date to be determined.
    • All current 2019-2020 OCPE students are not expected to attend instruction at their facilities. Any student that chooses to attend their OCPE site for instruction is at the parent’s discretion.
    • Grades for this last nine weeks of spring 2020 are being discussed and information regarding this topic will be shared at a later date.

  • March 18, 2020 - School Closure Extended through April 3

    Plano ISD schools will remain closed to the public through Friday, April 3, in an effort to support the community, region and nation’s need to slow the spread of COVID-19. This action follows advice from local, state and national health authorities. The district will use the week of March 30-April 3 to reassess whether there is a need to extend the suspension of normal district operations beyond April 3, and will communicate a decision to the public at that time.

    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. 

    Plano ISD will remain flexible as we roll out our long-term plan for instructional continuity, and as we continue to navigate the many details of this unprecedented situation. Although our buildings remain closed to the public, we will continue to meet the academic and social emotional needs of our students and families. 

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has outlined the need for all communities to implement a social distancing protocol. We want to reiterate a request to our broader community to take the following reasonable precautions to prevent the spread of the illness:

    • Don’t shake hands.
    • Wash your hands regularly.
    • Limit movement within the community, especially avoiding crowded places and maintaining three to six feet of distance between people (at least an arm’s length).
    • If you are moving around in the community, don’t congregate in large groups.
    • For those who have traveled to areas with known COVID-19 cases—both inside and outside of the country—we ask that you self-quarantine and monitor for symptoms. Students who have traveled should plan to stay home for two weeks after arriving home. Please contact your campus to let them know, and this will be considered an excused absence.
    • If you suspect you have symptoms of COVID-19, call your health care provider for medical advice.
    • Keep your child at home if he/she feels ill, even if you think it is just a cold.
    • Do not leave the house if you are ill, except to access medical care.

    We will stay connected with you through our multiple communications channels, and we ask that you please visit www.pisd.edu/healthupdate to receive the most current and accurate information about this extended closure and Plano ISD’s response to the COVID-19 health concern. 

  • March 18, 2020 - Update for Plano ISD Families Including Remote Learning Plan

    COVID-19 Update for Plano ISD Families

    MARCH 18, 2020

    During this challenging time, we want to keep our families informed as we look for solutions. We will provide you with regular updates and ask you to help by submitting any questions you have to ask.pisd@pisd.edu. Your questions will inform our FAQ, which will help all families. Because this situation is still developing, the information in this communication is meant to move us through the next few days and is not intended as a comprehensive list of all plans. We appreciate your flexibility and patience.

    Remote Learning Plan During School Closure
    During this unprecedented time in our community, the PISD team is committed to providing and supporting continuity in learning for all of our students. 

    Short-Term Instructional Continuity: Today, we posted a website with guidance for learning at home. (https://www.pisd.edu/athomelearning) This short-term resource is organized by grade level and subject area and provides online resources, as well as suggested off-line activities. We hope you find this useful in assisting your student with learning activities while at home. 

    Your child’s teacher(s) will be contacting you, if they have not already done so, in order to set up communication for providing instruction and learning assignments. Lessons will begin for core content classes (English/Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies) on Monday, March 23. Other classes and electives will be added throughout the week. It is important for parents to partner and be in communication with teachers to help monitor this work so learning continues during this time away from school. 

    Parents of students who receive instruction in the special education setting will be contacted by special education teachers to develop plans. Information will also be provided from the district Special Education Department. We are committed to working with you to provide services and support for your student(s).

    We want to ensure that every family has a device for students to use, please complete this survey if you have not already done so (www.pisd.edu/techaccess). The district is working on a plan to distribute Chromebooks to the families that would use them--more information will be coming soon.  Please know we have enough devices for every student in the district so there is no need to purchase a device.  Parents without home access to the Internet may consider these free WiFi opportunities from area providers:

    Long-Term Instructional Continuity: In the event that school closing extends beyond April 3, we will update our online learning plan to support a longer term continuity of learning. We will continue to provide you with ongoing updates.  

    Thank you for partnering with us to ensure learning continues at home. 

    Meal Assistance for Plano ISD Families 

    FREE Grab-and-Go Meals 

    Armstrong Middle School, 3805 Timberline Drive, Plano, TX 75074, will be added as a location for free grab-and-go breakfast and lunch meals beginning Thursday, March 19. Meals will be available for curbside pickup at the following times (adjustments to this schedule may be made as needed, so please watch for updated communications).

    • Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
    • Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

    This program serves students attending any Plano ISD school. Families can pick up meals curbside in the carpool lanes* at the campuses listed below (unless otherwise noted). Access to enter the buildings will not be available. (Visit our School Closure Resources page for more information.)

    • Armstrong Middle School *(pickup at this location is the bus lane at the rear of the building)
      3805 Timberline Drive, Plano, TX 75074
    • Daffron Elementary School
      3900 Preston Meadow Drive, Plano, TX 75093
    • IB World School at Huffman Elementary
      5510 Channel Isle Drive, Plano, TX 75093
    • Meadows Elementary School
      2800 18th Street, Plano, TX 75074
    • Rose Haggar Elementary School
      17820 Campbell Road, Dallas, TX 75252
    • Sigler Elementary School
      1400 Janwood Drive, Plano, TX 75075
    • Thomas Elementary School
      1800 Montana Trail, Plano, TX 75023

    Mobile Food Pantry at Williams High School, Friday, March 20
    North Texas Food Bank will host a mobile food pantry in the Williams High School parking lot on Friday, March 20 from 3 to 5 p.m. Families will be able to drive through and receive a box of shelf-stable items.

    Technology Access and Assistance

    Plano ISD provides many digital tools to support in-class learning, and our students have access to these resources which are aligned to their classes through the Plano ISD Webdesk and the student digital backpack. All Plano ISD students have been issued a username and password to access these digital tools and content. If students have forgotten their passwords or are otherwise experiencing problems trying to login, please contact Plano ISD's Technology Help Desk for assistance by email at helpdesk@pisd.edu or by phone at 469-752-8767. 

    Internet Providers Offering Free Wi-Fi

    How You Can Help

    Minnie's Food Pantry

    Plano ISD is partnering with Minnie's Food Pantry to help support district families who may be experiencing food insecurity. The best way to support Minnie's as they work to support district families is by giving food, money and time. For pantry hours and more information on how you can assist their efforts, visit Minnie's website

    Food & Supply Donations

    Food and supply donations can be dropped off or shipped to Minnie's Food Pantry located at 661 18th Street, Plano, Texas 75074. Some of the most critical needs include:

    • Bags of beans
    • Boxed pasta meals
    • Cereal and breakfast bars 
    • Canned fruit
    • Canned meat
    • Clorox wipes
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Jelly (in plastic containers)
    • Lysol spray
    • Miscellaneous snack items (kid-friendly items preferred)
    • Spaghetti / spaghetti sauce

    Monetary Donations

    If you would like make a monetary donation, there are three ways to give:

    Volunteering
    Due to the effects of COVID-19, Minnie's is experiencing a shortage of volunteers, and they are vital to the food collection and distribution process. To register to volunteer, visit Minnie's volunteer webpage.

    Census Reminder

    The importance of participating in the 2020 Census may get lost in all that is happening right now. However the Census continues to be an important initiative for Plano ISD as it drives significant funding for students. Census information is being mailed to homes soon and will include instructions on how households can respond online, by phone or by mail. For more information on the Census, visit www.pisd.edu/census2020.

    Ways to Connect

    School Messenger Text Notification

    • 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
    • If you don’t opt in manually, and the district has a cell phone number for you, you will receive a text message from Plano ISD in the coming days inviting you to opt in. The message will read:
    • “Plano Independent School District messages. Reply Y to confirm, HELP 4 info. Msg&data rates may apply. Msg freq varies. schoolmessenger.com/tm”
    • You must reply to this text message with “Y” to opt in to continue receiving text messages from the district.  For more information, please visit: www.pisd.edu/textoptin.

    Dedicated COVID-19 Website
    In order to assist families in keeping up with all of the information being communicated in regard to COVID-19 and school closures, Plano ISD is regularly updating www.pisd.edu/healthupdate to include all outgoing communications, FAQs and current lists of school closure resources. 

    Mobile App
    Another available communication resource is the Plano ISD Mobile App. The app is a powerful tool to help keep families informed and connected. For more information on the app, including download instruction, visit www.pisd.edu/mobileapp

  • March 17, 2020 - COVID-19 Update for Plano ISD Families

    During this challenging time, we want to keep our families informed as we look for solutions. We will provide you with periodic updates and ask you to help by asking questions to askpisd@pisd.edu whenever you need more information or have questions you think need to be addressed. Your questions will inform our FAQ that will help all families navigate the evolving educational challenge. Because this situation is still developing, the information in this communication is meant to move us through the next few days and is not intended as a comprehensive list of what is planned. We appreciate your flexibility and patience.

    New Site Added for Free Grab-and-Go Meal Distribution Starting Thursday 

    Armstrong Middle School, 3805 Timberline Dr, Plano, TX 75074, will be added as a location for free grab-and-go breakfast and lunch meals beginning Thursday, March 19. Meals will be available for curbside pickup at the following times (adjustments to this schedule may be made as needed, so please watch for updated communications).

    • Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

    • Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

    This program serves students attending any Plano ISD school. Families can pick up meals curbside in the carpool lanes* at the campuses listed below (unless otherwise noted). Access to enter the buildings will not be available. (Visit our School Closure Resources page for more information.)

    • Armstrong Middle School *(pickup at this location is the bus lane at the rear of the building)
      3805 Timberline Drive, Plano, TX 75074

    • Daffron Elementary School
      3900 Preston Meadow Drive, Plano, TX 75093

    • IB World School at Huffman Elementary
      5510 Channel Isle Drive, Plano, TX 75093

    • Meadows Elementary School
      2800 18th Street, Plano, TX 75074

    • Rose Haggar Elementary School
      17820 Campbell Road, Dallas, TX 75252

    • Sigler Elementary School
      1400 Janwood Drive, Plano, TX 75075

    • Thomas Elementary School
      1800 Montana Trail, Plano, TX 75023

    Testing

    STAAR Testing: Governor Greg Abbott is waiving all STAAR testing requirements for the current school year amid the Coronavirus pandemic and related school closures.  

    AP Testing: AP testing is managed by the College Board and they are planning to post information about AP testing on March 20. Monitor the College Board site for Coronavirus impacted schools at: https://tinyurl.com/wo2mtd4 

    Technology Assistance

    Plano ISD provides many digital tools to support in-class learning, and our students have access to these resources which are aligned to their classes through the Plano ISD Webdesk and the student digital backpack. All Plano ISD students have been issued a username and password to access these digital tools and content. If students have forgotten their passwords or are otherwise experiencing problems trying to login, please contact Plano ISD's Technology Help Desk for assistance by email at helpdesk@pisd.edu or by phone at 469-752-8767. 

  • March 16, 2020 - Superintendent's Message to Families

    Dear Plano ISD Families,

    As the changes in the world unfold here at home, I can honestly say that the vision statement for Plano ISD has never shined more brightly. Watching this community pull together to help students and families demonstrates so clearly what Plano ISD and the communities we live in are all about—caring for one another first and foremost. While schools are closed, please know we are hard at work to find ways to provide support and educational continuity for your child.

    As the district manages all of the facets the decision to close schools presents, one thing is certain, we will need every person in our community to support one another through these decidedly uncertain times. That said, I want to thank each person who has taken the time to send us questions, ideas, suggestions and offers of support. Each email or phone call we get, helps us consider solutions from every angle so that we are supporting students and families to the greatest extent possible. I would encourage you to please continue to reach out to us at askpisd@pisd.edu. Together, I feel sure that we can meet the needs of our students and families as needs arise.

    In order to provide academic support and instruction, Plano ISD has a short-term plan that will be implemented this week that will provide tools for students and parents to utilize to reinforce previous learning and mitigate the short-term impact of the school closure. You will be receiving information this week that gives directions on how to access these resources and learning tools. As we have come back from spring break, we have been rolling this plan out to our administrators and teachers so that they are prepared to support our students and families. In addition, we have been devising and will communicate a long-term plan should an extended school closure become necessary. As of today, we have been notified that there will be no required STAAR testing this spring as Governor Abbott has waived this requirement. Please be watching for information in the coming days that explains how we will regain instructional continuity.

    Thank you for your partnership and support as we manage this rapidly changing situation. Please know our priority is to help manage the public health situation and at the same time provide continuity for your child’s education. We will continue to update you on the status of the school closure this week and any possible decision to extend the closure as we understand that these decisions affect each family in our district.

    So what can you do from home during this time?

    • Take care of one another
    • Continue to check our website regularly to stay updated on all communications sent from the district: pisd.edu/healthupdate
    • View a current list of available resources: pisd.edu/closureresources
    • If you have not already done so, complete the PISD Technology Survey sent by the district so we can provide the tools and access needed for remote learning should a longer school closure become necessary
    • Wash your hands and cover your mouth when coughing
    • Practice social distancing
    • Practice social responsibility recommended by the City of Plano: City of Plano COVID-19
    • Reach out if you need help
    • Be kind

    Plano ISD wants to do whatever we can to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 but also realize the pressure this puts on our families. We have had many organizations already reach out to us and we want to make sure we are connecting resources to needs. We will be updating you regularly to let you know what we are doing to support and care for our students, especially as it relates to food and support with basic essentials in the days ahead.

    Meeting the basic needs such as feeding our students is a priority. We have six schools that are serving grab-and-go meals daily for FREE to all PISD students and hope that families will take advantage of this resource for the duration of the school closing.

    Meal Sites: Daffron Elementary, Huffman Elementary, Meadows Elementary, Rose Haggar Elementary, Sigler Elementary and Thomas Elementary
    Breakfast, 7:30-8:30 a.m./Lunch, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    Your child may be asking questions about COVID-19 and we want to ensure we are doing everything we can to ease their worries. You might find this resource helpful: Talking to Kids About COVID-19.

    At times like these, we can be thankful to call Plano ISD home. Our community has a tradition of teamwork for excellence that makes us proud to call this our home. We want you to know that we care, are committed to supporting the community, and stand ready to greet the challenges this situation presents. We thank you for your support and patience and look forward to your partnership as we take care of one another in the days ahead.

    Sincere thanks,

    Sara Bonser
    Plano ISD Superintendent

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

    During this challenging time, we want to keep our families informed as we look for solutions. We will provide you with regular updates and ask you to help by submitting any questions you have to ask.pisd@pisd.edu. Your questions will inform our FAQ, which will help all families. Because this situation is still developing, the information in this communication is meant to move us through the next few days and is not intended as a comprehensive list of all plans. We appreciate your flexibility and patience.

    School Information

    School Related Student Travel

    All travel that is scheduled to occur during the school closure is cancelled as of this time.

    Campus Activities
    All scheduled activities related to Plano ISD schools are cancelled during the school closure. This also includes all district events and competitions. 

    Medication Pick-Up

    If your child has medication that needs to be picked up from their campus, please contact your school nurse via email to schedule a pickup. Medication can be picked up curbside as entry into the building is not allowed.

    Community Services

    Free Grab-and-Go Breakfast and Lunch

    Plano ISD is providing free grab-and-go breakfast and lunch meals at six locations across the district beginning Monday, March 16. Adjustments to this schedule may be made as needed, so please watch for updated communications and regularly check www.pisd.edu/closureresources for new information.

    Grab-and-go meals will be available for curbside pickup at the following times:

    • Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
    • Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

    This program serves students attending any Plano ISD school, grades pre-k through 12. Families can pick up meals curbside in the carpool lanes at the campuses listed below. Access to enter the buildings will not be available. 

    • Daffron Elementary School
      3900 Preston Meadow Drive, Plano, TX 75093
    • IB World School at Huffman Elementary
      5510 Channel Isle Drive, Plano, TX 75093
    • Meadows Elementary School
      2800 18th Street, Plano, TX 75074
    • Rose Haggar Elementary
      17820 Campbell Road, Dallas, TX 75252
    • Sigler Elementary School
      1400 Janwood Drive, Plano, TX 75075
    • Thomas Elementary School
      1800 Montana Trail, Plano, TX 75023

    Mobile Food Pantry Open on Friday, March 20

    North Texas Food Bank will host a mobile food pantry in the Williams High School parking lot on Friday, March 20 from 3 to 5 p.m. Williams High School is located at 1717 17th St., Plano, TX 75074. Families will be able to drive through and receive a box of shelf-stable items. 

    Other Community Resources

    A current list of resources available to Plano ISD families can be found at www.pisd.edu/closureresources

    Stay Connected

    School Messenger Text Notification


    Plano ISD is implementing 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. 

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

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

    You must reply to this text message with “Y” to opt in to continue receiving text messages from the district.  For more information, please visit: www.pisd.edu/textoptin.


    Dedicated COVID-19 Website

    In order to assist families in keeping up with all of the information being communicated in regard to COVID-19 and school closures, Plano ISD is regularly updating www.pisd.edu/healthupdate to include all outgoing communications, FAQs and current lists of school closure resources. 


    Mobile App

    Another available communication resource is the Plano ISD Mobile App. The app is a powerful tool to help keep families informed and connected. For more information on the app, including download instruction, visit www.pisd.edu/mobileapp

    Census

    The importance of participating in the 2020 Census may get lost in all that is happening right now. However the Census continues to be an important initiative for Plano ISD as it drives significant funding for students. Census information is being mailed to homes soon and will include instructions on how households can respond online, by phone or by mail. For more information on the Census, visit www.pisd.edu/census2020.

  • March 14, 2020 - Technology & Meal Access

    March 14, 2020

    Technology & Meal Access During the Closure

    Plano ISD is dedicated to caring for our students in and outside of the classroom. We are working diligently to offer solutions that will minimize the effect that this extended school closure may have on our families. Thank you to the community groups and volunteers who have reached out with various offers of help. As we receive information on available support and services, we will post those details on our website at www.pisd.edu/Page/22423.

    Technology Access

    In an effort to better understand and support the needs of our community, we are asking a few questions related to Plano ISD students' collective ability to access technology outside of school. We fully recognize the irony of using an online survey to gather this information. Please be assured that survey responses will be coupled with additional data collected using "offline" methods to inform our decisions and plans of action. Access and share this survey at: www.pisd.edu/techaccess.  

    Meal Assistance

    We want to make sure that all students have access to meals during the district’s closure. To get the week started, Plano ISD is providing free grab-and-go breakfast and lunch at five locations across the district beginning Monday, March 16. Adjustments to this schedule may be made as needed, so please watch for updated communications and regularly check the Plano ISD website for new information.

    Grab-and-go meals will be available for curbside pickup at the following times:

    • Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
    • Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

    This program serves students attending any Plano ISD school, grades pre-k through 12. Families can pick up meals curbside in the carpool lanes at the campuses listed below. Access to enter the buildings will not be available. 

    • Daffron Elementary School
      3900 Preston Meadow Drive, Plano, TX 75093
    • Rose Haggar Elementary
      17820 Campbell Road, Dallas, TX 75252
    • IB World School at Huffman Elementary
      5510 Channel Isle Drive, Plano, TX 75093
    • Meadows Elementary School
      2800 18th Street, Plano, TX 75074
    • Sigler Elementary School
      1400 Janwood Drive, Plano, TX 75075
    • Thomas Elementary School
      1800 Montana Trail, Plano, TX 75023

  • March 13, 2020 - FAQs for Families

    Frequently Asked Questions for Families

    March 13, 2020

    Plano ISD values our parents as partners in your children’s learning. We share your concerns and know that you have many questions regarding the decision to close schools and district offices and how this closure will affect your family. 

    The district is working now to find answers to your questions. Information will be shared with you via various communications channels to help keep you updated during this evolving situation. Please know that the health and safety of our students and staff are our top priorities. For some questions, it will take time to gather answers from sources both inside and outside the district. Feel free to ask questions to ask.pisd@pisd.edu should you have questions not covered in this message. Thank you for your patience as we work through this difficult but necessary departure from our normal school year.

    Help for Families Needing Meal Assistance

    Plano ISD is working to coordinate assistance to families needing meal assistance during the district’s closure. 

    Will schools be offering breakfast and lunch to students during the closure? 

    Plano ISD is working on a plan for providing breakfast and lunch and will be sending details before Monday, March 16. 

    What other resources can families access? 

    The North Texas Food Bank is encouraging families to fully utilize their Partner Agency network. Their online map at https://ntfb.org/our-programs/get-food-assistance/find-a-food-pantry is updated daily to reflect current available resources. Families can locate food pantries closest to them by entering their zip code. 

    Student Learning

    How will I support my student’s learning and instruction from home during the closure?

    • Plano ISD provides many digital tools to support in-class learning, and our students will have access to these resources which are aligned to their classes through the PISD Webdesk and the student digital backpack. Directions to access these resources from home can be found HERE
    • Set aside time each day during the school closure for practice, extension and enrichment utilizing provided resources. 
    • Choose something to read with your student, or provide time for self-selected reading every day. 
    • More information will be shared next week to support student learning in the event that the school closure lasts beyond next week. 

    Calendar and District Events

    How does this closure  affect school and district events?

    All school and district events are cancelled or postponed for next week, including Kindergarten Round-Up and the PTA Life Membership Banquet. As we continue to monitor and evaluate this situation, additional cancellations and postponements may be announced. These updates will be made available on the district webs