Plano West News
Graduation Appointment Sign up Information
May 20, 2020
Dear Plano West Class of 2020,
We can’t wait to see you again on June 4th or June 5th and are excited to share this experience with our graduates and families. Please use the form linked below to reserve your graduation time slot and contact us if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign Up Form: AUDITORIUM STAGE SIGN UP
Important graduation information is provided below and can also be found on the district's website at www.pisd.edu/graduation.
Graduation Attendee Update
Plano ISD has adjusted the number of guests that can accompany each graduate from four to five. This update remains within the Texas Education Agency (TEA) guidelines related to graduation attendance.
Public Health Expectations
Plano ISD’s graduation plan prioritizes public health and safety for all involved. Participation by a student or family member in a graduation ceremony is voluntary and is not required. As graduates and families prepare to attend the in-person stage ceremony, please keep the following guidelines in mind.
- Graduates and each guest should bring a mask or cloth face covering which should be worn at all times except during the onstage filming/photography process.
- All participants should follow COVID-19 preventative practices as advised by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- Hand sanitizing stations will be available onsite. (You may also want to bring your own hand sanitizer to use upon entering and exiting the building.)
Per TEA guidelines, all guests must be screened for any of the following new or worsening signs or symptoms of possible COVID-19. Anyone with any of these symptoms cannot participate in this campus event and should stay home, or they will be required to leave.
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- Loss of taste or smell
- Feeling feverish or a measured temperature at or above 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit
- Known close contact within the last 14 days with a person who is lab confirmed to have COVID-19
Please review the parking for each graduation location.
Plano West Senior High School
UPDATED AP EXAM SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
New AP exam backup email submission guidelines. Beginning Monday, May 18 and continuing through the makeup window, there will be a backup email submission process for browser-based exams. Please click here for more information:
AP Test Information
College Board has announced that AP exams will not be administered as usual. This is the latest communication, updated as of dated 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 Link to CB
- Exams will cover material learned by student in their AP classes prior to March 1
- Exams will have Free Response Questions only; no multiple choice
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 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.
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
Dual Credit Information
Dual credit deadlines previously announced have been suspended. Students and parents should contact their campus counselor for information about registering for courses for the 20-21 school year.
Fall 2020 class registration is now open for students that have applied to Collin and completed permission forms with their counselor. Students may be exempted 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 taking a dual credit course for the first time in 2020-21, see Dual Credit update above.
For graduating seniors: We are hopeful that an online testing format for the TSIA will be available for our students through Examity, a remote proctoring service. We will know the status of this service sometime in early May. (Updated 4/22)
Attention Current Tenth Graders: The Plano ISD Industries Academy at the Collin College Technical Campus application deadline has been extended! Complete an interest form and learn more about the programs, and apply at www.pisd.edu/industriesacademy.
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 email@example.com with questions about kindergarten registration.
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.
Visit the Celebrating the Class of 2020 webpage for an overview of activites and links to the individual school pages with more comprehensive details for each campus.
See Something, Say Something
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If you don't have a smart phone, you can access the tip line from any web-enabled device at www.pisd.edu/tipline
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More information about See Something, Say Something, visit www.pisd.edu/mysafeschool.