PWSH Announcements

  • PWSH Prom UPDATE

    We are looking forward to providing an opportunity for our seniors to come together and celebrate their high school years before graduation.

    Plano West Senior Prom will be held on June 3rd at Kimbrough Stadium.

    Seniors are allowed to purchase two tickets with their student ID.

    All seniors must adhere to the DRUG AND ALCOHOL FREE & COVID Safety Protocols PLEDGE.

    No guests are allowed over the age of 20.

    Ticket prices will increase by $5 if purchased on the day of the event.

    Ticket Link:

    https://planoisd.hometownticketing.com/embed/all?depts=1

    PWSH Prom 2021 Flyer

    Location:

    Tom Kimbrough Stadium

    Date & Time: Thursday, June 3 from 8-11 p.m.

    Dress Code:  Same as any typical prom

     Health and safety protocols:

    • All students self-screen upon entry.
    • Students will wear masks at all times.
    • Students will be provided with water stations.
    • Three feet spacing will be encouraged throughout the entire dance.
    • Students will sign an acknowledgment form to purchase tickets stating they will follow these safety protocols.

     

    In the event of inclement weather:

    The dance will be moved to the indoor student activity building on the student’s campus. (All four doors will be kept open for ventilation purposes in the student activity building.)

     

     

     

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  • US History EOC Exam 2021

    To Parents/Guardians of Plano West Senior High School Students:

    In order to plan appropriately, we are asking parents to complete the following survey  to indicate whether or not they plan on sending their child to school to take the U.S. History EOC exam. All testing will be done on campus, in person.

     Please respond by April 23, 2021 indicating your child’s participation in this exam. 

    Please CLICK HERE FOR SURVEY

     The Texas Education Agency requires districts to administer the STAAR (State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness) program to students in grade 3 through high school. The STAAR program includes End-of-Course exams (EOCs) for specific high school courses. In order to participate in these assessments, students are required to do so in person. Each assessment is given during a specific window of time. The Texas Education Agency has given guidance to districts for administering the assessments this spring. For more information from the State, see TEA Spring 2021 Assessment Guidance. The table below indicates when the US History End of Course Exam will be given in May at Plano West.

     

    Who will take the US History Exam and When

    Date

    Cohort

    Learning Environment

    Students with the Last Name

    May 18

    Cohort A 11th grade

    Last Names

    A-Fi

    Face to Face and School@Home

    Students Last Names A-Fi

    May 19

    Cohort B 11th grade

    Last Names

    M-Sh*

    Face to Face and School@Home

    Students Last Names M-Sh *(minus all APUSH digital testers from that alpha range)

    May 20

    Cohort A 11th grade

    Last Names

    FL-L

    Face to Face and School@Home

    Students Last Names FL-L

    May 21

    Cohort B 11th grade

    Last Names

    Si-Z*

    Face to Face and School@Home

    Students Last Name Si-Z *(plus APUSH digital testers last names M-SH)

    May 24-27

    Make up days

    Face to Face and School@Home

    Students who missed the exam on their scheduled date will be contacted by their counselor

     

    Please know that not participating in End-of-Course exams (EOCs) for high school courses does have implications for students since, under current law, students are required to perform successfully on EOCs to meet graduation requirements. Although many students may have future opportunities to take EOCs prior to graduation, we believe that it is critical for students to participate in EOCs at the conclusion of the course.

    As a district, we are committed to complying with federal and state laws relating to state assessments. We are also committed to providing the safest environment possible for students and staff on our campuses.

     

    We anticipate that students will be released around 1:00 pm and will follow the instructions below based on which category they fall in:

     

     

    School@home student

    Face to face student

    After the exam

    Allowed to leave once released from exam and will complete assignments for 5th, 6th, & 7th periods virtually

    Will attend periods 5, 6, & 7 Face to Face

    Lunch

    Can request a Grab and Go lunch

    Will attend B lunch

    Transportation

    Students that drive will be released to go home.

     

    Busses will leave at 1:30 pm for students needing bus transportation

    Will be dismissed at 4:15 and can either take the bus or their regular mode of transportation

     

    Sincerely,

     Todd Williams

    Associate Principal, C&I

     

     

     

     

     

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  • College Board Opportunity Scholarships

    Juniors can qualify for $500 College Board Opportunity Scholarships by completing any of the college planning steps below. When a student completes all 6, they will be entered into a drawing for a $40,000 scholarship!!!

    Step 1. Build Your College List: $500 (Going on now - June 2021)
    Get started by exploring colleges you're interested in on BigFuture.

    Step 2. Practice for the SAT: $500 (Going on now - June 2021)
    Use Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy® to get ready for test day.

    Step 3. Explore Scholarships: $500 (Scholarships Awarded starting July 2021)
    Find scholarships and other aid to help you pay for college.

    Step 4. Strengthen Your College List: $500 (Scholarships Awarded starting July 2021)
    Make sure your college list has a mix of safety, match, and reach schools.

    Step 5. Complete the FAFSA: $500 (Scholarships Awarded starting October 2021)
    Fill out the free government form to apply for financial aid.

    Step 6. Apply to Colleges: $500 (Scholarships Awarded starting October 2021)
    Apply to the schools you want to attend.

    Complete Your Journey: $40,000
    Complete all six scholarship steps to be eligible for a $40,000 scholarship.

    Sign up for the College Board Opportunity Scholarships

    For more information, visit the PISD College and Career Readiness page. 

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  • Graduation Plan Update for Class of 2021 Families

    Graduation 2021

    Plano ISD is pleased to announce that the graduation schedule for our Class of 2021 is now final. This year’s graduations for all four high schools will be in-person. 

    • Location: All graduations will be held at: Plano ISD's Clark Stadium, 6600 Stadium Drive, Plano, TX 75023
    • Date and Time for Plano West Senior High School:  Friday, June 4, 8:00 p.m.; gates open at 6:30 p.m.
    • Rain Dates (if needed): June 6-7, 2021
    • Attire: Plano West blue cap(plain, no decorations) and gown with blue, black and white tassel are required for participation in the graduation ceremony. Only Plano West Senior High approved graduation regalia will be allowed.
    • Tickets: Six tickets per graduate.
    • Live Streaming: All graduations will be live streamed. Details and links will be available soon.
    • Stadium Bag Policy: For security and safety purposes, all attendees will be required to follow Plano ISD’s Stadium Rules and Bag Policy.
    • COVID-19 Protocols: 

    COVID-19 health and safety protocols will be in place for all ceremonies, including social distancing and wearing masks.  

    • Participants should self-screen for the following symptoms and cannot attend graduation ceremonies if any of these symptoms exist:  
      • Cough
      • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
      • Chills
      • Repeated shaking with chills
      •  Muscle pain
      • Headache
      • Sore throat
      • Loss of taste or smell
      • Diarrhea
      • Feeling feverish or a measured temperature at or above 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit
      • Known close contact within the last 10 days with a person who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19
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  • SAT Information

    www.collegeboard.org
    Go to the College Board link for information on test dates and registration deadlines. Free online practice tests and personalized learning tools are available for students on the College Board website. 

    The College Board is encouraging students to prepare for SAT testing opportunities through the online platform at Khan Academy

     

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  • ACT Information

    www.act.org
    Go to the ACT.org link above for information on test dates and registration deadlines. A free practice test is available on the website as well as free online test prep through the ACT Academy

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  • AP Test Information

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  • Information for Ordering 2020-2021 Student Photos 

    You can still order photos of your student for the 2020-21 school year by contacting 

    customercare@legacystudios.com to obtain the online code needed to view and order pictures!

    customercare@legacystudios.com

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  • Free Meals for All Plano ISD Students

    Due to a USDA waiver, all Plano ISD students (face-to-face & School@Home) will receive free breakfast & lunch meals while USDA funds are available. For curbside pickup locations, schedules & docs you should bring if student is not present, visit http://pisd.edu/grabandgo.

    Free Meals Announcement

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  • Free and Reduced Meal Applications

    Free and reduced meal applications are now available at www.schoolcafe.com/pisd. If you have never filled out a meal application, just click on “Create a New Account.” Student eligibility status from the 2019-2020 school year will roll over only for the first 30 operating days of school or until a new application has been processed. It is important that households complete an application for the 2020-2021 school year as soon as possible. Households should allow 10 business days for application processing.

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  • Hybrid Cohort Split for Students Returning to Campus and for Students@Home 

    Beginning September 9, students who have selected to attend face-to-face return to campuses, and students who have selected PISD School@Home environment at all high schools and senior high schools will implement the hybrid schedule. Students will be divided into two cohorts based on the student’s last name. Information and further explanation of the cohort divisions and schedules for each week are included in the following linked document: Hybrid Cohort Split Communication 

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  • Important Details About PWSH Hybrid Schedule Beginning Sept. 9, 2020

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  • Student Daily Screening for Return to Campus 2020-21

     Families are requested to begin proactively screening their students for symptoms of COVID-19 and report any symptoms, exposures and quarantines using the COVID-19 Student Reporting Form. A campus nurse will follow up with information on return to campus instruction and timelines. 

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  • Curbside Checkout from the PWSH Library

    • Curbside Checkout of library books is now available for Plano West students and staff from the PWSH Library.
    • Click HERE for instructions for checkout.
    • Go to tinyurl.com/pwshlibrarysite for more information about the library.

     

    Curbside Checkout Days and Times:

    Tuesdays 1-3 pm

    Fridays 9-11 am

     

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  • Please click on the link below for Special Education updates.

    Updates in Special Education

    Actualizaciones en Educación Especial

     

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