Back to School – Covid Reopening Plan
It’s getting close to Re-opening time. We know parents are worried and have more questions than answers – while the situation is fluid, the new TEA guidelines just released should provide Frisco, Lewisville, Allen, McKinney, Richardson, Garland, Wylie and Plano ISD leaders more information to help Parents and Staff navigate the 2020/2021 School Year.
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The TEA guidelines (released July 7) have been taken into consideration for when the School year starts mid August.
Plano Independent School District
Updated: August 6, 2020
All Public Schools will begin instruction with the Remote Learning environment, called School@Home until Labor Day.
Any students who have been elected to go back to their School Campus will return September 9.
Parents can choose either a face-to-face or remote learning environment (called School@Home). There will be two different learning environments taught by different teachers with an easy transition should face-to-face students need a quick transition home – to avoid any gaps in Learning.
The two options (which can be decided and changed by Parents) provide time for planning ahead for a September 9, return back to School and will initially be taken for a 9-week grading period.
- Face-to-face: Students and teachers will attend class in-person, five days a week, with additional safety measures in alignment with state and federal guidelines and recommendations. This will differ for Middle, High and Senior High School Students who are moving to a Hybrid cohort model.
- PISD School@Home Program: Parents will have the choice to select this program which is virtual (remote) learning consisting of both synchronous (live) and asynchronous instruction.
After School Care (PASAR in Plano) will be offered on Campuses.
All courses will be offered in both settings, at the higher grades Choir, Band, Orchestra, Athletics, Sports and other extra-curricular courses will be offered on Campus and available to At Home students too.
If possible, for Face-to-Face, a number of safety measures are being taken for students and bus drivers riding to School and we recommend Car Pool or Walking to minimize exposure.
At School, there will also be increased safety and screening precautions happening as a result of the TEA Guidelines being issued.
Download our Distance Learning Printable Pack to help you!
- PISD 2021 Planning
- Parents Guide to the First 4 weeks of School at PISD
- Hybrid Schooling for High School students at PISD
- Return Plan
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Parents are encouraged to email PISD with their questions
For everything you need to know about Plano ISD, we have some great information for you
Our Local ISD Quick Links
We are expecting that many ISD’s are following the same processes and plans as neighboring ISD’s.
The School Calendar dates remain the same at this time.
Learning Options for Parents
In addition to our Public School Systems, other options include Charter and Private Schools in the area or we have guidance on how to Homeschool the right way which may also an option for some parents.