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Frisco ISD eNewsletter: July 25, 2019

Jul 25, 2019

Summer Projects Enhance Student Opportunity

Construction and technology crews are hard at work on projects designed to enhance the learning environment and opportunities for students.

Of the 2018 bond projects, Frisco ISD was able to move most quickly with planning, design and installation of artificial turf on baseball and softball fields at three high schools, as well as the creation of new parking and paved practice areas for marching band at nine high schools.

More than a dozen campuses will also begin the new school year with a higher ratio of new computers and mobile devices, increasing students’ access to technology. The new standard will be rolled out District-wide over the next few years as aging technology is replaced.

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New Systems Provide Free Online Payment Option

Frisco ISD parents will have the option to make free online payments via electronic check for meals and other campus and classroom fees in the coming school year. The District is moving to two separate systems – SchoolCafé for meals and OnlineSchoolFees for other fees such as those for specific programs, courses, activities and more.

In addition to meal payments, SchoolCafé will also host breakfast and lunch menus, nutrition information and the application for free and reduced meals. Parents will also be able to manage balances, as well as their student’s purchase restrictions and preferences online or via the SchoolCafé mobile app.

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Secondary Grades Coming Every Nine Weeks This Year

Middle and high school students will have more time in the coming year to show what they know. The District will move to nine-week reporting periods at the secondary level as opposed to the previous six-week periods. The shift gives teachers more time to assess a student’s grasp of concepts, including greater ability to reteach or reassess as necessary.

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Frisco Education Foundation Turns Dreams Into Reality for 20 Years

Frisco ISD is grateful for the ongoing support of the Frisco Education Foundation (FEF), which has existed for two decades solely to benefit Frisco ISD students and staff. Each year, the FEF provides financial resources to maximize student potential in the District through educational programs, student scholarships and grants for innovative educators. The non-profit relies on the generosity of the community. Thank you to all who have donated and made a difference for our students.

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