Frisco ISD eNewsletter: September 10, 2020

Sep 10, 2020

Opportunity to Change Learning Environments Coming Soon

Parents looking to switch their student(s) from virtual to on-campus instruction or vice versa can request a change starting Monday, Sept. 14 at 8 a.m. No action is required to maintain the same learning environment. The deadline to submit a change is Friday, Sept. 18 at 11:59 p.m. Because staffing allocations are made based on the numbers of students in each environment, changes are likely to impact teacher assignments and course availability within each environment. Changes will go into effect starting with the second nine weeks on October 19.


FISD Teachers Again Offer Free Student Tutorials

Free online tutoring is available again this fall for all FISD students in grades K-12. Middle and high school students can connect with teachers during scheduled hours each weekday evening and over the weekend. Watch the video highlighting the opportunity for middle and high school students. 

Tutorials are also available for elementary students on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting Sept. 15. A parent or guardian must be present online with an elementary student.


Flu Shots Available This Fall at FISD Schools

Frisco ISD is hosting flu immunization and vaccination clinics now through October 27. Each campus has a scheduled date and time, but FISD students, staff and family members may attend any clinic across the District. Students must be accompanied by a parent, and all participants must register online due to COVID-19. Face coverings are required. Several forms of insurance are accepted as well as cash or check. Please bring a photocopy of your insurance card and primary insured’s driver’s license.


AP Courses Provide Pathway to College Credit

Frisco ISD’s Advanced Placement (AP) program is now one of the largest in Texas, with 8,475 students taking 17,843 AP exams in the 2019-20 school year. Seventy-five percent of exams earned a 3, 4 or 5, making the student eligible to earn college credit. That’s despite eLearning this spring and modifications to the exams so that they could be taken at home.

“Despite moving to virtual instruction in the spring, Frisco ISD’s AP teachers continued to teach students at a high level so that students were prepared for the revised exam format, which did not include any multiple choice questions and relied heavily on essays,” said Dr. Angela Romney, managing director of academic programs. “Students rose to the occasion and successfully exhibited the skills they had been working on all school year.”


Keep Your District-Owned Device Running Smoothly

Is your student using an FISD Chromebook to participate in online learning? Leave your Chromebook connected to power and the internet with the lid open overnight so that it can automatically check for and download needed updates. Having the most updated operating system will help ensure that various applications and extensions work the way they are intended. See how to check for updates or find other needed support on our District website.

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