Frisco ISD eNewsletter: October 22, 2020

Oct 22, 2020

Free Meals Extended Through End of School Year

A recent extension by the federal government means breakfast and lunch will continue to be offered at no cost to all Frisco ISD students for the duration of the 2020-21 school year. The free meals are available both on campus and “to go” for Virtual Academy students and any children and teens in the community age 18 and under regardless of household income. One free breakfast and one free lunch are available per child per school day, so to-go meals may not be picked up by parents of face-to-face learners who receive free meals at school. To take advantage of this benefit, on-campus students must select a complete meal with a fruit or vegetable. Incomplete meals, snacks and a la carte items will continue to be charged based on normal cafeteria prices. To pick up “to go” meals, advance registration is required. Sign up now for the second nine weeks, which runs through Dec. 18.

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Join Frisco ISD Teachers for 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 in both English and Spanish on Tuesdays and Thursdays. A parent or guardian must be present online with an elementary student.

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FISD is Home to “America’s Top Young Scientist”

Independence High School freshman Anika Chebrolu was recently named “America’s Top Young Scientist” after taking first place in a national STEM competition sponsored by 3M and Discovery Education. As part of her research in the contest, Chebrolu discovered a molecule that could provide a potential therapy to COVID-19. The molecule can selectively bind to a protein in SARS-CoV-2, potentially preventing the virus from entering a cell. Chebrolu won a $25,000 cash prize for her efforts and hopes to one day become a medical researcher and professor.

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School Board Adopts 2021 Legislative Priorities

The Frisco ISD Board of Trustees has approved a list of priorities for the 87th Session of the Texas Legislature, which begins in January. The priorities were developed by a committee of FISD staff, students and community members who were tasked with exploring issues that could be considered by state lawmakers in the next legislative session, as well as areas where action by the state could help Frisco ISD better serve students and the community. Committee members made recommendations in each of the following areas: Online Learning, Special Education, Assessment & Accountability, Whole Child and District Governance & Funding.

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FEF Fundraiser Supports Classroom Grants and Student Scholarships

It’s not too late to sign up for this year’s Virtual Gary Burns 5K & Fun Run, the largest annual fundraiser for the Frisco Education Foundation. The non-profit provides grants to teachers to support innovative ideas in the classroom, as well as college scholarships to graduating FISD seniors. Funds raised through this year’s event will have a direct impact on grants and scholarships distributed this school year. Grab your Halloween costume and join FEF for some family fun, or consider a direct donation at friscoeducationfoundation.org.

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