Frisco ISD eNewsletter: November 5, 2020

Nov 05, 2020

Students Gain Confidence Through AVID

Frisco ISD is home to AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), a college and career readiness program that supports students as they explore advanced course offerings. Through AVID, students are able to find their voice and gain the confidence they need to find success in various subject areas. The program is currently offered to seventh and eighth graders at Hunt and Staley middle schools and ninth graders at Frisco and Memorial high schools. Virtual volunteer opportunities are available for guest speakers.


Learning Environment Change Window is Nov. 9-13

Parents and guardians who want to change their child’s learning environment can update their selection Nov. 9-13. Families will continue to have two choices for learning in Frisco ISD: on-campus or virtual instruction. Changes will be accepted via the Student Portal through 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 13. No action is required by parents who wish to maintain the same learning environment. New selections will go into effect for the third nine weeks of school, which begins Jan. 5.


Voters Elect a New and Returning School Board Member

One new School Board member and one incumbent were elected to the Frisco ISD Board of Trustees in the election that concluded Tuesday. Dynette A. Davis won the Place 4 seat being vacated by Anne McCausland, who did not seek re-election. Debbie Gillespie ran unopposed and was re-elected to Place 5.


Frisco ISD to Begin Rezoning Process

The Board of Trustees will get its first look at proposed attendance boundary modifications for the 2021-22 school year during its next regular meeting on Nov. 9. Among them is a draft zone for the District’s 11th high school, Emerson, which will open in McKinney next year with grades 9-10. Additional changes will be proposed at the elementary and high school levels to effectively utilize space, balance enrollment in existing schools and promote student opportunity.


Stakeholders Needed to Serve on Advisory Committees

FISD is looking for individuals who would like to serve on existing, new or upcoming committees developed by the District. Stakeholder input is important as we continue to build and refine the practices and policies of the District and education of our students. An application form is available on our District website year-round since committees may add new members on varying timelines. Parents and community members who would like to be considered for the District’s Long-Range Planning Committee (LRPC) are encouraged to apply before Nov. 30. New appointments will be made to the LRPC in December to support implementation of the District’s Community-Based Accountability System.


Free Saliva Testing Site Moves to Toyota Stadium

The free drive-through COVID-19 saliva testing site in Frisco has moved to Toyota Stadium’s Red Corolla lot, located at 9200 World Cup Way. Operating hours remain 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday – Saturday. Testing is open to all North Texans, regardless of county or city residency, and no insurance is required. However, you must schedule an appointment online at The self-administered test takes about ten minutes and you should receive results within 48-96 hours.

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