Frisco ISD eNewsletter: November 19, 2020

Nov 19, 2020

Stay Vigilant to Stop the Spread

In these times, it’s more important than ever for students, parents and staff to work together to protect the opportunities and experiences available to students in Frisco ISD. Do your part by wearing a mask, maintaining six feet of social distance and washing your hands regularly. Remember to screen your student for signs and symptoms of illness daily prior to school and especially as we return Nov. 30 from Thanksgiving Break. Data shows there is not significant spread of COVID-19 occurring on Frisco ISD campuses, but gatherings outside of school have impacted the number of infections involving FISD students and staff. Please help by taking preventative measures to keep your family healthy and stop the spread in our community. When we take these steps, we are #StrongerTogether.

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Check Out the New Issue of FOCUS Magazine

This year has presented its share of challenges, but there is a great deal to be thankful for. In this month’s issue of the District’s FOCUS magazine, we take a look at how the two learning environments are serving students and families, as well explore the changes made to maintain a staple of high school culture – the Friday night football experience. The pandemic has reminded all of us not to take certain activities for granted, and we are grateful to be able to preserve these vital experiences for our students. Look for these stories and more in our November issue:

  • A word from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mike Waldrip
  • How the District’s RAIL program is helping nontraditional students
  • How two educators took one student’s learning to the next octave
  • An update on bond projects
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Frisco High Officially Authorized as IB World School

Frisco ISD has received final authorization to begin offering International Baccalaureate (IB) courses at Frisco High School next school year. The IB Diploma Programme is a pathway of rigorous courses designed to prepare students to positively influence their community and world, while also providing college credit. The programme is open to all students across FISD through an admissions process during their eighth grade year. Participants attend Frisco High all four years of high school with IB courses starting their junior year.

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FISD Partners with North Texas for Dual Credit Program

The University of North Texas and Frisco ISD have teamed up to offer students a head start on a college degree. FISD students can take a set pathway of dual credit courses at a discounted tuition rate starting their junior year. The four-semester program is project-based, allowing high school students to apply what they’re learning to solve real-world problems. Two informational webinars are coming up on Dec. 1 and 2, and current sophomores can apply to participate in the program now through Jan. 29.

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Stakeholders Needed to Serve on Advisory Committees

Please consider volunteering your time to help Frisco ISD build and refine its practices and policies. Several committees rely on parents and community members to provide stakeholder input. That includes the District’s Long-Range Planning Committee (LRPC), which will add new members in December. Apply by Nov. 30 to be considered.

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PARENTS, MAKE SURE TO “OPT IN” FOR TEXT MESSAGES

Frisco ISD parents and guardians are encouraged to subscribe to text message alerts from the campus and District. FISD utilizes the School Messenger text messaging service on a limited basis for a variety of timely communications including school closures/delays. Not sure if you are signed up? Opt in by texting “Y” or “Yes” to 67587. Please note this system is maintained separately from Remind, which many teachers and coaches use to text message students and parents.

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