Frisco ISD eNewsletter: December 17, 2020

Dec 17, 2020

Teachers Work to Build Connections in the Classroom



District Expands Secondary Course Offerings

Students will have more options than ever as Frisco ISD continues to expand course offerings across the District for the 2021-22 school year. Among the new offerings are high school electives on esports and African American Studies. The Advanced Placement Seminar class is also offering a section with content focused on Multicultural Studies. In addition, there are more classes to choose from in the health science and the broadcast pathways, and middle schools are expanding their technology offerings and supporting students with Engineering, Computer Science and Digital Communication classes.


School Board Finalizes 2021-22 Attendance Zones

The Frisco ISD Board of Trustees approved attendance boundary modifications this week that will go into effect for the start of the 2021-22 school year. As FISD continues to grow, and that growth is concentrated at the secondary level, zoning changes were needed on the east side of the District to accommodate the new Emerson High School and maintain high school enrollments below the University Interscholastic League (UIL) cutoff for 5A schools. Changes were also made at the elementary level to address growth and leverage existing classroom space in schools where enrollment has stabilized or may be declining.


Sign Up Now for Free To-Go Meals in the Third Nine Weeks

The sign-up form is now available to pick up meals at no cost for the third nine weeks of school.

Enrolled Frisco ISD students participating in Virtual Academy and non-Frisco ISD children 18 years old and younger are eligible to participate. The first pickup of the third nine weeks is Jan. 7. There will be no meal pickup Dec. 24 and Dec. 31 while schools are closed for Winter Break. Remember that families who have been picking up meals must sign up again to continue receiving meals in the third nine weeks. On-campus students can receive free meals in the school cafeteria; no sign-up is required.


Help FISD Keep Students and Staff Healthy and Safe

As we prepare for an extended school break and look forward to the start of the second semester, please be wise with social activity and remember to screen your student for signs and symptoms of illness. A higher number of FISD students and staff reported positive tests for COVID-19 following the Halloween and Thanksgiving holidays, when gatherings outside of school brought people together without face coverings. District data shows that FISD schools have been successful in mitigating the spread – only 1.1% of students and staff who have been in close contact with a positive individual on campus and had no known external exposure later tested positive themselves. Help FISD keep everyone healthy by keeping your student home whenever an undiagnosed symptom or illness is noticed. We look forward to welcoming students back to class Jan. 5 after a safe and enjoyable break.


Check Out the 2020 Popular Annual Finance Report

Frisco ISD is committed to providing the community with transparent financial information in a format that is both easily accessible and understandable. The 2020 Popular Annual Finance Report (PAFR) offers a clear and concise view of the District’s finances as part of an ongoing effort to help residents understand how their tax dollars are spent. It features data points from the most recent fiscal year ending June 30, 2020. Did you know that payroll accounts for more than 83 percent of spending from the District’s general fund? Find this and other quick facts and figures in the newly released report!

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