Frisco ISD eNewsletter: March 4, 2021

Mar 04, 2021

Waiver Approval Means No Make-Up Days Needed

Frisco ISD won’t have to make up instructional days cancelled as a result of February’s winter weather. The Texas Education Agency has approved the District’s request for the week of Feb. 16-19. That means April 5 and April 23 are preserved as bad weather make-up days, and there will be no school for students and staff on those days unless further cancellations are required. Spring Break, which runs next week, is similarly unaffected by the recent closure. The last day of school will remain May 21.


Wakeland Brings Home State Title in Boys Swimming and Diving

After finishing as the Class 5A state runner-up the last two years, the Wakeland High School boys swimming and diving team won the 5A state championship this past weekend in San Antonio. The win gives Wakeland its second and FISD its seventh state swimming and diving team title since 2005. Depth was the key this year for Wakeland, which finished on the medal stand in each of the three relays – the 200-yard medley, the 200 freestyle and the 400 freestyle – and also featured an individual champion: Conor McKenna in the 100 butterfly. FISD had two other individual state champions: Memorial High School’s Andrew Guziec in the 500 boys free and Independence High School’s Sienna Schellenger in the girls 100 free.


FISD Plans Asynchronous Days for Secondary Students During STAAR

As with prior school years, this spring the Texas Education Agency (TEA) is requiring school districts to administer the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR), as well as STAAR End-of-Course assessments (EOCs). TEA did not provide a provision to accommodate at-home STAAR testing, therefore Virtual Academy students will test face-to-face at their campus. In order to maximize school capacity and increase opportunities for social distancing during the STAAR administration, FISD is planning asynchronous virtual learning on certain days for secondary students on days when they are not testing.


Admissions Process for Bright Academy Open Through March 16

Elementary parents are invited to apply through March 16 to Bright Academy, Frisco ISD’s only elementary School of Choice. Interested families are encouraged to take a virtual tour of the campus or view an informational slideshow to learn about Bright’s exclusive instructional programming. ‚ÄčThe campus, which is open to elementary students from across FISD through an admissions process, features a unique style of teaching and learning to increase students’ understanding of global perspectives, languages and cultures. The Academy is also home to Spanish language enrichment and Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Launch, a pre-career and technical education program focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

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