Frisco ISD eNewsletter: March 25, 2021

Mar 25, 2021

Secondary Summer School Offers Opportunities for Advancement

Frisco ISD will host the first of three informational sessions on Secondary Summer School on April 6. Registration will open in mid-April for the program, which will be held online June 1-24. Students entering grades 9-12 in the fall may take courses for credit recovery or to accelerate their credit requirements for graduation. Courses are only available at the middle school level for credit recovery, and participation at the elementary level is by invitation only. Starting with the FISD Class of 2024, all Secondary Summer School courses, including those for original credit, will be factored into a student's GPA.

LEARN MORE ABOUT SECONDARY SUMMER SCHOOL

Complete the Online Learning Interest Survey by April 2

Frisco ISD wants to hear from you about interest in future online learning opportunities. Parents of students in all grade levels are encouraged to complete a short survey via The Gateway parent portal by Friday, April 2. The District is considering both full- and part-time online options, and the survey seeks input from parents on their interest level, preferred structure and primary reason for interest in online learning. Should the Legislature implement changes this spring, it’s possible new programming could be introduced as soon as the 2021-22 school year.

LEARN HOW TO TAKE THE SURVEY

Students Earn National Art and Writing Recognition

Five Frisco ISD high school students have joined a prestigious list of national winners that includes the likes of Andy Warhol, Stephen King and Robert Redford. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running recognition program for creative teens. Congratulations to Syeda Laiba Ali (Heritage), Katarina Horchler (Centennial), Madhalasa Iyer (Liberty), Campbell Williams (Independence) and Aishwarya Kothalanka (Independence). As National Medalists, the students' writing and artwork will be featured in exhibitions in New York, Washington, D.C. and throughout the country in a traveling exhibit

READ MORE ABOUT THE RECOGNITION

Frisco ISD Student Book Drive Needs Your Support

Help FISD meet its goal to distribute new books to more than 8,500 elementary, middle and high school students across all 72 campuses. The “Every Student, One Book at a Time” campaign aims to give economically disadvantaged students a minimum of one book prior to the last day of school that they can engage with over summer break. Books may be purchased for as little as $2-3 each at scholastic.com/friscoisd. The campaign ends April 23, and as of March 18, 2,168 books have been donated.

FIND BOOKS TO DONATE
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