Frisco ISD eNewsletter: July 28, 2022

Get Ready for the First Day of School!

Need to know: The first day of school is Wednesday, August 10. Download the 2022-23 school calendar or subscribe to calendar events. School hours are staggered by level.

What to bring: Many families order school supplies for elementary students in the spring, but supply lists can also be found on the campus websites. The District provides Chromebooks for middle and high school students, and teachers will share any special supply requests with secondary students the first few days of class.

Getting there: Frisco ISD provides bus transportation to students who live more than two miles from their assigned school. See if your child qualifies and find pick-up/drop-off information. Be sure to check back closer to the start of school in case a route changes!

What if my child misses the first day? If you have already completed the registration process, please contact the campus to let them know when you expect your child to start school. School districts are required to withdraw students who are not present on the first day.

Speaking of registration, be sure to submit proof of residency online and share any updated immunization records with the campus nurse.

Next steps: Mark your calendar for Meet the Teacher Night! Find dates listed below and specific times coming from your child’s campus.

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Campuses Conduct Back-to-School Safety Audits

What’s new: As the new school year approaches, Frisco ISD staff are closely examining exterior school doors to ensure they close and lock properly. Campus staff will conduct regular checks at least once a week during the school year.

Dig deeper: The door checks are part of a series of requirements mandated by the state in the wake of the Uvalde tragedy. Before the start of the school year, districts are also required to:

  • Conduct partial school safety audits
  • Review emergency plans
  • Review access control procedures
  • Train all staff, including substitutes, on safety procedures
  • Ensure all threat assessment team members are trained
  • Schedule all mandatory drills for the school year

 

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School Cafeterias Return to Paid Meals

First things first: School breakfast and lunch were free for all students nationwide the last two school years, but that will no longer be the case.

The reason: Congress did not extend government funding and flexibility that allowed schools to serve free meals regardless of family income.

The takeaway: School breakfast will be $2 in the new school year. Lunch will be $2.75 for elementary students and $3.75 for middle and high school students. Families with low household income are encouraged to apply for meal benefits.

What now: Visit www.schoolcafe.com/FriscoISD or download the app to:

  • Create a cafe account
  • View menus
  • Make payments
  • Apply for free & reduced meals
  • Set purchase restrictions

 

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New Process in Place for Library Books

Frisco ISD has taken numerous steps to address concerns related to library books.

What’s new: New administrative guidelines are in place for the identification, selection, acquisition, and evaluation of library resources. The guidelines increase the number of required reviews for a book to be purchased and remove an unreliable reviewer from the list of approved reviewers.

Between the lines: The guidelines are based on a new policy adopted by the School Board that defines and explicitly prohibits obscene content. New staff have also been hired to support future purchases and help review existing collections.

Flashback: Watch the discussion from the June School Board meeting.

The takeaway: Frisco ISD is unequivocally committed to ensuring our libraries do not contain sexually inappropriate materials.

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