Change of Environment--Deadline Oct 2nd
Change of Environment for 2nd Nine Weeks
For the 2020-2021 school year, Plano ISD is offering two options of instructional learning environments for our students:
Face2Face Learning (Traditional Classroom Experience on Campus)
PISD School@Home Learning (Virtual Learning Experience Not on Campus)
Parents will have the opportunity to make a change to their child’s learning environment for the 2nd Nine Weeks grading period.
The window to make a change is September 28 through October 2. The deadline for completing this learning environment selection is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, October 2, 2020. All changes will be effective on the first day of the 2nd Nine Weeks grading period which is Tuesday, October 13, 2020.
Parents Who Do NOT Want to Make a Change of Environment
NO ACTION REQUIRED - If you are not requesting to change the current Learning Environment for your student during the 2nd Nine Weeks, then you do not need to log onto the Parent Portal to make this change. Your student(s) will be scheduled with the same learning option they had for the 1st Nine Weeks.
Parents Who WANT to Make a Change of Environment
ACTION REQUIRED - If you are requesting to change the current Learning Environment for your student during the 2nd Nine Weeks, you must log into Parent Portal to select this change for the Second Nine Weeks.
Instructions for Parent Portal
Primary guardians/parents will use their Plano ISD Parent Portal login to access the Change of Learning Environment selection. A primary guardian/parent must complete this from for each student that you are requesting to change the learning environment. Videos demonstrating the Change of Learning Environment process are available in English and Spanish.
Important Scheduling Information
Please note that changes in learning environment selections may result in the following implications for teacher assignments and student schedules:
Some staff may need to shift to align with new learning environment choices. Therefore, even students who do not change learning environments could experience a change to their teacher(s), course availability or class schedule as teachers are assigned based on the numbers of students and course requests in each environment. Every effort will be made to minimize teacher changes for those who did not make a learning environment change, however, we cannot guarantee that in every case.
Reflections Art Program
Hightower PTA is proud to announce that the 2020-2021 National PTA Reflections theme is
"I Matter Because"
Reflections is a national PTA-sponsored art program that provides an opportunity for your child to apply the year's theme to a work of art in six different categories. Students will be recognized for their work at Hightower and potentially be recognized at the district and even state levels.
Reflections deadline is early November (TBD)!
>> Click here for the rules.<<
>> Click here for the entry form. <<
National Custodian's Day! Friday, Oct 2nd
National Custodian's Day is Friday, October 2nd!
Hightower PTA sends a huge thank you to Mr. Temo for all that you do to keep our school clean and our students safe.
We appreciate you!
Carpool Safety Reminders
Click here to view the full list of carpool reminders and city/state laws.
Good reminders for drivers:
- Slow down in all school zones! Our school zones operate before school from 7:00-8:00 am and after school from 2:30-3:15 pm. The speed limit in all active school zones is always 20 MPH.
- Do not use your cell phone in any Carpool Line or while driving. It's illegal!
- Watch out for the crosswalks. Always stop when the crossing guard is in the street holding up the Stop sign. Do not enter the street until the crossing guard has returned to the sidewalk.
- Allow extra time to arrive early! The building opens to students at 7:30 am.
Have patience and be kind to our fellow Hightower families!
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