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PISD Express ~ April 3, 2020

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    The PISD Express
    April 3, 2020 • Vol. 31 Facebook Like Twitter

    School Closure Continues...

    brighter days ahead
    As many of you know, the Governor of Texas recently extended school closures across the state through May 1st, at which time the situation will be re-assessed. As mentioned in the Two Minute Drill this week, we fully realize the additional stress this places on families. Our teachers are doing everything they can to minimize any undue stress while continuing the learning of our students. Please remember that our Covid-19 website is available to answer most of your questions, however, always feel free to reach out to us with any concerns that you might have. Stay strong - stay safe - and remember WE ARE PROSPER!

    Drew Watkin's Signature



    Covid-19 District eLearning & Informational Updates - Click Here
    Covid-19 District eLearning & Informational Updates
    News
    PISD Facilities Closed until May 1st

    seniors
    Attention Seniors!!!

    Jostens will be doing HOME DELIVERIES of your Cap and Gown starting Saturday (tomorrow) and possibly Sunday. For the moment, graduation is still scheduled for May 23, 2020, at The Star in Frisco. Be on the lookout for more information on home deliveries for those paid in full in a separate email. Please do not hesitate to reach out to the high school if you have any questions.

    Dual Language
    Pre-K, Kindergarten and New Dual Language (DL)

    Incoming Pre-K and new to the district Incoming Kindergarten students will begin registration when new student registration opens on April 6th. Please click here for information to determine if your student qualifies for Pre-K. Please click here for more info regarding Kindergarten Registration for the 2020-2021 school year.

    The Dual Language Meeting for incoming kindergarten students has been canceled. The information that was to be presented at the meeting can be found by clicking here. The application is open at this time, click here for the PISD DL Application.

    Covid-19 District eLearning & Informational Updates
    Ongoing eLearning Resources

    Frequently Asked Questions
    For answers to some frequently asked questions, in light of the facility closures and eLearning.

    FAQ

    eLearning Highlights
    We would love to hear directly from our parents about the innovative learning in which your children are participating to be considered for submissions in our weekly PISD Highlights and the Spring/Summer PISD Highlights Magazine. If you are willing to share a description, and possibly a picture or two, to be considered for our weekly PISD Highlights and/or the PISD Highlights Magazine, please complete the form below.
    eLearning Highlights Form

    Retrieving Student Google/Email Account Information & How to Rock eLearning
    Click the button below to learn how to retrieve student google/email account information and how to rock eLearning.

    eLearning Information

    Library Resources and Reference Desk Hours
    The library services department has a website of curated resources to assist families at home with students' literacy, research, and information needs.

    Literacy and Reading Resources

    Librarian Virtual Reference Desk


    Technical Support & Chromebooks
    If you don't have a Chromebook device or internet at home and need one for your child's eLearning needs and haven't already picked one up, please contact HomeHelp@prosper-isd.net to arrange a time at Central Administration between 9 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 3 pm, Monday through Friday during regular school business days. Equipment pickups are by appointment only.

    If you need technical support please email us at HomeHelp@prosper-isd.net or call 469-219-2444 for help. We are monitoring the phone between the hours of 8 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday during regular school business days. Please leave a detailed voice message and a contact number where we can contact you. Outside of those hours please feel free to send an email to HomeHelp@prosper-isd.net and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

    If the equipment that you borrowed from the district is no longer working or is having issues, please contact HomeHelp@prosper-isd.net, Monday through Friday during regular school business days to arrange support. Please, no walk in traffic. We want to keep everybody safe while servicing your technology needs.

    Lunchbag
    Food Distribution

    Prosper ISD food services will offer grab and go lunch pickup at Baker, Furr, Rucker, and Windsong Elementary campuses Monday - Friday from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm for the duration of the district facilities closure. Parents may drive through the front car loop to pick up meals from a staff member for their children. Please remain in your car if coming to pick up meals to help us continue the practice of social distancing. Meals will be provided in the same location for anyone walking up. In addition, many of our local community organizations have stepped up to provide food to those in need.

    Community Resources

    Theatre Auditions
    Theatre Production Auditions
    For Incoming 9th Graders
    Video auditions for both actors and technicians are due on May 1st.

    Join the Google Classroom for more information
    (Class Code: PWHTNBW)

    For Questions Contact:
    RHHS - Sariea Haney
    PHS - Vicki Kirkley
    Only in Prosper
    Dual Language
    Only in Prosper...

    Since school closure, Prosper ISD has enrolled nearly 80 new students - not even a pandemic can slow the growth of PISD - wow!
    Health & Safety
    Dual Language
    Apart We Stand Together

    At the direction of the State, we will be sending information through social media over the next 10 days. These informative messages will help the Prosper ISD community to work together to fight COVID-19. Head to http://tea.texas.gov/staywell for vitally important public health guidance to stop the spread. If we stand apart as a community now, we will be together again soon.

    Apart We Stand Together

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    Social distancing tips for families

    Coronavirus is affecting the day-to-day lives of families around the world. Social distancing is one precaution that has left many parents wondering how to keep their kids busy. It's important to stay healthy during this time and there are many ways to keep kids busy. See tips on how to build a new normal.

    Tips to keep kids happy and healthy.
    We Are Prosper Stay Healthy Prosper!
    Together we can do this!
    Distance Caring from Your PISD Nurses!

    Click here to view a special message from your PISD Nurses.
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    eLearning Highlights
    We are excited to give our friends and families a glimpse into the great things happening at PISD during this time of eLearning. On the PISD website, prosper-isd.net, you will find a PISD Highlights link under the Discover PISD tab. This site houses stories about great learning taking place virtually and highlights of excellence around the district.

    Story 1: SHHHH.... The Teacher is Talking
    Story 2: Personalizing Education
    Story 3: Coronavirus Acrostic Poem
    Story 4: Still Connecting
    Story 5: Eager to Start the Day
    Story 6: Enjoying the Unconventional

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    You're much stronger than you think you are. Trust me. - Superman
    Prosper Independent School District

    605 East Seventh Street, Prosper, TX 75078
    Phone: 469-219-2000
    Email: communications@prosper-isd.net