Jackson eNews

August 17, 2021

Hello Jackson Families!

The 2021-2022 school year has gotten off to a great start! Our students were so excited to see their teachers, reconnect with friends from last year, and start making new friends this year! The first few days were spent getting to know each other, grade level expectations and daily routine. Our Jackson Jaguars are ready to rock!!

Since Jackson's in-person, grade level parent information nights were cancelled, you should have received a slideshow from your student's teacher with information for you to view at your convenience. If you did not receive this information, please contact your child's teacher.

Referrals for the PACE program at Jackson are due by Friday, 9/10, at 5:00 p.m. Please see referral and assessment information below.

To help us better plan for the interests and needs of our Jackson community, please take a few moments to provide feedback by taking the Parent/Family Interest survey below. This survey is in English and Spanish. Your input is valued!

Last but not least, our Principal, Mrs. Roach, has a few notes to share with our families. Please take a few moments to read her tips for a smoother school day!


Kamili Carthledge, Assistant Principal

Jackson Elementary


Please click here to read a message from Jackson's Principal, Mrs. Roach.

PACE - Plano Academic and Creative Education

PACE is a gifted enrichment program for students who have demonstrated the need for advanced instruction. Referral deadline for PACE assessment will be Friday, September 10th at 5:00 p.m. Any student that qualifies will begin services in January. For additional information, please refer to the Plano ISD Gifted Education Website or contact the gifted specialist, Betty Fancher at betty.fancher@pisd.edu.

Referral and Assessment Information

Elementary PACE Referral Form

Elementary PACE Referral Form - Spanish

Parent/Family Interest Survey - Encuesta Para Padres

Please take a few moments to complete the survey below so that we may better plan for your interests and needs. Thank you!

Favor de completar esta encuesta para así poder entender mejor sus intereses y necesidades.


Parent Survey/Encuesta Para Padres

Important Dates


  • Monday, September 6 - Labor Day, Student/Teacher Holiday
  • Tuesday, September 7 - Student Holiday
  • Thursday, September 9 - Fall Picture Day
  • Friday, September 10 - PACE referrals due by 5:00 p.m.

Click HERE for 2021-22 PISD District Calendar

Free Breakfast and Lunch for the 2021-2022 School Year

In accordance with United States Department of Agriculture guidance, Plano ISD will offer all students access to free breakfast and lunch every school day during the 2021-22 academic year, regardless of household income. No application or eligibility determination process is required for a student to receive free meals this school year, the income eligibility requirement will likely resume in the 2022-2023 school year. A la carte items will be available for purchase.

De acuerdo con la guia del Departmento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos, Plano ISD ofrecera a todos los estudiantes acceso a desayuno y almuerzo gratis todos los dias escolares durante el año academico 2021-22, independientemente de los ingresos familiares. No se requiere ningun proceso de solicitud o determinacion de elegibilidad para que un estudiante reciba comidas gratis este año escolar; el requisito de elegibilidad por ingresos probablemente se reanudara en el año escolar 2022-2023. Las comidas a la carta estaran disponibles para compra.

Return to School Protocols for 2021-22

The Plano ISD Return to School Plan, which includes health and safety protocols, has been updated for the 2021-2022 school year. An initial draft is shared below. This year's protocols have been amended in compliance with the Governor’s May 18 Executive Order, as well as guidance from the Texas Education Agency and Collin County Health Services.

Plano ISD will continue to monitor trends and consult with Collin County Health Care Services and the Texas Education Agency.

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Join Jackson PTA!

We know this school year has been financially and emotionally difficult for many of our families, but that's why it's even more important to support our students by joining the Jackson PTA. The funds raised this year will go a long way to providing field trips and other educational programs for next year. We can't do this without your support!

Please visit our website to become a member of the Jackson PTA, order available school supply packs, or to purchase Jackson spirit wear.

Jackson Spirit Wear Now Available!

We now have spirit wear on the Jackson PTA website! There are adult and child size masks with our Jackson Jaguar logo. You can purchase one for your child and donate one to the school so every Jaguar can have one! Order online at https://www.jacksonpta.com/shop. Let’s show our school spirit Jaguars!!

World Wear Project

You can also support our PTA by bringing any household donations (clothes, shoes, etc.) to the donation bin in the back parking lot. You will be helping our PTA and the environment by recycling!
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