Boggess News

Shurandia Holden, Principal

From the Desk of Shurandia Holden

Parent-Led PK-6 Temporary Virtual Option –Update

Instruction will follow the standard grade level Plano ISD scope and sequence and will be provided for English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies only. Students will have access to pre-recorded direct instruction along with corresponding assignments and activities. This model does not include synchronous (live) instruction and does not resemble last year’s PISD School@Home. With parent support, students will utilize supplemental technology programs for intervention and enrichment.

Parents can opt in to the Parent-Led Virtual Option by registering their child via the Plano ISD enrollment page. Parents who choose this option must register by 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, August 11, 2021.

Students will remain enrolled at their home campus and will keep their assigned teacher of record, but will not attend school and will not have instruction or assignments delivered by their home campus teacher. The campus will maintain enrollment and a seat in the classroom when students return face to face. Students will be marked absent each day as “EV” or “excused virtual absence.”

All students will have access to online learning tools. Students may use any Internet connected device to access them. Students without a device or WiFi connection may request these items through the Parent Portal.

  • Technology Checkout
  • Students and families are expected to follow guidelines for care and use in order to ensure these public resources are effectively maintained.

Google Classroom (or other digital platform) will be used for posting instruction and assignments.

Students will have access to online resources, textbooks and materials through PISD Webdesk, the district’s single sign-on platform.

Available online instructional tools include:

  • Seesaw (PK-5) - Use for daily instruction and assignments
  • Google Classroom (PK-6) - Use for daily instruction and assignments
  • PathBlazers (literacy K-5) - Use for intervention or enrichment
  • DreamBox (math K-5) - Use for intervention or enrichment
  • iStation (Spanish literacy PK-5) - Use for literacy skill practice
  • Amplify Reading (literacy skills K-2) - Use for literacy skill practice
  • Go Noodle! (PK-5) - Use for brain break/physical activity
  • Lexia - Use to support students with Dyslexia
  • Nearpod (PK-6)

A list of Boggess students participating in the virtual option will be provided to the campus on Thursday, August 12th. Boggess will have a Chromebook Pickup on Friday, from 9:00-11:00 for students enrolling in the virtual option. If a student enrolled in the virtual option purchased school supplies through PTA and did not pick them up, we will also distribute those supplies with the chromebook.

Touching hearts and minds,

Shurandia Holden

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Virtual Back to School Parent Information Nights

Zoom links will be shared in an upcoming eNews

Thursday, August 12, 6:00 PM (1st Grade )
Topic: 1st Grade Back to School Info Meeting

Time: Aug 12, 2021 05:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 917 6399 4854

Passcode: first

Thursday, August 12, 7:00 PM (2nd Grade )

Topic: 2nd Grade Back to School Meeting

Time: Aug 12, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 920 5385 7384

Passcode: 25252

Monday, August 16, 6:00 PM (3rd Grade)

Monday, August 16, 7:00 PM (4th Grade)

Topic: Boggess 4th Grade Back To School Night

Time: Aug 16, 2021, 7:00 PM Central Time

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 692 243 0143

Passcode: Bengal225

Tuesday, August 17, 6:00 PM (5th Grade)

Meetings will be recorded you are unable to attend at this time.

PACE Referral

Referral deadline for PACE Assessment: September 10, 2021, by 5:00 PM. (Referral packets received after this date will be help for the following academic year.) For additional information, please refer to the Plano ISD PACE Website or contact the PACE teacher, Shawn Flemmer at 469-752-4034 or email her at

Referral packet:

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Check out the PISD website for the most current information around the district.

Stay connected!

I invite you to stay involved and informed. Below are several ways to stay connected:

· Register for our weekly eNews on your child’s parent portal

· Check our Boggess website at

· Follow us on Twitter at @BoggessBengals

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I strongly encourage all families to join PTA. Our PTA has a strong partnership with our school that benefits every child! The programs, volunteer support, family events and financial support are part of what makes Boggess great.

Thank you for sharing your child with us!

2021-2022 Student Enrollment and Annual Forms

All new student enrollment is completed online at

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Emergency Information and Beginning of the Year Documents

Parents are able to complete annual registration forms in Parent Portal

starting on July 21.Please make sure that you have electronically completed your child's 2021-2022 documents. You must register to gain access as a first time user. Your student’s ID number is required for the registration process. If you do not know your student’s ID number, please call Boggess' registrar, Edie DeWoody at 469-752-4000, and she will be happy to assist you.

MyPISD/Parent Portal and directions for its use can be found at

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If your child is going to be late, absent, or out of town please call the main school phone

469-752-4000 and choose option #3. (Remember to send a doctor’s note when you child is late because of an appointment.) It’s important that we know this information before the day begins, so we can locate missing children as soon as possible. The safety of the children is our utmost priority!

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