Robinson Middle School News

January 10, 2022

Important Dates

January 14 | Journey to Jag Virtual Event

January 17 | Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday/No School

Updated Guidelines for Schoolwide Events, Activities and PTA

Due to rising COVID related case numbers in our community, the district has updated the guidelines for schoolwide events and activities to protect the health and wellbeing of Plano ISD students and staff. These revised guidelines will be in place through February 4, 2022, and will be reevaluated at that time. Revised sections are noted in the Return to School Plan with an updated date.



Updates include:

  • All Plano ISD schools are prohibited from planning large attendance indoor events such as all-school assemblies, parties, socials, pep rallies, etc., that bring large groups of students together during the school day. Campuses are encouraged to explore other options such as small gatherings, grade level cohort groups or virtual opportunities.
  • Parent meetings and conferences will be held virtually through February 4.
  • Campus visitors and volunteers will be on a limited basis depending on the current Campus Response Level.
  • No cafeteria visitors will be permitted on campuses through February 4.
  • Out-of-district field trips will be postponed and rescheduled for a later date.
  • Field trips for third graders to the Plano ISD Outdoor Learning Center will continue as planned. Parents can work with their campuses to opt their students out of this trip.
  • Middle school visits for fifth graders will be postponed and rescheduled for a later date if possible or will be held virtually.
  • Student travel, outside of Plano ISD, not related to an academic or athletic competition, will be postponed and rescheduled.
  • Student travel and participation in academic or athletic events will follow guidance issued by TEA and UIL.

You can view Plano ISD’s Return to School Plan at www.pisd.edu/returnplan.

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Update on Journey to Jag Country

Journey to Jag Country, Jasper High School’s 8th Grade Orientation Night, originally scheduled for January 12th is shifting from a face-to-face event to a virtual experience. The safety of our community is our top priority and we thank you for your understanding. On Friday, January 14th the Journey to Jag Country Virtual Experience will be emailed to all 8th grade families. Be sure to check your email that day! Through this virtual experience you will have the opportunity to explore videos and resources at your own pace to learn more about Jasper, the student experience, our curricular programs, and extra-curricular activities. We hope you will take the time to sit with your 8th grade student to fully explore the information we provide to you so that you can make informed course selections and get your child’s high school career off to a successful start.


We appreciate your understanding as we continue to navigate a challenging environment. We look forward to serving you and your child. Go Jaguars!

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8th Grade Conferences Update

8th Grade Parents,


As a reminder, the letter below was sent home via School Messenger on Friday to inform 8th grade families that conferences will not be held in person. We will be providing an opportunity for parents to attend a virtual 8th grade conference. Please see the attached letter for more information.

Counseling Team

6th Grade Counselor

Sherry Dissinger

sherry.dissinger@pisd.edu


7th Grade Counselor

Kelli Tisdale

kelli.tisdale@pisd.edu


8th Grade Counselor

Grant Wilson

grant.wilson@pisd.edu


Registrar

Rhonda Morgan

rhonda.morgan@pisd.edu

Dress Code Reminders

As we start a new semester, here are some important dress code reminders:


  • Caps, hats and raised hoods are not to be worn inside the building.
  • Sleepwear is not to be worn at school. Pajama pants are not permitted.
  • Chest, midriff, and buttocks should be covered at all time. Crop tops are not permitted.


Students in violation of dress code will be asked to make necessary adjustments to be in compliance with the dress code. If students are unable to meet the dress code, parents will be asked to bring students a change of clothes. The PISD dress code is below for your reference.

PISD Dress Code

Student dress and grooming are expected to be in keeping with accepted community standards. The district also prohibits any clothing or grooming that the principal may reasonably believe will materially and substantially interfere with the operation of the school or cause a material or substantial disruption.


Plano ISD’s dress code guidelines are as follows:


  • All students are expected to meet community standards and school policies with regard to health, cleanliness and appearance. All safety rules must be obeyed.
  • Any form of dress or grooming that attracts undue attention, disrupts school, is considered gang related, or detracts from the learning process is not acceptable.
  • Tattoos that are gang-related, offensive, and/or distract from or interfere with the learning environment of the school must be covered at all times.
  • Gang paraphernalia and bandanas are not permitted.
    Clothing should be worn for the purpose for which it was designed.
  • Sleepwear is not to be worn at school.
  • Shorts, including athletic shorts, must extend beyond the buttocks.
  • Excessively loose or tight garments are not acceptable. All clothing should be appropriately fitted.
  • Leggings/yoga pants may be worn as pants if the buttocks area is covered with a shirt or worn underneath a dress, skirt, or shorts.
  • Sagging pants or sagging shorts are not allowed. Jeans, slacks, shorts and all other pants must be worn at or about the natural waist at all times. Even if a shirt is extremely long, the pants must be worn at the waist. Undergarments should not be visible at any time.
  • Dresses, skirts, skorts, shirts, shorts and pants (including shorts and pants with rips and holes) must cover all undergarments at all times whether in standing, reaching, stooping Page 6 or sitting position. The chest, midriff, and buttocks should be covered at all times with material that is not see-through.
  • Underwear-type sleeveless shirts, spaghetti straps, tank tops and jerseys with large arm holes, beachwear, swimwear, halter tops, and tube tops are not appropriate or acceptable.
  • Shoes must be worn at all times. House shoes or slippers are not appropriate.
  • Sunglasses, caps, hats, raised hoods, and any other covering that can conceal the face from clear view are not permitted to be worn in the building.

Students in violation of the student dress and grooming code will be expected to change to appropriate attire (provided by the school or parent) or may be subject to other appropriate discipline when violations occur.


Please reference pages 4-6 in the Student Code of Conduct for additional information regarding dress code.

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Book Fair- February 28- March 4

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PACE Testing

Gifted and Talented

Spring Assessment Referral Information

(For those who are NOT currently enrolled in PACE)


PACE provides services for academically gifted and/or talented students in grades K-12 who have demonstrated the need for advanced, differentiated instruction.

Plano I.S.D. conducts open, rolling referral, meaning that any student may be referred at any time during the school year. However, we have specific assessment windows. Kindergarten through 8th grade students are assessed in the second semester for services that begin the following school year.


Students may be referred for the gifted program by teachers, parents, principals, counselors, or by the students themselves.


You must complete the following referral in order to be considered for gifted placement. The link is included below for your convenience and the deadline is January 14, 2022 5 p.m.


Secondary PACE Referral Form

Secondary PACE Referral Form (Spanish)


Referral applications received after the posted deadline will be held for the next assessment cycle. Specific information regarding spring testing dates and times will be sent out late January.


Please contact leslie.luce@pisd.edu with any questions about the referral process.

Living For Zachary Screening

Please click the links below to view more information on the website and to schedule an appointment.


http://studentheartscreenings.com/index.asp


http://studentheartscreenings.com/schedule-appt.asp

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Message from Nurse Haley

After the holiday break, we may see some spikes in new Covid cases. Please keep this in mind, and if your student starts showing any Covid-like symptoms such as coughing, fever, congestion, a headache that lasts a few days, body aches or stomach aches, please let me know and have them see by their doctor to rule out Covid. I can also help you find a clinic that provides testing or help you make an appointment for your child to be tested by the school district. If your student tests positive for Covid, please let me know right away so I can speak with you about school district requirements regarding quarantining and making a plan for their school work. All positive results need to be sent to me to be documented. If your child tests positive for COVID-19, please fill out this form. My office number is 469-752-6209 and my email is Haley.Burr@pisd.edu. Please let me know if you have any questions!


Thank you,


Nurse Haley

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General Information

PTA

Join the Robinson PTA! Our awesome PTA supports students and teachers throughout the school year and sponsors great events and activities. We encourage all of our families to join our PTA by going to http://www.RobinsonPTA.org.

PISD Family Resource Page

PISD has launched a Family Resource page on the district’s website. This page provides a searchable list that families, community members and school staff can utilize to help find community resources in order to meet a family’s needs. The list is searchable by agency name, zip code and category. Categories include such areas as basic needs (food assistance, housing assistance), health care (medical, dental, vision), and mental health (substance abuse, counseling, etc.). The family resource page can be found at https://www.pisd.edu/familyresources

Administration Team

Principal

Kennitra Robertson

kennitra.robertson@pisd.edu


Assistant Principal

Lasma Jekabsone-Berrouet

lasma.jekabsoneberr@pisd.edu


Assistant Principal

Ammon Talbot

ammon.talbot@pisd.edu