IHS Update

October 9th, 2020

Knights In Action!

Knights Volleyball

The Independence Knights played against the Reedy Lions for the first time in district play. The Varsity came out with a huge win in a 5 game thriller! The JV and Freshmen teams fought hard against the talented sub-varsity teams. Great job Knights!

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Knights Tennis

Our JV Knights remain undefeated after beating Heritage last week 12-7. Our Varsity Knights took down the Redhawks last night winning 14-5 matches. Go Knights!

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Save The Date

10/9-10/10 Picture Day (9-11th) Virtual Students

10/12 No School - Holiday

10/14 PSAT 10th-11th Grades Only

11/12 Homecoming

5/22 2021 Senior Class Graduation


Thank you to all who attended the first Coffee with the Counselors for the 2020-2021 school year! We had almost 100 participants and learned so much from our College and Career Counselor, Ms. Krystal Sanders. If you were unable to attend, please use this link to see the presentation.

Feel free to reach out to Ms. Sanders for all of your College and Career needs! sandersk@friscoisd.org


-IHS Counseling Department

Yearbook Student Survey

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New Grading Guidelines

Due to students attending classes at multiple campuses , FISD has adjusted our guidelines to help maintain consistency of grading across all high school campuses. Please see the following adjustments to the grading policy.

  1. Students must turn in their assignments on the teacher’s agreed upon due date.
  2. Failure to do so will result in the student receiving a zero for that assignment.
  3. Students will have the ability to complete the assignment for partial credit past the original due date.
  4. Students will have exactly one week plus the very next TNL (Thursday Night Live) to complete the assignment for up to a maximum score of 85.
  5. Thursday Night Live is a 2 hour detention from 4:35-6:35 pm. We have virtual & F2F sessions available.
  6. Failure to attend Thursday Night Live or turn in the assignment within this time frame will result in the assignment receiving a zero.

All other grading policies remain the same. Please refer to the handbook addendum if you are interested in reading those policies.

Please know your students were informed of these changes last week by their teachers. We also wanted to keep parents informed of these updates.

Important PSAT Information for All Students – Wednesday, October 14

Grades 9 and 12

  • All 9th and 12th graders (both F2F and Virtual Academy) will participate in asynchronous learning at home for the entire day. Students in grades 9 and 12 are NOT allowed on campus Wednesday, October 14.

Grades 10 and 11

  • The PSAT/NMSQT will be administered on campus on Wednesday, October 14 to 10th and 11th graders only.
  • Testing will begin at 9 am sharp and end approximately 12:30 pm.
  • Anyone who is late will not be allowed to test.
  • Virtual Academy students MUST immediately leave campus upon completion of the PSAT.
  • F2F students may leave campus upon completion of the PSAT to work virtually on their asynchronous assignments.
  • Students are not allowed to leave the testing room until all students in that room have completed the test.
  • Cell phones, smart watches, electronic devices, and backpacks will NOT be allowed in the testing room. Lockers will not be available for storage of these items
  • Regular bus transportation will run at the beginning and end of the school day for bus eligible students.
  • Students will receive an email on October 13 with their testing room number.
  • Students with late arrival must be in their testing room before 9 am.
  • Students should bring the following on test day:
    • several #2 pencils (no mechanical pencils)
    • an approved calculator (all math questions can be answered without a calculator)
    • snacks and drinks that may only be consumed during official breaks.

For questions about the PSAT, please contact CCMR Facilitator, Kim Colon, at ColonK@friscoisd.org

21st Annual Frisco Education Foundation Gary Burns 5K & Fun Run

21st Annual Frisco Education Foundation Gary Burns 5K & Fun Run – We’re going Virtual!

Registration information.

Frisco ISD No-Cost Meals

The USDA has issued a nationwide waiver that allows Frisco ISD to offer no-cost meals at all campuses beginning October 1 through December 18, or while USDA funds are available. There is no need for students to do anything, simply go through the breakfast or lunch line. Snacks and extra beverages will still be sold a la carte. Having your barcode or school badge ready to scan before you get to the cashier helps to keep the lines moving quickly. If you don’t have either, simply give the cashier your ID number.

UNT Now! Dual Credit Informational Webinars

UNT and Frisco ISD are thrilled to begin looking for the next cohort for the UNT Now! dual credit program. Interested 10th graders and their families are invited to register for an upcoming informational webinar. Please click on the link to view the webinar dates and registration details.

Student Technology Device Support

If your student has trouble with a FISD device that was checked out for virtual learning, please log into the student portal and click on the device repair tile. They will complete the form and technical support will contact the parent/student for further assistance.

Technology Help

Tech help for Seesaw, Google Classroom, Canvis, login information, etc. resource information can be found by clicking on Virtual under the instruction button on the main FISD page. Choose Technology resources from the menu on the left side of the page.


Library To Go at IHS

Please see the article and link regarding our Library To Go Program at IHS.

FISD News Article

IHS Book Request Form

Virtual/On Campus Learning Information

Please click on the link for District Information.

Virtual On Campus Learning Information

Virtual Courses with In Person Components

Please click on the following link for more information.

Virtual Courses with In Person Components