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Plano RDSPD Staff News - February 19, 2016

Upcoming Events for Spring

The Spring Semester is busy. In just two weeks Spring Break will be here and you all need to take a well deserved break. After Spring Break we have Spring Show, Academic Bowl, Math Counts, Imagination Texas, STAAR, and don't forget Peer Review. It is a busy time of year. In all the craziness, don't forget to see all the progress your students are making. Never forget that we are here for our students.


The PSHS team of Amari, Caroline, Kyle, and Tommy won 3rd place in the Gallaudet Southwest Regional Academic Bowl. The win qualifies them to go to National at Gallaudet in Washington, D.C. Way to go TEAM!!! Caroline was also awarded a special award for being a Star.

Our CART Providers Are Our Stars of the Week

Thank you

  • Susan Jones
  • Cindy Kent
  • Gina Lambert
  • Jennifer Morgan

You provide an invaluable service to our students.

Don't forget to thank them on this last day of National CART Providers Week.

Did you miss the January Parent Meeting?

If you did, but would still like information on Digital Citizenship, follow the link to get information shared by Nancy Watson.

Dates to Know:

February 25 @ 6:30 - February Parent Meeting & Student Social - Speech

March 1 - Assignment for Peer Review Due

March 7-11 - Plano ISD Spring Break

March 19 @ 2:00 - Spring Show - Date Change

March 31 @ 6:30 Parent Meeting & Student Social - DARS

April 8 & 9 - Imagination Texas

April 8 - 10 - Math Counts

April 19 - 22 - Rescheduled Peer Review dates

April 21 @ 6:30 April Parent Meeting & Spring Show - College Accommodations

May 19@ 6:30 Parent Meeting & Student Social - Pot Luck Dinner

June 3 - last day for students in PISD

July 5-8 - SEE

July 17 - 20 - Statewide Conference

Need PD hours for 6/6/16? If your principal is allowing PD hours ahead of time for that day, we are giving 1.5 hours credit for attending parent meetings.

Fundraising Opportunities for Plano RDSPD

Spring Show Ads

Spread the word about the fantastic opportunity to advertise in the spring show flyer. There is still time to submit the paperwork for an ad. All money raised from the advertising helps to support student activities. Contact Tammy Clanton for more information.

Please help us support our student activities. It is through fundraising that our students are able to participate in activities outside of school.

Peer Review

Your Help is Needed:

Please fill out the staff information survey that will be used for our Peer Review. The link to the survey is . Thanks for your time.

Parent Surveys:

We have over 100 surveys back. That is fantastic. We can still take more. The link to the flyers is below. Please help us get even more parent input. Thanks.

Important Links:

Plano RDSPD Communication Philosophy - Please be familiar with the philosophy.

Communication Modality Continuum -


Plano RDSPD Placement Options -

We will have a great Peer Review because you are the best. We will just take some time to gather the documentation and meet about all aspects of our program so that you are more knowledgeable about the whole picture.

Items due by 3/1/16:

  • Professional Development Log Click here for the form to use when you have training other than what appears on My Learning Plan
  • Weeks worth of lesson plans - more guidance to come
  • Samples of assessment used

Peer Review Team here April 19 - 22.

Plano RDSPD Annual Review of Communication - ARC

Coming soon to a campus near you..

ARC input meetings are being held to gather your input after working with the ARC the past semester. We need your help to make it better and more streamlined. We have gotten some great ideas to help streamline the process and take less of your time. Your team leaders will be letting you know the date for your campus.

Helpful Links and Information

Links, Links, and more Links of helpful information:

Plano RDSPD Staff Google Site

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