East News Flash

May 10, 2019

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This East News Flash includes the following information:

  1. Exam Week Information
  2. Final Exam Exemption Guidelines
  3. Required Senior Survey
  4. Medication Information
  5. FANS Information
  6. Graduation
  7. Graduation Practice and Ticket Distribution
  8. Commencement Photography
  9. Jostens Cap and Gown Orders
  10. Senior Photos Scheduling
  11. Yearbook Pick Up
  12. Scholarships
  13. Senior Reunions


Booster Club News

General Annoucements

Exam Week Information- Parents and students, here is a copy of the 2019 spring exam schedule. Please note the adjustments on the schedule and reminders at the bottom of the page about bus, lunch and expectation.

Please be aware with all students leaving at the same time, there will be heavier traffic at dismissal. Below is a map showing the traffic flow. Parents will not be allowed in the bus lane for student pick up. You will be required to enter the staff parking lot and pick up students from that location.

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Final Exam Exemption Guidelines:

Required Senior Survey- Seniors are required to complete the short survey in Naviance before your grad tickets can be picked up. See Google slide for directions: Survey

Medication Pick-up- Parents, please pick up any of your student’s medicine or medical supplies from the school clinic by noon on May 24th. In compliance with PISD policy, medicine will not be sent home with your student. All medicine and supplies left at school after this time will be discarded. Thank you!

FANS Information- This month, families with unpaid meal charges will begin receiving notifications from Plano ISD regarding the amount owed and how to pay their balances. We want you to be aware of this impending communication and the related guidelines and payment options.

The goal of Plano ISD's school breakfast and lunch program is to provide healthy meals to children during the school day. In order to serve healthy, high-quality meals to all children, we must make sure we are financially secure, and parents play a key role in this effort.

Procedures for Students with Unpaid Meal Charges:
If you are unsure if your family has a meal account balance, you can view your balance via the Plano ISD Mobile App (downloadable at www.pisd.edu/mobileapp), or you can access and pay the balance online using Paypams, https://paypams.com.

A student is allowed up to two reimbursable breakfast meal charges (where served) and two reimbursable lunch meal charges. Once a student incurs these charges, communication to the parents/guardian is initiated. This month's direct notification will include comprehensive guidelines and instructions, and will be sent in addition to the regularly scheduled notifications.

· Parents/guardians may make payments in students' accounts through the online payment system or in person at the campus site.

· For online payments, visit https://paypams.com. You will need to know your login information.

· To access the Free and Reduced Price Meal Application visit https://fans.pisd.edu/fma. Qualifying for the Free and Reduced Meal Program will apply only to charges incurred after successful enrollment, and cannot be applied retroactively to existing balances.

For questions or inquiries about payment plans, contact the food and nutritional services manager at your child's school. You may access those phone numbers as follows:

· Elementary Schools: https://www.pisd.edu/Page/4521

· Middle Schools: https://www.pisd.edu/Page/4548

· High Schools/Senior High Schools: https://www.pisd.edu/Page/4549

Graduation- Please visit the Plano East website at https://www.pisd.edu/Domain/57 to read both the “Countdown to Graduation” document and the details regarding the Ford Center.

Graduation Practice and Ticket Distribution:

Graduation Rehearsal is mandatory and will be held in the Plano East gym on Thursday, May 23 from 1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Graduates must attend rehearsal in order to participate in the ceremony.

Ticket Distribution-Seniors must pick up their own graduation tickets (no parents please) on campus Friday, May 24, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon. The exact location will be announced at a later date. Only seniors who have passed three of five end-of-course exams and all courses required for graduation may participate in the commencement exercises. Receipt of tickets does not guarantee participation since grades for all exams will not have been posted at the time of distribution. Students must present a photo I.D. and sign for receipt. *Graduation tickets not picked up by Thursday, May 30 will be forfeited and redistributed.

Commencement Photography

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Seniors – Still need a cap and gown for graduation?
It is not too late! All graduation items must be ordered online at https://www.jostens.com/grad/graduation-packages.html or by calling 1-800-JOSTENS. Your order will be shipped to your home. The local Jostens office in Allen does not sell cap and gowns from their location.

Juniors, it is time to sign up for you senior photos. Please click the link below and choose the best time for you to have it taken. Please keep in mind, even if you have senior photos taken somewhere else, you still have to have this photo taken so that you can be included in the yearbook.


Yearbook Pick Up- Yearbooks can be picked up before school and during lunches in B4201. Yearbooks are available for $100 cash only while supplies last. There are still a lot of yearbooks that have not been picked up, so please ask your student to come by and get them before exams are in session.

Scholarships can be found on Naviance. Please check there regularly for scholarship


Senior Reunions- Seniors have you attended PISD since elementary school? If so, did you know that most Elementary Schools have a Senior Reunion! To see if your elementary has a date and time already selected, click here .


PTSA General Meeting will be Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 6 pm in the Bistro located behind the cafeteria. Parents, Teachers, and Students are invited to attend.

2019 Football Media Guide Meeting will be Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 6 pm in the Bistro located behind the cafeteria following the PTSA general meeting. Media Guide Coordinators for Booster Clubs are required to attend.

Attention 2019 Seniors: Senior reserved parking participants are required to paint over your design with GREY water-based PRIMER PAINT. Please plan to repaint your spot as you complete final exams. Please complete NO LATER than 5/24 (Graduation Practice). or pay $50 fee to PTSA to repaint your spot. PTSA will be on campus on Friday, May 17 to collect repainting fees during the Senior Celebration in the gym or you can pay $50 online at www.planoEastPTSA.com

Attention 2020 Seniors: Senior reserved parking spaces can be purchased online at www.planoEastPTSA.com for $110. You must have your driver's license and insurance to participate in senior parking. Details are on www.planoEastPTSA.com. Email questions to peshptsa@gmail.com.

Students and Supporters of Plano East: Please remember to donate your gently used clothes and shoes to the World Wear Project. The blue bin is located in the staff parking lot in front of Plano East.

Booster Club News

IB BOOSTER CLUB NEWS: Join our IB Booster Club parents for a final meeting of the year Wednesday, May 15th at 6:30 pm McAlister’s Deli 701 N. Central Expressway Suite 100, Plano, TX 75075. We will share the year - end report & vote in next year's Board Members. Your input is need in order for next year to be a huge success! See you there!

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