Clark eNews - 5/24/21
Your Weekly Update
Upcoming Events and Announcements
End of Year Collections and Signups: 5/20 - 5/28
Hello Clark Community,
Please see the final communication regarding our School Collection process starting May 20th and running through May 28th. We thank you for your patience and look forward to helping you with any questions you may have. Your students will also have this information available on their google classrooms as well as on our website at https://www.pisd.edu/clark
End of Year Collection Process and Signups
If you have any questions or concerns, please email Mr. Gallo at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you all and be safe.
Your Clark High School Administration.
STAAR and TELPAS Testing Results
Results for the STAAR tests given this Spring will be available starting on June 15, 2021. Results for TELPAS testing will be available on July 19, 2021.
Last Chance to Buy Clark Yearbooks!
Don't miss out on your last chance to get your copy of the 2020-2021 Clark High School yearbook! This year has been an extraordinary, one-of-a-kind experience, and the yearbook details all of it. A few copies are left and will be sold for $60 on a first come, first served basis by going to Jostens.com.
Yearbooks will be distributed after school gets out, so please stay tuned for the distribution date.
Questions? Email yearbook adviser Kristin Eoff at Kristin.Eoff@pisd.edu.
Summer Curbside Meals Available at Clark - Starting 6/1
*Anyone picking up free meals for children, without the child present, must bring appropriate documentation in the form of a school issued ID, report card, parent portal attendance summary form, or birth certificate.
Information for 2021-2022 School Year
Annual Registration Forms - Update on Parent Portal Starting 7/21/21
Summer Camps and Clinics
Plano Lady Wildcats Volleyball Information
The Plano Lady Wildcats Volleyball team is excited to announce the tryout information for the 2021-2022 season! Fall will be here soon, so if you are interested in joining, make sure to check out the links below.
Links and Information for the Fall 2021 Season
Plano Wildcat Football Camp 6/1 - 6/3
We are happy to announce that we will be able to have our annual Plano Wildcat Football Camp June 1, 2, 3 at Plano Senior High for any current K-8 students. We are looking forward to serving our great Wildcat community again this summer.
Please see the attached flyer for complete information.
Summer PSAT & SAT Test Prep Options for Students
Plano ISD secondary students are provided the opportunity to self-enroll in FREE SAT and PSAT test preparation courses through Edgenuity. These courses, if used appropriately, will help students become familiar with the exam, develop test taking strategies, and in the end raise their scores on the SAT. Please see the links below for more information:
PSHS Summer Basketball Clinics
Plano Senior High School will be hosting summer basketball clinics in June and July. These clinics are open to boys and birls entering 3rd - 9th grades in the Fall of 2021. Please see the attached flyer for full information.
Plano Wildcat Soccer Summer Clinics - Registration is Open!
PSHS Girls Soccer is happy to announce that we will be able to have summer soccer camp in June. These camps will be open to boys and girls that will be entering K-9th grades this fall. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
Update Regarding Plano ISD COVID-19 Safety Protocols/Masks
On Wednesday, March 3, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released an update to its Public Health Planning Guidance, which is in accordance with Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Order GA-34, issued March 2. The updated guidance affirms that the Governor’s new executive order “provides TEA with the legal authority to publish requirements for the operation of public school systems during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Stating that “the virus that causes COVID-19 can infect people of all ages, and school system leaders should do everything feasible to keep students, teachers, staff, and our communities safe,” TEA maintains that schools must comply with the following requirement:
- “Every student, teacher and staff member shall wear a mask over the nose and mouth when inside a school building, school facility, facility used for school activities, or when in an outdoor space on school property or used for school activities, wherever it is not feasible to maintain six feet of social distancing from another person not in the same household.”
Based on the updated guidance provided by the TEA, and considering evidence that current safe practices have been effective in mitigating the spread of COVID-19, Plano ISD will continue to follow the instructional plans and safety protocols outlined in our Return to School Plan. Wearing face masks (or face shields for students in preK-2nd grade) will continue to be required in all Plano ISD buildings and at all district events.
Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we work to keep you informed on the updated public health guidance from the Governor and TEA related to student wellbeing and success.
Health Reminder From the Clinic
As a reminder, please take a moment each day to monitor your children’s health and do not send them to school if they are displaying any COVID-19 symptoms or have tested positive for COVID-19. No one should enter a Plano ISD school or facility if any of the following apply:
- Sick with symptoms that could be COVID-19. Symptoms to watch for include fever (100°F or higher), cough, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, fatigue, congestion/running nose, nausea/diarrhea, new loss of taste or smell.
- Has a confirmed case of COVID-19 or has been in close contact with a person with a confirmed case of COVID-19. These individuals must follow all isolation and quarantine guidelines from the local health authority or their physician.
- Has a household member who is awaiting COVID-19 test results, or who is awaiting their own test results.
Parents may contact Nurse Phaiksee Chuah at 469-752-7209 or Phaiksee.email@example.com to report student illness or possible exposure.
Students and staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 will be permitted to return to school when:
- They are 24 hours fever-free without using fever-reducing medication; and
- Symptoms improved (cough, difficulty breathing, etc.); and
- 10 days have passed since symptoms began
If a student wants to return to school prior to meeting the above criteria, they must obtain a medical professional’s note clearing them for return based on an alternative diagnosis or receive a negative PCR or antigen test.
Thank you for your assistance in doing your part to keep our students healthy and safe.