MATHEWS e-News

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Our goal is to keep information at your fingertips. However, we understand that it is possible to become lost with too much information!


Beginning this week...

New Information and/or timely information will be included in our weekly e-News.


The good news is that previous information and e-News are just one click away.


You can also review prior e-News on our Mathews webpage by clicking the title above, '20-21 A "Mavnificent Year!' It is a hyperlink to our archived e-News on our school webpage.



New information for this week includes preparing for our students whose parents have elected Face to Face Learning beginning September 9.


ACTION REQUIRED By Friday, September 4:

For our FACE to FACE families it is important that you complete the survey below indicating how your child will go home: bus, daycare, walker, or carpool? You will need to submit a form for each child in your home that will be attending Mathews FACE to FACE.

SURVEY: AFTER SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION FOR MY CHILD

SURVEY: How My Child Goes Home from School Due 9/4

Parents of Face to Face Learning. Please complete this survey. Click the button to provide information how your child will go home each day. Complete an individual survey for each child in your home that attends Mathews.

"Face to Face" or "School at Home"

During our Virtual Curriculum Grade Level meetings several parents asked for clarification regarding when and how they can make decisions regarding their children participating in learning via "School at Home" or "Face to Face" learning.



The initial selection period for choosing PISD School@Home ended on July 16. An extended window was open between July 24-August 6 if a selection was not made by the original deadline.Parents were able to make changes during this window as well.


The next window for parents to make a change will be between September 28-October 2 and would start October 14.


The button below takes you to the district website with information on how and when you can make or update your decisions.


If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to either Mrs. Powell or Mr. Steele.



If there are any revisions, PISD will reach out to our families, and we promise to do the same.

Plano ISD Information on the 2020-21 School Year

Additional information from our district.

PACE...PACE...PACE

INFORMATION REGARDING PACE OPEN REFERRAL

The referral window for PACE is open between August 12 through September 11. Please click this button for information from our PACE teacher, Ginny Selec.

PACE

The PACE Referral Window is now open. Information regarding PACE is available by clicking the button above. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Selec, our PACE teacher at Ginny.Selec@pisd.edu if you have questions about the Gifted and Talented program.

GIRL SCOUTS

You're invited to a Girl Party!
Girl Scouts Robot Party Promo Video 1
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Nurse Christina

From Nurse Christina

Parents, Please click the button to review all the helpful information from Nurse Christina so we can keep our Mathews Mavs happy and healthy!

LIBRARY News from Mrs. Noble!

Library News from Mrs. Noble!

Click the button for lots of information from our librarian, Mrs. Noble including our 20-21 Bluebonnet nominees!

UPCOMING DATES

Mark Your Calendar...

Monday, September 7:

Labor Day Holiday. No school.


Tuesday, September 8:

Teacher Professional Development Day. No School


Wednesday, September 9:

Face to Face Learning Beginnings for students who chose this learning option.

School to Home Learning continues for students who chose this option.

NEW DISTRICT FOOD POLICIES

Per PISD: Once we return to Face to Face Learning:


  • If students plan to eat food from home for lunch, they need to bring a packed lunch with them when they arrive to school in the morning. Students will keep their lunches in their own backpack until lunch time. Hot lunch drop offs are no longer permitted.
  • Birthday treats for classrooms of students are no longer permitted. Teachers will continue to acknowledge student birthdays in the classroom as in past years, but food will no longer be shared with students.

FEDERAL MEAL APPLICATION INFORMATION

ONLINE: FEDERAL MEAL APPLICATION

Click here to complete your application for Free and Reduced Lunch for the 20-21 school year.

Free and reduced meal applications are now available by clicking the button above.


If you have never filled out a meal application, just click on “Create a New Account.”


Student eligibility status from the 2019-2020 school year will roll over only for the first 30 operating days of school or until a new application has been processed. It is important that households complete an application for the 2020-2021 school year as soon as possible.


IMPORTANT: Allow 10 business days for application processing.

TECHNOLOGY

Chromebook Support:

If you have a broken Chromebook or are having difficulties with your power cord, please email our amazing Mathews' CTA, Justin Taylor at Justin.Taylor@pisd.edu


The Plano ISD help desk is also available to assist you in obtaining a working Chromebook. Contact the help desk Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at (469) 752-8767, or email tsos@pisd.edu.

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