East News Flash

August 30, 2019

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School Announcements

  • Plano ISD Partners with Southern Methodist University to Provide Family Counseling and Conflict Resolution
  • New Drop Off Procedures
  • Student Insurance
  • Plano East at L.D. Bell
  • Sports and Fine Arts Performance Reminders
  • Picture Retake Dates & Junior Ring Packets
  • PSAT Practice Test
  • Health Service Information
  • Cotton Bowl Prep Showcase

New Drop Off Procedures

Beginning on Tuesday, September 3rd, we will have new drop off procedures for the circle drive. An important item to know is that student drop off is only allowed from the left lane. The right lane will be buses only from this point forward on.

We also want to encourage students to use the crosswalks as they make their way into campus. Students should not be crossing at any point except a crosswalk. They are designated with white rectangles.

Please see the map for details:

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Plano ISD Partners with Southern Methodist University to Provide Family Counseling and Conflict Resolution

Plano ISD and Southern Methodist University (SMU) are joining together to provide counseling and mediation services to Plano ISD staff, students and their families beginning in September 2019. With a mission to deliver developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive services to all clients, the clinic is located in the Cox Building located at 1517 H Ave., Plano, TX 75074.

Counseling Services – SMU Center for Family Counseling at Plano ISD

  • Plano ISD staff, students and their family are eligible for services.
  • The clinic is located in the Plano ISD Cox Building at 1517 H Ave., Plano, TX 75074.
  • Hours of operation are Wednesdays and Thursdays 4 – 8 p.m. beginning September 4. For appointment, please call 469-752-3098 on or after September 4, or at any time to leave a voice message request for appointment.
  • Counseling services are provided on a sliding fee scale ($0-45 per session) based on income.
  • Services are supervised by SMU full-time and adjunct faculty and provided by SMU counseling practicum and internship students.

  • Services available:
  • Play therapy for children
  • Activity therapy for adolescents
  • Couples and families therapy for anxiety, depression, behavior difficulties (e.g., opposition defiance, aggression), grief and loss, peer relationships, stress, trauma and parenting.

Conflict Resolution Services – SMU Center for Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management at Plano ISD

  • Plano ISD staff, students and their family, as well as community members with court-appointed mediation are eligible for services.
  • The clinic is located in the Plano ISD Cox Building at 1517 H Ave., Plano, TX 75074.
  • Hours of operation are Mondays through Fridays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. beginning September 4. For appointment, call 214-768-5687. Staff are available to respond to phone calls, requests for appointments and questions beginning September 4 and after Monday – Friday from 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • There is an administration fee of $100 per party. This fee is waived for Legal Aid clients and for Plano ISD staff, students and their families.
  • Services are provided under the supervision of SMU dispute resolution faculty and co-facilitated by SMU dispute resolution students enrolled in practicum and provided by certified and trained volunteers.

  • Services available:
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Conflict coaching

Student Insurance

Parents- Optional student accident insurance is available to all families. The attached brochures provide details of the optional Student Accident Insurance coverage that is available for PISD parents to purchase online. All pricing shown on the brochures are one-time premiums only for the policy year effective August 1, 2019 to August 1, 2020. Additional information is available at www.pisd.edu/studentinsurance.

Accident Insurance Brochure

Accident Insurance English

Accident Insurance Spanish

Sports and Fine Arts Performance Reminders:

As we begin our sports seasons, we would like to take this opportunity to remind our students of the expectations of behavior at sporting events:

· We encourage our students to yell and cheer our teams on. Our focus should be on our teams and build them up and cheer them on to victory, not directed at the other team, players, or referees!

· Students are expected to keep feet off the railing at the football stadiums to prevent accidental falls.

· Students are expected to stay in the stands during sporting events in our gym. Students should have both feet in the stands. The first row of bleachers are not to be used.

We also would like to remind everyone of proper performance etiquette for the variety of performances:

· All phones should be turned off or silenced and put away so that everyone can enjoy the performance.

· If you need to leave for some reason during the performance, please do so during an intermission or between group performances.

We ask parents to help reinforce these expectations with our students and model them as well.

Help us live out our school motto of “Winning with Class”!!

There are specific stadium rules we would like to share with everyone. Below are the specific rules PISD ask all patrons to follow.

  1. Spectators may not enter the stadium with backpacks or duffle bags. Staff and security personnel, at their sole discretion, may determine what constitutes a prohibited backpack or duffle bag.
  2. Bags, purses and packages carried by spectators will be opened and inspected by security personnel or staff prior to entry into the stadium.
  3. Alcoholic beverages, outside food or drink items, tobacco products and weapons are prohibited.
  4. Spectators are prohibited from bringing footballs or other balls into the stadium.
  5. Persons in possession of prohibited items or who refuse inspection of bags and/or packages will not be permitted to enter the stadium. Persons who violate these stadium rules may be ejected without refund.
  6. Body painting, other than on the face area, is not allowed.
  7. Masks and other face coverings are prohibited.
  8. All signs must be positive, appropriate, promote the participants and not be unduly distracting or block the view of others.
  9. Patrons who leave the stadium will be required to purchase a ticket to re-enter.
  10. Only authorized personnel will be admitted onto the field.
  11. Air horns are prohibited per UIL rules.
  12. Animals, other than service animals, are not allowed in the stadium.
  13. Powder or throwing of powder is prohibited.
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Picture Retake Dates & Junior Ring Packets

Junior Makeup Picture Day- Sept. 10

Senior Makeup Picture Day (History)- Sept. 11

Pictures will be taken in B1-274.

Also, Junior Ring packets will be distributed in English classes on September 10.

PSAT Practice Test

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Health Services Information

Please read the Health Services Welcome Letter. This letter outlines important district policies regarding immunizations, medications and medical procedures at school, requirements for keeping your child at home during illness, and state screening mandates.

Cotton Bowl Prep Showcase

The 4th Annual Cotton Bowl Stadium Prep Showcase comes to Dallas’ historic Cotton Bowl Stadium on September 6th and 7th. Our Plano East Panthers vs. Lake Highlands are scheduled to play Friday, September 6th @ 8:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at Plano East Senior High and on game day at Cotton Bowl Stadium. Presale ticket prices at school will be $6.00 for students and $8.00 for adults. Day of game tickets bought at the Cotton Bowl will be $10.00 each for all ages. More information for the 2019 Cotton Bowl Stadium Prep Showcase is available by visiting www.cbsprepshowcase.com.

PTSA & Booster Club News

  • PTSA

Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home. Students of all grades and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on the 2019-2020 theme: Look Within. Students may submit entries in any of the six arts areas (Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts, Dance Choreography and Film Production). Only original works of art are accepted. Each entry must be accompanied by a completed entry form.

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  • IB Booster Club

Attention IB Families!

The IB Booster Club membership drive is going on now! Support the club that supports you! Enjoy the EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT now thru 8/31! Join online at www.planoeastib.org. Basic annual membership includes FREE PSAT/ ACT Practice Tests (must register), IB scholarship drawing entry (1 for each year of membership), access to members-only IB directory, plus support for all our programs including student / parent info sessions, teacher appreciation, school wish list items, socials, celebrations, scholarships and more! Mark your calendars for the first General Meeting, Sept 12th @5:00pm “Coffee with the Coordinator.” Please RSVP by Sept 5 at https://forms.gle/d9Yzaomi9A7jgvUXA

Join our REMIND group by texting to the number 81010 the following: @ibwsbc

New IB T-SHIRTS are available for sale for $15 +tax ($16.24) or get one FREE with your Black or Gold Level IB Booster Club membership. Purchase IB T-shirts online now at www.planoeastib.org or during lunch in the cafeteria on Wed, August 28th. Online orders can be picked up then.

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  • Basketball
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  • Cheer

Student Organization & Club News

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Winning with Class!!!

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