Clark High School eNews
March 18, 2016
Welcome to the 2015-2016 Clark High School eNews
Items of Interest
1. Hedgcoxe Elementary Activities (NEW)
2. PSHS Hockey Playoff Games (NEW)
3. From the Clinic
4. Drug and Alcohol Prevention Information
5. PTSA News
6. Plano ISD Alumni Association Golf Tournament Benefitting The Education Foundation
7. Spring Formal
8. Parental Engagement Survey
9. Bazaar Vendors Wanted
10. 2016-2017 White Guard/ Mascot Tryouts
11. Attendance Procedures
12. Dress Code
13. PISD Volunteers
14. Athletic Schedules
15. Student/Parent Policy Guide
16. 2015-2016 PISD School Calendar
1. HEDGCOXE ELEMENTARY ACTIVITIES (NEW)
The Hedgcoxe 7th Annual Golf Tournament is April 29th
Celebrate Hedgcoxe’s 25th Birthday with us by enjoying a fun day in the sun at our annual golf tournament, benefiting the Hedgcoxe PTA. The tournament will be at the Twin Creeks Golf Club on April 29th. Included in your $75 registration fee is free use of the driving range as well as a burger lunch buffet, so come early and come hungry. Anyone is welcome to play, men or ladies, kids or grandparents, scratch golfers, weekend warriors or once a year hackers. This is a fun tournament, and we cover the spectrum in our players. We are out to support our school and have some fun. Information is available on the Hedgcoxe PTA website, or just go directly to our website at: http://www.planmygolfevent.com/28843-Hedgcoxe_7th.
Hedgcoxe Spring Carnival is on April 1st (No Foolin’)
You’re invited to celebrate Hedgcoxe Elementary’s 25th Birthday at our annual school carnival on Friday, April 1st, from 5pm to 8pm. We will have bounce houses, petting zoo, obstacle course, cake walk, midway games, food, fun and more! As this is the school’s 25th Birthday, we are especially hoping to see many Hedgcoxe alumni, though all are of course welcome. So please join us for a fun Friday evening.
2. PSHS HOCKEY PLAYOFF GAMES (NEW)
It's the Playoffs!!! Don't miss Plano Wildcat Hockey!! Exciting!! Action Packed!! No Entry Fees!!
First Playoff Game - Wednesday, March 23rd @ 6:30 pm at the Plano Dr. Pepper Star Center.
Second Playoff Game is Tuesday, March 29th @ 7:30 pm at the McKinney Dr. Pepper Star Center.
Come out and support your Plano Senior Hockey Team! Go Wildcats!!
3. FROM THE CLINIC
News from the Department of State Health Services and Collin County Department of Health Services
Parents and students can help reduce the impact of the cold and flu season by following these simple tips:
- Get a flu shot!
- Keep your children at home for fever of 100° or more for 24 hours without fever reducing medication.
- Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds or more. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand rub/gel.
- Cough and/or sneeze into a tissue or your upper sleeve, not into your hand.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
Additional information and resources can be found:
The following link provides information for locating flu vaccine providers:
You may also visit the district website, http://www.pisd.edu/parents/health/index.shtml to find more information. In addition a letter has been attached below from the DSHS.
4. Drug and Alcohol Prevention Information: “Did You Know”
Jane Maxwell, PhD talks about the emerging drug trend, drinking Codeine-Promethazine Cough Syrup also known as "Syrup," "Sizzurp," "Lean".
5. PTSA NEWS
Guest Speaker Coming to Clark!
Jamie Nash, a young woman who survived a horrific car accident caused because she was texting while driving, will share her story with Clark students during a special presentation on March 29 for 10th grade and March 31 for 9th grade during the two scheduled days of English end-of-course (EOC) testing. Jamie was trapped inside her burning car for 20 minutes and shows police cam footage filmed of the accident. She shares her story of struggle, survival, and the lessons learned for drivers of all ages. Anyone who hears this powerful presentation will think twice before texting while driving. This presentation is sponsored by the Clark PTSA.
6. PLANO ISD ALUMNI ASSOCIATION GOLF TOURNAMENT BENEFITTING THE EDUCATION FOUNDATION
We are excited to announce the Plano ISD Alumni Association Third Annual Golf Tournament coming up on Monday, March 28, 2016, at the Gleneagles Country Club on the Queens Course. The tournament is a four person scramble, so golfers may sign up in groups or four or choose to sign up individually and be placed into a foursome. The cost for an individual golfer is just $175.00 or $700.00 for a foursome.
On the day of the tournament, registration begins at 11:30 am with a shotgun start at 1:00 pm. Dinner and an awards ceremony will follow at 6:00 pm.
For additional information, please visit the Alumni Association website at http://www.pisd.edu/about.us/foundation/alumni.events.shtml, email the Foundation at email@example.com, or call extension 28272.
Thank you for supporting the Plano ISD Alumni Association.
7. SPRING FORMAL
Your chance to walk the “red carpet” and get your glam on is almost here! Coming March 19th at 7PM! Tickets will be on sale 14th-18th during lunches. The tickets are $10 but will go up to $15 at the door, so be sure to get yours early! Group discounts are available, so get your friends and dress to impress. If you are planning on taking someone from another school, you must pick up a guest form from the front office or see Coach Smith. The guest form must be returned by Thursday, March 17th.
Feel free to dress as fancy as you want for the dance! Dress slacks and ties for the boys. Dresses may be strapless or have spaghetti straps, but they must still be in tasteful fashion. Join us for music, food, dancing, and a lot of fun!
8. PARENTAL ENGAGEMENT SURVEY
As a part of our school rating given by the Texas Education Agency, Clark High School is asking for parents to complete a quick survey in order to give us feedback on parental engagement. Please help us by clicking on the following link and completing the online survey. The deadline for submission to this survey is Friday, 3/25/2016. Thanks in advance for your support.
Here are the links to the online survey:
9. BAZAAR VENDORS WANTED (NEW)
Vendors wanted for Armstrong Middle School PTAs Bazaar & Garage Sale! The date of the Sale is April 23 and 24. Come and sell your merchandise just in time for Mother's Day! Please check out the flyer below for more information. Vendors can register at http://amsptabazaargaragesale.eventbrite.com/?s=5345743.
10. 2016-2017 WHITE GUARD/ MASCOT TRYOUTS
Tryouts: Wednesday & Thursday, March 23 and 24 @ Plano Senior High cafeteria
Tryout times: 4:30pm to complete
Wednesday, March 23rd Interviews 5:00- 7:00pm @ PSHS cafeteria
Thursday, March 24th Tryouts 5:00-7:00pm @ PSHS cafeteria
Packets available: in the PSHS fishbowl Monday, February 1st
Mandatory pre-tryout parent/participant meeting March 1st at 6pm in the PSHS B Building Lecture Hall
Packets due: Friday, March 18th no later than 4:15pm to the PSHS fishbowl
Late packets will not be accepted unless previous arrangements have been made with the PSHS cheer coaches.
Mandatory post-tryout parent/participant meeting (for those that made the team!) April 5th at 6pm in the PSHS B Building Lecture Hall
Please contact: Kim.firstname.lastname@example.org with questions
11. ATTENDANCE PROCEDURE FOR 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR
Reporting a student absent: A parent/guardian should call the student absence line to report a student absence. Call 469-752-7200 option 1 for English, or option 2 for Spanish, next press option 3 to leave a message. Leave the student name, ID#, reason for the absence, date of the absence and who is reporting the absence.
Parent notes: A student has up to (3) three days after an absence to turn in a parent/doctor note in order to receive an excused absence. The note should include the students name, ID number, reason and dates of the absence. A parent call does not excuse the absence.
Leaving school ill: If a student becomes ill while at school, he/she should go to the nurse's office. The nurse will contact the parents. The student and parent must then sign out at the attendance office before leaving. A student should not call/text you from their cell phone to tell you they are sick and to pick them up. Cell phone use is not allowed during class time. We have a phone available for students in the front office.
Doctor/Dental appointments: If your student must leave school early, PLEASE send a note with him/her so that he/she can be released from class. The student can sign out and wait for you in the front office. A doctor's note is required when the student returns to school. The state requires us to have a doctor's note when a student is gone for an appointment.
Other absences: Non-School activities must be pre-approved by the principal in order for the student to make up missed work. The Student Absence Request Form is available in the front office and on the Clark website in the FORMS section. The form needs to be filled out and turned in to the attendance office at least a week before the absence.
REMEMBER - NOTES CAN PREVENT UNEXCUSED ABSENCES!
12. DRESS CODE
We want to remind everyone to keep the PISD dress code in mind when making back to school clothing purchases. The district's dress code can be found in the PISD student/parent policy guide, which can be accessed at http://pisd.edu/about.us/policies/index.shtml.
13. PISD VOLUNTEERS
PISD requires that all volunteers complete a new background check every year. If you have not done so since July 1, 2015, please go to pisd.edu and fill out your volunteer application. Make sure to select Clark H.S. as one of the campuses where you would like to volunteer.
14. ATHLETIC SCHEDULES
Athletic schedules can be found on the Clark website at:
15. STUDENT/PARENT POLICY GUIDE
Below please find a link to the 2015-16 Policy Guide for the district:
16. 2015-2016 PISD SCHOOL CALENDAR
You can view the 2015-2016 PISD school calendar on the district’s website at.: http://www.pisd.edu/common/calendar/
Bond Election Town Hall
April 4th at 6pm (Clark Library)
Join us for an informative town hall session with PISD Superintendent Dr. Brian T. Binggeli. If you have questions about the upcoming May bond election, this is a great opportunity to learn more about what's included. See you there!
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