East News Flash

August 24, 2018

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This East News Flash includes the following information:

  1. Safety Updates
  2. School Picture Days
  3. Open House
  4. Student Expectations at Extracurricular Events
  5. PISD Stadium Rules
  6. Football Season Tickets Student General Admission
  7. School Publications Opt Out
  8. Remind 101 for Parents
  9. Student Accident Insurance
  10. PISD Health Services Information
  11. Video Intern Opportunities
  12. Cotton Bowl Stadium Prep Showcase
  13. Williams High School Fall Festival

General Annoucements

Safety Updates- Parents, our 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students have all received their ID badges and lanyards. These students should begin wearing their ID badge immediately. ID badges must be worn on a lanyard (school provided) and the lanyard must go around the neck (these are break-away lanyards). Seniors will sit for their ID pictures on Friday and Monday, August 24 & 27. Some seniors received their ID’s during the summer as they sat for their senior pictures at that time.


On Thursday, August 30, we will begin the enforcement of requiring all East students to wear their badges on their lanyards. Please help us by stressing the importance of wearing their ID/lanyard every day to insure a more safe, secure campus.


The next phase of this new safety/security procedure will involve electronically locking all outside doors throughout the school day. The electronic locking installation process is currently underway. We will certainly notify you once we are ready to begin this enhanced safety measure.


Senior Pictures- Seniors that missed getting their picture taken over the summer will be sent to the gym to take their picture during their history class on August 27. Any senior that does not have a history class, needs to go during zero hour or before school. Any student that is in a concurrent/Collin College class will get their pictures taken before school or during lunch. Students will be given information when taking their picture about how to purchase pictures. If you have any questions, please see visit with your history teacher or sub school office.

Open House- On Wednesday, August 29, we will hold Open House at Plano East Senior High School. On that evening you are invited to visit our school, tour our facilities, visit with our teachers, and see first hand the educational program that is in place for your son or daughter. What we need to make the evening a success is YOU! Our goal is 100% attendance by our parents. Please complete the form using your student's schedule with this link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lhEFRraAdbDrt8deu_7Y4UG2tpMl-i8IlOG2tVJ4bIc/edit?usp=sharing and bring it with you to Open House. We will follow the abbreviated schedule on the form, which includes a general session in the gymnasium at 6:15 p.m. We look forward to seeing you Wednesday, August 29.


Student Expectations at Extracurricular Events- Students this is a reminder as you start to attend extracurricular events that the student code of conduct still applies when attending events after hours and at other PISD sites. Any violation of the student code of conduct will be handled just as if it were a regular school day. This includes events at other schools or district sites as well. Some violations could jeopardize your status as a student here at Plano East. Please also remember that we expect everyone to have a good time at these events; however, we are going to cheer for our team and not heckle the other team or referees. We need to lead by example and win with class! If you have any questions, please see an administrator.


Football Season Tickets **STUDENT General Admission only**- Want to avoid long lines this football season? Purchase season tickets in the Finance Office, B1-159, for $20 (cash or check only)! Season tickets purchased online are now available for pickup in B1-159! Season tickets include the 4 home games and the Plano West away game. Season tickets will be sold through Friday, August 31st. ADULT season tickets are NOT available on the Plano East campus.


PISD Stadium Rules:

  • 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.
  • Bags, purses and packages carried by spectators will be opened and inspected by security personnel or staff prior to entry into the stadium.
  • Alcoholic beverages, outside food or drink items, tobacco products and weapons are prohibited.
  • Spectators are prohibited from bringing footballs or other balls into the stadium.
  • 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.
  • Body painting, other than on the face area, is not allowed.
  • Masks and other face coverings are prohibited.
  • All signs must be positive, appropriate, promote the participants and not be unduly distracting or block the view of others.
  • Patrons who leave the stadium will be required to purchase a ticket to re-enter.
  • Only authorized personnel will be admitted onto the field.
  • Air horns are prohibited per UIL rules.
  • Animals, other than service animals, are not allowed in the stadium.
  • Powder or throwing of powder is prohibited.

School Publications Opt Out- The Plano East journalism staff would like to include your child in the school’s student publications. If you would not like to have your child pictured in the school yearbook, news magazine, online news or journalism social media, please opt out by sending an email to abby.cole@pisd.edu stating that your student cannot be published in the school yearbook, news magazine, news website or related social media. A response is needed by Friday, August 31. If you do not respond, we will leave your student’s name on the list to be published. If you have any questions, please contact Abby Cole at 469-752-9033.


Remind 101 for Parents- Parents, join Remind 101 at https://www.remind.com/join/peshpa to receive important updates throughout the year.


Student Accident Insurance coverage is available for PISD parents to purchase online as of July 1, 2018. All pricing shown on the brochures are one-time premiums only for the policy year effective August 1, 2018 to August 1, 2019.

PISD Health Services Information- In preparation for a healthy 2018-2019 school year, the Plano ISD health services team would like to provide the following helpful and important information. Our team’s purpose is to support a safe and healthy school environment. School nurses need your assistance as we work together toward this common goal. You can help us by encouraging behaviors we teach at school and by following a few guidelines for keeping your children home when they are not feeling well.

Video Intern Opportunities- The PISD Athletic department is looking for motivated students who are interested in learning how to video live sporting events. No experience is necessary. Learn how to shoot video from the press-box camera deck and the sidelines. Instruction will be provided on-site. Video interns are needed for Clark Stadium on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and Kimbrough Stadium on Fridays. This internship will be a great addition to your college resume. Interested candidates please contact Jim Macaluso at: Jim.Macaluso@PISD.edu


The Cotton Bowl Stadium Prep Showcase will take place on Sept. 7 & 8- Eight of the top Dallas-area 6-A football programs will play in the Cotton Bowl Stadium Prep Showcase, with six of the eight having been playoff teams in 2017. Some of the state's top recruits will be showcased, including TCU commit Donavann Collins and Oklahoma State commit Xavier Ross of Cedar Hill and Notre Dame commit Hunter Spears of Sachse. Tickets will be available at each participating school and on game day at Cotton Bowl Stadium. Presale ticket prices at each 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. For more information, please visit www.cbsprepshowcase.com. Plano East will be playing at 10 AM on Saturday Sept 8th.


Williams High School Fall Festival

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PTSA News

JOIN PTSA- Parents and students are asked to join PTSA. Senior student members will be eligible for PTSA Senior scholarships. Membership is $10 for students and $18 for parents. You can join online at http://www.planoeastptsa.org/.


PTSA is selling baseball tees and long sleeve white tees for $15. Stop by the PTSA table during Open House on Wednesday, Sept 29th or email PESHPTSA@gmail.com.


PTSA Chick-Fil-a Spirit Night from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Murphy Location on Thursday, August 30, 2018. It's a great fundraiser and a plan for dinner!

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Booster Club Information

Plano East Band Booster Fundraiser:
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IB World School Booster Club News:


Membership Drive - Join our IB Booster Club AT ANY LEVEL by August 31st and get a chance to win a $25 gift card! Register online at planoeastib.org or print the attached form and turn it in to the office with payment to "IB Booster Club." Support the Booster Club that supports you! #scholarships #socials #IBspirit #programs #seniorstoleceremony

4th Annual IB Tailgate Party, Fri, Aug 31 - IB World School students, families, and staff, join us as we cheer on the PESH Panthers at the first home game of the season! See our website planoeastib.org for details and how to get your tickets to this fun pregame event. (FB game tickets are sold separately.) HURRY! Tailgate registration ends Wed, August 29th!

Practice Test Information:

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