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Annual Registration Is Open for NEW and RETURNING Students-Required!

Each year, parents of existing and newly enrolled Plano ISD students must update several annual registration requirements using the Plano ISD Parent Portal (https://www.parentportal.pisd.edu)


Parents must complete the following:


1. Socioeconomic Information Form: https://myforms.pisd.edu/Forms/Socioeconomic

2. Family Find Form: https://myforms.pisd.edu/Forms/FamilyFind

3. PARENT PORTAL

Section 1) Emergency Card

  • Emergency Contacts (PASAR Pickups)
  • Release Form for Publications
  • Video & Electronic display of Student Work
  • Other Student Authorizations
  • Health Information


Section 2) Registration Forms

  • Truancy Warning Notice
  • Student Policy Packets
  • Statement of Consent Form
  • Student Information Release Form
  • PTA Consent Form
  • Free and Reduced Lunch Information


You know both sections are completed once you see two green checks. This must be completed for EACH child you are registering.

Back to School Fair

Back to School Fair- August 3rd 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Clark Stadium

We are hosting this year's mobile Back to School Fair at Clark Stadium! See the attached flyer and share with your entire school community!

Plano ISD Back to School Fair

Enroll Now! It's all Online!

As a public school system, Plano ISD welcomes all students. who live within the district's boundaries and meet state age and health requirements. For specific registration information, please contact your child's school. If you need to find out which school your child will attend, please use the School Finder to look up the attendance boundaries for your address.

Enrollment for all grade levels is online. A secure document portal is available for upload of enrollment packets and documents. Click here for more information.

For more information on registering your youngest learners, pre-K—kindergarten, visit our Early Childhood Programs Portal

Need help enrolling...Contact the Enrollment Center

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2021-2022 Academic Calendar

2021-2022 Academic Calendar Approved

The Plano ISD 2021-2022 school calendar was adopted by the Plano ISD Board of Trustees at the December 8 meeting. The first day of school for students will be Wednesday, August 11, 2021, and the last day of school will be Friday, May 27, 2022.


Other PISD calendars can be found here: PISD 2021-2022 Calendar page


Elementary Hours: 7:40am-2:45pm

We Need Volunteers!

Volunteer Approval Process for the 2021-2022 School Year is OPEN!

Starting on July 7, volunteers will be able to access the Plano ISD volunteer management system, VOLY, to create an account and complete an application, online orientation and criminal history check. These items need to be completed each school year by volunteers to be eligible for district/school volunteer opportunities. Volunteers can visit plano.voly.org to create a volunteer account and begin this process.


An email will be sent to the volunteer applicant communicating the status of their application and criminal history search within 3-5 business days of completing these steps. Volunteer approval status can also be viewed by the volunteer by logging into their account. Volunteers will need to complete the online orientation as well to be eligible to volunteer.


Once approved, they will be able to sign up for volunteer opportunities directly through the VOLY platform at plano.voly.org. Volunteers should be sure to select all of the schools they are interested in volunteering with when asked on their application. This will allow campuses to see their volunteers and their status in the system. These school selections can also be changed by the volunteer by logging into their account at any time.

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications for Everyone to Complete

Information coming......

Who Wants to Bowl?

Don't miss out on our
KIDS BOWL FREE
program this Summer!

Sign up to receive 2 free games a day (M-F)
Adults passes are available to share the fun!

Registering is simple just CLICK HERE

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Materials Distribution Online Portal

Plano ISD’s distribution process has moved online. Businesses, organizations and individuals wanting to share information with Plano ISD parents and students can now do so via the Plano ISD website. The website is the official distribution area for third party materials and takes the place of onsite, paper-based distribution. Parents and community members are now able to access information about events, activities and programs within our Plano ISD community directly from the Plano ISD website.

Brighter Bites-Free Produce!!

Mendenhall Parents,

We are so excited to announce that Mendenhall has partnered with Brighter Bites for the Spring Semester. Brighter Bites is an agency that is dedicated to ensuring families are able to access fresh, healthy and nutritious produce absolutely FREE! Their generous donors provide a 20 pound box of fresh fruits and vegetables for every family that signs up to participate. All you have to do is sign up on the link below and come by to the contactless drive thru or walk up line, on the designated distribution dates, and pick up your produce box. There is absolutely NO COST to participate!

Upon enrolling to participate, you will receive text updates from Brighter Bites reminding you to check in to make sure your box is saved for you, as well as the dates of distribution.


We would love to have every family at Mendenhall participate and take advantage of this amazing opportunity! Please click on the link below and sign up today!

Thank you!

https://www.brighterbites.org/enroll

2019-2020 Report Card

The 2019-2020 School Report Cards for Mendenhall has now been released, and posted to the Mendenhall website accountability page. The report provides information concerning student performance on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR), as well as information on student enrollment, class size averages, and financial expenditures. The information contained in the School Report Card is described in the “School Report Card Definitions.” The Federal Report Card is also available at https://tea.texas.gov/texas-schools/accountability/academic-accountability/performance-reporting/federal-report-cards. If you have any questions concerning the School Report Cards, please let us know. Thank you for your continued support of Mendenhall.


Los boletines de informe del gobierno del Estado de Texas del 2019-2020 para la escuela Mendenhall han sido publicados en el sitio de internet Mendenhall accountability website. El reporte proporciona información sobre el rendimiento de los estudiantes en la prueba STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) que es el nombre del programa de evaluación académica para los estudiantes en las escuelas públicas de Texas, así como información sobre estudiantes inscritos, tamaño promedio de la clase y gastos financieros. La información contenida en el reporte de progreso de la escuela es requerida por la ley estatal y se describe en las "definiciones del boletín de informe de la escuela". Si usted tiene alguna pregunta acerca del boletín de informe de la escuela, por favor háganoslo saber. Gracias por su apoyo continúo en la escuela Mendenhall.


Mobile Computer Lab

Mobile computer offers to learn the use of Parent Portal, PASAR registration and payments, to fill out volunteer applications, access other district online services

https://www.pisd.edu/page/1026

Free English Classes and Free Adult Education Classes

Multilingual dept. offers English classes and Free adult education classes among others.

https://www.smore.com/b7van

Health Screening Reminder for Families


Health Screening Reminder for Families

Now that students are back in buildings for face-to-face instruction, we need your assistance in keeping everyone healthy and safe. Parents are reminded to 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: 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.

If any of the above conditions apply, the COVID-19 Student Reporting Form should be completed. 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


Thank you for your assistance in doing your part to keep our students healthy and safe.

COVID-19 Test Confirmed Cases by Location

COVID-19 Test Confirmed Cases by Location

Plano ISD will provide regularly updated data for test-confirmed COVID-19 cases by district location. The information will go live on our website later this evening at www.pisd.edu/coviddashboard.

Food 4 Kids Program

The Food 4 Kids program allows Mendenhall to receive food and backpacks from the Kansas Food Bank at no cost so that we can provide food to our families in need. If this is a program that you would like to be part of, there will be more information coming....

Nurse Cammi Andersen

Questions for Nurse Cammi Andersen, RN, you can email her at cammi.andersen@pisd.edu or call 469-752-2609

MAP Testing

Your child will take the MAP test on the computer during the school day in the beginning, middle and end of the year. Students will view each question and select an answer with the keyboard or mouse. Because MAP is an adaptive test, the difficulty of each question is adjusted to the student’s answer on the previous test question. If a student answers a question correctly, the questions become more difficult. If a student answers a question incorrectly, the questions become less difficult. Because of this technology, the MAP system is able to assess students at a variety of achievement levels. Click the links below for more information:


MAP Test Brochure (English)

MAP Test Brochure (Spanish)

Mendenhall is a Title I campus. What does that mean?

The Title I program is designed to provide supplemental support to students who have been identified as scoring at or below the 25th percentile on district diagnostics and are at risk of not being successful on state assessments. All students who fail the STAAR test and attend a Title I school, qualify for services. Additional staff positions and teaching resources are funded with the Title I federal grant money. This allows identified students to receive the additional help needed to close their achievement gap.


For more information and to view documents in both English and Spanish, please visit our website: Mendenhall: Title I Campus

Parent Guidance for Viewing Student Progress and Grades 3-12

Parents with registered Parent Portal accounts can login and access:

Grades | Student Registration | PASAR Registration & Payments | Emergency Card | STAAR & Performance Data | Immunization and other information about their students. For grades, click the Parent Viewer button on the portal dashboard.Please click the link below to access the steps to view your student's progress.

https://www.pisd.edu/parentportalhelp

Technology Questions??

If you have trouble with technology, please contact your child's teacher or our CTA, Shaily Jain at shaily.jain@pisd.edu

**ACTION REQUIRED**Complete Online Registration Forms in Parent Portal

It is time for you to log into ParentPortal https://parentviewer.pisd.edu/Login.aspx and complete your online registration forms. You must complete Emergency Cards / Student Registration Forms annually for each of your students before accessing other resources on the ParentPortal.


It is also an opportunity for you to complete the Free and Reduced Lunch application at https://www.pisd.edu/Page/3840.


All online forms must be completed prior to the first day of school.

Social Emotional Well Being

Take sometime and read about our SEL services.

https://www.pisd.edu/staffnews-socialemotional