Shepard Elementary

Professional Learning Week

Howdy, Shepard Team!

Kate and I have been working up at school prepping for our Professional Learning Week. We've structured the schedule to provide us with learning time and business time balanced with classroom implementation time. We begin at 8 am on Thursday, August 1, and we've included the schedule below. We can't wait to get everyone back together, meet our new teammates, and hear about all the exciting adventures everyone has had!

Dress for our professional work week is super ultra casual (shorts, yoga pants, etc) unless noted below. We WILL have our Plano ISD Welcome Home Event at Clark Stadium on Friday, August 2. Please dress accordingly for the outdoor event. Our Staff Shirts should be in by then. The shirts are a brushed navy blue with white lettering that says "We are Patriots" with a swoosh underneath.

Breakfast will be served (BREAKFAST TACOS, Y'ALL!) on Thursday, August 1 and lunch will be served on August 2 by "The Hamburger Man."

It's going to be a great year at Shepard Elementary! I can't wait to see everyone next Thursday!



Thursday, August 1-All Staff Return to Campus/ Meet in Library


Breakfast Tacos and juices


Vision setting


Strengths Finder Test


Protocol Activity


Team building Activity


Lessons Learned and Champion Recognition






SEL Support

Friday, August 2

Wear “We are Patriots” Shirt and shorts/jeans
Bus leaves Shepard at 7:15

8:30 - 9:45

Welcome Home Celebration at Clark Stadium

Following Celebration - return to campus


Campus Needs Assessment


Lunch (Burgers provided by The Hamburger Man)


Root Cause analysis with some staff

Everyone else in their rooms.


Work in rooms

Monday, August 5 and Tuesday, August 6- PISD Curriculum Days

Professional Learning will begin at 8:00 am in the library. Brittney Diamond Munns and Jana Martin are our campus trainers and will provide us with more information as these days get closer.

Wednesday, August 7


Nitty Gritty

(include professional communication, Safety/Security, Counselor, Nurse, and TTESS)

12:00- 1:00


1:00- 4:00

Finish Nitty Gritty Business/Classroom Time

Thursday, August 8

8:00-4:00 Classroom Work and Implementation Time

CMIT and Special Education paperwork will be discussed on a schedule given by Chrissy and Marieca.

Friday, August 9

Staff workday begins at 7:30

8:00-9:00 AM Meet the Teacher Event- please wear a Shepard PTA shirt or your staff shirt.

The rest of the day is considered a workday for teachers. Please take a reasonable lunch break.

The workday ends at 3:30.