Thursday, October 15, 2020
A reminder, if you want to look back at previous emails you just click the title above,
20-21 A Mavnificent Year! It is a hyperlink to our archived e-News on our school webpage.
We enjoyed welcoming back more Face to Face learners this week. We now have 60% of our students participating in Face to Face learning and 40% participating in School to Home learning. A reminder that beginning this school year the start time is at 7:40 a.m.
FEDERAL MEAL PROGRAM:
At this time all students receive free breakfast and lunch. This should continue until the end of December unless funds are exhausted before that time. Students who had previously qualified for Free/Reduced meals during the 2019-20 school year are no longer eligible unless you submit a new application. You will find the application below with our breakfast and lunch menus. We encourage you to submit a new application to continue services.
RED RIBBON WEEK:
Our annual Red Ribbon Week to encourage students to make healthy choices in their lives and 'Just Say No' to drugs will be the last week in October. See below for information about each day that week.
Sadly, we will not be able to open our doors for annual Veterans Day celebration; but that does not mean we won't celebrate a different way. Please read information below regarding Veterans Day 2020!
Federal Meal Program
Spirit Night-October 22!
Red Ribbon Week Coming Soon!
Thank You Ms. Eldridge & Mr. Taylor!
With your help, Ms. Eldridge is bringing an Honor Wall for our Veterans to Mathews so our Face to Face students and staff will always be reminded of our heros who have served our country. This will no doubt become a new Mathews tradition in the years to come!
You can access the format by clicking the button below.
Examples are provided below the button.
In addition, Mr. Taylor will also be creating a virtual tribute to celebrate our family and friends who are veterans. If you would like to submit a picture of your special veteran, you can email it to Mr. Taylor at Justin.Taylor@pisd.edu. Please include your special veteran's name and ties to Mathews. Your picture may include your vet with family members as well if you like. It will be part of the online virtual tribute.
Mathews SAFETY PROTOCOLS
Signing Your Child Out of School
Office staff will sign the student out, documenting both the time the student left the building, as well as the time the parent requested for early dismissal.
Your child will be brought to you. You will need to provide ID to pick up your child when your child is brought to the front entrance by staff as it may not be Mrs. Tipsword who walks your child to the front door. Thank you.
HOW PARENTS NOTIFY THE DISTRICT
Parents, This link lets you report regarding Covid-19 Symptoms or identified cases of Covid-19.
PLANO ISD PROTOCOLS: FACE TO FACE
This includes several mini videos you can review with your child to understand how we learn in a safe environment at school.
Screen Time. Helpful hints for all parents as well as for our School to Home learners!
From Mrs. Toler, Our Counselor
LIBRARY News from Mrs. Noble!
Click the button for lots of information from our librarian, Mrs. Noble including our 20-21 Bluebonnet nominees!
Mark Your Calendar...
Chick-fil-A Spirit Night
RED RIBBON WEEK (Please click on Mrs. Toler's link for more information.)
Daylight Savings Time ends at 2:00 a.m.
November 3: TUESDAY-ELECTION DAY
Student Holiday/Teacher Work Day
Veterans Day: Information coming soon.
November 30, 2020 - December 4, 2020
Next Request Window for Changing Learning Environment
Beginning of 3rd 9-Weeks
January 6, 2021
Early Release Day
December 21 through January 4:
20-21 PISD Academic Calendar
Face TO FACE LUNCH
School to Home Learners:
Curbside Meal Bundles for PISD School@Home Students
Weekly meal bundles will be provided on Tuesdays from 9:30am to 10:30am and 4:45pm to 6:00pm at Clark HS, Shepton HS, and Williams HS, McMillen HS and Vines HS.
Meal bundles will consist of five breakfasts and five lunches.
*Anyone picking up meals for students, without the student present, must bring appropriate documentation in the form of a school issued ID, report card, parent portal attendance summary form, or birth certificate.
If you have a broken Chromebook or are having difficulties with your power cord, please email our amazing Mathews' CTA, Justin Taylor at Justin.Taylor@pisd.edu
The Plano ISD help desk is also available to assist you in obtaining a working Chromebook. Contact the help desk Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at (469) 752-8767, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.