Thursday, November 5, 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.

School to Home Pick Up Dates

This Monday and Tuesday: November 9 & 10

For our School to Home learners there are resources for your students that you will need to pick up as they continue their learning from home. Tables for each grade level will be set out for you to come by and pick up materials to take home for your child. The tables will be located at the front entrance on Marchman Way. Also included will be school pictures if your child came up to school on Picture Day.

Please plan to come by either Monday or Tuesday between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

OUR 2020-2021 YEARBOOK

Our Mathews community always steps up to the plate to support our students and our traditions. We will be able to have a yearbook this year after all!

A BIG THANK YOU to Jennifer Stithem for volunteering to be our yearbook coordinator for this year.

Such great news! Thank you Jennifer!


Mathews Student Council is collecting canned foods for Millie’s Food Pantry and the North Texas Food Bank. Bring non-perishable canned food during the month of November.

Great items to bring are cans and boxed food items like macaroni and cheese or canned vegetables. Our Food Drive will continue through the end of November.

Just make sure not to bring in glass.

Thank you for your support.

Fifth Grade T-Shirt Contest!

Entries due Weds., Nov. 18!

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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.


Signing Your Child Out of School

Parents picking up students during the day will complete the Parent Form dropping off or picking up a student using the QR code posted at the front door. Parents will not be entering the building. Ring the bell after you have complete the QR Survey to notify the office staff that you are on campus and have completed the form.

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.


This form should be used to report when a student has been diagnosed with COVID-19, is having symptoms that may be COVID-19, or if they have been identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Once the report is received, your school nurse will contact you with additional information.
How to Report Covid-19 Symptoms

Parents, This link lets you report regarding Covid-19 Symptoms or identified cases of Covid-19.



This includes several mini videos you can review with your child to understand how we learn in a safe environment at school.

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Nurse Christina

From Nurse Christina

Screen Time. Helpful hints for all parents as well as for our School to Home learners!

From Mrs. Toler, Our Counselor

From the Counselor's Corner

Helpful hints and information from Mrs. Toler.

LIBRARY News from Mrs. Noble!

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...

The Entire Month of November:

Mathews Food Drive

November 11:

Veterans Day

November 23-27:

Thanksgiving Break

November 30, 2020 - December 4, 2020

Next Request Window for Changing Learning Environment

Beginning of 3rd 9-Weeks

January 6, 2021

December 18:

Early Release Day

December 21 through January 4:

Winter Break

20-21 PISD Academic Calendar

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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.


Chromebook Support:

If you have a broken Chromebook or are having difficulties with your power cord, please email our amazing Mathews' CTA, Justin Taylor at

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

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