Frisco ISD eNewsletter: September 24, 2020

Sep 24, 2020

Check Out the New Issue of FOCUS Magazine

Faced with a global pandemic, Frisco ISD has had to reimagine the ways we serve our students and community without losing sight of our core mission. In this month’s issue of the District’s FOCUS magazine, we take a look at some of the ways we are adjusting, adapting and thriving in this new reality. Look for these stories and more in our September issue:

  • How the District beefed up virtual instruction while reexamining each element of on-campus instruction
  • How digital learning coaches are guiding teachers through the use of technology
  • How two Centennial students inspired back-to-school confidence
  • How a Liberty alumnus achieved his dream to design roller coasters
  • And much more!

Staff Respond to Students’ Social-Emotional Needs

Frisco ISD teachers and counselors are equipped to continue supporting students and families through this extraordinary time. Over the summer, the Guidance and Counseling Department finished a long-term project to provide teachers with curriculum to support once-weekly social-emotional lessons. In addition, staff received training on ways to disarm fear, optimize learning and facilitate healing for children impacted by trauma or crisis. While regular in-person counseling continues for face-to-face students and their families, counselors are also available for virtual meetings to provide mental health support or other needed resources.


Virtual Volunteers Needed to Support Student Learning

Frisco ISD is actively seeking academic mentors and speakers to volunteer their time and share their business knowhow with the next generation of leaders. Parents and community members are encouraged to get involved in supporting students enrolled in the AVID, Business Incubator and Independent Study and Mentorship (ISM) programs. The time commitment varies by volunteer opportunity, but it could be as simple as talking about your career or conducting mock interviews to help students build professional networking skills. Since most opportunities are virtual this school year, you can volunteer from the comfort of your own home or workplace! FISD encourages and appreciates your active support of our students.


Frisco ISD Promotes Culture of Voting

This week marked National Voter Registration Day, a final call to action for citizens to register and prepare to vote in the upcoming election. In Texas, the deadline to submit a voter registration application is Oct. 5. You can check your voter registration status via the Texas Secretary of State's website or update your information online if you have moved to a new address within the same county or have changed your name. Frisco ISD encourages participation in the electoral process and works to prepare students to be active members of our democracy starting in elementary school.


Get Moving and Support a Great Cause!

The Frisco Education Foundation needs your help to make a difference for Frisco ISD students and staff! FEF is unable to host the annual Gary Burns 5K & Fun Run in person this year; however, the event will go on virtually. Participants can run, walk or cycle on their own anytime between October 17-31. Follow one of FEF’s preset routes or choose your own. Registration is $20 for adults and $10 for students. The event is the largest annual fundraiser for the Foundation, which supports FISD through classroom grants for teachers and college scholarships for high school seniors. Participants are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes and share photos. Join us for some family fun and help support deserving students and teachers!

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