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Face to face protocols in place

Students back on campus Thursday for first time since March
September 2, 2020

After nearly three weeks of virtual school for all Frisco ISD students, approximately 900 Redhawks will be back on campus Thursday for the first day of face to face school since March. But things will...

Waldrip speaks on start of 2020-2021 school year

Speaking on COVID-19 mitigation protocols and the general state of the district, Wingspan sits down with superintendent Dr. Mike Waldrip to discuss the start of the new school year.
An exclusive interview with Frisco ISD Superintendent Dr. Michael Waldrip
September 1, 2020

 Starting off his fourth year leading Frisco ISD, superintendent Dr. Mike Waldrip has led thousands of faculty and students through the COVID-19 pandemic. Wingspan sat down to talk to Waldrip in...

District launches COVID-19 tracker


Staying at home this much has helped lead this generation to learn more about ourselves, and our society as a whole. We were able to take this time and realize that what’s “normal” shouldn't be normal.
Three Redhawk staff members test positive
August 31, 2020

Just days before face to face classes in Frisco ISD are scheduled to start on Thursday, the district launched a COVID-19 tracker that shows more than 40 lab-confirmed cases involving students and staff...

Say hello to Xello: FISD’s new program for tracking volunteer hours

Frisco ISD has transitioned from x2VOL to instead use Xello as a new way to track students' volunteer hours. None of the hours previously approved within x2VOL were migrated over to Xello, though the counseling secretary has a report of each student’s total approved hours categorized by student ID.
August 27, 2020

Say hello to Xello; Frisco ISD dropped x2VOL in June to instead use the college and career readiness application as the new way for tracking students’ volunteer hours.  According to the counseling...

Bracing for impact, Hurricane Laura poised to strike

Hours before Hurricane Laura is projected to hit the coast of Texas and Louisiana, the weather betrayed what forecasters are predicting as Beaumont saw only light rain Tuesday afternoon. The hurricane is gathering strength in the Gulf of Mexico and is now a Category 4 hurricane.
August 26, 2020

  Hurricane Laura is making its way through the Gulf of Mexico, and is predicted to hit the border of Texas and Louisiana late Wednesday, with wind speeds as high as 140 mph as it strengthens...

Health science students back at CTE for first in-person classes since March

Health science classes came back onto CTE campus for the first batch of in-person learning since March. CDC guidelines and state sanitation laws were enforced, including mandatory masks, social distancing, and cleaning areas after each class.
August 25, 2020

After more than five months of empty hallways, CTE health science students are the first ones back on a Frisco ISD campus, as their in-person classes began this week through the Collin College Dual Credit...

New COVID-19 tracking system for public schools

Texas Education Agency and Texas Health and Human Services created a new data system that requires public Texas high schools to report any confirmed COVID-19 cases to the Texas Department of State Health Services. “Having this knowledge and being able to publicly share the accumulated case totals from schools in a single place covering the entire state of Texas will help us to further support the health of all Texans,” the DSHS said in the news release.
August 24, 2020

A new data system created by Texas Education Agency and Texas Health and Human Services now requires public Texas high schools to report any confirmed COVID-19 cases to the Texas Department of State Health...

Child Nutrition Department creates new meal pick-up plan

As school cafeterias remain empty for the first three weeks, FISD's Child Nutrition Department has come up with a way to ensure all students have lunches.
August 20, 2020

All across FISD, students rely on their school's cafeteria system to purchase meals. With the district taking a complete online approach for the first three weeks, the Child Nutrition Department has come...

Preparing for Collin, webinar hosted for Dual Credit students

Tuesday marks the opening for the Spring Dual Credit registration window, which is open until Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. Before registration, students must fill out a permission form by 4 p.m on Nov. 20.
August 19, 2020

To help Dual Credit students get ready for the start of Collin College classes on Aug. 24, college and career counselor Shawna Chamberlin will host an orientation Zoom webinar on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m....

FISD wins voting rights lawsuit

A year-long lawsuit against the district was brought to an end after United States District Court Judge Amos L. Mazzant concluded that Frisco ISD’s School Board Member election systems are legal and non-discriminatory.
August 18, 2020

A year-long lawsuit against the district was brought to an end after United States District Court Judge Amos L. Mazzant concluded that Frisco ISD’s School Board Member election systems are legal and...

Storm rolled into North Texas, leaving some damage

The school wasn’t spared from the high winds that whipped through the area as one of the trees in front of the school, outside the social studies hall, was split almost in half from winds. 
August 17, 2020

A strong storm system rolled through North Texas last night with numerous homes in the area suffering damage from the strong winds.  “A tree in front of my house fell over because of the winds last...

Teachers adjust to changes brought by new Virtual Academy

“What we teach will stay the same but the way we teach and assess will change due to our virtual setting,” AP Biology teacher Chris Ham said. “Since it’s the same curriculum our grade policy will not change, but the way classwork and tests are delivered will obviously be in a digital setting.”
August 14, 2020

Many changes are taking place at the moment and starting this year’s classes with the Virtual Academy is one of them. “What we teach will stay the same but the way we teach and assess will change...

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