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A Sonntag Elementary School kindergarten teacher virtually reads to students on the first day of classes Aug. 13. Teachers are not required to wear a face mask while teaching alone in their classroom. (Courtesy Frisco ISD)
A Sonntag Elementary School kindergarten teacher virtually reads to students on the first day of classes Aug. 13. Teachers are not required to wear a face mask while teaching alone in their classroom. (Courtesy Frisco ISD)

A Sonntag Elementary School kindergarten teacher virtually reads to students on the first day of classes Aug. 13. Teachers are not required to wear a face mask while teaching alone in their classroom. (Courtesy Frisco ISD)

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Frisco ISD welcomes students back for fall

After months of preparation for an all-virtual start to the 2020-21 school year, Frisco ISD Superintendent Mike Waldrip said district staff and teachers are ready to welcome students back.

More than 24,000 Frisco ISD students request electronic devices for return to school

Over 24,000 Frisco ISD students requested electronic devices from the district for the start to the 2020-21 school year, according to FISD officials.



Frisco’s colleges look toward fall restart

Frisco students attending the University of North Texas and Collin College will have several learning options this fall.

Both institutions shifted a majority of their classes online in the spring 2020 semester when COVID-19 made its way into North Texas, both college officials said.

Legacy Christian Academy, Leadership Prep School plan return to in-person classes in Frisco

Much like Frisco ISD’s plans for the fall, Legacy Christian Academy and Leadership Prep School will both offer in-person and online options for kindergarten through 12th grade students in the coming weeks.

LCA plans to open its campus to in-person instruction beginning Aug. 13, while classes at LPS will begin Aug. 19.

CAMPUS BREAKDOWN: Over half of Frisco ISD students committed to virtual learning in fall

Over half of Frisco ISD students have opted into all-virtual learning for the start of the 2020-21 school year, according to recent results from a district commitment form.

Judge dismisses suit against Frisco ISD over alleged Voting Rights Act violations

A U.S. district judge dismissed a lawsuit against Frisco ISD that claimed its at-large voting system prevents minority candidates from getting elected to the board of trustees.

Elizabeth Ucles and William C. Wadsack contributed to this report.



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Site, service expansions planned for Frisco hospitals in 2021

Frisco hospitals have big projects planned for the new year.

Cinnaholic is coming soon to Frisco. (Courtesy Cinnaholic)
Specialty sweet shop Cinnaholic coming soon to Frisco

All of Cinnaholic’s products are fresh-baked and are 100% vegan, dairy- and lactose-free, egg-free and cholesterol-free.

Rush Cycle has closed its location at Stonebrook Parkway in Frisco. (Courtesy Rush Cycle)
Indoor cycling studio Rush Cycle closes in Frisco

The studio offered 45-minute, indoor, full-body workouts through choreographed rides, featuring dimmed lights and music.

Kitchen United, a ghost kitchen that houses restaurant owners and cooks for commercial cooking, is set to open sometime in fall 2021. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Frisco's former Posados Cafe set to become ghost kitchen for food-delivery services

The vacant space that was formerly Posados Cafe is set to see new activity.

All Swagath Biryani's meat is halal. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Swagath Biryanis to open new Frisco location later this year

Irving's Swagath Biryanis is bringing a new Indian cuisine joint to Frisco.

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Frisco officials aim to allow more food truck parks

The Frisco Planning & Zoning Commission on Jan. 26 discussed potential provisions to city codes for continuous and temporary food truck courts.

Kelly's Cajun Grill is expected to open in Frisco sometime this spring. (Community Impact staff)
Kelly's Cajun Grill to open inside Stonebriar Centre in Frisco

Kelly's Cajun Grill, known for its bourbon chicken, is opening a new location inside Frisco's Stonebriar Centre.

Community snapshot: See how demographics have changed in Frisco from 2014-19

Frisco has been ranked as one of the fastest-growing cities in Texas and even the nation over the past few years, per Census Bureau data.

Tasty Casa opened Jan. 24 at 1213 S. McDonald St., McKinney. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Dogtopia, a national dog day care franchise, will open a new Frisco location in May. (Courtesy Dogtopia)
Dogtopia to open new Frisco location

Dogtopia, a dog day care, boarding and grooming center, is opening a new location in Frisco.

Godiva Chocolatier is closing its location in Frisco. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Godiva announces closure of 128 stores, including Frisco location

“Godiva is already available in many retailers in North America and we will continue to increase our presence there while always upholding the premium quality, taste, and innovation that we have been renowned for since we were founded in Brussels in 1926,” Godiva CEO Nurtac Afridi said in the release.