Plano ISD parents have until Nov. 30 to change their child's learning method

Plano ISD has moved up the dates for parents to change their student’s instructional method for the first nine weeks of the spring semester, according to a district update. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Plano ISD has moved up the dates for parents to change their student’s instructional method for the first nine weeks of the spring semester, according to a district update. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Plano ISD has moved up the dates for parents to change their student’s instructional method for the first nine weeks of the spring semester, according to a district update. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Plano ISD has moved up the dates for parents to change their student’s instructional method for the first nine weeks of the spring semester, according to a district update.

Families have until Nov. 30 to switch from virtual to in-person instruction or vice versa. The original period was scheduled for Nov. 30-Dec. 4. This change allows for more planning time for PISD and its dual-credit partner, Collin College.


Changes may be made through the district’s Parent Portal. Families who do not wish to switch their child’s learning method do not need to make a selection.

The district cautioned that elementary students who switch to a new instructional method will most likely have to change teachers. Secondary students may see a change in teachers and class schedules regardless of whether they switch methods. This is due to a shifting of staff to better align with school needs, according to the district.

For more information, visit PISD.edu
By Makenzie Plusnick
Makenzie graduated from Tarleton State University in 2019 with a degree in communications. While in school, she interned at the Weatherford Democrat and was editor of Texan News Service, a news outlet at Tarleton. She enjoys true crime podcasts, riding horses, and spending time with her dog.


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