Dear Panther Parents,
 
Winter decided to move in with a bang!! (And those who know me, know I can’t stand being cold!!!). Reminder that MISD will make decisions on school cancellations by 5:30am or earlier on days we are expecting inclement weather. Please stay tuned to local broadcasts, social media, and MISD emails for these updates.
 
Reminder: Monday is a student holiday and TUESDAY is an ASYNCHRONOUS (no Zoom nor school attendance) DAY. Students will work on missing assignments, late work, study to get ahead, etc. Teachers MAY post OPTIONAL assignments for students who want to engage in subject work that day. Grades will not be given for those assignments…this is for the purpose of enrichment. We will see everyone back on campus WEDNESDAY, weather permitting. 
 
For our incoming 7th and 8th graders, make sure your course selection cards are turned in by February 23rd
 
Progress Reports will be viewable via HAC middle of next week. Don’t forget that students can access our late tutorial buses on February 18th, 23rd, and 25th. Please encourage your kiddo to take advantage of this extra help.
 
I hope everyone has a Happy Valentine’s Day and STAY WARM,

Darla
 
Happy Friday,
Darla

469-302-7111
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Our PTO Board has had some changes in leadership, and we are still looking for someone to serve as VP Membership.

President-Jenny Law
Secretary-Jenny Johansen
Programs Co-Chair-Libby Amsler 
VP Volunteers-Tasha Sowards
  
We would like to fill the VP Membership position NOW.
 
Job description:

VP Membership: Build an informed, active PTO membership by conducting a membership drive that involves parents, teachers, staff and community members, compile and maintain the membership list.
 
If interested Please: email evansmspto@gmail.com

  • Everyone please shop via smile.amazon.com and select Evans PTO when they make purchases through Amazon. Remember to use the smile.amazon.com and search for Evans PTO to make sure we get the donation.

  • Kroger stores are on a mission to not just part of, but to help create a stronger community. Evans PTO recommends you link your rewards card to Evans PTO so that they can give back to our community.

Save the date for upcoming PTO Spirit Night on 2/25 location and details to come. 


 
Follow Evans PTO on Facebook!  


Please click HERE to fill out your 2020-2021 Volunteer Application! You must be approved before volunteering, and this must be done every year. Thank You!!!

Order your Spirit Wear today! Order Form
Delivery usually takes about a week.
Attention 8th Grade Parents!
8th Grade Parents: McKinney High School AVID Information:
Is your child planning to be successful in college but you know they might need some support along the way? They should apply to be in AVID! This is a college prep course that focuses on organization, study skills and effective collaboration. AVID is a year-long elective course offered for all 9th-12th graders.
For more information, watch this quick video!
MHS AVID Applications are due February 26, by 3:00pm.


8th Graders,
Are you interested in visiting countries in Europe and experience new cultures? Did you know MISD high school students attend free national summer camps in the USA and spend each summer with international programs in Germany and Italy? If you are interested to learn more about those opportunities, enroll into the German and Latin courses at your high school and find out more from our MISD German and Latin teachers!
Latin Promo Link:
German Promo Link:
Greetings, Panthers!

Our February Month of Kindness is already in full swing. Donations of new socks, underwear, and toiletries will benefit Trusted World all month long. February 22nd - 26th we will celebrate the Great Kindness Challenge and be “Kindness Ninjas” throughout the building. Students will be working in classes, teams, and clubs to engage in kind acts at school, home, and in our community. We will also be fundraising for the JDRF. Look out for more information on the GKC coming up soon! Get thinking about kindness at home with this short article on how to raise kind kids. 

Course registration has already begun for next year for upcoming 7th and 8th graders. Students will be receiving registration forms and teacher recommendations for core classes in ELAR classes. Virtual students can find fillable pdfs of the course cards online in the Evans MS canvas course. All registration cards are due February 23rd.
Join the counselors for an open zoom Q&A about registration on February 18th, offered from 12:00-1:00pm and 5:00-6:00pm. Links and additional information, including a short video and slide presentation, are under the parent tab on the Evans MS website.

8th graders still interested in spring online HS courses can contact Cathy Delisle cdelisle@mckinneyisd.net to register. Cost is discounted right now at $50 per class ($25 if you qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch).

As always, please let us know how we can support you.

Warmly, 
Patricia and Cathy
Cathy DeLisle, counselor A-K, cdelisle@mckinneyisd.net      
Patricia Spear, counselor L-Z, pspear@mckinneyisd.net
Dear Panther Families, We believe it takes the entire community to help our students grow into kind and compassionate young adults. Your student(s) receives a weekly CharacterDare on Mondays during Panther Time that is an actionable challenge focused on strengthening one of their “character muscles” like patience, kindness, commitment etc… The program we use, CharacterStrong, also provides Family CharacterDares that are aimed to provide actionable ways families can strengthen relationships, engage in character development activities together and continue conversations around serving others, and showing empathy and kindness for others. There are four categories of Dares: 
• Conversation Starters 
• Acts of Kindness 
• Recreation and Rest 
• Expressions of Love 

Each week we will send out a Family CharacterDare that we challenge you to do with your students. The staff and administrators in the building will also be engaging in this personal character development as well. We believe in the power of role-modeling this work, and we have no doubt that with this common goal in mind, we are creating a more caring, compassionate, and capable world. You can go to characterstrong.com if you would like to learn more about it or contact Cathy DeLisle (cdelisle@mckinneyisd.net) with any questions.
6th grade students need to turn in proof of immunization requirements BEFORE May 14th to get their schedule and attend 7th grade next fall. Texas State Law requires that 7th grade students for the 2021/22 school year show proof of the following immunizations:
                Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap) within the past 5 years
               Meningococcal vaccine (one dose) within the past 5 years
               (On top of the immunizations that were required for elementary)
Your child may have already had these immunizations. Please provide the school nurse with a current list of your student's immunizations.
Please make sure that your student receives any needed immunizations before the end of this school year!
It is necessary for your child to be in compliance before they can attend 7th grade.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
 For your convenience MISD is hosting a CCHD Care Van and will offer FREE IMMUNIZATIONS for Medicaid, uninsured or no vaccine insurance coverage AND Passport Health will be available to vaccinate children ages 6 months to 18 years with AETNA,BCBS or United Healthcare insurances and. INFANTS TO 18 YEARS OF AGE at these times and locations:

Lawson Early Childhood Center 500 Dowell St.
Thursday February 25, 2021

5:00PM-7:00PM
Nurses Notations
RETURN TO SCHOOL CRITERIA
 
ANYONE testing POSITIVE (+) for COVID-19
All 3 of the following MUST be met before return to school:
  • Fever free for 24 hours WITHOUT using the use of fever reducing medications AND
  • Symptoms resolved (cough, shortness of breath, etc.) AND
  • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms began.

ANYONE testing NEGATIVE (-) for COVID-19
All 3 of the following MUST be met before return to school:
  • A medical professional’s note stating individual is COVID 19 negative AND alternative diagnosis is documented and presented to the school nurse and HR (employees only), AND
  • Fever free for 24 hours WITHOUT using the use of fever reducing medications AND
  • Symptoms resolved (cough, shortness of breath, etc.) OR
  • Quarantine for 10 days and all symptoms are resolved.

ANYONE NOT tested for COVID-19 but has symptoms and is believed to be positive
Options:
  • MUST remain home for 10 days and follow the same return to school criteria as a positive COVID-19 result OR
  • Receives an alternative diagnosis (i.e. strep, flu) from a medical professional, documented and presented to the school nurse and HR (employees only).
 
ANYONE who believes they have come in CONTACT with someone who is positive for COVID-19
MUST quarantine for 10 days from the last date of contact with the positive COVID-19 person (this could be up to 24 days if isolation from the positive person is not feasible).

Nancy Yarbrough BSN RN
Evans Middle School Nurse
469-302-7101
LEARNING COMMONS
Molly Frost is FED UP...

Because Olivia was yelled at for wearing a tank top when she had to keep her sweatshirt wrapped around her waist.
 
Because Liza got dress coded and Molly didn't, even though they were wearing the exact same outfit.
 
Because when Jessica was pulled over by the principal and missed a math quiz, her teacher gave her an F.
 
Because it's impossible to find shorts that are longer than her fingertips.
 
Because girls' bodies are not a distraction.
 
Because middle school is hard enough.
 
And so Molly starts a podcast where girls can tell their stories, and soon her small rebellion swells into a revolution. Because now the girls are standing up for what's right, and they're not backing down.
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  • Tennis tryouts are 2/17-2/22 in the morning, and track will begin on 2/17 in the afternoon. Doors open at 7:15 am, and tryouts begin at 7:30 am.
  • Parent meeting for track will be via zoom on the 22nd and tennis via zoom on the 23rd.    
What's for Lunch
February Lunch Menu
February Breakfast Menu
Guidelines for Visitors Entering McKinney ISD Schools and Office Buildings
At this time, district policy dictates that we can only admit one adult per child. Please schedule appointments with staff whenever possible before coming up to the building.
In accordance with state and TEA guidelines, before entering a McKinney ISD school or MISD office buildings, visitors will be required to answer “yes” or “no” to the questions below, which will be posted at the building entrance. Please note that only one adult per student may enter the building at a time.
Visitors that answer “yes” to any of these questions will not be granted entrance to the building.
COVID-19 Symptoms for Screening
State Requirements
Have you traveled outside of the country in the last 14 days? (CDC Travel Notices)
Have you or anyone in your household experienced an onset or increase in:
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Congestion or Runny Nose (new symptom added by CDC in June 2020)
  • Diarrhea
  • Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees
  • Known close contact with a person who is lab confirmed to have COVID-19
Visitors that answer “yes” to any of these questions will not be granted entrance to the building.