Originally delivered on 8/30/2020 11:32 am

SUBJECT: Shepton PTSA August 30 eNews


                Important Upcoming Dates:            

Monday, August 31 – Volunteer Applications Due
Sunday, September 6 – Plano PTA Spirit Splash
Monday, September 7 – Labor Day (Student Holiday)
Tuesday, September 8 – Staff Development (Student Holiday)Wednesday, Wednesday, September 9 – First Day on Campus for Students
Tuesday, September 15 – PTSA Board/General Meetings (Virtual) 11:00am/11:30am
Monday, September 21 – Fall Officer & Chair Training (Virtual)

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Shepton PTSA General Meeting

Please join us for our first Shepton PTSA General on September 15 at 11:30 AM.  This call will be held on Google Meet at the following link:  https://meet.google.com/bei-rvfa-kzx

Visit https://meet.google.com/, type in the code above (beirvfakzx), and it should direct you to the call.  If you’ve never used Google Meet and have questions, please visit https://support.google.com/meet.

To help streamline our time, a form has been created for parents to send questions in to Shepton administration.  The form will close the Friday prior to our first meeting (9/11) so that all questions can be sent to Mr. Banner and Mr. Jones.  This will allow them time to prepare and answer those questions during our first general meeting.  The form can be accessed here.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Brandi Stevens at president@sheptonptsa.org.

Brandi Stevens
2020-2021 President
Shepton PTSA


Check out the Plano PISD website for information about planning for the 2020-2021 school year.  Guidance from the State of Texas and the Texas Education Agency (TEA) is pivotal in that planning. 

Chromebook Distribution Information

If you were unable to get your supplies and/or had a change and need a different textbook, you may do so on Monday (8/17) from 9-10 am or 1-2 pm. The location for this distribution will be the lower B Hall (student entrance on the southwest side of campus). As a reminder, you will be able to pick up the following:

  • Chromebooks for the 2020-21 school year
  • Textbooks only for classes that require their use without an online version.
  • English Novels needed during the first units of study
  • Pre-purchased PTSA school supplies and spirit wear.

If this time does not work, please contact Athanasios Icossipentarhos at athanasios.icossipe@pisd.edu.

Plano ISD 2020-21 School Year Planning Update Presentation

Plano ISD Return to School Plan

Free & Reduced Meal Application

Curbside Meal Info

Back to School Resources

Back to School Fairs


Plano Council of PTAs Fall Officer and Chair Training

  • Virtual - Details Coming Soon!
  • Monday, September 21, 2020 9:00am – 2:30pm
  • Sessions and Session Times TBD

Texas PTA Foundations Training

  • FOUNDATIONS Essentials  is an introductory course covering important PTA topics. Essentials should only be completed once in a PTA career, and there is a one-time $10 fee to access the material. If you completed FLO last year or any year prior, you do not need to take Essentials. Disponible en español.

  • FOUNDATIONS Basics is a series of resources specific to executive board positions like president and treasurer. Leaders should take this job specific training at the beginning of each new year for the position(s) they are serving.

    Visit the Texas PTA website to learn more about these trainings and to access the online learning portal, Per the Texas PTA bylaws, all executive board members are asked to complete these trainings by October 15.


Visit our websitewww.SheptonPTSA.orgfor Shepton PTSA Registration and to order the following:

  • School supplies
  • Spirit wear
  • PTA membership
  • Car decals

Get all of your shopping done online and don't miss out!


Shepton Spirit Wear is on sale now on our website www.SheptonPTSA.org.

White Shepton Hoodie | Sizes S-XXL |$24

Tie Dye T-shirt with logo | Sizes S-XXL | $17

Dark Heather Grey Ring Spun T-shirt with logo | Sizes S-XXL | $12


The Shepton Bravo Club invites any student interested in theatre to join. While the 2020-21 school year is a little crazy, we are still hoping to do stretch our theatre muscles in some way and even in a virtual world, we need to raise funds.  Join us and purchase a fun theatre mask.

PSAT Practice Test


Plano Council of PTAs 25th Annual Vendor Fair

The Digital Vendor Fair is open and has businesses anxious to help you meet your goals during the coming school year. Many vendors have offers specific to our current situation. Check them out!


Shepton Stallion Athletic Booster Club

Welcome to the Team! To stay informed of our Sports Teams and Booster Club events and activities, please visit our website atwww.SheptonStallionClub.com. Please create an account and/or LOG-IN first. Please update your Family Information and Student Form indicating your child’s grade and sport. Then, follow the tabs to the services offered by your Shepton Stallion Athletic Booster Club. Our Booster Communication comes from your association with us. We hope you will find our resources helpful.  We welcome your involvement and hope you will continue to be your child's greatest fan!

Laura White, Shepton Stallion Club President                 President@SheptonStallionClub.com


Plano ISD is excited to announce the launch of our new volunteer management system, VOLY, which will be used for the 2020-2021 school year. The new system is now live and can be accessed at pisd.edu/volunteer. While Plano ISD is not able to host volunteers onsite at this time, logging in now will allow you to get a head start on completing your volunteer application, online orientation and criminal history check. These three requirements must be completed annually to be eligible to volunteer in Plano ISD. 

Legislative News

Governor Abbott has waived the grade promotion requirements for 2020-21 STAAR testing.  Your Texas State PTA is advocating for a complete waiver of STAAR for this school year given all the additional issues related to Covid-19. If you’d like to share your opinions on this, contact your state legislator via this link

See more information HERE 

Quarantine boredom got you down? Use that time at home to express your creativity through the National PTA Reflections program. This years theme is "I matter because". Use your imagination to create a film, song, artwork, photograph, poem, short story or dance routine. Click here more information, eligibility and entry forms. The deadline is October 28th, so it's time to start creating! For more information on Reflections, visit the Shepton PTA website.



Shepton eNews

August 31 - September 4 Shepton HS Smore

Included Information:

  • Attendance Update
  • Student Work
  • Bell/Student Schedule
  • Synchronous and Asynchronous
  • Schedule Change Requests
  • Curbside Meal Pick Up
  • Counselor's Corner
  • Get to Know the Staff
  • Technology Issues
  • Library Info
  • Campus Contacts

Plano PTA Spirit Splash


The Plano ISD Council of PTAs annual Back to School Splash at Hawaiian Falls scheduled for Sunday, September 6, 2020 is still happening but in a modified form due to the coronavirus and the unique times we live in.

This year there will be no private PTA party in the evening, no cabanas for PTAs, and no official PISD Council of PTAs presence at the water park that day. $5 from each ticket purchased goes to the PTA designated at the ticket window that day--be sure to say you are with Plano West PTSA! The discounted ticket price offered is the best ticket price available for a one day entry.

Hawaiian Falls is open at 50% capacity and has Covid-19 measures in place that can be found on their website. This is for Hawaiian Falls in The Colony, not the Garland location. The park is open from 11:30am-6pm on 9/6. 


Shepton PTSA will receive a donation of 0.5% of all eligible sales purchased through our Amazon Smile account! You can link your account to the Shepton PTSA charity and help our PTSA earn money for events and programs that benefit all students! In order to learn more about setting up your account, click here.


The Kroger Community Rewards program links your Kroger Plus card to Shepton High School. To link your Kroger Plus card, visit Kroger. Click on the l"Edit Kroger Community Rewards" link and enter Shepton's school number: XA417. You must go online to link your Kroger Plus card to Shepton High School every year. This cannot be done in store. 



The Tom Thumb Good Neighbor program links your Reward Card to Shepton High School. Stop by the Customer Service desk and pick up the form for  registration. Shepton's number is 6657. This cannot be done online, and it must be done every year.


Shepton High School PTSA
5505 Plano Parkway
Plano, TX 75093