Originally delivered on 2/16/2021 8:04 am

SUBJECT: Shepton PTSA February 16 eNews


                Important Upcoming Dates:            


Monday, February 15 - Friday, February 19 – Fourth Nine Weeks Instructional Environment Selection Period
Tuesday, February 16 – Student Holiday
Wednesday, February 17 – Asynchronous Day for All Students
Friday, February 19 – Yearbook Order Deadline
Friday, March 5 – Third Grading Period Ends
Monday, March 8 - Friday, March 12 – Spring Break
Monday, March 15 – Fourth Grading Period Begins


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Second Semester Learning Plan Letter from Mr. Banner



Last Chance for Yearbooks!

Your last chance to order this historic book will be 2/19/21 at midnight. Don’t miss out on the yearbook, and reserve yours online at Jostensyearbooks.com. Our 2021 yearbook is selling for $60, and can be paid in installments of three through Jostens. Reserve yours online here today before it’s too late!

Plano ISD understands that families may want to change their instructional environment choice based on the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Families now have an opportunity to make a change to their child’s learning environment for the final 9-week period of the 2020-2021 school year. The selection window is open February 15-19.Changes will be effective beginningMarch 15and will be valid through the end of the school year.

All changes can be made in the PISD Parent Portal. Click here to open the Parent Portal and to get additional instructions on how to make a change in your student’s learning environment. 

If no changes are made in the Parent Portal, then the current instructional environment will remain in effect for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. 

For families who do not want to change their student’s learning environment, no action is required. 

Due to the difficulties of COVID-19, Texas PTA has approved a one-time extension of the term of office by one year in the same position with membership approval. This item was discussed and voted on during the Wolf Den PTSA General Membership Meeting last Wednesday, February 3, 2021 and the motion passed unanimously.  As a result of this motion passing, we will only be filling positions that are currently vacant or positions of current board members who have chosen not to return.  For more details regarding Board positions, please visit our Board Interest Form or contact PTSA President Rhonda Snyder at president@wolfdenptsa.org.  All interest forms should be submitted by Friday, March 5, 2021.

The following is a list of Board positions we will be looking to fill for 2021-2022:

Officer Positions:

  • 3rd VP – Membership

Standing Committee Chair Positions:

  • Activity Program
  • Arts in Education
  • Communications (Website)
  • Environmental
  • Front Office Coordinator
  • Hospitality/Teacher Appreciation
  • Jasper HS Liaison
  • Shepton HS Liaison
  • West After Prom

 Special Committee Chair Positions:

  • Casserole Day
  • Senior Luncheon
  • Senior Parking
  • Social Media
  • Staff Birthday Treats

Hi, Future 9th Grade Athletics Parents!

As an incoming Shepton Athletic Parent, we would like you to share your interest in joining us on the Shepton Stallion Booster Club Board for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. Please log-in and complete the online interest form at: Board Interest Formor this paper form and return it to Laura White by email at President@SheptonStallionClub.com. If not you, then please nominate someone else. It is only with your support that the Club exists. We have some of the same positions you are accustomed to like Treasurer and Membership, but also options like Sports Rep for Football, Volleyball, Basketball, etc. Please visitwww.SheptonStallionClub.com for Athletics Info

Plano West Hockey



Art Contests
The Shepton PTSA Reflections program may be over for the year, but there are still many other great Art Contests to show your creativity! Check out this link to enter.

 Click here for a message from the officers. 


After conferring again with the Campus and District Administration, the Lee Dee Sachs College Presentation has been POSTPONED at this time.

We are looking forward to rescheduling this event in the Spring where we can receive some expert guidance that will be directly beneficial to our Sophomores as they begin planning for the important Junior year of high school.

For the time being, we are fortunate to be able to provide some resources for you to start the college discussion with your student. Please see the Shepton PTSA website for the information. Stay tuned for more updates to come!  


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. 

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


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

  • 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


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. 


At Tutor Doctor, our private tutors understand the importance of your child’s education.

Your child is embarking on a journey that will not only provide them with the educational building blocks they need to succeed, but will help shape the very person they become. Along this path they will face triumphs and challenges, both in school and in their personal lives. Whether that’s discovering who they are, making new friends, or handling their first heartbreak, each experience is unique.

We are here to guide students through this exciting and sometimes challenging journey, helping them succeed in academics, and in life.

We meet our students where they are, to get them where they need to go. We take the time to understand the way they learn, and adapt our techniques to coincide with their needs. In their homes. At their pace. On their terms. This is how learning hits home. Click here for more information.

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 



Shepton eNews

February 15-19 Shepton HS Smore

  • Fourth Nine Weeks Instructional Environment Selection
  • Yearbook
  • Mayor's Summer Internship
  • Attendance Reminders
  • Spring Testing Information
  • COVID 19 Daily Screening Reminders
  • College Board Virtual College Fairs
  • SEL at Shepton
  • Counselors Corner
  • On-going Reminders


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