8500 Gifford Drive
Plano, TX 75025
Please contact the counseling secretary to schedule an appointment to register your child at 469-752-6015. All new student registrations must have an appointment. Walk-in registrations will not be able to be accommodated due to other appointments that have already been scheduled.
When enrolling your student in school it is necessary to bring the following:
Specific questions regarding registration should be directed to Counselor Clerk/Admissions at 469-752-6015.
For information related to the International Baccalaureate Program, please visit this website.
For information regarding the purchase of EPI school supply packs and PE uniforms, please see the Rice P.T.A. Website.
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ESOL has been available on this campus since 2003. For further information see the PISD website .
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To report a student as absent: CALL 469-752-6000 SELECT 3 Information to include in your message:
A note is required also to excuse the absence:
All notes must include the information listed above.
Signing Students In and Out During the School Day
The legal guardian or someone listed on the emergency card must sign the student out in the office.
No student is allowed to leave without this authorization.
If students return to school with a note, they may sign themselves back into school.
Deliveries for Students
Make-up Work Policy
Parents can request homework assignments for students who have been absent three or more school days by calling the office, 469-752-6000, before10:00 a.m. on the third day of the absence. This requested homework is due upon the student's return to school.
Make-up assignments or tests shall be made available to students after an excused absence.Generally, students are given one school day for each day they are absent to make up the work missed.
Student Absence Request
Please follow the guidelines below when bringing medication to school:
1.For student safety, all medication should be brought to the clinic by the parent. Controlled substances must be brought to the clinic by the parent. Medications are not provided by the school.
2.All medication must be in its original, properly labeled container with a written request signed by the parent/guardian.
3.Only medication that cannot be given at home will be given at school.
4.Only a 30-day supply of medication will be accepted at a time.
5.Medication that has expired or is not picked up by the parent will be destroyed.
6.Authorized district employees may administer medication in the absence of the nurse.
7.Aspirin or products containing aspirin will not be given without a physician order.
8.Nonprescription, homeopathic medication, dietary supplements and herbal supplements will only be given in accordance with Plano ISD Board Policies FFAC(LEGAL) and FFAC(LOCAL).
9.Over the counter medication must be provided by the parent/guardian in the original, properly labeled container.
10.A written request from your student’s health care provider will be required for any over the counter medication that will be given for over 10 (ten) consecutive days.
With standing orders from the district’s medical officer, the clinics will stock epinephrine and Benadryl for anaphylaxis treatment, to be administered only by the nurse.
More detailed information regarding the district’s medication procedure, requirements and forms can be found at http://www.pisd.edu/parents/health/medicine.shtml, in the parent handbook or from the school nurse. Support of this practice can be found in the links below: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/schoolhealth/pgtoc.shtm Chapter 5; http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/ED/htm/ED.22.htm Tec 22.052
Important Changes to Emergency Forms for 2011-2012 School Year
NO Emergency forms will be mailed to parents prior to the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year. Parents will have access to update contact information and student health information during the summer. Beginning August 1, 2011, the Parent Portal site will be promoted to the 2011-2012 campus. Parents will be able to update contact information, update student health information, select restrictions and electronically sign their children's 2011-2012 Emergency Forms.
Rice Middle School is on the Point of Sale system for lunch. This is an automated cash register system.
Students will be given a PIN number on their schedule. Money can be deposited into student accounts Monday through Friday from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. in a drop box that is located in the cafeteria or you may use PayPAMS, an online payment system.
Lunch prices are $2.75 for students. There are three lunch lines. All three are identical except on Thursday, when one of the lines will be dedicated to salad bar. Ala Carte and Snacks will cost extra money (amount listed in lunch line). Free and reduced lunches are available to those who meet the guidelines. Applications are available in the cafeteria.
If you have any questions or concerns you may contact the cafeteria manager, Ms. Harrison, at 469-752-6008. Further information is available at the Food and Nutrition page on the PISD Web site.
School Based Improvement Committee
Rice Middle School is an accepting, nurturing, safe community where students are given the freedom to learn and grow as responsible individuals.
Rice MS believes that critical thinking and real life experiences promote good decision making and validate the learning experience.
Rice Middle School students will maintain average daily attendance of 98%.
District Based Improvement Committee
Please check the PTA Web site for current information on meetings and activities as well as the latest edition of the Rice PTA Newsletter. Contact information for PTA is located there as well.
Parent volunteers are always welcomed at Rice. Please visit this volunteer page or contact our Rice PTA directly for specific opportunities at Rice.
Rice Middle School PTA http://www.ricepta.org/