Haggard’s 2022 Spelling Bee will be held in January! This year's Bee will be held in-person. Everyone who wishes to participate must register for the Bee. Please see Mrs. Johnson in Room 526 for a registration packet and for study information. Study and practice sessions will be held in Room 526 on Wednesday mornings beginning at 7:45. Anyone interested in practicing their spelling strategies and skills is welcome!
This is a reminder to all students: IDs should be on a lanyard, worn around the neck at all times, and be clearly visible. Your IDs can be used to purchase lunch as well as for checking out books in the library.
GIFTED & TALENTED
SPRING ASSESSMENT REFERRAL INFORMATION
HAGGARD MIDDLE SCHOOL
PACE (Plano Academic Creative Education) provides services for academically gifted students who have demonstrated a need for advanced, differentiated instruction. Students may be referred by teachers, parents, administrators, counselors, or by the students themselves.
More information on the PACE program, as well as the online Secondary Testing Referral Application, is available on the
Plano ISD website:
Referral applications for Spring PACE testing must be submitted by January 14th, 2022 at 5:00 pm.
Students will be assessed at their home campus during the regular school day; specific information regarding spring testing dates and times will be made available in early February.
Haggard Middle School’s Gifted Coordinator is Carrie Weaver. firstname.lastname@example.org
GENERAL SCHOOL INFORMATION
*We are not assigning lockers this school year. Students will be able to carry backpacks with them throughout the day. This will improve hallway congestion, help students arrive to class in a timely manner (reduce tardies), and maximize the number of instructional minutes. Students in Band and Orchestra will be assigned a music locker, where they will be able to store their musical instrument during the day.
**Students will be assigned a Chromebook and charger. We are going to ask our students to bring their charged Chromebook with them to school each day. Please fill out the form on Chromebooks in the Parent Portal along with all the other forms (please consider clicking “YES” for Yearbook and Publications).
*In order to view your child’s schedule, you will need to make sure you complete all the information under “Student Registration Forms” in the Parent Portal. We ask that parents consider clicking “YES” for “Yearbook Consent” and “Publications, Video, etc.” because we like to showcase our students in various ways which include our social media outlets.
Student ID Badges:
Beginning with the 2021-2022 school year, the district will be requiring students from the middle schools through the senior highs to carry a student ID on a lanyard. Information on how this will be completed will be shared with you at a later date.
Volunteer Approval Process for the 2021-2022 School Year Opens on July 7
Starting on July 7, volunteers will be able to access the Plano ISD volunteer management system, VOLY, to create an account and complete an application, online orientation and criminal history check. These items need to be completed by volunteers each school year to be eligible for district/school volunteer opportunities. Please visit plano.voly.org to create a volunteer account and begin this process.
An email will be sent to the volunteer applicant communicating the status of their application and criminal history search within 3-5 business days of completing these steps. Volunteer approval status can also be viewed by the volunteer by logging into their account. Volunteers will need to complete the online orientation as well to be eligible to volunteer.
Once approved, they will be able to sign up for volunteer opportunities directly through the VOLY platform at plano.voly.org. Volunteers should be sure to select all of the schools they are interested in volunteering with when asked on their application. This will allow campuses to see their volunteers and their status in the system. These school selections can also be changed by the volunteer by logging into their account at any time. For more details on the volunteer approval process, please visit pisd.edu/volunteer.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering in Plano ISD.
- For technical assistance, such as password retrieval and issues with your account, please visit vol.cayzu.com.
- For questions about the background check process, please contact the Plano ISD Safety & Security Department at email@example.com.
- For questions about volunteering at a specific campus, please contact that campus directly: Campus Directory.
- For general questions in regard to the Plano ISD volunteer program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virtual Academy Information Meetings for 2022-2023 School Year Enrollment
Families interested in enrolling their student in Plano ISD’s Virtual Academy during the 2022-2023 school year are invited to attend one of two information meetings to be held via Zoom on Wednesday, December 8 from 9:00-9:30 a.m. or Thursday, December 9 from 6:00-6:30 p.m. Read more.
Intra-District Transfer Requests for 2022-23 School Year
The Intra-District Transfer Request process will begin on January 4 at 8:00 a.m. and close on January 7 at 5 p.m. The process is open to all families in kindergarten-12th grade who wish to request a school transfer for their student for the 2022-23 school year. For more information about the transfer process and how to request an online tracking number, visit the Student Transfers page at www.pisd.edu/pisdtransfer.
Amid tears of joy and celebratory cheers, 102 Plano ISD teachers in 52 schools were surprised on Friday, November 5 with 2021 Grants to Educators totaling $125,000. Funded annually by the Plano ISD Education Foundation and business sponsors, these grants help Plano ISD educators enhance instruction in schools and classrooms across the district. Read more.
This year, all parents are asked to complete the Socioeconomic Form as part of this year’s enrollment process, regardless of socioeconomic need. State and federal funds are allocated to school districts based on this information.
Students or families may be eligible for:
- AP exam fee reductions
- SAT fee waivers
- College application fee waivers
- College financial aid
- Emergency Broadband Benefit (to help households struggling to afford Internet services during the COVID-19 pandemic)
Morning tutorials are from 7:50-8:15 am and afternoon tutorials are from 3:35-4:00 pm.
Monday : Science
Thursday: History and Foreign Language
Orchestra is by appointment only before and after school. Band for 6th grade is by appointment only everyday except Friday. Band tutorial times for 7th and 8th grade need to be shared from the teacher.