Next week 1/18- 1/21 is college week here at Haggard and in support, we are dressing up each day!
College Hat Day: Wear your Hat with your favorite COLLEGE
College Socks Day: Wear your favorite COLLEGE Socks
College Shirt Day: Wear your Shirt with your favorite COLLEGE
College Sweat shirt Day: Wear your favorite COLLEGE Sweat shirt
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. email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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 email@example.com.
Due to rising COVID related case numbers in our community, the district has updated the guidelines for schoolwide events and activities to protect the health and wellbeing of Plano ISD students and staff. These revised guidelines will be in place through February 4, 2022, and will be reevaluated at that time. Revised sections are noted in the Return to School Plan with an updated date. Read more.
Academy Programs for 2022-2023 School Year
Are you interested in Plano ISD's Academy Programs? Applications for the Industries Academy close on January 28. The Virtual Academy and the IB World School at Huffman Elementary applications are accepted through January 29. Visit our Academy Programs page for more information.
2022-2023 Textbooks Available for Review
All textbooks up for adoption, for implementation beginning in the 2022-23 school year, are available for review by the public. The subject areas and courses up for adoption are Physical Education K-12, Health, and AP Environmental Science. Read more for textbook adoption information, including how to review the materials and provide input. The window for public review and comment, for any of the resources being considered in this adoption, is open until January 31, 2022.
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.