Back-to-School Updates

  • Acknowledgment Form for Discipline Code/Student Handbook/Acceptable Use of Internet/Etc.
    All students will receive an Acknowledgement Form on the first day of school to take home for a parent signature.  Please take the time to review with your child(ren) the PRSD Discipline Code and Acceptable Use of Internet, Computers, and Network Resources on the district’s website, as well as the Student Handbook,  found in front of your child’s Assignment Notebook.  The signed form is due to your child’s homeroom teacher by Friday, September 6th and will be kept on file to acknowledge that you have reviewed each document.  

    Demographic Forms
    In case of emergency, it is important that we have current contact information available. All students will be receiving their demographic update forms the first day of school during homeroom and it is imperative that you review and update this information, complete the health section on the back, sign in the space provided, and return the updated form to your homeroom teacher by Friday, August 23rd.

    Dress Code
    As you shop for school clothes, please keep the following dress code guidelines in mind. Teachers and administrators will be strictly enforcing this Code and we appreciate parent support in this endeavor. Students found to be out of compliance with the dress code will be asked to call a parent to have alternative clothing brought to school. To view an overview, guidelines and more, visit this link for details.

    Getting Involved at PRMS
    At PRMS there are many ways to get involved. If you are considering joining a club and/or playing a sport, be sure to initiate your $100 Activity Fee and/or get a Physical Exam. All information can be found on our website

    Free and Reduced Lunch
    Children need healthy meals to learn. To access the application for free and reduced lunches please visit or paper copies can be found in the MS office.  You must reapply every new school year. 

    Home Access
    Middle school students will be able to view the following information on Home Access after 8 a.m. on Tuesday, August 13, 2019:

    • Class Schedule
    • Homeroom Assignment
    • Bus Information

    Visit for instructions.

    Important Dates to Remember:

    • First Day of School: Thursday, August 22
    • Parent Night (Meet the Teacher): Wednesday, September 11
    • Picture Day: Thursday, September 12 (order forms will be distributed in school)
    • Parent/Teacher Conferences: Thursday and Friday, November 7 and 8

    Locker information WILL NOT be available on Home Access, however, your locker number and combination will be printed on your schedule that you will receive in homeroom the first day of school.  Teachers will be available to assist you with opening your locker.  See the attachment on How to Open a PRMS Student Locker if you have questions.  If you plan to visit the middle school before the first day of school on one of the designated visitation days, your locker information will be available in the lobby on these dates and times only.  If you’re unable to visit on the specified days, you will receive your locker information the first day of school.  For security reasons, locker numbers and combinations will not be given over the phone. 

    There are often opportunities at the middle school for photographing/videotaping of students. If you do not want your child’s photo to be included in our yearbook, website, etc., please complete an online form; otherwise, we will assume we have your permission to do so.

    RAMS Way
    The Pine-Richland School District Department of Student Services and Special Education launched an initiative to deploy a district-wide system of positive behavioral supports and interventions. The purpose is to provide an intentional and preventative approach to improve upon a positive school climate. Procedural and behavioral expectations will be intentionally communicated and taught at appropriate developmental-levels from grades K through 12. Read more about the initiative at Pine-Richland Middle School.

    Please remember that you have been placed in classes based upon your individual educational needs, course requests, class sizes and teacher availability. We will not accept requests for team changes or course changes. However, if you do notice an error on your schedule, please contact the Guidance Office at 724-625-3111 (Jennifer Mullaugh, ext. 2229 for students A-K, and Olivia Mastrangelo, ext. 2230 for students L-Z).  See the attachment on How to Read a PRMS Student Schedule if you have questions.