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Open House










When - Thurs., Sept. 3rd at 6:00 p.m.
Where - James S. Rickards M.S. 
Learn more about your son/daughter's classes!!! Meet the teachers and much more!!
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Back to School

It's Time for BACK TO SCHOOL!        


Here's some important tips to get ready for Back To School:

School Opens - Monday, August 24, 2015 at 9:15am  NO STUDENTS are permitted on campus prior to 8:30am as there is no adult supervision provided before that time. 

If you would like to apply for Free/Reduced School lunch, please complete your application NOW online by clicking here

If you are new to Broward County, or need to register your child please take note that our registration hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 12:00 noon ONLY. 

Bus riders will need their bus pass to ride the bus.  All students that are eligible to ride the bus will receive a bus pass in the mail the week before school begins. 

Have breakfast with us!  All students attending Rickards Middle School are invited to have breakfast with us absolutely FREE!  Breakfast hours are from 8:30am to 9:00am daily.

Check our school calendar (right) for all the important dates throughout the school year. 

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The Most Important Meal of the Day



We are please to annouce that Breakfast is provided to all students free of charge. Breakfast is served from 8:30 am until 9:00 am daily.  So whether your child is a walker, car rider, bike rider, or bus rider, please ensure your child arrives to school in plenty of time to have breakfast in our cafeteria every day.

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SAC / SAF / PTSA Monthly Meeting

The SAC / SAF Monthy Meeting will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015 at 8:00 am in the Media Center.

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Applying for Free / Reduced Lunch is an easy and convenient way for parents and guardians to submit applications online. There is no fee for using the ApplyforLunch website to submit your application for benefits and the service is provided free of charge by your District.

Click Here to go to the website.

As a reminder, all students enrolled in Broward County Schools may eat on last year's eligibility for the first few weeks of school ONLY.  

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School Pictures

Picture Day is Monday, August 31st!

Capture the momentus time of your child's middle school years with school pictures at an affordable price, offered in several packages. Picture Day is Monday, August 31st! 


PLEASE NOTE:  Student ID's will be issued from the photographs taken on picture day.  The Student ID's will include your child's lunch ID/bar code on them, therefore, it is imperative that each student's picture be taken regardless of whether or not you decide to purchase pictures. 


CLICK HERE to view/download the order form now or CLICK HERE to select and PRE-PAY for your package with Fox-Mar FASTPASS!

You can still order afterwards at


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Upcoming Events

Open House
Thu Sep 03, 2015 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM
Mon Sep 07, 2015 @ 8:00AM -
Wed Sep 09, 2015 @ 8:00AM - 09:00AM
NO SCHOOL- Yom Kippur
Mon Sep 14, 2015
Constitution Day
Thu Sep 17, 2015 @ 9:30AM -
Early Release
Thu Sep 17, 2015 @ 1:45PM -
Interim Progress Report
Thu Sep 24, 2015 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Rickards Academy for Parents
Thu Sep 24, 2015 @ 6:00PM -

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