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My name is Cristy Rice and I am the school psychologist for the Camp Hill School District. I work with students in all of the buildings, Kindergarten through 12th grade. I also work with many of the Early Intervention students before they come to Kindergarten at CHSD. I conduct Initial Evaluations and Gifted Evaluations, serve on the SAP Team (Student Assistance Program Team) for the middle and high schools and on the MTSS Teams (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support) for the schools. I also assist with Reevaluations, Behavior Plans, 504 Plans, the PBIS Teams (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) for all of the schools and I am also available to provide Teacher and Parent Consultation on a variety of topics. At times, I carry out some small group interventions, such as school based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.
I VERY Much enjoy working with ALL of the
Students, Parents and Teachers in the
District! Camp Hill is a Wonderful School District
set within a Fantastic, CARING
and Supportive Community!
*Please see My Resource Page for Information from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) regarding suicide, including a fact/informational Tip sheet about suicide (what to look for as far as signs, etc.).
Cristy L. Rice, Ph.D.
(717) 901-2600, Extension 2079
Main Office - Eisenhower Elementary School
340 North 21st Street
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Information about Evaluations and Reevaluations
As you may know, the assessments for Initial Evaluations and Reevaluations were delayed during the spring term of 2020, due to the inability of staff to work directly with students (as directed by Gov. Wolfe's closure of PA Schools in response to the COVID pandemic) and most students were only in school (initially), three days a week during the 2020-2021 school year.
At this time, the assessments for evaluations have resumed. Please keep in mind that Camp Hill School District offers supports to ALL students through our AWESOME Multi-tiered Systems of Support, or MTSS. Positive Behavior is also promoted, district wide, through our PRIDE Program (a PBIS or Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports program). If you feel that your child needs additional supports or you have concerns in general, please contact your child's teacher, school counselor and/or me.
If your child is to have a psycho-educational evaluation/reevaluation with assessments, you will be contacted by the school psychologist (Cristy Rice), the student's special education case manager, the Director of Special Education and Student Services (Autumn Reely) or the Administrative Assistant to the Director of Special Ed/Student Services (Alexis Ridolfi).
--At this time, the policy of the school district has changed and in-person meetings are now available for Initial Evaluations and Reevaluations. Zoom meetings are also allowed, as well. Whether the meeting is conducted via Zoom or in-person has mainly been determined by parent/guardian preference.
--Precautions - At this time, the precautions available include: Optional use of a mask by the student and/or the examiner, if requested or if the student feels more comfortable with the use of masks, all pencils and (when possible) other assessment items will be “one time use”, so that no pencils or etc. are shared between students, and we are carefully cleaning assessment items that are not "one time use" (i.e., iPads, assessment kits, etc.), frequently.
- For additional information, please contact Cristy Rice, Alexis Ridolfi or Autumn Reely at:
- Cristy Rice at CRice@camphillsd.k12.pa.us OR
- Autumn Reely at AReely@camphillsd.k12.pa.us OR
- Alexis Ridolfi at ARidolfi@camphillsd.k12.pa.us or at the following phone numbers:
- Cristy Rice (717)- 901-2600, extension 2079 or (717) 901-5937 (Ms. Reely and Ms. Ridolfi).
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