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  • Update from Dr. Stone July 30, 2020
  • The Blueprint - RISD's Back To School Plan
  • Helen Arceneaux, Region 10 Secondary Teacher of the Year
  • Enroll now for the new school year
  • Let's Talk
  • Enroll now for Full-Day Pre-K
  • Accelerating Campus Excellence logo
Update from Dr. Stone July 30, 20203 The Blueprint3 Helen Arceneaux, Region 10 Secondary Teacher of the Year3 Enroll Now for the New School Year3 Let's Talk3 Enroll Now for Full-Day Pre-K3 ACE3


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Superintendent's Update - Formal Instructional Commitment Process Now Open
July 30

Please click here to watch Dr. Stone’s weekly superintendent’s update. Highlights include:

  • RISD will continue to follow the expert guidance from Dallas County Health and Human Services, and the plan for the start of school has not changed.

  • RISD will begin school with 100% virtual instruction on August 19 and currently plans to transition to in-person instruction on September 8 for those families choosing that option.

  • The process for parents to formally commit to either virtual instruction or in-person instruction for the 2020-21 school year has now opened. Parents were sent an email message with a customized link for each enrolled child at the primary email address provided upon enrollment.

  • Parents are strongly encouraged to review RISD’s back to school blueprint for plans for details about each instructional model to help them make the instructional choice that is best for their family.

  • Parents who cannot locate the commitment process email should check their spam/junk filters and folders. Parents can verify their email address by contacting their child’s school, and may be referred for support at learning

  • The process is open through Thursday, August 6 and parents will be able to change their choice in advance of each new grading period.

  • All enrolled families will also be receiving information from their campus as part of back to school planning to re-verify their access to technology in advance of the virtual instruction beginning August 19.

  • RISD expects adults and students to possess and wear a face covering inside schools when in-person learning resumes. RISD will provide face coverings, or parents can provide their own for students. Some exceptions can apply, and parents can review the blueprint for details.

  • Parents selecting in-person instruction are encouraged to begin working with their children now to get them used to face coverings and choose a mask that works best for them.

  • RISD teachers are caring, committed professionals. They will be well-prepared to teach children, virtually and in-person, when school begins.

Dr. Stone has provided weekly updates throughout the pandemic. Previous messages can be found here.

Back To School Blueprint Finalized
July 24

RISD's back to school blueprint and information is now available for families and stakeholders to review. The information provides comprehensive information about RISD's back to school plans, health and safety precautions, and options for all enrolled families.

Please click here to watch Dr. Stone's weekly update that discusses the blueprint, instructional choices for families, and next steps.

Beginning the week of July 27, parents of enrolled students will receive emailed information from RISD about how to formally choose the type of instruction they would like for their children. Parents are strongly encouraged to review the back to school blueprint and FAQs in order to make an informed decision.

RISD will begin the school year on August 19 with virtual instruction for all students. In-person instruction is currently expected to begin September 8 for families that choose an in-person option.

The district will continue to monitor and adapt to ongoing changes in guidance and requirements from the state of Texas and public health authorities.


Hall Named Chief Technology Officer and will join Superintendent’s Leadership Team
RISD Executive Director of Instructional Technology, Henry Hall, has been named the district’s new Chief Technology Officer. In his new role, Hall will oversee and direct RISD’s overall technology program and manage the departments of Instructional Technology and Technology Network Support Services. As part of his new leadership role, he will also join Dr. Stone’s district leadership team.

“I’m very pleased about this new strategic direction with our district’s technology services and support,” said RISD Superintendent Dr. Jeannie Stone. “Henry’s previous experiences at both the campus and district level will provide the leadership and support needed to deliver access to the most current technology programs and solutions for both our students and staff.”

Hall is completing his 20th year in RISD, including service as principal of Richardson West Junior High Technology Magnet and Berkner High School STEM Academy before joining Instructional Technology. “I am excited about this opportunity and I look forward to leading the work of providing students and staff with safe, reliable and equitable access to technology to enhance student learning for all,” said Hall. He has begun transitioning into his new duties.

Chief Technology Officer Henry Hall

RISD Administrative Offices Summer Schedule Through August 14

  • Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Closed Fridays.

Department Contact Information


  • All visitors should have an appointment to enter RISD administration buildings and schools.
  • Visitors should complete the RISD Health Screener Form before proceeding with their appointment.
  • Visitors must wear a mask in order to enter offices and facilities.

Summer Reading

Summer Reading
All RISD students are encouraged to read books of interest to them during the summer. Students will share and discuss their reading when they return to school. As a district focused on building a culture of reading, we encourage all parents, staff, and stakeholders to join students in actively reading and discussing their reading.

Visit the Summer Reading Website
Visit the Library & Information Technology Website


Census Extended to October 31
Richardson ISD is providing information to educate, encourage and engage our school community about the 2020 Census, and we encourage your participation.

The Census Bureau has extended the deadline to respond to the questionnaire to August 31. RISD will keep its Census website up through the extension.

The Census has only 10 questions and is available in 13 languages other than English. And, for the first time, you can respond by mail, phone or online. By responding to the 2020 Census now, you will have done your part to ensure your community gets its fair share of federal funding and representation in Congress.

Find out more at RISD's Census 2020 website

Census 2020 - Make Your Family Count

RISD Now Enrolling For Full-Day Pre-K
Richardson ISD is now offering full-day prekindergarten for qualifying 3-year-old and 4-year-old children. High-quality Pre-K provides an academic advantage as well as a social and emotional head start for our youngest learners.

RISD offers Pre-K at no cost for families who meet state-mandated criteria, including income, language, military and other factors. RISD will provide transportation, if needed, and breakfast and lunch will be provided for qualifying students.

For more information and eligibility details visit

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we grow website Link
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