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  • Update from Dr. Stone October 22
  • spirit run 2020
  • we love our principals - national principals month
  • Go Vote RISD
  • The Blueprint - RISD's Back To School Plan
  • Let's Talk
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Community Engagement Series - Student Social-Emotional Learning
We invite you to join us Tuesday, October 27th for the Community Engagement Series - Student Social-Emotional Learning. In this presentation, Ashlea Campbell, Student Support Specialist, will discuss the student social-emotional learning process. Please register to attend the session at 1 pm or 6 pm. Everyone registered will receive the link the day prior and the day of the session. We hope you join us! Spanish interpretation will be provided.

Click here to to register.

Below is the link to the English recording from Vanita Halliburton’s live presentation SAFE! – Issues Facing Today’s Teens and How You Can Help! These are available for viewing until November 12, 2020!

Visit and enter password SAFE!2020

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Superintendent’s Update – October 22

Click here to watch the October 22 superintendent’s update.

Dr. Stone talks about the reasons behind RISD's continued commitment to a universal mask requirement in schools.

Regular superintendent's updates have been provided throughout the pandemic.

Previous messages can be found here.

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The Richardson ISD Foundation Spirit Run
This year's Spirit Run benefiting The Richardson ISD Foundation is going virtual with a do-it-yourself 5K.

Sign up now, and help support the Foundation.

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Questions About COVID Cases or Notifications?
For several weeks, RISD has been sending out general notifications to parents and employees at specific schools and work locations about positive COVID-19 cases. Many of the questions that parents and staff have asked about positive cases are answered in the FAQs available through the RISD COVID-19 Pandemic Page. Parents and staff can:

Information and resources are updated regularly.

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Online Student Health Screener
Parents or Guardians of face-to-face students are encouraged to complete the online screener each school day.

Click here to visit the online screener.

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Berkner STEM Academy Receives TASA/TASB Stars of Distinction
The new STEM Center at Berkner High School has received four Stars of Distinction from the Texas Association of School Administrators/Texas Association of School Boards. The STEM Center received stars for value, community, planning, and school transformation, qualifying it for the Caudill Class distinction.

The Caudill Class is a design standard presented to districts and architects for projects that received at least four stars from the six areas of distinction.

The refurbished library at Pearce High School also will be included in the TASA/TASB 2020-21 Exhibit of School Architecture, which celebrates excellence in planning and design of the learning environment.

The STEM Academy includes an Immersion Studio that provides students with an unparalleled 21st century learning experience. Construction of the STEM Center and Immersion Studio was funded by RISD taxpayers through Bond 2016. The school district’s STEM for All initiative – which affects nearly 10,000 students across the 16 campuses in the Berkner learning community – was seeded with a grant from Texas Instruments.

Pearce's library renovation was also funded through the 2016 bond program and transformed the school's main entry into a modern, bright learning space with Mustang Market adjacent to the new media center. #RISDGreatness

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National Principals Month
Through visionary leadership and tireless pursuit of success for each student, principals guide and support their schools in ways large and small every day. And as we faced new challenges presented by COVID-19, our principals came through when it mattered most. National Principals Month is our way of honoring their dedication and thanking them for all they’ve done. #ThankAPrincipal

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Summer Reading

Student Meals for 2020-21 School Year
Applications are now open to apply for meal benefits for the 2020-2021 school year. Apply for free or reduced cost meals online here. Meal benefit applications must be completed each school year, even if approved the previous year. Families experiencing major life change such as job loss or reduced income may now be eligible for benefits.

  • Tuesdays and *Thursdays 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • All Richardson ISD schools except Christa McAuliffe Learning Center and Memorial Park Academy
  • Due to no school on election day, Tuesday 11/3, four (4) days of meals will be given out on Thursday Oct. 29. Curbside meal service will resume Thurs. Nov. 5.
  • Starting Tuesday November. 10th, a week's worth of curbside meal kits will be given out on Tuesdays ONLY.

Please click here to learn more about curbside meal service, and about RISD Child Nutrition, including menus and how to deposit funds into your child’s account.

Please click here to apply online for free or reduced cost meals for children

Parents with any questions related to student meals may contact the RISD Child Nutrition Office at (469) 593-0108.


A/B Calendar Available
Under the Blueprint, one of the changes for the 2020-21 school year includes all students in grades 7-12 following an A or B block schedule each day, with days alternating throughout the instructional year. Class periods have been extended to 90 minutes, and students will have half their classes on A days and the other half of their classes on B days, alternating each day. The RISD Student Academic Calendar has been updated to note each instructional day as an A or B day. Early in the week of August 17, schools will inform parents when specific schedules for each student are available.

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