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  • 2016-17 Start Times - ES: 7:50 am - JH: 8:15 am - HS: 9:00 am
  • Preliminary designs available for first of two new elementary schools in Lake Highlands.
  • Link to 2016-17 Calender PDF
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News and Announcements

2016 STAAR 3-8 Results 7/21/16
STAAR Logo RISD has received STAAR results from the State of Texas for students in grades 3-8 who took the assessment in the spring. A Confidential Student Report was mailed last week to parents at their home address.

Passing standards increased this school year on all STAAR tests, with more correct answers required for students to meet expectations under the Texas accountability system.

RISD students met or exceeded the state average passing rates on 16 of the 17 tests. Overall passing rates for RISD students increased on 12 of the 17 assessments.

Learn more - see RISD scores

Learn more - understand the confidential student report


Secondary Online Registration Begins Today 7/18/16
Focus Logo The online registration window for the 2016-2017 school year for returning students entering grades 7-12 is July 18 - August 2. A Focus parent account is required for online registration. Users please note that the Focus system will be unavailable from noon on July 21 through July 23 while undergoing maintenance.

Online registration is for returning students who did not complete an enrollment packet in the spring.

Online enrollment information and support

Focus parent account information and support


Pitts to Be Assistant Director of Athletics; New Pearce Football Coach Named 6/23/16
Kevin Pitts and David Collins Photos Kevin Pitts has been named the new Assistant Athletic Director for RISD. The Head Athletic Trainer at Pearce High School since 2007, Pitts’ past experience includes director of football operations at The University of Tulsa and a stint at The University of Arkansas, where he served as Compliance and Development Assistant.

Pitts holds a master’s degree in health science and a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, both from The University of Arkansas. Pitts also is a Licensed Athletic Trainer (LAT) and a Registered Athletic Administrator (RAA).

David Collins has been named Head Football Coach/Area Athletic Coordinator at Pearce High School.

Collins joins RISD from Longview’s Pine Tree ISD, where he served as head coach and athletic director.

Prior to his role in Longview, he was the assistant head coach and offensive coordinator at Lake Travis High School, where he was part of the 4A Division 1 state championship team in 2011. Collins holds a master’s degree in education administration from Lamar University and a bachelor’s degree from Sterling College.

Both Pitts and Collins will begin transitioning to their new duties immediately.


Open Letter to White Rock Community 6/22/16
Interim Superintendent Dr. Jeannie Stone shares an open letter to the White Rock Elementary community about the new K-6 school to manage enrollment growth.

Read the letter and learn more about plans to address growth in Lake Highlands


Board Approves 2016-17 Budget 6/22/16
At its June 20 work session, the RISD Board of Trustees approved the 2016-17 budget, which included an operating budget of $303 million. The budget includes a 3% salary increase for teachers and staff, and 34 additional teaching positions districtwide.

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New School Configuration Determined 6/21/16
At its June 20 work session, the Board supported the district recommendation for a K-6 grade configuration at the first of two new elementary schools in Lake Highlands. Preliminary design plans are available for the school to be constructed on the site at White Rock Trail and Walnut Hill Lane.

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Stone Named Interim Superintendent; Other Leadership Changes Announced 6/15/16
Dr. Stone Photo Deputy Superintendent Dr. Jeannie Stone has been named Interim Superintendent by the RISD Board of Trustees, following Dr. Kay Waggoner's announcement that she is retiring. Dr. Stone has been serving as Acting Superintendent since April.

"The Board is delighted​ to have a leader the caliber of Dr. Stone serve as our interim superintendent," said Board President Kim Caston. "She has brought energy, experience, a successful track record, and a results-oriented leadership style to her duties in RISD. The Board of Trustees has complete confidence in her ability to lead RISD in the coming months."

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Summer Hours 6/13/16
Richardson ISD schools are closed for the summer. Parents with school-specific questions are encouraged to call or email their campus. Elementary schools will reopen for summer enrollment on August 9.

RISD administrative offices are operating on an adjusted summer schedule through July 31, open Mondays through Thursdays from 7:30 am – 5 pm, and closed Fridays. In addition, most RISD administrative offices will be closed for two weeks from June 27 – July 8.

Beginning August 1, RISD central offices will resume a normal schedule of 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

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