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  • RISD closed from Nov. 20-24 for thanksgiving break
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  • Watch - Bond 2016 Update
  • Watch - 2017 RISD Spirit Run
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2018-2019 Student Academic Calendar
The planning process is underway for the 2018-19 Student Academic Calendar. The RISD Board of Trustees is considering two options, with the primary difference being earlier start and end dates for the school year.

  • Holidays are structured similarly in both options, and with the exception of winter break, consistent with the current year calendar.
  • Because of the way that winter holidays fall in 2018-19, students would return from the two week winter break on January 8.
  • RISD is evaluating the possibility of offering a childcare option the first week of January to assist working families who may have uncertain childcare alternatives that week.
  • An earlier, mid-week start date (Option A) has been utilized by some other area districts as a more beneficial way for students to begin the school year after summer break.
  • An earlier end date (Option A) would allow the school year to conclude before Memorial Day and would benefit various summer programs.
  • Option B is more similarly structured to the current school year calendar.

Feedback is welcome and may be directed to risd@risd.org.

View more information on the 2018-2019 Student Academic Calendar

View Option A

View Option B

 
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School bus service to continue in RISD as dissolution plan gets underway for Dallas County Schools
Preliminary results of the Nov. 7 elections indicate Dallas County residents voted to shut down Dallas County Schools - the transportation agency providing bus service to Richardson ISD and seven other local schools.

District leaders have been studying potential outcomes of this election for months, most recently at the Oct. 23 school board work session. School bus service in RISD will continue throughout the 2017-18 academic year

Throughout the next several weeks, all parties involved with Dallas County Schools will begin detailing the process to dissolve the agency. During this time RISD will continue studying the transportation options it has researched. Two primary considerations will be developing an in-house transportation department or contracting with a different third-party transportation provider.

RISD will keep students, staff, families and stakeholders informed throughout the process as officials work to ensure consistent, safe transportation for our 8,000 students who ride daily.

 
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Watch – Update on Bond 2016 Projects
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Bond 2016 projects and construction continue across RISD. Check out a brief video updating the latest work.

 
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Dr. Stone Outlines Actions in Response to Offensive Images
At the October 23rd RISD Board meeting, Dr. Stone shared an update with trustees after students from Pearce and Richardson high schools faced discipline last month for posting a variety of offensive images online, including racially and religiously intolerant images. Dr. Stone and campus administrators have spent the last four weeks meeting with a wide variety of students, parents, employees, community members and alumni to hear their concerns and discuss next steps. After identifying common elements from the meetings, discussions and feedback, Dr. Stone shared actions the district will immediately begin work on.

Learn more about district actions

 
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2017 Strategic Plan
strategic plan graphic On October 2, district trustees voted to adopt a revised RISD strategic plan, and stakeholders are encouraged to take part in the process by applying to be on one of the six action teams that will develop the specific steps and goals to support the six district strategies:

  • We will ensure that we have diverse and engaging programs and learning opportunities to meet the unique needs of all our students.
  • We will guarantee that all students will perform at or above grade level.
  • We will recruit, retain, and reward quality personnel.
  • We will ensure that ALL families, businesses, and community partners are fully engaged in the mission of our district.
  • We will actively pursue creative funding sources and responsibly manage current resources to support our mission.
  • We will ensure that our facilities and infrastructure adapt to support our mission.
Once formed, action teams will meet from October - March and bring their work back to the Strategic Planning Design Team and Board of Trustees in the Spring.

Learn more about the Strategic Planning process

 
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photo of Monica Simonds Simonds Named 2017 Winner of National Gifted Coordinator Award
The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) has announced that RISD Director of Advanced Academic Studies Monica Simonds will receive NAGC’s 2017 Gifted Coordinator Award. The Gifted Coordinator Award is presented annually to an administrator who has made significant contributions to gifted children in their school district, including development of gifted programs, identification protocols, and/or ongoing professional development related to the needs of gifted children, as well as advocacy within the district for gifted education and gifted children.

Congratulations Monica!

See the NAGC press release

 
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Spirit Run
November 6
Regular Board Meeting
November 20-22
Student Holiday/Staff Development
November 23-24
Thanksgiving Holiday
November 27
Board Work Session
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Regular Board Meeting
December 11
Board Work Session
December 11-15
Exams Week, No Evening Events
December 15
Grading Period Ends (35 days)
December 18-29
Winter Break
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