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RISD’s 44,000+ Students and Staff Celebrate Inaugural Kindness Day 2/24/17
On Friday, Feb. 24, the 54 campuses of Richardson ISD are uniting for the district’s inaugural Kindness Day, a movement to promote mutual respect, radical inclusion and kind acts among RISD’s 39,000 students, 5,000+ employees and the community. The day was the brainchild of 12 seniors from across RISD who comprise the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council (SuperSAC). The cities of Dallas and Richardson have both issued proclamations naming Friday Kindness Day in their respective municipalities.

See Activities from Across RISD on Our Tagboard

 
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Branum Named Deputy Superintendent 2/23/17
Photo of Branum RISD Superintendent Dr. Jeannie Stone has named Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Instruction and Operations Tabitha Branum as the new Deputy Superintendent of Richardson ISD. The deputy position had been Stone’s until the Board of Trustees named her Acting/Interim Superintendent in summer 2016.

“Mrs. Branum’s energy and expertise, leveraged more fully in the deputy role, will benefit our District as we continue to pursue our OneVision of growth for ALL students and staff,” Dr. Stone said.

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Classrooms, Larger Core Spaces for WRE 2/14/17
At the February 13 RISD Board meeting, trustees received a report and recommendations regarding growth planning at White Rock Elementary from growth consultant Stantec. Based on Stantec's presentation, feedback from the WRE community and information from RISD staff, Dr. Stone recommended that RISD move forward with expanding White Rock Elementary's existing capacity to accommodate current and future enrollment growth.

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Calendar Approved 2/10/17
The development of the 2017-18 Student Academic Calendar began in the Fall, and after several drafts, revisions and opportunities for parent, staff and community input, the Board adopted it at their February 6 meeting. Next school year will begin on August 21, 2017, and conclude on May 31, 2018. Winter break will remain consistent with recent years, including the bulk of break days before the new year.

See the approved 2017-18 RISD Student Academic Calendar

 
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Online Enrollment for Returning Students Opens February 27 2/9/17
On February 27, online enrollment opens for current 2016-17 Kindergarten through eleventh grade students returning for the 2017-18 school year.

Parents of current students may enroll online, or may return 2017-18 registration materials in person to their child’s school.

Online enrollment is not available for 2017-18 Kindergarteners, students new to RISD in any grade level, or magnet school students. To enroll online, an active Focus parent account is required.

The last day to enroll online is May 19. Parents with questions about in-person enrollment should contact their child’s school.

Learn more about online enrollment


Learn more about setting up a Focus Parent account

Enrolling in person? Learn more about what documents are needed

 
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2017-18 Kindergarten Enrollment 1/24/17
Enrollment for incoming 2017-18 Kindergarten students begins at most schools the week of February 27. Parents, please plan to attend the Kindergarten Round Up event at your attendance area school to learn everything you'll need to know about your child's first year in school.

Be sure to bring complete enrollment materials with you to your school's round up meeting. Please note that online enrollment is not available for incoming Kindergarten students and must be completed by a parent or guardian in person at school.

See the schedule of Kindergarten Round Ups

See what documents are required to enroll your child

 
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Proposed Calendar Draft Updated - Feedback Requested 1/19/17
Based on ongoing parent and staff feedback into the process of drafting the 2017-18 Student Academic Calendar, additional changes to the calendar draft have been made, and RISD requests feedback from parents, staff and other stakeholders.

Highlights of the latest version include:

  • Start Date of August 21, 2017 - year ends on May 31, 2018.
  • With 2017 being a non-presidential election year, Election Day on Nov. 7 would be a normal instructional day. In presidential election years, Election Day will be considered for a staff development day.
  • A return to the traditional placement of Winter Break, with most days in December.
  • Due to the State of Texas testing calendar, Monday, April 2, 2018, will be a normal instructional day.
  • The first staff development day of 2018 would occur after the January 15 MLK Jr. holiday, which is early enough in the semester to be beneficial, but avoids a two day instructional week the first week back from Winter break.

See the updated 2017-18 Calendar Draft

Stakeholders are encouraged to provide feedback to risd@risd.org. The RISD Board of Trustees is expected to formally approve the 2017-18 Student Academic Calendar in February.

 
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Stone Formally Named Superintendent 1/10/17
Photo of Jeannie Stone RISD Trustees last evening voted to formally name Dr. Jeannie Stone as RISD Superintendent. Stone was named RISD's Lone Finalist on December 12.

"I am honored and humbled to be selected to serve this district," said Stone. “You have my commitment that I will lead this district with my whole heart and soul."

Stone joined RISD in 2015 as Deputy Superintendent over Curriculum and Instruction. She became Acting Superintendent in April 2016 when former superintendent Dr. Kay Waggoner took a leave of absence, and was named Interim Superintendent in June 2016 when Dr. Waggoner announced her retirement.

Stone holds a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Texas at Arlington, a master's degree in Education from Texas A&M Commerce, and earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. She has 26 years of experience in education, beginning as a middle school English teacher.

 
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RISD Trustee Kris Oliver Announces Resignation 1/10/17
Photo of kris oliver At the January 9 Regular meeting, RISD Board of Trustee Place 3 member Kris Oliver announced he will resign in May.

"I am resigning so that my daughter can seek employment with the district upon graduation from college this Spring. I will continue to serve until a replacement is elected in May, and will do my best to ensure a smooth transition."

Oliver was first elected to the Board in 2010, and re-elected in 2016. The Board voted to accept Oliver's resignation.

A special election will be held on May 6 to fill the final two years of his unexpired term, along with the elections for the expiring terms of places 6 and 7, currently held by Justin Bono and Dr. Kristin Kuhne.

See Board election information

 
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  General Calendar  
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  • February
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February 6
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February 13
Board Work Session
February 20
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February 24
Kindness Day Across RISD
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March 6
Regular Board Meeting
March 10
Grading Period Ends (47 days)
March 13-17
Spring Break
March 20
Board Work Session
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