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  • Click here to view new bond projects page
  • Congratulations to MST 5th grade teacher Morgan Cave for being named the 2017 Fujitsu Trailblazer Award winner! Recognized through the Excellence in Education Foundation, Cave was selected for her teaching excellence and innovative use of technology and instructional methods in support of student achievement.
  • Congrats 2017 STARS teachers
  • Congratulations to West JH science teacher Kellie Adams for being named a TI STEM Award winner! Recognized through the Excellence in Education Foundation, Adams was selected for excellence in teaching a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) discipline.
  • Congratulations to Richardson HS robotics teacher Max Morales for being named a TI STEM Award winner! Recognized through the Excellence in Education Foundation, Morales was selected for excellence in teaching a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) discipline.
  • Link to OnPoint webpage
Click here to view new bond projects page1 Congratulations to MST 5th grade teacher Morgan Cave for being named the 2017 Fujitsu Trailblazer Award winner! Recognized through the Excellence in Education Foundation, Cave was selected for her teaching excellence and innovative use of technology and instructional methods in support of student achievement.2 Congrats 2017 STARS teachers3 Congratulations to West JH science teacher Kellie Adams for being named a TI STEM Award winner! Recognized through the Excellence in Education Foundation, Adams was selected for excellence in teaching a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) discipline.4 Congratulations to Richardson HS robotics teacher Max Morales for being named a TI STEM Award winner! Recognized through the Excellence in Education Foundation, Morales was selected for excellence in teaching a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) discipline.5 Link to OnPoint webpage6
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News and Announcements
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STAAR Testing Begins Today 3/28/17
Administration of the state’s first 2017 STAAR & EOC tests begins today across different grades and subjects. Parents, you can help your child be prepared by ensuring they get a good night’s sleep and a good breakfast. After this week, most STAAR testing resumes in May.

See the assessment calendar, including testing dates, grades and subjects (PDF)

 
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RISD’s Top Bond Rating Affirmed 3/28/17
Moody’s Investor Service recently affirmed RISD’s Aaa stand-alone bond rating, which is the highest bond rating assigned among school districts in Texas. Moody’s cited RISD’s very strong financial position and good financial management among the reasons for the high rating and continued stable outlook. Similar to a consumer’s credit rating, a high stand-alone bond rating allows RISD to issue bonds at lower interest rates, saving tax dollars and equating to lower property taxes.

RISD’s rating far exceeds the median rating for U.S. school districts of Aa3.

View RISD's bond rating report (PDF)

 
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Byno To Lead Secondary Schools 3/9/17
Photo of byno RISD Superintendent Dr. Jeannie Stone has named Dr. Kristin Byno as RISD's new Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Instruction and Operations. Dr. Byno has served as an executive director over secondary schools since 2014, coming to RISD from Ennis ISD. In her new position, she will oversee instruction and operations in RISD's 14 junior high and high school campuses.

Dr. Byno has been an educator for 17 years, including service as a classroom science teacher, coach, assistant principal and principal. She holds a bachelor's degree in Biology and Microbiology from the University of Georgia, a master's degree in Educational Administration from the University of North Texas and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Lamar University.

Dr. Byno succeeds Tabitha Branum, who was named RISD’s Deputy Superintendent last month. She will begin transitioning to her new duties immediately.

 
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Online Enrollment for Returning Students Opens February 27 2/27/17
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 2/27/17
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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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.

Learn more

 
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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.

Learn more

 
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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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  General Calendar  
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  • March
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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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April 3
Regular Board Meeting
April 3
Public Hearing – EOC Annual Report  Administration Building - 6:00 p.m.
April 10
Board Work Session
April 14
Student and Staff Holiday
April 17
Student and Staff Holiday
 Snow Make-Up Day if Needed
April 24
Board Work Session
Visit the Calendar Page
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