RISD School Times — August 8, 2019

Back To School Essentials

The 2019–20 school year begins in one week, on Thursday, August 15. Is your child enrolled yet? You can do it now — space in some grade levels at some schools is becoming limited, so don’t delay!

Parents may enroll their students online and are not required to visit a school to enroll, however, parents are welcome to use school computers or WIFI to enroll — just come during regular business hours.

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Where’s My School?
Not sure where your neighborhood school is?
Use the RISD School Finder

School Hours
Elementary Schools*
7:50 a.m. — 3:00 p.m.

Junior High Schools
8:15 a.m. — 3:30 p.m.

High Schools
9:00–4:10 p.m.

*ACE & Magnet school hours may vary — check with your school

The State of Texas requires that students receive certain immunizations before enrolling in school. Immunization requirements vary by grade level.

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Bus transportation is available to general education students who reside 2 or more miles from their school. Contact your school for details about bus routes and schedules or call RISD Transportation at 469–593–5900.

Schedule Pick Up
Secondary students (grades 7–12) can pick up their schedules on the following dates and times. Parents, please note that your child must be fully enrolled before a schedule can be picked up.

School Supplies
Check with your child’s campus for school supply lists. If your family needs assistance with back to school supplies or clothing, please contact your school counselor.

What To Wear
Some RISD schools encourage uniforms and all campuses have a dress code. Check with your school for specifics.

Connecting With School
RISD and schools regularly provide messages to parents of enrolled students with school information, important dates, reminders, and safety information. Parents are strongly encouraged to ensure their child’s school has an up-to-date email address and a working, text-enabled phone number.

Your child’s school is the best resource for questions about school schedules and operations. Parents may also contact the main RISD switchboard at 469–593–0000 or email the district at risd@risd.org.

Your child’s school is always happy to answer your questions.

Do You Know What To Do During a School Emergency?
RISD schools work with students throughout each school year to ensure they know what to do in the event of an emergency. In rare instances, RISD schools may be placed on lockdown, lockout, or shelter-in-place in response to a safety situation in the neighborhood, at the school, or weather conditions.

The same reasons that a school may be following a safety protocol are reasons that parents should not come to school until the safety situation has been resolved.

During an emergency, parents should Stay Home, Stay Informed, and Be Ready.

Proposed Tax Rate Notice With HB 3 Changes
The Richardson Independent School District published the 2019 proposed tax rate on June 7. Based on the new HB 3 requirements, the revised 2019 proposed tax rate is as follows:

$1.06835 for the purposes of maintenance and operations (M&O)

$0.35 for the repayment of bond debt (I&S)

$1.41835 total tax rate

The highest tax rate the district can adopt before requiring voter approval at an election is $1.418354. This election will be automatically held if the district adopts a rate in excess of the Voter-Approval Tax Rate (Rollback Rate) of $1.418354.

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District Calendar

Meetings, Events & Fundraisers

RISD School Times — August 8, 2019 was originally published in Richardson ISD Newsdesk on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.