introduction general information

Introduction – General Information

The district recognizes the additional challenges and concerns the COVID-19 pandemic has created for Richardson ISD families and educators. RISD is committed to providing parents and caregivers with the flexibility to choose the instructional delivery model — in-person or virtual — that best meets their family’s needs. The district is committed to providing safe and healthy learning environments to protect staff and students.

This document provides an overview of new protocols for campus safety and new procedures for virtual learning to assist parents and caregivers in making informed decisions
about the instructional delivery model that best meets their child’s needs. The planning process has continuously evolved around new information and guidance from national, state and local health authorities, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Texas Education Agency, and Dallas County Health and Human Services.

The RISD COVID task force planned for the 2020-2021 school year with the following key focus areas in mind:

  • PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY
  • COMMUNICATION
  • EQUITY
  • INSTRUCTIONAL CONTINUITY
  • PARENT CHOICE AND INNOVATION
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