Andy McCormick

Board Gets Recommendation From Bond Steering Committee

The Richardson ISD board of trustees heard Monday night from members of the community bond steering committee, who recommended a $750 million bond package be placed before voters in May. The committee consisted of 50 stakeholders and began meeting last year to provide facility, equipment and infrastructure recommendations to the board after analyzing facilities assessments, …

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RHS Magnet Programs – Online Interest Meetings on Jan. 14 & 21

With the New Year upon us, it’s time to consider courses and options for the 2021-22 school year. On Thursday, Jan. 14, the Arts, Law & Science Magnet Program at Richardson High School will host a Zoom meeting to provide general information and address application procedures for the program. The online application for the 2021-22 …

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Parent University

Please join RISD on the journey to meaningful family engagement. Click here to view the list of upcoming Parent University sessions. (en español) Link to the virtual meetings will be provided upon registration.  On Thursday, Jan. 21, RISD Special Student Services will present part one of ways to help parents of students with disabilities who struggle …

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City of Richardson Student Art and Essay Contests

In order to promote, embrace and celebrate the diversity and inclusion that is present in Richardson and across our nation, the Richardson City Council, in partnership with RISD, PISD and UT Dallas, is sponsoring two student contests: a Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest and a “Black History Month: Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion” …

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Superintendent’s Update – December 16

Click here to watch the December 16 Superintendent’s Update. Highlights include: RISD is implementing optional quarantine guidelines for students and staff who are exposed to a positive case at school but not experiencing any symptoms. The optional guidelines were published by the CDC earlier this month, and the Dallas County health authority recently provided clarification and guidance …

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Updated Quarantine Options for Exposed Students/Staff

RISD Implementing Updated Quarantine Options for Exposed Students/Staff

In early December, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) issued updated options for people who are quarantined after exposure to a positive case of COVID-19. The updated federal guidelines include direction to seek guidance from local public health authorities, and RISD has consulted with Dallas County Health and Human Services. As a result, RISD is …

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COVID Case Protocols Suspended During Winter Break

RISD’s COVID tracking and reporting protocols will be suspended during winter break, between December 19 and January 3, including the RISD COVID-19 Notification Portal. Positive case reports received during this time unrelated to high school team athletics will be processed and responded to on January 4. As a reminder, parents should report a positive student …

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RISD Arts Education One of the Best in Texas

The Texas Art Education Association named RISD a 2020 District of Distinction. “Richardson Independent School District has set a high standard for visual arts advocacy, integrated visual arts curriculum, encouraged creativity and community participation,” according to Stacia Gower, chair of the administration and supervision division of TAEA. “With the challenges educators faced this past school year, it …

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Superintendent’s Update – December 10

Click here to watch the December 10 Superintendent’s Update. Through the quarantine period ending Nov. 27, RISD has directed 2,909 students to quarantine due to exposure to a positive case associated with school. Of those students, 212 (7.3%) subsequently tested positive for COVID or experienced COVID-19 symptoms. The CDC published updated quarantine options last week …

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