Richardson ISD will be closed for the rest of the week. No classes – neither face to face nor virtual – will be held this week, and all RISD buildings will remain closed.
After considering forecasts of continued extreme winter weather and its impact on RISD families and the district’s facilities, administrators determined that extending the closure through the end of this week is necessary for the safety and well-being of all students and staff.
Even when greater accessibility to RISD campuses and buildings is restored, it is estimated that it will take at least one day to ensure buildings are prepared to welcome students back. Administrators decided the timeline would likely not allow for school to resume this week. With the continued blackouts and power outages, RISD believes it would be difficult for students and teachers to effectively engage in virtual learning this week, as well.
Therefore, Dr. Stone and her team made the decision to call Thursday, Feb. 18, and Friday., Feb. 19, “snow days” for students and staff. There will not be any classes, neither face to face nor virtual.
Please note that because of the additional minutes of instruction that were added to the current school year calendar, the district does not anticipate having to make up these snow days by using the bad weather days already on the calendar in April.
Please continue to check your email, text messages, RISD.org, and RISD social media accounts for any additional updates.
In the meantime, please stay safe and warm, and know that RISD looks forward to welcoming students back to school next week.