Summer Resources & Hours

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There are numerous opportunities for RISD students to continue learning over the summer months. The mission of RISD summer school programming is to serve our students and the community through engaging experiences that inspire and enrich the whole child. Please click here for more about summer learning in RISD.

Free counseling is available to RISD students through Telehealth appointments, and students can also contact summer school counselors for counseling resources.

Information about the City of Richardson’s Summer Reading Club can be found here and the city has a list of 1,000 books to read before kindergarten. The City of Dallas is offering dozens of free and low-cost activities for youth to enjoy, helping them to stay safe and active during the summertime.

The RISD summer 2024 xPlore program will be offered at Arapaho Classical Magnet on Monday thru Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. the week of June 3 through the week of Aug. 2. Please click here for more about the summer xplore program.

Richardson ISD will offer summer meals in June at seven different campuses across the district: Big Springs Elementary, Bukhair Elementary, Dobie Pre-K School, Merriman Park Elementary, MST Magnet, North Junior High and Richardson High School. Please refer to these flyers for specific times.

From Wednesday, June 5, through Thursday, Aug. 8, the Network of Community Ministries mobile food pantry will stop at the following RISD campuses:

  • Mondays from 12:45 to 2 p.m. at MST Magnet Elementary at 450 Abrams Road in Richardson
  • Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Carolyn Bukhair Elementary at 13900 Esperanza Road in Dallas
  • Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the DFW Refugee Outreach Center at 9545 Forest Lane, which is near Forest Lane Academy in Dallas
  • Thursdays from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Dobie Prekindergarten School at 14040 Rolling Hills Lane in Dallas
  • Thursdays from 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Merriman Park Elementary at 7101 Winedale Drive in Dallas

Summer Operating Hours
In June & July, office hours for most central departments and programs are Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Some departments, like Human Resources and Facilities, operate on Fridays over the summer, but central buildings are not open to visitors on June 7, 14, 21, and July 12, 19, and 26.

Most RISD schools and many district administrative offices will be closed on Wednesday, June 19 and from Friday, June 21 through Friday, July 5. Administrative offices will reopen on Monday, July 8. Summer program sites will continue to operate on the schedule published for each location. District and school information, including 2024-25 school year enrollment and back-to-school resources, is available by visiting

The first day of the 2024-25 school year is Tuesday, Aug. 13. #RISDWeAreOne

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