The safety of our students and staff is a priority if inclement weather is predicted or occurs during the school day. Several RISD departments (Transportation, Facilities, Grounds) stand ready to assess the condition of the roads and school facilities should ice and/or snow make travel to or from RISD schools hazardous.
Based on their assessment of the road conditions and consultation with City partners and surrounding districts, RISD’s Superintendent will determine if schools in Richardson ISD will be delayed or closed for the safety of students and staff.
In the event of inclement weather that may require classes be delayed or canceled, parents and employees will be notified directly by telephone, email and text message by 5:00 a.m.
In addition, patrons can check the RISD homepage, the district Facebook page or the district Twitter feed. The district also notifies local media outlets of closures or delays.
Parents, employees and students should assume a normal school day unless a telephone message is received or the RISD website or media outlets indicate closure or delay. RISD does not send notifications stating that school is open or operating on a normal schedule.