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RISD schools are closed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to visit www.risd.org/cv19 for the latest information.
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Health Services
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Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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COVID-19 Pandemic INFORMATION & RESOURCES
   
  PANDEMIC RESPONSE UPDATE: April 2
   
  Click here to watch a video update from RISD Superintendent Dr. Jeannie Stone.
   
   
  At-Home Learning - updated March 27
 

RISD’s at-home learning website is now live. Please visit www.risd.org/athomelearning to access plans and activities that parents and students can use to continue learning from home. The site is organized by grade level with resources for elementary students and content for secondary students. There are also parent resources to support the transition to at-home learning, including suggestions on setting up a schedule, supporting mental health and well-being, and special education support.

Each teacher will provide parents and/or students with expectations and direction to use the resources on this site. Parents are encouraged to explore the lessons and resources specific to their children. Please contact your child’s teacher with questions about how the resources on this site fit in with at-home learning for students.

While teachers and principals will be the first line of guidance and support for students, an At-Home Hotline is set up that students or parents can call at 469-593-0286 for back-up guidance and assistance.

If a student or parent is in need of counseling support, they should contact their school counselor first. In addition, the Counseling Helpline is a resource for RISD families at 469-593-7472.  Please leave a message with your name, school, and the type of help needed, and a counselor will call you back within 24 hours. Of course, in the event of an emergency, please call 911 right away.

Parents of students in grades K-12 who do not have a student device may contact their campus administration or campus technical assistant to have them request a device. Once the campus enters the request, the RISD Technology Help Desk will contact the parent with a pickup time. Parents who need technical support for a district issued device only, can call or email the RISD Help Desk at 469-593-4357 or helpdesk@risd.org. Please note, the RISD Helpdesk cannot troubleshoot problems with personally owned devices or home Internet connectivity.

As always, for the latest information about COVID-19's impact on RISD schools, please visit www.risd.org/cv19.

  Student Meals - updated April 6
 

Any child 18 or under can get free to-go meals from designated RISD schools and apartment complexes. Both a breakfast and a lunch will be provided at the same time so that students only need to make one trip a day to pick up meals.

Beginning with meal pickups on Monday, April 6, new rules from the Texas Department of Agriculture require that parents picking up free meals for children, without the children present, must bring proof of the children that the meals are for.

Acceptable proof includes a school-issued student ID, report card, birth certificate, or a district verification message emailed to all RISD parents April 1. Please note that proof is not required when children come with a parent to a meal pickup location. Any child 18 or under can receive meals at a meal pickup location.

Children not enrolled in RISD can be provided meals, but documentation for each child must be provided for any child not present. This can be the child’s birth certificate, a report card or a school ID (from a different school district).

Map showing meal locations

Two to-go meals per student will be available Monday-Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the following school locations:

  • Audelia Creek Elementary, 12600 Audelia Road, Dallas,TX 75243
  • Bukhair Elementary, 13900 Esperanza Road, Dallas, TX 75240
  • Forest Lane Academy, 9663 Forest Lane, Dallas, TX 75243
  • Hamilton Park Pacesetter Magnet, 8301 Towns Lane, Dallas, TX 75243
  • Mark Twain Elementary, 1200 Larkspur Drive, Richardson, TX 75081
  • Merriman Park Elementary, 7101 Winedale Drive, Dallas, TX 75231
  • Northrich Elementary, 1301 Custer Road, Richardson, TX 75080
  • O. Henry Elementary, 4100 Tynes Drive, Garland, TX 75042
  • Richardson High School, 1250 W. Belt Line Road, Richardson TX 75080
  • RISD Academy, 13630 Coit Road, Dallas, TX 75240
  • Stults Road Elementary, 8700 Stults Road, Dallas, TX 75243
  • Thurgood Marshall Elementary, 9666 Ferris Branch Blvd., Dallas, TX 75243
  • Wallace Elementary, 9921 Kirkhaven Drive, Dallas, TX 75238
  • Westwood Junior High, 7630 Arapaho Road, Dallas, TX 75248

Two to-go meals per student will also be available Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the following apartment complexes:

  • Bosque Estates Apartments, 9655 Chimney Hill Lane, Dallas, TX 75243
  • La Mirada Apartments, 901 S. Coit, Richardson, TX 75080
  • Lavera at Lake Highlands, 9842 Audelia, Dallas, TX 75238
  • Linear on Esperanza Apartments, 13450 Esperanza, Dallas, TX 75240
  • Newport Landing Apartments,10850 Walnut Hill, Dallas, TX 75238
  • Northgate Village Apartments, 12303 Plano Road, Dallas, TX 75243
  • Sienna Springs Apartments, 9455 Skillman, Dallas, TX 75243
  • St. Croix Apartments, 12250 Abrams Road, Dallas TX 75243
  • Sun Colony Apartments, 10075 Royal Lane, Dallas, TX 75238
  • The Link, 9450 Forest, Springs, Dallas, TX 75243
  • The Vineyards at the Ranch, 9350 Skillman, Dallas, TX 75243
   
  Who To Call - updated April 1
   
  COUNSELING SUPPORT
If a student or parent needs counseling support, they should contact their school counselor first. In addition, the Counseling Helpline is a resource for RISD families at 469-593-7472. Please leave a message with your name and school and a counselor will call you back within 24 hours. Of course, in the event of an emergency, please call 911 right away.
   
 

STUDENT DEVICE SUPPORT
Parents of students in grades K-12 who do not have a student device may contact their campus administration or campus technical assistant to have them request one. Once the campus enters the request, the RISD Technology Help Desk will contact the parent with a pickup time.

Note that parents of students in grrades PK-2 can access learning resources via the At-Home Learning website, but a device is not required for students and should not be requested from the Help Desk.

Parents who need technical support for a district issued device only can email the RISD Technology Help Desk at helpdesk@risd.org. Email is the best way to reach the Help Desk, but they can also be contacted by phone at 469-593-4357. Please note, the Help Desk cannot troubleshoot problems with personally owned devices or home Internet connectivity.

   
  AT-HOME LEARNING SUPPORT
While teachers and principals will be the first line of guidance and support for students, an At-Home Learning Hotline has been set up that students or parents can call for back-up guidance and assistance: 469-593-0286.
   
 

FREE OR REDUCED-COST INTERNET ACCESS

RISD is not associated with any Internet service provider and cannot assist with obtaining, setting up, maintaining or troubleshooting home Internet access.

   
  Social Distancing and Precautions are Critical
 

Parents, students, and employees should continue to follow all recommended precautions, including placing distance between themselves and others.

In addition, the closure of RISD schools includes the closure of playgrounds and outdoor facilities. Parents are discouraged from allowing children to use public playground equipment as a measure to encourage distancing and discourage exposure to high touch equipment.

   
  Picking Up Items From School - updated March 24
 

RISD Schools are now closed until further notice, and it is no longer possible to pick up items that have been left there.

Parents of students in grades K-12 who do not have a student device may contact their campus administration or campus technical assistant to have them request one.

   
   
 

Parents and employees can expect frequent email messages with updates, and stakeholders can visit this page (www.risd.org/cv19) for the latest information.

 
   
  COVID-19 PARENT COMMUNITY UPDATES
 
April 2, 2020 (video)
April 1, 2020 (video)
March 27, 2020 | en español
March 24, 2020 | en español
March 23, 2020 | en español
March 22, 2020 | en español
March 20, 2020 | en español
March 19, 2020 | en español (video)
March 19, 2020 | en español
March 17, 2020 | en español
March 16, 2020 | en español
March 13, 2020 (video)
March 12, 2020 | en español
March 11, 2020 (video)
March 11, 2020 | en español
March 6, 2020 | en español
February 26, 2020 | en español
   
 
   
  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND RESOURCES
   
 

How is COVID-19 Spread?
COVID-19 is believed to be spread from person to person through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes, much in the way the flu and other respiratory viruses spread:

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
  • These respiratory droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

As with seasonal flu, COVID-19 is also potentially spread from contact with infected surfaces or objects. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it (via respiratory droplets from a cough or sneeze) and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads, per the CDC.

What are the Symptoms of COVID-19?
Patients with COVID-19 have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness. Symptoms are thought to appear within two to 14 days after exposure and consist of fever, cough, and difficulty breathing–similar to the seasonal flu. Preliminary information suggests that older adults and persons with underlying health conditions or compromised immune systems could be at greater risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Conversely, preliminary information suggests that children and younger patients without underlying health conditions or compromised immune systems are at lesser risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

In situations like these in which partial information or sensationalized reports may cause concerns among RISD families, it is best to rely on factual information from reliable sources. Here are links to information, which is being updated continually, about COVID-19 from local, state, national and international health organizations:

The best precautions we can take currently are the same basic prevention measures everyone should follow to avoid the flu and other common seasonal respiratory illnesses:

  • Everyone 6 months and older is encouraged to get a flu shot.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick. Keeping a sick child at home prevents the spread of illness in the school community and allows the child an opportunity to rest and recover.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Throughout the school year, and in the winter months especially, RISD Health Services Department works closely with school nurses to monitor illnesses, such as the flu. RISD custodial teams also ensure our campuses receive more frequent and thorough cleanings during flu season, especially in high-traffic, high-touch areas.

In RISD, the health and safety of students, employees and visitors remains a top priority. As RISD continues to be in contact with local health officials and monitor the COVID-19 situation, updates will be provided to our community, as necessary.

Additional Resources

The best precautions we can currently take are the same basic prevention measures everyone should follow to avoid the flu and other common seasonal respiratory illnesses:

       
 
 
 
Health Services
701 W. Belt Line Rd.
Richardson, Texas 75080
469-593-7445
Fax 469-593-7407
Email
 
 

Student Meal Services
(www.risd.org/freemeals)


COVID-19 print materials and resources from the City of Dallas, in four languages


Information about COVID-19 in multiple languages

If your family is planning to travel internationally at any time between now and the end of the school year, including cruises,
PLEASE COMPLETE THIS SURVEY FORM

 
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