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Back-to-school 2009
Richardson ISD's 55 schools opened their doors today to welcome more than 34,000 students back to school for the first day of classes. Parents gave their elementary children hugs & kisses as they left them in the capable hands of RISD teachers, and secondary students arrived greeting friends they had not seen since June. >Top
message from the interim superintendent
Dear RISD families and patrons,

Welcome back to school for the 2009-2010 school year! It gives me a great deal of pleasure to see the happy faces of students (and parents!) as they come to school on the first day of classes. I know that our teachers, principals, nurses, counselors and other school staff members are excited and ready to begin the new year.

RISD has a strong tradition of providing students with an excellent education, and this year will be no different. RISD educators worked diligently over the summer to develop plans for improving both curriculum and instruction. Our goal is to ensure that each and every child is challenged and achieves at their highest level possible. We believe that partnering with parents to encourage their children to complete homework assignments, read, and take advantage of every opportunity to learn, will help them be successful in their academic work. We also value the importance of participating in activities outside the classroom, and hope that your student will find a place in one of the many extra or co-curricular activities available at school.

Thank you in advance for your past and future support of our schools and district. We look forward to another great year in RISD!

Best regards,
Carolyn G. Bukhair, Ed.D.
Interim Superintendent >Top
new teacher luncheon
New Teacher Luncheon
Many thanks go to the Richardson Chamber of Commerce for hosting the 51st annual New Teacher Luncheon on August 12. Principals, PTA presidents, and more than 300 new teachers were welcomed by the members of the Chamber and civic leaders. Texans Credit Union served as the Doctorate Degree sponsor, with other local businesses and organizations also contributing. Guests were welcomed by Board of Trustees president Kim Quirk, Deputy Superintendent Patti Kieker, and Nancy Barry, a Lake Highlands High School graduate and current Lake Highlands resident was the keynote speaker. >Top
RISD Partners Program supply Drive
New Teacher Luncheon
New Teacher Luncheon
Thank you to the following incredible community partners for their generous donations of school supplies, backpacks & funds for more than 25 of our schools!

Altrusa
Amli at Breckenridge Point
Brice, Vander Linden & Werrick, PC Law Firm
Buddha Light International Association (BLIA - Dallas)
City of Richardson
CVS Caremark
DeVry University
El Dorado Retirement Gracious Living
First Convenience Bank
General Dynamics
IEX, a NICE Company
Junior Achievement
Nationwide Insurance
Network of Community Ministries
Nortel
Pearce Area Reservation Mom’s Club
Representative Carol Kent Burger’s for Backpacks Event
Richardson East Rotary Club
Richardson Rotary Club
RISD Accounting & Finance Department
The Boeing Company
The First Baptist Church of Hamilton Park
The Heights Baptist Church
Vision Bank
Verizon
Wells Fargo >Top
Parents Note: New Laws Passed Regarding Teen Drivers and Child Booster Seat Usage

The 81st legislative session passed new laws that go into effect September 1, 2009 regarding driving and child passenger safety!

  • House Bill 339 prohibits teens under 18 from texting or talking on a cell phone while driving.
  • House Bill 537 requires that everyone in the car, regardless of age and regardless of where they are sitting, needs to wear a seatbelt.
  • House Bill 61 requires that all children younger than 8 years and less than four feet nine inches tall be in a child safety seat system.
  • House Bill 55 - Drivers may not use a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle within a school zone unless the vehicle is stopped or a hands-free device is used. >Top
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