Board Continues Bond Discussions

At its October 5 meeting, RISD trustees continued discussions assessing district needs and potential items for inclusion in a 2016 bond package.

Trustees and staff are working to narrow a list of possible items and requests from different departments, programs and schools in advance of efforts to present options to community stakeholders for feedback and ideas.

Potential items have been categorized in one of three ways: maintenance of infrastructure & equipment at the end of useful life, construction/renovations to accommodate enrollment growth, and items that would provide enrichment opportunities for RISD students.

RISD is finalizing a schedule of opportunities to meet with community and parent groups in a listening tour about 2016 bond ideas to begin later this month. Dates of community meetings will be published in future issues of School Times, as well as on risd.org and social media.

In other Board activity from October regular meeting, trustees heard an annual report from Human Resources that emphasized mentoring and retention of district teachers and staff. The Board also voted to approve a single class size waiver request with the Texas Education Agency.

Learn more about the October 5 Regular Meeting

STARS Teacher Spotlight - Carisa Niemeyer

Click to learn about Forest Meadow's STARS teacher of the year, Carisa Niemeyer

Dyslexia Parent Night - October 14

Interested RISD parents are invited to a Dyslexia Parent Night meeting and presentation to learn more about the types of services RISD provides to students identified with dyslexia.

The meeting will include a presentation and opportunities to ask questions. All parents are welcome to attend this meeting at the PDC at 6 p.m.

Learn more

Monday is Fair Day - No School for Students

Monday, October 12 is a student holiday and there will be no school.

Teachers and staff should report for staff development.

District Calendar

  • October 12 - Fair Day - Student Holiday
  • October 12 - Staff Development Day
  • October 13 - Board Work Session
  • October 19 - Board Study Session
  • November 2 - Regular Board Meeting

Coming Up

  • Highlandettes Dance Clinic - Oct. 12
  • Parent Dyslexia Meeting - Oct. 14
  • MST 20th Anniversary Carnival - Oct. 16
  • Parent Education - Social/Emotional Warning Signs in Adolescents - Oct. 16
  • Springridge Fall Fest - Oct. 17
  • PHS Band March-a-thon - Oct. 17
  • LHHS Fall Choir Concert & Coffee Bar Oct. 19
  • Northlake Community Fun Night - Oct. 22
  • HPPM 40th Anniversary Celebration - Oct. 22
  • LHHS Espree October Events
  • Northwood Hills Light the Night Walk - Nov. 1
  • Wallace Night with the Stars - Nov. 7

Focus Parent Portal Accounts Now Available

Focus Parent Portal Accounts Now Available
Parents are now able to create accounts to see their child’s grade and attendance information through RISD’s new student information system called Focus. Parents will need to know their child’s identification information in order to sign up.

Learn more & create a parent account

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