Sights & Sounds of the Season at RISD

Purchasing Department Recognized

Congratulations to RISD's Purchasing Department for earning the Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO) Award of Merit for Purchasing Operations. The award is provided to school districts and education service centers statewide that are committed to following professional standards in the acquisition of goods and services. The district will be recognized at the TASBO 70th Annual Conference in Dallas in March.

Parents Invited to Participate in Biennial Survey

RISD's biennial survey of parents offers an opportunity for parents to share their thoughts about critical school issues such as academic preparation, student support, parent engagement, safety and behavior, special programs, school and district operations, and school leadership.

The parent survey takes approximately 20-25 minutes to complete. All answers are confidential and survey responses will not be used to identify individuals or their students. After the survey closes, aggregate findings will be reported to the Board of Trustees and RISD community.

Parents with students at more than one school are welcome to complete a survey for each school. Please complete one survey per parent/school.

The parent survey is available in both English and Spanish, either online or through a paper copy at your child's campus. The survey closes on Friday, December 18.

Take the Parent Survey

District Calendar

  • December 21-January 4 - Winter Break, Student Holiday
  • January 4 - Staff Development Day
  • January 5 - First Day of Second Semester Classes
  • January 5 - Board Study Session
  • January 11 - Regular Board Meeting
  • January 18 - MLK Holiday

Events & Fundraisers

  • RHS Mattress Palooza - Jan. 30

2016 Bond Planning - Feedback Requested

RISD trustees are continuing to evaluate potential items to include in the 2016 bond and public input is a critical part of the bond planning process.

RISD's 2016 Bond planning website includes information to learn about items under consideration and allows taxpayers, parents, employees and students to provide feedback and ideas online.

Parent Weather Reminder

As temperatures are cooling off and we prepare for the possibility that weather conditions may impact school schedules, please ensure your child’s school has up-to-date contact information, including an accurate phone number and email address.

When inclement weather arrives, RISD will notify parents and staff directly of any closures or delays, so please make sure the district can contact you.

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