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To support the many things beyond school that impact the lives of our students, RISD is spreading awareness with its liveWISEliveHEALTHY program.
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for information about Anonymous Alerts and The Risks of Vaping

Live Wise
Live Healthy

Many things beyond school impact the lives of our students. To support these aspects as much as we can, RISD is spreading awareness with its liveWISEliveHEALTHY program. Each month throughout the school year will feature a topic area with designed activities for students, staff, parents and the community, organized by RISD’s Student Services Department. Campuses will also be encouraged to initiate their own activities based on their specific student needs. The following topics will be covered throughout the year:

Safety and Security
Suicide Prevention and Awareness

Drug and Violence Prevention Education

Mental Health Awareness

Healthy Relationships

Cultural Competence

April - May
Making Connections


Each month throughout the school year will feature a topic area with designed activities for students, staff, parents and the community, organized by RISD’s Student Services Department. Click on a button below to view the newsletter.

August 2022
August 2022 Newsletter (English)
August 2022 Newsletter (Spanish)

September 2022
September 2022 Newsletter (English)
September 2022 Newsletter (Spanish)



The Risks of Vaping

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The term vaping refers to inhaling vapor from an electronic vaping device or e-cigarette. These battery-powered devices come in many designs. Pre-packaged, disposable e-cigarettes are sold in stores and online. E-cigarettes are not yet regulated by the FDA, so there is no uniform labeling of contents and no way to know how much nicotine or other chemicals are actually contained in an e-cigarette. Besides nictone, e-cigarettes can contain harmful and potentially harmful ingredients, including:

  • Ultrafine particles that can be inhaled deep into the lungs
  • Diacetyl, a flavorant linked to serious lung disease
  • Volatile organic compounds
  • Heavy metals such as lead, nickel and tin

In addition to nicotine, some young people are using vaping devices to ingest alcohol and THC-based products. THC is the active ingredient in marijuana that produces a high. No matter how it is delivered, nicotine is addictive and harmful for youth and young adults. Overdosing on vaporized alcohol is a real risk that can be lethal. And the possession of products containing THC constitutes a felony that can have life-long consequences.

Vaping, in all of its forms, is a real and growing health risk among young people, one that RISD is working hard to address.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about vaping
Visit the Surgeon General's website concerning e-cigarettes

Watch a video about What Parents Need to Know About Vaping *
Letter to parents and high school students from RISD Student Services about vaping



Anonymous Alerts

Anonymous Alerts

Anonymous Alerts® encourages high school students or parents to quickly, easily, and anonymously report urgent information to school officials. The system encourages students, parents and staff to confidentially report bullying, cyber-bullying and other sensitive topics through private messages to our administration. Richardson ISD does not support, encourage or tolerate any behavior that prevents any student from reaching their full potential. We also believe that the best way to address problems that our students face in school is personal contact with a teacher, school administrator, psychologist or counselor, and we strongly encourage and fully support that continued practice. However, we do know that sometimes there is a concern that a student or parent may want to communicate anonymously.

Anonymous Alerts
Watch a brief video about Anonymous Alerts *


* If you receive a "this video is restricted" error message and the computer or mobile device you are using is connected to the RISD computer network, you must log into your RISD Google account (a account) in order to view the video.

Si recibe el mensaje de error "este video está restringido" y la computadora o dispositivo móvil que está utilizando está conectado a la red informática de RISD, debe ingresar con su cuenta de Google de RISD ( para poder ver el video.