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  • Update from Dr. Stone August 6, 2020
  • The Blueprint - RISD's Back To School Plan
  • Helen Arceneaux, Region 10 Secondary Teacher of the Year
  • Enroll now for the new school year
  • Let's Talk
  • Enroll now for Full-Day Pre-K
  • Accelerating Campus Excellence logo
Update from Dr. Stone August 6, 20203 The Blueprint3 Helen Arceneaux, Region 10 Secondary Teacher of the Year3 Enroll Now for the New School Year3 Let's Talk3 Enroll Now for Full-Day Pre-K3 ACE3

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Superintendent's Update - Parent Instructional Decision Deadline, Risk Level Metrics, Celebrations
Updated August 10

Click here to watch the August 6 superintendent's update from Dr. Stone. Highlights include:

  • The deadline for the formal instructional selection decision (virtual or in-person) for parents to make for each enrolled student wass Thursday, August 6.

  • Parents were strongly encouraged to review RISD’s back to school blueprint and FAQs for plans for details about each instructional model to help them make the instructional choice that is best for their family.

  • RISD is continuing efforts to develop sensible and usable risk level metrics, specific to RISD, to aid in making decisions. As those are being developed, the district will continue to rely upon guidance from health experts, as the district has done throughout the pandemic.

  • RISD central and campus staff members are fully engaged in preparations for the start of school. RISD welcomed more than 300 new teachers to orientations, professional development, and welcome events.

  • Congratulations to RISD’s own Helen Arceneaux. The Liberty JH teacher was named last week as the Region 10 secondary teacher of the year and is moving on to represent Richardson ISD and the more than 55,000 teachers in north Texas Region 10 school districts in the Texas teacher of the year process. Way to go Helen!

Dr. Stone has provided weekly updates throughout the pandemic. Previous messages can be found here.


Summer Reading

Student Meals for 2020-21 School Year
Applications are now open to apply for meal benefits for the 2020-2021 school year. Apply for free or reduced cost meals online here. Meal benefit applications must be completed each school year, even if approved the previous year. Families experiencing major life change such as job loss or reduced income may now be eligible for benefits.

In addition, RISD Child Nutrition will be providing curbside breakfast and lunch service beginning Tuesday, August 18. Meals will be offered each Tuesday and Thursday at all school campuses, and this service is an ideal way for students taking class virtually to have access to nutritious meals. Curbside meal service is a benefit available to all enrolled RISD students, and may be available for free or at a reduced cost for eligible families.

Please click here to learn more about curbside meal service

Please click here to learn more about RISD Child Nutrition, including menus and how to deposit funds into your child’s account

Please click here to apply online for free or reduced cost meals for children

Parents with any questions related to student meals may contact the RISD Child Nutrition Office at (469) 593-0108.


Back To School Blueprint Finalized
RISD's back to school blueprint and information is available for families and stakeholders to review. The information provides comprehensive information about RISD's back to school plans, health and safety precautions, and options for all enrolled families.

RISD will begin the school year on August 19 with virtual instruction for all students. In-person instruction is currently expected to begin September 8 for families that have chosen the in-person option.

The district will continue to monitor and adapt to ongoing changes in guidance and requirements from the state of Texas and public health authorities.

Chief Technology Officer Henry Hall

Hall Named Chief Technology Officer and will join Superintendent’s Leadership Team
RISD Executive Director of Instructional Technology, Henry Hall, has been named the district’s new Chief Technology Officer. In his new role, Hall will oversee and direct RISD’s overall technology program and manage the departments of Instructional Technology and Technology Network Support Services. As part of his new leadership role, he will also join Dr. Stone’s district leadership team.

“I’m very pleased about this new strategic direction with our district’s technology services and support,” said RISD Superintendent Dr. Jeannie Stone. “Henry’s previous experiences at both the campus and district level will provide the leadership and support needed to deliver access to the most current technology programs and solutions for both our students and staff.”

Hall is completing his 20th year in RISD, including service as principal of Richardson West Junior High Technology Magnet and Berkner High School STEM Academy before joining Instructional Technology. “I am excited about this opportunity and I look forward to leading the work of providing students and staff with safe, reliable and equitable access to technology to enhance student learning for all,” said Hall. He has begun transitioning into his new duties.

Chief Technology Officer Henry Hall

RISD Administrative Offices Summer Schedule Through August 14

  • Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Closed Fridays.

Department Contact Information


  • All visitors should have an appointment to enter RISD administration buildings and schools.
  • Visitors should complete the RISD Health Screener Form before proceeding with their appointment.
  • Visitors must wear a mask in order to enter offices and facilities.

Census Deadline Moved Up To September 30
Richardson ISD is providing information to educate, encourage and engage our school community about the 2020 Census, and we encourage your participation.

The Census Bureau has moved up the deadline to complete the Census to September 30. RISD will keep its Census website up through the extension.

The Census has only 10 questions and is available in 13 languages other than English. And, for the first time, you can respond by mail, phone or online. By responding to the 2020 Census now, you will have done your part to ensure your community gets its fair share of federal funding and representation in Congress.

Find out more at RISD's Census 2020 website

Census 2020 - Make Your Family Count

RISD Now Enrolling For Full-Day Pre-K
Richardson ISD is now offering full-day prekindergarten for qualifying 3-year-old and 4-year-old children. High-quality Pre-K provides an academic advantage as well as a social and emotional head start for our youngest learners.

RISD offers Pre-K at no cost for families who meet state-mandated criteria, including income, language, military and other factors. RISD will provide transportation, if needed, and breakfast and lunch will be provided for qualifying students.

For more information and eligibility details visit

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