Dear Round Rock ISD Family,
As we see this outstanding year come to an end, I want to personally thank you for the passion and commitment you have shown to our Round Rock ISD family. Our work, with both successes and challenges, is a true collaboration between our students, community members and especially our teachers and staff.
It is one of my favorite parts of the year where we see 3,428 graduates on the cusp of their future proudly walk across the stage toward college or career pathways. More than any other time of the year, this is when I reflect on the incredible work we have the privilege to do each day as champions for our kids. I encourage you also to reflect while this year is still fresh in your mind.
Whether you are finishing your first year of teaching, or are nearing retirement from public education, please know that your work is appreciated and needed. Our students are future leaders, business owners and some may walk in your footsteps as future educators. Enjoy your much-needed summer break and come back to our students in August ready to impact another generation of students.
As a child, I remember spending two weeks at my grandmother’s house in Miles, TX, during the summer with my brothers and sisters. We did not have much, but those were some of my happiest memories. The moments we were able to share as a family always gave me what I needed to renew my focus to enter the new school year as a student. As I’ve become an adult, the memories of our time together live on. I implore you to find those special moments to share with your family and friends this summer break. It is those moments that will help you renew yourself and your focus for the 2017-18 school year.
For those who are working over the summer getting our campuses ready for the 2017-2018 school year, I am confident we are gearing up for our District’s best year yet.
Thank you for your ongoing dedication to our students. I am proud to serve you and Round Rock ISD as we continue to develop the Destination District for Public Schools.
Steve Flores, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools