Round Rock ISD Parents and Guardians,
This morning, you may have heard on the news or received an email from the District that the City of Austin announced a Boil Water Notice for all residents. As a number of our Round Rock ISD schools reside in the City of Austin and/or utilize the city’s water system, our District has been working since the early morning to ensure that all students and staff members at affected campuses have access to clean drinking water to remain hydrated and are given the resources needed to continue the instructional day as uninterrupted as possible.
Our Operations Department provided drinking water to all campuses throughout the day, and we appreciate the support of parents and community members who brought bottled water to the campuses. Understanding this situation may last several days, we have a plan in place to continue to provide drinking water at the campuses. We are utilizing large 40-gallon containers and sourcing as much bottled water as possible. Donations are welcome and can be dropped off at affected campuses. (See list below.)
To conserve this precious resource as much as possible, it would be helpful if parents could send students with refillable water bottles, filled with either bottled water or tap water that has been boiled for at least three minutes. If this is not possible or a hardship we fully understand.
Cafeterias have adjusted their menus to minimize the need for water and have clean, boiled water available when necessary.
The Boil Water Notice is partially a result of the recent increase in rain and flooding our region has seen. Rain is expected to continue this week and may bring the possibility of heavy downpours on Wednesday. Round Rock ISD will continue to monitor the weather, follow its inclement weather procedures and will notify the community if there are any changes to the instructional day.
For timely information related to Round Rock ISD, please refer to our social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook. We understand that there are many reports from various sources on social media, often well intended but not always accurate. Help us ensure our families are armed with the most up-to-date information as possible by checking our website Twitter and Facebook and checking your email for updates from the District.
Our District will continue to reach out to parents if any information changes and we thank you for your support of our schools, students, and staff.
Superintendent of Schools
Campuses and Facilities Affected by the Boil Water Notice:
Anderson Mill Elementary
Canyon Creek Elementary
Canyon Vista Middle School
Deerpark Middle School
Forest North Elementary
Grisham Middle School
Joe Lee Johnson Elementary
Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex
Laurel Mountain Elementary
Live Oak Elementary
McNeil High School
Pearson Ranch Middle School
Pond Springs Elementary
Purple Sage Elementary
Raymond E. Hartfield Performing Arts Center
Wells Branch Elementary
Westwood High School