Here is your A-Z Guide of information to help you prepare for the new school year.
Annual forms and first-day packets
Annual forms for returning students are required each school year. If your student’s forms have not been completed, please visit the enrollment portal on the District website. It’s fast, secure, and easy; you can even do it on your mobile phone.
In a first day packet, campuses will send students home with information about campus life. The packet may also include paperwork that requires parent signature(s).
After-school classes and clubs are available (fees may apply). Exposure to new and different skills helps spark creativity, innovation, and enthusiasm for learning. Students can choose from academic, arts and cultural enrichment, recreation, leadership development, and group learning activities. Enroll in after-school classes with community education. Information about clubs is available at the campus.
Each campus hosts an Open House or Back-to-School Night. These nights are the ideal time to meet your student(s) teacher(s) and learn more about student expectations. Please visit your school’s website for information on date and time.
Campuses offer a breakfast and lunch program. Breakfast and lunch menus
Elementary Students – Lunch $2.80, Breakfast $1.50
Secondary Students – Lunch $3.05, Breakfast $1.50
Visit your school cafeteria or give your student money to pay with either cash or check. The cafeteria staff will apply the funds directly into your student’s meal fund account. If paying by check, please make it payable to Round Rock ISD Food Service, including your driver’s license number, phone number and add your student’s name and school ID number to the memo field of the check.
Payment with a credit card, debit card, or draft from a checking account can be made online. Visit MySchoolBucks.com or download their app on your smartphone. A fee of $2.49 per transaction will be applied. Accounts are free. Those who qualify can apply for free and reduced meal benefits. Visit Food Services online.
Parents, guardians, grandparents, teachers, staff, community members — anyone who wants to help children can join the PTA. Visit Round Rock ISD PTA online to become a member.
Stay connected with what’s happening at your student’s school by joining the PTA, reading school newsletters, and visiting the campus or District website(s). Schools and the District use social media to share the achievements of students and staff as well as other relevant community information and events.
Round Rock ISD uses the e-flyer distribution system, Peachjar. E-flyers are sent directly to your email, making them an environmentally friendly way to connect school, family, and community. For your convenience, email frequency is customizable. Register for a Peachjar account if you aren’t receiving eflyers.
COMING SOON is the Round Rock ISD app. The free app is customizable and gives you the information you want to know from your student’s school. The app provides easy access to a variety of District tools and resources all in one place right from your mobile device.
Stay connected with Round Rock ISD for more information about the app in the weeks to come.
Resources and Tools
Home Access Center (HAC) is an online information system that allows parents/guardians and secondary students access to view student information such as attendance records, class schedules, assignments, and grades. Visit HAC online or download the app.
Microsoft Office 365 allows Round Rock ISD students to have everything they need to create, edit, and share documents using Office 365 at home or on the go. For free, students have access to Microsoft Office 365 – including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and more. Get O365 with an active school email address.
Anonymous Alerts allows students or parents to anonymously submit sensitive or urgent student issues quickly to school officials. Reports such as bullying, cyberbullying, depression, dating violence, drug or alcohol use, threats against the school, weapons on campus, and more can be made online or download the Anonymous Alerts app. All messages submitted remain completely anonymous.
Students should be mindful of their online and offline behavior, how it can affect themselves and others – student code of conduct. “David’s Law,” or “Senate Bill 179” makes it a Class A misdemeanor and allows a temporary injunction against social media accounts used to electronically harass or cyberbully someone under age 18 through text message, social media, websites or other means with the intent of causing them to commit suicide or harm themselves.
Be aware that school zones are put in place to ensure the safety of children in and around schools. While traveling in school zones, reduce vehicle speed, expect increased traffic, be on the lookout for buses and high concentrations of pedestrians, obey crossing guards, traffic offices and policeman. Nothing is more precious than the life of a child. Slow down, pay attention, and ensure the safety of students as they travel to and from school.
Absences add up, lost time in the classroom is a lost opportunity to learn. Please schedule appointments late in the day and vacations or family trips during District holidays. Having your student in school as frequently as possible, positively impacts your student’s academic and social performance as well as resources made available to the school(s).
Find information about your student’s bus route online. Bus service is available for students residing two miles or more from their home campus. For more information about transportation services, visit the Transportation website.
Volunteer and mentoring
Throughout the year, there are many opportunities to volunteer at your student’s school. Volunteers are required to complete a volunteer application each school year and are encouraged to complete an application at the beginning of the school year.