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It’s your friendly Wednesday weekly wrap up.

All the information you need to get caught up from the week is available right here. Thanks in advance if you make it to the bottom of this email. While you’re there, please consider participating in the quick poll.

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ℹ️ Nurse Notes
Caldwell Heights Elementary School nurse, Sheree Cornstubble, RN, shares her best tips for at home care of cuts and scrapes.

🤲 If the cut or scrape is bleeding, apply pressure with a clean cloth. Then wash your hands!
🧼 Wash the cut area with soap and water, but don’t scrub.
🚰 To remove any remaining dirt particles, test water from a faucet and pour it over the area for several minutes. A dirty cut or scrape that isn’t cleaned well can cause scarring.
🌬 Don’t blow on it! This can cause germs to grow.
🧴 Apply an antiseptic lotion or cream and then a bandage.

Check it each day and keep the wound clean and dry.

Solutions to keep the family active
Let our wellness teachers show you easy-to-follow 2-Minute 2 Fun & Fitness activity videos designed to keep the whole family moving. New activities added each week to keep you motivated. Follow your campus or the District on Facebook or subscribe to the Round Rock ISD YouTube channel.

Teachers add student group video chat option
After Gov. Greg Abbott announced schools would remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, teachers began adding the option for students to join student group video chats using Google Meets. Read the Google Meet Guide for students and families.

There is no escaping the fundamental shift to our lives brought about by COVID-19 school closures. When this is over, many of us will be glad to return to business as usual.

VIDEO: Recently, there have been changes to student grading calculations for the second semester of the 2019-2020 school year. Watch a video to learn more about calculating grades for high school students.

Online Digital Library is open 24/7
Access and browse online E-books. The online library is open 24/7 and provides students free online and mobile access to over 2,000 e-books and 34 subscription research resources, in English and Spanish. Use your Round Rock ISD student ID to access thousands of FREE, ebooks, audiobooks and more! Students use their student ID as user name and password.

Read Alouds and Book Recommendations
Subscribe to our librarian’s Readers are Leaders YouTube playlist. Experienced readers can discover what our librarians are reading while early readers will enjoy watching District librarians read aloud award-winning children’s books. 

Follow PreK on Pinterest
Do you have an early learner at home? Our remarkable PreK teachers have pinned some of their favorite activities that can help spark the imagination of early learners.

Hello Artists and want-to-be artists 🎨
You have access to the best art teachers in Texas. Round Rock ISD art teachers demonstrate art projects or ideas using everyday household items in the weekly video series Get smArt, Maker Masters. Watch on your campus or Round Rock ISD Facebook page or YouTube channel to find your next art project.

Featured Virtual Field Trip
🎻Seattle Symphony is performing and sharing free broadcasts. All broadcasts can be streamed through the Symphony’s social media channels on YouTube and Facebook. You can sign up for broadcast notification on the Seattle Symphony website.

Help with homework
Your Round Rock ISD student can gain access to free online homework help 💻 with a Round Rock Public Library eCard or Austin Public Library eCard. The Brainfuse app is available on iOS and Android devices.

Both libraries are members of the TexShare statewide library providing every Round Rock ISD student with a library card the opportunity to use this service.

Helping students and families cope
If you need to talk with someone, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Our school counselors are available, and families can access 24/7 online mental health resources and helpful links. Behavioral Health | Counseling Services

To access the latest information about the District’s response and decisions related to the COVID-19 public health crisis, please visit our COVID-19 School Closures webpage.

School closures FAQs are updated frequently. If you have something you’ve been wondering about related to the COVID-19 school closures, visit our frequently asked questions websiteEmail us your questions.

Chromebook Support
If your student has technical issues with a loaner Chromebook, please contact the technology help desk at 512-464-5167 or email support with your contact info and a description of the issue. District technicians are only able to offer hard-ware assistance with District owned devices. If you’re still in need of a device, contact your campus administration.

Meal Service
🍎 Weekday meal service for students is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 13 locations. Students may pick up lunch for the day and breakfast for the following morning.
Go to Food Services for eligibility details.

Get cookin’ 🍳with the Food Literacy Center
The Food Literacy Center provides free food literacy and hands-on cooking lessons with kids. Find free lessons, recipes, how-to videos, even mini cooking quizzes.

Explore FREE Enrichment Activity Websites
You can access fun and enriching electronic magazines, art, math, and science activities, plus much more with these free non-subscription databases.

Elementary School |  Middle School | High School

FINAL REMINDER: Student transfer requests are due Monday, May 4.

Pre-register online for Kindergarten beginning Fall 2020, now through May 22.

Seniors, fill out the FAFSA. For students starting college in the Fall of 2020, the deadline to file your FAFSA application is June 30, 2020.

Public School Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 24
Thank you to the many parents, caregivers, neighbors and friends who give of their time and talent to ensure the best education for our students.

School Principal Day – May 1
Behind every great school is a caring principal. We’re proud to say that Round Rock ISD has the best school leaders in Texas. 

School Lunch Hero Day – May 1
The men and women who show up everyday, rain or shine to feed our students are OUR heroes on the front line.

Teacher Appreciation Week – May 4 – 8
We recognize and appreciate our teachers and the pivotal role they play in the District’s  mission – inspiring students to learn; empowering students for life. During Teacher Appreciation Week we encourage you to tell your teacher how much you…

  • Love ❤️ how they encourage you in special ways
  • Like 👍 what’s happening in their virtual classroom
  • Celebrate 🎉 their achievements with students
  • Care about 😍 their commitment to students and families

National School Nurse Day – May 6
School nurses lead the way to advance health and support education by ensuring that students are safe, healthy, and ready to learn. Let’s celebrate our school nurses today and always!


You made it to the end. Thanks for reading – you’re awesome!

Our Board of Trustees is currently evaluating the opportunity to conduct school listening tours when it is safe to do so. Under which circumstances would you attend and participate?

Last weeks Quick Poll results

Which social media channels do you follow and actively use. Select all that apply:

  • YouTube: 57%
  • Facebook: 46%
  • Instagram: 45%
  • Next Door: 22%
  • Twitter: 21%
  • Snap Chat: 19%
  • Linkedin: 10%
  • No social media: 9%

You rated Health & Well-Being weekly ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️3/4
4 ¾ stars out of 5.