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PARENT REMINDER: On Friday, May 15, parents/guardians were sent a survey asking about your student and family challenges and successes while supporting at-home learning during the COVID-19 school closures.

The survey closes this Friday, May 22, if you haven’t already, please take the survey and add your suggestions and ideas as it applies to each of your children. Your responses are anonymous.

?? Nurse Notes: Caroline O’Donnell RN, school nurse at Laurel Mountain Elementary School.

Drying your hands is equally important as washing them. Wet/damp hands spread microorganisms, along with causing cracked, dry skin over time, increasing the opportunity for organism entry. Learn Nurse O’Donnell’s tips for hygienic hand drying.

  • The most hygienic method for hand drying is using disposable paper towels. Rubbing with a paper towel removes more microorganism from your hands after washing.
  • When using cloth towels, make sure it dries completely between uses, replace with a clean towel every 2 to 3 days. If someone is sick in the household, give them their own personal towel and wash it separately.
  • Drying your hands on your clothing causes recontamination.

Opt-In to Summer Remote Online Learning
Beginning June 1, students PreK through grade 12 have access to eight weeks of remote online learning. Students can participate in this optional program and gain access to current grade level or preview next grade-level content, work on assignments, and have online access to teachers for support and to answer questions.

Request a paper copy of  the At-Home Learning packet and sign up to stay up-to-date with updates about this program. Read the Summer Remote Online Learning  FAQ.

Dyslexia Online Web Guide
The comprehensive Dyslexia web guide provides information about the District’s services for Dyslexia and Dysgraphia with links to online resources

? Summer activities for the whole family.?
Bookmark these links to keep your students and family moving, creating, and reading.

Featured Virtual Field Trip:
Today we become birders! Spring has arrived and so have baby birds, so grab your device and let’s take a peek to see what’s hatched.?? Enjoy live cams of barred owls in Indiana, red-tailed hawks in New York, albatrosses in New Zealand and hummingbirds in West Texas. ?????

In addition to live cams, the Cornell Lab’s All About Birds website offers bird guides, songs and sounds and other tips and information for fellow bird lovers.

? Congratulations, Class of 2020
See the names of 3,622 Seniors from seven high schools who are the proud members of the Class of 2020. Find information about June 5 virtual graduation, and watch senior commencement walks on livestream.

Cedar Ridge High School | Early College High School | McNeil High School
Round Rock High School | Stony Point High School | Success High School
Westwood High School

Update your Facebook profile pic with a Class of 2020 custom frame. There is a frame available for every Round Rock ISD high school!  Search for Round Rock ISD and choose your new frame.

Senior Summer Melt Counselors
During the summer, each high school campus will have a “summer melt” counselor available to guide recent graduates into higher education, the workforce or both. Your campus summer melt counselor can help with applications to colleges, technical schools, apprenticeships, or employment. Contact your summer melt counselor.

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.

May is National Mental Health Month
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 website | Counseling Services website.

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.

Weekday Meal Service EXTENDED, location changes***
Weekday meal service for students extended through Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

Now through Thursday, May 21 ? Students may pick up lunch for the day and breakfast for the following morning from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 13 locations. Go to Food Services for locations and eligibility details.

?? MEAL SERVICE NOTICE:
On Thursday, May 21 meals will be distributed to cover Friday, May 22 and the weekend, Saturday, May 23 and Sunday May 24. Due to Memorial Day, service is unavailable on Friday, May 22 and Monday, May 25.

Tuesday, May 26 through June 30. ? Students may pick up lunch for the day and breakfast for the following morning from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 9 locations. Stony Point High School will be open for meal distribution. Meal distribution discontinues at Hernandez Middle School, Caldwell Heights, Double File Trail, Anderson Mill, and Forest North due to construction. Go to Food Services for locations and eligibility details.

Stony Point High School is located at 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock.

Summer Chromebook Support
Students may keep their checked out Chromebooks and internet hotspots during the summer. We encourage students to participate in the District-offered summer learning program and enrichment opportunities. Once schools are safely reopened, students can return their borrowed device to their campus.

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.

Do you have questions about the COVID-19 school closures? Visit our frequently asked questions school closures websiteEmail us your school closure questions.

Last day of school, Thursday, May 21

FINAL REMINDER: Your student’s experience with at-home learning SURVEY CLOSES, Friday, May 22.

The City of Round Rock will light up its historic water tower with the colors of Round Rock ISD’s high schools, May 18 through May 22. The city will also place a congratulations banner downtown in recognition of the graduates. Water Tower light schedule.

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

Round Rock ISD Board of Trustees May Virtual Regular Board Meeting, Thursday, May 28
Stream Board meeting online. ? Meeting agenda posts at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. ? Board Meeting agenda

Parents of children turning 4 by or on Sept. 1, 2020, have their first opportunity to enroll their students in Pre-Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year on Monday, July 6. Sign up to receive updates on enrolling for Pre-K.

? Congratulations to our fifth and eighth-graders who are transitioning to the next step in their academic career as they move up to middle and high schools, respectively. You make us proud. Every end is a new beginning.

?Congratulations to our Teachers of the Year. Teachers from each of our 55 campuses are recognized for their excellence. Meet our campus Teachers of the Year.

Thanks for reading. Have a safe summer!

We continue to work with local government, public health officials, and the community on several scenarios that may allow us to return to school in the Fall safely.

Look for a twice-monthly summer edition Enews that aims to keep you up-to-date with the latest news and information for the upcoming school year. Stay connected with Round Rock ISD.

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