Category: COVID-19

Superintendent Update: Plans for Summer and Fall

Turning a massive, traditional education system “on a dime,” so to speak, into a virtual environment has been challenging and complicated, particularly as we worked to ensure all of our students had access to the tools they needed to continue learning. There are no words to adequately express my gratitude for your patience and support and to our dedicated educators, administrators and operations staff who worked day and night to support students.We are all ready to turn the page on 2019-2020, but we also know we still face an uncertain future. With that in mind, I want to share with you our plans for the summer and how we are working to design the 2020-2021 school year.

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Round Rock ISD to continue curbside meal distribution, adjust service locations during June

In efforts to continue serving families as effectively and safely as possible, adjustments to Round Rock ISD Curbside Meal Distribution Program will take place after the academic school year ends on May 21. This includes extending curbside meal distribution service through June 30 and adjusting distribution locations starting on May 26 as a result of construction projects taking place at Hernandez Middle School, Caldwell Heights, Double File Trail, Anderson Mill, and Forest North elementary schools.  

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How Grading Works: Elementary School

The biggest goal for at-home learning at the elementary level is to keep students engaged in learning. This video will help answer some basic questions on how grading will work at the elementary school level. Visit the FAQ section at roundrockisd.org/coronavirus for more.

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How Grading Works: Middle School

With the transition to at-home learning, one of the biggest questions middle school parents may have is how grading will work for the spring semester? In this video, we explain how grades will be calculated for middle school students. Have more grading questions? Visit the FAQ section at roundrockisd.org/coronavirus.

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How Grading Works: High School

One of the biggest questions parents and students may have during school closures is how grading will work? This video will help explain how grades will be calculated for high school students. Stay tuned for future videos for elementary and middle school parents. As always, if you have any questions, please visit our website roundrockisd.org/coronavirus for all the latest information.

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Teachers add student group video chat option

Beginning next week, Round Rock ISD teachers will use Google Meet to host check-ins with groups of students as an extension of our asynchronous learning model. We recognize the critical importance of the student-teacher connection and we are asking our teachers to provide at least one opportunity a week for students to join in a video chat through Google Meet. Your student’s participation in these video conferences is optional.

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“Physically apart, but together we stand #WilcoUnited

Collectively Williamson County public schools serve over 100,000 students, and we all are united in our mission to provide mental health support to our students and families during this time. If you need to talk with someone, please reach out. Our school crisis counselors are available, and families can visit roundrockisd.org for mental health resources and counseling service information.

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COVID-19 school closures: What does it mean for graduation and prom?

Prom and graduation ceremonies are treasured events that we know our Seniors and their families have been looking forward to for years. For the safety of our students and their families, it is with great sadness that we announce that Round Rock ISD May graduation ceremonies and all prom events are canceled. 

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Change to GPA Calculation due to School Closures

Flexibility is particularly important as new information about our circumstances becomes available by the hour. We must remain nimble and readjust or change course in the best interest of our students. To that end, we are modifying the previous announcement, made on April 3, about the District’s method for calculating Grade Point Average (GPA) and Rank in Class (RIC) for the 2019-2020 school year.

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At-home learning: Teachers, students, and families continue instruction

As we wrap up the second week of at-home learning teachers, students and parents are getting their bearings and hopefully finding a groove to Round Rock ISD’s new learning environment. As at-home learning continues, Round Rock ISD is here to help. The Parent Guide to At-Home Learning offers tips to help students in an at-home learning environment, includes information on how to navigate Google classroom, and helpful resources for social-emotional support.

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Serving the whole-student: Counseling and Behavioral Health services and resources

In Round Rock ISD, we believe strongly in serving the “whole student”, particularly during these unprecedented times. Though schools  are closed, counseling services and behavioral health resources and educational materials are available for both parents and students to access any time of day. These resources are aimed at supporting mental and behavioral health as students and parents continue the at-home learning experience. 

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