In accordance with recently released guidelines from the University Interscholastic League (UIL) and the Texas Education Agency (TEA), Round Rock ISD will allow students on a voluntary basis to participate in summer strength and conditioning programs at the District’s five comprehensive high school campuses beginning Monday, June 8 and continuing through July 31.
Round Rock ISD was determined to celebrate the class of 2020. The result was the Senior Commencement Walk, where each graduating senior had the opportunity to walk across the stage with family present and celebrate this huge milestone they have worked so hard for over the years. These are some of the moments captured on video.
Six Round Rock ISD campuses were named Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished Schools for the 2019 – 2020 school year. Campuses that received this recognition include Joe Lee Johnson and Fern Bluff elementary schools and Stony Point, Westwood, Round Rock and McNeil high schools. This year, only 21 elementary schools and 14 high schools received this distinction in the state of Texas. Round Rock ISD had the only campuses in Central Texas to earn this distinction.
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.
The Round Rock ISD Partners in Education Foundation (PIEF) awarded over $110,000 in scholarships to 54 Round Rock ISD seniors. This year, scholarship partners notified recipients through virtual video messages. “We are incredibly grateful for the support of our families, businesses, and individuals who every year continue to support education through our student Scholarship program,” said Marianne Reap, PIE Executive Director.
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.
Round Rock ISD students will be able to keep Chromebooks and internet hotspots that were checked out this school year during the summer. Students will keep their devices to support instructional continuity and access to educational resources and bring them to their campuses once schools are safely reopened.
Summer melt is a term used by college admissions officers to explain to students who apply to college and get accepted but never actually show up in the fall. After students receive acceptance letters and decide to attend a particular college, they must complete a number of tasks to successfully start college.
To assist our families, Superintendent Dr. Steve Flores provides an overview of what graduates and families can expect during Round Rock ISD’s Senior Commencement Walk. Dr. Flores shares details from parking to what graduates will experience while on the field.
The Round Rock ISD Class of 2020 will have the opportunity to mark their milestone moment with a Commencement Walk at Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex. District leaders, together with high school principals, have prepared an experience that provides an in-person family commencement event while observing social distancing guidelines.