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Six Round Rock ISD campuses named Project Lead The Way Distinguished Schools

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. 

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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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Partners in Education Foundation awards over $110,000 in scholarships to Round Rock ISD Seniors

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.

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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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“Summer Melt” Counselors guide Grads with higher ed, jobs

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.

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Senior Commencement Walk: What Graduates can expect?

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.

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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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