Two student artists from Cedar Valley Middle School took first and second place for their entries in the Youth for Human Rights National Art Contest. Ella Giard, seventh-grade, placed first, and Ajay Chalil, sixth-grade, placed second.
All students* in Pre-K through grade 12 ARE REQUIRED to wear a mask over their nose and mouth (no valves/vented masks) on buses, other District vehicles, inside school buildings, and anywhere on school grounds, including outside. Face masks must be properly worn, covering the student’s mouth and nose. The use of neck gaiters as a face covering is discouraged.
Round Rock ISD is getting ready for another year of excellence in education and preparing to welcome students back into our classrooms. Families who choose on-campus learning at the middle and high school level will notice that our campuses may look and operate a little differently this year, but what exactly will that look like for students?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.