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Back to School

ENROLLMENT
Is your child enrolled yet? You can do it now – space in some grade levels at some schools is limited, so don’t delay! Parents may enroll their students online and are not required to go to a school to enroll. Parents are welcome to use school computers or WIFI to enroll – just visit during regular business hours. Enroll Now

WHERE'S MY SCHOOL?
Not sure where your neighborhood school is? Use the School Finder.

SCHOOL HOURS

Elementary Schools*  7:50 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Junior High Schools  8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
High Schools   9:00 a.m.– 4:10 p.m.

 

 

 

*ACE & Magnet school hours may vary – check with your school

IMMUNIZATIONS
The State of Texas requires that students receive certain immunizations before enrolling in school. Immunization requirements vary by grade level. Learn more

TRANSPORTATION
Bus transportation is available to general education students who reside 2 or more miles from their school. Contact your school for details about bus routes and schedules or call RISD Transportation at 469-593-5900.

SCHEDULE PICK UP
Secondary students (grades 7-12) can pick up their schedules on the following dates and times. Parents, please note that your child must be fully enrolled before a schedule can be picked up.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Check with your child’s campus for school supply lists. If your family needs assistance with back-to-school supplies or clothing, please contact your school counselor.

WHAT TO WEAR
Some RISD schools encourage uniforms and all campuses have a dress code. Check with your campus for specifics.

CONNECTING WITH SCHOOL
RISD and schools regularly provide messages to parents of enrolled students with school information, important dates, reminders, and safety information. Parents are strongly encouraged to ensure their child’s school has an up-to-date email address and text-enabled phone number.

QUESTIONS?
Your child’s school is the best resource for questions about school schedules and operations. Parents may also contact the main RISD switchboard at 469-593-0000 or email the district at risd@risd.org. Your child’s school is always happy to answer your questions.