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5-19-2020

Have there been any changes for Prom?
Yes, Prom has been canceled. The State of Texas is requiring a maximum of 25% occupancy for events such as this which does not afford all students the opportunity to attend.  In addition, social distancing in still in place and would be impossible to enforce at a school dance such as Prom.  

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5-8-2020

Where can I locate the most updated information concerning High School Graduation?
You can locate the most updated information concerning graduation for the Class of 2020 here.

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5-4-2020

What is the latest information concerning High School Graduation?
Graduation will be rescheduled to take place in mid-June at Rocket Field in Robinson.  At this time, we are under the regulations of the Governor's 25% rule; however, if these rules are relaxed in the coming days/weeks, we will adjust the number of guests as allowed.  The actual graduation date will be announced on Monday, May 11th.

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4-22-2020

How does the school closure affect class rank for the Class of 2020?
The class ranking policy to determine local honors, including valedictorian and salutatorian, for this year’s graduating class is based on the grades ending with the first semester of the 2019-2020 school year.

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Update 4-21-2020

What is the new date for the Robinson Education Foundation's Celebration of Stars?
The Celebration of Stars, which honors our teachers and the top 25 graduating seniors, will be moved to Monday, July 13th and will take place at the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

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Update 4-19-2020

How do we participate in Pre-K and Kindergarten Roundup this year with the building closure?
Please complete the form in the link below if you live in Robinson ISD and have a child that will be 4 by 9/1/2020 for Pre-K or 5 by 9/1/2020 for kindergarten: 
Pre-K & Kinder Round-Up 2020-2021.

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Update 4-14-2020:

How will I know if my child is missing work and how is grading working during COVID-19?
Please see the following link for information concerning missing work:                      
Missing Assignments

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Update 4-10-2020

What if my child does not do any work during the time that we are out for COVID-19?
Students must have work to earn grades.  If a student does not submit any work at all on any given week for courses, the student will earn an "I" for incomplete at the conclusion of this school year. This would need to be remedied with work/assignments prior to being promoted/earning credit for the course.  Please note that an "I" has implications with UIL participation that would be in place at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year.  If you have any questions about your child's grades, please contact your child's teacher or email the campus principal.

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Update 4-7-2020

What if my child needs a copy of his or her HS transcript?
During this time of social distancing and virtual learning, all transcripts will be fulfilled on Mondays.  Any request made after 10:00 am on Monday will be fulfilled the following Monday.  Requests can be made at Get My HS Transcript.

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Update 4-6-2020

With school being closed, when is Prom scheduled to take place?
Please save the date for June 19th for RHS prom.  More information will come out on this soon.

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Updated 4-2-2020

Will HS graduation take place at Baylor University on the date scheduled?
Baylor University announced today that no high school graduations will take place at the Ferrell Center. RISD will have graduation at Rocket Field whenever we are able to meet in large groups again. 

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Updated 4-1-2020

What if I wanted my child tested for gifted and talented this spring in RISD?
If we return to school in May, we will continue to take applications and referrals for two weeks and then assess students during the last week of school. If this is unable to occur, we will make plans to assess during the summer, August, or open a window for gifted and talented testing at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year.

What about AP Exam(s)?
For each AP subject, there will be two different testing dates. The full exam schedule, specific free-response question types that will be on each AP exam, and additional testing information will be sent out via a Skyward email after we receive an update from the College Board on April 3rd.  Also included with this information will be a Google Form that each AP student will have to complete indicating whether or not they intend to still take the AP exam. Refunds will be issued if a student cancels their test opportunity.

When is the last day that devices will be provided for those that do not have one?
If you still need a device, please email technology by 4 pm today (Wednesday).

What if my child is having issues with Schoology working correctly? 
Robinson ISD is aware of the issues with Schoology. The issue is on the company's end. Schoology is one of the top Learning Management Systems (LMS). Many school districts across the country use this system and we are certain they have had many others join during this time of remote learning. This will cause the system to become overloaded. We want to assure you we will take the issues into account for our students' assignments and will make the needed adjustments. If you encounter these issues, please wait a little while and try again. They will have the service restored. Please see the increased demand information that has been posted on the Schoology website at Schoology Message.


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Update 3-31-2020

Has there been a change as to when school is scheduled to resume?
The Governor announced earlier today that schools will remain closed through Friday, May 1st.  At this point in time, we are scheduled to resume classes on May 4th.

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Update 3-30-2020

What do I do with course selections that I received from the High School for 2020-2021?
If you would like to make changes to the course selections you received for the 2020-2021 school year at RHS, please email Mrs. McNew.

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Update 3-24-2020

What if I have a question about my assignments?
Grades 4-12 use School Messenger.  For information on parent, student and teacher communication through Schoology, please go to Schoology Communication.

What should I do if my child did not receive information concerning the Dual Credit enrollment process for the MCC courses that they previously signed up for (2020-2021 school year)?
This year's sophomores and juniors received information concerning enrolling in their Dual Credit courses at MCC for the 2020-2021 school year via their Schoologoy account.  If you or your child have any questions or need clarification on this, pleaset email Mrs. McNew at the High School.


Update 3-23-2020

Does the new shelter in place change providing instruction, instructional materials, or meals for our students?
No, these services are considered essential services are not affected by the order. Grab and go meals are available at the addressed listed below.

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Updated 3-20-2020

Is there an update for Robinson ISD Student Meals?
Yes. Beginning Monday (3/23), the following sites will be available each weekday for any child enrolled in Robinson ISD to pick up a meal (lunch for that day, breakfast for the next day):

Robinson Intermediate 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (no service from 7:30-8:30 any longer)
605 S. Old Robinson Road
Robinson, TX 76706

Downsville Baptist Church 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
9371 S. University Parks Drive
Robinson TX 76706

Newland Drive Church of Christ 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
114 E. Newland
Robinson TX 76706

Good Shepherd Church 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
102 W. Billington
Robinson TX 76706

Robinson ISD is extremely grateful for these churches in helping us get meals to our students!

Where can I locate information from the Texas Cable Association concerning free broadband and internet services?
For more information from the Texas Cable Association for free internet for students, please go to providing internet to students.

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Updated 3-19-2020

Are any Robinson ISD sports facilities open to the public during the closure of schools (gyms, track, playgrounds, tennis courts, batting cages, football field, etc.)?In response to the increasing concerns of COVID-19 across the nation, the City of Robinson, along with other local municipal governments, have declared a “local state of disaster” to more proactively increase preventative measures and require mitigation plans for events in the region.  In light of this, Robinson ISD has closed all facilities to the public until further notice. For more information on the city's declaration, please go to the City of Robinson Issues Disaster Declaration.

Did the Governor issue an executive order that includes statewide closure of all Texas Schools, which causes an extension of the closure of Robinson ISD?
Yes.  Earlier today, Gov. Greg Abbott announced that he has issued an executive order that aligns with the standards set by the president and the Centers for Disease Control. The order, which is effective at midnight Friday, March 20, through midnight Friday, April 3 (and subject to extension) requires:

  • all Texas schools to temporarily close, but offer online or other learning options to students
  • all Texans to avoid gatherings of 10 or more people
  • all bars, restaurants, food courts, and gyms to close

The governor said that this is not a shelter-in-place order. It does not prohibit people from leaving their homes or from traveling domestically. All critical infrastructure will remain open; government entities will still provide essential services.

Have there been any updates from the UIL on extracurricular activities (sports, playoffs, UIL Academics, One Act Play, etc.)?
The UIL announced earlier today that they are extending the timeframe for the suspension of all UIL games and contests. Today's announcement indicates that games or contests may resume no earlier than Monday, May 4th. For more information regarding that correspondence, please see the UIL Announces Extended Suspension of All UIL Activities.

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Updated 3-18-2020

What if my child needs to graduate and has not met the End of Year (EOC) assessment requirements?

For students who are still working to meet assessment graduation requirements as seniors in the 2019–2020 school year, required performance on academic assessments to graduate under TEC, §28.025(c) and §39.025(a) are being waived for spring 2020. Effectively, this means that current seniors may graduate through the Individual Grade Committee (IGC) process regardless of the number of EOC assessments they still need to pass. Districts will need to determine if a student has met all other graduation requirements under TEC, §28.025(c), including successfully completing curriculum requirements or successfully completing an individualized education program.

If your child needs to graduate via IGC, a high school counselor will contact you and or your child.

Will my child take a STAAR 3-8 Assessment this school year?  What about grade 5 and 8 state required promotion/retention (SSI)?
All State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) administrations scheduled for April, May, and June 2020 are cancelled. Student Success Initiative promotion/retention requirements found in the Texas Education Code (TEC), §28.0211 are waived for the 2019– 2020 school year. Districts will have local discretion on whether students in grades 5 and 8 should advance to the next grade, just like students in all other grades. In alignment with TEC, §28.021, criteria that should be considered include the following: 

• The recommendation of the student's teacher,

• The student's grade in each subject or course, and 

• Any other necessary academic information, as determined by the district.

Will my student be required to re-take any EOC that they miss due to all assessments being cancelled this year?
For students graduating in future years but taking one of the five courses with a corresponding STAAR EOC assessment this year, those students will not be responsible for meeting that EOC assessment graduation requirement if they earn course credit this year.

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Updated 3-17-2020

From MCC:

"We will now need to move all of our dual credit sections online for the remainder of the spring semester." 
 "Professors have been informed and are working to move their courses into Brightspace." 

 "We know that this will not be a simple transition and that some students will have technology issues. We will have space, wi-fi, computer equipment, and human assistance available for students in the MCC Learning Technology Center, with appropriate cleaning protocols, of course. We also anticipate increased used of Zoom and other options to provide student support services."

How do I access Family Access to view district and campus announcements?
For information on Family Access, please go to Family Access Information.

Will the school counselors be available during the time of the school closure?  And if so, what is the best way to contact them?
All school counselors will be available during the school closures. Please contact them at the email address listed below if needed:

         Primary/Elementary- Lindsey Richard ; Intermediate- Mindy Hancock

         Junior High SchoolBrianna Mink ;          High School- Tammy McNew or Jennifer Mashek

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Updated 3-16-2020

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I am not receiving school messages through the Skyward system?
If you are not receiving school messages through the District’s Skyward system, please contact contactupdate@robinson.k12.tx.us . In your email, please include your student’s name as well as your name.

Will we be required to make up the time at the end of the school year?
At this time, we don’t anticipate additional days. We have some additional minutes built into our calendar, and TEA is discussing allowing waivers to cover closure days. Students are not counted absent during the school closure. We will update you about this as we know more.

Will students who need it have access to breakfast and lunch?
Robinson ISD is following the Texas Department of Agriculture’s SquareMeals During Coronavirus guidelines. We will provide grab and go meal service to Robinson ISD FREE and REDUCED eligible students beginning Monday, March 16. Breakfast will be available between 7:30 am to 8:30 am and lunch will be available between 11 am to 1 pm. All meals (breakfast and lunch) will be available for pick up from the south entry of the Intermediate campus (cafeteria side of the building). The Intermediate School is located at 605 S. Old Robinson Road. Meals will be available on weekdays during the school closure period. By law, meals can only be provided to eligible students that are present (a parent who brings two eligible students to the school can receive two meals). A parent is not required to be present for the student to receive a meal.

What should my student do for instruction?
Allow your child time to read. Reading has tremendous academic benefits in all other areas.

We are working diligently to provide you with information during this time of extended school closure. Please see below the activities that are occurring this week in RISD in order to provide you and your child with further guidance during this time away from school. We are adjusting to the continually developing information and guidance from the Texas Education Agency as it is received.

March 16-20 – School is closed and there are not any activities (including instruction) planned for students. During this time, district employees are working on the following items:

Monday Administrators & Teacher Leader Meeting and PlanningParents/Students please complete Google form for each of your children in order for us to prepare and plan for copies/devices needed for instruction next week.
Tuesday Teacher planning, preparing instructional resources and creating lesson materials to provide to students and parents based on the TEKS - Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills in math, reading, science, & social studies
Wednesday Teacher planning, preparing instructional resources and creating lesson materials to provide to students and parents based on the TEKS - Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills in math, reading, science, & social studies
Thursday Items will be copied/prepared for pick up on Friday if needed and/or moved into online environments for access
Friday Email sent via Skyward with instructional materials, directions, and other important information for core content areas of math, reading, science, and social studies during the week of March 23-27.If devices and printed materials are needed due to connectivity in the home, these will be ready for pick up at Robinson Intermediate 7:30-8:30am and 11am-1pm.

Instructional materials/resources and information will be provided by grade level K-8 and subject level 9-12 on Friday, March 20 for the week of March 23-27.

What events are canceled or postponed (sports, playoffs, UIL Academics, One Act Play, etc.)?
The UIL has suspended all interscholastic competitions, rehearsals, practices, and workouts outside of school through March 29. The UIL has indicated that they would like to reschedule all competitions and are working on a plan. More information will be provided as we have it available. Here is a link to their website: https://www.uiltexas.org/covid-19-information

When will report cards be issued?

Report cards will go out Friday, March 27th.

Will someone be at the school to answer telephone calls?
All schools are currently closed and there will be no one there to receive telephone calls during the week of March 16th through March 20th.

My child’s medicine is located at the school. How do I get this?
If you need your child’s medication that is located at school, please email Laura Bearden at laura.bearden@robinson.k12.tx.us to schedule a time to pick up your child’s medication. A driver’s license will be required to pick up any medication.

Will the school closure affect Prom?
Prom is scheduled to take place on April 25th at the Phoenix Ballroom. At this time, we do not anticipate a change in the location or the date.

Will school closure affect graduation?
At this point, we intend for graduation to take place as planned. If anything changes, we will certainly update everyone.

What if I need a Verification of Enrollment (VOE) for a driver’s permit/license?
Contact Tammy Scott at tammy.scott@robinson.k12.tx.us and we will make a VOE ready for you to pick up at the Intermediate campus during grab and go meal times, Monday through Friday 7:30-8:30am or 11am-1pm.Please allow 24 hours to pick up the VOE.

What about my dual credit classes?
The dual credit parent meeting is canceled and the information will be sent to parents this week about dual credit enrollment for 2020-2021. Currently enrolled dual credit students with MCC, please continue to check Brightspace or emails from professors for information regarding changes in the delivery of coursework.

From MCC- Dual Credit on HS Campuses

We plan to keep the face-to-face sections on the high school campuses face to face as soon as the district resumes instruction at the campus. There are a few sections that will need to move online and you will be notified if this applies to a course you are enrolled in at this time.

Please keep in mind this is a fluid situation involving MCC and multiple ISD administrations.

According to the school calendar, the last day of school is May 22, 2020. Will this date be affected by the District being closed for COVID-19?
The District anticipates the last day of school being May 22, 2020.

What about Summer Assignment Information for 2020-201 HS Honors and AP Courses?
Summer assignment information for Honors and AP High School 2020-2021 courses will also be sent this week to students.

Where can I find more information about Coronavirus / COVID-19?

TEA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support and Guidance

CDC Information for COVID-19

WHO Updates for COVID-19

U.S. State Department Travel Advisory

McLennan County Health District

What every American and community can do to decrease the spread of the coronavirus

How to talk to your kids about the Coronavirus