Patti Richter, On Faith: Living Faithfully—Not Fearfully

Patti Richter, On Faith: Living Faithfully—Not Fearfully

ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX (August 22, 2021) A lot of students take their educational opportunities seriously. Since I was not one of those, I’ve spent a lifetime making up for my losses. A world atlas catches my attention as I pass a certain bookshelf. I throw it open to survey the Caspian Sea. Ten minutes later, I realize […]

Free meals for Rockwall ISD students to continue in school year 2021-2022

Free meals for Rockwall ISD students to continue in school year 2021-2022

ROCKWALL, TX (July 28, 2021) Rockwall ISD announces its policy today that this school year, healthy meals will be offered every school day to all students at no cost. Typically, a student’s household must meet income eligibility requirements to qualify for free or reduced-price meals. However, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued guidance […]

Statement on School Re-Openings

Statement on School Re-Openings

JULY 31, 2020 – Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Speaker Dennis Bonnen, Senate Education Chairman Larry Taylor, and House Education Chairman Dan Huberty released the following statement on school re-openings this fall: “The Texas Education Agency’s (TEA) guidance for opening public schools in Texas for the 2020-21 school year remains the same as […]

Rockwall ISD updates School Start 2020-2021 Plan

Rockwall ISD updates School Start 2020-2021 Plan

ROCKWALL, TX (July 16, 2020) Rockwall ISD today announced the following update to the 2020-2021 School Start Plan: Dear Rockwall ISD Parents and Guardians, We hope you and your family are healthy, well, and safe this summer. Rockwall ISD appreciates your patience and understanding during this time of change. As we move towards the 2020-2021 […]

Rockwall ISD’s planning for 2020-2021 school year

Rockwall ISD’s planning for 2020-2021 school year

  ROCKWALL, TX – June 30, 2020 – The Rockwall ISD shared the following message through its website and social media today: Planning for 2020-2021 As we move towards the 2020-2021 school year, we will need to work together as a community of staff, students, and parents as we do our best to mitigate the […]

Garland ISD offers two options for students returning to school in August

Garland ISD offers two options for students returning to school in August

(GARLAND ISD – TX – June 17, 2020) Garland ISD families will select from two options for their children when returning to school in August. Option 1: Full-time in-person on campuses, with heightened hygiene and disinfection protocols Option 2:  Full-time virtual eLearning with district-provided technology and internet hotspots, as needed “GISD has been advocating with […]

Lake Pointe Church seeks donations to help feed local school kids, elderly

Lake Pointe Church seeks donations to help feed local school kids, elderly

(ROCKWALL, TX – April 29, 2020) Lake Pointe Church wants to make sure that the most vulnerable have meals during this pandemic. Lake Pointe Church has partnered with ISDs and Child Protective Services to ensure Rockwall County children continue to eat while schools are closed. Lake Pointe has also partnered with Meals on Wheels Senior Services […]

Rockwall ISD message to parents, staff regarding Shelter In Place impact

Rockwall ISD message to parents, staff regarding Shelter In Place impact

Message to Rockwall ISD parents and staff (ROCKWALL, TX – March 24, 2020) We wanted to provide you an update regarding the Shelter In Place Order issued today: Rockwall County Shelter In Place Impact Earlier today, Rockwall County ordered residents to stay home as part of a “shelter in place” mandate effective midnight tonight and expiring […]

Governor Abbott waives STAAR testing requirements

Governor Abbott waives STAAR testing requirements

Is Requesting Suspension Of Federal Testing Requirements For 2019-2020 School Year (March 16, 2020) Governor Greg Abbott today announced that he has waived the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) testing requirements for the 2019-2020 school year. Additionally, Governor Abbott is requesting that the Department of Education (DOE) waive federal testing requirements for the […]

Rockwall Safe: A message from Rockwall ISD March 3, 2020

Rockwall Safe: A message from Rockwall ISD March 3, 2020

(ROCKWALL, TX) Rockwall ISD Communications sent the following message to families today: Rockwall ISD Families, Rockwall ISD considers the safety, health, and wellbeing of our students and staff as our greatest responsibility. Please know that we have been closely monitoring the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) both nationally and internationally. To date, there have been no confirmed cases in our […]

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