Get groceries on Saturdays in January: Jan. 16, Jan. 23 and Jan. 30 (while supplies last)! Provided by the Tarrant Area Food Bank
Birdville ISD asks that ALL families complete our meal application to ensure continued funding to support ALL students in BISD. View complete details.
On Dec. 2, the CDC amended their guidelines to allow for two additional options for the quarantine period, and on Thursday, Dec. 4, the Texas Education Agency announced their alignment with the new CDC guidelines. > Read complete details
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has recognized that many students across the state are not experiencing academic success in a remote learning environment. > Click title to view complete message
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved for all face-to-face and online students to receive both breakfast and lunch at NO Charge for the 2020-21 school year.
A BISD Committee is taking feedback received from the BISD community concerning the proposed instructional material through December 2020. > Click title to view more details
For families that want their child(ren) to return to face-to-face instruction or switch back to online learning for the next six weeks, please contact your child's campus no later than noon on Friday, Sept. 18. > Click title for complete details. > Click title for complete details.
Before sending your child(ren) to school each day, YOU are responsible for screening them for COVID-19 symptoms. Click title to view complete details regarding symptoms.
*Due to the evolving situation with COVID-19, and the regularly changing guidance from state education and health officials, the Richland Elementary Reopening Plan will be reviewed and updated as needed to reflect new requirements from the CDC; federal, state, or county orders; BISD or the Texas Education Agency.
General Safety Expectations
BISD requires that masks be worn by all staff and students while on District property, including buses. This includes participation in recess, PE, and music activities. Classrooms are equipped with hand sanitizer, and there are close to 50 hand sanitizing stations around the school. Disinfecting wipes are provided to teachers for cleaning throughout the day. Additional cleaning and sterilization practices have been added to the daily schedule. We are requesting that all students bring a reusable water bottle to school. We have two water bottle filling stations with filtered water.
Following BISD’s guidelines, parents will not be able to walk their child(ren) to class on the first day or at all for the foreseeable future. We will follow our arrival and dismissal procedures attached to this packet. Many of these procedures are new, so please make sure to read them all thoroughly. Thank you for your understanding in this matter!
Birdville ISD facilities will be closed to outside visitors, except by appointment. Parents may schedule conferences with teachers or an administrator virtually. Approved outside visitors and essential school volunteers will be required to wear a mask before entering any BISD facility. Per the Texas Education Agency Public Health Planning Guidance dated July 17, 2020, before visitors/volunteers are allowed on campuses, school office personnel will pre-screen each visitor/volunteer using the doorbell intercom to determine if they have COVID-19 symptoms or are lab-confirmed with COVID-19, and, if so, they must remain off campus until they meet the criteria for entry. Additionally, campuses will not be able to host events such as open houses, carnivals, dances, class parties, or any event that brings additional people onto campus.
Students will maintain social distancing guidelines while eating lunch. The lunch schedule and seating plan will be revisited frequently, as families choose online or F2F learning. Parents are welcome to bring lunches up for drop off, but we ask that you do so on a limited basis. Visitors will not be allowed to eat lunch with students at this time.
Outdoor spaces will be used, but playgrounds will be closed until further notice. Children will be allowed to play on the blacktop and field. Students will be monitored closely by school staff.
Each grade level will have a designated exit area for dismissal that will be communicated to parents. Older siblings will wait with younger siblings to be dismissed. Dismissal cards will be utilized, and staff members will call students to come out to cars. Only parents of PreK and ECSE students will be allowed to pick up their students in person. During all transition/dismissal procedures, masks, and social distancing guidelines apply.
Face to Face: Students will work on grade-level content presented by the teacher(s) in class. Assignments will be submitted as instructed by the classroom teacher for the day.
Online: Students will access grade-level content via the Teacher’s Learning Platform in Canvas. The material and lessons will be presented by the teacher through some real-time zoom lessons and through video-recorded lessons. Assignments will be submitted through Canvas.
Changing Platform Deadlines
Deadlines for submitting change requests:
If your child will be absent for any period of time please let the teacher know if they will need their chromebook. If your student is out due to illness or another reason, in order to be counted present for the days they miss in person teaching they must login and do the assignned work on Canvas. Please contact teacher for further details.
RES families, your opinion matters! Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey below so that we can see what family activities you would like to see in the future at RES. Thanks in advance for taking time to complete the survey.
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