Frequently Asked Questions
What time will the building open in the mornings?
Breakfast is served free of charge.
Elementary buildings will be open at 7:30 AM for breakfast.
North Richland Middle school will be open at 8:30 AM for breakfast.
Richland High School will be open at 9:00 AM for breakfast.
What time is dismissal?
Elementary will be dismissed at 2:00 and middle school students will be dismissed at 3:00 PM. Please contact your child's summer school location for pick-up information. In high school, the dismissal time depends on the program(s) your child is enrolled in. There will be no early dismissals an hour before school dismisses.
Will transportation be provided in the summer?
Yes, transportation will be provided from your student's home campus in grades K-12. Pre-K students are not eligible for transportation. Please contact your child's home campus to get transportation set up for your child.
Will meals be served? What is the cost? What if my child wants to bring his/her own lunch? What if I want to drop off lunch for my student?
Breakfast and lunch will be served free of charge to all students. Children are free to bring lunch from home. Parents/ guardians may drop off a student's lunch in the office with their name on it. The office will let the classroom teacher know so your student can come to get it prior to lunch.
Are visitors allowed at lunch during summer school?
Due to the fact that summer school is only a few weeks long, we will not be allowing visitors to lunch.
Do my students have to follow the dress code in the summer?
Yes, all dress code rules are enforced in the summer. Please refer to the Summer School Handbook section of this website or to the district site for the BISD Dress Code.
What if my student needs to take medication at school? Will there be a nurse on duty?
All medication should be taken to the nurse's office by a guardian/parent. It must be in the original container with the student's name on it. A signed consent form will need to be on file to take medication. See the handbook for more information. A nurse will be on duty at each campus to take care of student needs. Medication Form English Medication Form Spanish
What supplies do my students need to bring to summer school?
All high school and middle school students must bring their Chromebooks to school every day. All other supplies will be available at school for students in elementary, middle, and high school.
How do I log in and access my course?
Login using the Birdville Portal at www.mybirdvilleschools.net. Your username and password for the Birdville Portal will be the same as you used to log in to a desktop computer in a lab at your school. If you have never logged onto the Birdville Portal, you will be asked to set 3 security questions prior to gaining access. These security questions allow you to reset your password without going through the Technology Help Desk.
What if my login does not work for the Birdville Portal in High School?
You will need to go to the library where staff will reset your password. After your password has been reset, you will need to log on to a desktop computer in the library to change your password. A naming convention recommended for your password is:
FirstletterofhighschoolCAPITALIZEDhs8digitbday. For example, a student born on January 1, 2002, attending Richland High School would make their password: Rhs01012002
What is my login for elementary?
1st letter first name + 1st letter middle name (if exists) + 1st 5 letters of last name + 3 digits as a tiebreaker (000)
ex. John G Smith = jgsmith000
PASSWORD: (Same as computer login)
Passwords K-5 students will have an assigned campus password (see Library or email teacher for details).