Bad Weather Procedures
The news media will be notified of school closures by 6:00 in the morning. All major local television stations and KLBJ AM radio will be contacted. Updates are also available on the district's main phone line at 464-5000, and on this Web site.
Students are not typically released early unless there is reason to believe it is necessary to avoid potentially unsafe situations, such as an approaching ice storm. Students will not be sent out of a safe building into bad weather, especially since many students walk or ride bicycles. We also do not want to risk sending students home unsupervised if parents or guardians are not typically home during the school day.
Emergency Preparedness and Response
World events understandably have resulted in questions about emergency preparedness. Round Rock ISD has taken many steps to prepare for a variety of emergency situations to ensure that students and staff are safe and secure. District officials are regularly in contact with law enforcement officials, including the new federal Homeland Security in this area, and have coordinated with local emergency responders in developing emergency procedures.
RRISD staff members have received training and guidelines to help them prepare for various emergencies. Drills are conducted throughout the year to help students and employees become more familiar with what to do and where to go if something happens. Even before the Homeland Security Advisory System threat level was developed, RRISD and each campus had plans in place to react to a variety of emergency situations.
Round Rock ISD is committed to providing a safe, secure and nurturing environment for all students.
For more information, please contact RRISDs director of safety and risk management at (512) 464-5454 or email Community Relations.