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RISD REPORT

Back to school bells ring
Dr. Howell Wright

Well it is already time for school buses to run, carpools to operate, and for alarms to go off early again. Yes, summer has flown by quickly and it is time for school to start.

It is also that time for automobile drivers to slow down and pay close attention while driving in school zones. Also, extra caution should be taken around areas where students are walking to and from school.

I want to say “thank you” to several service groups that have provided quite a bit of assistance for our students. The Rockdale Rotary Club and Meadowbrook Baptist Church have held a “shoes for students” drive this summer that has helped a great number of students. The Veterans of Foreign Wars has collected school supplies for students and the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce has assisted with Back to School shoes and clothing.

Also, the Lion’s Club continues to meet their mission helping students with eyeglass needs. I know that there are other organizations and churches that provide for students and to all of you I say “thank you.” It is a real blessing to have area groups pull together and assist our students with school necessities.

I am certain that our students and their parents will appreciate the service these fine organizations provide. I appreciate the stewardship of our service groups and am thankful to live in a town where so many people are giving of their time, resources, and efforts so that others can benefit.

The construction work the board approved to air condition the elementary gymnasium is complete and the facility will be cool on opening day. A few additional items such as new lighting, windows, and insulation were included in the construction project to provide for greater energy efficiency. Also, a new coat of paint has helped make the interior a little more inviting.

Please enjoy the few days that are left of summer vacation and know that our staff is anxiously awaiting the return of our students. A few friendly reminders are to make sure your child gets eight hours of rest each night and make sure they stay hydrated with water, especially with the extreme temperatures we are having this summer.

Also, don’t forget we want to hear from you if you have a question. For the best answers please call your child’s campus so someone can direct you to the correct person.

I am looking forward to next week. hwright@rockdaleisd.net


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