Falcon Roadmap to 2020-2021: Reopening Royal ISD

Dear Falcon Community:

As we begin the summer months, I hope that you and your family are safe and healthy. The 2019-2020 school year ended much differently than we could have anticipated. We are working hard to determine how to continue to fulfill our educational mission during the 2020-2021 school year, even in the face of continued uncertainty and challenges. No matter what happens, we are committed to upholding RISD’s mission and vision. While doing so, we pledge to ensure the health and wellness of staff and students, provide excellent and equitable student learning experiences, and safely operate all of our facilities.

As we continue to prepare for the 2020-2021 school year, which is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, we are working diligently to design the Roadmap to 2020 – 2021: Reopening Royal ISD. 

Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much. --Helen Keller

We would like to hear from you as we set the priorities to focus on in the weeks and months to come. To gather your feedback and set the tone for our work, we're using a tool called Thoughtexchange. All of our voices matter, so your participation is crucial and valued.

Click here to participate by completing a 4-question survey: https://my.thoughtexchange.com/scroll/829266437

You'll be asked to respond to four questions. After entering your feedback, you will be able to  read and rate some of the responses shared by others. We will review the results and report back to you once it is closed.

 Please commit to sharing at least one thought, and to rating at least 20-30 thoughts. Your thoughts and ratings are confidential, and you are not required to sign up for anything.

 You can come back to keep participating as often as you'd like over the next few days. In fact, we ask that you do come back to rate some of the new ideas as they are shared! These ratings will help us understand the most important areas to focus on.

Participation will be open until 9pm on Tuesday June 16.

 If you need technical help, please call Thoughtexchange at 1-800-361-9027 ext. 4 or email help@thoughtexchange.com.

 Our commitment to community care, regardless of circumstances, includes continuing to work to meet the academic, physical health, and mental wellness needs of our students. We are the Falcon family, and we are committed to helping families, employees, and the broader community thrive and not just endure as we welcome our students back for the 2020 – 2021 school year.

Thank you in advance for your help and input!


Dr. Leticia Guzman
Royal ISD Acting Superintendent