R.J. Richey Weekly Newsletter

Bulldog Family Newsletter for May

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RJ Upcoming Dates to Remember:


May 12 - Field Day (see flyer above)

May 15 - (1/2 3rd grade field trip)

May 16 - (1/2 3rd grade field trip)

May 24 - BHS Senior Walk @ RJ Richey @ 10AM

& 5th grade graduation walk & awards @ 10 & 10:30

May 25 - 3rd awards @ 8:30 & 4th grade awards @ 10

& Last Day of School for students w/ Early Dismissal @ 12:30

May 26 - No school for students / Staff Development Day

Reminder: Field Day Tomorrow

Field Day Visitor Ticket Reminder:

Important Reminder for Field Day Parents/Guardians:

➥Visitors planning to come to attend field day will be need to bring the Campus Visitor Field Day Ticket sent home in Tuesday folders.

* All stations have been staffed and visitors are welcome to travel with your child’s class to enjoy the day. All parents/guardians will be considered visitors, as any and all volunteer spots have been filled.

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23-24 Student Registration

Registration for the 23-24 school year is open now!

If you have not yet registered your student for 2023-2024, now is the time to lock in your spot and ensure a teacher and class schedule for next school year!

Online registration can be accessed through the "Registration" header on the BCISD website @ www.burnetcisd.net or by using the specific links below:

Campus and district office staff are available to answer questions or assist you with registration steps. Without, pre-registering, your child cannot have a teacher assigned or a schedule finalized. Help us return in August ready to roll into a fantastic new year!

Returning Student Registration:

If your student finished the 2022-23 school year at a Burnet CISD school, register them for the 2023-24 school year at this link: Returning Student Registration

New to BCISD Student Enrollment:

If you are new to the district, or finished last year at another school district, welcome to BCISD! Click this link to start the new student enrollment process: New Student Enrollment

For additional information, visit the "Parents & Students" menu item at the top of the BCISD webpage.

Parent Input Form for 2023-2024 School Year

Parents, we'd love to hear from you! Your input is important to us as we begin the planning process for next year's classes.

Please be sure to check out the Parent Input Form below and tell us all about your child and their needs for next school year! Please complete the attached quick form for your child no later than May 25th to help us plan for next year.

Parent Input Link (or use the button below): https://forms.gle/radc2QnWBHv59nkP6

Additional Class/Group Pictures Available

Did you miss the chance to order class pictures?

If you missed your chance to order a class picture for your child, we do have a few additional group pictures available for purchase on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Class pictures/Group Pictures are $10 each while they last!

* Please send your child to the front office to purchase a class picture while they are available.

Ordered Yearbooks Coming Home on Monday, May 15th

If you ordered a yearbook for your child, be on the lookout for these to come home with your student on Monday, May 15th!

*As a reminder, no yearbooks are available to sell at this time onsite @ RJ.

Online orders will reopen for 22-23 yearbooks on June 1st.

Follow these easy steps to order your yearbooks at that time:

1) Go online to www.strawbridge.net

2) Click on "order pictures and yearbooks"

3) enter the online code (YB27391) and click Find

Parent Info: Texas Education Agency release of STAAR scores

3rd-8th grade STAAR scores not released until August 2024.

Dear Parents,

This year the State redesigned the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) tests, and introduced new types of non-multiple choice questions and writing tasks for all grade levels. Because of these changes, the Texas Education Agency will take longer to score and evaluate tests. Districts are expected to receive a report during our last week of school that will indicate whether a student likely passed, likely did not pass, or whether the State is uncertain of their status. Final STAAR 3-8 scores will not be released until mid-August.

High School STAAR End-Of-Course scores will be released to districts on May 31st. At this time, we will know exactly which students did or did not pass their tests. Students will be invited to participate in summer school EOC bootcamp and retest in June if they did not pass their test or were absent. See below for summer school dates and location information.

TEA’s official reporting timeline can be found here. Parents will have access to final assessment results and reports in the family portal in mid-August.

BCISD Summer School Information

In the absence of STAAR scores, some students who struggled this school year will be invited to participate in summer intervention by using local benchmark data, past STAAR tests and STAAR interim tests, and classroom test averages.

Summer School is by Invitation Only for the summer of 2023:

See below for summer school dates and location information applicable only to invited 3rd-8th grade students.

Summer School Information

Dates: Mon-Thurs June 6-29

Time: 8:00-12:20

Transportation and meals provided


Location: RJ Richey Elementary

By invitation only due to limited staffing and delayed STAAR scoring

Middle School:

Location: Burnet High School

By invitation only due to limited staffing and delayed STAAR scoring

High School:

Location: Burnet High School

Credit recovery, credit acceleration, or EOC prep requires pre-registration

EOC Retest June 26-29

Behind the Scenes at RJ this week!

More Spirit, Pride, & Honor Prize Drawings! Way to show that SPH Bulldogs!

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Family Resources & Opportunties In & Around BCISD:

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Parent Resources & Live Links:

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Contact Us at RJ Richey Elementary

7:15 - Morning Drop-off begins

7:25 - Front Office Open & Breakfast open for students

7:50 - Tardy Bell

9:00 - Students not in attendance are marked absent

1:30 - Transportation Changes due, please email rjr-transportation@burnetcisd.net

3:30 - Student Dismissal

4:00 - Front Office Closes