Round Rock ISD outlines plans for in-person campus operations following winter storm

Four campuses will not resume on-campus operations Feb. 24 due to damages resulting from Winter Storm Uri. (Amy Bryant/Community Impact Newspaper)
Four campuses will not resume on-campus operations Feb. 24 due to damages resulting from Winter Storm Uri. (Amy Bryant/Community Impact Newspaper)

Four campuses will not resume on-campus operations Feb. 24 due to damages resulting from Winter Storm Uri. (Amy Bryant/Community Impact Newspaper)

The majority of Round Rock ISD campuses will return to normal campus operations Feb. 24, including in-person learning. Four campuses will not resume on-campus operations Feb. 24 due to damages resulting from Winter Storm Uri, the district announced Feb. 23.

The campuses with delayed returns to on-campus operations are:

  • Robertson Elementary School: Asynchronous virtual learning will continue for the remainder of the week; students are expected to return to campus March 2.

  • Deerpark Middle School: Classes will be virtual for the remainder of the week; students are expected to return to campus March 2.

  • England Elementary School: Classes will be virtual Feb. 24. The campus will reopen for on-campus instruction Feb. 25.

  • Brushy Creek Elementary School: Classes will be virtual Feb. 24. The campus will reopen for on-campus instruction Feb. 25.


Virtual instruction for Deerpark, England and Brushy Creek students will follow regular class schedules Feb. 24. Students will log onto classes at the beginning of each period to receive synchronous virtual instruction.


Curbside meal service distributions will continue at the following locations from 7-8:30 a.m.:


  • Cedar Ridge High School, 2801 Gattis School Road, Round Rock

  • CD Fulkes Middle School, 300 W. Anderson Ave., Round Rock

  • Deerpark Middle School, 8849 Anderson Mill Road, Austin

  • Hopewell Middle School, 1535 Gulf Way, Round Rock

  • McNeil High School, 5720 McNeil Drive, Austin

  • Round Rock High School, 201 Deep Wood Drive, Round Rock

  • Stony Point High School, 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock

  • Westwood High School, 12400 Mellow Meadow Drive, Austin



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