RRISD Policy and Guidelines of Interest for ELA/R Teachers
(will be udpated soon as the RRISD Policy Manual has moved online)

RRISD Parent Notification Letter: RRISD Secondary Reading List


RRISD Grading Policy
Academic Achievement - Reporting to Parents

external image pdf.png EIA(REG)5-10-10.pdf (Updated as of 5-11-2010)

Grading - Class Rank

RRISD Guidelines for Visual Media Use in the Classroom

Procedures for Visual Media Use in the Classroom

Parent Letter

Principal Approval Form

Movie Licensing from Carlyn Gray - important information about showing movies
On behalf of the district, as the registered copyright agent, I have been asked to make you aware of the fact that showing movies on your campus in non-instructional environments, such as in before or after school programs (YMCA), during lunch, summer camps, during parent group meetings (PTA), student committee meetings, etc., is illegal, unless your school has purchased a public performance site license.

The sole source vendor, Movie Licensing USA, sells public performance site licenses. They are the only company that is able to offer you a license for movie rights owned by 16 of the major Hollywood studios. The only movie studio that they do not cover is Fox.

To be copyright compliant, you must purchase a public performance site license if movies are shown on your campus in non-instructional environments. The Motion Picture Association of America and its member companies are dedicated to stopping film and video piracy, especially unauthorized public performances. You should purchase a license if you have after school programs, parent groups, or student groups that show films on your campus. Schools are liable for actions made by an outside organization on their school property.

To contact Movie Licensing USA, call Jon Rathmann at 877-321-1300. The cost of the license is determined by the number of students enrolled.

In most instances, showing movies in the classroom, or evoking the “face to face teaching exemption,” is legal (RRISD Policy: LEGAL and LOCAL EFE). In these cases, showing a movie is a teaching activity in which all the following criteria must be met:
A teacher or instructor is present.
The showing takes place in a classroom setting with only students attending.
The movie is used to teach the current curriculum. The instructor should be able to explain how showing the movie contributes to the students’ understanding of the subject being taught.
The movie being shown is a legitimate copy.