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Click Return to Learn to view the Redwater ISD Return to School Plan for 2020-21.
The Return to Learn plan is subject to change and will be updated regularly in response to the most current guidance.
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New Grade Viewer WebsiteA Plus

Redwater ISD is pleased to announce the release of the ASCENDER Parent Portal which replaces txConnect (Online Grade Viewer) for viewing grades, attendance and immunization information. Please use your existing txConnect username and password to access the ASCENDER Parent Portal. After 4 unsuccessful login attempts, your account will be locked for 10 minutes. If you do not have a grade viewer account, contact your child's campus counselor for a Parent Portal ID.

You may access the new ASCENDER Parent Portal at or by using the Parents>Grade Viewer (Ascender ParentPortal) menu on our website. For Parent Portal assistance download the ASCENDER Parent Portal quick start brochure or the more detailed user guide.

You will notice some cosmetic differences in page formatting in ASCENDER as compared to txConnect. To view student grades, log in, and in the gray box on the left side of the screen, choose the drop down menu next to Grades, then choose Cycle and Semester Grades. To view individual assignments, click on the blue grade next to the course for this cycle (six weeks).

PARENTS and GUARDIANS NOTE: Only parents and guardians with an email address on file with the office will continue to receive email/text alerts from the ASCENDER Parent Portal. The email address and cell phone number you provide for verification in the ASCENDER Parent Portal must be the same information you provided in the beginning of the year packet. If your email address or phone number has changed, please inform the campus office. Monitor your child’s grades in ASCENDER and if you are not receiving alerts, contact your child's counselor. Check your student's account periodically. Occasionally, due to technical issues, the alerts you have set up do not send properly. They cannot be resent after they have failed.

STUDENTS NOTE: Students with portal accounts will no longer receive portal alerts.

Update any bookmark, favorite or shortcut to the new ASCENDER Parent Portal Link:

Parents who have a link saved to their mobile device will need to delete the old link and create a new one.
How to Pin the Parent Portal Shortcut to your Mobile Device
1. Open a browser on your device. iPhone users will need to use the Safari browser. Android users may use Chrome.
2. Browse to the district Ascender website by using the Parent Portal link above or by going to and then selecting Parents>Grade Viewer.
3. For iPhone, in the Safari browser, click the box with the arrow at bottom of page and choose Add to Home Screen.
4. For Android, in Chrome, click the three dots in upper right corner of screen and choose Add to Home Screen.


RISD Welcomes Matt Wommack as New Maintenance Supervisor

RISD Welcomes Matt Wommack as New Maintenance Supervisor

We are excited to announce Matt Wommack as our new Maintenance Supervisor. He has much experience in construction and industry. We are honored he chose Redwater ISD and believe he will be a welcomed a . . .

Posted Date: 12/03/2020

RISD Earns 2020 TAEA District of Distinction

RISD Earns 2020 TAEA District of Distinction

Over 1,000 districts state-wide were eligible to apply for the Texas Art Education Association Visual Arts Award. Redwater ISD was one of only 42 districts to meet the high standards and will . . .

Posted Date: 09/22/2020

RISD Announces Ashley McCarter as New High School Counselor for 2020-2021

RISD Announces Ashley McCarter as New High School Counselor for 2020-2021

     Redwater ISD is pleased to announce Ashley McCarter as the new high school counselor. She comes to Redwater from Melissa High School, where she was a science teacher and coach for the past four . . .

Posted Date: 06/01/2020

RISD Announces Brett Haugh as New High School Principal for 2020-2021

RISD Announces Brett Haugh as New High School Principal for 2020-2021

Redwater ISD is excited to announce Mr. Brett Haugh as the new Redwater High School Principal for 20-21. Mr. Haugh was born and raised in the Texarkana area, where he graduated from Liberty-Eylau . . .

Posted Date: 04/28/2020

IMPORTANT CHANGES—Please check out the new morning and afternoon traffic routes parents will use when picking up and dropping off their students. 

These are new routes for everyone (including our student drivers) so please be extra cautious as we all adjust to these changes. 

*Pre-Kindergarten parents will use the same route as 1st-3rd grade parents. (See 0:53 into the video). 

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

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Redwater ISD
202 Red River Road North
Redwater , Texas 75573
Phone: 903-671-3481
Fax: 903-671-2019

Digital Millenium Copyright Act

Redwater ISD’s designated agent for purposes of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act is as follows:
Karen Zink, Technology Director
Redwater ISD Technology Department
P.O. Box 347
Redwater, Texas 75573
Contact Karen Zink  here.
If you would like to provide notice of alleged copyright infringement, please notify Karen Zink at the address/email specified above. Please know that the District also has policies and procedures related to copyright laws. The District’s Board Policies regarding copyrights are available here: .