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Graduation Reminders and Updates

  • Graduates need to arrive at 7:00 pm and report to Entrance E. The entrance will be marked on the Visitor side of the stadium.
  • Due to field conditions, graduates will be staged at the high jump area located at the north end of the football field. Field conditions caused by weather could also determine seating arrangements for graduates on the field/track.
  • Reference the following DTV link for the live streaming of this event:

2020 Graduation Plan
Friday, May 29th at 8:00 pm
Dragon Stadium

Redwater Independent School District is blessed to showcase our senior class for their effort and dedication during their time with RISD. Our community is truly proud of all the class of 2020 has accomplished. We will diligently follow the guidance of Governor Abbott and the Texas Education Agency throughout the graduation process while we celebrate this joyous occasion with our senior class. Please read the following guidelines and details pertaining to this event to ensure that we all do our part in meeting the expectations for this ceremony.

  • Due to our current circumstances, we will not have a graduation practice. Additional staff members will be present to assist with graduation, and our administration asks that you follow the direction of staff before, during, and after the ceremony.
  • A live broadcast of the graduation ceremony can be accessed through DTV on YouTube.
  • Each graduate, family member, and staff member will be screened before they are admitted into the stadium. Anyone who is sick, running fever, or is suffering from any other COVID-19 symptoms will not be allowed in the stadium.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be at every entrance, and restrooms will be monitored to allow only a given number of people at a time. Our administration recommends using our restroom facilities prior to being seated to minimize the amount of traffic in the stands. This will assist with the social distancing requirements that have been issued.
  • Each graduate will be provided the opportunity to enter the stadium with no more than five family members. Due to state restrictions, infants/children will count as one of the allotted five family members.
  • Each family member will be required to present their ticket upon entry. To expedite the entry process, guests are expected to complete the health screening, conveniently located on the back of their ticket, before they arrive at the stadium.
  • The gates will open at 7:00 p.m. Our administration recommends staying in your vehicle until 6:55 pm to assist with social distancing. Family members will be required to enter through the gate listed on their ticket, as well as sit in the designated section listed on their ticket, to adhere to the expectations for social distancing. An RISD staff member will usher each family to their designated section. Families will be seated from top to bottom of the bleachers as they enter their designated section.  Family seating will be clearly marked in the bleachers and there will be at least 6 feet between each family group in all directions.
  • Family members who require handicap accommodations will be seated in a reserved area outside of the bleachers. Again, social distancing will be observed between these individuals. Please note family members who require handicap accommodations do count toward the five family member limit for this ceremony.
  • Unfortunately, our students will not be staged in the fieldhouse. For this event, students will be staged close to the visitors’ bleachers in chairs measured at least 6 feet apart from one another in all directions. Students will be provided instructions for the ceremony and checked to ensure they meet the graduation dress code requirements. Students are expected to be staged no later than 7:30 pm.


Male Attire

-A solid, light-colored dress shirt (button-down, tucked in) with tie and full-length dress pants. Slacks must be navy, black or khaki. (jeans are not preferred)

-Shorts or T-shirts of any type are not allowed.

-Clothing with pictures or wording are not allowed.

-Dress shoes with socks that coordinate with attire or dress boots. Athletic shoes, flip flops, sandals, or house shoes (slippers) are not allowed.
-Decorating graduation caps and/or gowns is not allowed.

Female Attire

-Dress, top/skirt, or dress slacks. Slacks and long dresses or skirts that hang below the graduation robe must be navy, black, or khaki. Dresses and skirts must meet the school dress code length. Rompers are not allowed. (jeans are not preferred)

-Fabric covering the shoulders must be a minimum of 2 inches in width.

-Strapless, spaghetti straps, halter dresses or tops are not allowed.

-Neckline may not expose cleavage.

-Cut-outs in the backs of dresses or tops are not allowed.

-Dress shoes with back straps. Athletic shoes, flip flops, or house shoes (slippers) are not allowed.

-Underclothing must not be visible.

-T-shirts of any type are not allowed.

-Clothing with pictures or wording are not allowed.

-Decorating graduation caps and/or gowns is not allowed.

  • During the graduation ceremony, students will sit in chairs measured at least 6 feet apart from one another in all directions located on the football field.
  • We ask that family members please remain in your seat throughout the event, including the traditional rose cutting ceremony. We ask that family members do not violate the social distancing guidelines by walking down the bleachers to take pictures or video.
  • At the conclusion of the ceremony, family members will be dismissed to the parking lot by an usher in an orderly fashion. Once finished, graduates will recess at a safe distance through the exit gates to their vehicles. Unfortunately, congregation after the ceremony is prohibited. Please continue the celebration of this event at home with your loved ones.
  • Saturday, May 30th will serve as an alternate date for the 2020 graduation ceremony. The start time will remain at 8:00 pm for this event if needed.

Congratulations on reaching this phase of your life, and continue to grow!

Brad Cook
Redwater High School

2020 Senior Top Ten

Chloe Turner - Valedictorian

Nicholas Fernandez - Salutatorian

Kaye Clark – Mathew Reed – Ally Walston – Isabella Fernandez

Natalie Shumate – Lucas Huckaby – Crayton Bradford – Meagan Parker

Congratulations to Nick Fernandez and Anna Pickering for their recognition as Terry Scholars for the Class of 2020.

Out of an abundance of caution in regards to COVID-19, Redwater ISD will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. RISD will continue providing food services and distance-based learning activities for students throughout the month of May.

For additional information in regards to our school closure and end of year events, continue to closely monitor communication through the school’s website at, E-notes messaging system, and the Redwater ISD Facebook page.


2020 Dragon Athletics

Effective March 16th, all UIL interscholastic competition is suspended indefinitely.  We are in contact with state authorities and will continue to monitor this situation. Should further adjustments be necessary, we will communicate them to you as soon as they are available.


Redwater High School students show off the $1,500 check they received for winning the TxDOT Traffic Safety Public Service Announcement competition held Tuesday in Jefferson.

The students created a video about the hazards of distracted and drunk driving and beat out ten other schools from the TxDOT Atlanta District which covers a nine-county area of Northeast Texas. The funds will go towards this year’s Project Celebration at the school.


VASE State Qualifiers


VASE Participants


FCCLA State Qualifiers


FCCLA Medalist


Senior Crayton Bradford presided over the FCCLA conference
as the Region III President.
Junior Abby Powell was elected as the Region III
2020-2021 Vice President of Records. 


 Our first HOSA group attended the HOSA Area Competition. Kate Mote and Sydney McBride competed in the Extemporaneous Health Poster Event, and Autumn Brown placed 8th in Extemporaneous Writing. We are very proud of the hard work that they put in and can not wait to see what our future HOSA does!


Dragon Cross Country

Girls' Cross Country

Sydney Hornbuckle placed 12th out of 150 participants at the 3A UIL State Cross Country Meet! 

Dragon Band

Dragon Band

The Redwater High School Band earned recognition honors as a 3A UIL State Finalist for 2019!


Anna Pickering competed in the State Fair of Texas Public speaking contest.
She received Reserve Champion in The Agriculture Advocacy division.



Congratulations to Mathew Reed for being selected as a 2019 All-State Journalism Staff Member. He is among an elite group of students who understand the value of scholastic journalism. Mat placed third in 3A last year at State in the Feature Writing competition. 

Redwater High School Volleyball

RHS Volleyball

The Lady Dragons advanced to the UIL Playoffs and finished the 2019 season with 30 victories!

RHS 2019-2020 Cheerleaders



Thank you to the 2019-2020 Cheer Squad for all of your support!