Galena Park I.S.D. Monday Update

Week of April 6, 2020

Dear Galena Park I.S.D. Parents and Guardians,


For the remainder of the school closure, we will be providing a 'Monday Update' to recap and keep you up to date with the latest information. We hope you will take the time to read over this newsletter carefully.


In the third edition of Monday Update, you will find:


  1. Superintendent's Message
  2. Changes to Curbside Meal Pick Up
  3. April Schedule for Meal Pick Up
  4. Assistant Principals Week Project for Students
  5. Paper Packet Distribution to End on April 14
  6. School Closure Grading Guidelines
  7. Technical Support
  8. Student Transfer Request Open Enrollment Dates
  9. Blackboard Parentlink- Opt In/ Opt Out
  10. Counseling Information
  11. April Character Education
  12. Staying Connected with GPISD
  13. Word of the Day


We would like to thank everyone for their cooperation and patience during this time.

A Message from our Superintendent


April 6, 2020


Dear Galena Park I.S.D. Parents and Guardians,


I cannot thank you enough for the support you have shown to Galena Park I.S.D. during the COVID-19 school closure. Working together, we can ensure your child(ren) receive all the help they need to have the most successful Spring semester possible, despite the challenges life has thrown our way.


In recognition of all the work you and your child(ren) have been doing to keep up with your jobs and schoolwork, please use this week's long weekend (holidays for Good Friday on April 10 and the day after Easter, Monday, April 13) to rest and enjoy the company of those close to you.


You and your loved ones continue to be in my daily prayers. I wish all of our GPISD students and families the best physical, emotional, and mental health during this challenging time. I urge you to continue to adhere to the Stay Home, Work Safe order issued by national, state, and local authorities, for your safety and that of others.


Be Safe,


Angi M. Williams, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

Changes to Curbside Meal Pick Up

To read the letter about the revised curbside meal distribution guidelines, please click the picture below.

Schedule for Curbside Meal Pick Up

To view the calendar, please click the picture below.

Assistant Principals Week Project for Students

April 6 through April 10 is Assistant Principals Week and we want you to help us celebrate virtually! Let your child's creativity shine by creating posters and putting together a 15-second video to thank their campus assistant principals for their hard work and dedication.


Please click the button below to submit your video by Wednesday, April 8th at noon!


We cannot wait to share your videos with all of our assistant principals!

Last Chance to Receive Paper Packets

The next paper packet pick up for students who do not have access to an electronic device will be Monday, April 6, 2020.


The final distribution of paper packets of instructional materials will be TUESDAY, April 14, 2020. Please note, this is not the usual day of packet distribution due to the Easter holiday. This distribution will include enough materials to cover the rest of the school year.


Thank you for your patience and support as we have worked to ensure all of our students have the tools they need to be successful.

Paper Packet Request Form

If you would like to pick up a paper packet, please submit a request by clicking here if you have not already done so during the school closure. The link will be turned on: Tuesday at noon until Sunday at 11:59 p.m.

Educational Resources and Learning Resources Online

Click here to access online learning opportunities.

What You Need to Know About Grading Guidelines

Please click on the link to review the GPISD Grading Guidelines during the school closure:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/17JhhZdw0dpnY45I5syvcz-hBw0LgdQOu/view?usp=sharing

GPISD Technical Support

The GPISD Technology Department will provide support to students Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.


The Technical Support offered is to assist students with accessing District resources; the support is not provided as technical support for personal hardware.


Please email your questions to:techsupport@galenaparkisd.com or call 832-386-1400.

How Do I Connect My Chromebook to WIFI?

Click the button to view instructions on how to connect your Chromebook to wifi.

How Does My Child Access Classlink?

Click the button to connect to Classlink.

Student Transfer Request- Open Enrollment Dates

Limited Open Enrollment (LOE) - Allows children who do not live within Galena Park ISD's boundaries to apply for enrollment in Galena Park ISD schools (except closed campuses).


Special Request - A parent of a Galena Park ISD student may submit a Special Request Transfer for their child/children to transfer from a zoned campus to a campus of their choice (except closed campuses). Special request transfers will only be considered during a designated time period for academic, safety and special program reasons.

Blackboard Parentlink - Opt In/Opt Out

Galena Park I.S.D. utilizes Blackboard Parentlink to communicate with parents and guardians.

This system is used for emergency messages, as well as general information of interest to parents.

Our database is updated daily from our student management system and our employee database. We strive to comply with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and promptly remove incorrect numbers when we are notified.


Parentlink users can opt back into:

  • Phone calls: Call the Blackboard Phone Hotline at "855-502-STOP (855-502-7867)" from the phone line that has been opted out.
  • Text (SMS) messages: Reply START to "60680" from the phone line that has been opted out for non-emergency messages. Reply START to "54968" for emergency messages.


If you have any questions, please email us at communications@galenaparkisd.com

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April Character Education

Did you know the month of April is dedicated to Self-Discipline in GPISD? Galena Park I.S.D.'s mission is to prepare students to become productive citizens and lifelong learners. One way we contribute to our mission is through our Character Education program.
Check out the video below to learn more!
Did You Know? April Character Education

How to stay connected with us!

  1. GPISD website- www.galenaparkisd.com
  2. GPISD mobile app
  3. Facebook - @GPISD
  4. Twitter- @GalenaParkISD
  5. YouTube- /GalenaParkISDSchools

Word of the Day

A robust vocabulary improves all areas of communication -- listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Click on this link to view our GPISD Vocabulary Learning Opportunities.

The Mission of Galena Park I.S.D.

The mission of Galena Park I.S.D. is to prepare students to become productive citizens and lifelong learners.
The Galena Park Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boys Scouts and other designated youth groups.