GPISD Parent Newsletter
Dear Galena Park I.S.D. Parents and Guardians,
As we navigate the 2020-2021 school year, both virtually and in-person, we will continue to provide you with the latest updates. We hope you will take the time to read over this newsletter carefully.
In this Newsletter, you will find:
- Message from Our Superintendent
- Upcoming Student Holiday
- Superintendent's Student Advisory Board Podcast
- Mid-Year Galena Park Schools Magazine
- January Character Education
- Instructional Arrangement Change Information
- Curbside Meal Update
- Board Appreciation Month
- Bulletin Board
We would like to thank everyone for their cooperation and patience during this time.
A Message From Our Superintendent
Dear GPISD Parents/Guardians and Families,
Happy New Year!
The new year brings with it a new beginning—a chance for each of us to evaluate what went well last year, and what areas of our lives, including school and work, could use some improvement.
A wise person once said, "A goal without a plan is just a dream."
I encourage you to take some time to reflect, and maybe even write down some goals and action plans to help you become a better parent, spouse, or employee (or whatever area of your life that needs attention) than you were last year. Write down specific steps you will take to make progress toward meeting your goals, and follow your plan with action! YOU are the only person who can turn your dreams into reality.
Life is about continually improving—about being the best person you can be—so start today.
Make 2021 your best year ever!
John C. Moore, Jr., Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Superintendent's Student Advisory Board Podcast
The Superintendent’s Student Advisory Board (SAB) was established to provide an avenue
of dialogue between high school students who are leaders on their campuses
with District leaders.
Every year, Student Advisory Board members participate in a community service project, but due to the pandemic and social distancing guidelines, the students decided to create a podcast to provide important conversations about how to cope during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
For the duration of the 2020-2021 school year, the SAB will be participating in monthly podcasts to discuss mental health and how to cope with the difficulties we have all faced during this pandemic. The second episode will air in February, with a continued conversation about mental health and how to ensure all students have a successful second semester.
Thank you, SAB, for bringing awareness to the importance of mental health.
January Character Education
The Character Education themes for the month of January are perseverance and courage.
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!
Instructional Arrangement Change Information
HIGH SCHOOL: Skyward link will open on Monday, February 8 and will close on Friday, February 19
(NOTE: The student's first day on campus will be Monday, March 1)
ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL: Skyward link will open on Monday, March 1 and will close on Friday, March 12
(NOTE: The student's first day on campus will be Monday, March 29)
Curbside Meal Update
Curbside Meal Distribution will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at Cloverleaf Elementary, Galena Park Elementary, Jacinto City Elementary, Pyburn Elementary, Sam Houston Elementary and Tice Elementary Schools.
GPISD will also be offering free weekend meals for students attending face-to-face learning. Weekend meals are available for pick up at the student's home campus on Fridays.
Board Appreciation Month
After-Hours Technical Support
Callers may still email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 832-386-1400 for assistance. Phones will be answered by the Harris County Call Center after hours.
Parents and students can access the Galena Park I.S.D. Help Center, 24/7, at https://galenaparkisd.zendesk.com/hc/
Legacy Community Health Clinics Information
Please click the flyer below for more information.
The WiFi Bus System
The WiFi Bus system consists of 20 strategically placed buses with mobile WiFi hotspots for students to log on and complete their school work. These buses are air-conditioned for the students and parents who would like to attend with their child(ren). Bus rules will require students and parents to follow proper social distancing and to wear masks and are also equipped with hand sanitizer for all users.
Click the link below to see times and locations for GPISD's WiFi Bus system.