GPISD Parent Newsletter

September 2021

As a District, we will share reminders, updates, and successes monthly in an effort to keep you connected.

Thank you for taking the time to stay connected!

In this Newsletter, you will find:

  1. Message from Our Superintendent
  2. 2021-2022 COVID-19 Information
  3. First Week of School Pictures
  4. P-EBT Information
  5. Open House Information
  6. Custodial Appreciation Week
  7. August Board Recognitions
  8. Character Education Video
  9. Suicide Prevention Month
  10. Voluntary Student Accident Insurance
  11. Stay Connected with GPISD
  12. The GPISD Bulletin Board

A Message From Our Superintendent

Dear Galena Park ISD Family and Friends,

Even though our school year may look a little different than what we had hoped, it hasn't lessened our commitment to the community or changed our mission. We teach kids - regardless of the circumstances! Good things are still happening in Galena Park ISD!

This month we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month to recognize the contributions of the Hispanic community, history, and culture to the United States. These observances are an important part of Galena Park ISD, as we serve a community rich in diversity, culture and tradition. I hope you’ll take some time to talk to your child(ren) about Hispanic Heritage Month and consider participating in an activity that celebrates some aspect of Hispanic history, culture and tradition.

Character education is another important part of the well-rounded education we provide our students, and we highlight a specific trait each month. Our mission of preparing students to become productive citizens and lifelong learners can only be accomplished if our students have a clear understanding of values such as civic duty, respect, fairness, compassion, honesty, and responsibility. As parents, you give your children a character education foundation at home, and we feel it is our responsibility to continue cultivating these traits to help our students become the best version of themselves. This month, we are focusing on the importance of school pride and civic duty.

Thank you, again, for the support you give us. You make Galena Park ISD…A Great Place to Be!


John C. Moore, Jr., Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

COVID-19 Information

Do you have questions regarding COVID-19?

Please click the pictures below to be directed to our COVID-19 Information webpage.

On these pages, you can find information about the Safe-Return Strategies, Self-Reporting Form, Cleaning Standards, Student Exclusion Criteria and much more!

First Week of School Pictures!

SAVE THE DATE - Open House Information

Custodial Appreciation Week

Custodial Appreciation Week is approaching quickly--September 27 - October 1, 2021! We would like to put together a short video to be shown on our social media platforms of you all expressing your appreciation to our custodial staff! Please upload a brief (15 second maximum) video of yourself and/or your campus administrators expressing appreciation to our custodial staff in the Google Drive linked below.

Please do NOT include music or graphics.

Submission(s) due by Friday, September 17, 2021, at 12 noon.

Upload your submission here:

August Board Recognitions

Dr. John Moore, Superintendent of Schools, recognized the following:

  • The GPISD Technology Department for receiving the Common Sense District designation for embracing responsible student digital citizenship
  • The GPISD Business Services Department for earning The Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Association of School Business Officials International for the fiscal year ending 2020; and
  • GPISD employees were recognized for their new administrative positions.

Character Education Video

Sept Character Education | Did You Know?

September is Suicide Prevention Month

National Suicide Prevention Month is an annual month-long campaign in the United States to inform and engage health professionals and the general public about suicide prevention and warning signs of suicide.

Please click the link picture below for additional resources.

Stay Connected with GPISD

  1. GPISD website -
  2. GPISD mobile app
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2021-2022 School Calendar

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Beginning-of-the-Year Galena Park Schools (GPS) Magazine

Please take a moment to read our Beginning-of-the-Year GPS. Click the picture below to read about the upcoming school year including dress code, free breakfast and lunch program and technology information.

Legacy Community Health Clinics Information

Legacy Community Health (Legacy) is the largest federally qualified health center in Texas and a first-of-its-kind in GPISD with clinics inside Green Valley Elementary School and North Shore Senior High School for students and their siblings to visit. Legacy is committed to providing access to affordable, high-quality healthcare for children by providing a variety of pediatric and behavioral health services. The clinics offer in-person visits, telemedicine options and curbside medical services. Legacy Healthcare has your medical needs covered -- make an appointment today.

Please click the flyer below for more information.

The Mission of Galena Park ISD

The mission of Galena Park ISD 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.