GPISD Parent Newsletter

August 2021

Summer is quickly coming to an end, and another exciting school year is just around the corner! We hope your family enjoys the remainder of summer break and is looking forward to a fun and exciting school year!


As a reminder, the First Day of School is Thursday, August 12!


In this Newsletter, you will find:


  1. Message from Our Superintendent
  2. 2021-2022 School Calendar
  3. Super Saturday Immunization Day
  4. Tax-Free Weekend
  5. Bus Information
  6. Beginning-of-the-Year GPS Magazine
  7. 2021 School Year Options For Your Child
  8. P-EBT Information
  9. Student Admissions Information
  10. Back to School Tips
  11. Bulletin Board

A Message From Our Superintendent

Dear GPISD Parents/Guardians and Families,


As we begin a new school year, we have yet another opportunity to demonstrate excellence in all areas and remain a performance leader in the great State of Texas. Regardless of the stage- academics, athletics, fine arts, or any other area involving our outstanding students and staff, Galena Park ISD welcomes the opportunity to show the world the greatness that has become a trademark of our district.


Please allow me this opportunity to remind everyone of Galena Park ISD.’s mission to “prepare students to become productive citizens and lifelong learners.” We take this mission very seriously, and every decision is rooted in the responsibility entrusted to us by each of our stakeholders. Thank you, parents and family members, for your support as we work together to educate your child(ren). Know that every employee of Galena Park ISD is committed to your child(ren)’s success, and we will strive each day to help every child fulfill his/her potential.


As a reminder to us all, we will continue to practice good hygiene habits reinforced by our recent experiences. The precautionary health measures we adopt as individuals may vary, depending on our unique circumstances. Ultimately, being considerate, respectful, and kind to those around us is the best thing we can do to ensure each other’s health and well-being.


Sincerely,


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

Superintendent of Schools

2021-2022 School Calendar

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Super Saturday Immunization Day

Galena Park ISD and the City of Houston Office of Education will be hosting a Super Saturday Immunization Day on August 7, 2021 at North Shore Senior High School from 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Parents must bring their child's shot record and insurance information to receive school-age vaccines.

Need to Know What Bus to Ride?

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.

2021 School Year Options For Your Child

Given the disruptions of the 2020-2021 school year, the Texas Legislature has given parents new rights to make this decision for the upcoming school year. For students in grade 4 and above this option only exists for the 2021-2022 school year, but for pre-k through grade 3 the option is permanent. The decision as to whether your child needs to repeat a grade or course in the upcoming school year is your decision to make as a parent.


If you believe your child needs to repeat a grade or course, you as a parent have the right to make this decision but you must act quickly. You can find the steps you must take by clicking on the link below.


Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten: https://tea.texas.gov/texas-schools/health-safety-discipline/covid/restart-kindergarten


Grades 1-12: https://tea.texas.gov/texas-schools/health-safety-discipline/covid/repeat-a-grade-or-course

P-EBT Information

Did your child receive free or reduced-price school meals through the National School Lunch Program during the 2020–2021 school year? If so, your family may be eligible for P-EBT benefits to purchase food. The P-EBT application will close on August 13, 2021.


For more information, please visit hhs.texas.gov/pebt or call 833-442-1255

P-EBT Information

Please click the link to read Dr. Moore's letter regarding P-EBT benefits.

Returning Student Verification

Returning Student Verification is now open online. Skyward Family Access login and passwords were sent to the parent email on file. Returning Student Verification should only be completed if your child completed the 2020 - 2021 school year in Galena Park ISD Enrollment will be online for the 2021 - 2022 school year. Please contact Student Admissions or your child's campus if you need further assistance at 832-386-1188 or email student_admissions@galenaparkisd.com.

New Student Enrollment


New Student Enrollment can be completed online, but if you require in-person assistance, we are offering in-person support at North Shore Senior High School. Families who are new to GPISD or did not complete the 2020-2021 school year with us, must complete the New Student Enrollment process


The following Documents are required for New Student Enrollment:


  1. Birth Certificate
  2. Social Security Card
  3. Parent/Guardian's driver's license or passport
  4. Immunization records - must be signed or stamped by the physician
  5. Proof of Residency (New Student Enrollment) - Utility bill (water, gas or electric) or current lease
  6. Previous school records preferred (ex. report cards, transcript or withdrawal forms)


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Online Registration

Please click the link to complete Returning Student Verification or New Student Enrollment Online

Back to School Tips

TIPS, TRICKS & GENTLE SCHOLARLY ADVICE


  • Clean out your child’s closet and donate clothes that no longer fit.
  • Practice getting up early a week or two before school starts.
  • Visit the school with your child during Meet the Teacher or Campus Orientation.
  • Post a central calendar to keep track of family events and activities.
  • Lay out clothes, pack lunches, and organize backpacks each school night.
  • Encourage children to use both shoulder straps on a backpack, or consider a rolling backpack.
  • Designate a quiet place for studying and a scheduled time for homework
  • Go through backpacks together as soon as your child gets home.
  • Delegate chores ahead of time to keep the house running smoothly.

SAVE THE DATE - Open House Information

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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.

Stay Connected with GPISD

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

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.