Bransford Blast

February 12, 2017

GCISD Special Programs Expo

Join us on Monday, February 13 from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Cross Timbers Middle School to learn more about the special programs offered to students in GCISD. Bransford's Pre-K program will be on display along with AVID, ASPIRE, STEM, Dual Language, and Early College High School. This come and go event will have tables for each program as well as thirty minute sessions devoted to each program. See below for the schedule of events. Click here for more information.
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Valentine Grams

Want to spread some Valentine's spirit to students and staff around BES? KC Club will help you send a note and a treat to anyone in the school. Valentine Grams will be for sale before and after school from Tuesday, February 7 through Monday, February 13. All Valentine Grams will be delivered on Tuesday, February 14. More information coming soon!
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New Transfer Policy

On Monday, January 23, Trustees approved changes to local board policies that impact the GCISD student transfer process for residents and nonresidents. In previous years, families interested in applying for a transfer were admitted based on the order in which the application was received and if they met specific board criteria for the transfer.

Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, families that reside within GCISD boundaries or live in the cities of Colleyville and Grapevine but are zoned for another school district, may apply for the transfer lottery.

"By moving to a lottery system, we are making the process more equitable for families that wish to have their student transfer to another campus," said Deputy Superintendent Dr. Rick Westfall. "Our goal with this adjustment to the transfer process is to create a system that simplifies the process for our families and removes the ambiguity from the transfer process."

From March 20 - April 21, families may submit their transfer application for the lottery. While the district will accept all transfer applications, students will only be granted transfers to campuses and grade-levels that can accept more students without going over capacity. Decisions about capacity will be made later in the semester and throughout summer depending on student registration and enrollment projections. In order to apply for the lottery, the student requesting the transfer must meet the following criteria:

  • 90% rule regarding attendance
  • Behavior deemed to be in good standing
  • Grades in good standing
  • Transfer request not for athletic purposes

During the week of April 24, GCISD will livestream the lottery on the district website. There will be a delay in an official notification, but families can check their lottery number to see if it was pulled for a more efficient notification. Once a specific date and time for the lottery has been determined, that information will be shared on the district website and in the district's e-newsletter, The LEADer. It is important to note this lottery is separate from the special programs lottery for one of the district's special programs located at a designated campus.

Another benefit to the newly revised policies is that nonresident transfers no longer have to reapply every school year. Instead, both residents and nonresidents will only need to reapply when they are changing a level (i.e. from elementary to middle school or middle school to high school).

For more information about the GCISD transfer lottery, please visit the district website.

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Want to learn more about options for students to accelerate in math in GCISD? Watch this informative video!
GCISD Math Acceleration 2017

Join the GCISD Team!

Many opportunities are available in our auxiliary departments:

  • Nutrition Specialists -PT w/ benefits – work while your students are in school!
  • Kidzu Site Aides – PT w/benefits – this schedule works well for local college students!
  • Night Custodians
  • Bus Drivers & Monitors
  • Maintenance Engineers

Apply online at:

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Dates to Know

Student Calendar

  • February 13: Special programs expo (see above), Girls on the Run starts
  • February 14: Jump Rope for Heart & Valentine's Parties
  • February 16: GCISD Kindness Day! Wear a Rachel's Challenge shirt.
  • February 20: Student Holiday/Staff Workday
  • February 21: Chop House Burger Spirit Night
  • February 22: Picture Day
  • February 23: 4th Grade Musical "Rock and Roll Forever" 9:00 AM & 7:00 PM
  • February 28: GCISD Soars Program (see above)
  • March 13-17: Spring Break
  • March 21: Spring Creek BBQ Spirit Night
  • April 24: Pre-K and Kinder Registration 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Bistro Height Tables

WANTED bistro height tables for students to use to stand and collaborate around. If you have a standing height table you are wanting to donate, please considering donating it to Bransford. No chairs needed! Thank you in advance for considering!