Family and Community Connection

June 2021

News Items

Summer Parent and Family Engagement Conference

The Federal Programs, English Language Learners and Family and Community Engagement Departments want you to SAVE THE DATE for the Summer Parent and Family Engagement Conference on July 20, 2021! Parents are invited to register to attend the morning or evening Parent University. Register today:

2021 Graduation Event Details

We are excited to celebrate this special occasion with our Garland ISD family. Visit the graduation website to find information about the 2021 graduation ceremonies.

Bus Drivers Needed for the 2020-2021 School Year

You can impact a child's future by becoming a bus driver for Garland ISD. Our district has bus driver and monitor positions open. Visit our jobs website for more information.

Back-to-School Forms

As the start of school approaches, we need parents to verify their emails within Skyward. Back-to-school forms will be emailed to the primary guardian listed in Skyward. Families, please check or change your email address by completing the email verification form so that we can ensure you receive the forms during the summer break. For more information, visit our back-to-school forms website.

Enroll Online for PK-12

Students new to Garland ISD may enroll online for the upcoming school year through Skyward, our student information system. Visit our website for details about required enrollment documents and how to enroll using Skyward. Please contact us at or 972-494-8255 if you have any questions.

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Family Workshops and Resources

Hazel Health Webinar

Join us and Hazel Health for the "Ask a Doctor" sessions each Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. Parents will learn about current health topics and be able to ask questions to the Hazel Health pediatric team. Follow this link to register for the next webinar.

Healthy Habits Blog

Did you know? Hazel Health is launching a new Healthy Habits blog series, sharing practical tips for families to keep students healthy and safe. Check out this week’s post at

Social and Emotional Learning

Visit the Social and Emotional Learning website and smore for some useful tips and resources to help families use SEL at home.


See the Canvas for Families webpage for weekly updates and resources.

Free Student Health Services Available

All Garland ISD students now have access to same-day doctor visits from school or from home through our partner Hazel Health. Sign up for this free virtual service today!

Student Nutrition Services

Beginning 6/14/2021, students can receive free breakfast and lunch Monday-Friday at select campuses. Registration is not required, but students must be accompanied by an adult or an older sibling at least 12 years or older to receive meals. For community serving times and more detailed information please go to

Free COVID-19 Testing for GISD Students, Staff & Families

Ayman Care is offering all Garland ISD students, staff and families free COVID-19 testing at two locations. Appointments are available but not necessary. If possible, please bring a photo ID or a copy of an insurance card. Visit the COVID-19 testing locations webpage for details and additional testing sites.

Use this page to view important COVID-19 updates sent to families.

COVID-19 Cases by Location

GISD is committed to transparency as we communicate during the COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to keep our families, staff and community informed, the COVID-19 Cases by Location webpage shows the number of lab-confirmed cases for staff and remote and face-to-face learners.

Family Support

The Family and Community Engagement (FACE) department has gathered some resources to support our families.

Community Connection

Summer Reading Programs

Go on an epic adventure and join the myON summer reading challenge June 13th- July 23rd.

Check out the summer reading programs available at the public libraries: Garland, Rowlett, Sachse.

Community Readers

If you would like to encourage reading across our community, fill out the GISD volunteer application and select “Community Reader” from the list of opportunities. Find out more by visiting our google site.

Community Access to myON Books

Join a community of readers with myON Books. See the myON Books page for more information on how to get started.

Community Bulletin Board

All community members are invited to find and post information about activities, events, camps and other educational programs around the tri-cities using this online, eco-friendly space. Visit the community board for a listing of events or fill out the online form to request to add your event of activity.


We welcome and encourage parent involvement in school and district activities. Why should you join PTA? Visit the GISD Council of PTAs, Texas PTA and National PTA websites to discover why.


Events & Information

GISD Events

Visit the calendar of events website for a listing of events. All in-person parent events have been canceled. Visit the parent workshop calendar for a listing of offerings available. Visit the Garland ISD Family & Community Engagement Calendar for dates of all virtual campus events.

News and Video:

Check out the GISD Newsroom. It is our one-stop-shop for the latest ConnectED, news stories, videos, photos and tweets.

GRS-TV Videos:

Watch action packed and informative videos in our video gallery.

GRS-TV YouTube:

Subscribe and share our videos on YouTube.

Photo Stories:

Take a look at our amazing photo stories.

Anonymous Alerts App:
If you see something, use our Anonymous Alerts App to say something. We encourage you to report important issues.

School Board Committee and Regular Meeting Video Links:

Stay informed about board meeting dates and agenda items. You may also watch our school board meetings live or view recordings of past meetings.

GISD Family & Community Engagement

The Department of Family and Community Engagement (FACE) is committed to offering family and community engagement services that foster effective family and community partnerships that support student achievement and school improvement.