Family and Community Connection
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: bit.ly/GISDConference
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
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 AskStudentServices@garlandisd.net or 972-494-8255 if you have any questions.
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 hazel.co/blog.
Social and Emotional Learning
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 garlandisd.net/summermeals.
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.
The Family and Community Engagement (FACE) department has gathered some resources to support our families.
Summer Reading Programs
Go on an epic adventure and join the myON summer reading challenge June 13th- July 23rd.
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 BoardAll 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.
Events & Information
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.
Watch action packed and informative videos in our video gallery.
Subscribe and share our videos on YouTube.
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.