Galena Park I.S.D. Monday Update

Week of April 20, 2020

Dear Galena Park I.S.D. Parents and Guardians,


For the remainder of the school closure, we will be providing a 'Monday Update' to recap and keep you up to date with the latest information. We hope you will take the time to read over this newsletter carefully.


In the fifth edition of Monday Update, you will find:


  1. Superintendent's Message
  2. Community Needs Assessment
  3. Pre-Kindergarten Round-Up
  4. Student Transfer Request
  5. Virtual College Fair and Admissions Presentation
  6. GPISD Support Line
  7. Counseling Information

  8. April Schedule for Meal Pick Up
  9. Technical Support
  10. Word of the Day


We would like to thank everyone for their cooperation and patience during this time.

A Message from our Superintendent

April 20, 2020


Dear Galena Park I.S.D. Parents and Guardians,


While this certainly isn't the way any of us could have seen our Spring 2020 semester transpiring, I am grateful for staff who go above and beyond to ensure our students' needs are met, and a community of students and parents who do their best to continue life as best we can.


As you know, GPISD is following mandates from our local, state and national officials regarding when to reopen our schools. Per Governor Abbott's order, Galena Park I.S.D. will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, but will continue to do everything in our power to meet the needs of our students, staff and community.


I heard some good news the other day--the social distancing protocols and Stay Home, Work Safe order seem to be having a positive effect on minimizing the spread of COVID-19. I urge you to continue to follow these practices, as we want to limit the damage done by the virus in our area. Thank you for your support as we continue to fulfill our mission of preparing our students to become productive citizens and lifelong learners.


Yours Truly,


Angi Williams, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

Governor Abbott's Plan to Re-open Texas Closes All Texas Schools for Remainder of 2019-2020 School Year

On Friday, April 17, 2020, Governor Abbott held a press conference in which he unveiled his "Plan to Re-open Texas," which includes keeping all Texas schools closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Galena Park I.S.D. will continue to serve our students via distance learning and through Curbside Meal Service during this time. We appreciate your continued support.

PLEASE COMPLETE COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY

Please help non-profit, philanthropic, and educational organizations better understand the economic and social impacts of COVID-19 on our community, by completing a Community Needs Assessment Survey. The Kinder Institute’s Houston Education Research Consortium at Rice University is conducting the analysis of the survey. We encourage you to complete the survey.


Click on the link below to complete the survey:

https://www.gulfcoastcovidsurvey.org/

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Pre-Identification

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the early registration process planned for new prekindergarten and kindergarten students has been postponed until further notice. However, in order to continue planning and preparing for our new students in the 2020-2021 school year, we need your assistance. Please complete the pre-identification form below to let us know if you will be registering your child for prekindergarten or kindergarten.
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Pre-Kindergarten Pre-Identification Form

Click here to complete the pre-kindergarten pre-identification form.

Kindergarten Pre-Identification Form

Click here to complete the kindergarten pre-identification form.

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Student Transfer Request- Open Enrollment Dates

Limited Open Enrollment (LOE) - Allows children who do not live within Galena Park ISD's boundaries to apply for enrollment in Galena Park ISD schools (except closed campuses).


Special Request - A parent of a Galena Park ISD student may submit a Special Request Transfer for their child/children to transfer from a zoned campus to a campus of their choice (except closed campuses). Special request transfers will only be considered during a designated time period for academic, safety and special program reasons.

Student Admissions Department Homepage

Click here to view the Student Admissions Homepage.

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Virtual College Exploration Week

Please click the link to see a list of presentations and colleges.

GPISD Support Line

Do you have any school-related questions you would like to have answered? Please call 832-386-1300, and leave your name, your child's name and school, a phone number where you can be reached, and a brief description of your question so we can have the correct person contact you within 24 hours. Please note, this is an automated line.


Thank you!

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Schedule for Curbside Meal Pick Up

Curbside breakfasts and lunches will be distributed only three days per week, with multiple meals being provided at each distribution.


Meals will be distributed at the same sites, but only on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon.

Curbside Meal Pick-Up Changes

Please click on the link to view important curbside meal changes.

Curbside Meals!

GPISD Technical Support

The GPISD Technology Department will provide support to students Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.


The Technical Support offered is to assist students with accessing District resources; the support is not provided as technical support for personal hardware.


Please email your questions to: techsupport@galenaparkisd.com or call 832-386-1400.

Word of the Day

A robust vocabulary improves all areas of communication -- listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Click on this link to view our GPISD Vocabulary Learning Opportunities.

The Mission of Galena Park I.S.D.

The mission of Galena Park I.S.D. 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.