GPISD Parent Newsletter

December 2020

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

As we navigate the 2020-2021 school year, both virtually and in-person, we will continue to provide you with the latest updates. We hope you will take the time to read over this newsletter carefully.

In this Newsletter, you will find:

  1. Message from Our Superintendent
  2. Upcoming Student Holidays/ Early Dismissal
  3. Instructional Arrangement Change Information
  4. After-Hours Technical Support
  5. Curbside Meal Update for Winter Break
  6. Watch 'A Christmas Carol' Live from the Comfort of Your Home!
  7. Bulletin Board

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

A Message From Our Superintendent

November 30, 2020

Dear GPISD School Community,

December is upon us! At the end of this month, we will bid 2020 farewell. Whether you have been personally affected by COVID-19 or not, I think we can all agree that the pandemic has taught us valuable lessons, including that we must be prepared to face and overcome all of the unexpected twists and turns life throws our way, and to remember to find a way, even in the bleakest of times, to indulge our need for love and laughter with those closest to us.

My wishes for you and your families this holiday season are simple: enjoy each other's company, and please take care of yourselves and each other. The older I get, the more I value good health, and I include continued good health for you and your loved ones in my holiday wishes.

Please be safe and make good choices throughout this holiday season. Let us all be well-rested and ready to embrace the new year.

May All of Your Holiday Wishes Come True,

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

Superintendent of Schools

Upcoming Student Holidays

Winter Break: December 21- January 1

Student Holiday/ Staff Development: January 4

Instructional Arrangement Change Information

If you would like to change your child's instructional arrangement for the upcoming grading period, you will have to complete the Instructional Arrangement Form. This form will be available online two weeks prior to the end of the grading period.

HIGH SCHOOL: Skyward link opened on Monday, November 30 and will close on Friday, December 11

(NOTE: The student's first day on campus will be Tuesday, January 5)

ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL: Skyward link will open on Monday, November 30 and will close on Friday, December 11

(NOTE: The student's first day on campus will be Tuesday, January 5)

Instructional Arrangement Change Webpage

Please click the link for more information.

After-Hours Technical Support

Galena Park I.S.D. working with Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia, has partnered with Harris County to provide additional after-hours technical support for students and parents. The Harris County Schools Digital Access Call Center will provide help Monday-Friday from 5pm-9pm and Saturday –Sunday 10am-2pm.

Callers may still email or call 832-386-1400 for assistance. Phones will be answered by the Harris County Call Center after hours.

Parents and students can access the Galena Park I.S.D. Help Center, 24/7, at

Curbside Meal Update for Winter Break

Galena Park I.S.D. Student Nutrition Department will not be serving curbside meals during the Winter Break (December 21- January 4). Meal Distribution will resume on Tuesday, January 5.

Curbside Meal Distribution will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. at Cloverleaf Elementary, Galena Park Elementary, Jacinto City Elementary, Pyburn Elementary, Sam Houston Elementary and Tice Elementary Schools.

GPISD will also be offering free weekend meals for students attending face-to-face learning. Weekend meals are available for pick up at the student's home campus on Fridays.

Watch 'A Christmas Carol' Live from the Comfort of Your Home!

The Alley Theatre production of 'A Christmas Carol' will launch online December 4 and run through December 27. To watch the Christmas Carol online for FREE, please click the link below to register.
A Christmas Carol Registration Form

Click the link above to register!

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December Observance Days

December 21- January 1: Winter Break

December 25: Christmas Day

Galena Park I.S.D. Welcomes Legacy Community Health Clinics to the District!

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.

The WiFi Bus System

Galena Park I.S.D. is offering a new service to help our students access WiFi, the WiFi Bus system.

The WiFi Bus system consists of 20 strategically placed buses with mobile WiFi hotspots for students to log on and complete their school work. These buses are air-conditioned for the students and parents who would like to attend with their child(ren). Bus rules will require students and parents to follow proper social distancing and to wear masks and are also equipped with hand sanitizer for all users.

Click the link below to see times and locations for GPISD's WiFi Bus system.

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Stay Connected with GPISD

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