GPHS Parent Connections
Each month the administrative team will send you the GPHS Parent Connections with information about events on campus for the month. Please see the newest edition below.
Welcome Back Students
Phase 1 of construction has started at GPHS.
Martin Luther King Remembernace Holiday
Monday, Jan. 21st, 7:15am
1000 Keene Street
Galena Park, TX
Attendance FAQ's -
Please see the most frequently asked questions about High School Attendace we have recieved at GPHS -
A: Students with 5 or more absences in any class period are in danger of losing credit for that class. Students will have to attend summer school or enroll in credit recovery to retake a course that they have lost credit in.
Q: Can credit denials be appealed.
A: Yes, each student has the right to appeal a credit denial however medical documentation will be required to overturn most attendance committee decisions.
Q: How many parent notes are accepted?
A: Only 5 parent written notes are accepted in an academic school year.
Q: What is the difference between an excused an unexcused absence?
A: For many purposes, both types of absences are the same. However, the attendance committee will take into consideration medical documentation including excused absences prior to credit denials.
Q: How does the senior attendance policy work in GPISD?
A: Seniors who miss 8 days of 2nd and 6th period in the fall will not be allowed to attend prom. Seniors who miss 9 days or more of 2nd and 6th period in the Spring will be denied the privilege of participating in the graduation ceremony.
Attendance Matters -
Every winter, bad weather such as snow, slush, freezing temperatures or heavy
rains can present challenges to getting children to school. So do the colds, fevers
and earaches that often come with the winter months. These absences, even if
they are excused, can add up to academic trouble. If it is a snowy or rainy day
but school is still open, students miss out on learning if they aren’t in class.
There’s not much we can do about the weather, but there are steps every family
can take to help avoid absences this year. Develop back up plans for getting
your children to school. That could mean checking with other families who have
a vehicle that can manage the weather conditions. You can also help keep your
children healthy by dressing them warmly for the cold weather and encouraging
them to wash their hands regularly. If your children do get sick, talk to a doctor
or the school nurse about whether they should come to school and when it is okay
for them to return.
Above all, let us know how we can help. We want your children and all our
students to succeed and that means attending school every day possible.
Remember, students who Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow. Don’t let absences
GPHS Campus Activities (will be updated by Jan 8th)
GPHS will be strictly enforing all dress code regulations this year. Please click this link for the GPISD dress code policies.
Encourage your student to join a club!
We encourage your child to join a club or activity at GPHS. Please click this button for more information on the clubs we offer.