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October Community Newsletter

Month At A Glance


10/1 - Father/Child Snapshots Uploaded; PTSA meeting 8 am; Band community performance at Dement Field - 6:45 pm.

10/2 - Super Saturday

10/5 - ACT on-campus testing

10/7 - Fall Choir Concert 7 pm

10/8-10/11 - Fall break - Staff and Student Holiday

10/12 - Staff Development; Student Holiday

10/13 - PSAT on-campus testing

10/15 - Jacketeer Kids Football Clinic

10/22 - Fall Theater Performance

10/23-10/31 - Red Ribbon Week

10/26 - Senior FASFA night and senior package ordering

10/29 - 2nd six weeks ends

Congratulations-HOCO King and Queen

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Fathers Take Your Child to School

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PTSA Meeting


Join us for our second PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association) meeting of the year on Google Meet this Friday, October 1, from 8:00-8:30am. Click this link Friday morning to join:

Social Media

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We need your help as we seek to be preventative, rather than reactive, to the recent and proposed TikTok trends. As many of you know the fad of vandalizing school restrooms hit GPHS last month. I would like to say that I am very proud of how most students have since treated our facilities. Our students' recent behavior is a testament to the outstanding parents/guardians whom we fortunate serve. While we will remain vigilant on the campus of potential issues, I would like to solicit support from you as proposed future challenges begin to circulate.

We believe, that in partnership with our parents/guardians, we can successfully mitigate many issues of theft, vandalism, violation of personal spaces, and physical harm related to these social media challenges.

However, in the event that students participate in these challenges the following consequences could occur:

  • provide restitution for the damaged items,
  • face campus disciplinary action, including a possible placement at an alternative campus,
  • and could be faced with criminal charges if warranted based on the severity of the damages.

We also encourage students and parents to use the tip line to report suspicious activity to the GPHS campus administrative team anonymously.

Please see the anticipated TikTok challenges which are detailed below. GPHS staff are working to avoid issues associated with these activities, and we ask that you all talk to your student(s) about appropriate school behaviors and the consequences associated with social media challenges. Note: The vulgar parts of the proposed challenges have been removed as the full names of the actual activities are not appropriate for this message.

  • Sept: Damage school RR
  • Oct: Slap a staff member
  • Nov: Kiss someone else's girl
  • Dec: Deck the Halls...trash and inappropriate graffiti
  • Jan: Jab a female ...
  • Feb: Destroy school signs
  • March: Make a mess in the cafeteria or courtyard
  • April: Grab privates of boys
  • May: Skip School
  • June: Flip Off Front Office
  • July: Spray a neighbor’s fence

We look forward to partnering with you as we all rally around our young people and strive to teach them as they grow into outstanding citizens!

Thank you for your time!

Jacketeer Kids Football Clinic

Click the image below for more information.

High School Attendance

In high school credits are earned two ways:

1. Students must earn a 70% or higher for the semester

2. Students must be in attendance 90% or more of the classes.

Absences and tardies can accumulate quickly. Students can lose class credit even if they pass the course.

Students who are more than 15 minutes late to class will be considered absent.

Please help us ensure that all of your students are arriving at school on time each day.

Red Ribbon Week

More details coming soon!
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Senior Parents

Please click the image below for a direct link to the GPISD scholarship calendar. Financial aid planning is critical for all seniors in the fall semester!


Financial aid applications open FRIDAY 10/1/2021!

We are offering help this Saturday, October 2 from 8:30am-2:00pm at the Zotz Education Center (13801 Holly Park 77015) at GPISD Super Saturday.

To complete the process, you will need your family's 2020 tax return--the one they filed in spring of 2021. A parent is welcome to come with you to complete the aid application.

If you want to attend, you need to register. The attached flyer has the information.

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Important Information

2021-2022 School Calendar

Click the image below for a larger version of the GPISD School Calendar.

2021-2022 GPHS Bell Schedule

*Click the photo below for a larger version of the GPHS bell schedule.

2021-2022 GPHS Black & Gold Calendar

Click on the image below for the full-year calendar.

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2021-2022 Dress Code

Students must be clean shaven. Only clear or mesh backpacks are allowed on GPISD campuses.

The GPHS Website

The Galena Park High School Website contains all the information you need to get back to school. You can find the student dress code, school supply list, athletic schedules, and more on our campus webpage. Click below to be directed to the Galena Park High School Campus Website.

Did your child pass STAAR?

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Log into your Skyward Family Access. (Call us at 832-386-2800 if you need your user name & password). Click on District Links in the top right corner. Click TEA Assessments and you will be taken to your child's STAAR exam portal shown below. Approaches and Masters are PASSING scores.
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Find your Bus Here!

Athletic Schedules Found Here!

COVID Updates