GPISD Parent Newsletter

October 2020

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


October is an exciting month for our students, staff and teachers as we begin to open our doors for face-to-face learning. 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. Instructional Arrangement Change Information
  3. Checklist for Students Returning to Campus
  4. A Letter from the District Lead Nurse
  5. Legacy Community Health Clinics
  6. The WiFi Bus System
  7. Curbside Meal Update
  8. YouTube Screening of Varsity Football Games Information
  9. Bulletin Board

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

A Message From Our Superintendent

September 29, 2020


Dear GPISD School Community,


Greetings!


Fall is finally here! After what seems like the longest spring and summer, our teachers and students are settling into the routine of being "back to school," even though it looks very different from any other "back to school" we have ever experienced. The return of volleyball and football games, though different, is another reassuring familiar hallmark of fall.


As we progress toward our phased-in plan of welcoming our GPISD students back to campuses, I urge our students and their families to continue to practice the health-related protocols we have been utilizing throughout the pandemic: masking up, social distancing and frequent handwashing.


I have been very impressed at the level of student engagement I have seen in the remote learning setting so far. I know it's different, and sometimes very difficult, but please know your best efforts are very much appreciated.


I continue to pledge to you and our entire school community, TOGETHER, WE WILL! Having to redesign almost everything we do in our schools has taught us valuable lessons about health, safety, and thinking outside the box to accomplish our objectives. We have learned more about ourselves, too--that we can and will rise to every challenge in our paths, with each other's help. Again, TOGETHER, WE WILL!


Be Safe,


John C. Moore, Ed.D

Superintendent of Schools

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 is now open and will close on Friday, October 2

(NOTE: The student's first day on campus will be October 19th)

ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL: Skyward link will open on Monday, October 5 and will close on Friday, October 16

(NOTE: The student's first day on campus will be October 26th)

Instructional Arrangement Change Webpage

Please click the link for more information.

Is Your Child Returning to Campus in October? Here is a Checklist for the First Day!

Please read over the checklist below if you opted for your child to return to campus during Returning Student Verification or New Student Enrollment.
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A Letter From GPISD's Lead Nurse

Please click the letter and flyer below to enlarge

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.

Curbside Meal Update

Meal Distribution by bus will be discontinued on Monday, October 5, 2020. We will continue to provide curbside meal distribution at our 15 elementary campuses on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Are You Ready for Some GPISD Football?

North Shore Mustang and Galena Park Yellow Jacket fans will have the opportunity to watch all home football games live on our new GPISD Athletics YouTube Channel! Click the link below to subscribe to the GPISD Athletics channel to be the first to know when each game goes live!


https://www.galenaparkisd.com/athleticsyoutube


Tentative Varsity Football Streaming Schedule:


  • 10/1 - NSSHS vs. Klein Collins
  • 10/2 - GPHS vs. Caney Creek
  • 10/9 - NSSHS vs. Willis
  • 10/16 - GPHS vs. Houston Sterling
  • 10/23 - NSSHS vs. Beaumont Westbrook
  • 11/5 - GPHS vs. Houston Northside
  • 11/6 - NSSHS vs. Kingwood
  • 11/19 - NSSHS vs. CE King
  • 11/20 - GPHS vs. Houston Sharpstown
  • 12/4 - GPHS vs. FB Willowridge
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Tips For Your Student to Stay Focused While at Home

Remote learning and stepping out of your usual routine can be a little challenging sometimes, but the good news is that you’re not alone! CollegeBoard is sharing a few tips and advice to keep your student engaged!


Plan Out Your Day

  • Allowing yourself enough time in the morning to awaken and get ready for the day.

  • Sorting assignments and planning your schedule for the rest of the week.

  • Set a checklist for the day of what you have to get done.

  • Make weekly study plans to keep on task and hanging them up by your desk to remind yourself.

  • Go about your day as if you were in school, following your regular bell schedule.

October Observance Days

October 1-31: National School Principals Month

October 4-10: Fire Prevention Week

October 6: National Night Out

October 7: Texas Education Human Resources Day

October 12-16: National School Lunch Week

October 12: Columbus Day (District Holiday)

October 19-23: National School Bus Safety Week

October 23-31: Red Ribbon Week (Observed in GPISD 10/26-10/30)

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Stay Connected with GPISD

  1. GPISD website - www.galenaparkisd.com
  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.