GPISD Parent Newsletter
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:
- Message from Our Superintendent
- Instructional Arrangement Change Information
- Checklist for Students Returning to Campus
- A Letter from the District Lead Nurse
- Legacy Community Health Clinics
- The WiFi Bus System
- Curbside Meal Update
- YouTube Screening of Varsity Football Games Information
- 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,
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!
John C. Moore, Ed.D
Superintendent of Schools
Instructional Arrangement Change Information
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)
Is Your Child Returning to Campus in October? Here is a Checklist for the First Day!
A Letter From GPISD's Lead Nurse
Galena Park I.S.D. Welcomes Legacy Community Health Clinics to the District!
Please click the flyer below for more information.
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.
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!
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
Tips For Your Student to Stay Focused While at Home
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 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)