Galena Park I.S.D. Monday Update

Week of May 18, 2020

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

For the remainder of the school closure, we will be providing a 'Monday Update' to recap and keep you up to date with the latest information. We hope you will take the time to read over this newsletter carefully.

In the ninth edition of Monday Update, you will find:

  1. Superintendent's Message
  2. Student Item Collection Dates
  3. Pre-Kindergarten 3-Year Old Program Registration
  4. Participate in the 2020 Census
  5. Tips for Practicing Self Care
  6. The Association of School Business Officials International's (ASBO) Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting (COE)
  7. Traditional Graduation Ceremonies for Class of 2020 Scheduled for August 2020
  8. Virtual Graduation
  9. May Observance Days
  10. May Schedule for Meal Pick Up
  11. Student Transfer Request
  12. GPISD Support Line
  13. Counseling Information

  14. Technical Support
  15. Word of the Day

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

A Message from our Superintendent

May 18, 2020

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

I hope this message finds each of you and your loved ones enjoying continued good health and abundant blessings. In GPISD, we are wrapping up the school year and celebrating every victory in our path! I hope you are doing the same in your homes.

I am very much looking forward to celebrating the Class of 2020 on May 31 with the CTE ECHS, GPHS, and NSSH virtual graduation ceremonies. While it is not the way we envisioned commemorating this milestone, our graduates deserve our congratulations and well wishes as they complete their high school coursework and progress to the next chapter in their lives. We are keeping our fingers crossed we are allowed to hold our traditional graduation ceremonies on August 2, but until then, we will celebrate the Class of 2020 for their achievements the best way we can. I must say, seeing the Class of 2020 yard signs in the front yards of homes throughout our community has warmed my heart and made me so very proud of our soon-to-be graduates.

I appreciate your support and patience throughout the entire school year, and especially throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. I look forward with great excitement and anticipation to the day we can all gather safely again.

Best wishes to you and your loved ones,

Angi Williams, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

GPISD Board of Trustees Affirm Employment of Dr. John Moore as Superintendent of Schools

The Galena Park I.S.D. Board of Trustees met on May 14, 2020 and voted to approve the employment of Dr. John Moore as Superintendent of Schools. Dr. Moore will replace retiring Superintendent, Dr. Angi Williams, effective July 1, 2020.

Heartfelt thanks are extended to Dr. Williams for her effective and loving leadership of Galena Park I.S.D. as Superintendent for the past nine years, as well as for her service to the children and families of GPISD for thirty-five years.

Congratulations to Dr. Moore as he embarks on this exciting new chapter as the leader of Galena Park I.S.D.!

Pre-K 3- Year-Old Program Information

Galena Park I.S.D. offers a limited enrollment Pre-K 3-Year-Old Program for eligible students. Students must meet the State of Texas eligibility requirements to qualify for programs.

Please click the picture below to view the requirements and parent meeting time.

Pre-K 3 Registration Form

Click here to complete the Pre-K 3 Registration form.

participate in the Census Survey!

Let's talk about the 2020 Census!

The census is an enumeration, or an actual count, of the people in the United States to ensure fair representation.

Did you know the Census has only nine questions? The survey takes only 5-10 minutes to complete. It's easy!

You can do your part for the 2020 Census by completing the survey.

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2020 Census Survey

Click here to participate in the Census

Prioritize Self-Care

As the days of social distancing and staying home have become weeks, it has become more and more necessary to practice self-care to maintain a positive mood and mindset.

Perhaps most of all, let this thought guide you: Who we are now is laying the foundation for who we will become when this crisis runs its course, both for us as individuals, for our loved ones, and for our culture. Kindness is perhaps the most worthy gift we can give to others, and right now, it is what we need to show ourselves.

It has been said that one cannot pour from an empty vessel, so please, remember to take a few moments every day to engage in self-care so that you can be better equipped to take care of others.

Congratulations to the Business Services Department!

Galena Park I.S.D. was recently awarded The Association of School Business Officials International's (ASBO) Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting (COE)!

ASBO International’s COE recognizes districts that have met the program’s high standards for financial reporting and transparency. GPISD earned the Certificate of Excellence for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ended 2019.

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District officials have been working diligently to celebrate the Class of 2020 with traditional graduation ceremonies. If it is safe to gather, based on local, state, and/or national guidelines, traditional graduation ceremonies for the CTE Early College High School, Galena Park High School, and North Shore Senior High School will be held at NRG Stadium on August 2, 2020.

Please note: Subject to change, based on local, state, or national guidelines and/or governmental orders in effect.

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  • May 1-31- GPISD Internet Safety Month
  • May 1-31 - Better Hearing and Speech Month

Schedule for Curbside Meal Pick Up

Curbside breakfasts and lunches will be distributed only three days per week, with multiple meals being provided at each distribution.

Meals will be distributed at the same sites, but only on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

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Student Transfer Request- Open Enrollment Dates

Limited Open Enrollment (LOE) - Allows children who do not live within Galena Park ISD's boundaries to apply for enrollment in Galena Park ISD schools (except closed campuses).

Special Request - A parent of a Galena Park ISD student may submit a Special Request Transfer for their child/children to transfer from a zoned campus to a campus of their choice (except closed campuses). Special request transfers will only be considered during a designated time period for academic, safety and special program reasons.

Student Admissions Department Homepage

Click here to view the Student Admissions Homepage.

GPISD Support Line

Do you have any school-related questions you would like to have answered? Please call 832-386-1300, and leave your name, your child's name and school, a phone number where you can be reached, and a brief description of your question so we can have the correct person contact you within 24 hours. Please note, this is an automated line.

Thank you!

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GPISD Technical Support

The GPISD Technology Department will provide support to students Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

The Technical Support offered is to assist students with accessing District resources; the support is not provided as technical support for personal hardware.

Please email your questions to: or call 832-386-1400.

Word of the Day

A robust vocabulary improves all areas of communication -- listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Click on this link to view our GPISD Vocabulary Learning Opportunities.

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.