Galena Park I.S.D. Monday Update

Week of May 11, 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 eighth edition of Monday Update, you will find:


  1. Superintendent's Message
  2. Traditional Graduation Ceremonies for Class of 2020 Scheduled for August 2020
  3. Tips for Practicing Self Care
  4. Student Item Collection Dates
  5. Pre-Kindergarten 3-Year Old Program Registration
  6. Participate in the 2020 Census
  7. Society for the Performing Arts 22nd Annual Wells Fargo Student Art Contest winner
  8. Scholastic Writing Contest winner
  9. May Observance Days
  10. Virtual Graduation
  11. May Schedule for Meal Pick Up
  12. Student Transfer Request
  13. GPISD Support Line
  14. Counseling Information

  15. Technical Support
  16. Word of the Day


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

A Message from our Superintendent

May 11, 2020


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


This week's message is at once triumphant and melancholy: the end of the 2019-2020 school year is in sight. Please stay tuned to the official Galena Park I.S.D. website and social media platforms for end-of-school-year information, such as turning in school-owned books and electronic equipment to your schools.


We are planning to celebrate virtually our Graduation Ceremonies for the Class of 2020: this evening for the Accelerated Center for Education (ACE), and on May 31 for CTE Early College High School, Galena Park High School, and North Shore Senior High School. I hope you will join us to view these events and celebrate our graduates!


I hope you all remain healthy and productive as Texas transitions to the re-opening of our great state in incremental phases. I also hope you all remain cautious, to avoid exposure to the COVID-19 virus, after all we have done to remain as healthy as possible throughout these challenging times.


As always, 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.


Blessings to you,

Angi Williams, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

TRADITIONAL GRADUATION CEREMONIES FOR CLASS OF 2020 SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 2020

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.

Tips for Practicing Self Care

As the days of the Stay Home, Work Safe order have become weeks, it has become more and more necessary to practice self-care to maintain a positive mood and mindset. Consider the following:


  • Eliminate stressors. Examine what you have to do and see if there are stressors you can eliminate.
  • Adjust your expectations. We are all going to have to do that over and over again as the crisis continues to unfold.
  • Whatever you’re doing for others is enough. Although none of us alone can do enough to make the difference, together we are all doing enough to make a difference.

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 much 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

Congratulations, Emily!

Emily Sanchez, Galena Park High School student, has been recognized with an Honorable Mention award in this year's 'Society for the Performing Arts 22nd Annual Wells Fargo Student Art Contest.'
With over 500 entries across six divisions, GPISD is very proud of Emily's achievement!


Congratulations to Emily Sanchez and her art teacher, Wesley Frey, on this prestigious honor.

Congratulations, Jade!

Jade Delgadillo, North Shore Middle School student, won a Gold Key in the Regional Scholastic Writing Contest and also won a silver medal in the National Contest!

More than 110,000 students submitted nearly 320,000 works of art and writing.

Congratulations, Jade! We are very proud of you. ‬

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MAY OBSERVANCE CALENDAR: PLEASE NOTE

  • May 1-31- GPISD Internet Safety Month
  • May 1-31 - Better Hearing and Speech Month
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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: techsupport@galenaparkisd.com 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.