GPISD Parent Newsletter

September 2020

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


As the 2020-2021 school year approaches, we will continue to provide you with the latest updates to keep you informed of new school-related information. 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. Back to School GPS
  3. Virtual Open House Information
  4. Curbside Meal Update
  5. Visitors Policy
  6. New Beginnings Support Group
  7. Education Rights and Responsibilities during COVID-19
  8. Custodial Services Video
  9. Census 2020
  10. Bulletin Board

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

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A Message From Our Superintendent

August 31, 2020


Dear GPISD School Community,


I am so thankful our GPISD community was spared by Hurricane Laura, and am keeping our friends and loved ones to the east of us in my thoughts and prayers as they do the hard work of recovering from the devastation the storm caused.


To be sure, this school year already is quite different than anything we have ever experienced, but please hear my new mantra: TOGETHER, WE WILL! We WILL be successful as we provide a high-quality education to our students and will thrive as we face every challenge in our paths, because that's what we do, and that's who we are. We face our challenges head-on, and we overcome them, with each other's help. I challenge our students and families to join us in adopting this can-do attitude as we embark on the 2020-2021 school year. Again, TOGETHER, WE WILL!


One other reminder: we are still not out of the woods when it comes to COVID-19. Please continue to mask up, social distance, and follow all the health and safety protocols recommended by health officials to keep us all safe and healthy.


Please check GPISD's Reopening 2020 webpage (https://www.galenaparkisd.com/Page/8977) several times per week, for up-to-the-minute information about our Reopening plans and procedures.


Be Safe,


John C. Moore, Ed.D

Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Moore's interview with KPRC 2

Our Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Moore, was interviewed by GPISD alumnae and KPRC 2 reporter, Cathy Hernandez, to talk about the District's preparation plans for the return of students in October.

Watch the video below for more information!

New Galena Park ISD superintendent talks school safety during the pandemic

Galena Park Schools (GPS) Magazine!

Back-to-school news you can use... Click on the link below to read our GPS Back-to-School Edition. Here you will find remote learning information, curbside meal distribution and much more!
Back-to-School GPS Magazine

Click the link to read our 2020-2021 GPS!

Virtual Open House Information

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Curbside Meal Update

Galena Park I.S.D. will offer meal service for students beginning September 8th.

We will offer two options to accommodate as many students as possible:

  • The first option is a curbside service to help accommodate working parents' schedules. This option will be offered twice per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • The second option is a bus delivery system with designated sites and stops. Bus delivery will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.


Students must be pre-registered and be enrolled in the district to receive meals from the bus stop locations. If you have chosen the bus option and miss your pick-up, you can stop by a curbside site to pick up your meals.

(Note: The bus delivery participation form was sent to parents via email on August 19, 2020)


Please click the link below for more information.

Meal Distribution Information

Please click the link for more information

GPISD COVID-19 Controlled Access and Visitor Policy



In order to protect the security of District students, staff, and the learning environment at schools, all visitors, including parents/guardians, shall conform to the GPISD Visitation Policy.


Please click on the link below to familiarize yourself with the GPISD COVID-19 Controlled Access and Visitor Policy.


https://www.galenaparkisd.com/Domain/3925

New Beginnings Support Group

Galena Park I.S.D.'s Mental Health Intervention Team is offering a six-week New Beginnings Support Group for students, parents, or staff in need of a safe, supportive environment to share and cope with their feelings associated with the COVID-19 pandemic or any other life stressors. Participation in the group is free of charge and open to GPISD students, parents, and staff.
Counseling and Guidance Webpage

Please click the link for more information

Education Rights and Responsibilities during COVID-19

As a result of COVID-19, many families must make decisions about their children's education that factor in student and family safety as well as student learning. The link below is intended to outline some of the options parents have when returning to school and to share some information regarding those options.
COVID-19 Rights and Responsibilities

Please click the link for more information

GPISD is Working Hard to Keep our Students and Staff Safe

Please view this short video to see the steps our hard-working GPISD Custodial Services Department takes to ensure the continued safety of students and staff. Thank you for all you do to keep us safe!
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United States Census 2020 Webpage

Please click the link to complete the Census Survey

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Remote Learning Student Expectation and Guidelines

The purpose of the Remote Learning Student Expectation and Guidelines is to provide information for students who will be working in the Galena Park I.S.D. remote learning environment, whether full-time or intermittently, during the 2020- 2021 school year. Applicable district policies have been summarized where appropriate; however, all district policies communicated in the Student Handbook and Student Code of Conduct will be enforced.


Please be sure to review the expectations and guidelines with your student(s).

Remote Learning Expectation and Guidelines

Please click the link to review the webpage

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.