GPISD Parent Newsletter
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:
- Message from Our Superintendent
- Back to School GPS
- Virtual Open House Information
- Curbside Meal Update
- Visitors Policy
- New Beginnings Support Group
- Education Rights and Responsibilities during COVID-19
- Custodial Services Video
- Census 2020
- Bulletin Board
We would like to thank everyone for their cooperation and patience during this time.
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.
John C. Moore, Ed.D
Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Moore's interview with KPRC 2
Watch the video below for more information!
Galena Park Schools (GPS) Magazine!
Virtual Open House Information
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.
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.
New Beginnings Support Group
Education Rights and Responsibilities during COVID-19
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).