February 12, 2021

Contact Information

Denae Wilker, Principal

Candace Mathis, Assistant Principal

Kristi Tabor, Counselor

Through the collaborative efforts of all who pass through our door, we provide a safe learning community that develops lifelong learners and responsible citizens.


As the fourth grading period approaches (March 22-May 26, 2021), we know that some families may be considering changing instructional platforms. If you would like to move your child from remote instruction to in-person instruction or vice versa, please complete the form below.

This form must be completed and submitted no later than Tuesday, February 16 at 3:00 p.m., even if you have contacted the Registrar or Counselor with your intention.

Students who would like to continue with their current learning platform will not need to do anything; current selections will continue if the form is not completed.

A student's homeroom assignment may change if teacher allocations to remote or in-person instruction need to be adjusted.

No School-Monday, February 15

Monday, February 15 is a school holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday, February 16.
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Upcoming Galatas Spirit Events

Virtual Western Art Show

A Virtual Western Art Show Open House, showcasing student-created paintings, drawings, sculptures, and other pieces of art focused on Western heritage in Texas, is available to visit on the Fine Arts webpage.

We are so excited to announce that Galatas has seven students featured in this show!

Kiera K., S. 42

Kenzie B., S. 38

Emily B., S. 37

Sebastain D., S. 22

Audrey B., S. 26

Collyns B., S. 13

Isla H., S. 12

Reminder: No Deliveries of Forgotten Items at This Time

Due to the current campus and district safety protocols, we will not be making deliveries of items to students at this time.

As the weather gets cooler, please be sure to check the forecast before coming to school to determine whether your student might need a jacket or coat during the day. Also, be sure to label all coats, jackets, and sweatshirts so we can get them back to the student if they are lost.

-Eye glasses are the exception. If a student forgets their glasses, please label them with the child's name and section number. When arriving on campus with the glasses, please use the call button to the right of the front center doors, and someone will assist you.

-If a student forgets their lunch, they can purchase or charge a lunch from the cafeteria.

-If a student forgets their water bottle, each grade level has bottles of water for students. Please email the teacher, and they will get your child a bottle of water.

-For forgotten homework or other class work, please contact the teacher and make arrangements for the student to turn it in the next school day.

**Please label your student's personal water bottles! If a bottle is left somewhere in the school, and it has the student's name on it, it can easily be returned to the student.

Health Information

COVID-19 Positive Case Reporting for Both Remote and In-Person Students

If your student receives a positive COVID-19 test result, please notify the Galatas nurse, Katy Riggs, at or call 936-709-5000 as soon as possible. This will allow us to initiate the proper protocol for reporting and contact tracing in a timely manner.

Even if your student is a remote learner, it is important for us to have a report of the positive case for your child, because the District includes students who are in remote/online instruction in the isolated and quarantined numbers. Remote/online students often participate in extracurricular activities, and we want to make sure to include these students in our isolation/quarantine tracking system. Additionally, it allows us to have a clearer picture of neighborhood and community trends.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at the above email address.

Thank you,

Katy Riggs, RN

A Change of Clothes and Mask

Each student (K-4th grade) should have a full set of clothes and an extra mask in their backpack at all times.

Accidents happen, and a change of clothes is a good idea in the event of a spill, fall in the mud, or other accident. The clinic does not have a supply of clothes for students to use this year.

Also, masks may get soiled at lunch, recess, or specials. Please pack an extra mask with your student's extra change of clothes.

Important Car Rider Information

We are asking for your help with the following procedures that will keep our car line moving, and keep everyone safe:

  • Please do not arrive earlier than 3:00 p.m. to line up for the car rider line. Our dismissal begins promptly at 3:10 p.m., and runs smoothly with all cars processed through the car line by approximately 3:25. Arriving closer to our dismissal time will help with the flow of traffic on Cochran's Crossing Drive.
  • Do not make U-turns on Cochran's Crossing Drive or in the adjacent neighborhoods. It is not safe for pedestrians or other drivers.
  • Do not obstruct the sight line for drivers exiting their neighborhoods. The police have placed cones on both sides of the entrance to Hayden's Run and Wyndspire to protect the sight line. Use caution and check traffic in all directions when driving in this area.
  • Be courteous and patient
  • Day care and students requiring extra time to load cars will be processed first in the car-line. These individuals and companies have received specific directions from the school.
  • If your child needs assistance buckling their seat belt, please pull forward and to the side after loading before assisting your child.
  • Use of cell phones is prohibited in a school zone and subject to a $200 fine.

Your assistance with this request is greatly appreciated. We want to keep everyone happy, healthy, and safe!

Walker/Biker Pick Up

Please help us to model social distancing when picking up students at the top of the hill for dismissal. All adults and students must wear face coverings in common areas when on CISD campuses and property. Thank you for your help!

Other Information

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Upcoming Events


12 NO SCHOOL: Staff/Student Holiday

15 NO SCHOOL: Presidents Day Holiday

25 Chill Milkshake and Waffle Bar Spirit Day (Magnolia location): 12-9 p.m.

26 Go Texan Day


9 PTO Meeting: 10:00 a.m.

9 Gringo's Spirit Day: Dine-in or Carry-out, 11:00 AM-8:15 PM

10 PE Fun Days

11 PE Fun Days

12 NO SCHOOL: Staff Development

15-19 NO SCHOOL: Spring Break

25 Spring Pictures


2 NO SCHOOL: Good Friday

5-9 STAAR Testing

6 STAAR Writing, 4th grade students

13 PTO Meeting: 10:00 a.m.

23 Springetti Spring Fundraiser


3-7 Teacher Appreciation Week

4 PTO Meeting: 10:00 a.m.

10-14 STAAR Testing

11 STAAR Math, 3rd & 4th Grades

12 STAAR Reading, 3rd & 4th Grades

19--21 Galatas Science Camp

24 Kindergarten End-of-Year Celebration

25 Yearbook Signing

26 4th Grade Clap Out: 10:30 a.m.

26 4th Grade Picnic: 11:00 a.m.

26 Early Dismissal: 12:10 p.m. Last Day of School

CISD Roadmap to Re-opening

The content on the Roadmap to Reopening webpages is designed to provide information relevant for the 2020-2021 school year. The details on this page are subject to change as we receive guidance from the Texas Education Agency, Governor’s Office, and State and local officials. Please check back often for the most up-to-date information.

Current CISD COVID-19 Level Status

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