Galena Park I.S.D. Monday Update

Week of March 23

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 first edition of Monday Update, you will find:

  1. Superintendent's Message
  2. Technical Support
  3. Blackboard Parentlink- Opt In/ Opt Out
  4. Educational Packet Information (Online Resources and Paper Packet)
  5. Curbside Meal Pick Up
  6. TEA MealFinder Map
  7. Word of the Day
  8. Daily Education Schedule
  9. Census 2020 Information

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

A message from our Superintendent

Dear Galena Park I.S.D. Students, Parents and Community,

In times like these, I am reminded how proud and blessed I am to serve as Superintendent of Galena Park I.S.D. Our Board of Trustees, Student Nutrition Department, Curriculum and Instruction Department, Communication Services Department, Custodial Services Department, Principals, Teachers and many others, have worked tirelessly to help us “flatten the curve” of the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

I want to remind each of our students they are valued and missed by their teachers, and as a school system, we very much look forward to resuming normal school operations as soon as it is safe to do so. More than anything, we want our students to feel supported while we are absent from our normal routines. To this end, we are continuing to provide ongoing Educational Resources/Learning Opportunities during the school closure, as well as access to school counselors during this unprecedented time of uncertainty (please see your school website for more information, if needed). Educational packets will be available for pickup every Monday during the closure from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Galena Park High School and North Shore Senior High School. Please note, the North side location has been changed to allow for additional traffic flow space, so all families who previously selected the GPISD Administration Building will now use the North Shore Senior High School site. You MUST register online one time to receive a weekly packet.

Please refer to for more information about COVID-19, Educational Resources/Learning Opportunities, and daily schedules/locations for free curbside meal distribution for students ages 18 and younger.

Again, I extend my personal thanks for your patience and support during this difficult time. Please continue to practice social distancing to remain as safe as possible, and to be able to return to our normal routines as soon as it is safe to do so. I will continue to keep each of you, and your loved ones, in my prayers.

Many thanks,

Angi Williams, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

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

How Do I Connect My Chromebook to WIFI?

Click the button to view instructions on how to connect your Chromebook to wifi.

How Does My Child Access Classlink?

Click the button to connect to Classlink.

Blackboard Parentlink - Opt In/Opt Out

Galena Park I.S.D. utilizes Blackboard Parentlink to communicate with parents and guardians.

This system is used for emergency messages, as well as general information of interest to parents.

Our database is updated daily from our student management system and our employee database. We strive to comply with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and promptly remove incorrect numbers when we are notified.

Parentlink users can opt back into:

  • Phone calls: Call the Blackboard Phone Hotline at "855-502-STOP (855-502-7867)" from the phone line that has been opted out.
  • Text (SMS) messages: Reply START to "60680" from the phone line that has been opted out for non-emergency messages. Reply START to "54968" for emergency messages.

If you have any questions, please email us at

Educational Resources and Learning Opportunities

Online Educational Resources and Learning Opportunities

Galena Park I.S.D. is committed to providing educational resources and learning opportunities to students for the duration of this closure period.

In order to ensure ALL students have equal access to the resources, we have an online option, as well as paper packets, for students who do not have an electronic device or internet access readily available at home.

Please know all online material will be updated every Monday by 4:00 p.m.

To access the online material, please click the link below.

Important information regarding paper packets

If you have NOT signed up to receive paper packets and would like to pick up a packet, please click the Paper packet Pick Up Request Form link below. NOTE: The link is turned off every Sunday at 11:59 p.m. to allow the curriculum department to prepare for Monday's distribution. The link will be turned back on each Tuesday at noon.

Paper Packet Pick Up is scheduled for every Monday for the duration of the closure, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Galena Park High School or North Shore Senior High School.

If you have any questions, please message the GPISD Facebook page or email

The diagrams below show the traffic flow maps for Galena Park High School and North Shore Senior High. Please follow the routes shown on these maps when picking up packets on Monday.

Curbside Meals

MealFinder Map Webpage

Texas parents can now visit the MealFinder Map to find locations near them where local school systems are offering free school meals—both breakfast and lunch—for pick-up while school buildings are closed because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Launched by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), in partnership with the Office of the Governor and Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), the MealFinder Map is designed to help parents and students easily find school meals during the unprecedented disruption to schools caused by COVID-19.

Click the link below to visit the MealFinder Map

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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.

Daily Education Schedule

Do you want to keep your child(ren) on a schedule? Below Galena Park I.S.D. has created a schedule just for you and your family!

Census 2020 Information

The 2020 Census counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia and five U.S. territories.

The Census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products and support for you and your community. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data.

The results of the census also determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.

We are asking everyone to wear YELLOW on April 1st in recognition of the 2020 Census.

Post photographs of yourselves and your families wearing YELLOW using the following hashtags: #CountMe2020 #GPISDCensus2020

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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.