Back to School 2014

Back to SchoolFirst Day of School - August 25

Below, you will find links to a variety of useful information ranging from school supply lists for elementary students to ways that you can become active in your neighborhood school as a volunteer. We hope that this information will help you get your family prepared to begin the new school year. Updates to this page will continue to be made as they become available.

Bus Transportation

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Find useful information regarding bus transportation on the following pages:


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Families new to the district are encouraged to begin the enrollment process before the first day of school. Enrollment forms can be obtained at any neighborhood campus.

Enrollment requirements, locations, dates and more can be found by visiting the General Enrollment Information page.


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Visit the Health Services Department pages to find more information provided by district health professionals including a list of required immunizations and how to find your school nurse.

Immunization Clinics

Clinics are available for students are meeting the following requirements:

  • Medicaid
  • CHIP
  • No health insurance
  • Health insurance does not cover immunizations
  • Native American

Please bring your child's immunization record to the clinic. No appointments are necessary for these clinics unless noted.

Immunization Clinics Available in Spanish Available in Spanish

Immunization Records Update Notifications

Parents of students attending GISD schools during the last school year were notified at the end of the year if additional immunizations would be required prior to enrolling for the 2014-2015 school year.

Proof of these needed immunizations is required before a student will be permitted to start the school year. Please deliver updated immunization records to your child’s school BEFORE the first day of class.

Further questions regarding immunizations may be addressed to the Department of Health Services at 972-487-3268 or

Lunch Menus

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The GISD Food Services Department provides wholesome, nutritious meals for students:

News and Information

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You can easily stay connected and updated on the latest news & information about Garland ISD with the:

Reading Lists

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Students entering certain English courses in the fall were assigned summer reading. Check to be sure that your child is prepared.

School Operations

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Information about the policies and procedures that support your student's instructional experience:

Skyward Family Access

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Launching a new student information system in 2014-15, Garland ISD will replace its previous data management software, Mapper, as well as Online Gradebook, with Skyward.

This new system features a Family Access site that not only allows parents to see their child’s grades and attendance. It also allows them to contact teachers, view report cards and course schedules, set notifications and designate contact preferences.

Updated contact information for each student is essential to GISD’s transition to Skyward.

Signtaure PacketParents should look for the 2014-15 Signature Packet, which will be sent home the first day of school.

A Family Verification Form with the contact information currently on file for their child will be included in the Signature Packet. Once the information is verified and needed corrections or additions have been made, parents should return the form to their child’s campus

Special Education Services Available / Child Find


GISD offers comprehensive special education services to eligible students from birth through twenty-one years of age. Children suspected of having a disability may be referred by contacting the appropriate resource. Find out more by visiting the Special Education Referral/Child Find page.

Supply Lists

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General school supply lists are provided by the School Operations Department. It's strongly recommended that parents check with their child's school before making any purchases. Many schools prepare their own supply lists and/or sell pre-packaged supplies at the school.

Volunteer Information

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Get involved in your neighborhood school. Contact your local school or visit the Volunteer Program page to download volunteer forms and discover a variety of volunteer opportunities.

Page Updated: 8/22/2014