First Day of School - August 24
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.
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.
Clinics are available for students are meeting the following requirements:
- 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.
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 2015-2016 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 A877@garlandisd.net.
News and Information
Students entering certain English courses in the fall were assigned summer reading. Check to be sure that your child is prepared.
Skyward Family Access
Skyward Family Access allows parents to see their child’s grades and attendance, as well as receive messages from teachers, view report cards, request notifications and set Skylert preferences. Contact campuses for account information.
Parents should look for the 2015-16 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.
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.
Important note for parents of middle and high school students: Students will be using new calculators in math class. The TI-Nspire CX (Non-CAS version) is replacing the T1-84 calculators used in years past. If you plan on purchasing a calculator for home use, consider purchasing the TI-Nspire for easier coordination with classroom activities.
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: 8/19/2015