for Parents: Resources & Information

Announcements & Reminders

Student Services - Summer Office Hours from June 8–August 6

During summer hours the Student Services office will be open for parents to enroll students for grades Pre-K–12th Monday–Thursday from 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. The office will also be open from 12 p.m.-1 p.m., but only for information and to schedule appointments.

Back to School 2015Back to School 2015-16

Monday, August 24 is the first day of school. Visit the Back to School page for information and resources to help prepare for the big day.

testingSummer EOC and TAKS testing - July 6-9

Testing for EOC and TAKS will take place at the student's assigned summer school location July 6-9...Test dates

Summer Reading ListSummer Reading Lists

Help your child prepare for the next school year by keeping up with their summer reading...Learn more

Summer Reading ListSummer Graduation

A commencement ceremony for summer graduates will be held at the Curtis Culwell Center on Thursday, August 20...Learn more

STEM Camp STEM Camp - August 3-6

Students in grades 6th-8th interested in science, technology, engineering, and math are invited to attend a fun, hands-on, engaging camp this summer...Camp Flyer and Registration 

Youth Digital Summer CampYouth Digital Summer Camp

GISD is partnering with Region 10 to offer two video game design camps this summer for students 8 to 14 years old...Learn more

GISD Athletics Summer Camp

GISD Athletics Summer CampJune 8 - August 5

GISD Athletics Summer Camp for basketball, football, volleyball, baseball, soccer and more is available for elementary and secondary students by age group at high schools...Learn more

Summer School information Summer School information

A variety of summer school programs are available to meet the academic needs of students at all levels...Learn more

Desitnation 2016Destination 2016 - College Prep Program

Destination 2016 is a college prep program available June 10-18 for students from the Class of 2016...Learn more

NavianceNaviance Family Connection

Naviance is a college and career planning reource that is now available for all secondary students and families...Learn more

baseballStudent/Staff Rangers ticket discount

The Texas Rangers recognizes GISD for its efforts in public education by offering discounted tickets to GISD students, employees, families, and friends....Learn More

SAT & PSAT changesChanges for SAT and PSAT

The redesigned tests will incorporate what students are learning in the classroom and skills needed for college and career readiness...Learn More

School Information Locator now available

School bus transportation is provided to students living two or more miles from the nearest available school. See current 2014-15 school year transportion areas with the 14-15 School Information Locator.

During the Choice of School process, if a parent chooses a school that is not a neighborhood school, the parent may be responsible for providing transportation to the selected school. For help in determing transporation options for the upcoming 2015-16 school year, see the 15-16 School Information Locator.

GISD Athletics Summer CampAccess GPA/Class Rank with Skyward

GPA/Class Rank can now be viewed through Skyward Family/Student Access accounts...Learn more

Thank YouThank You

Garland ISD voters approve $455.5 million bond proposal...Learn more

Parent Newsletters

Helping Your Child Academically

Research Resources

The Library Services department provides access for students and parents to a variety of online research resources.

Online Research Tools & Databases

Click on the appropriate flyer below to see an overview of available research tools and databases for each level. When viewing the flyer, you can click on each resource section to begin your research.

Equity Beliefs Student Research Resources for Elementary School Students
Instructional Expectation Letter Student Research Resources for Middle School Students
High Yield Strategy Chart Letter Student Research Resources for High School Students
Check with your campus librarian for login & password information.

Links to these resources are also available on the Library page of each campus website.

Test Preparation & Skill-Building Tools

These online tools may be available for your student to review and practice skills to help with skill-building and preparation for standardized testing.

Availability and access to these progams depends on campus subscriptions. If available at your school, students can get login information from their teacher.

Online Resource Description Level
Apangea Learning Math remediation, skill building ES, MS, HS
ePath Measuring Up STAAR Test Prep - Core Areas ES, MS, HS
Study Island STAAR Test Prep - Core Areas ES, MS, HS
Dimension U    
PWLN Supplement to class lessons MS, HS
Texas Web Tutor   HS
GEO Online courses MS, HS
TERC Test prep for college entrance exams HS

Helping Your Child Prepare for their Future

College and Career Planning

Your Child's Safety & Wellness

Health Services

Visit the Health Services page for a wealth of information about immunizations, childhood illness, medicine procedures and more.

Contact your school nurse for questions about your individual child's situation.

Coordinated School Health Program

Several district departments work with the School Health Advisory Council to help kids make good decisions about their health.

Visit the Nutrition Information page for information about nutrition in our schools and what you can do to help fight childhood obesity.

Talk to your school's physical education teacher, counselor or school nurse for additional information about supporting your child's health.


Teaching students about being safe on the Internet is an important part of the 21st century classroom. GISD has put together an online course with materials and video to support this instruction.

Parents can also access these materials to support their own discussions with their children about cybersafety.

Use the Guest Login option to access the Cybersafety course.

Student Accident Insurance
Is your child covered in case of an accident at school? See this news story to learn more about GISD options for student coverage. See the Student Accident Insurance page for a brochure and claim form.

Featured Partnerships

Vote for Your Favorite Teacher to Win Teacher of the Month

GISD Teacher of the MonthAt the end of each month the GISD teacher with the most votes will be named as teacher of the month, and win this car to drive for a month...Learn More

Online Driver Education and Defensive Driving Courses - Support the FoundationGarland ISD Education Foundation has partnered with to offer online driver education and defensive driving courses. Support the work of the foundation while taking online classes that are affordable and convenient for GISD students, parents, and patrons...Learn more

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