Back to school

It is almost time for school to start and we are thrilled to welcome students back for the new year.  Please take a moment to look at the information below as you prepare your family to go back to school. The first day of school will be on August 12th. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Get prepared

Visit the following pages for a variety of useful information related to back to school. 


Find upcoming events and important dates on our various Calendars.

Back-to-school forms

Using Skyward Family Access you can now review and complete the important forms needed at the beginning of the year. See the Back-to-School Forms page for more information.


Families new to the district are encouraged to begin the enrollment process before the first day of school. Visit the Enrollment page for information about required documents and where to enroll.


Visit the Immunizations page for information about required immunizations and immunization clinics available for applicable students.

School supplies

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

School meals

Our Student Nutrition Services Department provides wholesome, nutritious meals for students. Visit the School meals page for information about meal prices, menus, free and reduced-price meals, breakfast programs, nutrition information and special dietary needs.

Bus transportation

Route information including bus number, stop time, and stop location will be mailed to parents of all eligible regular and special education students. All times are approximate and there may be some delays during the first few days of school. Schedules should be adjusted to a consistent time frame by the end of the second week.

For questions about bus routes, call Transportation at 972-494-8530.

Bus cards

Bus cards will be brought home by the student within the first two weeks of school. The card must be completed and signed by a parent or guardian and returned to the bus driver within three days.


The Newsroom is a one-stop shop for all the news, photos, tweets, videos and external news media coverage for GISD.

Summer assignments

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

School operations

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

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.

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.

Volunteer information

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.