Back to school
The first day of school for the 2019-20 school year is August 12. 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.
Note: The information below has not been revised yet for 2019-20.
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.
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.
General school supply lists are provided but 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.
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.
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.
Bus route information in Skyward
Bus route information is also available in Skyward. Login into your parent Skyward account. On the left, go to portfolio. Then choose “2018-19 School Year Bus Info Letter”.
For questions about bus routes, call Transportation at 972-494-8530.
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.
Students entering certain English courses in the fall were assigned summer reading. Check to be sure that your child is prepared.
Information about the policies and procedures that support your student's instructional experience: